🌳 Issue #110

Mayor's Big Announcement, Kids' Camp Fun & R&B Hits This Weekend!


Good morning, Walnut Creek! The Walnut Creek Mayor has issued a statement regarding the California Supreme Court’s decision on the potential November ballot initiative. Meanwhile, Camp Tenderfoot is offering the ultimate first camp experience for kids—perfect for creating summer memories. This Saturday, get your groove on with R&B hits at Spoontonic Lounge. Plus, there’s a GoFundMe campaign for Lemongrass Farms that needs your support. And as always, we’ve got the scoop on weekend events to keep your calendar full. Let’s dive in!

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • News Release: Walnut Creek Mayor’s statement regarding California Supreme Court’s decision regarding potential November ballot initiative

  • Camp Tenderfoot: The Ultimate First Camp Experience for Kids

  • Dance to R&B Hits This Saturday at Spoontonic Lounge

  • GoFundMe for Lemongrass Farms

  • Weekend Events

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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News Release: Walnut Creek Mayor’s statement regarding California Supreme Court’s decision regarding potential November ballot initiative

Cities, school districts and special districts are applauding the State Supreme Court’s unanimous decision today to block the measure known as the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act from appearing on the November ballot. The Court ruled that the proposed measure would amount to an illegal constitutional revision.

“This is incredibly huge news for the City of Walnut Creek,” said Mayor Loella Haskew. “Not only would this have made it difficult to deal directly with our voters to make decisions impacting our City funds, but it would also have been retroactive to January of 2022. The initiative would have invalidated our voter-approved Measure O, which passed in November 2022 with 65% of Walnut Creek voters supporting it. We look forward to continuing to have the resources needed to deliver exceptional services to our community.”

Measure O, a ten-year half-cent sales tax increase, has already been funding key programs and projects, including the addition of five police officers dedicated to downtown patrol, school crossing guards, expanded library hours, contributions to the CORE team supporting homeless services, planned synthetic turf on two ballfields at Heather Farm Park, and lights for the Tice Valley soccer fields. Measure O also is making possible the replacement of the aging aquatic and community center at Heather Park Farm. Replacing the 50-year-old pools and community center would not have been possible without Measure O.

The proposed initiative would have changed the threshold for general local tax initiatives to a two-thirds vote rather than a simple majority. The Supreme Court unanimously agreed that only the Legislature has the constitutional authority to put a proposed revision on the ballot.

Media Contact: Betsy Burkhart, Communication Manager, [email protected]

Camp Tenderfoot: The Ultimate First Camp Experience for Kids

Is your child ready for their first camp adventure? Camp Tenderfoot offers a perfect opportunity for children to build confidence, make friends, and enjoy themselves in a safe, nurturing environment. The camp features a variety of activities including arts and crafts, water play, and exciting themed sessions. Special park days and a camper t-shirt are also part of the package. With a warm and dedicated staff, every day is filled with fun and creativity. Additionally, Camp Tenderfoot maintains a 4:1 camper-to-staff ratio, ensuring personalized attention for each child. Register now online or over the phone. (link)

Dance to R&B Hits This Saturday at Spoontonic Lounge

Get ready for a fantastic Saturday at Spoontonic Lounge! Exel Entertainment and Mone Zz will be mixing all your favorite R&B tunes, both current hits and classics. The music kicks off at 3 PM, so don't miss out! Meezyys Tacos and More will be there to satisfy your cravings with delicious food. Tickets are only $10, and you can find the link here (link). Make sure to spread the word and join us for an unforgettable afternoon of great music, food, and fun!

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)



Good Medicine | Saturday 6/22 | Lesher Center for the Arts | 7:30 PM | After selling out venues nationwide, the smash-hit all-Native comedy show Good Medicine, hosted by acclaimed Bay Area comic Jackie Keliiaa and featuring a stellar lineup of Native comedians, comes to the Lesher Center for the Arts for a one-night stand as part of the Uplifting Native Voices series, promising an evening of laughs with an intermission, tied to the Bedford Gallery’s Re-Discovering Native America: The Red Road Project exhibition.

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


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.


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


Mad Apple | Friday June 21 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | 70s 80s 90s Pop Hits

Margaret Niles | Friday June 21 | 8 PM | Bourbon Highway | $10


The Souvenirs | Saturday June 22 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | 90s Rock

VOLT (AC/DC Tribute) + MEAN STREAK (Y&T Tribute) | Saturday, June 22 | 7 PM | Retro Junkie, Walnut Creek | Doors open at 6pm. Concert starts at 7pm PLUS… After-show party with resident DJ spinning 80s, 90s & early 00s party jams til close!

Dustin Heer | Saturday June 22 | 8 PM | Bourbon Highway | $10

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