When Rhonda and Rick Hempy left for their 23-day trip through China and Tibet last July, they made sure to pack a copy of the Pleasanton Weekly. Rhonda, a secretary for the special projects office of the Pleasanton Unified School District, and Rick, a real estate agent with Valley Brokers, are both avid readers of the Weekly and looked forward to the chance to make it into the paper by submitting their photo to our "Take Us Along" section. Now, a year later, their photo has made it to press and is the 1,000th "Take Us Along" photo published in the paper since the feature's inception in 2000.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 20, 2007, 12:00 AM
Posted by Rick and Rhonda, a resident of the Remen Tract neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2007 at 3:07 pm
We would like to encourage Pleasanton Weekly readers to educate themselves about Tibet—its fascinating culture, history, and future. Tibet is a very interesting topic particularly at this time, as China is preparing for the 2008 Olympics, and is fast becoming the world’s strongest economy.
Interested readers can start by searching the San Francisco Chronicle at sfgate.com for the article: China, Dalai Lama at impasse over Tibet, by Jehangir S. Pocha, September 10, 2006.
A more in-depth article can be found at rollingstone.com. Search the website for The End of Tibet, by Joshua Kurlantzick, Jan 24, 2007.
Two movies that will enlighten and entertain are: Cry of the Snow Lion and Seven Years in Tibet.
A website that promotes human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Tibet can be found at: Web Link.