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Best of Walnut Creek 2014


Perennial Style
Nature’s bounty exemplifies this season’s larger than life fashion trends—big coats, jackets and sweaters in plush fabrics and varied textures. Bring on the cool weather. Fall is a captivating season for fashion.

A Local Icon:
Ruth Bancroft

People worldwide know Ruth Bancroft as a master dry gardener, a lover of irises and a meticulous researcher with an uncanny memory for the Latin names of plants. In Walnut Creek, the city she has called home since 1938, Bancroft is simply known as “Ruth.” Here we look at her legacy and pioneering spirit at 106-years old. more


NOMAIs a renaissance happening on North Main Street? While the downtown core gets most of the spotlight, it’s easy to overlook the projects happening in other areas of Walnut Creek, such as North Main Street (NOMA), but developers say the area is ripe and evolving.



Coastal Adventures

The San Mateo County Coast
A slice of paradise so close and yet so far away

If you need a break from the bustle of city life, take a drive down Highway One and explore the Pacific coastline between Montara and Davenport. Here you can sample nature’s fall bounty during the least foggy time of year. more
On Stage
On Stage

Broadway’s high-flying musical Pippin lights up the SHN Golden Gate Theatre stage with its magical feats, soaring songs and extraordinary acrobatics. Winner of four 2013 Tony Awards, Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a perilous journey to find meaning in his existence. DETAILS: September 23 – October 19, One Taylor Street, San Francisco, shnsf.com.


Residential Roar
Residential Roar

Developers are investing big in Walnut Creek. Currently, there are over 1500 new residential units being constructed in the city. more


Do you Uber? If not maybe you should. It could save you a chunk of change—and take the worry out of getting home. more

Farmer's Market Bounty

Farmers Market BountyThe East Bay is turned on to the taste, value and sustainability of regional food. With eight weekly markets in our backyard, we're in the perfect spot to support the farming community and eat locally grown produce.more

Drought Ready
Drought ReadyThe state’s most precious resource will be even more precious in the days ahead when the impact of weather patterns, climate change, and population growth converge on moreour water supply.

The Centennial

A Look Back

At the beginning of the 20th century, Walnut Creek was already poised as a Bay Area destination. The arrival of Southern Pacific Railroad meant passengers could travel from San Francisco to Walnut Creek at “lightning bolt” speed –2 hours and 45 minutes. more

Meter Madness

Meter MadnessGoodbye tire chalk and loose change. Parking meters are a whole lot smarter now. Thanks to new parking technology installed downtown that takes credit cards and limits parking at meters for up two hours.more

Downtown Development

Downtown Development

Is Walnut Creek ready for the construction coming in 2014? Here are five big projects unfolding downtown.



Sept/ Oct 2014 Digital Magazine





WC 100 Years



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