Claycord – Talk About Whatever

February 9, 2018 19:14 pm · 102 comments

whatever

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 a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

Please Note: Users who use multiple names will be deleted. Please choose a name so others can easily chat with you. Users must provide a name in the ‘name field’, please do not use the ‘@’ symbol in the name field.

Wave February 9, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Wave …. first again!!

Still anon February 9, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Happy weekend! First

Cowellian February 9, 2018 at 7:19 PM

Cowellian’s First!

KAD February 9, 2018 at 7:35 PM

4th?
Wave does it again.

Lambie February 9, 2018 at 7:37 PM

Where’s Atticus Thraxx first! LOL

Dr Jellyfinger February 9, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Atticus is holding out to put some pressure on C.C. management while his contract is being negotiated.
His agent claims he has other offers, so…..

apollo idol prudence February 9, 2018 at 7:39 PM

happy friday all

article in claycord now since deleted; where is the arrow in the lafayette / walnut creek / pleasant hill hills / park that pointed to airport for airplanes/? any of this ring a bell?

Frank February 9, 2018 at 8:08 PM

Google Earth
37deg 54′ 09.53” N
122deg 04′ 41.2”W

nytemuvr February 9, 2018 at 8:21 PM

http://claycord.com/2013/09/16/picture-the-night-lights-in-claycord/. RunnerDope’s post four or five comments down.

Shasta Daisy February 9, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Sorry I couldn’t help.

NunYa February 9, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Man, barking dogs suck.

Ruff Ruff February 9, 2018 at 9:31 PM

We have about five neighbors with 10 dogs total. One or all of the dogs are barking everyday. I don’t blame the dogs it’s the owners that are idiots. The city, animal control or police won’t do anything about them.

NunYa February 10, 2018 at 5:42 AM

I completely agree. It is the owners of dogs like these that are the problem. Dogs are pack animals who follow an alpha. These owners have no idea how to be that alpha. They give the dogs ambiguous commands like don’t! or stop! and then let the animals do whatever they want. Unfortunately there is no way to tell the owners that they are the problem. Although I have thought maybe a dummy’s guide to dog ownership left on the doorstep might be big enough hint. Anyway, just tired of the noise, so I said what I said.

Ancient Mariner February 9, 2018 at 8:14 PM

@ apollo idol prudence:
Here are the coordinates:

37°54’09.6″N 122°04’41.2″W

It’s on Acalanes Ridge.

Enfield303 February 9, 2018 at 8:26 PM

Man I love the feel and smell of new tires.

ClayDen February 10, 2018 at 7:58 PM

What kind? I love my Bridgestone S-04s. Who knew you could buy tires rated for 186MPH at Costco? Just don’t push it when it’s below 45 degrees.

Silva February 10, 2018 at 10:50 PM

Hi Enfield303! That really is a nice feeling.

CSS February 9, 2018 at 8:37 PM

California SUCKS!!!

NunYa February 10, 2018 at 5:44 AM

Not sure about this but California doesn’t suck. The people running the state are idiots. Democrats and morons. It appears that over 50.1% of the state either pay no taxes or are illegal aliens and so vote Democrat to keep getting a free handout. Yes, thanks to the courts illegal aliens can now vote.

AlwaysBePositive February 10, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Actually, that’s gravity. You’ll find it everywhere, not just CA.

AlwaysBePositive February 10, 2018 at 10:35 AM

ny…sorry, you are incorrect. Undocumented immigrants do NOT have the right to vote.

Jojo Potato February 10, 2018 at 11:27 AM

yes, just because the DMV sends your information to the voter registrar doesn’t mean you get to vote. A person still needs to prove citizenship in one of the usual ways. There was a recent FOX news report about this that you may have confused you.

Dr Jellyfinger February 10, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Yet…

Always Right February 11, 2018 at 3:25 PM

Illegal Aliens do not have to vote to help get democrats elected.

They are counted in the census, and the census is the basis for Federal congressional and state assembly representation.

Several new congressional districts have been created here in California in the last 30 years (all democrat) just because of the presence of illegals.

If all the illegals and their children decided to leave the country next year, when the 2020 census completes the democrats would loose
30 -40 seats in the House.

Justifiable Languor February 11, 2018 at 5:34 PM

Illegals get counted for State representation in the House?
No wonder California never has enough money. Illegals are sucking up all the tax moneys in so many ways. I wonder how many millions 30-40 members in the House cost us?

