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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Did a hedge fund just steal your EV rebate?

California’s cap-and-trade scheme for reducing emissions is full of holes....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 14, 2020 at 8:45 pm | 2 comments | 10173 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Up and Down Sides to AP Coursework

A student asks Dr. LaScala: Will AP coursework help me get into college and will these courses get me through college faster? Alex Dear Alex, Depending...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 26, 2012
There are no comments yet. 10173 Views

TIM TALK

Bonilla announces no re-match in Senate race

At this point, there will not be re-matches for the seats representing the Tri-Valley in either the state Senate or the Assembly. This week, Politico reported...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 15, 2015
There are no comments yet. 10170 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong . . .

. . . is to think you control it." -John Steinbeck Steinbeck makes a great point; we control almost nothing, whether on a journey or in marriage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 10166 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Be Yourself When You Write College Essays

A Reader Writes: Dear Dr. LaScala, Our family reads your articles all the time. There is so much written about the college essay, we would like your thoughts...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 10161 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: A letter from a reader

I am beginning a series of blog posts on flying starting this Sunday. To tee it up, I thought I’d share a portion of an email I got from a reader about a year...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 17, 2020 at 4:12 pm | 8 comments | 10160 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What to Bring to College Next Fall

What do you bring to college? Most parents of seniors know a great deal about the work and stress of college admissions: visiting schools, taking standardized tests,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 24, 2012
There are no comments yet. 10141 Views

TIM TALK

Frustration grows in Dublin

Frustration levels are running high for some Dublin residents driven by over-crowded schools that they believe are exacerbated by continuing residential growth. Dubliners...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by Silas, on Jan 4, 2018 at 8:34 pm | 8 comments | 10137 Views

TIM TALK

A schedule revised by the Warriors' success

The amazing success of the Golden State (Oakland to be San Francisco) Warriors has totally messed with my TV viewing. Typically, I pay little attention to the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 10, 2015 at 9:58 am | 2 comments | 10135 Views

TIM TALK

How's this for an engagement offer?

Dan Ashton spoke like anything but a grieving husband when he shared memories of his late wife, Barbara, at her memorial service last week. He started out by giving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10123 Views

TIM TALK

A very local angle on Muhammad Ali

The death last week of the legendary Muhammad Ali had a strong local angle for me. No, it wasn’t the former newspaper colleagues who had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 12, 2016 at 11:49 am | 3 comments | 10116 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Calling Invisible Women" [and Men] by Jeanne Ray

Calling invisible Women is an entertaining novel, but it really got me thinking about how women -- or men, may become invisible in a relationship. In the story,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10111 Views

TIM TALK

Miley's easy win ties to his habit of showing up

Pleasanton elected officials and community leaders did not know what to expect when the Alameda County Board of Supervisors redrew the district boundaries and moved...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10110 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why COP26 matters and what to look for

The “Conference of Parties” international climate convention happens every year. But this one, COP26 in Glasgow from Oct 31 - Nov 12, is particularly...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 24, 2021
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 30, 2021 at 11:39 am | 6 comments | 10105 Views

TIM TALK

Zone 7 water rate increase sparks protest

The Pleasanton City Council got quite an earful from three residents last week on a consent calendar item that was favorable to residents’ wallets. Three...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 10088 Views

TIM TALK

Time to review all Dublin residential plans?

The Dublin City Council was scheduled to make a key decision on the AT Dublin project Thanksgiving week until the developers pulled the item from the agenda. Dublin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 4, 2018
Last comment by Lustige Grüße Zum Valentinstag, on Jan 19, 2019 at 9:42 am | 3 comments | 10085 Views

TIM TALK

More containers headed to Oakland and through the valley

On New Year’s Eve, the largest container ship ever to visit the United States is set to dock at the Port of Oakland. Calling it huge is simply an giant understatement....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 10063 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Making Personal Contacts in College Admission

A reader asks: I read with interest your last column about college admission. However, I am not certain how one contacts a college prior to sending the application....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 10056 Views

TIM TALK

L.A. court decision has San Ramon ties with national implications

A landmark case decided in Los Angeles last week has a tragic local angle. An L.A. judge sentenced Dr. Hsiu-Ying Tseng to 30 years to life in prison after a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ed Eyetor, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:17 am | 3 comments | 10047 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

This question ranks among the top five I get asked each admission cycle. Six college applications once seemed quite reasonable. Now eight is more commonplace and...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 10037 Views
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