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About this blog: I've been involved in news media for more than 30 years in a number of roles in the newsroom ? from editorial assistant to "cops" reporter to executive editor. Currently I am the president and publisher of Embarcadero Media Group'...  (More)

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A considerable grain of salt
Oct 10, 2022 5:15 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 4,295

What happened with the cheer / stunt team at California High School last school year has bothered me for several months.

The way I see it, 28 teen girls were... More
Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both
Sep 17, 2022 4:22 pm
Comments: 23 | Views: 2,939

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school.

Solito said her 15-year-old... More
Tool to fight RHNA?
Aug 29, 2022 3:09 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 3,008

At the end of the July 26 Pleasanton City Council meeting, there was a topic brought by Councilmember Julie Testa about the city joining a coalition of other municipalities... More
Blackhawk’s ‘first lady’ leaves a lasting legacy
Aug 19, 2022 2:42 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 2,507

Patricia “Pat” Behring, considered the “First Lady of Blackhawk,” leaves a legacy that stretches around the world and a void in the hearts... More
Gun violence shatters sense of safety
Aug 4, 2022 9:55 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 3,774

The sense of safety is as fragile as glass.

I realized this when I made a trip to Stoneridge Mall recently, by myself, at dusk. As I parked, I thought of all... More
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