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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The power of protest

On Wednesday and Thursday of this past week, I attended the 2022 Global Energy Forum at Stanford, a biennial gathering focused on the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 6, 2022
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Nov 13, 2022 at 8:14 pm | 8 comments | 5515 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton council now dominated by slow-growth faction

Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown will have plenty of like-minded colleagues on the City Council when the election is certified later this month. Incumbent Councilwoman...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 12, 2022 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 1583 Views

TIM TALK

Mayor Brown insists she's "worth it"

Election Day seems an appropriate time to consider what amounted to Mayor Karla Brown’s hissy fit at last week’s City Council meeting. She is unopposed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by PtownRes, on Nov 10, 2022 at 9:01 pm | 1 comment | 1743 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More about University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)

UCLA has been called America’s finest urban public university. With easy access to the beach, mountains, and Hollywood glitter, it’s no wonder that UCLA...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 10, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 10, 2022 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 1825 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Who's to judge

When I sat down to finally fill out my ballot I thought I had a pretty clear idea of how I wanted to vote. I zipped through the first page dedicated to the elected...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1484 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Chevron says "We are just meeting demand". So are they blameless?

One afternoon when I was about nine years old, I was standing in the front yard with my younger brother trying to blow bubbles. We didn’t have any store-bought...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 23, 2022
Last comment by Abe, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:07 pm | 28 comments | 6471 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating 40 vintages of Concannon Petite Sirah

Twenty-one years ago, I had the opportunity to participate in a “once in a lifetime event,” a vertical tasting of 20 years of Concannon Vineyards’...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 3, 2022
Last comment by Greg Pelican, on Nov 8, 2022 at 11:00 am | 8 comments | 1714 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is housing bad for the environment?

I got an email recently from a resident expressing concern about the environmental impacts of building more housing. He writes: ==I “The construction of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 30, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2022 at 9:37 am | 21 comments | 6840 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

I felt the earth move

Last Tuesday I was in my company’s San Francisco location on a fluke. I rarely visit, but on that particular day I was meeting up with an old co-worker who...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 4, 2022 at 1:34 pm | 5 comments | 1522 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How to Impress My Interviewer During a College Admission Interview?

It’s easy to impress a college interviewer – if you are willing to do a little work in three areas: know yourself, know the school, and tap into the...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1291 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are You Laughing at My New Phone?

I hope so. It makes me laugh, too. Fortunately, the Banana Phone works, too. It was easy to set up and use. The “multipurpose” button...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia, on Nov 2, 2022 at 12:32 am | 1 comment | 3836 Views

TIM TALK

High density apartments potentially headed to Pleasanton BART station

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders have been working on trumping local control to ensure more housing gets built across the state. Changes passed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 18, 2022
Last comment by jart1, on Nov 1, 2022 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 2115 Views

TIM TALK

Apton CEO shares culture building at Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit

10x Genomics co-founder Ben Hindson headlined the Tri-Valley Life Sciences Summit last month at Veeva Systems in Pleasanton. He appeared by pre-recorded video because...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 1, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Nov 1, 2022 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1412 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Celebrating Diwali

This past weekend my partner, family and I went to a community Diwali event hosted down in San Jose. Due to travel, I wasn’t able to make the celebration in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by ravanza, on Oct 28, 2022 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1361 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Most Important Essay You Will Write for Your College Applications

After the personal essay is done many students think the hardest part of their application is behind them. In my view, the personal essay is the easier part. In...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 28, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1075 Views

TIM TALK

Just who is the extremist when it comes to abortion?

Gov. Gavin Newsom is so confident of his re-election next month that he’s spending his time shilling for the abortion rights proposition. The television...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 3 comments | 1338 Views

TIM TALK

Pondering school bonds in Pleasanton and Livermore

Livermore and Pleasanton voters will both consider school bond issues next month—although with mailed ballots already in homes, they’re doing it now....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Oct 26, 2022 at 6:13 pm | 6 comments | 1481 Views

TIM TALK

Goodness Village leaders are innovating as they serve formerly unhoused residents

NOTE: Corrected and updated Oct. 28, 2022 Spend some time with Kim Curtis, the executive director of Goodness Village, and you cannot help but be impressed...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Oct 24, 2022 at 10:16 am | 6 comments | 1557 Views

COUPLE'S NET

We Try to Do This

At times in life, unexpected situations arise that cut you to your knees. For example: - A job loss; along with our identity - A divorce we didn’t...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3540 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“That Sort of Jab Fell Under the Category of Unnecessary Roughness”

- Claire Cain This line jumped out at me from Cain’s novel. I’m not talking about football. Maybe you know what I mean because you are the recipient...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2022
Last comment by Cynthia , on Oct 18, 2022 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 3569 Views
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