Time lays claim to
historic cypress trees

By Debbie Eistetter on June 04, 2018

Cypress trees for websiteOld-age has claimed one of the two iconic cypress trees in The Grove. The tree was removed last week. A second tree is also showing signs of failing. The city is “watching it closely,” says city staffer, Laura Hoffmeister.


CVCHS drama draws ire of County Board

By Tamara Steiner on June 4, 2018

Linzey_Ribbon Cutting for websiteNearly five weeks after the abrupt departure on May 11 of Clayton Valley Charter High School Executive Director David Linzey and his wife Eileen Linzey, the school’s chief program officer, the governing board is still stubbornly silent on why.

In a hastily called special meeting May 14, the agenda listed an item for “Public Employee: Discipline/Dismissal/Release,” followed by a separate item for “Conference with Legal Counsel” over two cases of anticipated litigation. [click to continue…]

Council to consider regs for parolee housing

By Tamara Steiner on June 4, 2018

The Planning Commission rejected an ordinance to allow parolee housing in Clayton at the May 22 meeting, sending the hot button issue on to the City Council for action.

In August 2016, the city received an email from a non-profit looking to house parolees in Clayton. With the Municipal Code silent on the issue, a parolee home can locate in any residential neighborhood in the city, subject to few regulations. [click to continue…]

Moving service a true tribute to our veterans

By Keith Haydon on June 4, 2018

Haydon, Keith mayor for websiteClayton’s annual Memorial Day Observance was another sign that summer is coming.

We are grateful that this memorial ceremony is annually organized and sponsored by the Clayton Veterans of Foreign War, Post 1525. This year, the large crowd was looking for shade on the hottest day of the year so far. [click to continue…]

The developers of a proposed assisted living and memory care facility for the city-owned 1.7 acre parcel on Main Street have hit the pause button on the 95-unit project, says Fulcrum Development president David Ford.

Fulcrum, which is in the pre-application stage of the project, and Cornerstone Living Centers, owners and operators of the facility, hosted a second information meeting on May 23 to solicit community input. They may have gotten more than they bargained for. [click to continue…]