Claycord – Talk About Whatever

May 9, 2014 · 238 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 Suzanne May 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

First! Happy Friday and have a good weekend!

2 Dorothy May 9, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Going to a 25th wedding Anniversary tomorrow. Always happy for people who can do that anymore.

3 TGIF May 9, 2014 at 8:15 PM

We have a drought, drink all the wine you want,but sip the water slowly.

4 tonyC May 9, 2014 at 8:21 PM

i posted here last time, no luck. im single and new to the area – and dislike the bar scene. where can i meet some single girls? im 28, m and find it hard meeting people because all the people i work with are over 50.

im in the pleasant hill\martinez border.

5 Cowellian May 9, 2014 at 8:25 PM

Cowellian’s First!

6 Beacon May 9, 2014 at 8:25 PM

I made the mistake of exiting 680 North at Monument Blvd to go North on Monument (right turn at the light) What a horrible intersection. It took 3 signal cycles to get on to Monument. I thought there was an accident causing the backup, but it was normal traffic.

I don’t know why anyone would shop at the shopping center. It is way to frustrating to get to the stores. I have no idea why Dick’s located there. Great visibility, but why would a customer put themselves through the traffic hassle.

7 Anon May 9, 2014 at 8:26 PM

I’m planning a large family picnic this summer. Any park recommendations in or near WC?

8 Silva May 9, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Connie Dobbs, we were starting to worry.. AGAIN! It’s less fun here when you’re quiet for too long.

9 USA May 9, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Today is Military Spouse day..

10 Eudamonia May 9, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Happy Mother’s day to all the great women who sacrifice every day for the ones they love.

11 concord mom May 9, 2014 at 8:57 PM

So happy to learn that the illegal gaming facilty in the Dana Plaza is closed.

12 Cowellian May 9, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Yeah, Tony, this probably isn’t the best place for legal, medical, or dating advice. But since you keep asking, I’d suggest doing the activities that you enjoy doing, and see who else is also doing those same activities.

13 @4 May 9, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Tony, go to the Bay to Breakers. You name it’s there.

14 Mamasgirl May 9, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Thank you to everyone wishing us mother’s a happy mothers day, and Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers!

15 Mustang Sally May 9, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Beacon (#6) I agree. I made that same mistake earlier in the week getting off the freeway onto Monument.

16 Jerk May 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM

#4 Tony, Good Luck. I hope you bring in at least $100k – It’s really f*cked up out here. Since you’re not from around here – Use that to your benefit. You don’t do bars? Tanning salons and Gyms are always packed as well as Broadway plaza :) Or you can go to Starbucks and look at people glued to their laptops looking at facebook and instagram, ha ha – Yeah it’s sad out here.
#6 Beacon, Monument is a POS! 3 lanes squeezing into two. Yeah, Both Concord and PH need to put their heads together and Fix that GARBAGE.
Concord is too busy raising funds for their Pipe Dream Detroit Ave Garbage.

17 mika May 9, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Beacon–I second that! Terrible intersection.

18 Ancient Mariner May 9, 2014 at 10:19 PM

@ Anon No. 7:
Tilden Park in the Berkeley Hills. Lots of good picnicking areas, plus steam trains large and small. Link: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/tilden
Larkey Park’s also nice and you can go to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Link: http://wildlife-museum.org/

19 KAD May 9, 2014 at 10:42 PM

This is a sad post so pass over it if you don’t know me – online anyway. This is the first year that I do not have my Mom. She passed away on Jan 1st of this year. I was reminded when I went to buy a Mother’s Day card for my husband to send to his mother, who at 91 years old , is still going strong, so to speak.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms out there.

20 @tonyC #4 May 9, 2014 at 10:50 PM

I think? there’s a list you can put your name on to join co-ed softball or kickball teams in Concord and Pleasant Hill. Walnut Creek has adult co-ed softball too (not sure about kickball) and I believe there are often teams in need of additional players. There are different levels of play too.. whether you’re more athletically inclined, or not so much. :) Try calling each league?

21 @ kad May 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM

@KAD

Your Mom is watching over you, do not be sad on this Mother’s Day. She feels your love and is thankful you are her daughter always and forever
xoxox

22 @ Tony May 9, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Post a photo and we may have a match for you. :)

23 @ MrDuckyWucky May 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Here’s a thought… Maybe grow up and quit fartin’ around women?

24 @ Mr. DuckyWucky May 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I think I am your soulmate pffffffffffffffffft boomp

25 Silva May 9, 2014 at 11:01 PM

KAD, I’m truly sorry.

26 MrDuckyWucky May 9, 2014 at 11:06 PM

the mayor continues to censor about 50% of the comments I post. The thought police are alive and well in Claycord.

27 CLAYCORD.com May 9, 2014 at 11:07 PM

@MrDuckyWucky, the Mayor does not approve or deny comments anymore.

28 MrDuckyWucky May 9, 2014 at 11:11 PM

you know whats funny? the NBA commissioner is Adam Silver, and the Clippers owner he censored (kicked out of the NBA) is named Donald Sterling. Sterling and Silver. There is a joke in there somewhere but Im sure it would offend a overly sensitive lefty.

29 MrDuckyWucky May 9, 2014 at 11:13 PM

then, Mr non-Mayor, who or what is doing your censoring? it is way, way too fickle.

30 right now martinez f street May 9, 2014 at 11:14 PM

And hits multiple cars and runs into neighbors yard. Residents Of F street are furious.It is an UGLY scene.He got into a fight with his friend drove drunk down the hill and lost control now multiple people are paying the price. Idiot kid was just arrested a few days ago. Think they took him away in a ambulance. ZERO Tolerance for drunk drivers. Parents of this idiot child where in the hell were you? Ironic last night in Safeway a tall skinny Alhambra high girl was boasting to her friends “and on …my parents are going out of town for 11 days and were going to have a party, no more like partys hehehehehe.” Guess well be reading about her next. PARENTS DO YOUR JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 @ #7 May 9, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I like the Tilden idea! Also, San Ramon Central Park is a great one for kids … Very open, lots of paths for bike riding and great water features for summer. For a smaller, more intimate park we like Walden Park in WC but parking isn’t so great. I think my top pick would be Rudgear Park … easy parking, not crowded, bbq’s, nice playground near grassy area, tennis, basketball & easy access to restrooms. Straight shot up Rudgear Rd. from Freeway! Good luck!

Take the time to drive by the parks you are interested in and look around …. the site visit makes all the difference!

32 Dr. Jellyfinger® May 9, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Beacon, you should have gotten off at the exit to Buskirk (just before Monument Blvd. exit). Much easier to enter from that direction & you could have stopped off at Back Forty first for some beers at the bar…. and maybe some ribs too, or a pulled pork sandwich. The food there is great.

33 Ancient Mariner May 9, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Sorry for your loss, KAD No. 19.
When both of your parents are dead, you’re finally an adult for real.
The torch is now yours to carry.

34 Dr. Jellyfinger® May 9, 2014 at 11:37 PM

Anybody been into Dick’s? ……the Sporting Goods Store? Review? Is it awesome? I gotta go check it out sometime. Rollie Fingers will be there signing autographs Saturday afternoon. I’d be there too except I have to work…. and I don’t really care. What kind of a name is “Rollie” anyway? Jelly sounds much mo beddah.

