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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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Be patient with damaged citrus
Jan 30, 2014 9:00 am
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Looking at my frost desiccated citrus trees, I called my friends at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore to ask their advice about what to do.
The direct answer: be... More
Tuesday thoughts
Jan 28, 2014 8:56 am
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The memorial service for former Mayor Ken Mercer drew more than 500 people to a standing-room-only event at the Pleasanton Senior Center.
Political colleagues... More
Can the governor hold the line on spending?
Jan 23, 2014 8:19 am
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Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a State of the State address Wednesday that was full of optimism and accomplishments.
Some of it rang true—the non-partisan Legislative... More
What is truly important in life
Jan 21, 2014 9:33 am
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I have attended services or been otherwise involved (writing obituaries) for three community leaders who passed on in recent months; former Pleasanton Mayor Ken... More
Recollections of a leader and a friend
Jan 16, 2014 9:07 am
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During my years in the newspaper industry, I dealt with many politicians and other leaders. With some, I built lasting relationships. Ken Mercer was one of those... More
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