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PRESSING ISSUES

Post Random Acts of Kindness

A crisis of this magnitude can bring out the worst in people. If you have been in a grocery store recently you might have witnessed individuals grabbing every...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by andreasbachtold@gmail.com, 7 hours ago | 10 comments | 2136 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pet Safety Net?

==I Originally posted this on Next Door, and got several good responses. Thought I’d try it here to a wider potential group of volunteers. NB: we live on...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, 21 hours ago | 3 comments | 1581 Views

TIM TALK

Next Step opens in Livermore and offers free diapers

Next Step expanded its services to Livermore at the New Year when it opened an office at 4200 East Avenue. It’s now adjusting to the coronavirus shelter-in-place...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Apr 3, 2020 at 1:43 pm | 3 comments | 2012 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Repairing a Disagreement with your Beloved & “Physical” vs. “Social” Distancing

I’m going to write about two topics today. How to repair and resolve an issue with your beloved. If you’ve had an argument or disagreement, there...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1512 Views

TIM TALK

The takeout math just doesn't work for restaurants

The county health departments’ shelter in place orders on March 9 caught many, many people by surprise. With the hospitality and transportation industries already...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:06 am | 33 comments | 4189 Views

TIM TALK

Be aware of hyperbole in numbers and media hype

Today we will get the formal order from Bay Area health departments that the shelter-in-place order will be extended through April—San Francisco officials...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 2, 2020 at 7:44 am | 14 comments | 1677 Views

COUPLE'S NET

The first few seconds after awakening; before I remember the virus

In the first few seconds after awakening, I am taking in the morning. The sun shining. My dog's little noises. My breath. Stretching and rolling my shoulders. Then...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3767 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus puts politics on hold

The coronavirus is so dominating the news that anything else is an after-thought at most. So, it was last week when former vice-president Joe Biden moved closer...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 24, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Mar 25, 2020 at 9:35 pm | 5 comments | 1071 Views

TIM TALK

The coronavirus becomes personal

The coronavirus and my view of how to deal with it continues to evolve as I appreciate more fully how challenging the situation is today. Last Sunday, when Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2020
Last comment by Randy, on Mar 25, 2020 at 4:07 am | 7 comments | 2239 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley City Serve on the move in 2020

City Serve of the Tri-Valley is anticipating major upgrades to its services this year. CEO Christine Beitsch-Bahmani, who came on board last summer, outlined...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by leinapetrick, on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:11 am | 4 comments | 1719 Views

TIM TALK

Four men pass who left imprints on the valley

The Independent edition last week sadly contained obituaries of four people who played key roles in the valley and the city of Livermore over many years. Topping...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by leinapetrick, on Mar 25, 2020 at 12:10 am | 8 comments | 1750 Views

ART SPACE

Art Al Fresco

Danville’s public information officer recently posted this: Hearing about so many great ways that people are getting creative while under the shelter order....

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 33 Views

TIM TALK

Big money pouring into Livermore referendums

Three Livermore residents who have largely bankrolled the Friends of Livermore political activities for the last decade are playing the same role in the two ballot...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Sares Dustan, on Mar 22, 2020 at 5:32 pm | 16 comments | 3354 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by jamie anderson, on Mar 21, 2020 at 1:54 am | 20 comments | 4882 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Shelter, Harbor . . .

. . . cover, defend, guard, protect, screen, shield, ward . . These are synonyms for shelter. But what if you feel stuck in the house with your partner and your...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3406 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus shakes up Bay Area events

Concerns about the spread of the coronavirus reached into the Livermore Valley this week when Dublin officials decided to cancel the city’s annual St. Patrick’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Mar 18, 2020 at 4:26 pm | 5 comments | 1981 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton-based company develops new COVID-19 test

Alexandra Valsamakis, the chief medical officer at Roche Molecular Solutions in Pleasanton, is justifiably proud of her team and colleagues who won FDA approval...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Alli, on Mar 18, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 4 comments | 9035 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Supporting your Beloved Partner in Corona Virus Times

It’s possible you each have different thoughts and feelings about the Corona virus and the safety of your family and each other. Maybe you’re on the...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Median Joe, on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:18 am | 4 comments | 10214 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Not every ostrich …

A few thoughts on community and covid-19 … who buries his head in the sand – nor every human who parks his skull in a similarly dark...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by pope john, on Mar 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm | 14 comments | 2001 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus strikes home across America and in the valley

The coronavirus just became real for Americans. Previously, it had touched some areas, including the Bay Area and the Seattle area, but the impact wasn’t...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 13, 2020 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 1706 Views
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Next Step opens in Livermore and offers free diapers
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 2,012 views

Pet Safety Net?
By Tom Cushing | 3 comments | 1,581 views

Repairing a Disagreement with your Beloved & “Physical” vs. “Social” Distancing
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,512 views