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By Gina Channell-Allen

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About this blog: I am President of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division and the publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly, Dublin TriValley Views, San Ramon Express and Danville Express. As a 25-plus-year veteran of the media industry, I have experience...  (More)

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Word!
Dec 11, 2013 5:16 pm
Comments: 3 | Views: 3,810

"Selfie" was named word of the year for 2013 and it is officially part of the Oxford dictionary.

Oxford defines the word as: "(n.) a photograph that one has... More
Special holiday memories about family and traditions; do you have one to share?
Dec 3, 2013 12:00 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 7,271

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... More
A Thanksgiving recipe for disaster
Nov 27, 2013 2:21 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 6,892

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... More
Unsung no more: 2013 Tri-Valley Heroes award recipients named
Nov 12, 2013 3:30 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 17,445

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... More
Honor those who have served and those currently serving
Nov 5, 2013 2:50 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 7,499

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... More
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Understanding Early Decision in College Admissions
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New heights for NIMBYs
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When those covering the news become the news
By Gina Channell-Allen | 1 comment | 899 views

Earthquake Insurance
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