So This Happened...Week of Sept. 21-27

So This Happened…Week of Sept. 21-27

So This Happened...Week of Sept. 21-27CONTRA COSTA COUNTY—As coronavirus rates decline, Contra Costa County may move into the Red Tier when the state releases new numbers on Tuesday.

“Once in the Red Tier, the county must remain there for at least three weeks before moving into the Orange Tier,” noted county Supervisor Candace Andersen. Read the full story.

Solving cold cases: During Operation Boulevard Blues, the FBI and Concord police closed four Contra Costa homicide investigations, including three in Concord. “There are lot of guns that will be taken off the streets again in Concord, and this will result in a decrease in violent crime,” said Chief Mark Bustillos, adding: “We don’t forget the victims of crime.” Read the full story.

Falling into a new season: As pumpkins and other fall favorites fill the Concord farmers market, many farmers are also planning safe family activities. And while you’re in the Halloween frame of mind, the Pioneer wants to hear from readers who may have had a brush with the spirit world.

Honoring educators: The pandemic has put a strain on everything – including the country’s education system. To give a shout out to those going above and beyond in trying times, Contra Costa County held a virtual gala for 22 outstanding teachers on Sept. 24. Meanwhile, Ygnacio Valley High School salutes three coaches and the school’s first principal with designations of facilities in their names. Read the full story.

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