Gina Channell Wilcox has been the president and publisher of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division since 2006. The division now includes the Pleasanton Weekly newspaper, PleasantonWeekly.com, DanvilleSanRamon.com and LivermoreVine.com. A 30-year veteran of the journalism industry, Gina worked as a reporter and editor at a daily newspaper in a Chicago suburb for 15 years while earning her bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in business administration. Before moving to California, Gina was the executive editor/association publisher at a division of the Chicago Sun-Times, where she was responsible for a daily newspaper, 14 weekly newspapers and the corresponding news sites. She has earned several state and national journalism awards, including for investigative journalism and in-depth reporting for stories such as "Troubled schools: Parents seek answers on principal turnover, other concerns" and editorials such as "Livermore downtown referendum raises serious questions".
A close look at San Ramon's 2022 candidate campaign finance filings set off alarm bells for me. It appears special interests and outside money are creeping in to influence local elections while drowning out the voice of the residents.
[Friday, November 18, 2022]
The news of the arrest of local teacher Nicholas Moseby on charges of sexually abusing teen girls sent shockwaves through the Tri-Valley. Many, including me, feel a few red flags were missed or ignored before and after he was hired...
[Thursday, November 3, 2022]
There is yet another incarnation of a PAC that has plagued Livermore for at least a decade. All these groups share many of the same people, agents and major contributors and employ the same tactics to obscure who is funding them.
[Wednesday, October 19, 2022]
To continue assisting victims and survivors of abuse, Chest of Hope is hosting a fundraiser, 'Music for Hope,' on Oct. 29 at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. Fleetwood Mask, a tribute band endorsed by Mick Fleetwood, will perform.
[Thursday, September 8, 2022]
Some are questioning the timing of Cal High principal Megan Keefer's resignation, given the recent controversy over the school's cheer squad mascot that went viral on social media and the district's response.
[Sunday, June 19, 2022]
Update: A PAC with a majority of its funding from billionaire George Soros has contributed more than $1 million to Diana Becton's campaign for Contra Costa County District Attorney. Becton and her challenger, Mary Knox, respond.
[Thursday, June 2, 2022]
A political action committee with a majority of its funding from billionaire investor George Soros has contributed more than $1 million to Diana Becton's campaign for Contra Costa County District Attorney.
[Sunday, May 29, 2022]
Now, at 97 years old, Danville resident Joe Alvarez can look back at what was gained and what was lost personally and in terms of the country he served during World War II and later in the Korean War.
[Friday, May 27, 2022]