A new personalized grocery delivery service started by local Walnut Creek woman Brooke Dodson is open for delivery orders beginning today for anywhere in Walnut Creek, Lamorinda, Danville and a few other locations. For details on how it works click here and for their pricing page click here.
From their website:
Go-Getters was founded by Brooke Dodson, a girl who loves grocery shopping. As a kid, she loved trips to the store with Mom, eventually taking over the household shopping in high school. While studying Economics at UCLA, she worked as a personal assistant to a Beverly Hills family, and that’s when her idea for a personalized grocery delivery service first began to take shape. Since then, Brooke has worked in marketing in several different industries and received her MBA in Marketing and Strategy from UC Davis in 2013. Throughout her career and her education, she continued to assist friends, family, and colleagues with their grocery purchases. In 2014, Brooke decided it was time she took this passion, along with her education, creative energy, and entrepreneurial spirit to create Go-Getters. Based on the concept of putting the “person” back into personal shopping, Go-Getters offers busy parents, professionals, seniors, and small businesses personalized delivery of groceries and more. Go-Getters currently serves the East San Francisco Bay Area, with hopes for future expansion.
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Moraga Summer Camp Expo:
Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Dr, Moraga
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
11:00am – 2:00pm | Free
Join us at the Hacienda de las Flores for a sneak preview of the best summer camps in Moraga! Who: Kidz Love Soccer, Young Rembrandts, Splash Ball, Camp Kinder Cool, Camp Oneder Cool, Moraga Sports Camp, Magic Camp, Camp Hacienda, Skyhawks Sports, Eurosoccer, Bradley School of Music and more! What: Meet the counselors; participate in activities, enjoy a free hot dog lunch and register early for camps to receive a 10% discount.
*Exhibitors subject to change.
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Photo by Flickr user meddygarnet
Over the weekend I pulled into the new Arco gas station in Moraga to fill up. As I popped the gas tank cover I looked over directly across from me and see two guys standing next to their car smoking cigarettes right near the pump. Based on their demeanor I felt uncomfortable even looking at them so I did a long loop around them to get to the machine to pay. Then I walked back the same way and peeked at them again before selecting the grade and saw they were still smoking. Finally, I started pumping and waited far back from the pump. While pumping I envisioned one of the guys flicking his still smoldering cigarette butt in my direction engulfing me and the gas station in flames.
In my mind smoking and gas stations don’t mix but is it really a big deal? Should I have taken off immediately after seeing this or is the danger overblown? I don’t think it would have been a good idea to go up to them to inform them that smoking is not permitted near gas pumps unless I wanted to get hurt so that’s out of the question.
I think Moraga Commons Park may be the future birthplace of water volleyball. Summer Olympics 2052? Only time will tell…
581 Moraga Rd, Moraga
A new Chinese and Japanese restaurant called Golden Palace has recently opened on Moraga Rd. across from the Rheem Valley Shopping Center. Previously Iron Kitchen was located here. According to this brief from Lamorinda Weekly the owner and chef come from Asia Palace in the Moraga Shopping Center.
Bunjo’s Comedy All Star Show:
New Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
8:00pm – 9:30pm | $12
Featuring some of the best comedians from the Bay Area and Beyond. HBO, Comedy Central, Late Night and more!
A Massage Envy franchise is opening in the Rheem shopping center in Moraga, “coming soon”.
Great Clips recently opened in the Rheem Valley Shopping Center in Moraga and are offering $6.99 haircuts during their grand opening.
See’s Candies is open for the holiday season through December 24th in Moraga at the Rheem shopping center next to Starbucks. This is for a Kiwanas fundraiser, “benefiting the children of our community”.
California Independent Film Festival:
Orinda Theatre & New Rheem Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda & 350 Park St, Moraga
Thursday, November 7th – Sunday, November 10th, 2013
The 15th Annual California Independent Film Festival will be held for the third year in a row at The New Rheem Theatre in Moraga, CA. Films will also be shown at the Orinda Theatre, providing attendees additional opportunities to screen films and even more ways to experience the festival.
The California Independent Film Festival Association (CAIFFA) has begun announcing this year’s impressive line-up of films (some creating Oscar-buzz), a wide variety of foreign films, documentaries, short films and children’s programs.
Films opening this year’s festival include Body Complete, which has been screened at 13 film festivals world-wide and is an enthralling thriller taking a journey through war-torn Bosnia. In synopsis, Nicole is a journalist working for a TV station in Vienna, Austria. In 2004, she travels to Bosnia to film a report about Edina, a young woman who has gone missing. Edina wanted to bury her Muslim father in Bosnia, whose remains were discovered in a mass grave. Nicole`s search takes her to Morovci, the place where Edina was last seen. Morovca, located in Republika Srpska, is a nation created after the war. It was a major site of ethnic cleansing, in which thousands of Muslim civilians perished. Nicole`s tenacious inquiries put her increasingly at risk. The fanatic nationalism and open aggression all around her make Nicole`s search a life-threatening mission.