Campaign signs and other election tactics used by politicians

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Campaign signs touting Concord Counclmember Ron Leone‘s reelection bid proudly states that he has fought, “For a Balanced Budget & Reserves.” Tim Grayson, claims to have been a good Mayor and for championing, “Anti-crime programs to keep Concord Safe,” as his ticket for gaining a second term. With local campaign manager Mary Jo Rossi running their re-election bids, the two […]

Happy ending for California Massage Therapy Act

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Assemblywoman Bonilla’s AB 1147 (D-Concord), the Massage Therapy Act, is now on its way to Governor Brown’s desk after being approved today by the Assembly with a 72-0 vote. The Massage Therapy Act overhauls California’s existing massage therapy law to address problems with businesses engaging in illegal activities. The new massage therapy act gives local […]

New Popeye’s fried chicken franchise makes major splash in Concord

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With much anticipation fueled by a series of e-mails from several of my curmudgeon friends, I told my wife not to prepare dinner Tuesday night and that I would secure food from the newly opened Popeye’s on Clayton Road. In a culinary challenged community (at least for friend chicken) such as Concord, the prospect of […]

Nehring smokes Newsom with Colorado Marijuana Legalization report

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California GOP Lt Governor candidate Ron Nehring is touting a new report on the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado. The report details unacceptable increases in impaired driving, underage marijuana access and use, emergency room admissions and rising community costs. Nehring is flogging Democrat incumbent Lt Governor Gavin Newsom with the report, as Newsome has […]

Free money for Concord bicycle study comes with a cost

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Hooray! Concord got a free bicycle study. What’s it cost? On July 22, Concord City Council passed Resolution No. 14-53. The action allows Concord to receive a $ 320,000 from the State to fund a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan and Safe Routes to Transit Project. At first glance, it all looks pretty innocent. But… For a municipality like Concord […]

Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization moves forward as Council releases final draft EIR

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The City of Richmond has released the final draft of the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project’s final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is available at chevronmodernization.com. The publication of the EIR marks a significant step closer to a newer, safer, cleaner refinery. It also reinforces the project’s many benefits for this community and our workforce. The Richmond […]