Assisted living center and retail
proposed for Main Street lot

By Tamara Steiner on May 07, 2018

A3.5-SENIOR-LIVINGGrand Oaks, a 95-unit assisted living and memory care facility is proposed for the city-owned 1.66-acre parcel at the west end of Main Street. The entrance to Grand Oaks will be off of Oak Street just before Main St. An additional 5,000 square feet of retail space will front Main. (Rendering courtesy of Fulcrum Development)


Art Expo wows onlookers and inspires greatness

By Brenden Jin and Joey Phung on May 7, 2018

CVCHS Arts Expo Vert for websiteClayton Valley Charter High School held its 8th annual Art Expo on April 12, showcasing work that students created throughout the year.

This successful event had more than 500 submissions. Katie Nolan, the art design and AP art history/AP studio teacher, said it was the highest amount of entries to date with “a lot more student participation.” Visual arts teacher Evan Hughes said the Art Expo also included a few pieces from other schools, such as Pine Hollow and Diablo View middle schools. [click to continue…]

Tamara Steiner for websiteHappy Birthday to us! This month, we begin our 16th year as Clayton’s (and now Concord’s) community newspaper, and it’s impossible not to crow just a bit.

Our first issue was May 9, 2003 and the cover story was Art and Wine. There were three of us—me, Kim Rutledge and Jill Bedecarré—in a tiny office in Pleasant Hill. Each of us knew a different piece of the newspaper business and together we knew enough. [click to continue…]

May events beckon you to get outside

By Keith Haydon on May 7, 2018

Haydon, Keith mayor for websiteWelcome to one of my favorite times of the year in the Clayton area, because of the increased opportunity for outdoor activities.

The rains have greened up our picturesque valley and hills, and the warming weather entices us to get outside. It’s a great time to enjoy our yards, gardens, parks, trails and sports like walking, biking, soccer and loads of baseball – with Little League, Clayton Valley Charter High School, the Giants and A’s. [click to continue…]