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Police: Robbery suspects, neighbor exchange gunfire in Danville
Danville police were investigating into the night Tuesday after a robbery attempt reportedly turned into an exchange of gunfire... Last comment on Jun 22, 2022 at 2:51 pm | 15 comments

Cal High principal Keefer resigns position to return to teaching
Some are questioning the timing of Cal High principal Megan Keefer's resignation, given the recent controversy over the school's... Last comment on Jun 21, 2022 at 10:00 am | 22 comments

Walnut Creek neighbors battle massive Seven Hills Ranch project
Seven Hills Ranch is surrounded. And not just by opponents of a planned large senior residential care development on the... Last comment on Jun 19, 2022 at 7:52 am | 1 comment

Livingston wins fourth term as Contra Costa County sheriff
Contra Costa County Sheriff-Coroner David Livingston is poised to serve for a fourth term, defeating a challenge to his seat... Last comment on Jun 22, 2022 at 4:07 pm | 24 comments

 
 
 
 
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Fire burns house, 4+ acres of vegetation in Alamo
A house sustained heavy damage in a fire that also charred 4.3 acres of grassland in Alamo on Saturday afternoon, according to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Saturday, 10:48 PM

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights
The Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the U.S., sending authority back to the states. In reaction, Gov. Newsom signed Bauer-Kahan's protection bill on Friday. Friday, 4:28 PM

Contra Costa expands COVID-19 vaccine to children under 5 at county-run sites
COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children between 6 months and 4 years of age at county vaccination clinics, the Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) announced Wednesday. Wednesday, 3:49 PM

Pleasanton Readers' Choice 2022: Here are the winners!
Our readers have spoken, the ballots have been counted and now we're ready to reveal the winners of the 2022 Readers' Choice contest -- another must-see special section spotlighting the best of the best in Pleasanton. Friday, 12:35 AM

'Unplugged' concerts continue at City Center Bishop Ranch through July and beyond
City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon is hosting a weekly outdoor concert series throughout the summer and early fall this year, with the fourth show in the series set for this Friday. Wednesday, 4:13 PM

What a Week: Alameda County Fair in full swing
Nothing says the Alameda County Fair is back in the summer like the annual Ladies Day at the Races last Friday. It's great to see the fair and its traditional season reunited. And this would be as good of a week as any to attend... Thursday, 11:50 PM

Cal High principal Keefer resigns position to return to teaching
Some are questioning the timing of Cal High principal Megan Keefer's resignation, given the recent controversy over the school's cheer squad mascot that went viral on social media and the district's response. Sunday, 7:33 PM | 22 comments

Pacific Chamber Orchestra announces 2022-23 concerts
The Pacific Chamber Orchestra is gearing up for its 2022-23 concert season, 'A Musical Season of Inspiration,' with four concert sets and an annual set of reading workshops. Thursday, 11:21 PM

Police: Robbery suspects, neighbor exchange gunfire in Danville
Danville police were investigating into the night Tuesday after a robbery attempt reportedly turned into an exchange of gunfire on the north side of town not far from downtown. No injuries were reported; culprits remain at-large. Tuesday, 8:52 PM | 15 comments

First phase of Valley Link enters federal grant program
The Regional Rail Authority announced earlier this month that the Federal Transit Administration has approved entry of the Valley Link rail project Phase 1 into project development of the Capital Investment Grants program. Wednesday, 4:00 PM

Local agencies react after state bans watering of non-residential, non-functional turf
Tri-Valley water agencies recommend non-residential property owners convert to smarter lawns and low-water landscaping, following the California State Water Resources Control Board's new emergency water conservation regulation. Wednesday, 3:54 PM

Ortega, Kumagai set for November runoff in Assembly District 20 race
In the four-candidate race for a newly redrawn State Assembly district representing part of the Tri-Valley, voters chose longtime labor leader Liz Ortega as the top candidate and Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai in second place. Wednesday, 3:50 PM

Measure G, county's vehicle abatement program, holds slim lead with final ballots pending
67.40% of Contra Costa County voters -- just slightly over the required two-thirds threshold -- were in favor of maintaining county participation in the state's vehicle abatement program, as of the most recent primary election results. Wednesday, 4:31 AM

Pleasanton Preps: Looking back over TV30's Athletes of the Year, Coach of the Year
Thirty-five awards were presented to high school students from Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton to honor them for their accomplishments, along with Coach of the Year presented to Dublin High School boys' basketball coach Tom Costello. Tuesday, 1:18 PM

BART train derails north of Pleasant Hill; several minor injuries reported
BART officials said that an initial assessment of Tuesday's partial train derailment in Concord showed that heat played the 'main role' in the event after excessive temperatures caused a curve in the track. Wednesday, 4:07 AM

Danville gears up for return of Summerfest this weekend
Danville is hosting its 29th annual Summerfest for the last weekend of June, marking the return of the previously annual event following a two-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, 4:50 PM

County clerk-recorder candidates Connelly, Gordon poised for runoff in November election
Following a four-candidate race for the Contra Costa County clerk recorder's seat, the top two candidates in the primary election -- Kristin Braun Connelly and Vicki Gordon -- are poised to be on the November ballot. Thursday, June 16, 5:19 AM

Tri-Valley innovation: Counting who's here, with ease and accuracy
During their junior year at Foothill, Logan Dickey and classmates were frustrated in their engineering class. Setting out to solve the problem, their team developed a way to take attendance more quickly and accurately. Monday, 4:33 PM

Neighbors battle massive Seven Hills Ranch project
Seven Hills Ranch is surrounded. And not just by opponents of a planned large senior residential care development on the site. It may be Walnut Creek's heritage, but those 30 acres are on county land, surrounded by the city... Friday, June 17, 5:31 AM | 1 comments

Kramer fends off challenger in Contra Costa County assessor race
The county's incumbent Assessor Gus Kramer is poised to enter what he's said will be his final term in the position before retirement, following an election win against challenger Floy Andrews that led to tense times between the two. Friday, June 17, 5:16 AM

Voters elect three incumbents, one newcomer to Zone 7 Board of Directors
Current directors Dennis Gambs, Sarah Palmer and Olivia Sanwong won re-election and challenger Dawn Benson took the fourth position available in the June 7 primary for the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors. Sunday, 7:34 PM

A horse owner's journey: Pleasanton's Schmitt reflects on tenure in racing, looks ahead with hope to fair meets this summer
Mention horse racing people at the Alameda County Fair over the last 20 years and a few names come straight to mind. One that flies the most under the radar but can stand toe-to-toe with anyone is Pleasanton's George Schmitt. Friday, June 17, 5:13 AM

 

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