From the Walnut Creek PD:
Here is an update on the wallet thief. Take a close look as she is seen exiting a store after purchasing over $1000 worth of merchandise on the stolen credit card. This is just one of the stores she hit. Please call the Walnut Creek Police Dept at (925)943-5844 if you recognize her.
More details including video from Tender Greens at SF Gate.
The Pillars of Heyday with John Muir Laws and Vincent Medina, Jr:
Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
6:30pm – 8:00pm | $20
Malcom Margolin’s Heyday Books has been publishing original California stories for the past forty years. Topics cover native peoples, newly arrived immigrants, nature, and explorations of California’s most original thinkers, poets, and visual artists. Join us for a discussion with two of Heyday’s most prolific and popular writers and collaborators: Jack Muir Laws and Vincent Medina, Jr.
1320 Locust St, Walnut Creek
There has been quite a lot of progress with the new Veggie Grill coming to downtown Walnut Creek and now their Facebook page notes that they expect to open mid to late November. Check out their menu here. They will be located right next to Anthropologie and Tender Greens on Locust St.
The Downtown Walnut Creek Association is seeking a full-time Executive Director to join our team. As our Executive Director, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to work in one of the West’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. Downtown Walnut Creek is renowned for its world-class selection of shops, offering the ultimate shopping experience – all in a safe, beautiful, and pedestrian-friendly setting.
The Executive Director will preserve and build upon a vibrant, successful downtown. This position is a great fit for a creative, natural born leader with a passion for marketing and events, and strong administrative and accounting skill set. With direction from the Board, the Executive Director will serve as the “face” of the Association. A desire to build strong relationships is a must – interfacing with business owners, city staff and officials, and vendors is a large part of the position.
Rendering of the Orchards Safeway stores
Earlier this month I posted some scuttlebutt about Campo Di Bocce, an Italian restaurant and bocce facility possibly coming to the Orchards Safeway development in Walnut Creek at Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Oak Grove Rd. and according to an article in the Contra Costa Times, “Safeway officials continuously hint of a deal in the works”, although the exact restaurant wasn’t named.
The article also notes that the department store Stein Mart, the gym Crunch and the pet store Petco will be coming to this development as well. I’m already familiar with Petco and Crunch.
From the Stein Mart “Fashion & Value for over 100 years” website:
Dear Friend, I personally invite you to see what Stein Mart has in store for you. This season, find more designer brands, more colors, a bigger selection and exciting new ways to save every day. And now, online shopping, so you can experience us at home and in your local store.
Either way, I promise that we are going to keep the WOWs coming. Look forward to the latest fashion, the most unique home décor and gifts, and the season’s must-have accessories – at prices that fit your budget perfectly.
1411 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Check out all the signage at the recently re-opened LA street food style restaurant 310 Eatery at the Redux Lounge in downtown Walnut Creek. Previously they were located around the corner on Bonanza St. Their Facebook page is here.
Spotted at the corner of S. California Blvd. and Botelho Dr. in downtown Walnut Creek where the pizzeria Project Pie will be opening soon.
Recently I decided to run in Mulholland Open Space in Moraga (which has amazing views) when I encountered this regulation:
“Animals that are under a person’s control are permitted on the paved portion of Donald Drive without a leash.”
I can understand having leash rule, I can also understanding having a no leash required rule, but I cannot for the life of me understand a no leash required but must-be-in-control rule. Can someone enlighten me? This is done for legal reasons only, right?