DUI Saturation Patrol Tonight In Concord & FREE Uber Ride


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There will be a saturation patrol tonight in Concord!

If you would like to be updated on DUI checkpoints and other police activity in Contra Costa, it’s HIGHLY recommended that you joining our email list, Facebook page, twitter feed or bookmark us and check back often!  We will continue to make people of Contra Costa County aware of DUI Checkpoints, Smog Checkpoints, Saturation Patrols, and other travel related events. As far as we know, DiabloReporter.com is the ONLY site that gives out specific times and locations of checkpoints in the County.

To report a checkpoints or for more information on the legalities concerning checkpoints, please visit our DUI page.

If you happen to drive through any checkpoints, send us your pictures or videos to diabloreporter@hush.com or submit the info here and we would be happy to share them with the rest of our community!

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Want to drink and get around safe? Ride free with Uber tonight!

Santa Beer Crawl Is Coming To Town – Dec 10th


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**Today is the last day for cheaper tickets! After today the price goes up!**

Dust off your Santa suits and ugly Christmas sweaters because it’s time to head to Downtown Martinez for some holiday cheer!

Main Street Martinez hosts the annual Santa Beer Crawl on the streets of Martinez, Sat., Dec. 10th, from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.  Come join the jolliest bunch of Santas this side of the bay as they walk around the downtown corridor of Martinez, sampling beers from over 20 great craft breweries stationed inside some of the small businesses along Main Street.

Sponsored by Main Street Martinez, Creek Monkey Tap House and RockSteady Brewing, this year’s Santa Beer Crawl looks to be a great time!

Santa costumes and Ugly sweaters are encouraged to add to the festive fun!

Free Shuttles to and from the North Concord BART station will be available, starting at 1:00pm and ending at 8pm.

Earlybird tickets are $25 from now through Dec. 2. After that, tickets are $30 each until Dec. 9. Tickets are $35 at the door if not sold out. No refunds for any reason.

Take your pre-purchased ticket confirmations to the ticket booth next to Creek Monkey Tap House, 611 Escobar St. beginning at 2:00pm.

For more information & to purchase your tickets visit: SantaBeerCrawl.com

Fall Back – Time Change Coming Up


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This Sunday at 2 a.m. ET, November 6, daylight saving time ends.  At this moment, we set our clocks back an hour, and enter standard time. In the process, we gain an hour of sleep (fall back, spring forward).

Make sure you update your clocks before returning to work on Monday! Luckily, most phones will change automatically.

What do you think of daylight savings? Tell us below!

Animal Services Offers FREE Adoptions -Ends Sunday


They’ve got a FULL HOUSE, so they’re making all adoptable animals free to qualified homes through October 23rd. Come check out the Martinez and Pinole shelters to find your new best friend! ♡♡♡

For more information visit, CCASD.org!

11th Annual Ice Cream For Dinner Day – Oct 15


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A Concord resident has created the most wonderful tribute to her father and in the process created a day of joy for many around the world! If that wasn’t enough, this tribute has been carried on for over a decade! We were lucky enough to get an invite and we are passing along that invite to all of you!  Join her for her 10th Annual Ice Cream For Dinner Day on, October 15, 2016! It’s purpose is to share in the awesomeness of life! Check out the 411 below and click on the link below to RSVP. No need to go anywhere. Just celebrate at home with your family!

Here’s the back story:

On October 15, 2005, my father’s life was cut short after a very brief battle with cancer. While he was in the hospital, the doctor cleared him to have any food he wanted. I called and had my brother bring a small cup of Haagan Daas Vanilla ice cream brought in for him – his favorite. Dad never got to eat that ice cream.

As a tribute to my father, ice cream for dinner day was born.

Ice Cream for Dinner Day is an opportunity to reevaluate your priorities. Celebrate spontaneity. Realize that life is short and unpredictable and that sometimes you don’t get the opportunity to do things that you put off until later (like dessert). Remember those who have left us. Acknowledge the idea thatwatching the excitement on your children’s faces when you tell them you’re having ice cream for dinner is way more fun than trying to force them to eat their veggies, and for one night out of the year it truly will not kill them. Join in a tradition. Live a little.

Every year, there is always a group of people who reply “I would NEVER feed my kids ice cream before dinner!” This year, challenge yourself to break out of that mentality.

