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May.08.2013
Last night I wrote an essay about the city council and its decision to deny the appeal on tearing down the Dome. I wanted to polish it then post it today. But I needed to run errands in Martinez so I left around nine.    To get to Martinez you have to go through Pleasant Hill.Out of...
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May.06.2013
Late Friday I found out there was going to be not one but two hearings concerning the Dome. One I wasn't sure I could make at 7:30, one added at the last minute at 4:15. I knew fore sure I could make the 4:15 hearing.   I dressed in my spiffy Dome T-shirt I bought the last day the theater was...
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Apr.29.2013
  Last night I was restless. I finished the essay about Sunvalley, then felt absolutely restless. It was a gorgeous night; I had rice for dinner then went back on the computer to read comments about the Dome. Why do I do this to myself, I have no idea. Because trolls are out and they're...
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Apr.28.2013
I passed the Dome today. I didn't have a chance to stop; Dad was visiting and wanted to check on his storage unit. "It's really closed, isn't it?" he asked me. "It's such a damned waste." "What are they going to do with the seats?" he asked as he rolled down the window. It was already warm; he...
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Apr.27.2013
It was warm today-perfect Saturday weather. It was the last day the Loaded Hog would be open. I kind of feel bad for the Hog; the Dome has gotten all the attention while the Hog has been neglected. But the leather was shining as I stopped by at eleven. I didn't stay long; felt too sad. I managed...
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Apr.22.2013
Sunday I felt tired and crabby all day. Unless a rabbit is pulled out of the hat on May 6th when the Pleasant Hill council hears an appeal to save the Dome, this was the last day it would be open. I made myself get dressed, grabbed my tickets, then headed over there.   The parking lot was...
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Apr.22.2013
Saturday was Sound of Music Day. I left early to go see my niece play softball, but first I stopped at the Pleasant Hill library. I hadn't been there in two years. Since the Dome was on the enddangered list, I wondered if the library would be next.   The Pleasant Hill LIbrary was built around...
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Apr.20.2013
Yesterday I went to the dome to do something crazy: see a movie! The last weekend it was open, they were going to have a classic movie weekend, all shows three dollars. The first film was Jaws. I'd seen it on DVD, but was excited about seeing it on a big screen. Before I left, I read articles about...
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Apr.18.2013
I've been debating if I should keep writing about the Dome closing. What happened in Boston is when words fail. You have to brace yourself for that train of blame, anger, martyrs to come down the road and pray that it doesn't stop at your station. The eternal critic says "You dumb chick. A bomb...
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Apr.16.2013
Sunday was bright and warm. I want to get as many pictures of the dome as I can before it is torn down, so I went over there early afternoon.  Taking the exit I saw the theater from the ramp. It was the same as always; the movie in the dome is in red letters, the rest in black. I know it will...