It’s’s 7th Birthday Bash, and We’re Giving Away $$Money$$!

May 15, 2014 8:00 am · 245 comments is now 7 years old. Yes, 7. That means we’ve been giving you the local news, every single day, for the past 2555 days, or 61,320 hours (vacation time?)

It’s been a blast, and it couldn’t have been possible without you. Thank you for all you’ve done to make what it is today. We have a special community and a bond like no other. We’ve laughed together, cried together, argued together, and through it all, we’re still together.

Thank you for all your support, love, friendship, news-tips, photos, etc. throughout the past 7 years. You’ve been nothing short of remarkable, and you are truly appreciated.

Be sure to watch our new commercial shown above (coming soon to a movie theater & television near you).

And now, let’s have some fun.

Who wants a $25 Safeway gift card?

To enter to win the gift card, all you have to do is tell us what you like about, but be sure to leave your real email address where it asks for your email in the comments section. We are just using your email for this contest in case you win, and will discard it after the contest is over. We will pick one random winner later today, and if you win, you will be contacted by email.

Stay tuned, we have more surprises up our sleeve and more money to give away throughout the day!

We love you, Claycordians!

201 Gina Arino May 15, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I love getting updates everyday on news in our area

202 Ruth Cataldo May 15, 2014 at 3:20 PM

I love that fact that it has up to the minute information about what is happening in our area. It’s the first place I look if I want up to date traffic or crime info. Thanks for all the hard work and happy birthday

203 Deborah Linnekin May 15, 2014 at 3:20 PM

I love finding out local events on Claycord, especially the updates about road closures and school events! Thank you for all the great coverage. Happy Birthday!

204 Mrs T May 15, 2014 at 3:25 PM

I love knowing I can stay up to date on what’s happening in this community. This is an awesome place. Happy birthday Claycord :)

205 Bob May 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Have to do it Mayor, hope I’m the first! I ❤ the corn snakes!

206 Rocío Zavala May 15, 2014 at 3:42 PM

I love how claycord reallyyyy keeps us updated on our local news, sometimes I will find out things that are happening right next door to me which is fantastic. Thank You so much for The updates!!

207 Tay May 15, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Congratulations Claycord! I love being able to find out what is happening in the area without having to turn on the TV. You always seems to be first with the news. I truly appreciate being able to access Claycord! Nice work!!!!

208 MadMom May 15, 2014 at 3:52 PM

This makes me so happy! Congratulations Mayor and thank you for our wonderful Claycord!
I think it’s mostly the feeling of community or family that brings me to Claycord. I have felt so connected to my neighborhood and beyond. I have also learned so many valuable lessons here.
I’m looking forward to the next seven years and many, many more.
Happy birthday Claycord!

209 Futurama May 15, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I don’t want the card, but I’m here solely for the comments.

210 jtkatec May 15, 2014 at 3:55 PM

I love the humongous bedbugs that inhabit

And especially when someone posts something funny and then someone else posts another funny comment and then there’s another and another, suddenly it’s like a comedy show, without the visuals. of witty posts.

That’s when I get all warm and fuzzy inside, realizing we’re all good, well-meaning people.

211 Sheila Rowntree May 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Update of the news
Can happen in an instant is seven!

212 molly7794 May 15, 2014 at 4:02 PM

my son turned me on to this website and I love it so much! I love to keep updated about what is going on in our community. I love concord and love happy birthday!

213 Jonathan May 15, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Love this site and the hyper local news. Great keeping up to date on all the stuff the big news sites often miss and dont report.

214 VikingPrincess May 15, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I remember when was first online – you’ve come a long way!
You helped me get in touch with the community and my part in it. Thank you for all posters that have shared and the Mayor for keeping it up to date on important local info.
Seven years is a complete cycle…
Happy Birthday and many more to come.

215 Leigh Kirmsse May 15, 2014 at 4:27 PM

I love having a neat place to go to that has local insight! During the Clayton fire, it was THE place to go for information

216 Spanky Fortuna May 15, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Here’s your sugar, Mayor. Very accurate and very ethical!

217 Lynn May 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I have lived in Concord all my life and this is the best place to go for information. I rely on Claycord all the time for information. I’m so glad this website is here for us all to communicate and be informed. Thank you for all your hard work, your doing a great job!! :)

218 :) May 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Without Claycord I wouldn’t know what was going on around where I live. Sometime we wonder but it isn’t Channel 2 newsworthy, we’ve learned to always check Claycord first!

219 Laura May 15, 2014 at 5:27 PM

I love it when sometimes I hear sirens out in the neighborhood and I can go onto Claycord and they already know whats going on! That is so cool to me! I love Claycord! Keep up the great work!

220 Atticus Thraxx May 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Hyper-local news pretty much as it happens….check
Fun and useful columns like Traffic Jammin, The Garden Girl, Creative Space, Claycord Online Museum….check
Access to local and national merchants who help support this content…check
The ability to interact with neighbors and fellow residents expressing opinions on everything under the sun….check
The best thing though, the most moving thing, in the 6 1/2 or so years I’ve been a regular is how Claycord came together when Radar got sick and in a bad way and tangibly helped him. But more important, we got to let him know he was loved. We should all be so lucky.
Thanks Mayor

221 Hannah May 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

My husband and I moved here from SoCal. When we first arrived we felt disconnected being in a new town. But has really helped us feel more informed and involved. Knowing what is going on in your local community is greatly important. So thank you!

