Historical Society, Natives showcase best of
Clayton’s gardens in double-tour weekend


By Bev Britton on April 02, 2018

Lynn Vogensen’s garden in Dana Hills_Julie pierce for websiteThe “illusion” of a river in the front yard of Lynn Vogensen’s Dana Hills home is just a sample of the creative details incorporated in her revamped garden when she ditched her thirsty lawn. Vogensen’s garden will be one of six homes on the Clayton Historical Society’s Annual Gardens Tour May 6. (Photo by Julie Pierce)

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Clayton Cleans Up

April 2, 2018

CCU 2018.cdrMarch’s showers bring April’s flowers – and some weeds and rubbish, too.

Residents can help toss the trash at this year’s Clayton Cleans Up on April 21. Rain or shine, check in at 9 a.m. at Clayton City Hall to get a volunteer shirt and garbage bag. Fill the bag to the brim, then return to City Hall for a free barbecue celebration. [click to continue…]

Clayton women honored by Soroptimists

By Bev Britton on April 2, 2018

Roxanne-LT and Sonja for websiteClayton’s community spirit was on full display at the recent Women of Distinction awards from the Soroptimist International of Diablo Vista.

The group recognized LaTonya Watts and Roxanne Pardi for their work with Clayton Theatre Company and Clayton resident Linda Cruz for her myriad volunteer contributions. [click to continue…]

Odyssey kids reach for the stars

By Bev Britton on April 2, 2018

Odyssey of Mind for websiteMt. Diablo Elementary School students gave a stellar performance, going to outer space (and Riverside) in this spring’s Odyssey of the Mind competition.

The team placed first at the regional event, earning them the trip to UC Riverside on March 24. Team coach Renee Culp called the competition “fierce,” yet the Mt. Diablo kids ended up fifth in the state out of 40 teams. [click to continue…]

Buy books, drink wine and clean up

By Keith Haydon on April 2, 2018

Haydon, Keith mayor for websiteI hope you are enjoying our spring weather. After some much-needed rain, our valley is greening up nicely – encouraging us to get outside and enjoy our beautiful community.

It’s a busy month in Clayton, with three community events. Two will take place outdoors so we can appreciate the town’s picturesque setting. [click to continue…]