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!

Jennifer May 15, 2014 at 8:07 AM

I love how constantly updates their website as new details come in so we always get the full scoop

EdiBirsan May 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Since the beginning I have posted here and watched the involvement and growth with the Community, and that is something to celebrate.
(PS if it wins, send the $25 to the Monument Crisis Center for food).

Cowellian May 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM

I’ve always enjoyed the sense of community at Claycord, as well as being able to discuss local events as they are happening.

And I’ve made a lot of friends here.

Von May 15, 2014 at 8:10 AM

I love because it gives you real time info. quicker then I can find it anywhere else.

SK May 15, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Aw, Mr. Mayor, I can’t pick just one thing that I like about, but the first thing that comes to mind is that you have always been such a kind gentleman in your personal e-mails to me. I appreciate that, and I think that that kindness in you permeates the website. You don’t shy away from anything controversial, however. Whenever I see that comments are closed on a subject, I know that you are cutting off the ugliness that you know would be coming, and I think that is admirable. You have worked so hard on this website, and I remember the days before advertising. I’m so glad you are able to make money off this now! Thank you for all the hard work you have put into this! I know that I am not alone in being very appreciative of all your hard work. Always a fan, SK

David Molstad May 15, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Great commercial.

Opinions and comments of community members is vitally important to an open community. Sharing is incredibly important to the health and wellbeing of us all.

Thank you, Mr. Mayor, your hard work and incredible dedication have made this forum the leader it is today.

Iris Hill May 15, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Thank you so much for Claycord. It’s first on my list every time I sign on! Gives some sense of community. TY TY Ty

Blink May 15, 2014 at 8:27 AM

It is the one source for community news that isn’t told by any other source,
With amazing speed…..excessive helicopter or siren activity, traffic accidents, local issues, or just public opinion (even if excessive sarcasm and anger at times, there are still some clear thinkers) , police reports, creative spaces column…hope this is just a beginning of a great service claycord provides!

mike May 15, 2014 at 8:29 AM

i like to read everyone’s arguments in the comments it makes me laugh.

Concordejet May 15, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Claycord rock!!!!!!! user friendly very easy to navigate and very easy to read the best thing about the Claycord is the Mayor!!!!!! Keep up the good work

Jennifer2 May 15, 2014 at 8:36 AM

LOVE THE COMMERCIAL! I first heard about Claycord listening to KCBS about a story where a lady dressed in all white, would leave homage items in a plastic bag, on a manhole, near Monte Gardens Elementary. I was so intrigued that there was a local news, right in my neighborhood! I was hooked! Claycord is a part of my daily life since. When I hear helicopters overhead or hear a bunch of sirens, even at 2 in the morning, I will get up and check Claycord to see what’s going on — That’s how good they are. I once emailed the Mayor and told him, he was like the TMZ of Concord! I like how they promote local schools, local events, support our kids and we feel like we have a voice in the community. Even the City Council listens to us (Yah Helen!). Love Love Love Claycord. Best thing ever!!! P.S. I have a crush on Dan Ashley too! ๐Ÿ˜‰ and love the Claycordian Newspaper. Good job neighborhood advocates. Keep up the good work and wishing Claycord continued success!

Jeninreality May 15, 2014 at 8:39 AM has it’s “finger” on the pulse of the community in which I live and work. If I want to find out what is going on around me, good and bad, I click on Just like showering, brushing my teeth and eating breakfast, checking is part of my daily routine and I would be lost without the information it provides. Congratulations!

Lou May 15, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Check Claycord several times a day. Love the pictures people submit. I have saved several to my ipad, just to go back and admire over and over.

Enfield303 May 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAYCORD!!! I would rather have cake and pony rides rather than a gift card, but you are awesome Mayor.
The best things about Claycord are the speed of the stories getting posted so we know what is going on in our immediate community, and letting us rant and vent our various views on each topic.

Thank you and keep up the good work.

MO May 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Congratulations. When I found Claycord, it was a life saver for me, to know what was going on and where. My Mom lived there for 55 years…but when the newspapers became so minimal and gave nothing about local issues in a timely fashion…I began getting online with Claycord, calling long distance to tell my Mom what was going on. At first she didn’t want to believe me… lol ….. and when I began begging her to lock her door during the day and not leave just the screen door shut…she was sure I had lost my mind. But Concord had changed.
Then when we sold her home and moved her here to flyover country…I would take my computer to the Nursing Home and we’d read Claycord together.
Now she is in Heaven watching from above…and it’s been a very busy 7 years for me….
I appreciate everything you all do on Claycord…I still check in to see what is happening in my hometown.

Thanks Mr Mayor…you are doing a great job. ๐Ÿ™‚

tired of taxes May 15, 2014 at 8:47 AM

What I like most about As mentioned by others, it is hard to pick just one thing to like most. I guess the Mayor; without you and your sense of community, your tireless efforts and your integrity, we would not have a convergence point as good as it is.

If by some stroke of luck I get picked for the $25 safeway card, please send over the card to the Lemon Lady. She deserves it more than I ever could.

