So This Happened...Week of Feb. 27 - March 5, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Feb. 27 – March 5, 2023

So This Happened...Week of Feb. 27 - March 5, 2023
Clockwise from left: Where to find less muddy trails in East Bay Parks (Pete Cruz photo). Longtime Clayton resident Jane Peterson turning 100 this month. Pleasant Hill Police shoot at suspected burglar in Concord on Saturday.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Mar. 5, 2023) — The Contra Costa County Officer-Involved Protocol team is leading the investigation into the pursuit of suspects after an armed robbery at the Verizon store in Concord on March 4.

After two suspects fled in a vehicle – and then drove toward a Pleasant Hill police officer – the officer shot at the driver, hitting the vehicle but not the driver. One suspect fled on foot, and officers eventually arrested the driver in Bay Point.

For more local police news, check out our reports from the Concord and Clayton departments.

A boost for non-profits: On March 7, the Concord City Council is expected to award $7 million to local non-profit groups using America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. To find out more about the 22 organizations the Ad Hoc committee recommended, visit the city’s website. link to agenda at

Expect road delays in Clayton: The county Public Works Department is planning to remove trees along Marsh Creek Road on March 6 and 7. The work is part of the Marsh Creek Road Bridges Replacement Project scheduled for this summer.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

Community volunteer, Clayton resident ready to become a centenarian.

Mount Diablo Brewery quenched thirsts but drowned in legal obstacles.

Save Mount Diablo awarded $7 million grant for Finley Road Ranch purchase.

Spring rain makes for muddy hiking on East Bay Parks trails.

DeSaulnier announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition.

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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.