Dr Jellyfinger February 9, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Why do the Police have southbound Concord Blvd. shut down at Denkinger?

Momo February 9, 2018 at 10:28 PM

There was a car accident on concord blvd. Between Denkinger and glazier

Atticus Thraxx February 9, 2018 at 9:17 PM

“Go down and get the mail” she says…as if: https://i.imgur.com/hATVpsy.jpg

If the rules aren’t written down they aren’t rules. And if they are, I can’t read them anyway: https://i.imgur.com/qSAtKEG.gifv

Best card trick of the week: https://i.imgur.com/o212I9a.gifv

Ya better run: https://i.imgur.com/FoWQu5l.gifv

Kept his nerve, now King of the Cows: https://i.imgur.com/bfba2Wj.gifv

Some dang ‘ol torque: https://tinyurl.com/ybzkshxp

Keep watching: https://gfycat.com/AgitatedWetAmericanlobster

Puppy-powered: https://i.imgur.com/1F8Cy3Y.gifv

Underwhelming: https://i.imgur.com/UcroOMk.gifv

All I’m sayin’ is there’s gonna be trouble: https://tinyurl.com/yd59vgqj

Tesla semi: https://i.redd.it/480v380i2ve01.jpg

If you ride, probably want to skip this one. Gruesome: https://tinyurl.com/ycly35rz

I don’t see this ending well for either party: https://i.imgur.com/fRUSAXc.gifv

Name it: https://i.imgur.com/Yz3bNXE.jpg

Pretty cool: https://i.imgur.com/L7NbU7B.gifv

Even cooler: https://i.imgur.com/pzt58iW.gifv

Not that cool at all: https://i.imgur.com/JG3LLlG.gifv

A Cheeto for later: https://i.imgur.com/3dlr1M3.gifv

She should feel blessed: https://i.imgur.com/bmjp6bM.gifv

Pick-n-Pull: https://i.imgur.com/wtRTV2z.gifv

They know what they’re doing: https://gfycat.com/ComplicatedMiniatureAdeliepenguin

#notme

Venice February 10, 2018 at 9:15 AM

Well done, thanks.

Silva February 9, 2018 at 9:32 PM

Here! I hope y’all have a good weekend.

Crazytech58 February 9, 2018 at 9:53 PM

Anybody know what happened on concord blvd tonight? CPD had it shut down at denkinger

Momo February 9, 2018 at 10:29 PM

Car accident between glazier and Denkinger.

Antler February 10, 2018 at 2:02 AM

The accident was where Glazier Drive traffic enters at a blind curve into Concord Boulevard. The impact pushed vehicles toward the entrance to Lilac Court. Many neighbor’s called 911, and first responders started arriving within 4 minutes…. first CPD, then the fire truck from Clayton Road, then emergency medic vehicles and more police. Neighbors diverted Concord Boulevard’s westbound traffic to turn left onto Glazier; police re-enforced that and then also diverted Concord Boulevard eastbound traffic to turn right onto Denkinger Road. We did not hear sirens transporting away from the scene, and I cannot report re injuries or fatalities (as have occurred many times at this same intersection).

Kentucky Derby February 10, 2018 at 9:45 AM

Glazier Dr. does enter into a blind curve on Concord Blvd. Turning right is safe, but if you want to turn left onto Concord Blvd., turn left from Mendocino, Denkinger or West. It’s worth the extra effort (the back streets) to turn safely onto Concord Blvd. at a light.

Antler February 10, 2018 at 1:04 PM

Kentucky Derby gives excellent advice re places where signal lights can help you turn safely onto Concord Boulevard. There also is a signal at Thornwood (only a short block from where Glazier Dr. enters the boulevard.
HOWEVER, it is not safe….. NOT safe …. to turn right from Glazier Dr. Into Concord Boulevard!!! It is a blind curve no matter which way you plan to turn! One fatality and some serious injuries resulted when a vehicle southeast-bound on Concord Boulevard hit another vehicle turning southeast from Glazier Dr. onto Concord Boulevard. In turn the vehicle exiting Glazier slammed into a black sedan which was going in the opposite direction (toward downtown Concord). The impact was so strong that it killed the sedan’s driver, a young woman from Clayton.

