So This Happened... Week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

So This Happened… Week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

So This Happened... Week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3
Clockwise from Left: Concord’s summer concert series closes. Take a hike at Sibley Volcanic Preserve. Concord Visitor Center opens.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 3, 2021) — There’s still time to get involved as Contra Costa County holds its second public hearing on redistricting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Based on data from the 2020 U.S. Census, the county will adjust voting districts lines to ensure that each supervisor represents about the same number of people.

“We welcome the community’s engagement in this important endeavor,” noted Diane Burger, who chairs the Board of Supervisors.

A guide to local fun: Even though Concord’s summer concert series has ended, there are always new activities and places to explore. Look no further than the city’s new Visitor Center for inspiration. And the center itself is also a great place to spend some time.

Clearing the air: Through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, residents can receive $1,200 for scrapping a vehicle made before 1998. The voluntary retirement program will help reduce pollution from vehicles that lack modern emission control technology.

More stories

Here are some other stories the Pioneer covered in the last week:

Diablo Ballet returns to the stage with ‘The Nutcracker Suite,’ Nov. 12-13.

Fall hikes in East Bay parks include a tidal marsh, volcanic hills and stargazing.

COVID booster shots available for newly eligible groups in Contra Costa.

Contra Costa Council on Homelessness seeks applicants for open seats.

California statewide fire summary.

Concord Police arrest report.

The Maids of Concord shares tips for International Coffee Day.

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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.