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Train your dog to make bath time more soothing

Train your dog to make bath time more soothing

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 21, 2022) — Dogs love routine. They feel safe and secure when they know what ...
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Opt for new installations that are water-wise

Opt for new installations that are water-wise

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 21, 2022) — Gardening during a drought can still be rewarding and beautiful. There are ...
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Illicit discharge in Walnut Creek removed, investigation continues

Illicit discharge in Walnut Creek removed, investigation continues

CONCORD, CA (May 21, 2022) — In early May, the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District received ...
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Concord Police arrest report for the week of May 11-17, 2022

Concord Police arrest report for the week of May 11-17, 2022

CONCORD, CA (May 20, 2022) — Congratulations to Concord Police K9 Max and his handler, K9 Officer Marcic. This week, ...
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Travis Credit Union Offers Free Shred Event in Clayton Saturday

Travis Credit Union Offers Free Shred Event in Clayton Saturday

CLAYTON, CA (May 20, 2022) — Travis Credit Union (TCU) offers you a great opportunity to properly dispose of personal ...
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Contra Costa fire fighters halt forward progress of brush fire near Highway 4

Contra Costa fire fighters halt forward progress of brush fire near Highway 4

CONCORD, CA (May 20, 2022) — Around noon today, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District received a call about a ...
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Spicy Joi brings Lao street food to Concord

Spicy Joi brings Lao street food to Concord

CONCORD, CA (May 20, 2022) — Those who crave a taste of the Orient have been grounded by the COVID-19 ...
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From the Desk of Steve Glazer, CA State Senator

Upgraded renter’s tax credit would bring relief to many

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 20, 2022) — California’s renter’s tax credit, the state’s most important program to help tenants, ...
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Bay Area KidFest finally is back in Concord On Memorial Day Weekend of May 28-30

Bay Area KidFest finally is back in Concord On Memorial Day Weekend of May 28-30

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 20, 2022) — It will have been just over three years when Bay Area KidFest ...
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Dominic Aliano

Camp Concord a community-minded place for fun in the sun

CONCORD, CA (May 19, 2022) — Located 175 miles northeast of Concord, a one-of-a-kind place nestled high in the Sierra ...
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Medals move out of the shadows and into a place of distinction

Medals move out of the shadows and into a place of distinction

Veterans displaying honors with pride in memory boxes CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 19, 2022) — Medals, pins, badges and ...
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Hiking Grand Canyon’s South Rim an awe-inspiring adventure

Hiking Grand Canyon’s South Rim an awe-inspiring adventure

(May 19, 2022) — South Rim of the Grand Canyon is probably the closest you’ll come to standing on the ...
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Peter Cloven

Clayton survey shows November parcel tax would likely fail

CLAYTON, CA (May 19, 2022) — As the City Council continues to discuss the financial challenges that Clayton will face ...
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Letter to the Editor: Renters need relief from harassment

CONCORD, CA (May 19, 2022) — I've been the pastor at St. Bonaventure Parish for two years now. During that ...
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Clayton’s inaugural Pride Parade set for June 25

Clayton’s inaugural Pride Parade set for June 25

CLAYTON, CA (May 19, 2022) — Clayton Pride is planning the town’s first Pride Parade, joining thousands of communities across ...
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Kids fly high – in a good way – with Young Falcons and Safe Launch

Kids fly high – in a good way – with Young Falcons and Safe Launch

CONCORD, CA (May 19, 2022) — Eight-year-old Carson Ward had a rough week dealing with another kid at school, but ...
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Dominique King Lean in with Love

Parenting through bad behavior takes unity

(May 18, 2022) — Dominique King is a blogger who centers around marriage, family, fitness and personal growth. Her insightful ...
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‘Romeo y Juliet’ adaptation features English and Spanish lines, plus a gender twist

‘Romeo y Juliet’ adaptation features English and Spanish lines, plus a gender twist

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 18, 2022) — Cal Shakes returns May 25 with the world premiere of the bilingual ...
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High drama in County sheriff, assessor races

High drama in County sheriff, assessor races

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 18, 2022) — If you look closely at Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston via Zoom ...
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The concerts are back so get your summer on

The concerts are back so get your summer on

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 18, 2022) — After years of reduced, virtual or canceled events, Concord, Clayton and Pleasant ...
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CCWD ­residential users facing 15% cut this summer

CCWD ­residential users facing 15% cut this summer

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 18, 2022) — April’s showers may have brought May flowers, but June’s heat will bring ...
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Concord's Housing Element Update Draft to be Released, Feedback Sought

Concord’s Housing Element Update Draft to be Released, Feedback Sought

CONCORD, CA (May 17, 2022) — City staff has scheduled a third round of community meetings to seek input on ...
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Mt. Diablo High to bestow diplomas to incarcerated Japanese American students of WWII

Mt. Diablo High to bestow diplomas to incarcerated Japanese American students of WWII

CONCORD, CA (May 17, 2022) — During World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered Japanese Americans into War Relocation ...
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‘Northman’ a historically accurate epic

‘Northman’ a historically accurate epic

(May 16, 2022) — Director Robert Eggars is nothing if not meticulous in his portrayal of history onscreen. In 2015’s ...
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So This Happened... May 9 through 15, 2022

So This Happened… May 9 through 15, 2022

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 15, 2022) — Local musicians have been busy this year, with 40 new releases already ...
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Contra Costa health officials urging public precautions as Bay Area COVID levels

Contra Costa health officials urging public precautions as Bay Area COVID levels rise

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 15, 2022) —  Health officials in Contra Costa joined their counterparts across the Bay Area ...
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Apply now for Concord's Bicycle and Pedestrian committee

Apply now for Concord’s Bicycle and Pedestrian committee

CONCORD, CA (May 15, 2022) — At its May 10 meeting, the Concord City Council announced two unscheduled vacancies on ...
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ARF stars Blizzard and Mercedes are looking for forever homes

ARF stars Blizzard and Mercedes are looking for forever homes

WALNUT CREEK, CA (May 15, 2022) — Adopt a new best friend at ARF in Walnut Creek. View available dogs ...
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Concord creates temporary bike lane to boost safety

Concord creates temporary bike lane to boost safety

CONCORD, CA (May 15, 2022) — The city joined with Street Smarts Diablo, a bicycle and pedestrian safety program, to ...
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Contra Costa County Blood donations needed ahead of summer

Contra Costa County Blood donations needed ahead of summer

$10 e-gift card, aluminum water bottle and sticker set for Red Cross donors in May. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May ...
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