NBC Bay Area reports that a huge blaze in downtown Lafayette has destroyed the buildings housing the Chamber of Commerce, La Finestra Ristorante and other businesses. Check out the article for video of the blaze:
Damage was estimated at around $1.1 million, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Department, and the building was a “total loss.” The structure also housed a nail salon, a certified public accountant’s office and the popular La Finestra Ristorante.
Nearby apartments were evacuated because of radiant heat from the fire and propane tanks exploding at the restaurant, fire officials said.
A witness reported flames that reached between 100 and 150 feet high.
Check out these new street signs in downtown Concord; they’re GIGANTIC! Props to whoever was responsible for getting these put up, other cities should follow suit, or at least make sure there are street signs. Sometimes I’ll be on a corner trying to figure out what’s the cross street without any visible sign, even on the other three corners. Very annoying!
Earlier this week we saw a great sign by Ministry of Supply, Beat the 102° Heat. The other day I was in Broadway Plaza again in sweltering heat trying to stay hydrated and alive while strolling around when I spotted this sign at True Religion: BRING THE HEAT
Now Beat the Heat make sense to me, but Bring the Heat? No thanks, I don’t want to bring it at all. Unless they mean, bring us your overheated body inside our store so we can cool you off!
I don’t know how Ministry of Supply managed to pull this off, but as I was strolling through Broadway Plaza yesterday during 102° weather I passed this sign that says, “Beat the 102° heat”.
Was it ridiculously hot yesterday or what?!
Thanks to a reader for sending, spotted at a realtor’s office in downtown Walnut Creek:
“I HOPE YOUR DAY IS AS NICE AS YOUR BUTT”
“Suttons” Vacuum, spotted in Concord. There’s just something about vacuum stores that I find interesting.
A few months ago we learned that the pond at Blackhawk Plaza in Danville was drained and the ducks did not look happy at all. Happily, when I stopped by recently the pond has been refilled and the ducks look like they’re having a blast. Yay! 🙂
Spotted at College of Alameda one morning. There were dozens of snails splayed out on the walkway. Unfortunately, a few of them never made it across. 🙁
Check out www.savelafayettetrees.org for more information and sign the petition here.
From an email:
I wanted to let you know about a grassroots effort we’re undertaking to stop Lafayette’s March 27 agreement with PG&E to take down 272 trees, 216 which were formerly “protected” under state ordinance. The city is accepting $536K for meridian improvements as part of the deal.
On the site, we link to a petition which has received over 200 signatures in the first 48 hours. Our goal is to raise awareness about PG&E’s plans since they refuse to release a map of planned tree removals. We also want the city to reexamine their approach with PG&E since it would create a catastrophic impact on some neighborhoods.
Although not as big as the Women’s March from earlier this year, there was plenty of honking and signs at the four corners of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek this past Saturday as people participating in the Tax March demanded President Trump release his tax returns. Check out more photos of the march after the jump.
More photos after the jump…