Sorry if compass directions are confusing and seem to be contradictory between Dr. Jellyfinger’s descriptions and those of others. The map will show that leaving from downtown on Concord Boulevard, the two main turns making the boulevard finally go southward are at the Landana intersection (Dana Plaza) and again, even more sharply, at the Glazier intersection (where so many serious wrecks have happened).

Many of us in this area have urged City of Concord to block vehicles from turning AT ALL from Glazier Drive onto Concord Boulevard because of the blind corner. Lowering the speed limit on that stretch of the boulevard has proven fruitless; it remains a racetrack because of drivers leaving the Denkinger Rd. light and trying not to get “caught” by the next signal light.

Years ago, the neighbors’ appeals resulted in the installation of the traffic signal at Thornwood, but that still never has directly addressed the curve/sightline problem at Glazier Drive.
I have even seen school buses make a left turn out of there! Get real! Being big and bright yellow does NOTHING to stop a Concord Boulevard vehicle going 45mph (or more!). And do those buses even have seat belts for the children as yet?

Kentucky Derby February 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Antler – You’re right. Turning onto Concord Blvd. from Glazier Dr. isn’t safe from either direction, but more dangerous turning left (crossing traffic).

joatmeal February 10, 2018 at 7:37 PM

Antler – The accident you described happened on Friday evening?

LG February 9, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Has anyone heard any news about Sprouts wanting to open a store in the CVS/Staples shopping center on Treat and Clayton Rd?

D February 9, 2018 at 10:51 PM

Can’t imagine why.

That place is a dump

Ancient Mariner February 9, 2018 at 11:08 PM

Thanks Atticus!
I liked the cute baby elephant clip.
Now I want one!

Dr Jellyfinger February 10, 2018 at 11:57 AM

That behavior could be a problem when the elephant grows up!

What February 9, 2018 at 11:26 PM

What happened on highway 4 in concord thursday night around 9:15 pm? Lotts of CHP and helicopter. Saw them doing the swerving thing to stop traffic. I exited at Port chicago offramp.

Jerk February 12, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Nothing but the Standard Daily chase. There was another one yesterday around 2:30pm – Oakland PD and about 50 others chasing a green chevy avalanche into Antioch.

WC resident February 9, 2018 at 11:41 PM

Regarding the arrows. I took some pictures in July 2015 and so posted them to https://imgur.com/a/XFaKq

This is a US Air Mail Service waypoint installed in the 1920s in Walnut Creek at 37.902661, -122.078116. It is in the Acalanes Open Space which is open to the public. This is not the same park as the Acalanes Ridge open space which is a bit to the north. To get to the Acalanes Open Space drive past 1215 Bacon Way, Lafayette, CA 94549 to the end of the road. There are two parking spaces on the left. Go through the gate that leads uphill (on the right side of the road) and continue along the wide graded path. Eventually you will see a clear path that branches off to the left and goes uphill. Take this path.

The waypoint is at the very peak of the hill. The central square platform is level and used to have a 50 foot tower with a light on top. The arrows and other square platforms slope downhill from the main platform.

I wish I had a drone as I was unable to get an overview of the platform with the arrows.

This waypoint has two arrows. The right hand arrow appears to point towards the Concord Airmail airfield that was on the northeast corner of Treat and Clayton Rd. See http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_Oakland.htm for pictures and comments about this airfield. I think the right hand arrow was to help westbound pilots that were lost. This hill is high enough that the fog does not cover it. A lost pilot would see the beacon light and using the arrows know where the airport was.

I could not tell where the left hand arrow points. It is pointing directly at Buchanan field but that airport did not exist in the 1920s. The arrow also happened to be pointing directly at Sherman Field in Pleasant Hill. I did not think Sherman Field was ever used for airmail though it may have been an emergency landing site. It’s also possible this arrow pointed the way to an airfield at at near where Travis Air Force base is.

In the 1920s westbound airmail ended in Concord as San Francisco and Oakland were often covered by fog. They put the mail on a train to Oakland and then SF. Eastbound airmail would start from Crissy field in SF and would fly to the Walnut Creek waypoint and from there vector to the Sacramento area.

Shasta Daisy February 10, 2018 at 8:59 AM

WOW!!! What a great site, I bookmarked it.
Thanks, WC resident.

Peace.

You took some great photos.
Colorful graffiti.

