Walnut Creek to Spend $2 Million in Response to Broadway Plaza TheftsWalnut Creek will beef up its police presence by spending $2 million over 18 months to add five officers to a new downtown beat, adding security cameras to the area, and flying a tether drone over Broadway Plaza.
Authorities: Suspect In Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-And-Grab Out On Bail; 2nd Suspect Appears In CourtA suspect in last week's smash-and-grab robbery at a Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek is out on bail, while a second suspect who was released due to a computer error appeared to court, authorities said.
Suspect in Nordstrom Smash-and-Grab Robbery Appears in CourtOne of three people charged with felonies in connection with the smash and grab of Nordstrom in Walnut Creek entered a plea of not guilty in court Monday.
UPDATE: Police Warn of More Mass Robbery Attempts After Looters Ransack Walnut Creek NordstromDozens of looters swarmed into the Nordstrom store in downtown Walnut Creek Saturday night, terrorizing shoppers, assaulting employees, ripping off bag loads of merchandise and ransacking shelves before fleeing in a several vehicles waiting for them on the street.
Walnut Creek Considers Buffer Zone Around Planned Parenthood Over Protests, ConfrontationsThe Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday will discuss creating a buffer zone around Planned Parenthood to cut down on confrontations between protesters and patients.
Walnut Creek Considers Ban On Selling Flavored Tobacco, Vaping ProductsThe Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday will consider banning the sale of favored tobacco and electronic smoking devices within city limits.
Walnut Creek City Council Hears Complaints on Anti-Abortion ProtestsThe Walnut Creek City Council will explore creating a buffer zone between patients and protesters around Planned Parenthood after hearing at least a half dozen complaints about escalating aggressiveness outside the Oakland Boulevard medical facility.
Walnut Creek Looks At Allowing For Limited Recreational Cannabis Sales, Cultivation Within CityThe Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday will consider allowing non-medical cannabis businesses to operate within the city.
East Bay Construction Company Owners Charged With $5M Workers' Compensation FraudThe Alameda County District Attorney's Office has charged three owners of East Bay painting and construction companies in an alleged $5 million workers' compensation fraud scheme.
Walnut Creek Man Dies Jumping Over Roiling Surf Along Oregon CoastA Bay Area man who attempted to jump across a wide cove of frothing water at Cape Perpetua Scenic Area Thursday is presumed dead, according to state police.
Walnut Creek Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Weekend ShootingPolice in Walnut Creek on Friday announced the arrest of a suspect in connection with a shooting that killed a 25-year-old man and wounded three others last weekend.
Walnut Creek City Council Backs Special Permits For Micro HousesThe Walnut Creek City Council wants to proceed with at least one six-home development of micro-houses through a special permitting process instead of creating a new zoning designation, to give the concept a test drive.
Small Explosion Rocks Downtown Walnut Creek; Suspect Arrested with Fireworks A small explosion possibly linked to the use of illegal fireworks rocked downtown Walnut Creek late Monday night, shattering a window in a commercial building.
California Reopens: Downtown Walnut Creek Retailers, Restaurants In Dispute Over Future Of ParkletsCities across the Bay Area have looked for imaginative ways to help restaurants during the pandemic. But on one street in Walnut Creek, the effort has raised the ire of other businesses who say they’ve been pushed completely out of sight.
COVID: Walnut Creek Approves $1M In Grants For Struggling RestaurantsThe Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a grant program to help keep local restaurants afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic until they can again host on-premises diners.