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Supes to weigh ordinance banning gas in new developments
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider creating an ordinance requiring electricity become... Last comment on Jan 17, 2022 at 9:53 am | 2 comments

SRPD suspects connection in recent jewelry thefts
Following several incidents of jewelry thefts that seem to specifically target seniors, and three thefts yesterday, the San... Last comment on Jan 13, 2022 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment

Disturbance at SRRMC results in citizen's arrest, citation
An altercation at San Ramon Regional medical center in which a nurse was allegedly attacked resulted in a citizen's arrest... Last comment on Jan 13, 2022 at 10:13 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

 
 
 
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SRV Fire earns Class 1 status for 'superior property fire protection'
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District recently announced its designation of the top ranking of Class 1, which generally represents superior property fire protection, by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). Wednesday, 4:56 PM

Supervisors raise county campaign spending limits
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to raise the limit of what individuals can contribute to county campaigns, from $1,675 per election cycle, to $2,500. Wednesday, 5:09 PM

Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling with how to best protect students and train them in overdose prevention. Wednesday, 5:11 PM

Muslim Community Center to host COVID test site
Pleasanton's Muslim Community Center-East Bay will offer no-cost COVID-19 testing through at least mid-February in an effort to reduce the strain on local testing sites during the region's omicron surge. Wednesday, 5:02 PM

County supes mandate electricity in new construction
New homes and buildings in unincorporated Contra Costa County will be powered by electricity instead of natural gas, the county Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday. Tuesday, 4:19 PM

Suspects in 'sleight-of-hand' jewelry thefts targeting seniors arrested by SRPD
The San Ramon Police Department announced today that they had taken into custody two suspects they believe are responsible for a series of jewelry thefts using "sleight of hand techniques," targeting seniors in San Ramon. Tuesday, 6:58 PM | 1 comments

Community Briefs: SRVUSD job fair | San Ramon redistricting| 'Threads of Change' | Crab feed
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is hosting a job fair this weekend, in which they are seeking classroom and special education paraeducators for hourly, as well as full-time and part-time positions. Tuesday, 5:02 PM

San Ramon father and son plead guilty in Kaiser fraud case
A San Ramon Valley father and son pleaded guilty recently to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud for allegedly diverting more than $1.5 million in medical equipment from Kaiser, where they worked, to their own company. Tuesday, 6:51 PM

San Ramon Council to vote on continuing remote meetings
San Ramon city staff are recommending that council members vote to continue remote meetings, citing a continued state of emergency declaration by the state and continued recommendations for social distancing. Monday, 3:46 PM

Supervisors to consider raising campaign spending limits
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider raising the limit of what individuals can contribute to county campaigns, from $1,675 per election cycle, to $2,500. Monday, 3:53 PM

154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo permanently protected
After 15 years in the making, the group Save Mount Diablo successfully bought a $1.04 million conservation easement to forever protect 154 acres of open space on Mount Diablo's North Peak this week. Monday, 3:39 PM

Here's what's changed as California's new COVID workplace rules go into effect
Updated COVID-19 workplace rules went into effect on Friday. Several of the changes increase protections for vaccinated workers. Monday, 3:48 PM

SRVUSD board to talk redistricting
In their first meeting of the new year and new term, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's Board of Education is set for a discussion on redistricting with demographers, legal counsel, and members of the public on Tuesday. Sunday, 6:10 PM

Dublin Councilmember Shawn Kumagai announces bid for state Assembly
First-term Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai became the Tri-Valley's first candidate to announce plans to run for California Assembly District 20 earlier this week. Thursday, 7:48 PM

Planning Commission will discuss Harlan family house
Following a lengthy public hearing at a joint meeting of the San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission last month, a proposed senior housing project that would incorporate one of the city's oldest houses is on the table. Sunday, 6:38 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in San Ramon
Heading into their fifth year, the San Ramon Valley Diversity Coalition is bringing celebrations of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday to local residents, with an open mic event scheduled for Monday night. Sunday, 6:28 PM

San Ramon Council passes increased false alarm penalties
San Ramon residents and businesses using alarm systems will face increased fees for false alarm penalties in the coming months, due to a recently adopted measure by the City Council. Thursday, 7:27 PM

Supes to weigh ordinance banning gas in new developments
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider creating an ordinance requiring electricity become the sole power source for all new residential and hotels, offices, and retail buildings in the county. Sunday, 6:20 PM | 2 comments