35 KAD May 9, 2014 at 11:38 PM

The Pleasant Hill Park is a real treasure. Our oldest grandson and our last dog loved that park. Plenty of parking and so fun for kids.

36 Dr. Jellyfinger® May 10, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Sergio Romo’s Walk Up Music El Mechon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynfXtrd5xdA

How cool is that?

I have my own walk up music when I arrive at work each day too…. it scares people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOV_yKxw8xk

37 at 11:30 pm martinez 90 f street May 10, 2014 at 1:37 AM

Mr. Mayor why havent you posted this story? This kid hit multiple residents cars while driving drunk recklessly down our hill and ended up wrapped around a telephone pole and halfway into a neighbors garden. He was just arrested a few days ago. Where the hell were his parents!? Yes, he survived. By the look of the scene, it appears that noone should have survived that. If hes 18 mugshot and name please. If it was earlier or even then he could of killed someone easily. This small street is completely residential on one side and the other side is Alhambra high with more houses after that. The street becomes smaller with all the residents parking their cars on the street. Only an idiot would fly down it and loose control. Too bad he didn’t go into the pool, I think that would have been the best option for everyone. Please keep us up to date. Thanks.

38 Anon May 10, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Jaywalkers do it to themselves, want to get hit by a car that is.

YAM!

39 Cowellian May 10, 2014 at 6:24 AM

I’m sorry, KAD. Cherish the memories.

40 Anon May 10, 2014 at 7:17 AM

@ #18, 31 & 35-thanks for the park recommendations! I plan to visit each before making a decision.

41 Mondo May 10, 2014 at 7:29 AM

@Anon #7. If you are planning a large family picnic, you are in luck. Walnut Creek has some great parks. Arbolado Park, Heather Farms Park and Larkey Park are all very nice. Try Yelp.com for more about pros, cons, and logistics. I also suggest you check them out in person. Civic Park is nice, but parking is limited to three hours. Castle Rock is also great, but I believe parking is a problem.

42 JM May 10, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: Recreational Vehicles parked in driveways. 11 residences in Canterbury Village received police notices resulting from one person calling in the complaint. Now neighbors are at each others’ throats, threatening each other and calling the police. The notice recipients assumed their nearby neighbor made the call to police (not so). Thank you whoever you are for giving us a peaceful weekend.

43 cat lady May 10, 2014 at 7:49 AM

just got a cell phone with all the bells and whistles…only I am LOST!! when I call the tech , I cant understand him/her…not being able to send out texts…..any suggestions???

44 Officer Barbrady May 10, 2014 at 7:52 AM

We see in today’s fish wrapper that the Sheriffs office arrested a miscreant named Almighty Allah.

Really.

45 Michelle May 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM

KAD, your mom will always be in your heart. So sorry to hear that.

46 Killjoy May 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM

I’m sorry for your loss, KAD.

47 Killjoy May 10, 2014 at 8:04 AM

@tonyC at #4
Check out meetup.com
Most of the groups are free. There are singles meetups, as well as for all kinds of activities. I’m in several of the photography meetups, and even one for SCUBA diving.
However, if all of your co-workers are over 50, why don’t you ask any of them if they have a single daughter or grand-daughter?

48 Shasta Daisy May 10, 2014 at 8:05 AM

KAD, I know exactly how you feel.
Cowellian, is right….cherish the memories.

49 Killjoy May 10, 2014 at 8:06 AM

@Mayor, if you don’t approve comments anymore, then why do my posts say “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”?

50 Connie Dobbs May 10, 2014 at 8:07 AM

#36, I was thinking it would be more along these lines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N0w2rORwSc

51 macawlady May 10, 2014 at 8:12 AM

KAD, this is my first Mother’s Day without my mom, too. It’s always difficult navigating days like this without our loved one present. I think it helps to just remember the good, happy times we had with that person. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

52 Antler May 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM

KAD, sending wishes for your own heart to begin healing. Walking down that store aisle with all the labels for greeting cards (Granddaughter, Mom, Son, Husband) can be much like walking the razor edge of ones emotions. Hugs.

53 anon May 10, 2014 at 9:12 AM

From reading posts on this website, teenagers are to blame for a lot of things. Maybe we should take more time to understand our youth. They aren’t all trouble makers and if they are we as a community have the power to help Guide them. We can really make a difference in their lives!

54 annon May 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I see on WHATEVER that the online gambling at Dana Plaza was shut down, why has there been no news about this? Why has Claycord not written anything? Some things in this town are being kept secret, until it jumps out and bites you.

55 ChampagneKitty May 10, 2014 at 12:31 PM

READING UPDATE

Review: “Life and Death in Shanghai” by Nien Cheng

5 out of 5 stars; highly recommended. Reading this book has given me a renewed appreciation of how lucky we are to live in a free country. These are the memoirs of Nien Cheng, a Chinese lady who eventually emigrated to the United States, but it is also a good accounting of a sliver of history of the ancient country of China. More specifically, it is about how this lady survived the Cultural Revolution of the 60’s and 70’s in Communist China. And she is lucky she survived; she almost died. It was madness, pure madness. The Cultural Revolution was one big giant cult, the cult of Mao Zedong. Because she was the widow of a diplomat who worked for the previous government that was driven out of China, and also because she had worked for a foreign company that had an office in Shanghai, Mrs. Cheng was targeted by the Red Guards and the Revolutionaries. Her home was invaded and trashed and she was accused of being a spy. She was arrested and imprisoned for almost 7 years. They tried to force her to confess to things she didn’t do. She wouldn’t do it. Eventually, she was released, and she wrote about her life in Shanghai afterwards, up until the time she was able to get out of China. It is amazing the amount of detail that Mrs.Cheng was able to recall. She gives you a very real sense of what it was like to be there. This book cannot be called fun or entertaining; it is very serious. It is also an excellent and very well written book; I kept wanting to go back to it to see what happened next. Very impressive.

56 NOT A BASS PRO STORE May 10, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Walked through Pleasant Hill’s Dick’s Sporting Goods opening today expecting to be overwhelmed, instead it is just another two story store. Bass Pro shops set the standard of spectacular sports merchandising.

57 MrDuckyWucky May 10, 2014 at 1:51 PM

I am king, and I expect to be treated as such. Thank you.

58 anon May 10, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Recreation Vehicles in Driveways. Glad I don’t live over there, but What is the Code in Concord? If they were all cited it’s because those RVs DON’T belong there. You look like the beverly hillbillies – Put them in storage where they belong, same goes for the hoarders too – That ’77 Monte is never going to get restored – Get rid of it already!

59 Killjoy May 10, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I was driving down the street, looked over and saw some young girl texting.
It pissed me off, so I rolled down my window and threw my beer at her car.

60 ChampagneKitty May 10, 2014 at 4:08 PM

READING UPDATE

So after reading Mrs. Cheng’s account of the funhouse from hell that was the Cultural Revolution of Communist China, I needed some lighter reads to clear out some of the gloom. Here are the selections I am reading this week:

general fiction–“Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” by Fannie Flagg

mystery–“The Spellman Files” by Lisa Lutz

memoirs–“Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World” by Vicki Myron

What are you reading?

61 Atticus Thraxx May 10, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Dogs do in fact think stuff is funny: http://i.imgur.com/IpUfGgN.gif

62 Anon May 10, 2014 at 5:22 PM

It was raining, only on, the concert in the park in Clayton. Must be Mr. “Enough about you, let’s talk about me some more” bringing the wet stuff.

