So This Happened...Week of June 5 through 11, 2023

So This Happened…Week of June 5 through 11, 2023

So This Happened...Week of June 5 through 11, 2023
Clockwise from left: Clayton student Juju Yoshii one first place in the Clayton Pride poster contest. Carlyn Obringer, Laura Hoffmeister and (far right) Laura Nakamura joined revelers at Concord’s Music and Market concert Thursday evening (Tamara Steiner photo). A driver was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle on Pleasant Hill Ave. early Sunday morning.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 11, 2023) — At the June 13 meeting, the Concord City Council is expected to approve an amended tobacco retailer license ordinance – adding restrictions that aim to reduce tobacco smoking among youth. Assistant City Manager Justin Ezell said the changes would affect 87 tobacco retailers in the city.

Posters with Pride: A panel selected six student winners in the second annual Clayton Pride Parade Poster Contest. The judges focused on creativity, use of color, and balance of illustration and words. Take a look at all six posters – and the smiling faces of the winners.

Police roundup: A Concord man and a Martinez man died when their homemade bi-plane crashed near the Rio Vista Airport on June 8. Then on June 11, an early morning car crash in Pleasant Hill led to a DUI arrest. For more police news, check out the Concord PD’s arrest report.

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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.