Our little hill in Castro Valley
Castro Valley, like many towns throughout the Bay Area, has a weekly farmer’s market. Our farmer’s market happens on Saturdays between 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the North Eastern corner of the BART parking lot from May 18th to October 26th. What I like most about CV’s farmer’s market besides the freshness and supporting farmers directly are the prices. I’ve found our market to be one of the better deals, and especially when you compare it to some of the better known…Continue
Added by Thomas Westfall on April 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Do you know about the new "Reduce Your Waste" program? If you downsize your trash pickup bin to the new 20 gallon size, you'll get a $50 credit on your next bill PLUS you'll save money on your monthly bill moving forward on the smaller program. You can also upsize your green bin and/or recycling bin while you're at it - they now have 96-gallon bins!
Details and the number to call are on the CVSan site at: …Continue
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It's that time of year again... the annual California Native Plant Sale is this Saturday in Tilden, just in time for Spring (isn't it amazing how they time that?). Maps & details are at EBRPD's site here, but this is the scoop:
Saturday, April 16, 2011 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Organized by the Volunteers of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
The Botanic Garden is located at…
Added by Andria on April 14, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments
Congratulations to our Greenridge neighbors Mark Yin & Sharon Young, who are being honored by the Hayward Area Historical Society for the beautiful, period-appropriate renovations they completed on their Eichler!
They'll be feted at Stonebrae Country Club in Hayward on Friday, April 29 at the 12th Annual History Awards Gala, which is open to the public. To buy tickets or…Continue
Added by Andria on April 11, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
CASTRO VALLEY BOULEVARD
PUBLIC ART PROGRAM
Artists’ Proposals on Display for Community Feedback
Are you curious about the artwork associated with the Castro Valley Boulevard Streetscape Improvement Project? Are you interested in giving feedback about the artists' proposals? Read on to learn…Continue
Added by Andria on October 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Hello neighbors - the 2010 General Meeting of the Greenridge Coldwater Area Association (GCAA) will be taking place at our wonderful Castro Valley Library on Tuesday, October 19 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please join us to hear what's new in our community.
Special guest speakers include:
Christian Jessen of Real Goods Solar Power
Roberta Rivet of the Castro Valley and Eden Area Chamber of Commerce
Hope to see you there!
Added by Thomas Westfall on October 9, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments
We had Adam Levy play in our great room last year in a trio - he's now coming back with another great new singer-songwriter from Nashville! Please join us if you can - details are below; you can preview the music on their websites. Click the button to register on Eventbrite so we can keep track of who's coming, and feel free to forward to others who might be interested in attending:…Continue
Sorry for the late notice everyone - haven't had time to post this until now, and it's due tomorrow! The good news is it's quick and easy and you can send your feedback by email. Please fill out this questionnaire to provide your views on Castro Valley life to the 6 artists being considered to design our downtown artwork. The artists' proposals will be displayed for public comment in late October/ early November - details to follow closer to that…Continue
Added by Andria on September 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments
We all know this is a big reason we live here :) Some recent news about our fantastic Castro Valley schools:
Added by Andria on August 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
So the sun may have (mostly) abandoned us again, but that means it will be more than bearable this weekend at Jack London Square for major foodie grazing at the Eat Real Festival! Starting today and running through Sunday, this is an opportunity to check out some of the best food trucks in the Bay all in one location. Some of my lunchtime favorites from work who will be there include Chairman Bao (a…Continue
Added by Andria on August 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Wanted to take your kids to a Penguins & Pajamas sleepover at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park but thought it was too pricey? Have a chance to win a package for a family of four! The Academy is running a sweepstakes through August 31; strangely, they are not taking online entries, but you can either enter on site when you visit the Academy, or mail in…Continue
Added by Andria on August 17, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Hello folks! You may have heard about a beautification project that is underway for Castro Valley Boulevard. As part of this project, commissioned artwork will be integrated into the seating and gateway markers (you may have seen some similar new fixtures in downtown Dublin recently). A committee has already narrowed down the selection of artists, but YOUR presence is requested to meet and interact with the artists to ensure that the end result best reflects all…Continue
Added by Andria on August 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Didn't get enough local rodeo action back in May? Rowell Ranch is back with the 48th Annual Junior Rodeo on August 7th & 8th, and better yet, attendance & parking are FREE! More information on some of the key events is on the website at www.rowellranchjrrodeo.net. Participants range in age from "Pee-Wees" (under 5!!) on Saturday morning, to "Seniors" (one of the few places this term refers to 14-18 yr…Continue
Added by Andria on July 24, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Just thought I'd share this great retro-modern style video intro for local SF artist Brian Barneclo's latest and most ambitious work, Systems Mural Project being planned down by the Caltrain station in San Francisco. I've written about his work…Continue
Added by Andria on June 15, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As you may have realized from the posters dotting shop windows down Castro Valley Boulevard, the annual Rowell Rodeo and its ancillary activities are around the corner!
A few of the events not to be missed:
* Chili Cookoff sponsored by the Rotary Club - Friday, May 7 @ 5:30pm
* Parade down CVB - Saturday, May 8 @ 10am
* Tri-Tip BBQ & Dance -…Continue
Added by Andria on April 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Although they normally are open sometime in May, our local swim facilities run by the EBPRD will be opening a little later this year. Cull Canyon is scheduled to open at Noon June 20, and Don Castro (which was closed for renovation last year) on July 6 also at Noon. Full details are here.
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Weekend Sherpa, which highlights the wonderful outdoor resources available to us lucky Bay Area residents, recently posted about some favorite wildflower walks, including one at Las Trampas over the hill in San Ramon. For this and more East Bay outdoor activities and weekend adventure recommendations, see their archive.…
Added by Andria on March 26, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments