Historical Society celebrates spring in a
big way with annual Gardens Tour


By Tamara Steiner on April 03, 2017

Perkins Garden_0010 for websiteThis dramatic front yard at John and Linda Perkins’ Dana Hills home is just one of the five Clayton gardens on this year’s Historical Society Gardens Tour, May 6 and 7.Other gardens feature metal art, waterfalls, patios and outdoor kitchens. With all the rain this winter, this spring’s tour promises to be especially rewarding.

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Clayton museum goes back to school with new exhibit

By Debbie Eistetter on April 3, 2017

Clayton School Class circa 1921 for websitePicture yourself as a teacher in Clayton in the late 1800s or early 1900s.

Your day begins with a walk across Mitchell Creek and up the steep wagon road to the two-room schoolhouse at the top of “School Hill.” (It’s the same path children currently take to Mt. Diablo Elementary.) [click to continue…]

CCU Tshirt logo for websiteCreeks are flowing. Weeds are growing. Record rainfall brings no shortage of yard work to tackle at this year’s Clayton Cleans Up on Saturday, April 22.

Rain or shine, check in at 9 a.m. at City Hall to grab a volunteer shirt and garbage bag to fill with trash and weeds from Clayton’s parks and trails.

The Clean Up also celebrates Earth Day. Local clubs and organizations will share information about appreciating this corner of the planet, like creating upcycled items, continuing water-wise efforts and hiking Mount Diablo. [click to continue…]

View More: http://branches.pass.us/africaCollin Wenrich was recovering from yet a third bout with malaria when he was inspired to build an airstrip to bring medical supplies to a remote area of Uganda.

“I had IV drips for two days. I could barely move,” says Wenrich, who grew up in Clayton. “I was extremely dehydrated, in and out of the fetal position.” [click to continue…]

National award for finance manager

By Jim Diaz on April 3, 2017

diaz-jim-for-websiteThe city of Clayton’s Finance Department received the prestigious Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting in 2016.
Finance manager Kevin Mizuno earned this national award for his professionalism in elevating the city’s financial records and disclosures to national stature. The award, a first for Clayton, was presented at the March 21 City Council meeting. [click to continue…]