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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

10 ways to reduce your dog's "pawprint"

Dogs are the best. They provide comfort, entertainment, exercise, and pure unadulterated love. Half...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 13, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm |
9 comments | 16782 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your electric panel

Can you convert your gas furnace to an electric heat pump? How much space is in your panel? There's more than you might think! This is the second in a three-part...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 16759 Views

TIM TALK

Timely action by the district attorney

Alameda County voters are fortunate that District Attorney Nancy O'Malley acted before the election to indict a candidate for auditor-controller (ballots have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by AaronMat, on Sep 1, 2017 at 6:22 am | 2 comments | 16747 Views

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Good personnel decisions by the school district

The Pleasanton school district has made a few wise personnel decisions in recent weeks. Restarting the adult education program and appointing Glen Sparks to run...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by karam, on Jan 20, 2016 at 3:48 pm | 1 comment | 16728 Views

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The Pleasanton connection to Scottish golf

One of the more unusual golf stories I know features two Pleasanton residents who built and own a golf course in Scotland. Art Dunkley and Jim Tong went into a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 16725 Views

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New turf grass for landscaping?

Given the brown lawns that abound in Pleasanton, it was stunning Tuesday afternoon to see lots of fresh green turf being laid in front of what will be a...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Aug 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 5 comments | 16721 Views

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A rare demolition in Pleasanton

Seeing buildings remodeled for different tenants has been common in Pleasanton for the last number of years, but seeing one torn down is unusual. That's the case...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Urooshi, on Oct 3, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 5 comments | 16702 Views

TIM TALK

Trash board reaching for your wallet

In case you haven't noticed, the StopWaste bureaucrats in Alameda County are working at picking your pocket again as they strive to stay in business. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by mooseturd, on Apr 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm | 3 comments | 16682 Views

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Life lessons on the golf course

I had the privilege of attending the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am media day Tuesday and playing the Monterey Peninsula Country Club. Golfers—if you ever...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2012
Last comment by LMAO, on Jan 22, 2012 at 8:57 pm | 2 comments | 16641 Views

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Fourth of July fireworks return to the county fair

The news differs for fireworks on the Fourth of July depending upon where you live. The San Ramon parks and recreation commission put a firm kibosh on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Henry Knowles, on Oct 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm | 3 comments | 16607 Views

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Sunol Valley golf courses to close

Bad news last week for public course golfers with the announcement that the Sunol Valley Golf Club is closing after nearly 50 years. The 36-hole complex was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Medical Thesis Help, on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm | 7 comments | 16604 Views

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New Wheels routes to serve BART much better

Supervisor Nate Miley, who represents Pleasanton, and Mayor Jerry Thorne pulled together a transportation workshop a couple of weeks ago. I attended because of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mark Collins, on Aug 29, 2016 at 12:06 am | 5 comments | 16586 Views

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Intriguing plans for the Beyer Ranch in Livermore wine country

Pleasanton vintner and commercial property owner Mike Callahan has been working for three years to give the growing Livermore Valley wine industry a major shot in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 16570 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Thinking of moving? You're not alone.

This would be funny if it weren’t also true. Just today (1), I got: - A warning about extreme heat (a “Heat advisory”) - A notice about “public...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 18, 2020
Last comment by Palo Alto, on Oct 24, 2020 at 6:54 pm | 23 comments | 16541 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Drivers Ed 101: Look Where You’re Going

Sometimes I give money to animal rights organizations. I like animals, and I believe they should be treated with decency. Fine. The problem is, the organizations...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 16501 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

- Maya Angelou One of the ways to get into relationship trouble is by not paying attention early on to the warning signs or red flags. You might find yourself...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2018
There are no comments yet. 16440 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Your Most Powerful Tool for Getting Into College--Use It Now!

As a college admission advisor I give college related advice all year round. One of the most common conversations I have with families is about high school coursework—what...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 16438 Views

TIM TALK

Snake story--beware of tall grass

A Pleasanton friend learned this month to take the rattlesnake warning signs seriously. Playing at the Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, he topped his...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2014
Last comment by Saint Andrew, on May 27, 2014 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 16433 Views

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Happy New Year

All the best for a healthy and blessed 2015....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Charlespab, on Sep 1, 2017 at 5:18 am | 6 comments | 16405 Views

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A competitive race for mayor looms in Dublin

Election season will heat up on the local front this month as the August deadline to file to run approaches. Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne declared his candidacy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 16389 Views
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