Claycord – Talk About Whatever

April 4, 2014 16:36 pm · 194 comments


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 as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

101 Atticus Thraxx April 7, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Fun fact:
An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter and 2-3 litters per year. During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens. A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
So I guess cats are Catholic.

102 JJ2 April 7, 2014 at 5:58 PM

#96, Cat Wrangler, thank you for you humanitarian efforts.
I disagree with returning the feral cats to the outdoors.
I am not advocating euthanasia.
We need another solution.

103 Cowellian April 7, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Atticus, did you ever try to baptize one?

104 Atticus Thraxx April 7, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Nope. But I’ve been known to take confession. But I draw the line at Eucharistic miracles. The Bleeding Host would be too much for my little tabby sinner.She’d have nightmares.

105 Say It Ain't So April 7, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Is our Atticus becoming one-o-them girlymen? UGH!

106 ChampagneKitty April 7, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hi Antler! Yes, I will save “I’m Proud of You” for you to read.

Hi Atticus! I appreciate the compliment, especially coming from you. So, no orcs and fairies, huh? How about wizards and angels? No? Elves and mermaids? No? Just kidding, I know what you mean. Sounds like you don’t care much for fantasy fiction, especially the middle earth type, but you like hard science fiction. I do too and I have a few of those in my to-be-read stacks. I’ll hafta read one soon just for you.

107 Antler April 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Do all humane societies and animal control centers here in Claycord also test the captured feral cats for feline HIV and euthanize those found to be positive?

Is it possible that City of Antioch has an underlying rodent infestation? I am asking because it seems a stretch to think so MANY feral cats are feeding on food provided by humans.

JJ2 at #102…….. Well said. I also have reached that sad, difficult conclusion.

108 Atticus Thraxx April 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Ummmmmm,,,,grunt….wanna watch me squat something?
If this wan’t the internets, I’d smack you with my purse.

109 Blushing April 7, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Now, THAT’S disturbing.

110 Happy One April 7, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Atticus, I don’t read much science fiction, but I did recently buy a sci-fic novel. Maybe I’ll have to move it closer to the top of my To-be-read pile.

111 fyi feral cat April 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM

was once almost killed by one, not kidding. Picked it up and it got it’s nails in my neck. P.Oak got in my blood stream, was in the hospital for days. My whole body broke out and cracked and my neck was swollen out to my chin. It was awful.

112 shelly April 8, 2014 at 6:48 AM

@#111, good illustration of why we shouldn’t try to touch or pick up an animal we aren’t familiar with, and why rescuers must use traps and bait. I’m glad you made it through.

113 Killjoy April 8, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Our two cats are feral rescues. We took them in at 7 weeks. They are indoor cats (for the most part, as one of them got out a couple of years ago).

114 Cowellian April 8, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Last year, they trapped a bunch of the feral cats and had them all spayed/neutered and returned them. And we’re still finding dead birds all over the place.

115 anon April 8, 2014 at 9:06 AM

David Rosen enthusiasts, is that the corrects name of the kid that killed them family on their bikes on the sidewalk over a year or so ago?
on the radio a couple of days ago they were talking about a trial against the parents and holding them responsible. check around for the info.

116 imrereurrere April 8, 2014 at 9:07 AM

I think the city council who say you cant feed the feral cats,inhumane,incompetent,and uneducated.Tha so called Animal control services in Antioch are a joke.They are the laziest of the lazy.

117 jtkatec April 8, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Oh, David Rosen, I wonder how he’s fairing in juvenile detention. If anyone knows, I would be most interested in an update.

118 ChampagneKitty April 8, 2014 at 12:53 PM

to anon #115–It was in the news; the Rosen family is being sued in civil court by the victims’ family.

119 KAD April 8, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Does anyone have a pharmacy that they really like? if so, please share the name. I need to change from the one on Treat in the strip mall with the post office. Besides that store stinks.

120 J. April 8, 2014 at 3:48 PM

For a private pharmacy try The Medicine Shoppe:
Don Fox
2100 Monument Blvd
Pleasant Hill, CA
(925) 685-0147

121 @KAD April 8, 2014 at 4:33 PM

I use Costco and Kaiser. Over counter drugs are way cheaper. And you don’t have to be a member of Kaiser to buy over counter stuff. And you don’t have to be a member of Costco for any drugs.

