So This Happened...July 4 through 10, 2022

So This Happened…July 4 through 10, 2022

So This Happened...July 4 through 10, 2022
Clockwise from Left: Drought conditions bring stage 2 water restrictions in Contra Costa County. Clayton 4th of July parade. Stars and Stripes 5K run in Concord.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (July 10, 2022) — Yup, it’s hot and dry out there – but don’t even think about giving your lawn an extra soaking.

The Contra Costa Water District and East Bay Municipal Utility District have enacted Stage 2 water restrictions, which include a drought surcharge on all water use and limits on outdoor watering.

Fire updates: At least 30 fires kept officials busy on the Fourth of July. Then things got busy again on July 9 due to a vegetation fire on Willow Pass Road. But through it all, residents were able to get out and enjoy holiday activities in area cities – including fun runs and parades in Concord and Clayton.

More stories

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

Is BART derailment a harbinger for climate change?

Concord Jazz Festival returns in August.

Television icons to appear at Contra Costa Con 4 on July 17.

Monument Impact presents “Nosotros,” a play about building community.

Concord police report.

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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.