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Run the vineyards

  • Grape Stomp Half-Marathon -- 8 a.m. Sunday. Take part in the ninth annual Grape Stomp, choose between the half-marathon that goes through the south valley, or 5k and 10k runs that cover Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District trails. Robertson Park, 3200 Robertson Park Road in Livermore. Cost for half-marathon is $65; for 10K, $40; and $30 for 5K. Proceeds benefit Open Heart Kitchen. Visit: http://bit.ly/PYf6zP

    Seen & Heard

    During a recent San Ramon town hall meeting, Mayor Bill Clarkson and members of the town staff answered questions from the public.

    One resident quizzed Police Chief Scott Holder about the state of the police department and who is committing crimes and mischief in town.

    "Most of the crime is committed by Danville people coming in," Holder quipped.

    The crowd at the Front Row Theatre in the Dougherty Valley Community Center burst into laughter.

    "Reporters, don't ... " Clarkson joked, pointing at the two reporters in the room.

    -- Jason Sweeney, staff

    Past Times

    Oct. 13, 1959 Top story of the Pleasanton Times

    Headline: "Livermore Car Theft Solved in Pleasanton"


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    A juvenile who had only been on parole for nine days from Chino and who had moved to Pleasanton just two days before his arrest was taken into custody by Sgt. Manuel Avilla.

    The youth admitted to Sgt. Avilla that he had stolen a Livermore vehicle that had been abandoned in front of Fisher's Drive-In for two days.

    He told police he had been in prison twice for auto theft and during his confinement had escaped five times.

    Oct. 6, 1971 Top story of the Pleasanton Times

    Headline: "Halloween is a Day Earlier This Year"

    No matter what the calendar says, Mayor Robert Reid wants Pleasanton to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30 (1971), instead of the traditional witching night of Oct. 31.

    "I'm asking all people to celebrate this holiday on Saturday and keep Sunday as a day of rest, quiet and individual activity, in a spirit of regard for our fellow man," Mayor Reid announced.

    "Wholesome rivalry associated with this holiday is in the public interest, but is more appropriately celebrated on a Saturday," the mayor added.

    Real Estate: Dublin Realty Company -- custom-built home in San Ramon, only three years old. On 1.4 acres, completely landscaped with your own well, over 2,150 square feet in the house, with a road frontage of 550 feet. Priced at $28,000.

    Home for Better Living on a full acre. Located on Foothill Road, this custom-built home with three bedrooms and two baths boasts an electric heat pump for heating and cooling and makes for easier housework, better health and savings in maintenance.

    Groceries: Hegstrom's -- Star Orchard apricots in No. 2.5 tins, 6 for 99 cents; bananas, 2 pounds for 25 cents; Manning's coffee, 55 cents a pound; and lean meaty spareribs, 39 cents a pound.

    At the Movies: The Vine, Livermore -- Two Terror-Topping Horror Hits! "Return of the Fly," a human monster created by atoms gone wild! And "Alligator People;" it will make your skin crawl!

    -- Louise Hartman, staff