So This Happened... Week of Jan. 3 through 9, 2022

So This Happened… Week of Jan. 3 through 9, 2022

So This Happened... Week of Jan. 3 through 9, 2022CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Jan. 9, 2022) — As the Omicron variant drives a rapid increase in COVID-19 infections, the Mount Diablo Unified School District provided thousands of rapid result test kits ahead of return to schools. Meanwhile, Cal State East Bay opted to start the spring semester virtually.

And, Pleasant Hill City Hall joins the list of public buildings closing temporarily due to safety concerns.

Giving it the old college try: Nineteen high school athletes from the Class of 2022 are signing on the dotted line to play at colleges across the country. This comes as local winter sports teams strive for post-season play.

What’s going on? Look to our updated calendar of local events to find both virtual and in-person options, from theater productions to group hikes. And you can submit calendar items about community events at

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

Monument Impact director to retire; nonprofit seeking new leader.

Explore Mt. Diablo with free series of guided hikes, bike rides and climbing events.

Police reports from the Concord and Clayton PDs.

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.

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.