Eye at the Hills: Canine house owners, beware — loss of life cap mushrooms are again

Demise cap mushrooms are rearing their unpleasant heads once more. Already, the season’s first rains are accountable for the loss of life of a tender canine in Oakland. A reader wrote that the 10-week-old doggy died after consuming a toxic mushroom close to Lake Merritt.

Demise caps steadily pop up in parks and different wet puts laced with strolling trails. It’s unattainable to get rid of the mushrooms utterly, so doggy house owners would possibly need to stay a decent leash on canines in those spaces.

Superstar endorsement: A brand new ebook at the lifetime of Montclarion Roy Clay Sr. has stuck the eye of Warriors famous person Steph Curry. “Unstoppable: The Not going Tale of a Silicon Valley Godfather” is the December pick out for Stephen’s Underrated E book Membership.

“Unstoppable” is the tale of the way Clay’s experience in laptop programming helped make Hewlett-Packard a family title. Clay began writing code within the Fifties — uncommon for someone in the ones early days of laptop programming and unparalleled for an African American. The Underrated E book Membership specializes in lesser-known authors and tales with an internet dialogue workforce moderated by way of Curry and different celebrities.

Round the town: There’s some headway within the redesign of the retail house at 2064 Antioch Courtroom in Montclair — the brand new house of Sliver Pizzeria. With places in Oakland, Berkeley and Danville, this nonmeat eatery already has a fan base, plans for reside track or even mezcal margaritas to counterpoint its veggie-based pizza of the day.

Talking of Montclair Village, there is also a option to lower the selection of motorists making unlawful left turns from Antioch Courtroom onto Mountain Blvd. A minimum of one reader notes that the prevailing “no left flip” signal is at the proper aspect of the road, the place drivers will not be having a look. Transferring the signal to the left aspect of Antioch Courtroom would make it extra visual as vehicles manner the brand new bulb-out sidewalk that makes left turns bad.

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Crime blotter: Upload Tide laundry pods to the record of catalytic converters and different issues thieves are stealing in Oakland and across the nation in large sunlight. Police say the 150-ounce boxes of Tide should buy thieves $10 of crack cocaine, pot or a snappy $5 in money.

If the pod thief will get stuck, it’s steadily only a small positive for shoplifting so there’s no actual deterrent to stealing detergent. In the meantime, hills citizens proceed to document daylight hours thefts of catalytic converters — even in high-traffic spaces like swim membership parking so much.

Musical observe: The small retail house by way of Faucets and Takeout (5736 Thornhill Force) is taking over a speakeasy vibe at the moment. A part of Faucets and Takeout’s track collection, the little front room hosts some giant acts which might be steadily simply marketed to their electronic mail record and on their Fb web page.

I popped in and noticed a really perfect workforce the opposite night time. The Lower That includes Junior Morrow is a bluesy band with Morrow on guitar and vocals, John Simmons on drums/vocals and Montclair’s Michael Esterson on bass and backup vocals. The crowd additionally performs at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays in Living room 3411 (3411 MacArthur Blvd.), and Esterson says the blues jam periods within the Laurel District are attracting excellent musicians.

“It’s implausible local track — we name it ‘blues church’ — and now we have a variety of gamers old and young, black and white and in between,” he stated.

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