Anyone hear a loud boom in Pleasanton around 8:30PM on Friday night? Around Town, posted by Boom, a resident of the Foxborough Estates neighborhood, on May 8, 2009 at 10:24 pm
I was at the Foothill Amador Lacrosse game tonight at Foothill and heard a significant boom around 8:30PM, I got home and my wife in Foxborough Estates mentioned that she heard the boom around the same time. Did anyone else hear this?
Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 8, 2009 at 11:58 pm PToWN94566 is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Yes I heard it too, over here by Amador and Harvest Park. I was sitting my desk, with feet kicked up touching the wall- I felt the vibrations really hard! I also heard the same thing a few nights ago around 11/11:30. All the dogs in the neighborhood started barking.
Can transformers blow without causing a power outage?
Posted by Boom, a resident of the Foxborough Estates neighborhood, on May 10, 2009 at 10:38 am
So does the weekly staff have absolutely NO input into what this occurence may have been? If it was felt/heard essentially throughout most of Pleasanton, surely someone must have some definative feedback.
Posted by Remi, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on May 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm
So could it have been from Camp Parks? That's if nobody has a clue, but I havn't contacted PPD, PG&E, etc. I hope to find out what happened, but this thread is pretty low on the list, I'll be surprised if it gets explained here on PW.
Posted by typical reaction, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 11, 2009 at 11:10 pm
Hmmm, did something out of the ordinary go on in Pleasanton? (yes) Are people interested in knowing more? (seems like) Would a local newspaper be a logical place to turn to for information? (why, yes!) Does the Pleasanton Weekly website, in its official capacity as a local news service, carry that information in a timely manner? (er, nope?)
(if you doubt this, read back through forum postings from the last few months that ask for the newspaper to investigate and provide information on topics other than Measure G)
Posted by Rae, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on May 12, 2009 at 10:01 am
Gee, have you tried contacting the PW, oh, I don't know, directly? Maybe sent the Editor an e-mail with your request?
It would seem that if anyone r.e.a.l.l.y wanted the PW to answer, look into, or initiate some piece of information, that person would contact the Editor directly and ask that the answer be posted on the Forum.
Oh, but wait, that's probably too straight-forward and might actually lead to an answer, and then who/what would we talk about?
Posted by Remi, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on May 12, 2009 at 7:10 pm
Funny typical reaction, in a good way. Rae you're making your points. I was hoping some grass roots questioning if anyone knew or even heard anything failed. Because it wasn't some fireworks at Alisal. I'm pro PW and still think 'typical reaction' was good. Either way it's needed like tic needs toc.
Posted by typical reaction, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Thanks Remi. Actually, even though Rae might not believe it, I'm also quite pro-PW. Maybe more in that "tough-love" kind of way, where you know that something that is rather good could be a few notches higher, if a little more effort was invested, so you give a little nudge now and then to remind him/her/them of the goal or stated mission. Nice photos of the lovely downtown event rotating for the past 5 days on the front page; very feel-good.
But then again, some real news, not just the fluffy soft kind wouldn't hurt... as in what about those teens who were charged with breaking, entering and grand theft from Ruby Hill? Or a bus accident that occurred on W. Las Positas and Muirwood while transporting students from school one afternoon last month. Or a big explosion heard across town? News, that's what it's called.
Posted by Remi, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on May 13, 2009 at 9:47 am
I hear you 'TR' like I heard the boom. I agree that PW sometimes treats Pleasanton like a proud parent treats a child. Ignoring the ugly side, or at least down-playing it. I say PW should take a Woodward and Bernstein style stance and become harder hitting and a deeper probing paper. Where people think 'PW has the real story'. Maybe even go TMZ-esque and say what we secretly want to know about the celebrity that is Pleasanton and all the charecters that make it the classic contradiction it is. The outside world isn't watching so no need to keep up appearances.
Posted by Rae, a resident of the Mohr Park neighborhood, on May 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm
I am neither pro- nor anti- the PW. I take it for what it is - a small town paper that reports town "news" - the "news" being that which is subjectively selected, and reported on, by its Editors.
If you really want an answer on something, you need to go directly to the source and ask specific questions. My point was that if you want the PW Editors to check on something, in this case a loud noise, you should go to them directly, rather than throw random comments out on this forum expecting them to answer.
If I wanted to know if something was reported to the police, I'd call the police. If I was concerned that a PG&E transformer blew, or wanted to know why my power was out, I'd call PG&E. If I want to know what's in a bill being considered by Congress, I go to the congressional website and read it. If I want to know what the Parcel Tax proposition actually says, I read the ballot. If I want input into, or question a decision the City Council has made, I may post my opinion here, but you better believe I've already contacted the Council directly with my opinion or questions.
What I won't do is read the Town Square Forum expecting anything more than entertainment - and there sure is plenty of that to go around!
Posted by Remi, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on May 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Rae I didn't ask the PW to do anything in regards to the ‘loud boom’, I asked the readers. But as Mary said it can be likened to a small earthquake. I guess you didn’t hear or feel it Rae because you would have been curious to find out what happened. Then using your perfected fact finding techniques you would have exposed the truth. Instead you seem only curious in our (those who heard and felt it) curiosity. Make us look dumb and find out with a quick call, or check of a website. Sounds (pun intended) easy.
Posted by Remi, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on May 15, 2009 at 2:48 pm
Rae I quote myself "...you seem only curious in our (those who heard and felt it) curiosity." As with many who 'know the answers' it's easier to tell people what they should do than to do it. Oh yeah, you don't care, should I repeat my quote a third time? Anyway thanks for the help. You remind me of this old bag I know from Long Island that lives near the dumps too. Paul, I'm following you advice from now on.
Posted by I know, I know!, a member of the Amador Valley High School community, on May 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm
I bet it was one of the progressive parents here in town choosing to instruct their children in proper meth-lab procedures. I mean if you don't teach them, they could hurt themselves since they will do it anyway! Oops!