Cowellian May 15, 2014 at 8:49 AM

I was actually on vacation in Nashville when I discovered Claycord. I was trying to find news about the smokestack, and Google sent me to Halfway to Concord, where I found a reference to a story on Claycord. Once I got here, I decided to stay.

Clayton Mike May 15, 2014 at 8:53 AM

I love this site. It’s a good source for local breaking news, and general information that is good to know. Thank you for your service to our community.

mamatosix May 15, 2014 at 8:57 AM

I love that Claycord is a place for people to come together when a fellow Claycordian needs help.And waking up to sirens knowing that I can get on the site and find out what happened.
Claycord rocks. Thank you for bringing this all together Mayor.

Sue May 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Love the instant news!!

Dale Keys May 15, 2014 at 9:01 AM

It’s a great place to see updates in a timely manner on important issues.

Denise May 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

I have read Claycord for almost the full 7 years. I love the fact that I can log on at any time and see what is going on in the area. If I hear lots of sirens or basically anything I can log in and you always have some kind of information even if it isn’t the full story. You let us know what you know and then you update it when information is available. My youngest daughter goes to school in Concord and when Mt. Diablo students were all sent to the football field and their school was being checked, I found out this information here first and not from my daughter’s school which is right next door. Thanks for all of the great information.

Sandra Johnson May 15, 2014 at 9:02 AM

I love the real, honest local news in real time. I may skim other posts, but I always look at Claycord.

Liz May 15, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I love that Claycord gives me the news right away. It’s so nice to have a website to go to when I need to know what’s going on around me right away. From fires, to helicopters flying over head, to car accidents and traffic, you keep us informed. Thanks!

Jeff May 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Mayor, that commercial definitely belongs on the big screen. Being in media, I can say, what you have accomplished here is no small feat. Agencies from virtually every major market is aware of That is amazing for what could have been a “small” community website. I don’t know how you get all your stories, and so quickly, but I would imagine a lot of it comes from the help of your readers. Keep up the great work!

martizian May 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

i love this site because anytime some dirt bag does something wrong you blast there face for all to see

Bela510 May 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

I like how you report the facts. No fluff, just facts.

KS May 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Love that I can come to Claycord and find out what’s going on…especially when I’m out of town. Makes me feel like I’m right at home no matter where I am!

Zanon May 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Reader: 5+ years, Commenter: rarely, BUT 3-4 times a day, on my phone, right after checking my emails, I click on Such a habit I’ve checked in while on vacation from Washington DC, Texas, wherever I am I can keep up with what is happening at home. I’ve shared valuable information as well as recommended the site to family and friends. Thanks Mayor, for all you do.

Sara May 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I love the return comments and how the community binds together. ๐Ÿ™‚

CJ May 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I love the news updates and what is going on around town.

Suzanne May 15, 2014 at 9:10 AM

I love the irony. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tori May 15, 2014 at 9:11 AM

I love that I don’t have to look anywhere else for news around my neighborhood! Either the Mayor has answered it, or faithful readers have commented on their experiences around them. Information is always up within the hour (usually less), and I’ve learned about a lot of great new businesses because of it! So glad I found!!

Mike May 15, 2014 at 9:11 AM

I love Claycord because it lets me know what’s going on in my immediate neighborhood real fast. You hear a helicopter and 5 minutes later you know what it was about.

2 cents Worth May 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

I love to be up to date on what is happening in Claycord with
Thanks for all you do ๐Ÿ™‚

Dario Garcia May 15, 2014 at 9:12 AM

I love how claycord keeps me informed about my neighborhood, things that revolve around my little world.
Thanx for always being there!

Heather F May 15, 2014 at 9:13 AM

It’s the only news I pay attention to. It’s nice to know that there is a news source out there that is just the area you live in.

livesteam May 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

I like the fact that if something is happening in claycord I know I can come to the site to see what’s going on. If I hear a siren or helicopter I know the coverage will be here way before any other media reports it. Keep up the great work mayor!!!

Julie May 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Claycord is the first place I go to find out what’s happening in my community. They have the story (with more details and accurate information) faster than abc cbs or nbc. If there’s a fire, I know where it is, what’s being done, and containment information. If I even smell smoke I go to claycord to find out what it is. You guys are awesome, thank you.

celeste May 15, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Claycord does fun giveaways like this one. I won the chocolate making class last time!

Oliveraalumni May 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM

My favorite part if Claycord is sharing old memories and connecting
as a community. Emergency updates from locals and the Mayor are top notch!

Christine May 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM

I like being able to keep up with what’s going on in Concord even though I no longer live in the area.

Dr. Jellyfinger ยฎ Uncle Pluto, Barbie Dahl, Laura Zah and all the folks at Mel Practus Medical Group May 15, 2014 at 9:16 AM

To Claycord that is turning seven,
Hope your birthday is pure heaven.
With food & women full of fun,
Boozing โ€˜til the day is done!
Happy Birthday from us to you.
Partying the whole day through.

mwo1859 May 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I have Claycord as my home page and pictures of Mt Diablo as my wallpaper. I have a Claycord stein and I live in Florida. Thank you Mayor and to the fellow Claycordins for making it fun. Happy Birthday

What do I love about Claycord? May 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM

That’s easy….The Mayor.

