Posted by Pleasanton Mom, a member of the Foothill High School community, on Aug 17, 2012 at 6:22 pm
I sure wish BART had never come to Pleasanton. So many of these crimes were committed by non-Pleasanton residents. I am speechless that tweens/teens somehow had counterfeit money and can only imagine where it came from as most kids that age aren't likely getting it on their own. Okay, most kids that I know (and yes, I've only raised kids in this town so maybe I'm naive). I hope they throw the book at the "adults" in their lives that put them in a position to face federal charges. I would know if my teenage child came home with new clothes purchases totaling more than I had given her from the mall even if I let them go alone (which in my opinion these girls are far too young to be without supervision). And if I were with my child, certainly I'd know if they bought clothes then too and I'd ask where the money came from to buy it if I hadn't given it to her myself. This is just horrible and it's a shame it's happening in Pleasanton by people that don't live here.
Like so many of us, I haven't forgotten about the girl in the garbage can on Dublin Canyon Road and wonder why our community isn't seeing updates on this case. I have an adult daughter mylself and I know there's a mom or dad or a family looking for her. I hope the silence from PPD or the Sheriff means they aren't looking for the public's help because they know something sort of like the murder/suicide that happened earlier this year that they were pretty mum on until they finally had evidence back from being tested. But silence doesn't mean this terrible crime didn't happen or that she wasn't dumped there. Bless her and her family. I hope they are able to find peace.
Posted by Sam, a resident of the Oak Hill neighborhood, on Aug 20, 2012 at 12:30 am
Racism is a very strong accusation and I personally would never make such an accusation without very strong evidence. However, you're incorrect in your suggestion that the introduction of BART resulted in a significant increase in the local crime rate due to outsiders riding into Pleasanton. The facts don't support that. The historical crime statistics for Pleasanton for the last 20 years are there for anyone to see in the Pleasanton Police annual report on their website.
Posted by Dave, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Aug 20, 2012 at 9:28 am
In all the time that I have read comments here, I have never seen an intelligent comment from Cholo. For comments like "racism' on something that has no mention of race just further confirms PM’s remark about Cholo.
Posted by Chris, a resident of the Kottinger Ranch neighborhood, on Aug 20, 2012 at 10:41 am
What the hell does BART have to do with this? The people in this Forum are always blaming BART and/or the people who use it; democrats and/or Obama; anyone who isn't white; "poor"people and of course the liberals who have invaded Pleasanton! What a bunch of nutballs!!!!
Posted by Dave , a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm
The headline of the article here, folks, is:
"Police log: Underage drinking, vandalism reported at teen party "
Somehow, i don't think these teens arrived at " a home in the 6000 block of Kolb Ranch Road " via BART.
Maybe they arrived in Daddy's Mercedes, bought from the same dealership that withheld information from police awhile back in the investigation of the death of a bicyclist up in Dublin/San Ramon, tho, huh?
Yup, rich folks & their drunk kids are just ruinin' this town, eh?
Posted by Amazon, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Aug 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm
I am in strong agreement with the posts here that mention how tired we all are to continue to read biased, canned comments that fault either Bart, Obama and/or people from who don't live in Pleasanton for everything that happens in this town.
Regarding Cholo's comment - in terms of the Pleasanton couple murdered by their son - he makes a valid counterpoint to the opening statement made here by "Pleasanton Mom." And while I agree with Sam's comment that "racism" may be a strong word...that is only when it is thought of in the traditional sense. But an accepted definition of racism includes intolerance of people who do not share your interest, ideals, or common history. And I consider Pleasanton Mom's opening comments to be quite intolerant of people who do not share her precious Pleasanton borders.
Posted by Liberalism is a mental illness, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Aug 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm
Who rides BART anyway? And why are so many of the good people of Pleasanton opposed to liberalism's attempt to bring low income housing to our community? Nuff said. I suppose now Cholo's going to call me a racist. How could I be? I'm half Latino.
BTW, Kolb Ranch Road is just a quick cab ride from the BART station. Wake up America!
Posted by Amazon, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Aug 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm
To the question raised - "who rides Bart anyway?" I do, every workday. Yes, I leave the insulated bubble of Pleasanton and I have to sit next to...(per Pleasanton Mom) ...those people. Yes, those scary nonPleasanton residents who are being presented here as having a sole purpose of plotting 24/7 about how they could come to Ptown in their nonexistent free time and terrorize the local residents.
Posted by Donna, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Aug 21, 2012 at 2:41 am
I've heard of quite a few incidents where the minor child tells a friend they are going on vacation and while people are gone kids from their own school break in and party in the house, eat the food and vandalize the home and POST Facebook pics showing the fun they are having while they are there. Some kids just don't have the smarts they were born with.
Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Aug 21, 2012 at 8:20 am liberalism is a disease is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Amazon, enough with the self righteous B.S. Once you get down from your 'tolerate everything' soapbox, tell us why you moved here in the first place. Not that I'm all that interested in you, but I'm trying to understand the mindset of someone who comes to a community, presuambly because of it's good qualities, and then tries to change it to whatever suits their utopian goals.
Getting back to the original post, who (besides cholo) specifically brought up race? Amazon had to search long and hard between the lines to find something to fit his agenda, but the real racist is the one who tries to uproot a community becasue it doesn't fit his vision of the rainbow.