Oans, zwoa, drei, G’suffa!


By Tamara Steiner on October 09, 2017

Oktoberfest for websiteClayton’s annual Oktoberfest officially begins when the keg and the band make their way down Main St. to the ­biergarten. From left, co-chair Marilyn Schmidt and husband Charlie, kegmeister Larry Bohlig and Pal, and the Internationals.  Bohlig and Pal are regulars at the Oktoberfest, traveling from Sebastopol for the event. (Tamara Steiner photo)

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Art show focuses on nostalgic Clayton

By Bev Britton on October 9, 2017

Honeychurch.School on the Hill for websiteFrom the horses in front of the Clayton Saloon to the girls in pioneer aprons playing at the old schoolhouse, Carlene Honeychurch’s artwork captures the spirit of historic Clayton.

The locally themed watercolors always drew a crowd to her booth at the Clayton Art and Wine Festival, where she exhibited from 1995 until she moved to Grants Pass, Ore., several years ago. [click to continue…]

Cheryl Hansen photo for websiteClayton resident will run in 2018

Clayton resident Cheryl Hansen says she will run for Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools next year.

Hansen is finishing her second term on the Mt. Diablo Unified School District board and says she has accomplished what she set out to do. [click to continue…]

Homes Call Out_Thome_Natural_decor for website Do you love holiday decorating? Come November, does every surface in your home beg for pine boughs or angels?
Then the Clayton Historical Society has the perfect excuse for you to drag out those Christmas boxes even before the Halloween candy is gone. The Society is looking for homes for this year’s Holiday Home Tour, Sunday, Dec. 3.

Call the Clayton Museum, 672-0240 if you are interested in showing your decorated home this Christmas season, or if you can recommend a home.

Police chief ­resigns for ­personal reasons

By Jim Diaz on October 9, 2017

diaz-jim-for-websiteChris Wenzel, Clayton’s police chief for the past two years, has voluntarily resigned his position for family and personal reasons. His last day with us is Thursday, Nov. 9. [click to continue…]