Claycord – Talk About Whatever

April 19, 2019 19:10 pm · 97 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 April 19, 2019 at 7:10 PM

Cowellian’s First!
Easter Blessings to All!

Antler April 20, 2019 at 11:43 PM

Thank you, Cowellian! And Happy Easter to you and your family, as well….. and to all in Claycord who celebrate with the greeting “He is risen!”

Double Dzzz April 19, 2019 at 7:23 PM

Mosquitoes everywhere ! S.O.B !

Silva April 19, 2019 at 7:33 PM

Cowellian got a twofer!

Cowellian April 19, 2019 at 8:30 PM

Woo hoo!

Me April 19, 2019 at 7:42 PM

Concord’s streets are in such bad shape. When we moved here 20 years ago, the streets were in great shape. Now, the are falling apart. Why doesn’t the city keep up on repairs. They seem to think putting slurry on or putting tar on top of plants growing through the cracks a is a fix. It doesn’t make the cracks, dips and pot holes any better. They are just getting worse!

Pat April 19, 2019 at 8:56 PM

Yeah and have you seen how much of your tax dollars go to the paychecks of city staff, especially the top tier? That’s why there’s none of our tax dollars left to fix streets. They’re waiting for us to pay more!

ON DA April 19, 2019 at 10:40 PM

That Is how they can justify collecting so much taxes by keeping the roads rotten.

Sick of it April 20, 2019 at 7:41 AM

Concord was ranked nationally in the top 20 of worst roads in the United States. And this cut and patch they have been doing is only compounding the problem even though they think there saving money.

94517 April 20, 2019 at 12:30 PM

I truly believe it is planned failure to get voter sympathy to raise taxes then not spend the money on what it was meant for.

mark April 20, 2019 at 9:55 PM

but hey….doesnt every corner look great with new slopes and yellow bumper panels on every single corner…

Ancient Mariner April 19, 2019 at 7:44 PM

I’ve been weeding.
There’s a plant I don’t like and I don’t know its name, but I call it an archer plant.
When it’s disturbed (say by brushing against it) it shoots out dart-like seeds two or three feet and these can hit you in the eye if you’re kneeling down to pull weeds.
Does anyone know the name of this plant?

Dr. Jellyfinger April 19, 2019 at 8:45 PM

It sounds like that plant from Jumanji.

Eagle April 19, 2019 at 9:46 PM

I don’t know what it’s called, but we’ve always called it kickweed! Quite infuriating when you’re pulling weeds on a hot day

Anonymous April 19, 2019 at 10:41 PM

Is it a pepper tree?

Silva April 19, 2019 at 10:51 PM

Oh my. What do the leaves look like? I don’t recall ever noticing anything around here with spring loaded seeds before. It sounds kinda horrible. You can not be too careful weeding, either. Last Summer the old man was wrestling with a clump of grass, when it let loose he ended up with a huge dry foxtail jammed pretty far down between his eyeball and the inside of his lower lid. We didn’t know it was a foxtail (or exactly where it was) till the Opthomologist got it out. It took her 50 minutes before she found it, or rather them, at some point it had broken into two pieces. The larger piece was mostly 1 3/4″ long, but it had a couple of even longer fibers, and a good bit of bulk as well. It was just huge, and he’d been saying he thought it was a little splinter of something. I couldn’t imagine how it all had fit in there Of course it was Friday at 5:45 pm, but we learned Kaiser had Opthomologists working on Saturday, so he decided he’d pass on the ER experience for the night and try to sleep. We showed up at 10:00 am when they opened. Do be careful, Ancient Mariner. It really is a jungle out there.🤪

Bob April 19, 2019 at 11:25 PM

Dr. J for the win once again

MoJo April 20, 2019 at 8:35 AM

Bittercress, aka pop weed.

Captain Bebops April 20, 2019 at 9:42 AM

I’m seeing a lot of foxtail and wild oats this year in yards due to the long rainy season. A lot of people don’t have the time or money to have it removed. Be watchful for ticks when pulling weeks.

