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TIM TALK

Mayor Brown insists she's "worth it"

Election Day seems an appropriate time to consider what amounted to Mayor Karla Brown’s hissy fit at last week’s City Council meeting. She is unopposed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by PtownRes, on Nov 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm | 1 comment | 1740 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating 40 vintages of Concannon Petite Sirah

Twenty-one years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a “once in a lifetime event,” a vertical tasting of 20 years of Concannon Vineyards’...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by Greg Pelican, on Nov 8, 2022 at 11:00 am | 8 comments | 1714 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Camping in Mt. Diablo

Nature and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve written a lot about how I love to go hiking and spend the weekends doing anything other than being glued to...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1686 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

California surfin'

Despite every instinct in her body, my partner organized a surfing lesson for us and a few of our friends. Since we’ve been together it would come up randomly...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1679 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Learning to appreciate art

This past weekend I found myself back in Chicago. My partner and I flew out to go to a friend's wedding and we ended up spending a few days there. On our final day...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by newyearwiki, on Nov 15, 2022 at 4:50 am | 7 comments | 1618 Views

TIM TALK

Poor downtown zoning decision should be reversed

Contrasting zoning debates offers insights into priorities for community leaders. Consider that Berkeley, AKA the People’s Republic of Berzerkley, is moving...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 5, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Aug 9, 2021 at 9:37 am | 1 comment | 1615 Views

DOING COLLEGE

10 Most Important Factors in Selective College Admission

The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of “What does it take to get into a highly selective college?” Here are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Clay Peterson, on Nov 19, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 2 comments | 1610 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton council now dominated by slow-growth faction

Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown will have plenty of like-minded colleagues on the City Council when the election is certified later this month. Incumbent Councilwoman...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 12, 2022 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 1582 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Advice for Incoming Seniors: Don't Kick Back and Relax This Year

Most college-bound students wish that they could finish their most difficult courses as juniors and ease up a bit when they enter their senior year. After all, they...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1581 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 | 1568 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Finding ways to stay active

I recently went to go shoot some hoops at Fallon park with a few friends. Although none of us were ever on a high school or college basketball team, we had been...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 17, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1566 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs

Most PT programs in the US use the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). This online portal allows you to...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1562 Views

TIM TALK

Goodness Village leaders are innovating as they serve formerly unhoused residents

NOTE: Corrected and updated Oct. 28, 2022 Spend some time with Kim Curtis, the executive director of Goodness Village, and you cannot help but be impressed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Oct 24, 2022 at 10:16 am | 6 comments | 1557 Views

TIM TALK

Successful measures should enhance Livermore Valley wine country

In Livermore, it was notable to watch the shift in both county and local policies as demonstrated at the ballot box. By margins of way over 60%, Livermore voters...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Compoundinggal, on Nov 17, 2022 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 1546 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Beating the heat

Last week my wife flew out to Ohio to meet up with some close college friends at a lake house. Having this long weekend to myself, I had originally planned a camping...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 7, 2022
Last comment by John, on Sep 10, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 1541 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton officials sprint to approve housing plan

The Pleasanton City Council and staff are going to be hitting it particularly hard during the holiday period in a sprint to finish the city’s updated housing element. State...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by John, on Dec 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm | 7 comments | 1523 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

I felt the earth move

Last Tuesday I was in my company’s San Francisco location on a fluke. I rarely visit, but on that particular day I was meeting up with an old co-worker who...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm | 5 comments | 1521 Views

ART SPACE

Emigrés

By John A. Barry The careers of playwright Eugene O’Neill and visual artist Salvador Dalí intersected during the twentieth century. O’Neill’s...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Aug. 26, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1513 Views

TIM TALK

State budget outlook growing uglier by the day

California’s roller coaster budget will hit a big dip in this fiscal year according to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. The report predicts...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Dec 7, 2022 at 6:16 pm | 22 comments | 1509 Views

TIM TALK

Lawrence Livermore's team role in DART asteroid targeting mission

There’s about 200 people around the world walking around with smiles plastered on their faces these days. They’re the team that hit a football-field-sized...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 4, 2022
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Oct 5, 2022 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 1494 Views
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