Click on each image above to view the Concord Police weekly arrest report.

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This is the Concord Police weekly burglary report. Please click on the image for a much larger view.

The last two numbers in some of the addresses have been deleted to protect the privacy of the victim(s).

According to the Concord Police, the report shown above only includes approved reports. Some burglary reports might not be written or completely approved, which is why they are not included in this post.

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Resolutions supporting a bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge will be considered by two Bay Area transit agencies next week.

East Bay bus carrier AC Transit will hear its resolution when it meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the district’s second floor board room at 1600 Franklin St. in Oakland.

A similar resolution by Bay Area Rapid Transit Director Rebecca Saltzman will be heard when the BART board meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in its board room at 2640 Webster St. in Oakland.

“I’ve been working on this for years with AC Transit, and we’ve never been able to get traction,” Saltzman tweeted on Friday. “Caltrans has opposed and MTC hasn’t prioritized this. It’s super exciting to see so much support for this now! It feels like this is the time to make a bus-only lane happen!”

A staff report on the resolution by AC Transit board Vice President Elsa Ortiz concludes that “A bus-only lane on the Bay Bridge could greatly increase the reliability of AC Transit transbay service. It will allow more frequent, reliable and faster service, contributing substantially to the quality of transbay service.”

The idea has been floated repeatedly since AC Transit was formed 60 years ago, but “Concern about the effect of bus-only lanes on auto traffic have made it impossible to go forward to date,” according to the staff report.

The report notes that the political climate around such an idea has recently created “a new wave of support” for a bus-only lane on bridge as motor traffic congestion increases and agencies such as BART operate over capacity.

The staff report credits Assemblyman Rob Bonta for resurrecting the idea after it was recently proposed by one of his constituents.

Elected officials supporting the lane include Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, the Berkeley City Council, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Emeryville council members Ally Medina and John Bauters, East Bay Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, and State Sen. Scott Wiener of San Francisco.

The resolution to be considered by the BART board notes that “the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) consistently ranks the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Bay Bridge) corridor as the most congested corridor in the region.”

It states that congestion is projected to worsen during peak conditions “even with all planned improvements in the corridor,” reaching 152 percent of capacity by 2040.

Peak BART transbay service is already at approximately 110 percent of capacity, according to the resolution, and “capacity improvements for riders will not be realized until at least 2027.”

The AC Transit staff report cautions that “in the absence of a design for the lane, its effects cannot be completely projected and, therefore, staff cannot identify any disadvantages at this time.”

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Contra Costa County and the Department of Motor Vehicles are teaming up to make it easier for county residents to meet the deadline for obtaining their REAL ID’s.

Residents will be able to purchase certified copies of vital records for events that occurred in Contra Costa County, including birth and marriage certificates. The event will be held at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Concord from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday February 1 and 15.

The DMV is located at 2070 Diamond Blvd in Concord.

No appointment is necessary.

“We’re looking forward to being able to provide this new type of customer service, where we bring our services closer to home at a time that fits better with constituents’ busy lives,” Contra Costa Assistant Clerk-Recorder Barbara Dunmore said.

“The California DMV wants to make the REAL ID process as easy as possible, and this partnership with Contra Costa County is a great example,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said. “If you want to apply for your REAL ID but can’t find your birth or marriage certificate, this is the perfect opportunity.”

Residents should note that they will have to pay for documents at the Clerk-Recorder’s off-site locations by cash or check. Certified copies of birth certificates are $32 and certified copies of marriage certificates are $19.

Starting October 1, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require a valid passport or other federally approved document, like a REAL ID driver license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities and military bases.

To apply for a REAL ID, Californians must visit a DMV office and bring the following documents:

    • One proof of identity* – original or certified (examples: valid passport, birth certificate)
      *Legal name change document(s) if name on proof of identity is different from the name on the other documents (examples: marriage certificate, adoption papers)
    • One proof of Social Security number
    • Two proofs of California residency – paper copies (examples: utility bill, bank statement)

For more information about the program and future off-site service locations, go to www.contracostacore.us. For more information about REAL ID, visit REALID.dmv.ca.gov.

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Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Pete Stauber (MN-08) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act (H.R. 5611), a bill to promote awareness of sports-related concussions and create comprehensive, evidence-based concussion response strategies.

“Concussions are an often silent health condition that can have serious, long-term consequences and sadly with still-developing brains, younger athletes are at greater risk from sports-related concussions than college or professional athletes. These injuries can jeopardize students’ future ability to compete in sports, their academic performance, and their mental health. Together with a community of schools and medical professionals, we can make real progress toward protecting our student athletes,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that as many as 1.9 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur every year among people under age 18 in the United States.

H.R. 5611 would bring all states in line with evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of sports concussions as recommended by the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.

More specifically, this bill would require states that receive federal education funding to form concussion management teams and develop concussion guidelines as well as ensure that students who have concussions receive the appropriate academic support.

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The Contra Costa County Elections Division is programming and testing every piece of voting equipment that will be used in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election to ensure that every Contra Costa ballot is counted completely and accurately.

Three types of equipment are subject to the testing. The central-count scanners for Vote By Mail ballots and the ballot scanners located at each polling place are being configured and tested for logic and accuracy. The ballot-marking equipment used at Regional Early Voting locations and on Election Day is also tested.

The series of tests starts by confirming that all machines are in working order and functioning properly, programmed and then tested to make sure they are properly programmed to recognize, tabulate and report the intended ballot marks.

There are seven central count machines that will record results for approximately 1.5 million Vote By Mail ballot cards, along with about 300 ballot scanners at polling places throughout the County.

The public is invited to observe equipment testing. Those interested should contact the Elections Division at 925-335-7800, as testing is being conducted intermittently during the next several weeks and at multiple locations.

A public test of the central count voting equipment is scheduled for 10:00 am on February 21, 2020, at the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office, 555 Escobar Street in Martinez. Visitors are asked to check-in at the Elections lobby. For more information, call 925-335-7800.

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A federal grand jury in Oakland has indicted a 29-year-old Pleasant Hill man on charges of producing and possessing child pornography, officials announced Friday.

According to the indictment, Daniel Joseph Feliciano allegedly “coerced a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct in order to produce a visual depiction of the conduct,” and knowingly possessed child pornography,
United States Attorney David L. Anderson said in an announcement.

The case grew from tips sent last October and December to the CyberTipline, maintained online by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, that included reports from internet service providers to NCMEC and files from the accounts being reported.

The files, which included depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, were traced by investigators from the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to an email account and an IP address in Feliciano’s name.

The October tip, reported by Dropbox, “included 182 files, including three videos of prepubescent girls engaged in sexually explicit conduct,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Several tips were reported in December involving child pornography stored in a Google account, including two videos of a girl believed to be 9 or 10 years old engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Investigators traced that account to Feliciano as well.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Pleasant Hill Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lee is prosecuting the case.

Feliciano is next scheduled to appear U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White at 1 p.m. Feb. 18.

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Claycord – Talk About Whatever

January 17, 2020 19:05 pm · 51 comments

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Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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Claycord – Talk About Politics

January 17, 2020 19:02 pm · 22 comments

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This post is “Talk About Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about politics, and keep politics out of the “whatever” thread.

Thank you, and be kind to each other.

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This special post is “Talk About LOCAL Politics”.

Please use this post to talk about LOCAL politics, and keep state and national politics out of this thread.

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