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County supervisors approve controversial Seven Hills Ranch development
After hearing from at least 50 speakers spanning about six hours, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday... Last comment on Nov 30, 2022 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment

Holiday Happenings 2022
The winter holiday season is officially upon us. Here's our review of the events calendar in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin,... Last comment on Nov 27, 2022 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments

County sheriff's office says phone scammers threaten arrest to get money
CCCSO is warning people about a scam involving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the sheriff's office, saying... Last comment on Nov 29, 2022 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment

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"Fear the Beard!"
Celebrating Halloween, the black and orange reaching the World Series, and greatness of Brian Wilson, the amazing Giants closer. Submitted by GO GIANTS! on Oct 28, 2010


Bay Area air district offering buy-back program for older, high-polluting vehicles
Bay Area residents with a vehicle made before 1999 can receive up to $1,200 as part of a buy-back program to improve local air quality, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Monday. Friday, 3:47 PM

Dublin police identify man killed in apparent self-defense shooting
Dublin Police Services identified Kenneth Krainski as the decedent in a domestic disturbance in Dublin last month that escalated into his shooting death, with police continuing to believe that the shooting was in self-defense. Friday, 11:06 AM

Get on the Bus: Helping kids experience the joys of soccer
Pleasanton resident Tim Ryerson, GM of Ballistic United, founded "Get on the Bus" to give children who might not be able to the chance to play soccer while also learning valuable life skills. Thursday, 5:15 PM

Community Briefs: Advisory committee openings | 'The First Man' discussion | Holiday on the Farm
The city of San Ramon is seeking applicants for seats on five advisory committees through Dec. 9. Read about that and more in our Community Briefs... Thursday, 3:47 PM

DSRSD incumbents Johnson and Goel secure board seats and share election reflections
Dublin San Ramon Services District incumbents Ann Marie Johnson and Arun Goel have secured seats on the agency's board this election season. Thursday, 9:48 AM

Around the Valley: Questionable actions
Questionable actions at recent municipal meetings might have gone unnoticed if not for astute and curious readers. Thursday, 6:59 PM

County supervisors approve controversial Seven Hills Ranch development
After hearing from at least 50 speakers spanning about six hours, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the Spieker Senior Development residential care facility in unincorporated Walnut Creek. Wednesday, 12:00 PM | 1 comments

'Holidays in the Valley' returns to Danville museum
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's long-beloved annual holiday exhibit has returned this year, with the current display of historical and present-day holiday marvels now open to the public. Wednesday, 4:00 PM

Danville to name new mayor during installation ceremony next week
The Town of Danvile's next mayor is set to be sworn in at the town's upcoming Mayor's Installation and Community Awards ceremony. Wednesday, 5:26 PM

John Mercurio to replace Beverly Lane on EBRPD board
The lone candidate in a non-competitive race to replace the longtime director at the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) representing the ward that encompasses the San Ramon Valley is officially set to take the seat. Wednesday, 5:08 PM

Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on 2022 football seasons for Amador and Foothill
The 2022 East Bay Athletic League football season ended with some positive achievements from both Amador Valley and Foothill. The contrast is looking to next year: The Dons have a lot more reasons to be excited than the Falcons... Tuesday, 12:20 PM

Coroner IDs woman killed in Thanksgiving Day car crash outside Livermore
Authorities have confirmed the identity of the Fremont woman who died in a head-on collision on rural Altamont Pass Road in unincorporated Livermore on Thanksgiving afternoon. Tuesday, 10:10 AM

Garden D'Lights: Ruth Bancroft Garden is an electrified winter wonderland
Despite Ruth Bancroft Garden celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, many still call it Walnut Creek's hidden jewels. It will be much easier to find the next six weeks. Just look for the multicolored glow... Tuesday, 3:27 PM

County coroner's inquest finds Oakland woman died by accident in car crash
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said that a coroner's jury found 29-year-old Naya Jackson of Oakland died because of an accident in a car crash that occurred amid a police pursuit in June. Tuesday, 1:42 PM

County supervisors to take up much-debated Seven Hills Ranch development
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will decide whether a developer can transform 30 acres of mostly open space that's nearly surrounded by the city of Walnut Creek, near Heather Farm Park. Monday, 6:01 PM

Pearl Harbor Day beacon lighting returns to Mount Diablo
The beacon that has sat atop Mount Diablo since its installation before World War II is set to be illuminated next week in remembrance of the start of the United States' involvement in the war. Monday, 6:40 PM | 1 comments

Caltrans to begin overnight shutdowns for parts of I-680 in Tri-Valley
Caltrans is scheduled to close a portion of northbound Interstate 680 overnight beginning in December as part of a major improvement project starting from the I-680/Highway 84 junction to the Sunol Boulevard exit. Monday, 2:26 PM

About-face: Why Newsom relented, released $1 billion despite lackluster local homeless plans
Two weeks after withholding $1 billion in homelessness funding over lackluster local plans, the governor is now yielding. Monday, 12:27 PM | 1 comments

State grants money to local agencies, including Contra Costa Health, to crack down on illegal tobacco sales to minors
Cities, counties, school districts and law enforcement agencies across the state, including Contra Costa Health Services, will soon receive their share of state funding to crack down on the illegal sale of tobacco to minors. Sunday, 10:44 AM