Silva April 20, 2019 at 1:54 PM

Oh, thanks MoJo, that’s interesting. From the internet ”Don’t be fooled by the common name—its flavor is mild and peppery, not bitter. Though the flowers can be tough to chew, the tender leaves are suitable for a chic microgreens salad and have tons of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, beta-carotene, and antioxidants.”

Wow! It’s edible, it sounds delicious, and it’s nutritious! I hope I don’t ever get it at my house, but at least in the pictures it’s not awfully unattractive. Maybe you and First Mate could give it a try it in one of your chic salads sometime, Ancient Mariner.

Ancient Mariner April 20, 2019 at 7:55 PM

Bittercress / pop weed!
Thank you MoJo – I’ll look it up.
This grows about 1 foot high at most (at least, in my garden) so not a pepper tree seedling.
As for chic microgreen salads, Silva – sorry, but I’m not a very chic person! Thanks for the suggestion, though!

Mary Fouts April 20, 2019 at 9:10 PM

Many “weeds” have significant herbal medicinal purposes. I have a garden patch dedicated to them, including Red Clover, which immediately ended my hot flashes when I entered menopause. Combined with my fresh mint or some cinnamon, makes the best herbal tea ever, both for hot tea and iced tea.

I just wish I could get dandelions to grow in one of my raised garden beds. No luck with seeding. I don’t care for their leaves raw, bitter, but they are beyond delicious simmered in sauces and soups, they get very sweet. And more nutritious than spinach and kale.

Dr. Jellyfinger April 20, 2019 at 9:21 PM
Ancient Mariner April 21, 2019 at 7:48 AM

No, Dr. Jellyfinger.
I tried to find the plant in your video at Sloat, but they said they were out.
Maybe next year.

Silva April 22, 2019 at 2:11 PM

Yeah. I’m not a very “chic” person either Ancient Mariner. I figured maybe if I eat enough chic salads though.. well.. you just never know!

Dorothy April 19, 2019 at 7:47 PM

Fantastic day! Yard is coming along.

Book: Tuesday the Rabbi Saw Red,1973, Harry Kemelman. For those that enjoy murder mysteries, this is only one of Rabbi stories. Each is a stand alone and you will have fun solving them. This is one of my mom’s books and as a paperback, it’s falling apart. But I remember reading them after she was done with one and enjoyed them too.

CoCoOld April 20, 2019 at 10:10 AM

OMG Dorothy, thanks for bringing back the memories! My mom (also Dorothy) always read the Rabbi books as soon as they came out and then passed them down to me. Loved every one of them. I would hand down my Lillian Jackson Braun “The Cat who…” books to her. Boy I miss her. Nobody has the same taste in mysteries anymore, nothing but sex and violence.
Now I have to go down to the library and check out some “Rabbi” and “Cat who…” books. Thanks for the reminder!

SF oh April 20, 2019 at 1:10 PM

@CoCoOld & Dorothy – I loved “The Cat Who…” mysteries also. I’ve heard of the “Rabbi” books but I haven’t read them. I hope they are available for downloads. Thanks.

PEGGY April 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM

Who is responsible for cutting down hazardous dead trees along the Newhall Park trail, leading up to the P.O.W. MONUMENT ?? There are quite a few. I counted five dead ones within less then a quarter mile. Fire season is around the corner.
Or maybe some one could use a lot of firewood.

Anon-2-U April 21, 2019 at 8:48 PM

Contact the Concord Parks Department – I would think they would know the trees are not very healthy considering they have a large number of workers at Newhall Park on a daily basis.

ClayDen April 19, 2019 at 9:25 PM

I just finished an excellent book: The Climate Chronicles. It is well thought out and presented by one of the best meteorologists in the business, Joe Bastardi. One key discussion is that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has no relation to whether it is warm or cold and we should not destroy our economy and way of life by draconian measures to reduce CO2. It reinforces the fact that science is not about consensus, it is about being correct. Also, if it is truly “settled science” that climate change is caused by CO2, why are we spending huge amounts to study it? We don’t seem to be spending much to prove there is gravity.

