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TIM TALK

Two reports raise concerns about economic future of Bay Area

Predicting what office life will be like and its impacts on pricey commercial real estate downtown has been a guessing game since the pandemic broke out last year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Rich+Buckley, on Aug 26, 2021 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 2992 Views

TIM TALK

Two reports raise concerns about economic future of Bay Area

Predicting what office life will be like and its impacts on pricey commercial real estate downtown has been a guessing game since the pandemic broke out last year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Father and son veterans reflect on Viet Nam and Afghanistan

Doug Miller readily said he has not been sleeping well for the last couple of weeks. Doug, a retired Army major, flew helicopters on two tours in Viet Nam, and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 19, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 21, 2021 at 1:57 pm | 8 comments | 2625 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I'm Thinking . . . I'm Not Thinking . . .

-Writing Exercise developed by Natalie Goldberg Dear Readers, I’m going to share an exercise I did while in therapy myself many, many years ago. I hope...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by ElaineB, on Aug 20, 2021 at 7:24 am | 1 comment | 8274 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Say something once, why say it again?”

-Talking Heads I recently came across two important tools for communication. One of them is STOP – Stop, think, observe, proceed. The second one is from...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 13, 2021
Last comment by Anne Cavazos, on Aug 20, 2021 at 7:06 am | 7 comments | 5611 Views

TIM TALK

Organized theft gangs hitting suburbs including Pleasanton

San Francisco has made lots of headlines over the last couple of years for a lot of the wrong reasons. Two national chains shuttered stores because of the rampant...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 17, 2021
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Aug 18, 2021 at 9:16 pm | 9 comments | 5841 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who won't give up on each other.”

Thanks, Kate Stewart, for that quote. No one is perfect. Shooting for perfection takes too much time and energy away from your life. Do things very well; care...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Aug 13, 2021 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 7358 Views

TIM TALK

Red hot local real estate market looks sustainable

The Livermore Valley real estate market is still red hot and likely sustainable for months if not years to come. That’s the conclusion from David Stark, the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Gib Souza, on Aug 12, 2021 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2710 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Enhance Your Medical Application with Extracurricular Choices

Medical admission committees want applicants who have demonstrated intelligence, maturity, integrity, a dedication to service, and a commitment to embracing diversity....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 11, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3246 Views

TIM TALK

Gov. Newsom ignores dismal economic trends in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom spent much of the summer traveling around the state to announce big spending plans for the state’s $100 billion year-over-year budget surplus. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 10, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Aug 10, 2021 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 283 Views

TIM TALK

Poor downtown zoning decision should be reversed

Contrasting zoning debates offers insights into priorities for community leaders. Consider that Berkeley, AKA the People’s Republic of Berzerkley, is moving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Aug 9, 2021 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1615 Views

TIM TALK

Newsom recall polls now are within the margin of error

California Democrat party leaders thought they were enhancing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s chances to beat the recall when they passed special legislation and then...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm+Hex, on Aug 8, 2021 at 10:01 am | 8 comments | 2521 Views

TIM TALK

The redwood plan for Ken Mercer Sports Park

After writing about coastal redwoods and recycled water last week a reader emailed some questions so I reached out to City Manager Nelson Fialho for additional...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Carol Withers, on Aug 2, 2021 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 3012 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Illusion of Test Optional Colleges

With the COVID-19 epidemic and the onset of nearly universal distance learning for all high school students, both parents and students have been relieved to hear...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 1, 2021
Last comment by John, on Jul 30, 2021 at 8:39 am | 4 comments | 5623 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Selecting a Premed Undergraduate Program

Like all educational opportunities, premed programs vary in terms of focus, quality, and the support they provide students. While some of these differences are reasonably...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 28, 2021
There are no comments yet. 56 Views

TIM TALK

Startup Tri-Valley launches to enhance innovation ecosystem here

The Tri-Valley’s innovation culture took another major step forward when the two national labs and four cities announced the launch of Startup Tri-Valley....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Jul 27, 2021 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 2609 Views

TIM TALK

Downtown concerts in the park in the fall?

Enjoying dinner downtown twice in the last week I can attest that restaurateurs are enjoying serving their customers again—inside and outside. The weekend...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 8, 2021
Last comment by John, on Jul 23, 2021 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 3206 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: I look like THAT??!!

I’m certain I have blind spots I don’t know about--that’s what makes them blind. I hope my husband, family, and friends will tell me (kindly and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 23, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8347 Views

TIM TALK

City Council will consider getting Main Street back to normal tonight

The City Council tonight will consider several changes to activities that became common during the pandemic as it meets in person for the first time since March...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2021
Last comment by Guillermo M., on Jul 21, 2021 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 1664 Views

COUPLE'S NET

For You, Readers

An elegantly draped veil, shimmering, pulsing, light illuminates and obstructs. I must wend my way amidst its tendrils, guided only by faith and trust. Anticipating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 19, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5818 Views
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