So This Happened... Week of Dec. 27 through Jan. 2, 2022

So This Happened… Week of Dec. 27 through Jan. 2, 2022

So This Happened... Week of Dec. 27 through Jan. 2, 2022
Clockwise from left: The Pioneer looks for 2022 community heroes such as Carl and Graciela Paul of Detail Garage for future stories. Clayton sets the rules for growing cannabis at home (Photo by Crystalweed on Iron Horse Trail gets some sprucing up (Pete Cruz photo).

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.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:

COVID-19 updates: Contra Costa requires booster verification for workers in high-risk jobs. Contra Costa issues update to indoor masking order. Concord Police Station closed due to Omicron impact.

In the parks: New year brings in-person programs back to East Bay Parks Visitor Centers. Iron Horse Trail users should watch for tree trimming work starting Jan. 3.

Pleasant Hill panel to discuss challenges facing LGBTQ community.

Concord Library to close for two-week refresh project.

Contra Costa Office of Education wins state homeless grant.

Redistricting process continues in Concord.

Two arrested with homemade explosive device at Pleasant Hill gas station.

Concord Police arrest report.

Each week, the Concord Clayton Pioneer posts a summary of our news stories called “So This Happened…” If you would like to check out past weekly roundups, click here.

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.