The rest is icing on the cake.

Silly question. ๐Ÿ™‚

SB May 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I like the fact that I am able to find out what is happening in our local area. The information is important and always timely.

Bingo May 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM

I love Claycord because of the community involvement!

momof2 May 15, 2014 at 9:20 AM

THE BEST Local up to the minute news literally!

Emily Pickel May 15, 2014 at 9:21 AM

I love that and all of its employees are always on top of the story you always seem to get to the news we want to hear about and all the events and social programs that get offered in our area’s you make our community alert to what is going on and you never take long to post the next story its good to know we have a great community news page that is very trusted and well taken care of. Happy 7th Claycord<3

Colleen McFadden May 15, 2014 at 9:22 AM

I enjoy the Claycord because it keeps me up to date and is current and accurate! Many Thanks!

Peggy Hetlage May 15, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Claycord has the best current news bar none. During the Morgan Fire we learned more about the progress of the fire here than anywhere else. Helped us know if our house was safe!

Curtis Young May 15, 2014 at 9:23 AM

I love that I am constantly updated on what’s going on in my community. I feel like it keeps me in touch locally.

Cherie May 15, 2014 at 9:24 AM

I like how I can turn to Claycord if I hear lots of sirens or helicopters flying around. I can always get the local news from here.

Denise123 May 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM

I go immediately to for up to date news on our area. I appreciate that we are getting the true facts on the events taking place. Things are posted as they are happening which is “real” time and that to me is important. I also like to read the traffic jammer and the “talk about whatever.” I pick up on some really useful tips.
Happy 7th Birthday
Hoping for many, many more years of great reporting and community involvement.

Donna May 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Claycord keeps me informed about what is going on in my neighborhood. It is up to date and so much faster than any other news site.
Keep up the great work!

Adam May 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM has been nothing short of fantastic. I go to them for my local news because I am not happy with the media on tv. I get more local information through than anywhere else. Miss the pictures Radar took. R.I.P.

susie snyder May 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

I used to go to ktvu or kgo but claycord tells it like it is. If someone has an opinion or question, claycord answers in the comments. No sending e-mails and no frustration on not being heard.
We like what you have to say but better yet, we like to be heard!

Mother of one May 15, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Happy 7th birthday claycord. Good job. I love Because it always ahead of news. I always know what’s going on my neighborhood or are area before anyone else. Reports it or tells us. You guys are awesome. I just love how you have information so quick. Just as I was getting ready to go to the board meeting last night . You posted it had been taken of the agenda. And I would have not known until I dragged my daughter there. I just want to thank you for your service and all the information.

mike May 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I check Claycord first for current information and am never disappointed. I appreciate the great work!

Paul Greenwood May 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I Like the Website for showing the History of the Claycord Area, and the Many Memories it Brings Back.

Ali May 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I love when something is going on outside I have a place where I can get immediate answers!! I love Claycord!!

;) May 15, 2014 at 9:31 AM

I love because it gives the community a chance to help one other fight a crime and also protect our family from someone on the run. Claycord also listed accident which let’s us know to take another route if we are out driving and to avoid traffic.

MC Rider May 15, 2014 at 9:32 AM

I have been part of the Claycord community from close to the beginning. I will always have a place in my heart for the Claycord community because of the way people came together with moral and financhial support when I had my kidney failure and subsiquent kidney transplant surgery.
The first phone call I received at UC Davis when I went in for my transplant surgery was from the Mayor. He called to check on me and wish me well. Given the anonymous nature of Claycord, I still do not know how he tracked me down to make that call. I will never forget that, and the support when I really needed it.
I don’t get here as often these days and I don’t comment much anymore. But Claycord, the Mayor and the community is always in my heart. Hard to believe it has been 7 years and over 5 years since my kidney transplant surgery. The kidney is still doing great. Thank you Mayor for 7 years of dedication to this little blog community called Claycord.
I typed this on my phone, so I will appigize now to the grammar/spelling police for any missed errors.

Scott May 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Keeping up with news of the area good or bad is important to me, claycord has been a solid source over the years. The articles are informative and there is always a good mix of fun interesting articles as well. Thanks for all the great news!

Schmee May 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

I like because its updated 24 hours a day.

Ill await my winning email ๐Ÿ™‚

Carrie May 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

What I like about you is that when someone makes an uninformed comment, someone on your staff immediately re-posts correct information as to abruptly stop any rumer(s) that could spiral out of control. Thanks for keeping it real! ๐Ÿ™‚

Incognito May 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

For the last seven years, Claycord has been providing prompt and valuable information as to the happenings in our area. It has shown the worst in people and often times the best in people. There have been stories which have left me very somber and others which leave me with a smile on my face. Claycord has allowed us to voice our opinion on just about every topic and whether or not everyone or no one likes what we say, we are allowed our Freedom of Speech. I hope Claycord hangs around for another seven years or more – my day would not be the same without it! Thank you for all that you do.

jaydub May 15, 2014 at 9:34 AM

I love the local news as reported by a Highlands Elementry School alum!
Go Hawks!