Invite everyone you know! I am always amazed and my heart is so warmed that this event spreads the way it does every year. In the past, Ice Cream for Dinner Day has made it to Australia, British Columbia and Israel! Every year the response is overwhelming and so touching. Raise a spoon and spread the love!

Click here to RSVP & Join in the fun!

Will your family participant? What’s your favorite flavor of ice? There are so many awesome flavors to choose from! Enjoy!

Celebrate National Coffee Day With Free Coffee (& Donuts)


It’s National Coffee Day! Below is the list of National Coffee Day freebies available for today (9/29/16)! We will be adding more freebies to this list as they become available throughout the morning, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back before the big day for the complete list of deals!

If you know of any Coffee Day offers that have already come up but are not listed here please let us know in the comments below or by sending us an email and we’ll be happy to add them to the list. Thanks for stopping by and happy Coffee Day eve! 

*We suggest you call ahead as participation may vary.

This Year’s Deals:

7-Eleven – While they do not have a Coffee Day Deal yet (I’ll update this post as soon as they do), their Free Coffee Week is coming up Oct. 3 – 9. Get the details HERE.

Bruegger’s Bagels – Bottomless Mugs Giveaway for National Coffee Day 9/29

Biggby Coffee Coupon – Free Modifiers All Day on National Coffee Day 9/29

Caribou Coffee – Free Medium Brewed Coffee with 1 lb Bag of Coffee Purchase thru 10/2

Car2Go – Free Coffee When You Show Your App or Member Card on 9/29

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – Free Brewed Coffee or Hot Tea when YouDownload App (hoping for a more specific coffee day deal to come through, will update as soon as it does)

Coffee Beanery – $1 Any Sized Brewed Coffee on 9/29 only

Coffee Culture Cafe – Free Small Cup of Coffee on 9/29

Cumberland Farms Coupon – Free Hot or Iced Coffee when You Text – Get the Details HERE.

Dunkin’ Donuts – Any Medium Hot Coffee for 66¢ on 9/29

Dunn Brothers Coffee –  New dealevery day for National Coffee Day thru 9/29

Einstein Bros Bagels – Free Medium Brewed Coffee with Purchase 9/29

Flying J Coupon – Free 16 oz Coffee or Cappuccino on 9/29

Gloria Jeans Coffee – FREE 8oz White Chocolate Cookie Chiller or Small Cup of Coffee of the Day on 9/29 from 2-5pm

IKEA – Free Coffee every day when you join loyalty program (this is not specific to National Coffee Day, but it’s still free coffee  )

Krispy Kreme – FREE Cup of Coffee and Donut on 9/29

Lamar’s Donuts – Buy a 16oz LaMar’s collector’s travel mug for $1.19 and they will fill it with coffee for free

Love’s Travel Stops – $1 of every 24 oz. Coffee or Cappuccino Sold at Love’s Locations Nationwide will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in that community for Coffee Day 9/29

McDonald’s – McDonald’s will donate all McCafé coffee proceeds to Covenant House on 9/29

Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Free medium drip coffee when you purchase any food item on 9/29

Pilot Travel Centers Coupon – Free 16 oz Coffee or Cappuccino on 9/29

QuickChek Coupon – Free Coffee or fountain drink when you download the app

Sheetz – Free Coffee on 9/29 When You Show Your Sheetz Loyalty Card

Smoothie King – Buy 1 Get 1 Free High Protein Coffee Smoothies on 9/29. Print the coupon HERE.

Starbucks – Starbucks will donate a coffee tree for every brewed cup of México Chiapas coffee you buy on 9/29

Wawa Stores – Free Coffee All Day on 9/29

Whole Foods – 10 Ways to Celebrate National Coffee Day Including $1 Off 16 oz Allegro Pumpkin Spice Latte

Enjoy!

Two FREE Admission Tickets to Over 2,500 Museums


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The Smithsonian Magazine’s annual museum day live is taking place on September 24th. The Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day will offer free admission for one person and a guest to select museums across the country. Some of the participating museums/zoos include Lindsey Wildlife Museum, Blackhawk Automotive museum, The Bedford Gallery, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Legion of Honor and California Historical Society and dozens of other local museums.

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*Front Entrance to the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco*

You will need a ticket to gain admission to the museums. Each ticket is valid for two museum passes. For more information and to print your tickets head to: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday

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