Businesses come and go, but fond childhood memories remain.  The loud music, strobing lights and the occasional bumps and bruises became the stuff of many kid’s stories. The Rollarena took over the former Safeway store at the San Ramon Village shopping center.  It was the first local shopping center and was built in the early…

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With social distancing affecting our ability to see movies, maybe it’s time to remember Dublin in 1967. The San Ramon Auto Movie, at the Interstate 580/680 intersection, was the place to go for years. It later grew to have two screens and lasted into the 1980s. What did you see there? Don’t you wish there…

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Winters are seldom that memorable in California, but, remember that time in snowed in Dublin? Teachers let kids out of class to play in the snow outside Frederiksen Elementary School. Kids tried to catch snowflakes on their tongues. Snowball fights and snow sculptures took place everywhere there was a little buildup. But, oddly enough, we…

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Back in the day, Highway 21 took you from Dublin north or south. Now we call it San Ramon Road (to the north) or Foothill Blvd. (to the south). Dublin and San Ramon Village (a residential and commercial development on the right) in 1961.

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The Antone School opened in in 1912 to serve the families in and around Tassajara Road near the Alameda/Contra Costa county border. Its one room school house probably taught about a dozen students in all grades at any one time. It closed in 1944.

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