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TIM TALK

Good idea to temporarily close Main Street to expand businesses

Pleasanton Chamber CEO Steve Van Dorn floated an interesting idea this week—temporarily closing Main Street to allow stores and restaurants to expand sidewalk...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 1279 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1534 Views

TIM TALK

Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 23 comments | 3825 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What Will Colleges Look Like in the Fall?

When asked about the impacts of COVID-19 on college campuses this coming...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 877 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento legislators are getting serious about an ugly budget

This most unusual May brings with it the requirement that the Legislature and the governor address the budget that must be approved by June 15. The numbers are dauntingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by stacey ramiel, on May 16, 2020 at 12:32 pm | 8 comments | 1456 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions

In these unprecedented times, the concerns of high school juniors (Class of 2021) and their families have revolved around how COVID-19 will impact the college admissions...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:41 am | 1 comment | 3421 Views

TIM TALK

Some City Council candidates decide it's time to announce

The shutdown shuttered local election campaigns that normally would have been cranking up a couple of months ago. That’s particularly the case in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:38 am | 4 comments | 1454 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Sex Talk is Always Part of Couples Counseling . . .

. . . at some point. I find that couples either come to counseling because of sex concerns -- or don't bring up sex at all. If you don't bring it up, I will, in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 4092 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pet Safety Net?

==I Originally posted this on Next Door, and got several good responses. Thought I’d try it here to a wider potential group of volunteers. NB: we live on...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by westy, on May 11, 2020 at 4:28 am | 4 comments | 2815 Views

TIM TALK

Farmers' Market reopens Saturday and golfing solo is now OK

Life will never be the same, but there are some steps back toward regular activities this week after the Alameda County Health Dept. modified its earlier order effective...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by TRAFFIC, on May 11, 2020 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2275 Views

TIM TALK

Cart restrictions lifted on public golf courses

The re-opening of golf is a welcome change, but there are striking the differences between how private clubs and public courses are doing it. The municipal courses...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Ross , on May 8, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 2 comments | 1913 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The Resiliency of Bridges

Lately I've been thinking about the image of healthy couples as being a bridge. Each of you is one foundation on each side of the water. A strong foundation must...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3265 Views

TIM TALK

Masks or no masks?

Are you getting frustrated or confused by the health experts yet? A recent order from the Bay Area health departments requires covering your face when you are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by dknute, on May 5, 2020 at 11:53 am | 14 comments | 2734 Views

TIM TALK

Updated shelter-in-place order wisely opens some doors

The latest shelter-in-place order by six Bay Area public health officials lifted the most unreasonable ban—construction. The prior order, expiring this weekend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Indigo, on May 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 1614 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Empty Nest

I realize this is an odd topic during Covid-19 while we're sheltering in place and your kids are not launching or maybe have come home for now. And it's still useful. As...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3361 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus strikes home across America and in the valley

The coronavirus just became real for Americans. Previously, it had touched some areas, including the Bay Area and the Seattle area, but the impact wasn’t...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by James, on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 2443 Views

TIM TALK

Huge Concord project blows up over union labor agreement

With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle, it was easy to miss a very significant story out of Concord last month. The Concord City Council, in a 3-2 vote, ended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:09 am | 16 comments | 5949 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Doctor Angell (apologies to Shelley Fabares)

I've been impressed with the braintrust assembled by Gov. Newsom to address the Coronavirus health crisis. They are leaders in their professions - and parenthetically,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Apr 30, 2020 at 7:24 am | 36 comments | 2741 Views

TIM TALK

Affordable housing singled out to continue

The updated shelter-in-place mandate from the Bay Area’s six health departments shuttered almost all of another industry—construction. Construction was allowed—with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by cathylister1, on Apr 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 1844 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton companies' customers leading research fight against COVID-19

Three life science companies headquartered in Pleasanton have their products on the front line of the battle against COVID-19. 10x Genomics and Unchained Labs...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lisa Phillipa, on Apr 29, 2020 at 6:57 am | 2 comments | 1811 Views
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