So This Happened...Week of Feb. 8-14

So This Happened…Week of Feb. 8-14

So This Happened...Week of Feb. 8-14CONTRA COSTA COUNTY—In a touching Valentine’s Day tribute, the Clayton Valley Garden Club included 650 health-care heroes as recipients of decoratively wrapped flowering plants.

During the Blossoms for Barbara event each year, the club distributes the gifts to hospice patients, battered women’s shelters, hospitalized veterans and area senior citizens. Read the full story.

COVID update: If you want to get a vaccination, look to fire agencies across the county as they begin to host public clinics. Meanwhile, Clayton Valley Charter High School offers free weekly COVID testing.

A mountain of hope: In his annual address, Save Mount Diablo executive director Ted Clement extolled the non-profit’s successes in 2021. This includes the weekly lighting of the Mount Diablo beacon as a sign of hope for the community. “I thought it was a really powerful idea,” he said. Read the full story.

More stories

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

Contra Costa library launches Wi-Fi hotspot lending.

Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Devin Foo.

Letter to the editor: Homelessness a problem long before COVID-19.

Seven suspected arsonists arrested in Contra Costa in last 30 days.

Concord dog parks closed for maintenance.

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.