Gemütlichkeit at first Oktoberfest

By Jay Bedecarré on October 23, 2018

Traditional German dance group Nature Friends Schuhplattler dazzled the crowds at the inaugural Concord Oktoberfest at Todos Santos Plaza this month. Large crowds gathered to watch them perform traditional dance, including log cutting and axing to German folk music. (Photo by Tamara Steiner)


Concord golfer Yealimi Noh helps USA win

By Jay Bedecarré on October 23, 2018

Yealimi Noh has had a year on the golf course she’ll never forget after winning three consecutive national tournaments, helping the USA to a Junior Ryder Cup championship in France and taking part in her first professional tournaments while mulling making the jump to the LPGA tour. [click to continue…]

Looking at how two state propositions affect Concord

By Edi Birsan on October 23, 2018

One of the interesting aspects of California democracy is how a plethora of statewide propositions have come to replace what should arguably be the responsibility of the state Legislature. [click to continue…]

City looking into new law about BART development

By Bev Britton on October 23, 2018

A new law allowing BART to build homes near its stations will likely affect several projects in Concord – including redevelopment of the Naval Weapons Station and around the downtown  station.

The law puts the city at odds with the perceived needs of the greater Bay Area and those of Assemblyman Tim Grayson of Concord, who co-sponsored the bill with Assemblyman David Chiu of Sacramento. [click to continue…]