Pleasant Hill


WomenSing Winter Reflections Concert at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill Dec 12th

WomenSing Winter Reflections Concert:

Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church
1601 Mary Dr, Pleasant Hill
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
8:00pm | $28

In this concert, not only will we sing songs celebrating Christmas, but also songs that inspire us to look deep into our souls and ponder life. Join WomenSing in an exploration of winter wisdom from sacred and secular traditions found in an ancient Greek Orthodox hymn, an Aboriginal songline, a soft Jewish Shabbat eve tune, a contemporary interpretation of early Chinese philosophy from the I Ching (noting encouragingly that even in the darkness there is light because “when the sun goes, the moon comes”), and a unique rendition of “In the Bleak Midwinter”, by American composer Frances McCollin, whose blindness in early childhood caused her to see colors when hearing music.


Fat Baguette Lounge Opens in Pleasant Hill

548 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

A new restaurant featuring sandwiches, ramen, and udon dishes with karaoke rooms and pool tables called Fat Baguette Lounge opened last month where Game Zone used to be in Pleasant Hill. The karaoke rooms can be reserved for $29.99/hour  (up to 12 people) and the pool table can be used for $15.99/hour. Check out their menu here.

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Rooted Opening in Pleasant Hill this December

1941 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Rooted Coffee Co which has been offering plant based food and specialty drinks at the Walnut Creek farmers market for several years will be opening a storefront next to SlowHand BBQ in Pleasant Hill this December according to a sign in the window. To help with funding they recently wrapped up a Kickstarter that raised over $55,000. (h/t Diablo Dish)

From their website:

We believe in offering a quality product and experience. For us, it starts with sourcing beans that are exclusively organic & fairly traded. Farmers who grow fair trade products receive a fair price while their communities and the environment benefit as well. Rooted is interested in bettering the lives of our bean farmers as well as leaving a better world for the next generation. These farmers enjoy freedom of association, safe working conditions and fair wages. Forced child labor is strictly prohibited.

While our goal is not to save the planet, we do intend to be good stewards of our resources and try our best to make a minimal impact on the earth. We do this by:

– exclusive use of fair-trade, organic beans
– exclusive use of plant based milks
– exclusive use of compostable, petroleum-free cups
– exclusive relationship with one independent, local roaster

Did we mention that Rooted Coffee has a smooth and complex taste with an aroma that is incomparable?!


Progress on ULTA Beauty in Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

Downtown Pleasant Hill Shopping Center

In the beginning of the year we learned that ULTA Beauty would be coming to the Downtown Pleasant Hill shopping center and the signage is now up as they get closer to opening. They opened several years ago in the Willows shopping center in Concord; I wonder if that location will remain open. Check out their online shop here.


Leadership in Sustainability Awards Sept 20th in Pleasant Hill

Leadership in Sustainability Awards:

Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Dr, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, September 20th, 2018
6:00 – 9:00pm | $60

Join us for a wonderful night of inspiration and celebration!

The event at the beautiful Pleasant Hill Community Center will begin with a reception where guests will enjoy food, wine and beer from our local, sustainable Partners, such as Sunrise Bistro, Mt. Diablo HS Hospitality Academy, Jack’s Restaurant & Bar, Captain and Viano Vineyards, as well as live music and a silent auction featuring local goods and services. Cocktail attire.

The reception is followed by dessert and the presentation of awards.

Sustainable Contra Costa will present the Leadership in Sustainability Awards at the 10th Annual Awards Gala on September 20th. This fun and inspiring event supports and celebrates local individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions and commitment to a healthy environment, economy, and society – so that Contra Costa remains a wonderful place for generations to come.



Roll House 2 Opens at College Square in Pleasant Hill

College Square, Pleasant Hill

While we wait for Roll House to open in downtown Walnut Creek it turns out that Roll House 2 already opened at College Square near Diablo Valley College (DVC) on Golf Club Pleasant Hill. They offer both sushi and poke bowls. I found out about this new restaurant from the foodhoe Instagram page here which has some really great photos of food dishes from mostly around the Bay Area. For more in-depth reviews check out their website here.


Introduction to Aquaponics at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill July 19th

Introduction to Aquaponics:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, July 19th, 2018
6:00 – 8:00pm | $25

Are you curious about aquaponics? Learn about this home-scaled method of growing fish and plants in one integrated system. Samanntha will introduce aquaponics through Power Point presentation and a discussion of common questions. Components from a variety of systems will be on hand for a greater understanding of the equipment. We will cover fish choices, which plants do best, and system size requirements for small scale food production.