Christian May 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Im loving the Claycord Trailer!! I would also like to say what I like about, and that is how it’s constantly being updated with real-time information. Also constantly being updated with information allows me to be more aware of my surroundings, especially when im babysitting kids! I would just like to give a personal Thanks as well to for the outstanding community that has grown vastly since was put up on the web.

Barbara May 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

It’s like one stop shopping. I get the current news. Love the quick links and events going on in our area. When I need a service there are plenty to choose from on Where else can you get this with just one click of the mouse? or touch pad lol. Love watching your followers grow over the years. You’ve come along way baby!!

Jennifer Love May 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

I love the community feel of Claycord. It’s the best local news website around. Keep up the great work! Thank you! And happy birthday!

CB May 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM

Love this site, we always get the news quickly and correctly. Nothing else to say but Claycord is the best for community news. Congratulations to the greatest local site.

Kishna May 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM

I like that it is pretty much up to the minute information! and the Claycord FB page are the first things I go to when I want to see whats happening in my neck of the woods!

MSoriano Photography May 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM is more than a blog. It’s a community.

A place where everyone can contribute news, information, photos, and share opinions. I have been a long time “lurker”, and only started contributing about four years ago (Newhall Park pipebomb).

It’s my go-to site when I need to know what’s going on, where it’s happening, and to get follow-up stories. A blog that is able to get residents to rally behind someone in need, or around issues that affect the community. And, every now and then, a source of accidental entertainment (i.e. the comments section). It’s the only “local” site I know, that is still being followed by former residents of the area. How cool is that!

Congratulations, Mayor, and staff at Keep up the awesomeness!

Emily May 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

I love Claycord for so many reasons, but chief among them is the feeling of community that is lacking in modern city life. I like being in touch — if only virtually — with other people who care about what’s happing in our town. I love being able to check for news when sirens go roaring by. I like a laugh now and then. fills a real need, and I’m very grateful to the people who make it happen. ROCKS!!! May 15, 2014 at 9:40 AM

First thing every morning is to check out to see what’s happening. Your always on top of the news, BEFORE anyone else. Your completely trustworthy and Im glad to be one of your groupiesโค๏ธ Much love and to many more years!

jean May 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

I love that you keep us updated on what’s happening in our area. The good news as well as the police report. It make us more aware of what’s going on. Great job, keep up the good work!

itsme May 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Claycord is the “go to” place for me to find out what’s going on in the “neighborhood”. You always have up to the minute info. I don’t know how you do it. I love reading and sharing ideas although you do get some iffy posters sometimes. LOL! You should be proud of yourself Mr. Mayor since the local tv news programs often refer to Claycord when broadcasting the news. WELL DONE! Keep up the good work for many years to come!

nytemuvr May 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

@Cowellian #17
I was on your website when I “discovered” a few years ago.
Thanks Mayor, you made my elderly father happy with putting his pictures online, he really got a kick out of that. Like to keep up on my hometown news and reminisce about the old days.

Angels May 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Thanks to MO’s Mom (#15), who introduced us to here in Heaven, we see we still have work to do in your area.

meagan May 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Claycord is the first place I check to find out whats going on in my neck of the woods. Thanks to all the staff at Claycord. Cheers, Meagan

ktop May 15, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Did you use the Blue Devils for this ad? Looks good.

Thanks for keeping us up to date.

sandy May 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM

I like claycord because it gives me up to date news on whats happening in my area.there isnt anywhere else i can go for information that pertains to something that happens down the street from me, makes me feel safe.

David May 15, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Happy Birthday Claycord!

I feel the news is more raw, timely, transparent, and locally relevant than the news from the other major news sources.

angela raymond May 15, 2014 at 9:48 AM

You guys make me feel safe with real time alerts

Buddy May 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM

This is a great website to find out whats happening in our area.
Im always so well informed!
I have to say though that I love the comment section. I know I can always count on a few people to give me a good laugh or make me think!
Thanks Claycord, you are the best!
Mary Jane

ZuZupetals May 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Seven years ago my neighbors told me about mail theft in our neighborhood and to read about on years later we are having the same problem again! Both times I got the info from the website. Thanks mayor for not only informing us but LOOKING OUT FOR US in Claycord! Whenever I want to find out local events, accidents, crime or opinions of fellow Claycordians; I needn’t look any further than my own backyard of this wonderful website that has been a friend for 7 yrs! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! !!

Scott May 15, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Keeps the community in the loop.

Katie May 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM

I love that has pictures of available dogs and cats from the Martinez shelter.

Sara May 15, 2014 at 9:56 AM

I enjoy the closeness of the community and how it binds together; and I enjoy the way you can get local news first.

Thanks Mayor!

