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COUPLE'S NET

Arguing in Public

I went for a walk out at Princeton Point near Half Moon Bay the other day. The rain had stopped after pouring the night before, and it was damp and fresh. I watched...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 23 comments | 32142 Views

TIM TALK

State Medi-Cal plans rarely work for patients

While Senate Republicans wrestle to find a way to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare, Covered California officials are assuring the public their system works fine. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2017
Last comment by Covered, on Aug 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 7584 Views

TIM TALK

"Unplanned" delivers a powerful message

When we walked into the cinema Monday afternoon, the gentleman checking our tickets remarked, “it’s a powerful message.” He was right. “Unplanned”...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Woman, on Apr 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm | 23 comments | 8449 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What gives you hope?

Early this week I was feeling a little hopeless. I like to play a game when we are driving in other parts of the state (1), counting the number of EVs to see how...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 8, 2019
Last comment by Tartuffe, on Dec 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm | 23 comments | 12715 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's plastics ban: Sensible policy or vain distraction?

When I heard a few weeks ago that Palo Alto was considering a city-wide ban on plastic straws, utensils, and produce bags, my first thought was “Sheesh, can’t...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 6, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 11785 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Some of your comments on nuclear energy

This is not a normal blog post but instead a selection of your comments on nuclear energy. Often the comments on a blog post devolve into an argument about nuclear...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 17731 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Smart meters: The easy part and the hard part

There’s an easier part and a harder part to a smart meter rollout. The easier part is installing the new meters and radios and associated software. I say this...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 12890 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Santa Says . . . Only Two in Marriage

I met Santa today (or at least he looks like Santa), and I asked him what make a marriage last. There were two things Santa told me that he believes are the key...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sarah Sullivan, on Oct 14, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 22 comments | 29644 Views

TIM TALK

What were some voters thinking or were they?

Barring a major surprise in the 13,300 ballots still to be counted, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer will face off with Concord Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla in the May...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 22 comments | 14308 Views

TIM TALK

Craziness at Cal and Tennessee

There is something clearly amiss when the home of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s now has guidelines for censored speech. There's also something way...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 22 comments | 10829 Views

TIM TALK

Insights from The Mirador View

If you want an interesting snapshot of the Tri-Valley economy, check out The Mirador View: Perspectives on the Tri-Valley: The Intersection of Talent & Technology. Compiled...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 6, 2019
Last comment by yang?n, on Aug 27, 2019 at 11:45 pm | 22 comments | 8149 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Drivers Ed 101: Look Where You’re Going

Sometimes I give money to animal rights organizations. I like animals, and I believe they should be treated with decency. Fine. The problem is, the organizations...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 30, 2019 at 5:35 pm | 22 comments | 15157 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Average Palo Alto

One of the things I find very encouraging about climate is that there is a small set of things that we can all do to have a big positive impact on climate change....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 4, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 12, 2019 at 10:45 am | 22 comments | 15019 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Are American and masculine identity compatible with eco-friendly living?

Oh boy. After a week of heat, smoke, COVID news, and a frustrated housebound teenager, not necessarily in that order, I haven’t been entirely excited to do...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 8, 2020 at 6:49 pm | 22 comments | 10878 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Climate Diplomacy

It can be difficult to talk about climate change with friends, family, or co-workers, all of whom may have different perspectives. So imagine doing that at the country...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 5, 2020
Last comment by leadership, on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 am | 21 comments | 12050 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: Coming soon to an airport near you...

This is the fourth post in an (intermittent) series on flying… Flying is a growing component of greenhouse gas emissions, and

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 12, 2020
Last comment by aviation review, on Apr 19, 2020 at 2:43 pm |
21 comments | 16793 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:07 am | 21 comments | 10294 Views

TIM TALK

Hayward NAACP officials threaten blog posters

The lame-duck Pleasanton school board took action on two key actions and heard disturbing comments from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Nov 22, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 21 comments | 16552 Views

TIM TALK

Heated battle likely over climate change legislation

The battle in Sacramento likely will be heated over Senate Bill 350, the very aggressive climate change bill being pushed by Senate leader Kevin de Leon and Governor...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Sep 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm | 21 comments | 10464 Views

TIM TALK

Supreme Court finally upholds religious freedom

Churches have been singled out by public health officials and Gov. Gavin Newsom for particularly unconstitutional treatment during the pandemic lockdowns. Fortunately,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 8, 2020
Last comment by DKHSK, on Dec 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm | 21 comments | 5007 Views
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