Issue #048

Coffee Spotlight, Safety Town Hall, and Family Dinner Delights in Walnut Creek!

In This Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

Congressman DeSaulnier to Lead Town Hall on Refinery Safety in Martinez

Walnut Creek's Favorite Family Feast: The Greenery's 'Family Boxes' Make a Grand Return!

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Question: Which event marked Walnut Creek's transition from a town to a city?

A) The incorporation of Walnut Creek

B) The opening of Broadway Plaza

C) The establishment of the first public library

D) The completion of the I-680 and Highway 24 interchange

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter)

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Congressman DeSaulnier to Lead Town Hall on Refinery Safety in Martinez

In an effort to address community concerns and enhance safety measures, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has organized an in-person town hall meeting focused on local refinery safety. This gathering, set for Monday, March 25th, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., comes in the wake of recent safety incidents at two Martinez refineries that prompted investigations. The town hall aims to foster a dialogue about the Congressman's ongoing initiatives to safeguard the environment and improve living standards in the Bay Area, reflecting on his past experience as an air regulator. This event will serve as a platform for the Martinez community to voice their concerns directly to Congressman DeSaulnier and engage with experts from Contra Costa Health, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Chemical Safety Board on the topic of refinery safety.

The town hall will be hosted in the multipurpose room at John Muir Elementary School. For those unable to attend in person, the event will also be streamed live on Congressman DeSaulnier's Facebook page, ensuring broad accessibility for all interested parties.

Walnut Creek's Favorite Family Feast: The Greenery's 'Family Boxes' Make a Grand Return!

Residents of Walnut Creek have a tasty reason to rejoice as The Greenery Bar & Grill reintroduces its beloved 'Family Boxes'—a weekly feast in a box. Every day offers a different culinary delight, from the zest of Cajun Chicken Fettuccine on Mondays to the satisfying crunch of Fish & Chips on Fridays. With the flexible options of half or full boxes, these meals are perfect for couples or families seeking a convenient and delicious dining experience. The Greenery doesn't shy away from variety or flavor, providing something to look forward to every day of the week. Notably, the individual Prime Rib Special, a favorite among patrons, signals a fine dining twist to the take-home experience.


Tai Chi: @ Walnut Creek Library - Mondays at 10:15 AM

Qi Gong Drop-In (Seniors): @ Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 12 PM

Senior Living Options: @ Center for Community Arts Auditorium - Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Learn More

Bridge Drop-In (Seniors): @ Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 12:30 PM

Mah Jong Drop-In (Seniors): @ Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 1 PM

Bingo Drop-In (Seniors): @ Civic Park Community Center - Thursdays at 12 PM

Native Plant Growers: @ Civic Park Community Center - Fridays at 11 AM

Farmer’s Market Walnut Creek: @ Locust St - Sundays at 9 AM. Learn More


Peek-A-Book Storytime: @ Ygnacio Valley Library - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM

Baby Storytime: @ Walnut Creek Library - Tuesdays at 12 PM

Family Storytime: @ Ygnacio Valley Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM

Toddler Storytime & Play: @ Walnut Creek Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM

Arts & Crafts

Food & Drink

Trivia + Karaoke Night: @ Retro Junkie - Wednesdays at 6 PM

Geeks Who Drink Trivia: @ Rotator Taproom - Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Karaoke Wednesday: @ Bourbon Highway - Wednesdays at 8 PM. Watch Video

Live Music/Dance

Salsa Tuesdays: @ Retro Junkie - Tuesdays at 6 PM. Watch Video

Line Dancing Lessons: @ Bourbon Highway - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM. Watch Video

Thursday Night Live w/ MERCY TERRACE, MY EVERGREEN SOUL & HIS4HECTOR @ Retro Junkie - Thursday at 6 PM. Learn More

EMO KIDS (Tribute to EMO) + USED TO BE VALENTINES (Pop-Punk Covers) @ Retro Junkie - Friday at 6 PM. Learn More


The Great Leap: @ Lesher Center of the Arts - 3/16 - 4/7. Tickets

Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy: @ Lesher Center of the Arts - 2/24 - 8/31 on Saturdays. Tickets

Mamma Mia Spring Musical: @ Las Lomas High School - 3/22 - 3/24 and 3/29 - 3/30. Learn More

Sipping Delight in Walnut Creek: The Unique Charm of Panama Bay Coffee

Nestled in an enchanting castle on N California Blvd, Panama Bay Coffee Company offers more than just coffee—it provides a fairy tale experience right in the heart of Walnut Creek. Having opened its doors nearly two years ago, this locally owned establishment quickly became a cherished part of the community, renowned for its warm interactions and commitment to brewing joy with every cup.

Open from 6 AM to 6 PM on weekdays and 7 AM to 6 PM on weekends, the coffee shop is a haven for both early risers and afternoon dreamers. The unique castle setting elevates the coffee-drinking experience, allowing customers to feel as if they've stepped into another world—one where time stands still, and the coffee flows abundantly.

A Delightful Array of In-House Pastries

Panama Bay Coffee Company takes pride in its wide selection of freshly baked pastries, made in-house daily. Offering both sweet and savory options, there's something to satisfy every craving, perfectly complementing their expertly brewed coffee.

More Than Just a Coffee Shop

At Panama Bay Coffee Company, it's not just about the coffee or the pastries—it's about creating a space where every visit is memorable. The dedication to customer happiness and the unique charm of its castle location make it a must-visit for anyone looking to indulge in a bit of magic with their daily caffeine fix.

For anyone intrigued by the prospect of enjoying a coffee in a castle while in Walnut Creek, a visit to Panama Bay Coffee Company is highly recommended. There, you'll find not just a cup of coffee, but an experience that brings a little joy into your day.

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D) The completion of the I-680 and Highway 24 interchange

The completion of the Interstate 680 and Highway 24 interchange in 1960 was a significant event in Walnut Creek's history, marking a transition from a small town to a bustling city. This project alleviated the daily gridlock on downtown streets, transforming Walnut Creek into a more accessible and attractive place for residents and visitors alike. Prior to this, Main Street and Mt. Diablo Boulevard doubled as both downtown commercial streets and major state highways, leading to significant congestion​ (Walnut Creek Historical Society -)​.

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