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Lumpy’s Diner Fined, MJ’s Cafe Warned for Defying Contra Costa Orders to Verify Vaccine Status

by ECT

The Contra Costa Health Services have fined several businesses for COVID-19 related compliance over the past month, including not checking to see if customers were fully vaccinated.

While most media attention has gone to In-n-Out over the San Francisco shutdown and the fines in Pleasant Hill, locally, Lumpy’s Diner in the City of Antioch has received several fines while MJ’s Downtown Cafe in the City of Brentwood has received a warning notice.

“We do not discriminate against any customer based on sex, gender, race, creed, age, vaccinated or unvaccinated, all customers who wish to patronize are welcome in our establishment,” said Lumpy’s Diner in a note posted on their diner front window.

According to Karl Fischer, spokesperson for Contra Costa Health Services, he confirmed since Sept. 22 when the health order went into effect, they have received a total of 94 COVID-19 related complaints. He also provided a list.

These businesses have received notices of violation regarding the health order in question:

  • Fuddruckers (1975 Diamond Blvd, E260, Concord):                        09/28/2021
  • In-N-Out Burger (570 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill):             10/05/2021
  • Huckleberry’s Breakfast & Lunch (4391 Treat Blvd., Concord):    10/14/2021
  • MJ’s Downtown Café (655 1st St., Brentwood):                                10/18/2021

And these businesses have received notices of fine regarding the health order in question:

  • Lumpy’s Diner (5891 Lone Tree Way, Antioch):                               09/23/2021                      $250
  • Lumpy’s Diner (5891 Lone Tree Way, Antioch):                               09/27/2021                      $500
  • In-N-Out Burger (570 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill):                10/14/2021                    $250
  • In-N-Out Burger (570 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill):                10/19/2021                    $500
  • Fuddruckers (1975 Diamond Blvd, E260, Concord):                        10/19/2021                      $250

According to Fischer, Contra Costa Environmental Health, which is the division of the health department that regulates commercial food permit holders (such as restaurants). Other county departments are responsible for health order enforcement of other business sectors.

Fischer also confirmed that to date, no food permit holders closed or permits pulled.

Last December, the county had fined several gyms while discussed increasing penalties for businesses who did not comply with the stay-at-home order that was in place at the time.

According to the Contra Costa County District Attorneys Office, here is a list of fines to date as of December 2020:

  • Diablo Cross Fit, Pleasant Hill, November 19, $250
  • Diablo Cross Fit, Pleasant Hill, November 24, $500
  • Diablo Cross Fit, Pleasant Hill, December 2, $1,000
  • Fitness 19, Danville, November 24, $250
  • Fitness 19, Concord, November 24, $250
  • And on December 2 we issued another fine to Fitness 19 in Concord for $500.

County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff proposed increasing fines for businesses blatantly ignored the order, however, the Board of Supervisors opted to make no changes at the time.

Last September, Owner of “Skorz” Bar in Pittsburg Charged with Two Counts Including Violation of Health Officer Order.

To contact the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, you can visit the county directory here (Click here)


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Angelo Oct 21, 2021 - 10:35 am

I remember the stories my Father would tell me of Nazi Germany, I remember the stories of my African American Brothers telling me of the Jim Crow laws in the south. Now it all seems to be repeated in a vaccine narrative… Restaurant’s were never to police our medical standing with COVID yet alone the flu, cold, std’s or any other medical disease. People will generally stay home when sick. That was what self governance was supposed to teach us. We will lose our freedoms for the sake of safety as we have incrementally seen. I pray the American DNA of freedom still exists after an MRNA gene therapy seeks to take it by the force of fearful men and women.

Oookkkaaayyyy Oct 21, 2021 - 11:37 am

Who are the pieces of shit who call and tattle on these hard working business owners? I’d much prefer to spend my money at a business that doesn’t discriminate. Thank you to all the businesses who welcome ALL Americans!🇺🇸

Robert C. Oct 21, 2021 - 11:40 am

Thanks for publicizing this. These establishments go on my “do not patronize” list.

Elaine T. Oct 21, 2021 - 11:27 pm

I say, “thanks for publicizing this” ….. because now we will go and patronize them! I have over 50 people now committed to dine at Fuddrucker’s, MJ’s, Huckleberry’s, In-And-Out-Burger and the gyms on a DAILY basis. They will be in the money! We are encouraging them to file lawsuits against these clowns who have not been elected and have no right to force people to reveal their health status! Let’s see how that grabs ya, ROBERT C .

