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TIM TALK

NFL 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 | 9406 Views

TIM TALK

Happy 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 | 7525 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The 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 | 12906 Views

TIM TALK

Let'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 | 5590 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

If 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 | 13335 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would 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 | 20568 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Juggling 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 | 16447 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How 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 | 8472 Views

TIM TALK

Anti-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 | 19826 Views

TIM TALK

Trustees 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 | 9825 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Traffic 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 | 16995 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Should 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 | 18399 Views

TIM TALK

Swalwell 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 | 8432 Views

TIM TALK

Media 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 | 8611 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why 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 | 14814 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Where 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 | 8128 Views

TIM TALK

Did 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 | 7055 Views

TIM TALK

Thankfully 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 | 7380 Views

TIM TALK

Great 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 | 9522 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Local 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 about

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Sep 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm |
39 comments | 15526 Views
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