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TIM TALK

There's lot of love about the month of July

July has been a favorite month of mine for decades. It’s the one month a year when my bride, a school teacher for 35 years, did not have school on her mind. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by THOMAS D COLEMAN, on Jul 7, 2021 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 1841 Views

TIM TALK

A clear-eyed view of the Chinese Communist Party

Bob (Xiqiu) Fu knows first hand what Christians and other minority groups are facing in China today. Speaking on Zoom to a lecture series organized by The Salt...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jake+Waters, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 1831 Views

TIM TALK

Big news for Unchained Labs in Pleasanton

Pleasanton-based Unchained Labs broke major news Monday when it announced it had been acquired by The Carlyle Group for $435 million. Carlyle partnered with Unchained...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1791 Views

TIM TALK

Alameda County leaders remember 9/11

Dublin resident Deborah Lloyd acknowledges how difficult it is for her to talk about 9/11 and its impact on her family. The mother of three shared her recollections...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Sep 14, 2021 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 1764 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 | 1756 Views

TIM TALK

Spotlighting the Tri-Valley's innovation economy

The Tri-Valley’s innovation culture has grown stronger since Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national labs started their Open Campus program about a decade ago. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 7, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Sep 12, 2021 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1739 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Letters of Evaluation (LOE) for Medical School

One of the most important and often least carefully considered components of the medical school application are letters of recommendation, called letters of evaluation...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1736 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 | 1735 Views

TIM TALK

Clarifying and expanding Tuesday's post

I need to update and clarify Tuesday’s piece concerning contract negotiations between the Pleasanton school district and its teachers’ union. Part of my reporting...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 4, 2021
Last comment by Teachers Spouse, on Nov 9, 2021 at 5:36 pm | 3 comments | 1727 Views

TIM TALK

Campaign spending limits coming to Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council majority is wasting little time in trying to put its stamp on the city. Their latest move is moving to establish campaign contribution...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Apr 20, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 6 comments | 1698 Views

TIM TALK

Halloween humbug

From a weather standpoint, October is my favorite month of the year. The fall weather, with crisp nights and warm days after the summer heat, is a wonderful change...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 28, 2021
Last comment by D, on Oct 30, 2021 at 9:50 am | 3 comments | 1655 Views

ART SPACE

Theater in the Time of Corona

By John A. Barry If all the world’s a stage, 2020 has presented a series of tragedies: plague, infernos, Beijing-plus air…. Amid all this,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Sep. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1654 Views

TIM TALK

City Council will consider getting Main Street back to normal tonight

The City Council tonight will consider several changes to activities that became common during the pandemic as it meets in person for the first time since March...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Guillermo M., on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 1650 Views

ART SPACE

T’s for You

By John A. Barry What to do if you have 25 medium and large white crew-neck T-shirts, two wheelchairs, a BMX bike, a large quantity of acrylic paint, and...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 12, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1635 Views

TIM TALK

White House insiders views on 9/11 20 years later

Prior to viewing the Alameda County 9/11 remembrance at the Alameda County Fairgrounds last week, I watched a Hoover Institution program, “Reflecting on September...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 16, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Sep 16, 2021 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 1622 Views

TIM TALK

Growing a successful business starting in the boyhood bedroom

Ryan and Brad Alani got tired of working for someone else in 2011 so they set up their own business in the bedroom Ryan grew up in off Foothill Road in Pleasanton. Ryan...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1618 Views

TIM TALK

Poor downtown zoning decision should be reversed

Contrasting zoning debates offers insights into priorities for community leaders. Consider that Berkeley, AKA the People’s Republic of Berzerkley, is moving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Aug 9, 2021 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1615 Views

TIM TALK

Smart pivot by fairgrounds leadership

Congrats to the Alameda County fairgrounds leadership for innovative pivots required by the Covid-19 virus. The fair was cancelled last June when state mandates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Apr 20, 2021 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1608 Views

TIM TALK

Bob Butler contributed much to the Pleasanton people enjoy today

Pleasanton lost a citizen who played a key role in the formation of the city we see today when Bob Butler died in his home of natural causes Oct. 5. He was 83. Butler...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Brad, on Oct 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1581 Views

TIM TALK

Contrasting golf tournaments last week

It was striking to see the differences between the PGA tour and the LPGA tour events on Sunday. The Texas Valero Open, played in San Antonio, had spectators following...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 6, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 16, 2021 at 8:56 pm | 4 comments | 1570 Views
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