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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 | 1292 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Celebrating Diwali

This past weekend my partner, family and I went to a community Diwali event hosted down in San Jose. Due to travel, I wasn’t able to make the celebration in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by ravanza, on Oct 28, 2022 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1276 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 | 1262 Views

TIM TALK

Just who is the extremist when it comes to abortion?

Gov. Gavin Newsom is so confident of his re-election next month that he’s spending his time shilling for the abortion rights proposition. The television...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 3 comments | 1226 Views

TIM TALK

Election thoughts as ballots hit the mail

Thinking about the various propositions on the November ballot, I recall the mantra from a jam-packed ballot several years ago when it was “just say no.”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1210 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How to Impress My Interviewer During a College Admission Interview?

It’s easy to impress a college interviewer – if you are willing to do a little work in three areas: know yourself, know the school, and tap into the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1159 Views

TIM TALK

Foster explains how Strategic Defense Initiative won approval in two days

Johnny Foster, the fourth director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has learned quite a bit during his 75 years in and about the United States’ national...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 13, 2022 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 1129 Views

TIM TALK

Livermore school bond defeated, Pleasanton close to passing

The final numbers are still not in but it appears that the school bond issues in PLeasanton and Livermore could end differently. Livermore voters rejected the bond...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1124 Views

TIM TALK

Special interest legislation that belongs in the trash can

When it comes to special interest legislation benefitting a single company, Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) is moving to the head of the class. He has introduced...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on May 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm | 6 comments | 1092 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Most Important Essay You Will Write for Your College Applications

After the personal essay is done many students think the hardest part of their application is behind them. In my view, the personal essay is the easier part. In...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 980 Views

TIM TALK

Many initiatives are headed for November ballot

Last week's June primary ballot was notable for its paucity of initiatives—there were only two. One received overwhelming support to change term limits so...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2012
There are no comments yet. 895 Views

ART SPACE

Diablo Valley Abstractions

By John A. Barry The library at Diablo Valley College, in Pleasant Hill, is a rich repository of resources for students and instructors. It also doubles...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Oct. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 819 Views

TIM TALK

The diversity police up the ante in the UC system

CalMatters Columnist Dan Walters pointed out recently just how whacko the University of California’s policies have gotten. Walters noted that the University...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jaye, on Jul 31, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 9 comments | 790 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. 776 Views

TIM TALK

Learning the rest of the Monthly Miracles story

One of the great joys of life is seeing things come full circle. I was told of two such incidences last week when talking to people about Operation Cbristmas Child....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 22, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Nov 22, 2022 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 764 Views

TIM TALK

Lessons learned during the lockdown

Four local business owners shared with the Northern California Mentoring Group Tuesday the lessons they learned while coping with the pandemic. They were Matt Richert...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 1, 2021
There are no comments yet. 664 Views

TIM TALK

The state water board missed the mark

The state water board has egg—or should I say mud—all over its collective face. Earlier this month, board members refused to lift the drought restrictions...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 612 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin trustees wisely opt for stability

Summer vacation has taken on a new sense of peace for Dublin students, parents, teachers and staff. They can be relieved that former Dublin High Principal and Interim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 598 Views

TIM TALK

Manufacturing companies are alive and well in the East Bay

If you have questions about whether manufacturing can still flourish in the East Bay, don’t worry—it can and it is. That’s one takeaway from the East Bay...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 22, 2019
There are no comments yet. 576 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 533 Views
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