Claycord – Talk About Whatever

April 11, 2014 · 125 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 as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

1 Brian April 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

First? Have a great weekend, everyone!

2 MrDuckyWucky April 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM

To my fellow Claycordians:
this is an incredibly inspiring, amazing performance. Enjoy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYKwqj5QViQ

3 Marie April 11, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Happy weekend everyone!

4 EdiBirsan April 12, 2014 at 12:00 AM

I will be at Berkshire Books at 9:30 Saturday morning.
3480 Clayton Road if anyone wants to talk or just jaw with the Concord Concerned Citizens Curmudgeon Committee≥

5 Mass Bike Ride April 12, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Does anyone know about done bike ride that came through Pleasant Hill down Oak Park Blvd tonight? All I could hear was the loud obnoxious noise they were making that lasted a good 15-20 mins of yelling, screaming, and very loud music…600 + bicycle riders for what reason?

6 Sharla April 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Hello Claycordians First!

7 KAD April 12, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Cowellian is always First.

8 Anon April 12, 2014 at 3:19 AM

There are some really incompetent parents here in Clayton. At about 8pm Friday I 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.

9 Shasta Daisy April 12, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Good morning.

Be happy and share your smile.

10 Cowellian April 12, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Cowellian’s next first!

Thanks, KAD.

11 Laura Zah April 12, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Clayton Fire Station will reopen in August!

12 14 Camcer Causing Foods that you probably eat everyday April 12, 2014 at 8:20 AM

It’s probably not something you think about every day, whether or not the foods you are eating could contain carcinogens, but with almost 1.5 million people diagnosed with some type of cancer just last year, perhaps it’s time to look at what is in our foods that could be causing such a huge number of new cancer patients. Here is a list of the top 14 foods that you most likely consume every day that may contain carcinogens or be suspected of causing cancer.

http://naturalon.com/10-of-the-most-cancer-causing-foods/?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pc1

13 14 Cancer Causing Foods that you probably eat everyday April 12, 2014 at 8:30 AM

1. Microwave Popcorn
2. Non Organic Fruits and Veggies
3. Canned Tomatoes
4. Processed Meats
5. Farmed Salmon
6. Potato Chips
7. Hydrogenated Oils
8. Soda Pop
9. Enriched Flour (White Bread)
10. GMO’s
11. Refined Sugars
12. Artificial Sweeteners
13. Diet Anything (Low Fat, Non Fat)
14. Foods that are highly Salted, Pickled, or Smoked

Click for a description of eat item:
http://naturalon.com/10-of-the-most-cancer-causing-foods/1/

14 Incoming April 12, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Historically, any area of Contra Costa
that was within view of Mt. Diablo was
referred to as “Diablo Valley.” Somewhere
along the line, it became “East Bay.” This
expression lumps us with Oakland and
Richmond. Too bad.

15 anon April 12, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Kids out at 8pm on a Friday night, somebody call the police!!

If you never did that I feel bad for you.

Also, people in Clayton probably would prefer you didn’t say the state streets are part of Clayton ;)

16 Sage April 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Alright Claycordians, I need your input. I just bought a house and the lawn is pretty sparse in the backyard. We eliminated the front lawn due to the water shortage, but we want to keep the small lawn in back for the little ones. So here is the question…

What is a tried and true product you have used with success to fill in a thinning lawn? There are so many options out there. It gets partial shade and kids are running through it so it needs to be a grass that can hold up to some foot traffic. Maybe an all-in-one product you could recommend? I know this is the time of year to do it and unfortunately I don’t have a green thumb, so it needs to be foolproof.

Thanks!

17 anon April 12, 2014 at 9:44 AM
18 JW April 12, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Are there any places in this area to get good chicken and waffles?

19 To cancer #13 April 12, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Thanks for the warning…and be careful you don’t breathe the air either! You never know what’s in it. Oh, and don’t open your eyes in the morning either, as it starts another day of your life, and just puts you one more day closer to old age and death!!!