Robert C. Oct 22, 2021 - 6:32 am

Different strokes for different folks, Elaine T. I see no reason to patronize businesses that choose to put customers at increased risk for Covid infection. That is just stupidity. There’s plenty of other places to eat.

Dawn Oct 22, 2021 - 1:50 pm

No, ROBERT C. It is NOT stupidity! We will patronize these establishments because they are NOT bowing down to the crazies who have no right to dictate to the American population how to conduct their lives. Yes, people will die from infections because it is their time! Annually, more people have died from the flu than from COVID-19!

DOLORES D. Oct 25, 2021 - 1:46 pm

ROBERT C! THEN DON’T FUCKING PATRONIZE THEM!!!!! There are plenty of people who will patronize them to make sure they stay in business. No one needs you!

Clowns “in charge” Oct 21, 2021 - 12:03 pm

The county is a shit hole! Useless fat ass bored of stupervisors, power hungry “health” department.
Lets go brandon!!

Bill Moon Oct 21, 2021 - 1:26 pm

Now I know where I am eating once a week. Lumpys and MJ’s. Support local business. not these idiot board of supervisors and contra costa county

GABBY Oct 21, 2021 - 1:56 pm

Yes! My family members, relatives and friends will patronize LUMPY’s, MJ’s and any other establishment which will not put up with this, “SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS” NAZI and SOVIET practice! I’m calling everyone I know and getting this thing going. Enough with this crap already!

Talena Oct 21, 2021 - 4:06 pm

Agree!! A mandate is not a federal law!!

Free Citizen Oct 22, 2021 - 12:56 pm

The vaccine does not prevent you from giving or getting the virus. Thats why they are still insisting on masks. It can actually cause someone to be asymptomatic and still contagious which is much more dangerous in my opinion. Not to mention the importance of medical and personal freedom.

Jb Oct 21, 2021 - 2:17 pm

Ive never been to lumpys or mj’s but i am now making it a point to give them my business! The government is going way to far and if we don’t support people who are making a stand against this, we will eventually lose all the rights our fathers and great grandfather’s fought to preserve.

Alyesa Oct 22, 2021 - 1:43 pm

Best part is they both serve amazing food, and have the best employees! You will not be disappointed!

Oh well Oct 21, 2021 - 3:08 pm

Good! Eating out is unhealthy anyways. STOP BEING LAZY AND COOK YOUR OWN FREAKING FOOD AT HOME!!!!!!

Vanessa W. Oct 23, 2021 - 1:39 am

OH WELL? Eating out is “unhealthy?” That depends on what you order. These places have some great choices. Eat a plant-based diet …. half of your plate should be filled with vegetables and fruit and the other half with brown rice and beans or lentils and you’ll do fine. I don’t like cooking at all.

AMS Oct 21, 2021 - 3:46 pm

These people who were NOT elected are now dictating to us what we should do with our health! This is total insanity! Who gives them the right? These businesses should immediately file LAWSUITS again the idiots who are violating their rights. I’ve been fielding calls all day from people who are supportive of LUMPY’S and all the other businesses listed. Don’t be surprised if their restaurants, fast foods places and gyms are packed with people. WE WILL FIGHT THIS!

Rachel Rowe Oct 21, 2021 - 3:59 pm

Simple solution to the whole mind bending problem. Don’t take the jab. Hurray for Lumpy’s, In-and-Out, MJ’s and others for giving the state “the finger.” I’m going to support them.

It starts all these nightmare scenarios. Conflicting facts, wrong facts, flip flopping facts, finger pointing, people dying, breaking the Constitution by imposing mandates, on/off mask gymnastics, jabbing no risk children, etc. etc. That’s how you know something is wrong, or deliberately kept missing from informing the public. Very suspicious why so much confusion, even among expert virologists? Why so much divisiveness? Why is a medical issue politicized??? We should all be on the same page on this one. This is not normal. It’s bad.

Robert C. Oct 22, 2021 - 8:33 am

“Why is a medical issue politicized?” you ask, and yet your post does exactly that.

Those who can discuss with reason do so; those who cannot rant and name-call. Oh, well – its always fun to read the retarded comments about “Nazis,” “Soviets,” “unconstitutionality,” etc. Such learned discourse.

Leo Oct 21, 2021 - 5:20 pm

Glad to know my 13 year old doesn’t have to worry about age discrimination. Fuck the government, she’s having a beer!

El Sancho Oct 22, 2021 - 10:24 am

Give it to her if you feel like it moron. What’s a dumbass analogy.

