Green Light for Sufi Sanctuary, A Suicide, and Clothes For the Homeless

Here are some stories you may have missed last week.

Sufi Sanctuary Get Green Light From County
County officials issued a building permit Friday to a Sufi sanctuary slated for unincorporated land between Lafayette and Walnut Creek. The move surprised opponents of the project who thought that parking issues remained an obstacle to construction.

Stabbed Man Was A Suicide
The sheriff's office has ruled the discovery of a stabbed man in a bathtub Friday as a suicide and identified the victim as 50-year-old Patrick Cifor.

Canvas and Cabernet Opens
A new kind of studio has opened in downtown Walnut Creek. Owner Julee Herrmann has created a space where adults and kids can paint and explore creative materials.

Eighth Graders Organize Clothing Donation for Homeless
Two Walnut Creek teenagers have found it in their hearts to organize a charity for delivering discarded clothing to homeless people. For their efforts, Corinne Hindes and Katrine Kirsebom are receiving a Jefferson Award from CBS and KPIX television. The 13-year-old girls are eighth-graders at Walnut Creek Intermediate School.

Police Chief Says Staffing Shortage is Critical
The number of police officers on the street are at a very low level, according to Police Chief Joel Bryden, who says that competition from other cities plays a major factor in the problem.



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