By Annie Sciacca | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 18, 2018 at 12:29 pm | UPDATED: September 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm WALNUT CREEK — After more than 60 years, the Lindsay Wildlife Experience — long known as the Lindsay Museum — could relocate outside the city as it looks to expand, according to the nonprofit’s executives. The nonprofit wildlife museum and hospital center has been its current 28,000-square-foot building in Walnut Creek’s Larkey Park since 1993, after a capital campaign launched in the 1980s raised $7 million to construct the building, which is owned by the city and rents to Lindsay. But the 25-year lease signed then is coming to an end, and Lindsay executives say it’s time to plan for the center’s future in a bigger space. “We are bursting with growth,” said Lindsay Wildlife Experience Executive Director Cheryl McCormick. “We need a campus.” Lindsay executives … [Read more...] about Lindsay Wildlife Experience explores potential move after 63 years in Walnut Creek
Folks can put down their iced coffees and pick up a pumpkin spice latte—the new season has officially fallen upon us. The Fall Artisan Merchant Market, held by Merchant Markets at Walnut Creek, started the fall season Saturday with a variety of commodities and entertainment for locals to enjoy. People at the event listened to live music from several local bands while they shopped for jewelry, clothing, food and art. The market is situated between Walnut Creek and Old Firehouse bookstore and will continue on the second Saturday of every month until November. I’m an artist, and I know there are not that many places where you can sell your work. I also wanted to build an art community. There’s not a lot of art shows in Fort Collins, so I thought we should start one.”-Jamie Kelsch, creator of Artisan Merchant Market. The market welcomes both local businesses and independent vendors to sell their craft. The creator of the event, … [Read more...] about Walnut Creek kicks off new season with Fall Artisan Merchant Market
By Harry Harris | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 27, 2018 at 9:55 am | UPDATED: August 27, 2018 at 10:18 am WALNUT CREEK — Four men are being sought in the Saturday evening grab-and-run theft of numerous iPhones and laptops from an Apple Store, police said Monday. The exact number of items taken and their value was not released but police said the loss was thousands of dollars. The thefts happened about 5:40 p.m. Saturday at the store at 1200 South Main St., in Broadway Plaza. The store opened in July after moving from its previous location across the street. Lt. Sean Conley said a black Mercedes SUV pulled up outside the store and the suspects ran inside, grabbed phones and Macbooks and ran back to the SUV which drove off. No weapons were seen and no injuries were reported. Police are reviewing video surveillance in an effort to identify the suspects. Police did not say if they think the theft is related to a similar one … [Read more...] about Apple Store theft suspects sought by Walnut Creek police
By Linda Zavoral | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group August 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm After several years of serving sweet treats, the Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt in Walnut Creek has closed — at least temporarily. According to a sign on the door at 2238 Oak Grove Road, the action was taken by the landlord for non-payment of rent. The shop’s phone number was out of service as of Tuesday afternoon, and attempts to reach the operator were not successful. But a spokesman at the company headquarters in City of Industry had no record of the shop shutting down. He said Tutti Frutti has several other licensed locations in the Bay Area, including Hayward, Newark, Menlo Park, San Carlos, Oakland, Fairfield, Hercules and Santa Rosa. Since 2010, customers on Yelp have praised the Walnut Creek shop for its selection of flavors, cleanliness and friendly service. Details: www.tuttifruttiglobal.com … [Read more...] about Has Walnut Creek’s Tutti Frutti fro-yo shop closed for good?
Leo Lin, left, and wife Len Lin, of Walnut Creek, have lunch at Mangosteen, the new Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) A classic car is parked in front of the new restaurant, which opened last week in the former Kanishka's digs on Bonanza Street. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Tom Gillogly, left, wife Jyl Boli and daughter Aba Gillogly, 7, have lunch after co-owner Thanh Dinh served the food at their new Vietnamese restaurant Mangosteen in Walnut Creek., Calif., on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. Dinh and Hai Nguyen, owners of La Sen Bistro, opened their second restaurant in downtown Walnut Creek last week. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Lotus stem salad, left,, caramelized fish in claypot and fried chicken wings are some of the standout dishes served at the new Vietnamese restaurant (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Salmon is often used in the Caramelized Fish in Claypot, which … [Read more...] about First Look: Inside Mangosteen, Walnut Creek’s newest Vietnamese restaurant