DMV Walnut Creek Closing Permanently

If you have business to do with the DMV and usually head over to the Walnut Creek location, you only have until Friday, 11/13/2020, at 5 pm to do it. Unfortunately, they are closing for good. The office lease is expiring and not being renewed.

The state is offering a backup office at Stoneridge Mall, due to open on 11/23/2020.  Until then, you can go online for further information.


Danville Bowl Reopens

Danville Bowl reopened on 11/4/2020 with safety guidelines in place.

Make sure to head down there for Taco Tuesdays-$1 tacos ALL DAY, or Whacky Wednesdays- bar happy hour prices ALL Day, 1/2 off food ALL DAY, $2 games, & $2 shoe rental from 5 pm -9 pm.


Contra Costa Now in Orange Tier

Now that we have moved to the orange tier, more businesses and community activities can reopen today: 

Worship services and other cultural activities indoors at 50% occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer; Indoor dining at 50% occupancy or 200 people, whichever is fewer; Indoor swimming pools; Bars and other businesses that sell alcohol without meals to open for outdoor operation; Family entertainment centers to open indoors for “naturally distanced” activities, such as bowling alleys, escape rooms, and climbing-wall gyms, at 25% occupancy; Cardrooms to open indoors at 25% occupancy; Small amusement parks to open at 25% of occupancy or 500 people, whichever is fewer; Professional sports venues to open at 20% occupancy; Live entertainment to open with no more than 50 people, if approved by the Health Officer.

Contra Costa County will remain in the orange tier for at least two weeks.  If the county’s average daily case rate continues to go down, it could be reclassified to the least restrictive yellow tier at that time.  To be in the yellow tier, the county would have to have less than 1.0 daily new cases per 100k residents and less than a 2% positive case rate.

Despite this positive change to the county’s status, the community is urged to continue following the county health order guidelines with respect to face coverings, social distancing, no large gatherings, etc.


Pump It Up Reopening on October 31, 2020

Following state and county orders, Pump It Up will be reopening its doors for limited size Private Parties (5 & 10 kids) and Private Play Groups (5, 10 & 15 kids) on October 31st with significant disinfecting and physical distancing measures. We are taking online bookings and are answering phone calls or responding to voicemails remotely on a daily basis. We have relaxed our required deposit policies allowing store credits for parties canceled or rescheduled up to 3 days prior to the event. For details on our Private Playtime, go to the Group Events section.

For more details, click here.


Pump It Up, Pleasanton, CA.

The Slanted Door Reopens at City Center Bishop Ranch


San Ramon, Calif. – (October 13, 2020) – City Center Bishop Ranch officials today announced that The Slanted Door has reopened for indoor and outdoor dining at the 300,000-square-foot shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. In addition, a popular Japanese restaurant, Ramen Hiroshi is now open.  

“We’re very excited to welcome the community back to The Slanted Door at City Center Bishop Ranch,” said Charles Phan, the restaurant’s owner, and founder. “We’ve missed cooking and the camaraderie that comes with sharing a meal with family and friends.”

The nationally acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine-inspired restaurant is serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Also, open for outdoor dining and takeout is Ramen Hiroshi, a casual Japanese restaurant dishing up classic bowls of ramen.

“We are excited to have The Slanted Door back open and to finally have Ramen Hiroshi open. We’re really proud of the food mix at City Center,” said Alexander Mehran, Jr., president, and chief executive officer of Sunset Development Company, which owns and operates the center.

City Center Bishop Ranch has implemented numerous revisions to its operations designed to ensure guests’ safety, in keeping with guidelines encouraged by the state, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control. Among them:

  • Outdoor dining patios expanded to accommodate social-distancing guidelines.
  •  Tables and chairs at sit-down restaurants reconfigured to ensure appropriate spacing among diners.
  •  Voluntary health screen and temperature-check station located in Alexander Square.
  • Sanitation stations equipped with hand sanitizers installed at four locations throughout Alexander Square.
  •  Signage outlining precautions visible to all center guests.

The Grille at Blackhawk Delays Opening

The Grille at Blackhawk in the Blackhawk Plaza was going to open up on October 1, 2020, however, they have delayed opening up for another week or two. Once we have the exact date, we will update.
If you haven’t seen our sit down with the new owner, Richard Villarreal, check it out!

We look forward to trying it out and sitting on their patio, sipping on a delicious cocktail again!


Blackhawk Plaza Sold Again

Blackhawk Plaza has been around since 1989 and recently sold to Southern California Investors. Ramanujan Group in Orange County bought the shopping center for a little over $38 million in April. This isn’t the first time the Plaza has been up for sale. It was previously owned by Los Angeles-based CenterCal Properties.

The Plaza has some competition from Bishop Ranch, which is seen from the freeway with easy access. Unfortunately, the Plaza is about 5 miles away from the freeway and not viewable. However, The Plaza sits near the beautiful Blackhawk Country Club and close to residents in the area. With the increasing numbers of new residents leaving the city and Southbay and purchasing homes in Blackhawk and Danville, this may be a positive for the Ramanujan Group.

Shopping at Blackhawk Plaza Danville CA

National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day at Pressed Juicery

Today, August 19, 2020- Pressed Juicery, 200 Railroad Ave, Danville will celebrate National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day (August 19) with 50% off their vegan soft serve, Freeze all day long in-store, and online. 

What’s Freeze? Freeze is a revolutionary plant-based soft serve made from real fruits, nuts & vegetables. No chemicals, no stabilizers, no secrets. Top it off with toppings like blueberries, vegan gummy bears, or granola butter! 

These decadent treats are a plant-based delight. 

Regular pricing for the Freeze is $6.50-$8 depending on the size. 

Order local delivery or stop by your local Pressed Juicery to celebrate with a plant-based soft treat! 

The online coupon code is “SWIRL” – no limit on quantity.