So this happened...Week of May 11 to 24

So this happened…
Week of May 18-24

Virtual celebrations are the hottest new tickets in town – from Zoom weddings through the county Clerk-Recorder’s Office to Clayton Valley Charter High School’s online Art Expo.

Here’s a recap of those stories and other local news the Pioneer covered in the week of May 18 through 24:

Saying ‘I Do’ in new ways

The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder’s Office is now offering civil ceremonies via Zoom or FaceTime. Matthew Hardy and Amanda Varner of Concord were the first to make their love official online. “We went away having the best experience,” Hardy said. Read the full story.


Art on the Internet

Clayton Valley Charter High School’s Art Expo went virtual this year, with all 350 entries available for online viewing at Jerome Faustino, who will be attending the University of San Francisco, received a $500 scholarship. Read the full story.


Parenting dilemmas

As pediatricians warn about a rare inflammatory condition in children related to COVID-19, local parents are also wondering what to do about things like summer camps and day care. “The good news is the cases of MIS-C appear to be rare, and death is even rarer,” said Dr. Tara Greenhow. Read the full story.

Helping the Eagles soar

Frank Allocco Jr. is the new boys varsity basketball coach at Clayton Valley Charter High School. “We will teach our players how to win. I am excited to coach and mentor at a school that I truly believe has unlimited potential,” he said. Read the full story.


Making more meals

Due to the shelter in place order, deliveries are up 40 percent for Meals on Wheels Diablo Region. That has led to an increased need for donations. “We can only do this because of the generous support we receive from our community,” noted executive director Caitlin Sly. Read the full story.

And there’s more: Here are some other local stories to read:

Click to read Pioneer weekly highlights for May 10-17, 2020

Click to read Pioneer weekly highlights for May 3-9, 2020