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Innovation Tri-Valley releases its 2040 Vision

The Tri-Valley has enviable strengths now, but it will take a sustained effort and strong vision to maintain and enhance them by 2040. The Innovation Tri-Valley...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 15, 2021
Last comment by James Moore, on Jul 14, 2021 at 5:56 am | 2 comments | 2857 Views


Proto-trAction Painting

I (John) paint with bikes, scooters, skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I count Jackson Pollock as a primary influence. Pollock was the avatar of Action Painting,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 7, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2842 Views


Projecting 20 years ahead in these days

Jeff Bellisario of the Bay Area Economic Institute had it right last month when he started off a workshop on future Tri-Valley workforce needs by observing that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Projecting 20 years ahead in these days, on Nov 20, 2020 at 3:31 am | 1 comment | 2840 Views


Startup Tri-Valley launches to enhance innovation ecosystem here

The Tri-Valley’s innovation culture took another major step forward when the two national labs and four cities announced the launch of Startup Tri-Valley....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Jul 27, 2021 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 2817 Views


Rubens and O'Neill This Summer

This installment of Art Space ==I is a twofer. Bill Carmel writes about the largely unknown side of Rubens the artist: the diplomat. John Barry provides an...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 2815 Views


Tackling issues about educating boys

Pleasanton resident Sean Kullman can demonstrate he has the facts on his side as his non-profit organization tries to climb a steep mountain focused on opportunities...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Gina Channell, Pleasanton Weekly Publisher, on Feb 11, 2021 at 10:48 am | 1 comment | 2810 Views


Father and son veterans reflect on Viet Nam and Afghanistan

Doug Miller readily said he has not been sleeping well for the last couple of weeks. Doug, a retired Army major, flew helicopters on two tours in Viet Nam, and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 21, 2021 at 1:57 pm | 8 comments | 2776 Views


Rauschenberg at SFMOMA

Review by Bill Carmel, MFA The soon to conclude (March 25) exhibit at SFMOMA of the work of Robert Rauschenberg, entitled “Erasing the Rules,”...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 22, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 2768 Views


Chores, Who Does What, and How to Prevent Fights About Them

The start of a new year, with Covid still on the rampage resulting in continued extra home time, seems a good time to figure out how to handle chores, not be resentful,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2765 Views


Deconstruction of a Visual Pun Based on a Veritable Bungler

By John A. Barry In our last installment, Bill wrote about engendering shelter-in-place creativity via “visual thought experiments concerning metaphors...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 25, 2020 at 9:36 am | 5 comments | 2751 Views


The Ballad of Andy and Rocky

The Ballad of Andy and Rocky Uploaded: Jul 2, 2020 By Bill Carmel, MFA This blog entry memorializes the recent painting of a mural for the Lamorinda Arts...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by Elizabeth Hopkins-Kurz, on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 2721 Views


What You Don’t Know About College Costs Can Cost You Big Time!

Whether you are comparing financial aid awards from acceptances or entering the college admissions cycle for the first time this fall, you should gather the most...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by Happy, on Apr 4, 2021 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 2674 Views


Eugene O’Neill in Danville, Past and Present

By John A. Barry It’s surprising how few people in the area know that one of America’s greatest playwrights lived in Danville in the 1940s....

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 29, 2018
Last comment by Elle, on Oct 12, 2018 at 1:22 am | 1 comment | 2646 Views


Newsom recall polls now are within the margin of error

California Democrat party leaders thought they were enhancing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s chances to beat the recall when they passed special legislation and then...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm+Hex, on Aug 8, 2021 at 10:01 am | 8 comments | 2641 Views


Expect next year's district attorney campaign to draw national interest

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley’s decision not to seek re-election for a fourth term next year likely will put the county in the spotlight...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 8, 2021
Last comment by MG, on Jun 9, 2021 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 2613 Views


Highlighting the Tri-Valley's diversity

Last Thursday at noon two events offered proof to just how diverse the Tri-Valley area has become over the last decade. Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by DKHSK, on May 17, 2021 at 6:50 pm | 11 comments | 2606 Views


Two different but notable events coming June 17

Next Thursday, June 17, will bring one event to celebrate the lifting of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s restrictions and another to enlighten parents about the challenges...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 10, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2599 Views


Why Pleasanton lets coastal redwoods perish

Reviewing the notes from Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho’s talk Monday I noted a few more interesting tidbits. I reported Tuesday on most of his discussion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2585 Views


Economist says U.S. economy will fully recover this month

Christopher Thornberg presented his annual economic update to the East Bay Economic Development Alliance Wednesday and stressed how different the pandemic-induced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 24, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Jun 24, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 2 comments | 2570 Views


The huge news stories trigger memories

I’ve been in and around the news business all of my adult life. I’ve written for publication for more than 50 years and I cannot recall any weeks like...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Jake+Waters, on Sep 3, 2021 at 10:48 am | 6 comments | 2564 Views
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