Walk for a Good Cause at the Relay For Life of Diablo Valley

The American Cancer Society (ACS) exists to raise funds for cancer research in the hopes that, one day, it will be entirely eradicated. One of the major ways the ACS does this is through its 24-hour walk called the Relay for Life. If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, consider being […]

Sip Upscale Libations at Impulse Room Jazz Club

Impulse Room Jazz Club bills itself as "a place of discovery," and not just when it comes to the music. Its bar stocks craft beers and fine wines that you probably won't find at your average sports bar. The upscale libations are the perfect complement to the equally high-quality performers, who specialize in all different […]

Expect an Adrenaline Rush at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord

When Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord reopened this spring after a major makeover, it was just in time for the return of the hot summer temperatures. Take refuge all season long in the sprawling water park, which boasts everything from a wave pool and a lazy river to adrenaline-inducing slides and rides. Round up a […]

Celebrate Independence Day at the Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration

Ring in Independence Day with a full slate of activities at the Pleasant Hill July 4th Celebration. The fun begins at 8 a.m. with the Firecracker 5K Fun Run. The route winds around Pleasant Hill and helps to raise money for local schools. If you're not interested in getting your sweat on, begin your day […]

Artisan Spirits and Craft Brews Await at Hops & Scotch

Whether you're a fan of fine whiskey, craft beer, or gourmet snacks, you'll probably like Hops & Scotch. The bar/eatery opened in April just a stone's throw from the Pleasant Hill BART Station. Despite its short lifespan, Hops & Scotch has already garnered buzz from local lovers of spirits. That's largely thanks to its lineup […]

Step Back in Time at Shadelands Ranch Museum

An antique telephone. A vintage stove. A retro ensemble. These are a few of the elements that tell the story of early-1900s Walnut Creek at Shadelands Ranch Museum. The museum was once the home of local man Hiram Penniman, his wife Carrie, and their four children. They built it in 1903 and raised their family […]

Aung Maylika Dishes Out Tea Leaf Salads and Other Traditional Burmese Dishes

Aung Maylika opened its doors to the public in March, debuting a menu of authentically crafted Burmese cuisine. It hasn't taken long for local foodies to discover the restaurant and find their favorite dish, the tea leaf salad. This traditional salad features fermented Burmese tea leaves over lettuce with tomatoes, peanuts, jalapenos, garlic chips, fried […]

Enjoy an Artisan Java Drink at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. and Micro-Roastery

On a warm day in Walnut Creek, there's nothing quite like kicking back with a Mocha Freeze at Pacific Bay Coffee Co. and Micro-Roastery. The frosty beverage features espresso, chocolate, and milk all swirled together and capped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Unsurprisingly, it's a customer favorite, but it's far from your only […]

Head to Newly Opened Tacos El Patron for Authentic Mexican Food

You can tell an authentic taco from a weak imitation by looking at the toppings. A true taco showcases meats so tender and deliciously seasoned that it only needs the classic combination of diced onions and cilantro to add a hint of flavor. This is the type of taco you'll find at Tacos El Patron, […]