63 Locusts May 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Not impressed with Dick’s. At all. Sporting arms section was poo-poo. No better than BIG 5, in fact worse. But that may be due to being in Commiefornia. I can’t see all these types of stores prospering, should have put in Bass Pro.

64 Yhe Phantom May 10, 2014 at 6:42 PM

MrDuckyWucky

Dirty words won’t post on the word press blog, but we see no sign of you being deleted…such posts are clearly marked.

Use clean language like I always do…and leave out hyper hate…be tolerant and respectful, and treat everyone like I do.

65 Connie Dobbs May 10, 2014 at 6:51 PM

I was just watching “Pioneers of Television.” The latest episode is called Acting Funny. One of the profiled performers is Jonathan Winters. They played his routine about getting undressed in front of a dog.

66 Yhe Phantom May 10, 2014 at 6:53 PM

MrDuckyWucky

Be kind to your friends as I am. Whenever I do nice things they immediately start singing my praises with the well-known folk songs written by my followers and lovers.

Our Blue colleagues and companions set bivouac each evening in a new place somewhere on the mountain. Each evening after the final posts on Claycord.com/Politics, my slow passage from one campfire to the next is greeted with warmth and gratitude for my liberal generosity with the tax monies I have legally gathered.

We lavish praise and gold ingots on our followers and delighted servants.

67 smc626 May 10, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Any info about the action on Detroit near the corner of Clayton Rd. in Concord late this afternoon? MANY police cars stopped all helter-skelter, ambulance, fire captain, fire truck and gawkers on the sidewalks.

68 Atticus Thraxx May 10, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Campfires? Tactically unsound. Rookie mistake. A defensive posture when you should be in “movement to contact” is another mistake that can and will be exploited on a strategic level.
I predict the Blue team is gonna get their lunch eaten. Unsound leadership is always exposed under stress.It’s usually the first thing to crack.

69 Arrrrrrrrrr May 10, 2014 at 8:29 PM

a boxer and a german shepard are in the street at Denkinger and Yeoman.

70 KAD May 10, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Did you call animal services about the dogs. Or did you pick them up to keep them safe?

71 Dr. Jellyfinger® May 10, 2014 at 11:53 PM

@#71 Oh yeah…. I’ve heard that one.

This German Shepherd is walking alongside a Boxer.

The Boxer says “I dare you to run straight into traffic and make one of those cars stop”

And the Shepard says “Yeah sure, and end up with a face like yours!”.

72 Happy One May 11, 2014 at 12:23 AM

My reading update:

I finished “The Jade Temptress” by Jeannie Lin. It’s an historical romance set in ancient China. It has an interesting mystery plot as well as a romance angle. I enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone who enjoys romances. Unfortunately, it’s only available as an e-book. Harlequin published about a half dozen of this author’s novels, all set in ancient China. Unfortunately, the last one didn’t sell well, so they published this one only as an e-book and dropped her as an author.

I’ve just started “Coming Clean” by Kimberly Rae Miller. It’s a memoir about growing up with a father who was a hoarder.

ChampagneKitty, I know what you mean about needing to read something not so serious after reading something gloomy. I’m the same way. Romances are my “feel good” reads. I read “The Spellman Files”, too. I liked it, but not enough to read the other books in the series.

73 Happy One May 11, 2014 at 12:39 AM

Cat lady #44, It’s frustrating to get a new phone and not know how to use it. Have you tried googling it? Go to google.com and type in “how do I send texts from my iphone” (or whatever model phone you have.). I bet a lot of other people have the same questions you have and the answers are posted out there somewhere. There’s probably a YouTube video that demonstrates exactly how to do it.

74 bunny May 11, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Condolences KAD. Be happy that she is worth missing. there are many who aren’t that close to their folks.I’ve missed my Mom since 1978. In our thoughts and prayers.

75 grob May 11, 2014 at 1:36 AM

@smc626
I saw the poor guy near the top of Clayton rd. laid out due to injuries. He was doing the best he could to get up and most just stared as gawkers do.

76 EdiBirsan May 11, 2014 at 7:51 AM

For those with OCD amongst us…
I went into Noah’s Bagels in Countrywood shopping center (Treat and Bankcroft) on the floor there are hexagonal white tiles with a pattern made of some of different colors in the shape of a star… except that two of them are different- one has one too many tiles and the wrong color mix and the other has one too few colored tiles.

Have fun finding them…

77 Silva May 11, 2014 at 8:19 AM

I still feel my Mom’s presence in my life every day. I never imagined before she died that I would still feel so close to her. It’s as if she whispers in my ear. She was a very clever woman. I now get thoughts and ideas that I’m sure I would not come up with on my own. Her goal in life was to make a positive difference for everyone other than herself, and she accomplished much in that regard. She lived a long time, and when her body got tired and stopped cooperating I got a chance to do my best to care for her a short while, for which I’m grateful. I love you, Mom.

78 Shelly May 11, 2014 at 9:46 AM

OMG EdiBirsan, THANKS a LOT. I don’t even eat wheat, and now I have to go to Noah’s Bagels.

79 Arrrrrrrrrr May 11, 2014 at 12:04 PM

1st off I’m not approaching an unknown big dog and 2nd they were running all over.

80 sara May 11, 2014 at 12:50 PM

@Arrrrrrrrrr
Safety first, they they usually like to know the territory. I had a huge dog run up to me, I was scared at first but found out he was a wonderful dog and just wanted to be loved. He sniffed around everywhere looking in every corner which is what they do; he settled and is mine forever. It’s good to be wary.

81 VikingPrincess May 11, 2014 at 4:32 PM

@TonyC
Good place to meet new people of like interests go to Meet up.com.
Some good people to meet, network And there are some fun activities.
Not necessarily a dating site.

82 Angelface May 11, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Once a large German Shepherd ran toward me barking and attacked me with painful bites till I started to bash him in the nose with my biggest school book. Then he looked surprised and went back home.

83 Shelly May 11, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Did The Mayor get a vacation? I hope he’s okay.

84 Cesar Milan May 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Always carry a Milk Bone doggie treat in your pocket. Even a pit bull with rabies be your friend if you toss it to him.

85 Breni May 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

What the hell is going on, helicopters, sirens, fire trucks for the last hour. Hearing Concord Blvd., willow pass, laurel drive . On scanner. Anyone know?

86 Jesstur Lee May 11, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Who is the black man that walks up and down Monument Blvd. almost everyday? He carries a giant black duffel bag and wears a trench coat.

87 Walnut May 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM

It’s a conspiracy

88 Uh.... May 11, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I thought this was a community news site what was the huge commotion in the chestnut area. It was more then your telling us. Please update thankx

89 Chestnut news May 11, 2014 at 7:39 PM

What happened on chestnut today. Big commotion with no info what’s going on with keeping us informed?

90 Ancient Mariner May 11, 2014 at 9:41 PM

@Jesstur Lee No. 90:

If it’s the same man, he’s a local favourite. He usually sits on the street side of the 7-11 with suitcases, duffel bags or similar (not always the same luggage), looking like he just arrived in town and is waiting for his ride. I’ve spoken to him. He seems OK.

91 Delta Dawn May 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM

He sounds like some kind of nut.

