End of year musings for 2014

New year 2015

As 2014 unceremoniously comes to an end, I kind of feel like James Taylor penning  his classic tune Fire and Rain “Got up this morning and I wrote down this song. Just can’t remember who to send it to.” Below is my list of events and happenings which took place locally  that has brought happiness, some […]

Mount Diablo Beacon lit December 7; Lest We Forget

pearl harbor remembrance

As the ranks of aging WWII survivors dwindle, many remain active in efforts to commemorate the sacrifices made by our fighting forces during that “war to end all wars.”  Local survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 hope the annual lighting of the Mount Diablo beacon will serve to […]

Ride along with Concord Police on the “Night Owl” shift

Concord Police Night Stop

In the tradition of the classic TV drama Dragnet, “Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent” at the request of the Concord Police Department. It’s 7:55 pm on an early autumn Friday evening in Concord.  Dusk is turning into darkness.  Older […]

What Americans fear most — it’s not what you think

Chapman Unversity Study reveals what Americans fear the most

Champman University in Southern California has just released the results of its survey of what Americans fear the most. The survey of American fears included 1500 participants and boiled results down to four basic categories: personal fears, crime, natural disasters and fear factors. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today […]