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Concord, California

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Location of Concord in California.
Location of Concord in California.
Coordinates: 37°58′04″N 122°00′54″W / 37.96778, -122.015
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
Government
 - Mayor William D. Shinn[1]
 - Senate Tom Torlakson (D)
 - Assembly Mark DeSaulnier (D)
 - U. S. Congress George Miller (D)
Area
 - Total 31.13 sq mi (80.6267 km²)
 - Land 31.13 sq mi (80.6267 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Elevation 85.3 ft (26 m)
Population (2000)[2]
 - Total 121,780 (city proper)
 - Density 4,041.0/sq mi (3,928.39/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 94520
Area code(s) 925
FIPS code 06-16000
GNIS feature ID 1658308
Website: http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/

Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 121,780. Originally founded in 1869 as the community of Todos Santos by Don Salvio Pacheco, the name was changed to Concord within months. The city is a major regional suburban East Bay center within the San Francisco Bay Area, located just 31 miles (50 km) east of San Francisco. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Concord_Flower_Bed_cropped. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Geography

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Concord is located at 37°58′4″N, 122°0′54″W (37.967825, -122.015135)[4]. In terms of travelling distance on the ground, it is 29 miles (47 km) northeast of San Francisco, California, 22 miles (35 km) northeast from Oakland, California, 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Sacramento, California, and 51 miles (82 km) north of San Jose, California. [5] San Francisco redirects here. ... Oakland redirects here. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.1 square miles (78.1 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


The focal point of downtown Concord is Todos Santos Plaza, which encompasses an entire city block and is known for its farmers market, free summer concerts, and large number of surrounding restaurants. Much of the area immediately around downtown has recently been redeveloped, with new high-density apartment and condominium projects to take advantage of the close proximity to public transportation and the vibrant area surrounding the park. A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ...


To the north and east of downtown is the older residential area of Concord, with many homes dating back to before World War II. In the far northern edge of town is a primarily industrial area, dominated by the Tesoro Golden Eagle refinery (which is actually not located within city limits). The southeastern area of the city, centered along Clayton Road, is primarily residential and was mostly developed in the 1960s and 1970s. In the southwest area of the city is the primarily Latino neighborhood known as Four Corners, centered around the intersection of Monument Boulevard and Oak Grove Road. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Tesoro Corporation NYSE: TSO is a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, with 2004 annual revenues of $12. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


Concord is bordered on the west by Pleasant Hill and the unincorporated community of Pacheco, on the south by Walnut Creek, on the southeast by Clayton, on the northeast by Pittsburg and the unincorporated community of Bay Point, and on the north by the unincorporated community of Clyde. Though they don't share a border, Martinez (the county seat) is located almost immediately adjacent to Concord on the northwest. Pleasant Hill is a city located in Contra Costa County, California, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pacheco, also known as p4ch3c0, after the mayor, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Walnut Creek is a suburban community located several miles east of the city of Oakland in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Clayton is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... For other places with the same name, see Pittsburg. ... Bay Point is a census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Clyde is a census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California. ... John Muirs home. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ...


History

The valleys north of Mount Diablo were inhabited by the Miwok people, who hunted elk and fished in the numerous streams flowing from the mountain into the San Francisco Bay. In 1772 Spanish explorers began to cross the area, but did not settle here. In 1834 the land surrounding Mount Diablo was granted to Don Salvio Pacheco (for whom the nearby town of Pacheco is named). Mount Diablo State Park is a state park in California, USA. View of Mt. ... Miwok (also spelled Miwuk, Mi-Wuk, or Me-Wuk) can refer to any one of four linguistically-related groups of Native Americans, who lived in what is now Northern California, who spoke one of the Miwokan languages in the Utian family. ... For other uses, see Elk (disambiguation). ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... Pacheco, also known as p4ch3c0, after the mayor, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ...


Concord was founded under the name of Todos Santos (a name still borne by the central city plaza and park between Willow Pass Road and Salvio Street), on the initiative of Pacheco in 1869. It achieved prominence in the 19th century as a result of most residents of Pacheco relocating to Concord to avoid the devastation of fire and flood which crippled Pacheco's formerly booming economy. Concord was incorporated on February 5, 1905. Pacheco, also known as p4ch3c0, after the mayor, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ...