92 Ancient Mariner May 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM

Possibly.
You have to know your nuts.
Some are homicidal maniacs – if I had to guess, I’d say this one is just a harmless guy with clinical depression (and maybe a few delusions) who wants people to think well of him.

93 @#90 he is a vietnam vet May 12, 2014 at 4:32 AM

With schizophrenia. He has been wearing that same black trenchcoat for at least going on 14 years now when I first met him. He gets care from the phoenix center on walters way. Talks to himself alot but really nice. I also think he has a tbi. His name escapes me at the moment, but he is not one you have to worry about. He completly keeps to himself and does not panhandle or beg with signs, and doesnt really talk to people, just to himself. But if you do take the time to talk to him, he can tell fascinating stories.

94 Silva May 12, 2014 at 11:59 AM

#97, Wow. I’ve never noticed the chap. I’m not over there much though. Poor fellow, I think well of him already.

95 Significant quake off Oregon coast May 12, 2014 at 12:51 PM

M 5.1 – Off the coast of Oregon

Time
2014-05-12 11:51:00 UTC-07:00
Location
43.716°N 128.055°W
Depth
10.0km

96 Anon-E-Cat May 12, 2014 at 2:40 PM

@Champagne Kitty – I LOVED Dewey!!! I have a bunch of “Midnight Louie” mystery books I will happily pass along to you if you are interested.

97 Jolly May 12, 2014 at 3:15 PM

I’ll just throw this one out since this seems a friendly group. I am fairly new to the area (1year) and just bought a horse. I am trying to find a local place to board close by, like Clayton or Walnut Creek, somewhere close to the trails. I don’t really want a big boarding farm. I would rather find a private place with someone that has their own horses or other animals and wouldn’t mind one more and a bit of extra cash for their pasture. Not knowing many locals yet, this is proving hard to find. Does anyone know someone with an extra bit of pasture or stall space to lease? I promise I am normal, well most days. ;).

98 MrDuckyWucky May 12, 2014 at 5:22 PM

@ Jolly: I really cant stand the big, dumb and ugly creatures called horses. So I cant help you.

99 MrDuckyWucky May 12, 2014 at 5:47 PM

I dont know why God make horses so dumb and ugly.

100 Shelly May 12, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Jolly, no one pays any attention to MrDuckyWucky. You’re going to have many great times with your lovely new friend. I wish I could help, but I haven’t had a horse for decades.

101 Atticus Thraxx May 12, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Welcome Jolly. Ignore the duck. It has issues, but we try and be tolerant. Shasta Daisy may know something I bet when she comes around, she’ll chime in. You go riding, mind the corn snakes…. I hear tell the hills are infested with ‘em.

102 MrDuckyWucky May 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Now Shelly, it is rather severe to suggest no one should pay attention to MrDuckyWucky. Remember this:
the opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference (Elie Wiesel).

103 Shelly May 12, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Well that’s profound.

104 Antler May 12, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Jolly at #101….. Drive out Marsh Creek Rd. and turn right onto Morgan Territory Road, then left into either the first or second driveway (they bracket the ends of the main barn). The name of the boarding stable is Blue Oak Farm, owned by Karen and Gene Farlowe….number in phone book. Just see what you think. Beginning of equestrian trail access to Mount Diablo is right across the street.

Please tell us some more about your horse! And did a killer job bring you here from a long way away?

105 Dr. Jellyfinger® May 12, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Killer Job? Brought you here from a long way away? Like Colombia maybe? Come to kill a nice fellow who mistakenly flushed about $50k of product down a toilet? Hmmmmm?

106 nytemuvr May 12, 2014 at 11:02 PM

@Dr. Jellyfinger® #109
No, it’s the real Heisenberg. Walter White wanna be.
@Jolly #101
Don’t be too quick to judge some of the folks on here, if you’re from out of state, you see why California is called the state of “Fruits and Nuts”…literally…..

107 smc626 May 13, 2014 at 2:12 AM

The very nice black man with a hat, black trench coat and luggage who hangs out next to 7/Eleven at Monument/Lacey Lane is Timothy.

108 @MrDuckyWucky May 13, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Grow up.

109 Jolly May 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Sorry, I didn’t think I would get an answer so fast. She is a 4 year old palomino quarter horse, very sweet and mostly sane, a bit like me. I have gone out to the Morgon Territory Road area and looked around. I called Blue Oak and most the other large stables/farms, I would just prefer something smaller. If I can’t find anything small I will most likely go with Concord Mt Diable trail assoc, mostly because it is closer. There are some gorgeous places out there. Snakes scare the bejesus out of me… Do they allow riding down the sidewalks here? Fewer snakes there. ;) I got a bit scared when my husband asked if we should buy the rattlesnake vaccine for the horse. Made me rethink whether I really want to go riding in those trails that I keep seeing, considering what a wimp I am. As for why we moved, my husband got a job (I can’t tell you more or I’d have to kill you (I know lame joke)) in San Francisco we moved here from South Florida. Nothing too exciting here, stay at home mom, two kids 4 and 6, and my husband works in healthcare finance. We were sick of the humidity and tourist traffic. Thanks for all the replies.

110 Silva May 13, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Oh God Jolly, our rattlesnake’s the only one with venom in California, and they are NOT aggressive. I’d rather meet one of them than any number of Florida critters. You probably won’t even see one. Anyway, you’ll really have a great time here with the beast!

111 Killjoy May 13, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Welcome to the area Jolly. :)
Good luck finding the right boarding for your horse. There are a lot of places around here.
If you go over Ygnacio Valley, and turn left on Northgate there are a few places up there past the High School.

112 Original G May 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

For those growing tomatoes this guy has suggestions. Have watched over 50 of this guy’s videos, they are helpful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kznXxvdaYhE

113 jtkatec May 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

A number of homes off of Mitchell Canyon have pasture/corrals for horses. You might try knocking on doors and asking.

114 Anyone know what's going on with the May 13, 2014 at 4:31 PM

owner of California Auto Parts on Clayton Road? The store has been closed for weeks, the mail is picked up occasionally. Hope the owner is ok.

115 KAD May 13, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Jolly, I see horses on sidewalks sometimes. It is always in the area of unincorporated Concord,. That area, I believe, starts on Bailey at Concord Blvd. I saw the horses on Ayers Road. I am not sure where it ends but you can look it up. There are homes with horses there. Good Luck and Welcome to Claycord.

116 Jojo Potato May 13, 2014 at 5:48 PM

@Original : you watched 50 videos about growing vegatables? It ain’t that hard. Start with good soil, buy varieties that do well where you live, and then keep them watered. If we had people like you for ancestors we would never have been able to feed ourselves. Stop watching Youtube and get out in the garden pay attention and do what feels right!

117 Atticus Thraxx May 13, 2014 at 7:16 PM

My kind of Jesus:http://i.imgur.com/wogdnCi.jpg

Warning: Foul language

118 Antler May 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Jolly at #114 …… I appreciate your taking time to tell us about your horse, and I wish you luck finding a safe boarding stable you can trust. Perhaps the workers at Rodie’s feed store on Marsh Creek Road will have recommendations…or there might be a bulletin board there with leads. Jtkatec, I was on board with your suggestion about knocking on doors along Mitchell Canyon….but then I remembered all the recent problems with burglars sending a female accomplice on ahead to knock on doors and ask “innocent” questions, when really they are just casing homes to see who’s there when. Jolly might run into trouble if she tries that.

