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NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Back to earth

Last year, as spring rolled around, my partner had the brilliant idea of starting a garden. We had just come back from the farmers market and were...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 30, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 1946 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Omnipresent Grief

Grief is usually associated with a loss due to death. There are other losses we grieve: loss of a marriage, relationship or friendship, a job, our health, a miscarriage,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 31, 2022 at 1:38 pm | 4 comments | 5139 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Vehicles turning right pose a danger to cyclists and pedestrians

Last week I biked to Ace Hardware, just over a mile from my home, and when I came back I thought “Whoa, that was not fun.” There are some big four-way...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 33 comments | 9131 Views

TIM TALK

Gamechanging companies are committed to Tri-Valley

Listening to the companies honored at the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s 2022 Gamechangers Awards earlier this month, it’s notable how consistent their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Mar 26, 2022 at 8:00 am | 2 comments | 1935 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Relationship with faith

Over the past year, I’ve been working with various religious and secular institutions on making sure their values are reflected in local public policy. I myself...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1877 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Mom Said a Lot

I’m going to share a piece I wrote in my mid-20s. You will see intergenerational wounds, and part of what I have had to work through in my own life. My husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 4169 Views

TIM TALK

The decades-long development saga finally comes to an end

For more than 150 years, the Spotorno family has owned its ranch east of Alisal Street on the Sycamore-Happy Valley loop south of Pleasanton. The family, under...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1925 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are you trying to use less gas?

Some days (weeks) you just want to keep your eyes closed. You don’t want to watch the news, you don’t want to look at gas prices, you don’t want...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 20, 2022 at 8:43 pm | 33 comments | 7817 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Dealing with change

When Jeremy Walsh and Gina Channell Wilcox from Embarcadero Media approached me about the opportunity to write a weekly blog for the Tri-Valley on a topic of my...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 16, 2022
Last comment by Praveen, on Mar 20, 2022 at 7:04 pm | 3 comments | 2166 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Strength in numbers

Our region is unique in that the five communities that make up the Tri-Valley -- the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon and the town of Danville...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Mar 19, 2022 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 2120 Views

TIM TALK

Is Costco finally clear to build in Pleasanton?

What’s next for the Costco warehouse store and two hotels planned for Johnson Drive in Pleasanton? Last week, the court of appeals denied the petition by Matt...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 17, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Mar 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm | 2 comments | 4317 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Being Understood vs. Being Right

Readers, you’ve often heard me asking, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” Many people get caught up in wanting to be right,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Matt, on Mar 15, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 4819 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating the Tri-Valley's game changing companies

The buzz of conversation was huge when business, government and other leaders gathered to celebrate the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s 2022 Gamechanger...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1724 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is it true that our electricity rates will be going down?

Many of us have felt the pinch of high electricity bills over the winter, and our bills only seem to go up. Well, it’s not your imagination. Electricity rates...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 6, 2022
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Mar 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 25 comments | 10200 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley Seek and Serve meets families' needs

On your way to or from Costco in Livermore, check out the southwest side of Cornerstone Fellowship about 10 a.m on a Saturday morning. It will be a beehive of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by Mark T, on Mar 11, 2022 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2091 Views

TIM TALK

Putting a face on Ukraine

The war in Ukraine took on a human face for me this week. I’ve been horrified by what I’ve seen and read, but it became personal. We live in a very...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 3, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Mar 11, 2022 at 9:21 am | 16 comments | 2486 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“Vagina Love: An Owner’s Manual”

Check out Lili Sohn’s new graphic medicine book. “Half of all people have vaginas. But how much do we know about that part of our body? And why are we...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 4, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Mar 10, 2022 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 5838 Views

TIM TALK

UC Berkeley ruling awakens legislators to need for reform

There’s been little question that the California Environmental Quality Act needs to be amended. The well-intentioned act passed the Legislature in 1970 and was...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 8, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 9, 2022 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1292 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A hat tip and (re)introduction

The name of this column is a hat tip to two journalists who had columns in this space for many years. Jeb Bing, the founding editor of the Pleasanton Weekly,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 375 Views

TIM TALK

State priorities for housing explained by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks

Having started last week’s blogs with Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks of Oakland, I will do the same today with a different focus. A couple of weeks ago, she participated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by Lahommed, on Mar 1, 2022 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 1494 Views
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2022 guide to summer camps

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