Claycord – Talk About Whatever

June 27, 2014 20:28 pm · 197 comments


Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

This is a post with no subject, you can talk about whatever you want. If breaking news happens (such as an earthquake), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

1 anon June 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Have a great weekend!

2 ChampagneKitty June 27, 2014 at 8:36 PM


3 Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Top ten!

4 Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

That’s okay Atticus. I told the boss I had plans in the morning. Couldn’t come in until maybe lunch time.
It won’t be a full day at work. Much to his dismay.

5 Marissa June 27, 2014 at 8:47 PM

First! Always..except for Cowellian. :-)

6 Ancient Mariner June 27, 2014 at 9:01 PM

‘Whatever” time again?
Time sure speeds up when you’re ancient!

7 bluebird June 27, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Who-Hoo! ChampagneKitty is back!

I had the opportunity to drive on Leland Road west bound today. What a gawd-awful road! I thought Pittsburg city had lots of money to maintain their roads. What happened? Who’s in charge over there?

Other than that, it was a pretty good day. Hubby does not have to go to court as a witness for the DA next week. The “defendant” finally confessed. Three years later. If I ever need a defense attorney, I hope I can have that guy/gal. Delayed the trial to the point that just about any witness would have forgotten almost all the details.

8 Cowellian June 27, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Cowellian’s First! (Thank you, Marissa)

9 Henley's Antiques and Collectibles June 27, 2014 at 9:24 PM

We are having a parking lot sale tomorrow at the store starting at 8:00 a.m. Come by and check it out. We are clearing out our warehouse, garage and backyard. We will have tons of antiques, collectibles, yard art, furniture and much more.

Henley’s Antiques and Collectibles
Estate Sale Store
3486 Clayton Road
(925) 689-2012

10 Karen June 27, 2014 at 9:25 PM

The Contra Costa Environmental Health department recently ruled to shut dogs out from Lazy Dog Restaurant’s outdoor seating area. This Sunday will be the last day dogs will be allowed at the restaurant. The word is that they made the ruling based on one complaint. The restaurant had no say in this.

My husband and I dine at Lazy Dog often and we’ve brought our pup there on many occasions. We know a lot of people who dine there specifically because it is a dog friendly restaurant. There aren’t that many restaurants in the area that welcome dogs so this ruling sets the precedence for all other restaurants with open space that currently allows dogs. We can’t let this happen.

Therefore, if you’d like to see this ruling reversed, please call Karen Mitchoff, the Contra Costa County Supervisor at 925-521-7100 or the Contra Costa Environmental Health line at 925-692-2500.

11 Atticus Thraxx June 27, 2014 at 9:26 PM

We were talking about Sunday a.m. right Killjoy?

12 down and out June 27, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Does snyone know any big (like statewide or bigger) corporations/companies based in Claycord? All I know is that both Round Table Pizza and BevMo are headquartered in Concord.

Also, has anyone been to Muir Pub located in Carrows in Martinez (in the Nob Hill plaza across from the mvie theater). There’s nothing online and everytime I go to Carrows there, I peak in and there is no one there in the bar.

13 Need a Good Contractor June 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Any recommendations for someone to install glass shower doors? The two guys that came to my home 10 days ago, have not even contacted me with an estimate. I called one of them today, and he said he had put me on the back burner because he suddenly has another half million dollar job that is more of a priority to him. Geez guy! I didn’t ask you to come and install right now…..I’m just asking for a simple estimate to install two pieces of glass.

I haven’t even heard from the other contractor who said he would provide me with an estimate by last weekend. He was, also, bidding exterior and interior paint, installing and painting mouldings and interior doors and a window, etc.

I know the economy has changed, but are contractors really as busy as these guys claim? Are they really doing so well that they are not interested in $5k-$15k jobs?

I have the absolute worst luck with contractors. I really wish they would just flat out say they are not interested in the job instead of just blowing me off after I have waited two weeks for them to call.

14 dilligafman June 27, 2014 at 10:20 PM

It sure is drunk out tonight!!!

15 marinemom June 27, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Have a great weekend and stay cool.

16 Killjoy June 27, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Yes Atticus, we are still on for Sunday morning.

17 Help June 27, 2014 at 11:08 PM

There are a bunch of police and fire sirens near willow pass what is happening????

18 MadMom June 27, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Lots of sirens in north Concord tonight. Stay safe Claycord and have a great weekend :)

19 Hector Ibarra June 27, 2014 at 11:29 PM


20 Curious George June 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Head on Collision. Willow pass and Hwy 4. On W.P.

21 EdiBirsan June 27, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Concord Library
10AM-5 PM Saturday Most hardcovers $1, Paperback .50 and kids 25 cents
1PM-3:30PM SUNDAY (Bag of books 3 dollars)

22 @need a good contractor June 27, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Can the company you’re buying the shower doors from install them? I bought some from a glass shop quite a few years ago and the glass shop installed them.

