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Pooch parade tonight in downtown Pleasanton

200 dogs to strut down Main Street during 1st Wednesday event

More than 200 dogs will strut down Main Street for the annual Pooch Parade during Pleasanton's 1st Wednesday Street Party tonight.

The parade route begins on the corner of Neal and Main Streets at 7 p.m. All pooches should gather at Lions Wayside Park in downtown Pleasanton beginning at 5:30 p.m. to enter the parade and be judged in eight different categories including most creative costume and best trick.

Live music will fill the air as three bands play throughout downtown. At the Entertainment Garden at 530 Main St., Synaptic Gap will play a variety of alternative rock, jazz and rhythm and blues.

Nearly 200 businesses and community organizations will have booths set up to market their products and services.

The Not Just Sunday Band will play popular hits of yesterday and today in the 300 block of Main Street. The GroWiser Band will be rocking St. Mary Street where GoodGuys Rod & Custom Association will display more than 25 classic cars as a preview of their West Coast Nationals Show on August 22-24 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Artblock on West Angela Street just off Main will feature local artists, sculptors and jewelry crafters, all who specialize in hand-made arts and crafts. They will be there in person to showcase, discuss and sell their works.

The Firehouse Arts Center is sponsoring August's Entertainment Garden.

Main Street will be shut down from 6-9 p.m. for this monthly summer event.t.

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Posted by Tom F
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 2, 2014 at 8:37 am

I wonder just who will be watching the dog parade. Keep a close eye on your dogs!


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Posted by Going to the Dogs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 5, 2014 at 10:50 am

Is this town going to the dogs? First the city blows badly needed money on a dog park we don't need, and then they are going to block off Main Street for a dog parade?


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Posted by Brenda
a resident of Foxborough Estates
on Aug 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Stay home you party pooper!!! I Think the dog park is money well spent! It 's long time coming! Enter than low income housing!!!


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Posted by Kay Nine
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Doggy parade & doggy park what a great city. Hopefully the city doesn't skimp on features, I would like to see a workout/exercise area as well as a swim facility.


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Posted by Danjoe
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 5, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Doesn't Pleasanton have a swim center and 24hr fitness and Club Sport and 19 fitness plus jazzercise and yoga. I am a proud dog owner and very happy that Pleasanton is finally doing something for our loyal furry friends.


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Posted by Jam
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 5, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Jam is a registered user.

Hey Brenda...we are getting both, dog park AND low cost housing!
Neither of which we get a choice of.


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Posted by Molly
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Aug 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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Posted by Suzie Wong
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Aug 6, 2014 at 5:32 am

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Posted by Just Try to Be Happy
a resident of Castlewood
on Aug 6, 2014 at 9:02 am

Going to the Dogs, do you understand the idea that the street was already being closed for the 1st Wednesday Street Party? They are not closing it just for the dog parade? I am guessing that you probably skim the Pleasanton Weekly just to find things to complain about. I challenge you to put some clothes on today (clean if available), open the shades in the house, and get some fresh air. Go downtown, you might actually enjoy it and understand why Pleasanton residents, which I have been for 20 years, enjoy this community. Or, on the flip side, you can turn on the news and continue being unhappy and negative. Either way, I, and about 10,000 other people, will be enjoying the evening!


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Posted by Going to the Dogs
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

Read the comments. Like I said, going to the dogs.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Aug 6, 2014 at 11:34 am

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