Jolly, I also was a transplant to this area (from North Carolina) because this is where my husband found work after having finished college and five years in the military. But goodness gracious, you made the huge leap with very young children, and that must have been a challenging moving process! Happiness to you and your family, and I’m glad you’ll be with all of us on Claycord.

119 KAD May 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM

Do not take this the wrong way.I love Northern CA. But, I just heard that 911 texting will not be available come Friday in Northern CA. CA folks think they are the first in everything but they are not. I remember in the late 70’s when there were ATMs in Baltimore and in the late 80’s there were self check out lanes at Kroger stores in Nashville. All of this before CA had this technology available to the public.

120 Jolly May 13, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions. I have driven around a few of the areas suggested but was afraid I would look crazy or like a criminal so I didn’t knock on any doors, I did leave a few notes in mailboxes though. I tried Concord Feed but not Roadies, I will have to look there. We were pretty lucky with the company my husband works for, they packed and moved us, which was nice. Most stressful was finding a school, but we are good now. I almost think moving with them young was easier. No attitude, opinions or guff, it was an adventure. Hard part is making new friends and contacts, but having kids helps. North Carolina is a beautiful state Antler, have visited a few times.

121 Silva May 14, 2014 at 6:38 AM

KAD, I’m not surprised. I know my relations in Texas had smart meters long before we did, but what’s 911 texting?

Has anyone heard about or tried topical emu oil for pain? My son who works construction came home with a jar of Blue Emu, and suggested I try it on my hands & wrists. Naturally I had to see what was in it, and a little shocked to find out there’s a whole industry “processing” emus for their fat (they’re calling it “oil”). It’s being proclaimed to be almost a miracle ointment for pain relief, hair loss, wrinkles, and it’s taken internally to lower cholesterol. Well this Blue Emu stuff was just like an odorless hand cream. It says to apply it 2-3 times a day for 2 weeks, then as needed. I’ll be giving an update in a couple of weeks, but after 2 days I can say it may be helping.

122 Silva May 14, 2014 at 6:41 AM

Oh, and I neglected to say this Blue Emu cream has a bunch of other ingredients, one other being glucosamine from shellfish, which I must now investigate.

123 Horse n around May 14, 2014 at 6:52 AM

@ Jolly. I board my horse at Brookside ranch. She’s on Morgan Territory rd. Small facility but the trails are right there. Super nice lady, and so our the boarders. If you want her number let me know.

124 Connie Dobbs May 14, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Emus are farmed like other poultry for their meat, feathers, skin and eggs. It’s not like whaling, or finning sharks for soup. I think emu’s red meat, like ostrich. Never had it, myself.

125 Silva May 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Connie Dobbs, I’m glad to hear that.

I’m a fan of red meat. I wouldn’t mind trying some emu.

126 Silva May 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Was the beacon on the mountain just lit up or is it me?

127 Killjoy May 14, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I don’t know if I should feel bad for the young people of today, or be ashamed of them.
I went out to lunch at a local establishment.
My lunch came to a total of $8.72. I gave the girl at the register a $20. She punched in $10 by mistake, and couldn’t figure out how much change to give me. So she called the manager over, who also couldn’t figure it out.
I had to tell them how much change to give me.
*SMH*

128 Concord Mike May 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Anybody besides me watch the Concord City Council budget presentation last night?

Concord is in trouble, even with the measure Q money. As Edi correctly pointed out, we are kicking the can down the road as far as our unfunded liabilities (think street maintenance) is concerned.

Leaving roads unsealed and deteriorating while hoping to win the lottery is not a sound budgeting strategy.

129 Concord Mike May 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Anybody besides me watch the Concord City Council budget presentation last night?

Concord is in trouble, even with the measure Q money. As Edi correctly pointed out, we are kicking the can down the road as far as our unfunded liabilities (think street maintenance) is concerned.

Leaving roads unsealed and deteriorating while hoping to win the lottery is not a sound budgeting strategy.

130 Jojo Potato May 14, 2014 at 1:54 PM

@Killjoy : regarding change. A while ago I bought a bike at REI and paid with cash that I had received as a bonus from my job. It was like $520 or so. An odd number with tax and all. I gave the clerk $600 and they had no idea what to do. Manager had to intervene. If you can’t swipe and sign that means they need to think. Too much!

131 Suzie May 14, 2014 at 1:59 PM

@ConcordMike
Are you really surprised of the deterioration and desolation? It’s sad to say, but this does not surprise me.

132 @ Concord Mike May 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM

That is what happens when the city has a council (except for Edi) that thinks everything is hunky-dory in Mayberry when infact Concord is not long a small town or a suburb but a medium sized city. We need better educated people on the council, ones that will have the knowledge to deal with the issues of a medium sized city.
Concord Mike, the pavement conditions on Barrett,San Pablo Ave in Richmond or International Blvd, HIgh St in Oakland are similar to those on Willow Pass, Monument and Clayton Rd…..Edi is correct…But hey nobody cares as long as the city picks up the funding shortage of the golf course and Camp Concord…UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

133 Priceless May 14, 2014 at 2:59 PM

THE LIGHT TURNED YELLOW

The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.

The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.

As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up.

He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.

After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.

He said, “I’m very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the ‘What Would Jesus Do’ bumper sticker, the ‘Choose Life’ license plate holder, the ‘Follow Me to Sunday-School’ bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally….I assumed you had stolen the car.”

Priceless . . .

134 Enfield303 May 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM
135 Shelly May 14, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Guilty as charged, Concord Mike. I didn’t go.

136 Jess May 14, 2014 at 3:58 PM

What an amazing video, Enfield303! I never think of cats as being particularly protective of their humans, but that cat sure is.

137 KAD May 14, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Silva, The 911 texting is when you can text with 911 instead of calling. Safer than talking to them in a dangerous situation.

The City Council actually seemed shocked to learn that some developers do not want to invest in building in Concord due to “tired” looking retail shopping centers. All they think about is Park and Shop. Laura blamed that on the fact that it is owned by many companies. Forget Park and Shop, what about the other retail shopping centers. Treat and Clayton Rd is a perfect example of “tired” looking. They have their heads in the sand on that one.

138 KAD May 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

FYI, you can watch the City Council meetings on TV or over the Internet the next day. That is usually what I do.

139 Steve H. May 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Enfield303; AMAZING !! I’ve never ever heard of a cat like that before.

140 @KAD May 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM

what did you think of Helix’s prayer comment?

141 Jojo potato May 14, 2014 at 5:42 PM

In heather farm park right now dropping gkid #1 at swimming. 12 parking places blocked off and the playground fenced off. I guess the “all abilities playground” has started construction. Idiotic city. Nobody asked for this playground, there is perfectly good one there now. And cutting it off during the peak of playing and swimming season is just stupid. That’s what our city council has done. I wonder who’s name will be on the brass plaque?

142 Jojo potato May 14, 2014 at 5:51 PM

And furthermore they are tearing out the basketball courts. Sorry to those many people who use that facility.

143 ChampagneKitty May 14, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Well, that’s my queue. I’m going to talk about the prayer comment. I was watching the Concord City Council meeting online last night. Towards the end, during Council Reports, Councilmember Dan Helix proposed that the council reinstate praying at the beginning of each council meeting. He cited some court ruling that stated it is not unconstitutional. He wants to put it on the agenda for discussion.

