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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
San Ramon City Council poised to adopt Housing Element update
The San Ramon City Council is set to vote on approving a Housing Element update for the next eight-year cycle starting this year, with the threat of missing a regulatory deadline that day after Monday night's special meeting.
[Saturday, January 28, 2023]

Officials respond to racial slur at San Ramon Valley High basketball game
A recent high school boys' basketball game between two Tri-Valley teams resulted in widespread condemnation after several San Ramon Valley students allegedly subjected a player on a rival team to racist remarks.
[Saturday, January 28, 2023]

New EBRPD directors sworn into office
The two newly elected Tri-Valley directors for the East Bay Regional Park District kicked off their four-year terms after a swearing-in ceremony at the board meeting earlier this month.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Rep. Schiff, a Monte Vista alum, running for U.S. Senate
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who was raised in Alamo and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, this week announced a bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by longtime California Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Culinary Angels founder McNaney to step down as executive director
Tri-Valley nonprofit Culinary Angels is set to recruit for a new executive director after its founder and current leader announced plans to transition into a different role within the organization.
[Tuesday, January 24, 2023]

Community Briefs: Comedy at the Village Theatre | Tobacco prevention award | New leaders for Contra Costa Dems
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to host a comedy night at the end of the week, in what organizers are calling an opportunity for early Valentine's Day celebrations. Read that and more in our Community Briefs...
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

San Ramon council to discuss Trumark Townhomes project
The San Ramon City Council is set to solicit feedback from the public as they consider a proposed townhouse development on Deerwood Drive that would require approving an amendment to the city's General Plan.
[Monday, January 23, 2023]

Danville commission to consider neighbor's challenge to new Noble Oaks house
The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to debate moving forward with approval for a proposed new residential development, which would include denying an appeal submitted by a resident of a neighboring property.
[Monday, January 23, 2023]

Danville council signs off on Housing Element update
The Danville Town Council voted unanimously last week to endorse the town's next eight-year Housing Element (despite concerns and frustrations over requirements under new state affordable housing laws) ahead of an upcoming deadline.
[Sunday, January 22, 2023]

Recreation Expo returning to Danville -- with 'Willy Wonka' theme
All three of Danville's major town buildings are set to open their doors to residents and visitors as part of the town's annual Recreation Expo and Open House early next month.
[Thursday, January 19, 2023]