PIC: Concord’s $61,704 Fence Struck Again

March 28, 2016 20:00 pm · 85 comments


It happened again.

Concord’s $61,704 fence (which is probably closer to a $100,000 fence since it’s been damaged dozens of times), was struck again on Monday afternoon.

The fence completely surrounds the empty property on Galindo between Clayton Rd. & Concord Blvd., and on Monday afternoon, somebody drove right through it.

Thanks to Erika Davis for the photo.

Jerk March 28, 2016 at 8:03 PM

I just don’t see it. The Left hand turn lane is marked as plain as day (assuming they are traveling westbound Concord blvd). What gives?

Bob the builder March 28, 2016 at 8:05 PM

I need to buy this piece of land and build rental apartments. Concord can be the next city for $3000 month rent. I can make millions and I can see Concord rent prices being in the $3500 range easily. The GREED is coming out of me now

Boris March 28, 2016 at 8:14 PM

No responsibility? Make the driver who wrecked it pay.

That's Mr Pugnacious to you March 28, 2016 at 8:17 PM

I’m glad I don’t pay property taxes in Concord!

Chevelle girl March 28, 2016 at 8:19 PM

We need swinging doors the Rest!

stillretired March 28, 2016 at 8:20 PM

It must be the “evil fence” making people drive into it.
Maybe we should “picket” the fence.

Nick March 28, 2016 at 8:20 PM

If the fence isn’t guarding anything and people keep hitting it, tear it down. Empty property (weeds) don’t need a fence.

it's me March 28, 2016 at 8:20 PM

I’m thinking, at this point, we can’t really call it a $61,704 fence. The fact that this keeps happening, makes me wonder if possibly the traffic control patterns are off? I don’t know. People don’t repetitively crash into Brendan or the apartments on the Clayton block. Why this intersection?

Milestogo March 28, 2016 at 8:23 PM

The car owners insurance company, if they have insurance, will pay for the fence. You know they are getting a bill from the City…

KT March 28, 2016 at 8:24 PM

This is the most baffling spot I’ve ever seen. How is it the fence is so routinely struck by drivers?
Started feeling bad for the repair person early last year.

Maybe we should just put up some reflective tape.

Joe March 28, 2016 at 8:24 PM

I mean… so if there were buildings there, would they have been getting hit all this time? Or is there some sort of of optical property to that fence that entices cars to drive into it? ???

Bounce Back Fence March 28, 2016 at 8:25 PM

They should make the fence collapsible.

Jelly Phalanges PhD March 28, 2016 at 8:25 PM

Hopefully the city is billing the insurance company?

Sanctuary City March 28, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Don’t worry folks, no unlicensed and uninsured drivers will be charged for the damage.

That's Mr Pugnacious to you March 28, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Is this fence supposed to keep the illegal immigrants from squatting on that land?

Joe March 28, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Holy Cow! I just noticed in a sidebar ad that Alpine Bakery is moving. Now the Terminal Center really is! Tacos Panchos is legit, though. Luigi’s was quite good last time I was there many years ago.

TK March 28, 2016 at 8:29 PM

A fine example of government’s ineptitude and lack of forethought.

.. the drivers (and their insurance companies) better be paying for the damage incurred to public property! And if they are not, Concord should be going after them as a matter of principle.

Can we get the story from the department head of City of Concord Public Works on how each incident is resolved? Or not resolved??

Anon March 28, 2016 at 8:34 PM

They should make a law where drivers have to carry insurance that would pay for property damage they cause. Oh wait…

Anony March 28, 2016 at 8:41 PM

Look how long it takes to build on this property. The CNWS will take an eternity.

BonaFido March 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM

Worse than the Bermuda Triangle.

sickofit2 March 28, 2016 at 8:52 PM

Build a wall or sand barrels . But obviously that intersection needs improvement. I guess when someone gets killed then changes will be made??? It’s a lawsuit waiting to happen.

TIFOKCIS March 28, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Another loud motorcycle……………..oh wait 😛

sideline March 28, 2016 at 9:15 PM

I think it was part of a red-light runner incident, drove by when it happened. The car was “pushed” into the fence.
Whatever you do – don’t invest in this property….lol

WCMommy March 28, 2016 at 9:21 PM


Aim Point March 28, 2016 at 9:26 PM

Anyone have a Large bag form the Target store ??

