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TIM TALK

Cultural rot lies at the root of violence

The horrific mass shooting of school children and teachers in Texas have predicably brought forth demands to do something. Warriors coach Steve Kerr spent his pregame...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2022
Last comment by gregory, on Jun 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm | 5 comments | 3014 Views

ART SPACE

Art Al Fresco

By John A. Barry Danville’s public information officer recently posted this: Hearing about so many great ways that people are getting creative while...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2971 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 | 2962 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 | 2949 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. 2939 Views

DOING COLLEGE

5 Things Communications Programs Can Do to Help You Succeed

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2927 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 | 2926 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 | 2899 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 | 2898 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

What it takes to become a teacher

I recently hung out with a family friend that I’ve known forever. We both grew up together as kids in Fremont and our families would spend holidays together every...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by anusree, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 2862 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Why the Sheriff's department matters

Something I never learned back in high school history class was that Santa Rita Jail had a very famous visitor on Jan. 14, 1968. On that fateful day Martin Luther...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2851 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley lost key leader when Rich Rankin died

The Tri-Valley innovation ecosystem lost a key player this month when Rich Rankin died of cancer in his home in Ammon, Idaho. He was 67. Rankin headed Lawrence...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Jun 23, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 2849 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 | 2821 Views

TIM TALK

President Biden tries to "buy" votes from young people

President Joe Biden touted keeping a campaign promise Wednesday when he unilaterally declared that the federal government would forgive $10,000 to $20,000 of student...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 26, 2022 at 9:52 am | 11 comments | 2801 Views

TIM TALK

Understanding how PG&E failed with gas lines and transmission lines

It is stunning to learn that the part that failed on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. high-voltage transmission tower to spark the Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Long Time Pleasanton Resident, on Sep 26, 2022 at 12:43 pm | 6 comments | 2797 Views

TIM TALK

Time to move school district headquarters

Pleasanton school officials and trustees are headed in the right direction with the plan to relocate the district headquarters to buildings in Hacienda Business...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kathleen+Ruegsegger, on May 8, 2022 at 8:35 am | 4 comments | 2790 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. 2781 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms depending on your specific interests in journalism, marketing, and social media. Here...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2773 Views

TIM TALK

Will voters buy the online gaming arguments?

If you want a clue to how lucrative online betting will be in California, just check out the expenditures for the competing propositions, 26 and 27. Through Aug....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 2772 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 | 2766 Views
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