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Claycord – Talk About Whatever – Feb.3, 2023



Happy Friday to all the wonderful citizens in the City of Claycord.

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Cowellian February 3, 2023 - 7:03 PM - 7:03 PM

Cowellian’s First – Y’all have a great weekend!

wave February 3, 2023 - 7:05 PM - 7:05 PM

Wave First ! Raininy Again

ConcordKate February 3, 2023 - 8:02 PM - 8:02 PM

Hi All. My PG&E bill has more than doubled since last year. WTF?

Jeff (the other one) February 4, 2023 - 6:07 AM - 6:07 AM

needed to build a fund for $1000 rebates for buying used electric cars

Sheri P February 4, 2023 - 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM

First of all, let me say Thank you to the mayor of Claycord for keeping us all informed of all the happenings in our neighborhood! I LOVE ❤️ Claycord!
Everyone have a very safe and happy weekend! God Bless!

Cautiously Informed February 4, 2023 - 7:48 AM - 7:48 AM

We are paying for the fires caused by PGEs negligence, that the government and PGE said we wouldn’t have to pay for.
p.s. it’s going to get worse.

domo February 4, 2023 - 8:21 AM - 8:21 AM

.. heard a little help is coming as a rebate – $100 or so? not much …. kind of like Newsom’s inflation rebate for period prior to March 2022, that was 10 months late – announced in March 2022 – didn’t get it until January 2023 – is another rebate coming for period 3/ 22 through 1/23?

Captain Bebops February 4, 2023 - 10:58 AM - 10:58 AM

I strategized and my bills have been about the same as last year but what really irks me is PG&E messes with payment date, this month pulling it in earlier. It’s like they want you to miss the payment so they can scam more money out of you. There have been some good wild west TV shows that featured how back then the unscrupulous wealthy would take advantage and control things from businesses in small towns to nationwide. We still have that today.

Ancient Mariner February 3, 2023 - 8:51 PM - 8:51 PM

Does anybody remember Lommel’s Creamery and Greyhound Station in downtown Walnut Creek?
Personally, i think that’s a great business model – you can eat ice cream while waiting for your bus!

Original G February 3, 2023 - 10:46 PM - 10:46 PM

Remember Greyhound station across street from gas station run by a guy, believe his name was Leo and across from station was El Rey theater.

TTD February 4, 2023 - 9:43 AM - 9:43 AM

I believe the El Rey Theater was “x” rated.

Jeff (the other one) February 4, 2023 - 6:08 AM - 6:08 AM

How long ago was that Mariner?

Ancient Mariner February 4, 2023 - 7:28 PM - 7:28 PM

@ The Other Jeff:
Here’s a link to answer your question.

Jeff (the other one) February 5, 2023 - 8:47 AM - 8:47 AM

Thank you Mariner! Awesome site.

The Fearless Spectator February 4, 2023 - 7:49 AM - 7:49 AM

That goes back a long time. My Dad’s brand new ‘66 GTO was rear ended while parked next to the Greyhound Station. The driver was the city attorney! He didn’t seem interested in staying around to discuss the accident.

Cautiously Informed February 4, 2023 - 7:58 AM - 7:58 AM

I’ve seen a picture of the station and the ice cream parlor.
I remember the little asian store at the corner of Civic and N Main, and Slow Sams market at Newel & Tice Valley.

domo February 4, 2023 - 8:25 AM - 8:25 AM

… likewise.. anybody remember when the Valero gas station at YVR & Oak Grove was a Texaco and they rented Avis cars? … so convenient – and very popular business model there – always busy with rentals

Ignatz February 4, 2023 - 10:47 PM - 10:47 PM

Lou’s Texaco…
Actually worked there when folks were screaming about 35.5 cents for Super!
And wanted their oil and tires checked. Windshield washing was automatic.

BOOYAH! February 4, 2023 - 9:02 AM - 9:02 AM

Yep. Lommel’s was at the Greyhound bus stop @NE corner of N. Main/Civic. NW corner was the original library location. The original Lommel’s fiberglass(?) ice cream cone is in the back shed at Shadelands Ranch museum. Check out Brad Rovanpera’s book “A History of Walnut Creek In Pictures”.