Justina May 15, 2014 at 9:56 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CLAYCORD!! I love how I can always come check the site when something is going on and I want to know what it is without haveing to search the internet or the news stations. Also the helpful information going on in the area.

Liz May 15, 2014 at 9:58 AM

I like how you cover a wide range of topics and you report objectively

Shea May 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

About a year ago a friend of mine turned me onto Claycord. I visit the site a few times everyday to check to see what is happening around Claycord. And when something happens around town, I go right to website and always find the details on site!

Happy Birthday Claycord!!!

Robyn May 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

What I love the most about is that I get real news where I live when the tv news does every part of the bay but claycord . The site is awesome and gives shelter animals a chance at adoption.

The Closer May 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

I like jelly. Happy Birthday

I love reading all of the crazy comments on any given topic. Never fails to amuse me. Good luck moving forward, and thank you for all your hard work and dedication Mr. Mayor.

Cowellian May 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM

nytemuvr, I’ll consider that my good deed for whatever day that was.

MC Rider, I’m glad you’re still with us.

Pyrrhus May 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Claycord gives you the latest news concerning the area before anyone else. It also makes you aware of things that the contra costa times doesn’t care.

Tia May 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

I LOVE EVERYTHING about Claycord!! Happy Birthday!

johnette May 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM

My son has been serving in the Air Force since he graduated from CVHS 17 years ago. He is stationed in WA but he keeps a little bit of home with him thanks to

babytruck May 15, 2014 at 10:05 AM

I love the fact that this place is developed a community feel. A true concern for the neighborhoods around us, there are a lot of active people here who are willing to make a difference. Because of changing times and busy schedules, so many don’t have time to get out and talk to their neighbors any more, and although this is not human face to face interaction, it’s as close as it can be, reaching further beyond the neighbors on our street.

To be able to keep with up to the minute updates promotes faster and better action in community relations. Thank you for this page, I think it has enriched a lot of peoples lives.

Megan May 15, 2014 at 10:06 AM

I love that news is posted quickly and concisely!

DG May 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM

I like the way Claycord keeps me informed about what is going on. I moved out of the area but Claycord is where we call our home and we still attend church in Concord.

Ashlie May 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Happy birthday Claycord!!!

If I could describe Claycord in a few words it would be DEPENDABLE and CAPTIVATING. I can always count on you to tell me why things are happening, warn me about whats going on in my area, and you have done something other news stations and websites just cant grasp: Provide actual interesting stories that you just cant help but stop what your doing and read.

Cheers to another 7, 8, 10, probably even 20
if not more years of pertinent and enjoyable news your website provides our community! I know I won’t stop reading.

Adel Olvera May 15, 2014 at 10:08 AM

It’s the best place to get good and sad ๐Ÿ™ news about Concord/Clayton.

If I win...give it to the Food Bank :) May 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Happy birthday! thanks for the up to date info

Tamara May 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM

I love the new commercial although I wish you would have included Pacheco as part of the communities. In general I love because of the breaking news alerts relevant to our area. You do get it posted faster here than the local tv news stations. Thank for a wonderful well done job!!

Elaine May 15, 2014 at 10:12 AM

I love being able to stay up to date with local news and stories! Being able to spread the news about people that need a helping hand or congratulate a high school team on success is what makes this website so great! Claycord provides a website that allows us to come together as a community. Happy Birthday Claycord!

Steve May 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

I enjoy the news of our area that we get nowhere else.

Sue May 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I like the now news that Claycord profides. I know what is important when its happening, not after its happened.

Moming May 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Love that when something is going on I can check your site. You always have the scoop!

Ashley Jacobson May 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Love the instant news and knowing what is going on. No local news updates like you guys!!!

MC Rider May 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Cowellien, thanks. Yes I am still here. Good to see some old timers posting. Old timers as in early community members that is.

Informed Reader May 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

I love how on top of every news story Claycord is. It is very informative and also I love the comments left by all the readers. There are some very good discussions on here.

Just_My_Two_Cents May 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Congratulations on your 7th Anniversary!

I know if there’s something going on and I want to find out about it I always go to You almost always have what I need. I keep a tab on my home and work computers. You make a difference!

Jim May 15, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Love Local News Relevant to My Neighborhood. Also watching the flame wars in the comment sections can be entertaining.

mtzmeg May 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Happy birthday claycord
I love local news. News you don’t always find on the news channels

SquishyBugs May 15, 2014 at 10:24 AM

I love your passion and balance! It’s not all just the doom and gloom news stories we need to know about, it’s balanced with stories that remind us that Claycord is a wonderful place to live.

Hi2uDavid May 15, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Before there was NO CURRENT NEWS for the local community. Both Concord and Clayton do have a community paper but it seems comes too late for current news and events. Whenever I want to know what that fire was about, if people are okay in a turn over accident, or what types of crimes are happening in the area, Claycord fits the bill nicely. Typical morning newspapers and even the Internet do no really provide the local news. I am so grateful for the Mayor and ongoing support from the Claycord community. HUGS!

