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Column - February 11, 2011

Turning a troubled business around

by Jeb Bing

The Taqueria El Balazo restaurant on Hopyard Road near the I-580 onramp has a new lease on life, thanks to a compassionate city Planning Commission but largely because Police Capt. Eric Finn thinks it's reformed. El Balazo has been in the news over the years it's been at the Pleasanton site not so much because of its Mexican cuisine (which is good) but more because of local police calls over parking lot fights and occasional federal immigration raids to round up employees who are here illegally. The Hopyard-580 interchange is known for its drug busts at nearby hotels by regulars who call the Pleasanton junction "easy off, fast and easy on" after making their purchases.

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