Don’t Miss National Night Out In Pleasant Hill – August 4th 2015

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National Night Out is right around the corner and you can participate in the fun on Tuesday August 4th 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the lawn at the Pleasant Hill City Hall.

National Night Out is an annual event since 1981 and it’s a perfect opportunity for local police to build a great relationship with the community.

What to Expect

At the 2015 National Night Out there will be free hot dogs, hamburgers, K-9 demonstrations, police and fire vehicles will be available for inspection and so much more.

Bouncy Houses and More!

Besides being a great way for children and the community to interact with the Police force, the 2015 National Night Out in Pleasant Hill will also offer children plenty of opportunities for fun including a bouncy house, face painting, entertainment, snacks and desserts.

National Night Out

The 2015 National Night Out event in Pleasant Hill will also be joined by similar events in Pacheco and Martinez so if you don’t live here there should be opportunities for you to enjoy National Night Out elsewhere.

Available Nationwide

What’s great about the 2015 National Night Out is that there will be similar events across the country and there will be close to 20,000 events like the one we will have in Pleasant Hill.

Learn More about Pleasant Hill

To learn more about the 2015 National Night Out, or to view Pleasant Hill homes for sale, contact us today by CLICKING HERE or calling (925) 300-8000.

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Dog Food Recall in Pleasant Hill Due To Possible Salmonella Risk

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This week a dog food recalled in Pleasant Hill was issued for he Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for dogs made by Natures Variety.

If you purchased this brand of dog food and it has a date of 4/27/16, which it’s “best by”, you should return this dog food immediately to the store that you purchased it from since this dog food presents a salmonella risk for both humans and their dogs.

How Does Salmonella Effect Dogs?

Dogs who have been infected with salmonella may appear to be lethargic or show signs of diarrhea, vomiting and fever.

It can get even worse for humans, especially if you don’t wash your hands after handling dog food, this is why dog owners are encouraged to call their veterinarians if they feel that their dog may have become infected with salmonella.

About Instinct Raw Chicken Formula

The exact brand of Instinct Raw Chicken Formula’s which may have been infected with salmonella are:

UPC# 769949611431 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 4 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

UPC# 769949611448 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Bites for Dogs 7 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

UPC# 769949611486 – Instinct Raw Chicken Formula Patties for Dogs 6 lb.; Best By 04/27/16

To learn more about this issue contact the Nature’s Variety consumer relations center at (888) 519-7387 or email them through their website.

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12 Things You Can Do To Increase the Value of Your Pleasant Hill Home

It’s hard to believe that August is right around the corner but, if you’re thinking about selling your Pleasant Hill Home now is the best time for you to sell because, mortgage interest rates are still low, demand for homes is high and most buyers will want to purchase homes before the fall and winter months.

Before listing your home for sell you should consider increasing the value of your home by following one or all of these 12 things you can do to increase the value of your Pleasant Hill Home.

#1 – Replace outdated hardware and fixtures in your home – This includes lamps, light fixtures, door knobs and door handles.

#2 – Remove carpeting from bathrooms – Most buyers hate carpeting in bathrooms and want to see either tile or vinyl flooring.

#3 – Replace burned out light bulbs – Check all lamps and lights in your home including in closets and your garage.

#4 – Clean your medicine cabinet and refrigerator thoroughly.

#5 – Paint the inside of your home neutral colors but don’t hesitate to paint one or more walls inside your home a bright color since accent walls add character to any home.

#6 – Clean up your curb appeal – Remove dead bushes or flowers from your yard and replant new flowers and trees plus you should also paint your fence and rehab your mailbox as well.

#7 – Hire a professional designer for one hour – This will give your ideas on more things you can do to add value and improve your home before listing it.

#8 – Replace old rugs, floor mats and carpeting from your home.

#9 – Clean windows inside and out.

#10 – Start packing up excess items that you’re not using NOW and placing those items in storage since you are going to be moving sooner, rather than later.

#11 – Deodorize your home by having carpets, flooring and furniture professionally cleaned.

#12 – Remove large pieces of furniture from your home like couches, chairs or coffee tables and replace with smaller furniture.

Sell Your Pleasant Hill Home

To get started with selling your Pleasant Hill Home contact us today by calling (925) 300-8000 or click here.

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Summer 2015 – Don’t Miss These Fun Things To Do At The Pleasant Hill Library

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Are you still searching for something fun to do this summer? If so, don’t miss these fun events at the Pleasant Hill Library.

Summer Reading: Read to the Rhythm

June 6-August 15

Read and win great prizes! Come into the library to pick up a reading record for kids, babies, teens, or adults.

Senior Center Book Club Monday

August 3, 12:00-1:00pm

Join us for a book club hosted by the library at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center! Enjoy a fun and casual discussion and enjoy something to nibble. Books will be provided for you to borrow.

Maker Monday

August 10, 6:30-8:00pm

Tinker Tuesday

August 11, 3:00-4:30pm

This is a make and take event plus that also offers hands-on explorations of creative apps.

Eco Sewing

3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month 3:00-5:00pm

Learn sewing machine skills and create fabulous up-cycled fabric creations! This fun, youth craft will be led by Anne Baker, a local recycling educator and artist.

Lego Creators Club (with Robots!)

Every Saturday, 2:00pm

Make anything you can imagine with our huge collection of Legos! Plus new challenges and tips every meeting. This season, explore the programmable universe of Lego Mindstorms with the library’s new EV3 robotics kits!

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Pleasant Hill Basketball – Don’t Miss Out On CTK Summer Camps – Enrollment Ends Soon!

