So This Happened...Week of Jan. 23 through 29, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Jan. 23 through 29, 2023

So This Happened...Week of Jan. 23 through 29, 2023
Clockwise from Left: The Ugly Eagles soccer team gets ready for a big season. This week’s vote by Concord City Council has ended Concord First Partner’s bid for the Naval Weapons Station redevelopment project. John Nakanishi urges folks to feed their inner artist.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 29, 2023) — After more than a year of negotiations, the Concord City Council voted against Concord First Partner’s plans for the former Concord Naval Weapons Station. The council faced community backlash because of controversial developer Albert Seeno III’s inclusion in the group.

Winter in the garden: Pioneer columnist Nicole Hackett shares tips for pruning your roses, while Debra Morris writes about the wonderful citrus to be found at the Concord Farmers Market – from tiny kumquats to giant pomelos.

Going for the glory: Jay Bedecarré looks into the success of Clayton Valley Charter High School’s boys soccer team. Concord’s Ugly Eagles are No. 1 in the prep rankings and hope to get into the title match this year. Meanwhile, De La Salle’s wrestlers are working to keep their section winning streak going.

Making art a priority: John Nakanishi of the Concord Art Association discusses how to include creating – and viewing – art as part of your New Year’s resolutions. One suggestion is to head to one of the East Bay’s scenic outdoor spaces to find inspiration.

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Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

Did winter storms damage your property or business in Contra Costa County?

Council vacancy, 2040 General Plan top the list for Pleasant Hill mayor.

McEachin returns to lead Clayton Police Department.

Lima offers gourmet dining experience with Peruvian flair.

Puzzlers share their passion with the Pioneer.

Concord dog parks closing for five weeks of annual maintenance.

Camp FIERCE provides a community for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

East Bay Park District held swearing-in ceremony for 2023 board members.

Balancing state budget a key priority.

Dreamers” a history lesson that bears repeating.

Maximize your Concord chamber membership – and your business.

Concord police report.

A mudroom can protect your home from Mother Nature’s messes.

Concord Preschools host Feb. 11 Open House.

Travis Credit Union Foundation matches support for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Center for Elders’ Independence brings enhanced services to seniors.

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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.