After more than 40 years, state's tax credit for renters may increase
California's tax credit for renters may increase to account for inflation after more than 40 years, according to state Sen. Steve Glazer's office. Thursday, 7:59 PM

Contra Costa officials unveil plan making mental health pros first responders
Contra Costa County unveiled its new A3 (Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime) community crisis initiative Wednesday that will use mostly Measure X funds to bring mental health professionals into the field of county first responders. Thursday, 12:39 PM

City Village project set to break ground at Bishop Ranch
Following months of hearings and deliberations at San Ramon Planning Commission and City Council meetings, developers are one step closer to completing the long-discussed City Village project. Wednesday, 7:20 PM

SRPD suspects connection in recent jewelry thefts
Following several incidents of jewelry thefts that seem to specifically target seniors, and three thefts yesterday, the San Ramon Police Department said they believe there is likely a connection between the incidents. Wednesday, 3:46 PM | 1 comments

California teeters on edge of more COVID shutdowns
Sonoma County banned large gatherings for the next month. LC County urged residents to postpone nonessential gatherings. A growing number of hospitals are cancelling or postponing certain surgeries. Sound familiar? Thursday, 12:49 PM

Schools will now include mental health curriculum in health classes
Health classes in California high schools will soon cover depression, schizophrenia, mood disorders and other serious mental health conditions, thanks to a new law that went into effect Jan. 1. Thursday, 12:39 PM

San Ramon Regional Medical Center seeks blood donors
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has announced a blood drive set for next week, citing the Red Cross' worst blood shortage in over a decade, and dire impacts such as the delay of life-saving surgeries in hospitals nationwide. Wednesday, 3:59 PM

Karen Mitchoff takes helm of Contra Costa Board of Supervisors
District 4 Supervisor Karen Mitchoff, who represents Pleasant Hill and much of Walnut Creek and Concord, is the new chairperson of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, replacing District 3 Supervisor Diane Burgis. Wednesday, 4:11 PM

Tree work scheduled on Danville Boulevard in Alamo
Drivers in Alamo should anticipate potential delays next week on Danville Boulevard near Orchard Court, as workers from the county office of public works take to the area for a planned tree removal project over the course of two days. Tuesday, 4:48 PM

Community briefs: Free vaccine clinic | Local film history | 'Discover Diablo' program expanded | CCCCD redistricting
The Sri Datta Sai Mandir and Cultural Center is hosting a free vaccine and booster clinic this Saturday. All three vaccines are set to be available to eligible age groups, as well as booster doses. Tuesday, 4:47 PM

SRVUSD: At-home Covid tests for district students run out ahead of schedule
Ahead of the planned reopening on Tuesday (Jan. 11), the San Ramon Valley Unified School District ran out of rapid tests to distribute to students preparing to return to the classroom. Monday, 5:15 PM | 6 comments

What to know about Newsom's budget blueprint
Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to use the California budget surplus to confront the crises facing the state, including COVID-19 and climate change. Tuesday, 4:50 PM

California education issues to watch in 2022
The 2021-22 school year was supposed to have been a rebound to normalcy, with Covid in the rear-view mirror. Instead, students are struggling, teachers are tired, and many parents are disgruntled. Tuesday, 4:51 PM

Disturbance at SRRMC results in citizen's arrest, citation
An altercation at San Ramon Regional medical center in which a nurse was allegedly attacked resulted in a citizen's arrest and call to police on Monday, but no physical injuries. Monday, 8:42 PM | 3 comments

Two in custody following report of robbery in Danville
The Danville Police Department took two women into custody on Sunday night, on charges including identity theft and robbery, after being alerted to a fraudulent credit card charge in Walnut Creek. Monday, 8:42 PM

California education issues to watch in 2022
The 2021-22 school year was supposed to have been a rebound to normalcy, with Covid in the rear-view mirror. Instead, students are struggling, teachers are tired, and many parents are disgruntled. Monday, 2:22 PM

San Ramon Council set for public hearing on false alarm fees
The City of San Ramon will hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance aimed at reducing false alarm calls at the regular meeting Tuesday. Sunday, 3:18 PM

Danville council to discuss investment report
The Danville Town Council is set for a presentation on the latest information about the town's investments, in a quarterly report at their regular meeting Tuesday evening. Monday, 8:41 PM

Danville council set to discuss campaign contribution limits
The Danville Town Council is scheduled to discuss the implications of a piece of new state legislature that went into effect last year which changes regulations on campaign financing for local elections. Sunday, 3:18 PM

