So This Happened...June 6 through June 12, 2022

So This Happened…June 6 through June 12, 2022

So This Happened...June 6 through June 12, 2022CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 12, 2022) — With voter turnout low, local incumbents came out victorious in the June 7 California primary.

Winners include Congressmember Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblymember Tim Grayson, Sheriff David Livingston, County Assessor Gus Kramer, District Attorney Diana Becton, and Auditor-Controller Robert Campbell.

Pleasant Hill City Councilmember Ken Carlson and BART Director Debora Allen will face off in November’s election for the District 4 seat of Contra Costa County.

Picture-perfect: College Park alum Sarabeth Maney offered words of wisdom to the class of 2022 in a personal essay. “I want my visibility to show that Black women are fully capable of being photojournalists and achieving highs in their own careers, despite how much we have to fight for representation and respect,” wrote Maney, now famous for her photo of Ketanji Brown Jackson during her confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Music for the ages: Looking back at the last 60+ years, Stacker lists the songs of summer – from 1958’s “Volare” to 2021’s “Butter,” with tunes like 1999’s “Genie in a Bottle” along the way.

More stories

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

Rep. Eric Swalwell rallies crowd at Walnut Creek March for our Lives.

Contra Costa city makes the list of most expensive homes in California.

“Maverick” a stunning sequel; “Multiverse of Madness” not so much.

Congressman DeSaulnier announces House passage of private bill for Isabel Bueso.

Two-day cycling journey brings a new perspective on Mt. Diablo trails.

Corvettes rule at Todos Santos car show.

Heat safety tips and places to cool in Contra Costa.

The joy of creating a new home for old treasures.

Concord Police arrest report.

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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.