23 KAD June 27, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Karen – You got it. I will call. That is just plain silly of them.

24 Gladys Kravitz June 28, 2014 at 12:38 AM

@ need a good contractor- I know of a great one! It just may take me a day or so to find his info. I’ll post it here if that’s ok with the mayor.

25 Chevrolet girl June 28, 2014 at 1:08 AM

Went used car shopping for my daughter. You would think the dealer would remove the completely bald tires on the back and replace them. Isn’t that a liability? Maybe clean the bed of the truck out and wash the month old spider webs off of it. Oh well worked out and found a better truck for a better deal! Have a safe weekend!

26 Marianne June 28, 2014 at 2:31 AM

Lots going on tonight, is there a full moon!

27 Anon June 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Jaywalkers do it to themselves.

28 Susie Q June 28, 2014 at 5:04 AM

@ need a good contractor Ramon’s Home Improvement 925 348-3375

29 Detroit Ave resident June 28, 2014 at 5:55 AM

For the last two nights there has been a very persistent and loud beeping noise around the Detroit Ave/Willow Pass area throughout the night and early morning.Sounds like a smoke detector on speed. Seems to be coming from the business buildings on that Galaxy way corner. Anyone know what’s the deal?

30 Silva June 28, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Killjoy, sorry to hear about your rough time in the salt mine.

31 Silva June 28, 2014 at 6:36 AM

#24, it’s sure okay with me!

32 wiz June 28, 2014 at 7:27 AM

@13: I don’t even like to let contractors/ strangers into my house. Be sure you go to state contractors website online to check whether they are licensed and insured before you even let them in.

33 mutts June 28, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Noisy neighbors at 6:15 am. Were you born in a barn??? Duh! Cut it out.

34 Connie Dobbs June 28, 2014 at 8:20 AM

“Over 600,000 Facebook users have taken part in a psychological experiment organised by the social media company, without their knowledge.

Facebook were able to carry out the experiment because all users have to tick a box agreeing to their terms and conditions. These include “internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.”

35 @ #13 Need a Contractor June 28, 2014 at 8:35 AM

I used Diablo Glass in Concord (925) 682-8271. They aren’t the cheapest and not the most expensive either. They came when they said they would, and did the job and cleaned up in one day. It does take some time after ordering the glass because mine was custom — but it is beautiful and exactly what I wanted. Good customer service and they knew what they were doing… they did both of my bathroom shower doors. Good luck to you!

36 WtgJo June 28, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Agree with using Diablo Glass – very happy with customer service.

37 Killjoy June 28, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Chevrolet Girl! Welcome back! It’s been a while since you’ve posted.
Didn’t you say you had a fat fendered Ford pickup?

Silva, thanks. As it turns out, the chamber turning into a fishbowl wasn’t the fault of the Jr. Scientist as originally assumed. I did find the leak, and repaired it. But it also caused complications that will take more time to repair.
But that’s why the keep me around. Stuff breaks, and I fix it. :)

38 Small Quake in Claycord June 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM

M 1.3 – 1km SW of Concord, California

2014-06-28 03:57:59 UTC-07:00
37.966°N 122.045°W

39 Antler June 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM

FIFA World Cup game Chile vs Brazil on Channel 7 … Just started at 9am, and it’s already quite rough. Brazil has a 60- game victory streak on its home turf. The tactful way to comment on that is, “In tightly-refereed play…..etc., etc…..”

40 Antler June 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Aaaaaaaagh…..GOAL Brazil……clean!

41 Anon June 28, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Have used Diablo Glass and was pleased with their work..

42 down and out June 28, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Speaking of glass, I have a crack in my windshield. Can anyone recommend a good place to have it replaced?

Safe Glass wanted $305
City Glass wanted $245
All Glass wanted $200 plus $45 if the molding doesn’t come off easily and needs to be replaced


43 STOLEN MAIL in Pleasant Hill June 28, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Mail delivered on Thursday was stolen from the Patterson Blvd. neighborhood. Envelope was ripped open and a large check was taken. Pleasant Hill police were notified.

44 down and out June 28, 2014 at 10:27 AM

I mean “Safelite”, not “Safe Glass”!

45 Karen June 28, 2014 at 10:44 AM

@23 KAD Thanks!
@41 waverunner This is not about feeling entitled. The Lazy Dog Restaurant is a dog friendly establishment. The restaurant’s concept and theme revolves around dogs, they even have a door menu. They have indoor and outdoor seating and the outdoor seating is dog friendly. If people don’t want to dine amongst dogs, then they have a choice to sit indoors or not dine there. It’s simple. Don’t ruin it for the rest of us.


46 World Cup Snoozer June 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

The “acting” from players claiming to be mauled every 10 seconds is by far the most entertaining part of these games. If it wasn’t for that I’d be snoring.