Danville seeks residents' input for downtown plan update
The Town of Danville has released a community survey, aimed at garnering feedback from residents to help direct the town's downtown plan update. Sunday, 3:18 PM

Prop. 47 targeted by Dem, GOP lawmakers
A Democratic bill would reverse a key aspect of Proposition 47 by reducing the felony threshold for petty theft and shoplifting, while a Republican one would overturn Prop. 47 altogether. Sunday, 3:18 PM | 3 comments

San Ramon: Council, Commission, and public debate fate of Harlan family's 'El Nido' house
In a joint meeting on Dec. 21, the San Ramon Planning Commission and City Council, along with numerous members of the public, debated plans for the future of the historic El Nido house, built in the 19th century by the Harlan family. Thursday, 6:41 PM

Local artist incorporates history and activism in paintings
Livermore artist Carolyn Lord draws inspiration from local architecture and vernacular landscape to bring to life her watercolor works, which often feature city landmarks of the past and present. Thursday, 6:23 PM

Two excessive use of force complaints filed against San Ramon, PD, chief and officers
A federal complaint filed against the City of San Ramon, its police department and chief, and several officers last month is one of at least two in 2021 alleging excessive use of force and constitutional violations by SRPD officers. Wednesday, 6:42 PM | 5 comments

DSRSD promotes principal engineer Steve Delight
Longtime Dublin San Ramon Services District employee Steve Delight was officially promoted as the district's new permanent engineer services director and district engineer on Monday. Thursday, 6:44 PM

Tri-Valley students will be provided no-cost at-home COVID tests
All four Tri-Valley school districts received COVID-19 antigen home test kits to provide students returning to school after the holiday break. Tuesday, 4:55 PM

State announces mandatory water restrictions
The California Water Resources Control Board has adopted emergency water restrictions that will apply to all water users statewide. Wednesday, 6:50 PM

FDA expands booster Pfizer eligibility to children ages 12-15
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, allowing children ages 12-15 to get a booster vaccine dose. Wednesday, 6:43 PM

Community briefs: Roundtable on college district wards | San Ramon hike | Live art demonstration | E-sports league
The Contra Costa County Community College District is set for a special meeting aimed at facilitating additional discussion and public input on draft ward maps, ahead of their final approval. Tuesday, 5:02 PM

Pleasanton Preps: In his hometown of Pleasanton, he was just 'John'
It's been over a week now since we lost one of the great icons of Pleasanton when John Madden passed away. Here he was, larger than life and easily recognizable wherever he went. But, in Pleasanton, he was just 'John.' Tuesday, 4:58 PM

Artistic director seeks to capture O'Neill's experimental phase in 'Welded'
Eugene O'Neill's 1924 play "Welded" was not one of his biggest hits during his time, or following his death. The upcoming production marks just the third time it's been brought to the stage. Tuesday, 11:53 AM

SRVUSD seeks applicants for committee to oversee Measure D spending
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is inviting applicants for a committee aimed at facilitating oversight and input from community members on the district's facilities and maintenance spending. Monday, 5:30 PM

The California Legislature is back: What to expect in 2022
Another coronavirus variant spreading like wildfire, and another huge state budget surplus: In some ways, 2022 is off to a similar start as 2021. That could carry over to the state Legislature's new session that started Monday. Monday, 6:49 PM

Museum plans 2022 lecture series
Museum on Main is gearing up for its 2022 Ed Kinney Lecture Series although organizers are not sure whether it will be live or virtual. Monday, 6:03 PM

CCCCD: Governing board selects Walters as president in unanimous vote
At the annual organizational meeting of the Contra Costa Community College District governing board on Dec. 15, board members came to a unanimous vote in selecting new officer positions for the upcoming year. Monday, 7:09 PM

County Connection GM embarks on retirement journey
The start of the new year marks the end of the road at County Connection for longtime general manager Rick Ramacier, who's worked at the agency for more than three decades, and in the role for nearly 25 years. Sunday, 6:13 PM

Danville mayor to address downtown plan in first Town Talk
New Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich's first Town Talk topic will be about Danville's efforts to create a new land use plan for improving its historic downtown district. Sunday, 6:11 PM | 1 comments

Bay Area Air District asks public to not burn wood during New Year's weekend
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is calling on the region's residents to forego burning wood in their fireplaces and wood stoves this weekend to prevent air pollution. Friday, 11:50 AM

