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Community Pulse - August 27, 2021


If you need to evacuate immediately due to a wildfire, and everyone is already out safely with your go bag, what is the one possession you would be sure to take if you had the time?

Asked around downtown Pleasanton

Jessica Clinton


I'd assume my husband is grabbing the hard drive with all of our photos, so I would take my memory box, which is filled with cards and other sentimental things I've collected over the years.

Louis Michaels

Small business owner

I would grab my computer. I have so many important documents stored on it that are not backed up anywhere, and that I would lose forever. Thanks for that reminder. I'm going to go home now and figure out how to back up my documents in the cloud somewhere.

Jenny Lindell

Systems engineer

We have all of our photos and documents digitally in the cloud, so I have no attachment to those. I'd probably bring my Kindle and my daughter's beloved stuffed bunny. She brings it everywhere and can't sleep without it. I'm not really sure why, but she took to it a couple of years ago and it's been a constant companion since then. I would want her to have that if we were displaced.

Demetra Jaffin


Our fireproof safe, where we have lots of important documents stored. I know that makes no sense because it is very heavy and it is supposed to be able to withstand a fire and remain intact when we return home, even if our house is no longer standing. But my gut tells me that would be a good idea. I always listen to my gut because it is usually right.

Andrea Bloom


I have a book that I made up of my son's art work from the first five years of his life. I would grab that as we would not be able to replace any of those very precious memories.

-- Compiled by Nancy and Jeff Lewis


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