So This Happened...Week of Jan. 1 through 7, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Jan. 1 through 7, 2023

So This Happened...Week of Jan. 1 through 7, 2023CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 7, 2024) — Concord resident Geo Miller’s co-workers’ jabs about the potential for he and his wife having the first New Year’s baby turned out to be no joking matter. His wife Elena gave birth to their baby girl just before 1 a.m. on Jan. 1 in Walnut Creek. “It’s kind of cool,” Elena said calmly about the big occasion. (Read the complete story)

New delay for development: Despite making progress with Brookfield, Concord city officials announced a 45-day extension to the negotiations for a Term Sheet for development of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The City Council review scheduled for Jan. 16 is now slated for Feb. 20. (Read the complete story)

Sorting out fact from fiction: In the second installment of her four-part series on Artificial Intelligence, Gail Murray discusses its impact on elections as well as the labor force. “In addition, because offensive, racist and anti-Semitic language is included up in the data compiled, bad actors can misuse it,” she notes. For those interested in more about disinformation, Deanna Troust, founder of Truth in Common, will host a webinar on Jan. 18 titled “Mis/Dis-Information: How to Recognize and Respond to It.

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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.