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Vote Early at Walnut Creek City Hall

In addition to ballot drop off boxes you can also vote early in downtown Walnut Creek at City Hall today from 11am – 7pm. There was quite a line over the weekend so I’m glad I filled it out at home and just dropped into the box. Get your vote in early!

From the City of Walnut Creek voting information page:

If you would like to cast your ballot in person before the November 6 General Election date, you can do so at one of 3 different locations throughout the County, including Walnut Creek City Hall. County Elections staff will be on hand to assist you as they would at any regular polling place on Election Day. The hours are as follows:
· Monday, November 5: 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Just as you would on Election Day, bring your sample ballot or Voter Information Guide to help you make your selections. Give your full name to the staff at the sign-in table. Proceed to an open voting booth and mark your ballot. Each early voting site has an accessible ballot-marking device as well. When you finish, seal and sign the envelope and place it in the secure ballot box.

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Restroom for All?

Spotted at the new Burgerim in Pleasant Hill. The sign on the door says, “restroom for all”. Next to the door is a typical bathroom sign: “WOMEN”. Which one is correct?

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Alert – Potential Exposure to Measles at Chow in Lafayette and John Muir ER in Walnut Creek

From the Contra Costa Public Health Department:

Some Contra Costa residents and visitors may have been exposed to measles recently after a Contra Costa County resident visited several public venues while contagious.

“We have notified people in Contra Costa who were known to be in close contact to the case, but not every potential contact at a public venue can be identified. Anyone who visited the following locations during the indicated dates and times could have potentially been exposed to the measles virus and should check immunity status.” said Paul Leung, Communicable Disease Programs Chief with Contra Costa Public Health.

Aug. 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Emergency Department, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek
Aug. 14 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Chow Restaurant, 53 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
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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