I am against this! I don’t care about the court ruling. Praying is not appropriate while conducting the city’s business. And the city’s business is the people’s business. I am not a religious person. I know that many people are and I respect that. If you want to pray, go to church/synagogue/temple/mosque. If you want or need to pray some more, attend religious activities during the week or pray at home. If a prayer was said at the start of every meeting, that would make me uncomfortable and I’m sure many people would feel the same. It might make folks feel less welcome to attend meetings.

Also, if this were to happen, what kind of praying are we talking about? I’m pretty sure, Mr. Helix has the Christian kind in mind. What about citizens who are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc.? Would that be fair to them? Has Mr. Helix considered more than one kind? I don’t like it. I hope it never comes to fruition. It just doesn’t belong at a government meeting. I am sure that Mr. Helix means well; his intentions are good, but please, no praying at city council meetings.

144 Steve H. May 14, 2014 at 6:31 PM

@#139 Priceless, Oh yes, it is! Now that’s a HOOT! Hahahahahahahaha!! Such a good one.

145 Killjoy May 14, 2014 at 7:26 PM

@Christian Lady post #151
You are wasting your time. Besides, if I’m wrong, I’ll be forgiven anyway. Right? So just go on worrying about yourself, your family, etc.
Ever hear of the Separation of Church and State?
Apparently, Dan Helix has not, and needs to be reminded of it.

146 Atticus Thraxx May 14, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Kitty, I’m saying this gentle ’cause I think the world of ya…..but what real harm are you going to come to hearing a prayer? If we had a practicing Muslim council person and they dropped rug to pray to Allah in the middle of a council meeting, , would you be equally concerned/offended?
What’s offensive is the state of our roads.Offensive,embarrassing and I’m seriously thinking of sending the Council the bill for the new struts I needed. On a nine year old car! WTF?
End rant. Love you Kitty!

147 Christianity 101 May 14, 2014 at 7:57 PM

@ChampagneKitty , life is short and we all get just one chance at it. If someone wants to say a prayer at the start of a public meeting, let’s let them do it. I am sorry that it makes you feel uncomfortable. You might ask yourself why?

99% of those who will feel the call to pray in a meeting will do so in a heartfelt, respectful way. Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians will all have an equal chance to say a prayer. The rare person who will abuse the opportunity to pray by being disrespectful or offensive will just be embarrassing themselves.

I support Councilman Helix on this request. God Bless America.

148 Machinehead May 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Concord wants to develop the
Naval Weapons station with no
way to pay for the supporting
infrastructure. They better start
praying … and so should you all!

149 Killjoy May 14, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Actually Christian Lady, I’m a practicing Atheist. ;)

150 RunDogRun May 14, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Oh, look! C.Kitty is posting something
“political” on Whatever. Ok for her,
but not for anybody else. I’d get
some religion, C.Kitty. You need it!

151 puddintain May 14, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Hey guys; Killjoy! Heads up, troll’s here.

152 Angelface May 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I’m a Pagan, and I worship water and tree spirits. Will my religious beliefs be equally represented in the prayers at city council meetings I hope?

153 RunDogRun May 14, 2014 at 9:06 PM

And proud of it! “If you like
your phantom, you can keep
your phantom.”

154 Cuzzzzzzz...... May 14, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Okay so let me try to understand this…..Concord has:
1) Ugly out date strip malls which is why developers don’t want to build here
2) Roads that are the sh*ts and jacking up the suspensions on people cars
3) A golf course that is suppose to be supported via fees this being
accounted for in an Enterprise fund but is usually in the hole so the
General fund needs to bail it out annuall
4) Supports a camp ground for who knows why considering #2

And we have a council member worrying about prayer………………..Good grief………..get a grip city council

155 Happy One May 14, 2014 at 9:15 PM

ChampagneKitty, I am 100% in agreement with you and the reasons you stated. Prayer should not be a part of our city council meetings.

156 Atticus Thraxx May 14, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Sure Angelface, all are welcome. We can all pee on a tree or whatever it is you “pagans” do.

157 Puddintain May 14, 2014 at 9:26 PM

What a stupid and silly troll. Christian lady, ESAD.

158 Connie Dobbs May 14, 2014 at 9:31 PM

#162 You’re not very committed if you need Christian affirmation. Joyous Beltane, by the way.

159 Killjoy May 14, 2014 at 10:08 PM

@Christian Lady, the last time I was in temple was in 1977.
I’m over it. You should let it go too. You’ll feel better.

160 Concord Mike May 14, 2014 at 10:10 PM

The State Legislature and the Governor took millions of dollars from the Concord budget. That plus the recession have been a one-two punch that have cut city revenues quite a bit.

That is why I voted for measure Q the first time, and will reluctantly vote for it again when they ask for an extension. But that does NOT mean I want to rubber stamp all the city council spending priorities. I was pleased that Edi Bersan at least tried to explore alternatives. Unfortunately, it looks like the rest of the council seems to think the crisis has past. NOT TRUE.

Every day I drive down Denkinger, Treat, Clayton Road, Farm Bureau, Willow Pass, I am reminded how long it has been since these roads have been repaired.

I feel like I am in one of those made-for-tv movies documenting what the world will be like when humans die off and everything goes back to nature.

161 Antler May 14, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Atticus at #155 ….. Just wondering…. are there a lot of speed bumps on the streets near your house?

162 KAD May 14, 2014 at 10:44 PM

There is separation of church and state. That should be the end of that discussion. Helix needs to go.

163 @KAD May 14, 2014 at 11:03 PM

good answer. Also remember we have a Mayor that doesn’t think girls and boys should swim together and PE clothes are too revealing. I knew this was going to go bad fast. A Christian prayer, ok so which Christian are we talking about? There are a lot of religions that use that Christian word ie Catholics, Mormans, etc. Which one?

This council needs to go. They have no idea about what the average citizen considered important. FYI, Helix owns some of are retail locations..ie Developer with a Captial D.

164 @Christian Lady May 14, 2014 at 11:05 PM

go back and read our history. We are not a Christian nation. Our country was started to get away from religion.

165 @Christian Lady May 14, 2014 at 11:07 PM

oh, by the way, I’m a Christian and I find this awful. Sounds like Germany all over again.

166 Charles-the-cat May 15, 2014 at 12:20 AM

@Christian Lady #161 wrote: “God bless you, and the sufferage of your ancestors.”

To paraphrase from one of my favorite movies ‘I do not think that word means what you think it means.’

167 Angelface May 15, 2014 at 4:10 AM

I was being facetious. I’m with Champagne Kitty on this one. Dan Helix should remove his head from his nether regions and use council meeting time for city business and not for looking for blessings from a deity.

168 Shelly May 15, 2014 at 4:31 AM

Our country was invaded/started by a sect who were ultra religious and were persecuted for their very restrictive beliefs. They were in search of a place they could practice their radical religion unchecked

169 RunDogRun May 15, 2014 at 4:59 AM

Our Heavenly Father,
As we begin this day,
protect us from the
hatred of the heathens
and disbelievers
who walk among us.
Protect us from evil
and lift our spirit to
meet the challenges
ahead. Amen

170 Puddintain May 15, 2014 at 5:12 AM

By the content and style of “Christian Lady” I can easily spot the prolific Claycord troll. It’s always here, it never goes away. A couple of weeks ago I again called it out. It had been posting frequently under the name “Rose Garden”. Since then it’s been using “Rebecca K.” It also uses many other names and phrases to head up it’s provocations. It seems to live and breathe to hijack sincere level headed discussions and threads. It has many times become highly offensive and has launched completely unwarranted personal attacks.

