July 14, 1965
Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "Mares and Mountains Don't Suit the Image"
The city of Pleasanton is going to have a new official seal mainly because nobody is sure just what the old one is supposed to look like. The first emblem hereabouts, dated somewhere about 1890, featured a horse's head. As a matter of fact there are still some places around the city where the vestiges of that seal can be found.
The history of the present seal was related by vice-mayor Reno
Horses, mountain or no, the council decided it is time to upgrade Pleasanton's image and has authorized the city manager to enter into negotiations with a commercial design firm to come up with a new image.
How about a torn two-dollar horse ticket and a shiny new gas pump superimposed on a field of cheese whey as a design?
Headline: "It's Nice to Know Somebody Still Cares About St. Raymond's"
There's a wee mite of a church in Dublin nestled almost in the shadow of the freeway, which needs attending to. It's name is St. Raymond's and it just might be the oldest such structure in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, being that it was built in 1859 and all. There is a cemetery too, holding the remains of some of the finest Irish names you've ever heard -- Murphys, Conlans, Nevins, Cronins, Doughertys and such.
Nobody's used the poor little church since the 1940s, more the pity, but some good people of Dublin have been attending to the looks of the cemetery.
In 1961, some even wanted to burn down St. Raymond's. Fire Chief Jon Frudden was given permission to light the torch, but the fates interceded. Alma Hall, with a heart as big as all outdoors, stepped in and pleaded with the authorities until they changed their minds.
Real Estate: Murphy Realty Co. offers a two-bedroom home on a cul-de-sac -- with carpets, stove and new tile in bath -- for $16,700. Also for sale, a new three-bedroom, 21/2-half-bath home with built-ins, food warmer, family room with fireplace, extra large master bedroom, fully carpeted on a corner lot. $28,500.
Groceries: Safeway offers corn on the cob, six for 29 cents; boneless USDA Choice beef chuck roast, 77 cents a pound; bread, three 11/2-pound loaves for $1; a dozen large grade AA eggs, 37 cents.
At the Movies: At the Vine, Livermore: Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in "Mary Poppins." Student tickets, $1.25; children younger than 12 enter for 75 cents.
-- Compiled by Louise Hartman, staff