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DOING COLLEGE

You Want to Go to Our College? Prove It!

For many students, applying to college is burdened by an exaggerated emphasis on "getting in." This neglects some basic research that should precede the application...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by JJ@Manor, on Dec 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 9155 Views

DOING COLLEGE

Early Applications Surge in College Admission

This is the first in a six-week series of blogs about applying to college by admission advisor Elizabeth LaScala and Teen Wire high school senior Daniel Morizono...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Dec. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 9037 Views

DOING COLLEGE

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising

The College Mystique: An Inside Look at College Advising By Elizabeth LaScala, Ph.D. Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding...

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala on Nov. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 9304 Views

ART SPACE

New Gallery to Open in San Francisco

Unable to find a suitable venue in the Danville-San Ramon Area, a group of local artists has secured a space in San Francisco in which to showcase talent from around...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 8850 Views

ART SPACE

The Art of Print

The word print in the English language precedes Guttenberg by about 200 years. It derives from the Old French priente, "impression," as in an impression pressed...

Original post made by John A. Barry on Nov. 1, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3240 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Anonymity allows open and diverse dialogue

The Weekly's online Town Square forum within the past week or two has been filled with supportive, informative and cathartic dialog. Some of the posts, however,...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Nov. 15, 2007
Last comment by Opague, on Oct 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 11 comments | 12358 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Investigative reporting: pay now or pay later?

This morning I read that the New York Times earned five Pulitzer Prizes, including awards for breaking news and investigative reporting. Three stories above that...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by DoUgLaS kEnDaLl, on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:13 pm | 27 comments | 12725 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

The year's most regrettable of the regrettable

Most good journalists try to get things right and abhor corrections, clarifications and the like, particularly for what is considered a "stupid mistake." Every...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Annon, on Sep 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 5 comments | 13670 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Talk to me! What would you do differently?

Welcome to the new Pleasanton Weekly Online! I hope you are enjoying the new site. As the new publisher, I'd like to know what you like or dislike about the site...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Feb. 5, 2007
Last comment by Al, on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm | 12 comments | 13576 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 | 12398 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 | 12320 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 | 26353 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. 15025 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. 14874 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. 11460 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. 10153 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. 9300 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. 8908 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. 8310 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. 7727 Views
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