20 Bob April 12, 2014 at 10:52 AM

I recently replaced my shake roof with a composition one–as a result, I got a nice reduction in my Home Owner’s Policy–(less of a fire hazard)–just something to keep in mind.

21 anon April 12, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Clayton is too small to be called a city, it should be called a village.

22 Hey # 18 April 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

You could try here:

http://www.nolapoboykitchen.com/

23 Cat Wrangler April 12, 2014 at 12:35 PM

@ Cancer – TY for the info. Our rule is to eat fresh, organically grown food and never, ever eat anything that used to have a face.

24 Instant Justice April 12, 2014 at 12:41 PM

@ anon 17

That is great news, I love to hear stories like that. Too bad the other one got away.

25 ChampagneKitty April 12, 2014 at 1:53 PM

READING UPDATE

I had to get a Tudor fiction fix so I’ve just finished reading “The Boleyn Inheritance” by Philippa Gregory. This is historical fiction, more specifically the English royal house of Tudor. King Henry VIII is on the throne, the tyrant who went through six wives during his reign. This book focuses on three women: Anne of Cleves (wife #4), Katherine Howard (wife #5), and the widow Jane Boleyn, aka Vicountess Rochford, who was married to George Boleyn (brother of Anne Boleyn, wife #2). By this time, Henry is in his late 40’s, in poor health, and is suspicious of everything and everyone. It’s a very dangerous time to be living in England, most especially in the royal court. It’s a good book and well-written, but also dark and morbid. Anything a person says or does can be twisted into a charge of treason and the threat of execution hangs over everyone’s heads. 4 out 5 stars, recommended. I got sucked into the book pretty quickly, but now I need to read something light-hearted.

26 ChampagneKitty April 12, 2014 at 2:12 PM

READING UPDATE

Here are the current selections I will be reading this week.

humor–“Dave Barry Does Japan” by Dave Barry. I need this after reading “The Boleyn Inheritance”. In the summer of 1991, Dave and his wife and son, went on a 3-week trip to Japan, paid for by Random House. This book is an account of that trip. Oh boy.

short story fiction–“The Oxford Book of Short Stories” by V.S. Pritchett. This is an anthology of short stories written by mostly English, Irish, and American authors, with a few others thrown in. Writers include Sir Walter Scott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, and a lot more.

science fiction/alternate history–“Voyage” by Stephen Baxter. “An epic saga of America’s might-have-been, Voyage is a powerful, sweeping novel of how, if President Kennedy had lived, we could have sent a manned mission to Mars in the 1980s. Imaginatively created from the true lives and real events., Voyage returns to the geniuses of NASA and the excitement of the Saturn rocket, and includes historical figures from Neil Armstrong to Ronald Reagan who are interwoven with unforgettable characters whose dreams mirror the promise of a young space program that held the world in thrall. There is: Dana, the Nazi camp survivor who achieves the dream of his hated masters; Gershon, the Vietnam fighter jock determined to be the first African-American to land on another planet; and Natalie York, the brilliant geologist/astronaut who risks a career and love for the chance to run her fingers through the soil of another world.” Intriguing!

What are you reading?

27 Antler April 12, 2014 at 2:48 PM

JW at #18 ……. I believe there still is a restaurant named “Chicken and Waffles” in Walnut Creek.

Sage at #16 …… First of all, congratulations on the new home purchase! Because you surely don’t want to throw time, effort, and money down the drain, my first question was “WHY is the lawn thinning?” Is there terrible compacted adobe soil without the proper amendments? Does there need to be an automatic sprinkler system? Was the wrong type of grass for this area planted to begin with?

You might want to go talk with Garden Girl at B&M Pool, Patio, and Garden in Clayton. She can guide you to someone who can look at the situation in your yard and give you educated advice, something that in the long run will save you SO much money and aggravation.

Serious question: Is it wise to top-seed or otherwise put money into a lawn situation when we KNOW we have drought conditions? Maybe waiting (and reworking dream-plans for your yard) is the way to go this summer?

