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AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton soccer parade starts at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow on Main Street

The 47th annual Pleasanton Youth Soccer Kick-off Parade (photo courtesy of Pleasanton RAGE) will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday in downtown Pleasanton....

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 24, 2018
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AROUND TOWN

Our Savior Lutheran Church names new pastor

Our Savior Lutheran Ministries, a Missouri Synod Lutheran church that serves Livermore and Pleasanton, and the church where I am a member, has named the Rev. Dr....

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 396 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: My New Best Friend; Giving and Receiving

Here's my new best friend, Bixby. Hey readers, I've been busy the last couple of weeks. My husband had a concert in San Anselmo (he's a tenor in a...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 23, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2064 Views

TIM TALK

Superintendent's new contract may portend difficult employee negotiations

Pleasanton school district trustees clearly value the leadership of Superintendent David Haglund. When they re-wrote his contract on July 1, they extended...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 16, 2018
Last comment by slafers, on Aug 21, 2018 at 7:14 am | 8 comments | 1142 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Drop Your Keyboard!

Talking with your partner and being understood may be challenging enough without adding in the complexities of technology. Body language accounts for 70% or more...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 10, 2018
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Aug 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 9650 Views

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Scott Raty now gone from Pleasanton Chamber where he was chief executive

Scott Raty (pictured), former CEO of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, left his office Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy of programs and accomplishments...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 16, 2018
There are no comments yet. 481 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Wanting, Yet Missing One Another

A while back while I was waiting at the traffic signal by my office I saw a woman at the crosswalk. She wanted to cross Middlefield, a busy street. She turned away...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 16, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1741 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scott Raty bows out as CEO of Pleasanton Chamber

Scott Raty (pictured) will officially leave his post as CEO of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, leaving behind a legacy of programs and...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 14, 2018
There are no comments yet. 792 Views

TIM TALK

Interesting local elections shaping up in Dublin

It will be an interesting fall in Dublin with two open seats available on the City Council after Councilman Abe Gupta decided not to file for re-election. With...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 14, 2018
There are no comments yet. 707 Views

TIM TALK

Civic center site key to fresh downtown plan

Downtown Pleasanton continues to evolve with restaurants expanding onto streets beyond Main Street and a task force and city planners updating the specific plan...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 31, 2018
Last comment by Hiram Ansari, on Aug 14, 2018 at 1:55 am | 3 comments | 1266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pleasanton's First Lady Sandi Thorne: 1937-2018

Pleasanton's First Lady Sandi Thorne, wife of Mayor Jerry Thorne (both pictured) , was laid to rest Aug. 10 after a funeral mass at St. Augustine Catholic...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 11, 2018
There are no comments yet. 475 Views

TIM TALK

A "scary" investment has become a solid bet

What a bold bet it was for the Mehran family to put together the mixed-use City Center project with celebrity architect Renzo Piano. Alexander Mehran Jr., the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 7, 2018
Last comment by selena, on Aug 11, 2018 at 2:27 am | 2 comments | 1049 Views

TIM TALK

BART needs to focus on trains, not residential development

As logical as it may seem to give BART control over building high-density housing on its parking lots, it’s a crazy idea. As the deaths and assaults on BART over...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2018
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm | 3 comments | 963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Joe Streng nominated for election to Pleasanton City Council

Susan Hayes, chair of the Pleasanton Human Services Commission, joins Joe Streng (pictured) at a special event to sign nomination papers as he seeks...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 29, 2018
Last comment by james102, on Aug 8, 2018 at 4:47 am | 1 comment | 1068 Views

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Julie Testa seeking election to Pleasanton City Council

School and city activist Julie Testa (pictured) was surrounded by supporters Monday night who signed nomination papers needed to place her on the Nov....

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Aug. 7, 2018
There are no comments yet. 707 Views

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Supporters endorse Thorne for re-election as mayor

Chris Miller (left in picture) joined Mayor Jerry Thorne Monday to sign nomination papers for the mayor, who is seeking re-election to his fourth (and...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 18, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 573 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Tantric Sex and Menopause

Tantric Sex and Menopause: Practices for Spiritual and Sexual Renewal By Diana Richardson and Janet McGeever I recently read Tantric Sex and Menopause...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 3, 2018
Last comment by gualterio, on Aug 5, 2018 at 5:52 am | 1 comment | 3787 Views

TIM TALK

Chamber's community vision sets road map for policy advocacy

When retiring Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce CEO Scott Raty reflects on his most recent tenure here, he quickly points to the community vision that the chamber has...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 2, 2018
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 4, 2018 at 9:23 am | 7 comments | 865 Views

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Lower garbage bills with more services? Really

Wow was I pleased when I received my quarterly bill from Pleasanton Garbage recently. A new contract between the garbage company and the city took effect July 1...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 26, 2018
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Aug 1, 2018 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 994 Views

TIM TALK

The state of the local real estate market

David Stark, public affairs director for the Bay East Board of Realtors, has been very busy this year trying to tamp down what he describes as “a war against homeowners...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 31, 2018
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Battle over downtown Livermore plan heats up
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 1,216 views

Couples: Sex and Connection (Chicken or Egg?)
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 685 views