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Original post made by Jeff Durban, Del Prado, on Jul 18, 2013

The predictions were dire. The proposed bag ban would doom civilization. Cats and dogs would be sleeping together in the streets, plagues of locust would ravish our gardens of heirloom tomatoes, and zombies would rise up to feast upon the bronzed and toned bodies of Pleasantonians.

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Posted by Guest
a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2013 at 6:00 pm

I thought the bag ban was for all of Alameda County, which would include Dublin? As for going to Lodi just to use a bag, that's a bit far. Try Contra Costa! San Ramon is much closer. I live in Walnut Creek and get the plastic bags at the Alamo and Walnut Creek Safeway. I use them for cat poop clean up!

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Posted by Mr turban
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm

'...the fish and mermaids were able to swim freely in the oceans and rivers without fear of being tangled in discarded plastic bags.'
Really, so just like that you social engineers solved all the problems you claimed were so dire? While you sit there marveling in your own magnificence, consider that nothing has been solved, businesses and consumers are negatively impacted and only your massive sense of self righteousness has been inflated.

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Posted by Dublin Legal
a resident of Dublin
on Jul 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I don't think its a bag ban as much as it is a new revenue stream for the grocery stores.

If it was a bag ban, you would not be able to get them at restaraunts for take out and other stores. Follow the money, call the corporate offices of the large grocery chains, call your politicians that voted for this fraud. It's not a ban, it's a new revenue stream.

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Posted by Same for all
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 22, 2013 at 8:47 am

I still believe that those on welfare/food stamps should bring their own bags just like I do. Why should they get free bags when I would have to pay for mine? They seem to be able to divide their purchases into milk, cereal, & shredded cheese then a second purchase of beer and diapers! I was next in line behind someone who made such a purchase this weekend.

No charge for their bags!

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