So This Happened...Week of Aug. 22 through 28

So This Happened…Week of Aug. 22 through 28

So This Happened...Week of Aug. 22 through 28
Clockwise from Left: Concord’s Emergency Preparedness Fair coming Sept. 1. Get your fresh melons at the Farmers Market. Pleasant Hill gearing up for Community Service day on Sept 24.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (August 28, 2022) — Be prepared: Take the family to Concord’s Emergency Preparedness Fair on Sept. 1, featuring booths from local emergency service organizations plus the Farmers Market and music from local bands.

Before you go, read this month’s produce column to find out what’s fresh at the market. And speaking of being prepared, check out Pioneer columnist Scott Denslow’s seasonal tips for around the house.

Volunteer opportunities: Sign up now to “Build a Better Pleasant Hill” during Sept. 24’s Community Service Day. You could also pitch in at Concord’s Refuge Food Pantry or become a certified exercise class coach through Meals on Wheels Diablo Region. Meanwhile, the city of Concord is seeking applications for the Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District Grant Committee.

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

High school football kicks off 2022 season.

Concord Library to close for much of September.

Pleasant Hill posts candidate list for November elections.

Flood mitigation efforts lead to savings for Concord residents.

Clayton Community School helps kids explore maximum potential.

Incas Grill in Concord offers home-style Peruvian specialties in casual atmosphere.

Tahoe Moon” shines a light on another McKenna mystery.

Are you itching to know why your pet is doing “La Bamba”?

Diablo View Orchid Society raises more than $3,000 at August auction.

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.