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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek: Hometown Charm and Walnut Kings

Walnut Creek: Hometown Charm and Walnut Kings

The chewy gems are just one sweet element to the weekend affair. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Prickly Fruits: A Walnut Creek Tasting

Prickly Fruits: A Walnut Creek Tasting

The Ruth Bancroft Garden lays out its cactus-poky orbs and sweet things. Read »

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 6:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

100+ Swimmers: Extraterrestrial-Themed Synchro Show

100+ Swimmers: Extraterrestrial-Themed Synchro Show

The Aquanuts make a starry splash in Walnut Creek. Read »

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek Wildlife Hospital: Peek Behind the Scenes

Walnut Creek Wildlife Hospital: Peek Behind the Scenes

Watch staff perform exams and treat beasties galore, from snakes to raccoons. Read »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival

Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival

Over 100,000 visitors are expected at the two-day party. Read »

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Long-Lived Turkey Vulture Gets a Mega Party

A Long-Lived Turkey Vulture Gets a Mega Party

Walnut Creek's Lord Richard turns 40 in June with a weekend-long bash. Read »

Sunday, Apr 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walnut Creek, Ahoy: Short Films and Restaurant Week

Walnut Creek, Ahoy: Short Films and Restaurant Week

Try new eateries for a discount, then hang around for lively quick flicks. Read »

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Aloe've You: Valentine's in Nature

Aloe've You: Valentine's in Nature

Step aside, roses; a new plant may reign for February sweethearts. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Centennial Year: Happy 100th, Walnut Creek

Centennial Year: Happy 100th, Walnut Creek

The town marks a century with a vintage cocktail party (and more). Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Offbeat Tasting Tour: Cactus Fruit

Offbeat Tasting Tour: Cactus Fruit

Sup upon prickly pear fruits, dragon fruit, and more at Ruth Bancroft Garden. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Trip points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.