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COUPLE'S NET

Stay and Play – and Work – in Carmel-by-the-Sea

My husband and I, with our adored Papillon, Bixby (yes, named after Bixby Bridge), were hosted by Hofsas House in Carmel. We had an amazing getaway, especially after...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 14, 2021
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TIM TALK

Brave and Valley Christian Center marry

Pastors Roger Valci and Daren Laws have become good friends since Laws moved here eight years ago to lead Brave Church in San Ramon. Brave, called Church in the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 11, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 1677 Views

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Thinking through Taiwan and China with Hoover fellows

If you watched 60 Minutes Sunday night you probably learned some key information about why Taiwan is a critical ally for the United States. The report, featuring...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 9, 2021 at 7:49 am | 3 comments | 1250 Views

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Impressive group of Dreammakers and Risktakers

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group will celebrate its 10th group of Dreammakers and Risktakers with a virtual ceremony at noon Thursday. The honorees are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 4, 2021
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Red flags raised about school district race consultant

I must confess warning bells went off when I read about the Pleasanton school district decision to contract with a consultant to “identify and address equity gaps...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by Rosie, on May 4, 2021 at 9:36 am | 20 comments | 2048 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples and premarital: "How Can We Be Happy Again?"

Dear Chandrama, How can we be happy again? I try to argue with him to get him to respond, and he goes further and further away, including long hours at work,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 29, 2021
Last comment by DP, on May 1, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 2337 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"I" Statements that are Actually "You" Statements

No, that's not a typo. I hear these a lot when I encourage partners to use "I statements" or to share how s/he is feeling. Here are examples of what to...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 23, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:45 am | 5 comments | 2644 Views

TIM TALK

Another innovative Tri-Valley firm lands angel funding

The innovative companies that are being birthed here in the Tri-Valley continue to fascinate me. One of the latest is illumy, based in San Ramon. Its cloud-based...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 28, 2021 at 5:17 am | 2 comments | 945 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"What Did You Do?"

On a recent warm afternoon, I noticed a man riding his bike with a huge mixed bouquet of flowers in his basket. I watched as he turns north from Willow onto Middlefield,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 16, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 27, 2021 at 7:27 pm | 4 comments | 2812 Views

TIM TALK

Big news for Unchained Labs in Pleasanton

Pleasanton-based Unchained Labs broke major news Monday when it announced it had been acquired by The Carlyle Group for $435 million. Carlyle partnered with Unchained...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 27, 2021
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ART SPACE

But Is It Art?

By John A. Barry When David Letterman hosted “The Late Show,” he periodically presented a segment entitled “Ape or Artist?” An abstract...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Apr. 26, 2021
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DOING COLLEGE

Letters of Evaluation (LOE) for Medical School

One of the most important and often least carefully considered components of the medical school application are letters of recommendation, called letters of evaluation...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1059 Views

TIM TALK

Campaign spending limits coming to Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council majority is wasting little time in trying to put its stamp on the city. Their latest move is moving to establish campaign contribution...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Apr 20, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 6 comments | 1075 Views

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Smart pivot by fairgrounds leadership

Congrats to the Alameda County fairgrounds leadership for innovative pivots required by the Covid-19 virus. The fair was cancelled last June when state mandates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by Lahommed, on Apr 20, 2021 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1014 Views

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Smart pivot by fairgrounds leadership

Congrats to the Alameda County fairgrounds leadership for innovative pivots required by the Covid-19 virus. The fair was cancelled last June when state mandates...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 20, 2021
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Contrasting golf tournaments last week

It was striking to see the differences between the PGA tour and the LPGA tour events on Sunday. The Texas Valero Open, played in San Antonio, had spectators following...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 6, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 16, 2021 at 8:56 pm | 4 comments | 996 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Porn

I realized I have not written about porn, and that it would be a good idea to do so. This could be a huge topic with lots of offshoots, but mostly I want to share...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Apr 15, 2021 at 3:10 pm | 5 comments | 4387 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How to Get a Good Letter of Recommendation

Applying to graduate degree programs requires the organization and synthesis of a lot of information. There are many moving parts, and it can be tempting to focus...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 9, 2021
Last comment by McMadilyn, on Apr 14, 2021 at 3:18 am | 1 comment | 3656 Views

TIM TALK

Housing proponents push to eliminate single-family zoning

There’s growing pressure from housing advocates to limit or eliminate single-family zoning in communities across California. Both Berkeley and Sacramento...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 8, 2021
Last comment by DublinMike, on Apr 9, 2021 at 8:44 am | 4 comments | 1470 Views

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Now is the time to fully reopen Pleasanton schools

Pleasanton students went back into the public schools last week in a hybrid program that has two days of in-person instruction and three days of online instruction. Parents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 30, 2021
Last comment by DKHSK, on Apr 8, 2021 at 7:50 am | 16 comments | 2139 Views
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