You must be very excited! Please let us know what you discover and decide!

28 Happy One April 12, 2014 at 4:08 PM

One of the books ChampagneKitty reviewed, “The Boleyn Inheritance” by Philippa Gregory, is an Amazon Kindle Daily Deal today. It’s on sale for $1.99, today only.

29 kilo2 April 12, 2014 at 5:18 PM

is this a good place to ask? new to the area, a friend recommended me this site.

being a single new dude in a new city kind of sucks. where is a good place to meet ladies? im in pleasanthill\martinez border and i hate the ‘bar scene’

any ideas?

25-30

30 Amy April 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM

@ Champagne Kitty – I am reading The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart. It’s a crime story that takes place in San Francisco and the details are very accurate. I needed something not too heavy but a page turner. I figured out who the perp was half way through the book, but how they catch him is interesting.
Thanks for your recommendations.

31 Happy One April 12, 2014 at 5:57 PM

My reading update:

I’m read “Dear Life: Stories” by Alice Munro. It’s a collection of short stories that won a Nobel Prize for literature last year. The two stories I’ve read so far are set in WWII-era Canada. They were both a bit depressing. I’m not sure I’ll read more.

I’ve just started “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin. It’s about a junior lawyer in a big NYC law firm who is assigned to work on a case seeking compensation for families whose ancestors were slaves. In the course of her research she find information that leads her to believe paintings by a famous Pre-Civil War era Artist may really have been painted by her slave. It’s told from the points of view of both the lawyer and the slave. So far, so good.

32 ChampagneKitty April 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Hi Amy! You’re welcome. Isn’t it fun to read stories that take place in our part of the country?

Happy One, thanks for the bargain tip on “The Boleyn Inheritance”! I hope people take advantage of it. $1.99 is a killer bargain for a great read.

to kilo2 #29–Hello and welcome to Claycord! This thread would be the most appropriate place to ask such a question. I’m not one to give dating advice but I think it would be helpful for people if you told us a little about yourself. Tell us in general terms what you do for a living and what kind of interests do you have?

33 Shasta Daisy April 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Oh no, problems on the ISS.
And, SpaceX was all set to go.

http://www.space.com/25471-space-station-computer-outage-spacewalk-repair.html

34 Mrs.Steph Ford April 12, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Hi all!I have a beautiful 1950 Wedgwood stove/oven that was my grandmothers. It was in fully working condition 30 years ago before it was moved from her home. Anyone know of a great person/place that can get the stove up and cooking again? Any advice and/or referrals would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!!

35 Suzanne April 12, 2014 at 9:07 PM

@34
Contra Costa Appliance would do wonders for your stove. Give them a call.

36 anonamom April 12, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Mrs.Steph Ford: call http://www.relianceappliance.com/info.html Not cheap, but worth it if you have space for a 50’s stove.

37 Jojo Potato April 12, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Another stove suggestion.
http://www.appliancegardens.com
In Berkeley. Good luck with your stove.

38 ClayDen April 12, 2014 at 10:00 PM

@ChampagneKitty

I’m reading (and grading) research papers and tax forms this weekend.

Thanks for the tip on Voyage; I had not heard of it. It’s only available on Kindle and I prefer paper, so I don’t have one; my wife does though……… I don’t read much fiction, but I enjoy alternate histories. I am also a “space junkie” and have some “experience” in spacecraft engineering.

39 Yhe Phantom April 12, 2014 at 11:07 PM

kilo2

Try church, but get a sport coat and collared shirt. And wear real shoes with socks…go to the singles group.

Let the marred women fix you up with a relative.

40 Yhe Phantom April 12, 2014 at 11:08 PM

“married”

41 Rose Garden April 12, 2014 at 11:41 PM

Kilo2, I hope you’re not in sales. You’ll met someone. Good luck!

42 Happy One April 13, 2014 at 12:30 AM

Kilo2, most of the people who post here are quite a bit older, so I’m not sure you’ll get much practical advice. But you never know, younger people do occasional pop in. Good luck to you.