47 Ancient Mariner June 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Was very pleased with the circular glass table-top made for me by Diablo Glass.
They put a nice bevel all the way round – it looks great!

48 Miss Ranchogirl June 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

I just can’t believe it! I will have to call!
This just strikes me weird; isn’t lazy dog’s motto to welcome dogs on the patio? Doesn’t everyone know this?
Why is it always just one person that has to mess it up for everyone else.

49 Homeless People with sigs June 28, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Sick of the homeless people on the grant street exit, One guy wears name brand sunglasses and listens to his IPod. What the heck? Not to mention there is so much trash all over that off ramp, it looks so dumpy.

50 Homeless People with signs June 28, 2014 at 12:23 PM

I meant signs

51 Need a Good Contractor June 28, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I have gotten an estimate from Diablo Glass, and now I am awaiting the second and third estimates. DG was very responsive and provided the estimate on the spot. Their estimate is just high (about $4,000), and now I am awaiting the second and third estimates.

Suzie Q. #28 – Thanks for the referral to Ramon. It appears this is a referral service, and I am looking for a word-of-mouth referral to an individual person or business. Also, I read the only yelp comment I could find, and it is not a good one. This person’s experience is exactly the same as the experiences I have been having with contractors.

After the few years that contractors were hurting for money, you’d think they would want to work. HELP!!!

52 down and out June 28, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I don’t understand post #50. What wrong with a homeless person having an iPod or name-brand sunglasses? Maybe he bought them or maybe someone gave them to him. So what? Homeless people can’t own things??

53 Marissa June 28, 2014 at 1:19 PM

I know what you mean, World Class. It is entertaining.

54 Killjoy June 28, 2014 at 1:40 PM

@down and out.
If they were truly homeless, how are they going to charge that iPod?
Again, if they were truly homeless, wouldn’t they be spending some cash on food, or other necessities of life before designer sunglasses?
As if you suggested they were given to them (highly unlikely) wouldn’t they trade them for something else they need? Like food or other necessities of life?
A cheap pair of $12 sunglasses will work just as nicely as the designer ones.

55 Larrabee June 28, 2014 at 2:01 PM

@ Down and Out #43:
I had a windshield replaced a few years ago. I called Safelite on Market in Concord; they came out and replaced it in my driveway. They showed up when they said they would. They did the job in a reasonable time frame, and they cleaned up well after themselves. The final price was less than the estimate. Bottom line: I’d use them again, in fact I’d call them first.

56 PH Neighbor June 28, 2014 at 2:12 PM

I left a voice message at both offices.
I just can’t believe this! One person makes this happen. What about all of the patrions who go to LD just so that they can bring their dog with them.
There should be a open to the public meeting on this!
Just absolutely ridiculous!

57 City Girl June 28, 2014 at 2:46 PM

I, too, am all for banning dogs from restaurants inside and out I do not want to dine with dogs. I have had these damn dogs drool on me, shake their fur near me, sniff me, and I have tripped over them while they were gnawing/drooling on bones. At one restaurant there were three dogs on the patio. All owners claim their dogs are friendly–except for the one that wasn’t. It growled at other dogs causing a ruckus/near fight 3-4 feet from me. Management did nothing.

I would like to try the patio at Lazy Dog but will not because of the dogs. There is no proof these mutts are even vaccinated. Humans should not have to choose between the dogs or indoors. Perhaps the owners can build another patio around the back for dogs only, with a separate entrance, while humans eat on the front patio.

Should the patrons be required to sign a waiver protecting the restaurant when a dog bites another dog or human?

Btw, Lazy Dog has a great burger w/avocado (I can’t remember the name)I while their chicken parmasean (lunch menu?) is terrible as are their midori margaritas. This is the only place I have been served a “yellow” midori margarita. They are supposed to be green. The first time I asked for more midori, I was refused without being charged extra, and the second time, more was added but just a tad bit. With the exception of one server, who seems to frequently be a “relief” service, the service I have received has been excellent and friendly.

58 Sid June 28, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Down and out, All Glass replaced my windshield. I was happy with their work. They have a little waiting room with a couple of couches and a TV.

59 down and out June 28, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Thanks Sis and Larrabee for your glass suggestions. I like the national warranty with Safelite but they have a number of really bad Yelp! reviews (as does City Glsss), but theb again, lots of good companies have bad reviews. I sort of like All Glass, as they were courteous on the phone, honest, and did not try to pressure me. They also have better, though less, Yelp! reviews.

60 Kirkwood June 28, 2014 at 4:27 PM

@down and out – There are “professional” panhandlers out there that probably make more money than you or I, especially in the City. News media have done stories about them.

61 Vicki D. June 28, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Thanks so much to the good Samaritans who helped my husband when he fell on an early morning walk on Camino Estrada this morning, leaving him bloody and bruised. We deeply appreciate your help getting him home. There are so many super good people in the Claycord area and we’re so glad we live among them!!! Thank you!

