Vets honored at Camellia Tea


By Tamara Steiner on February 09, 2015

Camellia tea photo lead_for websiteWWII VETERANS WERE THE HONORED GUESTS at the Clayton Historical Society’s Annual Camellia Tea last Sunday. From left: Martin Easton, U.S. Navy Flight Officer Trainee; Jauire Welsh, Navy Yoeman2nd Class; Rob Plaisted U.S. Navy Photographers Mate, 2nd Class,; Bob Hoyer, U.S. Army Infantry Engineer; Warren Miller, U.S. Navy, Electrician Mate, 3rd Class. [Photo: Tamara Steiner]

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Station 11 reopens with grand celebration

By Peggy Spear on February 9, 2015

Station 11 party_0083_for websiteThe Clayton Community threw a huge welcome home bash for Fire Station 11 at a celebration Jan. 31, complete with honored dignitaries, scout troops, a community safety fair and, of course, a barbecue.

Luckily, there were plenty of firefighters on hand to douse any errant flames from the barbecue.

The station officially reopened Jan. 16, nearly two years after budget cuts shuttered Clayton’s only fire station. It was one of seven stations closed by the county after a 2012 bond measure to help fund the Contra Costa Consolidated Fire Protection District failed. [click to continue…]

Mt. Diablo closes park area where peregrine falcons nest

By John T. Miller on February 9, 2015

falcon_pixshark.com_for websiteFor the first time ever, a corner of Mt. Diablo State Park will be closed to the public for six months so that peregrine falcons can nest in peace in the region. Pine Canyon, which includes the area known as “Castle Rock,” closed on Feb. 1 and will remain off-limits until July 31 so that the territorial and highly sensitive raptors, a “highly protected species,” will not be disturbed during their important nesting season. [click to continue…]

Shuey headshotYou might think that with the weather we are getting the last couple of years that we don’t have seasons anymore, but that is far from the truth. Why, as we speak, Councilmember Howard Geller is working hard to line up yet another great spring and summer season of Music in the Park. That is right, before you know it, it will be May and we will be hearing music downtown. In that same vein, our city maintenance staff is doing its own gearing up. Signs are up to inform you of the closure of The Grove park playground for replacement of the resilient play surface. We get so much use for this playground that it is just darn worn out and needs replacement. [click to continue…]