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Comfort, communication -- and the lack of both

Danielle Solito was justifiably upset when she spoke about her daughter’s “extremely uncomfortable” experience at school. Solito said her 15-year-old daughter...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Sep. 17, 2022
Last comment by Justin Lange, on Oct 3, 2022 at 12:05 pm | 21 comments | 2104 Views

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Tool to fight RHNA?

At the end of the July 26 Pleasanton City Council meeting, there was a topic brought by Councilmember Julie Testa about the city joining a coalition of other municipalities...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 29, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Aug 30, 2022 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 2330 Views

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Blackhawk’s ‘first lady’ leaves a lasting legacy

Patricia “Pat” Behring, considered the “First Lady of Blackhawk,” leaves a legacy that stretches around the world and a void in the hearts...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 19, 2022
Last comment by Kelly Winslow, on Aug 24, 2022 at 10:40 am | 1 comment | 2221 Views

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Gun violence shatters sense of safety

The sense of safety is as fragile as glass. I realized this when I made a trip to Stoneridge Mall recently, by myself, at dusk. As I parked, I thought of all...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 4, 2022
Last comment by pleasantonweekly.com, on Aug 6, 2022 at 8:29 pm | 21 comments | 3392 Views

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Gun violence shatters sense of safety

The sense of safety is as fragile as glass. I realized this when I made a trip to Stoneridge Mall recently, by myself, at dusk. As I parked, I thought of all...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Aug. 4, 2022
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Kreycik search revealed ‘best of humanity’

While most think of a community as a group of people living in the same area, the community that came together last year to search for a missing runner transcended...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jul. 14, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2049 Views

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Training 'empowers' volunteers to help

"It could be a domestic violence issue. It could be a sexual assault issue. Sometimes it's a life-functioning issue. Sometimes it's someone feeling suicidal....

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jul. 5, 2022
There are no comments yet. 1297 Views

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Chance of rain? This isn't time for city to dip into rainy day reserves

Unexpected rainy days happen. Less than two weeks ago we experienced a rare and unexpected June rain. Let’s hope the City of Pleasanton doesn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jun. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jarred, on Jun 17, 2022 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 2777 Views

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Contradictions and consequences

The following has nothing to do with politics. I am not taking a stance on candidates, issues or anything of a political nature here. This is about perceived contradictions...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Jun. 4, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Jun 8, 2022 at 10:04 pm | 1 comment | 2126 Views

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A seat at the table

The quest to make nutritious food available to all public school students for free is a laudable idea, but some students say the school-provided food isn’t...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 18, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on May 18, 2022 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 2939 Views

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The Traveling Alphabet brings help to Ukrainians

“We struggle to process and make sense of the situation in Ukraine. Images of bombed apartment buildings, civilians dead on the side of the...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by keeknlinda, on May 6, 2022 at 10:22 am | 1 comment | 2858 Views

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How Livermore Lab helped avert a nuclear war

Much has been written about the similarities between Russia’s current war in Ukraine and past aggressive behavior. “We’ve been through this...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Apr. 12, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Apr 16, 2022 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 3695 Views

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A privilege to know him

Jerry Thorne lived most of his life in Northern California but he never lost the folksy, gentlemanly ways of the South where he was raised. Thorne,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 30, 2022
Last comment by Michael Austin , on Mar 31, 2022 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 3426 Views

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Strength in numbers

Our region is unique in that the five communities that make up the Tri-Valley -- the cities of Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and San Ramon and the town of Danville...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 18, 2022
Last comment by DublinMike, on Mar 19, 2022 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 3405 Views

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A hat tip and (re)introduction

The name of this column is a hat tip to two journalists who had columns in this space for many years. Jeb Bing, the founding editor of the Pleasanton Weekly,...

Original post made by Gina Channell Wilcox on Mar. 8, 2022
There are no comments yet. 375 Views
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