So This Happened...Week of June 3 through June 9, 2024

So This Happened…Week of June 3 through June 9, 2024

So This Happened...Week of June 3 through June 9, 2024
Clockwise from left: Pizzalina owners serving up fresh ingredients. Pleasant Hill Police make arrest in February stabbing death. Willow Pass Road to undergo major construction project starting June 10.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 10, 2024) — Pleasant Hill police arrested three people in connection with the Feb. 10 stabbing death of Santiago Jacobo, who died after his night shift as Pleasant Hill Park.

The three suspects all worked with Jacobo at the Watermark assisted living facility in San Ramon, where romantic relationships ensued. “What was apparent was a very violent attack,” Chief Scott Vermilion said of the crime scene. “Number of times he was stabbed showed there was rage and anger behind it.” Read the complete story.

Meanwhile, a Vallejo man was charged with DUI and other crimes after an injury hit and run at the Walnut Creek Farmers Market on June 2. For other local police news, see the latest report from Concord PD.

Welcome to summer, er, I mean construction season. Crews will start work on a sewer project along Willow Pass Road on June 10 and continue through November. So, it’s best to check for project updates and specific closures before heading out on the road.

Working around the insurance crisis: Insurance companies could mimic State Farm’s new offer of providing wraparound choices for policy holders who sign up for California’s FAIR Plan fire insurance, state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said in an interview on the podcast “Table Talk with Senator Steve Glazer.” Lara said he has encouraged other insurers to offer supplemental policies to protect homeowners under threat of losing their coverage.

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Around town: Fresh ingredients the stars at Pizzalina, and a hot night of Cajun/Zydeco kicked off Concord’s Music and Market.

In entertainment: “Book of Illusions” a masterful story about love and loss, and in movies, “Civil War” is thought-provoking, but beware of “Abigail” spoilers.

Summer sports: Red Devil football training begins June 10.

Contra Costa Superior Court defendant portal for traffic arraignments now open.

Setting the record straight on antivirus options.

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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.