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Fresh Start of Walnut Creek
1924 Trinity Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Fresh Start is a respite program for people of Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa who are homeless or who are atMore risk of becoming homeless.

Founded in 1997, the nonprofit organization is located on the grounds of St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

Open two days a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fresh Start offers clothing, food supplies medical care, counseling and other critical services to its "participants," who number about 50 a day. People can take showers at Fresh Start, check their email and seek help for a variety of housing, health care and legal issues.

Very importantly, and practically, Fresh Start supplies homeless people with tents, sleeping bags, and bottles of water for living outdoors--a reality given the fact that affordable housing is scarce in central Contra Costa and temporary housing is costly for organizations, such as Fresh Start.

The program is not affiliated with any organization and relies on the generous support of donors to continue to operate. However, it enjoys a cooperative relationship with the Walnut Creek police and the Contra Costa Sheriff's deputies, who are often on the front lines of encountering homeless people in crisis and referring them to Fresh Start services. 

Aveda Environmental Lifestyle Store
1275 Broadway Plz, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Aveda is gaining in popularity for its line of natural make-up and skin solutions, with fresh scents and uniqueMore products. The staff is knowledgeable and ready to help. Whether buying or browsing, they'll always offer a cup of freshly brewed tea to shoppers.
600 S Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
The downtown Walnut Creek location of Safeway offers a fresh sushi bar, a pizza and sandwich deli counter and a varietyMore of take-home meals, along with the basic grocery items. Located within walking distance of the downtown shopping district, Safeway is a convenient way to combine a grocery stop with a day of shopping. The 24-hour store also has a pharmacy, florist and butcher on-site.
Walnut Creek Carpet Care
1693 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Walnut Creek Carpet Care offers local carpet cleaning services to Contra Costa County. The owner and operator, Mitch,More is well-known for bringing his clients a complementary loaf of fresh zucchini bread.

Call for more information or to set up an appointment at your home.

House of Sake
313 N Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
House of Sake is a wonderful sushi restaurant with a wide assortment of sake to suit all personalities. Quiet, yetMore inviting, service here will never let you down. Whether it be a bento box for lunch or a fulfilling variety of sashimi for dinner, you can always expect fresh sushi of the highest caliber from House of Sake.
Walnut Creek Florist
1668 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Walnut Creek Florist has been in business since 1924. That's about 85 years, so it must be doing something right. ThisMore florist offers a wide selection of silk and faux flowers as well as fresh long, short and medium stemmed roses. Stop in and check the flowers that are in season or to pick up a greeting card, stuffed animal or decorative vase.
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
627 Capwell Ln, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
If warm, soft freshly baked prezels are your thing, look no further. They also offer bagel dogs, soft drinks, and theirMore own specialty dips. This chain store franchise recently moved to this location from around the corner on Broadway Plaza.
Orion Pacific Traders
554 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Orion Pacific Traders is a shipping business that trades fresh fruit to the Asian market. With offices in Chile andMore South Africa, Orion Pacific Traders is the top shipper of stone fruit to Asia. For more trades and shipping information, give their shop a ring.
Peet's Coffee & Tea
1343 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Peet's serves hot and cold coffee beverages as well as tea, chai and espresso drinks. Stop by to check out the coffee ofMore the day, or take a Peet's To Go box to share with friends. Online shopping for Peet's coffees, which are roasted to order to maximize freshness, is also available. 
The Store
2281 Olympic Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94595

The Store offers a range of home and garden gifts, as well as furniture, fresh flowers, books, jewelry, clothing andMore kids' items. It also hosts events and private parties (it offers a "Girls' Night Out" event for private groups, and will provide champagne and stay open late.)

Located near the intersection of Tice Valley and Olympic, The Store has ample parking in its free, back lot. Customers can follow its blog at www.thestorehg.blogspot.com.

Mi Casa
2195 N Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Mi Casa is a Mexican restaurant that offers freshly prepared daily specials. Go on Taco Tuesdays and try the $2 tacos orMore visit on Fajita Fridays for $8 fajita plates. In addition to a festive dining room and a full bar, Mi Casa has outdoor patio seating with sun umbrellas and a bubbling fountain in the background. Mi Casa also offers a daily margarita happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Yum on the Run
2879 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

The newly opened Yum on the Run restaurant, located in the corner of the Encina Grande shopping center, offersMore "simple dinner solutions" (fresh microwavable meals). The dinner menu includes items like: potato crusted chicken, Hawaiian shrimp, sliced roast beef, mini Italian meatloaf and salmon with Lemon Dill sauce.

Yum offers free delivery to seniors, as well as heat and eat meals on Tuesdays and Fridays. Meal package prices range from $28 - $63.

California Farmers Market Association
3000 Citrus Cir, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, including cities such as Bayfair, Daly City, Moraga, Mountain View, San Jose, SanMore Francisco and Walnut Creek, the California Farmers Markets office on Citrus Circle is where all the regional farmers market planning takes place. If you want to include your own fresh produce among the wares sold at your local city's farmers market, the California Farmers Market Association will help. 
Chef's Touch
1293 Parkside Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Chef's Touch has been providing catering services to Bay Area individuals, families, schools and businesses since 1983.More It helps with party planning, beverage needs and morning, lunch and evening menus for large and small events such as parties, graduations, barbecues and picnics. Menus feature freshly made pies and homemade cookies and brownies, as well as barbecued ribs & chicken, Chinese-chicken salads, spinach salads with egg, bacon and sweet onions, omelets to order, lasagna with meat or spinach and ricotta and more. Visit the delicatessen located on Parkside for deli sandwiches and hot foods, such as grilled chicken and barbeque ribs.
Panera Bread
744 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Panera Bread is a nationwide chain of restaurants with a location based on Bancroft Road in Walnut Creek. The companyMore offers an extensive menu of fresh and healthy options, including  soups, salads, sandwiches and paninis among much more. Some specialty items offered include the Cuban chicken panini, chipotle chicken, smoked turkey, Chicken Caesar, roast beef, Napa almond chicken, tuna salad, smoked ham, French onion soup, chili, chicken soup, chicken Cobb salad and much more. The company also offers catering services and free wi-fi. Check the main site for nutritional information or for a full menu.      
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