Jojo Potato April 20, 2019 at 7:35 AM

Re gravity: “In 1994, with a budget of US$395 million, LIGO stood as the largest overall funded NSF project in history. “

LIGO was built to detect gravity waves. One thing about science is it’s never done. Source Wikipedia.

Sick of it April 20, 2019 at 7:38 AM

If they would just slow down deforestation world wide and quit putting every thing under concrete the earth would take care of its self. It’s like cutting it your own lungs and wondering why you can’t get enough oxygen.

Ricardoh April 20, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Sick of it There are more trees in the US then in the time of Columbus.

Sick of it April 20, 2019 at 7:32 PM

The problem is the US is only a small part of the world. Have to take all of it into account. People only think by changing things in the US will solve global problems

The Fearless Spectator April 19, 2019 at 10:02 PM

I never wanted to believe that Walnut Creek residents considered themselves holier than thow. The current term is “Bougie” whitch according to the urban dictionary is defined as someone aspiring to be of a higher class than they are.

Out of necessity I had to make a few stops in downtown WC this morning. In that short time three people made left turns in front of me that would have been collisions had I not put on the brakes. All three looked right into my eyes as if to say “Im OK, you suck”. I saw a combined six red lights run on Ygnacio cross streets, not pink lights, but “wow unbelievably dangerous” red lights, and three stop signs run in my own neighborhood.

People of this ilk should visit Orange Counry. Then they would realize that Walnut Creek is no big deal, so why not drop the attitude and treat others as humans rather than sub-humans. ‘Nuff said.

FreeMason April 19, 2019 at 11:28 PM

It’s everywhere, can’t single out WC over all other cities around here.
Exactly why we drive big heavy SUVs and trucks with dash cams on all to record the stupid drivers out there when I got em it’s their fault.

Justifiable Languor April 20, 2019 at 8:22 AM

WC was a cute boho town when I first moved here. Dress up or dress down, it didn’t matter. I loved walking to lunch back in the 70s.

Captain Bebops April 20, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Yup, I’ve seen that ‘tude in Walnut Creek. Their rule of right-of-way is “he with the most expensive car has the right-of-way.” It’s a town of yuppie wannabes who will never be.

Mary Fouts April 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM

Really? How do you know the “people” you denigrate were Walnut Creek residents? Perhaps they were out of towners who, as you say, had to “make a few stops” in WC. Do you think only WC residents drive WC streets?

WC, its shopping, and its restaurants attract a lot of non-WC residents, myself included. I live in PH, but do no shopping or dining in PH. The businesses I patronize are in WC, Lafayette, and Martinez.

The “they” you reference could very well be residents not of WC, but of of Concord, San Ramon, Antioch, Discovery Bay, you name it.

Gittyup April 20, 2019 at 9:10 PM

I have friends that drive out from Oakland and over from Marin County to shop and dine out in Walnut Creek. It offers something that isn’t available to them in their own towns.

FreeMason April 19, 2019 at 11:06 PM

Are all postal carriers incompetent uneducated in English in reading numbers and street names?
I swear service is so bad I’ve literally told 3 of our carriers they have no clue what they are doing. I actually called one guy a dyslexic idiot. He didn’t appreciate that but it got my point across.

We go paperless on all our mail but getting tired of getting dozens of mail a week for other people.

I really think they try and hire mentally challenged people that Walmart won’t even hire.

