Hyperlocal Publisher Shout Out: Claycord News & Talk

by: Elizabeth Harrington, on Jul 10, 2012 in Publisher Shout Outs

A big Local Yokel Media ShoutOut goes to one of our earliest San Francisco Bay Area publishers – News & Talk!  This is one heck of a news blog and has been voted #1 local blog by Diablo Magazine two years in a row in their 2012 Best of the East Bay Winners. has also been named “Best Bay Area Blog” for three years in a row by the East Bay Press Club, and they have also won awards from CBS5 (Most Valuable Bay Area Blog).

No doubt about it, Claycord’s Founder/Editor in Chief – The Mayor is a news blog rock star who has the journalistic chops to sniff out important local stories, deliver the information as it happens, and run a site that just keeps getting more popular.  The Mayor started Claycord in 2007 and his family has been around the Claycord area since the 1800′s. News & Talk is the only locally owned & operated daily news website covering the cities of Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek & Martinez, California.  Their exclusive breaking news stories have been featured on every local television & radio station, and in every major newspaper in the Bay Area.  They have also had their stories featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC & in the Wall Street Journal.  Today every story featured on is also featured on, as part of their “In Contra Costa” blog. keeps local residents well informed with the local news that matters.  Check out online, “Like” them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

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  1. by: David, On July 11

    No doubt, it is an incredible news site that works because of the local support, following, and contributions of its readers and advertisers.


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