Claycord – Talk About Whatever

May 25, 2018 19:10 pm · 79 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 a shooting, earthquake, etc.), or you hear about something newsworthy, feel free to post it here.

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Cowellian May 25, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Cowellian’s first!

concord ygnacio May 25, 2018 at 7:19 PM

Does anyone know if has been having trouble on mobile devices recently? For the past week it has displayed the same article from 2016 on the homepage on borh my iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note8 on multiple browsers, even though I have cleared my cache and cookies. It only happens at a certain casino when I use their wifi.

Sick of it May 25, 2018 at 8:27 PM

Have you ever seen Groundhog Day.
Just asking. Lol

Kentucky Derby May 25, 2018 at 9:21 PM

I haven’t had any problem on my cell phone, but I did click on (home computer) and 2016 Whatever thread pulled up.

concord ygnacio May 26, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Thanks for sharing. Yeah, it was a 2016 claycrd post about a planned motorcycle safety enforcement operation. It finally worked correctly yesterday on my iPhone. It has always worked fine o my desktop.

Clayton Chick May 26, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Same thing happens to me on my work WiFi.

Mr. J May 25, 2018 at 7:34 PM

Happy Friday. #1?

Shasta Daisy May 25, 2018 at 7:35 PM

So, this is what sunshine looks like 🌞.
Wishing everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.

To all my friends,
I wish you ✌🏼.

Dorothy May 25, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Memorial weekend and Monday is Memorial Day. Remember all of the ones who have served and passed away. Hugs to all.

Amy May 25, 2018 at 8:18 PM

Do we know now what caused the huge construction fire on Willow Pass and Galindo?

SF oh May 25, 2018 at 8:19 PM

Has anyone tried the Get 2 The Event bus service? It’s a shuttle that is linked with Ticketmaster and Live Nation to get fans to concert venues. I’m going to try it in a couple of weeks. Just wondering if anyone had any info on it.

Atticus Thraxx May 25, 2018 at 8:21 PM

Dogs hate cat fights more than cats do:

This clip is so full of metaphor it makes my head spin:

She tried to tell him, but no he had to go all mansplainin’. White knights ain’t always your savior.:

No spotter? No problem:

I love this girl 🙂

Monkeys being a-wholes. No news here:

How to stop a charging rhino. Probably don’t want to try this at home:

Clench time:

I’d pay cash money to do his job:

I have no idea what’s going on here. Homecoming?:

Gecko girl:

Some kinda squirrel/cat/rat thing. Cute little bugger: h

I like how the other cat is trying to pretend he’s not responsible:

I’ve been invited surfing thrice. I cite examples like this when I decline:

Wear a helmet. Every single minute of every single day you moron:

The real takeway happens in the first 15 seconds…”If you practice technique…”:

It’s like a frickin’ cartoon!

Why I love cats:

1913 Lewis Air Cooled machine gun with pan magazine. Fires a .303 and effective with suppressive fire out to almost 900 yds. Weighed like 30 lbs though. Not a humper. Chuck Heston had one in his vault. :

Cosmically speaking she has a point.

Wonder Woman when she got off the HgH:

I remeber clearly when I was little, maybe 10-11 years old and hearing my dad say she had ‘feral sexuality.’ I had no idea what he was talking about.
I do now:

Antler June 1, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Maybe those little white fluffy dogs are waiting for their “companion humans” to come fasten their seat belts?

anon May 25, 2018 at 8:43 PM

A stabbing just occured by Clayton Rd and Treat Blvd. The victim with the stab wound is in front of CVS. The suspect is a black male, early 20s, wearing all black and has a backpack. Last seen jumping the fence toward Huckleberry way.

anon May 25, 2018 at 8:46 PM

Helicopter circling around Traet and Clayton Rd.

mml0928 May 25, 2018 at 9:25 PM

just about an hour already. heard sirens
any update?

Terri May 25, 2018 at 9:10 PM

Does anyone know what is going on with the helicopter over the Cape Cod neighborhood?

concord grape May 25, 2018 at 9:12 PM

Another school shooting. This one in Indiana. Where do these kids get the weapons? If in fact it is from home, in addition to gun control maybe there should be more parental control. Either have the weapons locked away or have trigger locks installed. How about the pare nts stand trial along with their misguided killer children.

Ricardoh May 25, 2018 at 9:31 PM

If football players are forced to stand for the National Anthem then I am obliged not to watch them. It would have been better to fire the kneelers.

