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BART a boon for Stoneridge sales as Christmas shopping season gets under way

Original post made on Nov 29, 2011

The decorations may have been up for weeks, but Thanksgiving weekend marks the official start of the holiday shopping season.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:53 PM

Comments (16)

Posted by Chris Sinclair, a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 29, 2011 at 2:58 pm

If it isn't being covered up already, crime at Stoneridge will increase. See Hilltop Mall, Newark and Bayfair if you want to see what is coming. My friends and I no longer let the teens go to Stoneridge. The possibility of them getting attacked for "looking" at someone just went up. Diversity is not necessarily a positive.


Posted by Mitch, a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 29, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Time will tell if the BART extension to Stoneridge was a good idea or not. With the deterioration of some elements of society (occupy) I have my doubts Stoneridge will flourish by bringing in people who may not have the same standards of behavior.


Posted by Regan Riordan, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Nov 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I doubt any increase in mall/ parking lot crime will be reported. When we lived in Fremont, the newspaper had a tacit agreement with enforcement to not report everything. Same will happen in Pleasanton with regard to the mall and who is contributing to the increase in crime IF it happens.


Posted by Brett, a resident of Danville
on Nov 30, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Glad to be a Danville resident and not among the narrow minded people like some of the posters here.

Maybe the Bart helps people get to work, maybe people living further east now have an option rather than driving all the way.


Posted by Ray Russo, a resident of Danville
on Nov 30, 2011 at 10:01 pm

The 3 comments were specifically about crime cOming in from already crime infested areas. To presume the posters were not considering easier commutes etc was a leap off the initial statements.


Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Dec 1, 2011 at 8:01 am

I think a moat is a properly modest proposal to protect the safety of Danvile residents. With a toll booth and a citizenship check at the drawbridge (except for that special lane for the "guest worker" lawn care and cleaning folks), everyone could finally sleep soundly at night.


Posted by Deano, a resident of Danville
on Dec 1, 2011 at 9:30 am

Great idea Cardinal. I know a couple of officers from UC Davis that are looking for work as guards for the check points. They do know how to use pepper spray on those peaceful non-Danville type who try to sneak in.


Posted by Dale, a resident of Danville
on Dec 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

I suggest the last two commentators walk around Hayward or Oakland. LOL! And if we do a moat---I personally would add the piranha to keep the dregs out.


Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Dec 1, 2011 at 10:36 am

And Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men to you, too, Dale. Where's Chip?

Alvin?


Posted by Deano, a resident of Danville
on Dec 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

Add some crocs too and not the footwear type. Although that would look pretty funny floating in a moat. Did my time, working outside in Oakland, Richmond and south central LA. Hayward, Fremont and SJ also but they're peaceful comparably. No need to go back. I'll just stay in the bubble we call home.


Posted by spcwt, a resident of Danville
on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Kudos to both BART and Stoneridge for providing a safe shopping experience for thousands of shoppers who otherwise would have to take their chances shopping in unsafe neighborhoods.

When you do your Christmas shopping this year, think about that poor fellow who was killed a few months ago as he took his 6 year old son to buy a video game at a store in Oakland. (See story in attached link).

Web Link

Thank God there's a place like Stoneridge, where decent folks can shop in peace.

Those who fear a dramatic rise in crime are off the mark. The statistics do not support that view. My family and I often shop at Stoneridge and have always had a pleasant experience.


Posted by BETTY BART, a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 1, 2011 at 2:27 pm

SHOP LOCAL SAN RAMON/DANVILLE/ALAMO SHOP LOCAL!! WHATS WRONG WITH EVERYONE WANTING A SAFE PLACE TO SHOP? AFTER THE FIRST ''BAD'' INCIDENT'' AT THE MALL ,I CANT WAIT TO HEAR RAISE THE DRAWBRIDGE MENTALITY OUT HERE ..I ALSO WORKED BY BAYFAIR MALL A FEW YRS BACK. BART WAS HANDY FOR THE SHOPLIFTERS TOO. NOW THEY CAN CHOOSE EITHER BAYFAIR OR STONERIDGE OR BOTH TO WORK FROM...


Posted by Sue Madison, a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I completely agree with Betty- dale etc. Otis only a matter of time before crime comes IN from the outside. And the name play/calling by cardinal is rule #1 of wasted libs.


Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Dec 7, 2011 at 7:41 am

Okay, Sue -- so who's "Otis?"

Redding? Did he leave the dock of the bay to ride BART to Stoneridge?


Posted by Scott schuler, a resident of Danville
on Dec 7, 2011 at 8:31 am

Actually the obvious typo of Otis was referencing Otis from Oakland who visited Stoneridge on BART and did some stealing with his homies after joining a flash mob and beating down the man.


Posted by Citizen Paine, a resident of Danville
on Dec 7, 2011 at 8:47 am

I dunno, folks -- does the idea of BART train as getaway car strike anybody else as a patently ridiculous, paranoid delusion?

"...and we would've gotten away with it, too, except that they were single-tracking through Castro Valley and the 10-minute, system-wide delay totally blew up our precision timing on the escape."


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