Pickets UP Don't Hit March 28, 2016 at 9:27 PM

White Fences have rights too.

Solution March 28, 2016 at 9:29 PM

Put bar door hinges on each side and split it in the middle.

Did I Say That Out Loud March 28, 2016 at 9:30 PM

…because a 41 inch high vinyl picket fence is #1 on the list of best security fences for trespassing and impacts from vehicles….what genius approved that idea ? ….and how in the hell do they still have a job ?

ManBearPig March 28, 2016 at 9:34 PM

You people are hitting a STATIONARY object. Slow down! Don’t run red lights! Pay attention to what you’re doing! The fact that it keeps getting hit is a testament to the pathetic driving abilities of our local population.

Please bill their insurance company and recoup all expenses on the fence.

The fence is being repaired with wood sections since they’re cheaper and easier to work with.

The fence is also there as a way to keep the homeless from setting up camps adjacent to Todos Santos and to deter illegal dumpers from using it as a dumpster. These two uses alone makes the money well spent.

Blink March 28, 2016 at 9:44 PM

Boulders boulders boulders…could fix it all

Concord1970 March 28, 2016 at 10:11 PM

Keep our borders safe
Build taller fences !!

Mr.Wonderful March 28, 2016 at 10:14 PM

Someone should set up a camera at that intersection. Imagine if this was caught on video.

Greatest Hits March 28, 2016 at 10:28 PM

Fence needs it’s own YouTube channel just put up some cameras.

MommaToTwo March 28, 2016 at 11:18 PM

So…..why do they keep fixing it ? Wouldn’t it be less trouble if idiots just ran into a field and hit nothing rather than hitting a fence that costs me and you money ? Do we know who owns the land ?

Concord Business owner March 28, 2016 at 11:19 PM

We’re there this many cars going into that lot BEFORE the fence was put up? I don’t recall any…Maybe the fence has magnetic powers that pulls cars to it?

Concord Business owner March 28, 2016 at 11:19 PM

**Were (dang auto correct)

rw March 28, 2016 at 11:35 PM

Just replace that section with a swinging gate. Cars can just drive through without damage.

ConcordMike March 28, 2016 at 11:48 PM

Move the replacement fence back 20 feet and see if they still hit it.
If they do, then place concrete filled metal posts in the ground. And I second the You Tube channel with a live 24/7 camera.

ConcordMike March 28, 2016 at 11:49 PM

God is telling Concord that this is the perfect location for a drive-thru restaurant.

Truth be Told March 29, 2016 at 12:03 AM

The fact is the fence was built by the offspring of a city representative. The company which is owned by this reps kid was paid for installation and continues t o get paid for each repair. If we take it down how will they make money?

Honey March 29, 2016 at 12:05 AM

My husband witnessed this one first hand and went back to the scene after running his errand and making sure the police had arrived. The Focus was at fault but they were completely lying about how it happened. Am glad for the guy in the Altima that my husband went back. Without a witness, the truth means nothing in these strange times!

EdiBirsan March 29, 2016 at 12:20 AM

I still like the Claycordian suggestion that we install a ramp there and a trip camera to catch the Dukes of Hazard Jumps ….

Lil ol' me March 29, 2016 at 12:27 AM

Stupid fence

Chefie March 29, 2016 at 1:39 AM

The lot was a car dealership years ago and had a two story building right in the middle I was a little kid the but I don’t recall cars getting hit… The property owner should build something there. … .. As for for the homeless we have tons of property with vacant house/apartments for years by pixie Playland….. Fix em up and make it section 8 or something for low income or no income have a heart people not everyone is a mess up and at least all the rubbish will stay in a certain area for the lost part…. Just saying…. Drops mic

I second that... March 29, 2016 at 2:03 AM

I do not remember hearing multiple stories about cars crashing in to the Masonic building that used to be there. Guess we shouldn’t have moved the building.

