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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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Newspapers say no to Pete
May 8, 2012 7:08 am
Comments: 1 | Views: 3,194

With the June election less than a month away and absentee ballots in the mail, campaigns are cranking up.
For 20-term (yes, that's right, 40 years) Congressman... More
Pete Stark--the mouth that keeps roaring
May 3, 2012 7:40 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 4,032

U.S. Rep. Pete Stark has a well-earned reputation for shooting off his mouth, one that he's continued to build.
His primary campaign against challenger... More
The new primary dynamic
May 1, 2012 7:31 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 6,570

The open primary that is just about five weeks away has created a new dynamic.
The new approach means that all voters will receive the same ballot and can... More
Wise move to cancel meeting
Apr 26, 2012 7:44 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 3,679

So much for the annual meeting between the City Council and the School Board.
The scheduled meeting this week was abruptly cancelled when the schools superintendent... More
Gold-plating Stanley Boulevard
Apr 24, 2012 7:47 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 3,131

The Stanley Boulevard upgrade demonstrates what happens when some government agencies simply have too much money.
Surprisingly, there's no federal stimulus funding... More
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