So This Happened...Week of August 28 through Sept. 3, 2023

So This Happened…Week of August 28 through Sept. 3, 2023

So This Happened...Week of August 28 through Sept. 3, 2023
Clockwise from left: Concord Author Ana Galvan with her new book. School safety a top priority in new year. West Nile virus seeing a rise of new cases in Contra Costa County.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 3, 2023) — Due to West Nile virus concerns, the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District recommends using an EPA-registered insect repellent while outdoors.

“County residents can also deny mosquitoes a place to lay their eggs and develop from egg to adult by dumping out any standing water and scrubbing the inside of the container,” noted scientific program manager Steve Schutz.

And while you’re out and about this holiday weekend, don’t forget that Westbound I-80 will be closed for repairs.

Honing in on Hemingway: A Concord novelist’s latest book, “Meet Me at Chicote,” plays off her grandfather’s time at the famed Madrid bar frequented by Ernest Hemingway and Salvador Dalí. “It dawned on me that my grandfather may have known Hemingway … or served him a cocktail,” says Ana Galvan.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

In the schools: Safety is priority one for motorists and pedestrians as school year begins.

Also, CVCHS students present Golden Apple Award to Sen. Glazer and the Contra Costa Community College District expands tree tuition program.

How you can help: White Pony Express needs donations for “All of Us” auction. Plus,

Peace, Love & Hope Benefit Concert honors Karen Mangini.

Marathoner to run 26 miles while playing 100 Holes at Hope 100 Golf Marathon.

Pioneer looking for reporter/feature writer.

Keeping vaccinations current protects us all.

Concord’s last “American Ninja Warrior” takes his shot.

Martinez’s 52nd Art in the Park mixes a diverse blend of talents.

Obituary: Charlotte Ann Eilers Hollenbeck.

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.