Editorials

2022

Vote Marchand for mayor, Branning for District 1, Chiong for District 2 in Livermore

Livermore voters will be selecting two new City Council members and a new mayor come Nov. 8. Our recommendations for the next mayor is John Marchand and for the two open council seats, Evan Branning and Mel Chiong.

October 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Wallace for Council District 1, Yee for District 3 in Pleasanton

Also: Support for Mayor Brown, uncontested on ballot
Voters should look toward candidates who can build bridges among diverse perspectives while achieving important goals for Pleasanton. In our view, those council candidates are Dean Wallace in District 1 and Jamie Yee in District 3.

September 28, 2022 | 3 comments
Ready for Tri-Valley candidate forum season

As a community news organization, fair and comprehensive coverage of local elections is our responsibility. It has always been and always will be a priority for our staff. One aspect of that coverage is hosting candidate forums ...

September 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly wins CNPA awards for local coverage in 2021

List includes first place in COVID-19 Pandemic, A&E categories; second and third for Breaking News
Our entire editorial team is beaming with pride after being acknowledged by our peers with 10 awards in the CNPA's 2021 California Journalism Awards program, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff in the Tri-Valley.

June 1, 2022 | No comments yet
When term limits aren't really limits

In our research, we've learned Livermore is not alone in the Tri-Valley -- Pleasanton and Dublin 'term limits' are in fact just temporary as well; only the rule for San Ramon mayor service is definitive. Danville has no term limit law.

March 31, 2022 | No comments yet
City's district election map, up for key vote Tuesday, reeks of gerrymandering

One feature of this map might be the one not discussed in public
Three city council members voted on Thursday to advance a district election map that feels very gerrymandered and splits a neighborhood versus the alternative map that better complies with the criteria and just makes the most sense.

February 27, 2022 | 6 comments
'Coming soon' -- Flyer misinformation reinforces need to ask questions

We didn't know if we were dealing with an honest mistake or intentional disinformation when we saw a flyer announcing a five-story commercial and residential building near Pleasanton's historic downtown was "coming soon."

February 17, 2022 | 3 comments

2021

Setting the record straight on Leadership Pleasanton

Acknowledging mistakes takes maturity and humility, but it can teach valuable lessons to the people and news organizations who have the strength and professionalism to do so.

August 12, 2021 | 42 comments
Tell us how you really feel. No, seriously

Embracing the risk of 'be careful what you wish for,' we call on our Tri-Valley readers to submit those Letters to the Editor. Advancing productive, civil discourse demands it.

March 11, 2021 | No comments yet
Holiday Fund raises $88,215 for safety-net providers

We are grateful beyond words to report that readers stepped up to the challenge and raised $88,215.84 for the 2020-21 Holiday Fund campaign -- surpassing last year's total by more than $12,000.

February 25, 2021 | No comments yet
Final weekend to donate to the Holiday Fund

Thank you for supporting our safety-net service providers
Even with many people facing strained financial circumstances because of the pandemic, our readers stepped up their giving to the Pleasanton Weekly's annual Holiday Fund.

January 14, 2021 | No comments yet

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