Gyms

Beyond Health and Fitness Studio Opens in Walnut Creek

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Photo via Beyond Health and Fitness

675 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek

A new fitness studio called Beyond Health and Fitness opened last week in Walnut Creek on Ygnacio Valley Blvd. Check out their class descriptions here, schedule here and trainer bios here.

From their website:

Beyond Health & Fitness Studio’s philosophy on fitness is one of overall health and well-being. Our aim is for you to feel better when you leave our studio than when you arrived that day. We can’t guarantee to add years to your life, but we can promise to help you improve the quality of the years you do live. Our purpose is to make you the best that you can physically, mentally and spiritually be, and to maximize your genetic potential for overall health.

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Photo via Beyond Health and Fitness

Events

Party in the Plaza at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek on Sept. 1st

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Party in the Plaza:

Broadway Plaza
1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Thursday, September 1st, 2016
4:00 – 9:30pm | Free

Broadway Plaza, part of the Macerich (NYSE:MAC) portfolio of one-of-a-kind retail properties in top markets, invites residents of Walnut Creek and the East Bay to celebrate the property’s major renovation at “Party in the Plaza,” a center wide event on Thursday, September 1, from 4 pm – 9:30 pm, with many activities, including a free concert with  Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray.

“Party in the Plaza” celebrates the major renovation at Broadway Plaza that includes more than 50 new retailers, new parking, new finishes and refreshed outdoor amenities. In addition to an appearance from Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath, festivities will include a variety of musical and walk around entertainment, food trucks, a kid’s zone, and other specialty booths and activities from the event’s title sponsor, NYX Professional Makeup, and co-sponsors, Boudin, Diablo magazine, Gap, iHeart and the Walnut Creek Downtown. The event will wrap up with a spectacular fireworks finale.

Events

Gorilla Fest at Rheem Theatre in Moraga on Aug. 27th

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Gorilla Fest:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Join us for a special Sci-F Day entitled “Gorilla Fest” hosted by Lord Blood Rah. Come see some of the greatest gorilla movies ever made on the big screen, including King Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1949), Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952 and Konga (1961). Speical Guest will be Hollywood Legend and Oscar Nominee, Terry Moore! Ms. Moore will be attendance and inducted into the Classic Film Hall of Fame. Plus dealer tables selling Hollywood collectibles and toys!

Restaurants

Basque Boulangerie Cafe Opens in Danville

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Danville Hotel, Danville

Last year we learned that Sonoma-based Basque Boulangerie Cafe would be opening a new location in the historic Danville Hotel on Hartz Ave. and they have now opened. According to an employee the baked goods are delivered from their Sonoma location every morning. I tried the blueberry cake and it was delicious. The inside looks great and is very comfy to hang out while enjoying the food. Check out their pastry menu here and their website with their other menus here.

Daily Life

“Insurance Inspector” Taking Photos of Pool – Legit or Not?

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A reader writes:

Someone stopped by my building taking photos of the pool, said they were an insurance inspector but my landlord says it’s not possible. Handed me a plastic encased card that had a printout in it saying something about es inspections. Was driving a black sedan, maybe toyota. Super clean cut with a bright white shirt on.

Could this be some kind of scam or is it legit?