So This Happened...Week of Feb. 5 through 11, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Feb. 5 through 11, 2023

So This Happened...Week of Feb. 5 through 11, 2023
Clockwise from left: Broken water main in Clayton creates a mess. Clayton Valley Charter won their game against Camplindo High in a close game. Concord Community Academy now accepting applications.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 12, 2024) — Santiago Jacobo, a janitor for Pleasant Hill parks, died of stabbing injuries at Pleasant Hill Park on Feb. 10. His wife found him about 4:50 a.m. in the parking lot and called 911. The police investigation is ongoing. (Read the complete story)

Meanwhile, Concord police reported that one person was arrested on suspicion of DUI during an enforcement patrol on Feb. 2. For more from Concord PD, see their latest report to the Pioneer.

Water woes: Many Clayton residents lost water service on Feb. 8 due to a water main break that sent water flowing down Center Street. The Contra Costa Water District was able to restore water to most customers by 5 p.m. the same day.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

All Concord final in DAL boys basketball playoffs.

Contra Costa Library receives $15 million grant for EV chargers.

Applications open for Concord Community Academy.

County’s annual Education Job Fair coming Feb. 24.

Introduction to design course open for incoming freshmen at Clayton Valley Charter High School.

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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.