Pleasant Hill


Sustainable Enterprise Conference in Pleasant Hill Nov 1st

Sustainable Enterprise Conference:

Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Dr, Pleasant Hill
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
9:00am – 4:30pm | $25 ($35 at the door)

Sustainable Contra Costa is excited to announce the 2nd annual “Sustainable Enterprise Conference” – the annual gathering of business owners, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, educators and activists who are dedicated to the principals of Sustainability and One Planet Living.

We’re especially excited about our keynote talk “Drawdown: Making the Economic Case for Reversing Global Warming” with Chad Frischmann, VP & Research Director for Project Drawdown, based on the book edited by Paul Hawken.

Speakers and panelists address critical issues, showcase successful business models and present opportunities for creating a vibrant and truly sustainable economy.


Progress on Pleasant Hill BART Bike Station

Avalon, Walnut Creek

The Pleasant Hill BART station leased a corner of the Avalon apartment complex in Walnut Creek directly across from the tracks to put a new self park bike station for 230 bikes which will also offer retail and maintenance services.

From the BART bicycle capital plan:

The bike station at Pleasant Hill will be the first wholly self-park facility to provide retail and maintenance services. It will include a controlled access 230-bike self-park area, which will be accessible 24/7 and an adjacent bike retail/maintenance shop. The retail facility will be staffed each morning, which will also allow bikes to be maintained and parked in the BikeLink area for pick up at the owner’s convenience. BikeLink cards will also be sold there.



Rainwater Collection Workshop Oct 15th at DVC in Pleasant Hill

Rainwater Collection Workshop:

DVC Horticulture Dept
321 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill
Sunday, October 15th, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm | $20

Learn how to capture the rain that falls on your roof for use in irrigating your landscape, seedling starts, mushroom cultivation, and emergency water storage.
In this workshop, you’ll learn about many types of rain collection, from 55 gallon barrels to 5,000 gallon storage tanks. In the hands-on section, students will participate in the construction of a home rain barrel system.


CarMax Petition Pizza & Petitions Party in Pleasant Hill Aug 26th

CarMax Petition Pizza & Petitions Party:

Mountain Mike’s Pizza
30 Golf Club Rd, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, August 26th, 2017
12:00 – 2:00pm | Free

ALL current and new volunteers are invited to a Pizza & Petitions Party. We will have pizza, campaign updates, and petitions to sign and circulate.

Concerned Pleasant Hill residents have launched a petition to challenge the City’s ordinance approving the controversial CarMax project at DVC Plaza. They also want the City to know that the community supports new housing and neighborhood retail at the former Kmart site.
“We call on the City and the property owner to work with us to develop housing and neighborhood retail at DVC Plaza. Because that site is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, schools, and a creek, we believe it is not appropriate for a wholesale used car auction operation like CarMax,” said Cathy Teegardin, a Pleasant Hill resident and President of Pleasant Hill Alliance of Neighborhoods (PHAN).


Align Yoga Opens in Pleasant Hill

1521 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

A new yoga studio called Align Yoga that we learned in May would be opening in Pleasant Hill has now opened. Check out details on their studio here and schedule here. I like how they use an, “air filtration system, which combines Hepa filters and ultraviolet light to kill 99% of all harmful bacteria.” They also have showers and offer hot yoga at various temperatures. Find out about their class offerings here.


Make It, Don’t Buy It: DIY Condiments & Sauces at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill on June 15th

Photo by Flickr user Rachel Tayse

Make It, Don’t Buy It: DIY Condiments & Sauces:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
10:00am – 12:00pm | $20

There are many wonderful reasons for making your own condiments and sauces: You have control over what goes in them; the ingredients are fresher; they taste better; and, in many cases, they cost less. See how easy it is to make mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, almond milk, barbecue sauce and salad dressings. Everyone will participate in making one of these, so bring an apron.


Spavia Opening in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

The spa Spavia is coming to the Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center with their first California location. Check out their services here.

From their website:

Our locally owned spa will have you in a luxurious robe and spa sandals, where you will begin to relax in our retreat area. Our retreat area is equipped with motivational reading materials, soothing music, comfortable seating, and an assortment of hot teas and tea mints. By the time one of our highly skilled and trained massage therapists or estheticians comes to greet you, our relaxing day spa will have put you into a state of bliss