Ancient Mariner February 4, 2023 - 7:35 PM - 7:35 PM

This is good information – thanks, Booyah!
I would like to see that ice-cream cone.
On a similar note, I used to see numerous Doggie Diner heads in a yard somewhere in Oakland when I commuted on the BART train. The only good one left is near the SF Zoo – and it’s beautifully restored!

Well Folks February 5, 2023 - 9:31 AM - 9:31 AM

There is a Doggy Diner head living out it’s little life on a used car lot in Silver Springs NV.
Silver Springs is a wide spot on Hwy 50 between Carson City and Fallon

Ancient Mariner February 5, 2023 - 8:50 PM - 8:50 PM

Thank you, Well Folks!
The next time I’m out that way, I’ll look out for it.

Well Folks February 6, 2023 - 7:51 AM - 7:51 AM

Well as of a week ago I spotted him on the way to and from whiskey tasting at Frey Ranch in Fallon.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 4, 2023 - 9:06 AM - 9:06 AM

I remember it, but that was many moons ago.

TTD February 4, 2023 - 9:44 AM - 9:44 AM

The CA Zephyr also made a stop at the train depot in downtown WC

Ancient Mariner February 4, 2023 - 7:43 PM - 7:43 PM

Thanks for the input, TTD, but I think you might have gotten some bad information there.
The tracks went down Olympic Blvd. and turned north through the CVS parking lot onto California. That’s why the CVS, Genova, etc. are at such an odd angle to the street. But that was the Sacramento Northern Railway – I don’t think the Zephyr ever came through there. But I don’t know everything and I’m willing to be educated on this. Thanks!

Well Folks February 5, 2023 - 9:34 AM - 9:34 AM

The track also paralleled Moraga Blvd in Lafayette and crossed Hawthorne. Sadly a friends father was killed by a train when his car stalled at the Hawthorned crossing. There was no arm or wigwag at that crossing. It happened shortlyt before we atarted Kindergarten

Ancient Mariner February 5, 2023 - 7:55 PM - 7:55 PM

@ Well Folks:
I know that area well, but didn’t know about the accident.
Very sad.
Do you recall what year that might have been?

Well Folks February 6, 2023 - 7:49 AM - 7:49 AM

I want to say 1962, We moved to the area July 1963. Neighbors told my parents that the little boy was still having nightmares and people kept an eye on him when he was out playing with other kids. He and his brother were pretty messed up and into drugs etc later. His sister seemed to handle it all better. A couple of neighbors that had lived in the area since the mid 40’s said that wasn’t the first fatal accident in that spot.
By the time we hit 2nd grade the were tracks removed and 5/6 houses were built on Moraga Blvd and backed the old track area. Eventually, maybe the early 80’s the area was paved from Olympic out to St Mary’s into a very nice trail

Ancient Mariner February 6, 2023 - 8:19 AM - 8:19 AM

Thanks for the information Well Folks!
I’ll pass this on to First Mate – she used to live near there and was curious about when it happened.

Well Folks February 7, 2023 - 8:38 AM - 8:38 AM

It would have been in the Hawthorne/Beachwood/Moraga Blvd area

Dorothy February 3, 2023 - 9:19 PM - 9:19 PM

Book report: Red Planet, Robert A. Heinlein, 1949. Mostly for young boys as far as the story goes. But what little that was known about Mars in 1949 hardly even shows in this story. I liked the cover of the paperback I was able to get. Has a couple of weird looking beings that looks like they are running away from a tall undress man. Turns out those are 2 teen boys with a pet that are water friends with the tall Martian. Lots of ice skating on the canals of this Mars. Once you get past all the things wrong with this version of Mars you have an entertaining adventure type story.

S February 4, 2023 - 5:31 AM - 5:31 AM

Pick One:
A) North Carolina “Q”
B) South Carolina “Q”
C) There’s a difference?

