So This Happened...Week of Sept. 5 through 11, 2022

So This Happened…Week of Sept. 5 through 11, 2022

So This Happened...Week of Sept. 5 through 11, 2022
Clockwise from Left: Fire crews stop Barry Fire on Sept. 6. Concord residents show off their smiles. Check our weekly update of local football teams.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Sept. 11, 2022) — Local police have been keeping busy, from the escape of two inmates from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility to a suspicious, bomb-like package in Pleasant Hill.

Meanwhile, Clayton police reported three catalytic converter thefts in one night last month. And, fire crews quickly stopped the progress of the Barry Fire near Highway 4 on Sept. 6.

More legal aid for Concord: Michelle Bethge is the new assistant city attorney in Concord. “I have dedicated my legal career to public service, and I am very excited to continue to grow and join the wonderful team working for the city of Concord,” said Bethge, who has been an attorney for the state Department of Industrial Relations since 2014.

If you’re happy and you know it: Residents got into the spirit and posed with the Pioneer’s “America’s Happiest City” frame at a recent Music & Market event. Check and see if you recognize any of these friendly faces.

More stories

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

Salvage, written in the days immediately after 9/11/2001

New Omicron booster shots available at Contra Costa vaccination sites.

ConFire to host Marsh Creek/Morgan Territory fire safety Town Hall Sept. 17.

Midthunder brings welcome change to Predator series

Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern visits White Pony Express.

High school football scores update.

Color creativity essential to any home project.

Your guide to the Bill of Rights and other Constitutional amendments.

If you would like to check out past weekly roundups, click here.

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.