TIFOKCIS March 29, 2016 at 5:28 AM

I saw the light turn red, floored it and some idiot made me run into them, now they look the fool for hitting the 61k fence.

Got to love the media!

CM March 29, 2016 at 6:05 AM

The City of Concord should set up concrete K-Rail’s around that corner. The vehicles will bounce right off of them instead of smashing thru them.

MikeT March 29, 2016 at 6:31 AM

White fences matter…

Brig March 29, 2016 at 6:42 AM

Why wouldn’t the person who knocked it down fix it? Via property damage on their vehicle insurance? I guess I assume people in that area have vehicle insurance.

john Pope March 29, 2016 at 6:43 AM

How much would k-rails have cost, either purchased or rented? Not too much intelligence in the public works department these days. Probably reflective of the City StupidVisors!

Sweet WWT March 29, 2016 at 6:45 AM

I don’t know but the fences on Willow Pass Rd. at CNWS must be made with the same magnetic properties as the Clayton/Galindo fence, because they’re always getting hit too!

BigMike69 March 29, 2016 at 7:03 AM

I’m with @jerk in the first commentI dodon’t see how this happens. The lights, traffic pattern and timing don’t make sense. Maybe I’m missing something, but if someone knows how this happens, I’d love to hear the explanation please.

Anon March 29, 2016 at 7:19 AM

Make it a driveway

ale March 29, 2016 at 7:22 AM

The fence hasn’t stopped the city from dumping a broken light pole on the lot.

I lived in the apartments across the street when the fence was built. It’s only been there 5 years and it looks terrible…pickets kicked out, tops missing, etc. If they are going to put up a fence they should at least maintain it.

Lex Luther March 29, 2016 at 7:39 AM

Why does this keep happening ? I hope no kids play on the side over the fence.

Lake March 29, 2016 at 7:43 AM

Why isn’t the fence 10 to 15 feet back from the street so there’s a buffer. Actually why is the fence even needed?

Meadow homes March 29, 2016 at 7:44 AM

What used to be on that lot? Anyone have any old pics there?

Hillary Clinton March 29, 2016 at 7:46 AM

Why does it have to be a White fence???

In the 60s March 29, 2016 at 7:56 AM

I sure would not want to live in that area of the complex once it’s built.

KJ March 29, 2016 at 8:14 AM

I wish they hadn’t moved the building that was there. And even more than that, I wish the California Watercolor artists were still in it!

Cowellian March 29, 2016 at 8:39 AM

Kudos to the Concord Historical Society for working with the city to move and preserve the old Masonic Temple that once occupied this lot. We talked about that move almost three years ago on Claycord: Concord’s Masonic Temple to be Moved Across Clayton Road by May 25th

The Concord Historical Society website is not particularly well set up, but they do have pictures: concordhistorical.org/moving-the-masonic-temple

Justin March 29, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Isn’t it worth noting that the damage isn’t in that amount – they’d replace the section and move on?

Also need to start questioning why so many accidents at that exact spot.

So who pays for this?

Paul March 29, 2016 at 8:53 AM

i own a fence company and will install a new fence free of charge. its times like these when we need to come together and make concord great again

tired of taxes March 29, 2016 at 9:03 AM

Put in a police station in that lot and see the traffic accidents in that intersection drop dramatically. People’s automatic response upon seeing a cop car is to drive slowly and carefully.

Blink March 29, 2016 at 9:20 AM

@ 40
Thanks for explaining why smart change isn’t an advantage to some

GoGo Gomez March 29, 2016 at 9:22 AM

That fence gets hit more then Tina Turner did back in the day.

Ops I did it again Mwhahahahaha

Concord Guy March 29, 2016 at 9:36 AM

The reason this happened is that people drive way too fast in downtown Concord. I’ve been working downtown for almost 16 years now and a week doesn’t go by when there is an intersection accident within a five block radius of my office. It is so bad that when I’m out for a walk I try to walk facing traffic, just so I can run if I see a car jumping the sidewalk.

