Pleasant Hill


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


Align Yoga Opening in Pleasant Hill

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 anounced soon 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.


i heart art Studio Opens in Pleasant Hill

15 A Vivian Dr, Pleasant Hill

I recently found out about an art studio which opened late last year in Pleasant Hill called i heart art. They offer classes for kids (drawing, drama), teens (graffiti arts, henna, and more) and adults (graffiti arts, fused glass, weaving, mala and more). Check out their party and events page here, summer camps here, and open studio info here ($5 off if you walk or bike to the studio). Looks fun, especially the workshops for fused glass and graffiti!

From their website:

Co-founders Abby and Amy are moms, artists and teachers. While working together at a private school for many years, they have collaborated on building their vision for an art studio for children. They have built a network of parents over the years that have grown to love their work with children and have earned tremendous respect for their artistic knowledge and skill in developing young minds.