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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 | 9041 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 | 9001 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 | 8800 Views

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Explanation, not excuse

I had an email exchange with a reader that I thought I would share with you. The editorial staff and I appreciate feedback, positive or negative (particularly positive...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by SKJ, on Aug 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm | 3 comments | 8558 Views

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Time is of the essence for Pink Plate, breast cancer screenings

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on June 26, 2011. I had my mammogram and the professional who read the film spotted something that didn't look right, and within...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 28, 2013 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 8475 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 | 8406 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 LarJoitty, on Sep 28, 2017 at 2:55 am | 8 comments | 8384 Views

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Give KTVU a break

By now I think everyone in the U.S. and China has heard about the ill-fated Asiana flight that crashed in San Francisco and the ill-fated KTVU news report that reported...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jul 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 9 comments | 8228 Views

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One in eight: Being candid about cancer can save a life

Editor's note: This column was originally published Oct. 21, 2011. It is being republished in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jennifer Hosterman, on Oct 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm | 3 comments | 8167 Views

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Debate: What do you think?

Were you one of the expected 100 million people who tuned in to Monday night's debate? Did you do it to solidify a decision, make a decision, or just for entertainment....

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by robertlindri7, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 8 comments | 8077 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 | 7765 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 | 7715 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. 7678 Views

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Picture this! We're looking for the next Ansel or Annie

We are on the hunt for the next Ansel Adams, the next Annie Leibovitz, or just the next person who points a camera and shoots something remarkable. If you've got...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 7673 Views

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Ansel or Annie? Tri-Valley Photo Contest

We are on the hunt for the next Ansel Adams, the next Annie Leibovitz, or just the next person who points a camera and shoots something remarkable. If you've got...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Sep. 5, 2013
There are no comments yet. 7601 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 is painted...

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 | 7569 Views

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Question credibility, corroboration before condemnation

It had all the elements of a juicy story – undue influence, discrimination, big guy vs little guy…. The only thing missing was proof. Randall...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Jul. 26, 2017
Last comment by Michael Austin, on Jul 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm | 8 comments | 7387 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 | 7377 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 | 7324 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 | 7151 Views
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