Note: Read my parking alert post from last year here.
A bit scary how Broadway Plaza parking jumps from free the first 3 hours to $25 for 5+ hours!
From a reader:
The lot behind Crate & Barrel has paid parking since January 7.
First 3 hours free, then confusing signage of each hour after.
A friend and I were up there today for shopping and lunch. We began at 10 with coffee at Macy’s, then shopped in Macy’s ($50.00), cruised Lush and The Container Store, had lunch at Sunrise Bistro ($60.00), spent an hour or so in Crate & Barrel and finished up at David M Brian ($250.00), going back to the garage at 3:00. We were parked for 5 hrs.
First 3 hours free? . . .you would expect maybe $2.50 per hour after? . . .You would be wrong. It cost us $25.00 to park for those 5 hours!! Twenty-five dollars! That’s either $5.00 per hour or $12.50 per hour depending on how you look at it.
This is atrocious. A Wednesday in winter at the middle of the day? Seriously??
Five hours is not beyond reason for ladies to have coffee, shop, browse and have lunch – we easily might have wanted to take in a matinee too. The garage cost, however, was far, far beyond reason. This is urban robbery and taxes the very people who support those stores, shops and restaurants.
Has anyone seen coyotes on the Lamorinda Trail recently? I spotted these signs in a couple of locations in Moraga. How do coyotes compare to mountain lions? Should I be worried about coyotes or this is only of concern to small animals?
A sad scene at Blackhawk Plaza in Danville as the pond is drained for a makeover. As I looked out I saw ducks moping around not sure what to do. Quite a few were just sitting on the stones in the empty pond while others wandered aimlessly. Hopefully the water gets added back soon!
Over the weekend as I was getting ready to stroll down Hartz Ave. in Danville something caught my eye. When I looked up I couldn’t believe what I was seeing; a guy riding a vintage bicycle turning the corner as if it were nothing. Amazing!
All the rain we’ve been having recently has turned the Lamorinda trail waterfall in Moraga into a real spectacle.
Thanks to a reader for sending in this photo showing that the graffiti tag has been removed from the vacated Crogan’s restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek. Props to the city for getting this removed so quickly!
Thanks to a reader for sending the above photo. Another reader sent via email:
Crews were out Tuesday morning replacing all of the trash cans in downtown Walnut Creek.
Out are the green circular ones… in are the solar powered ones that only open in front… & compact the trash every hour or so. There are also new recycling bins.
If I saw this graffiti tag in San Francisco, Oakland, or other large city I wouldn’t give it a second thought. But when I spotted this on the recently vacated Crogan’s Bar & Grill in downtown Walnut Creek I did a double take. I guess this is to be expected as Walnut Creek becomes more urban.
At the Women’s March in downtown Walnut Creek on January 21st.
From an email:
I was out of town and unable to participate in the march in my own neighborhood (!). Is there some way to link up with the people who marched here? Are there local efforts to keep active around all the chaos that Trump is creating? I’d so appreciate it if you could refer me to someone other than the Democratic Party.
If you have a photo from the Women’s March in Walnut Creek that you’d like featured this week please email womensmarch[at]beyondthecreek.com and I’ll try to get it up.