News Releases


Media Releases for the City of Concord are available below.
Contact: Leslye Asera, Community Relations Manager. (925) 671-3272. leslye.asera@cityofconcord.org


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April 7 Concord Mayor's charity golf tournament is May 2
April 2 Four elementary schools to receive donations of learning materials
April 1 Concord Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 26
March 31 Volunteers needed at Camp Concord, South Lake Tahoe
March 27 Concord City Council makes commission appointments
March 17 Donation match program benefits Concord's Newhall Park
March 14 New Pavilion ticket presale program for Concord residents announced
March 13 Concord, Red Cross sponsor community blood drive April 2
March 13 Free expo highlights Concord Parks & Rec programs
March 13 Sun Terrace school receives donation of learning materials
March 12 Concord survey results show positive trend
February 26 First Mayor's Coffee Break set for March 27
February 24 Brubeck's "Take Five" may be named Concord's 'most treasured song'
February 21 Community-folded origami cranes become art piece
February 18 Concord welcomes new Human Resources director
February 18 Community leaders invited to participate in strategic planning sessions for new Central County Family Justice Center
February 6 Registration opens for adult softball, kickball teams
February 4 Concord honors fallen police officer
February 4 State-of-the-City address online and on Concord Cable TV
February 3 Concord offices closed Feb. 17 for Presidents' Day
February 3 Free Healthy Lifestyle Expo at Senior Center February 28
February 3 10,000 origami crane sculpture celebrates sister city relationship
January 23 Concord joins effort to plant 1,700 trees in one day
January 22 Concord Citizen Police Academy seeks applicants
January 22 Community workshop Jan. 27 on future of downtown
January 17 Another step towards reuse of Concord Naval Weapons Station
January 10 Concord offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 9 Have your say by filling out Concord housing survey
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December 18 Residents encouraged to apply for openings on Concord board, commission
December 16 City of Concord holiday office closures
December 12 Disabled teen selected to ride on Rose Parade float honoring Concord's all-abilities playground
December 4 Concord selects mayor, vice mayor for 2014
November 26 December closures at Concord Community Pool
November 26 Concord library hosts winter book sale
November 22 Play Santa for local senior citizens in need
November 22 Affordable Care Act enrollment assistance and information available in Concord
November 21 Concord Senior Center offers holiday events for all ages
November 18 Concord Council to select new Mayor, Vice Mayor
November 15 Students at Meadow Homes benefit from Leap Frog donation
November 13 Downtown Concord rings in the holidays with Santa, tree lighting
November 12 City of Concord offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday
October 31 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to Host Disaster Training Exercise
October 29 Concord's Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Report Now Available
October 17 Pipeline being replaced on former Concord weapons station
October 17 Concord competes in county-to-county Healthy Mayor's Cook-off
October 16 Fresenius, City of Concord to cut ribbon on new medical manufacturing facility
October 10 Turn in unwanted prescription drugs at Concord PD Oct. 26
October 3 Over 100 lucky youngsters take home bi-lingual Leap Frogs
October 2 Scarecrow contest, trick or treat downtown for Halloween
October 2 Concord welcomes new Assistant City Manager
September 17 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
September 17 Second workshop on future of downtown Concord is Oct. 7
September 3 Concord Emergency Preparedness Fair offers free information
August 26 Concord asks residents to help stop recycling thefts
August 7 California Symphony's free Concord pops concert is Aug. 29
July 30 CConcord Police Association sponsors Petty Theft Aug. 15
July 23 Concord celebrates National Night Out on August 6
July 23 Concord residents to be featured on HGTV's new show
July 19 Applications being accepted for low-income apartments
July 17 Concord Community Pool closed Friday
July 10 Concord City Council makes commission appointments
July 5 Tickets for popular Hawaiian Fusion event on sale now
July 5 Mayor's Healthy Cook-Off Challenge is July 18
June 27 Concord celebrates July 4th with fire truck pull, run, parade, entertainment
June 26 Change 4 Real Change benefit to raise funds for homeless services
June 25 Swim lessons available at Concord Community Pool
June 21 Still time to sign kids up for summer day camps
