under siege or just for fun? Around Town, posted by Walter, a member of the Foothill High School community, on May 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm
Ok, so I double-checked that I didn't miss a news alert, but for the past twenty minutes, heavy military helicopters have been paralleling the ridge and 680 on our side of town. Possibly a Camp Parks exercise, but nothing announced and a bit disconcerting on a Sunday night when some of us have to be awake in less than 5 hours to go to work. I'm as patriotic as the rest of Pleasanton, but am wishing there was something in the local news as warning so that I can decide whether to hit the sack again and hope for a short sleep or hit the bunker!
Posted by heard it too, a resident of the Valley Trails neighborhood, on May 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Heard the commotion too - around 11.15pm last night - heard the police sirens and then the helicopters. The helicopters had their search lights on and seemed to be circling around the West Las Positas overpass over the 680. Went on for about 15 minutes then the helicopters left. Didn't see anything mentioned in the news today.
Posted by cooper, a resident of the Stoneridge Park neighborhood, on May 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm
i was awake and saw the helicopter. is was just circling around for about 15 minutes. i also heard a lot of sirens and a loud speaker. i live off muirwood and could clearly see the chopper. And could 100% hear a voice over a loud speaker. i thought there was a high speed or something because the spot light was on.
Posted by Walter, a member of the Foothill High School community, on May 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm
Nope, have not seen a clue or any explanation in the PW here, although editorial staff has been here deleting irrelevant posts. It would be nice if they followed up, given that so many of us were baffled.