43 Killjoy April 13, 2014 at 5:25 AM

@Anon #8 Gotta agree with anon #15. The State Streets are Concord. Check a Thomas Guide if you don’t believe us.

@14 Cancer Causing Foods that you probably eat everyday
Surveys have shown that 10 out of 10 people doe pf SOMETHING. Why not enjoy life while you’re on this rock?

@JW. I’ve been to Nola Poboy. I won’t be back. ‘Nuff said?

@kilo2. welcome to the area. Wish I could help with dating advice, but I’ve been out of that scene for a long time.

44 Killjoy April 13, 2014 at 5:27 AM

That was supposed to read…
“Surveys have shown that 10 out of 10 people die of SOMETHING”

It’s tough to type with one hand on a split keyboard and a cat sleeping in your lap. :)

45 Killjoy April 13, 2014 at 5:29 AM

Now if you’ll excuse me, I still have photos to process from the Fire Dancer event on Thursday night. ;)

46 Killjoy April 13, 2014 at 6:26 AM

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen there ARE aliens in San Francisco. Are they here legally? Look at the photo, and YOU decide!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36857802@N00/13821091563/

47 Antler April 13, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Phantom at #39. ……… FIRST PLACE Clever typo of the month award!!!

Kilo2 You are so wise not to cruise the bar scene in hopes of meeting someone you like ! There are some good suggestions above. Also, you might contact City of Martinez or City of Pleasant Hill (or check info posted at their libraries) to find out all the events they plan for citizens. Strong teams of volunteers help with those events, and you will meet some wonderful people if you sign on to help plan and to work at the events. Someone is looking for you, too!

And welcome to Claycord! What made you decide on living in this area?

48 Antler April 13, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Just have to chuckle at Miss Majesty Rose, the kitty up for adoption. She’s just a little hung over at the moment, wouldn’t you say? Atticus, are all “The Flying Cats” present and accounted for?

Happy Day, Claycord folks!!!

49 Silva April 13, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Kilo2, I would recommend the church way to go also. You may need to give a few congregations a try though. I’d start with the one who’s motto is “Open hearted and open minded” though.

@ cancer #12, REALLY GOOD ADVICE!! After going through cancer treatments and therapy I’ve eliminated most of that stuff plus anything that comes in a can.. I must look into farmed salmon though. I think post cancer, what could it hurt besides my pocketbook?

What a fantastic weekend!

50 Connie Dobbs April 13, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Move to the other side of the Caldecott, kilo2, unless you dig married women. People move out here to settle.

51 Connie Dobbs April 13, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Plenty of rebound action, though, I bet, if you’re into that.

52 Don't look at church for spouse April 13, 2014 at 9:58 AM

did that twice, liars both and both violent and abusive. Wanted to keep a woman in her place!

53 Silva April 13, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Also the initials are CVPC.

54 Michelle April 13, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Kilo2, don’t look so hard and you will find the love of your life. A bar scene is not necessary but go to different events, or just get out more. Sitting in the house won’t help.

55 MrDuckyWucky April 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Kilo: I recommend singles sites, such as Match, POF, OurTIme and OKCupid. Lots of wonderful available women out there, right in your backyard.

56 MrDuckyWucky April 13, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Kilo, since “the mayor” regularly censors my comments ( I am on the wrong side of the political aisle, and left wingers hate opposing opinions), I dont often bother to post here but I’d like to hear about your success on those sites I mentioned. Best of luck to you.

57 ChampagneKitty April 13, 2014 at 2:18 PM

to Clayden #38–Research papers and tax forms…doesn’t sound very entertaining, but it does sound terribly important!

Regarding Stephen Baxter’s “Voyage”…Yeah, it looks like there aren’t any new copies available and our library system doesn’t have it, but there are a number of used booksellers you could get it from. Personally, I bought my copy from http://www.thriftbooks.com. I have bought many books from them and have always been satisfied. I like them because they support libraries. I also buy from http://www.gohastings.com. Both companies have copies of “Voyage” available. The ISBN# is 0061052582

58 ClayDen April 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

@ChampagneKitty

Taking a break and I saw your post. Thanks for the tip; I just ordered the book from Thriftbooks.

