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Contra Costa County fire crews find fully submerged vehicle in pond

Contra Costa County fire crews find fully submerged vehicle in pond

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Feb. 27, 2024) — Contra Costa County Fire crews responded to an accident in Pleasant Hill on ...

Concord City Council to adopt rent stabilization, just cause eviction rules

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 27, 2024) — At its meeting on Tuesday, March 5, the Concord City Council is scheduled to ...
East Bay charity offers paid job training to people in need

East Bay charity offers paid job training to people in need

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 27, 2024) — The Workforce Development Program at St. Vincent de Paul is a paid ...
Clayton children’s author proves you can’t keep a good cat down

Clayton children’s author proves you can’t keep a good cat down

CLAYTON, CA (Feb. 27, 2024) — In just three years, Doré Ripley has published more than 20 books for children ...
Jennifer Stojanovich

Social media is key to today’s real ­estate market

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 27, 2024) — In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate marketing, staying ahead of the ...

Stand Together Contra Costa essential to our immigrants

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 26, 2024) — When most people think of immigrant services, they think of federal government ...
Samantha McNally: more than just watercolors

Samantha McNally: more than just watercolors

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 26, 2024) — If you are involved in the East Bay artist community, you have ...
The Pioneer's Winter 2024 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 25 update

The Pioneer’s Winter 2024 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 25 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Feb. 25, 2024) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
So This Happened...Week of Feb. 19 through 25, 2024

So This Happened…Week of Feb. 19 through 25, 2024

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 25, 2024) — Prompt action by Pleasant Hill officials may have minimized the effects of ...
Pleasant Hill City Hall

City of Pleasant Hill targeted in cyber incident

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Feb. 25, 2024) — The City of Pleasant Hill Police Department is currently investigating a cyber incident ...

Letters to the Editor — Science determines language; Pronouns are important

(Feb. 23, 2024) — The Pioneer welcomes letters from our readers. Letters concerning current issues will have priority. We may ...
Concord High Jazz Ensemble takes historic first place

Concord High Jazz Ensemble takes historic first place at prestigious Folsom Jazz Festival

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 23, 2024) — Concord High has competed at the prestigious Folsom Jazz Festival many times in the ...
Concord Police arrests

Concord Police arrest report for the week of Feb. 14 through 20, 2024

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 23, 2024) — The report below shows arrests made by the Concord Police Department from Feb. 14 ...

Navigating Veterans Benefits: TreVista Partners with Patriot Angels to Educate Veterans and Families

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 15, 2024) — TreVista in Concord has announced its collaboration with Patriot Angels, a leading organization founded ...
Free Camp and School Fair comes to Walnut Creek this Sunday

Free Camp and School Fair comes to Walnut Creek this Sunday

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 22, 2024) — The free Contra Costa Camp and School Fair sponsored by Stanford Medicine ...

From fires to earthquakes, Pleasant Hill residents can be prepared

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Feb. 22, 2024) — This winter has been a challenging one so far, with storms rolling through ...
Dominique King Lean in with Love

Tips for helping guide son along career path

Q: How do I talk to my son about not attending college but picking up a trade? He is a ...
Concord Police Station closed due to Omicron impact

Lawsuit alleges hostile workplace, discrimination at Concord PD

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 21, 2024) — A civil lawsuit filed against the Police Department citing a hostile workplace environment and ...
Meet CA State Senate and Assembly candidates at tonight's Chamber Forum

Candidates for Assembly, state Senate express similar goals

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 21, 2024) — “All politics is local” goes the famous quote from the late Speaker ...
Ygnacio Valley art project gets to the soul of gun violence

Ygnacio Valley art project gets to the soul of gun violence

WALNUT CREEK – With Americans still coping with the shooting at the Kansas City parade, the Soul Box Project at ...

Clayton council reviews resident survey to guide city goals

CLAYTON, CA (Feb. 20, 2024) — A survey of 500 residents shows that a low crime rate and a safe ...
French legal system under spotlight in Best Picture ­nominee ‘Anatomy of a Fall

French legal system under spotlight in Best Picture ­nominee ‘Anatomy of a Fall

(Feb. 20, 2024) — Of the three international films nominated for Best Picture, “Anatomy of a Fall” might be the ...
Monument Impact ‘resilient’ as staff dispersed following Keller House fire

Monument Impact ‘resilient’ as staff dispersed following Keller House fire

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 20, 2024) — After a windswept fire damaged the back office of Keller House, Monument Impact has ...
Dog reading Pioneer newspaper

Congressional effort aims to save local journalism with new legislation

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 19, 2024) — Democratic U.S. Reps. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord, Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, ...
Jim Diaz, Clayton Mayor

Clayton extends Chief McEachin’s contract, hires new city clerk

CLAYTON, CA (Feb. 19, 2024) — I am pleased to announce that the Clayton Council Council approved a new three-year ...
Crackin’ good times continue for crab feeds amid mounting challenges

Crackin’ good times continue for crab feeds amid mounting challenges

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 19, 2024) — The early part of each new calendar year is marked by the ...
The Pioneer's Winter 2024 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 18 update

The Pioneer’s Winter 2024 calendar of events and activities, Feb. 18 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Feb. 18, 2024) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
So This Happened...Week of Feb. 12 through 18, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Feb. 12 through 18, 2024

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 18, 2024) — The Concord City Council approved a Residential Tenant Protection Program on Feb ...

Concord postpones Feb. 20 Naval Weapons Station meeting to March 19

CONCORD, CA (Feb. 17, 2024) — The City of Concord Local Reuse Authority (LRA) and master developer Brookfield Properties have ...
Nicole Hackett, Garden Girl

Enjoy February’s garden beauty – but get to work

CLAYTON, CA (Feb. 17, 2024) — February is one of my favorite months in the garden. Daphne flowers perfume the ...