Concord’s Dancing Queen

By Jay Bedecarré on January 16, 2019

Concord’s Liz Wood began dancing when she was three-years-old and now just months before her 70th birthday in April she’s a member of the Hardwood Classics, the new senior dance team of the world champion Golden State Warriors (Photo courtesy NBA Photos/Warriors).


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…]

Kirker Pass northbound slated for truck lane

By Daniel Borsuk on January 16, 2019

Work should get underway this summer on a $14 million, mile-long truck safety lane on Kirker Pass Road, one of Contra Costa County’s most traveled and most dangerous commute routes.
Concord and Clayton residents who frequently drive up the steep county road know all too well about the dangerous speeds and horrific auto and truck accidents along the one-mile northbound stretch from the Concord Pavilion to Hess Avenue, where the county will build the 12-foot wide truck safety lane along with an eight-foot wide paved shoulder. [click to continue…]