VFW remembers America’s fallen
in solemn Memorial Day program


By Carina Romano on June 05, 2017

Posting colors_Lead photo for websiteVFW Post 1525 along with the Mt. Diablo High School Junior ROTC, Boy Scout Troops 262 and 444, Cub Scout Pack 379 and the Highlands Elementary Brownie Troop 32485 post the colors at the annual Memorial Day service which included Concord High’s Ladies First Choir and Gold Star Mother Roxane Langevin. (photo by Tamara Steiner)

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July 4 large for websiteCome on down to Main Street for the annual old-fashioned Indepndence Day celebration and say “happy birthday” America…and to Clayton. This year marks the town’s 160th birthday; 1857 to 2017.

The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast, 7-10 a.m. at Endeavor Hall. Hosted by the Clayton Valley/Sunrise Rotary Club. Breakfast is $7 for adults and $5 for children. [click to continue…]

Clayton seniors win athletic honors

By Jay Bedecarre on June 5, 2017

Panella and Hackett for websiteTwo graduating high school seniors from Clayton received special athletic recognition before getting their diplomas. Midfielder Sophia Panella of Carondelet was selected to the US Lacrosse Girls High School All-America team while Jonathan Hackett capped a busy year playing football, wrestling and rugby at De La Salle by being named the school’s athlete of the year. See Sports, page 8, for more information.

City honors 40 years of EMS ­program

By Jim Diaz on June 5, 2017

diaz-jim-for-websiteLast month marked the 40th anniversary of emergency medical services in Contra Costa County. The county Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) arranges first responder services in Clayton and other areas for people needing emergency medical attention.

The Clayton City Council recognized the county EMSA, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District personnel and Clayton resident Kacey Hansen, chair of the county Emergency Medical Care Committee, at the May 16 meeting. The council issued a proclamation declaring May 21-27 as Emergency Medical Services Week. [click to continue…]