Restaurants

Capital One Cafe Opens in Walnut Creek


1139 S. Main Street, Walnut Creek

Capital One Cafe opened recently in downtown Walnut Creek where GAP used to be, next to the apple store and I dropped by to see how it compares to their San Francisco location. With a Peet’s cafe located inside (50% off drinks for Capital One card/account holders) and plenty of seating this is a great spot to socialize and get stuff done! The lighting is great, they have meeting rooms for non-profits as well as little semi-private rooms called nooks that are available to individuals. Check with an employee first before using a nook though. They even have a water-filling station available. With the ATMs you can pay your credit card there as well learn about financial services they offer. And don’t forget to walk out the back to check out the koi pond with gigantic koi fish, it’s amazing!

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Shopping

Makers Market Coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

Makers Market, featuring handcrafted, American-made goods is opening their second location after Santana Row in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek where Les Lunes used to be (relocated down the street also within Broadway Plaza), near the fountain. Check out their story here and see their local maker product line here.

From their website:

Join our mission to Rebuild the Legacy of American Made. Products that honor the ideals of American craftsmanship and are Modern + Heritage-inspired. Products inspired by the heart and soul of an emerging maker. In our quest to bring you the best in handcrafted, we have vetted each product to ensure it is well-designed, long-lasting, and either organic, sustainable or ethically produced.

There is currently an exciting resurgence in American making, that is both steeped in tradition, and relevant to the modern world. At Makers Market, we’re weaving the legacy of American-made goods back together, one story at a time.

Events

Happy Owl Happy Hour at Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek July 28th


Happy Owl Happy Hour:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 28th, 2017
6:00 – 9:00pm | $20 ($15 for members)

Come to Lindsay for this adults-only evening with “Happy Owl, Happy Hour!” Enjoy our spin on an adults-only happy hour that includes drinks, games and a trivia contest!
Join Lindsay from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 28 for a WILD Happy Hour! Come with your special someone, come meet that special someone or get the girls together and get out of the house to enjoy wine, beer, delicious delicacies and meet and greet the animals.

Calicraft Brewing Company is our premier beer sponsor and will bring their delicious brews to try!

Crime

Home Invasion Robbery in Walnut Creek this Morning

From the Walnut Creek PD:

On 7/17/2017, at 8:50 AM, two males brandishing handguns, entered a home on the 2800 block of Oak Grove Road. The suspects confronted the residents (a husband and wife and their child) and stole a yet to be determined amount of cash and personal property. The suspects fled on foot southbound toward Cedro Lane. A tan or gold mini-van (possibly a Ho nda Odyssey) was seen fleeing the area at the time but has not yet been positively identified as being associated to the suspects. No one was injured.

WCPD Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the crime being reported but the suspects were not located. A Pleasant Hill Police Department K-9 unit assisted in conducting a track with negative results.

Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects in this crime or who can provide additional information is asked to contact Detective Bill Jeha at 925-256-3518 or Sergeant David Rangel at 925-256-3573.

Shopping

Saje Natural Wellness Coming to Broadway Plaza this Fall


Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

A couple of months ago we learned that Canadian skincare company Saje Natural Wellness would be coming to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and according to the temporary signage now up they will be opening sometime in the fall where Michael Stars used to be. In addition to three other Bay Area locations in San Francisco, Santa Clara and Corte Madera in Marin, another store will be opening on Fourth Street in Berkeley. Check out Saje’s story here and their product line here.

Events

Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco July 15th – 16th


Renegade Craft Fair:

Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Saturday, July 15th – Sunday, July 16th, 2017
11:00am – 6:00pm | Free

Hey San Francisco! We’re excited to return to Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion for our second Fair of the year with an incredible summer celebration of independent craft and design! Featuring a carefully curated roster of local and national maker and artisan talent the fair will include exciting interactive features, a vibrant lineup of food vendors, craft libations, DJ sets, DIY workshops, vintage treasures, photo ops, and all-around good times to provide a truly one-of-a-kind weekend shopping experience.

Enjoy breathtaking views of The Bay and explore a curated selection of modern handmade goods including jewelry and accessories, art, fashion, ceramics, candles, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more.

Restaurants

Fusion Bistro Opening End of July across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord


Salvio Pacheco Square, Concord

Earlier this week we learned that the boba cafe T4 opened in Salvio Pacheco Square across from Todos Santos Plaza in Concord and it turns out the owner (who also owns Sushi Delight in San Leandro) also plans on opening the restaurant Fusion Bistro next door by the end of July which will feature Chinese style fusion dishes. I was able to get some photos of the inside since it’s directly connected to T4 via the hallway in back. They also share bathrooms.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Question of the Day

Friday Question of the Day – Do you have or Plan on getting Solar Panels?


Photo from Flickr user jeremylevinedesign

As I walk around neighborhoods I notice more and more houses, buildings, schools etc have solar panels appearing on roofs. Seems like a good match for the great California sunshine we get as long it’s not shady. Do you have or are planning to get solar panels for your home? If you have solar panels would you do anything differently?

Events

Movies and Music Under the Stars – The Secret Life of Pets at Civic Park in Walnut Creek July14th


Movies and Music Under the Stars – The Secret Life of Pets:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 14th, 2017
7:00pm  (movie begins at dusk) | Free

Bring your family and enjoy these special outdoor moving screenings! Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants prior to the movie. Civic Park movies include live music before the movie. Please do not bring pets.