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List Your TOP 3 Changes to Benefit your Community

Original post made by Claudette McDermott, Del Prado, on Feb 9, 2009

Some of us have had "Wake Up Calls" in the form of looking at our own mortality and have been forced to view our lives differently. Hopefully our actions will not only make our own lives better but others as well. Imagine if all of Pleasanton had a "Wake Up Call" not that I would wish that on anyone, but think about it. What do you think would be the First 3 improvements we could make as a Community that our Community could benefit from? List your TOP 3 by adding a Comment on this page! Don't be shy, you never know who's reading and they could very well make our Wishes come true!

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

My TOP 3: We need more Community Activities that won't bust the budget. #1- Staying with the "Down Home" feel of Pleasanton I would love to see a Small 50's style Theatre with just a few screens. Palo Alto has one that shows oldies and it is a great draw to their downtown and community. #2 - I would also like to see something like City Beach. It's an activity center in Fremont with a Rock Wall, Giant Chess board, Ping Pong, Pool, Bar & Grill, Virtual Bowling... Why go outside of our community to spend our money. #3 More places like the front of Tully's where you can sit with groups of tables around the energy of other people enjoying the day with perhaps a Fountain like Livermore in our Downtown.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I would love to see the Roxy building again used to show movies, specifically artsy or cult films. There could be special teen nights, adult nights with wine service, etc.


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Posted by Emily West
Pleasanton Weekly reporter
on Feb 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Emily West is a registered user.

What a great idea to have something like City Beach in Pleasanton! Every time I've been there, it's been packed with adults and kids.


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Posted by Claudette
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 11, 2009 at 12:02 pm

City Beach is an excellent place for all ages. I've gone many times with my family and with "The Girls" for a girls night out. We always have a blast. Companies also can rent out portions of the place to hold their events for their employees. A great place to have celebrations that are interactive.... Everyone benefits for this kind of place. The city, the community, the business owner. Same thing with the Theatre. My family and I go once or twice a month and easily spend $50 a shot. Many times we go out to dinner before or after as well. If we had a Theatre here in Pleasanton we would spend that money here...


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Posted by bel
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 11, 2009 at 1:23 pm

I do miss having a theater in town. It was a shame to see Galaxy theater go. That shopping center is pretty empty now.


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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 17, 2009 at 10:34 am

We need more gift style stores downtown with a range of items and prices that the average person can afford. Most are high end or foodie places.... I suppose you can't control who is willing to spend money on investing in opening a business, but when I used to have a storefront in a mall, there were Representatives of other malls shopping for businesses. We need a rep to shop for businesses downtown and perhaps the city can help negotiate a lease with building owners to present a Reasonable Lease Agreement, as most are Not. A Candle shop, Candy Shop, Chain Store....Hallmark


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Posted by Katie
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm

1- a small beach-type of thing/area 2- a small movie theatre for teenagers/children, 3- a cheaper/lest expensive botique kind of thing with inspiring local (amador, foothill, pleasanton middle school etc...) designers' clothing, purses, accessories, etc...

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 7, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Hi Katie, I like your ideas. The Berry Patch is under new ownership and is a great store for gift items with the majority of items costing less than the other stores on Main, perhaps with the exception of Sincerely Yours (Another Great Gift Shope) on Main. The Berry Patch is relocating to where DoodleBug used to be across the street from Tully's. I hope to have some of my work in there and have ideas that can be used for custom work that represents the local schools (something I have been thinking about for a long time). Please check them out next month as they should be moved in by then. Otherwise visite my website Web Link and order some jewelry,keychains...by theme! From$10 on up:)