Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Thursday, March 7th – Sunday, March 10th, 2019
The IOFF is an acclaimed festival of independent ocean-related films from all over the world. Themes range from ocean adventure, science, and marine life to sports and coastal cultures.
We look for films that not only entertain audiences but also educate and inspire people to participate in environmental efforts in and around the ocean, as well as promote better ocean stewardship.
Photo by Flickr user limoz5412
Judging by the cereal aisle at the supermarket cereals surely must be the most popular breakfast of all time. It’s quick and easy but these days I recently added oatmeal to my weekday breakfast routine and am happy with how quick, delicious and apparently healthy it is. I pop it in the microwave for a minute, add some fruit and granola and am good to go. On weekends I’ll make waffles but French toast sure is tempting. What is your favorite breakfast?
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
7:00pm | Free
A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to an R&B singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President’s.
1 Meritage Lane, Walnut Creek
Last October Shadowbrook Winery, Walnut Creek’s very first winery and tasting room since prohibition opened in the Northgate area of Walnut Creek. The inside is exquisitely designed with a main bar area front and center, surrounded by separate sections that can be rented out for events. Wine tastings are available on weekends and can be booked here. Their online wine collection can be found here.
From their website:
Shadowbrook Winery has become Contra Costa County’s most decorated winery in San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition with over 60 medals.
Although a boutique winery, Shadowbrook is a leader in the industry featuring state-of-the-art equipment and technology rarely found anywhere in the U.S.
Tim Jochner grew up in Walnut Creek not far from where Shadowbrook Winery stands today. Like the wine growing region itself, Tim has deep roots here and takes tremendous pride as the catalyst in revitalizing the grape growing industry that once thrived here before prohibition.
City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
The French-chain cosmetics store Sephora will be opening this summer at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon. Check out their online shop and the brands they carry here.
Museum of the San Ramon Valley
205 Railroad Ave, Danville
Saturday, January 26th – Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
The 1960’s brought us the war in Vietnam. It also brought us JFK, LBJ, landing on the moon and much more. Issues such as civil rights, the environment, worker’s rights and women’s rights were beginning to move to the forefront of American’s minds. The San Ramon Valley was not immune to these changes. See how these and other events effected the Valley.
1370 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Last week we learned that San Francisco Creamery in downtown Walnut Creek closed due to a cockroach infestation and it turns out they reopened a couple of days later. So you can now enjoy the massive Kitchen Sink ice cream dessert again! Check out their menus here.
1410 N. Main St, Walnut Creek
Thanks to a reader for pointing out that Schroder Insurance relocated to Martinez after being in downtown Walnut Creek for 85 years. I passed by there so many times and appreciated the miniature fire engines on display. This surely must have been one of the oldest businesses in downtown Walnut Creek.
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Friday, March 15th, Saturday, March 16th & Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
Nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and by BAFTA, “Capernaum” is this month’s foreign language feature film at Mountain Shadow. It won the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2018. Lebanon-born Nadine Labaki directed the film and wrote the screenplay.
The film explores the abusive childhood of Zain who, by the age of 12, is in prison for a violent crime. He is released to pursue a lawsuit against his parents for “wrongful life.” “I wish I had never been born” has never been so true for him. It has been called “the most heart-wrenching but beautiful film I’ve ever seen.”
Lyric, Walnut Creek
Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, which opened over the summer at the Lyric apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek, has closed. It looks like this happened around the same time Momo’s closed across the street. Thanks to all who emailed about this.
From an email:
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea will be closing on Sunday, March 3. Please know that if we could keep Sweetwaters open any longer, we certainly would.
We have sincerely enjoyed serving and getting to know all of our wonderful guests, employing the most amazing, hardworking and passionate staff, supporting local artists, businesses and charities, hosting meetup groups, live performances, pop-up shops, educational classes, and many other community events at Sweetwaters, and participating in many local events and charities around town.