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Meet the Pleasanton Weekly's publisher, editor and other staff members

Original post made on Oct 25, 2012

The Pleasanton Weekly publisher, Gina Channell-Allen, and editor, Jeb Bing, will be on hand to talk with guests at the first Pleasanton Weekly Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Gene's Fine Foods, 2803 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 1:16 PM

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Posted by Cosmo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

Oh, Goody! I look forward to talking to Gina and Jeb about thier left-wing-loon editorial policies; as well as their endorsements of left-wing-loon and union-loving politicians like The Hippy Mayor and Councilperson and Mayor wannabee Cook-Kallio.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:00 am

I don't get it, Cosmo, if you don't like the PW why are you reading it?


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Posted by GX
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:09 am

Thank you Gina, Jeb and team for all that you do for this community. You play a vital role with sharing news, information and perspectives which helps to bring this community together and grow.

While I don't always agree with your perspectives and actions, I do value your contributions and learn from your sometimes differing perspectives. And BTW I don't want or expect to see eye-to-eye. It's these differing perspectives that are strength to our community and Democracy.

Keep up the good work!


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

Unfortunately I will not be in town to "visit" with the Pleasanton Weekly staff, however after reading about the recent "Gaffes" by Jeb Bing, perhaps I'm not missing much. He has been arbitrary on his removal of postings and has offered little to no explanation for the removals. In addition he falsely accused Erlene DeMarcus and apparently did not bother to verify his accusations. A little blurb in the corner of the Pleasanton Weekly does not rectify the false impression that he has planted in the minds of some people. Time for Jeb to step aside and allow somebody to do some honest verifiable reporting.


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Posted by Informer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Tri-Valley Republican women is holding their monthly dinner/speaker at that time. There is also a large annual women's member/guest event at Castlewood. 'Involved' women will be very busy that night. All three event times overlap.


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Posted by Can't wait to see an investigative report
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Speaking of Demarcus, but this would make a fascinating in depth investigative reporting article. Demarcus was a consultant for James Tong regarding a project in Pleasanton regarding Vintage Hills shopping center that New Leaf is currently going in to (demolishing it and building high density housing) and interestingly, did not address the Pleasanton City Council on any matters at all related to 'transportation.' Demarcus operates under the Fictitous Business Name of The Demarcus Group, but did not define that name until quite recently -- August 14, 2008.

Also, she was present and sitting next to James Tong, Martin Inderbitzen, and paid consultant Tom Pico and architects in many of of the Oak Grove hearings at the Planning Commission and City Council in Pleasanton City Council Chambers between 2006 and 2007.

Also, she was present and sitting next to James Tong in the Promenade rezoning hearings in Dublin and photographed sitting next to James Tong in the City Council Chambers on September 20, 2011. If she has not worked for James Tong for 10 years, why is she sitting with James Tong with his team of representatives at all of these public hearings?

And let's not forget her personally arranging for Jennifer Hosterman to use the Chabot Drive Charter Properties Suite 100 location for her mayoral campaign in October 2004 to put mailing labels of 15,000 pieces of Jennifer Hosterman mailers.

What a coincidence!!!

And let's not forget that in 2010 Erlene Demarcus who has obtained thousands of dollars from people with the last name of Tong and Lin is listed as Secretary where Mei-Chun Lin is President for the Boulder Creek Foundation in filings with the Federal government from 2010. If Demarcus claims no business relationship with Tong/Lin in 10 years, why is she listed on forms for a 2010 business filed with the Federal Government?

Mei-Chun Lin is associated with Chang Su-O Lin and Frederic Lin in the Fairway Family Community LP/Fairway Family Community Apts LP company and Dublin Ranch Senior Apartments projects in Dublin as well as being the head of Boulder Creek LLC.


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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

For "Can't wait to see an investigative report"
Regardless of what you have implied, I fail to see where Jeb Bing has upheld any reporting standards for his obviously false statements and then the little blurb, saying that "I was mistaken". This is not the first time that Jeb Bing has stepped over the boundaries of factual reporting.


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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Weird to have this at an organic supermarket like Gene's Fine Food. I guess it makes sense - a lot of "organic fertilizer" will be spewed out of the mouths of PW staff.


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Posted by So, will you attend?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

So, those upset by Jeb etc:

Are YOU going to show up and talk face to face with the PW and share your thoughts?

Or... You just going to hide behind your keyboard?




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