Cheryl Wheeler at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Oct 22nd

Photo by Michael Sawi

Cheryl Wheeler:

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
8:00pm | $30 ($32 door)

Have you ever seen Cheryl Wheeler at the Freight? If so, you already know. She tells hilarious stories, sings heartbreakingly beautiful songs, and makes an unforgettable connection with her audience. Singout! Magazine calls her a “rare artist” and praises her “strong poetry, complex melodies, and clever wit.” According to the website, “She has a rare gift for writing songs with lush melodies and lyrics of incredible beauty.

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Which Proposition(s) are you Most Passionate About?


With the election coming down to the wire here in California the battle over the dozens of propositions up this cycle is becoming heated with commericals and ads plastered everywhere. I can’t turn on the televsion for more than a minute without one coming on. Ranging from the death penalty, guns, sex, marijuana and of course taxes, the complete list can be found here. Are there any propositions you are passionately for or against? I’m reading through the guide trying to understand them all but it’s slow going.



Rad Tech at Orinda Library on Oct 22nd

Rad Tech:

Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm | Free

The Orinda library is hosting a Rad Tech Exploration Station on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The interactive, science-based festival includes presenters, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The event is free and open to library visitors of all ages.

Guest presenters include CUBIT, showing off their new CUBIT racer, Aerial Vue with outdoor drone demonstrations and CEO Ginger Kong of Miemode will introduce their virtual reality viewers.
Visitors will enjoy hands-on activities like easy-to-program rolling robots called Bee Bots, Cubelets, which show a fast and easy way to learn while building robots, and a green screen for interactive photo opportunities.

“Technology is such a big part of our everyday lives,” said Orinda Community Library Manager Sierra Campagna. “The demonstrations and activities we have planned will help people experience new technologies and show kids what they can create with a little imagination.”


Sustainable Enterprise Conference on Oct 27th in Pleasant Hill

Sustainable Enterprise Conference:

Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Dr, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
9:00am – 4:00pm | $35 / $45 (door)

The Sustainable Enterprise Conference is a day-long learning and networking conference dedicated to helping Contra Costa businesses, academic, government and non-profit organizations transition to economic, environmental, and social sustainability. Speakers and panelists will address critical issues, showcase successful business models and present opportunities for creating a vibrant and truly sustainable economy.


Whim House Opens in Danville

485 Hartz Ave, Danville

The home furnishings and gift shop Whim House opened last month on Hartz Ave. in Danville. Check out their selection here. In addition to a fine curated selection of goods, they also Farrow & Ball paint from England. The owner used to have a shop in Bellevue, Washington and is super nice; stop by and check out what they offer!

From their website:

We offer a beautiful, well assorted and welcoming retail environment that affords clients a stress free opportunity to shop comfortably at their leisure. Accentuating Savoir Vive (the art of living well), we focus on providing items that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Our continual procurement of new merchandise keeps our floor exceptionally fresh and on trend.

From our cornerstone of fine linens for bed, bath and tabletop, we offer an expanded selection of categories featuring select brands like Farrow & Ball paint and wallpaper, Juliska tableware, Graccioza towels and bath rugs, Garnier Thiebaut table linens, Scandia down, Bodrum fine linens, Matouk bedding and much more.


Farrow & Ball Paint: