Issue #049

Energize Your April: PG&E's $140 Climate Credit & Walnut Creek's Salsa Tuesdays!

In This Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

Up to $140 Climate Credit to Greet PG&E Customers in April Bill

Salsa Nights Heat Up Walnut Creek: Dive Into Salsa Tuesdays at Retro Junkie!

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Question: What restaurant named after a famous musician is where The Cooperage now stands?

A) Bing Crosby’s B) Frank Sinatra’s Lounge C) Louis Armstrong’s Jazz Kitchen

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter)

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Up to $140 Climate Credit to Greet PG&E Customers in April Bill

In a significant move towards sustainability and environmental stewardship, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that its residential customers in California are poised to receive a substantial California Climate Credit in their April bills. This initiative is part of a collaborative effort with the state to promote eco-friendly practices and ease consumers' financial burden as they transition towards more sustainable energy solutions. Customers who avail both gas and electric services from PG&E could see up to $140.63 in credits.

The credit allocation is detailed as follows: those with an active electric account will receive $55.17, an increase from the prior year's $38.39, and gas account holders will be credited $85.46, up from $52.78 in 2023, totaling a potential credit of $140.63 for dual-service customers. Vincent Davis, the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at PG&E, emphasizes that this initiative underscores the utility's dedication to environmental responsibility and its effort to lead the community toward a brighter and more sustainable future.

Funded through the California Cap-and-Trade Program, the California Climate Credit is a direct response to the state's aggressive climate change mitigation strategies. The program mandates significant greenhouse gas emitters to buy allowances for their emissions, with the proceeds then redistributed to utility customers to support the transition to a low-carbon future.

Residential customers are eligible for biannual electric credits in April and October, while those with natural gas accounts receive an annual credit in April. PG&E also extends identical electric credits to eligible small business customers twice a year and will distribute over $36 million to eligible industrial customers, as per the directives from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Further reinforcing its commitment to sustainability, PG&E encourages customers to explore additional ways to save energy, reduce monthly expenses, and contribute positively to the environment, beyond just the California Climate Credit.

Salsa Nights Heat Up Walnut Creek: Dive Into Salsa Tuesdays at Retro Junkie!

Retro Junkie, a vibrant hotspot in Walnut Creek, California, is bringing the heat with its electrifying Salsa Tuesdays. For a mere $10 entry fee, attendees are invited to immerse themselves in a night of lively salsa dancing, starting at 6 pm when the doors open. The event kicks off at 7 pm, leading up to salsa lessons between 8 and 9 pm, ensuring even beginners can join in the fun. As the night progresses, a DJ takes over from 9 pm to 1 am, spinning tracks that promise open dancing for everyone.

To make the evening even more enticing, Retro Junkie offers a happy hour from 6 to 8 pm, featuring half-priced well drinks and draft beer, alongside special deals like a $10 Pacifico with a shot of well tequila and an $8 well tequila Paloma. Adding to the ambiance is a Latin food truck on-site, ready to serve up delicious dinner options and munchies throughout the night.

However, guests are reminded to adhere to the venue’s policies: no outside food or drinks, a dress code prohibiting baggy or sagging pants, ball caps, and beanies, and a strict 21+ age requirement. Conveniently, free parking is available behind the building, and attendees are encouraged to drink responsibly and consider a designated driver.

Retro Junkie is located at 2112 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596, promising an unforgettable night of dance, drinks, and dining. Join the community for a sensational salsa experience, only at Retro Junkie.


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

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

A) Bing Crosby’s

Before The Cooperage made its mark in Walnut Creek, the location was home to Bing Crosby's Restaurant. This establishment was named after the famous American singer and actor, Bing Crosby, known for his smooth voice and timeless classics. The transition of the space from Bing Crosby's Restaurant to The Cooperage signifies a change in the culinary landscape of Walnut Creek, yet both establishments have contributed to the city's rich dining culture.

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