So This Happened...Week of Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2023

So This Happened…Week of Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2023

So This Happened...Week of Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2023
Clockwise from left: Concord’s Ginochio family. The De La Salle Spartans take on the McClymonds Warriors. Girls in Aviation Day at Buchanan Field.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 2, 2023) — Through a joint operation, Pleasant Hill police arrested 13 people for retail theft in the Crossroads Shopping Center. Charges include petty theft, narcotics and active warrants.

Meanwhile, Pleasant Hill Mayor Tim Flaherty outlined a tree replacement plan along with bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements in his Pioneer column. And, Stay Pleasant Hill announced it is rebranding as Visit Pleasant Hill. “Visitors bring a valuable economic element into Pleasant Hill. It helps local businesses when visitors eat, shop and stay in Pleasant Hill,” noted CEO Patricia Snowden.

Pioneering ranch family: The history of Concord’s Ginochio family started with the extensive ranch that Antonio rented. “As time went by, all three brothers had good size farms – with about 2,500 animals grazing over 12,000 acres of land,” Carol Longshore wrote in her Yesteryear column.

A boost for Mitchell Canyon: Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan presented $1 million in state money for the new Mitchell Canyon Education Center. “I’m thrilled to be presenting this funding, which will mark a pivotal step toward enhancing educational opportunities, facilitating better access and enriching the visitor experience at Mount Diablo,” she said.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently.

In entertainment:Ain’t Misbehavin” coming to Lesher Center; “Billie Blaster” is loads of fun; Oktoberfest hits Clayton; and gallery visit offers insight into blind artists.

In Sports: Week 6 football lost cause for local schools with only one winner.

Mosquitoes will linger in Contra Costa as long as mild temps hang around.

Up, up and away: Girls in Aviation Day at Buchanan Field.

Concord Library seeking Halloween costumes.

Get a family photo – and help Early Alert Canines.

Hope 100 Golf Marathon needs your help to reach fundraising goal.

Obituary: Leanore Viola Barbano.

Concord police 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.