Vehicles Egged in Concord’s State Streets

June 18, 2014 10:00 am · 72 comments

egged

So….this happened to a Claycordian on Tuesday.

I live in the State Streets. This evening I took my son for a walk and came home to find my car and my house had been egged in broad daylight.

Sorry about that. We received a few other reports from residents in the State Streets, so you’re not the only one who was hit.

Anybody else out there get egged?

{ 72 comments }

1 David June 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Sad but not surprising. The States Streets is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Concord. It’s a half step above a ghetto.

2 Toby C. June 18, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Unfortunate – but not the end of the world, considering that where I live (in Pittsburg) they don’t throw eggs but rather break windows. Probably just some high school kids out having fun during their summer break.

3 Ughhh June 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Teenage boys. Lock ‘em up until they’re 30.

4 Enfield303 June 18, 2014 at 10:29 AM

It’s best to wash the egg off as soon as possible as it will stain the paint. Schools out and it looks like they are bored already.

5 punkz June 18, 2014 at 10:40 AM

My street gets hit about once a month. I live in dana estates. I know who does it but the police cannot do anything about it.

6 elephant June 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

good trolling Davit

7 anon June 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM

These kids need to be put to work or volunteer at a non-profit to fill their free time.

8 birght lights June 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I live in The State Streets as well and yes, my car has been hit mulitple times when it’s been parked on the street. I have not had my home hit and hope that I don’t! “Poorest neighborhood in Concord” and all, guess I should just expect bad stuff to happen, right? Oh well, guess I can stand out on the street corner and beg for funds to pay for the damages that eggs surely can cause, since you know I can’t afford to take my car to the carwash, or have a phone to call the cops with…jeez!

9 when June 18, 2014 at 11:09 AM

David-Really? How nice of you. As a homeowner in ‘the State Streets’, it’s hardly the ghetto. Sure, some streets are nicer than others, but at a starting price at about $400k, I’d hardly consider anyone there ‘poor’. Maybe you need to get your head out of your you know where, and go back to Blackhawk and stop bothering with us ‘poor’ people who actually live in the Claycord area.

10 jtkatec June 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Schools out for summer!!

11 Anon June 18, 2014 at 11:32 AM

What a waste.. Could have had a nice omelet this morning. So good omg

12 The Mamba June 18, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Ah summer, the kids are out of school and the heat and the property crimes are spiking.

13 Marianne June 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM

At least you can tell it’s summer, and the kids are behaving as kids do. Sounds like cvchs finest.

14 Mark June 18, 2014 at 12:20 PM

What/where are “state streets”?

15 @David June 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM

If they were really that poor, they couldn’t afford to waste food like that.

16 RD June 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Mark,

The State Streets are over by Orchard, St. Bonaventure’s, Highlands Elementary and surrounding area. It’s a nice neighborhood. The streets are named after States.

17 down and out June 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM

@Mark #14:

“What/where are “state streets”?”

It’s an area in Concord where all the streets are named after states.

18 SF CityGirl June 18, 2014 at 12:32 PM

David, you are so not educated to the area. State streets are not among the poorest, as the majority of those homes are well kept. Secondly any adult who states CVCHS finest or anything derogatory about students of CVCHS is just sad, because their SH!@#Y kids won’t have the privilege of ever going to CVCHS. (Marianne)

19 Smart,Goodlooking&Debonaire June 18, 2014 at 12:48 PM

instead of eggs, those would be bullets if we lived in Antioch, Oakland, Richmond, Pittsburgh or any of the other disastrous “diversified” cities.

20 Anon June 18, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Kids out of school, I guess I’ll be seeing some yards in toilet paper.

21 down and out June 18, 2014 at 1:03 PM

These “kids” slashed tires in the State Streets neighborhood a while ago!

22 Non-Belieber June 18, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Is Justin Bieber in town?

23 Henry June 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Those kids who are just having fun should be flogged and thrown in jail for a week.

24 BigBowWow June 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM

@13 Marianne

We didn’t behave like that when
I was a kid. You didn’t waste food
because “People are starving in
China.” We were threatened with
Juvenile Hall if we misbehaved. So
we didn’t. Is anybody parenting
these future embarrassments to
society? Obviously not.

25 Ridiculous June 18, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Well, the kids are out of school, right? When they catch the morons, they should cite them for wasting food and put them in juvenille hall. They should also get community service and be made to clean up and pay for any damage that was done.

26 An UnMarried Man June 18, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Only fitting that this kinda of juvenile behavior continues on the streets of Concord. That place is a dump. Don’t plan on visiting anytime soon.

