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Warm a soldier's heart
Nov. 25, 1954 Top stories of the Pleasanton Times
Headline: "Turn Gravel Pits Into Public Parks -- Stanley"
A program of water control and quarry beautification that could turn ugly holes in the ground into attractive lagoons and parks is envisioned by the chairman of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Chester E. Stanley told a group of Pleasanton leaders that new laws are in the mill that could make possible the beautification and utilization of land that stands worthless and ugly after quarrying operations are through.
Without referring specifically to the large quarrying operation just outside of Pleasanton, Stanley said present quarrying methods are such that the land once used is lost forever to further use by industry or community and that it is a dangerous eyesore to boot.
A new ordinance being drafted by the Alameda County Planning Commission would spell out terms under which any further quarrying could be carried out, would compel a more gradual sloping of banks than is generally employed now and would prepare the groundwork for use of quarry holes as public parks and lagoons in the future.
"It would take the power of this new ordinance plus the authority contained in a Water Conservation and Flood Control District to make the program feasible and possible," Stanley said.
He urged Pleasanton to take the lead in pushing through prompt action on the old Zone Five program that was defeated last winter after a farmer-led group said the proposition needed several amendments before it would be acceptable to this end of Alameda County.
Until Livermore and Pleasanton join together to draft those desired amendments and present a program to the Legislature, this area could lose out on any guarantee of water supplies and flood control, Stanley maintains.
Real Estate: DeAnza Gardens, Livermore. Three bedrooms, two full baths, hardwood cabinets, air conditioner, electric exhaust fan, ceramic tile kitchen and baths, aluminum siding sash, tiled stall shower with glass door -- $9,995.
Groceries: Safeway. Turkeys -- hens, 53 cents a pound; toms 43 cents a pound. Mrs. Wright stuffing bread, 25 cents unsliced and unseasoned. And Ocean Spray cranberry sauce, 19 cents a can.
At the Movies: Valley Theatre Drive-In. Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" in Technicolor, also "Treasure Island."
Trivia question: In What year did Tinseltown dedicate its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street?
Answer to last week's question: Air Force One, the first U.S. presidential airplane, was christened in November l954.
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