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TIM TALK

Celebrating the Tri-Valley's game changing companies

The buzz of conversation was huge when business, government and other leaders gathered to celebrate the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s 2022 Gamechanger...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3589 Views

TIM TALK

A clear-eyed view of the Chinese Communist Party

Bob (Xiqiu) Fu knows first hand what Christians and other minority groups are facing in China today. Speaking on Zoom to a lecture series organized by The Salt...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jake+Waters, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 3573 Views

ART SPACE

Painterly Plagiarism

Eight sections of this van are painted in the style of eight artists. Can you identify them? Hints (left to right): color theorist, color fields,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 17, 2018
Last comment by John Barry, on Jul 22, 2018 at 8:12 pm | 5 comments | 3540 Views

ART SPACE

Fire

By John A. Barry I’m very late in getting this written, but you still have a chance to visit No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, at the Oakland...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3533 Views

TIM TALK

School shutdowns have been devastating for students

Reports are piling up that demonstrate the huge toll school lockdowns are having on students. A report from the non-profit group FAIR Health analyzed pediatric...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 16, 2021
Last comment by Dave, on Mar 17, 2021 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 3527 Views

TIM TALK

Views on the ground from Afghanistan

Just how bad is the situation in Afghanistan after the United States pulled out Monday to meet President Biden’s withdrawal deadline? Simply stated, it’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Sep 2, 2021 at 1:57 pm | 13 comments | 3522 Views

TIM TALK

Bob Butler contributed much to the Pleasanton people enjoy today

Pleasanton lost a citizen who played a key role in the formation of the city we see today when Bob Butler died in his home of natural causes Oct. 5. He was 83. Butler...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Brad, on Oct 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 3512 Views

TIM TALK

East Bay Assemblywoman pushes statewide vaccine mandate

Am I missing it that the more “progressive” politicians are, the more likely they are to grab authoritarian powers during the Covid pandemic crisis. Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 22, 2022
Last comment by D, on Feb 22, 2022 at 1:44 pm | 3 comments | 3474 Views

TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park turns 40 this year

Pleasanton started a dramatic change in the early 1980s that transformed a small residential community into a job and retail center. Leafing through the Chamber...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3465 Views

TIM TALK

Key court decision on mandates expected next week

This week and next week are shaping up to be pivotal for President Joe Biden’s attempts to impose a federal vaccine mandate after earlier saying he would not...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Dec 30, 2021 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments | 3442 Views

ART SPACE

You Can’t Kill These Parasites

I have to go frequently to my/Bill’s posts to kill/edit digital disease spread by online parasites trying to sell crap through various links. The problem is...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 8, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:21 pm | 3 comments | 3438 Views

TIM TALK

A short honeymoon for new Pleasanton city manager?

Did Councilwoman Julie Testa take a public potshot at new Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin during the June 21 meeting. The council was discussing the mid-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by ryleeuso, on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 3430 Views

TIM TALK

Museum on Main pivots to virtual and grows

When Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered a statewide lockdown of California March 17, 2020, nobody could imagine what lay ahead. For Museum on Main Executive Director Jim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 15, 2021
Last comment by Sean, on Jul 15, 2021 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 3428 Views

TIM TALK

Spotlighting the Tri-Valley's innovation economy

The Tri-Valley’s innovation culture has grown stronger since Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national labs started their Open Campus program about a decade ago. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 7, 2021
Last comment by KG, on Sep 12, 2021 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 3424 Views

TIM TALK

What an unusual market for cars

This week we bought out the lease on our 2019 Honda Accord. We were in-and-out of Dublin Honda a couple of times and were struck by just how empty the vast parking...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 26, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 26, 2022 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 3424 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Memories of July 4th

The first fireworks show I remember watching was on my parent’s Magnavox tube television. We huddled around the 27 inch screen on July 4th to witness our very...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 6, 2022
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Jul 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 3423 Views

ART SPACE

The 2020 de Young Open

By Bill Carmel, MFA In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are hosting The de Young...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Nov. 24, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3404 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. 3393 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 | 3384 Views

TIM TALK

2021 was a great year for golf and The Club at Castlewood

2021 has been a very good year for the golf industry building off a rebirth of interest in the sport as the pandemic lockdowns eased last year. Courses have had...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3379 Views
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