No matter how far away a tragedy like this happens, we are all one human body, and this injury has been inflicted on us all. The wound is fresh now, and scars will remain, but we seek to help with treatment. Not only in healing but in continuing to campaign against hate and violence and show love to all.
Reach out to Muslim friends and neighbors now and show them they have your support. And consider donating to one of the organizations designed to help the families of the victims of this terrorism.
A body that hurts itself is one that does not function for long. A body in harmony is healthy. Caring for others is to care for oneself. This is how we, humanity, survive.
Honoring good people doing great things in Pleasanton
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has a 56-year history of recognizing Chamber businesses and individuals for the philanthropic services they perform in our community. We are proud to recognize the businesses and individuals below for the positive impact they have made in Pleasanton.
The Chamber encourages every business to include community service as part of their business model to help improve the quality of life for those living in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley. A strategic community service program has bottom line benefits that outweigh any financial cost by improving your company's brand, recruitment and sales.
In 2019, the Chamber has a strong focus on supporting and encouraging members to include philanthropy as part of their business model.
The honorees for the 56th annual Community Service Awards on March 25 are: Business Philanthropy: Black Tie Transportation and Omni Fight Club; Excellence in Business:
Ogden Costa Creative Group; Distinguished Individual Service: Joe Carlucci and Susan Hayes; Excellence in Service: Sunflower Hill; Green Business: Sabio on Main; and Lifetime Achievement Ted C. Fairfield.
The Chamber is also pleased to announce a new award for this annual event, the "Chevron Fuel Your School Teacher Award." Chevron has partnered with the Chamber and will be presenting an award focused on education to a Pleasanton Unified School District teacher.
We encourage those not currently a member of the Chamber of Commerce to expand your network and join the Chamber. To learn more, visit www.pleasanton.org. To our current Chamber members — thank you for your support.
Anonymous posters have no credibility
During the week of March 8, there are three or more hot topics getting attention on the Weekly's Town Square online forum with a wide range of anonymous posters:
* "Commission endorses east side, housing policy, Merritt property for city's priority list"
* "Pleasanton unified report card"
* "Letter: Teacher integrity, clarifying misconceptions"
* "Community petitions city for extra crossing guard at Vintage Hills Elementary."
One of the four topics mentioned above was posted by an anonymous poster, and followed with commentary from additional multiple, anonymous posters.
The other topics are posted by editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, reporter Julia Baum and a joint letter by PUSD officials — reliable and credible sources for information.
If anonymous posters want to be heard and respected for their opinion, they have a responsibility to identify themselves, to stand up, stand out and support their opinions, and their charges of misconduct. Anything short of that renders their anonymous post useless, with no credibility whatsoever.
When posters provide their identity, they immediately have credibility by way of their commentary and their identification, which puts their targets of poor performance on notice that they are being called out — called out to provide rebuttal, to defend their behavior, defend their positions, because credible sources have challenged them.
When you purchase a burial plot in the Pleasanton cemetery, the city will tell you what you can and cannot do with it.
Even down to placing a headstone on the grave. The maker of the headstone said they would do it free, they have done it other times in Pleasanton.
When I purchased the plot I own from the Odd Fellows it was to have perpetual care? What does that mean?
As far as I see there is no care. Yes they mow the weeds but little else.
Why is Graham-Hitch involved in managing the cemetery?
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