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Downtown Pleasanton has special appeal

Original post made by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Jun 22, 2013

Pleasanton Downtown Association director Laura Olson wowed Realtors last week with her report of measures being taken to brighten nightlife in the city's downtown and add diversified restaurants and shops that appeal to a broader range of diners and shoppers.

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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:03 am

lol. I love how the curfew on downtown businesses is earlier than the curfew Ptown parents impose on their kids, if at all.

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Posted by Guest
a resident of another community
on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

Don't want kids and teenagers downtown? That is probably one of the most uninviting statements for Pleasanton parents. Maybe if there was some type of teen center or business that caters towards teens, we wouldn't be having kids defecating in a school library, kid(s) speeding down Foothill Rd, mother's having stripper parties (happened some years ago) or other dangerous shenanigans.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:42 am

Unfortunately, the needs of children/adolescents are rarely considered in the social life of a community.

What's developing is more and more drinking holes, prostitution, silly willy crime, and newly discovered anti-social behaviors.

If you care about the quality of life for your families, step in now.

Realtors are all about PROFIT! no kidding...

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm

So Guest thinks that the taxpayers of Pleasanton should fund a teen center for all of those wonderful and well behaved kids being raised by the overly entitled and disengaged parents of this town. You think a little excrement in the school is a big deal, watch how those kids would deface and vandalize their own teen center. While mommy and daddy attend to their full social schedules while leaving the brats to be watched by others downtown. You really believe that(Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)would have been content to play games with other teens rather than posting photos of his excessive speed on local roads? Please get real. The Pleasanton teens are already so far gone down the wrong path that funding and building a place for them to personally destroy is beyond stupid. When the parents start to impose some morals and standards on their kids the rest of us will consider throwing them a bone. And before you comment on my non-parental status -- I raised three in this town, all of whom are on their own as productive members of society. No drugs, no arrests, no damage. It can be done, it just is not a priority for the parents who are more concerned with their status than their parenting.

So the short comment is -- I approve of gearing downtown toward adults not kids. Far more likely to actually have something that people want to attend without trying to avoid the gangs of nasty brats being raised in this town.

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2013 at 7:34 pm

And here in our pleasant town we have Resident. A typical post of righteousness and negativity. What a lovely representation of the town, hearing a voice like this.

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Posted by Long Time Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

(Post makes no sense and has been removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff.)

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Posted by Guest
a resident of another community
on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:24 am

Residents post was comical to read. Drive downtown on the weekends and you'll still see teens hanging out in the Tully's Center. I'd much rather have teens gathered at a public/community event then scattered about the town doing god knows what. A teen center isn't simply putting games out on tables and expecting them to sit for hours on end. Additionally, the graffiti comment and destroying a building seems a bit stretched. If you're comments are coming off of anger towards the kids at Harvest Park, believe it or not, majority of teenagers don't think like those kids.

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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

Growing up in a large city we had neighborhood parks. The park closest to our house had a big clubhouse where we could play ping pong,sign up for classes (arts crafts/theater) etc. had a baseball field, basketball courts, tennis court and play structures. It was used by kids and teens of all ages. They could incorporate something like this where they are tearing down the water slides. Give kids a safe place to go, adjacent to outdoors. Would offer jobs as well.

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