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New Year's Eve festival forced to flee fairgrounds

Original post made on Dec 22, 2011

Countdown 2012, an event that had some residents worried about potential problems, was booted from the Alameda County Fairgrounds after an investigation by Pleasanton police. Police said the promoter presented Countdown as family-friendly but marketing for the event was consistent with raves.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Ann, a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 22, 2011 at 8:51 am

Considering police chief Spiller and the Pleasanton police can't even control the illegals at Home Depot on a daily basis--- this rave would have ALSO been beyond their abilities.


Posted by Carol Davies, a resident of Danville
on Dec 22, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Taxpayers are sick and tired of the Pleasanton cops not enforcing basic laws against vagrancy- loitering-and felon illegals. Cops say illegals can loiter on the sidewalk. The game is Cops say Home Depot has to file complaint. They have tried. Then cops say oh no---has to be a complaint from the property landlord! Then the game goes to whether or not their toenails were "actually" on the private property side. It is obvious Pleasanton cops don't want to deal with the felons (who often grab their crotches when a young woman walks by). Spineless and so so PC----why pay taxes?


Posted by Darren, a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

Pleasanton cops are lazy. The requests for Home Depot cleanup have been ignored for years.


Posted by Peter Grason, a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 26, 2011 at 7:11 am

I agree Pleasanton cops are lazy or have been ordered to NOT help Home Depot out. This makes no sense. I too have watched the disgusting crotch grabbing. But I guess that's cultural so we all have to embrace it. No way.


Posted by Just a Mom, a resident of Danville
on Dec 26, 2011 at 9:26 am


I am surprise to hear about the Pleasanton cops behavior. If I cannot trust them I will make sure my family stays away by trying to avoid going shopping or dinning in Pleasanton. They should start thinking about that because families like to feel safe and there are plenty of other places to go.


Posted by cardinal, a resident of Diablo
on Dec 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I found them to be over-attentive to my particular brand of driving, once.


Posted by Smith, a resident of San Ramon
on Dec 27, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Although I agree the Pleasanton cops are incapable of dealing with illegal felons---they did give me a courtesy driving warning once----I drive so much better in Pleasanton because of that small gesture 5 yrs ago.


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