June 18 Concord's outdoor medical marijuana ban in effect
June 17 Tuesday Night Blues series launches with vintage car show
June 11 Concord PD offers free anti-theft devices to owners of targeted car models beginning June 18
June 4 Spray Park moves to summer schedule June 14
June 3 Concord graduations broadcast live from Pavilion
May 21 DadDay event features chili cook-off, classic rock, Corvettes and karaoke
May 15 Public Works Week raises awareness about infrastructure
May 8 Concord offices closed for Memorial Day
April 23 Music and Market returns May 23, celebrates 25 years
April 22 Public invited to Concord budget workshop May 7
April 22 Concord Mother's Day celebration includes All Area Music Festival
April 16 Award-winning spray park reopens May 4
April 16 Youth in Government Forum cancelled
April 12 Concord selects new Finance Director
April 11 Community workshop set for Downtown Concord Specific Plan
April 10 Barone officially appointed Concord City Manager
April 9 Volunteers needed for creek cleanup and butterfly garden restoration
April 9 Concord celebrates Arbor Day April 20
April 8 Concord all-abilities playground selected from projects world-wide for Lions' Rose Parade float
April 1 First Concord Youth in Government Forum set for April 27
March 28 Volunteers needed at Camp Concord, South Lake Tahoe
March 27 Council announces openings on three Concord commissions
March 26 Free Healthy Lifestyle Expo at Senior Center April 19
March 13 Concord City Council makes commission appointments
March 8 Training assists Neighborhood Watch groups
March 6 Furry Pet Faire May 18 includes parade and contest
March 6 Concord Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 27
March 1 Bike racks easy to find in downtown Concord
February 28 City Council makes appointments to two boards
February 28 City Council appoints members of new downtown planning committee
February 13 Dramatic unveiling of new auto district street sign Feb. 19
February 13 Creative approach lights path darkened by copper wire theft
February 6 Recruitment extended for Concord Planning Commission
January 31 Concord offices closed for presidents' holidays
January 24 Members needed to serve on downtown planning committee
January 24 State-of-the-city address on Concord cable TV
January 24 Recruitment extended for Concord's Community Services Commission
January 22 Adult softball league registration opens in Concord
January 18 Brenden Mann Foundation grant funds downtown patrol program
January 16 Team registration opens for fastest growing adult sport, kickball
January 15 Concord library hosts winter book sale
January 8 City fact-finding representative rejects proposed 12.3% single-year increase in employee pay
January 3 Concord offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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December 5 Helix is Concord's new mayor, Grayson is vice mayor
December 3 City of Concord office closures for December
November 30 New publication coming to mailboxes soon
November 16 Help stop costly copper wire thefts in Concord
November 15 Citizen Police Academy seeks applicants
November 15 Sandbag station open in Concord
November 14 Residents encouraged to apply for openings on Concord's boards, commissions
November 13 Concord to salute departing councilmember, swear in new officials, select mayor
November 8 Downtown Concord rings in the holidays with Santa, tree lighting
October 31 City of Concord office closures for November
October 24 Meet your neighbors at Nextdoor.com
October 17 Holiday gift and craft fair at Concord Senior Center
October 4 Concord offices closed Oct. 19 for furlough day
October 4 Scarecrow contest, trick or treat downtown for Halloween
September 25 Fundraiser benefits Concord's Sister City program
September 18 Concord library hosts fall book sale
September 17 Ideas Fair seeks residents' input on future of downtown Concord
September 17 Concord offices closed Sept. 21 for furlough day
September 14 Clayton Road lanes closed for PG&E project
September 14 Applicants sought for city rep on Mosquito and Vector Control Board
September 12 New city phone number easy to remember
September 12 City seeks volunteers to serve on health care fund board
September 10 Turn in unwanted prescription drugs at Concord PD Sept. 29
September 10 PG&E poles on Concord Boulevard to be moved
September 5 Concord looking for ideas to improve downtown
August 28 New sidewalk brings happiness to health center
August 27 Concord City Council candidates sign Fair Campaign Pledge
August 27 Concord launches new public engagement website to gather feedback from citizens
August 24 Brenden Mann Foundation Grant will fund downtown Concord bicycle officers
August 24 Concord offices closed for Labor Day
August 21 Concord selects new public works director
