The debate about smoking got fired up this week, and Concord police arrested a 24-year-old woman for burglarizing a preschool. Here are those stories, and more, from Concord Patch:
Comment of the Day: 'Leave the Smokers Alone'
The American Lung Association graded local cities for their anti-tobacco policies, suggesting plenty of room for improvement. But how far is too far in the war against smoking? See what the community is saying and share your thoughts.
Concord Police Burglary Report: Burglar Hits a Preschool
There were 11 burglaries in Concord from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16. Most of the burglaries were commercial, including a burglary at the Sunvalley mall. Calvary Christian Preschool was also hit. A 24-Year-Old Woman Was Charged With the Burglary.
Concord Man Charged in West Oakland Slaying
Lamar Eric Webster, 33, is charged with one count of murder and two of attempted murder in Jan. 11 incident.
What Should Go Here? Former Marie Callender's
What would you like to fill the vacancy at the former Marie Callender's on Diamond Boulevard?
Giant Hand and Death Head Greet Drivers On Contra Costa Boulevard
A local union is using eye-catching visuals to make their case about what they say are unfair labor practices.
Letter to the Editor: We Need Crossing Guards at Ayers Elementary
An Ayers parent and PTA executive shares her frustration at local volunteers being denied the chance to act as crossing guards — leaving the children unsupervised — and calls for an immediate solution.
The Clayton Police Log, Jan. 5-10, 2013, includes drunk drivers and hidden weapons.
Doug Stewart of Central County Homeless Outreach says right now his job is saving lives.
Is Gov. Brown Right to Dole Out Money to Schools Unequally?
Compare per student funding for Martinez and Mount Diablo unified school districts.
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