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Concord High Music March-a-thon is heading your way Saturday, Sept. 24

Concord High Music March-a-thon is heading your way Saturday, Sept. 24

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 23, 2022) — Concord High music students plan to march through the neighborhoods around their high school ...
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Governor Newsom signs world’s toughest social media law

Governor Newsom signs world’s toughest social media law

California (Sept. 23, 2022) — A ground-breaking California law will provide greater transparency about the role of social media platforms ...
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Mountain Shadow film fest this Saturday in Walnut Creek

Mountain Shadow film fest this Saturday in Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Sept. 23, 2022) — The Mountain Shadow Film Society will present its 8th annual Short Film Competition ...
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Ask the DMV – The California DMV offers specialized options for seniors over 70 years old

Ask the DMV – The California DMV offers specialized options for seniors over 70 years old

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 23, 2022) — The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to help you maintain your ...
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ARF pets Bertie and Lover Boy looking for forever homes

ARF pets Bertie and Lover Boy looking for forever homes

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 22, 2022) — Your new best friend may be waiting for you. Could it be ...
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Pleasant Hill Police make arrest for Sept. 9 shooting at Pleasant Oaks Park

Pleasant Hill Police make arrest for Sept. 9 shooting at Pleasant Oaks Park

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Sept. 22, 2022) — Back on September 9 at around 10:55 p.m. PHPD investigated a reported shooting ...
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Park District and Save Mount Diablo Partner on Purchase Option for 768-Acre Finley Road Ranch

Park District and Save Mount Diablo Partner on Purchase Option for 768-Acre Finley Road Ranch

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 22, 2022) — On September 6, 2022, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of ...
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Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 18, 2022) — During Child Passenger Safety Week, the Concord Police Department will help parents and caregivers ...
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New Wave Nightingale

Listen up: New FDA rule on hearing aids opens up options

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 22, 2022) — My neighbor Frank is rapidly becoming the unofficial muse of my column ...
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Track down all the mysteries surrounding ‘Horse’

Track down all the mysteries surrounding ‘Horse’

(Sept. 22, 2022) — I am not horsing around when I tell you that this month’s must-read is Pulitzer Prize-winning ...
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Concord and Clayton announce Voter Forums on candidates, propositions

CLAYTON, OCT. 10 – The League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley will present the pros and cons of the ...
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Key Hope Hospice founder dies

Key Hope Hospice founder dies

DUBLIN, CA (Sept. 21, 2022) — Richard “Dick” Martin, one of the founders of Hope Hospice, died on Sept. 13 ...
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Concord vice mayor arrested for DUI

Concord’s Hoffmeister sentenced to probation for DUI

MARTINEZ, CA (Sept. 19, 2022) — Concord City Councilmember Laura Hoffmeister pled no contest Sept. 12 to a DUI charge ...
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Concord Police Department holding DUI enforcement operations

Concord Police Department Conducting DUI Patrols Wednesday

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 21, 2022) — Concord Police Department will send additional officers on patrol tonight. The additional patrols take ...
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Laura Cartwright All The Colors

Affirming spaces for LGBTQIA+ save lives

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 21, 2022) — With school in session, Rainbow Community Center (RCC) trainers are inspiring teachers to create ...
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Contra Costa County Fire responds to early morning vehicle fire

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 21, 2022) — Fire crews had an early morning in Bay Point today. Engines 86 ...
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Local player hosts national blind golf tournament

Concord player hosts national blind golf tournament

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 21, 2022) — Seven years ago, Bob Banks began experiencing blurred vision, first in one eye, then ...
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State recognition for Contra Costa’s behavioral health program

State recognition for Contra Costa’s behavioral health program

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 20, 2022) — The county’s behavioral health crisis response initiative received the Award for Intergovernmental ...
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Festival Latino comes to Concord's Monument Corridor Saturday, Sept. 25

Festival Latino comes to Concord’s Monument Corridor Saturday, Sept. 25

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 20, 2022) — The Unity Council Festival Latino is a free, outdoor festival in Concord this Saturday ...
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Heirloom apples offer a taste of history at Concord's Farmers Market

Heirloom apples offer a taste of history at Concord’s Farmers Market

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 20, 2022) — The aroma of apple pie on a September day, the smooth flavor of homemade ...
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Obituary — Harry William ‘Chip’ Stewart III

Obituary — Harry William ‘Chip’ Stewart III

CLAYTON, CA (Sept. 19, 2022) — Chip Stewart, 51, of Clayton, CA passed away peacefully on August 6, 2022 after ...
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Post COVID-19 epidemic of principal departures from local schools

Post COVID-19 epidemic of principal departures from local schools

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 19, 2022) — There has been so much turnover of high school principals, presidents and ...
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Even without iconic smokestack, The Crossings still draws happy homeowners

Even without iconic smokestack, The Crossings still draws happy homeowners

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 19, 2022) — Q. I am going to move to The Crossings in Concord. Do you have ...
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The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Sept. 18 update

The Pioneer Summer 2022 calendar of events and activities, Sept. 18 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Sept. 18, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...Week of Sept. 12 through 18, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Sept. 12 through 18, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 18, 2022) — Even as E.J Phair closed it Concord location last month, a company ...
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Throw down at Red Ox Studios

No matter your skill level, throw down at Red Ox Studios

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 18, 2022) — Red Ox Clay Studio is an oasis where a thriving community of clay artists ...
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Latin musician goes solo as Chika Di

Latin musician goes solo as Chika Di

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 18, 2022) — Chika Di has more than 13,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. Her music has been ...
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Letter to the Editor: Move forward on Weapons Station

CONCORD, CA (Sept. 18, 2022) — I’m a senior citizen who has been a Concord homeowner for forty years. I ...
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From the Desk of Karen Mitchoff

Contra Costa transitioning to updated COVID plans

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 18, 2022) — This month, Contra Costa Health (CCH) is sharing its strategy and plan ...
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Nicole Hackett, Garden Girl

Time to rescue your yard from heat damage

CLAYTON, CA (Sept. 17, 2022) — Our gardens and landscapes need care in September, just as they do in the ...
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