The area around Concord in the surrounding Ygnacio and Clayton Valleys was a large agricultural area. Crops that were grown included grapes, walnuts, wheat, hay, and even tomatoes. The area to the east (site of the Concord Naval Weapons Station) was the site of a few enormous wheat ranches over 5,000 acres (20 km²), and was almost a sea of wheat all the way to the marshes bordering Suisun Bay. During Prohibition, many vineyards were removed and replaced with walnut orchards. The town of Cowell, now incorporated into Concord, produced cement. San Pablo bay with Suisun Bay at upper right Suisun Bay (pronounced sue-soon) is a shallow tidal estuary located in central California of The United States of America. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ...


Port Chicago disaster

Main article: Port Chicago disaster

The munitions on board a Navy ship exploded while being loaded during World War II resulting in the largest number of casualties among African Americans in any one incident during that war. Damage at the Port Chicago Pier after the 17 July 1944 explosion The Port Chicago disaster was a deadly explosion that took place on July 17, 1944 at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California, in the United States. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ...


On the evening of July 17, 1944, a ship packed with munitions and explosives was docked at the port when a massive explosion rocked the night sky. All 320 soldiers on duty were killed instantly. Buildings were damaged 30 miles away in San Francisco. The Navy sent sailors to put out the fire and restore order to the Concord Naval Weapons Station, which then had a town nearby called Port Chicago. is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Materiel (from the French for material) is the equipment and supplies in Military and commercial supply chain management. ... This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Concord is a city located in Contra Costa County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 121,780. ... Port Chicago was a town on the southern banks of Suisun Bay, in Contra Costa County, California. ...


Of the 320 men killed, nearly two-thirds were African American. The Navy was racially segreated and white officers ordered black sailors to move bombs without training in munitions handling. Of the 328 remaining men in the Ordnance Battalion, 258 African Americans refused to continue loading ammunition, an event called the Port Chicago Mutiny. All soldiers who participated in the mutiny were court martialed, and all were given bad conduct discharges and ordered to forfeit 3 months pay for disobeying orders.[6] An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Racial segregation characterised by separation of different races in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home. ... Damage at the Port Chicago Pier after the July 17, 1944 explosion The Port Chicago disaster occurred on July 17, 1944, when the cargo hold of the exploded at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine in Port Chicago, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Thurgood Marshall who represented the African American sailors at the Navy court martial noted: For people and institutions etc. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...

  • "For months prior to the Port Chicago incident it was the common knowledge of experienced longshoremen and labor leaders that such a disaster was imminent. This feeling of apprehension grew out of their knowledge of the inefficiency, mismanagement, lack of safety measures in the handling of explosives and the Navy's policy of discrimination and segregation of Negro sailors.
  • There were instances prior to the Port Chicago explosion where merchant seamen, seeing accidents occur that could have resulted in devastating explosions, started to jump overboard to save themselves. These accidents were due to the inefficient handling of explosives by inexperienced workers--for example, winch-drivers. These seamen will witness the truth of this statement.
  • The C.I.O. Longshoremen's Union has a strict policy of using only experienced men to handle explosives. Winch-drivers, especially, must have a minimum of five years' experience. For this reason there has been no instance of an explosion where such men have handled explosives—whether they were Negro or white. There have been instances where longshoremen have refused to handle this type of cargo, but those who refused were not Negroes. All loading of explosives at Port Chicago was done by inexperienced naval personnel.
  • Waterfront unions had officially warned both the Navy and the Army prior to the Port Chicago disaster that if they continued to use inexperienced workers in the loading of munitions an explosion was inevitable. This warning was disregarded."

The explosion and mutiny proceedings illustrated the costs of racial discrimination and fueled public criticism. By 1945, as the Navy began to desegregate, some mixed units appeared. When President Harry Truman called for the Armed Forces to be desegregated in 1948, the Navy reported that the Port Chicago disaster had been a critical step in that process. The Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial was dedicated near the site in 1994. An African-American drinks out of a water fountain marked for colored in 1939 at a street car terminal in Oklahoma City. ... For the victim of Mt. ... Alternate cover US 1979 and 2002 reissue cover, also known as paint spatter cover For the military meaning, see Armed forces. ... Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial at the Concord Naval Weapons Station near Concord, California recognizes the critcal role Port Chicago played in World War II by serving as the main facility for the Pacific Theater. ...


