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Friday, July 1, 2022

News Digest: No swimming at Del Valle, Shadow Cliffs | Canyon Fire on Ridge stays 95% contained | Microbusiness grants from Chabot-Las Positas

Those hoping to get in a little swimming in a public natural setting this Fourth of July weekend will have to look outside of the Tri-Valley, as both East Bay Regional Park District-operated locations are closed to swimmers...

Friday, 12:16 AM | No comments yet
Danville and San Ramon prepare for July 4 festivities

San Ramon Valley residents and visitors are invited to attend two separate celebrations this July 4, with the return of a beloved annual parade in Downtown Danville, and an evening concert from Pride and Joy in San Ramon.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tri-Valley innovation: Monitoring impacts on multiple organs

Dougherty Valley High School's Gatik Trivedi, during the early months of the pandemic, saw the death toll rising and people were losing loved ones. He wanted to do something about it...

Thursday, 11:23 PM | No comments yet
Lindsay Wildlife celebrating Lord Richard's 48th birthday

Lord Richard, who is believed to be the oldest turkey vulture in a U.S. wildlife center, is about to turn 48, and the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek wants everyone to come to his party on Saturday.

Thursday, 5:36 AM | No comments yet
'Safe and Sane' fireworks back on sale in Dublin

'Safe and Sane' fireworks are once again available for purchase from approved nonprofits in the city of Dublin ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Dublin remains the only Tri-Valley city to authorize individual fireworks...

Thursday, 5:30 AM | No comments yet
Culinary adventures at the Alameda County Fair

On the first $2 Fair Food Bites afternoon last week, accompanied by a heat wave and lots of water, culinary writer Deborah Grossman discovered interesting food at new booths and classic offerings presented in new ways...

Thursday, 5:26 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

2022 primary election turnout down nearly 5% from 2018 in Contra Costa County

This year's voter turnout in Contra Costa County dropped nearly 5% since the last midterm primary in 2018, according to numbers released by the county elections department this week.

Tuesday, 9:56 PM | 1 comment
Two teens arrested at end of hour-plus freeway chase following armed carjacking in Tri-Valley

Two Merced teenagers were taken into custody last week after allegedly leading CHP officers on a high-speed chase up and down multiple freeways in a minivan carjacked at gunpoint in the Tri-Valley more than an hour earlier.

Tuesday, 9:39 PM | 2 comments
Let's make a deal: What to know about the California budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders agree to a record budget that includes another round of tax rebates. Here are other highlights of the agreement, including spending for abortion access, public schools and small businesses.

Tuesday, 9:36 PM | No comments yet
Danville Town Talks to focus on representation at state level

Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich is hosting a discussion on the legislative process in Sacramento, with an eye toward promoting local representation and interests, in this month's Town Talks on Friday.

Tuesday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill bids farewell to longtime athletic trainer Jacobs

When you decide to leave the school athletic program that has become more of a family experience, it makes it that much tougher. Such is the case of trainer Elicia Jacobs, who is departing Foothill as her family is moving to Colorado.

Tuesday, 3:48 PM | No comments yet
Chevron selling HQ, moving to new San Ramon site; employees given option to relocate to Texas

Chevron, perhaps San Ramon's most well-known corporate resident, plans to sell its headquarters plaza off Bollinger Canyon Road and move to a new leased space in the city while allowing some local employees to relocate to Houston.

Tuesday, 4:38 AM | No comments yet

Monday, June 27, 2022

San Ramon: Council to vote on designating Deer Creek South project as affordable housing for all

The San Ramon City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would re-designate 185 units previously reserved for seniors of moderate incomes to 100% affordable housing units with no age restriction.

Monday, 7:48 PM | No comments yet
Fourth of July fireworks show returning to Livermore

The city of Livermore and Livermore Downtown Inc. are gearing up to bring back theĀ in-person Independence Day fireworks show.

Monday, 7:36 PM | No comments yet
California tax relief: What's in the deal

After weeks of talks, Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announce a tax relief plan that includes refunds of as much as $1,050. It is part of a $300 billion budget deal announced Sunday night.

Monday, 7:35 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Alameda County health officials end mask mandate

People in Alameda County could again choose not to wear a mask in most indoor settings starting on Saturday, health officials announced in a news release three weeks after they reinstated the mask mandate amid a COVID-19 surge in June.

Sunday, 5:17 PM | No comments yet
Community Briefs: Info session for San Ramon candidates | Gun violence town hall | 'Totally Trains' exhibit | Staffing switch-ups in Burgis' office

The San Ramon City Clerk's Office is hosting an informational meeting for potential candidates interested in running for open seats on the City Council this November. See that and more in this week's Community Briefs...

Sunday, 5:15 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Fire burns house, 4+ acres of vegetation in Alamo

A house sustained heavy damage in a fire that also charred 4.3 acres of grassland in Alamo on Saturday afternoon, according to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

Saturday, 10:48 PM | No comments yet

Friday, June 24, 2022

Supreme Court overturns federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court reversed the court's Roe v. Wade decision granting women the federal right to an abortion in the U.S., sending authority back to the states. In reaction, Gov. Newsom signed Bauer-Kahan's protection bill on Friday.