Jenny May 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Happy bday claycord. I love how the local news is always being updated on the website to make sure the community receives the facts and the aftermath of a story. Keep up the great work!

Michelle May 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I rather enjoy all of the comments on Claycord. Happy Birthday Claycord, Mayor you have been outstanding over the years!

CW May 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM

LOCAL LOCAL LOCAL! I do not have to sort through all the news to find the stuff that is poignant to me. It is right here at!

Nikki May 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I love that I can count on claycord to provide the news about small stuff close to my home and I don’t have to scour the Internet for scraps of info on the things going on around me. I can just come here for what I need! Its amazing!

Kim May 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

I love how Claycord keeps me constantly updated on local happenings, like the Mt. Diablo fire last summer! You were more dependable than the local news!

nb May 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM

I love the support given to local schools and events, I love knowing exactly where to go if I want up to the minute local news and I love that you share a birthday with my son, happy 7th to you and happy 10th to my little man.

Howard May 15, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Since its origination, it has been open to dialog and when the name calling got to be too much the Mayor stepped in. lov the updates and opinions by all, the first and most successful blog of its kind.


Priscilla May 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

I love how quickly I’m updated about bews happening in
My local area!!! And how accurate it is!

Alexa Tucker May 15, 2014 at 10:33 AM

I love Claycord because it gives me local relevant news from my area that matters to me and my family.

Terri May 15, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Happy Birthday! We all love this site because it provides such quick access to events happening in our community! This site offers an extremely helpful service as both a sounding board and a town crier. So thank you!

Jessica May 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Thank you for sharing updates of activities in the Clayton and Concord area . The website is very helpful in alerts and events in the area . Great to have a site that is on top of the news ..

Jessica May 15, 2014 at 10:38 AM

I love claycord! You receive breaking, random, and funny news fast. Outside you’ll hear siren after siren for a while and the first thing you hear in my household is “quick check” almost always they are covering what is happening that moment.Also, I learn about things going around my community like the library book pho. Thank you mayor and your team for all their hard work! Congratulations on 7 years. Here’s to many more!

Jesenia Stewart May 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

I love how I can just come to you for the local news.

Antler May 15, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Mayor, to you, your family, your staff, and to all the fervent admirers who comment on Claycord….

Congratulations and Happy Birthday! continues giving and giving…updated almost around the clock… articles which inform, challenge, and motivate us to stay in contact with all the intricate activities …. those historical, those pending, and those dramatically breaking….. of our greater community. Many of us commenting here have become “Claycord friends” and finally have found ways to meet in person. And when Mayor senses that one of us needs help….or if one of us asks for help on here…. he arranges ways that can Claycordians unite in caring.

Thank you for your skills and leadership, Mayor! Let’s all of us always “be there” for one another….. or fight fair and with honesty when we need to do that. (And try never to throw things, please.)

Suzanne May 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Thank you Mayor for giving us Claycord-I like the comments and the many humor threads on here. Happy Birthday Claycord!

Mark G. May 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM

I like the free flow of comments, and the very light (if any!) hand of moderation that takes place…Mayor lets people make their point, and gives them enough rope to hang themselves, sometimes!

Here’s to many more productive and helpful and fun years!

Marilyn May 15, 2014 at 10:50 AM

What I like/LOVE about Claycord is that it is my go to site that I can rely on for both my job and personal needs. I always get calls from employees asking me to check Claycord to find out whats going on when they encounter a road closure of an unusual situation. It’s a wonderful resource for myself and the entire community. Thank you for being here.

ccat May 15, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Love the percussion played in the commercial. Thanks Mayor and all of you behind the scenes. Thanks to all my “neighbors” and their posts, for making this the best place for updates.

Kristy May 15, 2014 at 10:51 AM

I love the upto the minute local info! If something is going on I immediately go on Claycord.

Carol May 15, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Love the realtime info!!!

Jiska May 15, 2014 at 11:01 AM

I like how I can read about local news on Claycord before it’s reported by the news. Great way to stay up to date on what happens in our area.

SuzanneC May 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Happy Birthday,!

I love that I can come here to find out what is happening in my neighborhood when the evening news and the newspaper aren’t reporting the stories I really want to know about! I love the sense of community and I really appreciate the hard work that the Mayor puts into the site. Thanks!

gg May 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM

I love for many reasons but mostly I like that I can always count on them to post the local news first.

Lisa May 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Congratulations Claycord. I enjoy reading the articles as well as the comments they generate. Here’s to another 7 plus many many more.

Suzanne May 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM

I love the quickness and accuracy of the stories that are done on claycord. The updates to the stories are also very timely. Happy Birthday Claycord, here’s to many more years of great reporting!! ๐Ÿ™‚

AKA May 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Happy Birthday Thank you Mayor and all the staff of I love the local up to date news. The trailer above, and the entertainment I get from reading the posts that people leave.

Stella May 15, 2014 at 11:12 AM

I really like the commercial and I like the way we see the local news first. Thank you, Mayor

Stella May 15, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I really like the commercial and I like the way we see the local news first. Thank You, Mayor!

