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Opinion - March 23, 2012


Welcome Walmart

Dear Editor,

I am all for Walmart moving into the old Nob Hill market. I live close and the closed market is an eyesore. Anything going in would be an improvement.

I cannot wait for Walmart.

J. Powleson

Squash 'purp'

Dear Editor,

Something was brought to my attention after discussing the Pleasanton Weekly's March 9 cover story ("Running with the Big Dogs: Amador Valley's DECA carves its own niche in the apparel business") with a family member. It is in reference to the "All About the Purp" T-shirt that was hanging in the background of the cover photo.

The school administration may not have been aware, and was probably duped by some clever students, but "Purp" is a direct reference to marijuana. The school was essentially authorizing the students to wear a T-shirt that, in slang terms, is saying that "Amador is all about the marijuana." Don't believe me -- feel free to do a quick Google search on the word "purp." You can also check the Urban Dictionary. These will show that I am not speaking out of turn.

As a parent that will someday have my children at Amador, I think that this is a poor representation of the school and should be rectified as soon as possible.

David Rebello


Posted by Parent Issue, a resident of Apperson Ridge
on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm

What happened to the parents? Do you expect the school to raise your kids? Do you really think the school endorses marijuana use or promotion? I think they have drug dogs to sniff'em out.

Posted by Amador Valley "High", a resident of Old Towne
on Mar 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Yes, purp is indeed the slang word for marijuana in the Bay Area.

I think it is quite funny that the Amador Valley "High" T-shirt was on the cover of the Pleasanton Weekly.

Another Pleasanton Unified publicity cover gone to the dogs!

Posted by PURP, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Amador is all about the PURP?
LOL..the adults have been played..LOL....
"Purp: Marijuana that displays purple hairs and deep greens. It's most commonly found in Northern California where it originates and where it is preferred over most other strains of marijuana. "

Posted by Hmmmm, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I thought Foothil was the school that tended to be about the purp.

Obviously, the school made a mistake that I actually don't believe was their fault. They take care of so much, something was bound to slip through.

This town complains too much about its district. Spoiled brats.

Posted by Chill, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Mar 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

David was calling attention to something he said he assumed no one was aware of, and everyone else said it was funny that the kids pulled a fast one. I did not see anyone complain about the district. HMMMM and PI, you are so negative but I will not call you disrespectful names.

Posted by lazzboy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:36 pm

And I assume that David Rebello has agreed to review all submission pleasanton high schools and middle schools in regards to the content of t-shirts and such. It is good that community members step up and volunteer as this in really the only way to stop these kind of things.