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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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Battling a new Wal-Mart concept
Feb 16, 2012 8:01 am
Comments: 10 | Views: 7,358

Surprise, surprise?.there is a bit of controversy about Wal-Mart locating one of its smaller grocery stores in Pleasanton.
Wal-Mart, through an anonymous agent,... More
Don't miss Kevin Laue's story
Oct 29, 2013 7:50 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 7,261

Last week was a good one for heartwarming stories in addition to the usual spate of breaking news.

My wife, a long-time teacher at Amador Valley, invited... More
Project labor agreements are bad business
Oct 30, 2012 7:33 am
Comments: 3 | Views: 7,192

As you prepare to vote next week or fill in your vote-by-mail ballot, you should be aware of the implications of project labor agreements.
These union-backed and... More
Trash board reaching for your wallet
Feb 11, 2014 7:49 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 7,115

In case you haven't noticed, the StopWaste bureaucrats in Alameda County are working at picking your pocket again as they strive to stay in business.
The... More
High-speed rail finally may be wrecked
Nov 26, 2013 7:41 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 6,972

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier brought experts together earlier this fall to discuss ways to avoid repeating the fiscal and approval fiasco of the Bay Bridge. The... More
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The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 19 comments | 705 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 7 comments | 505 views

Prosperity problems in the Bay Area
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 475 views