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TIM TALK

Central Oregon population is soaring with former Californians

Many years ago, while traveling, we identified two places that we might consider moving to: Healdsburg in the Sonoma County wine country and Central Oregon—Bend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 19, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, 20 minutes ago | 1 comment | 48 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Jump Start The College Admission Essay

Dear Dr. LaScala, We enjoy reading your column. We are the parents of twin girls who will be seniors in high school this fall and both plan to apply to the UC...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by shilpa, 4 hours ago | 15 comments | 8007 Views

TIM TALK

Job growth is driving housing prices

Tuesday's post about the 11,000-unit River Islands in Lathrop reflects the long term view that homebuilders and developers are taking when it comes to job growth...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by JohnDub, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 7114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sandia’s new portable detector keeping public safe from radiation

Given the numerous toxic and possibly radioactive sites now contaminating Houston and its flooded communities, rescuers can now turn to a newly-developed tool called...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by wattsam jassy , 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 427 Views

TIM TALK

Baker's bipartisan bill to push BART-ACE connection is moving ahead

Momentum is building in the Legislature for a bill co-authored by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) that would formally establish a Tri-Valley-San Joaquin...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by sidd, 8 hours ago | 7 comments | 1717 Views

TIM TALK

Time to defeat a bad bill on bridge tolls

It’s unusual to see a federal official weigh in on actions being taken in Sacramento, but Congressman Mark DeSaulnier felt compelled to do exactly that as the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, 18 hours ago | 7 comments | 535 Views

TIM TALK

Hurricanes and drought touch home

One of the great blessings of my life has been getting to know people in Kenya and Swaziland through my mission work with Heart for Africa. And through connections...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2017
Last comment by Calvin Den, on Sep 18, 2017 at 4:25 am | 3 comments | 339 Views

THE OBSERVER

Thank you for the Pat Down

Last January I visited my mother in Maine for her 100th birthday. On my return home to California, I was given a very thorough pat down before boarding the plane...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Lena, on Sep 18, 2017 at 12:09 am | 16 comments | 4357 Views

TIM TALK

Canceling the festival was the right decision

Good call by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association to cancel its 36th annual Harvest Wine Celebration Sunday and Monday because of the extreme heat. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by bittu, on Sep 17, 2017 at 7:18 am | 1 comment | 549 Views

AROUND TOWN

How to cut the cost of elective medical expenses

Whether it's a matter of comfort, appearance or safety, there are many medical procedures that you may want or need, but your health insurance won't cover, according...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by forbrukeretaten.no, on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:16 am | 2 comments | 838 Views

TIM TALK

Cutting down on cut-through traffic

After its staff worked with the neighborhood, the Pleasanton City Council will have the opportunity to use traffic calming methods to divert cut-through traffic...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 1, 2017
Last comment by chaturbate token generator, on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:52 am | 3 comments | 1121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Despite a depressed market, here's a Realtor who can laugh it off

In the current depressed real estate market, it's good to have Realtor friends who are nevertheless upbeat and humorous. I've known Hometown GMAC Realtor Pat...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by adss30.com, on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:06 am | 3 comments | 5653 Views

AROUND TOWN

State housing push revives need for East Side planning

Two years ago, the City Council halted the planning of development on Pleasanton's largely empty 400-acre East Side. Given the state's current determination to force...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Sep. 12, 2017
Last comment by Missing Comments?, on Sep 14, 2017 at 6:40 am | 3 comments | 365 Views

THE OBSERVER

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law

Congressman Eric Swalwell's bill to name the Dublin Post Office after Jim Kohnen was signed into law on August 8, 2014 by President Obama. Here's a link to

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by MikeGaf, on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:16 am |
7 comments | 8590 Views

TIM TALK

John Muir-San Ramon hospitals invade ValleyCare's home turf

The announcement this week that the John Muir Medical Systems-San Ramon Regional Hospital joint venture has purchased an office building in Pleasanton further...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Yelena Hopper, on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:17 am | 11 comments | 14047 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Public Ivy Schools for 2015--Going By the ?Virginia Rule?

Elizabeth LaScala Ph.D. guides college, transfer and graduate school applicants through the complex world of admission. Elizabeth helps students identify majors...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Marina, on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:19 pm | 8 comments | 10287 Views

TIM TALK

Masud Mehran's legacy

Masud Mehran, one of the builders who transformed both Livermore and San Ramon, died last month at the age of 93. He founded Sunset Development in 1951 and started...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Marina, on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 13991 Views

TIM TALK

The governor touts his $68 billion boondoggle

When it comes to the environment, the sometimes pragmatic Gov. Jerry Brown seems to check his brain before deciding policy. Several examples from his inaugural...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by MikeDuaSp, on Sep 12, 2017 at 5:10 am | 5 comments | 6591 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Understanding Early Decision in College Admission

Early Decision (ED) is an application program offered by many colleges and universities that provides an early admission decision in exchange for the student’s...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 13, 2017
Last comment by Richard Daniels, on Sep 12, 2017 at 3:39 am | 4 comments | 948 Views

TIM TALK

John Edmands: the classic small town newspaper publisher

Many people living in Pleasanton today have no clue who John Edmands was and what role he played in shaping the community they live in today. John edited and published...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 11, 2017
Last comment by Iba, on Sep 12, 2017 at 1:46 am | 6 comments | 1825 Views
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State housing push revives need for East Side planning
By Jeb Bing | 3 comments | 365 views

 

Nominations due by Sept. 18

Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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