62 Peter June 28, 2014 at 6:10 PM

People,County health laws say no dogs in restaurants unless for disabled people.LD is a restaurant not PET SMART.

63 Atticus Thraxx June 28, 2014 at 6:55 PM
64 Atticus Thraxx June 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Driveby practice:

65 Marissa June 28, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Peter, I have seen people with animals in LD all the time; not just the disabled. Are you trusting laws california politicians that are bought and re-bought by the establishment. I don’t go to any eatery that will allow the variety of animals–it’s just disgusting when you think about where they have been. I can’t imagine eating while animals are sitting on the floor licking their butts

66 Ancient Mariner June 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Skill, but there’s always something that can go wrong, so a little luck is also handy.
One summer I worked as a tree feller. You can actually aim a tree quite accurately if it’s balanced and doesn’t start to rotate as it falls.
This guy looks like he knows exactly what he’s doing, but his reaction afterwards.says that he knows that something could have gone seriously wrong and it didn’t.

67 Count me in June 28, 2014 at 7:47 PM

…. with the group who says “NO dogs at restaurants!” I don’t want their fur flying in my food if I want to sit outside on the patio. Nor do I want to be slobbered on or have a vicious fight going on near me by 2 “oh yes, very friendly” dogs. Leave ‘em home or get your food to go and serve Brutus at your own kitchen table.

68 Chevrolet girl June 28, 2014 at 7:55 PM

@ Killjoy
Aw shucks, thanks for missing me! :) been busy car shopping and house hunting. We have a 1941 Ford truck that my 16yr old daughter and husband are restoring got her. We purchased a 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 for her yesterday. We got a 5 speed so she can practice driving it before she drives the ’41.

69 Atticus Thraxx June 28, 2014 at 8:08 PM

That’s what I was thinking Ancient Mariner. I wouldn’t even have tried it. I’d have hit both buildings, broken the chainsaw and been audited.

70 Silva June 28, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Dogs are everywhere now. Did you not notice? They’re in grocery stores. Why make a stink about an eatery that welcomes dogs and their owners if you know the restaurant caters to people who want to dine with dogs? There are many other restaurants you may find more to your liking. WTF?

71 miss smiley June 28, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Have used Safelite and had wonderful service. They came exactly on time, the guy was professional and very nice. Price was very reasonable. They would be the first people I’d call if I ever needed a windshield replaced again. Then again, that was just MY experience.

72 Silva June 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Vicky D., I hope your husband is back enjoying his walks very soon.

73 Marianne June 28, 2014 at 10:32 PM

I keep my dogs at home when I go out. I serve them meat and vegetables for a well balanced meal. If I feel like it, I will go in my backyard and grill a steak for them, I take care of my dogs.

74 huey9k June 28, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Too many of you dog owners ARE guilty of feeling entitled to taking your dog any/everywhere. EVERY TIME I see a dog in an establishment, and it’s not a genuine service dog, I raise a fuss. Hygiene is an issue. YOUR DOG DOES NOT BELONG IN THE STORE, AT A RESTAURANT, IN THE BAR.


75 KAD June 29, 2014 at 12:06 AM

It is named Lazy Dog for a reason. They are only in the outside patio area. If you don’t want to look at a dog while you eat, then go inside. What is the world is wrong with you people?

76 Anon June 29, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Well said huey9k! I wish more people felt as you do, common sense and simply courtesy to others seems to be a thing of the past.

77 Anon June 29, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Just heard a thud in the area of Oakhurst Drive.

78 Silva June 29, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Big game today! Great excuse for another party, as if anyone ever needs one around here, but there will be a reason behind all the whooping and hollering today.

Killjoy, I bet that jr. Scientist feels much better!

79 Connie Dobbs June 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM
80 Atticus Thraxx June 29, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Had me grinning Connie.

81 MDUSD June 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Did I miss something on Claycord? I have seen nothing on Claycord about the firing and reorganizing of administrators at the district office over the past couple of months. There have been major changes, but I have seen nothing on Claycord. Maybe I was snoozin’ that week.

I have heard only positive things about the superintendent, Nellie Meyer. I have not met her, but it all sounds good. FINALLY!!!!

82 Det. Steve McGarrett June 29, 2014 at 4:59 PM

@ Atticus #65 – Looks more like purse snatching practice.

83 Killjoy June 29, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Silva, she was indeed happy when the real reason was discovered.

However, I’m not too thrilled with all the collateral damage from the leak.

