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Cigarette Butts

Original post made by Michelle, Parkside, on Dec 1, 2011

Yesterday I was driving down Valley and saw what I thought was steam coming up from the middle of the road where a small mound of leaves had formed. Nope- it was a smoldering leaf pile with a cigarette butt as the igniter. Please do not discard your fire starting butts on the ground.

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Posted by Seymour Butts
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

That's a point well taken. I'm glad you had an eagle's eye.


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Posted by Mr Soccer
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

Why do smokers feel it is okay to throw their cigarettes to the ground. IT'S LITTERING PEOPLE!! You keep it. We don't want it on our streets, sidewalks or any other location other than in the garbage. I don't understand why smokers feel it's no big deal to flick a butt out the car window. PUT IT IN YOUR ASH TRAY!! Then when you're near a garbage can throw it in the garbage. Getting hit by a hot amber from a cigarette while I ride my motorcycle really xxx me off. Be considerate people! Think before you flick. If you see someone do it. Stop them and ask them to throw it away properly. If more people stand up and say no to littering then people will think twice before they just flick it to the ground. We are watching and we will say something to you.
For a cleaner Pleasanton.
Mr. Soccer


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Posted by Karla
a resident of Danbury Park
on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I agree! However, if they don't care enough to take care of their health, what makes one think they will care about our streets?


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Posted by Miranda
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:28 pm

It's littering, throwing an object from a moving car and arson. I do know an officer in another city that got someone on all three one time-it geld up in court since it did start a small grass fire.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Probably the same trailer trash that thinks it's okay to open the car door and place a six pack of beer bottles along the curb of Parkside Drive before they drive off.

Probably the same low lifes that rather throw garbage out of their car while parked at the Sport's Park then walk 10 feet to a garbage can.

Our next door neighbor who smoked like an engine thought it was perfectly fine to throw cigarette butts into our adjoining flower beds. This neighbor moved away twenty years ago, and I am still finding cigarette butts in the flower beds.


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Posted by DEE
a resident of Castlewood
on Dec 3, 2011 at 7:49 am

JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE TYPE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN PLEASANTON. DONT LET THE EXPENSIVE CARS AND BIG HOMES FOOL YOU, THIS TOWN IS A HOT BED OF ARROGANT, HYPOCRITICAL, JACKASSES ( MAINLY LIBERALS ) WHO THINK THEY ARE SOMETHING SPECIAL. WORST PLACE IS RUBY HILL, THEIVES, SLOBS, DRUG ADDICTS. IF YOUR KIDS ARE HANGING OUT WITH SOMEONE FROM RUBY, THEY ARE UNATTENDED, USING DRUGS, BREAKING INTO CARS/HOUSES, HAVING SEX. THIS AREA HAS THE WORST PEOPLE. A RECENT BOOK ABOUT PLEASANTON PEOPLE SAYS IT LIKE IT IS, AND THATS THE NICE VERSION. TRUTH IS THESE PEOPLE ARE RUDE, CRUDE, AND ARROGANT. LET THE REACTION TO THE BOOK "SWANKVILLE" SPEAK FOR ITSELF. PEOPLE WERE GOING BY THE AUTHORS HOME AND VANDILIZING IT. THIS WASNT KIDS DOING THE DIRTY DEED, IT WAS ADULTS IN TOWN, SHOWING THERE KIDS HOW TO ACT. I SAY TO THE PERSON WHO POSTED THIS, GO GET A CAR YOU DONT CARE MUCH ABOUT AND TRY YOUR LEAST TO AVIOD THEIR RUDE, ARROGANT BEHAVIOR. PLEASANTON IS FILLED WITH THIS TYPE PERSON, WONT BE LONG BEFORE YOU " RUN INTO ONE ". TO ALL THE REAL PEOPLE IN TOWN " HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS, AND STAY SAFE ".


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Posted by Mr Soccer
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 5, 2011 at 11:15 am

WOW! That was a little much. Do we have a chip on our shoulder? I can't say I would agree. We all have opinions.


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Dee,

You spoke like a true Conservative. You should be Pleasanton's Conservative Poster Girl.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:25 pm

I work in Un Pleasanton. Amazing how the cigarette smoke fills my place of employment, all day, every work day. The neighbors are chain smokers, and will not walk 20 paces to to prevent this from happening. They also steam clean greasy old cars with the contaminated waste water running into the storm drain to the creek. They know that they are not supposed to do this, and stop and hide whenever a city vehicle drives through. I have begged for them to stop smoking us out, but to no avail. Pleasanton is a beautiful town to look at, but the stench of tobacco is is everywhere. I will happily vote for any way to get rid of this stink in the world. Tax it till we don't have to smell it. The inconsiderate jerks know it stinks, that's why they hold them out the windows of their cars. Hayward has banned smoking in public. In my book Hayward is better than Tobacco row / Pleasanton.


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