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Celebrating America's heritage

How delightful it feels today, July 4th, as I write this blog for Tuesday to see that America is again celebrating its birthday with gusto. We are in Central Oregon,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Theo Layne, on Jul 7, 2022 at 7:49 am | 9 comments | 3538 Views


Thinking of heading out of town?

As a native Californian and a life-long resident of Alameda County, I will confess to having similar thoughts to Bay Area residents polled by two organizations recently....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 3512 Views


Sacramento makes a deal on spending the gusher of cash

Thanks to a generous and unnecessary influx of borrowed federal money, the question for Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature is how to spend more than $262 billion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3495 Views


Gun controls won't solve everything, but we must start there

When I saw the very first news alert about a possible shooting in Uvalde I scrolled right past it. I have started feeling desensitized to the news around shootings....

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Jun 12, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 13 comments | 3495 Views


State priorities for housing explained by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks

Having started last week’s blogs with Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland, I will do the same today with a different focus. A couple of weeks ago, she participated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by Lahommed, on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 3482 Views


The Traveling Alphabet brings help to Ukrainians

“We struggle to process and make sense of the situation in Ukraine. Images of bombed apartment buildings, civilians dead on the side of the...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by keeknlinda, on May 6, 2022 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 3479 Views


A huge heart for disadvantaged children living in difficult situations

Marina Marinushkina demonstrates her amazing heart for disadvantaged kids. After she came to know Jesus Christ at 18 in Russia, she spent her Sundays after church...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 11, 2021
Last comment by Margo, on Nov 15, 2021 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 3461 Views


Halloween humbug

From a weather standpoint, October is my favorite month of the year. The fall weather, with crisp nights and warm days after the summer heat, is a wonderful change...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 28, 2021
Last comment by D, on Oct 30, 2021 at 9:50 am | 3 comments | 3459 Views


Why this district attorney race matters

There has never been an election like the one we are going to have on June 7th. Four candidates are running for Alameda County District Attorney, and none of them...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on May 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 3452 Views


How Many Artists Does It Take to Hue in a Bight Bulb?

By John A. Barry If the Albany Bulb is any indication, an indeterminate number. The Albany Bulb is a former landfill at the foot of Buchanan Street. Until it...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:15 am | 3 comments | 3451 Views


Teen Esteem's reach soared during pandemic

The pandemic and the lockdowns—to say nothing of the closing of schools—forced most organizations to pivot and figure out new ways to deliver their services....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3444 Views


How are D students going to learn what they missed this year?

Pleasanton school trustees last week expanded grading criteria for the spring semester to allow more students to receive credit for their Zoom classes. Instead...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by jerry miller, on Mar 2, 2021 at 11:03 pm | 2 comments | 3432 Views


Workers are scrambling in the aftermath of Caldor Fire

We got away to South Lake Tahoe last week during what’s truly a shoulder season—no snow for skiing, golf courses closed for the year (except in the Carson Valley)...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 18, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3419 Views


City Council will consider getting Main Street back to normal tonight

The City Council tonight will consider several changes to activities that became common during the pandemic as it meets in person for the first time since March...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Guillermo M., on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 3408 Views


Alameda County leaders remember 9/11

Dublin resident Deborah Lloyd acknowledges how difficult it is for her to talk about 9/11 and its impact on her family. The mother of three shared her recollections...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Sep 14, 2021 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 3408 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 | 3383 Views


Pleasanton leaders struck out on planning for East Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton twice has had the opportunity to masterplan 1,100 acres east of Busch Avenue to the city limits. That chance, thanks to city inaction, has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jun 17, 2022 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 3354 Views


Points to ponder

Did it strike you as unusual when three high-ranking U.S. cabinet members met with the Mexican president last week over the border crisis, but Vice President Kamala...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 16, 2021 at 11:38 am | 6 comments | 3353 Views


Council members wish busy holidays to senior staff

Just before Christmas, Pleasanton City Council members had lots of their mind after 4 hours of their Dec. 21 meeting. The last item at Pleasanton City Council meetings...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Nida Ayers, on Jan 11, 2022 at 11:23 pm | 1 comment | 3353 Views


3 Valleys Foundation strives to serve our area

John Sensiba has led organizations significant to the valley for many years. He was the catalyst that led ValleyCare to join Stanford Health, a move that saved...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 26, 2021 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 3333 Views
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2023 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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