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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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Very different budget debates in Oakland vs. Sacramento
Jun 17, 2015 10:20 pm
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Talk about a tale of two budgets.
The debate in Sacramento has been all about how much more money to spend based upon conservative or more optimistic revenue estimates.... More
Just what is an "extreme" position?
Jun 16, 2015 7:52 am
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Congressman Eric Swalwell sent out an email last month that tested the waters for various Democrat themes for the 2016 election.
The one-question survey asked:... More
Legislature debates spending tax windfall
Jun 11, 2015 8:01 am
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It takes a real political insider with a commitment to dig down into the weeds to follow some of the machinations in Sacramento, Washington D.C. and with various... More
Pleasanton council wisely reverses course
Jun 9, 2015 8:08 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,278

Good call, upon further review, by the Pleasanton City Council last week.
The council, when apprised that the advisory election on planning for the eastside could... More
Stanford concludes welcome takeover of ValleyCare
Jun 4, 2015 7:19 am
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The Tri-Valley, with its high percentage of residents with health insurance, is an area where virtually all California health providers want to do business.
And,... More
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