Roz February 4, 2023 - 8:28 AM - 8:28 AM

Love Pork, but not into BBQ sauce.
Of the two, B seem to be less heavy, if I remember correctly.

domo February 4, 2023 - 8:29 AM - 8:29 AM

A … beef, pork B chicken

Anne February 4, 2023 - 9:28 AM - 9:28 AM

Kansas City Q please

Fed Up February 4, 2023 - 9:32 AM - 9:32 AM

North Carolina chopped “Q” love me some Vinegar Sauce. Don’t forget the Brunswick Stew either.

Cowellian February 4, 2023 - 9:54 AM - 9:54 AM

Barbecue is part of my heritage, and the smoke is more important than the sauce. I just use a rub when I’m smoking pork, and people can add a sauce if they like. I never heard of a mustard-based sauce until I was going to school in South Carolina, but it’s alright every now-and-then. I frequently use a North Carolina vinegar sauce. I can tolerate a tomato-based sweet sauce if it has enough heat in it. What I have never come to grips with is the East Tennessee habit of putting coleslaw on the barbecue sandwich.

California Toad February 4, 2023 - 10:11 AM - 10:11 AM

Did a little googlin’ on the subject & they both sound awfully good. I’d be partial to whichever uses more mustard BBQ sauce, though. This delicious topic is making me hungry!

S February 5, 2023 - 10:43 AM - 10:43 AM

throwing out another kudos to CALIFORNIA TOAD for the beans and Mac&Cheese conversation…
I don’t think it is a secret that I prefer a Texas Dry “Q”… Heck, even Texas has a few styles…
For the Pick One; a difficult choice; I like to dabble with various regional style “Q”.
I like both NC and SC type very much. I’ve a family member with a mustard allergy, so I’m going with “A”.

California Toad February 4, 2023 - 5:48 AM - 5:48 AM

Happy weekend, all! Saturday mornings I want to make something good. Just got a hankerin’ for a plate of good, spicy, hot beans. I’m thinkin’ adding diced hot pepper, onion, garlic. chopped tomato. Maybe thick-sliced bacon. Any good, easy ingredients you’d use? Also, for the beans I usually just use pinto beans, soaked in a bowl of water overnight, then slow cooked on the stove with all the other ingredients. Sometimes use canned beans. Any ideas? For a side dish, I’m hankerin’ for mac’n’ cheese. Grew up on the boxed orange mac’n cheese. Best mac’n cheese I ever had took too long to make and cost a lot (5 cheese). Favorite memories – ingredients – recipes? Later, back to planning a garden. Stay toasty, folks.

S February 4, 2023 - 7:29 AM - 7:29 AM

MMMMmmmm !
Your beans sound excellent.
I’m a fan of cumin in my pintos, but I know some don’t…
Happy cookin’

nytemuvr February 4, 2023 - 9:18 AM - 9:18 AM

@CALIFORNIA TOAD…. Sometimes I put a small can of diced Ortega Fire Roasted Chili’s in the pot, sometimes a diced up tomato. Sometimes a little Wrights Liquid Smoke and/or Kitchen Bouquet,(just a dab will doya)….whatever strikes my fancy.

Mary Rae Fouts February 4, 2023 - 9:16 PM - 9:16 PM

@California Toad – A Hearty Bean Pot is a staple in my meal rotations. I make it in a cast iron Dutch oven, slow cooked at 300 degrees. (I do have a traditional clay bean pot, but my recipe makes too much for it.) Last week I used dried pinto beans, this week dried great northern white beans. This dish is so hearty, no sides required except for grated cheese and sourdough flat breads I serve with it. The last 2 dishes have included ground pork and bacon ends from Marin County Stemple Creek Ranch.

I wouldn’t call my recipe “easy”, as it entails preparation and use of root vegetables, herbs, honey, and many spices. That takes time. But this is one of the best meals I will ever prepare.

If I have time, I’ll post a recipe in the near future.

nytemuvr February 4, 2023 - 9:24 AM - 9:24 AM

@CALIFORNIA TOAD….On the Mac and cheese I sometimes get Kraft 3 cheese, add blue cheese and bacon bits, not real often, that’ll plug those arteries and veins rather quickly but sure is good.

