So This Happened...Week of May 24 to 30

So This Happened…Week of May 24 to 30

So This Happened...Week of May 24 to 30CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (May 30, 2021) — As you pause to remember our fallen heroes on this Memorial Day weekend, take a few minutes to read our story about the B17-G bomber nicknamed the Thunderbird and the three Bay Area natives that were among the crew. Read the full story.

Another big race for Kohler: Clayton’s Kara Kohler, a women’s single sculler, won the silver medal at the 2021 World Rowing Cup II in Switzerland last week. “I’m really stoked to have this under my belt leading up to Tokyo,” Kohler said of the upcoming Olympic Games. Read the full story.

On the crime beat: Clayton police said a woman was assaulted and robbed on Oakwood Circle. “This was serious and a scary thing,” said Sgt. Rich Enea said. Meanwhile, ConFire said two juveniles started a grass fire near Diablo Valley College after setting off illegal fireworks. And over in Concord, the police department suggests that community members should report any fireworks through the Concord Connect App.

The dog days of summer: With restrictions easing and people planning more activities outside their homes, the Animal Rescue Foundation has some ideas for ways to prepare your pets for more alone time in your post-pandemic life. Read the full story.

More stories

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

CoCo Farms site not the right fit for Concord.

Stay aware on East Bay trails to avoid rattlesnakes.

Poems in ‘Grim Honey’ speak to a shared experience.

Concord raises $114 million for roadway projects.

Long lead times bring a ‘hurry up and wait’ attitude to design projects.

May the force(s) be with us.

Concord offering a sweet incentive to get vaccinated.

Each week, the Concord Clayton Pioneer posts a summary of our news stories called “So This Happened…” If you would like to check out past weekly roundups, click here.

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.