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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - May 25, 2012

38 years as a Pleasanton barber -- that's a lot of haircuts

by Jeb Bing

When Cosmo Panetta first opened his barber shop on Main Street in May 1972, you could ride a horse downtown to his shop's hitching post out front, get a shoe shine for 50 cents and a hot towel shave and haircut for a couple of dollars more. In those days, most men kept their hair cut short, many parted it on the left or right, and tipped a quarter or half a dollar at the most.

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