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COUPLE'S NET

Couples New Year Resolutions (Including Sexually)

We will: - Prioritize our partner/relationship/marriage over everything: • Doing so will create a secure foundation and roof over the head of your kids. You...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 31, 2022
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TIM TALK

Celebrating Christmas Eve as a worshipper

Pastor Steve Madsen will enjoy a fresh experience Saturday night—he’ll attend a Christmas Eve service as a worshipper. Madsen, founding pastor of Cornerstone...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2022
Last comment by Jason Whitlock, on Dec 26, 2022 at 1:42 pm | 14 comments | 1596 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 | 2144 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The 7 Cs of College Admissions Part 2: Costs, Curriculum

This article is a part of a series on about how I go about obtaining the assessment information needed to do a comprehensive school search, which in turn produces...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1656 Views

TIM TALK

The fusion dream comes true at Lawrence Livermore lab

Smiles had to be the order of the day for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees after the teams at the National Ignition Facility achieved nuclear fusion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 1537 Views

TIM TALK

The fusion dream comes through at Lawrence Livermore lab

Smiles had to be the order of the day for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employees after the teams at the National Ignition Facility achieved nuclear fusion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 17, 2022 at 7:07 am | 2 comments | 682 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. 1424 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2004 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Yes, an app can charge your EV better than you can

About four years ago I was talking with Peninsula Clean Energy CEO Jan Pepper when she remarked that the electricity provider would like to manage the scheduling...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 11, 2022
Last comment by Ed8, on Dec 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm | 3 comments | 8732 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Something brewing in the Tri-Valley

For me, there's only one thing better than enjoying a cold beer with friends on a hot summer day. Enjoying a cold beer in a heated home with friends when it’s...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Dec. 14, 2022
Last comment by Karl A, on Dec 14, 2022 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1860 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Wine about it

I’ve never been a wine guy. The world of wine can be intimidating and overwhelming for those who are not familiar with it. With so many different varietals, regions,...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Dec. 7, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Dec 10, 2022 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1638 Views

COUPLE'S NET

People and Relationships Never Stop Being a Work in Progress

It’s really true that we are all works in progress. Fortunately, your brain can continue to create new neural pathways until you die. Often you’ll hear...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 3, 2022
Last comment by BarbaraS, on Dec 8, 2022 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 5974 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley faces challenge with demand for industrial land high

==I Note from Tim: The significance of this is that the valley cities have urban growth boundaries. Designating additional developable land likely will involve...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 8, 2022 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 1708 Views

TIM TALK

State budget outlook growing uglier by the day

California’s roller coaster budget will hit a big dip in this fiscal year according to the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office. The report predicts...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 1, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Dec 7, 2022 at 6:16 pm | 21 comments | 2399 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Some of the best jobs around

I would love for my daughter to become an electrician or HVAC technician. There is a ton of work to be done, it is fulfilling work (especially if you care about...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 4, 2022
Last comment by biged, on Dec 7, 2022 at 2:35 pm | 5 comments | 7480 Views

TIM TALK

Economist opines on root causes of today's problems

Chris Thornberg, the founding principal of Beacon Economics, is a familiar face to those of us who pay attention to the East Bay economy. His firm prepared the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 6, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 7, 2022 at 11:34 am | 7 comments | 1590 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. 1516 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 2013 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Student Loans That Make Sense

Student loans are often viewed negatively, in part because they are associated with the rising cost of higher education. Yet many students could not go to college...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 1, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1560 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. 1374 Views
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