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TIM TALKNFL protests have nothing to do with free speech
The NFL protests have been completely mischaracterized by most of the media as well as players, owners and coaches. It is not a free speech issue. There’s no...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by DKHSK, on Oct 3, 2017 at 4:51 pm | 110 comments | 11422 Views
TIM TALKHappy Birthday America
Today we celebrate America’s birthday. Despite the flood of rhetoric from the politicians, we live in the country that provides amazing opportunity for those...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 4, 2019
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jul 12, 2019 at 3:07 pm | 73 comments | 10122 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENThe Economics of Residential Rooftop Solar
The other day I mentioned to someone that I’m not a big fan of residential rooftop solar. His response was “You don’t believe in climate change?”...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Feb 16, 2022 at 7:46 am | 67 comments | 21372 Views
TIM TALKLet's get elementary students back in school
Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed a state decree on local school districts last Friday when he declared that any county on the state’s watch list could not re-open...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 21, 2020
Last comment by Chris, on Jul 24, 2020 at 6:19 am | 67 comments | 6903 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENIf you do nothing else, do These Three Things
The bad news: The Earth is sick, and getting sicker. The good news: We know how to make it better, and we can all help! Earth Day is this Monday (April 22), so...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:27 am | 51 comments | 19174 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWould you want a wind turbine in your backyard?
After I posted about the use of eminent domain for power...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 14, 2020
Last comment by Dr. René Sternke, on Aug 4, 2020 at 8:16 am | 51 comments | 27452 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENJuggling Renewables
As California pushes to reduce emissions by 40% in the next twelve years, we are increasingly betting on clean electricity. We are electrifying vehicles, electrifying...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 14, 2019
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 22, 2019 at 10:10 am | 50 comments | 22729 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENHow will Palo Alto plan for, and pay for, massive emissions reductions?
It is not easy for a city to quickly eliminate most of its greenhouse gas emissions, as Palo Alto is learning. Despite paying attention to its emissions for more...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 2, 2021
Last comment by Local Resident, on May 10, 2021 at 10:28 am | 50 comments | 14402 Views
TIM TALKAnti-fracking folks rail against railroads
The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 21058 Views
TIM TALKTrustees blunder in national politics again
The Pleasanton school board and its administration could not resist stepping into the race debate after the debacle in Charlottesville, VA. The trustees felt compelled...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 31, 2017
Last comment by Regina Nestor, on Sep 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm | 49 comments | 12079 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENTraffic got you down? Get over it.
Most development projects in California need to do an environmental impact report as outlined by CEQA (the California Environmental Quality Act) before they can...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 1, 2019 at 9:31 am | 48 comments | 22818 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENShould you read the comments?
Comments are a big part of this online paper. The “Town Square” forum is featured prominently and the staff spends a good amount of time moderating the...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 10, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 48 comments | 25835 Views
TIM TALKSwalwell reaches way too far
Our Congressman, Eric Swalwell, seems determined to pander to the mainstream media and give them special treatment. He introduced a genuinely silly bill that...Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Feb. 20, 2018
Last comment by Mitch, on Feb 27, 2018 at 11:18 pm | 48 comments | 10276 Views
TIM TALKMedia malpractice
Listening to the radio Monday afternoon and then reading the Tuesday morning East Bay Times, I was struck at just how low the standards of journalism have fallen. Monday...Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Woodbern, on May 23, 2017 at 7:39 pm | 46 comments | 10538 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhy we are Warming
We ended the last blog post with about half the Sun’s energy hitting...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 23, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 2, 2019 at 10:05 pm | 45 comments | 22401 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENWhere is it unsafe to bike around town?
The weather is amazing these days and lots of us are getting out on bikes and e-bikes. Bike shops have been very busy, even running low on inventory as we all start...Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 18, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 1, 2021 at 9:05 am | 45 comments | 14559 Views
TIM TALKDid district give invitation to future student walkouts?
Students in Pleasanton joined students across the nation last Wednesday in a demonstration concerning the school tragedy in Parkland, Florida. Whether it was...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 20, 2018
Last comment by Pleasanton Parent, on Mar 27, 2018 at 8:00 am | 44 comments | 8898 Views
TIM TALKThankfully the adult in the room takes action
It baffles me to watch looters and vandals tear up businesses in the Bay Area and elsewhere this weekend and see the weak leadership from local mayors. Oakland...Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Jason, on Jun 10, 2020 at 4:47 am | 43 comments | 8872 Views
TIM TALKGreat rankings for Pleasanton high schools
Pleasanton's high schools received some notable recognition this week when Niche, a website focused on housing and quality schools, cited both comprehensive high...Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Feb. 15, 2018
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 22, 2018 at 12:51 pm | 42 comments | 11673 Views
A NEW SHADE OF GREENLocal Transit to the Rescue?
Will better local transit get more people out of cars? ==I This is the second in a series of posts on using buses to reduce emissions, the first being aboutOriginal post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm | 39 comments | 21371 Views
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