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Walnut Creek's Future Shaped by New Faces, Family Fun with Clay, Weekly Polls Await Your Vote, & Join the ISI Elite Fitness Wave!

Issue #037

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

 ❓ Spotlight Hook Trivia

⛅️ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 📅 Monster List of Weekend Events (Fun For All Ages)

 🥞 Who Has The Best Pancakes In Walnut Creek? (Last Day To Vote)

 😊 Walnut Creek Welcomes Diverse New Commissioners to Shape City’s Future

 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery Invites Families to Creative Clay Ornament Event

🗳️ Celebrate Walnut Creek: The Weekly People's Choice Poll

 💪 ISI Elite Training: Bringing Community and Fitness Together in Walnut Creek

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

 📣 We Want to Spotlight Your Business! Apply Here

 😂 Viral Meme

 🏢 Support Walnut Creek Local Businesses

Question: Dean Lesher is best known for founding which prominent newspaper in the San Francisco Bay Area?

A) San Francisco Chronicle
B) San Jose Mercury News
C) Contra Costa Times
D) Oakland Tribune

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter)

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Walnut Creek Welcomes Diverse New Commissioners to Shape City’s Future

Credit: City of Walnut Creek - City Hall

In Walnut Creek, California, a fresh group of civic-minded individuals stepped into their roles as city commissioners. On a recent Tuesday, 11 residents were formally inducted to guide and shape the community's future across various sectors. This occasion marks a significant moment for the city, demonstrating a vibrant democratic spirit and a collective effort to steer Walnut Creek towards a brighter horizon.

The city engages in a recruitment drive biennially to fill positions within its advisory commissions. These bodies cover a broad spectrum of community aspects, from transportation and urban planning to arts and recreational spaces. According to City Manager Dan Buckshi, this year witnessed an unprecedented wave of candidates eager to contribute their skills and insights for the betterment of Walnut Creek.

The newly sworn-in commissioners represent a diverse mix of expertise and passion for community service. Among them are long-standing residents with deep roots in the community, professionals from sectors as varied as biotechnology and civil engineering, and advocates with a keen interest in the arts and environmental preservation.

Their roles are crucial in advising the City Council on a wide range of policy matters. The Arts Commission, for instance, plays a pivotal role in enriching the city's cultural and aesthetic appeal, while the Design Review Commission focuses on maintaining high design standards to promote economic vitality. Similarly, the Planning and Transportation Commissions are tasked with overseeing land use and ensuring efficient mobility throughout the city, among other responsibilities.

These commissions embody the city’s commitment to participatory governance, giving Walnut Creek residents a direct hand in shaping the policies and projects that define their living environment. As these new commissioners embark on their journey, they carry the community’s aspirations for a well-planned, vibrant, and inclusive city.

Walnut Creek’s Bedford Gallery Invites Families to Creative Clay Ornament Event

Families in Walnut Creek are invited to experience the joy of creativity at the Bedford Gallery, where a special Clay Workshop is set to take place. The event on March 10 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM offers a wonderful opportunity for parents and grandparents to bond with their young ones through the art of clay. Under the guidance of renowned California Clay artist Brandon Lipe, participants will handcraft their own clay ornaments using various cutters and decorate them with a spectrum of colorful underglazes.

After the workshop, these unique pieces will be fired at the City of Walnut Creek’s Clay Studio kilns. In just a few weeks, attendees will be able to collect their artwork, now ready to embellish their homes. The workshop also includes access to the Bedford Gallery’s current exhibit, "California Clay," featuring the innovative works of 19 esteemed ceramicists from around the state. This interactive experience is not only an artistic endeavor but also a window into California’s rich ceramic artistry.

Celebrate Walnut Creek: The Weekly People's Choice Poll

Here at Walnut Creek Spotlight, we're all about celebrating the vibrant life and community spirit of our beloved city. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our weekly polls in our newsletter, a special feature where you, our valued subscribers, get to cast your vote on what you think represents the very best of Walnut Creek. From cozy cafes and bustling bistros to serene parks and dynamic local businesses, we want to hear what you love most about our community.

Every week, we'll introduce new polls covering different categories, giving you the opportunity to weigh in and ensure that every aspect of Walnut Creek life gets its moment in the sun. Your participation not only helps shine a light on the places and people that make our city unique but also guides fellow residents and visitors to the treasures that Walnut Creek has to offer.

So, dive in, share your picks, and let's celebrate together the wonderful, diverse, and dynamic community that makes Walnut Creek truly special. Your voice matters to us, and together, we'll uncover the best that our city has to offer, one poll at a time. Don't miss out on casting your vote each week in our newsletter to help us spotlight the very best of Walnut Creek!

ISI Elite Training: Bringing Community and Fitness Together in Walnut Creek

A new chapter in fitness is about to unfold in downtown Walnut Creek as ISI Elite Training gears up to welcome fitness enthusiasts to its new location. The site, formerly occupied by Hook’d Gym, is poised to become the go-to spot for those looking to elevate their workout routine. Located at 1373 Locust St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596, the facility promises an invigorating experience with its signature 50-minute workout sessions.

At ISI Elite Training, the focus is on building a supportive community where individuals can work together towards achieving their fitness aspirations. With expertly led, coach-based sessions, the gym aims to optimize participants' fitness levels through a well-rounded approach. Attendees can look forward to increasing their muscular strength and endurance, boosting explosive power, and enhancing flexibility, speed, and agility. The comprehensive training programs are designed not just to transform the body but to uplift the spirit by building self-confidence and pushing fitness boundaries to new heights.

For those interested in taking their fitness journey to the next level, ISI Elite Training offers a unique blend of motivation and energy-packed sessions. More information about their offerings can be found on their Walnut Creek page or by contacting them directly at 925-705-9536 or [email protected].

The weather forecast shows it will be sunny on Friday with a high of 65°F and a low of 45°F, with similar temperatures throughout the week but with rain expected on Tuesday and partly cloudy conditions on Wednesday.

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

C) Contra Costa Times

Dean Lesher, a key figure in the San Francisco Bay Area's newspaper industry, founded the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California, in 1947 to serve Contra Costa County. Under his leadership, the newspaper saw significant growth in circulation and influence, becoming a major regional publication. Lesher aimed to offer detailed news coverage for the East Bay's suburban communities, setting the Times apart from other city newspapers. His work greatly advanced regional journalism in Northern California, making the Contra Costa Times a crucial news source for the area's residents.

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