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Touched by tartans
From the Scottish Highland Games in Pleasanton:
"I've never seen so much tartan in my life," said a fiddler from Scotland.
"How could that baby be sleeping while we are disrupting everything?" asked the bass drummer for Albannach after a set of throbbing Celtic rock.
Clan Inebriated came to the games and sold T-shirts and such. Its website says the Clan began "as a wee parody on the Scottish clan system so that all may join and feel welcome!"
-- Denis Cuff, staff
Sept. 10, 1969 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "Halt in The Name of City Ordinance #52"
Councilman Robert Reid has brought the suburbanized City Council back to earth with a plea for municipal action to crack down on ... cattle
Or maybe even lamb rustlers.
"Two prized lambs were lost ... one disappeared entirely, the other was chased and killed by a dog," he said.
He suggests the council take action to protect local ranchers.
"We owe an obligation to those people hanging onto open-space uses in the city," Reid observed, then added, "We do have a leash law."
To lasso the culprits, naturally.
Headline: "A 'Townhouse Cluster' for Pleasanton"
Another "bold concept" in the development of housing for Pleasanton -- and hopefully to be followed by a reduction in the price range of local dwellings -- was unveiled to city authorities this week.
By doubling up the density factor on 30 acres within its Foothill Road holdings, Stoneson Development hopes to create a "townhouse" plan acceptable both to the city and the buyer. The idea has already earned some official support.
"I think the concept is a good one," said Planning Director Ricardo Castro. He has recommended acceptance of the townhouses by the planning commission.
This isn't the first time Pleasanton has heard the townhouse idea, but Stoneson's would be by far the biggest and likely the first to get underway if approved by the city.
A total of 252 units would be built on the 30-acre parcel, in the northwest side of the city. Each attached, single-family dwelling would have its own patio and two-car garage.
Grouped in attached clusters, the dwellings would share common open space and recreation facilities. Exterior maintenance would be handled by a homeowners association.
Real Estate: Amador Valley Realty -- Pleasanton Heights, three bedrooms, two baths, fireplace, large living room -- $31,950 or make offer.
Groceries: P&X foods -- corned beef brisket, boneless 79 cents a pound; White King "D" detergent, king size, 69 cents.
At the Movies: Enea Brothers Theatres, Dublin -- Gregory Peck and Anne Heywood star in "The Chairman."
-- Louise Hartman, staff