Summer orientation programs translate
into school-year success at Clayton Valley


By Jay Bedecarre on August 25, 2014

CVCHS School starts_9364_for websiteSeniors Brody Rogers (standing left) and Sara Wood meet with a group of freshmen during the second week of school at Clayton Valley Charter. Rogers is a commissioner in the Link Crew Leadership class and as such “captains” between 60 and 70 freshmen during the school year. The Link Crew maintains connections all year with first-year students on the Concord campus.

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Clayton’s annual Relay For Life helps stomp out cancer

By Pamela Wiesendanger on August 25, 2014

Relay for Life_9319_for websiteMore than 1.6 million. That’s the number of new cancer diagnoses expected in 2014. So nearly 300 walkers put their feet down to reduce or eliminate that number altogether at Clayton’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life, held Aug. 16 and 17 at the new venue of Clayton Valley Charter High School.
The annual event raised more than $80,000, exceeding the goal of $75,000.
Relay For Life draws cancer patients, survivors, friends and family for a 24-hour walk-a-thon. [click to continue…]

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Kids all over Clayton are revving up for 11th Annual Labor Day Derby and Car Show, which will race through downtown this Saturday, August 30.
Children ages 7 to 14 can build and drive soap box derby cars, speeding down a ramp along Main Street for a chance to win a trophy. More than 250 racers are expected to take the challenge, cheered on by a crowd of more than 1,500 family and friends in what has become one of Clayton’s most popular family events. [click to continue…]

Downtown station idea runs out of gas

By Tamara Steiner on August 25, 2014

It was “Uh oh, here we go again” at the Clayton City Council meeting last week when Councilman Howard Geller suggested the city not rule out a potential gas station when seeking a developer for the 1.67-acre vacant lot on Main Street.
“I don’t want to stir the pot,” Geller said when he opened the discussion.
“Too late,” retorted Vice-mayor Dave Shuey, who said he is “totally opposed” and likened Geller to Don Quixote tilting at windmills.
In 2002 a gas station was proposed for the corner of Center and Clayton Road, where CVS is now located. The issue was such a hot potato that the council sought an advisory vote from the residents, who rejected the proposed gas station by an overwhelming majority, and the city council denied the use permit. [click to continue…]