🌳 Issue #109

Uncorked Tonight: Wine, Music & Local Updates Await!


Good morning, Walnut Creek! Today is the day for Walnut Creek Uncorked—enjoy an evening of wine, food, and live music. Support Lemongrass Farms through their GoFundMe after a tragic accident. The CCTA and Caltrans have unveiled the I-680 Northbound Express Lane Project to ease traffic, and you can enjoy The Clash and Elvis Costello tributes at Retro Junkie. Don't miss out on Thursday night events and more updates to make the most of your week!

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • CCTA and Caltrans Unveil I-680 Northbound Express Lane Project to Alleviate Traffic

  • Experience The Clash and Elvis Costello Tributes at Retro Junkie

  • GoFundMe for Lemongrass Farms

  • Thursday Night Events

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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CCTA and Caltrans Unveil I-680 Northbound Express Lane Project to Alleviate Traffic

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and Caltrans have announced a new initiative aimed at reducing traffic congestion and improving travel efficiency on I-680. The I-680 Northbound Express Lane Completion Project focuses on bridging existing express lane gaps and optimizing highway operations.

The project includes constructing a new northbound express lane from Livorna Road to SR-242. Additionally, the current HOV lane from SR-242 to north of Arthur Road will be converted into an express lane. These changes are designed to streamline traffic flow and make better use of existing road infrastructure.

Residents and commuters are encouraged to review the four proposed build alternatives and share their feedback. More information about the project and a portal for submitting comments are available on the project website. (link)

Experience The Clash and Elvis Costello Tributes at Retro Junkie

Retro Junkie in Walnut Creek will host a tribute night on June 20, featuring Clash City Rockers (The Clash Tribute) and Radio Radio (Elvis Costello Tribute). Doors open at 6 PM, with a show at 7 PM and a DJ after-party at 10:30 PM. Happy hour runs from 6-8 PM. RSVP for free entry. The venue offers various entertainment options and encourages responsible drinking and ride-sharing. The event is 21+. (link)

GoFundMe for Lemongrass Farms

The Walnut Creek Farmers' Market is rallying to support Lemongrass Farms after two members were critically injured in an accident. On June 2nd, they were struck by a vehicle on Locust Street. The driver has been arrested for DUI and other offenses.

The victims are in intensive care, and their family is staying nearby. A fundraiser has been set up to help with medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost income. Your contribution can make a difference. Thank you for your support. (link)


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)


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


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 | Join us for a simple and effective meditation session designed for modern needs, focusing on holistic health: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. The meditation will be seated in chairs, with time for questions afterward. No registration required, and beginners are 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


Throwback Thursdays | Thursday June 20 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | 90s and 00s with DJ Rich Era

CLASH CITY ROCKERS(The Clash Tribute) + RADIO RADIO(Elvis Costello Tribute) | Thursday, June 20 | 7 PM | Retro Junkie, Walnut Creek | Clash City Rockers (The Clash Tribute) and Radio Radio (Elvis Costello Tribute). Happy Hour 6-8 PM. Doors open at 6 PM. DJ spinning party jams after the bands.

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