Street-Sweeper Oct 21, 2021 - 6:38 pm

Love how idiots think their rights will be taken away. 🤣 I hope to god you down spawn.

That Bond Girl Oct 22, 2021 - 2:20 pm

“down spawn,” STREET-SWEEPER? We have 6 kids and I’m pregnant again! Hubby and I (YES! We are MARRIED!) are spawning like you wouldn’t believe! We’re also thumbing our noses at the self-appointed idiots who are mandating totally idiotic rules!

Troy McClure Oct 21, 2021 - 8:04 pm

Pretty soon it will be “show us booster record”. You only have ONE booster? No soup for you!

Cissi Oct 21, 2021 - 8:17 pm

Good for them!! It’s encouraging to know these restaurants exist. My family will definitely be going there in a regular basis now that we know. I will never show a stranger any private medical information because our dictator says I have to. GOOD JOB LUMPYS!!!

Elizabeth E. Parker Oct 21, 2021 - 11:19 pm

Those businesses should fight these charges in the courts! We plan to patronize them and bring our friends.

Alicia Oct 22, 2021 - 1:07 am

I love LUMPY’s — and will alternate the restaurants listed and then go work out in the gyms! For dinner, I drove to In-and-Out and picked up 10 burgers, fries and other things for the family and a few friends who came over.

LoveableCurmudgeon Oct 22, 2021 - 4:16 am

Nazi Germany??!?? Are you kidding me? Lose our freedoms….hogwash. If you don’t understand the social contract of acting for the public good, you are definitely un-American

LoveableCurmudgeon Oct 22, 2021 - 4:19 am

Those of us who choose the public good over the ” horror” of having to get a life saving vaccine will not miss you guys. Food is really good. Too bad you can’t have any

Rosemary Ross Oct 22, 2021 - 2:05 pm

Aren’t you at the age where you’re ready to “kick the bucket,” LOVEABLECURMUDGEON? Think about it! You could be heading for a better place! So, until then, it might be good for you to MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS and stop dictating to people what they should do. We have enough unelected bureaucrats already doing that to us!

Street-Sweeper Oct 22, 2021 - 5:20 pm

Yet, you are dictating to him! Fucking hypocrites as usual! 🤣🤣🤣

Rosemary Ross Oct 24, 2021 - 5:37 pm

Yeah, I’m dictating to him alright! Let the OLD FART know what it feels like! If he objects to NOT being carded, then he should not go eat there. Actually, it’s best he stays home and eats and not stinks up the place! He can just hang out with the sheep!

Lars Olsen Oct 23, 2021 - 3:09 pm

Yes …. where we eat, the food is really good! Fantastic! Top-of-the-line! But you won’t be missed there, LOVEABLECURMUDGEON! You can stay home and nurse your sore vaccinated arm!

El Sancho Oct 22, 2021 - 10:25 am

Hey Moron! This vaccine does nothing to prevent spread or infection of covid. All it does is “may” lessen the symptoms of then infected person. Get your social contract bullshit out of here

oceanwatersurf Nov 7, 2021 - 7:42 pm

Oh Robert
Yes let’s walk-in with our masks on walk 10feet sit down and take them off
On what planet does that make any sense
Vaccinated or not
Robert please take your head out of your ass
I bet you drive your car with a mask on by yourself with the windows up .
Do us all a favor and stay in your moms basement and never come out

El Sancho Oct 22, 2021 - 10:27 am

Can you post the info of the coco county health idiots who are enforcing these tyrannical bullshit mandates? So we can call and express our anger. Thanks

BRIGGS Oct 27, 2021 - 3:09 am

EL SANCHO — The one to contact is their spokesman, KARL FISCHER

Free Citizen Oct 22, 2021 - 1:02 pm

Actually, it looks like we CAN have the food. These places will get my business. I know 3 fully vaxxed people that died from COVID-19 this month. So go ahead with your false sense of security and tyrannical ideology.

Elena Plemiannikov Oct 22, 2021 - 1:59 pm

We are now having meals in the establishments mentioned on a daily basis! No more “Show us your papers” shit! We don’t live in NAZI Germany nor the old USSR where that was a daily demand! I’m not showing ANYONE my papers! Had to do that a lot in the RUSSIAN SSR as a kid, until 1991, when we were all freed from that pestilence!

