So This Happened… Week of March 28 through April 3, 2022
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Apr. 3, 2022) — Thanks to better than anticipated revenues, the Concord City Council approved hiring more staff and adding funds to repair roads and infrastructure.
Meanwhile, the city extended its negotiating period with Concord First Partners as the two parties work on a plan to develop the former Naval Weapons Station. And, Concord will hold its final public hearing at 7 p.m. April 5 to discuss the redistricting process. The council is expected to approve a new map at that meeting.
Go off grid: In a sign of better days, the Off the Grid food truck night returns to downtown Pleasant Hill 5-8 p.m. April 6, and each Wednesday thereafter. The city of Pleasant Hill is also gearing up for its Art, Wine & Music Festival May 21-22 and the launch of its Sunset by the Lake Concerts on May 29. Over in Clayton, the 25th Art & Wine Festival runs April 23-24 and the Concerts in The Grove series starts May 7. For details on these and more local events, check out the Pioneer’s calendar.
Getting another boost: Residents 50 and older can now receive a second COVID-19 booster vaccine if at least four months have passed since the first booster. Reservations are available Tuesday-Saturday through Contra Costa Health Services.
Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:
Clayton Valley Charter boys basketball makes history as local schools tally five North Coast Section championships.
Concord Chamber partners with MDUSD to train future workforce.
Quiet Dave Brubeck Park holds echoes of its musical past.
League of Women Voters keeps a watchful eye on democracy.
Memorial Day is for remembering. Honor those who have gone before.
Chase away that monster under the stairs and create a useable space.
Book Review: A touching look at “Death,” “Desire” and more.
Join the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge and win prizes.
Concord and Clayton police reports.
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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.