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Monday, January 24, 2022

Danville commission to consider revisions to Magee Preserve project

Danville planning commissioners are set Tuesday to discuss proposed architectural revisions to a development planned for a large property near Diablo that previously received approval from town officials and later local voters.

Monday, 10:29 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Fire district training set for final day at Bishop Ranch structure

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is in the midst of training exercises at a donated structure at 2440 Camino Ramon, scheduled through Tuesday.

Monday, 4:29 PM | No comments yet
Rally against COVID mandates draws eyes, honks in downtown Danville

Drivers honked and revved their engines in support of demonstrators protesting against COVID-19 mask and vaccine requirements while gathered for more than two hours in the heart of downtown Danville on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, 3:21 PM | No comments yet
Business Briefs: CooperCompanies' $1.6B deal | Topcon expands in Livermore | Shaq at Medea opening

San Ramon-based medical device firm CooperCompanies recently signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire reproductive sciences company Generate Life Sciences for $1.6 billion in a deal.

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Sierra snow levels still above average, more storms predicted first week of February

The National Weather Service in Sacramento tweeted Sunday that, despite California having a mostly dry January, snow depth and snow water content 'is looking good and still running above average for this time of year.'

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

Livermore man arrested in connection with a series of sexual batteries

A Livermore man has been arrested in connection with a series of sexual batteries involving female joggers near the running trail on East Avenue and Vasco Road over the past two months.

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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Sing-along 'Frozen 2' set Saturday at Village Theatre

Singing along and costumes will be encouraged at the "Frozen 2" showing at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery, 233 Front Street, Danville.

Saturday, 6:08 PM | No comments yet
Livermore man arrested in connection with a series of sexual batteries

A Livermore man has been arrested in connection with a series of sexual batteries involving female joggers near the running trail on East Avenue and Vasco Road over the past two months.

Saturday, 5:51 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Council to hold second redistricting public hearing

The San Ramon City Council is set for their second public hearing on the redistricting at the regular meeting Tuesday, the second or four mandatory meetings before council members vote to adopt new district boundaries.

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Guest Opinion: California politicos now talking tough on crime

It is amusing -- and a little pathetic -- to see California's liberal politicians slide to the right in response to an upsurge in crime.

Saturday, 5:26 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Cal High senior earns Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Despite obstacles posed by the pandemic in recent years, California High School Senior Dhriti Avala's dedication to local volunteer work throughout her high school career was recently recognized with an award from the White House.

Thursday, 6:41 PM | No comments yet
'No Sunday games' rule out: Mad dash to get basketball games played by Feb. 12

As of Jan. 15, each basketball team in the EBAL should have played four of their 13 scheduled league games. Due to COVID protocol, that was nowhere close to happening as teams are struggling to get games played.

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City alerts residents about increased coyote sightings at Dublin park

The City of Dublin issued a civic alert this week, warning residents and parkgoers of an uptick in coyote sightings at and around Emerald Glen Park.

Thursday, 6:24 PM | No comments yet
COVID surge's impact on schools

A new variant of COVID, omicron, made the first week of school following the winter break more than a little challenging.

Thursday, 6:01 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Monday, January 17, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Sunday, January 16, 2022

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.

Sunday, 6:40 PM | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | 3 comments
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 | No comments yet

Thursday, January 13, 2022

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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
2.5 magnitude earthquake strikes San Ramon Valley

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck the San Ramon Valley late Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Thursday, 6:35 PM | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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 | No comments yet
California 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.

Wednesday, 7:12 PM | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 | No comments yet
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 comment

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