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COUPLE'S NET

Gifts and Belongings

Of my 5 Love Languages, and my husband’s too, gifts are the last of five. We mostly choose to do something together for birthdays and holidays (quality time,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 27, 2022 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 6982 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley lost key leader when Rich Rankin died

The Tri-Valley innovation ecosystem lost a key player this month when Rich Rankin died of cancer in his home in Ammon, Idaho. He was 67. Rankin headed Lawrence...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Jun 23, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 2406 Views

TIM TALK

Caldor fire devastation is stark along HIghway 50

Driving back and forth to South Lake Tahoe last week the devastation caused by the Caldor Fire last August became even more obvious. We had been to the Lake in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jun 23, 2022 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 1483 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

My colleagues and I were looking for a statistical explanation to help explain to parents why you do not increase the odds of admission to a more selective school...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3095 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Bored Games

I spend most of my waking hours in front of a screen. My job pushes me to be on a laptop all day either on video calls with fellow teammates or heads down getting...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2588 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will goopy straws and useless bags doom our efforts?

Many readers of this blog are concerned about plastic waste. I understand why. We walk past discarded water bottles at concerts and games; we find disposable cups...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:13 am | 23 comments | 10183 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton leaders struck out on planning for East Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton twice has had the opportunity to masterplan 1,100 acres east of Busch Avenue to the city limits. That chance, thanks to city inaction, has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jun 17, 2022 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 2796 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Chance of rain? This isn't time for city to dip into rainy day reserves

Unexpected rainy days happen. Less than two weeks ago we experienced a rare and unexpected June rain. Let’s hope the City of Pleasanton doesn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jarred, on Jun 17, 2022 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 2934 Views

TIM TALK

Legislators and governor debate spending instead of saving

Sacramento legislators undoubtedly are taking a deep breath and celebrating today after meeting the voter-imposed June 15 deadline to pass a 2022-23 budget. It calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by iceblocky, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:48 am | 7 comments | 1761 Views

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 | 2985 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 | 2682 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 | 2318 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 | 2477 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 | 9536 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 | 11839 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 | 2802 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 | 7705 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 | 1881 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. 4437 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. 3221 Views
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