WC resident February 10, 2018 at 2:08 PM

@Shasta – Pleasant Hill’s Sherman Field’is visible on historicaerials.com. 1) Go to https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer and enter 37.948809, -122.056196 in the search box. You’ll see it’s a bit north of the shopping center now known as The Crossings (formerly where Montgomery Wards and the dome theater were. 2) Scroll down to the bottom of the “Aerial” section on the left and select 1946 which is the oldest date available. The airfield with some aircraft by the hangers should be visible.

The Concord airfield was on the NE corner of Treat and Clayton Rd. at 37.969576, -121.995208 However, that’s an empty field in the 1946 image. 1943’s topo map shows some large buildings on the south side of West Ave that may be hangers. The shape of that field in 1946 matches what’s at http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_Oakland.htm#concordorig and so I’m pretty certain I have the right spot.

The Concord NWS airfield is to the north at 37.990093, -122.018903 that’s visible in 1946 on into the 1970s.

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Concord_CA_33Airway.jpg is part of an airway map from 1933. Of interest is that old Concord airfield is marked as 2A and the airmail beacon on the Acalanes hill where the concrete arrows are is marked as 1B. There may have been another beacon with arrows at 2B. It seems to be in the hills between Clyde and Bay Point and may well still be there as that area was never heavily developed.

Frank February 10, 2018 at 5:29 PM

Left side arrow aligns with a pad next to the cell tower site at
38 deg 01’48.05” N / 122Deg 00′.07.42” W. The distance is appropriate for the usual spacing between route markers of the time.

Fritzhugh Ludlow February 10, 2018 at 10:35 PM

Every thing old is new again…Travis Airfield is named for General Travis who was killed there in the late summer of 1950, while commanding 10 B-24s headed the Korean War with Mark-4 Atomic Bombs….The bombs lacked the Plutonium Cores, but the explosives needed to cause an atomic reaction burned up in the crash of His plane…Travis Air Force Base was later named for this “First General killed by an A-Bomb”.

WC resident February 10, 2018 at 11:27 PM

Thank you Frank. I’d seen that very spot earlier, and there’s there’s a light colored rectangle there in the 1939 image available in Google Earth. I’ve been calling that site the Clayton Valley High school radio transmitter as the KVHS tower is there now.

Though it’s a nice hill that seemed like the perfect location for the navigation tower I’d dismissed it as two of the maps I looked at showed the airway beacon as being to the east of the 122 degree west longitude line and this location is to the west.

I found more maps that show that the navigation tower is to the west of the -122 line that also seem more reliable than the maps I’d looked at earlier.

For those that are interested, the location in Google maps is 38.030022, -122.002062 or https://www.google.com/maps/?q=loc:38.030022,-122.002062

Google Earth’s 1939 map is 17.2 feet out of sync in this area. Use 38.029996, -122.002012 in Google Earth and select 1939’s image.

I believe the rectangle that’s visible is the concrete pad for a tower. There is no evidence of direction arrows.

https://www.historicaerials.com/ for 38.030022, -122.002062 in topo mode shows “Airway Beacon” at the top of the hill for many of the years from 1942 to 1986. The map is black on the right hand side for many years as it cuts off at the -122 degree longitude line.

Thank you Fritzhugh for the background on General Travis. This was not the only era where we had the fat finger tapping restlessly on the button over North Korea…

KAD February 10, 2018 at 12:19 AM

Any merchants or lawyers out there? I want to do a charge back (dispute) on my Visa credit card. I paid for the newspaper and have never received it. Can I do a charge back? Thanks for any advice.

WC resident February 10, 2018 at 12:40 AM

You must send a dispute letter within 60 days of the first statement that contained the the charge. If you are still within that window the credit card statement should explain how to initiate a dispute.

Mary Fouts February 10, 2018 at 3:11 PM

KAD – You can dispute charge thru your Visa. I’ve done this with my Amex and a Visa; have never needed to submit a written request. Called Visa and lodged dispute. Amex has easy way to file dispute online. All times charges were reversed in my favor. Good luck!

Scoob February 10, 2018 at 7:18 AM

Please don’t litter!

Justifiable Languor February 10, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Dear Mayor: Re multiple names.

In a new thread I will sometimes use an anonymous because of privacy issues (I have been stalked in the past). Yet sometimes I am unable to post. Then, after the unpostable post, I am unable to post in any thread whether or not I use my regular name. For a few days at a time.

