Clayton woman honored for prison work


By Peggy Spear on April 04, 2016

Bonilla_Collette Carroll WOTY for websiteClayton resident Collette Carroll (left) on the arm of Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) was named the Assembly District 14 Woman of the Year for her volunteer work with the California Reentry Institute. Carroll works with inmates nearing parole, preparing them for the transition to life on the outside.

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Skip Ipsen and Ed_Pierce for websiteLester “Skip” Ipsen, community leader and founder of Skipolini’s Pizza died at home on March 18 after a long illness. Last Friday, nearly a thousand friends and family packed St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church to share more laughs than tears in remembering a man who hadn’t yet learned to make good pizza when he opened the first Skipolini’s Pizza Garden in 1974. In fact, said Ed Moresi, owner of Ed’s Mudville Grill and Moresi’s Chophouse, there was no pizza at all on opening day because the dough machine had not yet been delivered. [click to continue…]

Shirt Front with background for websiteMuch-needed rains guarantee an abundance of weeds to pull at this year’s Clayton Cleans Up on April 23.

Rain or shine, volunteers can check in at 9 a.m. at Clayton City Hall to claim a bright orange shirt and matching garbage bag to fill with trash and weeds from Clayton’s parks and trails. [click to continue…]

Landscape District renewal on June ballot

By Tamara Steiner on April 4, 2016

Clayton’s Landscape Maintenance District, which funds maintenance and improvements to the city’s roadway landscaping, trails and open spaces, will sunset in 2017.

Not willing to wait until the district has expired and risk getting caught with no way to pay for landscaping, the City Council will bring the issue to the voters this June as ballot Measure H.

The measure needs a two-thirds majority to pass. [click to continue…]

Put a spring in your step at Clayton gardens tour

By Nicole Hackett on April 4, 2016

Hallybone Garden for websiteWhen we think of spring in Clayton, our minds are filled with visions of green hills, orange poppies, buzzing bees and the Clayton Historical Society’s annual Gardens Tour.

This year’s tour will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and Sunday, April 24. Five homeowners have graciously opened their garden gates for tour-goers to peruse their landscapes, walk their paths and gaze at their gardens. [click to continue…]

Summer concerts back, median work good to go

By Howard Geller on April 4, 2016

Geller_Howard_for websiteSummertime events are being planned and scheduled.  This year’s Saturday Concerts in The Grove. starts the season on May 7 and boasts the best lineup of bands ever. Our Classic Car Shows and mid-week concerts are now on Wednesday nights with seven car shows and four concerts scheduled. CBCA’s popular Art and Wine festival is scheduled for April 30-May 1. Details of these events and others can be found at ci.clayton.ca.us. [click to continue…]