Plans evolve for Concord’s future development

Pixie Playland Concord CA

Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know you got til it’s gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” Big Yellow Tax, Friends, ~Joni Mitchell, 1970. As we get older, the prophetic words of Joni Mitchell seem to become more relevent as we see important parts of our lives dissipate […]

Concord Council rushes to mandate PLAs for CNWS

Tuesday October 11, at 6:30 p.m., the City of Concord will consider a flawed staff recommendation to mandate prevailing wage and Project Labor Agreements requiring only union labor on Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) projects. Such an imprudent decision can only be understood as a complete capitulation by elected officials to union interests.

Concord recommends pointless Test Drive in PLA battle for CNWS projects

Michael Wright, the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) reuse manager for the City of Concord, is doing a poor imitation of Solomon these days as he tries (per order of council, no doubt) to split the baby over ground rules for building projects at the CNWS. Wright’s plan, backed by Mayor Laura Hoffmeister and Vice […]

Port Chicago Memorial, July 23

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One of the most touching aspects of the Port Chicago Memorial, scheduled for July 23, is getting to meet the remaining survivors and listen to their stories of the disastrous explosion that killed over 300 people, and the subsequent ramifications on the race relations in this country.

CNWS controlled burns scheduled

cnws controlled burn june 2009

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District will be conducting a Wildland Readiness Exercise on the base, which includes controlled burns, the cause of the smoke. The controlled burn area will be on grass lands in the middle of the large bunker complex west of Mt Diablo Creek.

Concord was a nuclear power

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As an aside, these weapons would have put Concord in the Cold War period as somewhere between China and France as the largest atomic power in the world.