So This Happened... Week of Feb. 1-7

So This Happened… Week of Feb. 1-7

So This Happened... Week of Feb. 1-7CONTRA COSTA COUNTY—As CVS prepares to accept COVID vaccination appointments Feb. 9 for a Concord location, Contra Costa County Supervisor Karen Mitchoff is calling on everyone to help their neighbors get the vaccine.

“For many of us, signing up to get an appointment can be a real challenge. That is why Contra Costa Health Services is sharing Help Your Neighbor, a new community call to action,” she wrote in her Pioneer column. Read the full story.

Navigating county transportation: In another countywide effort, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority is seeking input on its Accessible Transportation Strategic Plan. Residents have until Feb. 15 to take an online survey identifying priorities. Read the full story.

Tracking renter data: The Concord City Council plans to start collecting information about renters mid-year under a new Rent Registry Program. While some expressed concerns about privacy, Kristi Laughlin of Raise the Roof called the data “essential.” Read the full story.

All that jazz: Concord native Dave Brubeck was among those playing at the city’s first Jazz Festival in 1969 in a field near Concord High. The festival’s success ultimately led to the building of the Concord Pavilion. Read the full story.

More stories

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

Alison McKee appointed Contra Costa County librarian.

East Bay companies sign on to help Meals on Wheels launch “Feed the Soul”

Congressman DeSaulnier renews effort to allow Isabel Bueso to stay in U.S.

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