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See 'Lincoln' movie

  • Civil War Films -- From 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, the Pleasanton Library will show a series of Civil War related films. The second in the series is "Lincoln" The library is at 400 Old Bernal Ave. Free. 925-462-3535

    Seen & heard

    Beat the heat?

    Did auto-correct strike again? Or is it that the "K" and the "L" are just too close together on the keyboard? Or, maybe the heat has just gotten to us all?

    We'd rather stop by a "cooling" center ourselves, but a recent City of Pleasanton news release invited residents to beat the heat by stopping by a city-sponsored "cooking center."

    We guess that proves the adage: If you can't stand the heat, stay in the kitchen.

    -- Cindi Christie, Staff

    Past Times

    July 10, 1974 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times

    Headline: "City warbles exodus"

    Livermore -- The City Council is writing a new theme for the small melody-making ice cream trucks that cater to Livermore children.

    The theme plan for those commercial Pied Pipers is "Exodus."

    The council directed members of the city's legal staff to add a section to the municipal code that would stop the vendors from playing music as they make their daily rounds of the city, "the new ordinance will be up for adoption.


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    The order came after councilmen said they received several calls from residents who complained that the trucks' melody wakes up their napping children. Others, according to some councilmen, felt that the music placed undue stress on the parent to purchase an ice cream bar for the child.

    Assistant City Attorney Martha Whittaker, when questioned about the proposed ordinance, said the new ordinance will apply to all food vendors. Members of the city staff, when queried about the reported complaints said they had seen one letter from a woman who complained that the trucks were too noisy when they parked near her house.

    "We can't have music in our streets. It might lead to anarchy, riots and what else?" a nonreverent staffer quipped when informed that the council was considering abating the "nuisance."

    Ms. Whittaker said that the city's present ordinance governing noise level is "vaguely written and requires the addition to effectively control the vendors" but declined to comment upon whether Livermore's new ordinance would be the first "ice cream truck" ordinance in the area if approved.

    Real estate: Century 21, Pleasanton: One of a kind three-bedroom, two-bath, two-car garage plus side access. Electric country kitchen, floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Freshly painted. Best buy in Pleasanton. One block to swim club. $41,950.

    At the Movies: Vine Theater, Livermore. "American Graffiti" and Walter Matthau and Carol Burnett in "Pete 'n Tillie."

    Groceries: Safeway. Bing cherries, 49 cents a pound; Grade AA medium-size eggs, 39 cents per dozen; and frozen meat pies, four for $1.

    Trivia Question: July 19 1952, the 15th modern Olympic Games open in what city?

    Answer to last week's question: On July 17, 1974 the Justice Department ordered John Lennon, 33, to leave the U.S. within 60 days. He fought the order, a result of a 1968 marijuana arrest, and won an appeals court victory.

    Contact Louise Hartman at lhartman@bayareanews- group.com or follow her on Twitter at Newsie1195.