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Happy Sunday, people of Concord! Let’s get you all caught up on what’s happening locally to start today off on an informed note.

First, today’s weather:

Sunshine and patchy clouds. High: 63 Low: 44.

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Here are the top stories today in Concord:

  1. After losing five straight matchups to De La Salle, the Folsom Bulldogs shocked the host Spartans 28-27 on Friday night in the California Interscholastic Federation Northern California Division I-AA Bowl championship. Folsom football coach Paul Doherty said this week he was a De La Salle football fan because “I appreciate great football. … They’re the greatest sports thing going in the United States — any sport, any level, anywhere.” The Bulldogs are the first Sac-Joaquin Section team to beat De La Salle since 1978 Benicia pulled off that feat. It’s also the first time in the 15-year history of the CIF playoffs De La Salle will not make it to a state title game. The Spartans have won seven state crowns, more than any school in the state. (Maxpreps.com)
  2. Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputies will assist the Walnut Creek Police Department to deter concerted retail theft attacks like the one that struck the Broadway Plaza shopping mall last month. Contra Costa deputy sheriffs will be conducting patrols in downtown Walnut Creek alongside police officers during the holidays to help prevent similar incidents. (Claycord.com)
  3. Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will host a grand opening ceremony for Delta Landing, a 172-unit interim housing site that will provide shelter and on-site services to help county residents experiencing homelessness to regain housing. It’s located at the former Motel 6 which was purchased by the county, last year. The event will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The most recent point-in-time count showed about 500 East County residents may be without shelter on any given night. Prior to Delta Landing, there were only 20 shelter beds available east of Concord in Contra Costa County. (Contra Costa Herald)
  4. Public health case investigators identified five mildly symptomatic COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant among neighboring Alameda County residents. These cases are among 12 local COVID-19 cases, to date, linked to a November 27th wedding in Wisconsin, which one of these individuals attended upon return from international travel. All 12 individuals were vaccinated, and most had received boosters. They are mildly symptomatic. No one has been hospitalized. (East County Today)
  5. Just after 11:00 am Friday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a report of a fire coming from an apartment building located in the 30 block of Broderick Drive in the City of Brentwood. Upon arrival, firefighters reported both smoke and flames coming from the building with multiple units on fire. Battalion Chief Craig Auzenne stated the fire was limited to five units in the complex. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and up to 25-people were displaced. (East County Today)

Today in Concord:

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  • The holiday season’s largest shopping extravaganza in Central Contra Costa is at the 12th annual Super Holiday Boutique in Pleasant Hill and Concord . (11:00 AM)
  • Come out for the 26th Annual Teddy Bear Tea at The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek. (11:00 AM)
  • Herb Toors Blues Band will be at Concord Tap House. (3:00 PM)
  • Chabad of Concord invites you to the Community Grand Menorah Lighting (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The annual @cityofconcord Tree Lighting and Mayor’s sing-along was a fun one. Thank you to everyone who attended and rang in the holiday cheer! (Instagram)
  • Beginning on Monday, Dec. 6, the Vacation House Check Program will again be offered to Concord residents, free of charge. Trained volunteers will perform a thorough inspection of your property at least once per week while you are away. (Facebook)

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Jeri Karges

About me: Jeri Karges has been living in and loving the Sacramento region for over 30 years. Her passion is finding new and unique ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. On weekends, you can find her pestering her friends to sample the restaurant that doesn’t have silverware, or try their hand at throwing an axe. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https://rockinretirement.subst…

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