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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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Bright state revenue forecast obscures major financial issues
May 29, 2014 8:02 am
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California revenues are booming, but so are expenses.
Governor Jerry Brown announced earlier this month that the May revision of his January budget proposal would... More
Tuesday thoughts
Jan 28, 2014 8:56 am
Comments: 19 | Views: 15,794

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
Two men with competing visions
Feb 7, 2012 8:03 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 15,350

During my career as a daily journalist in the Livermore Valley, I have chronicled and commented on politics.
Two major players—with greatly differing perspectives,... More
Karin Mohr's legacy
Nov 14, 2013 7:54 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 14,878

Former Pleasanton City Council woman Karin Mohr died Monday after falling from a ladder while cleaning the rain gutters at her home last week.

Her untimely death... More
Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads
Apr 15, 2014 8:14 am
Comments: 50 | Views: 14,270

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,... More
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