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A trip back east

I don’t particularly love to travel. Airports were never my favorite place in the world and it seems like over the past few years they have only gotten more difficult...

Original post made by Monith Ilavarasan on Sep. 13, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4172 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 | 4163 Views


Points to ponder

Did it strike you as unusual when three high-ranking U.S. cabinet members met with the Mexican president last week over the border crisis, but Vice President Kamala...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Kevin, on Oct 16, 2021 at 11:38 am | 6 comments | 4151 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 | 4150 Views


Cookbooks: dinosaur or essential kitchen tool

Are cookbooks out of fashion? Find a house for sale that has been staged, and cookbooks stand proudly in the kitchen. Web searches often deliver ads for ingredients,...

Original post made by Deborah Grossman on Aug. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4141 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 | 4123 Views


Valley Link rail will be powered by hydrogen

Come 2024 and 2025, the final plans for the Valley Link rail line should be set and construction should commence on the 42-mile rail line linking the Dublin-Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 18, 2023
Last comment by Bill Rafferty, on May 24, 2023 at 11:00 am | 7 comments | 4108 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. 4101 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 | 4093 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. 4086 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 | 4069 Views


An Icelandic artist's response to climate change

Charlotta Hauksdóttir is a Palo Alto-based mixed media artist whose works incorporate the stunning natural landscapes of Iceland, her native country. As...

Original post made by Sherry Listgarten on Nov. 19, 2023
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 21, 2023 at 9:43 am | 4 comments | 4064 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 | 4041 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. 4015 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 | 3999 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. 3973 Views


President Biden tries to "buy" votes from young people

President Joe Biden touted keeping a campaign promise Wednesday when he unilaterally declared that the federal government would forgive $10,000 to $20,000 of student...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Aug. 25, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Aug 26, 2022 at 9:52 am | 11 comments | 3972 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 | 3965 Views


Educators turned pizza entrepreneurs open Much Ado about Pizza

Looking for one of the most interesting new businesses born out of the pandemic, check out educators turned pizza entrepreneurs Kira and Mark Zabrowski’s Much...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by Joe V, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 3965 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 | 3956 Views
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