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ART SPACE

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. 4602 Views

ART SPACE

O’Neill Goes to the Movies

By John A. Barry The film industry has been good (and not so good) to Eugene O’Neill, who lived at Tao House in the Danville hills from 1937 to 1943,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 13, 2019 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 4579 Views

ASK THE VET

Ask the Vet: Watch out for summer hazards, part two

I love summertime for the long days, barbecues, vacation and hikes with our dogs. In the veterinary hospital our caseload shifts with each season. Last week, I described...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4577 Views

TIM TALK

Key court decision on mandates expected next week

This week and next week are shaping up to be pivotal for President Joe Biden’s attempts to impose a federal vaccine mandate after earlier saying he would not...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 30, 2021 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments | 4571 Views

ART SPACE

The 2020 de Young Open

By Bill Carmel, MFA In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are hosting The de Young...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4570 Views

ASK THE VET

Swimming

With the weather warming up, I'd like to take my dog to the lake. How do I teach him to swim? Before putting your dog in the water consider his breed....

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4560 Views

TIM TALK

Views on the ground from Afghanistan

Just how bad is the situation in Afghanistan after the United States pulled out Monday to meet President Biden’s withdrawal deadline? Simply stated, it’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Sep 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm | 13 comments | 4555 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Blackhawk’s ‘first lady’ leaves a lasting legacy

Patricia “Pat” Behring, considered the “First Lady of Blackhawk,” leaves a legacy that stretches around the world and a void in the hearts...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Winslow, on Aug 24, 2022 at 10:40 am | 1 comment | 4551 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento makes a deal on spending the gusher of cash

Thanks to a generous and unnecessary influx of borrowed federal money, the question for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature is how to spend more than $262 billion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4550 Views

TIM TALK

Thinking of heading out of town?

As a native Californian and a life-long resident of Alameda County, I will confess to having similar thoughts to Bay Area residents polled by two organizations recently....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 4516 Views

ASK THE VET

Winter hazards

We are lucky to live in a climate with mild winters. We are also lucky to live close to so many different terrains -- deserts, beaches, and the mountains! Because...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4516 Views

ART SPACE

Fire

By John A. Barry I’m very late in getting this written, but you still have a chance to visit No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, at the Oakland...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4511 Views

TRI-VALLEY FOODIST

Tipping takes a digital turn in restaurants

Before credit cards and apps, tipping was easy. If restaurant service and food was good, you tipped around 15-percent. Tipping in its purest sense is an expression...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Apr. 30, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4510 Views

ASK THE VET

The scoop on litter box problems

My cat is urinating outside the box and it's driving me crazy! How can I make him stop? We see a lot of cats that eliminate outside their box. It's a very stinky,...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4499 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-San Diego (UCSD)

The University of California-San Diego (UCSD) first opened its doors in 1960. Since then, it has grown to become one of America’s leading research universities,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 16, 2023
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TIM TALK

A huge heart for disadvantaged children living in difficult situations

Marina Marinushkina demonstrates her amazing heart for disadvantaged kids. After she came to know Jesus Christ at 18 in Russia, she spent her Sundays after church...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 11, 2021
Last comment by Margo, on Nov 15, 2021 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 4497 Views

TIM TALK

State priorities for housing explained by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks

Having started last week’s blogs with Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland, I will do the same today with a different focus. A couple of weeks ago, she participated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by Lahommed, on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 4474 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Gun controls won't solve everything, but we must start there

When I saw the very first news alert about a possible shooting in Uvalde I scrolled right past it. I have started feeling desensitized to the news around shootings....

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Jun 12, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 13 comments | 4457 Views

TIM TALK

Teen Esteem's reach soared during pandemic

The pandemic and the lockdowns—to say nothing of the closing of schools—forced most organizations to pivot and figure out new ways to deliver their services....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4447 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Why this district attorney race matters

There has never been an election like the one we are going to have on June 7th. Four candidates are running for Alameda County District Attorney, and none of them...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on May 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 4446 Views
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