Sunvalley Mall plane crash

On the evening of December 23, 1985, two days before Christmas, a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, executing a missed instrument approach procedure from an approach to runway 19R of Buchanan Airport, lost control and crashed into the roof of nearby Sunvalley Mall, killing the pilot and two passengers and seriously injuring 84 Christmas shoppers in the crowded mall below, mainly by spraying them with burning fuel. Four of the victims on the ground later died from their injuries. The accident brought increased local opposition to the airport, and caused Pacific Southwest Airlines to delay scheduled passenger service that had been planned for the new year. is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... The Beechcraft Baron is a light, twin-engined piston aircraft originally developed by Beech Aircraft Corporation and currently manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of Raytheon Aircraft (now Hawker Beechcraft). ... Buchanan Field Airport (IATA: CCR, ICAO: KCCR) is located in Concord, California, USA, 27 nautical miles (50 km) northeast of San Francisco International Airport, in Contra Costa County at the outside edge of San Franciscos terminal airspace. ... Sunvalley Mall is a regional shopping center located in Concord, California (one of the suburbs in the San Francisco Bay Area, in east central Contra Costa County). ... PSA logo from the 1980s Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) (IATA: PS, ICAO: PSA, and Callsign: PSA) was an airline headquartered in San Diego, California. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into airline. ...


Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 121,780 people, 44,020 households, and 30,329 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,041.0 people per square mile (1,560.0/km²). There were 45,083 housing units at an average density of 1,496.0/sq mi (577.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 70.71% White, 3.04% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 9.39% Asian, 0.50% Pacific Islander, 9.65% from other races, and 5.94% from two or more races. 21.81% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 44,020 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.22. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the age of the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $55,597, and the median income for a family was $62,093. Males had a median income of $45,734 versus $34,860 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,727. About 5.2% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over. Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


As of 2005, the racial makeup of the city had changed to: 63.9% White, 2.6% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 12.0% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, 15.4% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. 26.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[8] It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


Politics

In the state legislature Concord is located in the 7th Senate District, represented by Democrat Tom Torlakson, and in the 11th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Mark DeSaulnier. Federally, Concord is located in California's 7th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +19[9] and is represented by Democrat George Miller. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Thomas A. Tom Torlakson (born 19 July 1949) is a Democratic politician from Antioch, California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Map Californias Seventh Congressional District currently covers half of Contra Costa County, Solano County and a tiny portion of Napa County. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... George Miller (born May 17, 1945), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1975, representing the 7th District of California. ...


Economy

Recent

Concord has been primarily a bedroom community for San Francisco and Oakland over the last forty years, but during the last decades, jobs within the city have increased.[10] Corporations with strong Bay Area regional ties, such as Chevron and Bank of America, have established extensive back-office operations there, diversifying the local economy. Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of the worlds largest global energy companies. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ...


Naval Weapons Station

Aerial view of the Naval Weapons Station
Aerial view of the Naval Weapons Station

To the north of the city of Concord is the U.S. Naval Weapons Station which was established in 1942. The station functioned as a World War II armament storage depot supplying ships at Port Chicago. The Concord NWS supported war efforts through the end of the Gulf War, processing and shipping out thousands of tons of ammunition to the Middle East.[11] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 907 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Concord, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2272x1704, 907 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Concord, California Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... A Depot is usually a centralised store or operating base for logistical use by commercial or governmental bodies. ... Port Chicago was a town on the southern banks of Suisun Bay, in Contra Costa County, California. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Ammunition, often referred to as ammo, is a generic term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


The station consists of two areas: the Inland Area (5,170 acres (21 km²)) which is within the Concord city limits, and Tidal Area (7,630 acres (31 km²)). [12] Because of changes in military operations, parts of the Inland Area began to be mothballed and by 1999, the station had only a minimal contingent of military personnel. In 2007 the U.S. Federal Government announced that the inland portion of the Naval station will be closed. The Tidal area of the base is not scheduled for closure.[11] The city is working on a reuse plan that may include developing the land while keeping a large portion for open-space and parks projects. The city has had many meetings on this subject and will continue to do so. Any plan for reuse is subject to approval by the Navy.[12][13] Mothballs are small balls of chemical pesticide and deodorant used when storing clothing and other articles susceptible to damage from mold or moth larvae. ...


The Inland portion contains mainly empty ammunition storage bunkers, and the empty warehouses and support structures for an active cargo port. At no time during the length of the station's operation did the site contain missile silos. A Tule Elk herd once resided on the inland portion of the base, but all they were removed to other locations by wildlife officials in early 2006.[citation needed] In George Orwells dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four the government attempts to control not only the speech and actions, but also the thoughts of its subjects, labelling unapproved thoughts with the term thoughtcrime or, in Newspeak, crimethink. In the book, Winston Smith, the main character, writes in his diary...


