County looking for public input on Homeless Strategic Plan

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Contra Costa County has been working on a 2014 update to its Homeless Strategic Plan for dealing with the homeless. In 2004 there was a ten year plan and now it is time to update it. See a PDF of the 2014 plan below. Click to download as desired. Please feel free to send any […]

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 […]

Richmond to consider funding Doctors Medical Center from Chevron Community Fund

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The Richmond City Council on Tuesday, October 7, will consider an agenda item that proposes diverting $20 million from the recent Chevron Community Investment Agreement to help save Doctors Medical Center (DMC), in San Pablo. The motion, (Item I-3) forwarded by incumbent councilmember Corky Booze, if passed would direct Richmond city staff to negotiate with […]

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 […]