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Protest Outside Apple Store this Weekend in Downtown Walnut Creek

Apple Store, Walnut Creek

Over the weekend I was walking in downtown Walnut Creek when I noticed a protest in front of the Apple store. According to the sign this looks like a labor dispute protest about how Apple is not requiring a construction company to pay stand wages and benefits “on all projects all the time”. My seven year old son was mesmerized by the grim reaper below. He literally was frozen staring at it until I motioned him inside to play some app games on an iPad.




CrossFit Walnut Creek 3 Year Anniversary Party on Aug. 8th in Downtown Walnut Creek


CrossFit Walnut Creek 3 Year Anniversary Party:

CrossFit Walnut Creek
1628 Cypress St, Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 8th, 2015
2:00pm – 6:00pm | Free


Come find out what makes CrossFit Walnut Creek THE destination for fitness in Downtown Walnut Creek.

Who knows…maybe you could win a free membership, CrossFit schwag or other cool stuff!


Papyrus Relocating to Danville Hotel Town Center this Fall

Danville Hotel Town Center

The stationery store Papyrus will be moving a few blocks down on Hartz Ave. in downtown Danville to the newly developed Danville Hotel Town Center this fall. They will be the first store to open at this development with an eyeglass store, jeweler, and fashion boutique expected to open in November followed by several restaurants opening early 2016. Stay tuned.

Papyrus current location:
522 Hartz Ave, Danville


Sex Offender Felon Arrested Today at San Miguel Shopping Center in Walnut Creek

From the Walnut Creek PD:

On 8/2/15 at approx. 1322 hours, an astute citizen saw a wanted suspect in the San Miguel Shopping Center at 1270 Newell Avenue. The suspect, James G. Beldin (3/17/63), was wanted by Concord PD for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. In addition, Beldin was a parolee at large and a sex offender registrant. Walnut Creek PD officers conducted an area check and located Beldin’s vehicle in the parking lot. Walnut Creek PD officers then observed Beldin near the intersection of Broadway and Newell Avenue and took him into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Officers also learned Beldin had earlier attempted to photograph the undergarments of a female wearing a skirt in downtown Walnut Creek.

Walnut Creek PD and Concord PD will work cooperatively to bring criminal charges against Beldin.

Please contact the WCPD at 925-943-5844 if you have any information regarding additional crimes the suspect may have committed.


Taste of Concord at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord on August 2nd


Taste of Concord:

Todos Santos plaza
Concord, CA
Saturday, August 2nd, 2015
1:00pm – 4:00pm | $25

The 9th Annual Taste of Concord promises to continue the tradition of good family fun strolling around Todas Santos Plaza in downtown Concord on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Come on down and sample food from the menus of some familiar and new dining establishments for a donation of only $25.00. Again this year we will be offering wine and beer tasting from some of Contra Costa County’s award winning wineries and breweries.

Do not forget to make your way to the fountain in Todas Santos Square to place your bid on terrific silent auction items donated by some of your favorite local businesses.


Bark for Life at Pleasant Hill City Hall on Aug. 1st


Bark for Life:

Pleasant Hill City Hall
100 Gregory Ln, Pleasant Hill
Saturday, August 1st, 2015
9:00am – 11:00am | $25

This cancer-fighting fundraiser will be held from 9 to 11am on Saturday, August 1, at Pleasant Hill City Hall (around the gazebo area). Dogs are important caregivers for many cancer patients, and this event is a way to honor the dogs while raising money for the American Cancer Society. At the Bark, people walk their dogs on a leash around a small track. There will be contests with prizes for dogs and their masters. Each dog will get a ‘goodie bag.’