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Friday, December 4, 2020

Bay Area health officers fast-track regional stay-at-home order

Bay Area health officers plan to implement the state's new regional stay-at-home order early next week rather than wait until local hospitals are near crisis, they said during a press conference on Friday afternoon.

Friday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
New state-at-home order in county

Contra Costa and Alameda are among five Bay Area counties to announce a new health order to take effect in the coming days, getting out ahead of the state's hospital ICU capacity-based plan to instead implement similar "inevitable" restrictions sooner on the local level to help stem the spread of COVID-19.

Friday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County part of new stay-at-home order to take effect here Sunday

Contra Costa is among five Bay Area counties to announce a new health order to take effect in the coming days, getting out ahead of the state's hospital ICU capacity-based plan to instead implement similar restrictions sooner locally.

Friday, 1:46 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Lloyd takes over as new president/CEO of Danville Area Chamber of Commerce

Danville has a new leader to help guide local businesses into the new year, with the recent announcement that Judy B. Lloyd has been appointed the new president and CEO of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, 5:13 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon: Clarkson to hold final Mayor's Breakfast of tenure

Outgoing San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is holding his final breakfast series on Friday, and residents are invited to view the virtual series and learn about the pressing issues facing their community.

Thursday, 5:05 PM | No comments yet
From our staff to your kitchen

The holidays are a special time for staff members as, like our readers, we decorate our homes, buy presents for loved ones and stoke up the ovens to prepare special treats.

Thursday, 3:51 PM | No comments yet
Governor announces new state-at-home order triggered by regional ICU capacity

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new stay-at-home order Thursday that will be targeted at regions of the state with diminished intensive care unit capacity as the state attempts to slow its surge of new COVID-19 cases.

Thursday, 3:38 PM | 1 comment
COVID-19 outbreak hits Del Amigo High School in Danville

A small alternative education school in Danville is coping with a COVID-19 outbreak that sickened eight adults led to the temporary closure of one class, according to officials with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Thursday, 3:19 PM | 2 comments

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Pearl Harbor veterans to be honored in 'Eye of Diablo' beacon-lighting ceremony

Environmental conservation group Save Mount Diablo is set to hold its annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Mount Diablo Beacon Lighting Ceremony on Monday (Dec. 7).

Wednesday, 10:31 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County achieves third-highest census self-response rate in California

Contra Costa County achieved the third-highest census 2020 self-response rate of all California counties according to county officials, who have documented a 77.4% self-response rate from all residents for the once in a decade count.

Wednesday, 10:27 PM | 1 comment
Danville: Santa's Mailboxes available in town for Christmas letters

It's officially the busy season for old Santa Claus and to help ease the load, the town of Danville has set up mailboxes for kids to drop off their Christmas wish-lists for direct delivery to the North Pole.

Wednesday, 10:24 PM | No comments yet
State extends tax deadlines, issuing grants for small businesses

The state of California extended income tax deadlines for some small businesses and will issue some $500 million in relief grants to help small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.

Wednesday, 10:19 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

PUSD: Extracurricular camps, student cohorts halted in fallout from high-schoolers' potential spreader party

Pleasanton high schools announced Monday that they will be pausing all voluntary in-person extracurricular activities after some students attended a party over Thanksgiving break resulting in potential positive exposure to COVID-19.

Tuesday, 9:40 PM | No comments yet
San Joaquin administrator set to become Contra Costa County's new top exec

Monica Nino, who for the past seven years has been the San Joaquin County administrator, will become Contra Costa County's next top executive, with her formal appointment scheduled for Dec. 8.

Tuesday, 3:20 PM | No comments yet
Zone 7 to continue environmental planning for Delta Conveyance Project

The Zone 7 Water Agency will remain a part of the Delta Conveyance Project for the next two years, following a 5-2 vote by the Board of Directors last month.

Tuesday, 1:01 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon presenting virtual piano concert 'Comfort & Joy at Home 2020'

Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman is set to bring his talents to San Ramon for a virtual holiday show this year as a part of his "Comfort & Joy at Home 2020" tour.

Tuesday, 1:01 PM | No comments yet

Monday, November 30, 2020

Governor suggests state could issue new stay-at-home order

Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested Monday the state could issue a new stay-at-home order for the majority of California's counties as new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge across the state.