Chubby May 26, 2018 at 10:59 AM

I have probably a different take on this kneeling for the anthem soap opera. First let me just declare my personal views on our nationalistic sacred rituals and fetish objects. I am an American, and I embrace the customs, both officially promoted by the government, and voluntarily adopted by the common people, that celebrate our national unity and national pride. I am the type of person that has dutifully flown the same American flag in front of my house for thirty years on the days it is appropriate to do so. I carefully put it away in between. If someone wants to fly it 365 days a year, that’s great, too. I AM NOT the type of person that runs out and throws a flag on their house every time there is some right-wing mass hysteria event, and then leave it up there getting all tattered and frayed and laying in the roof gutter. To my way of thinking that is extremely disrespectful to the flag. Flags are inexpensive and it is not difficult to fly it properly and not treat it like a dirty rag. I also strongly dislike when yahoos fly a too large flag from the bed of a pick up truck. I see little patriotic about letting a flag get ripped to shreds and laying across a rear bumper.

For years I instructed many a Cub Scout on proper flag protocol. I took it seriously and I expected them to take it seriously. Many scouting activities are fun and frivolous ways to enhance a youth’s development, but flag protocol is a serious affair and they should retain those lessons all of their lives.

I’m one of the geeky old people that stands at attention and removes my hat anytime, anywhere, the national anthem is played. I sometimes practice it on my piano or clarinet. It’s never come up, but as a musician, and an American, I feel it is my obligation to be able to play it should the need arise.

Having said all that, I also unequivocally believe in the right of a citizen to desecrate their own flag. Whether it is a one-off by a leftist or a full-time endeavor by a right-winger. It is a national flag. It is a flag of man. It is not God’s flag. The choice to cherish or desecrate the flag is solely the prerogative of those who live under it.

As far as the NFL goes, I am actually more offended that they play “The Star Spangled Banner” before sporting events at all. It is inappropriate for the NFL to wrap themselves in the flag at the start of every one of their commercial dog and pony shows. It is not a civic event. It is not even a patriotic event. It cheapens the anthem. It is the same to me as used car lots festooning their dubious wares with plastic red, white, and blue bunting. They are not making America great by selling used cars. The NFL is not making America great by selling tickets that nobody can afford to their concussion rodeos.

If I were Colin Kaepernick, I would stand, because that’s who I am. But I would also be asking myself, “why are they playing my national anthem at a football game? This isn’t the Olympics. Are we inaugurating a president? Is it the 4th of July? Is a batch of new citizens taking their oaths? And why is it being sung in such a self-obsessed, disrespectful fashion?”

WC Resident May 26, 2018 at 12:52 PM

@Chubby – That was an excellent post. explains why we started playing the anthem at sporting events.

Kristi May 27, 2018 at 12:04 PM

Very intelligent post. I enjoyed reading what you had to say. I agree with your opinions, but want to mostly respond to sporting events not being civic events. I agree, they aren’t. However, if people have the right to opine as they wish about the flag, then private organizations should also have the right, yes? So if the NFL, NBA, NHL etc. want to fly the flag, they should be able, just like Chik-fil-a and Hobby Lobby don’t open on Sundays and Hobby Lobby and Dignity Health won’t cover birth control for female employees because they’re right wing, religious organizations that don’t believe in it. It’s their right, and we as private citizens also have the right not to work for or support their businesses. Now, if you decide to work for them you should accept their policies and abide by them bc you signed up for it. That’s my 2 cents. Thanks for reading.

Rollo Tomasi May 27, 2018 at 12:58 PM

@ Ricardoh:
Did you actually read the new rule? Players are not compelled to stand for the anthem, they are given the option to remain in the locker room until after the anthem has finished. Ain’t freedom grand?

Rollo Tomasi May 27, 2018 at 1:11 PM

@ Kristi:
In the interest of accuracy and because I believe we ALL benefit from having the facts, without taking a side in the debate I would clarify that Hobby Lobby does indeed cover 16 of 20 FDA approved methods of contraception. To your point, if one of those 16 doesn’t suit the desires of an individual employee, they are free to work elsewhere.

Lena May 27, 2018 at 2:37 PM

Thank you for the history of the National Anthem played at sporting events.

When you think of the Selective Service draft which took young men from their homes to die in muddy trenches and foxholes on foreign soil, and in the cold ocean waters on bloody beaches in France and Germany; when you think of the mothers and wives back home who pitched in working long hours building what their soldiers needed; and the rationing that was necessary at home to support the war effort, the notion of “social justice” put in historical perspective makes the kneeling NFL player’s protest look ridiculous. Like a bunch of spoiled wimp football snowflakes supporting a bunch of thugs who rob concenience stores and struggle with arresting officers over their service revolver.

