For my builds, new status bar mods...try play with the settings
Cm settings -> interface -> status bar tweaks -> status bar appearances ...... and status bar dropdown notifications background.
U can choose default, custom colour, transparent and also the alpha %.
Also u can select clock to be centre and its colour choice.
My own selections are
1. Status bar appearance -> custom colour black -> alpha slider @ 75%
2. Status bar dropdown notifications background -> transparent
You can download "Notifications restart" from play store to restart your status bar instead of rebooting.