Final district map approved

By Tamara Steiner on March 19, 2018

Concord is one of several cities in California to change the way they elect their city council members to comply with the California Voting Rights Act passed in 2001. Beginning this November, Concord voters will cast their ballot for candidates running from their district only. No longer will council members be elected at-large. Voters in Districts 1, 3 and 5 will elect representatives to four-year terms in 2018. Council seats in Districts 2 and 4 will be up for election in 2020. The white hole between districts 1 and 5 is the unicorporated area around Ayers Road. (Map Courtesy City of Concord)


Students displayed their ingenuity with hands-on science and engineering stations, robotic challenges and a monster robot demonstration at the second annual Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s STEM Showcase.

Hundreds of families, along with school board members, district administrators and Superintendent Nellie Meyer attended the March 11 event at Willow Creek Center. [click to continue…]

Home Share program looks for perfect matches

By Kara Navolio on March 19, 2018

Homeowner Ed Hine was 92 and wanted companionship and help with meal preparation. Mike, in his 40s, was looking for affordable rent and a more meaningful job where he could help people.
The two found each other through the Home Share Program offered by Covia, formally called Episcopal Senior Communities. [click to continue…]

Considering ways to keep electorate informed

By Edi Birsan on March 19, 2018

For the last nine years, I have been producing the survey site, where I ask or echo questions on issues or topics of local interest.

They include things like: Should we ban roosters? Do you know someone who is unemployed? Should we have retail cannabis sales? Who are you supporting for president? [click to continue…]