FYI February 4, 2023 - 8:03 AM - 8:03 AM

So there is an educational one day fair that is taking place for middle school girls at a local college and in order for them to register and attend they have to show proof of receiving an initial series of Covid vaccine along with ‘at least’ one booster. They are also required to wear masks. At any rate it is sad that even though it is not mandated for K-12 schools to attend that they are essentially excluding kids from participating in a program that could be of benefit to them. They will not accept a negative test either to participate which if you want to get technical I think would be more reassuring than a card. I am not judging anyone here that has chosen to get the covid vaccine as it should be a decision each family makes with their doctor. I just find this to be unfair considering it is not mandated for their current K-12 education but they are blocked from attending this event if they do not have it. The fair also takes place after the emergency status is lifted from the US.

Sancho Panza February 6, 2023 - 9:31 AM - 9:31 AM

These unnecessary policies need to end. Thank you for sharing this…would you be so kind as to share the name of the local college that is still implementing this?

Dr. Jellyfinger February 4, 2023 - 9:26 AM - 9:26 AM

Chili powder, smoked paprika (just a 1/2 tsp. of brown sugar but don’t tell anyone it’s in there..)

nytemuvr February 4, 2023 - 1:54 PM - 1:54 PM

@DR. JELLYFINGER..…A little cane syrup or molasses is always good too.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 4, 2023 - 5:42 PM - 5:42 PM

I know we’re talking about beans here, but pork was mentioned too. When I make pork stew I usually use apples instead of potatoes. Try it. Nom!

Dr. Jellyfinger February 4, 2023 - 6:20 PM - 6:20 PM

@ NYTEMUVR ~ You know what? I’ve never tried those in any recipe, but I will. Thanks for the tip. What kind of molasses should I get?

nytemuvr February 5, 2023 - 12:45 AM - 12:45 AM

@DR. JELLYFINGER…I personally like Brer Rabbit, it’s has a strong er taste than most. Dark cane syrup is what I like the best but it’s hard to find in stores. Molasses is a pantry staple since I like soft molasses cookies too. I most always have a pot of beans in the fridge. My almost 50 year old Rival crockpot still whip up a pretty tasty batch of beans and ham.


Bill February 4, 2023 - 9:44 AM - 9:44 AM

Family dispute. Just curious, do you leave your front blinds/shades open at night?
Thumbs up or down.

anon February 4, 2023 - 3:18 PM - 3:18 PM

If you close your blinds you are blocking the view of potential criminals in your neighborhood.

Dawg February 4, 2023 - 4:33 PM - 4:33 PM

If it’s dark in your house, and you leave them open, the crook cannot tell if somebody is inside looking out.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 4, 2023 - 5:33 PM - 5:33 PM

I leave the blinds closed for privacy but the cameras outside surrounding the house are all activated by motion.

I see every potential threat… skunks, raccoons, coyotes, foxes, feral cats, possums, bats, an occasional vehicle will drive past……rarely see any people walking out here in the dark tho …no street lights… lots of culverts to trip into & animals to trip over.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 9, 2023 - 8:07 AM - 8:07 AM

Wow! Not even one down vote.

Well Folks February 4, 2023 - 9:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Beautfil day for the monthly wine walk. Sun is shining, suppose have a high today or 47 and snow is melting, for now. Suppose to get an inch or 2 early tomorrow morning but it will be the light fluffy stuff vs the Sierra Cement we’ve been getting.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 9, 2023 - 8:13 AM - 8:13 AM

Do you use a paper bag over the bottle ?

Original G February 4, 2023 - 7:48 PM - 7:48 PM

Beginning to wonder if YouTube ad revenue is dropping.
They’ve taken to sticking ads into middle of videos.
When that happens I close the tab, their greed reduced my usage.
For me, am watching two or three videos a week, used to be 20 a day.
An yes am aware of skip ads.
Are you watching fewer YouTube videos than you used to ?

