I’ve driven by here many times and finally decided to stop for a photo.
The Lafayette Hillside Memorial is a collection of crosses, accompanied by a large sign, in Lafayette, California. The crosses are intended to serve as a memorial for United States soldiers killed in the Iraq War, with the sign containing a running total of the death count. The monument began to raise controversy in November 2006.
I wonder if the focus will ever change to those killed in all wars as opposed to just the Iraq war?
Last week I noted that Edwards Luggage would be reopening in a new Broadway Plaza location next to Neiman Marcus in Walnut Creek and they are now open. I stopped by inside and it looks really nice.
de Young Museum Docent Lecture:
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
6:30pm – 7:30pm | $5
From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe lived for part of the year at Alfred Stieglitz’s 36-acre family property situated just north of Lake George Village. The Lake George years were among the most prolific and transformative of her seven-decade career. A docent will join us to describe this first major exhibition devoted to this period in O’Keeffe’s career which highlights 55 of her works.
To reserve call: 925-283-6513 x103 or email: reserve@LLLCF.org
Fosters Freeze spotted in downtown Danville. I’ve never actually been to one of these, is the ice cream any good?
Macy’s Junior, located next to Macy’s Men and the new Banana Republic in Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek has relocated across the street to the “Women’s Building”. I never realized that was considered the women’s building as I shopped for kitchen goods and luggage on the third floor many times.
A Night of Comedy:
4 Orinda Theater Sq, Orinda
Friday, march 7th, 2014
7:00pm | $35
For the fifth year, San Francisco’s laugh-lovers will have the renewed opportunity to enjoy a champagne-filled night of comedy at the landmark Orinda Theatre on Friday, March 7th. The Orinda Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Tommy T’s Comedy Clubs today announced the fifth “Live at the Orinda” event. Past events gained rave reviews for a great night on the town.
Advance discounted and VIP tickets may be reserved until March 6th using credit cards at the Chamber web site – www.OrindaChamber.org – or at First Republic Bank, 224 Brookwood Road. Tickets at the door (if available) will be at increased pricing. Advanced reservations are recommended, so attendees should reserve early.
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Due to the impending redevelopment of Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek resulting in the closure of many stores there for the next couple of years, Broadway Plaza has decided to offer FREE complimentary valet parking to Broadway Plaza shoppers. There will also be additional complementary valet parking on S. Main St. for Neiman Marcus customers. In case you were wondering, cars will be parked at the parking garage next to Crate and Barrel. Although the valet is complimentary, tips are appreciated.
1630 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
After 30 years in business the owner of Main Street Postal & Business, Sherry Bennett has decided to sell to a new owner who intends to turn it into a UPS store. As vice president of the Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association Sherry will have to relinquish her position but may return to downtown Walnut Creek with a new business in the future. Stay tuned…
According to the new owner, the conversion to a UPS store will take a few months and will be able to offer more business services such as web site design and production print services for businesses large and small.
Sherry will be hosting an open house “Thank You” party at Main Street Postal this evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. RSVP is requested.
Academy Awards Benefit Party:
1985 Willow Pass Rd, Concord
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
4:30pm – 10:00pm | $55
Each year, the Contra Costa County community joins STAND! For Families Free of Violence for our Academy Awards® Benefit at the Brenden Theatres in Concord, California. The Academy Awards® Benefit features a simulcast of the 86th Annual Motion Picture Awards LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN. The delicious “Tour de Contra Costa Buffet” showcases a wonderful assortment of gourmet delicacies from many area restaurants, complete with bottomless champagne and wine and a cavalcade of raffle prizes and auction items. Come dressed like a star or your favorite film or character and you might win Best Dressed Man, Woman, or Group.
1364 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Back in August I noted that We Olive in downtown Walnut Creek would be offering wine tasting and the wine bar is now open. Check out their complete wine list here. In the near future they plan on offering cheese and other pairings to go with the wine selections.
From the menu:
Our Wine Bar was created as a place to share our love of both great food and wine. We emphasize hard-to-find artisan wines from distinct regions throughout California. Consistent with our philosophy on Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we hand-select only the finest limited-edition California wines to share with our customers. All bottles of wine are available for retail purchase for $7 less than the listed price.