So This Happened...Week of May 28 through June 2, 2024

So This Happened…Week of May 28 through June 2, 2024

Clockwise from left: Clayton’s third annual Pride Parade brought a rainbow of color to downtown Sunday (Pete Cruz phot0). Diabetes Youth Families’ campers gather around Bearskin Meadow Camp’s mascot, Bruno. (Photo courtesy of Diabetes Youth Families). Concord’s Buchanan Field provides a home to many businesses involving and supporting aviation. (Pete Cruz photo).

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 2, 2024) — With the theme “Marches with Pride and Stands with Love,” Clayton celebrated diversity with a Pride Parade on June 2. The event included a keynote speech by Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and music by Arnold McCuller.

Challenges for Concord swimmers: Officials are hoping to return the City Meet to Concord Community Pool, but without host Springwood Swim Team – which has paused its team. “The pool will be available to family members of the club this year as we continue to work toward a resolution on the loan payment,” Marco Ramos said of the Concord Boulevard facility. Meanwhile, the Vista Diablo Dolphins also canceled their 2024 season due to a lack of participants.

Summer camp with a purpose: Concord-based Diabetes Youth Families runs one of the oldest diabetes camps in the country, after Dr. Mary Olney founded it in 1938. “Her belief was that with proper management, kids with T1D (Type 1 diabetes) could do anything that children without T1D could do,” said Marissa Clarke-Howard.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

In sports: Seniors commit to fall college programs, plus Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Fernando Perez of Clayton Valley Charter.

From the police: Concord man arrested after forcing his way into home and firing gun, along with the latest reports from Concord and Clayton PD.

College Park sports medicine students put skills to the test.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience urgently seeking help for barn owls.

Sunshine is nice, but it’s the people who really shine.

Buchanan Field flying high as public safety resource.

Understanding how ingredients affect your diet.

Delving into evolving rules regarding agent commissions.

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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.