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Video Interview with Savanha Hope Groebner, big sister to Katie Grace Groebner, the 11 year old Clayton, CA. girl who just underwent a successful heart/double lung transplant. Savanha was also chosen to be our July Concordian Hero. Read the story in this issue of THE CONCORDIAN. See more VIDEOS on our VIDEO PAGE

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The Great Contra Costa CRYSTAL FAIR - Walnut Creek, August 9-10, 2014

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CURRENT HEADLINES THAT MISSED THE PRINT EDITION

It is the single largest government fleet deployment of all-electric vehicles in the nation to date, with the placement of 90 all-electric vehicles to ten Bay Area local governments. The press conference included a showcase of 20+ all-electric vehicles on site (Ford Focus, Nissan Leaf, Zenith Van).

• Ten Bay Area Local Governments Roll Out 90 All-Electric Vehicles • The 6th Annual Mayors' Healthy Cookoff Challenge

Wellness City Challenge in partnership with the City of Concord and Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association is pleased to announce The 6th Annual Mayors’ Healthy Cookoff Challenge. Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association (PCFMA) invites the Contra Costa community to participate in this special event on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Todos Santos Plaza in Concord.

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  • CLUBS/SUPPORT GROUPS
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    CLUBS

    American Association of University Women - Concord Branch    
    www.aauw-concord.org

    American Legion Post 171 - 5 p.m. third Tuesdays, Veterans Memorial Hall, Concord. 687-1427.

    B2F Business Networking Group - noon first and third Thursdays. 998-8844.

    Beachcomber Singles - Social and service activities for active adults age 45 and above. For more information call (510) 799-2207, Or visit our website: www.beachcombersingles.org/

    British Club - 11:30 a.m. first Wednesdays, Zio Fraedo’s, Pleasant Hill. 682-7978.

    Circle of Friends - second Mondays, Walnut Country Club, Concord. 998-8844.

    Clayton Valley Garden Club- 7p.m. second Wednesdays, February-November.  Diamond Terrace, 6401 Center St., Clayton. Contact: www.claytonvalleygardenclub.org

    Clutch Busters Square Dance Club - 7:30 p.m.-9:30 pm Thursdays, New dancers and those wanting brush-up are welcome. Willow Pass Community Center, 2748 E Olivera Rd, Concord. 686-3774.

    Concord Art Association - 12:50 p.m. second Tuesdays, Concord Library. 646-5455.

    Concord Diablo Rotary - 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Concord. dirk@wentlingstudio.com 685.7760

    Clayton Valley/Concord Sunrise Rotary Club- 7 a.m. Thursdays, Oakhurst Country Club, Clayton. 689-7640 or www.claytonvalley-rotary.org.

    Clayton Valley Woman’s Club. For meeting times call Aleta at 925-672-9448  www.claytonvalleywomansclub.org.

    Concord Garden Club - 9:30 a.m. third Tuesdays, Bethel Baptist Church, Concord. 687-2334.

    Concord Lions Club - 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant, Concord. 687-3594.

    Concord Mystery Book Club - 2:30 p.m. second Sundays, Concord Library, 646-5455.

    Concord Senior Club - ballroom dancing, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 p.m. second Saturdays. 2727 Parkside Circle, Concord. 798-4557.

    Contra Costa Genealogical Society - 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Concord.
    www.rootsweb.com/~cacccgs.

    Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society - 7:30 p.m. second Mondays, Centre Concord. 429-2748 or www.ccmgs.org.

    Creekside Artists Guild  Meets 2nd Wed. each month @ 7-8:30pm. Clayton Library Story Room, 6125 Clayton Rd., Clayton. Arlene 673-9777, akiksen@aol.com

    Concord United Methodist Women Monthly Meeting 510-758-4837

    Diablo Numismatic Society - 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Veterans Memorial Hall, Concord. 825-0649 or xsteamerx@aol.com.

    Diablo Toastmasters, every Thursday 7 – 9 p.m., Sizzler Rest., Concord.  http://www.diablotoastmasters.org.

    Diablo Valley Democratic Club - 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, Ygnacio Valley Library, Walnut Creek. 946-0469 or http://www.dvdems.org.

    Diablo Valley Macintosh Users Group - 6:30  p.m. third Tuesdays. Bancroft Elementary School, Walnut Creek. 689-1155 or www.dvmug.org.

    Diablo Valley Mustang Assoc meets 7:00 pm second Wednesdays each month at Fuddruckers Concord.  All Mustang afficiados invited.  Nancy Russell 925-825-5994.  www.dvma.org

    Diablo Valley Wings, Chapter P of the Gold Wing Touring Association - 12:15 p.m. third Tuesdays, Sizzler, Concord. 686-3774 or http://www.GWTA-CA-DVW.org.

