Events

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War at Lafayette Library on June 20th


Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm | $10

Science writer Mary Roach tackles the science behind some of a soldier’s most challenging adversaries – panic, exhaustion, heat, flies, noise – and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them.

Mary Roach is the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Gulp. Adventures on the Alimentary Canal and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.

Jason Mark, editor-in-chief of Sierra magazine will interview Mary Roach.

Transit

Canyon Road Bridge Closed in Moraga

Moraga talked about getting a new Canyon Road bridge connecting Oakland over four years ago and since last month it is now permanently closed due to structural weakness. Is this poor planning or just typical bureaucracy at work?

From the original project:

In May 2013, the Town submitted an application for Federal Highway Bridge Program funding for the bridge replacement and was approved. Following approval from Caltrans, the Town retained a civil engineering consulting firm to provide design, surveying, geotechnical engineering, environmental, and right of way services to the Town. In October 2013, the Town Council awarded a contract to NV5 to provide these services.

A third and final community outreach meeting is anticipated prior to the start of construction to inform the community of the plan for construction staging and to introduce the construction management team, who will be on-site during construction and available for any questions throughout the duration of the project while in construction. Construction is currently scheduled for 2018.

From the new bridge closure page:

On Monday April 17, 2017, Town staff was notified by EBMUD that their engineers had observed conditions that may affect the Canyon Road Bridge. Town staff responded to the bridge and saw a separation of the pavement from the south side of the bridge and soil movement away from a cement abutment at the southeast corner of the bridge.

The bridge reopening timeline is yet to be determined, but could still take months to get all permits approved; stabilization work completed; the existing bridge demolished; and a temporary bridge purchased, delivered, and built.

Events

Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette Food Tour on June 24th


Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette Food Tour:

Papillon Coffee
67 Lafayette Circle
Saturday, June 24th, 2017
11:00am – 1:00pm | $35 ($20 kids 12 and under)

Green Hills. Great Schools. Good-tasting Eats. Our Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette food tour is a family-friendly tour great for newbies and anyone looking to discover this side of the Caldecott Tunnel.

HIGHLIGHTS
Visit five tasting locations with food samples and demonstrations to highlight the area’s local deliciousness.
Discover the rich history of Lafayette and the Lamorinda area.
Enjoy an Exclusive Tasting Guide with map and discounted offerings from our tasting locations.
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Gyms

Align Yoga Opening in Pleasant Hill June 23rd


1521 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Thanks to a reader for sending word about a new yoga studio called Align Yoga coming to Pleasant Hill. Their grand opening will be June 23rd – June 25th and they will offer various yoga classes including hot yoga. Check out their classes here, rates here, and read about the instructors here. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From their website:

Our goal is to create a space for the yoga community that provides balance, health and wellness to it’s members. Align Yoga’s philosophy is to offer a variety of yoga classes and styles, suitable to all levels and aid in everyone’s yoga journey.

Our classes will be at varying temperatures depending on the class. The benefits of hot yoga are for everyone. The heat is a tool to increase flexibility by warming the muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. It improves range of motion and balance. The heat and humidity of the room detoxes the body through sweating. Our yoga rooms and sauna use the latest technology of infrared heat to detox and heal the body from the inside out.

Restaurants

Ascona Pizza Coming to Downtown Walnut Creek


Lyric, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that according to the latest leasing information from the new apartment complex Lyric, located in downtown Walnut Creek on Locust St, Ascona Pizza will be opening a new location here. They currently have locations in Danville, Pleasanton and San Ramon. Check out their menu here.

From their web site:

We hand-make our dough daily, using our secret family recipe, and every ingredient we use is the highest quality available.

We hope you enjoy our hand tossed pizza dough, and our cheese is the best Wisconsin whole mozzarella cheese available. We guarantee our meats to be of excellent quality, including a first class selection of sausages and the freshest vegetables available.