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FTC sues to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon hospital
The FTC is seeking to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon Regional Medical Center from Tenet Healthcare, citing... Last comment on Nov 30, 2023 at 11:16 am | 2 comments

SRVUSD officials talk CAASPP scores, student success strategies
SRVUSD leaders discussed the latest insights into student success rates and assessment outcomes at the district's most recent... Last comment on Nov 25, 2023 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment

Movie theater, combat sports center among new businesses coming to Blackhawk Plaza
Blackhawk Plaza is set to once again be home to a movie theater -- following the closure of Century Theater last year --... Last comment on Nov 16, 2023 at 11:25 am | 1 comment

SRPD: Case of reported forced cash withdrawal actually fake jewelry scam with no threats
SRPD has provided an update on what has been initially suspected to be a robbery and kidnapping targeting an Amazon driver... Last comment on Nov 23, 2023 at 7:41 am | 1 comment

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"Mt. Diablo Wildfire"
A thick layer of smoke from the Mt. Diablo wildfire covers the hills of Blackhawk creating a sensational sunset. Submitted by Perry Lentine on Aug 25, 2010


Tao House tours in Danville offer insight into life of playwright Eugene O'Neill, wife Carlotta
Playwright Eugene O'Neill is most often associated with New York City or New England. But he also has a strong connection to the Bay Area, through his former home in the hills of Danville, as Bay City News explored in a recent story... Wednesday, 10:11 PM

Hanukkah 2023 in the Tri-Valley
This year, Jewish communities in the Tri-Valley are celebrating Hanukkah with a number of public events. Rabbis from the area have encouraged residents to connect with joy, faith and love this holiday season. Wednesday, 10:10 PM

Valley Dance Theatre celebrates 43 years of 'The Nutcracker'
It's that time of year again: Valley Dance Theatre is presenting its annual production of 'The Nutcracker'. For 2023, every show will feature a special dedication for one of the theater's most prominent members through the years... Wednesday, 10:08 PM

Latest jail settlement orders improved mental health care at Santa Rita, despite similar orders in past
Lawyers for the family of a man who died at Alameda County's Santa Rita Jail in 2021 that settled with the county for $7 million released more information about the case, including changes that are now mandated to be made at the jail. Wednesday, 10:12 PM

Mount Diablo beacon lighting to mark Pearl Harbor Day
Tri-Valley residents are invited to commemorate this year's Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day with a ceremony and lighting of the historic beacon on Mount Diablo that dates back to the attacks and the start of U.S. involvement in WWII... Tuesday, 4:21 PM

San Ramon council selects Perkins as next vice mayor
The city of San Ramon is set to have a new vice mayor in the coming weeks, with the City Council taking action at its most recent meeting to select a successor for current Vice Mayor Mark Armstrong. Tuesday, 4:13 PM

California faces big challenges to implement new math guidelines
After a contentious road to approve a new set of statewide guidelines on teaching students math, California officials must still figure out how to support school districts with implementation. Wednesday, 10:06 PM

Dublin teachers union declares impasse in negotiations with district
Following another round of negotiations this fall, the Dublin Unified School District and Dublin Teachers Association remain without a deal -- and the union is declaring that the two sides are at an impasse. Tuesday, 3:41 PM

Bay Area teen killed in 2020 hit-and-run, heart transplant recipient to be honored at Rose Parade
An 18-year-old man from Concord who died in a hit-and-run in 2020 is being honored in the Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year's Day for his decision to donate his organs when he got his driver's license prior to being killed. Tuesday, 4:14 PM

Pleasanton Preps: Amador JV soccer team rolls en route to Yes Tournament title
The Amador Valley boys' soccer program was active with both the varsity and junior varsity playing games over the past week, including earning one tournament title. Read about that and more in today's Pleasanton Preps column... Tuesday, 4:23 PM

County coroner's inquest jury finds death of woman fleeing CHP was accident
The death of a woman who crashed while fleeing from a California Highway Patrol officer was an accident, a Contra Costa County coroner's jury in Martinez decided Friday. Sunday, 5:02 PM

