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We believe local is better

Bay Area News Group has announced it is merging...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Mar 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 2074 Views

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It's our responsibility to report, not make assumptions

There are a few links on the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com Town Square forums to reports on other sites concerning the official autopsy on John Deming...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:54 pm | 5 comments | 1670 Views

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Editorial: Pleasanton Police Department's unwarranted silence unacceptable

It has been almost three months since 19-year-old San Jose resident John Deming Jr. was shot and killed by Pleasanton Police Officer Daniel Kunkel outside an auto...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Dec 10, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 27 comments | 4730 Views

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Why we chose not to run details of law firm's press release

I spoke to a high school journalism class Thursday about the responsibility of journalists to analyze information before presenting it to readers. The same day...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by DJohns, on Sep 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 8 comments | 3550 Views

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'General Lee' banned; political correctness gone too far?

TV Land has dropped reruns of "The Dukes of Hazzard," one of the most popular shows in the early 1980s. The reason cited is the Confederate Flag...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 22 comments | 3258 Views

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Let the Sunshine in!

It's Sunshine Week! Sunshine Week is "a national initiative to promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information,"...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by fat joey, on Mar 19, 2015 at 8:33 pm | 8 comments | 5032 Views

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First Amendment rights topic of essay contest, presentation

The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley has an essay contest as part of its annual college scholarship program. The main theme of the essay is always the U.S....

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 3146 Views

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Net Neutrality a win or loss for open Internet and First Amendment?

Last week the FCC approved "Net Neutrality" and reclassified the Internet as a utility subject to regulations. According to its website, "The...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Mar 2, 2015 at 9:19 am | 2 comments | 2487 Views

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D.A. Nancy O'Malley: 'Citizen of the Year'

Congratulations to Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, who was honored as "Citizen of the Year" at a dinner hosted by the Tri-Valley...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 1 comment | 4103 Views

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Did they bowl you over?

I'm not a Patriots fan. I'm not a Seahawks fan. Unless the Chicago Bears are playing, I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials and the half-time show....

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 7 comments | 3681 Views

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I am Charlie

A newspaper is not a weapon of war. A pen does not kill. Journalists in Paris were targeted and slaughtered like animals, by animals. Was freedom of the press,...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jan 8, 2015 at 8:19 pm | 10 comments | 3979 Views

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There's still time to contribute to the Holiday Fund

The Pleasanton Weekly's 2014 Holiday Fund contributions topped $50,000 as of Dec. 22, and the campaigns continues into January, ending Jan. 15. It's...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4775 Views

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Share your warmest, funniest or most touching holiday experience

In the midst of the holiday busyness of baking, shopping, decorating and socializing, my mind often drifts back to some memories that make me smile, laugh or cringe....

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Nov 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 4249 Views

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Veterans Day quest: Find photos of fallen Vietnam vets for 'Wall of Faces'

My father has never told me much about his time in Vietnam. What he has told me has to do with being assigned to the "reefer" (short for refrigerator)...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3087 Views

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Any questions for Pleasanton mayoral, council candidates?

The Pleasanton Weekly and TV30 will host two free and public forums for Pleasanton mayoral and City Council candidates starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. We...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 5 comments | 3575 Views

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Bandwidth and the spinning wheel: Net neutrality

Have you seen it? As you've been perusing your favorite websites today, have you noticed the "spinning wheel of doom?" Today is "Internet...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Sep 12, 2014 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 5882 Views

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When those covering the news become the news

Hats off to my friends and former colleagues at the Napa Valley Register! The building that has housed the Register for decades...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Oliver Heaviside, on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:00 am | 1 comment | 3044 Views

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Weekly, TV30 to host Pleasanton mayoral, city council candidates' forum

The Pleasanton Weekly and TV30 will co-host a free public forum for the Pleasanton City Council mayoral and city council candidates from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Aug 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 6166 Views

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CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know

I have had an opportunity recently to file a lot of requests through the California Public Records Request Act, otherwise known as CPRA. While writing two recent...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by been there, on Aug 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm | 3 comments | 4187 Views

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Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos

Sorry I haven't written a blog in a while, but I actually have been doing a lot of writing ... and submitting a lot of

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Aug 16, 2014 at 8:13 am |
2 comments | 4340 Views
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Mark Davis clearly is serious about Sin City Raiders
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 777 views

Next Up, The Election Props -- but first this word: We’re Number One!
By Tom Cushing | 3 comments | 408 views