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From the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce website:
The Walnut Creek Concert Band, Harvey Benstein, Conductor, Annual July 4th ParKoncert at 6PM at Civic Park in Walnut Creek. Bring a picnic and the family to celebrate our Nation’s Birthday and the 25th Anniversary of the Walnut Creek Concert Band with Patriotic Music, Gershwin, Stephen Foster, Marches and a few surprises.
When you think of Tilden Park, Berkeley is probably where you think it is, but part of it is actually located in Orinda, including one of the coolest attractions, the steam trains AKA Redwood Valley Railway.
This is their summer schedule:
Weekends (Year Around)
- Open From 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Or Dusk)
- Weather Permitting
- Open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Or Dusk)
- Upcoming Holidays include:
- January 1st
- January 17th
- February 20th
- May 28th
- Open weekdays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Starting June 11th
- Labor Day Weekend
If you have kids this is a must-see!
Spotted at the California Closets store on Mt. Diablo Blvd. in downtown Walnut Creek.
Photo by Flickr user Urban Woodswalker
From the Heather Farms website:
Ever wonder what to do with all those magazines and greeting cards we all have hanging around? This is the class for you. This is a FUN family class for all ages learning different folds. We will take recycled greeting cards and magazine pages and create boxes and mobiles. It’s a fun way to reuse items we all have in our houses to create unique and one-of-a-kind gifts. Make a gift for yourself or someone else. You will always have a gift box on hand to give away or fill with your own treasures. We will also be folding pages from magazines to make into ‘leaf’ mobiles or to decorate the tops
of your boxes.
Date: Saturday, June 30
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Cost: $15 adult/$5 child over 10
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KTVU recently reported on the murder of a woman by a man living with her for over ten years:
Their records show officers had been called to this house in the past. Jennings said that the killing is Orinda’s first homicide since 2002.
The murder that took place in 2002 was the infamous Susan Polk case in which she murdered her husband at their Orinda home. I found out about this when their house came up for sale at a steep discount sometime later. I remember thinking the pricing to be quite low, and sure enough, that’s what happens when a murder happens on a property. I imagine the same will happen with this house in the future.
As Seen on TV a new store focusing on TV infomercial products, has recently opened in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek. They are located on the backside of the plaza, near Macy’s. As I am loyal Tivo user, I haven’t seen an infomercial in many years. Anything worthwhile checking out?
From the Ruth Bancroft website:
Musical guest: The Cedricke Dennis Trio
Stroll the pathways and view artists at their easels as they interpret and celebrate the beauty of the plants and scenery. A perfect match for fine wine and Cedricke’s smooth music. Food and drink will include Tapas, Pasta, Red Wine, Port and more.
$15; food and drinks sold separately
Click here to purchase tickets
The reasonable sign says:
We’re Doing our Part
Make a difference and
Conserve energy today!
Please keep the doors closed
& the green in
Make everyday Earth Day
However, note the image towards the bottom. It’s a picture of a green dollar bill holding up a “Thank You” message. So the question is, is the “green” referring to the environment, or is it referring to the increased profit Broadway Plaza retailers stand to make by lowering their electricity bill?
PS Bonus points to anyone who can point out the grammatical error in the sign.
Way back last December I noted that Anthropologie was “coming soon” to downtown Walnut Creek but since then progress on the construction was going at a snail’s pace for some reason. Now finally construction has picked up significantly with a new sign and framing being done. Hopefully this means it will be finished in time for a fall opening,
This rental house (3 br/2 ba) is located between John Muir hospital and Northgate High School in Walnut Creek.
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Check out the kitchen:
From the Craigslist ad:
This home is conveniently located near downtown Walnut Creek, including a variety of restaurants (e.g., Indian, Italian, Cuban), shops (e.g., Nordstrom, Target, Apple, and Tiffany & Co.), and Walnut Creek BART. Just blocks from a community pool, Heather Farm swim/sports complex, and Fresh & Easy grocery store. Home is located in Mt. Diablo Unified, one of the top rated school districts (ranked 10 out of 10). The nearest schools are Walnut Acres Elementary School, Foothill Middle School and Northgate High School, plus Berean Christian High School is just a few blocks away.
The house will be available in August for $3295/month with a $4000 deposit. The place looks very nice although I imagine the traffic on Ygnacio might be tough to deal with if you need to go to work during rush hour. Does this sound like a good deal?