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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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Public votes are pleasing politics but poor policy
May 28, 2015 8:09 am
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Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne seemed to make the large crowd happy last week when he suggested an advisory vote on whether to proceed with plans for East Pleasanton.
The... More
Mark Twain drinking wine?
May 26, 2015 7:55 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 790

Politicians and pundits alike love to bring Mark Twain's name into the debates about water here in California.
Speaking to water managers earlier this month in... More
"Swirling" to earn college credit
May 21, 2015 7:54 am
Comments: 6 | Views: 937

When Las Positas President Barry Russell spoke to the Pleasanton Men's Club this month, I learned a new term "swirl."

It describes students, struggling to earn... More
Election day is here, at last
May 19, 2015 8:07 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 1,065

Hurray. Election Day is finally here for the 7th Senate District and our mail boxes and telephones can use a break when those who choose to vote will decide which... More
Drought forcing water agencies to tap emergency supplies
May 14, 2015 7:39 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 856

The four-year California drought is forcing water agencies to dip deep into their reserve and emergency plans.
Last week, the East Bay Municipal Utilities District,... More
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