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COUPLE'S NET

“Love like a Man” Men: Read this book! (Women, too.)

Love like a Man, A Frenchman’s Guide to Help American Men be Better Partners, by Guy Blaise is a must read. As I was reading it, I thought to myself,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 7, 2023
Last comment by Joselyn Peck, on Apr 21, 2023 at 9:17 am | 17 comments | 7690 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Please don't dump your dog in the wilderness

Ugh, I can’t believe I even need to write this blog post, but here goes. The other day I was in the Baylands when a woman passing by asked if I’d seen...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 16, 2023
Last comment by Eeyore, on Apr 20, 2023 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 12956 Views

TIM TALK

Another honor for the nuclear fusion achievement at the lab

Last December’s breakthrough physics achievement of nuclear fusion in a lab continues to draw national attention to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2023
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Apr 20, 2023 at 9:58 am | 2 comments | 3468 Views

TIM TALK

Former sheriff Ahern talks frankly about law enforcement today

Former Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern pulled few punches when talking with the Pleasanton Men’s Club this week. Ahern, who served in the top job for...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2023
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Apr 20, 2023 at 4:36 am | 16 comments | 3780 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can there be too many activists?

High school students and other environmental activists are sometimes disappointed with my views. Even though I am very concerned about climate change, I shy away...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 9, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Apr 19, 2023 at 11:33 am | 24 comments | 10152 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Planning Your Physician Assistant (PA) Application

As with any graduate school, applying for PA programs takes a good deal of thought and planning. Even those who fulfill their course requirements and work part-time...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 13, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3181 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

That other basketball team in northern California

This past weekend I joined a group of friends and drove up to Sacramento to watch a Kings - Warriors game. All but two of our group were Warriors fans. I was the...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 12, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2683 Views

TIM TALK

New hearts, new actions show lives transformed by Jesus; Or from San Quentin to the mission field in India

For Christians Easter Sunday’s celebration is about transformation. When Jesus rose from the dead and conquered death for believers, he invited each of us...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 6, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2231 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Physician Assistant (PA) vs Medical Doctor (MD): Four Factors to Consider

While PAs and MDs do similar things in their day-to-day work, there are many differences that may make a PA pathway more suited to certain individuals. Of these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 6, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3632 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Check out the superblooms this spring

One of the key reasons I love living in the Bay Area is its lack of monsoons. Heavy rains and winds over the past few months have me second guessing this love. If...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 5, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2981 Views

COUPLE'S NET

I Do, I Don’t: One Reason Feelings Matter

Clients often say, “Why do my feelings matter? What’s the point? They’re not efficient. I’ve gotten this far without knowing my feelings.” There...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 30, 2023
Last comment by John Charles, on Mar 30, 2023 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 6236 Views

TIM TALK

Livermore-based Sparkz moving battery technology forward

Veteran entrepreneur Sanjiv Malhotra shared with attendees at Innovation Tri-Valley’s 2023 Gamechanger awards Wednesday night why his company, Sparkz of Livermore,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2023
Last comment by Compoundinggal, on Mar 30, 2023 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 3189 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Do I Really Have to Study a Foreign Language? Yes! And Here’s Why

When preparing to apply for college, most students are aware that they must remain rigorous in core courses, like English and mathematics. However, many students...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 28, 2023
Last comment by Kasey Kee, on Mar 30, 2023 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 3368 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

College textbooks 101

While I loved reading growing up, books were the bane of my existence in college. I went to a college which operated on the quarter system. Three times every year...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 29, 2023
Last comment by Kasey Kee, on Mar 30, 2023 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 2448 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Sharing That Just Works

Many years ago when I was working at Google, some of the executives were upset about how difficult it was to share things. It’s supposed to be easy to share...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 26, 2023
Last comment by Matt Passell, on Mar 28, 2023 at 1:42 pm | 5 comments | 7181 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The sticker shock from electricity bills

As a kid power outages were an exciting experience. My parents would light candles throughout the house and it would feel like we were on a mystical adventure. As...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 22, 2023
Last comment by DM, on Mar 28, 2023 at 12:15 pm | 15 comments | 3289 Views

TIM TALK

Looking forward to reading more about Pleasanton in the 1950s

If you wondered what growing up in Pleasanton in the 1950s was like, Donna McMillion has an answer for you—her new book. The all-volunteer effort...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3516 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Home Again: Couples and Caregiving

Due to the success of Professor Doctor Bertagnoli’s surgery on my husband, he’s not going to end up paralyzed! Woohoo! Here’s his new neck: {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2023
Last comment by John Charles, on Mar 23, 2023 at 5:38 pm | 2 comments | 6242 Views

TIM TALK

Traffic congestion worsens with weather-related problems and return to the office

If you are an unfortunate commuter using Interstate 680, it’s become clear that traffic levels are climbing back to pre-lockdown levels. Interstate 580 already...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 23, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3066 Views

TIM TALK

Bad consequences can follow bad decisions in Pleasanton

Pleasanton Vice Mayor Jack Balch spoke to the Pleasanton Men’s Club last week and strove to wear that hat, instead of a more partisan councilman’s who often...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 21, 2023
Last comment by V, on Mar 21, 2023 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 2986 Views
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