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April Walnut Creek Mayor's Message

Apr 04, 2017 08:41AM, Published by Elena Hutslar, Categories: Community


Rich Carlston, Mayor of Walnut Creek



Walnut Creek Mayor’s Message

by Mayor Rich Carlston

New Additions

I hope you are enjoying our beautiful spring weather along with our trails and open spaces. A little known fact is that Walnut Creek has the most trails of any city in the state. And, only one other city in the state has more open space than Walnut Creek. We hope you take time to join us on our trails in our open spaces. Be sure and check out the abundant wildlife and varied plant life as you relax and meditate in the beauty of nature. 

Walnut Creek keeps moving forward and improving what it has to offer. In this column, I’ll mention just a few of the many things happening in this beautiful city.

Amazon Books

Those who have bemoaned the loss of Barnes & Noble, of which I am one, will be delighted with one of the newest additions to Broadway Plaza. Amazon will soon be opening a bookstore in Broadway Plaza. It will be one of only four such bookstores nationwide and will be welcome in Walnut Creek. This store will provide shoppers with the best of both worlds: electronic services for those who prefer such services and hardcover books for those who prefer to hold books and stroll among book shelves.

New Apple Store

And speaking of Broadway Plaza, for all of those who love high-tech construction, construction of the much-anticipated new Apple store has begun. It won’t be long before this one-of-a-kind building is completed. In addition, Broadway Plaza has commenced construction of phase 3 of their project. We hope everyone takes the time to visit Broadway Plaza so they can see this beautiful project and enjoy the dining opportunities provided by the terrific new and existing restaurants. I love the lighting in the garage that shows available parking.

In-N-Out

Those who like hamburgers will be pleased to hear that In-N-Out Burger has submitted an application to build a restaurant in Walnut Creek. The proposed In-N-Out will be located at Second and North Main.

New Hotels

Business travelers, guests, and visitors will be pleased to hear that Walnut Creek will be the site of at least two new hotels, with the possibility of additional hotels in the not-too-distant future. Work is now beginning on a new Marriott Residence Inn, located within walking distance to the BART Station. A second hotel, located at the former McDonald’s site at N. California Boulevard will be a unique concept hotel since it will have approximately 20 rooms contained within a mixed-use residential project. 

For those who like to donate to Goodwill or shop at their stores, Walnut Creek will shortly be the home of a new high-end Goodwill facility that the company hopes will become a model for further expansion. 

Upcoming Projects

For those seeking to live in Walnut Creek, we continue to process a number of multi-family projects within our downtown area. Additionally, we are informed that the Transit Village project at the Walnut Creek BART station will break ground on its first phase, the parking garage, this coming summer. While traffic will clearly be impacted by these projects, we hope to minimize the inconvenience as best we can.

Finally, our senior population is looking forward to a new senior community in the Shadelands Business Park, consisting of approximately 190 units.

You can see that Walnut Creek keeps moving forward. We hope you can join us in enjoying and exploring the city for all it has to offer.



April 2017 Walnut Creek new additions Amazon Books Walnut Creek In-N-Out


  • The Valley Beer Tour

    08/20/2017
    11:30AM — 04:00PM

    Livermore has an abundance of wineries now being complemented by a growing craft beer scene. Wit...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    08/20/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • THE LOWELL TRIO

    08/20/2017
    04:00PM — 06:00PM

    "Classical" With members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra The Lowell Trio annual Summer...


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  • Volunteer Gardening

    08/23/2017
    09:00AM — 12:00PM

    It takes a lot of effort to maintain six acres of lush garden space, and as a small, nonprofit or...


  • Community Garden Swap Meet

    08/23/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Have an excess harvest of yummy and pretty things from your home garden? Bring fruits, vegetables...


  • MONTHLY MOSTLY BLUEGRASS EXTRAVAGANZA

    08/23/2017
    07:30PM — 10:00PM

    Hosted by the Armando's House Bluegrass Band Bruce Campbell - bass Rick Horlick - mandolin L...


  • FPHE Green Team meeting - new members wanted!

    08/24/2017
    04:00PM — 05:00PM

    We encourage and support all things Green in Pleasant Hill schools, including school gardens, sal...


  • QUINN DEVEAUX

    08/24/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    “Soul Blues” Joe Lewis - electric bass Quinn DeVeaux - guitar/vocals Andrew Maguire - Drums ...


