So This Happened...Week of May 1 through 7, 2023

So This Happened…Week of May 1 through 7, 2023

So This Happened...Week of May 1 through 7, 2023
Clockwise from left: Clayton Valley Coach Tim Murphy announces retirement after championship career. Concord celebrates the season at Bay Area Springfest. Hike for Hope raises almost $125K for hospice care.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 7, 2023) — Rain or shine, East Bay residents came outdoors to celebrate at a variety of events – from Spring Fest in Concord and Livermore’s Hike for Hope, both on Saturday, May 6, to Clayton’s Art & Wine Festival the previous weekend.

And there’s more fun on the horizon, including Mother’s Day programs at East Bay parks, the Concord Mayor’s Cup May 19 and Clayton’s Gardens Tour May 19-20. For more local events, check out the Pioneer’s online calendar.

While you’re out and about on local roads and highways, Concord police are offering a reminder to check twice for motorcycles. “Please share the road with motorcycles,” notes Lt. Gregory Rodriguez.

If you need to head indoors – perhaps taking time to recover from seasonal allergies, our book reviewer Sunny Solomon suggests diving into Raymond Chandler’s “The Little Sister.”

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

Tim Murphy announces retirement after illustrious career as Clayton Valley Charter football coach.

Creating Clayton’s Memory Café a labor of love.

Bill addresses equity in clean-energy efforts.

City of Concord: Recruitment for additional representatives to the Homeless Strategic Plan Working Group, Plus a Youth Scholarship Program for summer activities.

Tracking the lineage of Clayton’s Post Office.

Furry, fluffy or scaly, pets are good medicine.

Clayton and Concord Police reports.

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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.