So This Happened...Week of June 19 through 25, 2023

So This Happened…Week of June 19 through 25, 2023

Clockwise from left: East Bay Gymnastics members win titles. Food trucks bring the food to the party. De La Salle wins NCS championship.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 19, 2023) — Even with school out for summer, there’s plenty of local sports action – from Special Olympics to baseball and gymnastics.

In a Concord showdown, De La Salle defeated Clayton Valley Charter in the North Coast Section Division 1 baseball championship. The Spartans went on to take the Nor Cal title. Meanwhile, Concord’s East Bay Gymnastics found success on the national level in Oklahoma City, bringing home several medals. Young student-athletes also gathered recently in Lafayette for the Unified Sports Special Olympics.

Looking ahead to fall sports, Jay Bedecarré outlines the coaching changes at three area high schools. For more local sports news, check out the Pioneer’s Sports Shorts.

Fresh flavor: Pioneer restaurant columnist Rich Eber explores the variety of cuisines available at local food trucks, and Debra Morris writes about the stone fruit now in season at local farmers markets. I see a fruit cobbler in your future. Or maybe some tikka masala. If you want to add some flavor to your home-cooked meals, our Garden Girl offers advice on creating an herb garden.

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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.