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Tag: Walnut Creek

February 29, 2012 | 2:47 pm

Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Says Sufi Complex Can Go Forward

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KQED’s Stephanie Martin reports that the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously denied appeals of the Planning Commission’s approval of a planned 66,000-square-foot complex by Sufism Reoriented in a quiet residential area just outside Walnut Creek. Some minor language changes were made to clarify aspects of the parking code, Martin says. Supporters gave the […]

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East Bay Sufi Sanctuary Under Scrutiny; View Design Plans

February 28, 2012 | 10:00 am

East Bay Sufi Sanctuary Under Scrutiny; View Design Plans

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A Walnut Creek-based Sufi congregation is facing community opposition to its plans for a new complex. Sufism Reoriented’s proposal calls for a 66,000 square-foot facility including a worship hall, classrooms, a cafe, a bookstore and a chorus rehearsal room. But some residents say the facility would cause traffic and parking problems. A second hearing on […]

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Walnut Creek Residents and Sufi Congregation Clash Over New Sanctuary

February 23, 2012 | 11:58 am

Walnut Creek Residents and Sufi Congregation Clash Over New Sanctuary

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Next Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will hold another day of public hearings over a controversially large construction project planned near Walnut Creek. Sufism Reoriented, a congregation of about 350 members, is seeking to build a 66,000-square-foot sanctuary in the Saranap area, a quiet residential community just outside Walnut Creek City limits. […]

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BART Bike Thefts on the Rise; Walnut Creek Stations Top Targets

February 8, 2012 | 9:39 am

BART Bike Thefts on the Rise; Walnut Creek Stations Top Targets

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by Agustin Armendariz and Mihir Zaveri, California Watch Jay Fraser knows what it’s like to lock a bicycle at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station and return to an empty rack. Fraser is a research analyst for the Administrative Office of the Courts in San Francisco and has commuted by bike for 20 years, 10 […]

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