960 Moraga Rd, Lafayette
Danville Hotel Town Center
The stationery store Papyrus will be moving a few blocks down on Hartz Ave. in downtown Danville to the newly developed Danville Hotel Town Center this fall. They will be the first store to open at this development with an eyeglass store, jeweler, and fashion boutique expected to open in November followed by several restaurants opening early 2016. Stay tuned.
Papyrus current location:
522 Hartz Ave, Danville
From the Walnut Creek PD:
On 8/2/15 at approx. 1322 hours, an astute citizen saw a wanted suspect in the San Miguel Shopping Center at 1270 Newell Avenue. The suspect, James G. Beldin (3/17/63), was wanted by Concord PD for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. In addition, Beldin was a parolee at large and a sex offender registrant. Walnut Creek PD officers conducted an area check and located Beldin’s vehicle in the parking lot. Walnut Creek PD officers then observed Beldin near the intersection of Broadway and Newell Avenue and took him into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Officers also learned Beldin had earlier attempted to photograph the undergarments of a female wearing a skirt in downtown Walnut Creek.
Walnut Creek PD and Concord PD will work cooperatively to bring criminal charges against Beldin.
Please contact the WCPD at 925-943-5844 if you have any information regarding additional crimes the suspect may have committed.
Taste of Concord:
Todos Santos plaza
Saturday, August 2nd, 2015
1:00pm – 4:00pm | $25
The 9th Annual Taste of Concord promises to continue the tradition of good family fun strolling around Todas Santos Plaza in downtown Concord on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Come on down and sample food from the menus of some familiar and new dining establishments for a donation of only $25.00. Again this year we will be offering wine and beer tasting from some of Contra Costa County’s award winning wineries and breweries.
Do not forget to make your way to the fountain in Todas Santos Square to place your bid on terrific silent auction items donated by some of your favorite local businesses.
Thanks to a reader for sending. Spotted at Dan’s Irish Sports Bar in downtown Walnut Creek.
If you spot an interesting/funny sign around town and would like to see it featured please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the photo and location.
With the recent reported closings of the frozen yogurts shops Pinkberry and Coco Swirl in downtown Walnut Creek (not to mention Yogurt Park and Red Mango from a few years ago) I’m wondering whether frozen yogurt has become passé. There is still Yogurtland and a few others so maybe there were just too many. What do you make of all these frozen yogurt closings recently?
Pleasant Hill City Hall
100 Gregory Ln, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
9:00am – 11:00am | $25
This cancer-fighting fundraiser will be held from 9 to 11am on Saturday, August 1, at Pleasant Hill City Hall (around the gazebo area). Dogs are important caregivers for many cancer patients, and this event is a way to honor the dogs while raising money for the American Cancer Society. At the Bark, people walk their dogs on a leash around a small track. There will be contests with prizes for dogs and their masters. Each dog will get a ‘goodie bag.’
1100 Concord Ave, Concord
New development is happening at the old Peppermill restaurant on Concord Ave. across from the Buchanan Field Golf Course in Concord. Signs on the fence indicate that Jimmy John’s, Habit Burger Grill and Anytime Fitness will be coming here. Check out Claycord to see the demolition photos.
Beer Barrel Piano, by Barrel Fingers Barry, spotted in Concord. What year do you think this hairstyle is from?