The Walnut Creek store is quite small, but there doesn't seem to be anything missing that you need to do a paint job. They have paints and stains, tools and dropcloths, and a knowledgeable staff that can answer your questions. They have good sales, and even at regular prices, they are reasonable.
This is a small store, but it has a huge inventory of paints, stains, painting tools, and everything you need to do a job yourself. The staff is knowledgeable, and can pretty much answer any questions you have about painting. There may be a wait for assistance, but what you get is well worth the wait.
This is a magazine for lovers of dogs, produced in Berkeley, about life with dogs. There are articles on veterinary medicine, working dogs, different dog foods. Articles are both fiction and non-fiction, and advertising is mainly local or mail order, and is in good taste. Subscriptions are reasonable.
This is a used bookstore by a Rossmoor retirement community, with floor-to-ceiling shelves, and very small aisles, where you can get everything from cookbooks, mysteries, the classics, and children's books, with a selection of new books. The customers bring in shopping bags of books they've read, and leave with as many that they haven't. Their customers come from all over, and the staff loves to visit, and are very helpful.
Great appetizers; less good, main courses. They have a very good choice of soups, and their prices are very reasonable. The staff is friendly and helpful. Good place to get take-out.
A great locally-owned pizza place, where you can get pizza, pasta and salads. A hangout for locals, with many choices, some unusual. You have a choice of crusts, and tons of toppings. The atmosphere is friendly and the prices are good.
This market has tons of common and uncommon fruits and vegetables, and also nuts and dried fruits. There is so much produce, you can barely get your cart down the aisle, but it's worth the trip. You can find ingredients needed for many Latin foods, too, not always easy to find in a regular market.
In this store, you can buy everything from saddles to dog toys. They sell the better dog foods, and keep track of your purchases, and for every 10 bags you buy, you can get a free bag. They sell riding materials, some clothing, many types of animal feeds, cages, like rabbit hutches, pet treats and some animal art and figurines.
Does your dog or cat like dress-up outfits? They carry lots. How about special food and water dishes. Again, they have them. Beds? Yes, again, lots of sizes and styles. They carry loads of bakery items and treats.
This is a European style hotel in Carmel, close the the famous Carmel Beach. The guest rooms are all different, and the restaurant has become a "go-to" place to eat. They have an enormous wine cellar, and such things as radiant heating in the baths, and some soaking tubs. There are 20 guest rooms and beautiful courtyards and landscaping.