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"Godbeams Over Danville"
This image was taken just at daybreak from a hillside on the west side of the 680 fwy. The sun is low on the horizon causing the sun beams to be filtered by the clouds producing expanding "godbeams" over the town of Danville. This image won best of show in the recent Tri-Valley Photo contest. Submitted by Richard Valenti on Jan 24, 2014
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
Danville: Village Theatre and Art Gallery summer art exhibit, 'Altered & Reimagined'
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville has unveiled its new summer exhibit Altered & Reimagined, an art collection that will feature the work of local artists who have used their talents to create new perspectives... Sunday, 2:39 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
Mother Goose: Pleasanton artist's new mural contributes to public art downtown
Next time you visit Towne Center Books on Main Street, enter the back way for a special treat. A recently painted mural, designed and created by artist Lucy Bell, shows books releasing beloved 'Old Mother Goose' characters. Sunday, 9:41 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
Tri-Valley native publishes 'One Among the Duggle Tree'
Zach Perry begins his book, 'One Among the Duggle Tree,' with a dramatic scene of a 6-year-old boy awakening to find his bedroom engulfed by fire. Perry took this occurrence from his own life... Monday, 4:00 PM
East Bay Holocaust Education Center aims to honor, enlighten
The newly formed East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) in Pleasanton is using creative programs and outlets to teach Tri-Valley residents about the history and lessons from the Holocaust, as well as honor its victims. Sunday, 11:11 PM
Staying Healthy: Avoid processed foods, Livermore cookbook author says
Cookbook author and blogger Michelle Smith says the best thing we can do for our health is eat foods that have minimal processing and are dense in nutrients. 'We started cleaning up our diet just because we wanted a better way...' Thursday, 3:35 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
Valley Views: Gotta be ghosts at O'Neill home
If you have never been to playwright Eugene O'Neill's home in the west hills of Danville, it should be at the top of your list of things to do after the pandemic. Meanwhile, its newest online offering is 'The Ghosts of Tao House.' Sunday, 5:49 PM
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2021 guide to summer camps
Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.