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TRUNK signs... Bernal Plaza

Original post made by Claudette McDermott on May 8, 2013

After seeing this sign GROWING OUT OF THE TRUNK of a car Parked at Bernal Plaza on the CORNER OF VALLEY AND BERNAL, for the last couple of weeks, I decided to take action. I had thought by now the Police would have gotten this taken care of. And what I mean by that is Take This Sign Down and give the business a warning. Contact the owner with License plate 6JXK575

Talk about Bringing the Neighborhood Down! Makes Pleasanton look like a Scuzzy place to live. I didn't move here to get this kind of feeling for my surroundings ~ MASSAGE SIGN MUST GO if it's sticking out of a trunk facing heavy traffic or anywhere else in Pleasanton.

Does anyone else agree....?

Comments (14)

Posted by Curious, a resident of Del Prado
on May 8, 2013 at 10:03 am

I agree. I do not support this type of "guerilla" advertising. You see this type of promotion in San Jose and it contributes to the visual blight in many neighborhoods. I'm not against free enterprise, but the owner of the massage place should use more traditional methods of promoting their business.

Posted by resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 8, 2013 at 10:15 am

I don't think there is much the PD can do. It is in a vehicle and not on property. The city municipal code can regulate this if it were on a property but since this is in a vehicle, it is governed by the California Vehicle Code.

I think your best bet is to have people go to that business and say they did not appreciate the sign and you will telling everybody you know, in person and online, to not frequent that establishment. That is, nothing legally you can do but it will hurt their business and you hope that they see the light.

Posted by lessismore, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on May 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

I agree the sign should go.
But I do not think the PD can do anything about the sign. But if you call the number the person who answers can not speak English very well.

But if ask for the special they say they will take care of you. Meaning there is more going on then just a Massage likely prostitution now the PD should get involved along with the other tenants.
Call a few of them and tell them you will stop going to there location if they do not take action.

Posted by Pete, a resident of Birdland
on May 8, 2013 at 11:40 am

This is not a big deal and just someone trying to make some money in this economy. I am ok with it and think it is fine. I would like the police working on real issues like the bank robbery at Chase bank and such.

Posted by Local, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

There was no mention of minorities in the article so don't try to pick a fight. She asked what everyone thought, that's all.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Actually pretty art idea in the way of advertising... Perhaps a few more businesses should take a cue and jockey for position in this heavily trafficked place!

Posted by Suzette Axelrod, a resident of Downtown
on May 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

If it isn't obscuring vision or posing a safety hazard I don't think there's anything wrong with it.

As for those claiming this is not a race issue ... please, we weren't born yesterday. Big billboard with BANK IN YOUR FACE, no problem! Little sign in the back of a pick-up truck for a massage and everyone starts getting bent out of shape, talking about making the neighborhood 'scuzzy' and how the business employees don't speak proper English. C'mon. If many of you had your way you'd be chasing the ethnics out of the city with pitchforks in your hands. Your denials are pathetic.

Posted by LoveThaiFood, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Cholo - your best contribution to TownSquare ever! For a moment there I thought you were going to say 'Takes one to know one!'

Posted by Claudette , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm

It doesn't pay to post anything without requesting it be open for "Comment Only by those that Sign In first" ~ Hence the rants of Cholo ~

I wanted to hear from real people in our community, their thoughts on the matter. I did get a few, so thank you to those that did give their honest opinion. Signing off now ~ I must count my millions ;) My favorite past time you know, besides painting ~

Posted by Stan, a resident of Downtown
on May 8, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Oh and we know where this is heading. Her next post will be about cyber bullying.

BTW its not cyber bullying. Its a message to go away.

Posted by kbenson, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2013 at 11:07 am

The OP gave the sign owner some free advertisement, by posting the pic on this site.

Posted by Sham, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Grow up, Stan and quit trying to pick a fight with Claudette. What has she ever done to harm you? You're a tough cyberbully hiding behind your keyboard...where's is that IP address finding software I had.....?

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on May 9, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Illegal signs: Web Link

Posted by Thanks for working on this...., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I hope there will be a HAPPY ENDING to this story!

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