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Good ol' country music

  • Concert at the Alameda County Fair -- 7 p.m. Thursday. Free concerts are held every evening at the Alameda County Fair. Thursday's performer is country music star Kix Brooks. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Concerts are free with fair admission.

    Shakin' it up

  • Livermore Shakespeare Festival -- picnic area opens 5:30 p.m. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and July 5; and at 7 p.m. Saturday and June 30, July 14 and July 20. Shakespeare's Associates present "The Liar," about a charming, handsome and incorrigible liar who falls head-over-heels for the beautiful Clarice but mistakes her name for that of her best friend, Lucrece. "The Liar" is perfect for a memorable evening at the vineyard. Concannon Vineyards, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore. Tickets $25-46. Bring a picnic, wine is sold on site. Recommended for children 10 and up. For details, call 925-443-2273l for tickets, call 800-838-3006.

    Past Times


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    May 23, 1974 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times

    Headline: "Lawmen Discount SLA's Valley Training Camp"

    LIVERMORE -- Despite the murder and mayhem sporadically occurring in the Bay Area, the Livermore Amador Valley is still a nice place to live.

    Recent reports that the Symbionese Liberation Army trained in the Livermore hills weren't based on fact, according to valley law enforcement agencies.

    Sgt. Tim Splan, head of the Alameda County Sheriff's valley patrol units, said his men never spotted anyone during routine patrols in the hills and ridgelands bordering the Livermore Amador Valley. And Capt. Jack Essex, head of Livermore police patrol units, gave the cities a clean bill of health also.

    "We had the same type of calls as everyone else," Essex said. "Each time it's someone who thought this was Patricia Hearst (who was seen), but none of those calls have been confirmed."

    He said Livermore is no more involved in the search for Miss Hearst then any other agency in the Bay Area.

    "We have no reason to believe that the SLA has ever been here or might be here in the future." Essex declared.

    He said he couldn't speak for the sheriff's office but said he knew the SLA did not train in Livermore. Essex said he is not familiar with all of the resident groups who lived in the valley but noted "any group of people who come in droves are going to be noticed."

    Real estate: Century 21 Real Estate, Pleasanton homes for sale. Four-bedroom, carpeting, close to schools and parks. $26,900.

    Like new, modern, central air, carpets. $27,950

    Fabulous new family room, three bedrooms, Granada area, $33,500

    Groceries: Safeway. Chicken thighs, drumsticks, whole legs frozen, five-pound box for $2.66; skinless wieners, one-pound package, 79 cents a pound; fresh corn on the cob, 10 ears for $1; Brown Derby beer, 12-ounce cans, six-pack, 89 cents.

    At the movies: Vine Theater, Livermore. The way it really happened, Walt Disney Productions' "Robin Hood." Also playing, the great adventure film, "The Poseidon Adventure," plus cofeature Gary Newman's "Vanishing Point."

    This Week's Trivia Question: June 17, 1953. What spy couple were able to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary because Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stayed their executions.

    Last Week's Trivia Answer: In 1964, Liz Taylor was divorced from her fifth husband, Richard Burton.

    Contact Louise Hartman at lhartman@bayarea-newsgroup.com.