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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 | 2223 Views

TIM TALK

Is life an accident or is it created?

Reading various opinions and watching the news concerning the Supreme Court’s reversing of Roe v. Wade there’s a common refrain. For those favoring...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 29, 2022 at 5:16 pm | 10 comments | 2207 Views

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Kelly Bowers ready to hit the ground running with 3 Valleys Foundation

When Livermore schools superintendent Kelly Bowers retires at the end of the month, she will jump almost immediately into a new adventure. After a week off, she...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2166 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

An end of year reflection

As this year draws to a close, I figure now is as good a time as any to reflect on the past year. I started this blog series back in the middle of March not really...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Dec. 21, 2022
Last comment by Pton Resident, on Dec 26, 2022 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 2164 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 | 2163 Views

TIM TALK

Mehran Jr. held his cards close

Alex Mehran Jr. demonstrated how to play his cards close to his chest Tuesday evening. Speaking to San Francisco Business Times Publisher Mary Huss on a panel with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2158 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

A picnic by Lake Chabot

It was my birthday this past weekend and my partner had an idea of throwing a small party. I’m normally not one to make a big deal out of birthdays, however my...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by Lucy, on Sep 30, 2022 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 2139 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. 2139 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Hiring Part-Time College Application Readers

With the recent surge in college applications, schools have begun to outsource the work of their admission counseling staff (aka admission officers) by hiring part-time...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2123 Views

TIM TALK

Zone 7 water needs new Delta conveyance

Sixty years ago, the State Water Project opened and providing potable water to millions of Californians as well as surface water to San Joaquin Valley growers and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2109 Views

TIM TALK

Legislators and governor debate spending instead of saving

Sacramento legislators undoubtedly are taking a deep breath and celebrating today after meeting the voter-imposed June 15 deadline to pass a 2022-23 budget. It calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by iceblocky, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:48 am | 7 comments | 2108 Views

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Gov. Newsom tries to split the baby on nukes and electrical power

It’s been interesting to watch His Highness Gov. Gavin Newsom try to dance on the head of a pin as he embraces and pushes full green policies while simultaneously...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 16, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Aug 16, 2022 at 10:16 am | 1 comment | 2106 Views

TIM TALK

The blind rush to green power

California regulators, legislators and the governor continue to blindly push the state toward zero carbon emissions without any regard for the big picture. Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 20, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Sep 25, 2022 at 7:21 pm | 9 comments | 2104 Views

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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 | 2099 Views

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Celebrating a wedding and delighting in fall colors

We’ve spent the last week celebrating the marriage of our daughter Glenalyn to Solomon Joseph in Southern Utah. The ceremony took place in a resort east of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by Carole Lee Manning, on Oct 17, 2022 at 7:15 pm | 4 comments | 2098 Views

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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 | 2096 Views

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State open meeting act requires update after Dublin school trustees' actions

When the legal counsel for the Dublin school district decided that three members did not violate the state’s open meeting act during discussion of new election...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Aug 4, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2092 Views

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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...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 29, 2022
Last comment by John, on Dec 5, 2022 at 10:41 pm | 7 comments | 2024 Views

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Educators turned pizza entrepreneurs open Much Ado about Pizza

Looking for one of the most interesting new businesses born out of the pandemic, check out educators turned pizza entrepreneurs Kira and Mark Zabrowski’s Much...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 2024 Views

TIM TALK

A new twist and consolidation in health care

The health care industry in the Tri-Valley took another twist this month when John Muir Health agreed to purchase San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Tenet Healthcare,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by JJ, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:19 am | 9 comments | 2000 Views
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