Location: Pleasant Hill
When I picked up this cup from a restaurant in Pleasant Hill recently I was a bit confused. I had a straw as well, but was I supposed to poke a hole in the side? Thankfully the Sip Hole with arrow pointed me to the correct location.
Spotted in downtown Orinda, this is one giant rooster.
121 Hartz Ave, Danville
Pizza Guys is now open in Danville on Hartz Ave. where Papa John’s used to be. Or you can wait for Blue Line Pizza to open a few blocks away…
Orinda Theatre Square
Last August we learned that Michale Friedes Design moved from their Orinda Theatre Square location and now a new educational program for girls has opened in this spot. Called the Intuitive Writing Project, An Educational Boutique for Girls, it teaches leadership skills to high school girls through writing workshops. There is also a tween program for girls aged 11 to 13.
From their website:
The Intuitive Writing Project facilitates curriculum-based empowerment programs for teenage girls. We teach leadership from the inside out, creating a safe space for girls to tell their story, speak their truth, and realize the value of their own intuitive voice. Through the experience of writing, sharing, and connecting with their peers, girls develop their confidence and discover their strengths.
550 Hartz Ave, Danville
Blue Line Pizza, owned by the same owners as San Francisco-based Little Star Pizza, is coming to Danville on Hartz Ave. where Rakestraw Books and the custom cabinetry designer Marley & Company used to be. Check out their menu here. I wonder how this compares to Patxi’s Pizza who also offer cornmeal deep dish pizzas?
From their website:
Since opening in 2004, Little Star Pizza has been widely recognized as the best pizza in San Francisco by locals, visitors and critics alike. Renowned for our cornmeal crust deep dish pizzas, Little Star has received numerous awards and accolades – our favorite being named in 7×7 Magazine’s “The Big Eat SF: 100 Things to Try Before You Die.” Our pizza has been an exclusive gem of the City until now.
We are expanding throughout the Bay Area under a new name that gives a subtle nod to Chicago, the birthplace of deep dish pizza. Named after The Blue Line, a train that runs between O’Hare Airport and downtown Chicago, Blue Line Pizza features the same award-winning Chicago cornmeal crust deep dish and New York style thin crust pizzas, organic salads, housemade appetizers, and a quality selection of beers, wines, and spirits. Blue Line Pizza also offers a variety of ordering and convenient services including online ordering, in-store pre-ordering (where your pizzas come out of the oven when your table is ready for seating) and easy pick-up of half or full baked pizzas.
Location: Walnut Creek
Spotted at Neiman Marcus in downtown Walnut Creek. This is the first time I’ve seen a sign being laid out on a department store window.
Location: Walnut Creek
From the Walnut Creek PD:
On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Detectives from the Walnut Creek Police Department set up a sting operation at the Bank of America (1200 Rossmoor Parkway) to try to identify the responsible in several “Shoulder Surfing” thefts from ATM’s. After observing multiple suspicious behaviors, Detectives contacted Ayanna Bastain (32 years old) of Pittsburg. Bastain was positively identified from surveillance photos from previous “Shoulder Surfing” thefts in Walnut Creek (in November and December 2014) and was arrested. Bastain was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of ID theft and elder abuse. She is currently being held on $270,000 bail. If you have additional information or believe you may have been victimized by Bastain, please contact Detective Godinez at 943-5872 or Godinez@walnutcreekpd.com
Shoulder Surfing refers to the practice of direct observation techniques to get someone else’s private information. In this case, we are referring to PIN’s while at an ATM. You can protect yourself by always being aware of your surroundings and making sure the ATM has completely logged you out prior to walking away. For more information on the topic, type in “shoulder surfing” using your favorite internet search engine.