59 @kilo April 13, 2014 at 4:34 PM

If you go the churchy route, stay away from new hope international church. This church is made up of all ex everybody’s….dope dealers, cons, addicts, prostitutes ect. Not judging just saying beware!!!! I dont think youre looking for baggage, just a date. Try match.com, or join a co ed sports team like adult baseball or softball. Or a gym. You never know who you may meet! Welcome home, and good luck!

60 anon April 13, 2014 at 5:53 PM

@kilo: you are judging. Why do “those” people make you feel so uncomfortable?
None of us are saints.

61 ChampagneKitty April 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM

@Clayden

Great! I think you’ll enjoy the book; it sounds like it’s a good fit for you. :-)

62 Mustang Sally April 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Kilo2, just go out and do things you like to do. Chances are you’ll make friends with others who share your interests. Get yourself connected in your community and everything will fall into place for you. Have fun!

63 mika April 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Where can I find a shop that repairs sliding screen doors (need néw wheels) l. I also need a reputable roofer. Thanks!

64 JRConcord April 14, 2014 at 6:30 AM

@killjoy
that pic. gives me an idea . Lights attached to my knees pointing up, my girl would be impressed when I undress at night… ;-)

65 Shelly April 14, 2014 at 7:36 AM

A while back I asked you all for help with a recommendation to repair my sewing machine. I thought I’d report that I decided to take it to the Sewing Machine Shop in Walnut Creek. I’d taken the bobbin winder apart attempting to fix it, and was unable to put it back together. There were some tiny spring loaded components that I couldn’t finagle back into place. So I have my beloved machine back in action again, and it has a new motor. I didn’t even know it needed a new motor, but WOW! Boy, does she RIP when I step on the pedal. Now to the mending pile! YIPPEE!!

66 Shasta Daisy April 14, 2014 at 7:57 AM
67 Shasta Daisy April 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Explanation of Blood Moon…….

The red color occurs because even when the Earth has moved directly between the moon and the sun, the scattered light from all the sunsets and sunrises on the rim of our globe still make it to the moon’s surface.

68 Michelle April 14, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Nice picture Killjoy, reminds me of Southern CA.

69 waverunner April 14, 2014 at 9:11 AM

mika – Diablo Custom Screens or Screenman; Doug Hansen. Both recommended by my realtor.

70 waverunner April 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM

mika – forgot to mention that my realtor is Terrylynn Fisher, who has an ad on this site and is wonderful.

71 anon April 14, 2014 at 9:40 AM

IRS has 760 million in unclaimed tax refunds.

72 jtkatec April 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Shelly, so you would recommend this sewing repair shop? Was it pricey or reasonable?

I have a Viking from the late 1970’s, which needs a tuneup, so that is why I ask.

73 @ Sage (16) April 14, 2014 at 11:18 AM

I have four dogs which tear through my yard, and I use mint as a groundcover. Mow it like lawn so it stays short and does not get woody.

Smells great when it’s crushed, and it does spread!! There are pros and cons to that spreading feature.

Doesn’t require as much water as a lawn.

Antler’s right, you might want to post to the Garden Girl for more ideas.

I also have chamomile planted (you can see it in the hills around here).

74 Marilyn Carscadden April 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Please slow down on Bailey rd and Wilson Cats are crossing and cars are going too fast. Thank You

75 Sage April 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM

@Antler Hi- Thanks! We eliminated the large front lawn due the drought and it seemed extra wasteful for us since we wouldn’t use it much anyhow. The lawn in back is actually quite small and with little ones playing daily it is a safer for when they trip and fall vs installing pavers (ouch!) So that was the idea for keeping some lawn for safety. You raised some good questions and I suspect it may be the dirt. I will have to pay Garden Girl a visit for sure! I have other plant related questions too :)

@73 Thank you I will def check that out as an alternative. I appreciate it!

