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Walnut Creek Magazine

On The Horizon

Sep 15, 2016 01:17PM ● By Cale Finta


Walnut Creek’s dry-gardening pioneer Ruth Bancroft grew a landscape so remarkable, it became one of America’s most acclaimed public gardens. Succulents, wildflowers, roses, cacti, and trees come together in a collage of colors, textures, and shapes. In a lush new book, THE BOLD DRY GARDEN, author Johanna Silver collaborates with photographer Marion Brenner to share Bancroft’s garden secrets including her techniques, tips, and plant favorites. (Timber Press, September 2016)


Are you a car buff? On September 24, vehicles ranging from classics to muscle cars and custom makes to early models will be on display at the LAS LOMAS CLASSIC CAR SHOW. Anyone with a cool car, truck, boat, or cycle is invited to participate, visit


Walnut Creek is already a great place to live and work, and these new businesses are going to make it even better. Check out what’s recently opened or opening soon.

Anthropologie and its sister brands, BHLDN Weddings and Terrain, are launching a new flagship, Anthropologie & Co. on September 16, the first of its kind in the nation. Look for home décor, a beauty boutique, shoes, intimates, and apparel at the 30, 000-square-foot store. Next door, Capital One is making its debut with a café-style financial center with a community conference rooms, and free Wi-Fi. While the deal is not sealed, Apple is said to be taking serious space at Broadway Plaza constructing a new store between the plaza fountain and the old CPK. Demolition begins any day.

Vici opening a new clothing boutique at the Mercer, Z Gallerie is coming to Locust Street, and other lifestyle retailers like Design Within Reach are circling for space downtown. And the long-awaited Safeway opens September 18 at Shadelands Business Park.

Recent zoning changes at Shadelands Business Park may open the door to a range of new business types including restaurants, wineries, urban agriculture, high-tech, artist studios, and a hotel. Revitalizing the 240-acre business park to a job center is a key goal for the city.

CONSIDER ADOPTING Love dogs as much as we do? Our sweet models are from K9 Paw Print Rescue, a volunteer-based organization that saves dogs like these. Check out their Facebook Page or website where you can find pics of dogs that need homes.

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