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May 23, 1974 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "Lawmen Discount SLA's Valley Training Camp"
LIVERMORE -- Despite the murder and mayhem sporadically occurring in the Bay Area, the Livermore Amador Valley is still a nice place to live.
Recent reports that the Symbionese Liberation Army trained in the Livermore hills weren't based on fact, according to valley law enforcement agencies.
Sgt. Tim Splan, head of the Alameda County Sheriff's valley patrol units, said his men never spotted anyone during routine patrols in the hills and ridgelands bordering the Livermore Amador Valley. And Capt. Jack Essex, head of Livermore police patrol units, gave the cities a clean bill of health also.
"We had the same type of calls as everyone else," Essex said. "Each time it's someone who thought this was Patricia Hearst (who was seen), but none of those calls have been confirmed."
He said Livermore is no more involved in the search for Miss Hearst then any other agency in the Bay Area.
"We have no reason to believe that the SLA has ever been here or might be here in the future." Essex declared.
He said he couldn't speak for the sheriff's office but said he knew the SLA did not train in Livermore. Essex said he is not familiar with all of the resident groups who lived in the valley but noted "any group of people who come in droves are going to be noticed."
Real estate: Century 21 Real Estate, Pleasanton homes for sale. Four-bedroom, carpeting, close to schools and parks. $26,900.
Like new, modern, central air, carpets. $27,950
Fabulous new family room, three bedrooms, Granada area, $33,500
Groceries: Safeway. Chicken thighs, drumsticks, whole legs frozen, five-pound box for $2.66; skinless wieners, one-pound package, 79 cents a pound; fresh corn on the cob, 10 ears for $1; Brown Derby beer, 12-ounce cans, six-pack, 89 cents.
At the movies: Vine Theater, Livermore. The way it really happened, Walt Disney Productions' "Robin Hood." Also playing, the great adventure film, "The Poseidon Adventure," plus cofeature Gary Newman's "Vanishing Point."
This Week's Trivia Question: June 17, 1953. What spy couple were able to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary because Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stayed their executions.
Last Week's Trivia Answer: In 1964, Liz Taylor was divorced from her fifth husband, Richard Burton.
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