27 Marianne June 18, 2014 at 1:56 PM

@BowWow
We didn’t either, people were and still are starving all over America! That’s how we were brought up, parents need to control their kids.

28 I agree with David June 18, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Concord is turning into a ghetto. The problem is that there are so many low lifes living the greater Concordian area that every pocket has the potential of being targeted for vandalism, theft, robbery and even murder.

To @when:
The person who suggested that the houses in that area are around $400k – please look at your figures again. I think you are probably confusing Concord with Walnut Creek. You also need to look at the median home prices instead of the top house in the neighborhood. But in any case, you are wrong.

And when did living Blackhawk become a point of criticism? Just because someone is successful, worked hard in their careers which enable them to enjoy a certain lifestyle doesnt mean you should point the finger at them in contempt and bitterness. Grow up. They were more successful in life than you. Deal with it.

29 Elwood June 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM

This kind of crap is why God made shotguns.

30 Blackhawk rules! June 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

But you can’t blame these kids. Their parents are ghetto baby mamas who can’t discipline them properly.

31 Ranchgrandma June 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM

The State Street area is the “ghetto”? You have got to be kidding?? LOL Bordering Clayton and at the base of Mt. Diablo it isn’t even an area that is close to being the poorest in Concord. Maybe you are confused?

32 @Unmarried Man June 18, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Hard to imagine you’re still single. You seem like such a great catch. Anyway, thanks for not coming to visit. At least we have that going for us.

33 @SF CityGirl June 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM

You can’t be serious. I guess you don’t believe there are significant problems which exist amoung the students, administration and faculty at CVCHS. Have you been reading the news recently about the events going on over there?

34 Aspirin June 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM

@David #1: In a poor neighborhood eggs would not be used. Too expensive. By your reasoning then, cars in rich neighborhoods would be hit with filet mignon.

35 TJ June 18, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Obviously some disgruntled CVCHS students expressing their anger after realizing that their school is a joke in the community.

36 David June 18, 2014 at 3:24 PM

@Aspirin

Are you talking to me? Where did I say eggs would not be used in poor areas? Are you merely trying to be funny?

I do find it humorous that people have told me to go back to Blackhawk simply because I said that neighborhood was poor. (Thankfully) I’m not a realtor, but I’m certain there is a step or two between the States Streets and Blackhawk.

Then, people said that it’s a nice neighborhood because you’re close to the Clayton border. What kind of a defense is that? “I don’t live in the area I want but I’m really close.” That is the definition of being poor… you SETTLE for what you can afford.

I doubt there are many people who would trade where they currently live in Concord for a house in the States Streets.

37 @ I Agree with David June 18, 2014 at 3:27 PM

You need to check the property values before you comment. They ARE selling for over $400k. And there probably aren’t too many houses available in Walnut Creek for under $500k. Been a while since you purchased anything? Like 20 years?

38 anon June 18, 2014 at 3:45 PM

@ #28- you are wrong- most 3/2 SFR in zip 94521 are well over $400k. I have lived in this area for over 10 years and have had no problems- it’s a great neighborhood. Concord had 1 murder in 2013- hardly a ghetto.

39 Ranchgrandma June 18, 2014 at 3:52 PM

The average list price in that area is $549,999

40 @I agree with david June 18, 2014 at 3:56 PM

Wow, judgement city. I would not consider myself unsuccessful just because I choose to live in the state streets. I’ve lived here for years, have a small mortgage (compared to most), got to stay at home to raise my kids, which are now independent young adults. I now have a great career, as does my husband, and we can afford to travel and have some fun. To me, that is successful. I don’t have to be surrounded by McMansions to feel I succeeded in life.

41 @Davud June 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

man you better check that again. Look at Zillow. Just picked a street…Ohio, 3bd, 1 1/2bath…$399,997. If you hate Concord so much why do you live here?

42 @I agree with david June 18, 2014 at 4:07 PM

And while I admit to not being a real estate agent, all of the sale sheets that end up on my porch attesting to recent sales are stating sales in the high $400k’s and into the mid $500k’s, so I think that $400k is a safe ‘median’ price, and strictly a guess.

43 Concord Grape June 18, 2014 at 4:07 PM

David, I am confident that you made your comment just to cause reactions. Either that or you don’t know what you are talking about. We have lived in the “State Street” for 43 years and are very comfortable. Our homes and landscapes are kept up and neighbors friendly and sociable. You are where you live.

44 Concord Guy June 18, 2014 at 4:18 PM

The State Streets (aka Clayton Valley Highlands) are a really good place to live. The homes remain relatively affordable and most homes are under 1800 square feet. It is rare that most of the homes are on perimeter foundations instead of concrete slabs.