I have tried to communicate in private, to no avail. Do you ban IPS addresses? I don’t feel any of even my most contentious posts, are anywhere near threatening. More likely they will mimic the tone of a threads’ diverse responses. Hope you get this one.

WC resident February 10, 2018 at 11:39 AM

The rulers of Claycord ignore many e-mails but also seem to read them and will reply back if something appeals. They also either don’t mod-allow or quickly mod-delete posts at random. The posting system has a spam filter that I tripped at least once. A quick e-mail to the dungeon master got it released and approved. Other e-mails from me get ignored. I doubt your getting ignored was directed at you personally.

I assumed multiple names are allowed except on talk-about-whatever and related threads. I suspect there are bugs in that code in that once you get detected and banned that you can’t post in any thread.

A good way to maintain anonymity is to use a common name. For example, I’m not the only one that uses “WC resident”. If you live in or near a water closet or the city of WC then you are welcome to share WC residency with the rest of us or can use “anon” which some people use.

elviss February 10, 2018 at 1:30 PM

I agree. I have had death threats, so my privacy in posting is of the utmost concern to me. I decided recently that I would stop posting because I cannot use multiple names to conceal my identity. No one wants to chat with me anyway, the reason given in the instructions at the top for the one name rule. So, I don’t see the problem. I rarely post anything at all controversial compared to some of the others here, and I have contributed generously (and had planned to contribute more) to the Claycord Museum, but, whatever. I feel used!

Cowellian February 10, 2018 at 1:49 PM

I’ve always been a fan of each person having one name on Claycord. I was just another anonymous poster when I first got here, but I’ve been Cowellian for over a decade. The few times that someone has impersonated me, the Mayor, or one of the moderators, has always deleted it when I asked.

The rule about not using multiple names seems to have happened after Claycord flushed “the Gang with Only One Brain” troll.

Ti J A February 10, 2018 at 2:47 PM

I ran a blog using Wordpress. If your ip address was “banned” you would not be on Claycord right now, under any name. Also posts may automatically go to spam. The filter isn’t perfect. Don’t take it personally. I don’t believe the Mayor is modifying comments either. Even correcting spelling within a comment is time consuming, especially day after day. I doubt he even reads most of the comments.
Sit back and look at the big picture. The other day there were at least 400 comment about the guy with the assault rifle. That’s under just one article. They can’t read them all. Overall I think Claycord is a great local news source. i don’t even read the political comnents. Too much name calling.
its open for business seven days a week. That gets old fast. It did with me. That’s one reason I quite doing it.

Kentucky Derby February 10, 2018 at 3:05 PM

I blogged here years ago under my first name, but it’s a common one, and I’m more comfortable with Kentucky Derby. I’ve never seen it on a blog, so maybe I chose a safe one.

I can see why any blog wouldn’t want you to use more than one name. Trolls will use several names to harass someone.

I’ve never been stalked or harassed, but as a woman I can see why it’s a concern to some. I wouldn’t worry about anyone on this blog. Unless you’re using you’re real first and last name, nobody knows who you are.

I remember the “gang with one brain” and how it drove Cowellian insane. Probably kids on their iPhones.

I would guess that any blog would ban IP addresses – if necessary.

What people need to keep in mind when wanting to use several names. If someone wanted to give you a hard time, they could do it whether you used one name or several names. The internet is anonymous, and there is no such thing as privacy. We all chose to blog with total strangers.

The Golden Rule comes to mind…

Dr Jellyfinger February 10, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Well…. I still miss Laura Zah,Professor Hermie Skywild & my buddy, Dr. Pahip Samir OBGYN ……
but we were always fighting over who got to use the computer anyway.

Justifiable Languor February 10, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Thank you so much for the comments. Up until recently I have not had any of these anomalies. The folks here seem pretty well versed in staying within accepted boundaries.

I use anons for comments that might allow long time readers (not necessarily posters) guess who I am. There is a serious backlash for those who do not follow the status quo. This could have consequences affecting my livelihood….even reaching into my family life.

Maybe it is my online carrier. In any case, thanks again.

Shasta Daisy February 10, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Since day one, Shasta Daisy.
And, I truly mean since DAY ONE of Claycord.

Peace.

