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TIM TALK

Plenty of blame to go around for fires and power shutoffs

Assemblyman James Gallagher wrote an opinion piece for CalMatters.org that offered a perspective that’s too often been missing from stories detailing the utility’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Dec 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm | 9 comments | 2183 Views

TIM TALK

Radical generosity can change lives

When Kirk Perry looks back at his life, he notes turning points provided by people showing radical generosity. Growing up very poor in the mid-West (his parents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 28, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 1919 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: 10 Tips for the Holidays

These holiday tips are not rocket science. Nonetheless, they are important reminders for good self-care and pacing through the holidays. 1. Make a list of your...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 29, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5898 Views

TIM TALK

Obituaries strike close to home in this season.

In my season of life, reading obituaries has become personal. Earlier, it was reading about parents of friends from my youth who were passing. Now, it’s contemporaries. That...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 19, 2019
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TIM TALK

Seeing God move supernaturally in Brazil

This week I returned from Brazil and the third healing mission trip I’ve had the privilege of joining with Bill Dew from San Diego. Bill and his late wife...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by David, on Nov 18, 2019 at 8:36 pm | 32 comments | 2552 Views

TIM TALK

Jammed BART trains demand innovative thinking moving forward

Riding BART to San Francisco International Airport recently at peak commute hours, I have a new appreciation for some anecdotes I have been told about. Boarding...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 16, 2019 at 11:06 am | 9 comments | 2873 Views

TIM TALK

Talking traffic with Mike Tassano

Listening to Pleasanton traffic engineer Mike Tassano speak about his world invariably teaches me something. Earlier this year, Mike addressed a retired group...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Barry, on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:28 pm | 4 comments | 2434 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Coupes: "I Don't Want to Say This to My Partner . . ."

I hear this phrase from clients on a regular basis. You don't want to say the hard things out loud. There are a number of reasons for this: I can't not know...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by aaronpressure, on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:17 am | 2 comments | 6375 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Three Top Tips for a Tip Top Couple

Three Top Tips for a Tip Top Couple 1. Be a couple first and parents a close second. A husband once told me that his wife had gone from being a babe to having...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Easy Food Handlers, on Nov 5, 2019 at 1:36 am | 1 comment | 7526 Views

TIM TALK

Once a Realtor...

Real estate always has been a family affair for Janet Cristiano of Pleasanton. She’s one of the longest serving real estate brokers in the Livermore Valley,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by Sam Guerrera, on Nov 2, 2019 at 3:47 pm | 5 comments | 2435 Views

TIM TALK

Rounding up thoughts between planned outages

Earlier this month, I received a routine promotional email from the Dublin Ranch Golf Course that seemingly contained good news—lower rates. Perry Lee,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Nov 2, 2019 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 2278 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Our Own Artsy California System: A Few of the Many Visual and Performing Arts Programs in the UC System

You don’t need to leave California to get a great education in the arts—and you don’t need to spend big bucks to become noticed for your art. The...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 29, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 4170 Views

TIM TALK

New federal fish decision likely will impact the valley

Federal wildlife agencies had some good news about regulations for the Delta this week. The agencies updated a rigid 2008 biological opinion concerning the endangered...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 24, 2019
There are no comments yet. 84 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

COUPLE'S NET

Bond. Bond Touch.

All joking about James aside, the Bond Touch is a pretty fun and nifty gadget. The overview is that it’s a wrist-worn device that you tap and your partner (whether...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by rick, on Oct 21, 2019 at 12:37 am | 1 comment | 6000 Views

TIM TALK

Strizzi's celebrates 30 years on Main Street

One of Pleasanton’s home-grown restaurants is celebrating a milestone 30-year anniversary this month. Strizzi’s has anchored the corner of Main and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:23 pm | 1 comment | 1904 Views

TIM TALK

The mayor has ambitious goals for life sciences in the valley

Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne has made no bones about his ambition for life science companies in his city and the Tri-Valley. He reminded attendees at the 2nd...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Zouen, on Oct 16, 2019 at 3:12 am | 1 comment | 2554 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The "Right" Way to Eat an Artichoke

At dinner recently, my husband and I were eating artichokes and having a spirited conversation, as we often do. I looked over at one point and noticed he was eating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by BrendaAnderson, on Oct 14, 2019 at 2:06 am | 1 comment | 6661 Views

TIM TALK

Fighting wildfires from the air

With the extreme fire danger in Northern California looming and PG&E preparing to shutdown power to as many as 800,000 customers, CalFire moved to deploy its...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 12, 2019 at 8:38 am | 2 comments | 2865 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 6 Top Mistakes Made by High School Students Applying to College

1. Not balancing your college list by admission probability is a recipe for disappointing results. Reach schools have low and very low admit rates; they are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by Heidi, on Oct 11, 2019 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 5133 Views
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