So This Happened...Week of August 7 through 13, 2023

So This Happened…Week of August 7 through 13, 2023

So This Happened...Week of August 7 through 13, 2023
Clockwise from left: CVCHS senior Noah Jones appeared on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior this week, going head-to-head against Joe Moravsky. Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Peter flew to Maui to lend support for rescue efforts after devastating fires this week. John Muir Medical Centers in Walnut Creek and Concord named top in the state.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Aug. 13, 2023) — Assistant ConFire Chief Jeff Peter flew to Maui to help with the emergency response to the devastating fires. Peter, a member of one of FEMA’s Incident Support Teams, has responded to major disasters across the nation in a variety of roles. (Read the complete story)

Charges in commercial burglaries: The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed a 15-count felony complaint against the suspect in a string of commercial burglaries in Walnut Creek. Targets included restaurants and a hair salon during non-business hours. For more local police news, read the latest report from Concord PD.

CV’s Ninja Warrior: Senior Noah Jones had a blast on “American Ninja Warrior,” especially competing against experienced powerhouse Joe Moravsky. “I’ve been training ninja and dreaming of being like Joe Moravsky since I was 9 years old,” Jones says. (Read the complete story)

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

Best hospitals list ranks John Muir in California’s top 20.

Contra Costa Animal Services needs your help.

Grayson Creek project will remove 25,000 cubic yards of silt, restore flow.

Director hits a high note with compelling “Oppenheimer.”

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier wins Democracy Award.

Concord recruiting member for Contra Costa Transportation Authority Citizen Advisory Committee.

Hope Hospice has free education for those caring for elderly family members.

Obituary: Carol D. Siegel.

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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.