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What is the Potential for Noise, Loss of Views and Asbestos for Building Next to Lyric?

Anyone know?

From a reader:

We live in the Lyric building facing east towards Mt. Diablo. Right next to Mr. Luckys is a little strip mall about to be demolished and there will be a new building going up and I’m curious what it will be and how tall it will be. Is there a website or someone I can ask about this? We pay a lot of money in rent for the views and we’re about to resign and I just want to know what we’re in for in regards to noise, potential loss of views etc. I also want to know if there is a risk of asbestos in the existing building.

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“Take a Book, Leave a Book” Lending Library Spotted in Downtown Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that the first “Take a Book, Leave a Book” lending library has made it to the urban downtown Walnut Creek area next to Vineyard Vines on N. Main St. under the Bicycle Watchers bike rack created by local artist Joe Bologna. The developer is partnering with the Walnut Creek Library Foundation who will assist with keeping books stocked if necessary.

What a great idea, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of these lending libraries in an urban area before!

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Rinehart’s Jewelry Clock Changes Yet Again in Downtown Walnut Creek

The iconic clock in front of the former Rinehart jewelry store on N. Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek has been updated yet again. The clock originally was labeled JEWELRY as seen in this photo. In 2015 it was changed to the GELATO clock to advertise a gelato store and for a short time in 2017 it was updated yet again to become the IKOI SUSHI clock before changing back to the GELATO clock in white making it much less visible. Recently I noticed it has been changed to the Rinehart’s clock, presumably in memory of the original Rinehart store. Although a noble idea I think changing it back to the original JEWELRY text and font would be more appropriate.

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First Seaweed, Now Granola Bars?! Cancer Warnings Run Rampant

As I was checking out the granola bar selection at Lafayette Trader Joe’s I did a double take as I noticed a cancer warning about the Peanut Butter Chewy Coated & Drizzled Granola Bars:

This product can expose you to furfuryl alcohol, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer.

Well, you can imagine which granola bar box I chose, Chocolate Chip of course! Furfuryl alcohol? Sounds particularly dangerous to me. In addition to cancer I imagine growing fur in strange places if I eat one too many of these granola bars.

Note: Check out this warning about seaweed from a few years ago.