Concord has combined its City News newsletter with the Parks and Recreation Activity Guide to streamline operations and improve efficiencies. The move will result in a cost savings of $58,000 a year.

Concord residents are receiving the new Concord City News and Activity Guide in mailboxes in December, and the publication will also be distributed in April and August.

There will be information and news about city projects, and istings and registration for Parks and Recreation classes and programs. The debut publication includes a combination of winter and spring classes for 2013.

The guide is also online at www.cityofconcord.org. For classes, click the "Register for Class" icon in the "Most Requested" column on the home page.

For more information, contact Leslye Asera, community relations manager, at 925-671-3272 or lasera@cityofconcord.org.

---