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PLEASANT HILL, CA – Are you still searching for something fun for your kids to do this summer? Don’t miss the chance to enroll them in the 2015 in the CTK Summer Camps.

Summer camps begin this Sunday 7/2/15 so there’s still time for you to get your children registered so they can learn the fundamentals of basketball or brush up on their skills for the 2015-2016 Pleasant Hill Basketball Season.

About Christ The King Basketball

At Christ The King Parish they believe that Athletic programs can help young people develop the essential tools for success and foster an attitude to help improve communities in a changing world.

The purpose of the Christ the King CYO basketball clinics is to keep the parish children active in basketball during the off season and to them help improve on their Pleasant Hill Basketball skills including learning the fundamental skills essential to the sport.

Program Details

This program is for FOR BOYS and GIRLS GRADES 3 – 8

Each Session will be broken up for three groups of boys and girls and will last approximately one hour. Time slots per grade are follow:

3rd and 4th grade – 4:00-5:00PM
5th and 6th grade – 5:15-6:15PM
7th and 8th grade – 6:30 – 7:30PM

The dates for the clinics will be the following:

July  26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13

COST:

$80 for all Summer Camps
Please note because of space, we will cap the program at 40 players per group.

WEEKLY SESSIONS TO DEVELOP AND IMPROVE BASKETBALL FUNDAMENTALS

The format for month to month will stay the same. As the summer advances, the program will get progressively more advanced.  For example: July 26 will be ball handling and passing, but will feature more advanced skills including one-one-one and pick & roll drills. There will be a review at the beginning of each to help ensure each player has an understanding of drills taught the previous week.

Clinic Instructors will be certified CYO coaches and parish volunteers who are part of the Christ the King CYO program. Program sessions will cover the following:
– Ball Handling, Passing
– Shooting Drills
– Defensive Technique
– Team/Position Play

Enroll Your Child In CTK Summer Camps Here

To get started with enrolling your child in CTK Basketball summer camps CLICK HERE.

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Save the Date – Pleasant Hill Community Service Day – September 26h 2015

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By Pleasant Hill Times

Pleasant Hill Community Service Day is right around the corner once again and will be held on September 26th 2015 starting at 7:30 am sharp.

Location – Pleasant Hill Park.

Brought to you by the Civic Action Commission, Pleasant Hill’s Community Service Day is your chance to make a difference in the community with hundreds of other volunteers as we work together to make it a better city for everyone.

Community Service Day Projects

Some of the projects you could be a part of on community service day include:

  • Yardwork
  • Painting
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Beautification
  • And more!

If you are a senior who lives in Pleasant Hill and you have yard work that needs to be done in the front of your property?

The Civic Action Commission wants to hear from you, contact Martin Nelis at (925) 671-5229 or email him at mnelis@pleasanthillca.org to discuss your project and arrange a time on Community Service Day for volunteers to come and clean up your property.

Get Here Early

Are you an “Early Bird” who likes to start their day before everyone else? If so, get to Pleasant Hill Park early on September 26th for a free pancake breakfast which will be served by the Lyons Club.

The Lyons Club will also be giving away free tee shirts to the first 600 volunteers and there will also be drinks and snacks at various job sits around town as well.

Learn More about Pleasant Hill Community Service Day

Don’t miss Pleasant Hill’s 11th annual community service day on September 26th 2015. To learn more about this event call us at (925) 300-8000 or CLICK HERE to connect with us online.

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7 Simple Tips to Keep Your Pleasant Hill Home Safe While You Are on Vacation

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By Pleasant Hill Times

You’re getting ready to finally leave for your vacation break but, is your Pleasant Hill Home ready for you to take a vacation?

In this article we will share with you 7 tips you can use to keep your Pleasant Hill Home safe while you are away on your summer vacation.

Tip 1 – Leave Your Blinds Open

Before going on vacation be sure to leave the blinds and curtains open in your Pleasant Hill home to their usual positions because, closed drapes or blinds during the day will be a signal to thieves that you’re away.

Tip 2 – Have Your Mail Held

Go to the Post Office and fill out a vacation delivery form to have the mail held from delivery to your Pleasant Hill Home until you return from your vacation.

Tip 3 – Turn down The Ringer Or Volume On Your Answering Machine And Phone

Another important thing to do BEFORE you go on vacation is to turn the ringer down on your phone or answering machine because, a criminal can literally stand outside your front door, call your home number, and if they hear your answering machine, or see signs that you’re away, they will know that your home is safe to rob.

Tip 4 – Hire A Gardener To Mow Your Lawn While You’re Away

It doesn’t matter if you’re gone for one week, or four, you should hire a gardener to mow your lawns while you are away because, an un-mowed lawn is another sign that you haven’t been back to your home in a while.

Tip 5 – Use Timers In Your Pleasant Hill Home

Consider using timers for your lights, radio, and television, because, if these items come on automatically each day or night nobody will be able to figure out that you’re not home if they are watching your Pleasant Hill house from the street.

Tip 6 – Alert Police That You’re Away

Notify the Pleasant Hill Police Department that you’re going to be away from home so that officers who are patrolling in the area will know to drive by your Pleasant Hill Home to make sure all is well.

Tip 7 – Purchase A WiFi Enabled Security System

Last of all, but most important, consider purchasing a WiFi enabled security system so you can check on your home over the Internet even if you are relaxing on a beach, or traveling on a plane.

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For more information about life in Pleasant Hill, or to search for a Pleasant Hill home for sale, contact us today by clicking here or calling (925) 300-8000.

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