Justifiable Languor February 11, 2018 at 10:24 AM

I agree about trolls and just for the record, flaming in not and never has been my style. I changed my original name because a flamer starter using it to harass others. Chasing in order to disparage others is useless, tasteless and boring. My generation lead the charge when it came to accepting persons from all walks of life.

elviss: I also have never shoveled it, like what happens on the political thread. But I do make some points repetitively which is probably why I am not popular either.

Silva February 11, 2018 at 11:57 AM

I miss Mustang Sally, Shelly, & Puss ‘n Boots the most.

Dr Jellyfinger February 12, 2018 at 7:48 PM

Silva.. you were Mustang Sally? I’d have never guessed. I thought maybe you had been Starfish…. she’s gone too.

Silva February 12, 2018 at 11:00 PM

I really liked Laura Zah. Puddintain says hello too!🙂

elviss February 13, 2018 at 9:03 AM

Someone on Whatever is telling me about the Gilden Rule? The word hypocrits comes to mind.

Kentucky Derby February 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Silva – You had a few names? You did a good job of disguising yourself. Most people who changed names or used a few different ones were obvious.

Silva February 13, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Aw thanks, Kentucky Derby. This was my first foray into this whole social media thing, and I felt gutless for a little bit.

Antler February 10, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Please would you dear Whatever friends take some time to scroll back up to CrazyTech 58’s post and read the comments thereafter? If you would help call the City’s attention to and action on this ongoing problem, we could save people from being badly injured or killed.
Many thanks.

KAD February 10, 2018 at 6:31 PM

Thanks Antler for pointing us back up. I will have to stop using Glazier Drive to turn right onto Concord Blvd. I had not thought about it as being that dangerous. I was wrong.

Antler February 10, 2018 at 8:27 PM

You are most welcome, KAD….. be safe! I know it is tempting to avoid using the Denkinger Washboard approach to home, though!

Justifiable Languor February 11, 2018 at 10:26 AM

Washboard? Now that is funny. I find that accepting the speed of 15 mph takes care of that. However, the speedsters will not like it.

anon February 10, 2018 at 8:10 PM

Regarding the accident on Concord Blvd/Glazier Dr, One person was having a diabetic problem that might have caused the accident.

Antler February 11, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Anon, source please?
Witnesses (who actually stopped and talked with officers) stated it was the usual “pull out from Glazier and get hit by speeding vehicle” scenario. So that is the reason I question your statement.
I hope injuries were not fatal or serious…. still have not read about it anywhere.

Honest Abe February 11, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Neck-beards suck.

Silva February 11, 2018 at 5:20 PM

There are times one does appreciate having been born female.😊

Dr Jellyfinger February 11, 2018 at 8:05 PM

D@mnit! Why do they call it “All Purpose Flour” when it doesn’t have any baking soda in it? My banana bread is as thick as fudge!
Still… pretty good tho.

Mika February 12, 2018 at 3:46 PM

I’ve been watching the new Party Hearst/SLA series on tv. I learned two of SLA mermbers were arrested in Concord and they had a safe house in Concord.

Do you have anything in your archives on the SLA house on Sutherland in Concord?

CLAYCORD.com February 12, 2018 at 3:54 PM

In January of 1974, the Concord Police pulled over a car containing two men for a traffic violation. The cop got out, asked for identification, and as the Concord Officer was walking back to his car to run their ID’s, the suspects fired a shot at the cop, who then returned fire.

Eventually both men in the car were arrested, and it was later discovered that one was responsible for the murder of the Oakland schools Superintendent just weeks before his shootout with Concord Police. Found inside the men’s vehicle was the weapon used in the murder, and several pieces of SLA literature.

Then, hours after their arrest, a home in Concord went up in flames, when firefighters discovered a large amount of weapons inside the home, they called Concord Police, who investigated and found more SLA literature, as well as weapons, explosives, a typewriter and a printing press, which were both used to create SLA literature.

The house fire was arson, and authorities eventually connected both men to the burned house on Sutherland Court. They say it was a lazy attempt by other SLA members to cover up the evidence after the arrest of their fellow terrorists.

One of the men involved in the shootout, Joseph Michael Remiro, now 62, was convicted of murdering the Oakland Schools Superintendent, and is spending life in prison at San Quentin.

**Google “1560 Sutherland Ct., SLA” and a lot of info will come up**

Mika February 12, 2018 at 3:59 PM

Thank you!

