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McNerney hangs it up after eight terms

One-time Pleasanton resident Jerry McNerney announced he is retiring from Congress this week. McNerney won election in 2006, topping Republican incumbent Richard...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Jan 21, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 14 comments | 3791 Views


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 | 3782 Views


Graduate Business Programs for College Seniors: A Deep Dive

The more selective MBA programs have traditionally sought applicants who have several years of relevant work experience. Their admissions offices rarely considered...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3777 Views


Rubens and O'Neill This Summer

This installment of Art Space ==I is a twofer. Bill Carmel writes about the largely unknown side of Rubens the artist: the diplomat. John Barry provides an...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 3770 Views


Return to office

When remote work first started, I remember I promised myself that I would never be one of those guys who showed up to a meeting in pajamas. Two years later I found...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by eledge, on Jul 3, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 3759 Views


Rauschenberg at SFMOMA

Review by Bill Carmel, MFA The soon to conclude (March 25) exhibit at SFMOMA of the work of Robert Rauschenberg, entitled “Erasing the Rules,”...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 22, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 3758 Views


The decades-long development saga finally comes to an end

For more than 150 years, the Spotorno family has owned its ranch east of Alisal Street on the Sycamore-Happy Valley loop south of Pleasanton. The family, under...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3752 Views


Housing proponents push to eliminate single-family zoning

There’s growing pressure from housing advocates to limit or eliminate single-family zoning in communities across California. Both Berkeley and Sacramento...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2021
Last comment by DublinMike, on Apr 9, 2021 at 8:44 am | 4 comments | 3748 Views


Proto-trAction Painting

I (John) paint with bikes, scooters, skates, and other wheeled conveyances. I count Jackson Pollock as a primary influence. Pollock was the avatar of Action Painting,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Mar. 7, 2018
There are no comments yet. 3748 Views


Doing more with the natural spaces we have

I wrote last week about how difficult it is to hang onto our open spaces in the face of development pressure and land constraints. We need policies to protect...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 29, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 2, 2023 at 10:02 am | 8 comments | 3747 Views


The strange ticket price that celebrated a triumph

I loved to see the seemingly strange ticket price for the celebration of John Madden Monday evening at the Coliseum-- $32.14. My memory went back to the Super...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Feb 22, 2022 at 8:10 am | 2 comments | 3734 Views


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. 3716 Views


Honoring two remarkable men

Flags flew at half mast late last month in Pleasanton and Livermore to honor two remarkable men. The Pleasanton flag was lowered in honor of the legendary football...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by Peter MacDonald, on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3715 Views


Impressive group of Dreammakers and Risktakers

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group will celebrate its 10th group of Dreammakers and Risktakers with a virtual ceremony at noon Thursday. The honorees are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3709 Views


Recalling the ups and downs of ValleyCare's 60 years

The Weekly’s cover story last week celebrated the 60 years that ValleyCare Health System has served Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. Reporter Julia Baum laid...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by Soila Galindo, on Jan 12, 2022 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 3699 Views


Tri-Valley Seek and Serve meets families' needs

On your way to or from Costco in Livermore, check out the southwest side of Cornerstone Fellowship about 10 a.m on a Saturday morning. It will be a beehive of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by Mark T, on Mar 11, 2022 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 3672 Views


College Profile: Tell Me More About UC-Berkeley

Many schools are compared to Harvard, among them the University of California-Berkeley (UC-Berkeley), fondly known as “Cal.” The first institution of...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3662 Views


O’Neill Goes to the Movies

By John A. Barry The film industry has been good (and not so good) to Eugene O’Neill, who lived at Tao House in the Danville hills from 1937 to 1943,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 13, 2019 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 3652 Views


Lockdown is causing far more harm that the virus

Here’s hoping that Pleasanton school trustees will immediately move ahead with reopening elementary schools at their meeting this week. Trustees deadlocked...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 16, 2021
Last comment by James Michael, on Feb 16, 2021 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 3650 Views


There's lot of love about the month of July

July has been a favorite month of mine for decades. It’s the one month a year when my bride, a school teacher for 35 years, did not have school on her mind. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 6, 2021
Last comment by THOMAS D COLEMAN, on Jul 7, 2021 at 10:54 am | 2 comments | 3637 Views
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