Walnut Creek Spotlight | Issue #011

Flood Prep Info, Revival of Cursive Writing, & A New Breakfast Spot

Flood Prep Info, Revival of Cursive Writing, & A New Breakfast Spot

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issueโ€ฆ

 ๐Ÿ’ญ Spotlight Hook Trivia

๐ŸŒง๏ธ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 ๐Ÿ“… Lots Of Events This Week

โ›ˆ๏ธ Prepare for Wet Winter Weather: Flood Watch and Free Sandbag Locations Announced

โœ๏ธ California Revives Cursive Writing in Elementary Schools for Enhanced Learning

 ๐Ÿฅž The Breakfast Club in Walnut Creek: Coming Soon?

 ๐Ÿ˜‚ Viral Meme

 ๐Ÿข Support Walnut Creek Local Businesses

Question: What renowned botanical garden in Walnut Creek, originally a private collection, became America's first garden preserved by the Garden Conservancy in 1989?

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

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Prepare for Wet Winter Weather: Flood Watch and Free Sandbag Locations Announced

Facebook: City of Walnut Creek - City Hall

Get Ready for the Upcoming Wet Winter Weather! Expect potential wind and rain impacts from Wednesday to early Friday, with Wind Headlines and a Flood Watch currently active.

The city has replenished sand and bags at five designated sandbag distribution points.

These sandbags are available at no cost to both residents and local businesses. Remember to bring your own shovel to fill the bags and kindly limit what you take to ensure there's enough to go around.

Find sand and sandbags at these locations:

  • Lancaster Road across from Orchard Lane

  • Heather Farm Park Community Center parking lot (North end)

  • Larkey Park parking lot at 2771 Buena Vista Avenue

  • Howe Homestead Park parking lot at 2950 Walnut Boulevard

  • Rudgear Park parking lot 

California Revives Cursive Writing in Elementary Schools for Enhanced Learning

California reinstates cursive writing in elementary schools, highlighting its educational benefits in memory and learning. Stockton Unified School District, already familiar with cursive, supports the transition, emphasizing authentic, purposeful handwriting practiceโ€ฆ Read More

The Breakfast Club in Walnut Creek

Facebook: The Breakfast Club at Midtown

The Breakfast Club at Midtown, a cherished establishment originating from San Jose, is now bringing its family-owned charm and delicious American breakfast cuisine to Walnut Creek, CA. Located at 1813 Ygnacio Valley Road, this new spot is positioned in the bustling Ygnacio Plaza, right across from the scenic Heather Farm Park. This makes it an ideal destination for both locals and visitors seeking a delightful breakfast or brunch experience.

For over 30 years, The Breakfast Club at Midtown has been perfecting its menu, offering a range of classic American dishes that cater to all tastes. From fluffy omelets to hearty stacks of pancakes, there's something for everyone. However, the real standout is their signature dish - the red velvet pancakes. These unique and mouth-watering pancakes have already made a name for themselves and are sure to be a hit in Walnut Creek.

The Breakfast Club at Midtown in Walnut Creek will operate daily from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, making it a convenient choice for both early risers and those who prefer a leisurely brunch. While the Walnut Creek location was still under construction at the time of the latest updates, it's clear that the community is eagerly anticipating its opening.

The arrival of The Breakfast Club at Midtown in Walnut Creek is not just about expanding a business, but about bringing a legacy of deliciousness and family-oriented dining to a new community. This addition to Walnut Creek's culinary scene promises to offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere paired with a menu that's sure to satisfy any breakfast cravings.

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Preparing for the Upcoming Atmospheric River Storm

Today's East Bay Area Weather Update: Residents are advised to brace for an intense atmospheric river storm expected to bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding. Due to the already saturated soil, quick runoff might occur. Stay alert and prepare for the incoming weather conditions. Safety measures, including sandbagging in vulnerable areas, are recommended. Keep updated with local forecasts and take necessary precautions to safeguard against the storm's effects. Stay safe!

The Answer to the Walnut Creek Spotlight Hook Trivia Question ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

The Ruth Bancroft Garden

The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek is a world-renowned botanical garden. Initially started as a private collection by Ruth Bancroft on the Bancroft Farm, it moved to its current location in 1972. In 1989, it became the first garden in America to be preserved by the Garden Conservancy. Open to the public since 1992, it features an acclaimed collection of over 2,000 cacti and succulents, as well as trees and shrubs native to the American West Coast, Mexico, South America, Africa, and Australia. This 3.5-acre garden is celebrated for its diverse and drought-tolerant plants.

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