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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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Happy birthday Pleasanton Weekly!
Jan 21, 2014 2:15 pm
Comments: 5 | Views: 3,300

The Pleasanton Weekly will celebrate its 14th anniversary Jan. 28.

In today's media environment, that is quite a notable accomplishment.

Jeb Bing, the Pleasanton... More
The business of news
Jan 8, 2014 3:22 pm
Comments: 4 | Views: 2,094

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... More
Fails and flubs: Notable mistakes and corrections of 2013
Jan 2, 2014 3:58 pm
Comments: 2 | Views: 4,763

As we start a new year, it's time to make plans and set goals. It's also time to reflect on last year, and one of my favorite year-end reviews is the best (of the... More
Anonymity: Good for bringing issues to light or only a license to troll?
Dec 26, 2013 2:04 pm
Comments: 68 | Views: 5,144

The lead from a recent Associated Press story caught my attention. The author, Barbara Ortutay, wrote, "Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL... More
The Brown Act is not black and white
Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 6,388

Two days after I moved to California from Illinois, I received a phone call from someone accusing a local city council of Brown Act violations. Feigning knowledge,... More
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Baker bill targets BART strikes
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 1,377 views

The House of Representatives performs history’s first repeat hara-kiri
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 1,331 views

Old Memories and iMemories
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 700 views

Net Neutrality a win or loss for open Internet and First Amendment?
By Gina Channell-Allen | 2 comments | 624 views