171 Killjoy May 15, 2014 at 7:32 AM

It’s funny that I post everything as “Killjoy” yet others feel the need to change their names to fit the bill.
For instance, I don’t recall “Christian Lady” posting before this weeks thread (granted, I may have just glanced past any previous postings).
With that, I’m done feeding the troll.

172 Cowellian May 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM

No, this country was not started to get away from religion.

People came here for a lot of different reasons, but the ones who came here for religious reasons came here to be able to practice their own religion without persecution.

173 Ahhhh Yes May 15, 2014 at 7:55 AM

That is correct #74. The current “appointed” mayor is a minister and also the police chaplain. And is the Helix’s son the head of one of those funky made up/make believe churches???????
Whatever………..I really agree with Concord Mike on the fact that our road are in horrible condition and that should be a priority and not what bible verse to recite next.

174 Cowellian May 15, 2014 at 8:14 AM

With a cool name like “Killjoy” why would you ever want to use another name?

175 Angelface May 15, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I wonder why my latest post was censored? I’m trying again. I was being factitious about the Pagan thing. I’m with Champagne Kitty on this. The Concord City Council has business to do, and appealing to a diety isn’t likely to help, and I’m concerned also.

176 Angelface May 15, 2014 at 8:38 AM

*facetious*

177 Angelface May 15, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Oh there it is!

178 Dr. Jellyfinger ® May 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM

I had to change my name 3 times so far in the Witness Protection Program, but I’m free to be whoever I wanna be online.

179 Antler May 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

The Concord City Council should be meeting only to conduct the BUSINESS of the CITY. That fact takes precedence over any religious belief any one of has…. or lacks. It even bothers me that forthcoming meeting time might be monopolized by religious (and non-religious) histrionics discussions.

Personally, I would not object to opening a city hall room near council chambers so that citizens could meet there a half hour before scheduled council opening time in order for clergy of all denominations (in rotation each week) to pray, recite a poem, give a short chant, or request a silence….whatever that belief system practices (no sacrificial offerings, please ;-) ). This session would end 15 minutes prior to council meeting. I.e. opening gavel should in no way be delayed!

Thank you, Champagn Kitty, for prompting this religious-topic discussion. Because I was raised as a Christian, my objection is not to such prayer. It is an “inappropriate time and place” point.

180 ccat May 15, 2014 at 10:41 AM

@Jolly
I rode for years at the Mt. Diablo Trail Assoc (may be a good source for boarding) and all over the State Park. Horses HATE rattlesnakes, and usually will not go near them. We came upon snakes many times and discovered my mare was more agile than I ever imagined. The trick is staying on board when the horse suddenly moves 10 feet in a split second. Happy trails.

181 anonmtz May 15, 2014 at 10:46 AM

“05-15) 10:35 PDT PLEASANT HILL — BART trains were not stopping at the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Station on Thursday morning because of a medical emergency, officials said.

Service in both directions was delayed because of a “major medical emergency” at the station on Treat Boulevard, the transit agency said.

The disruption was reported about 10 a.m. Further details were not immediately available.”
SFGate

182 anon May 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM

I don’t understand why anyone professing Christianity is immediately labeled a troll. Why?

Also, not all Christians are right-wing Republicans. There are some of us who lean to the left a bit.

183 Horse n around May 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

I’m not trying to label anyone, but it just seems to me that puddintain is to focused on trolls. Maybe he or she has some really good views on certain issues? I don’t know. But they seem to be so focused on the troll issue. Yes ,there are lot’s of trolls on Claycord. but we don’t need to have someone point out every single one of them. I think some of us have been on here long enough to know who is a troll and who is not. Don’t worry about the trolls puddintain. We are adults and can take care of ourselves. But if you have an opinion about a certain topic, we would love to hear it. :)

184 Atticus Thraxx May 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I’d like to think if you really believed in God, to your heart and soul, you wouldn’t give a good dang what anyone wrote or said. Maybe it’s your doubt they’re touching.
But then, I’m half an idiot on a good day :)

185 Killjoy May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Thanks Cowellian. Your handle rocks too!

186 Killjoy May 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Atticus, so what are you on a bad day?
Sorry. Couldn’t resist. :P

187 Jolly May 15, 2014 at 6:02 PM

I am actually pretty sure Concord -Mt Diablo Trail Assoc. is what we are going to go with. It looked nice, decent price, trails, and it will be nice to meet people too. Thank you. I will look and see about brook side that someone mentioned too. I am pretty good at staying mounted during the side skate away. I am pretty sure my last mare had super hero senses or had hallucinations as many times as she saw imaginary scary things. But I got real good at staying seated, and making sure to remember my helmet. ;)

188 Atticus Thraxx May 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

On a bad day Killjoy? Somewhere between George W.Bush and a cabbage.

I agree with you…want to post something put your damn name on it and own it. Well, virtually own it anyways.

189 Connie Dobbs May 15, 2014 at 6:53 PM

#193 Shhh. We’re trying to keep the narrative simple here. Next you’ll be telling us there are conservative pagans.

190 Puddintain May 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

@Horse n around; it’s Puddintain. Capital “P”.

I’m not trying to lable anyone, but you are a schlemiel.

191 Killjoy May 15, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Stopped in to check out Dick’s Sporting Goods this evening.
For the most part, I was underwhelmed. The one thing I WAS happy about is they have a decent selection of arrows. At least I do t have to go all the way out to Gary’s in Stockton for archery supplies.
Perhaps I should check out Fat Shafts Archery in Benicia too.

192 Killjoy May 15, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Ugh. do t should have read “don’t”.

193 KAD May 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

I really hate to see that most of the dogs on the adoptable list are Pit Bulls or mixed Pit Bulls. I feel so sorry for them because not many folks are going to want to adopt them.

194 KAD May 15, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Re Mayor Grayson. I am wondering if he put Helix up to the prayer thing. Once, many years ago, I was looking for a church closer to home to attend. I had been attending one in Pleasant Hill when I lived there and was looking for one not so far away. I should have known better than to try that church because of the name but I went anyway one Sunday morning. I was wearing entirely inappropriate clothing. I had on black velvet pants and a red leather coat. I walked into the front door and was looking for where the morning service might be. Someone approached me and asked me what I was looking for. Really, what did they think I was doing there, looking for lunch? I told them the morning service. The women and even young girls had long hair pulled into a bun and dresses. I don’t remember what he preached about that morning but I am not rude enough to get up and leave in the middle of a service. I just never returned. To each his own.

195 Silva May 16, 2014 at 6:31 AM

KAD, about the pit bulls, once I had to look for my dog at the pound for several days before finding him there. Sadly, 98% of the dogs there were pit bulls.

Your church story reminded me of the time my cousin wanted to take me to his church in Texas to “show me off” as he put it. I had only gone there for the weekend (I was a travel agent then) and only had a pair of black leather pants and some shorts. I chose the pants, and the looks I got! I felt like a biker’s moll or a deviant in that crowd. They were all in their Sunday best with the buns, suits, and demure dresses. I know of a great church in my neck of the woods where you can wear anything (Clayton & Kirker Pass area).

