Pleasanton Weekly announces new online 'virtual edition'

Quick to download, new feature offers intuitive tools, resembles actual newsprint edition

A new "virtual edition" being introduced today by the Pleasanton Weekly enables users to flip through the paper electronically, turning pages and zooming in on specific stories or ads, and to print out pages of interest.

The edition is similar to a PDF (which is also available to online visitors) but doesn't take as long to load on a computer screen and offers intuitive tools and features that closely resemble the process of reading an actual newspaper.

In addition to current and past issues of the Weekly, special publications such as the Home & Garden, Info, Neighborhoods and Staying Healthy sections also are available in the new format.

The "virtual edition" can be accessed from the Pleasanton Weekly home page ( or by clicking on "Pleasanton Weekly" in the left-hand navigation bar on the site.

"Introducing this new online presentation is a logical extension of our multi-media focus," said Pleasanton Weekly president Gina Channell-Allen. "It's not groundbreaking, but it offers our growing online audience another attractive option for viewing the newspaper and our many special publications."

-Pleasanton Weekly staff.

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2009 at 10:37 am

I think this is a great idea. It will save money and time and cut down on producing more paper editions, it is also more on the "Green" side that many are trying to activate in their lives. Now all we need is an "Art & Entertainment" pull out in the Paper edition & Online, along the lines of the Independent in Livermore. I like that addition to their paper, very much (for those that don't know, I'm an Artist, Art Lover, Art Activist, Art Promoter ;)

Give it a thought Gina :)

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Posted by Old person
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Nov 21, 2009 at 9:56 pm

There are two areas of reporting in the tri-valley area terribly lacking. One is daily issues involving police and fire, and follow-up. The other revolves around the inability of ANY of the three local news sources to report what and why no info on stories such as the east angela house fire. Whats new on the castlewood murders?

Additionally, tho this does not apply to Pleasanton Weekly, it stinks that the front page of the sports section of the tri-valley herald on saturday morning mostly reflects what happened in highschool sports anywhere else but the tri-valley.

At the end of the day (terribly overused but accurate cliche) someone is going to come along and provide information on what happens in our community on a daily basis (what were all those cop cars doing at tullys on friday night), and what is ongoing on with community issues (angela house fire). PLEASE PLEASE Arrive soon.

Here on the forum, and in the print news services, after you discount all the crap from the right and left, we are left really with no feel for what what is happening on a DAILY basis in Pleasanton (Dublin, Livermore, Danville, etc.)

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