Mayor’s Corner: Meet really old residents on the Clayton Ghost Walk

By Julie Pierce on October 21, 2013

The days are getting shorter and there’s a nip in the air in the morning. The leaves are starting to turn their glorious colors and pumpkins are everywhere. That means that goblins and ghosts will be out in force next week. Don’t forget that Richard Taylor will once again be leading the annual Clayton Ghost Walk in downtown Clayton on Halloween night, beginning at 8 p.m. at Endeavor Hall. It’s a great opportunity to introduce the family to a bit of Clayton history at the same time as having some fun together. Bring your flashlights and join us.

Lights on at the fire station: For about three weeks, starting in early November, Contra Costa Fire Station 8 will be temporarily operating 24 hours a day out of our now-closed Station 11 building while their building on Clayton Road is repaired. Unfortunately, due to on-going budget restraints, our station is not being re-opened, though it may look active for a few weeks.

Books for days: Don’t forget that this weekend Oct. 25–27, is our Clayton Community Library Book Sale. There are more than 15,000 used books for sale and most books are just $1, and children’s books are 50 cents. The Clayton Community Library Foundation Members Preview (you may join at door for $10) is Friday, Oct. 25 from 4 to7 p.m. Hours on Saturday, Oct. 26 are10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. All books will be half price from 2 to 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to stock up for some great winter reading and support our library at the same time.

Motorcyclist doing well: A bit of very good news: I’m sure many of you remember the very serious accident last summer near the library. I got a note this week from a co-worker of Mark T, the motorcyclist who was so seriously injured that day, to report that Mark is home safe and sound. His rehab road is still a long one, but he is a strong, determined individual. Mark wishes to thank all of the wonderful people who prayed for him and contributed to his recovery fund.

Have a happy and safe Halloween! As always, you can reach me at Let me know what you think.

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