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TIM TALK

Robots Stony and Robby saving thousands of steps for servers

Residents of Stoneridge Creek in Pleasanton have been served since October by robots in their dining room. Zachary Ziegler, the director of food and beverage at...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 19, 2022
Last comment by Pat Trisham, on Jul 19, 2022 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 1887 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Palo Alto is #1! (in water costs)

Are water rates in Palo Alto high? You bet. It’s not just that we charge a lot. Our tiers are also very steep. As a result, tree-friendly Palo Alto charges...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 17, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jul 18, 2022 at 4:15 pm | 7 comments | 9834 Views

TIM TALK

Some comparisons between Oregon and California

Having just returned from a week in the vacation paradise of Central Oregon, some observations are in order. Chatting with one business owner, he observed that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Jul 15, 2022 at 7:27 am | 4 comments | 2498 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Kreycik search revealed ‘best of humanity’

While most think of a community as a group of people living in the same area, the community that came together last year to search for a missing runner transcended...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jul. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2286 Views

COUPLE'S NET

How Did You See Your Parents Treat One Another?

If you want to know how your partner will treat you under stress, watch how his/her parents treat each other. So, why am I asking you this question? Because...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 8, 2022
Last comment by OnCouch, on Jul 14, 2022 at 4:50 am | 1 comment | 4935 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Midpen's unambiguous ruling on e-bikes

It would have been a lot easier for Midpen’s board of directors to take the middle ground that was offered. The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jul. 10, 2022
Last comment by Rossta, on Jul 13, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 15 comments | 9498 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

A wedding to remember

Last Saturday I found myself having one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I was standing on the corner of Taylor and Sacramento street in San Francisco...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 13, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3069 Views

TIM TALK

Kelly Bowers ready to hit the ground running with 3 Valleys Foundation

When Livermore schools superintendent Kelly Bowers retires at the end of the month, she will jump almost immediately into a new adventure. After a week off, she...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 12, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1726 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Memories of July 4th

The first fireworks show I remember watching was on my parent’s Magnavox tube television. We huddled around the 27 inch screen on July 4th to witness our very...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jul. 6, 2022
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Jul 11, 2022 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 2700 Views

TIM TALK

High vacation season and great sports television from overseas

This is high vacation week in the United States. If Memorial Day is the official start of summer, in many areas it really kickoffs this week—certainly that’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 7, 2022
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Jul 11, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 1847 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

E-Bikes on Open Space Trails: Yes or No?

On Wednesday, June 29, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) will decide where to allow e-bikes on its

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 26, 2022
Last comment by Joel Lachter, on Jul 9, 2022 at 3:14 pm |
19 comments | 10913 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating America's heritage

How delightful it feels today, July 4th, as I write this blog for Tuesday to see that America is again celebrating its birthday with gusto. We are in Central Oregon,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 5, 2022
Last comment by Theo Layne, on Jul 7, 2022 at 7:49 am | 9 comments | 2526 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Am I saving enough water yet?

We are in our third year of drought in California and it’s not pretty. SoCal residents are under some

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jun. 19, 2022
Last comment by BobB, on Jul 6, 2022 at 8:47 am |
39 comments | 10230 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck

I wanted to re-share this popular and important post that I wrote in 2014. I just read "Vow," by Wendy Plump, in which she writes about her own and...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jul. 2, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jul 5, 2022 at 8:11 pm | 2 comments | 7730 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

Training 'empowers' volunteers to help

"It could be a domestic violence issue. It could be a sexual assault issue. Sometimes it's a life-functioning issue. Sometimes it's someone feeling suicidal....

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jul. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1449 Views

TIM TALK

A short honeymoon for new Pleasanton city manager?

Did Councilwoman Julie Testa take a public potshot at new Pleasanton City Manager Gerry Beaudin during the June 21 meeting. The council was discussing the mid-year...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 30, 2022
Last comment by ryleeuso, on Jul 4, 2022 at 2:05 pm | 5 comments | 3021 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Let's bury our CO2. What could possibly go wrong?

We did not act early enough on climate change, and we continue to burn through our carbon budget too fast. As a result, we are faced with the need to capture and...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on May. 1, 2022
Last comment by John, on Jul 4, 2022 at 8:22 am | 14 comments | 12230 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Return to office

When remote work first started, I remember I promised myself that I would never be one of those guys who showed up to a meeting in pajamas. Two years later I found...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 29, 2022
Last comment by eledge, on Jul 3, 2022 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 2949 Views

TIM TALK

Is life an accident or is it created?

Reading various opinions and watching the news concerning the Supreme Court’s reversing of Roe v. Wade there’s a common refrain. For those favoring...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 28, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 29, 2022 at 5:16 pm | 10 comments | 1801 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Gifts and Belongings

Of my 5 Love Languages, and my husband’s too, gifts are the last of five. We mostly choose to do something together for birthdays and holidays (quality time,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jun. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Jun 27, 2022 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 7061 Views
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