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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 | 1952 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Baharat banana bread with molasses butter

Hey folks, I’m going to try something different with this post. In light of the holiday season I’m going to share a go-to recipe I...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1950 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. 1934 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. 1916 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 | 1904 Views

TIM TALK

Bringing home the bacon (pork)

You may have seen news stories about Rep. Eric Swalwell touting the federal money he brought home to the district in the hugely expensive omnibus spending bill that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 3, 2023
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on Jan 3, 2023 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1903 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. 1877 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Something brewing in the Tri-Valley

For me, there's only one thing better than enjoying a cold beer with friends on a hot summer day. Enjoying a cold beer in a heated home with friends when it’s...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Dec. 14, 2022
Last comment by Karl A, on Dec 14, 2022 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1871 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 | 1864 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 | 1859 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 3: Community, Comforts, Connections

This article is a part of a series on how I go about obtaining the assessment information needed to do a comprehensive search, which in turn produces a well-matched...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 5, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1851 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 | 1841 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 | 1840 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. 1796 Views

TIM TALK

Apton CEO shares culture building at Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit

10x Genomics co-founder Ben Hindson headlined the Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit last month at Veeva Systems in Pleasanton. He appeared by pre-recorded video because...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1794 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 | 1785 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. 1783 Views

ART SPACE

Alice Neel: Triumph of a Visionary Humanist

By Bill Carmel, MFA Alice Neel: People Come First de Young Museum, March 12–July 10, 2022 ==I "For me, people come first. I have tried to...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1780 Views

TIM TALK

Pondering school bonds in Pleasanton and Livermore

Livermore and Pleasanton voters will both consider school bond issues next month—although with mailed ballots already in homes, they’re doing it now....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Oct 26, 2022 at 6:13 pm | 6 comments | 1777 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

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 SRB, on Jan 29, 2023 at 9:52 am | 3 comments | 1766 Views
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