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5 Year Anniversary for Beyond the Creek


I can’t believe it’s been five years for Beyond the Creek being online. I still enjoy walking around town finding out the latest shops and restaurants that are opening as well as taking in the great nature scenes that the East Bay has to offer. Thanks to everyone for reading and any tips you have emailed! In addition to tips, if you have any quality of life issues that you’d like featured please send those as well. Let’s see what the next five years has to bring!


Four Year Anniversary for Beyond the Creek


Well, another year has gone by, and Beyond the Creek has now been online for four years. Sometimes I wonder if there are enough interesting things to post about but there always seems to be something going on around town. Thanks to everyone for reading, and sending in tips, suggestions and photos; I really do appreciate it! If there is something you’d like to make the East Bay community aware of please email me anytime.


Star Wars Family Outdoor Movie Night in Danville on Aug. 28th


Star Wars Family Outdoor Movie Night:

Rolling Hills Church
1565 Green Valley Rd, Danville
Friday, August 28th, 2015
8:30pm | Free

Join us on August 28th as Rolling Hills Court Yard & Parking Lot will transform into a Galaxy Far, Far Away! Family Activities begin at 7pm including Star Wars Jumpy, Star Wars Arts and Crafts and a Meet & Greet with Darth Vader and his Storm Troopers. “A New Hope” will begin at dark ~ 8:30pm on our huge outdoor screen. Kids are encouraged to bring there Sleeping Bags & Adults their Camping Chairs. Admission is Free! Snacks (Candy, Popcorn, Water & Soda) are available for purchase for $1 each. All Procedes/Donations will directly go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Beyond the Creek T-Shirts have Arrived


Earlier this month I placed a small order for Beyond the Creek t-shirts and they look great! Although the text looks fuzzy in the picture above it looks fine in-person. For now, whoever sends in the most tips every month (that are used on the site) will get a free t-shirt, starting this month. These are Hanes Beefy-T 100% cotton, tagless, with sizes available in S-M-L-XL.

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New Design for BtCreek

I finally got around to completing a revamped design with a new background header, cleaner logo, new tagline and different overall theme. Overall it should still function the same as always. Thanks to those who provided feedback. One of the suggested taglines was “From Fish Ranch to the Foothills” which I changed to “From the Caldecott to the Diablo Foothills”. If anyone is encountering any problems or has suggestions on how to improve the new design please add a comment or email me at adam [at] thanks!

New Design:

Old Design:


Help Out Ygnacio Wood Swim Club Repave their Pool in Concord


From an email:

Ygnacio Wood Swim Club in Concord, is re-paving the pool, through Kickstarter we are raising money to help with the expense. Along with internal fundraising too. Our pool is a non-profit any pledge/donation is tax deductible.

Learn more about us and why Ygnacio Wood isn’t just a pool… it is our community, our family and creates memories that will last for a lifetime.
Help us make our 50th season one to remember and launch our next 50-years. Help us at our Kickstarter “Pave our Pool” campaign.


Help find a Tagline for Beyond the Creek


Although this blog initially focused on Walnut Creek and Lafayette it covers nearby cities as well such as Pleasant Hill, Danville, Concord, Lamorinda and more so the tagline, “Walnut Creek – Lafayette & Beyond” seems too WC/Lafayette centric. I’ve been thinking about trying a new tagline but haven’t come up with anything besides “Neighborhood Blog”. “East Bay Neighborhood Blog” seems too broad so I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for a tagline for this blog to please let me know in the comments or email me at adam [at] Thanks for any suggestions!