We moved here from Palo Alto a few years ago and the Weekly is owned by Embarcadero Publishing Company in Palo Alto. Palo Alto Weekly has an on live version with a forum as well.
I regularly read that forum. The same major issues and topics are discusses and these are very sensitive issues. I have very rarely ever seen a post or response that was rude, belligerent, racial, or an outright attack.
This REALLY makes me wonder about Pleasantonians!
If I had a teenager, I would be VERY worried and upset about the prospect of them reading the posts in htese forums. These kids learn a form of Rosenthall's NVC, NoN Violent Communication here in Pleasanton schools, in the form of "Community Of Character" and in my childs case T.R.I.B.E.S.
We have studied NVC and used these communication skills for years as a couple and so it's very natural for us.
Are the Pleasanton parents and or other adults even aware that the Pleasanton schools teach this? Are the adults willing to learn or practice NoN Violent communication skills?
Berating and putting down people because of their political affiliation or any belief system is FUTILE!