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TIM TALK

UC Berkeley ruling awakens legislators to need for reform

There’s been little question that the California Environmental Quality Act needs to be amended. The well-intentioned act passed the Legislature in 1970 and was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 2386 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. 2386 Views

TIM TALK

City Council's misguided view of police "oversight"

There’s a serious misunderstanding of what role City Council members should have in dealing with the police department. Last week, the council heard a biannual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 30, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 16 comments | 2367 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. 2365 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

A wedding to remember

Last Saturday I found myself having one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I was standing on the corner of Taylor and Sacramento street in San Francisco...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2364 Views

TIM TALK

San Francisco recalls progressive DA, Contra Costa re-elects its progressive DA

San Francisco voters made national news again Tuesday when they overwhelmingly recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin by a 60-40 margin. That result followed the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 9, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jun 11, 2022 at 10:08 am | 8 comments | 2357 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 | 2354 Views

ART SPACE

A Trip Down Galmory [Gallery-Memory] Lane

By John A. Barry ==I This overview of the Danville gallery scene over the years is not intended to be comprehensive or exhaustively researched. Rather,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 27, 2022
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Mar 30, 2022 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 2315 Views

TIM TALK

Sharing grace daily

John Jackson delivered a simple and important message to people who gathered Monday for the 9th annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by CityServe of the Tri-Valley. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 25, 2021
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Nov 26, 2021 at 9:12 am | 2 comments | 2312 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Return to office

When remote work first started, I remember I promised myself that I would never be one of those guys who showed up to a meeting in pajamas. Two years later I found...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by eledge, on Jul 3, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 2290 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2282 Views

TIM TALK

Funding challenge/opportunity faces many school districts

CalMatters, the non-profit website devoted to covering statewide California news, published a story about school administrators bemoaning a potential loss of funding...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Annoyed Parent, on Jan 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 2242 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Tool to fight RHNA?

At the end of the July 26 Pleasanton City Council meeting, there was a topic brought by Councilmember Julie Testa about the city joining a coalition of other municipalities...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Aug 30, 2022 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 2226 Views

TIM TALK

Sierra at Tahoe celebrates 75 years with special weekend opening

When Sierra at Tahoe General Manager John Rice and his team started planning for the resort’s 75th anniversary a few years ago, there’s no way they could...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2226 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Where is Your Focus?

Readers, please follow along with this exercise: 1. Off the top of your head, jot down the 3-5 immediate answers that popped into your head. 2. Now, look at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 2225 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees made right call to slow down district election process

Pleasanton school trustees made the right call last week when they took a collective deep breath and slowed the process of switching from at-large elections to district-based...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 21, 2021
Last comment by Audrey+Davis, on Nov 1, 2021 at 3:06 am | 1 comment | 2220 Views

TIM TALK

Making wise college choices

When John Jackson wants to get national college leaders’ attention, he will introduce himself as a Christian college president from Northern California. Chiropractors...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by Tracey C Jones, on Jun 1, 2022 at 9:09 am | 2 comments | 2214 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Blackhawk’s ‘first lady’ leaves a lasting legacy

Patricia “Pat” Behring, considered the “First Lady of Blackhawk,” leaves a legacy that stretches around the world and a void in the hearts...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Winslow, on Aug 24, 2022 at 10:40 am | 1 comment | 2175 Views

TIM TALK

Some comparisons between Oregon and California

Having just returned from a week in the vacation paradise of Central Oregon, some observations are in order. Chatting with one business owner, he observed that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jul 15, 2022 at 7:27 am | 4 comments | 2168 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2157 Views
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