Events

Women’s March Anniversary March in Downtown Walnut Creek Jan 20th


Women’s March Anniversary March:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
10:30am – 1:00pm | Free

Women’s March Contra Costa is a local movement dedicated to empowering, educating and mobilizing citizens of Contra Costa County to stand together in support of civil liberties and protecting our planet. As women, we stand in solidarity as the unifying force that binds families together and unites communities. Our focus is to support, educate and organize events providing meaningful connections, and to speak out against intolerance.

Restaurants

Puesto Opening “this Summer” at the Veranda in Concord


The Veranda, Concord

San Diego-based Puesto, the “Mexican artisan kitchen & bar” is coming to the Veranda shopping center this summer, right next to the IMAX movie theater. Check out their menu at one of their other locations here.

From their website:

Before Puesto, we had all left San Diego to chase ambitions in other ventures. Though we found individual success in other places, it was tacos that brought us back together and back to California —Chef Luisteen’s tacos, to be exact. His passion for completely re –defining the taco brought us back to our hometown of San Diego to start a family business, the taco stand we’d never even dreamed of. Now we’re tacoteurs and have never looked back.

Events

Black Comix Arts Festival in San Francisco Jan 13th – 15th


Black Comix Arts Festival:

San Francisco Public Library & City View at Metreon
100 Larkin St. / 135 4th St, San Francisco
Saturday, January 13th – Monday, January 15th, 2018
Free

The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. Our expanded three-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.

Crime

Attempted Sexual Assault Yesterday Afternoon at Iron Horse Trail in Walnut Creek

From the East Bay Regional Park District:

On Thursday January 11th, 2018, at approximately 6:15 PM, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department received a call from the Walnut Creek Police Department regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred on the Iron Horse Trail just south of Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek. East Bay Regional Park District Police Department responded to the area and immediately began searching for the suspect along with WCPD. A police K9 was utilized but was unsuccessful in locating the assailant.
According to the adult female victim, about 5:30 PM, she was walking from the Broadway Plaza area when a black male adult approached her from behind and assaulted her. Based on the suspect’s actions and comments, it was clear he intended to sexually assault and/or physically harm the victim. The suspect then
suddenly fled the area for an unknown reason, running northbound on S. Broadway. The victim was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and the suspect should be considered possibly armed and dangerous. Continue Reading

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Are you Worried about the Flu?

This may be the worst flu season in the Bay Area in a decade according to this SFGate article and it’s pretty awful elsewhere as well. I’ve been noticing quite a few acquaintances getting sick and thoughts about flu are never far from my mind. Besides getting the flu shot, which apparently isn’t all that effective this season, I’ve been using hand sanitizer and washing my hands more than usual. I still worry though. Are you worried about getting the flu?

From the article:

In the Bay Area, urgent care centers, hospitals and doctors’ offices have seen a deluge of people with flu symptoms, including fever, body aches, fatigue, congestion and cough. Meanwhile, a few hospitals and pharmacies have reported running low on supplies of vaccine and antiviral medications, though the state said there are no shortages of any flu-related drugs.

Events

Spontaneous Sitcom: An Improvised Evening of Your Favorite TV Show at Lesher Center Jan 18th -21st


Spontaneous Sitcom: An Improvised Evening of Your Favorite TV Show:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, January 18th – Sunday, January 21st, 2018
$20

REMEMBER THE JUNIE RAY SHOW?

THAT AWESOME TV SITCOM FROM BACK IN THE ’90’s?

Well, the whole, original cast is getting back together for a special 25-year reunion celebration and you’re invited! So get ready to binge watch your “favorite” old sitcom with Synergy Theater. Audience members suggest their all-time favorite episodes and Synergy Theater creates them on the spot. It’s back-to-back episodes of the funniest, old sitcom you’ve never seen. Remember the pilot? Remember the cliffhanger? Remember that “very special episode”?
Of course not. We’re making it up!