Seen & heard
Good as gold
Danville gave a folksy welcome to Maggie and Jessica Steffans for helping lead the American women's water polo team to first-ever Olympic gold.
A long line waited to meet them Aug. 25 at Oak Hill Park -- across from Monte Vista High, where the sisters starred before their Olympic glory.
Maggie and Jessica stayed on to sign autographs well after blues singer Sister Monica began belting out tunes in a scheduled park concert.
Sister Monica expressed her admiration for the stars: "I couldn't swim across that pond," she said pointing to the ducks in the water, "If I fell into a toilet, I would drown."
Seven police in uniform watched the tent where the Olympic heroines signed autographs, but the way the sisters made short work of the Spanish water polo team in the Olympics,
-- Denis Cuff, Staff
Sept. 9, 1954 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "New "T" Day for Auto Folk"
The Pleasanton Police Department, which has issued several threats to start enforcing its new parking ordinance, has thus far given out no citations but released one more "warning" in relation to that great and fearful business.
Friday is the day when "positively, absolutely" citations will be issued to motorists staying longer than the one-hour or two-hour limit in some downtown areas.
Frankly though, the police admit the response has been so tremendous to the many warnings and cautions given in the past that there is strong doubt that a single frightened motorist will be caught in the Friday dragnet ....
This business of parking tickets is a new experience for Pleasanton. Fact is, issuing tickets of any kind would be a new experience in Pleasanton. Town council, with an eye to income hopes lots of tickets will be issued ... Merchants with an eye to customers, hope discretion and caution will be used in tagging shoppers ....
The police department, with an eye to the squawk that will arise from all sides, is wishing the whole idea would be referred to the department in charge of sewer farm odors, and other big stinks.
Headline: "Faithful Arise! They're Scuttling Our 'Town' "
It will be "City of Pleasanton" and not "Town of Pleasanton" if the latest threat from the Pleasanton CITY Council is carried out ... The council has now taken a long look at this "town" handle that has these many decades past conveyed a quiet, countrified dignity to some but smacks of outdated babyhood in an era of aggressive growth to others.
While legally a sixth-class incorporated city with a CITY council, a CITY attorney, a CITY hall and a CITY clerk, Pleasanton nonetheless has retained the word "Town" before it's name lo' these many years. "We're about the only 'town' left in the state," claim the pro-city groups.
Groceries: Hagstrom's offers rump roast for 63 cents a pound; fancy bananas, two pounds for 25 cents; and Swanson's Pies, frozen chicken, turkey or beef, four for 99 cents.
At the Movies: Roxy Theatre shows Betty Grable in "The Farmers Takes a Wife."
Compiled by Louise Hartman, staff