Shell station makes major shift
from car repair to 7-Eleven store


By Peggy Spear on September 03, 2018

Gary and Amir_construction for websiteShell gas station assistant manager Gary Taylor and owner Amir Hatambeiki are revving up for a new adventure: running a 7-Eleven, as the iconic station on the corner of Clayton and Kirker Pass roads is converting its service bay into a convenience store. Pumps are open during construction which is expected to wrap up by mid-November. (Photo by Tamara Steiner)

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We Remember

September 3, 2018

9-11 flags 2018 for websiteThe billowing carpet of American flags surrounding Contra Costa Fire Station No. 11 is a silent reminder of the devastating terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. A flag stands for each firefighter and police officer that lost their lives due to the attack on the World Trade Center. The idea for this memorial in Clayton originated with then Captain Dave George. The public is welcome and encouraged to visit this annual memorial and pay their respects. (Photo by Tamara Steiner)

Angry residents packed the library meeting room at the Aug. 21 meeting when the city council once again wrestled with the thorny subject of how to regulate—or not—parolee group homes in the city.

There is currently nothing in the Municipal Code that addresses parolee housing. [click to continue…]

Clayton candidates for websiteThe coming City Council election promises to be both interesting and lively with downtown development and land use issues taking center stage.

There are two seats up for grabs in November. Keith Haydon will not run for a third term. Councilman and Vice-mayor Dave Shuey will run for a fifth term. Joining him on the ballot are a current planning commissioner, a CPA and an attorney. This month we will introduce the candidates. In the October 12 issue, we will cover the major issues and their positions. [click to continue…]

Volunteer to help your community

By Keith Haydon on September 3, 2018

Haydon, Keith mayor for website“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.”
-Elizabeth Andrew

I hope everyone had a good summer. It seems like it sure passed quickly. Now fall is coming, and with it, this year, a City Council election. Two council positions will be up for election, and we have four candidates. I encourage you to research each candidate’s experience, community involvement and knowledge about community issues.

Speaking of community involvement, the joy of giving back to your community has many rewards, including maintaining and improving your community, making new friends and helping those less fortunate. [click to continue…]