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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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News and notes
Jun 5, 2012 7:38 am
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As Election Day dawns, the intensity of the various campaigns peaks and the auto-dial calls accelerate. Hurray for answering machines.
Another sign of the... More
Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss
Nov 20, 2013 1:29 pm
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The sudden death last weekend of Taylor Family Foundation founder and President Barry Taylor sadly serves as a reminder of just how precious every day is.

Barry,... More
Mission creeping for Bay Area air board
May 8, 2014 7:44 am
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When discussing the Alameda County StopWaste government organization, I mentioned "mission creep" taking place when the organization has succeeded in its basic mission... More
High-speed rail reality check
Feb 4, 2014 8:02 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 16,665

Writing in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, Tom Zoellner states that trips of one to three hours are ideal for true high-speed rail.
Zoellner adapted his... 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
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