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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Who's to judge

When I sat down to finally fill out my ballot I thought I had a pretty clear idea of how I wanted to vote. I zipped through the first page dedicated to the elected...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1767 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Beating the heat

Last week my wife flew out to Ohio to meet up with some close college friends at a lake house. Having this long weekend to myself, I had originally planned a camping...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 7, 2022
Last comment by John, on Sep 10, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 1763 Views

TIM TALK

Collaboration center opens to foster new partnerships for lab and university

Monday was a day to celebrate for Director Kim Budil and her “partner in crime” June Yu an eight-year journey to bring a stronger academic linkage to Lawrence...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 27, 2022 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 1739 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley faces challenge with demand for industrial land high

==I Note from Tim: The significance of this is that the valley cities have urban growth boundaries. Designating additional developable land likely will involve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 8, 2022 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 1727 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 2: Costs, Curriculum

This article is a part of a series on about how I go about obtaining the assessment information needed to do a comprehensive school search, which in turn produces...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1684 Views

TIM TALK

Learning the rest of the Monthly Miracles story

One of the great joys of life is seeing things come full circle. I was told of two such incidences last week when talking to people about Operation Christmas Child....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 22, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Nov 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1678 Views

TIM TALK

Livermore school bond defeated, Pleasanton close to passing

The final numbers are still not in but it appears that the school bond issues in PLeasanton and Livermore could end differently. Livermore voters rejected the bond...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1675 Views

TIM TALK

Fifty years later the theory is proven at the lab

It was major news last month when Lawrence Livermore National Lab teams used the giant National Ignition Facility to achieve nuclear fusion. The milestone came...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 5, 2023
Last comment by Karl A, on Jan 9, 2023 at 5:50 am | 9 comments | 1673 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Wine about it

I’ve never been a wine guy. The world of wine can be intimidating and overwhelming for those who are not familiar with it. With so many different varietals, regions,...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Dec. 7, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Dec 10, 2022 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1657 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How to Impress My Interviewer During a College Admission Interview?

It’s easy to impress a college interviewer – if you are willing to do a little work in three areas: know yourself, know the school, and tap into the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1652 Views

TIM TALK

Just who is the extremist when it comes to abortion?

Gov. Gavin Newsom is so confident of his re-election next month that he’s spending his time shilling for the abortion rights proposition. The television...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 3 comments | 1647 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Training 'empowers' volunteers to help

"It could be a domestic violence issue. It could be a sexual assault issue. Sometimes it's a life-functioning issue. Sometimes it's someone feeling suicidal....

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jul. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1644 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating Christmas Eve as a worshipper

Pastor Steve Madsen will enjoy a fresh experience Saturday night—he’ll attend a Christmas Eve service as a worshipper. Madsen, founding pastor of Cornerstone...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Whitlock, on Dec 26, 2022 at 1:42 pm | 14 comments | 1622 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

Economist opines on root causes of today's problems

Chris Thornberg, the founding principal of Beacon Economics, is a familiar face to those of us who pay attention to the East Bay economy. His firm prepared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 7, 2022 at 11:34 am | 7 comments | 1602 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Celebrating Diwali

This past weekend my partner, family and I went to a community Diwali event hosted down in San Jose. Due to travel, I wasn’t able to make the celebration in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by ravanza, on Oct 28, 2022 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1600 Views

TIM TALK

Election thoughts as ballots hit the mail

Thinking about the various propositions on the November ballot, I recall the mantra from a jam-packed ballot several years ago when it was “just say no.”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1593 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Student Loans That Make Sense

Student loans are often viewed negatively, in part because they are associated with the rising cost of higher education. Yet many students could not go to college...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1588 Views

TIM TALK

The fusion dream comes true at Lawrence Livermore lab

Smiles had to be the order of the day for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees after the teams at the National Ignition Facility achieved nuclear fusion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 1557 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1538 Views
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