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Plenty of confusion with Measure K

Not surprisingly, the Measure K election in Pleasanton looks to have come down to just a couple of hundred votes with some mail-in ballots still to be counted. With...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ronskeply, on Sep 24, 2017 at 4:01 am | 2 comments | 11267 Views


On second thought, let's just pet the bunnies

The goat has never been accused of being a majestic creature. With their strangely shaped pupils, their tendency to eat everything and a general taste for destruction,...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jenny, on Jun 22, 2013 at 7:59 am | 1 comment | 11252 Views


What are the top factors colleges use to evaluate applicants?

A Danville resident asks: Counselors at our high school are so busy with seniors that the younger students do not get much attention. My daughter is a junior...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 11246 Views


7 Steps to Successful College Admissions Transfer: Part II

Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. Although I have been an advisor for years, my heart still skips a beat...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2010
There are no comments yet. 11245 Views


The governor keeps public away from bullet train finances

Gov. Jerry Brown is remarkably determined to make the bullet train a central “accomplishment” for his political legacy. The Democrat-dominated Legislature,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by pokem23, on Dec 14, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 4 comments | 11244 Views


A fitting legacy for a woman with vision

To determine the legacy of the late Barbara Mertes, look no farther than Las Positas College in Livermore. Barbara was raised in Livermore and earned her under-graduate...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Jehosephat, on Sep 19, 2015 at 6:35 am | 3 comments | 11243 Views


Thinking of leaving the Bay Area? You're not alone

The humming Bay Area economy and its world renown innovation culture are magnets for entrepreneurs, but they are counter-acted by the soaring costs of living in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 4, 2019
Last comment by hellyjanes900, on Aug 24, 2019 at 4:12 am | 27 comments | 11233 Views



I initially posted this in 2014, and readers found it helpful, so I'm sharing it with you again. I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Deborah, on Feb 1, 2022 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 11199 Views


Vic puts Vic's All-Star Kitchen on the market

One downtown Pleasanton institution is on the market. Vic’s All Star Kitchen, a fixture at 210 Main Street for more than 25 years, is available to purchase....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Janice, on Aug 21, 2019 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 11199 Views


A top ranking for Las Positas College

Congratulations to the students, faculty and staff of Las Positas College in Livermore. It was just named the top community college by www.schools.com. It...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by mohan4795, on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:05 pm | 3 comments | 11198 Views


Boston, leaves and lobster

We live in a very old house by Pleasanton and California standards—it’s well over 120 years old. However, compared to what we saw in Boston, it would...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Marguerite Platt, on Oct 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm | 7 comments | 11197 Views


Rep. Swalwell circles back on Steinle murder

Following up on our local Congressman Eric Swalwell. You may recall that Swalwell, as loyal Democrat, followed suit and voted against Kate’s law that would...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Nov 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm | 14 comments | 11196 Views


Swalwell and the Democrats double down

Congressman Eric Swalwell is making his election year priorities known through his actions. One of his latest missives to supporters concerned gun control and mass...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by mooseturd, on Jan 29, 2016 at 10:52 am | 3 comments | 11174 Views


Insert 'Jaws' theme song here

This week is a special week. Not because school looms on the horizon, not because of the panicked scramble for on sale pencils and notebooks. This is Shark Week....

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 6, 2013
There are no comments yet. 11159 Views


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. 11146 Views


Great rankings for Pleasanton high schools

Pleasanton's high schools received some notable recognition this week when Niche, a website focused on housing and quality schools, cited both comprehensive high...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Feb. 15, 2018
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 22, 2018 at 12:51 pm | 42 comments | 11129 Views


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 | 11124 Views


What shoes mean to women

I'd like to put shoes in perspective for the masses. In particular, the universal obsession women have with shoes. As one of those women, I feel that I have the...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Mary Goodwin, on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm | 1 comment | 11118 Views


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 | 11117 Views


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. 11106 Views
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