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XLB Dumplings Discovery | Plus Coffee + Desserts | Walnut Creek, CA

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Today I want to explore a cute town that I don't go often - Walnut Creek. It has such an adorable downtown shopping area with all kinds of shops and dining. I can literally spend all day there and not be done yet! To my delight, I discovered some REALLY GOOD XLB (Xiaolongbao) and Dumplings here. There are also enough coffee shops to fuel me for the rest of the afternoon. #bayareafood #sanfranciscobayarea #bayareafoodie #xlb #dumplings #hiddengems #captionedvideo #nespresso #cocola #walnutcreek #bayareaeats Nespresso Boutique 1228 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA Anthroplogie 1149 S Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA Dumpling Hour 1389 N Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA Cocola Cafe 126 Broadway Ln, Walnut Creek, CA Luxllenium is a lifestyle blog + shop, celebrating the beauty and joy of everyday life. Please visit us often at <a href=""></a>

Where to find free vaccination and testing on Tuesday, a special meeting for ALCO redistricting and more

(Ellen Minkin / Newsbreak) Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on redistricting the county's supervisor districts. The public meeting starts at 6 p.m. and any resident can follow the directions here to participate. Additional redistricting questions can be answered here.
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