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A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Contrails and aviation emissions

Many of us enjoy flying to new places for vacation, to visit family and friends, or to connect with work colleagues. Those flights, particularly the longer, high-altitude...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 6, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 28, 2023 at 9:19 pm | 17 comments | 5978 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton City Manager explains key issues

When Gerry Beaudin took the helm as Pleasanton City Manager in May 2022, he was stepping into a role that his predecessor, Nelson Fialho, held for 17 years. It’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 24, 2023
Last comment by BV, on Aug 28, 2023 at 1:04 pm | 6 comments | 1792 Views

TRI-VALLEY FOODIST

Cookbooks: dinosaur or essential kitchen tool

Are cookbooks out of fashion? Find a house for sale that has been staged, and cookbooks stand proudly in the kitchen. Web searches often deliver ads for ingredients,...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Aug. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3398 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Donate blood if you can to save lives

On a weekend many years ago I was hosting my brother and partner (then girlfriend) at my apartment. After grabbing some drinks outside we came back to spend the...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 24, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on Aug 25, 2023 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 1340 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Are you Honest, Loyal, Loving, Hardworking, with Integrity?

Readers, if you have, and/or cultivate these behaviors, I am sure your life will go well. It does not mean there will be no curveballs, death, grief,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 22, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4640 Views

TIM TALK

Dueling events concerning parental rights in school

With students going back to school and the Legislature returning to Sacramento for its final five weeks of the session, it was time for dueling events Monday. Parents...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 17, 2023
Last comment by Francois Lennox, on Aug 22, 2023 at 7:43 am | 15 comments | 1877 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is it "Move fast and build things" or "Move fast and break things"? And when it's "break", who loses?

A few months ago our ex-Governor and ex-Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger penned an

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Aug. 13, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Aug 20, 2023 at 11:03 pm |
12 comments | 5561 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

A journey down to Point Lobos

When I think of taking off time from work it usually falls into two buckets. The first is an obligation that I have to attend. Things such as a...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 16, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1379 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Much Baggage in a Partner is Okay?

Baggage is Meant to be Unpacked How much baggage in a potential partner is okay, and how much is too much? We all come with baggage. We have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Aug. 14, 2023
Last comment by Roberta Wilton, on Aug 15, 2023 at 11:47 am | 5 comments | 4320 Views

TRI-VALLEY FOODIST

Rosetta Roasting coffee shop and cocktail lounge

After summer travel and departure of a house guest, I was ready for some caffeine and quiet time to contemplate our next adventures. I stopped by Rosetta Roasting...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Aug. 14, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2050 Views

TIM TALK

Growing truffles in Livermore

While reporting for my recent cover story on the Livermore Valley wine industry, I came across a notable new use for wine country land. Mark and Maria Triska have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 9, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1836 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Once in a blue supermoon

Earlier this year my partner and I were driving home after visiting some friends who lived in San Francisco. As we exited the Bay Bridge, we noticed a gigantic moon...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 9, 2023
There are no comments yet. 1481 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How reliable is our electricity?

How reliable is our electricity? On average it’s not bad but in many places it’s getting worse and in a few places it’s downright terrible. Customers...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 2, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Aug 8, 2023 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 7826 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

"I didn't want to be 'that guy'"

Last week I went hiking in Glacier National Park. It was absolutely beautiful, the meadows filled with flowers, and lakes, streams, and waterfalls brimming with...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 30, 2023
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Aug 7, 2023 at 5:25 pm | 16 comments | 7340 Views

COUPLE'S NET

You Can Do This, Too (and People Need It)

I’ve been writing to you about kindness for many years now. About how it makes you feel better, plus it’s best for all your relationships-partner, kids,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 30, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4391 Views

TIM TALK

Set aside the time to see Oppenheimer

Having read several articles and reviews of Oppenheimer, I was ready to venture to the theater to see the three-hour movie. The reviewers were certainly right...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 27, 2023
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jul 29, 2023 at 11:22 am | 35 comments | 2687 Views

TIM TALK

Water rates likely to soar in Pleasanton

Pleasanton residents are not going to be pleased with their City Council. Acting on the recommendation of the city staff, four council members moved forward with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 20, 2023
Last comment by MsVic, on Jul 29, 2023 at 8:40 am | 7 comments | 2480 Views

COUPLE'S NET

National Parents Day-Tips for Creating High EQ Family

How do parents nurture children without under-doing it or helicoptering them? And perhaps even trickier, you don’t know how you’ve done...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 22, 2023
Last comment by Mary09, on Jul 27, 2023 at 11:35 pm | 6 comments | 4995 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Don't press your luck

This past week California lottery officials confirmed that the winning ticket for the $1 billion Powerball prize was sold in Los Angeles. In addition, three lucky...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 26, 2023
Last comment by Mike Danson, on Jul 26, 2023 at 11:58 am | 2 comments | 1844 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How clean is our electricity?

How clean is our electricity? Well, there are a number of ways to answer that question. You can look at the grid itself, which we plug things into. How clean is...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 18, 2023
Last comment by Eduardo, on Jul 23, 2023 at 9:07 am | 10 comments | 7349 Views
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