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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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A Thanksgiving recipe for disaster
Nov 27, 2013 2:21 pm
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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
107 volunteers rally to create Holiday Shop in their leader's absence
Oct 30, 2013 11:05 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 5,608

Monda Wiseman has spent 17 years helping make the Discovery Shop in Pleasanton successful. Now the volunteers are helping... More
The Brown Act is not black and white
Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 5,021

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
'Safe' reporting on suicide
May 29, 2011 8:30 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 4,450

It is important that visitors here understand why portions of comments have been removed from a thread about a teen suspected of taking her own life.

Speculating... More
We are looking for Heroes, and one in particular
Oct 22, 2013 4:16 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 4,424

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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Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 1,058 views

Never Say Never -- the Perry Indictment
By Tom Cushing | 7 comments | 782 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 646 views

Patience and very deep pockets can pay off
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 548 views