So This Happened...Week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, 2022

So This Happened...Week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, 2022
Clockwise from Left: Good eats and good fun at Clayton’s Oktoberfest this weekend. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tours Concord’s GoMentum station. Clayton centenarian celebrates in style.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 2, 2022) — Despite a fire at its Walnut Creek office, Meals on Wheels Diablo Region didn’t miss a beat – continuing to provide meals for those in need.

“Meals are prepared and packaged at an off-site kitchen,” said executive director Caitlin Sly. “Our volunteers will pick up meals at our other pick-up sites around the county. We can ensure that all clients will receive their meals.”

The future of transportation: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg toured Concord’s GoMentum Station, a site that tests transportation technology. “The facility represents the vision for tomorrow’s transportation innovations that will change the world,” said Concord City Councilmember Tim McGallian.

Election update: If you missed the candidate forum for the Concord City Council race, you can catch up on YouTube. Meanwhile, Clayton residents can hear from council candidates at an Oct. 10 event that will also focus on the state propositions. Or, you can read the Pioneer’s analysis of the ballot measures.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered recently:

Concord Library reopens after month-long closure for repairs.

Fall teams battle for league honors, NCS playoff berths.

A toast for Clayton centenarian.

Summer is really over as Concord’s downtown concert series ends.

Roll out the barrels: Oktoberfest takes over Clayton.

Concord Red Men tied to early American societies.

Concord and Clayton police reports.

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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.