Check out the giant new digital billboard at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek next to Macy’s and Starbucks. I didn’t hear any sound although I wonder if it will be added later on? The photo below shows the view from the backside outside the top level parking lot.
Thanks to a reader for pointing out a video as seen in this KRON4 article about a woman appearing to get angry at a Starbucks customers for speaking Korean:
It is really sad this kind of behavior still happens and still happens here. Simply put it is unacceptable and inappropriate behavior. Apparently she thinks it is ok to behave that way in our community. Not a great representation of Walnut Creek.
Apparently it took place on “North California near Target”. Note: the above photo is from a different Walnut Creek Starbucks.
I was standing in line at Lunardi’s in Danville when I spotted this Pickle Juice sign out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was a gag at first and then I noticed it was empty. Who knew pickle juice was so popular in Danville? The cashier mentioned people buying this to relieve muscle cramps, as the sign says. Is this really a thing? Not just pickle juice, but extra strength pickle juice!?
Over four years ago we first learned of a little public parklet within a new apartment and retail complex (now known as Lyric) coming to downtown Walnut Creek and the Water Light Public Plaza is now open to the public. As you can see in the photo below there is a new cool-looking work of art along the back wall.
When I first read about this in the planning commission agenda I thought it was a joke but it’s true; an adult day care center is planning to open in downtown Walnut Creek where Baja Fresh used to be at the corner of S. California Blvd. and Botelho Dr. No word yet on who the first occupants will be. 🙂
From the agenda:
Trinity Center Temporary Adult Day Care Center Conditional Use Permit
The applicant is requesting approval of a use permit to allow temporary relocation of Trinity Center, currently located at 1860 Trinity Avenue, to a vacant 5,050 square-foot commercial building at 1271 S. California Boulevard, a 1.32-acre property located at the northwest corner of S. California Boulevard and Botelho Drive. The temporary relocation request relates to St. Paul’s Commons, a 45-unit affordable apartment project whose ground floor Trinity Center intends to occupy when the complex is completed in mid-2019. The applicant is proposing that the Conditional Use Permit to expire automatically on September 30, 2019.
On 10/30/2017, 4:49 a.m., Dispatch received calls reporting a house fire on Archer Circle. Moraga Police and Moraga-Orinda Fire personnel responded to the scene and found the house at 9 Archer Circle fully engulfed with flames. Firefighters attached the fire and were able to prevent it from spreading to other houses.
Firefighters also rescued one of the occupants of the home. He was treated at the scene by Moraga-Orinda Fire paramedics and transported to John Muir Medical Center where he is being treated for burns. His condition is unknown. The other occupant of the home was able to escape without injury.
At least 9 fire engines and crews from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District and the Contra Costa County Fire District responded to the fire and worked to extinguish it. Fire personnel will be on the scene for most of the day to ensure the fire is out and to investigate the cause of the fire.
I called it back in August when we learned that Ikoi Sushi would be opening in this spot in downtown Walnut Creek. SUSHI it is. To see the original Rinehart’s jewelry clock followed by its replacement, the GELATO clock, click here. I hope this will turn into a more tasteful SUSHI font…