Concord Headlines

  • Fatal motorcycle crash in Concord results in severe traffic alert

    A fatal crash Friday morning in Concord resulted in the California Highway patrol issuing a severe traffic alert, authorities said. The collision was first reported at 6:44 a.m. near Grant Street on the southbound lanes of Highway 242, according to the CHP incident log. It's not known how many people were injured in the crash but air operations and coroner have been called to the scene. Two left lanes were reportedly blocked as of 7:15 a.m. ...

  • 3-car crash with injuries prompts severe traffic alert on Highway 4

    An accident with injuries Tuesday morning in the westbound lanes of Highway 4 prompted California Highway Patrol to issue a severe traffic alert. The accident occurred around 7:17 a.m. just west of San Marco Boulevard in Concord, according to the California Highway Patrol. The crash involved a green Honda Civic, a silver Honda Civic and a third vehicle, according to CHP's incident log. As of 7:34 a.m., the left lanes remained blocked. There is...

  • Loaded Valley Christian ranks No. 1 in nation

    Out of the recent group of long-tenured West Catholic Athletic League baseball coaches, John Diatte is the last one standing. The 52-year-old, in his 29th season at Valley Christian, matched wits and lineup cards with the likes of Bill Hutton (Mitty, 648 wins, according to CalHiSports record book), Chris Bradford (St. Francis, 644), Gary Cunningham (Bellarmine, 617) and Pete Jensen (Serra, 564), all of whom have retired over the past decade. Diatte's record...

  • De La Salle baseball’s Corio celebrates his birthday with homer

    Perhaps the only thing better for a baseball player than hitting a first varsity home run on your birthday is making a spectacular diving play to rob an opponent of a hit. Oh, and also delivering a run-scoring single during a gritty extra-inning victory. Have yourself a day, Taison Corio. De La Salle-Concord's senior second baseman did it all and was beaming after his fifth-ranked Spartans' 6-2, 10-inning victory at No. 2 Foothill-Pleasanton...

  • Foothill leaves no doubt about top ranking

    Rain postponed the final day of the Livermore Stampede softball tournament Friday, but much was learned in two days of play. First, Chronicle No. 1 Foothill-Pleasanton is no joke. The Falcons (10-0) rolled Reno power Bishop Manogue 9-0 to win Pool D. MaxPreps preseason All-America pitcher Nicole May struck out eight, gave up four hits and walked none while mowing through a lineup that featured five future D1 players, including Oregon State-bound Bailey...

  • Man accused of setting fire, preventing woman, baby from leaving

    A Concord man has been accused of setting a fire inside an apartment while trying to prevent a woman and a baby from escaping.