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Opinion - March 17, 2017


Overflow parking problem

Dear Editor,

The city of Pleasanton has turned into a large-scale park and ride. Each weekday, well over 100 cars are parked in overflow parking from the ACE train and crowding the narrow streets of West Angela, Harrison and Pleasanton Avenue.

It is time that the city of Pleasanton and ACE Train find a different location for the train station or build a parking garage so that the homeowners and residents will no longer be impacted by the ever-increasing traffic and safety concerns.

I have heard about the three- and four-year specific plan, but the best solution short-term would be to install permit parking along these narrow streets.

-- Allen Aldrich

Thanks to Weekly, readers for your generosity

Dear Editor,

Thank you for your support of senior services. On behalf of Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley Board of Directors, staff and especially the seniors we serve, I would like to thank you for your generous donation of $7,215. Your gift in support of our programs means so much to us.

Senior Support Program serves over 5,600 seniors each year, providing them with services to keep them independent and safe in their own homes. Without donations, such as yours, we would not be able to sustain the quantity and/or quality of senior services and programs that we currently provide.

Thank you so much for thinking of us.

-- Robert Taylor,

Executive director

Response to hateful letter

Dear Editor,

I thought that the editorial about news media under attack in the Jan. 27 Pleasanton Weekly was appropriate considering recent comments by Trump that the news media is the "enemy of the American people."

That is what dictators say as they shut down media sources. Freedom of the press in America is protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution and is essential to our democracy. The editorial was about the importance of news media and newspapers, even local ones like the Weekly.

The letter to the editor on March 3 ("What pathetic journalism") was hateful and not based on any facts. I have noticed more grammatical and spelling errors in the East Bay Times than in the Weekly -- but I don't usually proofread it.

As a Pleasanton resident for over 30 years and having grown up with the Valley Pioneer in the Danville/Alamo area, I appreciate city and local news. To the writer of that letter: if you don't like the Pleasanton Weekly, don't read it!

-- Cathy Moran

Thank you for Holiday Fund

Dear Editor,

Thank you and the Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund for your gift of $7,215 to Hope Hospice. Your generosity helps bring comfort, dignity and hope to hospice patients and their families in the Tri-Valley region.

Thank you for again giving financially to help bring Hope Hospice's care to this community. We appreciate all your hard work raising these funds and helping our wonderful community charities. The Weekly staff and the community are simply and truly wonderful.

-- Natalie Brown

Director of development


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