So This Happened...Aug. 1 through 7, 2022

So This Happened…Aug. 1 through 7, 2022

So This Happened...Aug. 1 through 7, 2022CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 7, 2022) — As we near the end of the Dog Days of Summer, it’s been all about family fun at local events – from the Concord Jazz Festival to National Night Out celebrations in Concord and Pleasant Hill and zucchini-mobile races.

If you’re looking for more outdoor adventures, check out Ned MacKay’s list of activities in our East Bay Regional Parks.

But, be on the lookout for those pesky mosquitoes – especially after the invasive Aedes aegypti species has been found in Martinez.

“These mosquitoes are very aggressive day-biters that can transmit the causative agents of Zika, Dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever,” notes Paula Macedo of the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District. “They can hide among vegetation and debris, which makes them very challenging to find and eliminate.”

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:

Watch Concord First Partners community meeting on Naval Weapons Station development.

Clayton’s No-H2O plans to fight the California drought one car wash at a time.

Live Strong Expo returns to Concord Senior Center Sept. 9; vendors wanted.

Hope Hospice golf event returns to Castlewood.

Monument Impact hosting regional job fair Aug. 12.

Concord and Clayton police reports.

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Bev Britton
Bev Britton
Copy Editor at The Concord Clayton Pioneer |

Bev Britton graduated with a degree in journalism from the University of North Dakota and moved to the Bay Area with her soon-to-be husband Jim in 1986. She was features editor at the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek before becoming managing editor of the Contra Costa Sun in Lafayette in 1995. She retired from newsrooms in 2001, but an ad for the Clayton Pioneer drew her back in. The family moved to Lake Wildwood in the Gold Country a few years ago - but working at the Pioneer keeps her in touch with her old neighborhoods in Concord and Clayton.