    East Bay Prospectors Club - 7 p.m. fourth Wednesday, 1021 Detroit Ave., Unit D, Concord. 672-1863 or

    www.eastbaygpaa.webs.com.

    Ellen’s Guild - 10 a.m second Tuesdays, Family Stress Center, Concord. 672-5409 or www.familystresscenter.org.

    Hope Academy Concord  Open House, Third Thursday of each month, 9 – 9:45 a.m. Reservations required:  Judy Davies  687-7555; 5353 Concord Blvd. 
    www.hopeacademyconcord.org

    Kiwanis Club of Greater Concord - 8:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Buttercup Grill and Bar, 4301 Clayton Rd., Concord. 372-5348.

    Knife Throwing Club/Diablo Impalement Arts Group:We throw anything with a point on our 40 foot multiple target range, Wed, Thurs, Sat & Sun-part of the Diablo Rod and Gun Club, 4700 Evora Rd.

    Concord,(925)709-9199
    www.throwzini.com/events.html

    Knitting Group - 2 p.m. first Sundays, Concord Library. 646-5455.

    Knights Of Columbus, Concord Council 6038

    Meets 7:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, St.Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Road, Contact Rayce at 683-9717 or rayce@aol.com.

    Mt. Diablo Metal Detecting Club - 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Contra Costa Water District Offices, Concord. 682-7428 or

    www.mdmdctreasurehunting.com.

    Mt. Diablo Branch, California Writers Club 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill $35 for CWC members. Contact jeaniegpops@comcast.net, or 934-5677 for more information.

    Soroptimist International Diablo Vista - 12:15 p.m. first, second and third Wednesdays, Sizzler, Concord. 672-2727

    National Marine Corps Business Network: www.nmcbn.com/ We normally meet the second Tuesday of each month. Contact 925-680-8714.

    Odd Fellows - 3 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Pacheco Lodge 117, Concord. 682-7358.

    Rebekah’s Lodge - 8 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Mt. Diablo Lodge, Concord. 672-Shipmates Singles - social activities for active adults age 50+. 933-3644 or www.shipmatessingles.com.

    Rising Stars Toastmasters

    This group was created for job seekers. For more information, contact Derrick Smith at (925) 381-4551 or go to risingstarstm.toastmastersclubs.org.

    Snowchasers Ski Club - Snow skiing and Snowboarding- First and Third Wednesdays of each month. Snowchasers meets 7:30 pm Sizzlers Concord.Contact iSteve and Rosalie Rhodes,925-228-8145.

    www.snowchasers.org

    Toastmasters International - 7 p.m. Mondays, Montecito of Concord, 682-7211. Also, 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, John Muir Concord Campus. Toastmasters can help! Our local club, Word Weavers, meets Mondays, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. at 4756 Clayton Road, Concord 686-1818. www.toastmasters.org.

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1525 - 9 a.m. second Saturdays, Veterans Memorial Hall, Concord.

    Widows/Widowers Club - meets for dinner, brunch, theater, etc. 998-8844.

     

    SUPPORT GROUPS

    Al-Anon Family Group - 7:30 p.m. Mondays, St. Martins of Tours Anglican Church and Preschool, Concord. 932-6770 or www.ncwsa.org.

    Alcoholics Anonymous - 939-4155 or www.aa.org.

    Cardiac Care Support Group - 7 p.m. second Thursdays, John Muir Walnut Creek or Concord. 947-5206.

    Hearing Loss and Cochlear Implant Wearers Support Group - 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Walnut Creek United Methodist Church. HLAADV@hearinglossdv.org or 264-1199.

    HIV/AIDS Support Group - 7-9 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursdays, John Muir Concord.

    674-2190.

    Leukemia Society Family Support Group - 7 p.m. first Thursdays. 947-4466, ext. 32797.

    Living with a Mental Illness? Join NAMI Connection Peer-led support group. Saturdays 1:00 - 2:30 pm Held at John Muir Behavioral Health Center 2740 Grant Street Concord. Call 925-942-0767 or www.namicontracosta.org

    Nar-Anon - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, John Muir Concord. http://naranoncalifornia.org.

    Pet Loss Support Group, Every first Tuesday of the month, 12:00 - 1:30 PM. (925) 887-5681. Pre-registration required.

    Rainbow Community Center - Check Website for services. 3024 Willow Pass Road, Suite 200, Concord.
    www.rainbowcc.org.

    Retired & Senior Volunteer Program - 472-5777.

