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Column - November 29, 2013

From the Bering Sea to Christmas trees in Pleasanton

by Jeb Bing

Those of us who have spent some time in the Midwest or East no doubt recall the bitterly cold, wintry days when we went shopping for a Christmas tree. Matt Shadle, who operates the Pleasanton Christmas Tree Lot at the corner of the Fairgrounds at Valley and Bernal, remembers those times, too. Only for a tree lot operator, the work starts before dawn to shake the snow off trees and open up the frozen branches before customers arrive.

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