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DOING COLLEGE

The Four Must Dos on College Campus Visits

Among the most exciting parts of the college search, and certainly one of the most important, is the campus visit. There is no better way to find out if a college...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 26, 2020
There are no comments yet. 96 Views

TIM TALK

Banning natural gas heating in Dublin?

California’s extreme climate goals are continuing to take a toll. Last year, the state energy commission approved plans from several cities and Marin County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Wombat, 7 hours ago | 26 comments | 1758 Views

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Big money pouring into Livermore referendums

Three Livermore residents who have largely bankrolled the Friends of Livermore political activities for the last decade are playing the same role in the two ballot...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, 10 hours ago | 15 comments | 2747 Views

ART SPACE

The Art of Bill DiMichele: Cross Section of a Moment

==I A celebration of the art of the late artist Bill DiMichele, titled “Cross Section of a Moment,” featuring more than 45 large-scale acrylic paintings—together...

Original post made by John A. Barry and Bill Carmel on Feb. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 234 Views

TIM TALK

High-stakes water battle continues in the Delta and court

Solving California’s structural problem with its water distribution system has frustrated Governors Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brown during both of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 362 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 Honolulu Scuba Diving Tour, on Feb 25, 2020 at 4:25 am | 3 comments | 1383 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 Open World...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Kritikas, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:59 am | 10 comments | 1977 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by lindwill, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:46 am | 17 comments | 4300 Views

TIM TALK

A favorite restaurant closes its doors

There’s a big hole in the restaurant lineup in Hacienda Business Park. Sweet & Savory, the breakfast/lunch restaurant and bakery, closed earlier this year....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by JeriAnn, on Feb 23, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 6 comments | 2727 Views

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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 Isabellweirr, on Feb 23, 2020 at 10:27 pm | 7 comments | 1274 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How to Make General Education Requirements Work for You!

Graduating seniors about to attend college or juniors considering which colleges to apply to should look carefully at a college’s general education (GE) requirements....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by health check-ups, on Feb 22, 2020 at 11:00 am | 22 comments | 1592 Views

TIM TALK

Miracle Messages reconnects homeless people with their relatives

Some good news on the otherwise dismal front of dealing with the people who are homeless. Miracle Messages, based in San Francisco, just completed its 300th reunion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Duane Reade Survey, on Feb 17, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 2 comments | 1094 Views

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Plenty of blame to go around for fires and power shutoffs

Assemblyman James Gallagher wrote an opinion piece for CalMatters.org that offered a perspective that’s too often been missing from stories detailing the utility’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by walkthroughsolutions, on Feb 17, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 16 comments | 1660 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 Jhon, on Feb 12, 2020 at 10:39 pm | 8 comments | 1700 Views

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Way past time to resume planning East Pleasanton

Four years after halting work on the East Pleasanton Specific Plan during the drought, the City Council is considering the next step in with a new lead developer,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by walalipa678@getnada.com, on Feb 12, 2020 at 1:46 am | 9 comments | 2031 Views

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 | 1444 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

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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 | 1744 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. 2925 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 | 1837 Views
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By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,050 views

Banning natural gas heating in Dublin?
By Tim Hunt | 26 comments | 1,758 views

The Art of Bill DiMichele: Cross Section of a Moment
By John A. Barry and Bill Carmel | 0 comments | 234 views

The Four Must Dos on College Campus Visits
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 96 views