I guess their notion of “social justice” is relative. Explain their “social justice” to someone who got drafted and sent into war — perhaps to die on foreign soil. They are trivializing the whole notion of “social justice. It is nothing short of disrespectful of the nation’s history, those who died defending our freedoms, who fought valiantly under our flag, those we can honor and remember with our National Anthem by standing and placing our hand over our heart when it is played.

Chubby May 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM

@WC Resident. Thanks for the history. I think I’d heard that before but forgotten it. That’s what I love about old age, you get to learn everything through new eyes again!

@Kristi. There’s a couple businesses I patronize that are closed Sunday, and while it’s an inconvenience for me, I respect the heck out of that. That’s putting your money where your beliefs are. It’s no small matter for a retail store to give up a whole weekend day’s business. I guess everyone needs a day off. Sucks to be me though when I want my Los Panchos on Sunday!

@Lena I COMPLETELY agree with all of your sentiments, but not your argument. My gratitude to those that got tapped on the shoulder and were sent to die defending our nation is unwavering. It informs my whole perspective on most things I do in life. I read history, and I listen to people from other lands, so I know lucky I am. How lucky we ALL are. I especially agree with your take on that guy whose name escapes me. You can’t rob a store and then attack a cop. It might end badly. But I don’t think you can dismiss a social grievance, like blacks complaining that they are disproportionately abused by the cops, because… D-Day! Women complaining about rape? It wasn’t as bad as D-Day! Who gets to complain about anything? Only Holocaust and Khmer Rouge survivors? Because everything else paled when compared to D-Day?

Lena May 28, 2018 at 12:17 AM

Everything except the way the government treated Native Americans, in my opinion.

Antler June 1, 2018 at 12:52 AM

Thank you, Chubby!

“Taking a knee” because one feels that our Constitution is not being respected is completely within ones right of peaceful protest.
What truly angers me, though, is the way most guest vocalists garbage up the National Anthem with their own stylistic bending of tones, sneak attacks on octave slides, and change away from the appropriate, straightforward “military” tempo.

Anon-2-U May 25, 2018 at 9:34 PM

@Atticus Thraxx – I look forward to your posts. Thanks!

apollo idol prudence May 25, 2018 at 10:15 PM

who makes the best peach cobbler ice cream? was a huge fan of ben and jerry’s willie nelson peach, but that was discontinued; am currently a Talenti addict, and was teased for a peach cobbler gelato but no where to be found. . . any brands recommended? or if anyone saw talenti each?

Shasta Daisy May 26, 2018 at 8:06 AM

It’s a little early in the season for peaches.
I’ll keep an eye out for you.

Have a peachy day.


Cowellian May 26, 2018 at 9:58 AM

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been getting some beautiful Georgia peaches at our local Farmers Market. I’m hoping for a fresh peach cobbler in the near future.

Growing up, whenever our out-of-town cousins came for a visit, we’d gather at my grandparents, who loved making homemade peach ice cream. That was wonderful stuff.

Silva May 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Y’all are making my drool all over my imagination.

apollo idol prudence May 27, 2018 at 1:44 PM

just the ice cream itself, i am not making any ice cream nor looking for peaches; looking for something similar to ben and jerry’s georgia peach cobbler or sometghing from talenti

Nature Rules May 26, 2018 at 6:44 AM

Anyone getting pop up ads from claycord? It reroutes me 2 or 3 times

Shasta Daisy May 26, 2018 at 8:08 AM

Yes, I am!
Annoying, that’s for sure.


CSBT May 26, 2018 at 10:33 AM

California SUCKS!!!

Dr Jellyfinger May 26, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Fire on Mt. Etna Dr. in Clayton

Dr Jellyfinger May 26, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Fire is at home at 105 Mt. Etna dr.
5 Fire trucks there. Firemen on roof are hosing everything down now, looks like fire is out but major damage to house & garage.

Captain Bebops May 26, 2018 at 12:28 PM

It would also be interesting to know why the auto fill is no longer working nor the Edit function and Waiting Moderation. I’ll see if it’s back today.

I had mentioned last week that it might be an SSL issue because those cost a lot and are difficult to maintain. There is a free SSL certificate but you need to renew it every 3 months.