PEGGY April 20, 2019 at 1:41 AM

There is a difference in the quality of mail carriers ! Not sure where these mail carriers originate from. Once, while waiting for the mail to be placed in the multi box unit, the postal women let out a loud fart in front of me. Shocked, I fled in the other direction. I don’t know, but this was absurd to me. That on top of lost mail, on top of having multiple carriers instead of a regular one, is strange for the Government agency.
I’d like to add…UPS does a spectacular job at delivering packages !
Maybe it’s time to privatize USPS.

anon April 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM

I continually get mail addressed to a house a block away from me. The excuse is that when they sort the mail our boxes are close to each other. They know what the problem is but they are to dumb to fix it.

weppin April 20, 2019 at 8:21 AM

Congratulations on calling your mail carrier a “dyslexic idiot” – hope that made you feel better. Maybe a better approach would have been to raise your concern with the mail carrier in an adult manner…

Cowellian April 20, 2019 at 9:08 AM

If we get a neighbor’s mail, it isn’t a big deal to take it to them. When we lived in the Crossings, we would sometimes get mail addressed to a different street. I’d write a note that it was the wrong street and put it back in the mailbox for pickup. Then we got a new carrier who refused to pick it back up, so I took it in to work and put it in our outgoing mail. By then, we never had any outgoing mail from our home mailbox.

THE ANIMAL April 20, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Happy 4/20 everyone , I think I’ll do some “baking” tonight………………..

Dr. Jellyfinger April 20, 2019 at 6:55 PM

What… like a B-Day cake ?
I know it’s Hitler’s birthday, but… really?

Ilovepopcorn April 20, 2019 at 9:47 AM

I love our mail people! They are very polite and efficient.
Our regular carrier is out on medical leave so others are trying to pick up her route in addition to their own so they get here pretty late. They are all doing great.

Concord Grape April 20, 2019 at 9:48 AM

I read in the paper that the Yankees and flyers are banning Kate Smiths :”God Bless America” at their games. Thank you Gen X/Millennials. .

Susan I. April 20, 2019 at 11:18 PM

Can’t even believe the Flyers have ditched her AND covered her statue. She was the reason they have 2 Stanley Cups. I’m usually proud to say I’m a Flyers but between this and Gritty I’m putting my Hextell jersey for a while.

ZZ April 20, 2019 at 4:20 PM

And Identity Politics at work again: In Chicago, a 1937 mural is being removed from a school because it doesn’t depict diversity. It only shows those white kids playing in the snow.

Gman April 20, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Anyone know what happened to the Concord PD scanner? It doesnt appear to be on Broadcastify anymore.

Gman April 20, 2019 at 5:48 PM

I think it started over by ygnacio valley rd. and clayton rd. I heard a bunch of sirens and went to sxanner app to listen and noticed that concord pd wasnt on there anymore

ChampagneKitty April 20, 2019 at 5:52 PM

I was wondering also about all the sirens screaming past my apartment, and the helicopter. I too checked Broadcastify and saw that Concord PD is no longer on there. So I emailed Mr. Mayor to ask if he knew anything, but I haven’t heard back.

Joe blow April 20, 2019 at 8:40 PM

Who knows anything about the old cars along the creek from Bailey rd to Ayers rd???

Annie April 20, 2019 at 9:12 PM

Don’t let the City of Concord close the Horsemen’s Association in Hillcrest Park. It’s one of the oldest buildings in Contra Costa and is still used.

Susan I. April 20, 2019 at 11:05 PM

Annie, when is it used? I live in the neighborhood and walk my dogs at Hillcrest Park twice a day. I can’t remember seeing any event there. It is overgrown with weeds and I’ve tried to tour it several times with it always being closed. I saw the story tonight on The news. As much as I want to see the building saved, I think the city should rehab the building, make it a community center, and put in a dog park. It’s a shame the property is in its current state.

Kirkwood April 21, 2019 at 10:54 AM

It would be a sad day if the City allows the building to deteriorate and be vandalized through benign neglect. A member of the Horseman’s Association lives on the property as caretaker. I fear the H.A. might no longer be viable due to changing times.
The other Pacheco Adobe on Salvio St. is currently occupied by a credit Union. It is a gorgeous building, built and occupied by a very wealthy landowner in 1835. It is privately owned by someone in S. Calif.

