So This Happened… Week of April 25 through May 1, 2022

So This Happened… Week of April 25 through May 1, 2022

So This Happened… Week of April 25 through May 1, 2022
Clockwise from Top Left: District Attorney Diana Becton is challenged by Mary Knox while Sheriff David Livingston faces Benjamin Therriault in the 2022 Contra Costa Elections. Clayton Art and Wine festival is a hit. Visitors to lake Anza in Tilden Park observe a strange growth blanketing the water.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 1, 2022) — Candidates for Contra Costa County district attorney and sheriff will take questions in a forum at 6 p.m. May 3 at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. The event will also be livestreamed.

Benjamin Therriault is challenging David Livingston in the sheriff’s race, while Mary Knox is running against Diana Becton.

Meanwhile, candidates for the District 4 seat on the county Board of Supervisors reflect on what their role would entail in response to a Pioneer survey.

Festivals abound: A record crowd descended on Clayton last weekend for the 25th Art & Wine Festival. Over in Pleasant Hill, Mayor Michael Harris outlines the activities scheduled in his town – starting with the May 21-22 Art, Wine & Music Festival. And, the Concord Crawl returns to Todos Santos Plaza on June 18.

Covid update: The BART board instituted a temporary amendment that requires riders to wear masks in paid areas of the system. Children 2 and under and people with certain medical conditions are exempt from the mandate, which will be in effect until July 18. In voting for the rule, board President Rebecca Saltzman said: “I’m especially concerned for our riders who are immunocompromised, people with underlying health conditions and children under the age of 5 who are not yet eligible for vaccination.”

More stories

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

Seven local schools’ players named winter sports league MVPs,

Concord Utility Box Art Project submission deadline extended.

Family-friendly mental health fair May 21 in Concord.

Teens enjoy their own Enchanted Forest at Concord Pride Prom.

Enjoy sweet cherries from third-generation Gotelli & Sons.

Five new Netflix movies to watch.

Hike for Hope reaches 90% of its fundraising goal.

Giving blood or platelets is a simple act with a powerful impact.

From drinks to games, a home bar is all about the fun

Travis Credit Union offers free shred event in Clayton.

What’s growing on Tilden Park’s Lake Anza?

Explore the flora and fauna of East Bay parks.

Time to clean up winter’s damage.

Clayton and Concord police reports.

Each week, the Concord Clayton Pioneer posts a summary of our news stories called “So This Happened…” If you would like to check out past weekly roundups, click here.

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.