Clayton vet returns to Iwo Jima


By Peggy Spear on April 06, 2015

Clayton Yard & Guam Iwo Jima_for websiteClayton resident Dewey Dobson, 88 with wife Sheila Driscoll, returned to Iwo Jima in March for the first time since fighting in the battle as a young 18-year-old Marine.

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front CCU Tshirt 2015 for websiteA hot cup of coffee and a cool green shirt is waiting for you at Clayton City Hall on Saturday, April 25 to kick off the annual Clayton Cleans Up event. Rain or shine, come stuff bright orange garbage bags with trash and weeds from your favorite parks and trails. Double-dog dare the rain to fall before you finish chowing down on hamburgers and hot dogs. [click to continue…]

Annual garden tour blooms in Clayton

By Nicole Hackett on April 6, 2015

Garden tour photo1_for websiteThe Clayton Gardens Tour is one of Spring’s most anticipated events. This year’s tour marks 23 years of residents having the opportunity to peruse gorgeous gardens and lovely landscapes in the Clayton Valley area. Many have made attending this annual event a spring tradition, touring with friends and family. The Clayton Gardens Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26.
This year’s tour is packed with unique touches, and dashes of garden flair. Tour-goers will delight in seeing spectacular plant specimens, artistic sculptures, whimsical garden art and winding pathways with many charming surprises. Other thrilling features on this year’s tour include gazebos, fire-pits, built-in bars and barbeques, water-wise and California native landscape ideas. [click to continue…]

PG&E tower work underway

By Tamara Steiner on April 6, 2015

PGE Helicopter_for websitePacific Gas and Electric Company will be working in Clayton through the end of the month to upgrade a major electric power line.
The utility will use helicopters to lower the tower extension and pull the new wires across the top of the towers. The helicopter work is expected to take one day per tower. All towers between Antioch and Moraga will be raised.
“Using helicopters reduces the need for heavy trucks and equipment on the ground, lessening the project’s environmental impacts in the area,” says PG&E representative Brian Swanson.
Swanson addressed the Clayton City Council at the March 17 meeting in preparation for starting the work.
Several council members expressed concern about the drop-off and pick-up traffic around Mt. Diablo Elementary in the morning and afternoon. “Traffic around the school is a nightmare,” said Councilwoman Julie Pierce. “We can’t have Pine Hollow and Mitchell Canyon blocked at the same time.” [click to continue…]

Local schools flourish with parent involvement

By Dave Shuey on April 6, 2015

Shuey headshotWho here remembers that illness that strikes just once in a lifetime, called “senioritis?” Well, if you have a senior in high school you sure know what it is like now as it is reaching its zenith for 2015.
Colleges have given out their acceptances/rejections and seniors are asking the same questions we once asked: “Why does it matter, I got into college?” or “I am going to DVC anyway, so what?” or “I already have a job lined up so grades don’t matter.”
Well, I don’t remember my parents having good answers to those questions and I certainly struggle myself to answer them, but Clayton Valley Charter High School just this week had meetings with its seniors to stress the importance of staying in school these last few months, so hopefully they helped us out.

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