Street-Sweeper Oct 22, 2021 - 5:21 pm

Why are Trumplicans so unhappy? 🤔

BEARMAN Oct 23, 2021 - 1:54 pm

Hey STREET-SWEEPER! It’s you WOKE SNOWFLAKES who are unhappy. We “Trumplicans” are elated over how you seem content being under the thumb of “authorities” without questioning anything. GOOD LITTLE SHEEP! BA BAA BAAA! We don’t kiss their asses like you people do.
. . . .

Now, Speaking of TRUMP — My family, relatives, employees, hundreds of friends and I, ALL voted for TRUMP and will again in 2024. Your “Sleepy Joe” will be getting his vaccines but his dementia is getting worse! Your next president might be Heels Up — aka, Willie Brown’s mattress!

Wayne Oct 22, 2021 - 5:55 pm

You can die of almost anything on any day: car crashes, bullets fired on freeways, victim to stray bullet meant for someone else and you’re in the way, fires … When it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go. Strokes, heart attacks, cancers, viruses, falling off tall ladders. We can’t escape them. You can take precautions with the COVID-19 if you want and the best way to do this is to stay home, work online, eat at home. Just don’t push YOUR value systems on other people.

Karen Oct 22, 2021 - 6:13 pm

It’s not the restaurants putting people at risk. All individuals should have the right to choose where they want to go and what risks they want to take. If you want to reduce your risks, stay home! They are firing multitudes of firemen and women and doctors and nurses because it’s worse to die of covid than it is to burn to death or because there is not enough medical care?? And through it all Biden has got to be laughing about how stupid you all must be taking this so seriously, while he is shipping unvaccinnated illegal immigrants all over the country.

CoCo Business Supporter Oct 23, 2021 - 3:16 am

My family and I will be frequenting these establishments even more. We will bring with us as many friends as we can. I think taking meals at the places listed can easily be done 3-4 times a week and on Sunday. Working out in those gyms on a daily basis, will help them survive.

Kim Shaw Oct 23, 2021 - 2:13 pm

All these establishments should sue the Contra Costa Health Services goons as a group and individually for millions and millions! Put them out of business! Who elected these people to tell the rest of us what to do, where to eat, what to wear, where to go? Enough of this nonsense already!

Elaine Turner Oct 23, 2021 - 2:45 pm

Hey ROBERT C! Then DON’T FUCKING PATRONIZE THEM! No one will miss you! Just stay home and droll! I and my friends will patronize them. We love Fuddrucker’s, Lumpy’s, MJ’s Downtown Cafe, Huckleberry’s, In-And-Out and we love to work out in the gyms! There is nothing YOU can do about it!

MAUREEN Oct 23, 2021 - 2:53 pm

“Un-American” you say, LOVEABLE! How do YOU define “American?” For me, being an AMERICAN is not being an ASS-KISSER! Americans fight back when being pushed! We fought a Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 to get rid of DICTATORS! Standing up to those who want to oppress us is VERY “American.”

Roxanne Fox Oct 23, 2021 - 3:15 pm

I get such a kick out of reading what those two OLD FARTS (LOVEABLE and STREET-SWEEPER) post on here. I hope they are OK after vaccinations, but I know of at least 4 fairly young, quite healthy individuals who were fully vaxxed, but have died of the COVID-19 .. which I call under a different name related to a certain country starting with the letter “C” and it’s capitol is Beijing! Get it?

Yara Garcia Oct 23, 2021 - 4:35 pm

There is no federal nor state law mandating this activity. Those who were fined by the county health people should sue them in a court of law. Don’t let them get away with this nonsense! STAND UP TO THEM! Sue them for MILLIONS and watch them scatter like the rats they are! I would also go after those who complained, if I know who they are. I’m sure their images are on security videos of the businesses. You have to send a message that this is unacceptable and, frankly, ILLEGAL!

SEA GODDESS Oct 23, 2021 - 6:01 pm

Today, a bunch of us went out to our favorite Japanese restaurant and no one asked us for any vaccine paperwork nor to wear masks. We had a blast and the food is out-of-this-world. Best sushi anywhere. That’s why we always go there. Tomorrow? Lumpy’s will do the honors!

Dave Oct 23, 2021 - 8:23 pm

Some people here must have Fauci candles and crosses in their homes. Amazing considering he “DONATED MONEY” And has dedicated his life to this research. First when did it become the CDC right to change the definition of vaccine? And they did this why because they know their vaccines aren’t killing the virus isn’t Isreal on its 4th booster now. And how many differant medical problems have come from getting these shots? If you want to get a jab go for it but don’t try to put others down for not thinking you are so much better. People not getting it don’t demonize you for doing so and if you are that worried maybye you should be the ones staying home and hiding and listening to everything your told. Because no matter if you’ve had 2jabs 4 jabs or no jabs everyone is still dying from this. How do you make a vaccine for a man made created super virus?