News Digest: Startup Tri-Valley job board | Dublin housing survey | Christmas tree recycling
A new job board meant to help local startups and tech talent connect has been launched by Startup Tri-Valley. Also, Dublin residents are being asked for feedback on the city's General Plan Housing Element Update. Sunday, 6:13 PM

Tri-Valley Year in Review Part II: July to December 2021
Happy New Year! Hello to the future, and farewell to 2021, with a look back at the last six months. The theme for the second half of the year seems to be 'reopening'. Onward to 2022... Thursday, 1:19 PM

Redistricting: New maps split portions of Tri-Valley
Following last week's vote by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to approve final maps ahead of their Dec. 27 deadline and move to the next stage of once-in-a-decade process, the Tri-Valley is set to be split in 2022. Wednesday, 6:49 PM | 1 comments

Dublin: Council gives final approval for East Ranch project despite school district concerns
As an item on their consent agenda on Dec. 21, the Dublin City Council gave final approval to an ambitious, 500-plus unit housing development on more than 150 acres in the eastern portion of the city. Thursday, 1:23 PM

Lawmakers call for vaccination or negative test requirement for domestic air travel
A group of Democratic lawmakers this week wrote a letter calling for a requirement that domestic air passengers show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status or a recent negative test. Thursday, 1:29 PM

John Madden: Reflecting on an NFL Hall of Famer, national celebrity and hometown hero
Hall of Fame coach, broadcasting legend and Pleasanton resident John Madden died unexpectedly today at the age of 85. Wednesday, 7:38 PM

11 new California laws for 2022, explained in one minute
The new year brings a raft of new laws for Californians. They're likely to affect what your neighborhood looks like, how safe you feel, what recourse you have against discrimination -- even how you take out your trash. Thursday, 10:52 AM

Community Briefs: San Ramon New Year's Party| Foreign Film series | Final weekend for 'Holidays in the Valley'
The San Ramon Marriott is set to host a number of traditional New Year's Eve festivities this Friday, including music, dancing and a balloon drop with a champagne toast at midnight. Wednesday, 7:52 PM

Contra Costa will require masks in public indoor settings
Contra Costa Health Services has issued a new order, which goes into effect Wednesday, that requires all people in Contra Costa, regardless of vaccination status, to mask in public indoor settings. Wednesday, 7:54 PM | 1 comments

Most-read 21 of 2021
If there's one thing the past two years have taught us, it's that even when the world stops, news doesn't. In 2021, we began forging our way toward a sense of normalcy amid the ongoing pandemic with hope and optimism. Tuesday, 7:42 PM

Mayor Newell Arnerich to hold first 'Town Talks with the Mayor' Jan. 7
Danville's new Mayor Newell Arnerich will continue the monthly "Town Talks with the Mayor" series started by his predecessor Renee Morgan in 2021. Tuesday, 7:46 PM

Dublin police arrest four suspects on grand theft, drug charges
Dublin police officers recently arrested four people suspected of stealing $4,000 worth of merchandise from a local business. DPS said one suspect had '25 Xanax, 31 amphetamine, 12 Norco and several hundred ecstasy pills in her bra.' Monday, 5:20 PM

East Bay Athletic League play kicks into high gear after break
Here we are in the week between Christmas and New Year's ‚Ä" a traditionally slow time for prep sports. While things slow down for this week, rest assured it is the last slow time we will have until June. Monday, 5:30 PM

Walnut Creek council decides location of new swim and community centers
Walnut Creek's future swim and community centers at Heather Farm will be constructed on the current community center site, the Walnut Creek City Council decided unanimously Tuesday night. Monday, 5:27 PM

New Year will bring $1 toll hike on seven Bay Area bridges
New Year's Day will usher in a $1 increase in tolls on seven bridges around the Bay Area. Starting Jan. 1, tolls will rise from $6 to $7 for two-axle vehicles and motorcycles on seven state-owned spans. Monday, 5:26 PM

San Ramon to be under one congressional district in new map
Southern portions of San Ramon are set to be united with the rest of the city along with Danville under the state's new congressional districts in the next election. Sunday, 4:00 PM | 1 comments

One critically injured in shooting on I-680 in Danville Thursday night
A person was in critical condition after someone shot him while he was driving on Interstate Highway 680 in Danville on Thursday night, California Highway Patrol officials said. Sunday, 4:00 PM

Tri-Valley Year in Review Part I: January to June 2021
Goodbye, 2021 -- the strange year when we tentatively rejoined the world, cautiously stepping out from our quarantining and still wearing masks. Hopefully as we look back at January to June 2021, we see progress made in our cities... Sunday, 3:43 PM

