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By Tim Hunt

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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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Tuesday thoughts
Jan 28, 2014 8:56 am
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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
Can the governor hold the line on spending?
Jan 23, 2014 8:19 am
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Gov. Jerry Brown delivered a State of the State address Wednesday that was full of optimism and accomplishments.
Some of it rang true—the non-partisan Legislative... More
What is truly important in life
Jan 21, 2014 9:33 am
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I have attended services or been otherwise involved (writing obituaries) for three community leaders who passed on in recent months; former Pleasanton Mayor Ken... More
Recollections of a leader and a friend
Jan 16, 2014 9:07 am
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During my years in the newspaper industry, I dealt with many politicians and other leaders. With some, I built lasting relationships. Ken Mercer was one of those... More
Former Mayor Ken Mercer dies at 71
Jan 14, 2014 10:52 am
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Kenneth R. Mercer, Pleasanton's first directly elected mayor, died early this morning at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton. He was 71.
Mercer served on the... More
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