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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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Removing stories from Web sites is like unringing a bell
Jan 11, 2008 12:38 pm
Comments: 12 | Views: 7,260

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... 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
The Brown Act is not black and white
Dec 19, 2013 2:16 pm
Comments: 1 | Views: 6,116

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
We are looking for Heroes, and one in particular
Oct 22, 2013 4:16 pm
Comments: 0 | Views: 4,854

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
Anonymity: Good for bringing issues to light or only a license to troll?
Dec 26, 2013 2:04 pm
Comments: 68 | Views: 4,820

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
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Martin Litton, force of nature. An appreciation.
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Where's the wind?
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What to do with your buckets of water
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