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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Gun controls won't solve everything, but we must start there

When I saw the very first news alert about a possible shooting in Uvalde I scrolled right past it. I have started feeling desensitized to the news around shootings....

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Jun 12, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 13 comments | 2282 Views

TIM TALK

San Francisco recalls progressive DA, Contra Costa re-elects its progressive DA

San Francisco voters made national news again Tuesday when they overwhelmingly recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin by a 60-40 margin. That result followed the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 9, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jun 11, 2022 at 10:08 am | 8 comments | 1861 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Contradictions and consequences

The following has nothing to do with politics. I am not taking a stance on candidates, issues or anything of a political nature here. This is about perceived contradictions...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jun. 4, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Jun 8, 2022 at 10:04 pm | 1 comment | 1739 Views

TIM TALK

Cultural rot lies at the root of violence

The horrific mass shooting of school children and teachers in Texas have predicably brought forth demands to do something. Warriors coach Steve Kerr spent his pregame...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2022
Last comment by gregory, on Jun 7, 2022 at 9:04 pm | 5 comments | 1568 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Best Laid Plans . . . Yes, I Got Covid, Too

We've all been through best laid plans going to hell in one way or another in the last two years. As I wrote last week, my husband retired on Friday. I had planned...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 3, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 7, 2022 at 11:22 am | 2 comments | 4927 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you ready to ditch disposables?

Two years ago, in February 2020, I wrote about Palo Alto’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 29, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jun 3, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 15 comments | 7196 Views

TIM TALK

Making wise college choices

When John Jackson wants to get national college leaders’ attention, he will introduce himself as a Christian college president from Northern California. Chiropractors...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2022
Last comment by Tracey C Jones, on Jun 1, 2022 at 9:09 am | 2 comments | 1244 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."

I was looking through old journals just now. Some of it was painful to remember, some was joyful. One item I came across was a card from my mother congratulating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 27, 2022 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 3786 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento debates how to spend record surplus--no talk of reducing taxes

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature are debating how to divvy up the abundance of tax receipts that the capitol is awash in. The governor released his May budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on May 26, 2022 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 1380 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

A bike ride to Domenico's

Years ago I ate at this deli in Danville called Domenico's. It was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in my life. However, because I don’t really have any reason...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2118 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Interview Prep for Grad School

It takes more than grades, recommendations, test scores, essays, and work samples to get into graduate school. Some masters’ programs may invite applicants...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1751 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Why this district attorney race matters

There has never been an election like the one we are going to have on June 7th. Four candidates are running for Alameda County District Attorney, and none of them...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on May 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 2158 Views

TIM TALK

Critical June elections for Alameda County sheriff and district attorney

Alameda County voters face two crucial decisions concerning law enforcement in the June 7 primary. You likely already have received your ballot because they were...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 20, 2022 at 3:42 pm | 5 comments | 3294 Views

TIM TALK

Film asks when does a person become a person?

After the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion case, abortion has rocketed back into the headlines...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on May 20, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 1588 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A seat at the table

The quest to make nutritious food available to all public school students for free is a laudable idea, but some students say the school-provided food isn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 18, 2022 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 1981 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We need stable, climate-forward land use policies

With the growing demand for renewable energy, domestic mineral supplies, new long-distance transmission lines, and subterranean repositories for captured CO2 and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 15, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on May 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 6077 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Need some help choosing a plant-based milk?

A few weeks ago I found myself staring into a refrigerator case full of plant-based milks, with no idea which one to choose or why. A guy next to me was doing the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm | 13 comments | 8197 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4285 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 | 8729 Views

TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park turns 40 this year

Pleasanton started a dramatic change in the early 1980s that transformed a small residential community into a job and retail center. Leafing through the Chamber...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1792 Views
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