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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Police allege man robs San Ramon bank for second time

San Ramon police allege a man has robbed the same local bank while armed with a gun for the second time in just over a month.

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Signs of the times

When John Deus, 74, takes to the road, he doesn't just keep an eye on the traffic and other hazards. He's also alert for interesting signage. "I think I've photographed about 75 different signs during my travels," said Deus (pronounced the German way, "Doyce").

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Personnel file: Six-time LPGA winner moves into real estate lending in Danville

Sealing the deal is taking on a brand new meaning for Danville resident Pat Hurst. After nearly two decades as a professional golfer that included closing out six LPGA victories, Hurst has now transitioned into a career in real estate lending. And she's chosen her hometown of Danville to make her start.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Holi festival set at Bishop Ranch on Friday

More than 1,400 people are expected to commemorate the start of spring as part of a colorful Holi festival at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon on Friday evening.

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'Jazz Room' returning to Danville stage with Finnish performer

The Village Theatre's bimonthly jazz series "The Jazz Room" is set for its next presentation at the historic downtown Danville venue next week featuring award-winning Finnish pianist and composer Kari Ikonen.

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DUIs, stolen property, dependent adult abuse lead DPD call log

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 26 to March 4, omitting the more mundane.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fired PUSD superintendent denies accusation of inappropriate conduct

Speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired as PUSD superintendent, Rick Rubino has denied an accusation of inappropriate behavior that came to light Friday from documents the Pleasanton Weekly obtained from the district.

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Man ordered to stand trial for fatal shooting of Dublin resident

A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence to have a West Oakland man stand trial on a murder charge for the fatal shooting of a Dublin man during an attempted robbery in downtown Oakland in November 2015.

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Goodguys car show taking over Tri-Valley fairgrounds this weekend

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is set to kick off its 2017 show season with the 35th All American Get-Together this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Ex-Pleasanton Unified superintendent was accused of inappropriate conduct before firing

A female PUSD employee accused Rick Rubino of inappropriate behavior less than a month before he was fired as the district's superintendent, according to documents the Pleasanton Weekly has obtained from the district.

Monday, 9:00 PM | 1 comment
Danville council to weigh raising parking fee for new development downtown

The Danville Town Council is set to consider approving increases Tuesday to fees charged for new development projects in parts of downtown where businesses rely on public lots to provide parking for their patrons.

Monday, 3:56 PM | 2 comments
School board to consider Day of Silence support resolution

The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday is set to discuss approving a resolution for the second year in a row in support of voluntary student participation in the National Day of Silence, which aims to raise awareness about youth who face harassment because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Monday, 12:53 PM | 24 comments
San Ramon Planning Commission hosting workshop with staff

The San Ramon Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a workshop with city planning staff on Tuesday evening.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Zone 7 declares local flood emergency

Zone 7 Water Agency has declared a local state of flood emergency within its service area, allowing it to seek financial assistance from the state for winter storm recovery efforts.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Danville seeks volunteers to help seniors for Lend a Hand Day

Danville town officials are recruiting local teens and adults interested in volunteering for this year's Lend a Hand Day, which provides seniors with free yard cleanup and minor home repairs.

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Officials praise I-580 express lanes for first-year results

Interstate 580's toll express lanes through the Tri-Valley marked their one-year anniversary last month, and so far, the numbers show they're providing much-needed traffic congestion relief as planned, according to Alameda County officials.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Zone 7 board OKs support to address creekside erosion threatening homes

The Zone 7 Water Agency board of directors unanimously authorized spending $1.7 million for emergency repairs to an eroding slope threatening Foothill Road houses after hearing from emotional residents at its meeting Wednesday evening.

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Hazmat incident prompts evacuation of 20 homes in Danville

A possible hazardous materials spill that prompted the evacuation of about 20 homes in Danville has been resolved Thursday evening.

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Irish spirit: Dublin set to welcome 80,000 revelers for St. Patrick's Day celebration

It's nearly 5,000 miles -- or a roughly 12-hour flight -- between neighboring Dublin, California and its international namesake Dublin, Ireland. But this weekend, the distance will feel like it has almost disappeared as the Tri-Valley city hearkens back to its roots with its 34th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Central San Academy shows residents wastewater treatment behind the scenes

Central San, the agency that provides sewer service to most of the San Ramon Valley, is looking for residents interested in joining its citizens academy program to learn more about wastewater treatment, recycled water and how the local district operates.

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Thefts, vandalism, DUIs lead Danville police call log

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 19-25, omitting the more mundane.

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Dublin: Norovirus case confirmed at elementary school

One case of norovirus, a serious stomach flu, was reported on Monday to Alameda County health officials by a doctor of a Dublin elementary school student, county health officials said.

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Residents appeal commission's approval of 150 apartments on Diablo Road

The Danville Town Council is set to weigh in on a proposed 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road just outside downtown after a group of residents last week appealed the Planning Commission's approval of the project.

Wednesday, 3:45 PM | 7 comments

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Danville town hall to feature federal, state, local legislators

Danville Mayor Renee Morgan is hosting key federal, state and county elected officials as part of a public town hall this weekend.

Tuesday, 10:32 PM | 8 comments
BART board declines to study 25-cent minimum fare increase

The BART Board of Directors decided last week not to study increasing the minimum fare by 25 cents in an effort to balance the 2018 fiscal year budget and offset a projected 10-year budget deficit.

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County board OKs new Tasers for sheriff’s office

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the $800,000 purchase of hundreds of new Tasers for the sheriff's office.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Eroding backyards alarm Pleasanton residents

There are signs of the wet winter visible everywhere in Pleasanton, from the tarps and bulldozers drivers on Interstate 680 can see along the Arroyo de la Laguna to the sandbags and signage warning of flooding on Foothill Road, still out in they're needed again.

Monday, 9:00 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon council to appoint Dougherty Valley tree committee

Committee appointments are set to be the main theme of Tuesday's San Ramon City Council meeting, with the elected officials to consider appointing residents to serve on the Transportation Advisory Committee, Architectural Review Board and new Dougherty Valley Citizens Tree Committee.

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Danville commission to weigh second-floor addition on downtown building

The Danville Planning Commission on Tuesday will consider a proposal to expand the second floor of a downtown building at the northeast corner of Hartz and Linda Mesa avenues.

Monday, 1:19 PM | 3 comments
Danville council to talk alternative energy, emergency response

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss an alternative electricity study, updates to the town's emergency response plan and new local branding strategies during a workshop Tuesday morning.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day luncheon Wednesday at Danville Senior Center

The Danville Senior Center is getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit two days early with a traditional Irish luncheon for seniors on Wednesday afternoon.

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Danville recruiting for commission seats

Danville officials are looking for civic-minded residents interested in serving on town commissions or in other positions available representing the town.

Sunday, 10:07 PM | 4 comments
Service to BART’s new Warm Springs station set to start March 25

BART officials said Friday that service on its long-delayed extension to the new Warm Springs station in southern Fremont would finally begin in two weeks.

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Johnny Be Gone – Long Live Rock-n-Roll
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 675 views

Zone 7 directors took the right action to help homeowners
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 503 views

Women’s History Month
By John A. Barry | 5 comments | 134 views