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About this blog: I am a native of Alameda County, grew up in Pleasanton and currently live in the house I grew up in that is more than 100 years old. I spent 39 years in the daily newspaper business and wrote a column for more than 25 years in add...  (More)

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Railroad quiet zone is an overdue good idea
Jan 24, 2017 4:33 am
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ACE trains are moving forward with a long-overdue improvement—establishing a quiet zone for two railroad crossings in Sunol and one near me on Castlewood Drive.

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Will Republican Administration cut off bullet train funding?
Jan 19, 2017 7:14 am
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The change to Republican domination in Washington D.C. could have one excellent ripple effect in California—the feds pulling the plug on Gov. Jerry Brown’s... More
ValleyCare closes Livermore thrift store
Jan 17, 2017 8:08 am
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ValleyCare shuttered its decades-old thrift store operation in December because it was costing the hospital about $200,000 per year to operate the all-volunteer... More
School trustees move decisively
Jan 12, 2017 8:13 am
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The decisive move by the Pleasanton school trustees to fire Superintendent Rick Rubino after just six months on the job signals that trustees are serious about bringing... More
Memories of the Pineapple Express and Lake Tahoe
Jan 10, 2017 9:17 am
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Last weekend’s atmospheric river and the flooding around Northern California brought back memories of my Pineapple Express experiences at South Lake Tahoe.
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