People worldwide know Ruth Bancroft as a master dry gardener, a lover of irises and a meticulous researcher with an uncanny memory for the Latin names of plants. In Walnut Creek, the city she has called home since 1938, Bancroft is simply known as “Ruth.” Here we look at her legacy and pioneering spirit at 106-years old.
Is a renaissance happening on North Main Street? While the downtown core gets most of the spotlight, it’s easy to overlook the projects happening in other areas of Walnut Creek, such as North Main Street (NOMA), but developers say the area is ripe and evolving.
The San Mateo County Coast
A slice of paradise so close and yet so far away
Meet the Dreamers, a doo-wop group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest in Center Rep’s performance of Life Could Be A Dream. When Lois arrives to add polish to their act, Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart and heartthrob Skip becomes a hip-swinging sensation. DETAILS: Through October 5, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., WC, lesherartscenter.org.
The East Bay is turned on to the taste, value and sustainability of regional food. With eight weekly markets in our backyard, we're in the perfect spot to support the farming community and eat locally grown produce.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Walnut Creek was already poised as a Bay Area destination. The arrival of Southern Pacific Railroad meant passengers could travel from San Francisco to Walnut Creek at “lightning bolt” speed –2 hours and 45 minutes.
Goodbye tire chalk and loose change. Parking meters are a whole lot smarter now. Thanks to new parking technology installed downtown that takes credit cards and limits parking at meters for up two hours.