Amie May 15, 2014 at 11:16 AM

I love how you are always keeping me up to date on the local stuff.

Julie May 15, 2014 at 11:17 AM

I love because I get better BART updates from them than the BART website itself!

Barbara May 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Where else can you go for instant info on what is going on NOW? The CC Times has gone way DOWN since the Lesher era and KTVU is only on several times a day and it is limited too to “Our info”.
I only wish I had found it sooner. I love having it come into my Facebook page so I can know what is going on.
Keep up the good work- it is needed.

Claycord resident May 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

I love that I can check a reliable news source that is local to my activities and where I drive. While I may go to DrudgeReport, KTVU, HotCoCo, etc, I know that I will ALWAYS have an authentic and up-to-the-minute account for any local news that matters in my “neck of the woods,” of Claycord. As a former employee of Concord PD, this area still matters to me as I still love the city and the surrounding areas.

saul May 15, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Just awesome!

Dorothy May 15, 2014 at 11:26 AM

We all love you. Why? Just because! (And you let us rant or not as we feel the need.)

David May 15, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Because of Comments.. It’s our news with drama and sometimes comedic flair.

Trista May 15, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I like that I can get news and updates about where I live and how it will affect me personally. Always up to date and accurate.

Lori May 15, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Happy Birthday !!!! Great job on the trailer, except Martinez should be first.

Mrs. R May 15, 2014 at 11:39 AM

I love everything about I appreciate all the work that is put into this site. When my inquiring mind wants to know what’s going on in Claycord, is my first stop. Thanks Mr Mayor for all you do.

THE ANIMAL May 15, 2014 at 11:42 AM

I check it several times a day just to see whats going on in the neighborhood. I especialy enjoy the tales of the dumb a$# criminals that think they are “so smart” they will never get caught!! CLAYCORD.COM is on my “FAVORITES” list!!!

Ms. Jess May 15, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Claycord is the best for the latest, up to date, breaking news in our local towns. We get more accurate information here then we do on the news channels!!

Ryan May 15, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Claycord is fast, pretty accurate and very reliable!

Rusty May 15, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Up to date hometown news, every minute of the day, you can’t beat that!!

Darlene Baxter May 15, 2014 at 11:55 AM

I can always count on ClayCord for all the lastest news! Today BART was down and yes ClayCord was on top of the story. Sad story but ClayCord is hands down go to site. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHEERS.

Yhe Phantom May 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Congratulations and thank you for the good works.

My most valuable experience on is the media awareness;

Congratulations advertisers.

Live/Work in Concord May 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I really love that when I am out and about and see something going on I can log onto and find out what is happening. I also use as a time saver in my travels, I look online before I leave the house or work to see if I need to take alternate paths.

Minutemom May 15, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Happy Birthday Claycord! Mayor – I really appreciate the fact that Claycord offers our community up-to-date, unbiased news that is relevant and timely. Thanks for doing our area a great service, Mayor – well done. ๐Ÿ™‚

Angela May 15, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I love how when something happens I can log onto to Claycord and usually find out what happened within a few hours or even minutes.

Happy Birthday Claycord!

Mother of 3 May 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I love how whenever I smell smoke I can log onto Claycord and find out where its coming from before other news outlets. When I hear an unusual amount of sirens I can log on to Claycord and find our whats up before other news outlets. I love being able to instantly see the news from my area and not have to pick and choose through other news outlets…And most of all…I love love love reading the comments that everyone leaves, positive and negative. Such a fun place to log on to and read ๐Ÿ™‚

Michelle Mason May 15, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I love this site because you all update it very often which allows me to know what s going on. It is for my area specifically so its nice to not see tons of other stuff regarding other areas.

Kim May 15, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Love the real time reports about our local area. I wouldn’t be aware of most of the things going around here without you! Happy Birthday!

CG May 15, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Happy Birthday CLaycord, you have kept us updated on happenings, made it fun to come to your sight and supported all of claycord. If something is going on the first place I go to is claycord and the information is right there. Thank you and again HAPPY BIRTHDAY & Many More.

biggus thinkus May 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM

I love claycord because it has my local headlines, positive and negative.
its got the lovers, and the haters.
fun to learn from my neighbors they post as well!
here’s to another wonderful 7yrs!

Jennifer N. May 15, 2014 at 12:30 PM

I love how Claycord keeps me up to date on all the happenings in the area.

Grammy S May 15, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Your coverage of breaking news. It can’t be beat. Keep up the good work.

Jessica May 15, 2014 at 12:34 PM

I love how is also so accurate and update the information is on this site. It very helpful and useful. Thank you for all the effort and support to helping keep everyone informed. Happy Birthday!!!

Carla May 15, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Love the suggestion by #2 – donate the money to Monument Crisis Center or some other local food bank. Thanks, Ed!

Barbara May 15, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Claycord usually has the info on what is going on in the claycord area before I can find it anywhere else. Thanks claycord!

