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DOING COLLEGE

Tell Me More About University of California-Merced

Located near Yosemite National Park in the San Joaquin Valley, two hours from San Francisco, UC-Merced is the smallest and newest campus in the University of California...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Noel Steele, 2 hours ago | 16 comments | 4216 Views

TIM TALK

Banning natural gas heating in Dublin?

California’s extreme climate goals are continuing to take a toll. Last year, the state energy commission approved plans from several cities and Marin County...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 432 Views

TIM TALK

A favorite restaurant closes its doors

There’s a big hole in the restaurant lineup in Hacienda Business Park. Sweet & Savory, the breakfast/lunch restaurant and bakery, closed earlier this year....

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Location location, 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 2171 Views

DOING COLLEGE

How to Make General Education Requirements Work for You!

Graduating seniors about to attend college or juniors considering which colleges to apply to should look carefully at a college’s general education (GE) requirements....

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by importance of food, on Feb 20, 2020 at 1:36 am | 16 comments | 1215 Views

TIM TALK

Putting a positive spin on bad news

You’ve got to give Joe D’Alessandro credit for trying to make lemonade out of a bad lemon situation. Responding to news that Oracle moved its annual Open World...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by magazynlazienka, on Feb 18, 2020 at 12:03 am | 9 comments | 1932 Views

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Miracle Messages reconnects homeless people with their relatives

Some good news on the otherwise dismal front of dealing with the people who are homeless. Miracle Messages, based in San Francisco, just completed its 300th reunion...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 13, 2020
Last comment by Duane Reade Survey, on Feb 17, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 2 comments | 1032 Views

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Plenty of blame to go around for fires and power shutoffs

Assemblyman James Gallagher wrote an opinion piece for CalMatters.org that offered a perspective that’s too often been missing from stories detailing the utility’s...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by walkthroughsolutions, on Feb 17, 2020 at 1:59 pm | 16 comments | 1629 Views

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Four men pass who left imprints on the valley

The Independent edition last week sadly contained obituaries of four people who played key roles in the valley and the city of Livermore over many years. Topping...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 3, 2020
Last comment by sarataylor, on Feb 16, 2020 at 3:53 am | 6 comments | 1211 Views

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Two key water studies launched this month

Two major studies that directly effect the quality and cost of the Tri-Valley’s drinking water got underway this month. In Sacramento, the Newsom Administration...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Jhon, on Feb 12, 2020 at 10:39 pm | 8 comments | 1641 Views

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Way past time to resume planning East Pleasanton

Four years after halting work on the East Pleasanton Specific Plan during the drought, the City Council is considering the next step in with a new lead developer,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by walalipa678@getnada.com, on Feb 12, 2020 at 1:46 am | 9 comments | 1947 Views

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Coronavirus causes shift in Veeva's meeting plans

The coronavirus in China changed plans dramatically for Pleasanton-based Veeva Systems. The maker of cloud-computing software for the pharmaceutical and life...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Feb. 11, 2020
There are no comments yet. 512 Views

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Unchained labs teams are free to do it their way

Pleasanton-based Unchained Labs is a study in contrasts. • The executive photos on the web page look like they were asked to act goofy. They complied. • The...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Kolom PC, on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:17 am | 5 comments | 1691 Views

COUPLE'S NET

"Don't Compare Your Insides with Someone Else's Outside"

Doesn't everyone look together? The happy couple? Doing their job well? Driving their nice car? Getting schoolwork done? Christmas or Hanukkah shopping? Cooking...

Original post made by Chandrama Anderson on Feb. 7, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2751 Views

TIM TALK

Big money pouring into Livermore referendums

Three Livermore residents who have largely bankrolled the Friends of Livermore political activities for the last decade are playing the same role in the two ballot...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 21, 2020
Last comment by Rich Buckley, on Feb 6, 2020 at 1:07 pm | 14 comments | 2651 Views

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Tri-Valley City Serve on the move in 2020

City Serve of the Tri-Valley is anticipating major upgrades to its services this year. CEO Christine Beitsch-Bahmani, who came on board last summer, outlined...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 30, 2020 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1314 Views

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Talking historical hops with Otis Nostrand

If you ever have the chance to hear Eric “Otis” Nostrand talk about the history of hops in Pleasanton, jump at the opportunity. Otis spoke to the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Nov. 26, 2019
Last comment by shritech, on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:27 pm | 4 comments | 1810 Views

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Meet the Dreammakers and Risktakers

If you were fortunate enough to attend the 2020 Dreammakers and Risktakers event last week, you left inspired. The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group presented...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by foreverfiancesus@gmail.com, on Jan 28, 2020 at 10:38 pm | 2 comments | 1533 Views

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Two key water studies launched this month

Two major studies that directly effect the quality and cost of the Tri-Valley’s drinking water got underway this month. In Sacramento, the Newsom Administration...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 23, 2020
There are no comments yet. 0 Views

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Voters face three school bond measures come March

Dublin school trustees and senior staff have spent the last several years scrambling to find a site for a second high school as well as other school sites as enrollment...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by plebe, on Jan 20, 2020 at 7:05 pm | 7 comments | 1877 Views

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Shaping a new neighborhood at Stoneridge mall

Big changes are coming to Stoneridge Shopping Center and nearby properties. In 2019, the City Council approved plans for mall owner, Simon Co., to knock down...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by GregDublin, on Jan 8, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 4 comments | 3374 Views
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A favorite restaurant closes its doors
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