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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
Memorial Day ceremonies set in Danville
Danville town officials, local veterans groups and other community members are preparing for ceremonies in town as well as the top of Mount Diablo to honor fallen military service members this Memorial Day.
[Thursday, May 25, 2023]

Applications sought for new student seat on county Board of Education
The Contra Costa County Board of Education is inviting high school juniors and seniors to apply for a seat on the board as a student member.
[Thursday, May 25, 2023]

Dublin High Culinary Academy founder retiring
Officials at Dublin High School are in the midst of the interview process for a new leader for their expansive culinary program and associated catering service, with the current school year being the last for that program's founder.
[Tuesday, May 23, 2023]

Construction begins on Iron Horse Trail overcrossing at Bollinger Canyon Road
Following nearly a decade of discussions, studies and public outreach, work has begun on a pedestrian and bicycle overcrossing aimed at providing Iron Horse Trail users a safer option than crossing a busy road in San Ramon.
[Tuesday, May 23, 2023]

Contra Costa Probation partners with Talkspace for mental health services
The Contra Costa County Probation Department has announced a partnership with a well-known online mental health service provider in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.
[Wednesday, May 24, 2023]

San Ramon council to vote on proposed $131M city budget for next fiscal year
The San Ramon City Council is poised to consider signing off Tuesday on a proposed operating and capital budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year that would authorize more than $130 million in spending which would be balanced out by...
[Monday, May 22, 2023]

Art and Wind Festival breezes into San Ramon
One of San Ramon's oldest traditions is returning to Central Park this year, which is set to be awash with high-flying and brightly colored art and kites in a well-known marker of Memorial Day weekend in the Tri-Valley.
[Monday, May 22, 2023]

Chalk art fest to showcase past and future of Bishop Ranch
City Center Bishop Ranch is set to host a live art event aimed at providing participants an opportunity to see art created before their eyes, and to travel back and forward in time through the history and planned future of the area.
[Thursday, May 18, 2023]

Hope Hospice webinar series focuses on supporting those who support others
Family and caregivers of patients nearing the end of their lives are invited to a webinar series from Hope Hospice that is now seeking to offer a more personalized experience through an interactive format.
[Sunday, May 21, 2023]

Mount Diablo entrance road closure to start this week
A road in Mount Diablo State Park leading to its northern entrance near Walnut Creek is set to be closed starting this week and through the fall for extensive repairs that are required in the wake of a series of heavy winter storms.
[Wednesday, May 17, 2023]