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The sound of Russia

  • Moscow Boys Choir Christmas -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The Moscow Boys Choir brings a distinctive Russian flavor to holiday music from around the world. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $43-63 for adults, $14 for students. Call for tickets 925-3373-6800.

    Seen & Heard

    'Santa, I want one of those ...'

    Santa turned heads on a recent morning, as he tooled through the Danville Livery & Mercantile parking lot in a slick silver Mercedes.

    Several excited female shoppers pulled out cameras and tried to hail Santa down. Alas, the big guy left them behind with just a glimpse of his red suit and his "O Santa" license plate.

    -- Denis Cuff, Staff

    Past Times

    Dec. 21, 1960 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times

    Headline: "The Angels (on Angela) Will Resort to Deviltry if Anybody Starts Widening Their Street"

    Angela Street may have angel-like residents occupying those score of cottages right now, but the angels will turn to devils breathing fire if the City of Pleasanton tries to convert that quiet residential strip into a busy thoroughfare.


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    That is the feeling of a majority of Angela Street residents who have made their sentiments known to the City Council, its engineer and its planners.

    They do not mind children from Pleasanton Heights using Angela as a main route to school, and they can even walk on the grassy boulevard strip to keep them off the traffic lanes.

    There might even be some Angela street property owners prepared to go along with "a little pathway of some kind within that boulevard strip" to keep the wee ones' feet dry of a wet winter morning, BUT ... Angela street residents will oppose, fight and sue if the city attempts to widen the present 32-foot traffic route east from Third street by so much as an inch.

    Headlines: "City Would Extend Plan Area ... Will Not Extend North Beyond Highway 50"

    The Pleasanton Planning Commission has taken steps to expand the city's master plan, and at the same time the City Council has made it clear there is no policy calling for annexation or growth north of Highway 50.

    The council made its declaration to "put at ease those San Ramon Village residents who apparently believe Pleasanton wants to annex that development."

    Mayor Warren Harding made it clear that "city planning and annexation policies, insofar as we can envision, do not include going north of Highway 50; we certainly have no thoughts of annexing San Ramon Village."

    As for San Ramon Village and/or Dublin, there are now sufficient residents in that area north of the highway to require a vote of the people to permit annexation to another city, or incorporation of a new city within that area.

    At the Movies: The Vine, Livermore -- Yul Brynner, Mitzi Gaynor and Noël Coward star in "Surprise Package." Companion Feature: "One Foot in Hell."

    Groceries: Safeway -- Manor House turkey, 43 cents a pound for hens, 39 cents for toms. Dubuque canned hams, 63/4 pounds, $4.59; Lucerne Egg Nog, 59 cents a quart; Almaden wine, 99 cents; and pumpkin or mince frozen pies, three for $1.

    Trivia question: What is the official flower of Pleasanton?

    Answer to last week's question: "Surprise Package"

    Contact Louise Hartman at lhartman@bayarea- newsgroup.com or follow on Twitter at Newsie1195.