Clayton resident Christy Harris died last week after a long battle with cancer. She was just three weeks short of her 50th birthday.
She was diagnosed in December 2012 when an annoying pain in her hip turned out to be a fast-growing tumor.
Not one to go down without a fight, the spirited mother of three mounted a two year battle that included leadership posts in Clayton’s Relay for Life, the two day event sponsored by the American Cancer Association. [click to continue…]
The city of Clayton just turned the Big 5-0.
As many residents know, the town of Clayton was founded by Joel Clayton in 1857 but it took 107 years to become an incorporated city. In 1964, a dedicated group of founding mothers and fathers vigorously resisted a potential take-over by Concord, working to ensure Clayton’s independence and self-direction.
Fifty years ago, on March 3, 1964, in a record turnout, 91 percent of the town’s 364 registered voters cast their ballots for independence. The measure passed 251 to 61 and Clayton became Contra Costa County’s 13th city. The first city council meeting was held on March 18 of that year. [click to continue…]
Linzey, McChesney speak in Washington
of high school’s conversion to charter
By now, most people around the Clayton Valley area are aware of the success of Clayton Valley Charter High School. Now, some others are taking notice:
The U.S. House of Representatives.
This week, CVCHS Executive Director David Linzey and administrator Neil McChesney are in Washington D.C., speaking to members of Congress on “Raising the Bar: How Charter Schools are Impacting Public Education.” [click to continue…]
On Wednesday, March 5, the Clayton City Council and Mt. Diablo Unified School district held a historic joint meeting.
During the struggles to win approval for Clayton Valley High School to become a charter school, it became apparent that the relationship between our city council and the school district was very thin.
Vice Mayor David Shuey led an effort to establish a stronger relationship between the city and the district. Unfortunately, the school board at the time had no interest in meeting with our city council or a sub-committee of our council. [click to continue…]