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About this blog: I am President of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division and the publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly, Dublin TriValley Views, San Ramon Express and Danville Express. As a 25-plus-year veteran of the media industry, I have experience...  (More)

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Investigative reporting: pay now or pay later?
Apr 21, 2009 10:12 am
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This morning I read that the New York Times earned five Pulitzer Prizes, including awards for breaking news and investigative reporting. Three stories above that... More
Newsroom consolidation means loss of public 'watchdogs'
Aug 8, 2007 3:25 pm
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Aug. 13 will mark a day that will change the landscape of media in the East Bay.
The sale of The Contra Costa Times by the McClatchy Company in April 2006... More
Special holiday memories about family and traditions; do you have one to share?
Dec 3, 2013 12:00 pm
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A Facebook friend posted a photo on Black Friday that I found poignant and disturbing. It was titled "Perspective," and the text said, "A missionary points out the... More
Tri-Valley Heroes: We're looking for a few good men and women . . .
Aug 2, 2012 8:01 pm
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Daniel Boorstin wrote, "In our world of big names, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues... More
Removing stories from Web sites is like unringing a bell
Jan 11, 2008 12:38 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 8,849

We recently received a request that other media groups across the United States are receiving at least daily, sometimes hourly. We were asked to remove a story from... More
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