Here’s a brief look at the three most-read stories on Castro Valley Patch this week:
County Tells Burger Joint: Remove 'BLVD' Sign
Before Christmas, Patch reported how Alameda County Building and Planning rules derailed the opening of Muzo's hot dog stand on Castro Valley Boulevard. Now those same rules have flummoxed a second local eatery. Building code enforcement officials have now ordered the owners of Boulevard Burgers to take down the neon "BLVD" sign over their restaurant. But it’s not the first time Boulevard Burgers and the county had collided over signs.
The new gymnasium at KIPP Collegiate High School in San Lorenzo was filled with cheering students, proud parents and pleased administrators Monday afternoon as this charter school dedicated $11.1 million in new construction, adding five instructional buildings and a gymnasium for its 450 secondary students. In our video, we speak with KIPP High School principal Kate Belden as she breaks down the school's formula for achievement.
Video: San Lorenzo Woman Turns 103
On Thursday, Violet Rodrigues-Wade celebrated her 103th birthday in the presence of more than two dozen family and friends. A lifelong resident of San Lorenzo, Violet was Queen of the Holy Ghost Festival in 1921, earning her a hallowed place in a tradition that endures to this day. Her older brother, Ignatius "Nish" Rodrigues, also lived past a century, passing away in 2008 at the age of 102. See highlights from the celebration in our video.