Abbie R. February 12, 2018 at 6:47 PM

Russ Little the driver of the van was wounded in the shoulder by the Officer as He drove away, then stopped after being shot…Somehow this was left out of the CNN show….Nancy Ling Perry made a good drink of pressed Orange Juice when She worked the Fruity Rudy’s stand at Sproul Plaza in 1972.

Kentucky Derby February 12, 2018 at 4:08 PM

My sixth period class at CHS was PE – bowling at Clayton Valley Bowl. We used to cruise by Sutherland Ct on the way. I don’t what we thought we were going to see, but having the SLA “in town” was rather intriguing. Not a lot was happening in Concord back in the day…

Original G February 12, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Those of us who were around back then were shocked to learn cyanide tipped bullets had been used to assassinate Superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District. Had totally forgotten about the Concord connection.

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/FORGOTTEN-FOOTNOTE-Before-Hearst-SLA-killed-2754621.php

Mika February 12, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Concord was a lot quieter and smaller in those days, correct?

Kentucky Derby February 12, 2018 at 8:52 PM

Smaller – It was close to 100,000 when I was in high school in the 70s. Concord really grew from the 60s to 70s, and was over 100,000 by 1980.

Quieter – Definitely. Back in the day, Concord lacked diversity, gangs, etc. With the exception of a little activity in the Monument or Solano areas – there wasn’t much crime. Shoplifting at Sun Valley, a little drug activity. Occasional residential burglaries. But nothing like the Concord you see today, and the reason so many old timers complain how things have changed.

Silva February 12, 2018 at 10:57 PM

It was really hard to imagine how those people were able hang in that quiet little neighborhood. They wouldn’t have come and gone unnoticed, they didn’t exactly fit right in. They sure trashed the house.

Mary Fouts February 12, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Just called PHPD non emergency. 2 women, black, mid to late 20s, casing the neighborhood along Geary around Dorothy and Isabella. Going door to door, with false ID’s From what I could tell. The ID info the gave me was not compliant.

When I told them to go away, I was screamed at that I was a racist.

Stay safe everyone.

Mika February 12, 2018 at 8:15 PM

Did the police come? They wouldn’t want to give the appearance of profiling.

Original G February 12, 2018 at 9:48 PM

CHP chopper circling over Ayers just south of Clayton Road

Justyfiable Languor February 13, 2018 at 8:05 AM

For the most part, using whole wheat flour and brown sugar is a successful exchange from the white processed versions.

Shasta Daisy February 14, 2018 at 8:12 AM

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Share a hug and a smile,
it feels good to them and you.

Peace.

Silva February 15, 2018 at 7:52 PM

💖

Original G February 14, 2018 at 4:59 PM

There are certain times and circumstances in which it is better not to ask us to do something for you. If you absolutely must ask, please pick your words carefully for there are times when our logic is not the same as yours.

http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2018/02/logic-its-so-illogical.html

Kentucky Derby February 16, 2018 at 8:50 AM

We didn’t have school shootings in school yards in the 70s, but we had assassinations in the 60s and serial killers in the 70s. That certainly hit the news. The last clean decade was the 50s, and to some – the 50s was a horrible decade. It was prior to the civil rights act.

Justifiable Languor February 16, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Tell me about it. I was upfront and center during the school bussing experiment. The expectation was, just throw the kids together and they will find a way. The trouble makers, as always, spoiled the attempt. The kids raised with the ‘golden rule’ were easy prey for the ones exposed to every insult to sweetness and light. Tragic.

Theft, stabbings, beatings, rape. There were bathrooms and corridors one did not visit. Or else.

Kentucky Derby February 16, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Speaking of bussing, I remember a friend of mine at Mt. View Elementary who wasn’t allowed to go on our fourth grade field trip to Mt. Diablo because of Zodiac. He was threatening to wipe out kids on a school bus.

If it was today’s society, there would more than one mom who wouldn’t allow her daughter on the bus. It would be the norm, and the field trip probably would have been cancelled.

Cowellian February 16, 2018 at 4:23 PM

So, darlin’, save the last dance for me!

KAD February 16, 2018 at 4:41 PM

Last for me this week. Olympics are on now.

Silva February 16, 2018 at 5:35 PM

I’m last..😎

KAD February 16, 2018 at 5:57 PM

No, I am last.

Silva February 16, 2018 at 6:39 PM

Okay😊

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