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Opinion - August 5, 2011

Pleasanton sizzles with events, business growth

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is calling its summertime retail promotions "Sizzling Saturdays," and for sure the downtown has been crowded with shoppers and shopping bargains all summer long. A near-record turnout two days ago for the First Wednesday street party, crowds filling the Farmers Market every Saturday this summer and now more than 2,000 cyclists, runners and walkers scheduled to fill the downtown all day Sunday for the Safeway Fast & Furious Festival are giving local restaurants and merchants much needed business as we slowly work our way out of a recession.

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