Named “Best Local Blog” by Diablo Magazine!

July 10, 2012 16:15 pm · 53 comments

Readers of Diablo Magazine & fellow Claycordians, thank you!

For the second year in a row, was named “Best Local Blog” by Diablo Magazine.

This is a huge honor and I can’t thank you enough.

All your love & support, as well as the tips and photos you send to really make all the difference in the World, because this couldn’t be done without you!

To view all of the “Best of the East Bay” winners, please check out Diablo Magazine’s website by CLICKING HERE.

As always, thanks for reading!

Dirty Deeds July 10, 2012 at 4:19 PM

How many other local blogs are there that get mentioned on kgo kron and kcbs?? None. Good job claycord for beating out the rest! July 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM

@Dirty Deeds, thanks so much, it’s always great to hear the big guys mention Claycord. 🙂


Grammy July 10, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Well Done!
We especially appreciate the timeliness of your posts. July 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Thanks, Grammy 🙂

David Molstad July 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Another banner year, may there be many more to come….

Congratulations Mr, Mayor July 10, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Thanks, David! I appreciate your kind words.


Antler July 10, 2012 at 4:43 PM

What a well-deserved honor, Mayor! CONGRATULATIONS !!! And as always, thank you. July 10, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Thank you, Antler!!

Digger July 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

First of many, keep up the good work. July 10, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Thanks Digger 🙂

Seal July 10, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Nice job Claycordians!

v July 10, 2012 at 4:58 PM

and that is why I come to Claycord to find out what’s going on around town… better than any of the big networks. Awesome job Mr. Mayor July 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Thanks so much, V. 🙂

Original G July 10, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Another affirmation of what we all, already know. An asset to the community. July 10, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Thanks, Original G! That means a lot.


MO July 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Thank you from afar…I depended on this blog, for information about Claycord, while my elderly Mother was still living there. Now, even tho she is here with me, I come home to Claycord :)))) July 10, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Thanks, Mo!! Good to have you around here, even from afar.

Tamara Steiner July 10, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Congratulations, Mayor! July 10, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Thanks, Tamara!

Bill G. July 10, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Congrats Claycord!! I do think you are the best!! As far as Diablo Magazine goes however, I don’t put much credit on anything they say… Funny how the companies who advertise in Diablo Magazine always get high marks in their (Un-scientific) surveys and “Best Of’s”!!

Strange how those who don’t advertise either don’t win or are not even mentioned in the surveys…!! Great example is Ascona Pizza Co. in Blackhawk. Despite years of lines out the door and loyal fans, they are never mentioned in Diablo’s rankings. Now, I haven’t received Diablo since they pulled circulation to those who didn’t pay up after Diablo’s demand for subscription several years back. I just know that historically the real “Best places” in the Diablo Valley were not present if they weren’t advertising with Diablo!! BTW, The Ad costs are through the roof for a local magazine, Waaay too rich for my blood!!

All said however, Claycord is great, keep up the good work!!

marinemom July 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Congratulations Mr, Mayor
You ROCK!!!!! July 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Thank you so much, MarineMom!!

Cowellian July 10, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Bravo Zulu, Mr. Mayor! July 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Cowellian, thank you!!!!

another just me July 10, 2012 at 5:59 PM

No doubt in my mind that is the best…it’s the fastest way to get the news of what’s going on in our neighborhoods…you rock mayor July 10, 2012 at 6:03 PM

@another just me, thanks so much 🙂

Diablo reader July 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Congrats Mayor.
They still send us a complimentary magazine every month.
Don’t care for the ads in it, but it’s FREE 🙂

Amy July 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

I love this site!

anonomous July 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Mayor if it wasn`t good I wouldn`t be here,lol. Your the best and knowbody can touch what you have built so keep up the good work and thanks for all you do!!!

Pleasant Hellian July 10, 2012 at 6:20 PM

You do have a good thing goin’ here, Mayor. Congrats!! 🙂

I knew Diablo Magazine was classy when their employee broke the news of the crooked cops. Haven’t heard much lately. Are they all behind bars?

