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TIM TALK

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 | 2611 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2604 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 | 2587 Views

TIM TALK

10x Genomics releases its campus plans

Rapidly growing 10x Genomics continues to expand its footprint in Pleasanton. The company formally announced its acquisition of the former JCPenney Home Store...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 9, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2021 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 2562 Views

ART SPACE

How Many Artists Does It Take to Hue in a Bight Bulb?

By John A. Barry If the Albany Bulb is any indication, an indeterminate number. The Albany Bulb is a former landfill at the foot of Buchanan Street. Until it...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:15 am | 3 comments | 2543 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Graduate Business Programs for College Seniors: A Deep Dive

The more selective MBA programs have traditionally sought applicants who have several years of relevant work experience. Their admissions offices rarely considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2540 Views

ART SPACE

Painterly Plagiarism

Eight sections of this van are painted in the style of eight artists. Can you identify them? Hints (left to right): color theorist, color fields,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Barry, on Jul 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm | 5 comments | 2473 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. 2442 Views

TIM TALK

Housing proponents push to eliminate single-family zoning

There’s growing pressure from housing advocates to limit or eliminate single-family zoning in communities across California. Both Berkeley and Sacramento...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2021
Last comment by DublinMike, on Apr 9, 2021 at 8:44 am | 4 comments | 2438 Views

TIM TALK

Lockdown is causing far more harm that the virus

Here’s hoping that Pleasanton school trustees will immediately move ahead with reopening elementary schools at their meeting this week. Trustees deadlocked...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by James Michael, on Feb 16, 2021 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 2425 Views

TIM TALK

Custom license plates to fund mental health services for students

Teen-aged girls suffered mightily during the government-imposed shutdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19. A study released earlier this month showed that emergency...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Sean, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 2405 Views

TIM TALK

Bay Area plan includes guaranteed income provision

The heavy hand of regional government is about to come down on the Bay Area again. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is expected to approve its state-mandated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:15 am | 13 comments | 2403 Views

ART SPACE

You Can’t Kill These Parasites

I have to go frequently to my/Bill’s posts to kill/edit digital disease spread by online parasites trying to sell crap through various links. The problem is...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm | 3 comments | 2385 Views

TIM TALK

Planning for the East Bay to move forward

The Tri-Valley region’s status as an economic powerhouse ($42 billion gross domestic product) is well documented, but it’s just a part of the broader...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 5 comments | 2379 Views

TIM TALK

Miracle Friends partners with Goodness Village

For nearly a year, I have been volunteering with Miracle Friends, a pandemic-driven initiative of San Francisco-based Miracle Messages. The organization is led...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2353 Views

ART SPACE

Paul Krassner (1932-2019) An Appreciation

By John A. Barry When Paul Krassner was referred to as the “father of the Yippie (Youth International Party) movement," his response was, “I...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 28, 2019 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 2335 Views

TIM TALK

Another innovative Tri-Valley firm lands angel funding

The innovative companies that are being birthed here in the Tri-Valley continue to fascinate me. One of the latest is illumy, based in San Ramon. Its cloud-based...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 28, 2021 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 2309 Views

TIM TALK

School shutdowns have been devastating for students

Reports are piling up that demonstrate the huge toll school lockdowns are having on students. A report from the non-profit group FAIR Health analyzed pediatric...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2021
Last comment by Dave, on Mar 17, 2021 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 2305 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. 2302 Views

TIM TALK

Impressive group of Dreammakers and Risktakers

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group will celebrate its 10th group of Dreammakers and Risktakers with a virtual ceremony at noon Thursday. The honorees are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2254 Views
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