84 Annon June 29, 2014 at 6:07 PM

IN THE GHETTO…..5am my cat is meowing me to wake up……its this horrible noise coming from outside in my neighbors yard…..I open the screen as my inside cat is by my side and never goes out, when if you have ever heard the god awful sound of a goat baaing or what ever you call the term for their sound, 2 of them them started loudly making noises, it spooked my cat who went running out of the house in circles, then toward the front and over the fence, I am running after my cat in my pjs and cussing at the goats….did get the cat in the house. I AM SICK OF GOATS AND CHICKENS AND RABBITS…OH MY…….. code enforcement has been out before, did you know nothing can be done if a house stinks of pet urine from the inside out?

85 Atticus Thraxx June 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM

It was all just a bad dream # 87.

86 RunDogRun June 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM

@Annon. It’s called bleating. Goats bleat.

87 Killjoy June 30, 2014 at 2:58 AM

Curious note. The story about The Lazy Dog shows it was posted at 11pm last night. Yet when you open the story, the first of the 171 comments was made fifteen hours before the story was even supposedly posted.
C’mon Mayor. I understand the importance of hits on your web page and the popularity of a story being equally as important. But there’s no way a story that’s less than four hours old is going to get that any replies.
Sorry. Logic works.

88 Silva June 30, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Am I seeing all of the ads in Spanish because I’m in Mexico? For awhile I’ve been thinking Claycord.Com’s demographics must’ve shifted.

89 June 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Killjoy, what? It was just bumped up from an earlier time slot.

90 Dr. Jellyfinger® June 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

They have the internet in Mexico? I didn’t even know they had electricity.

91 Antler June 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Mayor, it’s true that I am partial to the Whatever thread. Please would you keep it present in the lefthand crawler? That really would encourage more people to “talk”…. have noticed that in the past.

92 Antler June 30, 2014 at 10:50 AM

I did notice that Whatever is in the crawler right now, and that reminded me to put in a request for permanency. Thank you for considering, and happy day!

93 Antler June 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM

How about if Lazy Dog gets a food truck and permission to park it near the Baldwin Park dog park?

I’m thinking that dog owners, hospital employees, senior citizens and senior center staff, nearby residents, and those of us who had rather not drive all the way down to Willows Shopping Center to enjoy Lazy Dog food …. all would give business to such a truck.

94 Silva June 30, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Dr. Jellyfinger, a common misconception.

95 Silva June 30, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Atticus Thraxx (#64), Felling the tree was 97% skill. The jubilation was because he measured correctly.

96 macawlady June 30, 2014 at 1:50 PM

I went outside to get my mail today and noticed an odd chemical odor (much like when plastic is set on fire.) I live in Pacheco. It’s not overwhelming, but I did notice it. Anyone else? Yes, I know it’s hot today, and it could just be someone’s roof baking (literally.) Hoping it’s not something more serious!

97 Killjoy June 30, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Sorry Mayor. It was the insomnia talking.

98 Atticus Thraxx June 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Thanks Silva, but it was more of a rhetorical question. My first clue was he had a genuine lumberjack vest on.

99 Connie Dobbs June 30, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Today is the anniversary of the Tunguska Event, a honkin’ meteor strike in Siberia in 1908. That is all.

100 Atticus Thraxx June 30, 2014 at 6:25 PM
101 Connie Dobbs June 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

#103 Mickey Mantle.

102 Silva June 30, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Norma Jean Baker.

103 Enfield303 June 30, 2014 at 6:53 PM


Looks like Norma Jean Baker.

104 Silva June 30, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I tried.

105 Dr. Jellyfinger® June 30, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Norma Jean? With that nose? Nuh uh…. Hillary? Phyllis Diller? Paula Dean?

106 Dr. Jellyfinger® June 30, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Oh…. it is Marilyn. Go figure…. she must’ve had a nose job at one time or another. My kid just showed me how the rest of you cheat to find the answer by clicking on the image & dragging it over to Google Images. Tain’t fair.

107 Pegasus June 30, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Way too easy Atticus, what else ya got?

108 Atticus Thraxx June 30, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Yep, you guys are good. Sad. It’s the only picture I can remember of her with an honest, real smile. Men broke her like a child thoughtlessly breaks a toy.

109 Dr. Jellyfinger® June 30, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I can’t even imagine kids playing with their toys like that.

110 VikingPrincess June 30, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Just a quick hello to all dedicated Claycordians. Jus’ been too hot for this Dane to post or anything. Blahh.
Hope all is well with you all. The heat is too much.

111 Connie Dobbs June 30, 2014 at 8:30 PM

#110 Not men, Kennedys.

112 Silva June 30, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Honest and real nose too._

113 Pegasus June 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Connie nailed it.

114 Barking Dogs July 1, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Thank you, AGAIN, jackass neighbors in Concord near Bailey Rd. for allowing your mutt to wake me AGAIN at 7:05 this morning. It’s nothing new; it’s been going on for probably 5 years. I bet if the police would respond to barking dog complaints, this arrogant AH Danville cop would not allow his dog to be such a nuisance.

