• 'Survivor' recap: A new winner is named - 12/17/2014 10:57 PM PST
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    Concord: 'Frozen' North Pole at Sunvalley mall

    Dan Rosenstrauch/StaffAt Sunvalley mall in Concord, Santa Claus, above, listens to a wish list from one of the many children wanting to visit with him. 
    Jose Aliva and Brenton Holtzclaw, both 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested for the Nov. 27 attack at a dirt turnout along Grizzly Peak Boulevard.  
     
    The guys at Take One among the last of their breed  
     
    City is seeking applicants for sales tax oversight committee  
     
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    Dan Rosenstrauch/StaffWrapping up holiday smilesSharon Ferraris, left, of Concord, and her mother Dolores McBride, of Pleasant Hill, wrap gifts for the 18th annual Monumental Toy Drive.  
     
    As we round out 2014 and head into 2015, there is a lot to look forward to and be thankful for in Clayton. Looking forward, all of Contra Costa County has the opportunity to enrich the opportunities for our children and spur competition and innovation from our existing schools.  
     
    Peter Crooks/Diablo Magazine
    The Diablo Magazine "Threads of Hope" awards ceremony welcomed friends and supporters to celebrate the dedication and impact of those volunteers who have changed our world and improved our neighborhoods.  
     
    Development approvals continued for property  
     
    Courtesy of Craig Nelson
    Courtesy of Craig NelsonGiving seasonThe holiday tradition of the Concord Family Dental office of Dr. Craig Nelson and Dr. Rob Waldman thanking their staff is in the spirit of the giving season.  
     
    "I'm in a hurry to get things doneOh I rush and rush until life's no funAll I've really gotta do is live and dieBut I'm in a hurry and don't know why .