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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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Barry Taylor: a big heart and a big loss
Nov 20, 2013 1:29 pm
Comments: 7 | Views: 23,611

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
Comments: 26 | Views: 20,755

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: 16,136

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
Another bad idea from the air board
Mar 26, 2015 8:21 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 15,814

If you are looking for a classic case of bureaucratic over-reach, consider the Bay Area air board's latest brain child to forbid the sale of a home with a wood-burning... More
Recollections of a leader and a friend
Jan 16, 2014 9:07 am
Comments: 2 | Views: 15,008



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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"Swirling" to earn college credit
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More Banks, More Billions, but Bupkes in the Brig. Rinse, repeat. (Part One)
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Rails to Trails
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