Heat cancels last week’s concert
as 10th season nears the end

By Bev Britton on September 04, 2017

Diamond Dave concert for websiteThe summer concert series has become a favorite of music lovers around the Bay Area, many who follow their favorite artist from venue to venue. Pictured above, Diamond Dave Hosley, a local entertainer with a large following, leads the audience in a rambunctious “Y.M.C.A.” at the July 8 concert. (Photo by A.J. Chippero)


Possible hope for abandoned Bella Cerra ranch

By Tamara Steiner on September 4, 2017

Ghost ranch for websiteThere it sits, abandoned and empty—that ghostly, boarded up faux Tudor mansion on Marsh Creek Rd. just outside the city limits. Who owns it? And why on earth would they leave it to decay and rot for over seven years, home only to rats and graffiti-obsessed squatters? [click to continue…]

We Remember

September 4, 2017

9-1-1- station 11 for websiteEvery year since 2002, the firefighters of Station 11 have set 343 small flags in the grass in front of the station to remember each of the firefighters and law enforcement officers lost in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The flags will be up through the 9/11weekend.  The public is encouraged to visit the memorial and spend a few minutes in gratitude for the 343 firefighters who lost their lives that day.

Oktoberfest parade for websiteCBCA’s celebration of all things German is back for another year. The annual Oktoberfest takes over Main Street in downtown Clayton from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. There is no admission charge to attend.

The Internationals, the biggest little German band in the West, will be onstage in the main tent. Outside, are the food court with Wiener schnitzel, sausages, German pretzels and sauerkraut and the traditional Biergarten with German bier and premium wines and cider. [click to continue…]

New city engineer has key experience

By Jim Diaz on September 4, 2017

diaz-jim-for-websiteThe City Council is pleased to announce the hiring of a new contract city engineer. Scott D. Alman, P.E., is the director of engineering services with the engineering firm of Harris & Associates, which has an office in Concord.

The council approved Alman’s appointment and contract at a noticed special meeting on Aug. 14, and it’s effective immediately. [click to continue…]