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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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Anonymity allows open and diverse dialogue
Nov 15, 2007 4:24 pm
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The Weekly's online Town Square forum within the past week or two has been filled with supportive, informative and cathartic dialog. Some of the posts, however,... More
The Brown Act is not black and white
Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm
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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
107 volunteers rally to create Holiday Shop in their leader's absence
Oct 30, 2013 11:05 am
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Monda Wiseman has spent 17 years helping make the Discovery Shop in Pleasanton successful. Now the volunteers are helping... More
Dec 11, 2013 5:16 pm
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"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
We are looking for Heroes, and one in particular
Oct 22, 2013 4:16 pm
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Ernest Hemingway said, "As we get older it is harder to have heroes --
but because of that it is all the more necessary."

Few have understood the need for heroes... More
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