Dave Oct 23, 2021 - 8:41 pm

Some people here must for sure have their Fauci candles and crosses at home! Funny considering his whole career has been dedicated to this “gain of function ” research he donated the money to create this virus. And owns stock in the vaccine for it along with the all great Bill Gates. I mean letting the CDC change the definition of “vaccine” because they know their vaccines don’t work ask Isreal who are on their 4th booster right now. Maybye ask all the vaccinated boosters who still died. So before you think yourself special or better than others because you got your jabs you can die just as easy as someone who hasn’t. Do the people who havnt gotten it do the demonize you for doing it? If so worried maybye you should stay home and hide and let others enjoy their lives. Everything is about money and power for almighty elected remember when they started the seat belt mandate what does that cost you now aways. And “Street sweeper” try listening and a little less arrogance and snide comments to others.

Fusioner Oct 23, 2021 - 9:26 pm

DEFY, DEFY and then DEFY even more! Don’t let these moronic health departments bully you! Support those establishments!

Belinda Bauer Oct 23, 2021 - 11:18 pm

I’m really curious about what a DOWN SPAWN is. STREET-SWEEPER put it out there. Can’t find a definition. Then he says something about someone’s rights being taken away. I hope it’s the rights of the imbeciles running the county’s health department, which should be shut down and sued.

Leslie Weber Oct 24, 2021 - 3:50 am

It is very “American” to protest something which is an injustice and mandating people to reveal their health status to strangers falls under that category! We are very much AMERICAN!

Street-Sweeper Oct 24, 2021 - 7:58 am

Yawn, come up with some new valid points. You all use the same stupid logic. 🤣

Street-Sweeper Oct 24, 2021 - 8:00 am

Down as in down your throat, swallower.

Dawn Oct 24, 2021 - 2:57 pm

The good Dr.Fauci himself helped develop and weaponize this virus and even admitted traveling to Wuhan for that purpose. This was started at the time Clinton was in the White House and funds were provided to Fauci for that purpose that long ago and continued to be provided. Fauci even hinted about his many trips. More information will be coming out on this shortly. Fauci’s passports alone are full of entries showing he traveled there quite a bit. It’s amazing what one can find out with the right connections.

Michelle Douglas Oct 24, 2021 - 8:05 pm

Some lawyer friends of mine told me that they are preparing litigation against the “health” agencies as well as employers who fired their people for not vaccinating. This will be fun to watch. Meanwhile, the restaurants and workout places are doing fine and thumbing their noses at the “health” agencies. Love it!

David Williams Oct 25, 2021 - 11:51 am

Yeah, more fun to watch than over 700,000 mothers, fathers, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and friends dying of covid-19

Ellen White Oct 25, 2021 - 3:17 am

I hope those businesses do not pay those fines, but take the county and the health department to court. Sue the hell out of them!

David Williams Oct 25, 2021 - 11:49 am

Ellen White, 700,000 Americans dead from covid-19. What part of this do you not understand?

David Williams Oct 25, 2021 - 11:53 am

I am stunned at the level of stupidity of my fellow citizen on covid-19. 700,000 dead and more each day because of you lack of intelligence!

MD Oct 26, 2021 - 12:03 am

To DAVID WILLIAMS! That’s how many die every year from the annual flu. You need to get a copies of Morbidity & Mortality and read the stats for at least the last 10 years!

Sandra Hawkins Oct 26, 2021 - 2:27 pm

We’ve been alternating these “off limits” restaurants on a daily basis. Breakfast at one, lunch in another and then dinner in the rest. It’s great not to have BIG BROTHER stop us to check our health status. We were surprised how many people are patronizing these places, along with the gyms.

OMAR ALCAZAR Oct 27, 2021 - 12:08 am

County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff wants to increase fines? POX ON KAREN MITCHOFF, the useless hag! High time for her to bow out of that group! I called her office and told her where to go!

MS Oct 27, 2021 - 8:00 am

I too have never dined at MJ’s or Lumpys.
This will be a wash when I never dine there and you do.

Robert JR Oct 29, 2021 - 3:12 pm

We have eaten at Lumpy’s, MJ’s, Fuddrucker’s, Huckeberry’s and In-N-Out for years and will continue to do so, only now we will visit them on a daily basis and take a bunch of our relatives and friends with us.

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