Plaid from hereafter
Seen & Heard
'I couldn't help it!'
There's a strict "Look, but don't touch" policy for Giants' fans having their pictures taken with the 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies on tour. But if the March 2 Livermore stop is any indication, some fans simply can't contain themselves.
"I actually got to touch the trophies, but then the lady told me, 'Don't touch the trophies,' " said Livermore resident and die-hard Giants' fan Tom Dyer. "They said 'Don't do it,' but I did ... Come on, they're the world champion trophies."
Another fan, who will remain anonymous, admitted, "I grazed them. I know we're not supposed to touch them, but I just kind of tapped it a little."
In their defense, as excited as many of the fans appeared while standing in line, it's a wonder they were able to show even some restraint.
-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff
March 18, 1954 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "City Council Actions, March 1954"
Another "smog control" measure: counsel agreed to file an objection to whatever railroad it was that left a thick layer of black soot over the town. One opinion is that an engine "belched" the black stuff during an early morning fog and it bounced right back over the town.
Civil Defense measure: two civil defense sirens will be sought for the east and west sides of town through a 50 percent support plan using federal funds.
Police car: bids on a new car for the Police Department will also be sought. The vehicle is expected to cost about $600 after trade-in of the present 1953 Chevrolet.
Still more trees: about 30 maples are slated to go up on boulevards throughout town where black walnuts had to be uprooted to prevent damage to sidewalks and gutters. An additional 19 trees were removed throughout town.
Major construction: Division Street from the junction with St. Mary's to the bridge and on Ray Street from Main to the tracks will get under way after bids that are being sought. The project, expected to cost about $18,000, will be done before fair time.
Headline: "Construction started"
Construction has started on the first 32 Jensen homes of what eventually will be a 225-home subdivision north of town by Roy N. Jensen
Workmen and foundations dotting a huge track across from Amador Valley High School gave ample proof that the big subdivision was under way. Prices will range from $10,500 up to any limit the owner wants to pay, Jensen said.
Groceries: Hagstrom's. Lean ground beef, three pounds for $1; pot roast, 35 cents a pound; and beef roast, 59 cents a pound.
At the Movies: State Theatre, Livermore. "The Glenn Miller Story" starring James Stewart and June Allyson. General admission is 85 cents, loge seats $1.
Trivia Answer: Walter Cronkite and Jack Paar.
Trivia Question: On March 21, 1969, what test did the U.S. do at the Nevada Test Site?
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