122 lizzie April 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Anyone know why traffic on 680 North this morning was so backed up? Seen fire and ambulance but that is about it.

123 Silva April 8, 2014 at 4:53 PM

KAD, I don’t go to CVS for anything. I’ve never gotten over losing Long’s. I’m a Kaiser member and have used their mail order service a long time. Some meds Kaiser won’t cover, and for those I use Costco to save about 300% of the cost.

124 Looky Loo Peeky Skeevy April 8, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Hate it, my neighbor is a peeping tom. No Peeky, peeky nalgador! How would you handle a peeping Tom / lookie Lou type? I would like to discourage him politely, at first.

125 Silva April 8, 2014 at 6:39 PM

I did take my scrip into CVS once to check the price and got treated like a suspected addict, and I’m pretty respectable looking, and OLD!

126 Atticus Thraxx April 8, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Unusually small people or great big ‘ol horse?

127 Antler April 8, 2014 at 8:21 PM

KAD at #119. …… We’ve been pleased with the pharmacy at “our” Safeway (Denkinger and Clayton Road for the rest of you).

Atticus, Googlesearch using ” pictures of Friesian horses! They really ARE that massive…plus gentle and dependable! It is worth a trip to a breeding ranch to experience the sight of these beautiful creatures.

128 anon April 8, 2014 at 10:09 PM

i’m surprised you didnt put an article up about the lawsuit against David Rosen’s parents. It’s very interesting what is being said about the great possibility the widow has of winning the case because of the parents irresponsibility. I dont know how common this is but it was sounding like this is pretty big.

129 Connie Dobbs April 8, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Get a nice set of sheer drapes, and remember to close the curtains before you put the lights on.

130 funny man April 8, 2014 at 11:40 PM

he didnt want to crash his servers again. :D
good. they should be broke for raising a crappy kid and his wages withheld till he is a senior citizen. i think the civil case is part of the resaon for trying him as a minor.

131 funny man April 8, 2014 at 11:41 PM

whats all the hub-bub with the sirens? they catch up with the armed robber?

132 VikingPrincess April 8, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Hearing many sirens from location towards Martinez backroads…Alhambra, Taylor or Pleasant Hill blvd near Virginia hills or pleasant hill Blvd. Please keep abridged if you know something.

133 April 8, 2014 at 11:49 PM

Just posted a story about it. Fire on Paso Nogel Rd. in Pleasant Hill.

134 VikingPrincess April 9, 2014 at 12:02 AM


135 VikingPrincess April 9, 2014 at 12:10 AM

Looks like funny man and I posted concurrently. Get the feeling if I yelled loud enough from my backyard funny man might even be able to hear me …LOL. You hearing those owls at night funnyman? They screech all nite (more so with sirens) and fly in couplets and triplets overhead.

136 Silva April 9, 2014 at 6:38 AM

VikingPrincess, that sounds ADORABLE!! Are they screech owls?

137 Atticus Thraxx April 9, 2014 at 11:52 AM
138 VikingPrincess April 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Yes the ones screeching are. But, unless they make a rhythmic squeaking sound when they fly (similar to one squeaky wheel on a shopping cart or the sound mass media uses for bats), there is another type of owl nearby. At first I thought there was a giant Ripley’s believe it or Not bat nearby, until they flew over head. Clearly a raptor type, the wing spread is huge. This owl has one or two smaller large birds flying with it at times too (guessing also owls, perhaps screech? Or are the making that sound?). When the squeaky sonar sound stops the screaching starts. Makes no sense, as I thought owls are known for stealth flight?
Either way, hard to tell in dark but an owl is involved for sure ;)

139 Anon-E-Cat April 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Anyone know where I can turn in foreign currency for U.S. Dollars?

140 Michelle April 9, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Any bank will exchange any foreign currency–espeically Bank of America.

141 Anon-E-Cat April 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Thanks, just re-found an old box of inherited items, also found a “last piece of the Trans-Bay Tube” coin, need to photo and send to the Mayor.

