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I am a Concord resident, and I laughed loudly when it said Four Corners was ethnically diverse. It's not ethnically diverse, it's just Mexican dominated. It's not politically correct, but the area is dominated by Mexicans. There are Mexican stores, Mexican bars, Mexican restaurants, and lots of illegal immigrants lining Monument in the morning looking for day labor. Wikipedia should not suffer from political correctness, let's make this article as accurate as possible.
As a resident of Concord for the entirety of my life I'd like to know where the heck "The Triangle" came from. I've never heard of this in all my life. -Contrefait
I've heard that Concord, CA, is supposed to have the highest methamphetine consumed per capita of any US city. I can't find a source for that, though, but having grown up in Walnut Creek and visited Todos Santos Plaza makes me think it could very well be true. Zelmerszoetrop
A user with an anonymous IP address added a new "Crime" category that consisted of the following:
"In Monument Blvd corridor there is known to be many crimes the Surenos that live around there are agains Solano Way Nortenos. Nortenos have been stabbed and shot more than the Surenos."
While I'll admit that it seems odd to me that gang rivalries have extended into Wikipedia, that's certainly what appears to have happened here. I reverted this edit because it lacks any cited sources (WP:CITE) and it doesn't appear to be written from a neutral point of view (WP:NPOV), but it still might be worthwhile for somebody to write something up about this general subject if they can find some verifiable sources (of course it could also be said that Concord really doesn't have much of a gang problem when compared to other northern California cities). Perhaps somebody reading this discussion item will be interested in writing something up? Spicoli 23:54, 4 March 2007 (UTC)
On 13 May 2007, User:Ericn06 changed the "Geography" section and added a new section entitled "Concord's Districts" which basically expanded on some of the information that had previously been contained in the Geography section. I'll be the first to say that I think this is actually a pretty good idea and it's obvious that Ericn06 spent a bit of time working on it, but unfortunately what was added contains a lot of inaccuracies, original research, unsourced information, and opinions that don't always reflect a neutral point of view.
Some examples are:
Unfortunately, I think that while the idea of describing each of Concord's "districts" is a good one, as it's currently written this new section needs to be thoroughly researched and rewritten in a neutral point of view before it is included in this article. Therefore I'm going to revert it. Spicoli 04:58, 17 May 2007 (UTC)
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I say that the information about Clayton be removed. If a user cannot create a seraprate page about Clayton it should not be included in an article about Concord.**** —Preceding unsigned comment added by Janemohr (talk • contribs) 09:23, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
I removed the information about Clayton since it is not relevant to Concord and have included the text and sources here: Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.2 km² (3.9 mi²), all land. Mt. Diablo serves as a beautiful backdrop for Clayton. History In 1857, the town of Clayton was laid out and founded by Joel Henry Clayton (1812-1872) and his two younger brothers. Clayton was born in Bugsworth, now Buxworth, in the United Kingdom, and immigrated to the United States in 1837. After years in other states he settled down with his wife Margaret (1820-1908) at his town at the foot of Mt. Diablo, where he and his family prospered. Clayton was named after Joel Henry Clayton, although only by the flip of a coin. Joel Clayton and Charles Rhine cofounded the town, and each wanted to name it after them. If Charles had won it would have become Rhinesville, but Joel Clayton won. Schools The public schools of which the minors of Clayton attend include: Mt.Diablo Elementary School, Highlands Elementary School, Diablo View Middle School, Pine Hollow Middle School, and Clayton Valley High School. Demographics
Parts of Clayton as seen from Mt. Diablo in summer 2004 As of the census of 2000, there were 10,762 people, 3,883 households, and 3,207 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,054.6/km² (2,729.3/mi²). There were 3,924 housing units at an average density of 384.5/km² (995.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.95% White, 1.12% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 5.38% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 3.73% from two or more races. 6.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,883 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04. In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 31.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $101,652, and the median income for a family was $107,448. Males had a median income of $77,535 versus $50,279 for females. The per capita income for the city was $42,048. About 1.2% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over. http://www.ci.clayton.ca.us/ http://claytonhistory.org/default.aspx If anyone would like to make a page about Clayton I think you should. You have a great start...
- Ayers Elementary
- Bancroft Elementary
- Bel Air Elementary
- Mt. Diablo High
- Mt. Diablo Elementary
- Mountain View Elementary
- Monte Gardens Elementary
- Meadow Homes Elementary
- Horizons Alternative
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- Hidden Valley Elementary
- Gregory Gardens Elementary
- Glenbrook Middle
- Gateway High (Continuation)
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- Diablo Community Day
- Delta View Elementary
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