News Roundup: High School Healthy Eating, Dave Brubeck Remembered, Soccer Prodigy

Thursday, Dec. 13: Headlines about Concord from around the web include a healthy eating event at Mt. Diablo High School, memories of jazz musician Dave Brubeck and an 8th grade soccer star from Pine Hollow Middle School.

Here's a roundup of Concord news from around the web on Thursday, Dec. 13. See something missing? Add a link in the comments.

Contra Costa Times
Concord eighth grader gets tryout with FC Barcelona in Spain
Faisal Hakimi, 13, an eighth grader at Pine Hollow Middle School, is an up-and-coming soccer star who has attracted the attention of Spain's famed FC Barcelona.

Contra Costa Times
Columnist recalls taking Brubeck on tour of Concord, his childhood home, during the musician's visit to Concord Jazz Festival
Pat Keeble remembers taking Dave Brubeck and his youngest son on a personal tour of Concord. "He wanted to see the old Concord Elementary School on Willow Pass Road, long-closed and being used as a school district warehouse, but he loved standing on the steps of the recognizable front door with his son and recalling old teachers and classmates," writes Keeble.

Contra Costa Times
Mt. Diablo High students embrace healthy eating
Kaiser Permanente brought a "Weight of the Nation" program to Mt. Diablo High School to teach students about the health risks associated with a diet abundant in sugary and fatty foods. "It was really shocking," said Isabel Torres, 18, of Bay Point after watching a documentary about how researchers predict today's children may not live as long as their parents.

TONIGHT! Tour Concord’s Only Chocolate Factory – Home of the 3-pound Apple
Rachel Dunn, of Rachel Dunn Chocolates, started her family owned business from her home in Concord in 1984 and has since become famous on a national scale. Take a tour of the chocolate factory at 1021 Detroit Avenue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Contra Costa Times
Review: Hilton's Plate & Vine brings farm-to-table to Concord
Highlights of of menu include Dungeness Crab Macaroni & Cheese ($10), delicate, hand-rolled strips of trofie pasta and lumps of fresh crab steeped in Bravo Farms cheddar and breadcrumbs.


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