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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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Former Mayor Ken Mercer dies at 71
Jan 14, 2014 10:52 am
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Kenneth R. Mercer, Pleasanton's first directly elected mayor, died early this morning at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. He was 71.
Mercer served on the... More
More "feel-good" legislation from Sacramento
Oct 15, 2013 8:13 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 8,337

With last Sunday the deadline for Gov. Brown to sign or veto the 805 bills the Legislature sent to his desk, he continued to walk a bit more moderate line in some... More
Fourth of July fireworks return to the county fair
Feb 25, 2014 7:58 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 8,291

The news differs for fireworks on the Fourth of July depending upon where you live.
The San Ramon parks and recreation commission put a firm kibosh on the... More
Celebrate 1-680 anniversary today
Jan 9, 2014 7:12 am
Comments: 9 | Views: 8,248


You might not realize it if you are a commuter on southbound Interstate 680 this morning, but you should be celebrating today.
It was 50 years that that the... More
Some curious decisions by the governor and legislative leaders
Jun 26, 2014 8:11 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 8,247

The state budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown last week demonstrated some questionable priorities.
It was a relatively easy budget... More
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