So This Happened…Week of Nov. 28 through Dec. 4, 2022

Park District to Receive $3M for Public Access at New Thurgood Marshall Regional Park
Future site of Thurgood Marshall Regional Park.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Dec. 4, 2022) — Thurgood Marshall Regional Park will have a new staging area by 2025, thanks to $3 million from the state budget directed to the East Bay Regional Park District. Assemblymember Tim Grayson (D-Concord) submitted the funding request.

“The new staging area, along with a planned visitor center, will help connect the public with the park’s important human history and the natural history and outdoor recreational opportunities of the land,” said park district director Beverly Lane.

Elsewhere in the park district, a Dec. 11 program on the lost community of Somersville is among the many offerings this month.

Holiday roundup: Carols and carriage rides highlight Concord’s downtown tree lighting. Brunelles established long tradition of business – and Christmas – in Concord. And, take time to keep your pets safe during the holidays.

Concord welcomed the holiday season with its Tree Lighting event on Dec. 2, 2022. (Pete Cruz photo)

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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.