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About this blog: A longtime newspaperman, I have been editor of the Pleasanton Weekly since it was launched Jan. 28, 2000. I was a reporter and Neighborhood News editor at the Chicago Tribune for 13 years, and previously a reporter for the Advance...  (More)

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An exciting January for us and the news
Jan 28, 2013 12:53 pm
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January has been an exciting month, with President Obama's festive inauguration and parade, with Governor Brown's new budget wiping away a deficit that stood at... More
Here comes the band (and how it happens)
Nov 11, 2012 6:08 pm
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As the announcer for the Tri-Valley's 16th annual Veterans Day parade on Nov. 4, I had the easy job of joining my fellow veterans who put this event together each... More
At 50th high school reunion, who are all these people?
Oct 8, 2012 8:04 pm
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Whenever the time comes to join your high school graduating class for its 50th reunion, be sure to go. That's the call Nancy Harrington has put out after attending... More
Tom Richert: An entrepreneur who doesn't stop
Jul 20, 2012 10:50 am
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It's quite a stretch from the tony venture capital investors' offices along Page Mill Road in Palo Alto to a lumberyard in Pleasanton, but Tom Richert made that... More
Remembering our city of roses
Dec 28, 2011 7:47 am
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Pleasanton once was known as a top rose-growing city in America, thanks to Jackson & Perkins (now bankrupt), which grew and developed roses here. Less known is the... More
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Does Applying to More Get You Through the Door? Why More Is Not Better in College Admissions
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