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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Point/Counterpoint: Biden’s Catholicism a big deal?

Blogger’s notes: ==I This exchange is sufficiently off-topic in the Comments of the previous blog that it’s better as a freestanding edition. I’d...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by Sean Brither, 19 minutes ago | 34 comments | 2115 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Personal Weather Report (TM)

Your partner can not read your mind, and my husband can not read mine, either. You actually have to say what's on your mind. One homework exercise I like to give...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1374 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Questions Seniors Should Be Asking Colleges as COVID-19 Surges

Although news of an effective vaccine for COVID-19 is surely a godsend, getting it distributed and into the arms of our US population will take some doing. Thus,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 27, 2020
There are no comments yet. 532 Views

TIM TALK

Giving thanks in this season

Happy Thanksgiving It’s a day and a season to count our many blessings. Yes, we’ve lived through an unprecedented year with the COVID-19, racial and social...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 26, 2020
Last comment by jacktenben, on Nov 26, 2020 at 10:25 pm | 3 comments | 604 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton reacts to pandemic by offering previously unimaginable services

Local government leaders have been working in uncharted territory since the governor locked down the state in March. Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by jacktenben, on Nov 26, 2020 at 10:22 pm | 8 comments | 5390 Views

ART SPACE

The 2020 de Young Open

By Bill Carmel, MFA In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are hosting The de Young...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 706 Views

TIM TALK

CityServe pivots and continues to serve homeless people

Like so many non-profits, CityServe of the Tri-Valley pivoted to a virtual event Monday for its 8th annual Prayer Breakfast. The program streamed on YouTube ran...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 798 Views

TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon, on Nov 23, 2020 at 4:05 am | 2 comments | 990 Views

TIM TALK

Projecting 20 years ahead in these days

Jeff Bellisario of the Bay Area Economic Institute had it right last month when he started off a workshop on future Tri-Valley workforce needs by observing that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by Projecting 20 years ahead in these days, on Nov 20, 2020 at 3:31 am | 1 comment | 916 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

“It is what it is.”

Are you surprised at the President’s intransigence? Worried? Why? The nation has had a sustained immersion course in the public behaviors of the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by American, on Nov 18, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 45 comments | 1967 Views

TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Wise decision by school trustees to halt new school at Donlon

Pleasanton school trustees have taken a wise step to put the new school on the Donlon Elementary campus on hold. It was just a month ago that it appeared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Big change in council majority for Pleasanton

Housing policy in Pleasanton likely will shift when Karla Brown is sworn in as mayor next month. Councilwoman Brown easily defeated Councilman Jerry Pentin and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 12, 2020
Last comment by factchecker, on Nov 15, 2020 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 2284 Views

TIM TALK

Rolling blackouts in the world's 5th largest economy

Is anyone besides me quite irritated that California is having rolling blackouts for the first time in 20 years. The California Independent System Operator ordered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2020
Last comment by JamesConnaly, on Nov 11, 2020 at 11:49 pm | 20 comments | 2243 Views

TIM TALK

Is the lockdown really the best policy?

A friend of mine who works as a campus supervisor at a Pleasanton middle school is back on campus proctoring a group of four students as part of the district’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:36 am | 19 comments | 2087 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton Garbage Service permanently closes Buy Back Center

As garbage bags of recyclable aluminum cans and plastic bottles pile up in my garage, I have been monitoring the Pleasanton Garbage Service website to see when the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by James Michael, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:13 am | 8 comments | 3317 Views

TIM TALK

CalTrans explains its rationale for unnecessary ramp metering

One thing you can count on in October during election years is groundbreaking or ribbon cutting ceremonies. So, it was last week that transportation officials...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Grumpy, on Nov 4, 2020 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 1333 Views

TIM TALK

Sales tax increases head for November ballot

Last week, supervisors in Alameda and Contra Costa counties decided to give the public a choice about whether to raise taxes. Both boards, with only Danville...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2020
Last comment by angela angie, on Oct 30, 2020 at 2:55 am | 9 comments | 6727 Views

TIM TALK

Setting the record straight on NDB, Inc. of Pleasanton

I need to set the record straight on NDB, Inc., the Pleasanton-based company that I wrote about in September. The company announced proof of concept for its revolutionary...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 26, 2020 at 8:25 pm | 8 comments | 1655 Views

TIM TALK

49er owner Jed York pours millions into Santa Clara council race

Voting already has started for the Nov. 3 general election, but that hasn’t slowed the flood of political spending. Hundreds of millions are being spent...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Rodger, on Oct 26, 2020 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 1445 Views
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Couples and Premarital: Personal Weather Report (TM)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,374 views

CityServe pivots and continues to serve homeless people
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 798 views

The 2020 de Young Open
By John A. Barry and Bill Carmel | 0 comments | 706 views

Questions Seniors Should Be Asking Colleges as COVID-19 Surges
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 532 views