Council approves ordinance
to restrict parolee housing

By Peggy Spear on August 06, 2018

Parolee Housing for websiteFaced with downward pressure from the county to find places to house parolees released from prison under AB109, the City Council voted to limit possible parolee housing to four locations in Clayton with multi-family zoning: (1) Keller Ridge, (2) and (3), Chapparal Springs 1 and 2; and (4) Marsh Creek Rd. and High St. across from Stranahan. (Map courtesy of City of Clayton).


Marsh fire destroys one home, threatens 100s

By Tamara Steiner on August 6, 2018

Marsh-5 fire for websiteSmoke, flames and fear are becoming a way of life in California as dozens of wildfires rage across the state, devouring homes and taking lives.

On July 25, Clayton added 275 acres and one home to the state’s grim statistics as a very fast moving, hot fire threatened to take out more than 100 homes in the Marsh Creek/Morgan Territory canyon. [click to continue…]

Young reader launches the little library that could

By Adam Pingatore on August 6, 2018

Little Library Best for websiteClayton’s Andrew Drynkin, an 8-year-old student at Mount Diablo Elementary, has joined the global cause for literacy by constructing a book exchange in his family’s front yard.

In a technologically inundated society, it can seem like a chore for youth to read the printed word. This increasingly prevalent truth is among the many societal issues that Little Free Library branches strive to remedy.

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Background on why city is examining parolee housing

By Keith Haydon on August 6, 2018

Haydon, Keith mayor for websiteOur city and community are currently examining the best approach to deal with the impact of prison reform law imposed on us by the state, resulting in Contra Costa County’s strategic plan for early release of parolees back into local communities. [click to continue…]