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TIM TALK

Finishing strong in Dublin

If you stopped by the city manager’s office at Dublin City Hall Monday you would have found Chris Foss at his desk on his final day in that chair. Instead...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 31, 2019
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TIM TALK

Developing a vision for the Tri-Valley in 2040

Community leaders from the public and private sectors have launched a process to develop a unified vision for the Tri-Valley area in 2040. The vision was recommended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 9, 2020
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PRESSING ISSUES

New column answers readers' questions

Newsflash! We are living in an ever-changing, evolving media climate. How we get our news, when we get our news and who provides our news has morphed into something...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 1, 2007
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PRESSING ISSUES

Videos from Pleasanton Mayoral and Council Candidate forums

Here are the YouTube links to the videos we took at the forums Monday, Sept. 19. They are not professional. You will more than likely need to adjust the volume...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 28, 2016
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PRESSING ISSUES

Being thankful, regardless

Something horrendous has happened every single week for the past few months. Dozens of people were murdered at a concert. Children and their parents were gunned...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Nov. 22, 2017
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Dear cool people...

This is a message from your friendly neighborhood Laughter Police: don't worry about whether or not you're one of the 'cool kids.' Chances are you're having more...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on May. 30, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

What I thought when I saw the preview for 'The Smurfs 2'

If Quentin Tarantino had directed "The Smurfs 2" it would have gone something like this... ...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Jun. 19, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

The horrifying truth

Mondays. The jarring beginning of the work week, the guillotine-like cut off of the weekend. The day that I seem to have forgotten everything I once knew about routines,...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 5, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Insert 'Jaws' theme song here

This week is a special week. Not because school looms on the horizon, not because of the panicked scramble for on sale pencils and notebooks. This is Shark Week....

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Aug. 6, 2013
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LOL (LESSONS ON LAUGHTER)

Hefty holidays

I'm dreaming of a thin Christmas. A holiday season where I don't compulsively eat twelve ginger snaps at one time, where I can put down the fourth York mint patty,...

Original post made by Sierra Rhodes on Dec. 23, 2013
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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Taking Leave of GRAS

The FDA has proposed to ban trans-fat in food – is it overdue reform or the nanny state ruining our gustatory fun? The Food and Drug Administration is the...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 8, 2013
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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Tenures After (Vergara) Part 2: the opinion

When a state trial court judge opens his Opinion by quoting from the momentous Brown v. Board of Education case, you know he must have big things on his mind....

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 12, 2014
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RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors

-- with apologies to Paul Simon; he deserves better The problem's all over my inbox, it seems to me I'm being deluged with funding crap from DNC I'd like...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jul. 27, 2014
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DOING COLLEGE

The Up and Down Sides to AP Coursework

A student asks Dr. LaScala: Will AP coursework help me get into college and will these courses get me through college faster? Alex Dear Alex, Depending...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 26, 2012
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DOING COLLEGE

An Insider's Look at College Advising

Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. I thought I would start my...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 3, 2013
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DOING COLLEGE

It's Not Enough to Say You Are A Good Match for A College. Prove It!

Many colleges include a prompt that asks the question "Why do you want to attend our college?" You will see this item in different forms, such as "How did you first...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 11, 2014
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DOING COLLEGE

How Many Colleges Should I Apply To?

This question ranks among the top five I get asked each admission cycle. Six college applications once seemed quite reasonable. Now eight is more commonplace and...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 20, 2014
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DOING COLLEGE

Join in the College Crowd

Whenever you visit a college campus, especially for the first time, keep in mind that getting around is as important as looking around. You might be blown away by...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 15, 2015
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DOING COLLEGE

Getting Organized for Your Junior Year in High School

Times have changed and getting into college is much different than it was even five years ago. Selecting a college is a big decision, and both public and private...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 28, 2015
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DOING COLLEGE

When Student Loans Make Sense

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides families through the complex world of college and graduate school admissions. She helps students identify majors and career paths,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 27, 2015
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