So This Happened...Week of Jan. 18-24

So This Happened…Week of Jan. 18-24

So This Happened...Week of Jan. 18-24CONTRA COSTA COUNTY—When it rains … it floods.

With storms expected to drench the Bay Area over the next 10 days, the city of Concord is providing the fixins for sandbags at the Public Works Corp Yard. Bags, sand and shovels are available 24/7 for residents to DIY. Click here for more information.

Mushroom menace: Ned MacKay of the East Bay Regional Park District reminds park users to avoid any wild mushrooms growing in the park. The death cap and Western destroying angel – two of the world’s most toxic varieties – may be lurking in the shadows this time of year. Read the full story.

From walnuts to washers: After their father died in 1926, the Sattler brothers worked on their family’s walnut orchard in Concord. Capitalizing on the growth in suburbia, they opened Sattlers Appliance Store in 1945. Brother William Jr. joined them after the war was over. “The boys were very successful and became household names,” writers Pioneer history columnist Carol Longshore. Read the full story.

More stories

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

New ‘Wonder Woman’ needed more punch, while ‘Soul’ dives deep.

Old dock converted to harbor seal platform near Encinal Beach.

Concord to improve accessibility with new ADA curb ramps.

2021 Patricia R. Dempster Scholarship open.

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.