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TIM TALK

Battling against industrial solar installation

One of the challenges with green power is that it often involves direct environmental tradeoffs. For decades, the early windmills in the Altamont Pass killed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2020
Last comment by sjd, on Jul 29, 2020 at 11:44 pm | 3 comments | 2098 Views

ART SPACE

The Ballad of Andy and Rocky

The Ballad of Andy and Rocky Uploaded: Jul 2, 2020 By Bill Carmel, MFA This blog entry memorializes the recent painting of a mural for the Lamorinda Arts...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by Elizabeth Hopkins-Kurz, on Jul 28, 2020 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 1296 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Covid and Grief; Resilience

With nearly a 150,000 people having died in the US from Covid-19 and many, many more around the world, there are millions of people grieving the death of a loved...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 24, 2020
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TIM TALK

Let's get elementary students back in school

Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed a state decree on local school districts last Friday when he declared that any county on the state’s watch list could not re-open...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Chris, on Jul 24, 2020 at 6:19 am | 67 comments | 3089 Views

TIM TALK

Driving your car is the official recommendation--so much for transit

The KTVU Morning News showed a telling picture early Friday morning. There was a 15-minute backup at the Bay Bridge—on a July Friday within a week of July 4th....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by Kevin Please, on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:12 pm | 17 comments | 2385 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: I Hear Your Words

Some years ago I went to Costa Mesa, CA to The Compassionate Friends International Conference to give a talk: Thriving as a Couple After your Child Dies. While passing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Mr. Julius, on Jul 20, 2020 at 1:37 pm | 1 comment | 4774 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley city leaders stood up for business and residents

When Alameda County blindsided business owners and residents alike at 9:12 last Friday night, it was great to see Tri-Valley officials do the right thing. County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 16, 2020
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jul 19, 2020 at 8:53 am | 6 comments | 2268 Views

TIM TALK

A conservative Black scholar's view on Race in America

Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Shelby Steele minces no words when he describes the current Black Lives Matter and other racial protests—they are a “distraction&rdquo...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:30 am | 31 comments | 12479 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: I Hear Your Words

Some years ago I went to Costa Mesa, CA to The Compassionate Friends International Conference to give a talk: Thriving as a Couple After your Child Dies. While passing...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Some good news amid JCPenney bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly has accelerated trends that already were developing in the retail business. Amazon’s business has soared as homebound people...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jul 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 4794 Views

TIM TALK

Re-thinking my view on white privilege and structural racism

I have a confession. Over the past few weeks, I have come to realize just how big my blindspot was when it comes to the lives of Black people, particularly Black...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2020
Last comment by Karl, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:10 pm | 12 comments | 4237 Views

TIM TALK

San Ramon project receives green seal of approval

It’s notable that the San Francisco-based Greenbelt Alliance has found a project in the Tri-Valley that it favors. It’s been battling against what...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by JD, on Jul 5, 2020 at 8:03 am | 2 comments | 2559 Views

ART SPACE

Visual Games During Shelter-in-Place

By Bill Carmel, MFA During this time of shelter-in-place, keeping busy in healthy and creative ways challenges even the cheeriest of personalities. Artists...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 2, 2020 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1827 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Pride Month / "Trans New York"

In the midst of COVID-19 being politicized instead of being an international health issue, and the importance of BLM, June is Pride Month. I received a copy of...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by mv-voice.com, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 5651 Views

TIM TALK

Time to bury the high-speed rail project

Taxpayers may find a silver lining in the upcoming state budget. The Assembly, in a rare bipartisan vote, approved a resolution this month 63-0 calling on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2020
Last comment by Cory Smith, on Jun 30, 2020 at 2:11 am | 2 comments | 2774 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Upon Further Review … a better pet solution

… wherein the blogger re-learns lessons about moving targets, demons in details and appreciation for capable people in existing infrastructure. In...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by master papers, on Jun 26, 2020 at 1:25 am | 4 comments | 3503 Views

ART SPACE

Deconstruction of a Visual Pun Based on a Veritable Bungler

By John A. Barry In our last installment, Bill wrote about engendering shelter-in-place creativity via “visual thought experiments concerning metaphors...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 29, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 25, 2020 at 9:36 am | 5 comments | 1725 Views

TIM TALK

Gazing into a foggy crystal ball to plan for 2040

Developing a vision for the Tri-Valley in 2040 is a challenging task by definition. Throw in the huge number of unknowns because of COVID-19 and it becomes a real...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Charlie, on Jun 24, 2020 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 3647 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Guilt

Guilt is a feeling of regret or remorse for something you have done wrong or badly, or when you have hurt someone. In contrast, shame is "I am...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 19, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5523 Views

TIM TALK

Lessons learned while serving orphans in Uganda

Back in 2000, Mike McCoy of Danville thought he had his retirement planned. The Danville businessman owned a lot in a golf course community about an hour from Squaw...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 2658 Views
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