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ART SPACE

The Art of Newspeak

By John A. Barry Eric Blair (better known as George Orwell) was a prescient literary artist. Orwell famously predicted that “Big Brother is watching...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Cher Pascual, on Feb 11, 2020 at 11:55 pm | 9 comments | 2055 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus causes shift in Veeva's meeting plans

The coronavirus in China changed plans dramatically for Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems. The maker of cloud-computing software for the pharmaceutical and life...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 512 Views

TIM TALK

Unchained labs teams are free to do it their way

Pleasanton-based Unchained Labs is a study in contrasts. • The executive photos on the web page look like they were asked to act goofy. They complied. • The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Kolom PC, on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:17 am | 5 comments | 2469 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Don't Compare Your Insides with Someone Else's Outside"

Doesn't everyone look together? The happy couple? Doing their job well? Driving their nice car? Getting schoolwork done? Christmas or Hanukkah shopping? Cooking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 5222 Views

TIM TALK

Four men pass who left imprints on the valley

The Independent edition last week sadly contained obituaries of four people who played key roles in the valley and the city of Livermore over many years. Topping...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by W, on Feb 5, 2020 at 8:30 pm | 3 comments | 2208 Views

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Tri-Valley City Serve on the move in 2020

City Serve of the Tri-Valley is anticipating major upgrades to its services this year. CEO Christine Beitsch-Bahmani, who came on board last summer, outlined...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 30, 2020 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 2122 Views

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Talking historical hops with Otis Nostrand

If you ever have the chance to hear Eric “Otis” Nostrand talk about the history of hops in Pleasanton, jump at the opportunity. Otis spoke to the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by shritech, on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:27 pm | 4 comments | 2585 Views

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Meet the Dreammakers and Risktakers

If you were fortunate enough to attend the 2020 Dreammakers and Risktakers event last week, you left inspired. The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group presented...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on Jan 28, 2020 at 10:38 pm | 2 comments | 2351 Views

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Two key water studies launched this month

Two major studies that directly effect the quality and cost of the Tri-Valley’s drinking water got underway this month. In Sacramento, the Newsom Administration...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Vicky S, on Jan 24, 2020 at 6:13 pm | 1 comment | 2540 Views

TIM TALK

Two key water studies launched this month

Two major studies that directly effect the quality and cost of the Tri-Valley’s drinking water got underway this month. In Sacramento, the Newsom Administration...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

Voters face three school bond measures come March

Dublin school trustees and senior staff have spent the last several years scrambling to find a site for a second high school as well as other school sites as enrollment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by plebe, on Jan 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 7 comments | 2650 Views

ART SPACE

Fire

By John A. Barry I’m very late in getting this written, but you still have a chance to visit No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, at the Oakland...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Jan. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1390 Views

TIM TALK

Shaping a new neighborhood at Stoneridge mall

Big changes are coming to Stoneridge Shopping Center and nearby properties. In 2019, the City Council approved plans for mall owner, Simon Co., to knock down...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by GregDublin, on Jan 8, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 4355 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

A message for all ...

I saw "The Electric Horseman" recently (enjoyed it!). I was reminded of this gorgeous cut Hand's on the Wheel from Willie Nelson's magnificent...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Dec. 25, 2019
Last comment by Henry Archer, on Jan 3, 2020 at 4:36 am | 4 comments | 5375 Views

TIM TALK

Election season is heating up

The holidays may be over and 2020 is here, but there’s little slacking in the election campaigns. Democratic presidential candidates spent the holidays...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jan 2, 2020 at 6:25 pm | 3 comments | 3219 Views

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Putting a positive spin on bad news

You’ve got to give Joe D’Alessandro credit for trying to make lemonade out of a bad lemon situation. Responding to news that Oracle moved its annual...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by BobB, on Jan 1, 2020 at 4:59 pm | 5 comments | 2864 Views

TIM TALK

Time for school district to ask what if?

The Pleasanton school board, at its final 2019 meeting, heard a report of the options the city is considering to add a second left-turn lane at Bernal Avenue and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 23, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 4 comments | 1985 Views

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Safe Spaces documents scary trend

If you are concerned about freedom in speech in America, you should check out Safe Spaces, a documentary featuring conservative commentators Adam Carolla and Dennis...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 12, 2019
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 17, 2019 at 5:44 am | 4 comments | 2202 Views

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Dublin leaders position the city to develop a downtown

Since its incorporation in 1981, Dublin leaders have relied on private enterprise to shape the city. Dublin developed its core, with all of the big box stores,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by Kjgamble, on Dec 11, 2019 at 10:00 pm | 2 comments | 3229 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Differentiating Grief from Clinical Depression

Grief is applicable regardless of the type of loss you have been through; a death, a divorce, a job loss, etc.   When symptoms of grieving persist as defined...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by wilson, on Dec 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm | 1 comment | 8005 Views
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A conservative Black scholar's view on Race in America
By Tim Hunt | 27 comments | 2,996 views

Do you Fight, Flight, or Freeze?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 346 views

The Ballad of Andy and Rocky
By John A. Barry and Bill Carmel | 0 comments | 264 views