115 What Happened To July 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Does anyone know what happened to California Auto Stores that was located on Clayton Road near Chestnut Street. I just drove by and saw a “For Rent” sign and the place was empty. I’m not sure how long they have been there but I know it’s been many years.

116 Antler July 1, 2014 at 1:50 PM

World Cup play at halftime
USA. nil
Belgium. nil

117 Silva July 1, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Antler, pretty exciting. I’m watching it at LAX waiting for flight #3 today. I’d forgotten what a mess this airport is. Oh boo! We lost.

118 Antler July 1, 2014 at 3:37 PM

With all goals being made in extra time, Belgium won the game 2-1. Our magnificent goalie, Tim Howard, made at least 16 saves.

So, as the British announcer put it, “The United States are out!”

Belgium advances and plays Argentina next.

119 Silva July 1, 2014 at 3:59 PM

I can’t even use the bathroom here at LAX. Disgusting! I have to wait. Mexico city’s facilities were pristine, even had a bathroom attendant.

120 Horse n around July 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

@ Barking Dogs. Just curious what steps you have taken with this neighbor? Not trying to criticize or anything, just wondering if you have by chance talked to this person or written a letter etc? It might help the rest of us knowing what you have done that has not had any effect in stopping it.

121 Silva July 1, 2014 at 4:04 PM

They don’t even he the seat shielding paper. They just keep them clean.

122 Silva July 1, 2014 at 4:09 PM


123 Atticus Thraxx July 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Silva if you travel, always carry a newspaper with you. Uses from toilet shield, toilet paper, wound compress, a funnel, a fuel source, a pillow, a bag for light dry goods, and can make a pretty effective garrote if you have nothing else and you have any McGuyver skills. And it weighs nothing.

124 Giggity July 1, 2014 at 5:19 PM

I feel for the Claycordian with the barking dog neighbor. These circumstances are irritating. Is there any device to stop dog barking? Is this person aware of his dog’s actions? Is this poor training or neglect?

125 anon July 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM

@120 Really? I thought all their toilet cleaners were up here.

126 Anon July 1, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Just saw another example of why young people shouldn’t be aloud to drive. Another accident on Clayton Rd hear Ayers. Two lifted “we are stupid kids” trucks slammed one into the other which then hit someone else. No doubt the kids driving were screwing around. WTF is gonna take?

127 Anon July 1, 2014 at 6:46 PM
128 Jojo Potato July 1, 2014 at 8:27 PM

Just replaced my Linksys WRT54G wireless router with a brand spanking new WRT1900AC model. Lots faster and better coverage throughout the house. I put the “downloading” and movie watching daughter on the 5 ghz side and left the old things, like this one on the 2,4 ghz. Managed to do the switchover without too much pain except for the “downloading daughter” who had to type in a new password. Oh, horrors! Sigh…

129 @anon #129 July 1, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Aloud is not the same as allowed.

130 Silva July 1, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Thanks Atticus Thraxx. Sounds like a good travel tip. I had a lot but couldn’t get to it. It was in my checked luggage encasing a good bit of amazing comfort food, all in the freezer now. The TSA got busy poking holes in the all the various bags, but no real harm done. Whew. Three flights and a four hour layover at LAX where the dirty deed was done. Flex ties were intact ’till then. Still have all the hooch we corked and sealed last night with sealing wax. :)

131 Puddintain July 1, 2014 at 10:36 PM

@anon #128, Scintillatingly witty, really.

132 Silva July 1, 2014 at 10:47 PM

A garrote, eh?

133 Atticus Thraxx July 2, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Have fun Silva!

134 No Habla July 2, 2014 at 7:03 AM

More illegal signs by Meadow Holmes School. Ugly eyesore. Some are high up on the poles. Sneakers on telephone wires. Dirty ghetto. Mattresses scattered, old TV abandoned. What a sh$&hole……

135 Small Quake near Claycord July 2, 2014 at 7:51 AM

M 1.8 – 2km SE of Danville, California

2014-07-02 04:39:15 UTC-07:00
37.809°N 121.978°W

136 CVCHS Top 10? July 2, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Shouldn’t this be top 20% for CVCHS? If CVCHS scored 10/10, then they would be in the top 10%, but they scored in the next group down (9/10 = top 20%)

“CVCHS Contines to Excell in Academics! KEEP ON REACHING FOR THE TOP CVCHS”

Based on our 62 point API jump to an 836, CVCHS’s statewide ranking went from a 5/10 to a 9/10. This means that CVCHS is now in the top 10% of schools in California when it comes to academic achievement.

Congratulations to our students! ”

(From CVCHS Eagle Eye/PFC)

137 Connie Dobbs July 3, 2014 at 7:39 AM
138 @ 127 July 3, 2014 at 8:35 AM

It’s part of “their culture” to crap things up. Didn’t you know that??

