So This Happened...Week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, 2022

So This Happened...Week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, 2022
Clockwise from Left: President Richard Nixon and his wife rode the “new” BART system, which celebrates its 50 year anniversary in September 11. Teen tennis player Jake Hammerman raises funds to feed the hungry. Concord City Councilmembers tour the Young Falcons Fly 4 Free program at Buchanan Air Field.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 4, 2022) — With the heat wave settling in over the East Bay this holiday weekend, those needing a cooling break can head over to the Concord Senior Center. But forget about going to East Bay Regional Parks or any of Concord’s open spaces – they will remain closed to keep patrons safe.

As you do your best to beat the heat this Labor Day, check out Stacker’s list of the 30 most important victories in the name of workers’ rights.

Tracking 50 years of BART service: President Richard Nixon stood out among the early riders of BART after it launched in September 1972. Saying the rail system “looked like NASA,” he commended Bay Area officials for “setting an example for the nation.”

Serving up meals for those in need: In three years of fundraising, local tennis player Jake Hammerman has raised more than $34,000 for Meals on Wheels Diablo Region. The teen offers free lessons for kids, with parents donating to his GoFundMe campaign. “I’m so glad this money is going to a terrific cause,” he says.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

Springwood, Ygnacio Wood win historic swim meet titles while Dana Hills repeat as city, county team champions

Young Falcons take to the skies again with Concord City Council members in attendance.

Join the Roadmap to Voting 2022 conversation on Sept. 15.

How are California’s honey bee colonies doing?

Travis Credit Union honored as Air Force Credit Union of the Year.

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.