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AROUND TOWN

Have churches become too big for Pleasanton neighborhoods?

Here we go again. Another Pleasanton church--Trinity Lutheran- is facing the wrath of homeowners who live nearby and even some who don't because of this city's...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by Another Gatetree Resident, on Apr 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm | 22 comments | 9795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Help for families of fallen police, firefighters

Just hours after the murders last month of the four Oakland police officers, members of the 100 Club of Alameda County delivered checks of $20,000 to each of the...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 6640 Views

AROUND TOWN

Corbett introduces anti-Libel Tourism bill

We don't normally pay much attention to libel laws affecting newspaper reporters because U.S. law and the courts are generally protective of the rights of journalists...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6355 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chicago Tribune losing readers, but not its iconic tower

Not all news about the big city daily newspapers is troubling, although there's plenty of that being reported. A bright spot came last week out of Chicago when real...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Mar. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6407 Views

AROUND TOWN

Look to Burlingame for more sizzle in downtown Pleasanton

Some merchants in downtown Pleasanton are fighting mad that neither their own Pleasanton Downtown Association nor city government are doing enough to help bolster...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Oct. 22, 2008
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 4, 2009 at 7:08 am | 34 comments | 8657 Views

AROUND TOWN

What Dr. King might have said today

The Tri-Valley YMCA traditionally holds it community-wide breakfast honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a week after the national holiday so that more...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 30, 2009
There are no comments yet. 6864 Views

AROUND TOWN

From websites to mailbox delivery, New Media is changing

As readers, viewers and advertisers shuffle the ways they get their news and sell their products as if they have some sort of a universal remote capable of switching...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 7218 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Newsroom consolidation means loss of public 'watchdogs'

Aug. 13 will mark a day that will change the landscape of media in the East Bay. The sale of The Contra Costa Times by the McClatchy Company in April 2006...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Aug. 8, 2007
Last comment by booster, on Jan 13, 2009 at 1:26 am | 7 comments | 12528 Views

AROUND TOWN

What a way to celebrate Independence Day!

It's back to work on Monday, July 7 after a fun-filled weekend in Pleasanton. Like thousands of others, about as far as I drove was to the mall to meet others for...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 7, 2008
Last comment by Long, on Aug 27, 2008 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 7604 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Removing stories from Web sites is like unringing a bell

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...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 11, 2008
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Mar 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm | 12 comments | 12546 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Rules of engagement: FCC vote will affect your future

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin wants a vote in December to conclude the matter of media ownership rules. Overturning the current ownership...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cholo, on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 26481 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Contest: No hanging chads or box stuffing, but lots of questions

"Tired of smug jerks" writes on the PleasantonWeekly.com's Town Square forum that he (or she) could not believe a particular business was again voted Best of Pleasanton....

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Oct. 1, 2007
There are no comments yet. 15146 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Residents are the eyes and ears of the newspaper

The Internet age has brought us a completely new vocabulary. We know a "blog" is not an amphibian and a "wiki" is not a Hawaiian dance. These words are commonplace...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jul. 11, 2007
There are no comments yet. 14995 Views

AROUND TOWN

Schools should help students cope with Virginia Tech tragedy

With bomb threats and disturbing graffiti at high schools in Tracy and Pacifica just a week after the shooting tragedies at Virginia Tech, shouldn't Pleasanton high...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Apr. 24, 2007
Last comment by Joey, on Jun 10, 2007 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 7857 Views

TIM TALK

High-tech solution for snoring

As one of many middle-aged men who wrestle with sleep apnea, I was flat out impressed to see the Iphone app that my friend Jim Knudsen, a fellow suffer, shared...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 29, 2012
There are no comments yet. 11724 Views

TIM TALK

The right call on the Eastside plan

Four members of the Pleasanton City Council made the right call last week when they decided to continue planning what should happen on the east side of the community. Senior...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Mar. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 10308 Views

TIM TALK

Barbara Mertes served students well for decades

Las Positas College and its parent district lost the services of long-time trustee and retired dean Barbara Mertes this week when the board accepted her resignation. She...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Dec. 23, 2014
There are no comments yet. 9466 Views

TIM TALK

Trustees talking new calendar again

New Pleasanton school trustee Mark Miller will have the opportunity to change the direction of the board tonight when trustees face two key actions. The one that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jan. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 9122 Views

TIM TALK

Expensive legislation pending in Sacramento

The Democrats in the state Legislature are preparing to double down on some very expensive programs. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order that...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on May. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 8485 Views

TIM TALK

Legislature debates spending tax windfall

It takes a real political insider with a commitment to dig down into the weeds to follow some of the machinations in Sacramento, Washington D.C. and with various...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Jun. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 7964 Views
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