In his column this week , Mike Zampa says a doomsday struggle for global supremacy continues between the cities of Lafayette and Walnut Creek. At stake: the title of coolest place to live.
“Why should we care?’ he asks. “Because our children are being drawn into the maelstrom.
“(We) first published details of the bitter feud between the neighboring towns three months ago. Actually, it created the feud. It called Walnut Creek smug, trendy and â€śjust like the mall, only without Cinnabon.â€ť It also said that Walnut Creekâ€™s mother wears combat boots.
“Consistent with its smugness, Walnut Creek failed to take the bait. There has been not a word of rebuttal since the expose ran.
“This kind of aloofness is what weâ€™d expect from an economic superpower (defined by The World Bank as â€śany place with piles of sales tax and its own Restoration Hardwareâ€ť).
“But hereâ€™s something we didnâ€™t anticipate from Walnut Creek â€“ covert manipulation of our youth. Unnamed and nefarious operatives have gotten to Lafayette youngsters. Theyâ€™ve convinced them that the best sandwich in creation is in Walnut Creek.”