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Update: Soldiers Appreciative of Fudge For Troops Campaign

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February 19, 2013

I wanted to share this bit of fabulous information from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Brentwood. They shared a letter from solider in Afghanistan today who has received and enjoyed the fudge provided by the 2012 Fudge for the Troops campaign from the Blue Star Moms, Chapter 101 last month. It’s nice to see… Read More ›

Photos: Everything Kids Guide Hosts Total Wellness Expo

Everything Kids Guide, an Oakley Business, provided me with a few photographs of their event this past Saturday in Concord as they hosted a Total Wellness Expo. The event was free and provided attendees to visit with many vendors promoting a healthy lifestyle.  There was raffle prizes include a three month membership to The Big… Read More ›

Good Scents Florist Ready for Valentines Day

On Thursday, I met with Good Scents Florist owner Steve Harland who informed me that he was receiving a large order of flowers just in time for Valentine’s Day on Saturday, so I decided to check it out and stop by. Aside from his shop smelling like fresh flowers, it was filled with red roses… Read More ›

Good Scents Florist Ready For Valentine’s Day Demand

Oakley’s Good Scents Florist is armed with plenty of red vases and white teddy bears, to go along with traditional long stem red roses for Valentine’s Day next Thursday. I encourage you to begin placing your orders as the busiest flower day of the year is quickly approaching. The other day a picture of Steven… Read More ›

Lumpy’s Diner to Host Delta Dawgs Fundraiser

Come out and support the Delta Dawgs 12-and under team on Wednesday as Lumpy’s Diner in Antioch  will be hosting a fundraiser to help send these kids to Cooperstown. Lumpy will be donating 15% of your bill to the baseball club. There will also be a silent auction with sports memorabilia including signed World Series… Read More ›

Oakley Business’ Not Happy With City–Send Letter

I was forwarded a letter this afternoon that was sent to the Oakley City Council and City Manager. It appears to be a joint letter from multiple Oakley Businesses who want to see improvement from the City of Oakley regarding the Oakley Plaza planning. In reading the letter, they have a point. But their opposition… Read More ›

Oakley Receives Chamber Website Re-Launch Preview

A culture change has come to the Oakley Chamber of Commerce as it can be summed up as “out with the old” and “in with the new” where about 70 people were on hand at Black Bear Diner last night to see the preview of the new  Oakley Chamber of Commerce Website. The website will… Read More ›

FOMCW Honored by Board of Supervisors

The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed was honored on Tuesday morning by Supervisor Mary Piepho and the Board of Supervisors by receiving the 2012 Chair of the Board Award for their work in the community.   Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed Board President Brian Curran and Executive Director Diane Burgis pose for the picture with… Read More ›

Black Bear Diner: $2,700 Raised for Make-A-Wish Foundation

I am pleased to report that Black Bear Diner in Oakley raised just over $2,700 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the month long fundraiser in December.  The entire Black Bear Diner family raised over $160,809. Over the month of December, $1 from every dessert ordered went towards Make-A-Wish Foundation.  In addition, they also held a… Read More ›

Black Bear Diner: Buy a Dessert, $1 Donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Black Bear Diner is giving East County residents a reason to order dessert this holiday season because for each dessert ordered, they will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In addition, they will also be hosting a raffle for homemade afgans of local sports teams where tickets can be purchased until the end of the… Read More ›