Camp Fire Benefit at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette Nov 30th

Camp Fire Benefit:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir Lafayette
Friday, November 30th, 2018
8:00pm | $$$ Donation

An evening of acoustic music with all proceeds going to the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County. On the bill currently are Leftover Dreams (Tony Marcus and Patrice Haan), The Quitters (Glenn Houston and Stevie Coyle), Teresa Tudury, Tricia Hellman Gibbs and possibles Mark Goldenberg and Corinne West. Bring your checkbooks and great fistfuls of cash … no credit card donations can be taken.



Torsap Thai Kitchen Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek

1388 Locust St, Walnut Creek

Sunol Ridge closed last summer in downtown Walnut Creek on the corner of Locust St. Cypress St. and thanks to a reader for sending word that a new restaurant called Torsap Thai Kitchen will be opening in this spot. According to this job post they are “accepting applications” for bartenders, servers, bussers and a hostess today and tomorrow between 2 and 4pm. Stay tuned…


Johnny Was Opens at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Johnny Was, the women’s fashion clothing store that we learned last spring would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek is now open. Check out their new arrivals here, and find out more about the company here. If you sign up for their mailing list you can get “20% off your next purchase” according to a popup that appeared on their website.


Glimpse of Tibet Painting Workshop at ACCI Gallery in Berkeley Nov 18th

Glimpse of Tibet Painting Workshop:

ACCI Gallery
1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
Sunday, November 18th, 2018
12:00 – 5:00pm | $250

This workshop teaches you how to create a Painting of a Buddha according to the principles of ancient Tibetan iconometry.

This is a great opportunity to create your own artwork to decorate your home, according to your preferred colors and the interior design of your space. The painting of a Buddha will be a combination of the Tibetan traditional method and modern free style, resulting in a uniquely beautiful Contemporary Tibetan Art piece that you will create with us.

Question of the Day

Question of the Day – How are you Coping with the Smoke?

Last weekend as I wandered around town I noticed some people wearing dust masks trying to protect themselves from the smoky environment due to Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California history. On the other hand I saw others, some walking with their children, as if it were a typical weekend shopping day. Every day since then has become progressively worse with many schools closed and events cancelled today. I came down with a cold this week but can’t tell if my coughing is from the cold or from the environment. It does seem really bad outside, right?

How are you coping with all this smoke? Do you wear a mask outside? If so, is it the recommended N95 type? Try to stay indoors more? (I read that many indoor places don’t provide much protection either!) Is this going to become more common in the future?


Tempur-Pedic coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

The mattress company Tempur-Pedic is opening a showroom at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek.

From their website:

It’s Like No Other Mattress. That’s because TEMPUR® material is not typical memory foam. Our proprietary formulation changed the way the world sleeps. TEMPUR material responds to your body’s temperature, weight and shape for truly personalized comfort and support. As it conforms to your body, TEMPUR material minimizes pressure points that keep you awake. TEMPUR® material dramatically reduces motion transfer so your sleep partner’s movement won’t disturb you.