Let the season begin

December 04, 2017

2017 Tree Lighting_Santa and kids for websiteLocal kids piled into the gazebo to greet Santa after the annual Tree Lighting last Saturday. The event was moved to The Grove this year after the city’s official tree at the west end of town succumbed to a spider mite attack. Plans for replacing the living tree are up in the air, says Councilwoman Julie Pierce. The official site for the tree is on the property where plans to build senior housing are underway. The council is looking at alternate sites for the official tree. Photo by Pete Barra.


Morgan Territory slide repair complete

By Tamara Steiner on December 4, 2017

MTR Opens - ribbon cutting_contributed photo for websiteA rebuilt Morgan Territory Rd. finally opened to through traffic on Nov. 18 after a huge landslide closed the road last February and residents celebrated with a pot-luck and unofficial ribbon cutting.

Last winter’s brutal rains caused many mudslides along Morgan Territory and Marsh Creek, frequently closing those roads for a few hours or a day. [click to continue…]

Healthy meals offer a lifeline to seniors

By Kara Navolio on December 4, 2017

MOW - Clayton 2 for websiteOn Nov. 21, seniors who can no longer drive or cook received a Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie as well as meals to last through the holiday until the next week.

Across Contra Costa County, more than 800 seniors get meals each weekday from Meals on Wheels – 150 in Concord and Clayton. Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services (MOWSOS) has been operating here since 1968. [click to continue…]

Downtown Clayton was a hub of activity in 2017, from the civic-minded Clayton Cleans Up and Relay for Life to always popular festivities like the Art and Wine Festival, Farmers Market, Classic Car Shows, Fourth of July Parade, Concerts in the Grove and Oktoberfest. [click to continue…]

Progress made on police chief, senior living plan

By Jim Diaz on December 4, 2017

diaz-jim-for-websiteThis article is my final Mayor’s Column. Prior to the Pioneer’s next publication, my term as mayor will be complete and the City Council will have elected a new mayor for a one-year term.

It has been an honor and pleasure to serve as your mayor for this past year. I trust that you have found the information about Clayton and the immediate community in these monthly columns to be interesting and informative. Thank you, again, for this wonderful opportunity. [click to continue…]