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Anyone else concerned about the area?

Original post made by Lindsay, Vineyard Avenue, on Jun 20, 2007

I am talking about the area on Birch Creek Drive, Vine Street and Vineyard ave. Both of my cars have been vandalized, our neighbor was attacked by 10 young men and had his head slammed into his truck, there are drug deals that go down on the corner, there are gun shots at night, people speed up and down the street, stink bombs thrown into our backyard, human feces in the bushes...I could go on and on. The area is getting worse and something needs to be done.

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Posted by concerned resident
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 27, 2007 at 1:28 am

If all of this is actually going on, it's vital the the police are called every time. The more calls for service they receive in a particular area, the more resources they will devote to trying to resolve the problem. I know that the Pleasanton Police are dedicated to making Pleasanton a very safe place to live and visit.


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Posted by Lindsay
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jun 28, 2007 at 1:11 pm

The police have been called. We've tried emailing our district officers also, but so far, have gotten no response. I read the police reports on here, but not everything makes it to print. I know the officers work very hard doing their jobs and I know we don't live in the most active crime area. I think alot of what is going on is just kids being stupid, the construction workers at Birch Terrace being lazy (beer bottles, garbage, feces, etc) and the wanna-be-gang-members living at Las Ventanas.


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Posted by member
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Can anyone shed light on the redevelopment downtown near Pleasanton Ave? My neighbors mentioned that there may be some changes in the area soon? Is this true?

Thank you.

Gary Carlini
Neighbor


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Posted by Resident on Vine St.
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Jul 21, 2007 at 2:43 pm

I've lived on Vine Street for almost 14 years now and unfortunately this is nothing new. There has always been speeding, vandalism, break ins, and littering. Unfortunately, nothing will probably get better until they completely redo the apartments and raise the prices on rent. I would just call the police anytime something happens. They patrol the area quite frequently, but they aren't down here every minute of the day. The more they come down here, the more obnoxious it will get and hopefully something drastic can be done. I agree, the increased littering probably has to do with the construction workers down at the end of Birch Creek. Hopefully they will finish soon.


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Posted by aaron
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Sep 24, 2007 at 5:49 pm

i'd say part of the reason is how pathetic our police department is. yeah we have a low crime rate, but look at the demographics. majority well off families. but what do they police actually do. hand out dui's for revenue. a little over a year ago u b's pizza was robbed at gunpoint. no-one caught or arrested but a young girl working the counter scared, and permanantly scarred. another case an individual who happend to get a dui, a week prior, walking to his cab slammed against the taxi, and taken to jail, for what trying to get home. how much time was wasted on that. why does it take 2-5 police cars to pull someone over. i mean really it is a joke. i don't believe anyone has repsect for the police system in place. all they do is harrass no-bodies, and let suspicious people rome free. but intoxicated people trying to go home to continue there productive lives are halted and detained for a few days. no reason accept they knew him and wanted him in jail. it is not there place to attack people with the law, but to defend it against people that are attacking it, you , me , our families, and our properties. when my cars got badly vandalized what happend? nothing, and why i don't know. i saw many people in my neighborhood with the same situation. people getting burglarized, and where were the police. paperpushers, and harrassment officers is a better title for them. believe me i know police, have family that are police, and the system we have here is overcrowded, overspend, lazy, and simply flawed. welcome to pleasanton. you will now probably get robbed, and get a dui. to me this isn't right.


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Posted by James
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm

I am actually looking for a housing around pleasanton area. What do you think the area you just described around vineyard, and the downtown?

Anyone can give some insider view of various neighborhood around pleasanton?


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Posted by Linda
a resident of Country Fair
on Jan 23, 2008 at 9:49 pm

I'm so sorry that is happening to you. I didn't realize there were "bad" parts of Pleasanton. We tend to live in such bubbles most of the time and Pleasanton is such a big town that we don't realize crime can actually happen from time to time.

I wish you the best and hopefully things will improve.


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Posted by Kirk
a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 23, 2008 at 9:53 pm

James..... you are looking in the right town!

Most neighborhoods are great but it seems as though the areas around Vine, Vineyard and 1st Streets (where the majority of the lower income rentals are) is a place to stay away from. However, it's such a socioeconomic imbalance because there are some really nice homes in that area as well. I don't know if you're single, married, married with kids, etc. but it just all depends on your situation. Pleasanton is a great town, but you have to be careful where you buy because we are surrounded by two major freeways (not to mention a main thoroughfare to Livermore (Bernal). The coveted neighborhoods to consider are Birdland, Country Fair, Del Prado, Ponderosas and Pleasanton Valley (but that's just my opinion...I'm sure there are people who may beg to differ). Best of luck on your home search.


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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2008 at 5:12 am

I'm open to selling my house privately. Look up Gatetree Circle on Mapquest. Let me know if you're interested.


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Posted by Another Gatetree Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2008 at 5:13 am

Whoops...

Quote: I am actually looking for a housing around pleasanton area. What do you think the area you just described around vineyard, and the downtown?
Anyone can give some insider view of various neighborhood around pleasanton?
Posted by James, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood

Response to James: I'm open to selling my house privately. Look up Gatetree Circle on Mapquest. Let me know if you're interested.


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Posted by James
a resident of another community
on Jan 24, 2008 at 12:40 pm

Thanks a lot, Kirk. That's very informative for a rough overview of pleasanton communities.

The reason I am looking for a move to pleasanton is that I'd like to have my kids attend decent schools (from elementary to high school) for a long term.

Gatetree Resident, since you've asked, could you please send some basic profile for your house to jim.xlee@yahoo.com?


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Posted by Shelley
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 24, 2008 at 1:07 pm

"Most neighborhoods are great but it seems as though the areas around Vine, Vineyard and 1st Streets (where the majority of the lower income rentals are)"

Actually, the rent at some of the places along Vineyard is not that low. I wouldn't consider starting at $1,235 for a 1bd/1bth apartment to be low Web Link. Neither is $1300 for a 1/1 Web Link.

Or how about the Brich Terrace townhouses starting at high $500k?!

In case nobody realizes this, but that area of Pleasanton is known to us natives as "Little Mexico."


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