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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Made in home

After my IKEA cutting board started splintering I was in the market for another cutting board. Every time I decide that I need to get something...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1721 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms depending on your specific interests in journalism, marketing, and social media. Here...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1659 Views

TIM TALK

Honoring exceptional Tri-Valley students

Checking out the list of the 11th annual Dreammakers and Risktakers honored last week by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group and you cannot help but be highly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1326 Views

TIM TALK

Time to move school district headquarters

Pleasanton school officials and trustees are headed in the right direction with the plan to relocate the district headquarters to buildings in Hacienda Business...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kathleen+Ruegsegger, on May 8, 2022 at 8:35 am | 4 comments | 1691 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

The Traveling Alphabet brings help to Ukrainians

“We struggle to process and make sense of the situation in Ukraine. Images of bombed apartment buildings, civilians dead on the side of the...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by keeknlinda, on May 6, 2022 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 2440 Views

TIM TALK

Livermore voters narrowly approving parcel tax renewal

The last 20 years have been full of ups and downs for the Livermore school district. In the early part of the century, the district struggled financially because...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on May 5, 2022 at 1:14 pm | 5 comments | 1708 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Searching for a way to live where you work

Over the past year of advocating for affordable housing I met Heather (I changed her name at her request for privacy protection). Heather has been a Pleasanton resident...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1998 Views

TIM TALK

Innovation is soaring in Tri-Valley start-ups

The innovation infrastructure and environment improves consistently here in the Tri-Valley. That’s one of the takeaways from Tri-Valley Ventures/Mirador Capital...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on May 2, 2022 at 8:30 pm | 3 comments | 1888 Views

TIM TALK

City Council's misguided view of police "oversight"

There’s a serious misunderstanding of what role City Council members should have in dealing with the police department. Last week, the council heard a biannual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 30, 2022 at 10:54 pm | 16 comments | 1946 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Married Me Again

About 16 months after we got married, my husband shared the following with me: He realized that for the first time in his life, he is holding nothing back, is giving...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5010 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Frustrated? Angry? Use it, don't lose it!

Here we are, staring down the barrel of yet another dry, hot, smoke-filled summer and fall. We have already had

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 10, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm |
16 comments | 7413 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

When heroes organize

Throughout the COVID pandemic health care workers have been called heroes. There were stories written about them in the paper, there were signs posted in yards thanking...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 27, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2651 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Menlo Park considers an "electrification concierge"

There are many easy, fast, and cost-effective ways for each of us to make a big dent in our emissions. Think modernizing our diets, electrifying our transportation,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 17, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:43 pm | 13 comments | 9736 Views

TIM TALK

Students are struggling with mental health issues

There’s not much that people across the political spectrum agree upon these days, but most people are acknowledging how difficult the lockdown and masks were...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 25, 2022 at 12:04 am | 1 comment | 1921 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Take a hike

Over the pandemic my partner and I got sick of being stuck inside all day. A few months in we made a pact. We would go on at least one outdoor...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Butler, on Apr 22, 2022 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 2493 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“. . . . Sometimes the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.”

Tore Kesicki posted on LinkedIn about Keanu Reeves, and it struck me so powerfully that I wanted to share it with you, Readers (see below). No matter what you have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5536 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating the return of face-to-face large events in the valley

Two Livermore city officials were happy campers when they spoke to the Pleasanton Men’s Club last week. Brandon Cardwell, who heads up economic development and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Apr 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 2002 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Where our water goes

Another year, another drought. Last Tuesday the Pleasanton City Council voted to enact Stage 2 drought water rates for the city. This will result in an extra charge...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Apr 20, 2022 at 9:33 am | 12 comments | 3567 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

How Livermore Lab helped avert a nuclear war

Much has been written about the similarities between Russia’s current war in Ukraine and past aggressive behavior. “We’ve been through this...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Apr 16, 2022 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 3075 Views

TIM TALK

Turning a life around to serve others

Ronnie Forbes makes no bones about what’s happening with One Nation Dream Makers. It’s all about giving God the glory because it’s nothing that he could have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:13 pm | 1 comment | 1833 Views
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