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TIM TALK

Huge Concord project blows up over union labor agreement

With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle, it was easy to miss a very significant story out of Concord last month. The Concord City Council, in a 3-2 vote, ended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:09 am | 16 comments | 7095 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Doctor Angell (apologies to Shelley Fabares)

I've been impressed with the braintrust assembled by Gov. Newsom to address the Coronavirus health crisis. They are leaders in their professions - and parenthetically,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:24 am | 36 comments | 8260 Views

TIM TALK

Affordable housing singled out to continue

The updated shelter-in-place mandate from the Bay Area’s six health departments shuttered almost all of another industry—construction. Construction was allowed—with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by cathylister1, on Apr 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 2525 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton companies' customers leading research fight against COVID-19

Three life science companies headquartered in Pleasanton have their products on the front line of the battle against COVID-19. 10x Genomics and Unchained Labs...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lisa Phillipa, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:57 am | 2 comments | 3249 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 Lisa Phillipa, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:51 am | 7 comments | 3561 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Please treat me with . . .

How do you end this sentence? Please treat me with . . . - kindness - respect - gentleness - curiosity - desire to understand my intentions (even when I'm...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 6607 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What Seniors Must Know Before They Make Their College Choice

Spring break is over and thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, you have had plenty of time to wait, wonder and worry about your college options for next fall. Now is the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3262 Views

TIM TALK

New Vic's All-Star Kitchen owners have a long history here

Long-time Vic’s All-Star Kitchen server Laura Castro and her husband, Ernesto Castro, celebrated March 1 when they took over the Pleasanton institution from...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by Steve M, on Apr 19, 2020 at 3:31 pm | 7 comments | 4692 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: It's My 60th Birthday (Celebrating During Corona Virus)

My husband (who turns 60 at the end of May) and I had decided over a year ago that we'd take a trip to celebrate our 60th birthdays. We were going to go to . . ....

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by BarbaraS, on Apr 17, 2020 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 6398 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and Premarital: Ping Pong

Is this post about needing to win, or playing together? Is this post about a technology 'ping' of reaching out to another system for a status update? Is this...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 10, 2020
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2020 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 7072 Views

TIM TALK

Garre' chef taking care of health care workers

When the shelter-in-place order shuttered restaurants other than for takeout and delivery, Garre’ Cafe Chef Abe Ahmari felt he needed to do something for health...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3526 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Taking AP Exams in the Time of COVID-19

In response to the major and sometimes tragic disruptions to life that have accompanied the spread of the COVID-19 virus,

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by elsewill, on Apr 11, 2020 at 2:16 am |
1 comment | 3255 Views

TIM TALK

Affordable housing singled out to continue

The updated shelter-in-place mandate from the Bay Area’s six health departments shuttered almost all of another industry—construction. Construction...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 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
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 8, 2020 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 7586 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 | 3796 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 | 6245 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 | 3438 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. 7379 Views

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 Karl Aitken, on Mar 26, 2020 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 7852 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 | 2392 Views
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Couples and Premarital: Personal Weather Report (TM)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,448 views

Questions Seniors Should Be Asking Colleges as COVID-19 Surges
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 912 views

Giving thanks in this season
By Tim Hunt | 3 comments | 870 views