Silva April 22, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Wow! I don’t think I even knew it was there. The City of Concord doesn’t give a rat’s behind about our culture, history, or any surviving links to our past if they allow the distruction of these absolutely beautiful and incredible historically important adobes. But that’s been perfectly clear for a long time now. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they gave it away to Seeno or threw it in to the Lennar giveaway, or a wealthy sports arena developer and placed another plaque with their names on a nearby sidewalk marking the spot where it once stood. The Horseman’s Association’s solution makes perfect sense. Give them a long term lease, rather than a month to month, so they can invest in maintaining the property.

ZZ April 21, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Maybe the Horesemans Association should do some marketing. Get it out there so people know they can rent the space for parties, weddings, etc.

Annie April 21, 2019 at 11:16 AM

I just think we should save our history in Concord. The city should help get it cleaned up or maybe volunteers help. I think the people there might appreciate some help. It seem to be important to the people that still use it.The young person said there are none around here close. Maybe they don’t know how powerful Claycord can be.

Annie April 21, 2019 at 2:03 PM

@SusanI They probably don’t have enough volunteers to keep it open or really take care of it. Changing times is good sometimes, but sometimes it’s just better to help out and let old times remind us old is good. I had a conversation with a 92 year old gentleman not long ago and it was fascinating to hear about his life stories. Maybe someone there has some good stories about Concord

Mary Fouts April 21, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Sage Center for Vet Specialty and Emergency Care in Concord – Once again, Sage provided efficient, loving, and thorough emergency vet care for us. I am so thankful to have them for 24/7 emergency care, and specialty vet care.

My husky-malamute mix Sid was fine last night, woke up this AM with his left eye 3/4 way swollen shut and mattery, and his right eye also starting to swell. When it didn’t clear up within an hour of giving Sid his daily allergy medication (Apoquel), we called Sage Concord and headed over. We were seen in a very efficient time frame. Sid’s eyes were numbed, stained, and examined. Thankfully no imbedded objects or tumors, rather a pinpoint corneal ulcer (likely from a scratch or debris) in his left eye, and conjunctivitis in his right eye. We were given eye medication and thorough discharge instructions, and were told to call back at any time if questions. Dr. Kiera Steele, DVM, the vet nurses, and support staff were fabulous!

Oh – they will be moving to a larger location in Concord, but not for another year or so.

anon April 21, 2019 at 5:53 PM

Bike found recently in front of my house. Clayton Valley Charter High School area. Post if you lost your bike recently. Contact Claycord and have them notify me. You will need to identify it.

anon April 21, 2019 at 6:16 PM

I found a bike left in front of my house last week in the CVCHS area. Not sure what to do with it. Would love to return it to it’s owner. Please contact mayor and he can contact me by email if your bike was recently stolen. You will need to describe it’s very distinct look in order to claim ownership.

WC Resident April 21, 2019 at 10:11 PM

1) Leave a sign where you found the bike. I believe a simple sign with large “Found Bicycle” and a phone number works best.

2) E-mail Concord PD’s Community Service Desk and let them know about the found property. and in the subject line use “Community Service Desk” or “Watch Commanders.” The first version gets routed to volunteers and so they may not respond as quickly. Their response will probably be to call 925-671-3100. The latter should go to the lieutenants in charge of the sectors and would be monitored 24×7.

2B) Or, instead of e-mail, you can phone 925-671-3100 which is Concord PD’s “Report Recycle Theft” line but I assume they are also set up to handle found property.

Atticus Thraxx April 21, 2019 at 6:50 PM

I’m looking for a landscaper recommendation for some cleaning up in Dana Estates area. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated

ON DA April 21, 2019 at 11:16 PM

Try Four Season Maintenance. 9257099061

Atticus Thraxx April 22, 2019 at 8:27 PM

Thanks ON DA. I’ll be calling them this week. It’s a mess.

ON DA April 22, 2019 at 10:11 PM

They are by far the best around. Miguel is the owner I think.