139 History Maven July 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Just in time for the 4th of July…..

“1776” by famous historian David McCullough on sale for $3.28. This sale is for the Kindle version. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app for your tablet or the Kindle software for your computer. Enjoy!

140 Silva July 3, 2014 at 3:55 PM

History Maven, (#142), about the kindle app, THANKS! I did not know that! Have you read “1776”? If so, was it good?

141 History Maven July 3, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Silva, no, I have not yet read “1776”. I snapped it up when I saw the sale price. It is now part of my to-be-read collection. It was a best seller when it was published a few years ago. The author is quite well respected as an historian and it got excellent reviews. I’m expecting it to be a very good read.

142 lizzie July 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

My employer requires that employee’s drive their personal vehicles. We sometimes log up to 100 miles per day. We are paid .30 cents per mile. Does anyone know if their is a website or any info available on this subject?

143 Sid July 3, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Lizzie #145, what kind of info are you looking for? Here’s a website that might answer some of your questions.

144 Atticus Thraxx July 3, 2014 at 7:13 PM

The dead tree version of “1776” has great color pictures of the major players and maps and such. Worth picking up.

145 Atticus Thraxx July 3, 2014 at 7:14 PM

lizzie a quick google brought this up, you’re getting screwed:

146 Atticus Thraxx July 3, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Portraits and whatnot, obviously not pictures before some meathead becomes unglued.

147 Atticus Thraxx July 3, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Either the funnest guy on the block or a complete nightmare. Nothing in between:

148 Cowellian July 3, 2014 at 8:26 PM

It may only be Thursday, but I sure feel like a last!

149 Killjoy July 3, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Be afraid Atticus. Be very afraid.

150 Marissa July 3, 2014 at 9:13 PM


151 Odd Info July 3, 2014 at 9:31 PM

did you know there is actually a right side and a wrong side to the toliet paper seat covers!!!! I once gave a safety break on this at work..for fun….the side with SHINE is suppose to go down on the seat, that is because it’s sticky. Now you know why sometimes the cover sticks to your butt. Have a nice sit!

152 Just Askin' July 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Are noisy motorcycles ever ticketed for their illegally modified exhaust and excessive noise? There are a lot of immature people making a lot of noise on their bikes and I don’t understand why the police cannot control this. You can hear these bikes blocks away.

153 Just Askin' July 3, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Same people posting over and over again. Why don’t you all get together at a Starbucks or Peet’s instead of hammering away at each other on keyboards?

154 Just Askin' July 3, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: Odd Info #154. I doubt that there exists any evidence that a disease was caused by sitting on a toilet seat, or touching a doorknob, or ringing a doorbell, or pushing an elevator button but think about this: Riding a crowded BART train or flying in an airliner we are breathing in the same air that is exhaled by everyone around us. This air is full of moisture and bacteria love moisture.

155 Connie Dobbs July 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I have exciting news for you, Lizzie. The mileage reimbursement for tax purposes is in the neighborhood of .52 per mile. will have the accurate figure. The difference between what your company reimburses you and that figure is a tax deduction, as are tires, oil changes, maintenance and repairs. I can’t remember whether insurance qualifies. I used to be a process server, which is how I know this. It adds up really quickly.

156 nytemuvr July 3, 2014 at 11:27 PM

@Odd Info #154
Does the toilet paper go over or under the roll and why, missed that class in school.

157 KAD July 3, 2014 at 11:33 PM

I also wanted to do a last on a Thursday.

158 ccat July 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Did anyone else hear several gunshots in the PH/sunvalley mall area, about 11:50pm?

159 Marissa July 3, 2014 at 11:57 PM

No, KAD, I’m the Last.

160 Shiloh July 4, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Toilet paper goes over. It looks nice and neat that way :)

161 Silva July 4, 2014 at 6:07 AM

I always change the toilet paper rolls to under in my house. I’ve heard they are supposed to be over, that’s why the professionals do it that way, ie: hotel cleaners, but I must change them when someone leaves them unrolling over at home. My mom put them in on the under side. I also untwist and detangle cords everywhere, and wash my hands a lot.

162 Silva July 4, 2014 at 6:12 AM

It’s sometimes not an option to forego the bus, train, or sky sausage.

163 Silva July 4, 2014 at 6:20 AM

#147, Sounds even better!

164 Barking Dogs July 4, 2014 at 7:44 AM

More barking dogs this morning at 7:00 a.m., although I don’t think I heard the AH neighbor’s dog this morning. Instead, it was his screaming KIDS at 7:05!!! Why is common courtesy and common sense so lacking these past 15 years? Maybe it’s time for me to call this guy’s lieutenant or captain for a little help.

I forgot to set my alarm for 4:00 this morning so that I could close my windows to avoid hearing the neighbors’s dog and his three young kids who “talk” louder than I yell.

165 Barking Dogs July 4, 2014 at 7:46 AM

I forgot to mention that this guy and his wife ought to realize that there is great monetary value in one’s peace being disturbed and for sleep deprivation.

