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Videos from Pleasanton Mayoral and Council Candidate forums

Here are the YouTube links to the videos we took at the forums Monday, Sept. 19. They are not professional. You will more than likely need to adjust the volume...

Original post made by pleasantonweekly.com on Sep. 28, 2016
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New column answers readers' questions

Newsflash! We are living in an ever-changing, evolving media climate. How we get our news, when we get our news and who provides our news has morphed into something...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 1, 2007
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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 | 27708 Views


Rules of engagement: FCC vote will affect your future

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin wants a vote in December to conclude the matter of media ownership rules. Overturning the current ownership...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 26992 Views


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 | 22956 Views


Good grammar should not be relegated to one day a year

Darn. I had National Grammar Day marked on my calendar March 4 but was so busy working, it completely slipped my mind. I'm almost positive Hallmark makes a card...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Mar. 14, 2008
Last comment by Some Dude, on Aug 10, 2012 at 7:29 am | 15 comments | 19851 Views


Shall we trample the rose because of the thorns?

I recently received an email from a frequent Town Square contributor that said, "This morning I discovered that someone has falsely posted using my online identity."...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 2, 2008
Last comment by Suzy Q, on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:57 am | 14 comments | 19612 Views


Delaney: 2-year-old with serious medical condition is 'little but fierce'

The photos show a beautiful, typical, happy 2-year-old with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a radiant smile. Delaney likes chocolate milk, Cheerios, her pink blankie...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm | 5 comments | 19508 Views


Honor those who have served and those currently serving

When I was in elementary school, one assignment I could always expect is the essay on "What my country means to me" or something along those lines, usually in conjunction...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 16178 Views


Virginia Tech tragedy

I am horrified by the events surrounding the tragedy in Virginia. And that includes everything from the failure of the administration, parents, classmates to stop...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 19, 2007
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 6, 2017 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 16112 Views


Contest: No hanging chads or box stuffing, but lots of questions

"Tired of smug jerks" writes on the PleasantonWeekly.com's Town Square forum that he (or she) could not believe a particular business was again voted Best of Pleasanton....

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 1, 2007
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Residents are the eyes and ears of the newspaper

The Internet age has brought us a completely new vocabulary. We know a "blog" is not an amphibian and a "wiki" is not a Hawaiian dance. These words are commonplace...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 11, 2007
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The year's most regrettable of the regrettable

Most good journalists try to get things right and abhor corrections, clarifications and the like, particularly for what is considered a "stupid mistake." Every...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Annon, on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 5 comments | 14275 Views


We acknowledge an error in judgment was made

As was noted in a Town Square forum by frequent poster "Stacey," the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics includes being "honest, fair...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Start Afresh, on May 6, 2011 at 8:00 am | 38 comments | 14270 Views


Talk to me! What would you do differently?

Welcome to the new Pleasanton Weekly Online! I hope you are enjoying the new site. As the new publisher, I'd like to know what you like or dislike about the site...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Feb. 5, 2007
Last comment by Al, on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm | 12 comments | 14177 Views


A Thanksgiving recipe for disaster

Howdy from Tennessee, where I'm visiting family for Thanksgiving. I have my parents, my daughter and just about all my aunts, uncles, cousins and long-time family...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:08 am | 11 comments | 14115 Views


Special holiday memories about family and traditions; do you have one to share?

A Facebook friend posted a photo on Black Friday that I found poignant and disturbing. It was titled "Perspective," and the text said, "A missionary points out the...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 3, 2013
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Investigative reporting: pay now or pay later?

This morning I read that the New York Times earned five Pulitzer Prizes, including awards for breaking news and investigative reporting. Three stories above that...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by DoUgLaS kEnDaLl, on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm | 27 comments | 13410 Views


Tri-Valley Heroes: We're looking for a few good men and women . . .

Daniel Boorstin wrote, "In our world of big names, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 13101 Views


Removing stories from Web sites is like unringing a bell

We recently received a request that other media groups across the United States are receiving at least daily, sometimes hourly. We were asked to remove a story from...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Mar 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm | 12 comments | 13029 Views
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2021 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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