A century of sound
June 10, 1970
Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "Study Rapid Transit Link to Valley, Says Assemblyman"
Assemblyman Carlos Bee (D-Hayward) has urged the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District to study extension of BART rail service to the Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin area "at the earliest possible time."
In a letter to B.R. Stokes, BART's general manager, Bee stated that later-stage construction of rail lines to that area was described in a 1956 report of the original BART District Commission.
Bee said: "It is my understanding two lines were contemplated: east-west from Hayward to Livermore and north-south from Walnut Creek intersecting with the Hayward- Livermore line.
"Now that BART construction is nearing an end, and with the first passenger operation to commence in fall 1971, interest in extension of BART rail service to eastern Alameda County has heightened. At this time, however, I am unaware of any ongoing transit studies which would help to accomplish this objective."
Headline: "Your Own Kitchen Garbage Truck May Be Answer to Waste Disposal"
How would you like your own garbage compactor, a handy kitchen model patterned after the great big ones you see on the back of garbage trucks?
Some engineers see that as the next big step in the never-ending battle against solid waste disposal. It may get here just in time.
"As I understand it, this unit fits under your kitchen sink like a big drawer," said Alan Campbell, Pleasanton's director of public works. "You pull it out to deposit household garbage, and a hydraulic press compacts the whole business into a very tight cube ..."
The idea would be to relieve the kitchen garbage disposal of much of its burden, and in turn take the pressure off the city sewer works.
"The problem is becoming serious, even acute," Campbell said after a Monday night council session which touched on the subject.
Something has to be done, the city officials indicated, before treatment plants explode under the growing burden of solid and near-solid wastes that Mrs. America now tends to shove down the sewer pipe ...
Real Estate: Mark Gerton Realty: Castlewood -- View. Immaculate, low upkeep custom home. Elegant interior, fantastic view. Separate rumpus. Formal dining room, two fireplaces. Assumable loan $64,900.
Groceries: Safeway: Porterhouse steaks, $1.49 a pound; Swift premium Butterball turkey, six pounds for $3.33; cantaloupes, jumbo size, four for 99 cents.
At the Movies: Amador Valley Theater: Robert Redford, Katharine Ross. Robert Blake and Susan Clark in "Tell Them Willie Boy is Here," with co-hit: Alfred Hitchcock's "Topaz."
-- Compiled by Louise Hartman, staff