Gittyup February 5, 2023 - 8:47 PM - 8:47 PM

There are now YouTube videos that play a solid several minutes of ads, back-to-back, right in the middle of a selected, longer content video. But, the most irritating by far are the three-minute ad videos at the front of a two-minute content video you clicked on to watch. Like anybody wants to watch somebody drone on for three minutes about a flashlight before your “Dire Straits” video starts. YouTube has thoroughly destroyed everything about it that was great, and all in the name of greed. It simply won’t survive like that. The good part … I watch less of it.

Original G February 6, 2023 - 2:33 PM - 2:33 PM

Earthquakes in Turkey USGS

Original G February 7, 2023 - 6:54 PM - 6:54 PM

Did you ever use computer punched tape or Forth computer programing language?

To Do List February 8, 2023 - 5:11 PM - 5:11 PM

Fortran on IBM punch cards. Pascal on, I believe, 5″ floppy disks.

Mary Rae Fouts February 9, 2023 - 5:54 PM - 5:54 PM

@Original G – In the past 1980’s “olden days” of computers, I used both Fortran and C Programming Languages. Still vividly remember how I enjoyed writing Fortran coding programs; almost like fixing/adjusting/perfecting a cooking or baking recipe.

I could still code in Fortran today; it’s like riding a bicycle, you never forget. Would need a refresher course for C; although sure I would catch up quickly.

Simpler times, for sure!

Original G February 8, 2023 - 1:29 PM - 1:29 PM

Point of information about a ‘stress ball”,
they are meant to be squeezed not thrown . . . . . . . February 9, 2023 - 3:57 PM - 3:57 PM

How do you all like the new logo?

Bill February 9, 2023 - 5:50 PM - 5:50 PM

I really like the new logo.

Just a suggestion, I would put this question as a new home link because you will get a better response. The Whatever section does not get many people looking at towards the end of the week.

Cowellian February 9, 2023 - 6:28 PM - 6:28 PM

I like it!

Dr. Jellyfinger February 9, 2023 - 7:39 PM - 7:39 PM

Looking good!
And it isn’t a friggin tarantula!

Original G February 9, 2023 - 6:46 PM - 6:46 PM

Mr Mayor, consider ‘add a comment’ to save scrolling. February 9, 2023 - 6:47 PM - 6:47 PM

@Original G – What exactly do you mean?

Original G February 9, 2023 - 7:22 PM - 7:22 PM

Clickable icon that would take you directly down to ‘LEAVE A COMMENT’ without having to scroll down.
Seem to remember, “Add a comment”

No Excuses February 9, 2023 - 8:40 PM - 8:40 PM

LOGO 🦅 Claycord spreading its wings across the *925* YES, MAYOR, I like it!

Dr. Jellyfinger February 10, 2023 - 9:38 AM - 9:38 AM

I’m glad it wasn’t a corn snake too.
All the corn snake stuff is getting old.
They aren’t even native to this area.
I am “Thumbs Down” on corn snakes.

California Toad February 10, 2023 - 11:26 AM - 11:26 AM

Maybe my old eyes deceived me, but I was not aware that a vote on the final two logo options was held. Just blundered on it this morning. Perhaps that could have been the Water Cooler topic for that day? That said, if the tarantula won the final vote, as the chart seems to show, why is the hawk our new logo? And THAT said, I think the hawk is great and fitting and I would’ve voted for it again. We’ve got the mountain peaks in the background and a colorful, fierce, vigilant hawk in the foreground – very dignified – heartily approve.

Dr. Jellyfinger February 10, 2023 - 12:01 PM - 12:01 PM

The vote was merely advisory, not an official election.
Besides, Tarantula voters were stuffing the ballot box.
Despicable behavior for a despicable logo.

S February 10, 2023 - 12:08 PM - 12:08 PM

I’ve been noticing the new CLAYCORD Newstalk 925 logo; that’s the strangest looking Tarantula I’ve ever seen……
We all know the Tarantula WON !!!
🙂 February 10, 2023 - 12:17 PM - 12:17 PM

LOL – We started designing the logo when the hawk was in the lead. We just didn’t close the poll so votes kept coming in.

S February 10, 2023 - 4:46 PM - 4:46 PM

Fraud ! FRAUD I say ! ! !

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