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Artist Call for Downtown Walnut Creek Art Project Due August 6th

Artist Call for Downtown Walnut Creek Art Project:

Walnut Creek Downtown’s 2018 Community Service Day project will coordinate community artwork featured on the downtown’s 40 Big Belly waste bins.

WCD will conduct a public artist call to gather artwork which will be displayed in frames (31 7/16” w x 45” h) attached to the sides of the Big Belly’s as well as the back of the paired units, if logical. Artists are encouraged to incorporate recycling messages into their colorful creations as the newest addition to the City’s public art program. The project will be funded by Contra Costa County’s Solid Waste Authority’s Recycle Smart program. Selected artists will be acknowledged by having their artwork displayed on WCD’s website.

The deadline to submit artwork is August 6th, 11:59 pm
Label each submission with artist name and title of work
Artists should upload their submission via Dropbox by emailing their Dropbox link to


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New Electronic Displays at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Along with the new Apple store opening at Broadway Plaza tomorrow in downtown Walnut Creek are new electronic displays with advertisements on one side and a clickable store directory on the other. I wonder what operating system they’re running, not MacOS? Maybe Apple should start selling an embedded OS to compete with Linux… 😜

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Trinity Center for the Homeless Relocates in Downtown Walnut Creek

1271 S. California Blvd, Walnut Creek

Late last year we learned that an adult day care center would be opening in downtown Walnut Creek where Baja Fresh used to be, next to the Habit Burger Grill. It turns out it’s not an adult day care center at all but rather the Trinity Center for the homeless and working poor, which relocated a few blocks away. Note that they are closed on weekends.

From their website:

Trinity Center offers a Safety Net of Basic Human Services, including:

  • Food, breakfast & hot lunch
  • Showers & Laundry
  • Clothing
  • Mail and Telephone Access
  • Referral Services
  • Help with benefit applications
  • Community

Trinity Center serves people who are homeless and those experiencing poverty. The Center is an opportunity for community and a safe place off the street.

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Check out the Outdoor Workout Equipment at Civic Park in Walnut Creek

Civic Park, Walnut Creek

Thanks to a reader for sending word that new, outdoor workout equipment is now available at Civic Park in Walnut Creek. It’s located right near the bridge that leads to the parking lot. There are no chains or gears which is why it can be left in the open from what I can tell. When I tried it didn’t provide much resistance but maybe I wasn’t doing it correctly. Has anyone used this yet?

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Door Knob of the Day at Dos Coyotes in Concord

Not sure if all Dos Coyotes Border Cafe bathrooms use these Saniguard door knobs but I always worry about there not being paper towels in a public bathroom forcing me to use my hands to open the door. With this handle I can use my inner elbow to open it while keeping my hands nice and clean. Genius!