Valley Humane Society waives adoption fees for holiday season
To help find more "fur-ever" homes, Valley Humane Society is waiving all pet adoption fees through Dec. 30. Sunday, 4:13 PM

NFL legend: Pleasanton's John Madden dies at age 85
Hall of Fame coach, broadcasting legend and Pleasanton resident John Madden died unexpectedly Tuesday at the age of 85. Tuesday, 4:56 PM

California to implement nation's first recycled content standards for plastic CRV bottles
Effective Jan. 1, all plastic California Refund Value drink containers in the state must be made with at least 15% recycled materials. Ultimately, the goal is to require all plastic bottles to be made of 50% recycled materials by 2030. Wednesday, 8:13 PM

County reopens 174-unit housing complex for homeless residents after renovations
More than a year after purchasing the property, the county will reopen a 174-unit interim housing complex in Pittsburg later this month that is intended to help hundreds of local homeless residents transition into permanent housing. Wednesday, 8:13 PM

Contra Costa County confirms first omicron variant COVID-19 cases
Contra Costa County health officials announced confirmation Monday of the county's first cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant. Tuesday, 12:40 PM

New VR arcade, e-bike pop-up debut at City Center Bishop Ranch
As part of its growing expansion of offerings, City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon hosted the debut of two new businesses this month, both featuring high-tech offerings that aren't found at most Tri-Valley shopping centers. Tuesday, 5:21 PM

Community Briefs: Two takes on Dickens | Iron Horse Trail maintenance | Car seat education | Entertainment, dog park surveys
Following the final shows of 'A Christmas Carol' in the coming days, the Lesher Center for the Arts is set to gear up for a less traditional take on Dickens, hosting improv series 'Spontaneous Charles Dickens'. See that and more... Tuesday, 5:25 PM

Pleasanton Preps: 'We Are Pleasanton' finishes first project for a local school
Christmas comes this Saturday, and when it comes to this time of year, the theme always falls on giving. One such group locally that has been working on giving to the Pleasanton schools is the "We Are Pleasanton" group. Tuesday, 12:41 PM

California redistricting: What to know about the final maps
California voters have brand new districts they'll use to elect their members of Congress and state legislators, after the state's independent redistricting commission voted to approve its final maps. Tuesday, 3:14 PM

San Ramon: Council, commission set for joint meeting on development of historic El Nido property
San Ramon City Council members and planning commissioners are set to gather Tuesday to discuss a proposed new senior housing development on property that currently contains the historically significant El Nido house. Monday, 6:17 PM

SRVUSD responds to Fox News allegations of secrecy with LGBTQ clubs
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District made an appearance on national media recently, with conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson airing a segment on Fox News with allegations targeting local PRISM and GSA clubs. Monday, 5:54 PM | 27 comments

Behold the lights in the Tri-Valley
One tradition that carries on is piling into the family vehicle to view the festive lights and decorations on homes around town. 23 years ago, Livermore resident Alex Dourov took the guesswork out of driving around to see lights... Sunday, 12:57 PM

Teen passenger killed in fiery crash on I-580 at Hopyard Road
A 16-year-old boy died after the vehicle he was riding in, which had stalled on I-580 in Pleasanton after an initial collision, was struck from behind at freeway speed by another vehicle whose driver didn't see the earlier crash... Sunday, 8:43 PM | 1 comments

Danville police investigate social media posts about SRVHS, say 'no evidence of credible threat'
Police were monitoring San Ramon Valley High School in Danville following rumors of gunshots in the area, but they said the information was deemed not credible as of Friday afternoon. Sunday, 5:16 PM | 3 comments

60 years of transformation: Stanford-ValleyCare's evolution from rural hospital to 'regionally integrated' health system
From rural hospital to regional healthcare destination, Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare has come a long way from having just 46 patient beds when it opened in Livermore 60 years ago. Thursday, 3:43 PM | 1 comments

Danville: Developer begins application process for 158-unit condo project at Borel property
After being uninhabited for more than a decade, Danville's last orchard at the vacant Borel property could be set to become home to a new housing development that officials say will also fund the late Borel's agricultural park vision. Sunday, 6:05 PM | 4 comments

2.5 magnitude earthquake strikes San Ramon Valley

California schools will now include mental health curriculum in health classes

Lawmakers call for vaccination or negative test requirement for domestic air travel

 

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