Mary Fouts April 23, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Two homes in my neighborhood use Jesus Ramirez. We haven’t used him, but I got his card just in case. Very professional. Don’t think he is a licensed contractor, but he has visually done excellent installation and upkeep work at my neighbors’ homes. Business card says his phone is 925.207.0210 and email

Turn n Burn April 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Question for our gardeners out there. I would like to plant Zucchini. I’m not to late if I plant seeds now am I?

Justifiable Languor April 22, 2019 at 12:14 PM

The thing with seedlings is, they might wilt in the direct (hot) sunlight, birds will home in on them and fungus from soil can kill them which can intensify in the warmer weather. This means they must be protected with netting, sterile soil, and need protection from the hot sun.

Give it a try. You can always buy plants from a local source, if it fails. Or plant both.

Kentucky Derby April 22, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Turn n Burn – It’s not too late. Zucchini grows best in warmer weather, which is why it’s referred to as summer squash. Zucchini is one of the easier squash to grow.

Have fun and good luck!

Original G April 22, 2019 at 1:09 PM

Nope, not too late.
Summer squash needs need warm temperatures to germinate.
Might be a good idea to cut bottom out an empty Costco sized sour cream sized container and place it to protect seedlings from critters in the garden that like to gnaw on young plants.

Silva April 22, 2019 at 1:25 PM

Turn n Burn, If you do get a nice healthy zucchini going, you probably won’t want more than one unless you have a very large family or lots of neighbors to feed. That was my first zucchini mistake.

Turn n Burn April 22, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Oh gosh, thank you everyone. They had no more seeds at Ace Hardware, but they were kind enough to show me they had some plants started outside. So I bought good soil and fertilizer, I hope, and have started my mini garden. Keeping my fingers crossed thank you all for the advice.

Original G April 23, 2019 at 5:21 PM

We harvest zucchini at between 6 – 8 inches for best flavor and texture. If you let them get large, plant slows down production. Will also start additional plants in a month and a half or so to replace original plants as season goes on.

Shasta Daisy April 22, 2019 at 5:52 PM

Earth Day 2019

Respect our planet.


Wondering why this was not a topic today??? Mayor???

Original G April 23, 2019 at 5:12 PM

This is one of the reasons to tell your kids and grandkids to not stare at their handheld electronic devices while walking home and to always be aware of what’s going on around them. This happened over in Vacaville, CA.
If you have a CCTV system consider adding a camera that can record license plates.

Atticus Thraxx April 23, 2019 at 7:11 PM

Silva, I think you will enjoy this as much as I do.

Dr. Jellyfinger April 24, 2019 at 12:42 AM

That was kinda cool….real time trippy!
It reminds me of the time I was listening to Tommy Tutone singing “Jenny” Greg Kihn doing “The Breakup Song” and The Romantics ‘ What I Like About You” on a tape over and over and I passed out after about 14 beers… I woke up and I swear I was back in the eighties… wandering around downtown Walnut Creek late at night…Crogan’s …. Abernathy’s……. wound up partying with some people at HMS Endeavour and crashed at some chicks’s house…. then in the morning when I woke up… it was the 1990’s !
Matter of fact…. now that I really think about it…. I think it was January 1st. 1990. Hmmmm… not exactly Slaughterhouse 5 ….I guess.

Atticus Thraxx April 24, 2019 at 7:09 PM

I’m gonna have to start calling you Dr.Hunter S. Jellyfinger. 👉

Kentucky Derby April 24, 2019 at 8:39 PM

After a long day, I’d pay to read Dr. Jelly’s posts. Not a lot – maybe $2-$1.00. $1.99 max. Unbelievable.

Silva April 25, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Oh my, that is one fabulous video.😮 I bet I did, Atticus Thraxx, and I’m gonna watch it again now at least another time! What an amazing singer, and what a performance! I always thought it was a cool song when I heard it on the radio, but that video is a must see. Great pull!😊

THE BLACK KNIGHT April 24, 2019 at 9:10 PM

Mary Fouts,

You were mentioned during a presentation at the Concord City Council meeting last night, the item was about a drive-thru for a proposed
Chick-fil-A on Willow Pass Road in Concord. The woman doing the presentation on behalf of Chick-fil-A read your previous post on the subject from March and mentioned the number of posts that were both for and against opening a Chick-fil-A in the City of Concord.

