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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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Bright state revenue forecast obscures major financial issues
May 29, 2014 8:02 am
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California revenues are booming, but so are expenses.
Governor Jerry Brown announced earlier this month that the May revision of his January budget proposal would... More
Feeling good about the show
Oct 8, 2013 7:58 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 1,996


The governor made a big show last week when he signed the bill raising the minimum wage to $10.
The show was just that—a feel-good show. It likely will... More
A big day at the fair can mean a bad day on the freeway
Jul 3, 2014 8:42 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 1,985

Heading north on interstate 680 last Saturday afternoon, I was struck by the huge back-up of southbound cars that were queued up at the Bernal Avenue interchange,... More
Timely action by the district attorney
May 27, 2014 7:31 am
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Alameda County voters are fortunate that District Attorney Nancy O'Malley acted before the election to indict a candidate for auditor-controller (ballots have... More
Some curious decisions by the governor and legislative leaders
Jun 26, 2014 8:11 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 1,968

The state budget approved by the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown last week demonstrated some questionable priorities.
It was a relatively easy budget... More
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