In 1975 the movie Jaws was released about a great white shark terrorizing an East Coast beach town. In August, 2018 The Meg will be released, about a giant pre-historic megalodon creature which makes the shark in Jaws look puny. Is bigger always better? On that note, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming out today. What movies are you looking forward to this summer?
The statewide primary election takes place this coming Tuesday on June 5th. Are there any candidates, state propositions or local measures you’re passionate about that’s getting you to vote in a non-presidential election cycle? Have you voted already or will you wait to vote in-person this Tuesday? (Not voting is not an acceptable answer, unless you’re under 18). 🙂
To check out the complete list of candidates, propositions and measures check out the Contra Costa County Elections 2018 page here.
This week we learned about a new apartment complex in Walnut Creek with some apartments renting for over $5,000 per month. That’s a quite a hefty increase compared to the $1,400 I used to pay around the corner. It’s hard to believe the East Bay has traditionally been the cheapest part of the Bay Area to live but with real estate pricing moving ever upward, I wonder, has the Bay Area become unaffordable to live?
This week we learned about a new gluten-free bakery called Life is Sweet coming to Danville. In the past I’ve tried limiting gluten intake as I thought it might help with inflammation but since I don’t have celiac disease I ended up stopping. I wonder who is on gluten-free diet? Does anyone try to eat gluten-free without celiac disease?
This week the infamous Golden State Killer, AKA East Area Rapist, a former police officer who, according to this Wikipedia article, struck twice in Concord, twice in Walnut Creek, three times in Danville and once in San Ramon (among dozens of other rapes and murders) in the late 1970’s, was captured by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s department. I imagine the East Bay was a lot more rural and isolated than it is now and apparently before these attacks some people even kept their doors unlocked.
Coming from New York I’ve always taken precautions such as making sure all windows and doors are locked or securely fastened. What home safety precautions do you take?
It seems like every other month I’m in need of some kind of tradesperson like plumber, electrician, etc. I usually look on Yelp or ask neighbors and have been generally satisfied with the results. How do you find tradepeople to work on things around the house or apartment?