The new building will house administrative offices, fire/emergency facilities and terminal space for JSX (JetSuiteX). Keith Freitas, director of airports, also hopes the new digs will entice other airlines to launch service from Concord. Read the full story.
Slow return to sports: As many local athletes continue to struggle during the COVID shutdown, the area marked some bright spots: De La Salle and Clayton Valley Charter high schools faced off on the football field, Clayton’s Kara Kohler earned her second spot on the U.S. Olympic Rowing Team and Liberty Gymnastics returned to in-person competition.
Open space advocates: June Bulman, Concord’s first female mayor, helped pass a bond to create Lime Ridge Open Space. Why not enjoy one of these nice spring days by taking a hike there. Or, check out Pioneer columnist Kevin Parker’s trail option on Shell Ridge.
Ready for new challenges: New Clayton city manager Reina Schwartz says she was drawn to the town by the “beauty of the natural environment and strong community spirit.” One of the first items on her agenda will be how to meet California’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation while preserving Clayton’s small-town feel. Meanwhile, the Clayton City Council has joined the drive to amend SB9, a state housing bill.
Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:
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