iron horse trail


A handful of pictures, since I’ve been so busy. I owe y'all an update on life, one of these days - the short version is, remember how I billed myself as a journalism student interested in learning to talk to crows? I sorta am in the process of leaving journalism for history, which is more fun and less soul-scouringly… soul-scouring. BUT ENOUGH ABOUT ME. Photos!
Bag Filled With Voter Registration Forms, Personal Info Found Abandoned In East Bay Park
A Concord man says he found a bag filled with voter registration forms containing the personal information of two dozen residents while walking his dog near the Pleasant Hill BART station.

Easter Sunday morning, Bob Ericson of Concord was walking his dog on the Iron Horse trail near the BART station when he spotted the bag stuffed full of stacks of paperwork.

“It was already open and the forms were pulled out.  I read the top line and it said “voter registration form,” Ericson said.

He posted a photo on Facebook, worrying there might be disenfranchised voters.

“These people would have showed up on Election Day ready to vote, and unable to because their forms had not been processed.  It would have been terrible,” he said.

Assistant Contra Costa County Registrar Scott Konopasek himself saw the Facebook posting, and drove to the park to retrieve the bag Sunday.  He says it turns out someone stole the bag from a woman at a Starbucks.  She’s a signature collector for political campaigns, and while they’re signing, she also encourages them to register to vote – a process that’s perfectly legal.

Apparently the thief ditched the bag in the park nearby.