A chipmunk has taken up residence at
the corner of Locust Street and Mt. Diablo Boulevard
in downtown Walnut Creek.
With filled cheeks, sitting on a pile of
colorful laundry, the chipmunk is there
morning, noon and night at his new
home -- a utility box. The chipmunk
is the main character in a piece
by artist Julie Alvarado that has been
reprinted on a vinyl wrap and fastened to
the utility box in front of Union Bank.
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WC Project puts parking in the
palm of your hand.
Robert Power, owner of Park Smart/Regional Parking,
gets behind the wheel and helps Contributing Editor
Sean Yokomizo find parking using one of several mobile
applications that turn all that data into what
you want most when you're looking for a
quick cup of coffee: someplace to park.
View the video here!
Broadway Plaza Redevelopment
Broadway Plaza Is Having Some Work Done!
Over the next few years, the 62-year-old shopping
center will be making some changes, including the
addition of new retail, expanded parking, enhanced
pedestrian spaces, and better traffic access.
Broadway Plaza is an important resource for the
Walnut Creek community, which is why
we are investing to enhance its appeal for
local residents, visitors, shoppers and retailers over
many years to come.
With traffic always a high concern for Walnut Creek
residents, improving access and parking is top of
the list in terms of priority. And enhanced pedestrian
areas will also contribute to something in
high-demand: maintaining the charm and
appeal of Broadway Plaza.
The convenience and experience of our guests is
our highest priority during these upgrades. Stores
remain open, plenty of parking will be available,
Broadway Plaza Street will remain open, and
we’ll have Roving Ambassadors available
throughout the property to ensure our
guests receive the service they have
become accustomed to
Plastic Bag Ordinance
The City of Walnut Creek has passed an ordinance
to prohibit the distribution of single-use carry out
bags in all retailers. Under the ordinance, all
grocery and retail stores in Walnut Creek would no
longer provide single-use carry out plastic bags.
Stores may sell paper bags for a minimum of
10 cents for each bag. Protective plastic or
paper bags, without handles, for items such as
meat, fresh produce, dry-cleaned clothes and
prescription medications will be allowed. Consumers
will have the option to bring their own reusable bags
or pay for recycled paper bags. The ordinance becomes
effective September 18, 2014. The ban of
styrofoam containers used in restaurants
for "to-go" customers will become banned
as of December 18, 2014.
A different event on the First Wednesday of the month, February-May, from 5-8pm!
Click for an informational flyer on the Plastic Bag Ordinance and FAQ'S.
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