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Cholita Linda Opens Its Doors, I-680 Closure Update, Joybound's New Mission, & 49ers Coaching Changes

Issue #022

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

❓ Spotlight Hook Trivia

⛅️ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 📅 Check Out Walnut Creek’s Events

 🌮 UPDATE: Cholita Linda Opened Today

🌧️ President’s Day Weekend I-680 Closure in Pleasanton Called Off Due to Weather Concerns

 🐶 Introducing Joybound: The Next Evolution of Animal Rescue Foundation

 🏈 Amid Defensive Reevaluation, 49ers Bid Farewell to Coordinator Steve Wilks

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Question: What business occupied the building in Walnut Creek before Cholita Linda took over?

A) Heritage Eats B) Panera Bread C) Peet’s Coffee D) Wetzel’s Pretzels

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

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Thursday’s weather narrative weaves a tranquil tale with a high of 64°F under the dance of partly cloudy skies. A whisper of wind from the WNW at a mere 4 mph will barely stir the leaves. The UV index sits at a gentle 3, making for a day when the sun plays hide and seek, but still warrants a light layer of sunscreen.

As twilight deepens, the thermometer will drop to a cool 45°F, while clouds gather to set a more dramatic stage for the night. The breeze remains a light easterly whisper at 3 mph, and humidity swells to 87%, giving the air a thick, velvet quality. The moon's waxing crescent will grace the sky at 10:15 am, maintaining the celestial show. Embrace a day that promises to be as soothing as a calm sea under a pensive sky! ☁️🌤️🌒

Upcoming Local Events

Thursday, February 15th

  • Thursday Night Live @ Retro Junkie - 6 PM Learn More

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Friday, February 16th

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UPDATE: Cholita Linda Opened Today

In an exciting turn of events, Cholita Linda has officially opened its doors today, much to the delight of local food enthusiasts. The announcement came as a surprise, following recent reports highlighting the illuminated logo adorning the building, sparking curiosity among the community. Broadway Plaza's Facebook page was the first to share the news, inviting patrons to experience the vibrant flavors and inviting atmosphere of Cholita Linda. This unexpected opening has quickly become the talk of the town, promising a new culinary destination for those eager to explore unique dining experiences. Join us in welcoming Cholita Linda to our community at 24 Broadway Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, a must-visit for food lovers!

President’s Day Weekend I-680 Closure in Pleasanton Called Off Due to Weather Concerns

The scheduled closure of the southbound Interstate 680 in Pleasanton, set for the President’s Day weekend from February 16 to 20, has been cancelled due to the forecast of rain. This section, stretching from the intersection with Interstate 580 to Koopman Road, was initially closed to allow contractors to replace a segment of the worn-out pavement with new, durable road material. The intention behind this project was to fix the existing pavement that was in poor condition, thereby increasing safety for drivers and reducing the need for frequent nighttime closures.

Originally, the southbound lanes of I-680 were to be shut down from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, until 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20. The closure aimed to expedite the rehabilitation of the freeway's pavement, completing the task a full year ahead of schedule. This early completion was anticipated to provide a smoother driving experience as early as January 2024, avoiding extended usage of the deteriorating road surface expected until 2025. Moreover, the work planned for this single weekend was projected to replace what would have required about 50 closures during nighttime hours.

Introducing Joybound: The Next Evolution of Animal Rescue Foundation

For over three decades, the support from individuals has enabled the Animal Rescue Foundation to rescue thousands of cats and dogs, finding them forever homes with caring families. This effort has fostered nearly 50,000 invaluable connections between pets and their human companions.

At the heart of their organization is the celebration of the love and happiness that pets bring into lives. It's this core value that has inspired them to adopt a new name that more accurately mirrors their mission to strengthen the bond between humans and animals. They're thrilled to share that the Animal Rescue Foundation will henceforth be known as Joybound.

Their rebranded identity, Joybound People & Pets, embodies their dedication to building and nurturing relationships between pets and people. If one has been a fan of ARF, they invite them to join on this joyful journey as Joybound.

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Amid Defensive Reevaluation, 49ers Bid Farewell to Coordinator Steve Wilks

The San Francisco 49ers have parted ways with defensive coordinator Steve Wilks after one season, as announced by head coach Kyle Shanahan. The decision came after a thorough evaluation of the team's strategic direction, particularly in maintaining the defensive scheme. Despite a solid start and finishing among the top in several defensive metrics, the team faced challenges, especially in playoff run defense. Shanahan aims to find a new coordinator who can better unify the team's defensive efforts, with the search including both internal and external candidates.

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The Answer to the Walnut Creek Spotlight Hook Trivia Question 👇👇👇

A) Heritage Eats

Heritage Eats was the business that previously occupied the building in Walnut Creek before Cholita Linda. Heritage Eats was known for its globally inspired menu, offering a fusion of flavors from around the world, focusing on fast-casual dining with an emphasis on fresh, high-quality ingredients. Their menu often included items like wraps, bowls, and sandwiches with unique blends of international cuisines, catering to a wide range of dietary preferences and tastes.

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