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"Mark Madsen returns to SRVHS"
San Ramon Valley High School basketball alum Mark Madsen (Class of '94), who also starred at Stanford and helped the Lakers win 2 NBA titles, returned to his alma mater Monday night to speak to this year's crop of players and parents at the annual basketball banquet. Mark stressed to the players that as members of a large and close fraternity of SRV players throughout the years, they will come to use many of the lessons they've learned as part of the program. Here Mark mixes with this year's 5 seniors who were honored for their 4 years of playing SRV basketball. (L-R) Griffen Kapulica, Gavin Foltz, Madsen, Clayton Correa, Logan Louks, and Michael Hernbroth. Submitted by Gary Hernbroth on Mar 21, 2012

 
 
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California rugged: Diablo Range runs 150 miles down the state's center but is still little acknowledged
A mention of the Diablo Range in the Tri-Valley is likely to draw the response: 'What range? Do you mean Mount Diablo?' The range runs from the Carquinez Strait south through 12 counties for a total of 150 miles to the Antelope Valley. Sunday, 4:15 PM

Becoming Bob Ross: Emmy-winning makeup artist transforms local actor into famous TV painter
When late TV artist Bob Ross suddenly appeared in a Mountain Dew commercial this spring painting one of his iconic scenes, viewers were taken aback. He's actually portrayed by (a transformed) Bryan Mazzarello, who is from Pleasanton. Thursday, 2:14 PM

'Totally Trains' exhibit returning to Museum of the San Ramon Valley
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley has announced that for its first show of the summer it will be reintroducing its local favorite 'Totally Trains' exhibit, which is returning to the downtown Danville museum for the ninth year. Tuesday, 11:03 AM

Valley Views: Alamo, prehistory to now
I poured over a new book, 'Historic Tales of Alamo, California' by Beverly Lane with Sharon Burke, which answered questions I'd had since buying a house off Livorna Road in 1981. For instance, where did the name Livorna Road come from? Sunday, 6:56 PM

Staying Healthy: Biking on Mount Diablo
Whether it's road cycling or mountain biking, Mount Diablo serves as a premier destination for bike riders both locally and throughout the Bay Area -- particularly among residents seeking outdoor refuge during the coronavirus pandemic. Friday, 2:33 PM

Danville students take second and third in DeSaulnier's Congressional Art Competition
Danville high school students Menglin Cai and Kaitlyn Yasumura received runner-up and second runner-up honors, respectively, in the Congressional Art Competition of California's 11th District. Sunday, 12:49 PM

Amador sophomore wins Swalwell's Congressional Art Competition
The winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the 15th District is Anica Xie, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School, for her work, 'Black Lives Matter.' Sunday, 2:33 PM

Student filmmakers recognized at 'Be Reel!' video awards
A collection of aspiring young filmmakers from the San Ramon Valley were honored during the San Ramon Valley Street Smarts virtual “Be Reel!" video contest awards ceremony last week. Sunday, 2:37 PM

Eugene O'Neill Foundation announces 2021 Travis Bogard Fellows
Five artists have used the turbulent times to find inspiration and hone their crafts, efforts that have been rewarded by being selected for the Eugene O'Neill Foundation's prestigious Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Program. Friday, 10:51 AM

Pleasanton actress stars in new film, 'It's What's on the Inside'
'My character's inner struggle with her mental health and self-isolation is on full display in this film, and my hope is that it validates anyone going through similar struggles because they're not alone and there is hope,' she said. Sunday, 6:33 PM

Actor from Pleasanton stars in spooky TV reboot
'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Nickelodeon has kicked off its new season, and the first episode begins with Connor, played by Parker Queenan, looking terrified as he steals into the local magic shop. Queenan, 19, hails from Pleasanton. Thursday, 4:42 PM

Dublin's new city historian urges preserving 'today'
Photos and artifacts from today should be set aside for future historians, points out Dublin's newly named city historian, Steve Minniear. At this time, the most requested photographs are those from around 1918, the last pandemic. Sunday, 12:44 PM

 

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