76 Shelly April 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Jtkatec, I was hesitant to take my machine there for fear it would be pricey, but I decided to bite the bullet. My mom had the machine before she had me, and I’ve had it since I learned to sew, so I’m rather attached to it. I was quoted @ $160 for the repair and a tune up, and I think I paid @ $130. The machine was cleaner than I’ve ever seen it, it has a new motor and runs like a champ. I would recommend the Sewing Machine Shop. Whoever serviced it (I only saw the lady at the desk where I dropped it off and picked up) was a lot more mechanically competent than myself, and I feel it was a reasonable price. They were honest too, as I had agreed to pay more.

77 jtkatec April 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Wow, that’s a heck of a rec.

78 Trying to Diet April 14, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Mr. Mayor, you’re killing me with all those chocolate ads……..ahhhhhh!!

79 Shelly April 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Yeah, mine was a Morse Super Dial, circa 1950, giggle!

80 @kilo2 April 14, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Welcome to this area. I would recommend doing what you enjoy and not worry about finding a mate. When you have expectations and obligations on you later you can think back to the bachelor “free time” years. You will meet someone when you are not expecting it. I would put some money away instead of wasting it on barflies/professional daters and spring for a vacation, preferably in an exotic location that has girls who say “yes”. Good luck!

81 Suzies April 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Blood Moon tinight!

82 NutCreek Frontier April 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Anyone know what the smell of burning plastic is? Very strong in Carriage Square…

83 mika April 14, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Waverunner–thank you!

84 Antler April 15, 2014 at 3:23 AM

Finally, I did the research and commented on an important thread, now buried in the archives under “Chopgate”. Please, would those interested in the P G&E tree/pipeline issue read my comment and give input?.

85 old guy. April 15, 2014 at 10:33 AM

@ Mika–
Screenman is great, and try Mortensen’s Roofing.

86 Silva April 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Antler, I read your thoughtful comments and I can see your points. I don’t think I personally have a horse in this race, as I’m not nearby a pipeline in Concord, and PG&E has already been through my end of Oakland and did their pipeline upgrade, thankfully! I’m glad that your fix required only the removal of one branch of a tree.

I also think we should not bend over and let them do to us whatever’s in their best interests at the expense of the quality of life for ourselves and our wildlife. I think it’s a good thing to have this discussions so that we’re as close to being all on the same page as is possible. If there are safety issues, of course they must be mitigated. If it’s a matter of eliminating man/woman hours by removing thousands of trees so that inspections can be more easily and inexpensively performed, I think that would be a travesty, and should be opposed.

87 There seems to be a fairly large April 15, 2014 at 12:18 PM

burn off at what appears to be the Tesoro refinery. So much smoke I thought it was a grass fire at first. I hope it’s just a burn off and not part of another problem.

88 Thought I would open an old wound April 15, 2014 at 4:16 PM

concerning the never ending debate concerning Pitt Bulls.

Here is an article that shows even the most abused and viscous dogs can be rehabilitated, proving once and for all its not the breed but the people who train the dogs.

http://thebarkpost.com/vicktory-dogs/

A few of the Vic dogs have not been able to be rehabilitated due to sever abuse which is not the fault of the dog.

89 The only good Pit Bull April 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Is a dead Pit Bull

90 @#89 April 15, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Pipe down, MrDuckyWucky.

91 Antler April 15, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Silva at #86 ……. Thank you for considering my comment on “Chopgate”. I would encourage all Claycordians to click on the name of their cities, to read each project, and then to study the overhead photo pertaining to each project. In my opinion, the outraged uproar is unwarranted. Thinking of the carbon absorption aspect, might it be good community service (and good PR) for P,G&E to help plant new trees elsewhere in the cities?

92 Connie Dobbs April 15, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Viscous dogs are not a problem. They are so dense and slow-moving it’s easy to simply step out of the way when one tries to attack.

