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Park party and concert

  • Shamrock'n Sunday -- 5 p.m. Sunday. Concerts in the park continues with Take 2, an action-packed party dance band, featuring "get on your feet" hits. Food and beverages will be offered for purchase. Don't forget your chairs and blankets, but please leave your pets at home. Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin. For more information call 925-556-4500.

    Past times

    Aug. 7, 1968 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times

    Headline: "Amador Hopes to Win Race With the Students"

    Amador High School's board of trustees was informed last night that "all construction systems are go," and there is reason to expect that the two major projects will be brought into use during the upcoming year.

    The administration wing that has been such a headache to students and faculty at Amador is now completed, and the district will start moving in next week.

    The boys' gymnasium is also "virtually completed except for the wood floor," which should be installed within a few weeks, the board was told.

    Construction at Dublin High School is also moving along on schedule, although the target date for moving in the first classes is now March of 1969, not January as was predicted earlier.


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    "We can move into Dublin on a moment's notice," explained Wm. Borg, spokesman for the district office. "Amador High School is structured this year to operate as two schools ... the students slated to enter Dublin High take over the afternoon session, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This means we can pick up and move those two classes ... freshmen and sophomores ... into Dublin High just as soon as it's ready."

    Borg explained that Pleasanton students, plus all juniors and freshmen, will occupy the 7:45 a.m.-to-noon session. When the 650 Dubliners move next spring, Amador High will be left with about 1,500 students.

    In the fall of 1969, Dublin High will add a junior class and in 1970 add the senior class to round out that new facility. Construction of added increments will be underway throughout this period of time.

    Also slated to start next year is construction on the district's third high school on a Foothill Road site close by Highland Oaks; and a fourth high school will be launched on Sycamore Road south of the city limits sometime after 1971.

    Real Estate: Five-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, family room, dining room, custom carpets and drapes throughout, community pool. Easy terms -- $32,900 or $275 a month rent.

    Groceries: P&X foods, Pleasanton. Best Foods mayonnaise quart jar, 49 cents; Swans Down cake mix, five for a dollar; Swanson TV dinners, 49 cents; corned beef brisket, 69 cents a pound; and Tide detergent, giant package for 59 cents.

    At the Movies: The Vine, Livermore. "Roman Polanski establishes himself firmly as a director of the first rank; Mia Farrow as Rosemary draws a beautifully intuitive performance." Paul D. Zimmerman, Newsweek. Now showing "Rosemary's Baby" starring Farrow and John Cassavetes. Companion feature, Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York in "Sebastian."

    Trivia Question: On Sept. 21, 1970, "Monday Night Football" premiered on ABC -- what teams played and who won?

    Answer to last week's question: On Aug. 11, 1968, the Beatles launched their "Apple Records" label.

    Contact Louise Hartman at lhartman@bayarea- newsgroup.com or follow on Twitter at Newsie1195.