🌱Crockett air quality returned to normal + Magic show at El Campanil

Hi there! This is Jeri Karges, your Daily host. Keep reading for the biggest things happening in town these days. In this issue you will find news about…

  • A Pittsburgh man was arrested on suspicion of having attempted assault at the Walnut Creek BART.
  • Contra Costa County voting equipment has been tested and found to be accurate for the next elections.
  • Learn it ins and outs of persimmons so you can serve some of fall’s bounty at your next dinner party!

But first, today’s weather:

Partially sunny. High: 89 Low: 54.

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Here are the top stories at Concord today:

  1. Richard McDowell, 34, of Pittsburgh, was arrested “on suspicion of attempted sexual assault” at the Walnut Creek BART station on October 6. McDowell allegedly tried to force a 20-year-old woman into an elevator, but she pushed him away. He was taken into custody on Saturday. (Patch)
  2. The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District responded to a small fire early Monday morning on a paved trail in Antioch. When they arrived they determined that it was a human body that was on fire and they called the Antioch police. Unfortunately, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene. This is an active investigation as a suspected homicide. Police are asking anyone with information to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at 925-778-2441, contact Detective Whitaker at 925-779-6890 / wwhitaker@antiochca.gov or d send a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword ANTIOCHE. (Concord Patch)
  3. Official logic and accuracy tests have been performed on Contra Costa County scoring equipment, and testing resulted in 100% accurate counting. This is a standard pre-election activity. (Herald of Antioch)
  4. Contra Costa Health deemed Crockett safe for residents to resume normal daily activities. Air readings in the city no longer reflect detectable levels of hydrogen sulfide. Authorities are still monitoring the air to make sure levels stay low. (Claycord.com)
  5. From the city of Concord: The City of Concord, in partnership with the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, is launching a $2 million grant program to help small businesses continue their recovery from the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our small business community has suffered significant economic impacts from the pandemic,” said Concord Mayor Dominic Aliano.” (Concord Patch)

Today in Concord:

  • Don’t miss your favorite food trucks at Food Truck evenings at Pleasant Hill Town Hall offices. (5:00 p.m.)
  • Catch it Andy Amyx magic show at the El Campanil Theater in Antioch. (7:30 p.m.)
  • “Come feel like a singing Rockstar Karaoke on a professional stageat Vinnie’s Bar in Concord. (8:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • You’ve seen those delicious, juicy persimmons at the Todos Santos Plaza Farmer’s Market, but you don’t know how to cook them. Do not worry! The Pioneer has everything you need to know about persimmons just in time for harvest. I will totally try the roasted persimmons!
  • Calling all teens and tweens! Learn to sew in the Pleasant Hill Library makerspace! Bring your friends and drop by the library on October 20 to give it a try!
  • Harvest Halloween returns to the Walnut Creek Farmers Market on 10/30! Celebrate fall’s bounty with a scavenger hunt, trick or treat, free pumpkins and a spooky booth contest.” (Walnut Creek Magazine via Facebook)

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Jeri Karges

About me: Jeri Karges has lived and loved the Sacramento area for over 30 years. Her passion is finding new and unique ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. On the weekends, you can find her nagging her friends for a snack at the restaurant that doesn’t have silverware, or trying her hand at ax throwing. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at https://rockinretirement.subst…

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