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Easy to moderate December hikes and activities at our East Bay Parks

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY AREA, CA (Dec. 3, 2022) — The annual rainy season clustering of ladybugs at Reinhardt Redwood ...
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Carols and carriage rides highlight Concord’s downtown Tree Lighting

CONCORD, CA (Dec. 3, 2022) — Downtown Concord turned on the lights in Todos Santos Plaza on Friday night. The ...
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Clayton Police Report for November 2022

CLAYTON, CA (Dec. 2, 2022) — This report details police activity for the Clayton Police Department during the month of ...
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Concord Police

Concord Police arrest report for the week of Nov. 16-29, 2022

CONCORD, CA (Dec. 1, 2022) — The report below shows arrests made by the Concord Police Department from Nov. 16 ...
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Clayton's new ice cream shop finally set to open

Clayton’s new ice cream shop finally ready to open

CLAYTON, CA (Nov. 30, 2022) — Ice cream lovers in Clayton will finally get a chance to satisfy their cravings ...
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Park District to Receive $3M for Public Access at New Thurgood Marshall Regional Park

Park District to Receive $3M for Public Access at New Thurgood Marshall Regional Park

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 30, 2022) — This month, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously ...
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Usher in the holiday spirit with Concord's Dec. 2 Sip and Stroll

Usher in the holiday spirit with Concord’s Dec. 2 Sip and Stroll

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 30, 2022) — The holidays in downtown Concord overflow with magic starting this weekend. Join the fun ...
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Take the white kitchen style and make it yours

Take the white kitchen style and make it yours

(Nov. 30, 2022) — The white kitchen is highly controversial in the realm of home design. A tried-and-true design aesthetic, ...
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Stephanie Zablah-Kruger

Take time to keep your pets safe during the holidays

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 29, 2022) — The holiday season is a great time for family and friends to ...
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Brunelles established long tradition of business – and Christmas – in Concord

Brunelles established long tradition of business – and Christmas – in Concord

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 29, 2022) — The Paul Brunelle family originally lived in Red Lake Falls, Minn. Searching for an ...
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Santa is back and holiday gifts galore at 13th annual free Super Holiday Boutique Dec. 3-4

Santa is back and holiday gifts galore at 13th free Super Holiday Boutique this weekend

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 28, 2022) — The holiday season’s largest shopping extravaganza in central Contra Costa is at ...
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Watch Concord First Partners community meeting on Naval Weapons station development

Concord Council To Consider Term Sheet For Base Reuse Project

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 28, 2022) — Developer Concord First Partners and Local Reuse Authority (LRA) staff are scheduled to host ...
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The Pioneer's Fall 2022 calendar of events and activities, Nov. 27 update

The Pioneer’s Fall 2022 calendar of events and activities, Nov. 27 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Nov. 27, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...Week of Nov. 21 through 27, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Nov. 21 through 27, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 27, 2022) — It’s officially time to get in the holiday spirit. The East Bay ...
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Holiday outings at East Bay Parks include Victorian fun at Ardenwood Farm

SF EAST BAY AREA, CA (Nov. 27, 2022) — Victorian era splendor will be on display in December at Ardenwood ...
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MDES aiming to raise $12K for STEAM on Giving Tuesday

MDEDF aiming to raise $12K for STEAM on Giving Tuesday

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 25, 2022) — On November 29, people all over the world will come together and ...
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Concord Police arrest report for the week of Nov. 16-22, 2022

Concord Police arrest report for the week of Nov. 16-22, 2022

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 27, 2022) — On Thursday, November 17, 2022, at about 5:45 PM, the Concord Police Department and ...
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It’s what you do that counts — Nominations sought for Violet Richardson leadership award

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 25, 2022) — The Violet Richardson Award honors young women between the ages of 14 ...
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Concord to Host Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along Dec. 2 

Concord, Calif. (Nov. 25, 2022) – The City of Concord will host its annual Tree Lighting and Mayor’s Sing-Along on ...
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Nov. 29 is 'Giving Tuesday' — Bay Area Food Bank asks for your help

Nov. 29 is ‘Giving Tuesday’ — Bay Area Food Bank asks for your help

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) — For this year’s Giving Tuesday on November 29,  the global giving day, ...
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Concord contractor approved to resume limited work after Nov. 16 explosion

Concord contractor approved to resume limited work after Nov. 16 explosion

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) —Last week Contra Costa fire crews and Concord police responded to an explosion at Grant ...
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Concord Police

Concord Police arrest report for the week of Nov. 9-15, 2022

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) — The report below shows arrests made by the Concord Police Department from Nov. 9 ...
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PACE Concord hosts Ukrainian health-care leaders

PACE Concord hosts Ukrainian health-care leaders

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) — A delegation of Ukrainian health-care administrators toured PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the ...
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Michael G. Harris, Pleasant Hill Mayor

Pleasant Hill Mayor Harris looks back, from Community Service Days to seniors and students

Editor’s note: This is the second of the mayor’s three farewell columns. PLEASANT HILL, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) — I ...
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Special holiday concert pays tribute to Karen Carpenter

Special holiday concert pays tribute to Karen Carpenter

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) — After lighting up the stage last November, local actress and singer Laurie Roldan ...
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Concord mayor Aliano organizes Turkey dinner giveaway for those in need

CONCORD, CA (Nov. 21, 2022) — Thanksgiving means being grateful for family and food. However, many families struggle through the ...
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The Pioneer's Fall 2022 calendar of events and activities, Nov. 20 update

The Pioneer’s Fall 2022 calendar of events and activities, Nov. 20 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Nov. 20, 2022) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...Week of Nov. 14 through 20, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Nov. 14 through 20, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 20, 2022) — The Concord History Museum marked its grand opening this weekend with a ...
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The Pioneer’s high school football scores update, Nov. 20, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 20, 2022) — De La Salle won its 30th consecutive North Coast Section football championship ...
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Best Thanksgiving movies of all time

(Nov. 20, 2022) — When one thinks of holiday movies, the first thing that springs to mind is most likely ...
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