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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
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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 | 10031 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 | 1857 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 | 9039 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 | 2328 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 | 2326 Views

TIM TALK

Bay Area plan includes guaranteed income provision

The heavy hand of regional government is about to come down on the Bay Area again. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is expected to approve its state-mandated...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:15 am | 13 comments | 2944 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong . . .

. . . is to think you control it." -John Steinbeck Steinbeck makes a great point; we control almost nothing, whether on a journey or in marriage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8706 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Using heat pump specs to answer your common sense questions

In this last post of a mini-

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 17, 2021
Last comment by DJ, on Oct 21, 2021 at 9:53 pm |
11 comments | 12663 Views

TIM TALK

Bob Butler contributed much to the Pleasanton people enjoy today

Pleasanton lost a citizen who played a key role in the formation of the city we see today when Bob Butler died in his home of natural causes Oct. 5. He was 83. Butler...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Brad, on Oct 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 2450 Views

TIM TALK

Points to ponder

Did it strike you as unusual when three high-ranking U.S. cabinet members met with the Mexican president last week over the border crisis, but Vice President Kamala...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 16, 2021 at 11:38 am | 6 comments | 2092 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"To keep your marriage brimming . . .

. . . With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up." - Ogden Nash Is it harder to admit it when you’re...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7775 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Your electric panel

Can you convert your gas furnace to an electric heat pump? How much space is in your panel? There's more than you might think! This is the second in a three-part...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 10, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 14, 2021 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 13140 Views

TIM TALK

Danville-based Vitality Bowls celebrates 10th anniversary with aggressive growth plans

When Tara and Roy Gilad’s daughter was born 11 years ago, she had severe food allergies. That led Tara on a search for food supplies domestically as she created...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3715 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"When you make the sacrifice in marriage . . .

. . . you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship." - Joseph Campbell Well said! Other ways of saying it: Secure Attachment. Two-person...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Oct 13, 2021 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 10072 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Smart meters: The easy part and the hard part

There’s an easier part and a harder part to a smart meter rollout. The easier part is installing the new meters and radios and associated software. I say this...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 26, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 12036 Views

TIM TALK

Planning for the East Bay to move forward

The Tri-Valley region’s status as an economic powerhouse ($42 billion gross domestic product) is well documented, but it’s just a part of the broader...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 7, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 8, 2021 at 8:04 pm | 5 comments | 2785 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is renewable diesel the real deal?

Have you noticed the flags advertising “Renewable Diesel” at local 76 stations? I did and wondered if it was the real deal or a form of “greenwashing,”...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 19, 2021
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 8, 2021 at 11:13 am | 12 comments | 16291 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Electric Speak 101

This past weekend some of my neighbors were participating in an informal panel discussion about electrification. Partway through one woman raised her hand and asked...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Oct. 4, 2021
Last comment by SallyVP, on Oct 6, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 5 comments | 10019 Views

TIM TALK

A clear-eyed view of the Chinese Communist Party

Bob (Xiqiu) Fu knows first hand what Christians and other minority groups are facing in China today. Speaking on Zoom to a lecture series organized by The Salt...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Jake+Waters, on Oct 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 2557 Views
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2022 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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