222 Stephanie May 15, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I love to check out the blog to see what’s happening locally and for seeing all the great photography posted by local photographers. Keep up the awesome work, Mayor!

223 Tara Gorewitz May 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM

I like clay cord because it keeps me in loop about what’s going on in my town and around it. Thanks!!

224 Anastasia May 15, 2014 at 6:35 PM

I m definitely a fan of claycord.i like that they always let their readers know about anything and everything that’s happening in our area.always good to be in the know.thanks claycord!

225 Cynthia May 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Never a dull day a cherished friend! Thanks!

226 Eudamonia May 15, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Comment streams. Sometimes I’m angered, sometimes I agree. Most of the time I am just entertained.
Happy Birthday!

227 pat smith May 15, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Claycord delivers real time news long before it’s announced in the main stream news. In addition, it brings a great sense of community, making claycord the go to website for local news. Where would we be without you claycord?

228 Reality Slap May 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

All the local news!

229 Kathy May 15, 2014 at 7:21 PM rocks! It has all the news that matters to me, in my hometown. The news is sent out promptly and completely, which is very important to me. Happy Birthday!!!!

230 KAD May 15, 2014 at 7:26 PM

For fast access to information, this is where I come to first. Once, when we were in Nashville, I called the Concord house to pick up voice mail messages and the phone line was busy. There was no reason the phone line should have busy unless someone broke into the house and was using the phone. I looked on Claycord and saw a story about a blown transformer in our neighborhood so I immediately knew the power was out. That was the reason for the busy line. Thanks Mayor for all you do for us every day.

231 Kamster May 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM
232 JJ May 15, 2014 at 8:20 PM

I love claycord for all my neighborhood local news which is always current. The local daily, hourly news updates are fast and relevant information. I know other major tv news stations say they rely on checking claycord for the most up to the minute news about our area. Claycord is number one for me, too! Keep up the good work claycord. I also like the input to the news, photos, and comments!

233 tessa May 15, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I like the fast updates as stuff happens

234 Happy Happy Joy Joy May 15, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Happy Birthday Mr. Mayor – its hard to believe that you have built such an awesome sight and are only 7 years old. You have a bright future, grasshopper! Imaging what you will be doing at 10 or 15 – maybe you’ll be the next Warren Buffett or at least Mark Zuckerberg.

Keep up the excellent reporting and for keeping our community informed!

235 Nick Travaglini May 15, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Claycord is fun, family orientated well diversed, informative and just plain amazing especially to those that live or are from the concord Clayton area

236 Tango Hotel May 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM

I love the local news. Knowing what goes on in the surrounding neighborhoods is fun. A few years back across from where I was living there was some police action, the only way I found out what was going on was Keep up the great work!!!!

237 J May 15, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I love that has such up to date stories. When we want to know what’s happening locally (like today, we live near PH BART and heard the news helicopters), we come to you first.

238 Edie May 15, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Claycord is always on top of the local news. If it wasn’t for Claycord I’d never kknow what’s going on! Who doesn’t love that? What a great site. More cities need a site like this! Thanks Claycord for all you do!

239 Kathi Hamilton May 16, 2014 at 5:20 AM

Claycord has not only kept me up to date in the neighborhoods where I live but I work with families and knowing what is going on with our surrounding communities sometimes allows me to make some calls to make sure my clients are okay.

240 Lauren May 16, 2014 at 8:39 AM

I love Claycord because it helps bring the community together. When I talk with friends about locl events, the conversation usually starts with, “Did you see ___ on Claycord today”? Your news is the most reliable because you let the community give their input. My husband always gets really excited when you guys use his pictures on the website :)

241 Shasta Daisy May 16, 2014 at 9:07 AM

I am not surprised that has become a successful news/community blog. I am proud to say that I am one of the original posters on There were just a handful of us back then. Cowellian, Apollo and Radar became my friends. We have stayed in touch over the years. Sadly, our dear friend Radar is not with us now. His photography was inspiring to me. I’ll never forget the day we met at Peet’s for coffee and he encouraged me to get a new camera.

I the past 7 years, I have seen the Mayor’s talent, creative ideas, and compassion shine through his work on Claycord. He is honest, speaks from his heart and is not judgmental in reporting the news. reports the facts without any sensationalism. I think that is one of the biggest factors that has attracted so many followers. That, and the fact that there is feeling of community amongst those that post regularly. continues to evolve, always full of surprises.

It keeps us all coming back for more.

Happy Birthday!!!! You’ll be celebrating many more.

242 Cowellian May 16, 2014 at 9:28 AM

My friend, Shasta Daisy, is one of the reasons that I felt right at home when I first got to Claycord. As our conscience and defacto Den Mother, she managed to keep most of us on the straight and narrow. And although she doesn’t post as much as she used to, her personality helped make Claycord the success that it has become.

243 Jster May 16, 2014 at 1:06 PM

When I want to know what’s happening locally… I check out first because it’d probably be there.

244 Marianne May 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Mayor, who won!

245 Silva May 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

I just spent a gorgeous and fun day with my grandson at Ardenwood Historic Farm. I took advantage of the 3rd Friday free at East Bay Regional Parks. I became aware of that and much other VALUABLE INFORMATION on! Thanks Mayor! Thanks everyone!

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