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TIM TALK

President Biden tries to "buy" votes from young people

President Joe Biden touted keeping a campaign promise Wednesday when he unilaterally declared that the federal government would forgive $10,000 to $20,000 of student...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 26, 2022 at 9:52 am | 11 comments | 1910 Views

TIM TALK

Stepping up to meet needs during the pandemic lockdowns

When the pandemic and the lockdowns hit nearly two years ago, Jacqueline Garcia was serving in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church office and fielded many calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:10 pm | 1 comment | 1895 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. 1880 Views

TIM TALK

What a football weekend

Forgive me for harkening back to my sports writing days. I grew up in journalism writing highs school sports starting in my senior year at Amador Valley High. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Jan 11, 2022 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1869 Views

TIM TALK

Will voters buy the online gaming arguments?

If you want a clue to how lucrative online betting will be in California, just check out the expenditures for the competing propositions, 26 and 27. Through Aug....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 1848 Views

TIM TALK

Three recent decisions involved major Tri-Valley companies

Two Monday afternoon update newsletters demonstrated just how the economy and changes reach our backyard here in Pleasanton. One story in the San Francisco Business...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 10, 2022 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 1818 Views

TIM TALK

Toting up the damage the Legislature wrought

As we start our day this fine Thursday morning, check out your favorite website and/or publication to see what damage the Legislature has wrought on its final day...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Sep 5, 2022 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 1801 Views

TIM TALK

Two measures to re-invigorate Livermore Valley wine country headed to November ballot

For decades people opposed to residential growth in the Tri-Valley tried to restrict development by limiting and controlling basic infrastructure. That’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 4, 2022 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1799 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

What it takes to become a teacher

I recently hung out with a family friend that I’ve known forever. We both grew up together as kids in Fremont and our families would spend holidays together every...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by anusree, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 1785 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

We need more doctors

A few weeks ago I helped my brother move to Chicago where he started medical school. Amongst the things my brother and I talked about on the trip was the U.S. healthcare...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by Raj Sri, on Aug 31, 2022 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1765 Views

TIM TALK

Honoring exceptional Tri-Valley students

Checking out the list of the 11th annual Dreammakers and Risktakers honored last week by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group and you cannot help but be highly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1732 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school. Solito said her 15-year-old daughter...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by katingthem, 39 minutes ago | 18 comments | 1701 Views

TIM TALK

NFL coach Greg Olson shares how it is in the NFL with Jon Gruden

Football fans and ESP\N are counting down the days until the National Football League opens it season in September. For pro coaches, who work 12-hour-plus days,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by D, on Jul 22, 2022 at 7:47 am | 2 comments | 1685 Views

DOING COLLEGE

5 Things Communications Programs Can Do to Help You Succeed

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1678 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

There should be no barriers to getting an education

I’m one of the lucky ones in that I graduated college without any debt. I worked a few jobs throughout college, but the real reason I graduated without debt was...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 31, 2022
Last comment by Gary Ulrich, on Sep 7, 2022 at 7:15 am | 16 comments | 1676 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Rekindling my love for Indian movies

I recently watched the uber popular Telegu film RRR and it was one of the most entertaining experiences I’ve had all year. Director S.S. Rajamouli’s...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by Enrique, on Aug 11, 2022 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 1655 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento debates how to spend record surplus--no talk of reducing taxes

Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature are debating how to divvy up the abundance of tax receipts that the capitol is awash in. The governor released his May budget...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on May 26, 2022 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 1650 Views

TIM TALK

Oops, electric grid is in trouble, don't charge your car

California is teetering on the edge of rolling electrical blackouts for the first time in six years. It’s so bad that the state’s grid operator has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 6, 2022
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on Sep 6, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 6 comments | 1624 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Driving from St. Louis to Chicago with my brother

Last week I flew to St. Louis to help my brother move to Chicago. Earlier this year he got into medical school at Loyola which was quite unfortunate for me. It solidified...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jul 28, 2022 at 5:56 pm | 2 comments | 1623 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
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