Concord Naval Weapons Station was the site of daily anti-war protests in 1987 against the shipment of weapons to Central American including white phosphorus. On September 1 of that year, U.S. Air Force veteran and peace activist Brian Willson was run over by a Navy munitions train while unlawfully attempting to stop the train outside the compound gates. He suffered a fractured skull and the amputation of both his legs below the knee, among other injuries. The entire scene was video taped, by an eye witness, and although an attempt was made to confiscate the film, the video showed that the train was traveling at twice the legal speed for the train, when it ran over Wilson. Several days later and towards the end of a rally in which thousands participated protesting the actions of the train's crew and the munitions shipment (featuring speaker Jesse Jackson and singer Joan Baez). During the demonstration, anti-protesters dismantled several hundred feet of Navy train tracks located outside of the base, while police and U.S. Marines looked on. Billy Nessen, a prominent Berkeley-based activist, was subsequently charged with organizing the track removal, and his trial resulted in a plea bargain that involved no jail time. The authorities responsible for causing Wilson's injury were never prosecuted criminally, but a civil suit was filed and a substantial out of court settlement. A vigil was maintained at the site of the tracks where Wilson was injured, and the protests continued until the early 1990's.[citation needed] After rehabilitation, and new metal artificial legs, Wilson continues as a peace activist. http://www.brianwillson.com/ Brian Willson giving a talk in Canada, 2003 S. Brian Willson, (b. ... Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. ... Joan Chandos Baez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ...


Superfund cleanup sites

The Concord NWS was listed as a Superfund cleanup site on December 16, 1994. 32 areas of the facility were identified as having been contaminated with heavy metals including zinc, copper, lead, cadmium, and arsenic, as well as semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) and organochloride pesticides. An area of great concern is the risk to the endangered the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse and the California Clapper Rail. Remediation is underway at the site with some sites having soil removed and others being capped to prevent spread of contaminants.[14][15] Checking the status of a cleanup site Superfund is the common name for the United States environmental law that is officially known as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 to 9675, which was enacted by the United States Congress on December 11... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... General Name, symbol, number zinc, Zn, 30 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 12, 4, d Appearance bluish pale gray Standard atomic weight 65. ... For other uses, see Copper (disambiguation). ... General Name, Symbol, Number lead, Pb, 82 Chemical series Post-transition metals or poor metals Group, Period, Block 14, 6, p Appearance bluish gray Standard atomic weight 207. ... General Name, Symbol, Number cadmium, Cd, 48 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 12, 5, d Appearance silvery gray metallic Standard atomic weight 112. ... General Name, Symbol, Number arsenic, As, 33 Chemical series metalloids Group, Period, Block 15, 4, p Appearance metallic gray Standard atomic weight 74. ... This article describes a highly specialized aspect of its subject in the Terminology and legal definitions section. ... An organochloride, organochlorine or chlorocarbon, is an organic compound containing at least one covalently bonded chlorine atom. ... Binomial name Reithrodontomys raviventris Dixon, 1908 The Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys raviventris), also known as the Red-bellied Harvest Mouse, is an endangered rodent endemic to the San Francisco Bay Area salt marshes in California. ... Trinomial name Rallus longirostris obsoletus Ridgway, 1874 The California Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) is an endangered subspecies of the Clapper Rail (. It is found principally in Californias San Francisco Bay, and also in Monterey Bay and Morro Bay. ... Generally, remediation means giving a remedy. ...


Transportation

Until 1995 the city was the eastern terminus of the Concord line of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter train system; the line has since been extended eastward to Pittsburg/Bay Point. The County Connection provides limited public transportation in the city and to other points in the county. Buses run from the North Concord BART station to Martinez, the county seat. A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... Pittsburg/Bay Point is a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in the town of Bay Point, California. ... County Connection (Central Contra Costa Transit Authority) is a public transit agency in and around Concord, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... John Muirs home. ...


Main thoroughfares include Willow Pass Road, Concord Avenue, Concord Boulevard, Clayton Road, Ygnacio Valley Road and Treat Boulevard. The city is also served by Interstate 680, and state highways 4 and 242. JUNCTION POSTMILE I-280 SCL 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-80 CC 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-680 CC 0. ...