  • Happy Hour & A Half

    08/25/2017
    04:30PM — 06:00PM

    Live music with KYLE JESTER No cover charge Beverage discount Doors open 4:00


  • Walnut Creek Movies Under the Stars: Grease

    08/25/2017
    06:30PM — 10:00PM

    Bring your family and enjoy this FREE outdoor moving screening! Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner at...


  • THE MAD MAGGIES

    08/25/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    "Ska, Zydeco and Folk Rock" Maggie Martin - accordion/ vocals Johny Blood - tuba Ray Rernand...


  • The Valley Beer Tour

    08/20/2017
    11:30AM — 04:00PM

    Livermore has an abundance of wineries now being complemented by a growing craft beer scene. Wit...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    08/20/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • THE LOWELL TRIO

    08/20/2017
    04:00PM — 06:00PM

    "Classical" With members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra The Lowell Trio annual Summer...


  • Volunteer Gardening

    08/23/2017
    09:00AM — 12:00PM

    It takes a lot of effort to maintain six acres of lush garden space, and as a small, nonprofit or...


  • Community Garden Swap Meet

    08/23/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Have an excess harvest of yummy and pretty things from your home garden? Bring fruits, vegetables...


  • MONTHLY MOSTLY BLUEGRASS EXTRAVAGANZA

    08/23/2017
    07:30PM — 10:00PM

    Hosted by the Armando's House Bluegrass Band Bruce Campbell - bass Rick Horlick - mandolin L...


  • FPHE Green Team meeting - new members wanted!

    08/24/2017
    04:00PM — 05:00PM

    We encourage and support all things Green in Pleasant Hill schools, including school gardens, sal...


  • QUINN DEVEAUX

    08/24/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    “Soul Blues” Joe Lewis - electric bass Quinn DeVeaux - guitar/vocals Andrew Maguire - Drums ...


  • Happy Hour & A Half

    08/25/2017
    04:30PM — 06:00PM

    Live music with KYLE JESTER No cover charge Beverage discount Doors open 4:00


  • Walnut Creek Movies Under the Stars: Grease

    08/25/2017
    06:30PM — 10:00PM

    Bring your family and enjoy this FREE outdoor moving screening! Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner at...


  • THE MAD MAGGIES

    08/25/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    "Ska, Zydeco and Folk Rock" Maggie Martin - accordion/ vocals Johny Blood - tuba Ray Rernand...


  • Eat Stay Love Lafayette Food Tour

    08/26/2017
    11:00AM — 01:00PM

    Green Hills. Great Schools. Good-tasting Eats. Our Eat – Stay – Love Lafayette food tour is a tw...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    08/26/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • Jazz Experience at the Lesher Center

    08/26/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    Jazz Experience at the Lesher Center, presented by the Diablo Regional Arts Association, will ret...


  • PETER ANASTOS & ITER + GREEK JAZZ

    08/26/2017
    08:00PM — 10:30PM

    "Post Bop Original Jazz" Peter Anastos - trumpet Jodi Durst - bass Heikki Koskonen - piano ...


  • Jazz Experience at the Lesher Center

    08/26/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Jazz Experience at the Lesher Center, presented by the Diablo Regional Arts Association, will ret...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    08/27/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • THE SUNDAY PAPER

    08/27/2017
    04:00PM — 07:00PM

    "Bay Area Funk" With former and current members of Tower Of Power, Cold Blood, Sly & The Famil...


  • Volunteer Gardening

    08/30/2017
    09:00AM — 12:00PM

    It takes a lot of effort to maintain six acres of lush garden space, and as a small, nonprofit or...


  • Community Garden Swap Meet

    08/30/2017
    12:00PM — 12:30PM

    Have an excess harvest of yummy and pretty things from your home garden? Bring fruits, vegetables...


  • Plant Spotlight Classes

    08/30/2017
    12:30PM — 01:00PM

    Bring a sketchbook or notebook to The Gardens at Heather Farm as we spotlight one special plant i...


  • Join us for an Event Marketing Workshop on how to manage events big and small. The event is happe...


  • THE RAY CHARLES PROJECT

    08/31/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Tony Lindsey - vocals Glenn Walters - vocals Chris Cain - guitar David K. Mathews - organ Dwa...


