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COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known

You just want to be heard and understood deeply. Showing interest in your partner and his or her life leads to a great many wonderful things in a relationship....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 18, 2019
There are no comments yet. 18600 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

I recently read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein for the second time, and liked it just as much as I did the first time. It is a bitter-sweet story...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 5, 2019
There are no comments yet. 18593 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Mashups (+ Quiz!)

Utilities across the state have been told to lower emissions and use more renewable power sources. How are they doing? It’s surprisingly fun to look at the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by doniya, on May 16, 2019 at 12:00 am | 13 comments | 18592 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Should Your Sophomore Take The October PSAT? And More on Standardized Testing...

In March, The College Board, the organization that administers the SAT (once known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test but now simply known as the SAT), announced plans...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 12, 2014
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:31 am | 3 comments | 18582 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Vehicles turning right pose a danger to cyclists and pedestrians

Last week I biked to Ace Hardware, just over a mile from my home, and when I came back I thought “Whoa, that was not fun.” There are some big four-way...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 33 comments | 18547 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Other Greenhouse Gas

One of the things that I think has given global warming a bad name (besides, well, the fact that it’s global warming), is that it can seem like everything...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 17, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 21, 2019 at 6:41 am | 8 comments | 18523 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: A: "We worked hard at it."

Question to long-married couples asked by Randy Pausch, author of The Last Lecture was "How were you able to stay together?" Randy Pausch was...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 18508 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Smart meters: The easy part and the hard part

There’s an easier part and a harder part to a smart meter rollout. The easier part is installing the new meters and radios and associated software. I say this...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 18417 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Marriage Maintenance

According to research by Dr. John Gottman, who runs the "Love Lab" in Seattle, most couples wait an average of six years from the time they sense issues...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 26, 2019
There are no comments yet. 18404 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Skeptics, Dupes, and Paranoids

I am a natural-born skeptic. I like to question things and play devil’s advocate, so much so that for a while some friends called me “Sherry Contrary”....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 9:41 am | 33 comments | 18377 Views

TIM TALK

Big plans for the east side

A unanimous City Council last week approved moving ahead on environmental studies for East Side Specific Plan that covers about 1,000 acres. The environmental...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm | 7 comments | 18300 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How to lower your impact

I expect a lot of you felt like this after reading the previous blog post...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 23, 2020
Last comment by Sociology Is Not A Science, on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 19 comments | 18295 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Love (Not Zero)

Once while soaking up the beauty of Taos, New Mexico, and the surrounding mountains, valleys, rivers, Rio Grande gorge, aspens, wild flowers, desert terrain, thunder...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 28, 2018
There are no comments yet. 18237 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is there a polite way to say "Too much plastic"?

I probably should have held my tongue. It was a nice event, organized and executed by volunteers. But I was already aggravated because the outdoor lunch was being...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 20, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm | 31 comments | 18230 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: How to Stop an Argument

1. Close your mouth (really, it works! But read on . . . ). 2. Make the "T" for time-out signal with your hands. 3. Give your partner the benefit...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by MomOfTeen, on May 25, 2019 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 18207 Views

TIM TALK

Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters

The lame-duck Pleasanton school board took action on two key actions and heard disturbing comments from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Nov 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 21 comments | 18196 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Silicon Valley Burnout?

Psychologists Herbert Freudenberger & Gail North identified the concept of burnout in the 1970s and assigned it 12 stages of development and experience. {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 18191 Views

TIM TALK

Green is keeping his options open

You've got to give Union City Mayor Mark Green credit for covering his bets. Green is one of five candidates running for the 20th Assembly District. Judging...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Leftist Activist, on May 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 5 comments | 18174 Views

TIM TALK

Debating celebrations grown too large

Last week, the San Ramon City Council continued a month-long discussion about how to handle its traditional Fourth of July fireworks. Since 1985, two years after...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Tim Hunt, on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm | 3 comments | 18144 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Doug Forcett's lesson? It's hard to be good these days

Most of us don’t wake up and think: “I’ll go to work today and overheat the planet!” or “Let’s enjoy some snacks while de-homing...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 1, 2020
Last comment by MD Mom, on Mar 8, 2020 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 18123 Views
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