Splish, Splash, Pool’s Open

By Adam Pingatore on June 18, 2018

Concord Community Pool was a popular place last week when it opened for the summer. The pool has been closed since mid-December for renovations which included new pool decking and improved lighting. (Photo by Adam Pingatore)


Blue Devils on journey in search of world championship

By Jay Bedecarré on June 18, 2018

More than 200 people in 13 vehicles pulled out of town this week, headed for Madera and the start of a two-month cross country tour that will cover 14,000 miles this summer.

This is the first week of the Blue Devils annual trek across America, showcasing the local organization’s unique performance style at 25 drum corps competitions in 18 states. [click to continue…]

Mark city’s 150th with a bang – a parade and more

By Faith Barnidge on June 18, 2018

Residents can celebrate the 150th birthday of Concord and Independence Day together, thanks to generous participation by community members and partners.

Sponsors include the city of Concord, Concord Police Association, Concord Diablo Rotary, Mt. Diablo Unified School District, Todos Santos Business Arts Foundation and Andeavor, formerly Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery in Martinez. [click to continue…]

Concord: From bedroom community to urban center

By Kara Navolio on June 18, 2018

This is the last of a three-part series leading up to Concord’s 150th birthday celebration.

The frantic growth of Concord during the 1930s to 1960s slowed somewhat during the 1970s, as Concord evolved into a more mature city. [click to continue…]

State bill on BART threatens local vote

By Edi Birsan on June 18, 2018

As I write this, I am leading a Concord delegation to Sacramento to argue against Assembly Bill 2923, which would allow BART to override all city zoning for BART-owned land within a half mile of a BART station.

That means BART would decide how high they want to build buildings, what parking allowance are made and what they want to put in their definition of a transit-oriented development. This is a classic case of local control vs. the state. [click to continue…]