142 Silva April 9, 2014 at 1:18 PM

VikingPrincess, that’s VERY cool. One time an owl flew right past me as I was standing on a 2nd floor deck in my West Oakland house around dusk. I had my back to it as it approached, and just saw it when it went by within about 6 feet of my head looking like a large cigar with wings and in complete silence. I’m happy to hear there are still owls in Claycord!

Atticus Thraxx, I don’t know how you come up with all this great stuff, but I’m glad you do.

Now I must clean my oven, having made the biggest mess in it.

143 Shasta Daisy April 9, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Birthdays are a blessing.

144 Antler April 10, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Hello, Shasta Daisy! Was yesterday your birthday and we missed it? Yes, each birthday truly is a blessing; and I hope yours was filled with flowers in your garden, greetings from family and friends, and happiness in last night’s glow of lovely moonlight!

145 Antler April 10, 2014 at 5:09 AM

Help yelp:
What was the name of the marvelous toothpaste which was packaged in a hard plastic dispenser-pump container and sat nicely on the bathroom shelf? It was taken off the market maybe 6 years ago?

146 Antler April 10, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Everyday time-management problem:
(This is not a “trick answer” problem.)

You have been given two prescription medications:
One pill must be taken three times a day.
One pill must be taken four times a day.
Devise a dispense chart which at one point will allow you a six-hour period during which no pills must be taken (I.e. during which you theoretically will have six hours of uninterrupted sleep).

147 Silva April 10, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Connie Dobbs, it’s a pulmonary condition from exposure to silica dust in an industrial setting, I swear!

148 Silva April 10, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Woops! Nevermind.

149 Cowellian April 10, 2014 at 9:09 AM

If it was your birthday, I hope it was a very happy one.

Studies have shown that people who have more birthdays tend to live longer than others.

150 A small quake nearby April 10, 2014 at 9:10 AM

M 1.7 – 3km SE of Clayton, California

2014-04-10 07:28:57 UTC-07:00
37.914°N 121.910°W

151 Michelle April 10, 2014 at 9:38 AM

Cowellian, I have to say–that was very astute. Happy Birthday, Shasta Daisy.

152 Shelly April 10, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Eew. Kirked Pass should get a different name. I just found out who James Kirked was. Damn internet!

153 Shelly April 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Shasta Daisy, I hope you had a great birthday. You’ve brightened my days on many occasions.

154 Enfield303 April 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Happy National Siblings Day. Woohoo

155 Shelly April 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM


156 Anon-E-Cat April 10, 2014 at 11:39 AM

FAO: Antler – wasn’t it called Mentadent ?

157 Shirley Sprague April 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM

While most cities are restricting smoking, Concord is encouraging it ( two hooka bars).

158 Swivel April 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

They could be and it is a good day. :-)

159 Antler April 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Anon-E-Cat at #156. …… YES! Oh, thank you sooooooo much!

160 Jess April 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Antler @146,

Here’s a solution for your medication problem:

Pill A has to be taken every six hours.
Pill B has to be taken every eight hours.

To get a six hour stretch of uninterrupted sleep at night, take Pill A at 11 pm, 5am, 11 am, 5 pm. Take Pill B at 11 pm, 7 am, 3 pm. That should give you an uninterrupted period of sleep from 11 pm to 5 am.

The trick is to start your dispensing chart with the time you go to bed. Take both pills at that time. You get six hours from that point until you have to take another pill.

161 Quake in Nicaragua April 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

M 6.1 – 18km SE of Larreynaga, Nicaragua

2014-04-10 16:27:46 UTC-07:00
12.539°N 86.470°W

162 Quake in Chile April 10, 2014 at 5:23 PM

M 6.0 – 84km SW of Iquique, Chile

2014-04-10 17:01:44 UTC-07:00
20.748°S 70.724°W

163 Atticus Thraxx April 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Pretty much speaks for itself:

164 anon April 10, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Did the matt switzer article get deleted or am i having trouble finding it? i’m so bummed about Figo.

165 April 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

The article is still up on Claycord.

166 VikingPrincess April 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM

In case no one mentioned.. looks like possible finding of Malaysian Flight black box. Aussies stepped in..
Per CBS news

167 Antler April 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Jess at #160 …….. Congratulations! Your dispensing chart would work very well. Wish I had a prize for you!!!

