Sign Off, At Last - After months of meetings, discussions, legal opinions, public input and a lot of revisions, the Pleasant Hill City Council approved the city’s new sign ordinance, which regulates the size and number of campaign signs that can be posted on private and commercial property. The whole kettle of fish began when a candidate for county office posted an oversized campaign sign on public property and was told it was too large. The candidate then cut the sign in half, which technically adhered to the city’s existing ordinance. Seeking to close that loophole, the council proposed new regulations, only to find First Amendment issues popping up all over the place. But last Monday night, at last, the ordinance was adopted.
Yum On The Horizon – Two new dining establishments are preparing to open their doors downtown: Japanese cuisine will be featured at Nama Restaurant, at the site of the old Monsoon Masala Indian restaurant, 2375 Contra Costa Blvd. It’s a fair bet that sushi and sashimi will be involved somehow. Also preparing to open its doors soon, but hopefully without raw fish in the mix, is Zachary’s Pizza, the extremely popular (and extremely awesome) Chicago-based pizza establishment. Expect lines here, especially in the beginning, but the wait will be worth it if you’re a pizza lover.
Post Your Pics – If you took photos and/or video of the Fourth of July parade, concerts, and fireworks, please consider posting them on Pleasant Hill Patch, in our community gallery. In fact, that’s a good place to post any photos of the city you want to share with your community.
The Sound of Music – Tonight you can hear
- Dave Martin’s House Party on the Plaza, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Ken Cooper at Back Forty Texas BBQ, 6-10 p.m.
- Karaoke at Dallimonti’s Restaurant, 8-12 p.m.
Tomorrow’s lineup includes:
- Doug Houser, Back Forty Texas BBQ, 6-10 p.m.
- Live Music, Dallimonti’s, 8:30-12 p.m.
- Petty Theft, Sunset on the Lake, City Hall, 6-9 p.m.
Do you know of any other musical happenings around town? Tell us about them in the comments, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Have a great weekend!