Happy Monday, neighbors! Let’s start this day. Here’s what’s going on around Concord today.
First of all, the weather forecast for the day:
Windy with periods of rain. High: 55 Low: 45.
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Here are today’s top 5 stories at Concord:
- Richard Clayton, the husband of Contra Costa County supervisor Diane Burgis, committed suicide on Saturday morning, the supervisor said. “Like many of us, Richard’s mental health has been severely affected by the pandemic. I would ask anyone with a mental health crisis to seek help, and I respectfully ask you to respect my life. privacy and the privacy of Richard family at this difficult time, “Burgis said in a statement. (Claycord.com & Contra Costa Herald)
- Person Killed in Multiple Vehicle Crash on Eastbound Highway 24 near St. Stephens Drive early Saturday. Orinda’s accident was reported around 1:33 a.m. An unoccupied Dodge Challenger was parked on the right shoulder of the SR-24 eastbound and a Toyota Avalon, driven by an unrestrained adult male, was traveling eastbound on the SR-24 when, for unknown reasons, the driver let his vehicle leave the roadway on the shoulder. The Toyota collided with the rear of the parked Dodge. The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. (News 24/680)
- The Office of the Public Prosecutor of Contra Costa has filed vehicle manslaughter offense against Phyllis Meehan in the death of Stanley Middle School crossing guard Ashley Steven Dias. On September 8, 2021, Phyllis Meehan was picking up her grandson from Lafayette College when she collided with a vehicle and sped into a crosswalk. Witnesses saw Mr. Dias push a student out of the way of the GMC Yukon before the crossing guard was fatally struck by the driver. (News 24/680)
- At the city’s 40th annual Community Service Awards on Tuesday, Danville council members have appointed Deputy Mayor Newell Arnerich as the town’s new mayor for the coming year. In Danville, the mayor is chosen from among council members for a one-year term starting on the first Tuesday in December. Arnerich, who was deputy mayor last year, was named the next mayor by council member Robert Storer, and elected by the municipal council unanimously, without other candidates. (Danvillesanramon.com)
- At their meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the The Antioch city council voted for the conditional hiring of Cornelius “Con” Johnson as interim city manager. “This is a conditional appointment based on a successful background check,” said Nickie Mastay, director of administrative services. “As soon as the interim city manager is hired, council will begin the process of recruiting a city manager.” The motion to appoint Cornelius Johnson with a proposed start date, following a successful background check, passed a 3-2 motion with Barbanica and Ogorchock voting no. (Herald of Antioch)
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Today at Concord:
- Celebrate the winter holidays with Bel de Bel’s and Bunna’s books as she shares some of her favorite vacation stories with you at Lafayette Library and Learning Center. (9:30 AM)
- Brave the storm to Christmas cookies, canvas and crafts at Home art studio in Concorde. (10:00 AM)
- One of the most important decisions you need to make before you retire is when to apply for Social Security benefits. Learn more at this Social Security Webinar (1:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 p.m. Tuesday in the Great Lake Tahoe Sunday marks the start of a series of five-day storms in the Sierra, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall on Monday is expected to be heavy and continue through Tuesday. The weather service advises motorists to avoid travel if possible and be prepared to be stuck for hours. People who need to travel are advised to bring an emergency kit with additional food, water and clothing.
- Grant applications are open for public bodies and private companies in order to mitigate the costs of the purchase and installation of public charging stations for electronic vehicles. Funds can go to all facilities in workspaces, transit parking lots, multi-unit residences and along major roads. The Air District will specifically seek projects in multi-unit residential facilities, such as affordable and below-market housing complexes, to reach communities with limited e-vehicle resources. The application period will be open until March 1, 2022.
- Hancock is working on this “dog sitter” tonight! Help keep our community safe. (Facebook)
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About me: Jeri Karges has lived and loved the Sacramento area for over 30 years. His passion is to find new and unique ways to enjoy the city and its surroundings. On the weekends, you can find her pestering her friends to taste the restaurant that has no silverware or to try their hand at ax throwing. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https: //rockinretirement.subst …