196 Silva May 16, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Killjoy, I like archery. I was a yeoman when I was a kid. Do you have to go far to shoot?

197 Christianity 101 May 16, 2014 at 6:54 AM

@KAD

If you are still looking for a church, you are welcome to attend mine: St. Agnes here in Concord. We have Sunday morning services at 7:00, 9:00, and 10:45. Non Catholics are welcome to attend, and I promise you won’t get hassled. Some folks dress casual and others are more formal – no worries.

You can sit in any pew you like and you can even walk up with others at communion time. ( although only Catholics should actually receive communion, others are welcome to step forward and receive a brief blessing from the Priest or Eucharistic Minister).

198 Silva May 16, 2014 at 7:07 AM

I think it would be a travesty if precious time allotted for city business were to be funneled off into prayers. And as previosly stated, what kind of prayer? Seems like a waste of time and a great way to alienate a whole lot of people. I come from a very long line of Presbyterians, and if I had any faith I’d probably be with them IN CHURCH. I believe in conducting my life to my best ability as Jesus and many enlightened ones have shown us, however prayer does not mix well with government in my opinion.

199 Silva May 16, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Hey, I hope I didn’t offend any REAL biker molls or deviants.

200 Horse n around May 16, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Puddintain with a capitol “P”. Do you really have to resort to name calling? I never called you one. But I guess we can see who the troll is here.

201 ChampagneKitty May 16, 2014 at 3:26 PM

to Atticus #146: I love you too. Yes, I would be equally concerned if a practicing Muslim wanted to pray at a city council meeting. It isn’t the type of religion that bothers me, with the exception that one kind might make someone of another kind comfortable. Really, it’s praying of any kind at a government meeting in which city business is being conducted. I just don’t think it’s the right place for it.

to Christianity 101 #147: “Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, and Christians will all have an equal chance to say a prayer.” How do you know that? “I support Councilman Helix on this request.” I respect your opinion; I just don’t agree with it.

to RunDogRun #153: This issue is really more about religion and its place in government rather than politics.

to anon #182: Some of Christian Lady’s comments have been removed. The intent of her comments appeared to be more about Killjoy and myself and the lack of religion in our lives rather than the topic at hand.

Thank you everybody for commenting on this topic, regardless of how you feel about it. It looks like most feel that praying in city council meetings is inappropriate. As I said before, I think that Mr. Helix’s intentions were good. Apparently, this was a practice in the past that had been discontinued; I guess he is feeling nostalgic about it. I don’t know whether anybody put him up to it; he said this had been on his mind for awhile. Actually, I had the impression that the rest of the council was kind of shocked and wasn’t sure how to react. Anyway, I hope it doesn’t go any further.

202 Atticus Thraxx May 16, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Silva I’m gonna go out on a limb as say we have little to no biker or moll traffic here on Claycord. Your safe.
Travesty? Precious time? That’s kinda overstating things a bit.
Here’s another example of us worrying about the format of things instead of the content.

203 Killjoy May 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Silva, I only need to go out Morgan Territory Road to shoot. I am a member of The Diablo Bowmen. :)

204 Killjoy May 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Oh, and Last! :D

205 Puddintain May 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Horse n around; You’re right, and please accept my apologies for calling you a harsh name. I guess I over reacted to the condescending nature of your comments.

206 KAD May 16, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Last on a beautiful Friday.

207 Connie Dobbs May 16, 2014 at 5:11 PM

#199 It’s OK…

208 Connie Dobbs May 16, 2014 at 5:19 PM
209 Cowellian May 16, 2014 at 5:37 PM

In for Last!

210 KAD May 16, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Last again.

211 Silva May 16, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Atticus Thraxx, can’t I just have some theatrics now and again? ;)

Killjoy, sounds nice.

My very first last!

212 Silva May 16, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Connie Hobbs, :D!!

213 Happy One May 16, 2014 at 5:58 PM

ChampagneKitty, it was probably the Supreme Court ruling earlier this month that prompted Mr. Helix to suggest reinstating prayer at city council meetings. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that it was constitutional to start the town council meetings of a small town in New York with a prayer, even if the prayers favored a particular religion. In the case they ruled on, the prayers were almost always about Jesus Christ and the Resurrection. One news article I read about the ruling used the headline “If You Don’t Like It, Leave” to sum up the opinion written by the Supreme Court majority.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-upholds-legislative-prayer-at-council-meetings/2014/05/05/dc142ede-cf9d-11e3-b812-0c92213941f4_story.html

214 I'm The Urban Spaceman May 16, 2014 at 6:04 PM

ex-Oakland Athletic Jason Kendall has written a book called ‘Throwback’ about his major league experioences

215 funny man May 16, 2014 at 6:18 PM

do i smell fire?

216 Silva May 16, 2014 at 6:24 PM

DOH!! Connie Dobbs. Damn autocorrect.

217 Marianne May 16, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Last! :-)

218 ChampagneKitty May 16, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Happy One, you’re probably right.

219 Silva May 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

BTW, I spent a glorious afternoon today with my grandson at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont. It’s a working farm in the East Bay Regional system. We were expecting a little ride on a horse pulled train, but sadly their horse had died of colic. They did all they could do to save him, but couldn’t. They want to buy another horse at the cost of $1,000, and so far have collected about half of that in donations. It’s a little far, but a very cool place.

220 Shasta Daisy May 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I’m playing tonite…..LAST!

221 Killjoy May 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Actually Silva, I can be very nice.
Just ask ChampagneKitty. She was asking here on Claycord if anyone knew how to install a shower hand rail (security bar).
I went over her place and did the job. Only took a few minutes of my time.
She tells me the Maintenance Man at her condo told her it was installed very well.
You could ask GoGo too. But it seems like he’s never on Claycord that much anymore. He and I work together.

222 Killjoy May 16, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Oh, I forgot. Last.
:D

223 Babs May 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

ok, I just cracked myself up….the ad at the top of page…where the figure is tumbling …..now I know I’m loosing my vision….I just tried to kill it, thought it was a flying bug on my screen…LOL

224 Babs May 16, 2014 at 8:31 PM

losing not loosing…geez, give me a break…bad eyes!

225 Enfield303 May 16, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Is it too first to be last?

226 ChampagneKitty May 16, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Yes, Killjoy is very nice. And I’m very appreciative of my safety grab bar; I use it all the time. :-)

Last.

227 Atticus Thraxx May 16, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Of course Silva, Lord knows I act the fool. :)

“At last”-Etta James

228 Cowellian May 16, 2014 at 8:46 PM

re-last

229 Marianne May 16, 2014 at 8:49 PM

lastest!

230 Killjoy May 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Uber Last.

231 anon May 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Was there a burglary report this week?

232 Shasta Daisy May 16, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Last but not least.

233 Still anon May 16, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Laaaaaaast

234 KAD May 16, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Last, last, Last.

235 Killjoy May 16, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Haha. I read that wrong Silva. Sorry. Yes, the Archery Club is nice. D’oh.

Last.

236 Still anon May 16, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Last of the lastest?

237 Dr. Jellyfinger® May 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Killjoy, do you shoot wonderful, Traditional Archery ….or the blasphemous, bastard son of archery…… the modern, stick full of gears & pulleys…… that arrow launching machine known as a “Compound Bow”? Just curious…

238 Silva May 17, 2014 at 7:33 AM

Killjoy, I’d suspected you were nice too! :)

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