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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by Joel Lachter, on Jul 9, 2022 at 3:14 pm |
19 comments | 7899 Views

TIM TALK

Tuesday thoughts

The memorial service for former Mayor Ken Mercer drew more than 500 people to a standing-room-only event at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Political colleagues...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Jun 5, 2017 at 5:56 am | 19 comments | 21402 Views

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More changes coming to ValleyCare

Sitting down for the first time with new ValleyCare CEO Scott Gregerson why the board liked him become very clear. Very intelligent; very high energy and clear...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by John, on May 7, 2014 at 9:05 am | 19 comments | 14070 Views

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Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas

Pleasanton water department staffers have received lots of feedback—that's greatly understating it—since the City Council established the policy that every...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Tom F WISHES he was up here in the Wood!, on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:53 am | 19 comments | 14446 Views

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Kate's murder has Pleasanton in national news

Pleasanton has been in the national news since Kate Steinle was murdered on a San Francisco pier while she walked with her dad, Jim. As some commenters on the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Jul 24, 2015 at 4:15 pm | 19 comments | 12400 Views

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Changing demographics in Pleasanton

Pleasanton school trustees heard an interesting update on the ethnicity of the district schools from Kevin Johnson, the senior director of pupil services. Johnson’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mindy, on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:50 am | 19 comments | 15658 Views

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Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Bankrupt , on May 22, 2020 at 8:30 am | 19 comments | 13439 Views

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Making headlines for the wrong reason

The Livermore Valley’s congressional representative Eric Swalwell has found himself in the news for all the wrong reasons this month. An Axios investigative...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 22, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Dec 24, 2020 at 8:33 am | 19 comments | 4860 Views

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Such a different holiday season, the reason for the season remains the same

Today is Christmas Eve and, like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day tomorrow, likely it will be strikingly different than any other. Traditional activities, including...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 31, 2020 at 5:26 pm | 19 comments | 4018 Views

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Is the lockdown really the best policy?

A friend of mine who works as a campus supervisor at a Pleasanton middle school is back on campus proctoring a group of four students as part of the district’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 29, 2020
Last comment by Linda, on Nov 10, 2020 at 8:36 am | 19 comments | 5284 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric vs Gas Heat: Which wins?

With colder weather coming, it’s a good time to think about our heating emissions. They represent a sizable chunk of California’s overall emissions,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 13, 2019 at 2:28 pm | 18 comments | 27676 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is our carbon-free electricity really carbon-free?

One of the most important steps we can take to cut our greenhouse gas emissions is to transition to clean power. Our local power providers are moving aggressively...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 24, 2019
Last comment by Tom, on Dec 1, 2019 at 11:14 am | 18 comments | 16921 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Flying: How much is enough? It's personal.

I expect many of you don’t want to read more about how flying hurts our climate. Our list of “things that are bad” is already long enough. And...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Feb. 16, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Feb 26, 2020 at 4:46 pm | 18 comments | 12176 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

This blog will be carbon-free by 2030!

Yes, I’ve taken the courageous step to set this bold goal: This blog will be carbon-free by 2030! Are you impressed? Inspired? Relieved? Confused? Curious?...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 26, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 31, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 18 comments | 13269 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The Silver Bullet for our Emissions

People often say there is no silver bullet for our greenhouse gas emissions. That’s certainly true in general. But for those of us on the mid-Peninsula, there’s...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:55 am | 18 comments | 12140 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater

One of the reasons that people have favored the Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heaters is because they are quiet. Rated at a low 49 dB, you could install one in most...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 22, 2022
Last comment by Eduardo, on Jul 9, 2022 at 9:46 am | 18 comments | 10706 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are Tiger Moms Raising Tiger Spouses?

Author Amy Chua is the author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother (Note: I have not read her book). According to an article in

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:32 pm |
18 comments | 37608 Views

TIM TALK

Taxpayer-funded universal preschool is no panacea

Democrats ranging from President Obama to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg to progressive New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have all been pushing ahead with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ms. bunny, on Apr 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 18 comments | 67601 Views

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Challenges with potential Costco site in Pleasanton

I will readily admit that I am somewhat confused by the Pleasanton Weekly’s reports of Costco signing a letter of intent to buy the 40-acre former Clorox site...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by gerald3, on Apr 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm | 18 comments | 13503 Views

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A wise perspective on the tragic shootings

Frankly, I was shocked to awaken Sunday morning and learn of a second mass shooting within 13 hours. The sadly predictable rhetoric and commentary followed by the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 6, 2019
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 14, 2019 at 9:11 pm | 18 comments | 6815 Views
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