166 clothespin please July 4, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Has anyone else noticed a foul smell while traveling down Concord Blvd, near Bailey Road? Near the corner of the Springwood housing tract?

167 Atticus Thraxx July 4, 2014 at 8:29 AM

What is this “toilet paper” you speak of? It’s sounds important.

168 Killjoy July 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM

I’ll be walking around, photographing the Clayton parade this morning and then this evening out to watch the fireworks.
Happy 4th of July everyone.
To those who served in the armed forces, thank you!

169 Killjoy July 4, 2014 at 8:51 AM

I know it’s a little late for today, but does anyone have a good potato salad recipe?


170 Anonymous July 4, 2014 at 10:19 AM


Toilet paper is something new that we use to replace leaves. You use them while using what we call toilets. Toilets are quickly replacing holes in the ground , and all the smartest people use them.

171 Antler July 4, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Lizzie, Connie at #158 is giving excellent information.
In addition (and unless the tax law has changed re the subject)….
You may claim a deduction for any mileage to and from work IF it is over a certain distance. You may claim mileage deductions when you are going back and forth between branch offices of the company…or between one of the offices and a client’s location. (I think that is the deduction Connie could use?)

As a private contractor in the music field, I could take a deduction for mileage between one of my studios and ANY work-related venue (including the other studio). Also, the tax code permitted mileage deductions for trips to and from a music store, concerts, recitals, seminars, competitions, lunch venues with a potential client, stationery stores for purchasing teaching and billing supplies, etc..

Bottom line……please see a tax accountant and get current applicable information!

172 Shelly July 4, 2014 at 11:43 AM

#173, of course being mindful to use the right leaves. Leaves of three, leave them be!

173 Shelly July 4, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Sorry Killjoy, I just throw things in till it tastes good. A few things though:

Don’t use russets, they’re too grainy, not smooth & creamy.

after the potatoes are cubed, add some fresh squeezed lemon juice or vinegar so they have a little zing. You need a good real mayonnaise such as Trader Joe’s. Always add lots of chopped celery.

Things to add maybe: mustard, chopped pickles or dill, rough chopped olives black or green, chopped eggs, chopped green onions, chopped bacon, salt & pepper, chopped pickled jalapeños for the big kids, etc., etc..

174 Antler July 4, 2014 at 1:48 PM

If you have a Pandora-One app, you might like to try the category called “Patriotic Country Songs”.
First song I heard was
“Semper Fi” as performed by Trace Adkins on his album “Proud To Be Here”

175 Antler July 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Again re Pandora-one categories, “Patriotic Country Songs” is nice as well.

176 Antler July 4, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Oh, BLAST! Sorry for repetition….meant to suggest “Classical Fireworks” category.

177 KAD July 4, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Last. Have a great 4th.

178 Silva July 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Louis Silvie Zamperini passed at the age of 97.5 on Wednesday. I read “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption ” which was an autobiography by Laura Hildebrand about this man, who was perhaps the most remarkable person I’ve ever heard of. It’s very thoroughly researched, almost unbelievable, and a fantastic read.

179 Silva July 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Whoops! Make that “biography”. ;)

180 Anon July 4, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Yet another reason why young people shouldn’t drive. Moron in a jeep tailgates me around a blind turn. Had to slow down as a car was coming out the other way. Fortunately the idiot was able to stop in time, this time.

181 Cowellian July 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

It’s time to get serious about a 4thly last.

182 Atticus Thraxx July 4, 2014 at 7:03 PM

You look at the British now and you wonder how they ever conquered anyone. It was because they had guys like this.

183 Atticus Thraxx July 4, 2014 at 7:05 PM
184 Marissa July 4, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Laaaaasssstttt! ♪♪♪♫♬♬♪

185 Killjoy July 4, 2014 at 7:23 PM


186 Antler July 4, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Time to light the fuse at last.


Oh, BLAST !!!

187 Michelle July 4, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Last. :-)

188 Enfield303 July 4, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Happy 4th of Julast

189 Killjoy July 4, 2014 at 8:26 PM

Last Call! Is everyone situated for the fireworks???

190 KAD July 4, 2014 at 8:36 PM

A big old 4th of July LAST.

191 ChampagneKitty July 4, 2014 at 9:01 PM


192 Cowellian July 4, 2014 at 9:26 PM


And I’m serious this time.

193 Dr. Jellyfinger® July 4, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Last………….. “Period!”

194 Marissa July 4, 2014 at 9:55 PM

That was a sneaky Last.

195 KAD July 4, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Antler – That was a good one. B last.

196 Killjoy July 4, 2014 at 10:54 PM

We better close this thing up before it’s Saturday. LOL

Last. :)

197 Enfield303 July 4, 2014 at 11:21 PM

Last but not least…last

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