August 20 New non-profit makes donation to support pops concert
August 14 Fastest growing adult sport comes to Concord
August 8 New night for annual California Symphony pops concert
August 6 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
August 2 Volunteer English tutors needed, will train
August 1 Hawaiian Fusion event is like a trip to the islands
July 31 Concord Police receive grant to fight alcohol-related crime
July 30 Concord celebrates National Night Out August 7
July 27 Concord offers homebuyer assistance program
July 11 City Council makes it official - Mark Coon is new City Attorney
July 3 Concord Police Community Services Desk closed July 4, 5
June 28 Concord offices closed for 4th of July holiday
June 26 July 4th road closures, detours, traffic alert
June 21 Concord celebrates Independence Day with run, parade, entertainment
June 14 City Council makes appointments to two boards
June 13 Public invited to help launch a new non-profit to support the performing arts
June 12 Applications open for two vacancies on Concord Commission on Aging
June 6 Change 4 Real Change aims to support services for homeless
June 5 DadDay event features chili cook-off, brew fest, car show, antiques faire
June 5 Concord Meadow Homes Spray Park opens June 15
June 1 Hearing set on new zoning regulations
May 29 Discount transit card for seniors to be available at Concord Police Department
May 22 Public invited to Concord budget hearings June 5 and June 26
May 17 Public Works Week raises awareness about city
May 14 Concord offices closed for Memorial Day
May 10 Ygnacio Valley Road closure Tuesday
May 7 Appointments made to Concord Personnel Board
May 2 Concord Mother's Day celebration includes All Area Music Festival
May 1 Concord's summer music program to continue
April 30 Public invited to Concord budget workshop May 8
April 27 Appointments made to Concord Appeals Board
April 26 Concord Council hears presentation on copper wire theft
April 25 Concord honors residents '90 & Better'
April 17 Concord Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 28
April 12 Concord celebrates Arbor Day April 22
April 5 Sportscaster Babitt visits Concord PD dispatchers
April 4 Top golfers gather at Diablo Creek Golf Course for PGA Nationwide Tour Qualifying on April 9
April 2 Downtown Concord business owner issues $1,000 challenge
March 28 Concord makes Best Music Scene Top 10
March 22 City of Concord offices closed April 6 for furlough day
March 13 Save our Series benefit features Battle of the News Bands
March 12 Concord looking for Design Review Board candidates
March 12 Expanded hours for Concord PD front desk
March 1 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
March 1 City of Concord offices closed March 9 for furlough day
February 24 City Council makes board and commission appointments
February 21 Applications open for Concord Citizen Police Academy
February 17 Healthy Lifestyle and Resource Fair at Concord Senior Center
February 1 Jobs, economic development, affordable housing and environmental cleanup projects at stake...
January 31 City offices closed two days in February
January 26 City Council appoints Barone interim City Manager
January 16 DUI/Drivers License checkpoint Planned this Weekend
January 13 Concord Library book sale
January 6 Concord Community Pool reopens Monday
January 4 Concord offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 3 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
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December 19 News anchor brightens holidays for young skaters
December 14 Concord mayor to hold office hours
December 14 Concord to bid farewell to City Attorney Labadie
December 8 Upcoming Concord office and pool closures
December 7 Iceless ice rink opens Tuesday, Dec. 13 in downtown Concord
December 7 Concord selects mayor, vice mayor for 2012
December 5 Code enforcement staff moves to police department
December 2 Concord selects new Community and Economic Development director
December 2 Block of Salvio Street in Concord to close for water project
November 18 Downtown Concord rings in the holidays with Santa, ice rink, tree lighting
November 17 Residents encouraged to apply for openings on Concord's boards, commission
November 7 Concord office closures for November
October 28 Dedication for Gold Star Memorial Nov. 10
October 28 Ribbon cutting for new dog park, bocce courts Nov. 5
October 28 Holiday gift and craft fair at Senior Center
October 14 Concord Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs Oct. 29
October 11 Concord receives state-wide award for creative community involvement
September 22 State's threat to redevelopment could impact popular community concerts
September 20 Halloween scarecrow and costume contests coming to Concord
September 20 City of Concord offices closed Oct. 7 for furlough day
