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About this blog: I've been involved in news media for more than 30 years in a number of roles in the newsroom ? from editorial assistant to "cops" reporter to executive editor. Currently I am the president and publisher of Embarcadero Media Group'...  (More)

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How Livermore Lab helped avert a nuclear war
Apr 12, 2022 10:56 am
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Much has been written about the similarities between Russia’s current war in Ukraine and past aggressive behavior.

“We’ve been through this... More
Strength in numbers
Mar 18, 2022 12:06 pm
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Our region is unique in that the five communities that make up the Tri-Valley -- the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon and the town of Danville... More
A privilege to know him
Mar 30, 2022 5:17 pm
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Jerry Thorne lived most of his life in Northern California but he never lost the folksy, gentlemanly ways of the South where he was raised.

Thorne,... More
Gun violence shatters sense of safety
Aug 4, 2022 9:55 am
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The sense of safety is as fragile as glass.

I realized this when I made a trip to Stoneridge Mall recently, by myself, at dusk. As I parked, I thought of all... More
A seat at the table
May 18, 2022 1:42 pm
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The quest to make nutritious food available to all public school students for free is a laudable idea, but some students say the school-provided food isn’t... More
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