Spotted in Concord, the sign says, “El Azucar Muerde” (Sugar Bites):
From the first 5 Contra Costa website:
In an effort to prevent childhood obesity, First 5 Contra Costa and the Healthy and Active Before 5 collaborative have launched a hard-hitting campaign urging parents to protect their toddlers and preschoolers from sugary drinks, and serve them water instead.
As you can see from the artwork, we’re not pulling any punches with this campaign.
A couple of weeks ago I was passing by the Walgreens being developed in downtown Lafayette when I spotted this water leak right behind the fence. Although it’s hard to tell from the photo it was GUSHING water. I called EBMUD to report it so hopefully the leak was fixed.
Now we learn that California is imposing a 25% reduction in water usage. SFGATE reports that EBMUD is, “considering a drought surcharge of 25 percent on average on all users so that it can buy additional water” as well as “considering imposing excessive-use penalties on customers who consume four to six times as much water as average.”
Do you plan on reducing water usage? If so, how will do this?
Spotted at the Willows shopping center in Concord. Glad to see new bike racks added throughout.
Broadway Plaza rendering
A new “gateway feature” rest area is planned for Broadway Plaza at the corner of Newell Ave. and S. Broadway in Walnut Creek where the new parking garage is being built. This is directly across from Whole Foods and looks like it will be a nice area to take a break.
Broadway Plaza rendering
Photo by Flickr user doyland
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did anyone make a Leprechaun trap?
Spotted outside the jewelry and home decor shop NIQUEA.D in Danville.
Wandering around Blackhawk Plaza in Danville and you’ll probably see kids feeding the ducks as they waddle in the pond stretching throughout the inside of the plaza. A sign at Draeger’s grocery store explains that any register sells a 6 oz. package of, “unprocessed cracked corn, millet and flax” for $1.95.
Last November when the Heather Farm all abilities playground opened in Walnut Creek I posted about the popularity of the “climbing” hills that were used to slide down with cardboard boxes and pointed out the danger of hitting one of the boulders placed right near the hills. Based on a recent visit it looks like a few of the boulders have been removed which should improve the safety as kids slide down.
Of all the playgrounds this is my favorite one, lots to do!
Thanks to @josephconrad_ for tweeting these “labor dispute demonstration” photos at Restoration Hardware and Uniqlo in downtown Walnut Creek yesterday.
A few years ago I posted about the iconic Rinehart’s jewelry clock in downtown Walnut Creek from 1947 and recently noticed a subtle change with the JEWELRY text switched to GELATO. Note that the clock is directly in front of Honey Berry which just so happens offers gelato for sale.