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Police: Shot fired, intervening witness pistol-whipped in Danville robbery
A man was robbed at gunpoint with a shot fired and a witness attempting to intervene was pistol-whipped in broad daylight... Last comment on Aug 10, 2022 at 1:46 am | 16 comments

San Ramon: Innovation-Technology Committee member Sara Lashanlo bids for City Council District 2
Sara Lashanlo -- a finalist in the appointment process for the District 2 City Council seat that ultimately went to Mark... Last comment on Aug 10, 2022 at 2:23 pm | 1 comment

What a Week: Yet another bike fatality
The sad story of the Danville native's death caught my eye in part because it happened in my old stomping grounds in Northwest... Last comment on Jul 28, 2022 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment

County supervisors to discuss oversight of sheriff's office
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss oversight of the county sheriff's office and a recommendation... Last comment on Aug 9, 2022 at 2:10 pm | 4 comments

 
 
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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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What's going on at Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley?
The discontinuation of the popular Friendly Visiting Program came as a shock to many and raised more questions about Senior Support as a whole, its leadership instability and the future of the nonprofit. Wednesday, 4:34 PM

San Ramon native Dinesh Govindarao campaigns again for mayor's seat
Dinesh Govindarao, a medical doctor and longtime San Ramon resident, is the latest to file for candidacy in the city's mayoral race this November, after coming in third in the most recent mayoral election in 2020. Thursday, 5:42 AM

State sends $6M to extend county's holistic intervention program
Contra Costa County has secured a $6 million grant to expand its holistic intervention partnership (HIP) over the next three years. Wednesday, 4:06 PM

Community Briefs: Welcome Day at DVC San Ramon | Mare Island history | Hot Summer Sundays Car Show | Scarecrow Stroll
The San Ramon outpost of Diablo Valley College will be hosting an in-person Welcome Day ahead of the start of the fall semester. See that and more in our Community Briefs... Thursday, 5:35 AM

Danville team wins Little League Intermediate World Series
That's exactly what the team from Danville did Sunday night, beating West Seoul Little League 5-2 in the championship game of the Little League Intermediate World Series broadcast on ESPN2 from Max Baer Field in Livermore. Monday, 8:39 PM

San Ramon: Innovation-Technology Committee member Sara Lashanlo bids for City Council District 2
Sara Lashanlo -- a finalist in the appointment process for the District 2 City Council seat that ultimately went to Mark Armstrong in 2021 -- has launched a campaign for election to win a full term in the seat this November. Wednesday, 4:51 AM | 1 comments

Police: Shot fired, intervening witness pistol-whipped in Danville robbery
A man was robbed at gunpoint with a shot fired and a witness attempting to intervene was pistol-whipped in broad daylight at a Danville shopping center on Saturday, according to police. Sunday, 4:48 PM | 16 comments

County confirms 31 monkeypox cases; numbers 'growing every week'
There are 31 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Contra Costa County, with another 13 suspected cases, health officials told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. 'While the numbers are still small, they are growing every week.' Wednesday, 4:11 AM | 3 comments

Contra Costa supervisors reject sheriff oversight panel, approve quarterly reports
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided against creating an independent board to oversee the sheriff's office, opting instead to receive quarterly reports from the department concerning its activities. Wednesday, 4:17 AM

County's first discovery of invasive mosquitoes prompts action
The first invasive mosquito species has been found in Contra Costa County, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. Wednesday, 4:06 PM

Pleasanton Preps: Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 14 team ready for World Series in North Dakota
When the Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 14 team captured the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in Hanford on July 30 to qualify for the World Series, you might be able to excuse them if they started to feel some added pressure... Wednesday, 4:00 AM

County DA charges police officer for allegedly beating arrestee with stun gun
A now-former Richmond Police Department officer faces a felony charge for allegedly assaulting a man with a taser, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office announced last week. Tuesday, 4:59 PM | 3 comments

BART uses weed-eating goats to reduce fire risk, noise pollution
BART is employing goats to reduce fire risk and cut noise pollution on hillsides along train routes in the Bay Area, continuing a practice that began about five years ago and has created other unintended benefits. Sunday, 5:32 PM

Registration open for Hope 100 Golf Marathon
The Hope 100 Golf Marathon is returning to Castlewood Country Club's Valley Course next month and registration is underway for participants and sponsors for the annual endurance event that raises vital money for nonprofit Hope Hospice. Sunday, 5:33 PM

Monte Vista alum Starn reflects on winning SF Marathon -- in first try
Seemingly to make that a point, on July 24 Starn went out and ran in her first marathon, taking on the hilly San Francisco Marathon for her first try at the distance. She did more than just compete ... she won the women's race. Tuesday, August 2, 9:06 PM

Can Californians afford electric cars? Wait lists for rebates are long and some programs have shut down
State funding is insufficient so lower-income residents have trouble getting their subsidies. Sunday, 9:19 PM

Cost dispute casts shadow in debate over police radio encryption bill
The fate of a bill that would require police departments to remove encryption from their radio communications was uncertain Wednesday after the Assembly Appropriations Committee deferred a decision on SB 1000. Sunday, 9:19 PM

Karen Stepper running for sixth term on Danville Town Council
Danville Town Councilmember Karen Stepper is seeking to continue for another term in her seat, which she was first elected to in 2002, with no challengers to her incumbency so far. Friday, 4:52 AM

Bilingual ASL production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' onstage in Tri-Valley
The Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton will be hosting a bilingual production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' this month. The show will feature American Sign Language and spoken English. Thursday, August 4, 4:40 PM

Young San Ramon bassoonist wants to increase instrument's popularity
Most probably aren't aware of what Dougherty Valley High School student Donovan Tong has come to learn is a worldwide issue -- a lack of young bassoonists rising to the forefront to replace longtime experts on the instrument. Wednesday, August 3, 4:33 PM

Councilmember Mark Armstrong seeks election to full term for San Ramon's District 2
Mark Armstrong looks to defend his District 2 seat on the San Ramon City Council in this year's general election, with a campaign to be elected to the seat for a full term after being appointed short-term in 2021. Wednesday, August 3, 9:33 PM

Take a 'Road Trip' at the Firehouse
From vacations abroad to quick trips down the West Coast in California, the artists in the 'Road Trip' exhibit in the Harrington Gallery used their unique experiences to create art interpreting what a road trip means to them... Thursday, August 4, 5:10 PM

San Ramon police investigating suspicious death in apartment
Police continue to investigate the death of a woman found inside a San Ramon apartment earlier this week as a suspicious death case, according to a department spokesperson. Sunday, July 31, 4:13 PM

 

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