Does anybody know the status of the victim?? Comments on Stories, posted by J, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:29 pm
When this story ran, I took an interest in the victim of the hit & run, as he sounded like a terrific guy. Sadly, the local media dropped the ball in giving updates as to his well-being. I am curious if he has recovered and been able to return home. The most recent story states he was listed as in critical condition. I am hoping he is home with his family recovering- If anyone knows his condition please share & pass along well wishes
Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2009 at 7:03 pm
Just out of curiosity, why would you think a Pleasanton Weekly paper would update a San Ramon Valley Times article about a felony hit and run in another city?? Wouldn't it make sense to write the San Ramon Valley Times??
Posted by J, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm
It was in Dublin, not San Ramon. It is a small community and I thought perhaps someone might know the gentleman or his family. I was concerned for his well being, and hoping someone could give an update. I was not looking for the newspaper to give an update, I was looking for the man's neighbors to say he is doing alright
Posted by J, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2009 at 10:59 am
Anne- Good to hear from someone who isn't coming in simply to be a jerk. NOt certain about the identity, but they can keep the negative comments on the political posts as far as I am concerned. I don't know why some insist on bringing crummy attitude in...If they aren't interested in the subject why not simply move on to read the next post rather then post something unkind? Sheesh
Our corporate office is across the street from the store and several co-workers know him as they shop there on their way out of work, and they have also expressed interest in his well being. I sincerely hope he is doing well, as he had already been dealt a tough hand in life, and maintained a sunny disposition. Do you happen to know if the store is doing anything in order to assist his family in his care/medical expenses? I hadn't noticed any signs in the store
Posted by Grace, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm
J, sorry that I didn't see the web link in the original post; the way the webpage format appears, the "web link" often blends into the "Report Objectionable Content" right below it. Perhaps the webmaster could fix that up a bit.
In any case, it does sound as if the Safeway employee was seriously injured, and an update would be a good thing. I too hope that he's doing better and that the store is helping him out. I don't shop at that Safeway so I don't know the young man myself, nor do I work over in Dublin, but maybe since your corporate offices are right across the street, you could ask one of your co-workers to stop in and ask the manager? Perhaps your office/company could see about setting up a small fund, if needed, and then report back here so others could contribute? Just an idea.
Contact information for the Tassajara Safeway, found on the Safeway website, in case anyone wants to take the lead:
Posted by J, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm
Just spoke to a customer service rep in the store. Barry Lim is still in critical care, with no projected release date. A fund has been established in his name, donations can be made at at the store, at the bank branch in the store, or by going to fortheloveofbarry.spruz.com
Posted by J, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2009 at 8:39 am
Unclehomer- It appears you have nothing positive to add, so why do you keep coming back? You obviously don't care about the gentleman this post was about, you made that clear when you pointed out he wasn't from YOUR town. And the innocent "I just asked a question" is a load- you came in to belittle other users. Please take your condescension elsewhere
As far as where Anne chooses to shop, there again, why do you care? It is within a couple blocks of her home and is convenient for her. I'm sure you do some of your own shopping outside of the 2 blocks around your home
Sounds to me like Anne hit the nail on the head in her description of you
Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:12 am
Here's an example of the kind of Dublin news the Pleasanton Weekly 'ought' to be covering. Have you seen it yet?? No, I didn't think so. The Pleasanton Weekly doesn't publish Dublin News.
Carjacking near Dublin movie theater
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 07/21/2009 04:36:19 PM PDT
Updated: 07/22/2009 07:58:18 AM PDT
CARJACKING NEAR MOVIE THEATER: Police say a Pleasanton man was a carjacking victim Sunday night after he parked near Regal Cinemas at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center.
About 10:30 p.m., a 53-year-old Pleasanton man had parked his vehicle near the movie theater when a man approached him, pulled out a gun and demanded his car, said Dublin police Lt. Kurt Von Savoye. The carjacker took off with the victim's black, 2006 Chrysler 300, with California license plate No. 5PXW578.
No one was injured, Von Savoye said.
The carjacker was described as a Latino, 19 to 22 years old, 5-foot-6, 140 pounds with short black hair. The witness said the gunman wore a white T-shirt and baggy black pants.
Police ask anyone with information to call 925-462-1212.
— Sophia Kazmi
Perhaps you won't find this 'condescending'. Do you and Anne know my ex-wife?? Maybe you ARE my ex-wife.
Oh.. and, I do care about this young man. I've read every story about the accident; a feature about the victim; and the follow-ups in the Valley Times and the Tri-Valley Herald.
My only comment from the beginning was the stupidity of someone posting the question here based on a Valley Times story. A reasonable person would have asked the Valley Times for a follow-up. Anne's just upset because I made a condescending comment about Pleasanton Meadows and it's residents.
Posted by J, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2009 at 11:58 am
You shall have to forgive my "stupidity" in voicing my concern for another human being, in a place you do not find appropriate. I was being gentle in calling you condescending. I should have simply said rude, and unpleasant.
I posted my question here because like Anne, there are those who shop at that store that live in this community, & I hoped to learn how this gentleman was doing from someone who knows him.
You seem certain I didn't attempt to find more information from the paper who posted the initial story. In contacting them, I was told "We don't have an update on his condition".
So, the story you think "Ought" to be covered by the Pleasanton Weekly is pertinent because it happened to a Pleasanton resident even though it too happened in Dublin?
Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm
J - You said:
"You shall have to forgive my "stupidity" in voicing my concern for another human being, in a place you do not find appropriate. I was being gentle in calling you condescending. I should have simply said rude, and unpleasant."
You assume wrong. I did not call you 'stupid' for being concerned about another human being. I suggested 'it was stupid' to pose the question here when the incident happened in another City, and was covered in another newspaper.
You 'again' defended your post by saying..:
"I posted my question here because like Anne, there are those who shop at that store that live in this community, & I hoped to learn how this gentleman was doing from someone who knows him."
Now... stop and take a deep breath. Do you see the lameness of your defense?? A resident of another City, employed in another City, and injured in an accident in another City, whose condition 'might' be known by someone who reads the Pleasanton Weekly?? Can you possibly imagine why I might wonder what your purpose was in asking here?? And again, all I did was ask the question. Attacking me, and posting in a frenzy, now causes me to question your.. ?. You choose the word.
I wish the young man well. And, all the hit and run victims in Tracy, Stockton, Castro Valley and Alamo.
ps. you also said.. "So, the story you think "Ought" to be covered by the Pleasanton Weekly is pertinent because it happened to a Pleasanton resident even though it too happened in Dublin?"
Yes. And, look at the PW home page. They just published it.
Posted by The Weasel, a resident of Dublin, on Sep 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm
Barry has returned to work at Safeway on a limited schedule.
The woman, Saraswathi Karumuri, I heard was only sentenced to probation. That is scary, since someone that lies to police at a police station that she was a victim of a SUV hit and run has no bounds. I wouldn't want her in my neighborhood since who knows what she would do. Does anyone know if she had recently immigrated at the time of the accident? If so, why hasn't she been deported like they do to other immigrants when convicted of a crime?
BTW, the link to the forum brings you here regardless of what paper you are viewing. Besides, it is the Tri-Valley.
Posted by Guest, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm
That Lady Saraswathi got probation and no prison. Funny part is she is still working in the Kaiser Permanente which is also the same company the victim's brother works at. Image what he must been going through seeing the woman who almost killed his brother every day at work. She should be banned from US.