Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sunset In Pleasanton

I thought you might enjoy these photos of sunset in Pleasanton




Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Best Places to see Christmas Lights in Pleasanton













There are two places that I always go to see Christmas lights in Pleasanton, and they are both run by someone named Bob.

So they have been called Bob's World and Bob's World Two.

Bob's World is located at 2612 Calle Reynoso.

Bob's World Two is located at 3671 Chelsea Ct.

For both of these houses, you must get out and walk. Bob's World is on a corner lot and includes the garage. Bob's World Two has a lot of lights in the back yard, so make sure you go round the back.

Santa has been known to visit Bob's World and Bob's World Two on occasion (usually at weekends)

Here's a video of Bob's World:





Bob's World Two has now been renamed Widmer World and you can see more at their own website Widmer World.

The real street name of Candy Cane Lane is Walnut Drive. It is situated near Main Street, just off Ray Street and all 28 houses have decorations outside. So park and walk for this street.  

Another place I recommend is Livermore Lights the address is 646 Zermatt Street, Livermore. You drive up and tune your radio into the given frequency and then watch the lights in time to the music. 

Here's the video of Livermore Lights





And while you are in Livermore, visit Deacon Dave's at 352 Hillcrest Ave. Here's a video from Deacon Dave's:










Thursday, November 14, 2013

96.5 KOIT Radio Station

96.5 KOIT plays “Better Music, for a Better Workday”. A great mix of adult contempory like: Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and Pink.

The KOIT Morning Show (weekdays 5am to 10am) with Jack Kulp and Charly Kayle has become one of the most-listened-to morning shows in the Bay Area. There is a bunch of music, trending information and always great giveaways.

In 2014, 96.5 KOIT will become the official radio station sponsor of the Bay Area American Cancer Society Relay For Life events, including the Pleasanton Middle School walk July 19th, 2014.

96.5 KOIT plays a wide range of music, satisfying the tastes of many music lovers. It’s a great way to de-stress and feel good. They continue to invest in the Pleasanton community, promoting non-profit events and fundraisers.

The radio station's signal is transmitted from the top of the Sutro Tower near Clarendon Heights in San Francisco, so the station can be heard from Sonoma to Santa Cruz, Marin to Modesto and loud and proud in Pleasanton. They also broadcast in High Definition, on KOIT.com and with a free mobile app which is available in the app store. So you can listen to KOIT in the car, from your computer or on your phone. 


Photo of Sutro Tower by Peter Kaminski from San Francisco, California, USA via Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fontina's Restaurant, Main Street

My favorite restaurant is Fontina's on Main Street, Pleasanton. We've been there a number of times and have had nothing but the best in food and service. I'm not a vegetarian, but I enjoy the fact Fontina's has a large variety of vegetarian meals. I've had soup and salad a number of times at Fontina's and that's always been delicious.

While you are waiting they bring bread and something to dip your bread in. It contains garlic and is awesome, but so far I have failed to to repeat it at home.

I can't remember having a dessert at Fontina's. Maybe because the meal is so filling that we decide not to order one. I think I should try one next time I go.

Eating at Fontina's is not cheap, so we usually try and eat there when the children are unable to come. They just don't appreciate fine dining like we do.


Fontina Ristorante
349 Main St # 150
Pleasanton, CA 94566-6664
(925) 462-9299

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hanging Locker Organizer in Amador Colors



LockerWorks Hanging Locker Organizer - Purple/gold (other colors available)

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wheels Bus System Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin



The Wheels buses are the public transport buses that cover Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton.

There are a variety of different buses stopping at various areas of Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin. The buses are a great way to get around the tri-valley if you don't have your own transport, or just don't want to use your own car.

I have been using the Wheels buses for years now, and am thankful to have such a great bus system. I have gone other places, and compared with other public transport systems I have used, the Wheels Bus System is really good. I find the drivers are friendly, courteous and the buses are generally on time. 

In Pleasanton the number 10 bus goes to the BART, Downtown, Valley Care and Stoneridge Mall.



Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Vine Cinemas Movie Theater, Livermore


This is an unusual theater that I hope never goes away. The Vine Cinemas was once was a typical movie theater, showing the latest movies. Now it is more of an old-fashioned theater showing older, interesting movies such as classics on the big screen. They have different themed nights and now have an alehouse inside as part of the theater.

My mom told me how she used to go there when she was a young girl to see the latest movie. It was a treat when she and her friends could go to the movies. The Vine Cinemas has been there for a long time. Since my mom went there when she was little, I also did when I was little. It has been a family tradition in my family.

One cool thing that I always thought was such a great idea is how people can rent out the theater for any occasion, such as birthday parties, group get-togethers, and celebrations of some sort. You have the choice of what you want to be shown as the movie and have the theater all to yourselves. I cannot wait to do that one of these days.

I am glad it is still going in business, instead of being torn down. At one point that I know of, they were going to tear the building down. Thankfully, someone saved it and its legacy lives on. It is a wonderful place.

It is a fun place, so make sure to check out what is going on at the Vine Cinemas. It is located in downtown Livermore on First Street.