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Thousands of Easter eggs dropped from sky for Concord kids

Thousands of Easter eggs dropped from sky for Concord kids

Next Level Church's annual Easter Egg Drop in Concord attracted hundreds of kids and their parents Sunday afternoon.

A helicopter dropped plastic eggs full of toys for children onto a ground behind the Mill Brook School in Concord. Children ran to scoop as many as they could.

Pastor Pablo Lopez called the egg dropping an exciting version of the conventional Easter Egg Hunt. While children were interested in Easter Eggs filled with toys, their parents enjoyed a celebrity Easter mass filled with music and conversation.

Concord residents want to move sexually violent predator out of city

Concord residents want to move sexually violent predator out of city

A group of Concord residents have launched a petition seeking to move a 52-year-old sexually violent predator out of the city.

A superior county judge recently ordered the release of Robert Bates, who has a history of sexual violence toward minors, into the East Bay community. The judge ruled that Bates had to be released from a hospital to Contra Costa County, and the state officials notified Concord city authorities that the sexually violent predator would live at motels around the city.

Concord man arrested for not returning 2002 VHS rental movie

Concord man arrested for not returning 2002 VHS rental movie

Concord police arrested a man for failing to return a 2002 VHS rental movie, and slapped him with a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200, authorities confirmed.

As James Meyers was taken into custody more than 14 years later, the story of his arrest went viral after local news outlets broke the news late Wednesday night. The movie in question that Meyers failed to return in 2002 is “Freddy Got Fingered.” The accused man said he initially thought that he officer who came to arrest him was joking.

Concord public school system selects Dan Funston as next leader

Concord public school system selects Dan Funston as next leader

Advancing with its plans to make Dan Funston its next leader, public school system Concord Community Schools has started negotiating contract terms.

On Monday this week, a group of Concord School Board members, school staff members and community residents recommended Funston as the school system’s next superintendent.

The full Concord School Board voted in favor of that recommend at its meeting on the same day. The board also directed Transitional Superintendent Al Widner to enter into the contract negotiations process with Funston.

BART partially restores train service between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point

BART partially restores train service between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay

BART partially restored train service between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations on Monday by running a train between the two locations, but cautioned that it could take time for the service to return to normal.

The transport provider said its crews tested a new tool yesterday to measure voltage spikes more precisely. The voltage spikes are currently happening in 100 milliseconds, and the new tool is expected to shed light on the problem that that damaged fifty cars and forced BART to temporarily close tracks between the two stations around a week ago.

Progressives will hold Trump’s feet to the fire: opponents believe

Progressives will hold Trump’s feet to the fire: opponents believe

Ever since Donald Trump announced his bid for the Republican presidential candidacy, his controversial comments kept on creating criticism and unrest, which sometimes forced him to cancel his planned rallies.

Many believe that Trump’s harsh comments against Muslims and immigrants could hurt him in the general election, but some experts argue that the Republican front-runner’s ‘gaffes’ will not hurt him because a certain segment of voters really supports the things he has been saying as well as the way he is saying them.

Drones creating problems at correctional facilities in New Hampshire

Drones creating problems at correctional facilities in New Hampshire

As drone sightings are stubbornly becoming more and more frequent at state prison and corrections facilities in New Hampshire, concerned officials believe that these unmanned flying objects could be used to drop drugs or weapons for the inmates.

Late on February 9th last month, a drone was spotted multiple times hovering above the staff parking lot above the correctional facility in Concord. Drones were spotted hovering above the facility on nine different occasions over the past six months.

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