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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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Gas tax increase is one of many tax hikes
Nov 7, 2017 8:46 am
Comments: 8 | Views: 1,167

In case you didn’t notice, the Legislature’s increase on the gas tax hit your wallet on Nov. 1.
The effective date just happened to coincide with the shift... More
Residents love living in Pleasanton
Nov 2, 2017 8:07 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 954

You might not know it by reading online comments, but the vast majority of Pleasanton residents are delighted to live here. The city’s satisifcation survey, which... More
580/680 interchange changed valley forever
Oct 31, 2017 7:47 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 1,334

Fifty years ago this month, the key freeway link for the Tri-Valley was completed when Interstate 680 opened between Pleasanton and Mission San Jose.

The I-680/I-580... More
Education failure is state crisis
Oct 26, 2017 8:32 am
Comments: 13 | Views: 1,237

One of the journalists I have long admired is former Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters who now has moved to the non-partisan CalMatters web site.

A recent... More
Dr. Bill laid great foundation for Pleasanton schools
Oct 24, 2017 7:57 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,239

Pleasanton lost an educational leader who played a key role in shaping the unified school district that is celebrated today when Dr. Bill James passed away earlier... More
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