Station 11 is back in action


By Peggy Spear on January 12, 2015

15 01 16 Station 11 front page_for websiteCCCFPD Station 11 in Clayton has been virtually closed down for two years, one of  seven stations closed across the county, caualties of massive budget cuts following the 2008 recession. A federal grant and an improving economy will bring full staff back to Station 11 beginning 16; the only one of the seven to reopen.

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2014 Year in Review

By Peggy Spear on January 12, 2015

Kent-first palino_edit_for websiteClayton may seem like a sleepy little town, but the news and events of 2014 showed a vibrant, sometimes divided community that reflected the spirit and passion of its residents. It was the year a little white ball called a pallino brought the community together, despite a fissure caused by unrest at the local acclaimed high school. It was also the year the town celebrated a milestone birthday, and a young girl named Katie-Grace stole our hearts while getting a new one for herself.

Here is a glimpse at 2014’s top local stories. [click to continue…]

FRONT PAGE_Rose Family for websiteFrom the day Mike Rose graduated from Clayton Valley High School in 1972 he has been on a mission to make the world a better place. His first entrepreneurial effort began modestly with five employees in a 3,000-square-foot facility. Today it has grown to become a corporation with 13 locations in the Bay Area. [click to continue…]

Western themed wedding makes history at museum

By Tamara Steiner on January 12, 2015

renee and Jeff-for websiteThe Joel Clayton home saw history in the making last month when curator Renee Wing and Jeff Crady were married in the parlor at the museum on Main Street.

Some 40 friends and family packed the tiny house for the ceremony officiated by Janet Easton and Charmetta Mann, long-time members of the Clayton Historical Society and friends of the couple. [click to continue…]

Recycling numbers down; aim higher

By Dave Shuey on January 12, 2015

Shuey headshotNo news is good news. I have been wracking my brain trying to come up with some news and information to impart and it is difficult because, gosh darn, we are one of the safest and best run cities in California! But here we go anyway.

Recycling. It does baffle me that in 2015 we as a country, state and city do not recycle as well as we should. Does anyone really not think about the enormous impact we are having on natural resources with our voracious consumption of goods and services?  Shouldn’t we all be doing everything we can to recycle so that our children and their children still have natural resources left long after we are gone? Oh, those were rhetorical questions with the answers of “no” and “yes” respectively. For those that failed this test, shame on you, and for those that passed, bravo. [click to continue…]