CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 10, 2023) — Mt. Diablo High was the only Concord football team entering the weekend undefeated. To see the latest scores, check out The Pioneer’s updated sports report.
Walnut woes: Organizers have canceled this year’s Walnut Festival due to a lack of volunteers. The festival has evolved over the years from its 1911 roots as the Grape Festival. However, there are still plenty of family-friendly activities on the local schedule, including the Tinkers & Thinkers Innovation Faire in Pleasant Hill, a Toy and Collectable Show in Concord and Oktoberfests in Clayton and Walnut Creek. View The Pioneer’s calendar for more details.
Third try at CNWS development: The Concord City Council will meet with officials from Brookfield Properties on Sept. 19 regarding an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) for development of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station property. “We are excited to be here,” said Josh Roden of Brookfield Properties. “Concord Naval is quite special. It’s amazing.”
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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.