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on Feb 25, 2014
Everything sounds good except the 45-foot sign. Dublin started that cr*p -- bringing Los Angeles ways to the Tri-Valley. Now Pleasanton is joining in?
I could start by saying "Oh how I long for the days when that stretch of 580 seemed like a drive in the country." And that would be true, but what difference would it make? This kind of drab development along the freeway has been growing out there for decades. It is unremarkable, cluttered, and has no unifying structure or design, so that people arriving in our area find nothing distinctive about it. Also, one has to question the long stretch of automobile lots along this stretch. Smaller lots to the west are starting to be abandoned for larger ones to the east. It seems terribly wasteful, unless the unused lots are repurposed for something more interesting. Time will tell.
Start making noises about building low income housing in the area and the riff-raff soon follows. I'd much rather see a Benz or BMW sales lot go up, but I guess that's so yesteryear.
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It's very disappointing that CarMax and the Pleasanton Planning Commission backed down from their original plans due to pressure from the anti-inflatable gorilla crowd. (Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)
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That is extremely good news. You should check out the city budget to see how large the percentage of our city's money comes from the car dealerships along 580. If Fairland's test scores stay as crazy strong as they are, it's hard to argue that freeway development is blighting our neighborhoods. Fairlands is pretty strong. And these parks cost money.
Sheesh! I make a joke about an inflatable gorillas and apparently the Pleasanton Weekly finds it to be offensive or in poor taste. That's enough for me. I'm no longer posting on this site. The censors here have gone completely overboard.
Continuation of the new San Frenando Valley-nization of the Tri-Valley. Brought to you by your bought and paid for Chamber of Commerce Councilmembers.
You are correct. The PW staff has gone completely overboard on editing posts and deleting posts; especially if they are counter to their liberal politics, the crowd the PW hangs with, or their advertising base (e.g. realtors). Of course, that's the type of operations we have come to expect from the liberal media.
At least it will give all the local residents a alternative used car source. A alternative that removes the tedious back and forth negotiations and hopefully more transparency.
If censorship helps cut down the posts from all the riff-raff that has been invading my family and our neighbors over recent years, then I'm all for it.
What are people thinking? We know what the BART system has wrought upon us, don't people realize a pre-owned car emporium will do the same? Why are people so intent to slum it?
Sally go shut down the government. Keep up the good work PW.
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