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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
Diablo Vista's Edington wins county Teacher of the Year award
Longtime Diablo Vista Middle School band teacher Chavonta Edington was awarded as one of two winners of the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year competition in a gala last month.
[Thursday, October 6, 2022]

EBRPD eyes purchase of large property adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park
The East Bay Regional Park District has entered into an agreement to consider purchasing a 768-acre Finley Road Ranch property, the largest portion of unprotected open space adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park.
[Thursday, October 6, 2022]

San Ramon Valley candidates for county Board of Education set for forum
The race for seats on the Contra Costa County Board of Education -- including the one representing voters in the San Ramon Valley -- is in full gear ahead of the general election as candidates prepare for a forum later this month.
[Tuesday, October 4, 2022]

Community Briefs: Run for Education is back | Town Talks on holiday season activities | 'Rear Window' screening
This year's Run for Education, benefiting the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, is slated to kick off this weekend, with road closures planned to accommodate runners and attendees.
[Tuesday, October 4, 2022]

San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss latest plans for Marketplace housing
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to review revised plans for a housing development at the former site of a once-popular grocery store that stood near the city's heavily planned and discussed new downtown core.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

Danville council to vote on continued outdoor dining
The Danville Town Council is poised to vote on a measure Tuesday that would allow extended use of expanded outdoor dining areas such as parklets while putting in place new, stricter safety and design requirements.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

San Ramon man sentenced to probation for Sen. Wiener threats, gun violations
A San Ramon man who worked in Pleasanton was released on probation last week following a guilty verdict in seven out of eight counts in charges stemming from online threats against a state senator earlier this year.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

Annual Serve Day returns to Danville
Danville's Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) hosted their annual Serve Day event this weekend, aimed at promoting and celebrating local volunteers in the community, as well as getting work done for a wide range of nonprofits...
[Monday, October 3, 2022]

San Ramon PD arrests guitar teacher on suspicion of sexual misconduct against minor
A Vallejo man who owns a guitar instruction business was arrested by officers from the San Ramon Police Department this week on allegations of sexual abuse involving a child in a San Ramon home.
[Friday, September 30, 2022]

San Ramon City Council candidates face off in forum
Candidates for seats on the San Ramon City Council up for grabs in this November's election came together for a public forum aimed at amplifying their platforms and providing insight to voters.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]