Exotic Bites, Tribute Bands, & A Local's Rise to Director

Issue #032

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

 💭 Spotlight Hook Trivia

🌧️ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 📅 Walnut Creek, CA Events (Tons of Live Music)

 🍔 Who Has The Best Burger In Walnut Creek? (Week Long Poll - Vote Below)

 🍓 Palmetto Superfoods Brings a Taste of San Francisco to Walnut Creek This April

 🎸 Eagles and Tom Petty Tribute Bands Set to Rock Walnut Creek

 👷 From Entry-Level Engineer to Director: Warren Lai's Journey at Contra Costa Public Works

🗓️ Know of Some Local Events not Listed? Send Us The Details!

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 🏢 Support Walnut Creek Local Businesses

Question: Walnut Creek has a rich history with the Native American tribes. Which tribe was primarily associated with the area before European settlement?

A) Miwok B) Yurok C) Chumash D) Ohlone

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

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Palmetto Superfoods Brings a Taste of San Francisco to Walnut Creek This April

In a delightful addition to Broadway Plaza's dining scene, Palmetto Superfoods is set to open its doors in downtown Walnut Creek this April. Originally launched in San Francisco in 2019, the establishment has carved a niche for itself with its focus on acai bowls and a rich variety of nutritious offerings. For those eager to explore their culinary delights, a glimpse into their menu is available on their website, promising a preview of what's to come.

Palmetto Superfoods stands out with its restaurant concept that emphasizes authenticity, nutrition, and exceptional customer service. While the Brazilian açaí remains their hallmark, the menu boasts an expansive array of bases and high-quality ingredients. This variety allows patrons to customize their bowls or smoothies to their liking, ensuring a personalized dining experience.

Eagles and Tom Petty Tribute Bands Set to Rock Walnut Creek

The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California, is poised for an electrifying evening of rock 'n' roll nostalgia on March 2nd, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. This special event, hosted by Tully Talent Agency, promises to deliver an unforgettable musical journey through the discographies of The Eagles and Tom Petty, courtesy of the East Bay's premier tribute bands: Midnight Flyer and The Big Jangle. Attendees will be treated to a thrilling performance by Midnight Flyer, evoking the golden era of The Eagles with renditions of hits like 'Take It Easy' and 'Hotel California.' The excitement continues as The Big Jangle takes the stage to capture the essence of Tom Petty, ensuring fans can groove to their beloved classics.

This concert isn't just a performance; it's a homage to the enduring legacy of two monumental bands whose music continues to inspire and excite.

Audiences are invited to join in this rock 'n' roll celebration, where the spirit of the music will reign supreme. Tickets are available now for those ready to experience the magic of these timeless tunes performed with unmatched fervor and skill.

From Entry-Level Engineer to Director: Warren Lai's Journey at Contra Costa Public Works

Warren Lai has been named the new director of the Contra Costa County Public Works Department, following a recent announcement by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. With a tenure at Public Works beginning in 1998 as an entry-level engineer, Lai brings nearly 26 years of experience and a deep understanding of civil engineering to the role. His career has been marked by a dedication to serving the residents of Contra Costa County in various capacities, embodying a commitment to sustainability, infrastructure improvement, and community service.

Under Lai's leadership, the Public Works Department is poised to enhance its efforts in constructing and maintaining the county's infrastructure, with a focus on sustainability, equity, and accessibility. This initiative aligns with the county's goals to offer diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible programs and services. Lai expressed his enthusiasm for leading the department toward innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions that will benefit the county's residents.

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance of over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels, and other drainage systems, and more than 150 county buildings. It also oversees services like Parks and Recreation, Sandbag Distribution, and Flood Control in unincorporated areas, in addition to operating Buchanan Field Airport in Concord and Byron Airport in Byron.

Friday’s Forecast: Morning showers turning to steady rain by afternoon, with strong SSW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Expect a high of 55°F and an 80% chance of rain. At night, rain continues with a low of 44°F and SW winds at 15 to 25 mph, with a 90% chance of rain. A blustery day ahead, so secure your rain gear. ☔💨

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

D) Ohlone

The Ohlone tribe was primarily associated with the Walnut Creek area before European settlement. The Ohlone people inhabited the central coast of California from the San Francisco Bay through the Monterey Bay area, including the valleys and regions that would become known as Walnut Creek. They were known for their rich cultural traditions, including hunting, fishing, and gathering, with a deep respect for the natural environment that sustained them. The area's abundant resources provided the Ohlone with a rich diet and materials for shelter and tools. Today, the legacy of the Ohlone and their stewardship of the land is recognized and commemorated throughout the region, acknowledging their role in the area's history before the arrival of European settlers.

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