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TIM TALK

New thrust for regional transportation solutions

For decades, public transportation systems in the Bay Area have been balkanized with little thought given to connectivity for riders. Cities, for instance in...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by been there, on Jul 29, 2019 at 9:57 am | 14 comments | 2003 Views

ART SPACE

Paul Krassner (1932-2019) An Appreciation

By John A. Barry When Paul Krassner was referred to as the “father of the Yippie (Youth International Party) movement," his response was, “I...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 28, 2019 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 739 Views

TIM TALK

Alameda County Grand Jury calls out supervisors

It's good to see one branch of government doing its job. The Alameda County Grand Jury issued its annual report last month and ripped multiple government agencies...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by POLOLO MOLOLO, on Jul 21, 2019 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 1678 Views

TIM TALK

Lots of media coverage as Swalwell calls it quits for 2020 presidential bid

Congressman Eric Swalwell received more media coverage Tuesday when he cancelled his presidential campaign than he did when he announced or at any other stage. Swalwell...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Ranger Up, on Jul 20, 2019 at 9:52 am | 31 comments | 1937 Views

TIM TALK

A concerted 'Next Step' for local nonprofit supporting pregnant women

One of the Livermore Valley's oldest nonprofits will change its name next month to continue fulfilling its mission to serve women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. The...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 17, 2019
There are no comments yet. 316 Views

TIM TALK

Serving displaced families in Northern Iraq

When Jessica Binzoni visited a Palestinian refugee camp at the age of 20, her life changed forever. While we visited last week in Pleasanton, she said that God...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by harshak9, on Jul 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm | 2 comments | 1927 Views

ART SPACE

O’Neill Goes to the Movies

By John A. Barry The film industry has been good (and not so good) to Eugene O’Neill, who lived at Tao House in the Danville hills from 1937 to 1943,...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel, on Jul 13, 2019 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 733 Views

TIM TALK

Look for negotiations to bring health benefits back to Pleasanton teachers

Pleasanton schools chief David Haglund and the trustees agree that a key part of his job is strategic planning—something they believe has been lacking. He...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 1, 2019
Last comment by riyaqueen, on Jul 13, 2019 at 4:50 am | 8 comments | 2670 Views

TIM TALK

Stoneridge mall losing its luster for some

Stoneridge Shopping Center, a shopping mecca for generations of Livermore Valley residents, is losing its luster for some patrons. I met with two ladies who are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 6, 2019
Last comment by riyaqueen, on Jul 13, 2019 at 4:04 am | 4 comments | 1830 Views

TIM TALK

New ValleyCare CEO arrives at perfect time for planning the health system's future

ValleyCare CEO Rick Shumway arrived in the valley at a perfect time. The transition from the standalone health system to the Stanford Health System that took...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 2, 2019
Last comment by riyaqueen, on Jul 13, 2019 at 4:03 am | 3 comments | 1236 Views

TIM TALK

Happy Birthday America

Today we celebrate America’s birthday. Despite the flood of rhetoric from the politicians, we live in the country that provides amazing opportunity for those...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2019
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jul 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm | 73 comments | 2106 Views

ART SPACE

Rubens and O'Neill This Summer

This installment of Art Space ==I is a twofer. Bill Carmel writes about the largely unknown side of Rubens the artist: the diplomat. John Barry provides an...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Bill, on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm | 4 comments | 1228 Views

TIM TALK

Dublin trustees wisely opt for stability

Summer vacation has taken on a new sense of peace for Dublin students, parents, teachers and staff. They can be relieved that former Dublin High Principal and Interim...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 598 Views

TIM TALK

Checking out trends in Pleasanton's city revenues

Reading through the East Bay Economic Development Alliance annual economic report, I was struck by the sales tax report that showed Pleasanton’s taxable sales...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by harshak999, on Jul 8, 2019 at 11:07 pm | 10 comments | 1570 Views

TIM TALK

Refreshed Wente Vineyard Table and Tasting Lounge opens Saturday

Wente Vineyards has operated its signature fine dining restaurant for 33 years with minimal changes to format until 2018. It was a classic expense account or special...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 30, 2019 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1864 Views

TIM TALK

Telling stories makes connections in business

Carmine Gallo has a simple message for business owners: tell stories. Gallo shared that message with a mentoring group founded 16 years ago by Joe Christiano, retired...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 24, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 4 comments | 1918 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Increase in Parental Romance = Happier Kids, Too

As parents, many of you spend a lot of time and energy thinking about what's best for your kids. In many families, kids are prioritized above one's partner. I believe...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jun 14, 2019 at 10:45 am | 5 comments | 4146 Views

TIM TALK

District elections will be problematic

As the city of San Ramon nears finishing the process of setting up districts for City Council elections, the Dublin school district has demonstrated just how troubling...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Time to make a budget deal

With the constitutional deadline for approving the budget looming Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrat legislative leaders cut deals last weekend. The deadline...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by K, on Jun 12, 2019 at 8:48 am | 5 comments | 1274 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Up and Downside of AP Courses

Depending on how your particular school treats AP classes, an AP class can be worth a full grade higher than the regular track class (that’s how some students...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 8, 2019
Last comment by Jen G., on Jun 6, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 4139 Views
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