Monthly Archives: December 2012

Toss Designs Open for Another Year in Broadway Plaza


Back in September I noted the opening of the pop-up “design house” store Toss Designs in Broadway Plaza next to Nordstrom that was to remain open through January but apparently business has been doing well so they will remain in the same location for at least one more year. As you can see they now have signage up as well.


ARF Comedy Night at Lesher Center on Friday, Jan 4th


From the Lesher Center for the Arts:

SPECIAL OFFER:  BUY 1, GET 1 MORE OF EQUAL VALUE AT NO CHARGE!  This Special Offer available by calling or visiting our Ticket Office Locations (925) 943-7469.

Stand up for animals at Comedy Night, an evening of laughter benefiting ARF’s lifesaving programs. Last year’s surprise guests were Dana Carvey and George Lopez. Who will they be this year? Check back for updated information!

Prices are $20, $40 and $60. This year’s comedian’s are Mark Pitta, Kevin Pollack and John Wing.


Tomatina Sporting Partially New Signage


The popular Italian restaurant Tomatina is sporting failry new signage below the tomato sign:

Pasta • Piadine • Pizza

When I saw it I had no idea what piadine was, but now I know it’s Italian flatbread:

Piadina or Piada is a thin Italian flatbread, typically prepared in the Romagna region (Forlì-Cesena,Ravenna and Rimini). It is usually made with white flourlard or olive oil, salt and water. The dough was traditionally cooked on a terracotta dish (called teggia in the Romagnolo dialect), although nowadays flat pans or electric griddles are commonly used.


Man Shot and Killed by Walnut Creek Police on Creekside Dr.

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From the Walnut Creek Police Department:

On 12/27/12 at 3:15 a.m., the Walnut Creek Police Department received a 911 call via transfer from the Contra Costa County Fire Department. Screaming could be heard in the background. Officers were immediately sent to 1450 Creekside Drive and arrived within minutes.

Officers confronted one armed subject inside an apartment at the complex and were forced to shoot that individual. The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.

No officers were injured.

The Walnut Creek Police Department is currently conducting a criminal investigation in conjunction with the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and , Contra Costa County Crime Laboratory. As is standard practice, the involved Officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.