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Building the future

It’s a list worthy of keeping for reference all year long. A manual of 55 of your favorites – burgers, baby clothes, work-outs, happy-hours, watches and so much more.  Dig in!


Titans of Generosity

What's more satisfying than making a difference in your community? These three non-profit organizations make giving back their mission. more

Meet Mr. Walnut Creek

The man behind the new face of the downtown
Brian Hirahara's imprint is all over downtown Walnut Creek. Unassuming, charming and modest, Hirahara runs B H Development with his partner Ray Tamura. more

The Hotel Game

Downtown hotel development is sizzling after stagnation characterized the sector during the mid to late 2000s. The clearest indicator arrived July 21 when developer WRSJG, LLC won the go-ahead from the Walnut Creek City Council to complete negotiations for a new Hilton Garden Inn. more.


On Stage

Soar with Wendy, John and Michael as they fly away to Neverland in Berkeley Playhouse’s magical Peter Pan. Save money on tickets by bringing a new toy to donate for children at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. DETAILS: Through Dec. 6, berkeleyplayhouse.com.


Thanksgiving Feast

As you undoubtedly know, Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Walnut Creek Magazine turned to local chefs and foodies to share their tips and recipes for the perfect Thanksgiving feast. morelunches.


The WC Way to Wear Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Let’s face it: There are some runway trends that don’t fly here. Oversize coats and layers of wool? Not when summer seems to go on forever. Don’t fret, followers of fashion. We took some of the season’s most popular staples and undressed them to suit autumn in this city.


Flavors of the South

Born in Santiago, Chef Guisell Osorio learned her culinary skills from her grandmother that put her delicate dulce de leche-filled cookies, known as alfajores, on the shelves of Whole Foods Market.



Michelin star Chef Brings Peruvian Cuisine to Walnut Creek

Peruvian food is characterized by its vibrant flavors. Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian and Portuguese immigrants all made their home in the coastal country, bringing culinary traditions with them. more

A Look Back

The Grape Carnival
A mother and her son watch as Grape Carnival Queen Mary Ridgeway passes by in the parade down Main Street. (Circa 1911) more

Digital Edition

Jan/ Feb 2015 Digital Magazine


Scenes of the City

We decided to capture the city with stunning photography of architectural gems and landscape in Walnut Creek





Building the Future

The biggest building boom in decades is hitting the ground with developers converging on residential and commercial real estate projects in unprecedented numbers.