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COUPLE'S NET

Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I wanted to re-share this popular and important post that I wrote in 2014. I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 1927 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Training 'empowers' volunteers to help

"It could be a domestic violence issue. It could be a sexual assault issue. Sometimes it's a life-functioning issue. Sometimes it's someone feeling suicidal....

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jul. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 281 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating America's heritage

How delightful it feels today, July 4th, as I write this blog for Tuesday to see that America is again celebrating its birthday with gusto. We are in Central Oregon,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 394 Views

TIM TALK

A short honeymoon for new Pleasanton city manager?

Did Councilwoman Julie Testa take a public potshot at new Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin during the June 21 meeting. The council was discussing the mid-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by ryleeuso, on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 1836 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Let's bury our CO2. What could possibly go wrong?

We did not act early enough on climate change, and we continue to burn through our carbon budget too fast. As a result, we are faced with the need to capture and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by John, on Jul 4, 2022 at 8:22 am | 14 comments | 8734 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Am I saving enough water yet?

We are in our third year of drought in California and it’s not pretty. SoCal residents are under some

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Jul 3, 2022 at 8:31 pm |
38 comments | 5204 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Return to office

When remote work first started, I remember I promised myself that I would never be one of those guys who showed up to a meeting in pajamas. Two years later I found...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by eledge, on Jul 3, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 1004 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on Jul 2, 2022 at 8:53 am |
18 comments | 5763 Views

TIM TALK

Is life an accident or is it created?

Reading various opinions and watching the news concerning the Supreme Court’s reversing of Roe v. Wade there’s a common refrain. For those favoring...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 29, 2022 at 5:16 pm | 10 comments | 743 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Gifts and Belongings

Of my 5 Love Languages, and my husband’s too, gifts are the last of five. We mostly choose to do something together for birthdays and holidays (quality time,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 27, 2022 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 2325 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Eduardo, on Jun 27, 2022 at 9:44 am | 17 comments | 8187 Views

TIM TALK

Times change and so do benefit packages for teachers

What once was a big financial win for Pleasanton teachers has become a liability. Back in the late 1980s when voters approved the Pleasanton and Dublin school districts...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2022
Last comment by James, on Jun 27, 2022 at 5:56 am | 2 comments | 1753 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Chance of rain? This isn't time for city to dip into rainy day reserves

Unexpected rainy days happen. Less than two weeks ago we experienced a rare and unexpected June rain. Let’s hope the City of Pleasanton doesn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Edward, on Jun 27, 2022 at 5:34 am | 4 comments | 2204 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley lost key leader when Rich Rankin died

The Tri-Valley innovation ecosystem lost a key player this month when Rich Rankin died of cancer in his home in Ammon, Idaho. He was 67. Rankin headed Lawrence...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Easton Beatrix, on Jun 25, 2022 at 1:57 am | 4 comments | 1422 Views

TIM TALK

Caldor fire devastation is stark along HIghway 50

Driving back and forth to South Lake Tahoe last week the devastation caused by the Caldor Fire last August became even more obvious. We had been to the Lake in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 21, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jun 23, 2022 at 4:20 pm | 1 comment | 815 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Does Applying to More Highly Selective Schools Increase Your Chance of Getting Admitted?

My colleagues and I were looking for a statistical explanation to help explain to parents why you do not increase the odds of admission to a more selective school...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1337 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Bored Games

I spend most of my waking hours in front of a screen. My job pushes me to be on a laptop all day either on video calls with fellow teammates or heads down getting...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 885 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Will goopy straws and useless bags doom our efforts?

Many readers of this blog are concerned about plastic waste. I understand why. We walk past discarded water bottles at concerts and games; we find disposable cups...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 12, 2022
Last comment by MichaelB, on Jun 18, 2022 at 8:13 am | 23 comments | 6762 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton leaders struck out on planning for East Pleasanton

The city of Pleasanton twice has had the opportunity to masterplan 1,100 acres east of Busch Avenue to the city limits. That chance, thanks to city inaction, has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Jun 17, 2022 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1990 Views

TIM TALK

Legislators and governor debate spending instead of saving

Sacramento legislators undoubtedly are taking a deep breath and celebrating today after meeting the voter-imposed June 15 deadline to pass a 2022-23 budget. It calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by iceblocky, on Jun 16, 2022 at 6:48 am | 7 comments | 979 Views
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Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,927 views

A short honeymoon for new Pleasanton city manager?
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 1,836 views

Return to office
By Monith Ilavarasan | 1 comment | 1,004 views

Training 'empowers' volunteers to help
By Gina Channell Wilcox | 0 comments | 281 views