The biggest problem with the Highlands is that there are a high proportion of houses with renters (from which the vast majority of problems arise). The good news is that with each home that goes on the market and is sold, young families move in. The neighborhood is transforming, and for the better.

45 SF_CityGirl June 18, 2014 at 5:09 PM

@33 I do read the news & my kid goes to CVCHS. There is nothing in the news about the kids, only their administration. Soooo you should read the archived stories, & get versed in the what’s to know. Mmmk? I would also like to point out that those kids have some of the highest testing scores around. Beating out a number of schools in Concord, like Concord High for one. YV for 2.

46 Funnyclown June 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM

If state streets are ghetto, I would love to live in that ghetto neighborhood. Obviously its not Alamo. Some of you people should try hanging out in a real run down area, before you write silly comments. Maybe crawling out of that bubble would help.

47 egged a lot June 18, 2014 at 5:22 PM

We’ve gotten egged 4 or 5 times in the past couple of months in Oakhurst – getting pretty tired of it!

48 Jabon June 18, 2014 at 5:23 PM

I will gladly live in that “ghetto”. The real armpit sh@&hole is the Monument Corridor. There are some nice homes, but take stock of who lives there. Gangs…etc.

49 Eric June 18, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I just saw this article, I thought mine was the only one, My car was egged too, they hit my driver-side window. I live on Louisiana Drive.

50 Blink June 18, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Got egged every couple years in pleasant hill….
Nice area….bored kids everywhere…
Just really messes your paint up….

51 Blink June 18, 2014 at 6:40 PM
52 Anon June 18, 2014 at 6:44 PM

No doubt 16, this is the work on the gang of court westbrook. There a bunch of cars in front of that house, where the cops have come by before, they all left together in the evening. Seems like the parent don’t care what their kids do.

53 Mr. Fun June 18, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I live in Clayton a few blocks from the State Streets. The only ways to tell your leaving Clayton and entering the State Streets are the street signs change color and the streets are much better paved in Concord.
David and #28 are a couple of clowns.
Hope neither of you have kids!!!
Your inmature look at success is sad. In your opinion I guess Mother Theresa, and Gandhi were ghetto.
I love the idea of some kids throwing eggs makes a whole nice area a ghetto.
What Clowns.

54 Abbie R. June 18, 2014 at 7:18 PM

The Homes in the “States Streets” were built and put up for sale in 1959 the Year that that Alaska and Hawaii became States….there was a big media deal about “50 Stars on the Flag, and 50 States” back then….There was supposed to be a Puerto Rico St. but I never could find it.

55 Atticus Thraxx June 18, 2014 at 7:28 PM

“I like eggs”-Larry Holmes

56 Claycord Broski June 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I grew up in Danville and saw plenty of the same behavior as these kids in the supposed “ghetto” of concord.

David is a troll.

State streets are a very nice place to live

57 fiddy June 18, 2014 at 8:33 PM

It always bugged me that there’s not 50 streets in Highlands. Missing Hawaii, Wyoming, Massachusetts, the Dakotas, Georgia, New Mexico, Mississippi, Wisconsin…who am I forgetting? Texas… oh, duh, California…

58 Oakhurst is the real ghetto. June 18, 2014 at 9:22 PM

I think David hasn’t explored the Bay Area much. Atherton, Menlo park, Los Gatos. He’s not married, he doesn’t have children and probably doesn’t have a good job. David you should aspire to live in the state streets, have a mortgage, and possibly a ugly wife.

59 @SF_CityGirl June 19, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Hate to break it to you lady, but CVCHS is on the way down. There is a significant collaration between a school’s administration, faculty and the students. Just like any corporation or business, the people at the top determine the culture, set the standards, are involved in important hiring decisions. IF you have a messy situation at the very top it will eventually trickle down to the faculty which is hired/fired, and the students (if the right teachers are not hired).
Just wait another few years. CVCHS will have its charter license pulled.

60 Unmarried Man (and proud of it) June 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM

@Post 58.

Why the personal attacks on David for expressing his opinion?

You don’t happen to live under a bridge, troll?

61 Unmarried Man (and proud of it) June 19, 2014 at 10:16 AM

I guess the posts here just confirm as to why I dislike Concord so much.

62 Kirkwood June 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM

A good coat of wax will go a long way towards protecting your car’s paint from scrambled eggs, glancing blows from pebbles, and door dings.

63 SF CityGirl June 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM

@ #59, I agree with you, the administration is a mess right now, but don’t sell the kids out already. The majority of the kids that go there come from great families. In addition, before CV became a charter, they were still a better school then most around here, hence all the district transfers wanting to attend CV for decades. Let’s just see what happens.

