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e-campaigns: the new politics

Dear neighbors, The collateral of politics has always been communication. Money is the basis of public campaigns because...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Jan 16, 2008 at 7:29 am | 13 comments | 1869 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

What's up with the town below the house on the HILL?

It is like Brigadoon for the town that lies below the House on the top of (Mona Lisa) Hill. And Helen wants to know what's...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Jan. 24, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1561 Views

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As if meaningless, community is not reported

Dear neighbors, I must agree! Community is not reported. Media awaits undefined quotations and special interests definition....

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Jan. 28, 2008
Last comment by Iron Horse neighbors, on Feb 4, 2008 at 2:55 pm | 4 comments | 1838 Views

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Thank you, John!

Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Jan. 30, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1704 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's up with Sphere of Influence?

A sphere of influence (SOI) is an area or region over which an organization or state exerts some kind of indirect cultural,...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Feb. 1, 2008
Last comment by Cass Stanton, on Feb 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm | 5 comments | 2408 Views

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In the cold light of DAWN

Dear neighbors, As we awake on February 6, we will realize that our nation has made choices that somehow do not reflect...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Feb. 5, 2008
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Feb 7, 2008 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 1722 Views

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Know Berkeley, Guy?

Dear neighbors, Guy Houston has responded to the actions of the Berkeley City Council by suggesting the State remove road...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Feb. 10, 2008
Last comment by Shelley Manus, on Feb 15, 2008 at 8:15 am | 3 comments | 1628 Views

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The ART of the Canard

Dear neighbors, We have laughed many times at "Just yell DUCK!" when we hear a canard. Not the French bird, but a false,...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Feb. 11, 2008
Last comment by Dana Trask, on Feb 12, 2008 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1683 Views

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Creating community: the role of the media

Dear neighbors, In previous discussions of the role of media in the creation of community, the subject was confused by...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by Beverly Westin, on Mar 2, 2008 at 8:47 am | 11 comments | 1893 Views

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Hal Bailey does not support AIM's incorporation proposal

Dear neighbors, The placement of my name on the Alamo Incorporation Movement supporter list, www.alamoinc.org, was not...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Feb. 19, 2008
Last comment by Kathy Bell, on Feb 24, 2008 at 5:24 pm | 7 comments | 1860 Views

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The demise of the Danville Times

Dear Neighbors, Contra Costa Times has discontinued The Danville Times weekly newspaper without ever giving that paper...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Mar. 9, 2008
Last comment by Amber, on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1990 Views

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Supporting LAFCo incorporation studies, Town of Alamo

Dear neighbors, Sunday morning e-exchanges discussed donations to the costs of the Contra Costa LAFCo incorporation studies...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Mar. 30, 2008
Last comment by Danni Barton, on Apr 3, 2008 at 5:41 pm | 8 comments | 1580 Views

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A round of applause

Dear neighbors, We have seen volunteers and supporters on all sides of Alamo incorporation, media from all points of view,...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr. 9, 2008
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Apr 11, 2008 at 4:32 pm | 9 comments | 1534 Views

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The good news about the credit crisis

Dear neighbors, WASHINGTON - A growing majority say they won't buy a home anytime soon. Associated Press-AOL Money &...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by Gerry Taylor, on Apr 15, 2008 at 7:25 am | 1 comment | 1536 Views

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Alamo Downtown Plan: Let's Update our discussions

Dear neighbors, Please review this 2001 commentary by the AIA: At last year's Town Hall meeting, it was clear there was...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr. 15, 2008
Last comment by Kathy Bell, on Apr 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 1447 Views

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Town Square Forum and e-exchanges

Dear neighbors, It is time to thank The Danville Weekly once again for the Town Square Forum. The majority of communication...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr. 18, 2008
Last comment by Halamo, on Apr 23, 2008 at 3:44 pm | 7 comments | 1484 Views

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Our e-discussions: Economic Development

Dear neighbors, Among several messages this morning to CDSI Research from Diablo Vista region neighbors were references...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr. 19, 2008
Last comment by Kathy Bell, on Apr 23, 2008 at 8:38 am | 7 comments | 1931 Views

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Who should replace Dennis Barry?

Dear neighbors, Our Sunday e-exchanges repeatedly focused on balanced development of communities and regions including...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr. 21, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1478 Views

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A summer breeze

Dear neighbors, As we take a deep breath after months of discussion of community, infrastructure, economic development,...

Original post made by Hal Bailey on Apr. 30, 2008
Last comment by Vince Kreigher, on Apr 30, 2008 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 1540 Views

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The next five days decide our region's future

Dear neighbors, Your absentee ballots are arriving and many will use mail-in voting to decide the future of our region....

Original post made by Hal Bailey on May. 7, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1467 Views
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