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Golfing Grandpas Parking

Original post made by Shopper, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 16, 2013

Golfing Grandpas have recently started parking in coveted spaces, as the central spot for carpooling to their golf courses, obviously not in Pleasanton. Trader Joe shoppers know it is the most hazardous and busy spot for quick in & outs, with busy people in a hurry. 11:30 - 1:30 lunchers at both TJs & McDs are guessing who can shoot out of their respective driveways first, along with the cars that are changing lanes at THAT exact spot, if/when there's a gap, & before the light changes. TJ lunchers want right over 580 freeway, & McD wants left lane to Hacienda, each wanting the next opening!!
Last Thursday I saw these sharp grandpas toting their golf bags between the cars parked in front of TJ and McD....risking their own lives during those lunching hours. Again, yesterday, there was Grandpa's beautiful creamy Lexus, with it's gold 'L', from Fremont Lexus, and Grandpa's creased and carefully unfolded shiny sun-shield
for his 11: to mid-afternoon stay, even tho it was the single shady spot. Meanwhile, preventing at least 20-30 shopper/parkers in & out during their game stay.

These looked like very bright, older executives. Men who should have known that a few thousand feet south on Santa Rita, turning at Baskin-Robbins they have two (2) huge Rosewood lots across from each other, that always have 30 empty spaces smack dab in the middle, with no other cars crashing into each other.
It's very likely they or their cars are going to get hurt where they now spend most of a day between TJ & McD...several days a week. So far, I know of Thursdays and Mondays. I'll be checking more. I guess maybe they feel special, entitled, or maybe not. Maybe they are just plain inconsiderate, not thinking at all. OR, maybe they are not aware, that just 1 minute more, still close to freeway, they would
not be risking themselves, their cars, complicating lives of others more busy than themselves, and could swing their doors wide, walk shorter distances to transfer their beautiful golf bags....safely.

So, the Golfing Grandpas will be golfing, rather than reading this. However, I hope Grandma, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, or friend, mention this to Grandpa, and direct them to the center of CVS lot. If they can golf, drive, and have unlimited time, they can park safely, in the middle of a lot, one light south.


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Posted by Dublin Legal
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Your post confuses me, I can’t identify where these nice guys,apparently getting some healthy exercise and enjoying the outdoors are causing a problem or breaking a law. If I understand you correctly, you are upset because they get to the parking spot first and use it for a few hours. I don’t know why it matters if the Lexus is from Fremont, Pleasanton, or New York for that matter.

Did Pleasanton pass some new parking ordinance protecting all the parking in Pleasanton for non golfing non gold L Lexus drivers?
Perhaps a couple options for your, go to the store earlier in the day, or try parking your car in Fremont for a day. Maybe that will teach those health conscious gentlemen a lesson that they are not welcome to park in Pleasanton if they have a Lexus with a gold L on it.

What a pleasant an welcoming community.

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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm

@dublin legal and cholo. The tenants of the shopping center have the right to limit parking to people utilizing the services offered at the center. parking your car and then leaving it for hours can be considered trespassing. If the centers landlord/property management company has signs posted , they can have these vehicles towed.
That shopping center is tight on parking no matter what time of day it is. The grandpa golfers should find another place to park, cvs, walmart, or maybe meet a one of their housrs.
cholo, your comment makes no sense and adds mothing to the blog.