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Why the Sheriff's department matters

Something I never learned back in high school history class was that Santa Rita Jail had a very famous visitor on Jan. 14, 1968. On that fateful day Martin Luther...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Jun. 15, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3831 Views


Tri-Valley lost key leader when Rich Rankin died

The Tri-Valley innovation ecosystem lost a key player this month when Rich Rankin died of cancer in his home in Ammon, Idaho. He was 67. Rankin headed Lawrence...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 23, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Jun 23, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 3820 Views


Exploring food contests at the Alameda County Fair

At the Alameda County Fair, I can’t advise on the scariest carnival rides. But I can suggest nibbling on pastrami fries or a musubi snack, cheering for Sourdough...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Jun. 26, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3809 Views


Letters of Evaluation (LOE) for Medical School

One of the most important and often least carefully considered components of the medical school application are letters of recommendation, called letters of evaluation...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Apr. 21, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3779 Views


10 Most Important Factors in Selective College Admission

The single, most common question I hear as a college advisor is some version of “What does it take to get into a highly selective college?” Here are...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Clay Peterson, on Nov 19, 2022 at 12:24 pm | 2 comments | 3758 Views


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 | 3744 Views


Campaign spending limits coming to Pleasanton

The Pleasanton City Council majority is wasting little time in trying to put its stamp on the city. Their latest move is moving to establish campaign contribution...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Apr 20, 2021 at 1:04 pm | 6 comments | 3738 Views


5 Things Communications Programs Can Do to Help You Succeed

Careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, advertising and public relations are among the most desired by college students. However, early success in these...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Aug. 19, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3721 Views


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 | 3680 Views


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 | 3648 Views


What it takes to become a teacher

I recently hung out with a family friend that I’ve known forever. We both grew up together as kids in Fremont and our families would spend holidays together every...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Aug. 3, 2022
Last comment by anusree, on Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 3644 Views


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. 3643 Views


Sharing grace daily

John Jackson delivered a simple and important message to people who gathered Monday for the 9th annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by CityServe of the Tri-Valley. The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 25, 2021
Last comment by Jake Waters, on Nov 26, 2021 at 9:12 am | 2 comments | 3607 Views


Much at stake beyond Oakland in school teachers' strike

There’s plenty at stake in the Oakland teachers’ union strike against the district that is ongoing this week. As usual, students are being held hostage...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 11, 2023
Last comment by James Reed, on May 14, 2023 at 8:29 am | 12 comments | 3600 Views


Will voters buy the online gaming arguments?

If you want a clue to how lucrative online betting will be in California, just check out the expenditures for the competing propositions, 26 and 27. Through Aug....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Sep. 8, 2022
Last comment by dknute, on Sep 12, 2022 at 10:28 am | 28 comments | 3595 Views


A new twist and consolidation in health care

The health care industry in the Tri-Valley took another twist this month when John Muir Health agreed to purchase San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Tenet Healthcare,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 17, 2023
Last comment by JJ, on Jan 24, 2023 at 7:19 am | 9 comments | 3584 Views


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 | 3580 Views


Master’s in Media Studies and Communications: Five Questions to Ask Yourself

Master’s programs in media studies and communications take different forms depending on your specific interests in journalism, marketing, and social media. Here...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on May. 10, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3574 Views


Legislature moving ahead to add recycling fee to wine and spirits

The Legislature returns to Sacramento next week for the final month of the session. Among the bills on the agenda is SB 1013 carried by Senate leader Toni Atkins...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jul. 28, 2022
Last comment by Ndna Jnz, on Aug 1, 2022 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 3571 Views


Contrasting golf tournaments last week

It was striking to see the differences between the PGA tour and the LPGA tour events on Sunday. The Texas Valero Open, played in San Antonio, had spectators following...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 6, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Apr 16, 2021 at 8:56 pm | 4 comments | 3540 Views
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