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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... Last comment on Nov 21, 2022 at 10:06 am | 7 comments

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 11 hours ago | 3 comments

County DA determines 2021 fatal police shooting was justified
The county DA's office on Friday released a report concluding that the fatal shooting of a man by Pittsburg police at an... Last comment 23 hours ago | 13 comments

Around the Valley: Influencing elections
A close look at San Ramon's 2022 candidate campaign finance filings set off alarm bells for me. It appears special interests... Last comment on Nov 18, 2022 at 7:04 am | 1 comment

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24 friends & family members ran the Marine Memorial Marathon in Washington D.C. in honor of Josh "Chachi" Corral, and ALL runners finished the 26.2 miles course! Pictured above are: (back) Grant Vandevanter, Jason Roudnev, Jordy Corral, Len Hack, Arnie Corral, Bridget Larin and Ed Corral. (Front) Jack Griffin, Zack Corral, Karen Corral, Andrew Vu, Kaelin Ragan, Theresa Carl, Fabiola DeAguinaga, Kayla King & Christina Corral. (Middle Right) Latisha Endsley & Jessie Esteban. Not pictured: Joaquin Aranda and Caryn Bostrom. Submitted by Angie Roudnev on Nov 7, 2012


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

Passenger killed in head-on crash on Thanksgiving Day on rural Tri-Valley road
A passenger died on Thanksgiving afternoon after the driver of the car allegedly tried to pass slower traffic but crashed head-on into an oncoming vehicle in unincorporated Tri-Valley. Sunday, 10:44 AM

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

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, 5:53 AM | 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 there's a warrant for their arrest and they will be arrested unless they pay them money. Friday, 5:34 AM

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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