  • Walnut Creek Aquanuts Fall Swim Show

    08/31/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Enjoy an evening aquatic production without the long drive to the city! The Aquanuts present “Aqu...


  • Happy Hour & A Half

    09/01/2017
    04:30PM — 06:00PM

    Live music with SIN SILVER No cover charge Beverage discount Doors open 4:00


  • LITTLE ROGER & THE GOOSEBUMPS

    09/01/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    "Pop Rock" Roger Clark - guitar/ vocals David Seabury - drums John Seabury - bass Donn Spin...


  • Walnut Creek Aquanuts Fall Swim Show

    09/01/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Enjoy an evening aquatic production without the long drive to the city! The Aquanuts present “Aqu...


  • The Valley Beer Tour

    09/02/2017
    11:30AM — 04:00PM

    Livermore has an abundance of wineries now being complemented by a growing craft beer scene. Wit...


  • "Anything Goes" art gallery opening

    09/02/2017
    02:00PM — 06:30PM

    Art show opening ‘Anything Goes’ at the Raquel Amaral Studio/Gallery on September 2nd, 2017 2...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    09/02/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • LAVAY SMITH & HER RED HOT SKILLIT LICKERS

    09/02/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    "Red, White & Blues: A Celebration Of America's Cities, States & Regions" Lavay Smith - vocal...


  • Walnut Creek Aquanuts Fall Swim Show

    09/02/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Enjoy an evening aquatic production without the long drive to the city! The Aquanuts present “Aqu...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    09/03/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • MICHELE'S SUNNY SUNDAY BIRTHDAY BASH

    09/03/2017
    04:00PM — 07:00PM

    Featuring…. Yours Truly Michele (Michele Kappel) "She’s a celebration. No matter your mood, yo...


  • Walnut Creek Aquanuts Fall Swim Show

    09/03/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Enjoy an evening aquatic production without the long drive to the city! The Aquanuts present “Aqu...


  • BLUES SHOWCASE

    09/04/2017
    07:30PM — 10:00PM

    Al Smith Band Memphis Blues Project Harrison Flynn and Friends Barry Craig and Friends


  • Volunteer Gardening

    09/06/2017
    09:00AM — 12:00PM

    It takes a lot of effort to maintain six acres of lush garden space, and as a small, nonprofit or...


  • DREAM POSSE

    09/07/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    “Eclectic Country Rock” CD Release Party! Kiki Stack – vocals Katy Lawrence – vocals/ viol...


  • Happy Hour & A Half

    09/08/2017
    04:30PM — 06:00PM

    Live music with GARY KING, ZAC JOHNSON & FRIENDS No cover charge Beverage discount Doors ope...


  • GOLDEN STATE LONE STAR REVUE

    09/08/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Mark Hummel - harmonica/ vocals Anson Funderburgh - guitar Wes Starr - drums RW Grigbsy - bass...


  • Donate Life Run/Walk 5k/10k/Kids Dash

    09/09/2017
    07:30AM — 11:30AM

    Are you looking to be more active and involved in your community? Well look no further than the 7...


  • Family Art Day

    09/09/2017
    10:00AM — 02:00PM

    "Fall into Your Creative Self!" 

Join us to make a variety of wearable art, participate in pe...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    09/09/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • THE JOEL DORHAM LATIN JAZZ OCTET

    09/09/2017
    08:00PM — 10:00PM

    Joel Dorham - timbales Jules Rowell - trombone Mike Rose - lead trumpet John Christensen - 2n...


  • Fight Cancer with your Fork

    09/10/2017
    01:30PM — 03:00PM

    Featuring Susan Silberstein, PhD Founder/Director, Center for Advancement in Cancer Education...


  • Fight Cancer with your Fork

    09/10/2017
    01:30PM — 03:00PM

    Featuring Susan Silberstein, PhD • Founder/Director, Center for Advancement in Cancer Educati...


  • Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

    09/10/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages explo...


  • Satisfy your sweet tooth this this one-hour guided walking tour that helps kids of all ages - and...


  • RAY OBIEDO & FRIENDS

    09/10/2017
    04:00PM — 07:00PM

    "Funk & Latin" Ray Obiedo - guitar Melecio Magdaluyo - sax Marc VanWageningen-bass Colin Do...


 

 

 

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