So this happened…
Week of June 1-7

Protests over the police killing of George Floyd took center stage in Clayton and Concord with mixed results over the last week – as they did in cities large and small across the nation.

Here’s a look at some other local news the Pioneer covered as the paper published its first print edition since March.

Superintendent out

Just 10 months after hiring Robert Martinez as superintendent of the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, the board gave him his 30-day notice. The  district is wrestling with several key issues, including teacher union negotiations, school reopening plans and budget woes. Read the full story.


Taking a stand outside Hollywood

Clayton Valley High School grad David O’Neill wrote the screenplay for the new Netflix drama “The Stand at Paxton County,” which was filmed in Petaluma. And after a stint in Hollywood, O’Neill is back living in his hometown of Concord. Read the full story.


A matter of pride

Clayton held a small celebration as officials raised the Pride flag at City Hall on June 1 for the first time. “To be clear, gay rights are civil rights,” Councilman Jeff Wan said as the council approved the plan at the April 21 meeting. Read the full story.


In the green

Clayton Valley Charter High School replaced the black turf in Gonsalves Stadium with a green all-weather playing surface in time for the drive-through graduation ceremony. Read the full story.

More stories

Here are some other stories worth checking out on our website and in the print edition of the Pioneer:

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