    The Stroke Support Group of Contra Costa County will hold its monthly meeting. For details of time and place contact Ann Dzuna at 925-376-6218. Meetings are free.

     

    GOVERNMENT

    A calendar of all city meetings and agendas is available at http://www.cityofconcord.org.

    City Council - 6:30 p.m. first, second and fourth Tue.s, 1950 Parkside Dr. Televised live on channel 28 (Comcast) and 29 (Astound) and on the city’s Website. 671-3495.

    Commission on Aging - 1:30 p.m. third Wed., Concord Senior Center. 671-3419.

    Community Advisory Committee - 6:30 p.m. third Tues., Concord Senior Center. 671-3019.

    Community Services Commission - 6:30 p.m. third Wed., 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3283.

    Design Review Board - 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Thurs., 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3152.

    Parks, Recreation & Open Space Commission - 7 p.m. second Wed., 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3440.

    Planning Commission - 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, 1950 Parkside Dr. 671-3152.

     

    Clayton City Council  - 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 7pm. Hoyer Hall, Clayton Library, 6125 Clayton Rd, Clayton.

    http://ci.clayton.ca.us

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Bay Area band with Concord connections, Legaci, The New York Times gracefully calls them on a front page feature, “The most visible yet invisible pop figures in the entire world.” Known all over the world as Legaci, these 4 gentlemen have been wowing audiences with their harmonies and vocal acrobats. Del Lazaro, Jason Atencion, Chris Abad and Micah Tolentino all hail from Northern California and for years shared a passion to make music that moves people; And move people they did. Legaci’s claim to fame was through Youtube. With over 28 million views and counting, it was Legaci’s Youtube channel and their cover of Justin Bieber’s smash hit “Baby” that got Bieber and his manager’s attention. They were asked to tour with Justin and be his official backing group. Since then they’ve performed at over 100 shows across 30 different countries, and appeared in major media outlets including American Idol, Oprah, and Saturday Night Live just to name a few. Now the fellas are ready to take center stage as they have just released their long-awaited album “Driven - EP” (click to learn more) and prepare for their own world tour. Legaci is ready to build a Legacy! www.wearelegaci.com  See more VIDEOS on our VIDEO PAGE

MUSIC VIDEO: Legaci - Never Got Over You

MUSIC: Jane Brody and Vince Mellone - Levelhead Artists with a Local Connection

Jane Brody is a critically acclaimed recording artist (vocals, guitars, keyboards) born in Maryland, later to make NYC her musical home. She now resides in the San Francisco Bay area. Jane has toured extensively across North America and has shared the stage with such artists as Aimee Mann, Peter Buck and the The Minus 5, John Prine, Peter Himmelman, Freedy Johnston, and Mike Scott of the Waterboys. She has released 3 albums - Rainchild, jane & julia's North Skye and GRIN which have received accolades by the press, U.S. and abroad. Her musical sounds are rhythmically driven "cinematic poem songs."

     Vince Mellone adds his incredible talents on electric and acoustic guitars. Vince has shared the stage with such bands as Train, Cake, the Deftones, the Motherhips. Vince co-founded the Sacramento-based groove-rock band Mama's Gravy where he performed, played, wrote, and co-produced four albums from 1994-2002. Vince had the same duties with his funk/rock band Supaphat that performed and recorded two albums from 2004-2008 where they were nominated for two SAMMIE awards (Sacramento Area Music Awards) for best R&B/Funk Band. Visit their page at http://www.reverbnation.com/janebrody
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PREVIEW: Have you seen it yet? Thumbs UP!

Dawn of The Planet of the Apes was well made, a strong script even though you know how things will turn out. POA started with the original starring Charlton Heston "Get your hairy paws off me you damn, dirty ape."  And it suffered through many other sequels, including the 2001 Planet of the Apes with Mark Wahlberg and the mute, yet well endowed girl he leaves behind at the end. Then James Franco came along with John Lithgow in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, showing the origins of Caesar, the lead ape.

   For those of you not versed in the orIginal POA storyline, humans destroy each other and the apes rise to run the world, enslaving the remnants of humanity, until Chuck Heston arrives from the past to revolt. DOTPOA movie was fun, the effects very well done and the story dealing with human themes, again making you root for the apes. And Gary (I'm now in every movie ever made) Oldman has a lead role in it, as well.

     ROTPOA gets a hairy thumb up. The 3-D was not so great, though.. See more VIDEOS on our VIDEO PAGE

SEE THEM: E.J. Phair's Brewery, Todos Santos -Concord, CA.  Sat Aug 16 7:00pm

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