93 ChampagneKitty April 15, 2014 at 11:59 PM

From the BBC

And now it’s time for a positive look at world culture! Here is a terrific story about a 13 year old girl in Mongolia who is also a huntress. Her hunting partner? A golden eagle.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150

94 Cat Wrangler April 16, 2014 at 1:49 AM

Ah, I can’t wait for the viscous dog days of Summer.

95 anon April 16, 2014 at 1:50 AM

Maybe the marred women from the church will adopt the viscous dogs.

96 Cat Wrangler April 16, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Sage –

I have used mint as ground cover around roses, bulbs and two little apple trees that I should have espaliered. I was convinced that it reduced insects around my roses when I let it flourish. It never became woody because it died out in the areas I used it when the extreme temperatures arrived and always returned with cooler weather without needing to replant it. I have replaced a lawn area with thyme, but never thought of using mint. Amazing that it stands up to multiple dogs running over it. TY! I am going to try it.

97 @Connie April 16, 2014 at 4:50 AM

No, the real problem is the sever abuse, which can be difficult to reattach.

98 Cowellian April 16, 2014 at 7:00 AM

And it gets worse when it gets cold, Connie.

99 Marilyn Carscadden April 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

please slow down on Bailey Rd animal crossing. Thank Thank you

100 Cowellian April 16, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Is it hump day on Bailey Road?

101 Angelface April 16, 2014 at 2:08 PM

It’s humpday everywhere in Claycord, dearies!

102 Notable event in Alaska April 16, 2014 at 2:18 PM

M 5.1 – 63km N of Talkeetna, Alaska

PAGER – GREENShakeMap – IVDYFI? – VTsunami Warning Center
Time
2014-04-16 13:24:24 UTC-07:00
Location
62.886°N 149.935°W
Depth
76.2km

103 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 16, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Alrightie! SF Giants fans at the game tonight held up the big letters to spell out “BAET LA” (they done us proud!). And we did baet ‘em too….. 2 – 1

104 Anon April 16, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Claycord readers should realize what a great place it is to freely post almost anything with few and fair restrictions by moderator. Look at what the other world blogs place as restrictions –

I subscribe to an international news service that noted the death of Malaysian attorney Karpal Singh. At the end of the article the reader was invited to post with these rules –

Comments will be moderated by The Hindu editorial team. 2. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant cannot be published. 3. Please write complete sentences. Do not type comments in all capital letters, or in all lower case letters, or using abbreviated text. (example: u cannot substitute for you, d is not ‘the’, n is not ‘and’). 4. We may remove hyperlinks within comments. 5. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

The Hindu: Home | News | Opinion | Bus

105 Atticus Thraxx April 17, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Amazing Kitty.Thanks for posting that.

106 Shasta Daisy April 17, 2014 at 9:42 AM
107 Jojo Potato April 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Dear Mayor, On my iPhone v7 I am getting popped into an install for the “Dragon City” app when scrolling down the Claycord main page. It doesn’t happen on other sites. I’m not an expert on this but I think it may be one of your ads doing this. Makes the site unusable on the phone. I would greatly appreciate your looking into this. Thanks.

108 Kirkwood April 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Just a bit of trivia:
There has been a couple of posts about “Animals crossing Bailey Rd.” Do you know there is a livestock tunnel beneath Kirker Pass Rd? It is just beyond Hess Rd. on the Concord side.

109 Annon April 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM

While there is sooo much going on, living or trying to live in Concord. I have a complaint, living between 2 houses with weeds several inches high, on lynwood drive, The weeds have taken over their side front yards. We work hard on our yard, and I am sick of having to complain to someone to have a homeowner to keep the yard weed free, or cut. Neighborhood preservation was at one time PROACTIVE, looked for the problems that were visible and sited people. Now you can not get them to take care of the Big neighborhood problems, houses with illegal activities(they do work with the PD) illegal gambling, homeless riding bikes through Dana Estates, trying to sell stuffed animals, street corner vendors. But I really am tired of the way my neighbors are NOT taking care of the yards. Elkwood does not look much better.

