MDUSD Fires Superintendent Steven Lawrence. The school board voted Thursday to terminate contracts for Lawrence and General Counsel Greg Rolen. Story is here.
Police Arrest Carjacking Suspect. Police arrested a Concord man Tuesday night in connection with a carjacking and subsequent police pursuit that closed down two area schools. Story is here.
Local Businesses Fundraise for Boy Wounded in Boston Marathon Bombings. Dickey's in Pleasant Hill and Pasta Primavera in Concord are among the local businesses donating to 11-year-old Aaron Hern of Martinez, who is recovering from surgery in a Boston hospital. Read story here.
County Bans E-Cigarettes — A Move Too Far in the War on Smoking?Smokers who thought that an electronic cigarette was a way around those "no smoking" signs are about to be disappointed. Read more.
Where Exactly Is The Smoking Ban Downtown? Concordians and regulars to the Todos Santos Plaza area may be familiar with the downtown smoking ban, but it can still be confusing as to where it starts and ends. Get the details.
Who's Hiring in Concord: Macy's Cosmetics; Aidells Sausage; Western Dental. Details here.
Concord Robbery Statistics Reflect Drop from 2007 Peak. Statistics are here.
It's All Happening in Todos Santos: Upcoming Events. Todos Santos is the place to be when the warmer months come around, and this season's festivities will have Concordians dancing and celebrating in the plaza. See more.
Thursday Farmers' Market Started This Week, Concerts in May. Sunny days are here again, and so is the Thursday evening farmers' market in Todos Santos Plaza. Read all about it.