Council approves new budget


By Tamara Steiner and Carina Romano on July 03, 2017

Layout 1Projected 2017-18 revenues will exceed expenditures by nearly $11K. Additionally, an anticipated expense in the ­Successor Agency last year failed to materialize, which gives the city $250,000 for a new Pension Stabilization Fund to help offset market fluctuations in the coming year.

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Classic cars sizzle at Clayton’s summer shows

By Carina Romano on July 3, 2017

Car show for websiteClayton residents took a drive down Memory Lane this June with the commencement of the third annual Clayton Classic Car Show on Main Street.

Classic cars from the 1940s to the 1970s stood in brilliantly colored rows, dazzling passersby as they shone in the late evening sun. Every car was in pristine condition, so it was easy to see the owners had taken great care. [click to continue…]

St. Bonaventure’s Mangini retires after 50 years

By Carina Romano on July 3, 2017

Mangini at pulpit for websiteA young boy of five sat in a pew with his older cousin, looking up with wide eyes at the altar in Queen of All Saints Church in Concord. It was 1945, and the Catholic mass was still celebrated in Latin. Though the small boy did not understand the words the priest was speaking, he was fascinated by the liturgy, and looked forward to mass every Sunday.

It was here, at the age of five, that Father Richard Mangini knew he wanted to become a priest. This summer, he has retired from the priesthood at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Concord after 21 years. [click to continue…]

City Council OKs 2017-18 budget

By Jim Diaz on July 3, 2017

diaz-jim-for-websiteThe City Council approved its fiscal year 2017-18 city budget and the five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget on June 20.

The city budget includes a $4.455 million General Fund budget, a CIP budget of $2.817 million, Other Funds budget of $4.817 million and a $711,000 plan to continue retiring the debt obligations of our Successor Agency (formerly the Redevelopment Agency). The General Fund services plan projects a modest annual surplus of $10,830 to address any contingencies in the coming year. [click to continue…]