So This Happened...Week of Nov. 20 through 26, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Nov. 20 through 26, 2023

So This Happened...Week of Nov. 20 through 26, 2023
Clockwise from left: Enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides at Clayton’s Dec. 2 tree-lighting event. Time for winter garden prep. Concord Police nab retail theft suspect.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 26, 2023) — Concord police are looking for witnesses after a fatal accident at Oak Grove Road and Ryan Road on Nov. 23. That crash occurred around the same time as a hit and run in the area of Oak Grove and Treat Boulevard.

Meanwhile, officers apprehended a suspect on food after a theft at the Veranda shopping center on Nov. 21. The California Highway Patrol blocked traffic to aid in the pursuit. For more local crime news, see the latest update from Concord PD. And over in Pleasant Hill, three peoplecrashed a vehicle into the closed Kohl’s on Thanksgiving and fled with merchandise.

Seasonal garden chores: In addition to decorating for the December holidays, make sure your to-do list leaves some time for yard duty – including fertilizing your azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons and citrus.

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

For the holidays: Shop Concord relaunches gift card program; pair of events kick off Pleasant Hill’s holiday season; and horse-drawn trolley rides lend small-town charm to Clayton’s tree lighting.

In sports: Steve Stokes tapped to lead Carondelet sports program.

Expect traffic delays on Marsh Creek Road on Nov. 28.

Beekeepers abuzz over new Pollinator Protection Act.

Being thankful for free and independent public libraries.

Oakhurst memorial tournament benefits Maui fire victims.

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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.