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TIM TALK

Stepping up to meet needs during the pandemic lockdowns

When the pandemic and the lockdowns hit nearly two years ago, Jacqueline Garcia was serving in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church office and fielded many calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:10 pm | 1 comment | 2536 Views

TIM TALK

What a football weekend

Forgive me for harkening back to my sports writing days. I grew up in journalism writing highs school sports starting in my senior year at Amador Valley High. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Jan 11, 2022 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 2518 Views

TIM TALK

High density apartments potentially headed to Pleasanton BART station

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders have been working on trumping local control to ensure more housing gets built across the state. Changes passed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2022
Last comment by jart1, on Nov 1, 2022 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 2514 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School

Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years ago. Selecting a college is a big decision, and both public and private...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2462 Views

TIM TALK

Three recent decisions involved major Tri-Valley companies

Two Monday afternoon update newsletters demonstrated just how the economy and changes reach our backyard here in Pleasanton. One story in the San Francisco Business...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 10, 2022 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 2456 Views

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James White pulls no punches when talking racism in the corporate world

Corporate executive James D. White speaks and writes bluntly when it come to racism he’s encountered in the United States corporate world. Addressing the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Pton Resident, on Oct 9, 2022 at 2:47 am | 1 comment | 2455 Views

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State budget outlook growing uglier by the day

California’s roller coaster budget will hit a big dip in this fiscal year according to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. The report predicts...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Dec 7, 2022 at 6:16 pm | 21 comments | 2447 Views

TIM TALK

Honoring exceptional Tri-Valley students

Checking out the list of the 11th annual Dreammakers and Risktakers honored last week by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group and you cannot help but be highly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2396 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

We need more doctors

A few weeks ago I helped my brother move to Chicago where he started medical school. Amongst the things my brother and I talked about on the trip was the U.S. healthcare...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by Raj Sri, on Aug 31, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 2381 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

There should be no barriers to getting an education

I’m one of the lucky ones in that I graduated college without any debt. I worked a few jobs throughout college, but the real reason I graduated without debt was...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by Gary Ulrich, on Sep 7, 2022 at 7:15 am | 16 comments | 2370 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Rekindling my love for Indian movies

I recently watched the uber popular Telegu film RRR and it was one of the most entertaining experiences I’ve had all year. Director S.S. Rajamouli’s...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Enrique, on Aug 11, 2022 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2360 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The Bay Area is a big place

When people ask me where I’m from, I instinctively tell them I’m from the Bay. I’ve always thought of myself as a Bay Area native. Someone who grew up here...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2335 Views

TIM TALK

Robots Stony and Robby saving thousands of steps for servers

Residents of Stoneridge Creek in Pleasanton have been served since October by robots in their dining room. Zachary Ziegler, the director of food and beverage at...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by Pat Trisham, on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 2328 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Becoming a Licensed Occupational Therapist (OT)

Occupational therapists (OTs) consider physical, emotional, and environmental factors that affect participation and performance in daily and otherwise meaningful...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2318 Views

TIM TALK

High vacation season and great sports television from overseas

This is high vacation week in the United States. If Memorial Day is the official start of summer, in many areas it really kickoffs this week—certainly that’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2022
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Jul 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 2310 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More about University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university. With easy access to the beach, mountains, and Hollywood glitter, it’s no wonder that UCLA...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 2305 Views

TIM TALK

Spinning the Livermore school bond issue

When it comes to putting a spin on for voters, the Livermore school district leadership is rivaling the spinmeisters in the Biden White House. Similar to the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 23, 2022
Last comment by Livermore Taxpayer, on Aug 24, 2022 at 10:30 am | 3 comments | 2296 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento debates how to spend record surplus--no talk of reducing taxes

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature are debating how to divvy up the abundance of tax receipts that the capitol is awash in. The governor released his May budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on May 26, 2022 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 2288 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More about University of California-Davis

Welcome to the second in a series of articles about the University of California system. In a deliberate step away from those omnipresent rankings and instead going...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2254 Views

DOING COLLEGE

10 Most Important Factors in Selective College Admission

The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of “What does it take to get into a highly selective college?” Here are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Clay Peterson, on Nov 19, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 2 comments | 2253 Views
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