Concord’s Dancing Queen

By Jay Bedecarré on January 16, 2019

Liz Wood (Photo courtesy NBA Photos/Warriors) began dancing when she was three-years-old in Concord. Nearly 67 years later she’s performing routines with the new Hardwood Classics senior dance team before 19,596 fans during eight Golden Gate Warriors games this season. [click to continue…]

Aliano, Obringer tackle rent issues on new panel

By Bev Britton on January 16, 2019

Because the City Council wants to “dive deep” into rent issues, Concord Mayor Carlyn Obringer appointed Councilman Dominic Aliano to join her on a new ad hoc rent committee at the Jan. 8 meeting.
The committee will meet for up to six months to review state and local requirements regarding tenant/landlord responsibilities and existing housing needs within the city. The committee will then propose rental housing objectives and strategies for the full council to consider. [click to continue…]

The city of Concord is taking another stab at public art installations, after the controversial Spirit Poles put an end to the city’s program more than 20 years ago.

At the Jan. 8 meeting, the City Council discussed a Public Art/Percent for Art Program that would require developers to pay a public art fee. Instead, the council voted unanimously to develop an ordinance that would require public art as a condition of approval for future projects – without any associated fees. [click to continue…]

Vets fly free to national memorials

By John T. Miller on January 16, 2019

A dream came true for World War II veteran William Meyer recently, with a free flight to Washington, D.C., to tour the national memorials – including the WWII Memorial honoring the 16 million who served alongside him. [click to continue…]