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The park opened officially on Saturday October 25, 2008

The park opened officially on Saturday October 25, 2008

From the settlement of the Ohlone Indians, to the cattle-herding Spanish ranchos, to the turn-of-the-century Meadowlark Dairy, this seven-acre patch of land has a lot of history to tell. The park will do just that through special exhibits and interpretive programs developed by the city, the Amador Livermore Valley Historical Society, and the Museum on Main, and hands-on activities such as making adobe rocks, churning butter, and weaving baskets.

Peek into the past with a tour the 150-year-old adobe, a state historic landmark and one of only a few adobes still standing today, or recreations of the dairy-era milking barn and bunkhouse.  See a Native American bedrock mortar, which the Ohlone Indians used to crush acorns.  Or just wander the park’s path, which has been stamped with a historical timeline and winds through magnificent oaks and native plants, over a creek, and up a slight incline to an incredible view of the Tri-Valley.

Grand Opening activities included an Ohlone prayer in the four directions, performances of traditional dances and music, guided walking tours, crafts, games, a ceramic demonstration, and, of course, ice cream provided by Meadowlark Dairy.

Regular public access hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10a.m.–4p.m., 3465 Old Foothill Rd., Pleasanton, (925) 931-53 http://www.museumonmain.org/alviso_adobe_community_park.html

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PhotoOctober 29, 2008 7 pm

What is Halloween without a ghost or two? Plenty of ghosts will be ‘talking’ when well-known, local psychic, Irma Slage tells the stories of spirits she encountered while touring Pleasanton’s downtown businesses.

Her tales will include: the digging of the tunnels under Pleasanton; the founders of Pleasanton; the Chinese experience in the city; the first settlers; and, the native Indian experience. The famous murder of the prostitute in the Pleasanton Hotel may also have been solved! Irma has held séances at the Pleasanton Hotel and private residences. And written a book entitled Automatic Writing.

There is limited seating for this event slated at 7 p.m. on October 29 at the ‘haunted’ Pleasanton’s Museum on Main, 603 Main Street. Tickets are $20. Phone (925) 462.2766 to reserve space.

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