On 2/16/15, employees of Starbucks at 1152 Locust St. reported that they found a video recorder that had been secreted in the unisex bathroom at the business during the hours of2:30PM – 4:00 and it had recorded several customers using the restroom.
On Tuesday 4/14/15 Starbucks employees at the same location reported finding another video camera secreted in the restroom. The camera had been in the restroom recording customers using the restroom between 2PM- 3PM. Walnut Creek PD officers investigated the incidents and developed evidence that indicated that Turner was the suspect that placed the camera.
On Thursday, 4/16/15, WCPD detectives assisted by Benicia PD served a search warrant at Turner’s residence on Oxford Dr. in Benicia. Turner was arrested on a warrant charging him with multiple counts of 647 J (3) (a) PC.
Walnut Creek PD detectives are attempting to identify the victims that used the Starbucks restroom during the above timeframes that were unknowingly recorded.
Anyone with information should call Det. Gabe Mauro at 943-5881
2900 Salvio Street Saturday, April 25th, 2015
1:00pm | Free
Come to the Concord Library to meet four of the women who worked in shipyards in Richmond and Oakland during World War II. Their jobs included welder, draftsman and electrician. “Rosie the Riveter” is the popular name for women who worked in the defense industry during World War II. The name Rosie the Riveter comes from a popular song written in 1942. Join us at this special event and meet these inspiring women who will tell their stories, show their photos and share their unique perspective of the World War II Home Front.
Rockin Crawfish, the Cajun restaurant from Oakland has opened a new location in Concord at the Park ‘N’ Shop in Concord. Check out their food menu here and beverage menu here. The inside has a fun, eclectic feel with records, guitars, license plates and of course artistic drawings of crawfish plastered on the walls. There is plenty of seating and large bar area throughout. Check out the photos of the inside below to get a feel for how it looks.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to New Orleans and this cuisine was so tempting that I ordered the crawfish boil ($13.99/market price). You choose the spiciness when ordering (I chose original which, although is less than mild, still had plenty kick for me), and after a short while a pound of piping hot crawfish in a clear, plastic bag along with a bib and a plate of lemons and a salty pepper dipping powder is ready to devour. The waitress explained that most people squeeze the lemons into the powder so you can dip the crawfish. First, you remove the shell from the head and suck the juice out. Then you remove the meat from the tail, dip into the sauce, and enjoy. Nothing else is edible. Crawfish don’t have much meat but there are plenty of crawfish in the bag. I recommend getting a side of steamed rice. It’s quite a bit of work but it’s delicious and if ever there were a place to enjoy cajun cooking this is it!
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It’s been a few years but The Village condo and retail store development is slowly progressing at Newell Ave. and S. Main St. in downtown Walnut Creek and is expected to open Fall, 2015. Starbucks, Paul Martin’s American Grill and Ameritrade are expected to open here.
Located in downtown Walnut Creek, The Village is an upscale mixed-use center characterized by modern simplicity and sophistication. Like a traditional village, residences and shops combine around small courtyards, plazas, and gardens. The 49 Condominium Residences are arranged to provide plenty of daylight, views, and privacy. 40,000 s.f. of pedestrian oriented retail space takes advantage of distinct architectural features to promote tenants and capture foot and car traffic. The Village extends Walnut Creek’s traditional downtown shopping area and creates a lively new southern gateway.
Coffee Shop, the eagerly anticipated new coffee shop that replaces Lift Lounge in downtown Walnut Creek is opening by the end of April. The inside has been completely remodeled; the huge ceiling, wooden planks throughout, concrete floors and counters look beautiful. It reminded me of coffee shops straight out of Portland. There is going to be some serious coffee brewing going on with two Slayer espresso machines only available in a couple of other Bay Area locations.
In addition to artisinal coffee (initially local and national roasters will be featured) such as Sightglass and Four Barrel, with Stumptown cold brew and nitro cold brew available on draft, there will also be a selection of coffee based cocktails, craft brews and wine. Samovar teas and cold pressed juice will be available for non-coffee drinkers. As for cuisine, baked goods from local bakery 54 Mint as well as their own dishes made with seasonally fresh ingredients such as waffles and more will be featured.
Although I’m more of a tea drinker I think after visiting this place I may end up being turned on to coffee. This is going to be amazing! Check out their Facebook page here and website here and check out plenty of photos of the inside below.
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