Buchanan Field Airport is a public county-owned airfield in the City of Concord. It currently does not have any scheduled passenger service, but was once served by Pacific Southwest Airlines. Buchanan Field Airport (IATA: CCR, ICAO: KCCR) is located in Concord, California, USA, 27 nautical miles (50 km) northeast of San Francisco International Airport, in Contra Costa County at the outside edge of San Franciscos terminal airspace. ... PSA logo from the 1980s Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) (IATA: PS, ICAO: PSA, and Callsign: PSA) was an airline headquartered in San Diego, California. ...


Media

The city of Concord is served by the daily newspaper, the Contra Costa Times published by the Bay Area News Group-East Bay (part of the Media News Group, Denver, Colorado), with offices in Walnut Creek. The paper was originally a paper run and owned by the Lesher family. Since the death of Dean Lesher in 1993, the paper has had several owners. The publisher also issues a weekly paper, the Concord Transcript, which is the local paper for Concord and nearby Clayton. The Contra Costa Times is a daily newspaper serving Contra Costa County, California. ... Media News Group Logo Media News Group is a media congrlomarate focused primarily on newspapers. ... Walnut Creek is a suburban community located several miles east of the city of Oakland in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Dean Stanley Lesher (August 4, 1902 - May 13, 1993) was an American newspaper publisher, most notable as the founder of the Contra Costa Times and the Contra Costa Newspapers chain. ... Dean Stanley Lesher (August 4, 1902 - May 13, 1993) was an American newspaper publisher, most notable as the founder of the Contra Costa Times and the Contra Costa Newspapers chain. ... Clayton is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ...


Education

Concord is served by the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Concord's Mount Diablo High School is home to several acclaimed California academies, specifically the Digital Safari, a three-year program involving the integration of multimedia with the core curriculum through integrated, project-based learning. The headquarters of the Kabul Soccer Club is located in Concord. The Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) is a public school district in Contra Costa County, California. ... Mount Diablo High School is a public high school located in Concord, California. ... Kabul Soccer Club has been established since 1983 by the Afghan Community of Concord, California. ...


Concord's De La Salle High School is home for the record winning streak of 151 games set by the football team between 1992 and 2004. During that span, De La Salle won 12 California North Coast sectional championships, and was named national champion five different times (once by ESPN, four times by USA Today). De La Salle High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys school in Concord, California, United States. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


De La Salle High School (a private Catholic High School) is bordered by its sister school Carondelet High School and Ygnacio Valley High School, who in 2000 nearly ended De La Salle High School's winning streak by leading them 7 to 6 into the second half on October 27. De La Salle High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys school in Concord, California, United States. ... Carondelet High School is an all-girls private Catholic high school in Concord, California. ... Ygnacio Valley High School (YVHS) is a public secondary school located in Concord, California, although it also draws its students from the neighboring communities of Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. ... De La Salle High School is a private, Catholic, all-boys school in Concord, California, United States. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


California State University, East Bay has a campus in Concord. California State University, East Bay (also known as CSUEB, Cal State East Bay, and formerly known as California State University, Hayward) is a campus of the California State University system. ...


Arts and culture

Concord is the home of the annual Concord Jazz Festival and was the home of the Concord Records jazz record label until it was bought in 1999. Concord Records is a well-known Beverly Hills, California based jazz record label. ...


Jazz musician Dave Brubeck was born in Concord[16] and a park on Concord Boulevard, adjacent to Concord High School, was recently renamed in his honor (see below). Actor Tom Hanks, Olympic gold-medalist Natalie Coughlin and mixed martial artist Gil Castillo have also been Concord residents. Actor/Comedian Carlos Alazraqui attended Concord High School. Concord is the original home of the counter-cultural icons Negativland. David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California[1]), better known as Dave Brubeck, is a U.S. jazz pianist. ... Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... Natalie Anne Coughlin (born August 23, 1982 in Vallejo, California) is a United States swimmer and represented the United States at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... Gil Castillo is a american mixed martial arts fighter studying under Cesar Gracie http://www. ... For the album, see Negativland (album). ...


Concord is also home to the 12-time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. The corps is made up of talented musicians from around the world. The Concord Blue Devils are the most decorated drum and bugle corps in the history of Drum Corps International. The Blue Devils The Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps is a Division I drum and bugle corps based in Concord, California and founded in 1957 as a Drum and Bell corps, and is a member corps of Drum Corps International. ... Drum Corps International (DCI), formed in 1972, is the non-profit governing body operating the North American drum and bugle corps circuit for junior corps, whose members are between the ages of 14 and 22. ...


