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TIM TALK

When will Costco be built in Pleasanton?

A regular reader reached out by email to ask when is Pleasanton going to get its Costco. Citizens approved the Costco project on Johnson Drive by a 63% to 37%...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 10, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Feb 11, 2022 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 4542 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Can we build enough clean, affordable power on time?

Last week’s blog post had an overview of...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Dec. 5, 2021
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Feb 11, 2022 at 8:07 am | 21 comments | 11577 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

A Snapshot of Grid Mixes across the US

Over the past few days I’ve spoken with several people who are electrifying their homes and cars, and it reminded me how lucky we are to live in California...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 30, 2022
Last comment by chris aoki, on Feb 8, 2022 at 6:35 pm | 17 comments | 9065 Views

TIM TALK

Tesla and Amazon have large real estate footprint in the valley

Reading one of Hacienda Business Park’s recent newsletters, I was struck by the entry that Tesla had leased 263,713 square feet of warehouse space in the park. ...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4008 Views

TIM TALK

Progressive George Soros on a Hoover Institution program?

I will confess my surprise when I received a Hoover Institution email announcing a discussion about China leading up to the Winter Olympics that featured keynote...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Feb 5, 2022 at 8:32 am | 6 comments | 3679 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The Pros and Cons of "Going Greek"

Have you ever wondered about fraternities and sororities and whether joining one would be a good move? With so many distressing articles appearing in newspapers,...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by Jan Batcheller, on Feb 3, 2022 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 4504 Views

TIM TALK

Fialho takes on key role with 3 Valleys Foundation

Retired Pleasanton City Manager Nelson Fialho said he would take a couple of months off after his last day on Nov. 30, but he now has jumped back into the working...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Feb 2, 2022 at 7:11 pm | 1 comment | 2067 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Miscarriage

I initially posted this in 2014, and readers found it helpful, so I'm sharing it with you again. I have been pregnant seven times. I wanted two children. I have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 28, 2022
Last comment by Deborah, on Feb 1, 2022 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 7590 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

What can you do with your EV battery?

I have heard from many of you who have EVs and would like to know when you will be able to use your car to power your house during a blackout, charge your laptop...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 23, 2022
Last comment by EPL, on Jan 29, 2022 at 4:34 pm | 8 comments | 8821 Views

TIM TALK

Terrible single-payer health care bill under consideration in Sacramento

In my view there are several awful ideas circulating among the Democrats in Sacramento but among the worse is the stunningly ill-advised single-payer health system. It’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Jan 27, 2022 at 7:28 pm | 4 comments | 4500 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Is Watching Porn Considered to be Cheating?

The answer actually is: it depends. If you and your partner have discussed it and agreed that watching porn is okay, then watching porn is not cheating—with...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by Rashaun Williams, on Jan 27, 2022 at 11:31 am | 11 comments | 9630 Views

TIM TALK

If you have a chance, run to see Jeremy Stolle's show

Last December, thinking about an “experience” I could give my bride and our daughter for Christmas, I purchased four tickets to the Jeremy Stolle show at the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 25, 2022
Last comment by marti, on Jan 26, 2022 at 2:05 am | 2 comments | 1998 Views

TIM TALK

McNerney hangs it up after eight terms

One-time Pleasanton resident Jerry McNerney announced he is retiring from Congress this week. McNerney won election in 2006, topping Republican incumbent Richard...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Jan 21, 2022 at 6:20 pm | 14 comments | 3119 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How to Write an SOP

Writing SOP requires both scientific and artistic components. Your statement must be calculated and methodical but the whole document should be artistically crafted...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 21, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3325 Views

TIM TALK

Funding challenge/opportunity faces many school districts

CalMatters, the non-profit website devoted to covering statewide California news, published a story about school administrators bemoaning a potential loss of funding...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Annoyed Parent, on Jan 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 2244 Views

TIM TALK

Passing out gifts in Sacramento

California is awash in tax revenues for the second year in a row. That positions Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature to continue to wear their Santa hats and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Jan 15, 2022 at 12:33 am | 10 comments | 3411 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

The difficult calculation where math and humanity intersect

The US government may not levy a carbon tax yet, but for more than ten years our government has calculated a price for carbon emissions and used it to craft policies....

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Jan. 9, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm | 14 comments | 8965 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Is California engaging in wishful thinking or rigorous planning?

Two weeks ago, a comment on this blog

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 28, 2021
Last comment by Peter Converse, on Jan 12, 2022 at 7:33 pm |
14 comments | 13561 Views

TIM TALK

Recalling the ups and downs of ValleyCare's 60 years

The Weekly’s cover story last week celebrated the 60 years that ValleyCare Health System has served Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. Reporter Julia Baum laid...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by Soila Galindo, on Jan 12, 2022 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2871 Views

TIM TALK

Council members wish busy holidays to senior staff

Just before Christmas, Pleasanton City Council members had lots of their mind after 4 hours of their Dec. 21 meeting. The last item at Pleasanton City Council meetings...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by Nida Ayers, on Jan 11, 2022 at 11:23 pm | 1 comment | 2436 Views
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