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Candidates Community Forum: Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Race at Lesher Center April 24th in Walnut Creek

Candidates Community Forum: Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Race:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
5:30 – 7:00pm | Free

Please join the Contra Costa County Bar Association and The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley as they host a forum for the candidates running for the office of the Contra Costa County District Attorney. All candidates running for this office have been invited to attend.

Gail Murray, a long-time member of the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, a former Walnut Creek mayor and former BART director has been selected as the moderator for this free public event.

The format will include brief statements by the candidates and set questions from the moderator as well as the opportunity for the public to ask questions of the candidates. All questions will be screened for appropriateness.


Omni Fight Club Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek

Agora at South Main, Walnut Creek

The highly anticipated Omni Fight Club has opened at the Agora apartment complex in downtown Walnut Creek. Check for updates on their Facebook page here.

From a press release:

With a focus on fun, tough, fitness, Omni Fight Club officially opened in Walnut Creek on April 7th. The club provides an unlimited, all-inclusive studio experience, featuring strength training, kickboxing, nutrition information and experienced coaches. OFC offers cutting-edge equipment, engaging music and knowledgeable programming that’s effective for all fitness and wellness goals. There are no contracts or joining fees.


Spontaneous Noir! An Improvised Piece of Pulp at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek April 19th -22nd

Spontaneous Noir! An Improvised Piece of Pulp:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, April 19th – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018


…Private eyes, femme fatales, and ridiculous metaphors pile up like a heap of trash at the city dump in Synergy Theater’s Spontaneous Noir: An Improvised Piece of Pulp! Completely improvised and all based on audience suggestions, this hysterical homage to Hollywood’s Film Noir will keep you in stitches right down to the very last shot of whiskey. So shut your mug and buy a ticket, see.


Beauty Lounge in Downtown Walnut Creek Expects to Open Wine Bar beginning of May

1655 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last year we learned that Beauty Lounge in downtown Walnut Creek would be getting a wine bar and this is expected to open by the beginning of May. Their Palos Verdes location has had a wine bar for seven years. In addition to wine and beer they also plan to offer martini cocktails made with soju sake. Check out their downtown Walnut Creek services here.


ThredUp Relocating within Downtown Walnut Creek

1366 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The online thrift store ThredUp, which opened last summer in downtown Walnut Creek, is relocating a couple of blocks away where Five Little Monkeys used to be. According to a sign posted on their door they expect to open “early May”. Interestingly, it mistakenly says that they are currently at “Broadway Plaza”. They are actually at the Broadway Pointe shopping center, across the street from Broadway Plaza.


Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea Signage Spotted at Lyric in Downtown Walnut Creek

Lyric, Walnut Creek

Last September we learned about Michigan-based Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea coming to the Lyric apartments in downtown Walnut Creek and the window signage is now up. It looks like there is going to be a nice sized patio area in front. I look forward to checking this place out. Check out their menu here and learn more about the founders here.


Johnny Was coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

According to the latest Walnut Creek permit information luxury boho fashion and accessories shop Johnny Was is coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek with their first East Bay location. It looks like they’ll be opening where Skin 17 used to be, which recently relocated near Macy’s where Ministry of Supply used to be.

From their website:

Johnny Was creates clothes and accessories that embrace a California lifestyle but speak to a global vision, that feel luxurious, yet ready to be packed into a suitcase for a last minute trip. It is about going through life with an ease that’s both alluring and inspiring.


West Side Story Playing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek through April 29th

West Side Story:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, March 30th – Sunday, April 29th, 2018
$61 – $65

Inspired by the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers are transplanted to the vibrant battleground of New York City’s West Side in the 1950s. In the midst of deep-seated gang rivalry, Maria and Tony discover that ancient grudges are no match for true love.