Katie Grace, home at last

By Tamara Steiner on October 06, 2014

Katie Grace SC00212_edited_for websiteAn afternoon in the park with friends is no big deal for most kids. But, for Katie Grace Groebner, 12, an afternoon at Newhall Park last week was definitely a big deal.  For the first time ever, Katie Grace was running and playing in the park with friends. In June Katie Grace was close to losing her lifelong battle with pulmonary hypertension when a heart and double-lung transplant gave her a new chance. Freed from PH, the plucky youngster now faces a lifetime of new challenges.


Simbirdi_T and Carolyn_for websiteOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month; a time to remind women to take charge of their breast health.
Breast cancer is no longer an automatic death sentence. Many of us are living proof that early detection, vigilance and aggressive treatment can, if not beat the odds, at least beat them back for a good long time. [click to continue…]

Haydon, Shuey and Smith battle it out for two city council seats.
candidate headshots 3 for websiteThe three candidates vying for two Clayton City Council positions may seem as different as the trails along Mt. Diablo, but they all seem to have one goal in common: keeping Clayton’s small-town appeal while figuring out ways to ensure economic vitality for years to come.
Incumbent Dave Shuey, civic volunteer and former planning commissioner Keith Haydon and Clayton Trails and Landscaper Committee member Alyse Smith all say that boosting the city’s revenue and enhancing the quality of life are paramount—and challenging. [click to continue…]

We’ve had several calls and emails in the past week asking if the CLAYTON PIONEER has changed its name or started a new Clayton publication. No, we most definitely have NOT changed our name and our new publication is the CONCORD PIONEER
The Clayton Gazette is published in Boise, Idaho by our former business partners, Andre and Tiffany Gensburger. Our partnership with the Gensburgers ended in December 2009.
We are firmly planted in Clayton where we have been for almost 50 years. With boots on the ground and cameras in hand, we will continue to bring you the important news of Clayton, its government, its businesses, its people and its events.

Vote ‘Yes’ for the Grove Park

By Julie Pierce and Howard Geller on October 6, 2014

Clayton’s Grove Park has become the heart of our historic downtown and is a favorite gathering place for our community. Families meet to walk, play, picnic and socialize in its beautifully landscaped setting. It’s the venue for weddings, memorials, Concerts in The Grove, city events and after-school play. The tot lot and water play feature are happy places for kids of all ages. Many go there just to relax and enjoy the amazing views of Mt. Diablo and the beauty of our city.
The Grove Park opened in January 2008 following years of community planning. Our park was finally built after over 70 percent of our Clayton voters in 2006 approved the dedicated funds needed to pay for its maintenance, operation, equipment replacement and repairs. Its popularity and scenic environment have exceeded expectations and the park has proven to be an economic asset to our downtown.
The Grove Park gets a lot of use and this restricted tax currently works to keep the park useable year-round for all of us. Measure P will extend the existing tax, set to expire in 2017, for an added 20 years, thereby ensuring a continued dedicated source of revenue to maintain our beautiful downtown park for future generations. The current yearly rate is only $19.03 per residential parcel, and any future rate increases cannot exceed 3 percent annually. [click to continue…]