110 ChampagneKitty April 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

This just in: The famous Mexican author and Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who wrote “Love in the Time of Cholera” and “One Hundred Years of Solitude” among others, has died. He was 87 years old.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nobel-laureate-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87

111 ChampagneKitty April 17, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Clarification: Gabriel Garcia Marquez was actually a native Colombian, but had been living in Mexico for some time.

112 ChampagneKitty April 17, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Oh, and Chelsea Clinton has just announced that she is pregnant.

113 Two lying theives April 17, 2014 at 3:40 PM

In Washington, D.C. an old priest lay dying in the hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people of the nation’s capital and was well known among the elected officials. He motioned for his nurse to come near. Yes, Father?” said the nurse.
“I would really like to see President Obama and Senator Reid before I die,” whispered the priest.
“I’ll see what I can do, Father” replied the nurse.
The nurse sent the request to The President and Congress and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived and President Obama and Harry Reid would be delighted to visit the priest.
As they went to the hospital, Obama commented to Reid, “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our images.” Reid agreed that it was a good thing.
When they arrived at the priest’s room, the priest took Obama ‘s hand in his right hand and Reid’s hand in his left hand. There was silence and a look of serenity on the old priest’s face.
Finally President Obama spoke. “Father, of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you as you near the end?”
The old priest slowly replied, “I have always tried to pattern my life after our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
“Amen” said Obama and Reid together.
The old priest continued, “Jesus died between two lying thieves. I would like to do the same.”

114 Dr. Jellyfinger® April 18, 2014 at 12:59 AM

What are you supposed to do if you are lying on your back in bed, and you hear a little fluttering sound…. so you turn on the nightstand light…. and find a small bat has landed on your nose? You can reach the i phone & get online & Google search “Bat on nose, HELP” (without success) so we don’t need that suggestion… anybody have any experience with such a thing? I mean like no sudden movements… maybe coax him off onto a pencil or something? I tried holding a dental mirror in front of him, but bats are blind… right? Ahh… I think his little radar waves must be bouncing back off the mirror ’cause now he looks really agitated! Will the Fire Dept bill me if I call them over? Maybe I can get up slow & walk real steady over to the window & stick my nose out…..

115 Killjoy April 18, 2014 at 6:10 AM

Happy Friday folks.
I never thought I’d have to say this, but let’s hope there are no shootings today.

116 7.2 quake in Mexico April 18, 2014 at 8:35 AM

M 7.2 – 36km NNW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico

PAGER – YELLOWShakeMap – VIIDYFI? – VI
Time
2014-04-18 07:27:26 UTC-07:00
Location
17.552°N 100.816°W
Depth
24.0km

117 Next to last April 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

A Texan was talking big in a bar one night about how much money he had, how many women he had been with and how much land he owned. A young man, growing tired of all the big talk finally asked the Texan, “Just how much land do you actually own”? The Texan tipped back his cowboy hat and said to the young man ” Well sonny let me put it to ya like this, I can get in my pickup at sunrise, drive all day long,skip lunch and still not get to the other side of my property by sundown”. The young man shot back quickly, ” Oh yeah, I know what you mean, I used to own a Ford truck too”!

118 RoseQ April 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

What is there helicopter activity in Concord/Pleasant Hill right now? I’m trying to decide if I should be nervous or not.

119 @RoseQ April 18, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Are they news helicopters? They could be filming the car that went into the See’s store on Contra Costa Blvd.

120 Killjoy April 18, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Last

:D

121 Cowellian April 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Laster!

122 Killjoy April 18, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Lastest.

123 Next to last April 18, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Lastest

:)

124 Marissa April 18, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Last of all lasts lasts.

125 Notable Quake April 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM

M 6.9 – 62km SW of Panguna, Papua New Guinea

PAGER – GREENShakeMap – VIITsunami Warning Center
Time
2014-04-18 18:04:06 UTC-07:00
Location
6.701°S 155.069°E
Depth
45.5km

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