There’s a perennial debate in Montclair over whether financial institutions should be allowed to move into empty retail space. In last week’s column, I wrote about Farmers and Merchants Bank of Central California’s pitch to the Montclair Village Association. The bank is eyeing prime real estate at the corner of Mountain and La Salle (formerly Wheels of Justice). Let me know what you think.

Town Crier: Glenview district now has a taste of Merry Old England

MONTCLARION: Jan 2, 2014

It’s day two of the new year. How are those resolutions going? If one of your vows was to see and be seen, you’re in luck. We’re coming up on the fifth annual Oakland Restaurant Week on Jan. 15-25.

From A Cote to Z Cafe, some 75 eateries have special lunch and/or dinner menus at the prix-fixe of $20, $30 and $40. Here is the website: http://visitoakland.org/restaurant-week. Continue reading