Plaque honors The Grove’s
place in Clayton history


By Peggy Spear on August 10, 2015

Clampers lead photo for websiteA stone monument and brass plaque recognizing The Grove as a Clayton historical monument will be dedicated at the Saturday night concert on Aug. 29. The monument was constructed by the ‘Clampers’ of E Clampus Vitus Joaquin Murrieta chapter 13. Pictured above are Eric Sorensen, Tyson Freeman, Travis Denten, Jack Brown and Jason Arther. E Vitus Clampus is a non-profit organization dedicated to historical preservation.

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Annual derby offers more than cars

By Tamara Steiner on August 10, 2015

Rev your engines, Clayton. The 12th annual Clayton Community Church Labor Day Derby and Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 5. But besides the exciting races, the derby will also feature an opportunity for residents to help needy children in Africa and Syria race to finish line in school, too.

All derby and car show participants are invited to join in the World Vision “Promise Pack” Drive, providing needed backpacks filled with school supplies, basic hygiene items and insect-repelling blankets for impoverished children in Africa and Syria. [click to continue…]

A long-awaited report to the Contra Costa County Office of Education concerning charges made against Clayton Valley Charter High School’s administration and governing board was released publicly last week, and rather than bringing long-standing issues to a conclusion, the report seems to have created more controversy.

The report, which hit the week before students settled in for the new school year, had both critics of the school and the CVCHS administration claiming victory. While critics of the school say the report validates their complaints, CVCHS administrators say the report did not fully investigate the allegations and didn’t seek information from the school to rebut the accusations of wrongdoing. [click to continue…]

Interim Police Chief Koford takes over

By Dave Shuey on August 10, 2015

Shuey headshotAs the second safest city in California, Clayton has benefitted from a seamless transition with the hiring of an interim police chief during our search for a permanent hire. Interim Police Chief Doug Koford was enjoying retirement but was happy to come help us. [click to continue…]