Income of typical U.S. homebuyer sees highest annual jump on record
The income of a typical homebuyer in the U.S. jumped to $107,000 from $88,000 last year, underscoring the increasing income required to buy a home, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors. Wednesday, 10:06 PM

Bankhead adds an eclectic mix to 2024 show calendar
Livermore Valley Arts on Friday revealed a handful of new performances now on the schedule for the Bankhead Theater in the new year, including a multi-Emmy winner who also played one of the most iconic characters in TV history... Tuesday, 4:24 PM

Hobby Lobby's Dublin store closing in new year
The arts-and-crafts supply store Hobby Lobby plans to close its only Tri-Valley location early in the new year. Workers at the Dublin store confirmed it is scheduled to shut its doors on Jan. 6. Sunday, 4:31 PM

California's water year is off to another dry start
California's State Water Project expects to provide only 10% of requested water supplies for 2024, the Department of Water Resources said Friday. However, that figure could change by the time final allocations are determined in ... Monday, 9:18 PM

New 'Glydcars' transit system potentially headed to East Contra Costa County
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority and Tri Delta Transit are aware of the headaches caused by Highway 4 traffic and announced Wednesday a potential new transportation option for East Contra Costa County residents. Monday, 9:19 PM

Residents sue Martinez Refining Company over chemical releases
Two Martinez residents filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Martinez Refining Company, alleging the refinery has created a 'public nuisance' by releasing chemicals into the surrounding community. Monday, 4:08 PM

San Ramon City Council passes gun safety ordinance
San Ramon is the latest Tri-Valley community to approve local legislation aimed at amping up gun safety and closing a loophole in state law following discussion at two recent City Council meetings. Sunday, 5:01 PM

UC scientists close to cracking red wine headache code
University of California researchers think they're close to solving one of civilization's most enduring mysteries -- the cause and prevention of those nasty red wine headaches. Sunday, 4:40 PM

DA charges Danville man in string of burglaries
Moraga police say the suspect in a series of recent burglaries in the area, as well as two in Danville, is now off the streets after an arrest in partnership with Danville police followed by charges from county prosecutors. Thursday, 10:25 PM

Hope Hospice merging with two other Bay Area hospice organizations
Hope Hospice, a longtime Tri-Valley hospice organization, announced on Thursday that it will be merging with two other regional hospice organizations in order to form the largest not-for-profit hospice network in Northern California. Thursday, 4:38 PM

Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread
As the holiday season gets into full swing, public health officials are advising the public to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations for COVID-19, flu and RSV and to stay home if unwell, among other recommendations. Friday, 4:30 PM

Danville man among recycling company execs sentenced for fraud
Two Tri-Valley men received over two and a half years in federal prison Tuesday for fraud and tax evasion, the U.S. Department of Justice Northern District of California said. Thursday, 10:06 PM

The reality of high school transfers: basketball
The Big Picture this week looks at the reality, causes and implications of transfers on high school basketball. What factors make transfers so common and how do they effect the sport? Thursday, 10:12 PM

Walnut Creek: Man gets two-year sentence for installing cameras in Starbucks restroom
A man was sentenced to two years in prison for three counts of eavesdropping and two counts of invasion of privacy after he installed hidden cameras in a restroom at a Walnut Creek Starbucks. Tuesday, November 28, 4:07 PM

What a Week -- Checking on a cold case: 9 years since Danville teacher killed at Oakland park
It was nine years ago this Saturday that David Ruenzel, a popular journalism and literature teacher in the Tri-Valley, was gunned down on a public trail in the Oakland hills. His murder remains unsolved, so I wanted to check in with... Friday, November 24, 5:38 AM

Feds, state sue to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon hospital
The FTC and state seek to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon Regional Medical Center from Tenet Healthcare, citing concerns about the planned deal's potential to reduce competition and raise costs for patients. Sunday, November 19, 1:30 PM | 2 comments

Movie theater, combat sports center among new businesses coming to Blackhawk Plaza
Blackhawk Plaza is set to once again be home to a movie theater -- following the closure of Century Theater last year -- with the coming arrival of Apple Cinemas, according to property managers who also revealed two other new tenants. Wednesday, November 15, 6:19 PM | 1 comments


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