Nick March 29, 2016 at 9:44 AM

For those of you wondering about the intersection. That intersection has always been hit. A friend of mines Dad worked at Lehmer’s in the 70s, 80s, and Lehmers got hit all the time. You didn’t hear about it because it didn’t make the news, and it was prior to social media. It’s always been a bad intersection, and it always will be. People need to slow down and learn how to drive.

TeacherMan March 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM

I heard they were building more apartments ( like we need more) on that lot. I’d hate to be in the downstairs corner apt. Don’t know what the cause of this one was, but drivers come flying down the street and apparently are going too fast to make the left turn. Next thing you know, they’re in the middle of the vacant lot.

@EdiBirsan March 29, 2016 at 10:21 AM

Thank You for remembering.
My most recent suggestion is the Fence be given it’s own
YouTube channel Greatest Hits. Just need a few CCTV cameras installed.

Wait for it...... March 29, 2016 at 10:22 AM


Experiment March 29, 2016 at 10:35 AM

“Put in a police station in that lot and see the traffic accidents in that intersection drop dramatically.”

Better yet lets try an experiment and put a white picket fence around the police station and see if it attracts cars.

. March 29, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Heck all those weeds should have held the fence up.

Carol March 29, 2016 at 10:50 AM

@60 KJ

Agree. It was the best thing going.

I Can't Think of a Clever Name March 29, 2016 at 11:51 AM

The fence is there to deter homeless from setting up camp… Is that just Concord’s excuse to avoid having to address the issue with the homeless? Everyone sees homeless people as screw ups that threw their lives away. Keep in mind that these are people who have suffered some sort of tragedy that caused them to lose everything. They have no home, no food, no warm place to sleep, no family. This is the ridiculous arrogance coming through (like it usually does on Claycord) that is suggesting we build a fence rather than aid the homeless. How many of these people are military veterans? How many are people with special needs? How many have children? I agree with a previous poster (whose name I don’t remember). Take down the fence, build a homeless shelter or some sort of low-no income housing unit specific to homeless people. Before you all start complaining about handouts, hear me out… The housing facility could include a strict set of rules; no drugs or alcohol, you must be actively searching for a job, curfew, there will be psychologists on duty for those that need one, people who can help build a rĂ©sumĂ© and teach them how to look professional, etc. It’ll be a place of rehabilitation and an opportunity to create a new life for the homeless community. Then, once they have successfully saved up enough money, they’ll receive the proper help in finding a new place to live, allowing a new opening for another homeless person.

Everybody wants to look down on the less fortunate, everyone wants to complain about the “homeless problem” that Concord has. What are you all doing to help?

Nikki March 29, 2016 at 1:05 PM

@ I can’t think of a clever name
There are already plenty of homeless shelters in this area. No one has to sleep on the streets – homeless chose to because they must be clean to use the shelters. Their choosing to use drugs brings on a whole new set of problems (crime for one)…..

Tinknocker March 29, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Concrete K-rail like they use during construction on the freeway is what should be on that corner. People race to beat the light all the time. The plastic fence is sitting there saying “HIT ME” with minor or no damage to a car.

Jo Ann H March 29, 2016 at 3:11 PM

This fence was too expensive to start with. The car wrecks & people vandals damaging the fence, it is not a expense we need. Take it down & build something there or leave open space for people to enjoy their lunches or enjoy visiting down town. People do drive too fast on the streets in downtown.

TinFoiler March 29, 2016 at 3:37 PM

I agree with the cameras, it will make for a good youtube compilation:

MR. TRUMP March 29, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Lets put a HUGE wall that can’t be broken down

Dorothy March 29, 2016 at 7:49 PM

Is that fence related to hydrants?

Broke in Colony Park March 29, 2016 at 10:06 PM

Since white fences don’t matter, i wonder what would happen if it were painted black? If it got hit, maybe it would be invited to the white house!

FenceVictim March 30, 2016 at 1:04 AM

I got t-boned in this intersection and hit the fence… they paid for it all.
then it was broken again a few weeks later
Pretty crazy figure…. and sadly it goes well beyond that

Lex Luther March 30, 2016 at 7:30 AM

Yo, TinFoiler, – Thats a so funny. I agree with the cams

Whatever April 2, 2016 at 2:43 AM

Apartments are going there

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