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DOING COLLEGE

The College Admissions Scam

The recent college admissions scandal that was revealed in a New York Times...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 23, 2019 at 11:43 am |
14 comments | 1790 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

I’ve been Hacked! Insulted, too.

I awoke this morning to an ominous-looking email – it announced that I’ve been hacked. Uh-oh. Now, I consider myself to be a reasonably competent,...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 23, 2019 at 11:39 am | 18 comments | 1294 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .

. . . stating what you have to offer and give in your relationship. Don't make it dependent on what you are getting, either. (Later you can write another personal...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by 3 comments | 1842 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Life Can Change on a Dime

Readers, let me begin by saying that I'm fine. Yesterday instead of seeing my wonderful clients, I spent the morning and early afternoon in the ER. I was newly diagnosed...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:54 am | 7 comments | 4181 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "When Good People Have Affairs" by Mira Kirshenbaum

Affairs are so painful for couples (I know that's a huge understatement). The desire to understand and the internal pressure of deciding what to do in the wake...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:52 am | 4 comments | 4448 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Premarital and Existing Couples: Marriage Rules: Yours, Mine, or Ours?

Each of you has a set of rules that go with being in a committed relationship. I can guarantee that all your rules are not the same, although I hope that...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 935 Views

TIM TALK

Tri-Valley cities band together to battle Bay Area housing compact

The focus on the statewide housing crisis by the pols in Sacramento and Bay Area business leaders have spawned understandable negative reactions in Pleasanton and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 485 Views

TIM TALK

Three ideas for reading in the new year

Happy New Year. To start off 2019, I have some reading suggestions. I can recommend two books that are ideal for reading while on the porcelain throne. Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 1, 2019
Last comment by malkova, on Mar 21, 2019 at 4:51 am | 3 comments | 1425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council halts plans for 90-home senior housing on Merritt property

The Pleasanton City Council in effect has rejected a developer’s bid to build a 90-home project for seniors 55 and older on the largely-vacant...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 348 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: Thanks

I was out ill for a week a while back, and needed minor surgery. I often remind clients to say thanks to their partner for all s/he does, and to share specific appreciation...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 22, 2019
Last comment by 192.168.1.1, on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 2585 Views

TIM TALK

Castlewood members voted for major clubhouse remodeling; Second vote looms

The future of the iconic Castlewood Country Club became a little bit clearer this month when the membership narrowly voted to proceed with remodeling the clubhouse...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Frenchie, on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 602 Views

TIM TALK

Three Alameda County Supervisors vote thumbs down on public safety

As predicted by Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern, the changes to the Urban Shield training program mandated by the Board of Supervisors last week caused the federal...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 19, 2019
There are no comments yet. 627 Views

DOING COLLEGE

College Options for the Artistic-Minded Student

For the artistic-minded student, there are several different types of schools to research in order to find the right academic fit and degree path. - Four-year...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by tomas wilson, on Mar 19, 2019 at 1:47 am | 7 comments | 621 Views

TIM TALK

Supervisors plan key vote on Urban Shield Tuesday

After months of committee work and a key vote by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the future of the valuable Urban Shield training program comes down to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by jimi, on Mar 17, 2019 at 11:39 pm | 5 comments | 1089 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Couples: "The Goal of Marriage is Not to Think Alike, but to Think Together"

I recently came across this quote comes from Robert Dodd, and it resonates in my work with couples. We often select a partner that is different from us, yet complements...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 27, 2018
Last comment by Believe In Marriage, on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:44 am | 2 comments | 3436 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family

Steve Simpson is the author of four books for teens and young adults. In each book he includes The Teenage and Young Adult Survival Handbook. I asked Steve...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Dec. 13, 2018
Last comment by impress family, on Mar 13, 2019 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 4636 Views

TIM TALK

What you missed in media coverage of the Oakland teachers' strike

Looking at the East Bay Times’ coverage of the Oakland teachers strike, I am amazed at the lack of depth. The first two days, the main story on the front page...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 26, 2019
Last comment by Boulder Tree Services, on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:52 am | 6 comments | 1015 Views

TIM TALK

High-speed rail folly should end now

Two knowledgable long-time critics of California’s high-speed rail authority came to Sacramento this month with a detailed report that demonstrates the fallacy...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 29, 2019
Last comment by Paterson Moving, on Mar 13, 2019 at 6:40 am | 20 comments | 1358 Views

AROUND TOWN

Illinois winters lead to Porky’s opening in Pleasanton

Thanks to the long and blustery winters in Chicago and northern Illinois – which I remember well -- the Valenziano family moved west and has...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 9, 2019
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 12, 2019 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 1603 Views

TIM TALK

Supervisors plan key vote on Urban Shield Tuesday

After months of committee work and a key vote by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the future of the valuable Urban Shield training program comes down to...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 11, 2019
There are no comments yet. 0 Views
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Premarital and Existing Couples: Marriage Rules: Yours, Mine, or Ours?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 935 views

Three Alameda County Supervisors vote thumbs down on public safety
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 627 views

Council halts plans for 90-home senior housing on Merritt property
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 348 views