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AROUND THE VALLEY

A considerable grain of salt

What happened with the cheer / stunt team at California High School last school year has bothered me for several months. The way I see it, 28 teen girls were...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Oct. 10, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 11, 2022 at 6:39 pm | 3 comments | 4294 Views

TIM TALK

James White pulls no punches when talking racism in the corporate world

Corporate executive James D. White speaks and writes bluntly when it come to racism he’s encountered in the United States corporate world. Addressing the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 6, 2022
Last comment by Pton Resident, on Oct 9, 2022 at 2:47 am | 1 comment | 1945 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“No, it just explains it.”

“I probably saved you from being seriously injured.” Did he expect her to thank him for that? “So you think that excuses your behavior?” “No,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Oct. 7, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3572 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school. Solito said her 15-year-old...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by Gina Channell, Publisher, on Oct 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm | 23 comments | 2939 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Camping in Mt. Diablo

Nature and I have an interesting relationship. I’ve written a lot about how I love to go hiking and spend the weekends doing anything other than being glued to...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Oct. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1672 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs

Most PT programs in the US use the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). This online portal allows you to...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Oct. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1544 Views

TIM TALK

Lawrence Livermore's team role in DART asteroid targeting mission

There’s about 200 people around the world walking around with smiles plastered on their faces these days. They’re the team that hit a football-field-sized...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 4, 2022
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Oct 5, 2022 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 1476 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto's bold proposal to jumpstart home electrification

Six years ago Palo Alto set a goal to reduce city emissions to 80%...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 25, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Oct 3, 2022 at 8:39 pm | 28 comments | 9387 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

A picnic by Lake Chabot

It was my birthday this past weekend and my partner had an idea of throwing a small party. I’m normally not one to make a big deal out of birthdays, however my...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 28, 2022
Last comment by Lucy, on Sep 30, 2022 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 1898 Views

TIM TALK

Mehran Jr. held his cards close

Alex Mehran Jr. demonstrated how to play his cards close to his chest Tuesday evening. Speaking to San Francisco Business Times Publisher Mary Huss on a panel with...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 29, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1805 Views

TIM TALK

Collaboration center opens to foster new partnerships for lab and university

Monday was a day to celebrate for Director Kim Budil and her “partner in crime” June Yu an eight-year journey to bring a stronger academic linkage to Lawrence...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 27, 2022
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Sep 27, 2022 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 1394 Views

TIM TALK

Understanding how PG&E failed with gas lines and transmission lines

It is stunning to learn that the part that failed on a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. high-voltage transmission tower to spark the Camp Fire that destroyed Paradise...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Long Time Pleasanton Resident, on Sep 26, 2022 at 12:43 pm | 6 comments | 2480 Views

TIM TALK

The blind rush to green power

California regulators, legislators and the governor continue to blindly push the state toward zero carbon emissions without any regard for the big picture. Gov....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 20, 2022
Last comment by JJ, on Sep 25, 2022 at 7:21 pm | 9 comments | 1814 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

How my 80-year-old parents electrified their Foster City townhouse

My parents Eileen and Max live in a 52-year-old townhouse in Foster City. Up until a few years ago they drove a gas car, heated their home with a gas-powered furnace,...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by eileen , on Sep 25, 2022 at 10:58 am | 12 comments | 14480 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?

I’ve been spending a lot more time outdoors, walking, exploring and going on adventures. I’ve noticed I feel better physically and emotionally since...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3670 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More about UC-Irvine

Welcome to the third in a series of articles about the University of California system. For the sake of fairness, going alphabetically, the first article was all...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Sep. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2150 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

We should not be operating our power grid via text alert, and other observations from the past few days

Well, that was an interesting few days. Our electric service should work quietly in the background. Instead it made headlines nearly every day. At times it appeared...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Sep. 9, 2022
Last comment by Westbrook, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:34 pm | 19 comments | 5879 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Where is Your Focus?

Readers, please follow along with this exercise: 1. Off the top of your head, jot down the 3-5 immediate answers that popped into your head. 2. Now, look at...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by MyFeelz, on Sep 21, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 3950 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

The state of mental health care

On August 15th, the National Union of Healthcare Workers launched a strike with the principal goal of reducing the workload for the nearly 2,000 mental health clinicians...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2192 Views

TIM TALK

Pleasanton housing market slows dramatically

If you think the real estate market locally has slowed, you’re right. David Stark, the chief public affairs officer for the Bay East Association of Realtors,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Sep 19, 2022 at 10:19 pm | 5 comments | 2792 Views
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