So This Happened...Week of Nov. 14 through 20, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Nov. 14 through 20, 2022

So This Happened...Week of Nov. 14 through 20, 2022
Clockwise from Left: Thanks to Clayton’s Krane family, Save Mount Diablo will be able to preserve an ecologically important piece of land. Concord’s History Museum gets its grand opening after 52 years. Santa returns to the Super Holiday Boutique in December.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 20, 2022) — The Concord History Museum marked its grand opening this weekend with a holiday gift market and a model railroad display. The Historical Society had its beginnings in Ruth Galindo’s home just across the garden lawn from the new museum.

Sprouts reign supreme: There’s still time to find fresh vegetables for your Thanksgiving dinner at the Tuesday Concord Farmers Market. Then, check out Debra Morris’ column for some delicious ways to serve Brussels sprouts – an underrated veggie. And, if you’re a backyard gardener, don’t forget to give your stone fruit and citrus trees special care this fall.

Securing more open space: Save Mount Diablo has an option agreement to purchase the Krane Pond property adjacent to Clayton and Mount Diablo State Park. The group has a year to raise $500,000 to buy the land, which is part of the “Missing Mile” on North Peak. “This area is roughly a square mile made up of numerous privately owned open space acres that have not yet been conserved or developed,” noted Ted Clement.

Ho-ho holiday roundup: Santa is back, plus holiday gifts galore at the Super Holiday Boutique Dec. 3-4. And, Shop Concord relaunches its gift card program for winter holidays.

In sports: Fall teams wrap up seasons with section, state competitions. Plus, Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Alani Masinas of Clayton Valley Charter,  and High school football scores update, Nov. 20, 2022.

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Clayton mayor reflects on year serving his community.

Concord collage artist wants work to be open to interpretation.

Let your light shine, and remember the lost.

Order free COVID-19 test kits from the county.

Best Thanksgiving movies of all time

Travis Credit Union recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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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.