Development hopes dashed
for bucolic Anderson Ranch


By Tamara Steiner on January 08, 2018

A year-around pond named “Jason’s Pond” in memory of a deceased family member and habitat for the endangered ­­red-legged frog will be preserved. The 95-acre property on the ridge above Morgan Territory Road has been slated for 40-46 luxury homes since 1971. (Photo by Scott Hein)

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Fondly remembering former Clayton city manager

By Julie Pierce on January 8, 2018

Alexeef for websiteDr. Valentin Victorovich Alexeeff, a former Clayton city manager, died Dec. 11 in Santa Clara.

Val is survived by his wife of 41 years, Mary Ann, sons Mikhail and Anatoly, his brother Andrei and many loving family members. Services were held in San Francisco. [click to continue…]

Museum_Renee Wing for websiteThe Clayton Historical Society and Museum exhibit “A Collection of Small Collections” features 12 groups of artifacts and archival materials relevant to life in the Clayton Valley.

It includes mortars and pestles, fragments of old bottles and pottery shards, photos of downtown historical buildings and spectacular local wildlife as well as pioneering family portraits. [click to continue…]

New mayor reflects on Clayton’s small town feeling

By Keith Haydon on January 8, 2018

Haydon, Keith mayor for websiteI hope you are already off to a good new year. I’ve started an exciting new year myself.

After serving as Clayton’s vice mayor last year, I have the honor and privilege to serve as Clayton’s mayor for 2018. As a result, I have the opportunity to share information about Clayton area activities and items of interest in this monthly column. [click to continue…]