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Victory for Las Lomas Knights, Crime Insights, and Kid-Friendly Canine Adventures in Walnut Creek!

Issue #028

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issueโ€ฆ

โ“ Spotlight Hook Trivia

โ˜๏ธ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 ๐Ÿ“… Walnut Creek, CA Events

โšฝ๏ธ Las Lomas Knights Crowned NCS D2 Champions with Stellar Victory over Maria Carrillo

 ๐Ÿšจ Weekly Crime Update: Walnut Creek Sees Over 60% of Incidents Tied to Three Categories

 ๐Ÿถ A Season of Discovery: Engaging Kids with Canine Companions and Garden Adventures

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Question: What remarkable feat marks the Ruth Bancroft Garden's contribution to botanical conservation, and how does its collection stand out on a global scale?

A) It was the first garden in California to use exclusively native plants.

B) It houses the largest collection of aquatic plants in the United States.

C) It was the first garden in the United States to be preserved by The Garden Conservancy.

D) It contains the world's rarest species of orchids.

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

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Las Lomas Knights Crowned NCS D2 Champions with Stellar Victory over Maria Carrillo

The Las Lomas Knights triumphed with a 3-1 victory over Maria Carrillo in the final match, clinching the NCS Division 2 championship. Demonstrating their dominance early on, the Knights netted three goals in the first half, setting the stage for their victory. This win marks the second section title for Las Lomas in the past five seasons, showcasing their consistent performance with an impressive season record of 21 wins, 2 draws, and only 2 losses. Both teams now look forward to competing in the upcoming Northern California championships next week.

Weekly Crime Update: Walnut Creek Sees Over 60% of Incidents Tied to Three Categories

In the past week, the community of Walnut Creek reported a sum of 78 incidents related to crime, with the predominant types being 'Suspicious Situation' (accounting for 19 instances), 'Theft' (with 16 occurrences), and 'Disturbance' (noted 13 times). These particular categories alone represent more than 60% of the week's total crime reports, signaling a trend that necessitates greater awareness and proactive measures. Additionally, the breakdown of other reported incidents includes 'Trespass' (11 cases), 'Arrest' (8 cases), 'Assault' (5 cases), 'Other' (3 cases), 'Burglary' (2 cases), and 'Robbery' (1 case). The relatively infrequent reporting of more serious offenses such as 'Assault', 'Burglary', and 'Robbery' provides a somewhat optimistic perspective. Nevertheless, the significant numbers of 'Suspicious Situations' and 'Thefts' highlight an urgent call for enhanced vigilance within the community. See More at https://spotcrime.com/CA/Walnut%20Creek

A Season of Discovery: Engaging Kids with Canine Companions and Garden Adventures

In the vibrant communities surrounding the Ruth Bancroft Garden and local libraries, two enchanting events are set to offer unforgettable experiences for children, blending the joys of reading with the wonders of nature.

All Ears Reading: A Journey Through Stories

First on the calendar is the All Ears Reading program, a unique initiative designed to foster a love for reading among the youngest members of our community. This event pairs children with therapy dogs, creating a supportive and gentle environment that encourages reading out loud. By interacting with these patient and attentive canine companions, children not only enhance their reading skills but also build confidence in their abilities. The program is tailored to instill a sense of joy and discovery in reading, making it a perfect opportunity for budding bookworms.

Credit: Ruth Bancroft Garden Website

Children's Day at Ruth Bancroft Garden: A Celebration of Nature and Fun

Following closely is the Children's Day celebration at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This free event for children 17 and under is a delightful blend of educational and fun-filled activities set against the backdrop of the garden's natural beauty. Kids can engage in a variety of crafts, enjoy the excitement of an activity table, sport temporary tattoos, and participate in a special Garden bingo. Adding to the festivities, Bloomstock will be on hand to serve coffee, ensuring parents have the perfect accompaniment as they watch their children explore and learn. Local groups will also be present, sharing insights into their work and engaging with the community on the Plaza.

A Season of Learning and Laughter

These events, each unique in its own right, are united by a common goal: to provide enriching experiences that promote learning, creativity, and community engagement among children. Whether through the magic of reading alongside a furry friend or discovering the wonders of nature while playing and learning in a garden, children are offered invaluable opportunities to grow and express themselves.

As the season unfolds, families are encouraged to take advantage of these exceptional programs. The All Ears Reading initiative and Children's Day at Ruth Bancroft Garden not only promise fun and education but also memories that will last a lifetime. Together, they highlight the community's dedication to creating spaces where children can thrive, learn, and play.

Join Us for Unforgettable Moments

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and be part of the joyous celebrations. Embrace the opportunity to watch as your children embark on adventures through stories at the All Ears Reading program and explore the natural world at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. These events are more than just activities; they are invitations to connect, discover, and celebrate the vibrant world around us.

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Mondayโ€™s weather: A pleasant mix with partly cloudy skies and a high of 61ยฐF. Light WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph with a small chance of a rain shower. The UV index will be a low 3. At night, expect a clear sky with a chill at 39ยฐF. Winds continue from the SW at a gentle 5 to 10 mph. Humidity will slightly increase to 80%, and the waning gibbous moon will rise at 8:14 pm. A day to enjoy with ease. โ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ๐ŸŒ–

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

C) It was the first garden in the United States to be preserved by The Garden Conservancy.

The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a pioneering 2.5-acre public dry garden established by Ruth Bancroft, featuring over 2,000 species of cactus, succulents, trees, and shrubs from California, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, and Australia. It began in the early 1950s as Ruth Bancroft's private collection of potted plants within Bancroft Farm, a 400-acre property. The collection was notably moved to its current site in 1972, when the orchard was cut down and the land was rezoned. In 1989, the garden became the first in the U.S. to be preserved by The Garden Conservancy and opened to the public in 1992. This remarkable garden showcases the vast potential of dry gardening and water conservation, featuring a diverse array of plants from around the world, making it an outstanding landscape of xerophytes (dry-growing plants)โ€‹

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