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Message from the publisher

Original post made on Mar 20, 2020

If readers who value journalism don't step up to support their local newspapers and their websites now, many will become additional victims of the coronavirus crisis.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:11 PM

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12 people like this
Posted by susybfrompton
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 20, 2020 at 1:09 pm

Please know that we appreciate the Pleasanton Weekly! Thank you for your service to our community!

Sue Bovee


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm

News item worth noting:

Reporter Andrew Buncombe, the Independent. Wrote an article of "two elderly patients who tested positive for the Corona virus have recovered".

The patients in a Seattle nursing home where thirty-one residents of forty-two residents tested positive for this corona virus.

The elderly should be empowered with this news, anyone no matte their age can fight and defeat this virus.


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Posted by DublinMike
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:35 am

Count me in as a new subscriber! I have been reading Pleasanton Weekly for years and time for me to support the publication.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 21, 2020 at 9:48 pm

A thought regarding recruiting new membership, readers to this site.

1. Eliminate pop ups from viewers logging onto the site. It tends to discourage visitors to the site, the pop ups are extremely annoying, pop ups block and impinge with attempts to read an article.

2. Pop ups are not viewer friendly. They are viewer irritating.

3. Currently, when a viewer logs into this site, viewer is smashed with a pop up on the lower right, the upper center, the lower left of the screen when logging on.


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Posted by Elderly Shelterer
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 27, 2020 at 1:44 pm

If we've grown so sensitive that we won't support our local journalists because of a pop-up, we really need help. I am a subscriber, and know how to use the mouse click to get rid of the pop-ups in short order. My community and the whole of the planet is in a challenging and disconcerting crisis right now, and I need to know what is happening in my community in as timely a manner as possible.

The Weekly staff from publisher to editors to writers to advertising staff are all dedicated to keeping us informed in this unsettling time, and the nominal fee for having vital information at our beck and call is well worth the minimal effort of clicking the mouse to make the pop- ups go away. It sure beats being blind-sided by a disastrous chain of events we should be prepared for.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 27, 2020 at 5:34 pm

I believe pop ups garbage up the web site, with out the pop ups the web site is a nice web site.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 27, 2020 at 9:21 pm

Another news item worth noting:

Article Published 03/27/20:

Reporter Ryan W. Miller writing in the USA Today wrote "101 year old Italian man survived his battle with CORVID 19."

There is no age limit for all of us that can and will fight to defeat this virus.


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Posted by Candyce Roberts
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Jun 1, 2020 at 7:47 pm

I would gladly support you but you have not kept us informed about the lock down, you have not interviewed our mayor, city council persons, city manager and given us any information at all about how they are acting on our behalf and citizens and business owners. You have not written any opinion pieces about the reprehensible nature of the riots and anarchy being committed against our county and you have not stood up to any bit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that we are entitled to pursue as Americans. you have been silent. And when I tried to write an editorial to appear in the paper that could have been of benefit against hate and violence, you told me no. If this paper goes away, it will not be any one's fault but yours. You have not stood up for our community in any sense that I have seen anywhere. You don't push to get the truth. Why? The freedom of the press in the premier treasure of the American Constitution. Why have you been silent? I would give you a thousand dollars if you only printed the truth and stood up for the little guy and the businesses downtown. And stood against Alameda County
lock down of law abiding citizens who only want to provide for their families. I think you have behaved in a cowardly fashion when you could have been an instrument of courage and freedom of speech.


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Posted by Wow
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2020 at 8:01 pm

Gina flew to TN during the lockdown
She also lied to me saying that the pleasanton weekly is a local paper and doesn't do national news
When I called her out on the fact their editorial board wrote a unflattering comment about trump she tried to lie again. This rag if a paper is done


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Posted by What will you do?
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:34 am

Wow

If this paper and site goes out of business, what will you all the other supposed “experts” on all topics bloviate and pontificate?

You, Jake, Wombat, BobB, Matt, Kathleen, Dan, Cholo and everybody else that voices their anger and occasional on this site will have lots of time on their hands......

Maybe you can all go outside and walk, read a book, meditate on why you are so angry at each other all the time, live your life in the real world rather than hiding in the fake world of social media......

There are lots of great, creative and helpful things you can do with the time you spend huddled over your computers/ phones, writing words that in the big scheme of things don’t really matter to anyone but yourselves (and those of us who need entertainment every once in a while)