So This Happened... Week of March 29 - April 4

So This Happened… Week of March 29 – April 4

So This Happened... Week of March 29 - April 4CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (4/4/2021) — Even as the county expanded vaccine eligibility to anyone 16+ and a new mass vaccination site opened at Hurricane Harbor, the Concord City Council passed an urgency ordinance mandating hazard pay for some local grocery workers.

“It’s important that we as leaders of the community recognize the important work that these frontline workers have been doing in the community,” Vice Mayor Dominic Aliano said.

The battle against COVID-19: Cmdr. Shane Dietrich, a native of Concord, is pushing forth the Navy’s efforts to combat the coronavirus in Jacksonville, Fla. “As the assistant officer-in-charge of this vaccination site, I’m providing life support contracting oversight for our military medical providers and liaison with state and federal agencies to ensure the success of this historical life-saving mission,” Dietrich said. Read the full story.

Mass masking: Over the past year, the Creekside Cares during COVID group has distributed handmade masks to several local agencies. This includes some specially designed ones for the members of the Clayton City Council. “Thank you for leading our community as we continue through these challenging times, and we hope you and each City Council member enjoys this small token of thanks,” volunteer Christine Tran wrote in a letter to Clayton Mayor CW Wolfe. Read the full story.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:

Mt. Diablo Unified Schools welcome students back to classrooms.

East Bay Parks: Where the wildflowers are.

Clayton Police report March: LPR camera helps foil stolen car attempt.

Two firefighters retire after 33 years protecting Contra Costa County.

Would you like to serve on the Contra Costa Advisory Fire Commission?

Travis Credit Union offering free financial education webinars in April.

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