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TIM TALK

Time to blow up high school as we've known it

School trustees throughout the Tri-Valley and across the state are trying to figure out whether to re-open schools in the fall and what changes will be required...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Bob, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 1674 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I get here? How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by VAB, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 1634 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?

Is there a grain of truth to the statement "I am kinder to a stranger than I am to my partner/spouse?" If so, consider these questions: How did I get here? How...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 29, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

TIM TALK

An optimistic view for East Bay economic recovery

There’s quite a debate about what type of recovery can be expected when the country re-opens. Opinions are all over the map. Last week, Christopher Thornberg...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Poorgirls, on May 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 911 Views

TIM TALK

Good idea to temporarily close Main Street to expand businesses

Pleasanton Chamber CEO Steve Van Dorn floated an interesting idea this week—temporarily closing Main Street to allow stores and restaurants to expand sidewalk...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by Michael Austin, on May 22, 2020 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 1607 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: Taking Breaks (Fallow Time)

Fallow, def.: Plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility . . . I'm a proponent of taking breaks. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 22, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2675 Views

TIM TALK

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 | 4262 Views

DOING COLLEGE

What Will Colleges Look Like in the Fall?

When asked about the impacts of COVID-19 on college campuses this coming...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1333 Views

TIM TALK

Sacramento legislators are getting serious about an ugly budget

This most unusual May brings with it the requirement that the Legislature and the governor address the budget that must be approved by June 15. The numbers are dauntingly...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by stacey ramiel, on May 16, 2020 at 12:32 pm | 8 comments | 1563 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Impact of COVID-19 on College Admissions

In these unprecedented times, the concerns of high school juniors (Class of 2021) and their families have revolved around how COVID-19 will impact the college admissions...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:41 am | 1 comment | 3750 Views

TIM TALK

Some City Council candidates decide it's time to announce

The shutdown shuttered local election campaigns that normally would have been cranking up a couple of months ago. That’s particularly the case in Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 14, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:38 am | 4 comments | 1595 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Sex Talk is Always Part of Couples Counseling . . .

. . . at some point. I find that couples either come to counseling because of sex concerns -- or don't bring up sex at all. If you don't bring it up, I will, in...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by luciham20@gmail.com, on May 16, 2020 at 12:35 am | 1 comment | 4501 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pet Safety Net?

==I Originally posted this on Next Door, and got several good responses. Thought I’d try it here to a wider potential group of volunteers. NB: we live on...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by westy, on May 11, 2020 at 4:28 am | 4 comments | 2878 Views

TIM TALK

Farmers' Market reopens Saturday and golfing solo is now OK

Life will never be the same, but there are some steps back toward regular activities this week after the Alameda County Health Dept. modified its earlier order effective...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by TRAFFIC, on May 11, 2020 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2403 Views

TIM TALK

Cart restrictions lifted on public golf courses

The re-opening of golf is a welcome change, but there are striking the differences between how private clubs and public courses are doing it. The municipal courses...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Ross , on May 8, 2020 at 9:11 pm | 2 comments | 2040 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Couples: The Resiliency of Bridges

Lately I've been thinking about the image of healthy couples as being a bridge. Each of you is one foundation on each side of the water. A strong foundation must...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 8, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3556 Views

TIM TALK

Masks or no masks?

Are you getting frustrated or confused by the health experts yet? A recent order from the Bay Area health departments requires covering your face when you are...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by dknute, on May 5, 2020 at 11:53 am | 14 comments | 3054 Views

TIM TALK

Updated shelter-in-place order wisely opens some doors

The latest shelter-in-place order by six Bay Area public health officials lifted the most unreasonable ban—construction. The prior order, expiring this weekend,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 30, 2020
Last comment by Indigo, on May 2, 2020 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 1729 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Empty Nest

I realize this is an odd topic during Covid-19 while we're sheltering in place and your kids are not launching or maybe have come home for now. And it's still useful. As...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3602 Views

TIM TALK

Coronavirus strikes home across America and in the valley

The coronavirus just became real for Americans. Previously, it had touched some areas, including the Bay Area and the Seattle area, but the impact wasn’t...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by James, on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:04 pm | 4 comments | 2492 Views
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Time to blow up high school as we've known it
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 1,674 views

Premarital and Couples: Are you Kinder to Strangers than to Your Partner?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,634 views