So This Happened...Week of March 27 through April 2, 2023

So This Happened…Week of March 27 through April 2, 2023

So This Happened...Week of March 27 through April 2, 2023
Clockwise from left: Concord Police confiscate 4 loaded guns during traffic stop. Remains of the merchant schooner Forrester can be seen off of Martinez Shoreline. A tale of a stolen truck has a surprise ending.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (April 2, 2023) — As gun violence continues to escalate in our country, the Concord Police Department will host a community meeting on Monday, April 3, to address concerns of North Concord residents.

The gathering comes just days after officers found four loaded weapons, plus suspected fentanyl and ecstasy pills during a traffic stop. Meanwhile, county Superintendent of Schools Lynne Mackey provides a list of resources to help educators and parents talk to children about school shootings.

For other local crime news, read Gail Murray’s tale about finding her stolen pickup, plus reports from the Concord and Clayton PDs.

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Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

April Fools: Missing AI-driven car may be roaming Contra Costa County on its own. And speaking of not being fooled, read about the Nigerian Prince and eight other common cybercrime characters.

Remains of 122-year-old ship visible along Martinez shoreline.

Applications open for Concord Chamber’s five $2,000 scholarships.

Get off your apps: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Concord seeking input on homeless services information tools.

Letter to the Editor: Recalling an unforgettable teacher.

Grayson introduces 21 new bills in two-year legislative review.

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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.