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Jeanita Lyman

Reporter, Pleasanton Weekly

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About Jeanita
Jeanita Lyman is a second-generation Bay Area local who has been closely observing the changes to her home and surrounding area since childhood. Since coming aboard the Pleasanton Weekly staff in 2020, the San Ramon Valley has been her primary area of focus and coverage.

In addition to regular coverage of officials and activities in Danville and San Ramon, Jeanita has gravitated towards stories surrounding education, policing, and local history. These have included coverage of turmoil resulting in the chancellor's resignation at the Contra Costa Community College District, personal accounts from the mother of Laudemer Arboleda and father of Tyrell Wilson, both victims of fatal police shootings by the same former Danville officer, and a historically accurate account of Dublin's Irish roots.

Prior to joining Embarcadero Media, Jeanita covered the Peninsula for the San Mateo Daily Journal, while studying journalism at Skyline College in San Bruno and Mills College in Oakland.
Stories by Jeanita
Election preview: Assembly District 20 candidates
Following the adoption of new district maps aimed at accounting for population changes reflected in the most recent census data, four candidates are campaigning for the open seat representing the new Assembly District 20.
[Friday, May 27, 2022]

Danville: Demonstrators call for more action from officials following 'White Lives Matter' display
Two prominent features of civic engagement in the pandemic era -- spirited public comment sessions at virtual meetings and rallies for social justice -- converged around the Danville Town Council's last regular meeting.
[Friday, May 27, 2022]

Community Briefs: 'Town Talks' on transportation | Sustainability Awards nominations | Open Space Advisory Committee seats
Mayor Newell Arnerich is set to discuss the future of transportation in Danville, including new and future plans and technology, in the 'Town Talks' series next week. See that and more in our Community Briefs.
[Wednesday, May 25, 2022]

Danville council to continue draft budget review
The Danville Town Council is set for a third study session on the town's draft operating budget and capital improvement program (CIP) for the upcoming fiscal year Tuesday morning.
[Monday, May 23, 2022]

San Ramon: Council poised to adopt revised Tri-Valley development transportation fee
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider adopting a change in fees established by the Tri-Valley Transportation Council on Tuesday. Also, an increased loan for Aspen Wood project would bring total to more than $11 million...
[Monday, May 23, 2022]

Diablo Valley College lauded for equity in recent awards
Two of the Contra Costa Community College District's three schools (Diablo Valley College and Contra Costa College) are among the recent recipients of recognition from a statewide organization aimed at promoting equity for students.
[Wednesday, May 25, 2022]

Blues artist Chris Cain performing at Village Theatre
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is hosting longtime blues musician Chris Cain for an evening performance later this week.
[Sunday, May 22, 2022]

Mirza appointed to head HR for San Ramon Regional Medical Center
The San Ramon Regional Medical Center has announced Hassan Mirza as the hospital's next chief human resources officer.
[Friday, May 20, 2022]

Election preview: Andrews, Kramer battle for Contra Costa County assessor seat
Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer is facing a challenge to his seat for the first time since 2010, by political newcomer Floy Andrews, following allegations of misconduct in his office in recent years.
[Friday, May 20, 2022]

Community Briefs: Mount Diablo beacon lighting | CCCCD indoor mask mandate | 'Breaking Bad' actors in Pleasanton
The historic beacon at the summit of Mount Diablo is set to light up this Memorial Day, following the passage of a proclamation by the Danville Town Council earlier in the year.
[Wednesday, May 18, 2022]