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  • Teen Job Fair -- 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon and the Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club present a teen job and career fair for teens 14 to 18. Meet employers, attend workshops, get tips and more. Employment opportunities are also available. Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. Free. 925-931-3432.

    Past Times

    Feb. 27, 1967 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times

    Headline: "A Sudden Urge to Fly: 'Caprice Was A Lady Through It All' "

    A funny thing happened to Robert Hashagan on the way home. His 1967 Caprice suddenly got capricious, turned east off Division Street and flew gaily out into the blue beyond ... winding up in the Arroyo Del Valle, some 40 feet below.

    With his car under 10 feet of water, Hashagan somehow freed himself and swam back to shore. City police wanted to make certain no one else was in the car and summoned the Alameda County Civil Defense and Disaster Corps, which arrived with diving gear and underwater experts.

    All that was needed however was Rusty Guasco's trusty tow truck, which pulled the Caprice out of the drink and back up the steep embankment. Hashagan, who operates a swimming pool business but isn't really that fond of water, told police he thought he saw headlights approaching on his side of the road and took the only evasive action that seemed possible.

    The Caprice handled herself like a lady through the whole affair, flew straight out from the top of the bank, landed gracefully on all four wheels, and slid easily into the water without once losing her balance. Her only damage was a bruised front fender. Her only problem now is having to spend two weeks under the dryer.

    Headline: "City Fathers Ponder High Cost of Baby sitters"

    A paid city council?

    The idea was tossed around in the late night council meeting as the faithful city servants took another close look at the contribution they make to the community versus the income they receive for that labor. Right now it's all outgo -- no income whatsoever.

    "I don't mind serving my community, but when I find myself $40 and $50 a month out of pocket because of that service, then I begin to wonder" Vice Mayor Gene Rega declared in launching the issue.

    The council has heretofore declined to even turn in expense accounts.

    "It's too much trouble to account for every two bits," Councilman John Long noted.

    Others agreed but said they wouldn't mind s a small monthly stipend, but state law sets a minimum at $150 per month.

    "That seems a little stiff for this size of a city," Rega agreed. But he was still insistent more thought be given to expenses. Including perhaps, reimbursement for a baby sitter "when the wife has to be out the same evening that I have a council meeting."

    Real Estate: Murphy's Realty Co. Three-bedroom, two-bath, sunken family room, sunken living room, wall-to-wall carpeting, fireplace, electric built-ins. Fully insulated, shake roof. Under $30,000.

    Groceries: P&X Foods. Maxwell House Coffee, two-pound can, $1.19; canned picnic ham, three pounds for $1.99; tomatoes, two pounds for 29 cents.

    At the Movies: Vine, Livermore. Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford and Buster Keaton in "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum."

    Trivia Question: What prime time CBS soap opera debuted in 1978?

    Answer to last week's question: Oakland

    Contact Louise Hartman at lhartman@bayareanewsgroup.com.