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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

THIS JUST IN!

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

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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!
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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

4 Dead, 15 Hurt in Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting

Garlic Festival Shooting in Gilroy - DanvilleSocial.com

Police and ambulances raced to a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday, with three people reported dead and several injured, and video posted on social media showing people at the event running for cover as shots rang out.

One suspect was arrested, Gilroy City Councilman Dion Bracco said.

The scene was still active as of 8:34 p.m. PST, Gilroy Police tweeted. Residents nearby the festival remained on lockdown, including Roman Faria, who sat down for dinner when he heard crowds running down the street.

“There were tons of people crying, they had scratches from diving and being knocked over,” Faria said. “It was intense to see because this is our town.”

Attendees could be seen fleeing and screaming in videos posted on social media. It was unclear how many people were involved in the shooting about 30 miles southeast of San Jose.

“As a reminder please do not come to Christmas Hill Park, this is still an active crime scene,” police tweeted.

San Jose resident Angela Escarcega was in line to get garlic bread with her family when shots rang out. She initially thought the gunshots were fireworksbecause it was near the end of the three-day festival. When she realized what was happening, Escarcega ran from the gunfire with her son in her arms.

Escarcega said her family has been going to the festival for over 10 years, but after meeting up at the reunification center at Gavilan College, they said now they don’t want to go anymore.

“My little one,” she said of her 9-year-old son. “He’s ready to go home.”

Evenny Reyes of Gilroy, 13, told the Mercury News that she spent the day at the festival with her friends and relatives when chaos erupted.

“We were just leaving and we saw a guy with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he got shot. And there were people on the ground, crying,” Reyes said. “There was a little kid hurt on the ground. People were throwing tables and cutting fences to get out.”

Reyes said the scene was “like the movies — everyone was crying, people were screaming.”

Seven people attending the Gilroy Garlic Festival were hospitalized, area medical center spokespeople confirmed. No information on their conditions was immediately available, and it was unclear if the 12 wounded included the three people who died.

source: USAToday.com

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