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Danville: Contra Costa Sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty to 2018 shooting of Laudemer Arboleda
Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy Andrew Hall pleaded not guilty for the on-duty killing of a man, with Hall's attorneys... Last comment 1 hour ago | 2 comments

SR paramedics, firefighters to respond to some mental health calls instead of police
The city of San Ramon is playing host to a new pilot program for how first responders treat mental health crises, that includes... Last comment on May 25, 2021 at 7:03 am | 2 comments

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... Last comment on Jun 11, 2021 at 9:03 am | 1 comment

Danville: Council to debate the future of outdoor dining in downtown
As businesses in California are set to return to pre-pandemic operations on June 15, the Danville Town Council plans to discuss... Last comment on Jun 15, 2021 at 8:46 am | 3 comments

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"Christmas Lights in Danville"
This house in the Woodranch neighborhood of Danville continues to add more lights to its annual display. Thousands of families drive by the Dana Highlands Court home each year. Submitted by David Williams on Dec 11, 2011


Tri-Valley celebrating Pride 2021
After a long and often difficult year that has isolated and separated community members due to the pandemic, LGBTQ+ Pride Month has offered local residents the opportunity to celebrate, while also organizing for the future. Friday, 1:24 PM

New Cal/OSHA rules allow fully vaccinated workers to forego masks
Fully vaccinated workers will no longer be required to wear a mask regardless of whether their co-workers are unvaccinated following new guidance from the state's workplace safety agency. Friday, 1:26 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. Thursday, 11:17 PM

Spare the Air alert issued for Friday, Saturday as heat wave lingers
A Spare the Air alert will be in effect on Friday and Saturday due to excessive heat and low winds that will combine with vehicle exhaust to create unhealthy levels of smog. A flex alert will also be in effect on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Friday, 1:30 PM

What a Week: Goodbye, Mr. Thorne
The city's most-recent former mayor, Jerry Thorne, has sold his longtime house and is moving soon to Arizona. I caught up with Thorne to reflect on his years of life and service in Pleasanton ahead of a 'bittersweet' departure. Thursday, 2:15 PM

Contra Costa Sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty to 2018 shooting of Laudemer Arboleda
Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy Andrew Hall pleaded not guilty for the on-duty killing of a man, with Hall's attorneys stating that the shooting was done in self-defense while the family claims it was unjustified. Wednesday, 4:54 PM | 2 comments

Livermore couple open downtown bakery in honor of their late daughter
Aimee and Bryan first launched Wingen Bakery from their home last year so they could be full-time caretakers to their infant daughter, Waylynn, who had been diagnosed with a terminal genetic disorder called Zellweger syndrome. Wednesday, 6:32 PM

Dougherty Valley's Wilson named county Teacher of the Year finalist
Michelle Wilson, an English teacher at San Ramon's Dougherty Valley High School, has been recognized as one of four finalists in the 2021-22 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year program. Tuesday, 12:12 PM

County offering mobile vaccine clinics for local businesses, organizations
Contra Costa County businesses and organizations can request a visit from a mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic if a group of at least five people want a vaccine dose, county officials announced Monday. Wednesday, 6:16 PM

Investigation continues into fatal collision in Dublin; victim ID'd
Dublin police are still working to determine what caused the fatal collision between a pedestrian and a pickup truck on Dublin Boulevard last week, a department spokesman said. The coroner's bureau has identified the victim as... Tuesday, 4:24 PM

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? Thursday, 11:41 AM


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