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ART SPACE

Jazz and Abstraction

The jazz program at Peace Lutheran Church is one of the best deals in the area. On the first Sunday of seven months out of the year, you can catch,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Feb 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm | 9 comments | 3976 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Searching for a way to live where you work

Over the past year of advocating for affordable housing I met Heather (I changed her name at her request for privacy protection). Heather has been a Pleasanton resident...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3946 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Strength in numbers

Our region is unique in that the five communities that make up the Tri-Valley -- the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon and the town of Danville...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Mar 19, 2022 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 3943 Views

TIM TALK

All Madden is an insightful look at John Madden's career

If you remember the golden age of the Oakland Raiders when John Madden was coaching the team, find a replay of All Madden that ran Christmas Day on Fox. I recorded...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Pete, on Jan 8, 2022 at 5:39 pm | 2 comments | 3942 Views

TIM TALK

Custom license plates to fund mental health services for students

Teen-aged girls suffered mightily during the government-imposed shutdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19. A study released earlier this month showed that emergency...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Sean, on Jun 22, 2021 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 3927 Views

ASK THE VET

Pets, babies and toddlers

Writing about pets and small children is a subject very relevant to my world since I have a 2-year-old, a baby due in July, two dogs and a cat. Even if you don't...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 3911 Views

TIM TALK

Another innovative Tri-Valley firm lands angel funding

The innovative companies that are being birthed here in the Tri-Valley continue to fascinate me. One of the latest is illumy, based in San Ramon. Its cloud-based...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 28, 2021 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 3910 Views

ART SPACE

Visual Games During Shelter-in-Place

By Bill Carmel, MFA During this time of shelter-in-place, keeping busy in healthy and creative ways challenges even the cheeriest of personalities. Artists...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 2, 2020 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 3909 Views

TIM TALK

Should big rigs be allowed on I-580 through Oakland?

Supervisor Nate Miley will conduct an important public meeting by Zoom this evening. It will focus on tractor-trailer traffic on Interstates 580 and 880. The big...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on Dec 18, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments | 3905 Views

TIM TALK

Thinking through Taiwan and China with Hoover fellows

If you watched 60 Minutes Sunday night you probably learned some key information about why Taiwan is a critical ally for the United States. The report, featuring...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 9, 2021 at 7:49 am | 3 comments | 3904 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. 3894 Views

TIM TALK

Miracle Friends partners with Goodness Village

For nearly a year, I have been volunteering with Miracle Friends, a pandemic-driven initiative of San Francisco-based Miracle Messages. The organization is led...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3871 Views

TIM TALK

Pearl Harbor survivor still going strong at 102

People plugging into Las Positas College’s Veteran’s Day observance had to be impressed by the keynote speaker, Pearl Harbor survivor Mickey Ganitch, He received...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Carole+Lee+Manning, on Nov 17, 2021 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 3832 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

A wedding to remember

Last Saturday I found myself having one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I was standing on the corner of Taylor and Sacramento street in San Francisco...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3826 Views

ART SPACE

Bicycle Built for Hue

For the past year or so, I’ve been painting an old hybrid bike each month to symbolize or suggest that month. February is almost over, but...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 7, 2017 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 3817 Views

TIM TALK

Oakland police need support in crime-ridden city

The riots and looting of the summer of 2020 have now turned into organized theft rings attacking luxury stores and mainline retailers alike. To see the video of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Dec 3, 2021 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 3813 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A seat at the table

The quest to make nutritious food available to all public school students for free is a laudable idea, but some students say the school-provided food isn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 18, 2022 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 3782 Views

TIM TALK

Big news for Unchained Labs in Pleasanton

Pleasanton-based Unchained Labs broke major news Monday when it announced it had been acquired by The Carlyle Group for $435 million. Carlyle partnered with Unchained...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 27, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3781 Views

TIM TALK

Planning for the East Bay to move forward

The Tri-Valley region’s status as an economic powerhouse ($42 billion gross domestic product) is well documented, but it’s just a part of the broader...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 5 comments | 3777 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 3770 Views
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