CONTRA COSTA COUNTY—As state and federal officials weigh in on school reopenings, the Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) board approved a hybrid plan in which students could opt to continue distance learning.
Although school staff are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Contra Costa County, the MDUSD board said widespread vaccinations are not expected during this school year. Meanwhile, local schools still cannot offer any sports because coronavirus counts remain too high.
Longtime advocate for Clayton. On the eve of his 100th birthday, Bob Hoyer talks with the Pioneer about the town’s evolution. Overall, Clayton’s first mayor is pleased with what he sees. Read the full story.
From index cards to Zoom. When Doug Van Wyck began his insurance business in 1980, he used index cards for client data. As Tim McGallian takes over the Clayton State Farm office, he is relying on video calls for much of his interactions. Read the full story.
Making room for Hampton. In approving plans for a new Hampton by Hilton downtown, the Concord City Council called for traffic mitigation measures and a shuttle to BART. “I believe COVID will not be with us forever. And in the long term, this project is going to help our economic sustainability into the future,” said Councilman Dominic Aliano. Read the full story.
Black History Month. Pioneer columnist Kiku Johnson delves into the everyday bravery of Blackness in America, while Clayton City Councilwoman Holly Tillman looks at the often-overlooked successes of Black Americans. Read the full story.
Here are some other local stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:
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