So This Happened…Week of Nov. 21 through 27, 2022
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 27, 2022) — It’s officially time to get in the holiday spirit. The East Bay Regional Park District features a Victorian Christmas display at Ardenwood Farm, or join tree lightings in Concord on Dec. 2 and in Clayton on Dec. 3. Check out the Pioneer’s calendar for other festive events.
Giving Tuesday: Local options for donations on Nov. 29 include the Mt. Diablo Education Foundation’s STEAM fundraiser and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, which will be hosting behind-the-scenes tours that day.
In support of Ukraine: A delegation of Ukrainian health-care administrators visited Concord as part of a 10-day tour of American medical facilities. “Across the world, people are exploring best practices to provide the care needs for frail elders,” noted Jim Mittelberger of PACE (Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). Meanwhile, residents can join a discussion of the war at the Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center on Nov. 29.
Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently.
Concord contractor approved to resume limited work after Nov. 16 explosion.
Nominations sought for Violet Richardson leadership award.
The Pioneer’s high school football scores update, Nov. 27, 2022
Pleasant Hill Mayor Harris looks back, from Community Service Days to seniors and students.
Special holiday concert pays tribute to Karen Carpenter.
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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.