WWII exhibit celebrates 70th Anniversary of war’s end


By The Clayton Historical Society on May 11, 2015

VdayWW2-012 for websiteVeterans of VFW Post 1575 proudly post the colors at the opening of the Clayton Historical Society’s special exhibit to mark the end of WWII. The exhibit will remain on display through Veterans Day. (Photo by Pete Barra)

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City to cut water usage by 40%

By Peggy Spear on May 11, 2015

fountain for websiteGet ready, Clayton. Brown is the “in” color for summer, at least for lawn and turf.
Residents and communities across the state are mandated to cut their water usage by at least 25 percent this summer, the fourth year of a historic drought. The City of Clayton is no exception, as they are cutting back water usage a whopping 40 percent from 2013 levels, said City Manager Gary Napper. [click to continue…]

Cheryl Hansen for websiteMt. Diablo Unified School District board president Cheryl Hansen thrust herself into the middle of the year-long Clayton Valley Charter High School controversy when she sent a letter and two emails to the Contra Costa County Office of Education urging the county to revoke the charter and immediately return Clayton Valley to MDUSD because of “incompetent, corrupt and dysfunctional” administration and board.
Hansen said she was writing as a “long-time public educator and Clayton resident,” yet signed her Feb. 25 letter as President, Mt. Diablo United School Board. Clayton Valley was granted charter school status for the 2012-13 school year after charter leaders went to the county when the MDUSD board refused to approve their charter application. Hansen points out she was the only Mt. Diablo district board member to vote in favor of the CVCHS proposal in 2011. [click to continue…]

farmers market for websiteMayor Dave Shuey, tossed out the first cabbage of the season Saturday to mark the opening of the Clayton Farmers’ Market.
Back for a second year is the growing cookbook exchange that will gradually expand to include gardening, composting and produce books. Bring your books and “leave one, take one.”
It’s a bit early in the season, but several local farms were on hand with cherries, strawberries and the last of the season’s asparagus. [click to continue…]

Shuey headshot“For Sale, attractive downtown parcel nestled in charming western town nestled at base of Mt. Diablo. Perfect for…?” Many of you know that the City of Clayton owns the largest remaining parcel of vacant land downtown. This parcel is part of and covered by our Downtown specific plan and is zoned for retail development. It is part of the vision first set down decades ago, but has never been developed. It is now being marketed by Transwestern brokers and, despite their best efforts, a buyer/developer has not yet emerged for the hoped for retail use. [click to continue…]