Holiday Happenings 2022: Celebrate the season with special events across Tri-Valley
The winter holiday season is officially upon us. Here's our review of the events calendar in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville now through New Year's weekend... Friday, November 25, 5:53 AM | 3 comments

Castlewood members celebrate clubhouse reopening
Hundreds of members of The Club at Castlewood flocked to the hillside venue to celebrate the reopening of its clubhouse earlier this month. Judging by the wide smiles at the evening reopening event, they were delighted with the result. Sunday, 11:20 AM

Air district announces $5M in grants available to build electric vehicle charging stations
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced a $5 million grant program to fund the installation of electric vehicle charging stations across the Bay Area. Sunday, 10:44 AM

County sheriff's office says phone scammers threaten arrest to get money
CCCSO is warning people about a scam involving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the sheriff's office, saying there's a warrant for their arrest and they will be arrested unless they pay them money. Friday, November 25, 5:34 AM | 1 comments

Danville: The Crayon Initiative appoints new executive director
The Crayon Initiative, a Danville-based nonprofit organization that supplies crayons to children's hospitals throughout the country, has a new leader at the helm as of this fall. Wednesday, November 23, 10:19 PM

DUSD incumbents Cherrier, Kuo secure new terms on school board
The two contested seats for the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, areas 3 and 5, are among the elections with confirmed outcomes, as incumbents William Kuo and Dan Cherrier each won by a comfortable 2:1 margin. Friday, November 25, 4:34 AM

Looking toward the future: ACE trains going to 100% renewable diesel
The Altamont Corridor Express announced last week that its trains will now run on 100% renewable diesel fuel, making it the first commuter rail service in Northern California to make the switch. Friday, November 25, 4:24 AM

What a Week: Pleasanton's new city manager making his mark
Beaudin just received unanimous support from the City Council (who admittedly tread carefully that night) to revamp the city's longstanding process for identifying and prioritizing public projects, programs and policies initiatives. Friday, November 25, 4:32 AM

Community Briefs: Literacy grant | Tree lighting in San Ramon | Clairdee and the Ken French Trio | Santa's Mailbox
The county's Office of Education is the recipient of a $9.8 million grant from the state department of education aimed at increasing literacy rates and opportunities as part of a statewide project. See more in Community Briefs... Wednesday, November 23, 10:10 PM

Nearly $300M in relief funding needed to balance BART budget, officials say
BART finished the 2021-22 fiscal year with a balanced budget due in large part to federal relief funding and more sales tax revenue than expected, budget officials with the transit agency said last week. Wednesday, November 23, 8:23 PM

Pleasanton Preps: Lots to be thankful for this year
Thanksgiving can be so much in so many ways to different people. I like to take time each year to give thanks for my family and the things around me in my daily life and jobs. This year, the list is longer and for that I am thankful. Wednesday, November 23, 8:21 PM

Cal High student seeks to encourage equity in STEM
When Sayam De's family moved across the country from New York to San Ramon, he found himself immersed in a heavily tech influenced world in which STEM opportunities appeared to abound. Tuesday, November 22, 6:02 PM

Police: Man dies in apparent self-defense shooting in Dublin
Dublin police confirmed on Tuesday that a man died from gunshot injuries apparently fired in self defense amid a domestic dispute that turned violent at an apartment complex two days earlier. Tuesday, November 22, 4:13 PM

Zone 7 adopts 5.5% annual water rate increases through 2026
Pleasanton is set to see a 5.5% rise in the annual rates for wholesale water services from the Zone 7 Water Agency for each of the next four years after its Board of Directors voted 5-2 to approve the price increase last week. Tuesday, November 22, 5:48 PM

SRVUSD celebrates four National Blue Ribbon School awards
Four schools at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have formally received their awards for a national designation aimed at recognizing high-performing schools as exemplars for education across the country. Sunday, November 20, 3:46 PM

Dublin: Union alleges district policy 'suppressing' teacher voices
Educators employed within the Dublin Unified School District spoke out at a recent school board meeting against a district policy they see as 'suppressing' teachers' voices. Tuesday, November 22, 5:50 PM

Charges filed against unlicensed landscape contractor working in Contra Costa County
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office last week announced felony and misdemeanor charges filed against an unlicensed contractor for allegedly defrauding multiple victims in the county, including in Walnut Creek. Sunday, November 20, 2:54 PM

Open Heart Kitchen names Bost as new executive director
Tri-Valley nonprofit Open Heart Kitchen will have a new executive director at the start of the new year, with John Bost set to take over the role from current Executive Director Heather Greaux, who will be transitioning to CFO. Monday, November 21, 10:54 PM

Dublin: CHP honors fallen colleague on 15th anniversary of his death on duty
Officers with the California Highway Patrol in the Tri-Valley gathered last week to recognize a solemn anniversary alongside surviving family members of one of their own who died on duty 15 years ago. Monday, November 21, 10:54 PM

vanZee pulls ahead to healthy lead in latest election count for SRVUSD Area 1
More than a week after the election, the race for SRVUSD Area 1 has flipped again, with current leader Jesse vanZee now at the widest margin yet in the San Ramon Valley's closest contest this fall. Thursday, November 17, 4:32 PM | 7 comments


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