🌳 Issue #108

🍷 Don't Miss Walnut Creek Uncorked + Top Budget-Friendly Areas & Lemongrass Farms Support!


Good morning, Walnut Creek! Get ready for Walnut Creek Uncorked on June 20th—an evening of wine, food, and live music. Discover the Top 10 Budget-Friendly Areas to live here, and don't miss the Walnut Creek Farmers' Market rallying support for Lemongrass Farms after a tragic accident. Your help through their GoFundMe can make a real difference. Read on for more updates and make the most of your week!

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Support for Lemongrass Farms

  • Top 10 Budget-Friendly Areas to Live in Walnut Creek

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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Support for Lemongrass Farms

The Walnut Creek Farmers' Market is rallying to support Lemongrass Farms after two of its members were critically injured in a tragic accident. On Sunday, June 2nd, the family members were struck by a vehicle on Locust Street. The driver has been arrested and charged with DUI and other offenses.

The injured individuals are currently receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at a local hospital. Their family, unable to return to their farm in Fresno, is staying nearby to provide support during this challenging time.

A fundraiser has been established to assist the victims and their family with mounting expenses. Medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost income are just some of the challenges they face. The community's support is vital as they navigate through this difficult period.

Your contribution can make a significant difference for this small family farm as they deal with this tragedy. Thank you for any support you can offer. GoFundMe (link)

Top 10 Budget-Friendly Areas to Live in Walnut Creek

Affordability in Walnut Creek is influenced by factors such as median income levels, rent-to-income ratios, and home price-to-income ratios. These elements impact the overall cost of living and quality of life. Based on these criteria, ten neighborhoods in Walnut Creek stand out as the most affordable.

Diablo Hills ranks as the most affordable neighborhood with a median home price of $909,822 and a median rent of $2,834. It offers a balanced cost of living with average transportation options. Downtown Walnut Creek follows closely with a median home price of $744,899 and a median rent of $2,275, boasting excellent transportation scores ideal for walking and biking.

Bancroft Village features a median home price of $1,074,111 and a median rent of $2,834, offering good transportation options and a high median household income. Lower Lakewood, with a median home price of $810,174 and a median rent of $2,379, provides decent transportation and a balanced cost of living.

Despite higher home prices, Diablo Shadows offers a lower rent-to-income ratio with a median home price of $1,824,843 and a median rent of $3,452. Carriage Square, with a median home price of $1,135,978 and a median rent of $2,834, combines affordability and good transportation options.

Rancho Paraiso features higher home prices but an affordable rent-to-income ratio, with a median home price of $2,777,341 and a median rent of $3,501. Rancho San Miguel is notable for its affordable housing and good biking infrastructure, with a median home price of $1,509,070 and a median rent of $2,834.

Rossmoor offers the lowest home prices on the list, making it highly affordable with a median home price of $658,029 and a median rent of $2,219, despite low transportation scores. Buena Vista Area rounds out the list with a median home price of $1,050,739 and a median rent of $2,421, providing moderate transportation options.

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City Council Meeting | Wednesday, June 19th | City Hall at 1666 N. Main St. | Key public hearings will be held in Walnut Creek for three major projects: a two-year extension for the Shadelands SecureSpace/Calicraft project, which includes a self-storage facility, microbrewery, dog park, and community garden; a two-year extension for the 17-lot Residences at Abigail Place development; and final design review approval and a signage amendment for the Chick-fil-A restaurant at 2290 Oak Grove Road.

Food & Drink

Walnut Creek Uncorked | Thursday June 20th | Downtown Walnut Creek | Join Walnut Creek Uncorked on June 20th from 5:30 to 8:30 PM for an evening of wine, food, and live music, starting at Rudney Plaza at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Buy Tickets (link)

Viognier & Vinyasa | Wednesdays at 5:30 PM | Shadowbrook Winery | $39 | Join Shadowbrook Winery every Wine Wednesday for the Viognier & Vinyasa Series, featuring an hour-long yoga session led by Certified Power Vinyasa instructor Carlie in the tranquil vineyard, plus a complimentary glass of Shadowbrook’s finest Viognier.

Trivia + Karaoke Night | Wednesdays at 6 PM | Retro Junkie | Join us for a fun-filled night with free admission, starting at 6 PM with happy hour, followed by pop culture trivia at 7 PM, and karaoke from 8 PM to 1 AM—no RSVP needed!

Trivia | Wednesdays at 6 PM | Mike Hess Brewing | Free to play! Test your knowledge and bring out some loved ones.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia | @ Rotator Taproom - Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Karaoke Wednesday | @ Bourbon Highway - Wednesdays at 8 PM. Watch Video


Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy | Lesher Center for the Arts | 6/15 - 8/31 on Saturdays | New generation of comedic talent with the "Best of San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy" tour, featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the Bay Area.

Cabaret | 5/26 - 6/23 | Lesher Center for the Arts | Don't miss Center REP's season finale, the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, set in 1920s Berlin with its provocative storyline, scintillating choreography, and acclaimed score


Qi Gong Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center | Wednesdays at 12 PM | Slow meditative stretching. No experience is needed. Weekly, Wednesdays from 11:50 - 12:10 PM. Civic Park, Assembly Hall.

Mah Jong Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 1 PM

Bingo Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center | Thursdays at 12 PM | 50+ Drop-in activity. Try your luck and have fun!

Farmer’s Market Walnut Creek | Locust St | Sundays at 9 AM | The Walnut Creek Market, open Sundays 9 am-1 pm year-round on Locust Street, offers local produce, supports sustainability, and provides free first-hour parking at Grower’s Square; only certified service animals are allowed.

Diablo Valley Farmers’ Market | Shadelands | Saturdays at 9 AM | Located in Walnut Creek's Shadelands Business Park, the Diablo Valley Farmers' Market, open Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM with over 40 vendors, features fresh Brentwood produce, a Kid’s Craft Corner, and is a family favorite, having been voted #1 in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest.

Meditation hosted by the Divya Babaji Sushumna Kriya Yoga Foundation | Fridays at 10:30 AM | Walnut Creek Library | The meditation will be simple, effective, and designed for contemporary times to suit the needs of our community’s Holistic health – Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social health and Spiritual well-being. Meditation will take place seated in chairs and there will be time for questions after the session. No registration is required and beginners are always welcome.


Family Storytime | Thursdays at 10:15 AM | Ygnacio Valley Library

Toddler Storytime & Play | Thursdays at 10:15 AM | Walnut Creek Library | Join us for songs, stories, and movement! Stay after the stories to play! Most appropriate for ages 0-3, but all ages are welcome.


Line Dancing Lessons | Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM | Bourbon Highway | Watch Video

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