Concord arts in full bloom


By Kara Navolio on April 17, 2017

Community Arts lead photo for websiteArtist and exhibit producer Sylvia Philis (left) confers with Uni Ortegón in preparation for the Concord Community of Artists “Flower Power” exhibit opening at the Concord Library May 2. The community installation features the work of 15 local artists all committed to supporting and encouraging Concord’s growing arts scene.

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Delays plague construction at Treat and Clayton

By Peggy Spear on April 17, 2017

Treat Clayton construction for websiteThe intense winter rains that sprouted beautiful flowers and kept local hills a lush green have had a harsh impact on many city projects.

A high-profile project at Treat Boulevard and Clayton Road is behind schedule, and that’s not sitting well with Concord city engineer Robert ­Ovadia. “We understand the inconvenience it is causing and apologize to the residents,” Ovadia said. [click to continue…]

Mission to Uganda alters student’s life path

By Bev Britton on April 17, 2017

View More: http://branches.pass.us/africaIt was after one of his three bouts with malaria that Collin Wenrich was inspired to build an airstrip to bring medical supplies to a remote area of Uganda.

“I had IV drips for two days. I could barely move,” says Wenrich, a graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord. “I was extremely dehydrated, in and out of the fetal position.” [click to continue…]

City priorities include weapons station, public safety

By Laura Hoffmeister on April 17, 2017

Hoffmeister head shot for websiteThe City Council recently held its annual goal-setting public workshop with staff to define the city’s priority areas of focus for the next year.

The workshop has proven successful in guiding the city manager and department directors in developing their operating budgets and work plans for the city to achieve the council’s priority goals. [click to continue…]