Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - July 30, 2010


Seniors say: Stop postponing project

Dear Editor,

We were pleased to see Pleasanton named as one of America's 100 Best Small Cities in the August 2010 Money magazine. We have enjoyed living here and working here for the last 26 years and feel we have made a contribution to the city through our many years of volunteer service to the Firehouse campaign, the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council, the Amador Valley Assistance League, numerous civic committees, etc. Consequently we were thrilled to learn we could stay here indefinitely in the Stoneridge Creek Continuing Life Community.

Imagine our dismay when we have watched the City Council needlessly postpone and dither for more than five years over approval of this worthwhile project. It will bring jobs and extra income to the city with little expense. Most importantly it will provide security and stability to our deserving seniors who know they can stay in their beloved city which has benefited so much from their many years of service. Please, please, City Council, approve this now without further delay. We have earned your prompt support!

Tribute to Shakespeare

Dear Editor,

My wife, I and two guests from Norway attended the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona" at the new Bernal Community Park Sunday night. It was fabulous! One of our guests imagined it to be like a drive-in movie and told several others it was the No. 1 highlight of her first week in the USA.

This venue offers real bathrooms, is much more spacious, and even has adjoining play areas for children prior to the show. It runs the next two weekends, through Aug. 8, on Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Thank you, Pleasanton, for this outstanding program.

Louis Rivara


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