Friday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Readers' Choice 2022: Here are the winners!

Our readers have spoken, the ballots have been counted and now we're ready to reveal the winners of the 2022 Readers' Choice contest -- another must-see special section spotlighting the best of the best in Pleasanton.

Friday, 12:35 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 23, 2022

What a Week: Alameda County Fair in full swing

Nothing says the Alameda County Fair is back in the summer like the annual Ladies Day at the Races last Friday. It's great to see the fair and its traditional season reunited. And this would be as good of a week as any to attend...

Thursday, 11:50 PM | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan bill to protect legal abortions heads to governor's desk

Legislation aimed at protecting access to legal abortions in California, co-authored by Tri-Valley Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk after approval by the State Senate on Thursday.

Thursday, 11:33 PM | No comments yet
Fire crews gaining control of Pleasanton Ridge fire; evacuations lifted

Evacuation orders were canceled, allowing residents to return home, as firefighters began to gain control of the wildland fire on Pleasanton Ridge on Thursday evening. Meanwhile crews were also battling a larger fire outside Livermore.

Thursday, 11:17 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

'Unplugged' concerts continue at City Center Bishop Ranch through July and beyond

City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon is hosting a weekly outdoor concert series throughout the summer and early fall this year, with the fourth show in the series set for this Friday.

Wednesday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
First phase of Valley Link enters federal grant program

The Regional Rail Authority announced earlier this month that the Federal Transit Administration has approved entry of the Valley Link rail project Phase 1 into project development of the Capital Investment Grants program.

Wednesday, 4:00 PM | No comments yet
Local agencies react after state bans watering of non-residential, non-functional turf

Tri-Valley water agencies recommend non-residential property owners convert to smarter lawns and low-water landscaping, following the California State Water Resources Control Board's new emergency water conservation regulation.

Wednesday, 3:54 PM | No comments yet
Ortega, Kumagai set for November runoff in Assembly District 20 race

In the four-candidate race for a newly redrawn State Assembly district representing part of the Tri-Valley, voters chose longtime labor leader Liz Ortega as the top candidate and Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai in second place.

Wednesday, 3:50 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa expands COVID-19 vaccine to children under 5 at county-run sites

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children between 6 months and 4 years of age at county vaccination clinics, the Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) announced Wednesday.

Wednesday, 3:49 PM | No comments yet
Measure G, county's vehicle abatement program, holds slim lead with final ballots pending

67.40% of Contra Costa County voters -- just slightly over the required two-thirds threshold -- were in favor of maintaining county participation in the state's vehicle abatement program, as of the most recent primary election results.

Wednesday, 4:31 AM | No comments yet
BART train derails north of Pleasant Hill; several minor injuries reported

BART officials said that an initial assessment of Tuesday's partial train derailment in Concord showed that heat played the 'main role' in the event after excessive temperatures caused a curve in the track.

Wednesday, 4:07 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Police: Robbery suspects, neighbor exchange gunfire in Danville

Danville police were investigating into the night Tuesday after a robbery attempt reportedly turned into an exchange of gunfire on the north side of town not far from downtown. No injuries were reported; culprits remain at-large.

Tuesday, 8:52 PM | 15 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Looking back over TV30's High School Athletes of the Year

Thirty-five awards were presented to high school students from Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton to honor them for their accomplishments, along with Coach of the Year presented to Dublin High School boys' basketball coach Tom Costello.

Tuesday, 1:18 PM | No comments yet

Monday, June 20, 2022

San Ramon: City Council, Planning Commission to discuss draft Housing Element

The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are set for a special joint meeting this Tuesday, in which they will discuss the most recent draft Housing Element update, following a public review and feedback period.

Monday, 4:59 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to vote on streetlight assessment fee

Danville Town Council is set to consider approving the budget and assessment schedule recommended for the town's Street Lighting and Landscape Assessment District, following a public hearing on the item at Tuesday's regular meeting.

Monday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet
Danville gears up for return of Summerfest

Danville is hosting its 29th annual Summerfest for the last weekend of June, marking the return of the previously annual event following a two-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, 4:50 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley innovation: Counting who's here, with ease and accuracy

During their junior year at Foothill, Logan Dickey and classmates were frustrated in their engineering class. Setting out to solve the problem, their team developed a way to take attendance more quickly and accurately.

Monday, 4:33 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 19, 2022

FDA authorizes COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children

Children under age 5 became eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as this weekend, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its approval Friday for the age group.

Sunday, 7:43 PM | No comments yet
Smash-and-grab robbery hits Macy's in Walnut Creek

Police investigators in Walnut Creek are looking for the three men responsible for a smash-and-grab robbery at the Macy's store in Broadway Plaza.

Sunday, 7:37 PM | 1 comment
Voters elect three incumbents, one newcomer to Zone 7 Board of Directors

Current directors Dennis Gambs, Sarah Palmer and Olivia Sanwong won re-election and challenger Dawn Benson took the fourth position available in the June 7 primary for the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors.

Sunday, 7:34 PM | No comments yet

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