CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 2, 2022) — A new film premiering this week focuses on the plants, animals and people of Tuushtak, also known as Mount Diablo.
Sponsored by the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association and Save Mount Diablo, “Native to Right Here” will be a free Zoom webinar at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Joan Hamilton produced and narrated the 25-minute multimedia presentation, which features Bay Area Indigenous cultural leaders Vincent Medina and Louis Trevino. The two will answer questions from participants after the viewing.
New home grow rules in Clayton: The Clayton City Council approved a Zoning Ordinance amendment that allows for growing to six cannabis plants outside a residential property for personal use. Residents must adhere to specific city guidelines, including using an enclosed and locked area.
Honoring the quiet heroes: The Pioneer is on the lookout for the heroes who walk among us, helping neighbors or those in need in the community. Please let us know about local residents who should be featured in the coming months.
Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:
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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.