September 9 Free California Symphony Pops Concert in Concord
September 7 Concord to commemorate 10th anniversary of 9/11
September 6 Disaster drill planned for Bishop Estates neighborhood Sept. 17
September 6 Concord Community Pool to closure briefly for upgrades
August 30 Roads reopen after gas line break in Concord
August 30 Gas main break in Concord at Arnold Industrial Way and Peralta, roads closed
August 29 City of Concord offices closed for Labor Day
August 29 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
August 26 Some tickets still available for Hawaiian Fusion fundraiser
August 26 Concord's proposed zoning changes available online
August 25 Free service for Toyota truck owners aims to reduce catalytic converter thefts
August 24 Downtown Concord the place to be for free fall music
August 18 Concord appoints new public works director
August 17 Volunteers needed for deck project at Camp Concord at Lake Tahoe
August 9 Concord DUI/drivers license checkpoint planned for night of Aug. 20
August 2 Concord receives grant from Brenden Mann Foundation
July 26 Concord City offices closed Aug. 12
July 25 Concord celebrates National Night Out on August 2
July 6 Hawaiian Fusion brings traditional music, dance, food to Concord
June 30 Concord Singing Flag overflow parking
June 29 Concord July 4th weekend road closures, detours
June 22 Temporary traffic signal on Willow Pass Road
June 20 Concord celebrates Independence Day with car show, parade and festival
June 17 Concord City offices closed July 1 and 4
June 16 Public invited to Concord budget hearing June 28
June 16 Free gas card for Camp Concord families
May 31 DadDay event features music, chili cook-off, beer garden
May 10 Concord celebrates Public Works Week May 15-21
May 10 City Council makes appointments to Design Review, Personnel boards
May 9 Public invited to Concord budget workshop May 24
April 29 May events in Todos Santos Plaza salute Mom, feature free music
April 28 Concord celebrates Arbor Day May 5
April 27 Concord Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs April 30 at Police Headquarters
April 27 VIP seating now available for summer music season in Concord
April 21 Concord announces free summer music season, salute to Bay Area baseball
April 18 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
April 12 Concord City offices closed April 22 for an unpaid furlough day
April 8 Rail box cars on Concord Naval Weapons Station due for removal
April 8 Concord prevails in RV court case
April 7 Generous community contributes cranes, money for Japan relief
April 6 Appointments made to Concord Measure Q oversight committee
March 24 Recruitment period for Concord commissions now open
March 23 Concord car dealers to present checks to school foundations
March 22 "1,000 Cranes for Japan" candlelight vigil March 31 in Concord
March 16 Friends of Concord's Japanese Sister City relieved, seeking donation
March 10 Three Concord Planning Commissioners appointed by City Council
March 10 Recruitment period extended for Appeals, Design Review and Personnel boards
March 7 Guitar class offered for busy adults
March 7 Concord City offices closed for furlough days
March 1 Not all services available Friday at Concord Permit Center
February 25 Downtown Bank of America banking center to start renovation
February 24 City of Concord participating in children's book drive
February 23 Concord reaches settlement agreement with officer
February 16 Concord car sales extravaganza going on now, benefits local schools
February 10 Auto dealers come to aid of Concord schools
February 4 Camp Concord to remain open, offers Family Camp program this summer
February 2 Concord City Council appoints Dan Helix to fill vacant seat
February 1 Concord City offices closed two days in February
January 31 Concord adult softball league registration now open
January 31 Applications open for Concord Measure Q oversight committee
January 25 Heinemann lawsuit resolved
January 24 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
January 18 Time change for City Council meeting and candidate interviews
January 14 Concord City Council to interview candidates February 1
January 7 Concord offices closed January 17
January 6 Concord Planning Commission to study Reuse Project Climate Action Plan
January 5 Public input invited on Concord Development Code update
January 4 High school innovators vie for millions at 6th Annual Innovation Fair
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December 17 Sand bags available
December 15 Applicants sought for vacant seat on Concord City Council
December 8 Concord office closures for December
December 8 Concord selects mayor, seats new councilmembers
December 1 Concord to salute departing councilmembers, swear in new officials, select mayor
November 19 Concord selects new Police Chief