Seal July 10, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Nice Job, Mayor!!

Thanks for a great way to get our thoughts and news across. No doubt this trend will continue.

Mad Mom July 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Congratulations Mayor! I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more than you! I don’t remember what it was like before Claycord. Thank you so much for providing us with such a great window into our community 🙂

Long Time Fan July 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Congrats Mayor! Keep up the good work!! July 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I can’t keep up with all the comments, it’s a VERY busy night!! Thank you ALL for all your wonderful words!! I truly appreciate each and every one of you.


Anna, The Lemon Lady July 10, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Congratulations, Mr. Mayor.
We’re still reading, after all these years. Nice to hear the good news now and again! – even though most of us do appreciate the lightning speed of your posts. You’re good.

Larrabee July 10, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Regardless of awards, or anybody’s praise, is the brightest beacon of light in all of CoCo county; and has been for several years.Congratulations Mr. Mayor.

Mimi (original) July 10, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Whoooo-hooo! Way to go, mayor! I love it when I read or hear credit going to!!

Marie July 10, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Bill G: I am a longtime Diablo reader, and I’ve never seen an ad for Claycord; yet it honored the blog with an award. I haven’t heard of Ascona Pizza but it would be quite a feat to beat Zachary’s! I’m intrigued by your claim, but you haven’t offered very compelling evidence… As for me, I think the magazine does a great job. Not ground-breaking but interesting and entertaining. I enjoy reading it.

still anon July 10, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Well done Mayor! I’ve been around from almost the beginning! Love Claycord! you are amazing!

Feckin Irish Mouse July 10, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Hey Mayor – seem to always beat the CC Times to the punch when it comes to local politics. But the stories I like best are the human interest ones. Keep up the good work Mayor

another sunny day July 10, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Congratulations, Mayor! Well-deserved recognition.

Radar July 11, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Thats awesome Mayor, congrats!

Cruella July 11, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Congratulations Mayor. Well deserved recognition there.

Sassy July 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Big CONGRATS, Mayor! I visit your site daily and appreciate your local stories and up to the moment info. Keep up the fantastic work! I hope any future endeavors hold even greater success! 🙂

David Adman July 11, 2012 at 8:09 AM

of course you win.

120,000 readers can’t all be wrong.

Mayflower July 11, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Congrats, Mayor !! Claycord is my “go-to site” for the latest goings on and shennanigans in the community. Thank you !

Mama P July 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Being fairly new to the blog and hearing “mixed” reviews…I cannot tell you THANK YOU enough! I work in Martinez and check the blog before I leave for “up to the minute” traffic conditions, i.e. fire off Highway 4 near Solano Drive in….was able to circumvent and save time. I LOVE the “Up to the minute” happenings of what is going on in our towns…this is an AWESOME site and I have referred people to it over and over–you can speak your mind, get updated, and get new points of view-all in one spot. I cannot tell you how many people have thanked me for putting them on to this blog and know they can get accurate information. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!! July 11, 2012 at 9:37 AM

@Mama P, that’s so nice, thank you. I try my best to get up to the minute news to you. Sometimes it takes a little longer than others, but with the help of all our fellow Claycordians, a lot of the time I’m able to post ASAP. Happy you like the blog, thanks again for your nice comment.

Thank you all again for your nice words, I wish I could respond to each and everyone of you, but there are a lot of stories to post, so I have to get to those. I will try to respond later, though 🙂

Thanks again!


JOEYCUSTOM July 11, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Great job with the blog “mayor” … keep up the good work.

anonymous July 11, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Congrats Mayor – you deserve this award! July 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Thanks, Anonymous. 🙂

ConstantReader July 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

You have a wonderful blog!!! Congratulations, Mayor! Thank you for all your hard work!!!!!! July 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Thanks so much, Constant Reader!! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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