The Clayton Historical Society held their first Clayton Gardens Tour 21 years ago, and this favorite Clayton event has blossomed through the years. Many look forward to strolling through the garden gates of each chosen landscape. Selected homeowners have graciously opened their gardens for this event, which is the largest fundraiser for the Clayton Historical Museum. [click to continue…]
Dec. 1, 1947 – Apr. 24, 2013
Teachers can play such a pivotal role in the lives of their students and, judging by the comments of his students and teaching colleagues, retired Clayton Valley High School drama teacher Tom Wills gets a standing ovation and rave reviews. The Concord resident, 65, passed away April 24 nine months after a cancer diagnosis.
Wills was on the faculty at Clayton Valley for a quarter century before retiring in 2010. The enduring legacy of Wills’ time at Clayton Valley, besides the hundreds of students he educated and inspired, is the ClaytonArts Academy that he co-founded with Aline Lee. [click to continue…]
The Mount Diablo Unified School District is wasting no time searching for a replacement for Superintendent Dr. Steven Lawrence, who was fired last month.
At a series of MDUSD board meetings lasting until late in the nights, plans were made by members to interview interim superintendent candidates in an open session with stakeholder groups on May 14, with a vote for approval May 20.
Between Lawrence’s failed anti-Clayton Valley High School charter PR campaign, a FCMAT report fiasco that resulted in sharp words from the County Board of Education President, and the recent controversy over conflicts of interest in MDUSD contract talks, not many people were surprised by Lawrence’s forced departure. [click to continue…]
I am very pleased to announce the city completed the purchase of the vacant 1.66 acre parcel of land behind the Clayton Community Church offices on Main Street for the amount of $1 million. The sale was officially recorded April 24, successfully concluding months of amicable negotiations which began last June.
This vacant parcel is one of the last significant unimproved parcels in the Clayton Town Center. The city has long held an interest in the commercial or mixed use development of the site. [click to continue…]
The school was one of 13 middle and high schools in Contra Costa County named as a California Distinguished School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, awarded because of their “strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student-academic achievement.” [click to continue…]