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Garbage Survey, Workshops

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 3, 2017

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City of Piedmont

For More Information:
Jennifer Gavin, Associate Planner

“Community Participation Sought for Procurement of Solid Waste Services”

PIEDMONT, CA – Community members are invited to participate in two workshops to help assist the City of Piedmont in securing quality garbage, recycling, and composting services. Community input is sought to determine the most appropriate garbage and recycling services for Piedmont customers, and to assess the community’s opinion of the current solid waste service offerings. The goal of this effort is to reduce waste sent to the landfill while continuing to provide quality services to the Piedmont community.


Workshop #1
Date: Friday, January 20th
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Community Hall, 711 Highland Avenue

Workshop #2
Date: Thursday, February 2nd
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Veteran’s Hall, 401 Highland Avenue

In addition to participating in the workshops, you can help Piedmont provide you with quality solid waste services by participating in this community survey:
www.surveymonkey.com/r/piedmontcommunity or
Paper versions of the survey will be available at the Public Works Counter at City Hall.

To learn more about solid waste services in Piedmont visit: www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/recycling-waste.sh…
For more information on the current procurement effort, please contact Associate Planner Jennifer Gavin at jgavin@ci.piedmont.ca.us or call 510-420-3054.

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Food and Brews in Temescal

Posted by Len Gilbert on January 22, 2016

Looks like some great local restaurants and events. Check it out!



SF Beer Week celebrates the Bay Area’s brewing heritage and craft beer culture with hundreds of events taking place over 10 days, January 22-31, 2016. In Temescal, Hog’s Apothecary and Rosamunde Sausage Grill have amazing events all week long including beer dinners, educational events, meet the brewer nights, and more.

Check out the full schedule of SF Beer Week events here:



Pig Breakdown with Fort Point and Charcuterie | Tuesday, January 26 | 2 – 5pm |
375 40th St | $35, all inclusive

Watch Hog’s owner and Head Chef butcher a half pig and enjoy some house-made charcuterie paired with fort point beer while you learn how many pork chops you can get out a pig.Triple Rock Collaboration & IPA Release |
Friday, January 29 | 2pm – midnight | 375 40th St. | Free admission

Hip Breaker IPA, a collaboration between Triple Rock and The Hog’s Apothecary, makes its debut at Hog’s Apothecary with Triple Rock Head Brewer Jeff Kimpe on hand to bask in the hoppy glory. Hip Breaker was created for one of the original founders of Hog’s who broke a hip after falling off a ladder, preparing Hog’s grand opening.  Also on tap will be Kimpe’s Hop Salad Double IPA and Nod-and-Smile Triple IPA. Don’t miss out on this hop binge.




Thursday, January 14 – Sunday, January 24 |

Prix Fixe Lunch & Dinner | $20-$50

Oakland Restaurant Week is YOUR opportunity to experience Oakland’s trendy culinary scene that everyone is talking about. For 10 days (January 14-24, 2016), close to 75 participating restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $20, $30, $40, and $50 price points. That’s two weekends of awesome deals to feed your inner foodie.

Participating Restaurants in Temescal:

Clove & Hoof | 4001 Broadway Ave. | $30 Dinner

Choice of Charcuterie: One item charcuterie board or Fried pork rinds, smoked tomato spread
Choice of Salad: Panzanella or Chicories and Quinoa
Choice of Main: C&H Burger or Chicken and Waffles

Doña Tomas | 5004 Telegraph Ave. | $30 Dinner

First course: Sopes with seared scallops, butternut squash, serranos or Quesadillas with roasted beets, goat cheese, tomatillo- guajillo salsa.
Second course: Carnitas with mashed pinto beans, rice, grilled scallions, pico de gallo and tortillas or Chile Relleno en Nogada — roasted poblano chiles stuffed with cheese, butternut squash, onion and herbs served with black beans and tortillas
Dessert: Apple fritter with cajeta and vanilla ice cream or Mexican chocolate cake

Hog’s Apothecary | 375 40th St. | $40 Lunch or Dinner

Executive Package: A platter of 3 sausages with house-made accoutrements and condiments, accompanied by a pretzel with a beer pairing flight

Homeroom | 400 40th St. | $20 Lunchbox

Best-selling Gilroy Garlic Mac with one add-in of your choice, a Side salad with choice of homemade dressing, a Giant homemade oreo cookie, AND Limeade or iced tea

Juhu Beach Club | 5179 Telegraph Ave. | $20 Dinner

Bhel Salad

Choice between two curries: Curryleaf Coriander Shrimp or Tamarind Coconut Curry
Choice of Linden Street Beer: Burning Oak Black Lager, Hop Candi or New Oakland Glow

Marc 49 | 4915 Telegraph Ave | $30 Dinner

First course: Soup of the day or Ratatouille salad
Second course: Chicken pot pie or Vegetarian tamale pie
Third course: Chocolate bread pudding or gluten free pear pomegranate and port crisp

Produced by Visit Oakland, Oakland Restaurant Week is in its sixth year and American Express this year’s presenting sponsor.


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Rockridge Children’s Halloween Parade

Posted by Len Gilbert on October 24, 2015

From the Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC) newsletter


Rockridge Children’s Halloween Parade: Grab Your Kids, Costumes and Candy Bags

Sunday, October 25: 12 – 2 p.m.

Meet at 11:45am, College Avenue Presbyterian Church

5951 College Avenue

Continuing the neighborhood’s great, ghoulish tradition, you are invited to celebrate Halloween on College Avenue. From noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 25, participating merchants will host trick-or-treating along both sides of College Avenue from Alcatraz to Broadway.

Join the costumed procession at Halloween Central in front of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church, 5951 College Avenue, at 11:45 a.m. At noon, we’ll start trick-or-treating, leading the first group along College Avenue.

Enjoy the spooky storytelling, silly, scary sing-alongs led by a serenading singer and fun events at Halloween Central from 11:45 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join this holiday fun for kids of all ages.

Sponsored by the Rockridge District Association (RDA) and
The Rockridge Community Planning Council (RCPC)

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Piedmont’s 50th Independence Day Parade!

Posted by Len Gilbert on July 3, 2015

50 years, come out and enjoy the parade, pancake breakfast, the block parties, and more. Piedmont Connect, the Piedmont Baseball-Softball Foundation, bagpipers, and more! The scouts are also selling pies that look amazing.

Learn more

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Piedmont Connect: A Piedmont Water Conservation Showcase

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 13, 2015

Are you…

Wondering how to alter your landscape to stay beautiful with less water?

Wanting to know how to get paid to lose part or all of your lawn?

Thinking about greener energy use like solar or an electric vehicle?

Worried by what you hear about bees and other pollinators and want to help?

We can help with all this and more at the….  

April 22nd
Piedmont Water Conservation Showcase

A Family Friendly Event

Wednesday, April 22 (Earth Day) 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Open House)

Piedmont Community Hall, 711 Highland Avenue

Sponsored by: Piedmont Connect, PMS Green Team, PHS ASB, League of Women Voters, EBMUD, StopWaste

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