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Traffic Jammin' with Janis Mara - New Crosswalk Law, New WC Bart...
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 17, 2017 04:09:53
It runs every first and third Monday of the month at 2pm and answers your commuting and transportation questions. COMMUTER: This new crosswalk legislation is rad...
Ash Landing on Vehicles in Pleasant Hill
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 13, 2017 08:43:34
This fire was not a normal fire. In fact it defied the laws of physics. WHAT THE F*CK..? CRAZY! yup people's house's just floating around in the air...
Claycord Online Museum - A Look Back at the 6,000 Acre Blaze on Mt. Diablo in 1977
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 13, 2017 04:28:33
Diablo that would end with devastating results. Over 6,000 acres burned in a matter of days, and the entire North side of the mountain was blackened...
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest Canceled Due To North Bay Fires
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 12, 2017 23:55:37
OCTOBER 11: A construction site American flag hangs partly melted among houses in Soda Canyon that were destroyed by the Atlas Fire on October 11, 2017 near Napa, California. In one of the worst wildfires in state history...
CANCELLED: Oktoberfest in Downtown Walnut Creek
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 12, 2017 23:55:36
Due to the North Bay fires and poor air quality, the Contra Costa County's Department of Public Health has issued a cancellation of all outdoor activity this weekend...
Wildfire smoke continues to blanket Bay Area with unhealthy air
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 12, 2017 19:28:28
Visibility beyond the gates of the Chateau St. Jean winery in Kenwood, California, is obscured by heavy haze from the wildfires on Wednesday. Smoke blanketed most of the Bay Area with unhealthy air quality Thursday as the Wine Country wildfires conti..
Schools and libraries in the East Bay and beyond will close as smoke spreads across the Bay Area.
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 12, 2017 03:36:14
Smoke from the fires to the northeast blankets Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Several school districts in the Bay Area have decided to close on Thursday due to bad air quality as fires continue to ravage cities in Sonoma, Napa and..
Taylor: Conflict heated over Oakland hills fire prevention
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 11, 2017 18:30:28
A house lies in charred rubble the morning after the October 1991 Oakland hills firestorm that left 25 people dead. A house lies in charred rubble the morning after the October 1991 Oakland hills firestorm that left 25 people dead...
Roadshow: Even with new express lanes, I-580 is still a mess
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 11, 2017 11:38:59
The Express Lanes through the Tri-Valley corridor was suppose to ease traffic woes. Q: Eastbound Interstate 580 over the Altamont Pass has become a complete disaster...
Curtain Calls by Sally Hogarty: Strong cast in Town Hall's 'Nightingale' production
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 11, 2017 07:19:32
Town Hall brings a message of hope and happiness in its elegant production of local playwright Min Kahng's "The Song of the Nightingale." The musical adaptation of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale blends the stateliness of a Chinese emperor, t..
First hydrogen fuel station in Contra Costa County opens in San Ramon
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 11, 2017 03:03:41
Even a facility that represents the cutting edge of clean transportation technology doesn't get an easy pass from California regulators. Stringent permitting requirements, plus some unforeseen physical issues involving power connections, delayed ..
Habitat, East Bay faith community team up for playhouse project
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 10, 2017 22:18:48
Ashlyn Browning, 10, from Orinda, paints little fish on the side of a playhouse her church The Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian was building Sept. 30, 2017, at the Lafayette Christian Church...
Police Reports: Walnut Creek and Lamorinda Sept. 24-30
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 10, 2017 17:54:11
Diablo Boulevard at 3:29 p.m. and 5:25 p.m. Hit-and-run: At 5:41 p.m. on Pleasant Hill Road at Acalanes Avenue, a hit-and-run was reported. Hit-and-run: At 2:13 p.m. in the 3500 block of Brook Street, a hit-and-run was reported...
Community briefs: Walnut Creek and Lamorinda Oct. 13 and beyond
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 10, 2017 17:54:10
There is a 5K run beginning at 8 a.m., followed by a 10K run starting at 8:15 a.m. A two-mile Fun Run is slated to take off at 8:45 a.m. There will also be live music, a Kid Zone, and healthy lifestyles fair. Parking is available at BART...
Walnut Creek counting on new state aid for road projects
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 10, 2017 15:29:59
The city expects to land approximately $1.6 million for road repair projects over the next two years as a result of Gov. Jerry Brown signing Senate Bill 1 into law in April, and the City Council has approved a list of projects that money will help pa..
The inmate needed a wheelchair to get around. Doctor accused of taking it away
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 09, 2017 21:56:54
The California Medical Board has accused a doctor who provided care at the Fresno County Jail with repeated negligent acts, including denying a wheelchair to an inmate who could not walk. The medical board investigation found Dr. Michelle A. Thomas n..
Walnut Creek planners to consider 70-foot cell 'tree'
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 09, 2017 19:44:22
The Planning Commission will consider a use permit for a 70-foot cellular communications tower, designed to look like a "deciduous broadleaf tree," on the grounds of the Boundary Oak Golf Course in the eastern part of the city. The Planning Commissio..
Is Lafayette rent review program dead on arrival?
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 09, 2017 17:28:09
A proposed rent review program that would allow tenants of large apartment complexes to appeal hefty rent increases appears to have little chance of being approved. Council members Mark Mitchell, who owns a rental house in Lafayette, and Ivor Samson,..
CA: 3 Stabbed at Lafayette BART Station; Assailant Sought in Platform Attack
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 09, 2017 12:49:04
Oct. 09--A triple stabbing during an attempted robbery on a Lafayette BART platform Sunday morning alarmed riders on the region's central transit system, while agency police officials, who have been grappling with a recent surge in crime, worked ..
City of Pleasant Hill's Weekly Update
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 08, 2017 19:21:37
In the mid 1990s Walnut Creek spent $17.4 million to build a one mile road that's now South Broadway between Newell and Rudgear. 20 years When I was a kid a barn burned to the ground, a crowd gathered & were talking ...... my folks said they ..
Driverless Shuttle Pilot Enters Final-Phase Testing in California
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 07, 2017 14:23:33
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority in Walnut Creek, Calif. received permission from federal authorities to test small, 12-passenger autonomous shuttles within the 600-acre Bishop Ranch business park in nearby San Ramon, in the Bay Area...
Pleasant Hill presses pause on marijuana
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 07, 2017 09:57:32
Following in the footsteps of their closest neighbors, city leaders are slamming the door on the cannabis industry - at least temporarily. The Planning Commission recommended that Pleasant Hill allow two medical marijuana stores to operate in retail ..
Express lanes to help ease congestion in 680 corridor
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 07, 2017 05:40:19
So far, the plan to convert many of Bay Area's carpool lanes into a 550-mile network of express lanes that allow solo drivers to buy their way in has been confined to the further reaches of the East Bay and a congested freeway interchange at the ..
Arts Notes: Walnut Creek and Lamorinda Oct. 6 and beyond
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 07, 2017 01:13:42
At the first annual Comedy Noir Competition, stand-up comics perform monthly, with the winner advancing to the final comedy battle Nov. 3. The next round of the "Who Will Kill It?" competition is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, at the Rheem Theatre, 350 Park St..
State finds BART management, safety culture at fault for 2013 worker...
Source: Walnut Creek | Oct 06, 2017 22:50:40
BART employees, along with the National Transportation Safety Board investigate the scene on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, where a four-car northbound Bay Point train was involved in the deaths of two workers in Walnut Creek, Calif. A state regulatory agenc..
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