Here’s another suggestion. This one has advantages if the two medications are both pain pills (say one is a narcotic and one a “pain interrupter”).

Pill one (“Take 4 times daily”): 6am…..12Noon……6pm…….12Midnight
Pill two (“Take 3 times daily”): 6am…………. 2pm…………10pm

When the chart is made to converge at 6am, then the pain coverage will be at its strongest strength at the perfect time of day to get patient showered, dressed, and taken to the doctor, or have him walk carefully around the yard, etc.. [Or he could sleep the six hours between 6am and Noon. Note that there is another six-hour stretch for sleeping between Midnight and 6am.]

I wish doctors would give patients such chart suggestions.

168 Cowellian April 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Time for Last?

169 Lulu1949 April 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM

will I be last or first ?!?!?!

170 Marissa April 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM


171 imrereurrere April 11, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Will I be last or first

172 ChampagneKitty April 11, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Attn. Readers of Young Adult Fiction

British author Sue Townsend, creator of the Adrian Mole series, passed away yesterday in Leicester, England after suffering a stroke. She was 68 years old. Read more here:|met:0000100|cat:244|order:1&%2F%3Fsource=dailyme

173 Killjoy April 11, 2014 at 5:29 PM


174 Cowellian April 11, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Here’s a feel-good story that’s sure to warm your hearts: Illegally Parked BMW Smashed By Boston Firefighters Was Brand New

175 KAD April 11, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Cowellian, The fines are not enough to deter parking in front of them.

176 Killjoy April 11, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Cowellian, we saw that on the news this morning, and my wife asked me “Why did they do that!” To which I replied “The ass in the BMW probably parked in front of a hydrant, and the fire department needed it. That’s standard procedure. And I think it’s awesome! LOL

Last. ;)

177 Silva April 11, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Cowellian, That’s funny! Who leaves a car parked in front of a fire hydrant?

178 JustLocal April 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM

What ever happened to the sports blog, it’s almost Oakland Raider season.

179 Suzie April 11, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Last of Lasts!

180 Anon April 11, 2014 at 8:08 PM

There are some really incompetent parents here in Clayton. Just saw about 20 kids go by on bikes, skate board and foot by the church on Clayton Rd near State Streets. Do you even care where you kids are? And they door bell ditched my neighbor, fortunately he wasn’t home.

181 Still anon April 11, 2014 at 8:19 PM


182 Antler April 11, 2014 at 9:12 PM

ChampagneKitty, did you see on TV that Dan Ashley was awarded the “Citizen of the Year” award by City of Walnut Creek?

183 SF April 11, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Madison Bumgarner hit a friggin Grand Slam Home Run tonight! Go Giants!

184 Cowellian April 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

More Last!

185 JL April 11, 2014 at 10:04 PM

@Antler #145..It was Aqua Fresh toothpaste, it used to come in a pump.

186 ChampagneKitty April 11, 2014 at 10:37 PM

to Antler, I did! I sent him a congratulations tweet!

187 Connie Dobbs April 11, 2014 at 11:31 PM


188 Larrabee April 11, 2014 at 11:36 PM


189 Etta James April 11, 2014 at 11:36 PM

At Laaaaaaaast

190 KAD April 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM

WOW. We now have Connie in on the Last. Awesome. I guess you figured out that I like Connie Dobbs. I am so glad she was freed.

191 LitlleWing April 12, 2014 at 4:48 AM

BART Hater @ #21:
Here’s a novel idea:
Quit riding BART.
Ridership is still voluntary the last time I checked.

192 LitlleWing April 12, 2014 at 4:49 AM

Aunt Agonist @#27
If you love your cats keep them in where they are safe.

193 LitlleWing April 12, 2014 at 4:50 AM

Looking for a piggie Dr @#39
try 4-corners vet – Dr. Kubika…you wont be dissapointed.

194 LitlleWing April 12, 2014 at 4:53 AM

JJ2 @ #75:
Your solution is great for domesticated cats. You sseem to have intentianally ignored the feral aspect of the equasion. Which is a propblem

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