🌱Lafayette Road Closures + Independence Day Celebrations +BART’s 50th

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Here are the top stories today in Concord:

  1. Patch has your complete guide to Independence Day fireworks shows, parades and other celebrations in and around Concord and the East Bay. From Alameda to Walnut Creek we’ll show you all of the fun there is to be had for the weekend! (Concord Patch)
  2. Alcohol is suspected in a crash that killed an Antioch man on the Bay Bridge on Sunday morning. The deceased male was a passenger in a car that slowed down, potentially due to mechanical issues, and was rear ended. Two other passengers in the vehicle were hospitalized with major injuries. The driver of the car they were in, who was also hospitalized and then released, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. (Claycord.com)
  3. BART’s 50th Birthday Party and Family Fun Festival will be at Lake Merritt Station on Saturday, September 10, 2022. The event will include food trucks, music, games, prizes, and the opening of a time capsule. They are also taking 50% off all fares for the month of September! Learn more about BART’s anniversary at bart.gov/50years. (Claycord.com)
  4. Expect road closures during slurry seal work over the next two weeks in Lafayette. Road closures of up to five hours are to be expected. Barricades and traffic cones will be placed to prevent vehicles from entering the wet areas. Please do not go around the traffic control devices. You can access the schedule for the slurry seal during the week of June 20th at this link. (lovelafayette.org)
  5. Keith Rogenski, San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, confirmed the reassignment of Cal High principal Megan Keefer by saying, “There are a number of new administrative appointments and transfers across the district, as is typical for this time of year. Megan Keefer has requested to return to the classroom and stay in our district, and that is going to be honored.” According to danvillesanramon.com “Some are questioning the timing of the announcement because Keefer and SRVUSD Superintendent Dr. John Malloy have been involved in a recent controversy over Cal High’s unofficial cheer squad mascot that went viral on social media.” but Keefer’s Facebook references serious health issues with her grandson, who was born May 22. (danvillesanramon.com)

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Today in Concord:

  • Make epic shortcake with strawberries from the Farmer’s Market at Todos Santos Plaza! (9:00 AM)
  • Moraga’s got food trucks! Hacienda Nights food truck events are held on the great lawn at the Hacienda de las Flores. (5:00 PM)
  • DJ Delta Dave provides free line dancing lessons with a country-themed night at Vinnie’s Bar in Concord. (8:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Arts Around August is coming to Walnut Creek in… well… August! Check out the amazing lineup of performing, visual, cultural and culinary arts you’ll find there!
  • Ever wondered about the history of Marinez? It all started with a dentist from Kentucky. Find out how the town got its name and what happened to the dentist in this article from the Martinez Historical Society.
  • Concord’s Bay Area Crisis Nursery was named nonprofit of the year for the 7th Senate District. Congratulations! (Facebook)

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You’re officially in the loop for today! I’ll be in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update.

— Jeri Karges

About me: Jeri Karges has been living in and loving the Sacramento region for over 30 years. Her passion is finding new and unique ways to enjoy the city and surrounding areas. On weekends, you can find her pestering her friends to sample the restaurant that doesn’t have silverware, or try their hand at throwing an axe. Jeri also enjoys writing about retirement planning at

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