Peace and Goodwill

December 05, 2016

clayton-xmas-choir-no-text-for-websiteThe Mt. Diablo Elementary School Chorus officially kicked off the holiday season in Clayton last Saturday with a few Christmas songs at the Gazebo. The animated performance was followed by Santa’s arrival before leading the crowd (unofficially, the largest ever for this event) down Main Street for the countdown and Clayton’s Tree lit up the night sky. Donut holes and warm cider served by Clayton Community Church and provided by the CBCA, completed the community event. [Photo by Pete Barra]


Big or tiny; old or new: CHS Holiday Homes tour dazzles

By Julie Pierce on December 5, 2016

mangini-house-tour-for-websiteThe seventh annual Clayton Christmas Homes Tour includes a “tiny home” of just 400 sq. ft. as well as an 1889 home from a founding family.

At five beautifully decorated homes, visitors can share the warmth of the season and get plenty of creative ideas. Tours will be noon-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the tour. Tickets are available online at, using PayPal or credit card. [click to continue…]

Santa finds the sweet spot

December 5, 2016

dessert-call-out-for-websiteOnce again, Clayton is a special stop for Santa and Mrs. Claus as they prepare for their busy holiday season. Visit with the famous couple at the annual Clayton Business and Community Assoc. Dessert with Mrs. Claus, Sat. Dec. 10 from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. at Endeavor Hall in downtown Clayton.  Mrs. Claus definitely has Santa’s ear, so this is the time to make your wishes known. The event is free for children under 12 (if accompanied by an adult). Donations, however, are gratefully accepted.

Roundup of 2016’s biggest stories

By Bev Britton on December 5, 2016

As the year draws to a close, plans are in limbo for a senior residential facility and more commercial space on Main Street.

Meanwhile, Clayton residents gathered downtown throughout the year to splash in the Grove’s new water feature, honor the late Skip Ipsen with a bocce tournament and indulge at a wildly popular Rib Cook-off.

The town also rallied for cancer in a double play of a reformatted Clayton Roundup along with the annual Relay for Life. [click to continue…]

Mayor looks to next chapter

By Howard Geller on December 5, 2016

Geller_Howard_for websiteTime waits for no one and being 70 years old, I have made some major decisions that will affect my life.

Retiring from public service was a difficult choice, as I thoroughly enjoyed being on the City Council for the past eight years. It was an honor to be selected by my peers to the positions of vice mayor and mayor twice during my tenure. [click to continue…]