He wrote: "For years, candidates for any elected office has always adhered to the unwritten rule that the front yard of the Pleasanton Weekly has been off-limits to campaign signs. There was good reason for this, and every prior candidate in recent memory has respected this unwritten rule."
There is no unwritten rule.
Every election year candidates would put them up and I personally would take them down. (And, very often, they would put new signs up and I would personally take them down again.)
The landlord / property owner and I had an agreement about signs; I told him it didn't look good for us as a newspaper. (This discussion took place when a candidate he supported put up signs and I took them down.) He understood.
The reason these particular signs are still there is only because I have been working from home.
I will make sure they are removed by this weekend. Thank you Bryant.