Posted by Chris Sinclair, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, 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 the San Ramon neighborhood, 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 the Walnut Creek neighborhood, 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 cardinal, a resident of the Diablo neighborhood, 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 the Danville neighborhood, 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 Deano, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, 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 the Danville neighborhood, 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).
Posted by BETTY BART, a resident of the San Ramon neighborhood, 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...