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Concord Police make arrest in cold case murder after 29 years

Concord Police make arrest in cold case murder after 29 years

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 30, 2023) — On Thursday, January 26, Concord PD detectives arrested 55-year-old James William Grimsley for the ...
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The Pioneer's Winter 2023 calendar of events and activities, Jan. 29 update

The Pioneer’s Winter 2023 calendar of events and activities, Jan. 29 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Jan. 29, 2023) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...Week of Jan. 23 through 29, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Jan. 23 through 29, 2023

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 29, 2023) — After more than a year of negotiations, the Concord City Council voted ...
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A mudroom can protect your home from Mother Nature’s messes

A mudroom can protect your home from Mother Nature’s messes

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CA (Jan. 29, 2023) — The rain, at last, has arrived – bringing with it squelched ...
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Travis Credit Union Foundation matches $10K to support local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Travis Credit Union Foundation matches $10K to support local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

CALIF. (Jan. 29, 2023) — The Travis Credit Union Foundation will make a $20,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; ...
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Concord Preschools Host Feb. 11 Open House, Showcase Program 

Concord Preschools Host Feb. 11 Open House, Showcase Program 

Concord, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2023) – Families with young children are invited to attend the City of Concord’s annual preschool ...
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Lennar, Concord part ways on base project after labor talks stall

Concord City Council rejects Seeno partnership

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 28, 2023) — They said no to Seeno. This morning the Concord City Council voted to reject ...
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‘Dreamers’ a history lesson that bears repeating

(Jan. 27, 2023) — “Dreamers of the Day” is as bright and new as when it was published in March ...
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Tim Grayson 15th

Balancing state budget a key priority

(Jan. 27, 2023) — This month, Gov. Gavin Newsom released his first budget proposal for 2023-’24. In the coming months, ...
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Puzzlers share their passion with the Pioneer

Puzzlers share their passion with the Pioneer

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 26, 2023) — Our story on puzzling in the Jan. 20 issue of the Pioneer, ...
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Concord Police Conducting DUI Patrol on Friday

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 26, 2023) — Additional officers from the Concord Police Department will go out on patrol 1/27/23 from ...
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Concord Police

Concord Police arrest report for the week of Jan. 18 through 24, 2023

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 26, 2023) — The report below shows arrests made by the Concord Police Department from Jan. 18 ...
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East Bay Park District held swearing-in ceremony for 2023 Board Members

SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY AREA, CA (Jan. 26, 2023) — The East Bay Regional Park District held a swearing-in ceremony ...
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Lima offers gourmet dining experience with Peruvian flair

Lima offers gourmet dining experience with Peruvian flair

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 26, 2023) — Tower Grille, Ravioli’s, EJ Phair and Yum Squared are among the casualties of COVID-19 ...
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Richard McEachin, Clayton Police Chief

McEachin returns to lead Clayton police department

CLAYTON, CA (Jan. 26, 2023) — For those of you who don’t know me, I worked for the Clayton Police ...
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Did winter storms damage your property or business in Contra Costa County?

Did winter storms damage your property or business in Contra Costa County?

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 26, 2023) — As we recover from the recent severe storms that caused damage across ...
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Center for Elders’ Independence Brings Enhanced Services to West Contra Costa County Seniors

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 25, 2023) — Center for Elders’ Independence plans to address an expected 485% increase in ...
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Council vacancy, 2040 General Plan top the list for Pleasant Hill mayor

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Jan. 25, 2023) — At its reorganization meeting in December, the Pleasant Hill City Council acknowledged the ...
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Nicole Hackett, Garden Girl

A rose by any other name still needs pruning

CLAYTON, CA (Jan. 25, 2023) — It is almost time to prune your rose bushes, groundcover roses and rose trees ...
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Concord Dog Parks closing for 5 weeks of annual maintenance

Concord Dog Parks closing for 5 weeks of annual maintenance

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 25, 2023) — The City of Concord’s two dog parks are scheduled to be closed for annual ...
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Melissa Read Chamber of Commerce

Maximize your Concord chamber membership – and your business

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 24, 2023) — As we move forward into the new year, it is the goal of the ...
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No. 1 Clayton Valley Charter boys soccer trying to break through for NCS glory

No. 1 Clayton Valley Charter boys soccer trying to break through for NCS glory

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 24, 2023) — Clayton Valley Charter boys soccer has made trips to the North Coast Section soccer ...
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Welcoming the big boys of citrus: pomelo vs. grapefruit

Welcoming the big boys of citrus: pomelo vs. grapefruit

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 24, 2023) — The season for citrus is here, and in California, that means a chorus of ...
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Camp FIERCE provides a ­community for transgender and gender nonconforming youth

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 23, 2023) — When I was coming out as a transgender woman, community was very ...
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Promise yourself you’ll see, make more art this year

Promise yourself you’ll see, make more art this year

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 23, 2023) — This is the time of year when people’s thoughts turn to fresh starts. Along ...
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The Pioneer's Winter 2023 calendar of events and activities, Jan. 22 update

The Pioneer’s Winter 2023 calendar of events and activities, Jan. 22 update

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA, (Jan. 22, 2023) — The Pioneer Calendar lists local events, performances and activities for the whole ...
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So This Happened...Week of Jan. 16 through 22, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Jan. 16 through 22, 2023

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 22, 2023) — Although many questions remain unanswered, the California Highway Patrol now believes that ...
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Concord Police

Concord Police arrest report for the week of Jan. 11 through 17, 2023

CONCORD, CA (Jan. 22, 2023) — The report below shows arrests made by the Concord Police Department from Jan. 11 ...
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New Wave Nightingale

Commit to new habits in 2023

(Jan. 22, 2023) — By the time you read this, the odds are I have carefully crafted several ambitious and ...
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Pleasant Hill police seeking suspect in coffee shop burglary

Pleasant Hill police seeking suspect in coffee shop burglary

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Jan. 22, 2023) — A burglar struck local coffee shop, Rooted, recently. The suspect forced his way ...
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