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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals continue to expand their capabilities to serve children in Contra Costa County at the Walnut Creek campus, 2401 Shadelands Drive, in the Shadelands business center.

The upcoming construction project involves renovating 7,000 square feet of former office space into a new subspecialty clinic with 12 exam rooms, six treatment rooms, a small lab with blood draw stations, and associated support spaces.

Construction will begin in November 2020, and the hospital will welcome patients in the new space in the Fall of 2021. 

The clinic build-out will complement existing services currently delivered at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Walnut Creek Campus, which include Outpatient Surgery with two operating rooms, Diagnostic Imaging with MRI and X-ray, Sports Medicine, Motion Lab, Audiology, and subspecialty clinics.

“This project has gone through several iterations of planning and design and I’m thrilled with the way the design and construction teams have come together for the benefit of the kids in our community," says Brad Rowell, Associate Director of Projects, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. "This clinic expansion provides space for clinicians to make a positive impact in the lives of our children for years to come.” 

Look for expansion updates and construction photos of this exciting project in future issues.
2410 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek
Victor Chow, owner and operator of Deli Delight, has been dishing up deli delights for the Shadelands community since 1994, when he took over franchise operations of the former Potbelly Deli at 325 N. Wiget Lane. In 2007, Potbelly Deli was unfranchised and Victor became the sole owner and operator of the deli, renaming it Deli Delight on January 1, 2008.

Hundreds of Deli Delight regulars know the eatery for its coffees and specialty drinks, hot breakfasts, snacks, and lunch offerings—and friendly employees, who greet most regulars by name. Its dependably tasty food and warm, welcoming atmosphere make visitors want to sit and stay a while before dashing back to the office or off to scheduled meetings and appointments.

Closed this past March due to the pandemic, Deli Delight reopened in May with carry out and outdoor seating on its sunny patio, operating from 7am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. Deli Delight’s full menu is online at

As county health regulations eased, Victor also welcomed diners back inside, at 25% capacity—which, for now, is about 25 people—with tables and chairs placed appropriately six feet apart. All health and safety requirements are enforced: Masks are required, hand sanitizer is available upon entering, and the deli is cleaned and sanitized after every seated customer.

“About 90% of our regular, return customers are people who work in the business park," says Victor. "This is a friendly and generally very busy restaurant, and it's always a pleasure welcoming customers to the deli and offering our food items and services."

With many employees still working from home, business has dropped from this time last year, but Victor is seeing business picking up.

“People are getting out for business and appointments, and we see more employees going back to work," says Victor. "People need a place for coffee and breakfast and lunch while they're in Shadelands, and we're happy that we're open and here for them. We look forward to welcoming customers back—or for the first time—to Deli Delight!”
325 North Wiget Lane
Suite 100
Walnut Creek
Victor Chow, owner/operator of Deli Delight, welcomes customers to 325 N. Wiget Lane.
In addition to carry out and outdoor and indoor seating, Deli Delight offers pick-up and delivery catering services to businesses within Shadelands. Details can be found on its website.
Kaiperm Credit Union is a longtime supporter of Loaves and Fishes, a nonprofit that has been nourishing lives since 1983 because no one living in our communities should ever go hungry. Food drives are key to allowing the organization to continue serving the desperately hungry in Contra Costa County.

The food drive barrel in Kaiperm's lobby is intermittently full—thanks to the compassion and generosity of Shadelands neighbors and businesses—and empty, when the food is delivered to food pantries, and then distributed to the hungry.

The need continues. Please visit the big barrel in the lobby of Kaiperm Credit Union's Shadelands branch with donations of non-perishables.

Of particular need are bottles of water and canned proteins such as beans, tuna, chili, and soups.

Thanksgiving is a special time of year and a great opportunity to reflect and give to those in need. Turkeys and perishable items can be dropped off
at two Loaves and Fishes locations:

Pittsburg Central Kitchen
510 Garcia Avenue, Unit H

Martinez Dining Room
835 Ferry Street
325 North Wiget Lane
Suite 130
Walnut Creek
The Walnut Creek Historical Society presents the annual

Shadelands Ranch Museum
November 28–December 13
Daily 10am–4pm

Free admission & parking
More than 30 artisan vendors

A seasonal tradition since 1983!

Be extraordinary this holiday season! The Shadelands Ranch Museum will be overflowing with distinctive handcrafted gifts and treasures for everyone of all ages on your holiday gift-giving list.

Look for jewelry, leather purses, gloves and scarves, candle holders, and holiday decorations, among other handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts.

Chances are there's even something special just for you!

Visit the beautifully decorated Shadelands Ranch Museum and get your holiday shopping done early.
Shadelands Ranch Museum
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek

Masks required.
And remember the perfect gift for family and friends who are fans of the Walnut Creek Historical Society's annual Victorian Tea Luncheon.

Support the Museum and give the Tea for Two or More holiday gift box with scone mix, homemade lemon curd, shortbread cookies, holiday blend tea, two tea infusers, and two WCHS commemorative cookbooks.

Check out this charming video
about the Tea for Two or More
gift box!

Contact-free pickup, delivery, and mailing options available.
Order by phone or e-mail
August 8–November 6
Boxes will be available
November 28–December 13
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) has been selected as the hometown charity for Diablo Subaru of Walnut Creek’s Share the Love event. With every purchase or lease of a new vehicle November 19, 2020, through January 4,2021, Subaru will donate $250 to ARF’s lifesaving programs for pets and people.

To celebrate this partnership, ARF is showcasing extra-special pups who are looking for love and forever homes.

Kirk, an 11-year-old pit bull mix, is ARF's senior cuddlebug who wants nothing more than to love and be loved in return. His adoption fee has been generously sponsored. Check out Kirk's video.

Birdie, a 6-year-old Chihuahua mix, loves canine friends and would be a perfect second pup. Check out Birdie's video.

Hubba Bubba, a 7-year-old pit bull mix, loves belly rubs and climbing into laps for snuggle time. Check out Hubba Bubba's video.
Hubba Bubba looking for love & belly rubs!
2890 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek

Kirk, looking for love & leisurely strolls!
Birdie, looking for love & pup pals!
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day .

The day was designated by the U.S. Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together to find connection, understanding, hope, and healing through their shared experience.

The Contra Costa Crisis Center and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Greater San Francisco Bay Area, are partnering for a virtual event on November 21. Register here. Non-loss survivors may also attend.

November 21, 2020
Virtual event

9:3010am Login & Registration
10amNoon Program
Noon1pm Soft Closing
The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau hosts Back to Business webinars that focus on critical economic issues and impacts of the health crisis. View the most recent webinar:

Visit the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce for details and registration for upcoming webinars. Topics, agendas, and dates are subject to change.

Generally 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
+Bonus Tuesdays
9–10am, via Zoom

2020 is a General Election year, a critical time to exercise our right to vote and to be heard.

This is also an election year for three open seats on the Walnut Creek City Council. Watch the virtual Candidates' Forum held September 15 and hosted by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce.

The eight candidates are Hailey Ayres, Cindy Darling, Loella Haskew, Kurtis Reese, Michael Samson, Lauren Talbert, Justin Wedel, and Kevin Wilk.
Exercise your right to vote
and to be heard!
Future issues: Look for updates on construction activity in Shadelands, and reopening of offices and retail as restrictions are lifted.
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