Amy R... May 15, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I like that you update Facebook. I like that when I go to Facebook I can read whats going on in my area. I like seeing the Claycord keeping with social media.

Sunngrl May 15, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Its the best for local up to date information. Plus the follow ups are very great. Keep up the good work.

Jenn May 15, 2014 at 1:08 PM

It a great way to find out whats going on in the community.

Saucet1 May 15, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Claycord is the only way I get the honest news from our area. Thank you for all that you have done and happy birthday. Keep up the great reporting!!

Amy Shirell May 15, 2014 at 1:31 PM

I love the honest, up to date news, and the free form to comment however you feel!

RaD May 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I love Claycord because I get real time news in my area and not other parts where the news is irrelevant to me.

Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work!

Mother trucker May 15, 2014 at 1:36 PM

I like that when I need to know what’s happening, Claycord is the go to!

ajh5150 May 15, 2014 at 1:40 PM

I check Claycord when I hear sirens, so I can find out what is going on. I like being anonymous, and I like that you are anonymous!

rkt88 May 15, 2014 at 1:42 PM

Love the quick and on point news.

LZ May 15, 2014 at 1:45 PM

I really like having a very local resource for news and events. there’s nothing like it and I love it.

Andrea May 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM

I love knowing what’s happening and I do thanks to you! I also thank you for posting my pic of The McKenzie House!

Molly May 15, 2014 at 1:55 PM

I love up to date new about my town. I always know what’s going on and it was especially helpful when I moved to concord 2 1/2 years ago. I was able to feel like I was really part of the community.

anonomous May 15, 2014 at 1:56 PM

I like that if I need to know something or check on something that CLAYCORD will know. Thanks Claycord HAPPY Birthday.

Shadowgirl May 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I came across Claycord in 2008. Although I rarely post comments anymore, I still check the site several times a day for up to date information on what is going on in the area. Mr. Mayor has done a fantastic job bringing a community together and keeping us informed. Thanks for all you do and Happy Birthday Claycord!

LH May 15, 2014 at 2:16 PM

I love getting the inside scoop from claycord!

Ann1138 May 15, 2014 at 2:24 PM

This is, by far, the best way to get up-to-the-minute information on local events and issues! We Love ๐Ÿ™‚

KenInConcord May 15, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Happy Birthday Claycord!!!!!

What I love about Claycord it’s the only online community that unite our surrounding cities.

Thank again Mayor.


Sandy Eggo May 15, 2014 at 2:33 PM

I love being able to get local news specific to my home area faster than any other news sites. Happy birthday Claycord!

Stephanie Mitchell May 15, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Hi Claycord! I am an 18 year old college student and I LOVE your news site!! I found out about your website about two years ago and it is so helpful with everything! Whether it’s traffic updates when I’m going to school or work, a robbery that is taking place, or some crazy car/foot chase it’s awesome I can always know what’s happening in the area. I am a struggling college student and this $25 gift card would help me out tremendously!! Thank you and keep up the good work!

Silva May 15, 2014 at 2:45 PM

I’m addicted.

Michelle Eberhart May 15, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Happy Birthday Claycord! Thank you Mayor for all you have done for our community. I have been a fan since the beginning and will always be one. Keep up the great work. I love that I am able to come onto Claycord when I see something going on in my neighborhood that I am unfamiliar with, scared about or wondering about and I can almost always find an answer!

Vics May 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM

I love the up-to-the minute reporting of all things; good & bad, the Magnificent Mayor supplies to all of Claycord. I also like that we are “free” to provide our opinion, input, etc. It is my go-to website/blog for all news in Concord, above any of the news stations out there. Happy Birthday Claycord & Mr. Mayor. Looking forward to many more years of amazing news!!!

Shanna May 15, 2014 at 3:08 PM

If I win please donate it to Love a Child 2279 Willow Pass Rd, Bay Point, CA 94565 phone (925) 458-5663

Mer Mer May 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM

You keep your finger on the pulse of the community. I like that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Liana Brown May 15, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Claycord is the first place we look for information on what’s going on in the area. Great news & updates. Thank you for being there for the community! Happy birthday to Claycord!

Gina Arino May 15, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I love getting updates everyday on news in our area

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

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!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Bob May 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Have to do it Mayor, hope I’m the first! I โค the corn snakes!

Rocรญo 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!!

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!!!!

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!

Futurama May 15, 2014 at 3:55 PM

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

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.

Sheila Rowntree May 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

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

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!

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.

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.

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

Spanky Fortuna May 15, 2014 at 5:06 PM

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

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!! ๐Ÿ™‚

:) 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!

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!

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

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!

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!

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!!

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!

Cynthia May 15, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Never a dull day a cherished friend! Thanks!

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!

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?

Reality Slap May 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM

All the local news!

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!!!!

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.

Kamster May 15, 2014 at 8:18 PM

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!

tessa May 15, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I like the fast updates as stuff happens

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!

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

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!!!!

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.

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!

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.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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.

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.

Marianne May 16, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Mayor, who won!

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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