Infamous Anniversary, Season Ends and Census Update

A look back at what Clayton Patch did in the last week.

: Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the murder of Raymond Casso, a 73-year-old Clayton resident, at the in Clayton.

Murders in Clayton are extremely rare. It's the only murder this century and although it happened two years ago the case isn't closed.

Moore, 39, has yet to stand trial. Doctors for the defense and a court-appointed doctor are evaluating whether he is fit for trial. They will submit their reports to the court April 11, according to the Contra Costa district attorney's office.

The killing is well rembered by Clayton residents.  owner Steve Barton said, "I don't want to say it's like the Kennedy assassination, but it's just one of those things where you remember what you were doing when it happened." Barton said he was working at the bar when someone came in and said, "'Oh my God, someone got stabbed at the post office.' "

: After finishing second in the North Coast Section, the Clayton Valley girls basketball team had its season end in the California Interscholastic Federation Northern California Regional playoffs, .

It was only the fourth loss for the Eagles all season, finishing with a 26-4 record.

“This group was special,” said Barnes of the Eagles unselfishness and team first approach. “It was not necessarily what they accomplished but how they did it.

: A Danville police officer and Alamo resident on drug charges had been working with a Concord-based private investigator to conduct so-called "dirty DUI" stops on clients' husbands to damage their reputations, an investigator said in an affidavit.

In one of the cases, the target was cheating on his wife, and the deputy, Stephen Tanabe, 47, was looking to "dirty him up" for a future legal battle, according to the affidavit.

Tanabe was arrested Friday night on suspicion of possessing and selling a controlled substance, sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said. He may also face charges of conspiracy and extortion in connection with the alleged drunken driving stops, prosecutor Harold Jewett said Wednesday.

: The population in Clayton increased in 10 years, but not a lot, according to figures released in the 2010 census.

In 2000, Clayton had a population of 10,762 and recently released census data says 10,897 called Clayton home in 2010. That's an increase of 135, or 1.3 percent.


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