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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," according...

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 | 1153 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 | 1420 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 FCC is focused...

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 | 1104 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 Community Television...

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 | 2022 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. Let's...

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 | 2017 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 | 2570 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 a timely...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3700 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 | 3123 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) while everyone...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 4, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1905 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 | 2303 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 Slowdown Day," initiated...

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 | 4088 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 | 1904 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 | 5076 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 | 2516 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 | 2125 Views

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Citizen editors: New solution to an old problem?

I've heard of citizen journalists, and now there are citizen editors. Or at least that's the descriptor I'm using for the folks in a program Delinda Fogel, publisher...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by John, on Jun 5, 2014 at 7:56 am | 49 comments | 14924 Views

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Unsung no more: 2013 Tri-Valley Heroes award recipients named

The Tri-Valley Heroes selection committee had a very difficult task selecting only one recipient per category. Again this year the committee had an opportunity...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Tri Valley, on Mar 10, 2014 at 2:30 am | 1 comment | 18831 Views

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Happy birthday Pleasanton Weekly!

The Pleasanton Weekly will celebrate its 14th anniversary Jan. 28. In today's media environment, that is quite a notable accomplishment. Jeb Bing, the Pleasanton...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jan 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 3395 Views

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The business of news

Rep. Henry Waxman of California's 33rd District did something that amazes me, intrigues me and irks me all at the same time. Waxman has sent two letters to Tribune...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Roz Rogoff, on Jan 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm | 4 comments | 2186 Views

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Fails and flubs: Notable mistakes and corrections of 2013

As we start a new year, it's time to make plans and set goals. It's also time to reflect on last year, and one of my favorite year-end reviews is the best (of the...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Jan 3, 2014 at 10:36 am | 2 comments | 4870 Views
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Another bad idea from the air board
By Tim Hunt | 20 comments | 2,229 views

Bidding My Training Dept. Goodbye
By Roz Rogoff | 4 comments | 556 views