November 18 Residents encouraged to apply for openings on Concord's boards, commission
November 15 Downtown Concord hosts free Santa and tree lighting event December 4
November 5 Holiday events at the Concord Senior Center
November 3 Concord office closures for November
November 1 Free first time homebuyer class offered
October 26 Concord receives grant for 12 electric vehicles in 2011
October 8 Teacher offers free pasta demo Oct. 16
October 5 Class offered in making homemade spinach pasta
September 21 Drop used needles at Concord Disposal
September 20 Free collection of old prescription medications Saturday in Concord
September 17 Concord officer one of 10 in state to receive award
September 9 Concord residents can now get emergency alert emails, text messages
September 7 Environmental fashions make debut at Concord OktoberFest
August 31 Concord City offices closed two days in September
August 24 Concord Emergency Preparedness Fair offers free information
August 17 Free California Symphony 9/11 pops concert salutes heroes, features guest vocalist Steve Tyrell
August 17 Candidates sign Fair Campaign Pledge
August 17 Free emergency response training offered in Concord
August 10 Concord City offices closed August 27
August 2 August means free family movie nights in downtown Concord
July 28 Concord City Council Places Revenue Measure on November Ballot to Protect and Maintain Essential City Services - Concord Community Urges Council to Act
July 26 Second free whooping cough, H1N1 vaccination clinic in Concord July 29
July 20 Concord celebrates National Night Out August 3
July 12 Free H1N1 and whopping cough vaccines available July 22 in Concord
July 2 Concord road closures and detours for July 4th weekend
July 1 Concord reaches agreement with Local 1
June 30 Concord City offices closed July 5, furlough days announced
June 29 Concord's Tuesday Night Blues series begins July 6
June 24 Concord passes budget, makes progress in closing $13 million deficit
June 22 New Concord drop-off site for expired medications
June 17 Concord City Council holds final budget hearing June 22
June 17 Concord celebrates Independence Day with July 1 car show, July 4th parade and festival
June 4 DadDay event salutes heroes, features Motown music, chili contest
June 2 Hawaiian Fusion brings traditional music, dance, food to Concord
May 27 Make a handmade pasta dinner in less than 30 minutes
May 20 Concord City Council to consider painful cuts at budget hearings June 1 and June 22
May 17 Camp Concord a go for this summer
May 14 Annual recruitment for Concord board and commissions
May 10 Tree thinning project to begin May 17 on the Concord Naval Weapons Station
May 10 Pasta classes offered for busy adults
April 29 Public invited to Concord budget workshop May 11
April 29 May is big month for free music, events in downtown Concord
April 27 Free emergency response training offered
April 26 Concord Human Relations Commission presents annual awards
April 15 Concord's free Thursday music program kicks off May 6
April 15 Offices closed Friday, May 7 for furlough day
April 13 Scholarships available for Camp Concord
March 29 Offices closed Friday, April 9 for unpaid furlough day
March 29 Appointments announced to City of Concord advisory commission, boards
March 29 Meditation class offered in Concord
March 10 Five East Bay cities join forces to attract Google project
March 1 Concord City offices closed Friday, March 12 for furlough day
March 1 County's largest expo for seniors coming to Concord March 26
February 25 Free emergency response training offered
February 22 Guitar class offered for busy adults
February 19 Discount offered to Camp Concord's returning campers
February 19 Residents invited to give input to Concord City Council on budget priorities
February 3 Concord seeks input on budget through survey, community workshops
February 2 Flags fly at half staff in honor of Concord soldier
January 28 Concord Mayor's State-of-the-City address available online
January 27 Concord City offices closed two days in February
January 26 Online Driver's Ed offered for teens 15 and up
January 26 Concord offers mosaic art weekend workshop
January 26 Taekwondo Little Dragon program offered
January 26 Teens learn babysitting skills at Saturday class
January 25 Human Relations Commission seeks nominations for awards
January 25 Class takes moms and tots out and about
January 25 Adults can find fun at recess too
January 25 Concord offers beginner's monoprint course
January 21 Reuse Project Final EIR available
January 19 Concord adult softball league registration now open
January 19 Bootcamp fitness class offered in Concord
January 7 Guitar classes offered for busy adults
January 5 Concord offices closed Jan. 15-18 for furlough day, holiday
 
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