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.


Forge Pizza in Danville is Closing

According to their website, Forge Pizza in Danville will be closing their doors for good on Sunday, March 15th. The cafe-style restaurant, located inside the Lunardi’s building in Iron Horse Plaza, has been sold to new owners who will be launching a new concept in the coming months.

The Forge Pizza, which opened in Danville as their second location in 2013, will remain open in their other 2 locations in Oakland’s Jack London Square and Napa’s Century Center.


Danville Business Owner Arrested on Sex Charges

PRESS RELEASE: Danville Business Owner Arrested on Sex Charges

Danville Business Owner Arrested on Sex Charges
Investigation continues into alleged sexual misconduct

A Danville business owner is under arrest following an investigation by police into alleged sexual misconduct. Police Chief Allan Shields said that at approximately 12:50 pm, on February 21, 2020, officers arrested Ramon Pruitt, 63, San Geronimo, after locating him in Oakland. Pruitt is the owner of Danville Karate International located at 105 Town and Country Drive.

Danville Police, assisted by detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, began investigating Pruitt on January 14, 2020, after receiving a report of alleged inappropriate sexual behavior with one of his students at the karate studio.

On February 20, 2020, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed three felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child on Pruitt and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Pruitt was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility with bail set at $500,000.

Police are continuing their investigation, and encourage anyone with additional information regarding this case to contact the Danville Police Department Investigations Unit at (925) 314-3711 or [email protected]

Source from: Danville Police Department

Fosters Freeze Special

Head down to Fosters Freeze at 180 Hartz Ave., Danville and enjoy!!

Sweet rewards for valued customers @fostersfreeze!

$1.59 small Strawberry Sundae for a limited time, February 21st – March 2nd 

Major Movie will be Filming in Downtown SF for 3 Weeks in February

According to SF Gate,  A major movie with the working title “Project Ice Cream” AKA “The Matrix” will be filming around SF’s Financial District on Feb 9, 2020. Keanu Reeves was spotted enjoying an ice cream at Baskin Robbins in Alameda. They will be filming in Downtown SF for 3 weeks in February.


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.

Sweetie Face January 2020 Sale!

Sweetie Face in the Blackhawk Plaza is having their January 2020 Sale! Don’t miss out on some adorable clothes, dresses, tutus, furniture, & blankets, etc. for kids! They have select apparel 30-50% OFF!

Check them out here!

Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts Closing

We are sad to say goodbye to another establishment in the area. Make sure to go grab a delicious pastry before 2/1/2020!

Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts sent out this note today;

“2020 has arrived, and with it comes change.
After 33 years in business, Katrina is retiring. Though a bittersweet decision, it’s time to step back and slow down. She has closed her Oakland store, effective December 31st, and her Alamo location will close on February 1, 2020.
Katrina, and her husband, Ken, are deeply grateful for all of the community support that has made Katrina Rozelle Pastries and Desserts a destination for discriminating dessert lovers for over 3 decades. They are also immensely thankful to the loyal and hardworking employees who have so tirelessly contributed to the success of the business over the years.
Since 1987, Katrina and her crew have sweetened Bay Area celebrations to the tune of thousands of wedding cakes, from simple and grand; tens of thousands of birthday and party cakes of every conceivable size and shape; and literally millions of deliciously addictive cookies, not to mention her wonderful holiday products.
Katrina knows that there will be pangs of withdrawal as the ready supply of these items disappears; she will miss them, too. She might even have to start baking at home!
There’s no easy way to say goodbye, but Katrina and crew would love to see you before the doors close. Stop by the Alamo store and help us bid farewell to a one of a kind Bay Area institution.”