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TIM TALK

Students are struggling with mental health issues

There’s not much that people across the political spectrum agree upon these days, but most people are acknowledging how difficult the lockdown and masks were...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 21, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 25, 2022 at 12:04 am | 1 comment | 2130 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Take a hike

Over the pandemic my partner and I got sick of being stuck inside all day. A few months in we made a pact. We would go on at least one outdoor...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 20, 2022
Last comment by Butler, on Apr 22, 2022 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 2981 Views

COUPLE'S NET

“. . . . Sometimes the ones most broken from inside are the ones most willing to help others.”

Tore Kesicki posted on LinkedIn about Keanu Reeves, and it struck me so powerfully that I wanted to share it with you, Readers (see below). No matter what you have...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Apr. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5986 Views

TIM TALK

Celebrating the return of face-to-face large events in the valley

Two Livermore city officials were happy campers when they spoke to the Pleasanton Men’s Club last week. Brandon Cardwell, who heads up economic development and...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 19, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Apr 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 2327 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Where our water goes

Another year, another drought. Last Tuesday the Pleasanton City Council voted to enact Stage 2 drought water rates for the city. This will result in an extra charge...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 13, 2022
Last comment by Erlinda , on Apr 20, 2022 at 9:33 am | 12 comments | 4040 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

How Livermore Lab helped avert a nuclear war

Much has been written about the similarities between Russia’s current war in Ukraine and past aggressive behavior. “We’ve been through this...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Apr 16, 2022 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 3395 Views

TIM TALK

Turning a life around to serve others

Ronnie Forbes makes no bones about what’s happening with One Nation Dream Makers. It’s all about giving God the glory because it’s nothing that he could have...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:13 pm | 1 comment | 2175 Views

TIM TALK

Stepping up to meet needs during the pandemic lockdowns

When the pandemic and the lockdowns hit nearly two years ago, Jacqueline Garcia was serving in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church office and fielded many calls...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 14, 2022 at 8:10 pm | 1 comment | 1693 Views

TIM TALK

Democrats "gut and amend" tax holiday into tax increase

The danger of revenue overflowing the coffers in Sacramento can be seen in the variety of proposals to give motorists some relief from soaring gasoline prices. Due...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 7, 2022
Last comment by KG, on Apr 10, 2022 at 3:30 pm | 7 comments | 3307 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Would you like more/better veggie options at your local restaurants?

I’ve been trying to eat less meat and cook more vegetarian dinners at home, but my range of veggie cooking is not so good yet. When friends suggested a few...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Apr. 3, 2022
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 6, 2022 at 6:15 pm | 14 comments | 12661 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Finding home

In the 1980s Zarina Kiziloglu immigrated to the Bay Area as a refugee of the Soviet-Afghan war. Her family came over with a few suitcases having sold all their property...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Apr. 6, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2943 Views

TIM TALK

Finishing the snapshots of Tri-Valley gamechangers

I’m wrapping up the coverage of the Gamechangers celebrated by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group earlier this month with its first in-person event in...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 2, 2022 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 3136 Views

TIM TALK

Two stories of Ukraine

Following on Ukraine with good news and bad news. A month ago, I wrote about a Ukrainian woman who worked for a construction company repairing my home. At the...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 29, 2022
Last comment by RobertD., on Apr 2, 2022 at 2:10 pm | 6 comments | 5320 Views

AROUND THE VALLEY

A privilege to know him

Jerry Thorne lived most of his life in Northern California but he never lost the folksy, gentlemanly ways of the South where he was raised. Thorne,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 30, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Mar 31, 2022 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2842 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Back to earth

Last year, as spring rolled around, my partner had the brilliant idea of starting a garden. We had just come back from the farmers market and were...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 30, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Mar 31, 2022 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment | 2875 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Omnipresent Grief

Grief is usually associated with a loss due to death. There are other losses we grieve: loss of a marriage, relationship or friendship, a job, our health, a miscarriage,...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by Chandrama Anderson, on Mar 31, 2022 at 1:38 pm | 4 comments | 7470 Views

A NEW SHADE OF GREEN

Vehicles turning right pose a danger to cyclists and pedestrians

Last week I biked to Ace Hardware, just over a mile from my home, and when I came back I thought “Whoa, that was not fun.” There are some big four-way...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Mar. 20, 2022
Last comment by Sherry Listgarten, on Mar 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 33 comments | 11580 Views

TIM TALK

Gamechanging companies are committed to Tri-Valley

Listening to the companies honored at the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group’s 2022 Gamechangers Awards earlier this month, it’s notable how consistent their...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 24, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Mar 26, 2022 at 8:00 am | 2 comments | 2368 Views

NOTES ON THE VALLEY

Relationship with faith

Over the past year, I’ve been working with various religious and secular institutions on making sure their values are reflected in local public policy. I myself...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Mar. 23, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2957 Views

COUPLE'S NET

Mom Said a Lot

I’m going to share a piece I wrote in my mid-20s. You will see intergenerational wounds, and part of what I have had to work through in my own life. My husband...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 22, 2022 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 6091 Views
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