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Points of interest

The Sleep Train Pavilion (formerly known as the Chronicle Pavilion and before that, the Concord Pavilion) is a venue located in Concord, California. ... The Markham Regional Arboretum (16 acres) is a natural arboretum located at 1202 La Vista Avenue, Concord, California. ... Sunvalley Mall is a regional shopping center located in Concord, California (one of the suburbs in the San Francisco Bay Area, in east central Contra Costa County). ... Buchanan Field Airport (IATA: CCR, ICAO: KCCR) is located in Concord, California, USA, 27 nautical miles (50 km) northeast of San Francisco International Airport, in Contra Costa County at the outside edge of San Franciscos terminal airspace. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... Port Chicago was a town on the southern banks of Suisun Bay, in Contra Costa County, California. ...

Parks

  • Six Flags Waterworld Concord
  • Pixie Playland
  • Concord Skatepark
  • Willow Pass Community Park
  • Newhall Community Park
  • Lime Ridge Open Space
  • Dave Brubeck Park
  • Matteo's Dream - a playground for children of all abilities

Old Waterworld USA logo Six Flags Waterworld Concord is an water park located in the East Bay, in Concord, California. ...

Famous Concordians

Thomas Jeffrey Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-, two-time Emmy-, four-time Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. ... David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California[1]), better known as Dave Brubeck, is a U.S. jazz pianist. ... Natalie Anne Coughlin (born August 23, 1982 in Vallejo, California) is a United States swimmer and represented the United States at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. ... Matt Gutierrez (born June 9, 1984 in Concord, California) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Cass McCombs Cass McCombs is an American musician whose styles range from the anxious dronals of the Velvet Underground to lonesome hollowed out basement folk with many turns in between. ... Julie Strain with Charlie Sheen, January 1993 Julie Ann Strain (born February 18, 1962 in Concord, California) is an American adult actress and model. ... In 1973, Carl Jefferson, car dealer and local jazz festival organizer, started the company that became Concord Records to give the straight ahead jazz players whose music he loved more frequent opportunities to record. ... Carlos Jaime Alazraqui (born July 20, 1962) is a Latin-American actor, comedian, impressionist and voice actor. ... Reno911! title card Reno 911! is a comedy television show on Comedy Central. ...

Sister city

In 1974 Concord became a sister city with Kitakami, Iwate, in Japan. The city established a small Japanese style park in the city, and placed half of a sculpture, The Communion Bridge, in it. The matching half of the bridge is in Kitakami.[19] Kitakami (北上市; -shi) is a city located in Iwate, Japan. ... Iwate Prefecture ) is located in the Tohoku region on Honshū island, Japan. ...


Notes

  1. ^ City of Concord City Council / Elected Officials, official city web site, retrieved on 2007-12-27
  2. ^ City of Concord Demographics, official city web site, retrieved on 2007-01-15
  3. ^ MSN Weather
  4. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ City of Concord City Profile, official city web site, retrieved on 2007-08-16
  6. ^ Summary by Thurgood Marshall who would later become a Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
  7. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ 2005 American Community Survey Data Profile Highlights: Concord city, California. US Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  9. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2007-10-20.
  10. ^ City of Concord demographics. Accessed 2007-08-13
  11. ^ a b Concord Navel Weapons Station Reuse Information Portal. Retrieved 2007-08-13
  12. ^ a b About the City of Concord Community Reuse Project, official city web site'. Retrieved 2007-08-13
  13. ^ "Concord Naval Weapons Station". Contra Costa Times website collection of articles. Retrieved 2007-08-13
  14. ^ NPL Site Narrative for Concord Naval Weapons Station. National Priorities List. Environmental Protection Agency (February 24, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-08-13.
  15. ^ Concord Naval Weapons Station. Region 9: Superfund. Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved on 2007-08-13.
  16. ^ Reception honors Concord native son, jazz great Dave Brubeck, official city web site, retrieved on 2007-01-15
  17. ^ Official Camp Concord homepage
  18. ^ Largest Homeland Disaster during World War II from the National Park Service
  19. ^ City of Concord Sister City, official city web site, retrieved on 2007-08-16

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Concord, California - definition of Concord, California in Encyclopedia (589 words)
Concord is a suburb of San Francisco, and was until 1998 the eastern terminus of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) commuter train system.
Concord's Mount Diablo High School is home to some of the best academies in the state, specifically the Digital Safari, a three-year program involving the integration of multimedia with the core curriculum through integrated, project-based learning.
Concord's De La Salle High School is home for the record winnnig streak of 151 games set by the football team between 1992 and 2004.
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