Clayton’s Kristian Ipsen (right) and fellow American diver Sam Dorman enjoyed being part of the USA team marching in the Parade of Nations in Maracana Stadium at the Opening Ceremonies of the Rio Olympics last Friday. Ipsen was participating in his second Opening Ceremonies and is competing in the three-meter springboard looking to medal for the second time. He won bronze in 3M synchro four years in London and anticipated going to Rio in the same event with Dorman as his partner before the USA Diving coaching staff placed them with separate partners a couple months before the US Olympic Trials. The De La Salle High and Stanford grad competes this coming Monday (preliminaries) and Tuesday (semi-finals and finals) in the 3M springboard. Ipsen will have to overcome the favored Chinese and Russian divers to get on the podium.
The Clayton Business and Community Association’s Annual Rib Cook-off last Saturday boasted 48 entries judged by professional judges certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. [click to continue…]
Gentlepeople, start your engines, er, pedals. The 13th Annual Labor Day Derby and Custom Car Show is fast approaching. The Sat., Sept. 3 event is produced by Clayton Community Church with the support of local vendors and merchants.
This combined event draws hundreds of kids and classic cars downtown for some low-speed races down Main and friendly competition in the Custom Car Show. [click to continue…]
The Relay for Life will kick off for the sixth time in Clayton at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Mt. Diablo Elementary School. Participants and donors from all over the Bay Area join together to make this one of the most successful relays in the state. This 24-hour walk concedes cancer never sleeps and neither will each team, as they walk to stomp out cancer in our lifetimes. The walk takes on a celebratory atmosphere as walkers cheer on those who have conquered a personal battle. Bands play all day long, there’s food to buy and many incredible baskets to win. [click to continue…]