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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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Thankfully the adult in the room takes action
Jun 2, 2020 8:11 am
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It baffles me to watch looters and vandals tear up businesses in the Bay Area and elsewhere this weekend and see the weak leadership from local mayors.

Oakland... More
Time to rethink high school top to bottom
May 28, 2020 9:36 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 3,531

Editor's note: Upon reflection and taking into account other comments, I have changed this headline.


School trustees throughout the Tri-Valley and across... More
An optimistic view for East Bay economic recovery
May 26, 2020 9:32 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,004



There’s quite a debate about what type of recovery can be expected when the country re-opens. Opinions are all over the map.
Last week, Christopher Thornberg... More
Good idea to temporarily close Main Street to expand businesses
May 21, 2020 8:27 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 2,278

Pleasanton Chamber CEO Steve Van Dorn floated an interesting idea this week—temporarily closing Main Street to allow stores and restaurants to expand sidewalk... More
Will Stoneridge mall just have one anchor tenant in the future?
May 19, 2020 9:44 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 5,924

Sadly, Pleasanton is witnessing first-hand the dramatic changes in the retail landscape at what used to be its premier regional shopping center, Stoneridge.
The... More
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