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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 Scott, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 2228 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."

I was looking through old journals just now. Some of it was painful to remember, some was joyful. One item I came across was a card from my mother congratulating...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 1269 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Why this district attorney race matters

There has never been an election like the one we are going to have on June 7th. Four candidates are running for Alameda County District Attorney, and none of them...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on May 21, 2022 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 1205 Views

TIM TALK

Critical June elections for Alameda County sheriff and district attorney

Alameda County voters face two crucial decisions concerning law enforcement in the June 7 primary. You likely already have received your ballot because they were...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 17, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 20, 2022 at 3:42 pm | 5 comments | 1785 Views

TIM TALK

Film asks when does a person become a person?

After the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn the landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion case, abortion has rocketed back into the headlines...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on May 20, 2022 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 1095 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A seat at the table

The quest to make nutritious food available to all public school students for free is a laudable idea, but some students say the school-provided food isn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 18, 2022 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 1015 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We need stable, climate-forward land use policies

With the growing demand for renewable energy, domestic mineral supplies, new long-distance transmission lines, and subterranean repositories for captured CO2 and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 15, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on May 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm | 4 comments | 4336 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Need some help choosing a plant-based milk?

A few weeks ago I found myself staring into a refrigerator case full of plant-based milks, with no idea which one to choose or why. A guy next to me was doing the...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 8, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm | 13 comments | 6074 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Use Your Words!

If you’re a parent, you’ve said ‘Use Your Words’ a million times. Now I’m saying them to you: Use Your Words! ==B Direct and Indirect Communication...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2166 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Silicon Valley Burnout?

Psychologists Herbert Freudenberger & Gail North identified the concept of burnout in the 1970s and assigned it 12 stages of development and experience. {IMG...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on May 12, 2022 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 4457 Views

TIM TALK

Hacienda Business Park turns 40 this year

Pleasanton started a dramatic change in the early 1980s that transformed a small residential community into a job and retail center. Leafing through the Chamber...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1335 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Made in home

After my IKEA cutting board started splintering I was in the market for another cutting board. Every time I decide that I need to get something...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1070 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms depending on your specific interests in journalism, marketing, and social media. Here...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1393 Views

TIM TALK

Honoring exceptional Tri-Valley students

Checking out the list of the 11th annual Dreammakers and Risktakers honored last week by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group and you cannot help but be highly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1053 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Let's bury our CO2. What could possibly go wrong?

We did not act early enough on climate change, and we continue to burn through our carbon budget too fast. As a result, we are faced with the need to capture and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on May 9, 2022 at 10:23 am | 13 comments | 7311 Views

TIM TALK

Time to move school district headquarters

Pleasanton school officials and trustees are headed in the right direction with the plan to relocate the district headquarters to buildings in Hacienda Business...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Kathleen+Ruegsegger, on May 8, 2022 at 8:35 am | 4 comments | 1288 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

The Traveling Alphabet brings help to Ukrainians

“We struggle to process and make sense of the situation in Ukraine. Images of bombed apartment buildings, civilians dead on the side of the...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by keeknlinda, on May 6, 2022 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 2130 Views

TIM TALK

Livermore voters narrowly approving parcel tax renewal

The last 20 years have been full of ups and downs for the Livermore school district. In the early part of the century, the district struggled financially because...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by Dirk Svensen, on May 5, 2022 at 1:14 pm | 5 comments | 1326 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Searching for a way to live where you work

Over the past year of advocating for affordable housing I met Heather (I changed her name at her request for privacy protection). Heather has been a Pleasanton resident...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on May. 4, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1394 Views
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What to do if you get a noisy Rheem/Ruud heat pump water heater
By Sherry Listgarten | 4 comments | 2,228 views

Critical June elections for Alameda County sheriff and district attorney
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 1,785 views

Don't Wait Till Your Child is 42 to Say "I'm Proud of You."
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,269 views

Why this district attorney race matters
By Monith Ilavarasan | 4 comments | 1,205 views

A seat at the table
By Gina Channell Wilcox | 1 comment | 1,015 views

 

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