64 Shoiley June 19, 2014 at 11:57 AM

This area is Clayton Valley Highlands. This end of Concord, like neaerby Clayton
should be renamed Quarry Acres.

65 JPEG June 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM

@ unmarried man. That statement about the troll under the bridge was originally posted by three billy goats gruff. Your name should be original Joe.

66 Aspirin June 20, 2014 at 8:48 AM

The states streets are looking better. More homeowners are remodeling and landscaping. Traffic is better controlled with speed bumps. Nearby shopping has improved. Smaller, affordable homes are becoming very popular, especially with the young and with the retired. The local park is nice. Schools are in walking distance. Traffic is easy. Many neighborhoods are looking pretty spiffy. There are lots of great nearby choices for eating out. The Clayton Farmers Market has great stuff, and music to boot. If I moved I would consider living in the states streets.

67 Antler June 20, 2014 at 10:16 AM

In 1960, my husband and I bought a brand new 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on Indiana Drive in Clayton Valley Highlands (its name now reduced to the slang term “states streets”). The area of our house was a bit over 1,400 sq. ft., for which we paid just over $16,000 (16 thousand dollars….that is not a typo).

Of the many new housing tracts being developed at that time in the village of Concord (about 28,000 population), “Canterbury Village” was considered the ghetto tract and “The Highlands” and “Dana Estates” were considered just a tad above. Bishop Estates homes were much nicer (redwood fences, shake roofs, a cabana club and HOA, more square footage) and also cost more.

In 1960, as part of the Clayton Valley Highlands development, there was a small shopping center with grocery store, pet store, bank, service station, beauty salon, co-op handcraft store, and its very own Concord Police substation. It was built toward the corner of where Clayton Valley Road and Washington Street intersect.

In 1965, 5 years and 3 children after having moved in, we moved out of Clayton Valley Highlands because the elementary school promised by the developer STILL had not even been started…… but MOSTLY because the neighbor across the back fence from us shot at his wife….and then the neighbor across the street from us shot at HIS wife and broke her arm. We wanted OUT!

So in my opinion, Clayton Valley Highlands was then…..and is NOW….a ghetto, or a poorer and unsafe area.

We had made improvements such as a brick-enclosed porch and full, lovely landscape improvements to our home. Its sale made us a $5,000 profit….huge at that time. The buyers (we discovered later) intended to be absentee landlords. To this day, the property has become more and more of an eyesore (sometimes having discarded furniture and garbage in the front yard). I drive past about every 4years, start crying, and am so sorry I went to see it again. Never do our children take their own children to see “where Mommy was born”.

At the height of the housing boom, some of those homes (then 40+ years OLD) were selling for over $700,000 (seven hundred thousand dollars!). And now…yes, indeed….they really ARE going for $400,000+ for the four bedroom model. Even considering that some homes in the tract have had rooms added, those structures are now 54 years old. My guess is that most of the homes are owned by absentee landlords, real estate companies, and banks……all just sitting on them WITHOUT MAINTAINING THEM while they wait for the market to get hot again.

And these days, one must factor in the unsupervised youths and envious malcontents living in the rental properties adjacent to Clayton Valley Highlands and across Ygnscio Valley Road from there……. and also there are not enough patrolling CPD vehicles. YES, as much as some of you on here seen unaware of it, that is indeed a ghetto compared to some other areas of Concord. Is it the worst ghetto area in town?….. no.

68 so sick of that word June 20, 2014 at 11:11 AM

ghetto. You people are so lame. You have no idea what a ghetto really looks like, let alone live in one. So what do you call living on Concord Blvd or Clayton Rd?

69 White People are so Stupid June 20, 2014 at 11:13 AM

like you know what it’s like to live in a ghetto, try Oakland, SF, Richmond. The minute a ‘colored’ person shows up, it’s a ghetto.

70 read the numbers June 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM
71 Antler June 20, 2014 at 1:01 PM

#70….. There is an IMMEDIATE challenge! The red lined enclosed-area boundary crosses southward over Pine Hollow Road…… That southern area is NOT part of Clayton Valley Highlands development. Also, the area south of Pine Hollow Road includes much more expensive homes.

That huge inaccuracy negates every single one of the subsequent statistics and graphs!

72 Get a clue June 20, 2014 at 7:20 PM

#70 Another area that should not be circled is Duncan Dr., Haussner Dr. Wilke and Ford. That is a pocket neighborhood near Clayton Road. known as Suburban Estates, and is one of the nicest neighborhoods you’ll find.

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