Walking the downtown streets last Friday during the Pleasanton Downtown Association's "Magical Holiday Evening" and again Saturday morning for its "Earlier than the Bird" pajama fest, I saw some of the most festive crowds of the year. Customers opened their purses and wallets to take advantage of the pre-Christmas promotions a week before today's Black Friday sales at the larger stores and shopping centers. It sure looked as if the good times were here again.
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posted Friday, November 25, 2011, 12:00 AM