Issue #041

PG&E Climate Credits & New Eats Coming to Walnut Creek!

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

 ❓ Spotlight Hook Trivia

⛅️ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 📅 Thursday Events (List of Weekend Events In Tomorrow’s Newsletter)

💰 PG&E Customers to Receive Up to $140.63 California Climate Credit on Spring Energy Bill

 👨‍🦲 Fountain Head Revival: A Summer Rebirth

 🥖 Anticipation Builds for New Jersey Mike's Location in Walnut Creek's Ygnacio Plaza

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Question: Which animal is known to 'laugh' when tickled and is also known for its incredible memory?

A) Dolphin B) Elephant C) Rat D) Dog

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter)

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Thursday, March 14th

PG&E Customers to Receive Up to $140.63 California Climate Credit on Spring Energy Bill

PG&E Press Release

California's Cap-and-Trade Program Continues to Benefit PG&E Customers through the California Climate Credit 

In April, more than five million Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers will automatically receive the California Climate Credit on their energy bill. 

Residential households with an active electric account will automatically receive an electric credit of $55.17, an increase from last year's credit of $38.39. Residential households with an active gas account will automatically receive a credit of $85.46, an increase from the $52.78 credit in 2023. That is a total credit of $140.63 for customers receiving both gas and electric service from PG&E.  

"This credit highlights our partnership with the state to champion environmental responsibility," said Vincent Davis, Senior Vice President, Customer Experience. "It encourages sustainable practices, moving our communities toward a brighter, greener future." 

The California Climate Credit is part of the state's efforts to fight climate change and is distributed by PG&E to customers as directed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This credit is from the California Cap-and-Trade Program, which requires power plants, fuel providers, and large industrial facilities that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution allowances. The bill credit is designed to help utility customers during the transition to a low-carbon future. 

Residential customers receive biannual electric credits during April and October, while natural gas customers receive an annual credit in April. Eligible small business customers receive identical electric credits, distributed twice a year. Both sets of customers will receive the second electric credit in October. PG&E will also distribute over $36 million to eligible industrial customers on behalf of the CPUC. Eligibility requirements and other details are online here.

In addition to the California Climate Credit, customers are encouraged to explore other ways to save energy, reduce costs on monthly bills, and contribute to building a sustainable future.  

PG&E Assistance Programs for Income-eligible Customers 

PG&E's Energy Efficiency DIY Tool Kit 

Did you know you can lower energy bills and save money with PG&E's Energy Efficiency DIY tool kit? With a $200 investment in energy-efficient materials, customers can save nearly $1,000 each year.  

For more ways to manage your monthly bills, visit: Save Energy & Money

About PG&E
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than sixteen million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit and 

Fountain Head Revival: A Summer Rebirth

Exciting news! Fountain Head, the creation by artist Sayed Alavi, is undergoing a makeover!

After years of braving the elements, a little TLC is in order. Luckily, it's just a cosmetic touch-up!

Thanks to a local conservationist, Fountain Head will soon be restored to its former glory, looking fresh and rejuvenated.

Stay tuned for the grand return of Fountain Head this summer! 🌳 #CityofWalnutCreek

Anticipation Builds for New Jersey Mike's Location in Walnut Creek's Ygnacio Plaza

Jersey Mike's Subs is making notable strides in Contra Costa County with its latest venture, a new location set to open in Walnut Creek's Ygnacio Plaza shopping center. This upcoming site, previously home to a Subway sandwich shop, is eagerly anticipated by the local community. Despite the Jersey Mike's signage already in place, signaling the future arrival of the beloved sandwich chain, the interior remains untouched, with no current signs of construction. This has sparked curiosity among residents, who are keenly watching for developments.

Meanwhile, Jersey Mike's has successfully launched two other locations in the area. Concord's Clayton Valley shopping center now features a bustling Jersey Mike's store in what used to be a yogurt shop, while Walnut Creek has welcomed another branch on Newell Hill Place, replacing the former Caspers Hot Dogs. These openings reflect the chain's growth and popularity within the county.

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

C) Rat

Researchers have found that rats emit a high-pitched sound, similar to laughter, when tickled. Additionally, rats are known for their remarkable memory, especially in navigating mazes or remembering specific locations. This trivia brings a smile by combining the joy of laughter with the wonder of animal intelligence.

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