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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. 1540 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What Is a Good College?

If you did a survey and asked people what characteristics define a good college, you might get 100 different answers. If there is so much variation just in what...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1538 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 | 1481 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin faces difficult financial choices in a few years

Dublin will have two new city council members next month after the election is certified and they can join the incumbents in starting to wrestle with a new financial...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by res1, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 1: Competition and Completion

In my last article, I described what in general defines a good college. In the next series of articles, I...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1447 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. 1431 Views

TIM TALK

Success stories continue at CityServe

CityServe of the Tri-Valley celebrated its 10th anniversary Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast in Pleasanton Monday. Tim Sbranti, a board member and the emcee for the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1402 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Thanksgiving day blues

My partner’s family takes Thanksgiving very seriously. I’ve been over for a few years now and each year the dinner is great. This Thanksgiving my...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 30, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1391 Views

TIM TALK

Valley Humane Society set to open its new clinic

January is shaping up to be a great month for Melanie Sadek and the Valley Humane Society. After a challenging year of construction on its operating room in an...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1377 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. 1300 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Applying for Dental School

Dental school is hard work. It requires academic rigors similar to applying to medical school. The application process is complex, detailed and competitive. Here’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 19, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1234 Views

TIM TALK

Blessing families for Christmas

If you wanted to enjoy a heart-warming experience, you should have stopped by Valley Community Church in Pleasanton Friday morning. Monthly Miracles, the Christian...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 27, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1161 Views

TIM TALK

Feds retreat quickly from natural gas ban, not so California

California launched the war on natural gas with actions by the Legislature and the state air board. When President Joe Biden took over as president, his administration...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 30, 2023 at 10:37 am | 5 comments | 1152 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Now we're cooking with gas

As I’ve gotten more into cooking over the past few years, I’ve fallen in love with gas stoves. After years of using old electric stoves I felt like my eyes were...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jan. 25, 2023
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 30, 2023 at 10:40 am | 6 comments | 1152 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

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Visiting family in India

Over the holidays I joined my immediate family on a trip to India. It had been five years since I had last been there and had a chance to reconnect with extended...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jan. 18, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1091 Views

TIM TALK

Dallas vs. San Francisco Sunday sparks plenty of memories

Sunday’s Dallas-49ers game sparks lots of memories for me. I started in the newspaper industry as a sports writer and wrote sports throughout the late 1960s and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 19, 2023
Last comment by Gary Chisolm, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:22 am | 6 comments | 1009 Views

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Health care agencies collaborate as well as compete here

Attending Innovation Tri-Valley’s 9th annual Innovation Forum, you cannot help but be impressed by all that’s going on in health care and the life sciences...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 26, 2023
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jan 26, 2023 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 937 Views

TIM TALK

Valley Study Group disbanding

The long-standing Valley Study Group plans to formally disband after more than 40 years according to a board member. The group’s monthly meetings were halted...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 20, 2022
There are no comments yet. 929 Views

TIM TALK

2022 brought fresh perspective on holiday season

Unexpected events in this holiday season have brought new perspective to my family and me. We enjoyed a daytime Christmas Eve gathering with my wife’s family...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Compoundinggal, on Jan 11, 2023 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 902 Views
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