Preserving the best of Walnut Creek

Elizabeth Heidt, current resident of Casa Cristina in Civic Park, has a great guest editorial in the Contra Costa Times today (use our user name –, and password “2savecivic”). … In it, she defends her family’s right to keep their land, and discusses other issues of contention around the new library proposal, such as the five-story parking garage on the creekbank. … This is a family that has sacrificed much already for the good of the City. “The current library is built on what was my family’s orchard,” she reminds us. Elizabeth also used the opportunity to invite a critic to come visit the home. She’s pictured her on the creekbank, with the family’s historic picnic grounds in the background. …

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