The thing I didn’t think about last week was this EU GDPR thing that went into effect yesterday. Perhaps the Mayor didn’t want to deal with some rather squirrelly requirements from the EU. Many (usually larger) sites are scrambling but many say they don’t even understand the requirements. Possibly keeping around the logins might make liable for following some laws made up by tech illiterate European bureaucrats.

My own sites don’t take any personal information and I’ve made that clear in my privacy notice for years. I do have software to buy on it but in that case for purchase they are redirected to sites that have fulfilled the requirement.

Cowellian May 26, 2018 at 1:32 PM

Woo hoo!
I finally figured out how to get Firefox to remember my posting information.

> Options
> Privacy and Security
> History: Use custom settings for History
> Remember Search and Form History

Jojo potato May 27, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Good detective work there Cowellian! Now the question is how did this setting get changed in the first place. I was blaming an update and maybe true but Mozilla support (Firefox) notes:

“Some Internet security software (including antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and privacy programs) will clear Firefox’s form history. Check the settings for these programs if you have one or more of them.”

The mystery continues. Having to enter my name an email every time is rather painful.

Captain Bebops May 27, 2018 at 9:35 AM

That seems to be the default setting though so it probably won’t work for everyone. Are you saying it autofills or just suggests your name and email as you try to fill in the field? It was autofilling before.

Cowellian May 27, 2018 at 9:48 AM

Jojo, the setting hasn’t changed back on Claycord. I assume it was some kind of upgrade that created this “feature.”

With the steps I just listed, my own browser is now offering me suggestions for each field. It’s not a perfect solution, but it beats typing in my entire email address every time.

Chubby May 27, 2018 at 9:21 PM

I guess Claycord has some bugs to work out after some updates/patches or whatever. I’ve been seeing a lot of unforced ad hominem attacks and occurrences of circular logic. Sometimes I just close out my browser and restart it, but I’m still getting a lot of content degradation and relevance errors.

Lena May 28, 2018 at 12:41 AM

Most likely Russians.

Sandy May 26, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Can someone post the video of the mountain lion in Martinez please? A bit worried..

james May 26, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Amazed at how inept this city can be at times. Todays run obviously required the closing of roads. Does the city not have any detour signs or the intelligence to plan alternative routes for citizens. No “road closed ahead” signs resulting in a mass attempt to make U-turns once reaching the run route. No alternative routes designated. Personnel stationed at intersections had zero ability to assist. I was basically told I could not get to my neighborhood. Unbelievable.

Sideline May 29, 2018 at 6:18 AM

It was a nightmare getting out of town on Saturday. Major fail from the organizers / police department.

Anon, too. May 26, 2018 at 10:26 PM

Does anyone know what was going on yesterday at the apartments on Bassett Drive about 5:30 pm yesterday? There were about 6-8 police cars there.

Christina May 26, 2018 at 10:57 PM

Does anyone have or know someone who has and would share a photo of the beautiful trees in spring bloom in front of the Chevron building on Diamond Blvd? That used to be one of our favorite early spring views, and every time we drive by the new Veranda shopping center I feel the loss of it. I’d love to have a photo of the rows of pink and white flowering trees in that much-missed parking lot.

Silva May 27, 2018 at 8:04 AM

I found myself driving into that parking lot and gaping in awe more than once. I didn’t take any pictures though. I just couldn’t imagine they’d be gone someday. Silly me.

KAD May 27, 2018 at 6:02 PM

Christina – I loved those trees also. I always smiled when I saw them. It is a great loss.

Mika May 27, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Thought I would take BART to the city today. Pleasant Hill platform reeks of urine.

Lena May 27, 2018 at 2:45 PM

“Multiple user restrooms are safer … ”

Maybe in your world!

Mika May 27, 2018 at 3:40 PM

They are pissing on the platform! Next to the benches. Disgusting. Then there were the panhandlers on the train and the lady with baby shoved in our faces begging. People eating and drinking. Wild wild west.

Silva May 27, 2018 at 7:42 PM

When BART was built the restrooms were designed to be for employees only. The public was not allowed in any BART restroom for many years. I was pretty sure I had to be hearing that wrong the time I asked a station agent for the bathroom key and she explained it to me. Anyway, that is why the BART restrooms are woefully inadequate. I actually have never seen the inside of one.

Silva May 27, 2018 at 7:47 PM

Oh and Mica, I sometimes just close my eyes and pretend i’m in Paris.

