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Valley Link rail will be powered by hydrogen

Come 2024 and 2025, the final plans for the Valley Link rail line should be set and construction should commence on the 42-mile rail line linking the Dublin-Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 18, 2023
Last comment by Bill Rafferty, on May 24, 2023 at 11:00 am | 7 comments | 4167 Views


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 | 4159 Views


A new twist and consolidation in health care

The health care industry in the Tri-Valley took another twist this month when John Muir Health agreed to purchase San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Tenet Healthcare,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by JJ, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:19 am | 9 comments | 4155 Views


If you have a chance, run to see Jeremy Stolle's show

Last December, thinking about an “experience” I could give my bride and our daughter for Christmas, I purchased four tickets to the Jeremy Stolle show at the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by marti, on Jan 26, 2022 at 2:05 am | 2 comments | 4130 Views


The state of mental health care

On August 15th, the National Union of Healthcare Workers launched a strike with the principal goal of reducing the workload for the nearly 2,000 mental health clinicians...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4129 Views


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. 4106 Views


Much at stake beyond Oakland in school teachers' strike

There’s plenty at stake in the Oakland teachers’ union strike against the district that is ongoing this week. As usual, students are being held hostage...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 11, 2023
Last comment by James Reed, on May 14, 2023 at 8:29 am | 12 comments | 4098 Views


What it takes to become a teacher

I recently hung out with a family friend that I’ve known forever. We both grew up together as kids in Fremont and our families would spend holidays together every...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by anusree, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 4064 Views


The Evolution of ‘Vanity’ Publishing

By John A. Barry The ads were omnipresent. I remember seeing them in theNew York Times, the Boston Globe, and even in my hometown paper in...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by avakin life on pc, on Mar 25, 2019 at 4:28 am | 2 comments | 4058 Views


5 Things Communications Programs Can Do to Help You Succeed

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4039 Views


Will voters buy the online gaming arguments?

If you want a clue to how lucrative online betting will be in California, just check out the expenditures for the competing propositions, 26 and 27. Through Aug....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 4027 Views


Educators turned pizza entrepreneurs open Much Ado about Pizza

Looking for one of the most interesting new businesses born out of the pandemic, check out educators turned pizza entrepreneurs Kira and Mark Zabrowski’s Much...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 4022 Views


Burning just one "old style" light bulb can cost $150 or more per year

I last wrote about LED bulbs three years ago, when I was urging people...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 26, 2023
Last comment by staying home, on Dec 1, 2023 at 1:00 pm | 12 comments | 4016 Views


President Biden tries to "buy" votes from young people

President Joe Biden touted keeping a campaign promise Wednesday when he unilaterally declared that the federal government would forgive $10,000 to $20,000 of student...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 26, 2022 at 9:52 am | 11 comments | 4002 Views


Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms depending on your specific interests in journalism, marketing, and social media. Here...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3999 Views


Understanding how PG&E failed with gas lines and transmission lines

It is stunning to learn that the part that failed on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. high-voltage transmission tower to spark the Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Long Time Pleasanton Resident, on Sep 26, 2022 at 12:43 pm | 6 comments | 3998 Views


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 | 3985 Views


Legislature moving ahead to add recycling fee to wine and spirits

The Legislature returns to Sacramento next week for the final month of the session. Among the bills on the agenda is SB 1013 carried by Senate leader Toni Atkins...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Ndna Jnz, on Aug 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 3975 Views


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 | 3974 Views


Innovation is soaring in Tri-Valley start-ups

The innovation infrastructure and environment improves consistently here in the Tri-Valley. That’s one of the takeaways from Tri-Valley Ventures/Mirador Capital...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on May 2, 2022 at 8:30 pm | 3 comments | 3966 Views
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