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Danville Father Accuses Ex of Potentially Exposing Kids to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus figured into an unusual child-custody dispute Monday morning in a normally quiet Danville neighborhood.

A Danville resident, Lisa Henning Low called 911, saying her ex-husband had pointed a gun at her as she tried to pick up their two daughters, ages 7 and 10.

I rang the doorbell, and I knocked and he opened the door,” Low said.
“He said, “I’m not giving you the kids. Get the hell out of here.’ And he pulled a gun on me.”

Danville police detained her ex at gunpoint and searched the house, but no gun was found. Geoff Gillette, a Danville police spokesman, said officers determined no crime had been committed and that it was a civil matter.

Low says she was stunned when officers said they couldn’t help her get an emergency protective order, and that her daughters would be staying with her ex.

He told police he was concerned that Low was potentially exposing their daughters to the coronavirus because she works as an ER doctor at Kaiser .

She said her ex wanted “to have the children taken from me because of his concern for the children and their exposure to COVID-19,” Low said.

Low, who works at Kaiser in Walnut Creek and Antioch, said her children aren’t in any danger.

“The risk to children is minimal,” she said. “I don’t feel the children are at any serious risk. No child under 10 has died.”

She says everyone at Kaiser has been taking proper precautions.

“We’re in protective gear. We wear N-95 (masks), we wear shields, we cover our eyes, we wear hairnets,” she said,

By phone, Low’s ex-husband confirmed to KTVU he’s concerned that because Low works at Kaiser, that she could be endangering the children,. He said he doesn’t know who’s been in the ER and that just because the coronavirus hasn’t been reported doesn’t mean it hasn’t been at the hospital.

But he denied pointing a gun at his ex-wife, saying he’s never owned a gun. He said, “This was a concoction that she did for dramatic effect.”

For now, Low says she’s in limbo because Contra Costa County Superior Court is closed because of the pandemic. She hopes other first responders and doctors in her situation won’t go what she’s going through.

“I’m completely distressed, you know? There’s nothing now I can do. I feel completely hopeless,” she said.


*** Disclaimer*** Source is from FOX 2 KTVU News. This is a copy of the News Report.


New Mexican Restaurant Coming to Blackhawk Plaza

Choza Tacos and Cantina in Danville CA, Blackhawk Plaza
Blackhawk Plaza, Danville

One Mexican restaurant out, and a new Oregon-based restaurant, Choza Tacos Y Cantina, will be opening at BHP soon. Check out their menu here.

From their website:

Serving fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine. Homemade tortillas made on-site. Full bar with house made margaritas and top shelf tequilas. Family friendly.

Dave Chappelle to perform three impromptu weekend shows at the Chapel

Dave Chapelle Show San Francisco


Today and 2 shows on Sunday, Dave will be performing here in San Francisco. Chappelle has a bit of a fondness for the Bay Area, and plays in local venues several times a year, often booking and announcing them as surprise shows.

This time, Chappelle will perform three shows at the Valencia Street venue The Chapel, with one on Saturday at 10 p.m., and two on Sunday, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets for all shows will go on sale Saturday at noon at The Chapel’s website.

The Prickly Pear Cantina – Permanently Closed

Danville Mexican - The Prickly Pear - Closed

Adios! In less than 2 weeks another Mexican restaurant in Danville has shut its doors. Known for their great location in the Plaza, a favorite hangout to pre-flight the Blackhawk Concert Series, and for their “El Jefe” burrito challenge, The Prickly Pear Cantina has been shut down leaving the Blackhawk Plaza even more bleak.


McDonald’s Robbed – Danville

Just in this morning. Thief robs the Danville McDonalds restaurant at Crow Canyon Road. Asian male adult, 20s and 30s, escapes in a Toyota with license plate ending in “…45.” No injuries. Unknown amount of cash was stolen.



Caldecott Tunnel bore closures to begin Tuesday night


CONTRA COSTA COUNTY (KRON) — Caltrans will be closing the four bores of the Caldecott Tunnel for maintenance work over a seven-day period beginning Tuesday night.

The tunnels connect Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.

The closure is set to begin Tuesday, lasting through Dec. 10.

Caltrans will be conducting annual fire extinguisher inspections in the tunnels during the closure.

  • Bore no. 1 in the eastbound direction of Highway 24 will close at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and reopen at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Bore no. 2 in the eastbound direction will close Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. and reopen at 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Bore no. 3 in the westbound direction will close Thursday at 9:30 p.m., and reopen at 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • Bore no. 4 will close Dec. 10 at 9:30 p.m. and will reopen at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Caltrans is now warning drivers to expect delays during the tunnel closure and to allow additional time for their commute through the tunnel.

Iron Horse Trail Closed

Danville CA - Iron Horse Trail
Due to the high wind event, East Bay Regional Parks has closed a number of regional trails, including the Iron Horse Trail in Danville. The closure will last until 9am Tuesday

This is for safety reasons, and the public is encouraged to stay off the trail until tomorrow.

In addition to the trees that came down yesterday, many trees were left somewhat unstable, and residents should use caution and remain alert for any additional falling debris today.

Our maintenance crews are out, cleaning up the damage from yesterday and looking for any other potential issues.

Stay safe!

DanvilleSocial.com Ribbon Cutting Party

Don’t Miss This Event!
We will have Appetizers(a cheese board, small bites, cupcakes, & baked goods from local bakeries), Wine(Bartender from Blackhawk Country Club will be pouring wine) & Raffle Prizes(Gift baskets, gift cards, & more!) You won’t want to miss out! See you there!
DanvilleSocial.com Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
Thanks to our sponsors:
Meenar’s Music Club, Shred 415 San Ramon, Danville Cheese Gal, Old Town Danville Bakery, & Lara Photography

LeAnn Rimes, Performing in San Ramon!

Don’t miss a chance to see, Grammy Award winner, LeAnn Rimes will be performing at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon, on 1/25/2020!

Purchase Tickets Here! Tickets go on sale, 9/10/19, at 10AM.

Rimes has sold more than 44 million units globally, won 2 Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. LeAnn’s record “How Do I Live,” continues to rank #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs” and 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” which went #1 in 11 countries.

LeAnn Rimes, Dougherty Valley Center, San Ramon, CA