So this happened...week of June 6-14

So this happened…
week of June 6-14

As the first day of summer approaches without any sightings of “the boys of summer,” there is some good news for local baseball fans: The San Francisco Giants drafted pitcher Kyle Harrison of De La Salle High School.


This bright note comes with the Bay Area and the world still largely focused on the coronavirus pandemic and escalating racial tensions. Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:

More testing, more openings

As a new COVID-19 testing location opens Monday, June 15, in the Monument area of Concord, county health officials are watching the data after a single-day spike in cases. Meanwhile, more businesses in the county will be allowed to open on Wednesday, June 17.

Make your own parade

It’s time for Concord residents to get in the patriotic spirit, because virtual entries for the city’s 4th of July parade are due this Friday, June 19. A compilation video of the homemade floats will air on Concord TV. Read the full story.


Back to borrowing

On Monday, June 15, the county library system will launch Front Door Service at most locations. Patrons can pick up books, DVDs and audiobooks placed on hold through the library’s website. Read the full story.


What’s in a name
Pioneer sports writer Jay Bedecarré looks at the sports legends behind the names on athletic facilities at eight local high schools in a new series. Read the full story.



Here are some other local stories to check out

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