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Walnut Creek, California is located in Contra Costa County. Zip codes in Walnut Creek, CA include 94597, 94596, and 94598. The median home price in Walnut Creek is $559,000 which is roughly $403/per square foot. More Walnut Creek information.

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7 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Tomato festival at Lark Creek restaurants in San Jose, SF, other Bay Area cities

Good news for heirloom tomato fans: September is the Heirloom Tomato Festival hosted by Lark Creek Restaurant Group and all the LCRG restaurants - including Lark Creek Blue on San Jose's Santana Row, and Lark Creek Walnut Creek - are featuring delectable artisan tomato creations. Even better news: there is an opportunity for one of you to win a gift card good at Lark Creek restaurants -- see end of article for contest details.

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11 hrs ago | ClayCord.com

Walnut Creek Man Taken into Custody After Burglary in Orinda

An Alamo burglary suspect from Walnut Creek who authorities were looking to question regarding several residential burglaries, has been arrested after allegedly committing a crime in Orinda, according to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. Orinda police officers were dispatched Friday at about 1:45 PM to a residential burglary on Muth Drive.

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14 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Martinez: March death of Alamo man in county jail deemed suicide

A jury has ruled that a 24-year-old Alamo man who died while in custody at the county jail in Martinez last March committed suicide, according to county sheriff's officials. The Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury found that David Bremer died on March 20 from "asphyxia due to aspiration of food," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

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23 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

New Miss America grew up in Walnut Creek

A former Walnut Creek woman who attended middle and high school in the city has been crowned Miss America while representing New York in the nationally televised pageant Sunday night. Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, a 2009 graduate of Las Lomas High School in downtown Walnut Creek, took the crown, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from New York has won the title in Atlantic City, N.J. The top prized earned her the crown and a $50,000 scholarship.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Patch.com

Laptop Lounge Teams with City of Walnut Creek to Host Centennial Comedy Show

Laptop Lounge is proud to honor the City of Walnut Creek's Centennial celebration by hosting, "Laptop Lounge Comedy Corner: 100 Years of Work and Play in Walnut Creek," on Friday, September 19th, 2014. Laptop Lounge invites members of the Walnut Creek community to join us for a night of sketch comedy, improvisation, and stand-up at our comfortable business lounge at 1701 N. California Blvd in Walnut Creek.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Patch.com

Following Bad Tickets, Parking Meters Fixed

A glitch found in some new downtown Walnut Creek parking meters that left at least 100 drivers with unwarranted parking tickets has been fixed, city officials said. Sensors near the new "smart meters" installed downtown last year are designed to wirelessly signal to the meter when a vehicle enters and leaves a parking spot, city officials said.

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Inside Bay Area

Hercules: Driver badly injured SUV veers down Highway 4 embankment

Firefighters rescued the driver of an SUV that left the roadway on Highway 4 on Saturday morning and plunged about 100 feet down an embankment. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 60-year-old Pleasant Hill man who was not identified, was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with serious injuries.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ClayCord.com

Street Closures in Walnut Creek on Saturday for the Walnut Festival Twilight Parade

A portion of Main Street and several peripheral streets will be closed from approximately 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Saturday, September 13, 2014 for the annual Walnut Festival Twilight Parade. Additionally, all curbside parking places on closed streets will be marked as "No Parking - Tow Away".

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BroadwayWorld.com

Diablo Theatre Company to Launch Diablo Youth Theatre This Fall

Diablo Theatre Company, one of the premiere producers of musical theatre in the East Bay, announced that they will be launching Diablo Youth Theatre in the fall. This newly expanded education program will be led by Brittany Danielle , Diablo Theatre Company's Education Director.

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Patch.com

John Muir Unveils New Radiation Equipment for Cancer Patients

John Muir Medical Center , Walnut Creek hosted an open house Wednesday to unveil the installation of a TrueBeam STx linear accelerator, a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that applies radiation in a way that conforms to the shape of a tumor, targeting cancer cells with pinpoint accuracy, sparing healthy surrounding tissue. The TrueBeam STx is used for noninvasive image-guided radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy as well as conventional radiotherapy treatments.

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KTVU Oakland

March death of Alamo man in county jail deemed suicide

A jury has ruled that a 24-year-old Alamo man who died while in custody at the county jail in Martinez last March committed suicide, according to county sheriff's officials. The Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury found that David Bremer died on March 20 from "asphyxia due to aspiration of food," according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

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Packer

Atmosphere cheers on San Francisco market

Walk the loading docks of the San Francisco Produce Market at 4 a.m., and it's reminiscent of the old TV sitcom, "Cheers," "where everybody knows your name." Some of the merchants on the market are following in their fathers' and grandfathers' footsteps selling produce, and those long-time relationships have been passed down from generation to generation.

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Inside Bay Area

Richmond: Gunfire erupts after argument; San Pablo man in critical condition

A 43-year-old San Pablo man was shot multiple times after an argument in Richmond on Thursday evening, authorities said. The shooting occurred at about 10 p.m. near the 2200 block of Ohio Avenue, Lt.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Walnut Creek: Parking sensors malfunction, downtown parkers wrongly ticketed

In-ground sensors intended to make parking downtown more efficient have been too-easily tripped since being installed last year, leaving some paying customers with tickets rather than minutes on their meters. The sensors are supposed to wirelessly tell the meters on the sidewalk when a car is in the spot or not, and the meter then resets accordingly.

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San Jose Mercury News

Officer injured after Brentwood patrol car T-boned by suspected DUI driver

A police officer was hospitalized and an Oakley resident arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Thursday after a crash at an intersection, police said. The officer, a five-year veteran of the Brentwood Police Department, suffered moderate injuries and was released from John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek hours after being airlifted there following the 1:06 a.m. wreck at the intersection of Brentwood Boulevard and Delta Road, Lt.

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The Horse

How to Choose Hind Leg Protection for Your Horse

Tips on choosing hind leg protection for your horse from Nicole Carroll of Leap of Faith Farms in Walnut Creek, Calif. Tips on choosing hind leg protection for your horse from Nicole Carroll of Leap of Faith Farms in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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AgroThermal Systems, German company collaborate on technology

New technology under development by Clemens GmbHa for AgroThermal Systems will succeed the equipment depicted here, which blasts hot air onto vines from a tractor pulled machine. AgroThermal Systems will use equipment designed and manufactured by Wittlich, Germany-based Clemens GmbH & Co.

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Contra Costa Times

Saturday's Twilight Parade kicks off Walnut Festival

The week of the walnut kicks off with the city's annual Twilight Parade, scheduled to head down Main Street downtown Saturday starting at 6 p.m. This 78-year tradition will include its usual marching bands and floats, but will also feature an air parade overhead complete with a Vietnam-era Huey gunship helicopter flying over the crowd -- part of an Honor Detail provided by VFW Amvets Post 29 and VFW Post 1351. And three helicopters from the California Highway Patrol, Contra Costa Sheriff's Office and Oakland Police will fly in unison toward the end of the parade route, which runs on Main Street between Mt.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

SFGate

Main Street, Walnut Creek

Exquisitely crafted with natural butter, Turkish hazelnuts, Italian almonds, etc., the fresh confections are flown in from Brussels every week. Pralines fashioned into seahorses are among the offerings, which are placed into a gold box and tied with a satin ribbon.

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Contra Costa Times

A camp for aspiring young veterinarians

From teeth to tail, the kids at Bay Area Equestrian Club's five-day equine-centric veterinarian camp love everything about horses. Everything.

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