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TIM TALK

The blind rush to green power

California regulators, legislators and the governor continue to blindly push the state toward zero carbon emissions without any regard for the big picture. Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 20, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Sep 23, 2022 at 7:45 am | 7 comments | 1073 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?

I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors, walking, exploring and going on adventures. I’ve noticed I feel better physically and emotionally since...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1072 Views

ART SPACE

Alice Neel: Triumph of a Visionary Humanist

By Bill Carmel, MFA Alice Neel: People Come First de Young Museum, March 12–July 10, 2022 ==I "For me, people come first. I have tried to...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1067 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The state of mental health care

On August 15th, the National Union of Healthcare Workers launched a strike with the principal goal of reducing the workload for the nearly 2,000 mental health clinicians...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1066 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The Bay Area is a big place

When people ask me where I’m from, I instinctively tell them I’m from the Bay. I’ve always thought of myself as a Bay Area native. Someone who grew up here...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1016 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 Dirk Svensen, on Sep 22, 2022 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 909 Views

TIM TALK

Many initiatives are headed for November ballot

Last week's June primary ballot was notable for its paucity of initiatives—there were only two. One received overwhelming support to change term limits so...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2012
There are no comments yet. 895 Views

ART SPACE

Emigrés

By John A. Barry The careers of playwright Eugene O’Neill and visual artist Salvador Dalí intersected during the twentieth century. O’Neill’s...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 885 Views

TIM TALK

The diversity police up the ante in the UC system

CalMatters Columnist Dan Walters pointed out recently just how whacko the University of California’s policies have gotten. Walters noted that the University...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jaye, on Jul 31, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 9 comments | 790 Views

TIM TALK

Foster explains how Strategic Defense Initiative won approval in two days

Johnny Foster, the fourth director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has learned quite a bit during his 75 years in and about the United States’ national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 13, 2022 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 725 Views

TIM TALK

Lessons learned during the lockdown

Four local business owners shared with the Northern California Mentoring Group Tuesday the lessons they learned while coping with the pandemic. They were Matt Richert...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 664 Views

TIM TALK

The state water board missed the mark

The state water board has egg—or should I say mud—all over its collective face. Earlier this month, board members refused to lift the drought restrictions...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 612 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin trustees wisely opt for stability

Summer vacation has taken on a new sense of peace for Dublin students, parents, teachers and staff. They can be relieved that former Dublin High Principal and Interim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 598 Views

TIM TALK

Manufacturing companies are alive and well in the East Bay

If you have questions about whether manufacturing can still flourish in the East Bay, don’t worry—it can and it is. That’s one takeaway from the East Bay...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 576 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus causes shift in Veeva's meeting plans

The coronavirus in China changed plans dramatically for Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems. The maker of cloud-computing software for the pharmaceutical and life...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 512 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More about UC-Irvine

Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For the sake of fairness, going alphabetically, the first article was all...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 500 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couple Time and Work Time

I hear couples say they are too busy to spend time together. They work too much. I see long, long work hours in every couple who comes in. And it takes a toll. Couples...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 9, 2017
There are no comments yet. 445 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A hat tip and (re)introduction

The name of this column is a hat tip to two journalists who had columns in this space for many years. Jeb Bing, the founding editor of the Pleasanton Weekly,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 375 Views

TIM TALK

Amazon purchase likely dooms East Pleasanton Specific Plan

The announcement last week of Amazon’s purchase of 58.5 acres in East Pleasanton likely spelled the end to a master plan for the entire area. The city of Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Sep 28, 2021 at 10:00 am | 1 comment | 337 Views

TIM TALK

A concerted 'Next Step' for local nonprofit supporting pregnant women

One of the Livermore Valley's oldest nonprofits will change its name next month to continue fulfilling its mission to serve women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. The...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 17, 2019
There are no comments yet. 316 Views
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How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse
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The blind rush to green power
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 1,073 views

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,072 views

The state of mental health care
By Monith Ilavarasan | 0 comments | 1,066 views

Tell Me More about UC-Irvine
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 500 views