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DOING COLLEGE

The Prestige Factor

Too often teens are dazzled by a college name, wrongly assuming that the “prestige factor” is their automatic ticket to success. Prestige, however,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 29, 2021
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DOING COLLEGE

The Hidden STEM Majors

Mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical engineering, biomedical engineering: these are some of the engineering-focused...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 16, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2260 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Finding ways to stay active

I recently went to go shoot some hoops at Fallon park with a few friends. Although none of us were ever on a high school or college basketball team, we had been...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 17, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2974 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The Bay Area is a big place

When people ask me where I’m from, I instinctively tell them I’m from the Bay. I’ve always thought of myself as a Bay Area native. Someone who grew up here...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3608 Views

TIM TALK

Adding pro wrestling at 32?

Can you imagine a high school baseball player graduating from college, embarking on a successful sales career, getting married and then becoming a professional wrestler? Be...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 14, 2023
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TIM TALK

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance grew from chance meeting

A chance meeting between Kathy Young and Mony Nop nearly 10 years ago resulted in the formation of the flourishing Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance. Young had been...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4212 Views

TIM TALK

Life Sciences Summit highlights Tri-Valley's prime location and work force

Over the last 10-15 years, the Tri-Valley start-up ecosystem has evolved to be an ideal place to launch a company. Panelists and speakers at the 4th Tri-Valley...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 20, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1907 Views

TIM TALK

Reflecting on lives this Thanksgiving Day

Today is set apart in the United States to give thanks for our blessings. It’s an ideal week for reflection. Earlier this week, as I listened to Shepherd’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 23, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1189 Views

TIM TALK

Community foundations want to help local journalism survive

Growing up in the Livermore Valley and writing for publication since I was 17 years old, I have seen huge changes in the newspaper industry and journalism over the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 30, 2023
There are no comments yet. 292 Views

ASK THE VET

Pets, babies and toddlers

Writing about pets and small children is a subject very relevant to my world since I have a 2-year-old, a baby due in July, two dogs and a cat. Even if you don't...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4285 Views

ASK THE VET

What should I consider as my pets grow old?

This month's column is all about our aging companions. With good preventative medicine, pets are living much longer than they did in the past. An annual physical...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4686 Views

ASK THE VET

The scoop on litter box problems

My cat is urinating outside the box and it's driving me crazy! How can I make him stop? We see a lot of cats that eliminate outside their box. It's a very stinky,...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4490 Views

ASK THE VET

Rattlesnakes

Last spring I was on a hike with my dog and we encountered a rattlesnake. What can I do to protect my dog from rattlesnakes? What should I do if a rattlesnake bites...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6369 Views

ASK THE VET

Dogs do strange things

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then dogs must be from Pluto! This month's Ask the Vet features responses to common reader questions about dog behaviors...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6870 Views

ASK THE VET

Disaster preparedness

What would you do with your pets in the event of a disaster? This month's article discusses preparing for an emergency. If you don't have a plan for yourself and...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4819 Views

ASK THE VET

Pet obesity

How do I know if my pet is overweight? Since dogs range in size from 2lbs to 200lbs with all sorts of body shapes, we rely on their body condition to tell...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4631 Views

ASK THE VET

Heartworm Disease

Every year at your annual preventive care visit, your veterinarian most likely recommends a heartworm preventative for your dog. So why the push? Why is heartworm...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4682 Views

ASK THE VET

Pet first aid

I hope you will never need to administer first aid to your pets, but if an emergency should occur, it's important to be mentally prepared. These first aid tips...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4791 Views

ASK THE VET

Feline heart disease

When cats are sick they hide their illness. This makes a veterinarian's job challenging and sick cats may go undetected at home by their owners. Sometimes the...

Original post made by Dr. Kristel Weaver on Aug. 23, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4701 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 16, 2009
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