So This Happened...Week of May 22 through 28, 2023

So This Happened…Week of May 22 through 28, 2023

So This Happened...Week of May 22 through 28, 2023
Clockwise from left: Looking back at Concord’s first air field in Yesteryear. CalDART holds statewide training for for disaster preparedness. Suspect arrested in Pleasant Hill shooting death.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 28, 2023) — Pleasant Hill police have arrested two suspects in the April 3 shooting of Oscar Laredo-Arellano outside Farrington’s Bar. One suspect had fled to Mexico and was returned to the United States. They found the other in Nevada. Police believe there are no additional suspects in the death of the 37-year-old Concord man.

Fire-wise facts: This Memorial Day weekend’s cooler weather aside, summer heat is on its way – and all those green hills will become dry tinder. To keep your home safe, check out our tips for clearing your property.

Drilling for disasters: The local Cal Disaster Airlift Response Team (CalDART) took part in a statewide exercise that included pilots, small airports and ham radio operators. Contra Costa executive director Steven Tucker says it’s all about “networking and building relationships.”

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Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Stephanie and Scott Iannaccone.

Shop Concord relaunches gift card program for the summer holidays.

Keep your liver happy with healthy food choices.

Concord Police arrest report.

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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.