So This Happened...Week of Nov. 7 through 13, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Nov. 7 through 13, 2022

So This Happened...Week of Nov. 7 through 13, 2022
Clockwise from Left: Ballot counting continues in Contra Costa County. High School football playoffs are here. Veterans Day ceremony honors those who have served.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Nov. 13, 2022) — The De La Salle, College Park and Concord High football team are heading into the playoffs with winning streaks that stretch back at least a month each. Meanwhile, the head coach and athletic director of the College Park Falcons were suspended for the final two games of the regular season.

Elsewhere in sports: Terrapin swimmers from Concord and Clayton named Pacific Swimmers of the Year. Pioneer Athlete Spotlight on Vianney Juarez and Amanda Silva of Ygnacio Valley High, plus Sports Shorts.

Election roundup: The journey of the mail-in ballot. Analyzing trends as votes come in. Election night vote totals in Concord, Clayton and Pleasant Hill. Candidates in Concord and Clayton give statements as vote count continues.

Helping hands for the holidays: Looking for adventure, Harley group makes massive food run. Longport Fish Co. to hold donation dinner for Concord’s Community Youth Center. “Art in a Box” for Homeless Children of Contra Costa County

Regarding Veterans Day: Veterans’ “intangibles” a win-win for open-minded employers, says brigadier general. Veterans’ Voices show to talk with women who served.

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Grayson reviews legislative successes for 2022.

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Obituary: Denis Michael O’Malley.

Concord Police arrest report.

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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.