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TIM TALK

Oakland police need support in crime-ridden city

The riots and looting of the summer of 2020 have now turned into organized theft rings attacking luxury stores and mainline retailers alike. To see the video of...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Dec 3, 2021 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 3040 Views

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
There are no comments yet. 6358 Views

TIM TALK

3 Valleys Foundation strives to serve our area

John Sensiba has led organizations significant to the valley for many years. He was the catalyst that led ValleyCare to join Stanford Health, a move that saved...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 26, 2021 at 6:46 pm | 4 comments | 2245 Views

TIM TALK

Sharing grace daily

John Jackson delivered a simple and important message to people who gathered Monday for the 9th annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by CityServe of the Tri-Valley. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 25, 2021
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Nov 26, 2021 at 9:12 am | 2 comments | 2152 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Grand pronouncements vs nuts and bolts

I was in a meeting recently where a staff member of a Bay Area city said they were looking to accelerate their carbon neutral goal from 2045 to 2030. It was all...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 21, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 22, 2021 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 6813 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

It would be a mistake to re-evaluate the closing of Diablo Canyon

About two months ago a reader suggested that...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 17, 2021 at 10:37 pm | 8 comments | 11447 Views

TIM TALK

Pearl Harbor survivor still going strong at 102

People plugging into Las Positas College’s Veteran’s Day observance had to be impressed by the keynote speaker, Pearl Harbor survivor Mickey Ganitch, He received...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 16, 2021
Last comment by Carole+Lee+Manning, on Nov 17, 2021 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 2835 Views

TIM TALK

A huge heart for disadvantaged children living in difficult situations

Marina Marinushkina demonstrates her amazing heart for disadvantaged kids. After she came to know Jesus Christ at 18 in Russia, she spent her Sundays after church...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 11, 2021
Last comment by Margo, on Nov 15, 2021 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 2414 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."

- Raymond Hull Hull is absolutely correct. Trying to suit your partner is the opposite of living authentically. I should know, because that’s what I did...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 15, 2021 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 6868 Views

TIM TALK

Clarifying and expanding Tuesday's post

I need to update and clarify Tuesday’s piece concerning contract negotiations between the Pleasanton school district and its teachers’ union. Part of my reporting...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 4, 2021
Last comment by Teachers Spouse, on Nov 9, 2021 at 5:36 pm | 3 comments | 3253 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward . . .

that causes all the trouble." - Raymond Hull Yesterday I came up with the “elevator pitch” for my nonfiction couples graphic ‘novel’...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Nov. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8244 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

My Toyota is on life support

Is it just me or does it seem like a lot of people are looking at EVs these days? A neighbor of mine who got a Kia Niro a few weeks ago remarked with some surprise:...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 31, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Nov 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm | 14 comments | 11466 Views

TIM TALK

Tough negotiations for teachers and management in Pleasanton

Public school districts are trying to walk a fine line this school year. Thanks to the state funding formula locked in by Proposition 98, districts are awash with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 2, 2021
Last comment by Kathleen+Ruegsegger, on Nov 4, 2021 at 12:49 pm | 20 comments | 4383 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Financing Art School

Just like an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degrees come at a cost. Here, I’ll talk about some ways to finance your

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3744 Views

TIM TALK

Tough negotiations for teachers and management in Pleasanton

Public school districts are trying to walk a fine line this school year. Thanks to the state funding formula locked in by Proposition 98, districts are awash with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

My Halloween Trauma Lingers

On Halloween, in broad daylight, when I was 10 years old, a man in a Camaro tried to lure me into his car with candy. Fortunately, I knew about Stanger Danger...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Nov 2, 2021 at 8:44 am | 3 comments | 11344 Views

TIM TALK

School trustees made right call to slow down district election process

Pleasanton school trustees made the right call last week when they took a collective deep breath and slowed the process of switching from at-large elections to district-based...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 21, 2021
Last comment by Audrey+Davis, on Nov 1, 2021 at 3:06 am | 1 comment | 2075 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Why COP26 matters and what to look for

The “Conference of Parties” international climate convention happens every year. But this one, COP26 in Glasgow from Oct 31 - Nov 12, is particularly...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 24, 2021
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 30, 2021 at 11:39 am | 6 comments | 10125 Views

TIM TALK

Halloween humbug

From a weather standpoint, October is my favorite month of the year. The fall weather, with crisp nights and warm days after the summer heat, is a wonderful change...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 28, 2021
Last comment by D, on Oct 30, 2021 at 9:50 am | 3 comments | 2575 Views

TIM TALK

Thinking of heading out of town?

As a native Californian and a life-long resident of Alameda County, I will confess to having similar thoughts to Bay Area residents polled by two organizations recently....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 2584 Views
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