“Mary Fouts March 24, 2019 at 5:45 PM
This decision is very short sighted. The Chick-fil-A in Walnut Creek on North Main in Walnut Creek is on one of my walking routes. Seems generally busy, including the 2 drive through lanes. One thing that has ALWAYS impressed me: I have never, ever had to pick up fast food trash from the eatery, as I have to do with so many other eateries on my walks. Also, the eatery is kept neat on the outside. And I say this as someone who has not eaten there. I don’t care for fast food, but this eatery has taken very good care of the environment at its WC location. A respectful neighbor.”

Mary Fouts April 25, 2019 at 8:19 PM

@THE BLACK KNIGHT – Thank you, this fills in a question that has been in the back of my mind for the past day. (Give me a moment.)

From the internet sights I maintain for professional purposes, I learned early yesterday that someone had searched for “mary fouts pleasant hill ca”. I found it odd, as I always use my middle name for professional reasons, and my business address is in WC.

My $1 bet is that it was the Chick-fil-A people. I in no way endorse their Concord project, I actually no zilcho about it. I will watch the video of the Concord meeting and subsequently deal with these people in the appropriate manner.

I will not tolerate use of my comments, on any social media platform, in any way that is not accurate, and which therefore mistconstures my supposed support for any development project. I will post updates to this issue as appropriate.

And, BTW, I owe you one. Just so you know. Thanks!

Mary Fouts April 25, 2019 at 10:38 PM

@THEBLACKNIGHT – So, I have viewed the tape of the Concord City Council meeting, and have played it back multiple times when my name and my Claycord post was mentioned.

Gotta say, I have to pull pack from my earlier response to your post, which were driven from my belief that my former comments re: Chick-fil-A were misconstrued. I am not advocating for their Concord location. But I will say that Chick-fil-a appears to be … as I mentioned in the Claycord post referenced in the Concord City Council meeting … a wonderful steuard of the environment. I never, ever have to pick up trash in front of their eatery along north main street in WC, which includes a drive through. The same is not true for the nearby Wendy’s. And also for the the local north main street Masses sports bar, which involves litter picking up of red plastic glasses, and used condoms near the canal trail. Gross!

And by the way, I have never eaten at a Chick-fl-A, as I love to cook and bake. So can’t comment on their food. But I do appreciate eateries who take care of the environment, and can serve the many people who, unlike me, do not care to cook and bake.

Mary Fouts

Clayton? April 26, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Does anyone know what is happening in Clayton this weekend? They have barriers ready and fences around the park but not sure what is going on. April 26, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Clayton Art & Wine Festival.

Cowellian April 26, 2019 at 5:41 PM


KAD April 26, 2019 at 5:44 PM


Silva April 26, 2019 at 5:47 PM


Are you in KAD?

KAD April 26, 2019 at 6:38 PM

Last again.

Lizzie April 26, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Off topic here, but I want opinions on this. My nephew 27, has been out of prison now for 8 months. (spent 4 years for violent crimes he committed while under the influence of drugs) From the time he was 14 he has been in and out of trouble. For the first time in his life, he is living it sober (or so I am told) He does not have a job and is making excuses as to why–they don’t pay enough, looking for something better, wants to go back to school and so on. (he has had job offers, by the way) He has a wife and children. He says he wants to go to school so that he can be a good provider for his family, I say good for you but you still should have a job, NOW! Do something to contribute to the family NOW! Am I wrong to feel this way. I am sick of my sister saying he has a “plan”.

Dr. Jellyfinger April 26, 2019 at 6:56 PM

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend
The end
Of our elaborate plans
The end
Of everything that stands
The end
No safety or surprise
The end
I’ll never look into your eyes

Can you picture what will be
So limitless and free
Desperately in need of some stranger’s hand
In a desperate land…

Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain……

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