Good stuff

Psychological drama

  • "Incident at Vichy" -- Role Players presents Arthur Miller's suspenseful and gritty World War II drama at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 10 at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $20 to 28. Call 925-314-3400.

    Wacky forest love

  • "A Midsummer Night's Dream" -- 2 p.m. Sunday. San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents an abridged version of the bard's wacky tale of love and magic. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Free. Call 925-931-3400.

    Seen & Heard

    Way to prioritize, guys

    If you were awaiting the start of the Oct. 24 Alamo Improvement Association board meeting, you would've been all alone.

    At noon the association sent out the following email:

    "In light of the fact that the Giants are in the World Series beginning this evening in San Francisco, the AIA Board meeting normally scheduled for tonight has been deferred to next Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the usual time and place. There will not be a World Series game on Oct. 30.

    "The agenda for the Oct. 30 meeting appears below. GO GIANTS!"

    -- Kelly Gust, Staff

    Past times

    Nov. 5, 1969 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times


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    Headline: "Stop Smog -- Ban Cars!"

    "Pleasanton bans the automobile!" That's the kind of headline the city's chief magistrate sees as perhaps the only answer to valley concerns over air pollution. And if that doesn't work, then perhaps this community can file suit over those other smoggy East Bay cities who let their air pollutants drift over into our town.

    Just to show that he is flexible on the subject, Mayor Bernard Gerton has a third suggestion: "Restrict all local families to one passenger car per home by the year 1970."

    The city attorney was handed all of these ideas for his legalistic opinion.

    Headline: "A Ridge-Top Route From Sunol to Castro Valley"

    A "skyline boulevard" that would link Sunol Valley to the hills above Castro Valley may soon be the target of a feasibility study by the Alameda County Road Department.

    Following either the Sunol or Pleasanton ridges through country not now accessible to the motoring public, the route is labeled as "of tremendous value to the recreational use of that area."

    James Ward, chief of the county's road division, revealed that "our intent would be twofold: To open up and preserve natural public access to those hitherto inaccessible regions"

    He compared the proposed roadway to "something like the Skyline Boulevard in Oakland or the one on the Peninsula." The advantages of a long-range study right now would be "to make certain the best route is selected with the least possible disturbance to the ecology of that terrain."

    Real Estate: Mark Gerton Realty, Pleasanton. Nothing compares with this two-story Spanish-style 21/2 baths, four bedrooms. Every conceivable built-in, including color TV, AM/FM radio and stereo. Low upkeep landscaping, sprinklers, front and rear side access. Huge patio, playhouse. Immaculate, immediate possession. $35,950.

    Groceries: P & X foods. Beef sale, ground beef at 42 cents a pound; red delicious apples 10 pounds for $1 and jumbo eggs, grade A, 59 cents a dozen.

    At the Movies: Dublin Cinema. James Garner and Gayle Hunnicutt in "Marlowe." Also "Harper" with Paul Newman.

    -- Louise Hartman, Staff