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Gina Channell Wilcox

President and Publisher, Embarcadero Media/East Bay Division

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About Gina
Gina Channell Wilcox has been the president and publisher of Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division since 2006. The division now includes the Pleasanton Weekly newspaper,, and A 30-year veteran of the journalism industry, Gina worked as a reporter and editor at a daily newspaper in a Chicago suburb for 15 years while earning her bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in business administration. Before moving to California, Gina was the executive editor/association publisher at a division of the Chicago Sun-Times, where she was responsible for a daily newspaper, 14 weekly newspapers and the corresponding news sites. She has earned several state and national journalism awards, including for investigative journalism and in-depth reporting for stories such as "Troubled schools: Parents seek answers on principal turnover, other concerns" and editorials such as "Livermore downtown referendum raises serious questions".
Stories by Gina
Pleasanton Senior Center honors volunteers
Close to 200 volunteers have been honored for their more than 12,000 hours of service last year at the Pleasanton Senior Center.
[Tuesday, April 29, 2014]

Ragin' Cajun raises $100,000+ to benefit cancer patients
The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation's sixth annual Ragin' Cajun fundraiser held earlier this month was "definitely our financial best Ragin' Cajun ever," said Sandra Wing, founder of the foundation and current board chair/president.
[Thursday, March 20, 2014]

Pleasanton board's action leaves principal's status unclear
The employment status of former Walnut Grove Principal Jon Vranesh still isn't clear in spite of a 3-2 vote taken in closed session Tuesday night to apparently strip him of any administrative duties.
[Thursday, February 27, 2014]

Unsung no more
The Tri-Valley Heroes selection committee had a very difficult task selecting only one recipient per category.
[Wednesday, November 20, 2013]

Inaugural Tri-Valley Photo Contest winners named
Judges selected Tom Cushing's "Genghis" as the first-place winner in the Adult / Pets & Animals category in the Tri-Valley Photo Contest. The photo contest was open to amateur photographers who competed in two divisions, adult and youth, in three categories.
[Friday, October 25, 2013]

Mothers with a Purpose: Remembering, raising awareness
Candles were lit and tears were shed during a candlelight vigil Thursday in Pleasanton. The third annual Candlelight Vigil was coordinated by [ Mothers with a Purpose] to remember those lost to drug and alcohol related deaths and those suffering from the disease of addiction.
[Friday, October 25, 2013]

Congress must 'find a bipartisan way out' of shutdown, Swalwell says
According to Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), Congress has been "taken hostage" by a handful of Republicans who want President Obama's signature healthcare program, the Affordable Care Act, defunded before a budget will be passed. The resulting shutdown of the government, he said, is harmful to the US economy and its citizens, and might keep the government from paying its bills on time.
[Wednesday, October 9, 2013]

One in eight
According to the National Cancer Institute, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. So, as I look around my office, I wonder who's next. Who's next to get "the call"?
[Monday, October 7, 2013]

Get a Life
Residents are asking where to find the Pleasanton Weekly's annual magazine, Pleasanton Life.
[Thursday, September 26, 2013]

Seeking Tri-Valley Heroes
We are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsors for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards -- our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and its residents. After the typical flood of nominations rolls in, our panel of "hero" judges bestows honors in eight [ categories].
[Wednesday, September 4, 2013]