Pleasanton is a strange
mix of California-style suburban ennui, Silicon Valley northern satellite architecture, well-preserved older homes and buildings, and good schools.
Their high school football teams are noted for racking up impressive
whitebread competition during the regular season, then getting the crap kicked out of them in the playoffs
by toughass rednecks
from schools like Oakdale
in the Central Valley
Dean's Cafe downtown is the total worldwide omelette
dominator. Best place on the planet for omelettes. The end.
is pretty darn pleasant, but it's got kind
of an otherworldly, Potemkin village feel to it that's hard to qualify
precisely. It's weird that way.