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PW hides their mistakes

Original post made by Franco, Vineyard Hills, on Jul 25, 2014

They quickly removed my post (photo added):

The print edition of this opinion piece showed pictures of two addresses: one with a brown lawn and one with a green lawn. Having identified these residences, the article leaves to the reader the conclusion. How grossly unfair! Two points: 1. where does it say that a brown lawn is a requirement or that a resident did not meet the 25% reduction because the lawn is still green? 2. The golf course uses recycled water - who is to say the address shown in the print edition did not use water picked up that reclamation plant to water the lawn.

And what was the purpose to list the addresses in the print edition? What was the point? To slam the resident?

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Posted by tired of saving
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

How about posting a photo of the park where the Friday concerts are played? That lawn is totally green and the soil at the end by Neal Street is muddy. The neighbors have heard the sprinklers on for a total of six hours -- SIX HOURS !!! -- every week in that park. Do you water your lawn for six hours? The City is the biggest water waster of all.


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Posted by Daveg
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 25, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Daveg is a registered user.

I have to agree with Franco regarding the posting and addresses on conditions of lawns. Who knows the conditions regarding both situations. It is indeed disingenuous for the Pleasanton Weekly to post addresses without taking the time to find out the conditions surrounding each case. Regardless, how would either Jeb or Gina feel if their address and picture of their home was posted in any local paper with an implied negative slant?


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Posted by Registered Joe
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 26, 2014 at 12:03 am

You know what is meant by an "ad hominem" attack? It's one where somebody deflects a question or an accusation by attacking the questioner, at a personal level. The PW is blasted simply for bringing something to our attention. If you don't like what the PW publishes, go read something else, and stop complaining about the quality of a publication which isn't yours and for which you pay nothing.

Whatever somebody else is doing with their water is immaterial to whatever each of us is doing with our water. It makes sense to me for the city to water the park where the concerts are held. It also makes sense to me to water my own lawn less.

I remember Scoop on KFOG ending his shows with the line, "If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own." That would be preferable to bellyaching.


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