Dorothy May 27, 2018 at 11:35 AM

STASH SALE!! I should have added this on Friday so I hope someone will check the end of this thread.
Walnut Creek/East Bay chapter of the American Sewing Guild is have the first of two Stash Sale on June 2, 10 AM to 2 PM, at Odd Fellows Hall, in Concord, located at 4349 Cowell Road, Concord. Open to the Public and there is NO fee at the door either. Sorry, no early birds, please. This is the chapter’s fundraiser event. Fabrics are mostly $1 a yard, some a bit higher, notions and 4 to 6 sewing machines prices vary. There are also scrap bags of all kinds that run from .25 to .75 cents.

If you sew, quilt, or craft, come and see what you can find!

Silva May 27, 2018 at 6:57 PM

There’s a damn fine old piece of equipment flying over my house.

Kirkwood May 28, 2018 at 11:11 AM

The B-17 flew over the house twice this morning.
Love the sound of those old recips. I”m old enough to have flown on “in service” C-47’s (DC-3’s) and C-54’s (DC-4’s).

Brings back memories.

Silva May 28, 2018 at 11:42 AM

So that’s what it was. What a beauty. I remember flying on “in service” DC3s, not sure about DC4s though, but maybe. I love that healthy throaty sound too. So exciting. I must take flying lessons someday.

Jojo Potato May 28, 2018 at 12:08 PM

Old planes thing going on in Livermore. Rossmoor jazz band played yesterday. Planes flying today too. Hope they included some Glenn Miller tunes. For those that don’t know he died on a flight from England to Paris in 1944. Are you “In the Mood”? With weather like this we all should be. Enjoy!

Anon May 28, 2018 at 11:56 AM

Does anyone know what is being built next to Pleasant Hill BART station?

Mika May 28, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Another BART complaint (are there ever any compliments??) They now charge 50 cents each ride if you don’t use the clipper card. So my r/t to the city cost $12.40 instead of the $11.40 fare cost. Had to add fare when I returned back to Pleasant Hill. Arghhh!

Cafe girl May 29, 2018 at 6:12 PM

Mr. Mayor could you please help me figure out what is going on with the registration site for the 5k run all i get is site can’t be found. Maybe it’s just me i don’t know. Or does anybody else know anything. Thanks I’m talking about 4th of July

Kirkwood May 29, 2018 at 7:16 PM

Café girl – the web address is displayed as plain text rather than a URL. To get around that, copy the URL and paste it into the address bar of your browser. Worked for me.

Cellophane May 30, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Anyone else feel the 3.1 near Pacheco a little while ago?

Cellophane May 30, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Actually, it looks like it was on the grounds of Mt. Diablo High, near 242.

Original G May 30, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Had to put the full size V-8 daily driver into the shop for some needed repairs and preventative maintenance. Was given a 2018 loaner vehicle, which shall remain nameless. Skittish thing with a high center of gravity and a transmission that sounds like it has a hernia. Dealer window sticker is in glove box, they have nerve asking $22,000 for that cross between a roller skate and an SUV.

Road noise makes it into passenger compartment …..
rather than post a long list of faults would rather ask, is having government mandated gasoline mileage requirements met thru smaller cars worth it ? ?

Or would you rather have the Safety advances of today, they are being put into full size pickup trucks being made these days, in a larger passenger car that gives comfort of a full size vehicle of the 1990s?

Jojo Potato June 1, 2018 at 1:48 PM

And that, Ladies and Gentleman is a perfect example of late 20th century marketing/advertising. Big is better, small is bad. These kind of ideas can only dissapear with generational change. Have patience.

Dr Jellyfinger May 30, 2018 at 9:42 PM

Marsh Creek Rd. is closed east of Morgan Territory by a downed tree.

KAD May 31, 2018 at 7:02 PM

I hate badly designed web sites. I love my Astound services but not their Account Management site. My credit card had fraud so the bank sent me another card. I tried and tried to update to the new number. All they had to do is give you a message that your account was updated but no they could not do that. What a waste of time.

Michelle June 1, 2018 at 8:04 AM

Does anyone know what is going into the old Sports Authority building.

Jojo Potato June 1, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Probably the same person who knows what’s being built at PH BART.

Kirkwood June 1, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Accident on 4 westbound near Harbor St. WB traffic backed up to Summersville Rd.

KAD June 1, 2018 at 5:46 PM

Last. May 26, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Thanks for letting us know. We’ll see if we can get to the bottom of this issue.

Shasta Daisy May 26, 2018 at 11:11 AM

Have a great weekend.


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