Meadowlark mural gets a facelift


Amidst a line of cars waiting for a chilly treat from the Meadowlark Dairy, Artist "Big Al" Meadows worked to preserve springtime in Pleasanton. It's been 14 years since he painted the original mural on the drive-through dairy wall, and this time he's adding history with each stroke of the paint brush.

With the last artwork, Meadows said he didn't have time to research and just painted a typical dairy. This time, he is including the historical dairy and making a replica of the view from the Pleasanton Ridge. Even owner Bruce Takens will be waving hello from a dairy truck.

Meadows said it will take him several more days to finish the painting, if anyone wanted to see the mural master at work before stopping by for a famed frosty.

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 25, 2009 at 7:08 pm

It would be kinda nice to have the Alviso Adobe Park in there, at least the way it was looking when they first finished it. Kinda looking like the Tall Grass is taking over now...

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Mar 25, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Let me guess... That's not a post above by the real Claudette McDermott.

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Posted by Claudette McDermott
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 26, 2009 at 9:35 am

Hi Stacey, I see you are a regular on all the forums too. Oh yes it's really me enjoying the nice neat beautification of downtown and the surrounding areas around Pleasanton. I believe it's really you too :) Wonder if he is painting in the wild tall grass :) I was told it's the natural approach that they are using around the historical dairy these days.

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Posted by Hmmmm
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 26, 2009 at 9:58 am

Life must be very good for Claudette. Seems like even in the midst of world economic turmoil, the school budget crisis etc.... all she has to worry about to the grass being too tall for her liking at the Alviso Park. Get some perspective PLEASE.....

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Posted by Qwerty
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Big Al looked like he was having fun today.

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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Mar 27, 2009 at 11:49 am

AVHS Dad is a registered user.

No matter what kind of day you're having, a drive through the Meadowlark Dairy can put a smile on your face. We're lucky to have it!

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