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One more time with feeling April 17, 2014 at 06:46 PM
The City website says they are removing 25 trees "for safety reasons".Read Morehttp://walnut-creek .org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=907&TargetID=1 That's the code word for "we don't want them." The interesting part is that the city web site does not match the signs posted to the trees in front of the Heather Farm pre-school (which state the trees are "undesirable"). I presume the lovely and vibrant Magnolia trees in Civic Park were not on this list because they were merely in the way of an art project that few actually want and that we can't afford.
Julie Jepsen-Grant April 18, 2014 at 08:24 AM
It must be something 'special'. When I walked by the other day, I saw the city's videographerRead Morerecord ing the workers digging a big rectangular hole.
Sadie Berkhimer April 19, 2014 at 01:43 AM
Why the hell is there a need for an art project in the middle of a lovely park with grass, treesRead Moreand flowers? Is this the Bufano "masterpiece"? Seems strange the Bob Simmons, the green open space urban farmer man would approve of removing beautiful trees and push to install that monstrosity. This town with it's "leaders" in city hall never ceases to amaze me!
Julie Jepsen-Grant April 08, 2014 at 03:44 PM
It's 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 8th and I just looked at the city website. It has been posted.Read MoreAnyone going?
Sadie Berkhimer April 08, 2014 at 06:00 PM
I will stay home to watch the parade of arts, library (with signs), swimming pool, etc groupiesRead Morecome before the council in support of a sales tax increase in an attempt to right the extravagant spending on unnecessary and low priority feel good projects over the past 10+ years. Go to protest you say? Been there and done that and all it accomplished was rudeness from the previous councils who had already made up their minds to spend, spend, spend on their pet projects.....which is why we are now in financial hot water.
One more time with feeling April 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Did Walnut Creek get any money for these storage units or are we paying to store this lapse inRead Morejudge ment somewhere? I am glad they are gone, just curious where they went and how they got there...
Julie Jepsen-Grant April 17, 2014 at 08:04 AM
Thank you, Councilman Simmons, for suggesting eliminating The Nutshell newsletter from the cityRead Morebudg et. Yearly cost savings: $100,000 That is smart fiscal thinking.
Sadie Berkhimer April 17, 2014 at 06:28 PM
OMTWF, word is that the "out houses", "pods", "storage units" are for Read Moresale but no takers yet. Wonder how much the City will lose on this brilliant venture?
larry McEwen March 05, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Good article. Looking forward to how our County Supervisor is going to respond to each of theRead Moreconce rns expressed by the residents of the Walden District Improvement Ass'n.
APK March 05, 2014 at 11:10 AM
I am beginning to believe this is a joke - Small signs, cigarette buts everywhere. Where I liveRead Morethe re are no signs, people are still smoking in multi family units. Why pass this if Walnut Creek isn't going to enforce it.
KAC March 05, 2014 at 11:42 AM
I think the FBI should be called to perform DNA analysis of the discarded butts...
Carl Petersen III February 24, 2014 at 07:20 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Komfort February 25, 2014 at 07:14 PM
Want to avoid Carl's tracking link? Try this:Read Morehttp://lamesa.patch.com/groups/carl-petersen-iiis-blog /p/sound-bites
bryan February 11, 2014 at 08:55 PM
These guys are the fastest around. they were on this inRead Moreminutes http://news24-680.com/news-list/pol ice-fire/1134-daylight-burglars-interrupted-in-walnut-creek-flee
Sue Graham February 15, 2014 at 07:42 PM
Northgate is a Walnut Creek HS doing great things
bryan February 10, 2014 at 11:39 PM
Agree. I've been on News24-680 for several months nowRead Morehttp://news24-680.com/news-list/police-fire/11 27-one-dead-in-walnut-creek-crash They are covering the area well and are scary fast. Just an option.
Sadie Berkhimer February 11, 2014 at 02:51 PM
Claycord and Beyond the Creek are also good for local news.
srl99 February 01, 2014 at 09:49 AM
The city council is too busy approving sweetheart deals with developers and hiding theirRead Moreculpability from the Lesher Center child molestation case to follow garbage trucks! They've solved the downtown parking problem - YVR is a parking lot during commute hours.
One more time with feeling January 29, 2014 at 01:39 PM
Immediately? Demolition. After the build-out? Whichever company or individual wants to pay for theRead Moren ew space...
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