Monday, 3:44 PM | 2 comments
Guest Opinion -- Holiday Fund: Looking to the future with hope and resilience

That's why once again this year, SVCF is proud to partner with the Pleasanton Weekly on the annual Holiday Fund campaign -- a great way to help those in need locally. Your generous gift to the fund will support local causes ...

Monday, 3:34 PM | No comments yet
Foothill student is first female Eagle Scout in Tri-Valley

Lauren Swenson-Lennox of Pleasanton has become the Tri-Valley's first female Eagle Scout, completing her Board of Review on Oct. 30. She is a founding member of Troop 998G formed in February 2019.

Monday, 2:23 PM | 1 comment
Fire damages house in Dublin

Two adults and two children were displaced after their home caught fire on the north side of Dublin on Sunday afternoon, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.

Monday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Coroner IDs man killed in motorcycle crash on Nov. 22

The Danville man killed after he crashed his motorcycle in town on Nov. 22 has been identified as 52-year-old Carmen Seppy, according to the Contra Costa County office of the Sheriff Coroner's Division.

Monday, 2:14 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Rapper Lil Yase killed in Dublin shooting

Rising Bay Area rapper Lil Yase died at a local hospital after being shot multiple times near the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station over the weekend. He was 26.

Sunday, 4:24 PM | No comments yet
Rapper Lil Yase killed in Dublin shooting

Rising Bay Area rapper Lil Yase died at a local hospital after being shot multiple times near the eastern BART station in Dublin over the weekend. He was 26.

Sunday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
New community college chancellor drawn to district's social justice work

Though guiding the return from more than a year of COVID-19-imposed distance learning is his most obvious immediate concern, new CCCCD Chancellor Bryan Reece said his chief long-term mission is no less clear.

Sunday, 3:09 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County health officer supports Santa Clara's latest COVID-19 measures

Santa Clara County's new health order restricting higher-risk activities to reduce the likelihood of area hospitals becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients gained big support Saturday from health officials in Contra Costa County.

Sunday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet
California expects $26 billion windfall, despite coronavirus

The good news: The recession California officials predicted in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic has not been as dire as they thought it would be. The bad news: The $26 billion windfall reveals a
stark economic divide.

Sunday, 2:59 PM | No comments yet
Inmates file fraudulent unemployment claims estimated to cost state $1B

A collaborative investigation across California has found inmates filed 35,003 fraudulent claims for federal funding to assist people out of work due to the pandemic.

Sunday, 2:58 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional staff meet with students for virtual career panel

Members of the medical team from San Ramon Regional Medical Center met with local students from Diablo Valley College during a virtual panel this fall to help educate students on what it takes to pursue a career in the medical field.

Sunday, 11:42 AM | No comments yet
PG&E announces Patti Poppe as next CEO

PG&E Corp. announced earlier this month that Patricia "Patti" Poppe has been appointed as the utility's new chief executive officer.

Sunday, 11:41 AM | No comments yet
Women making an impact

Impact 100 East Bay is on a mission. Since 2016 it has united women in the community to each contribute $1,000 every year, which adds up to a substantial annual grant to help people in need.

Sunday, 11:41 AM | 2 comments
Danville: 'Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends' returns next weekend

Residents are invited to get the holly jolly season off with some quality laughs by signing up to view December's showing of "Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends" in Danville.

Sunday, 11:41 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, November 26, 2020

San Ramon: Neighbor named new president of SummerHill Homes

San Ramon's SummerHill Homes has new leadership with the announcement that Chris Neighbor has been promoted to the position of president of SummerHill Homes.

Thursday, 9:13 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley reimagines holiday shopping for 2020

Holiday shopping around the Tri-Valley looks much different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Crowd-drawing traditions are transitioning to curbside pickups and health-conscious experiences.

Thursday, 9:10 PM | No comments yet
Holiday Happenings 2020

Celebrate the holiday season at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon as the lifestyle center lights up with festive community activities and sparkling decorations. See that event, and many others, on the docket across the Tri-Valley.

Thursday, 9:09 PM | No comments yet
On the road again

Neither flat tires nor mangled bikes nor pandemic can keep the Gagnon family from loading up their RV to travel cross country to revel in the glory of its national parks.

Thursday, 9:09 PM | No comments yet
Valley Views: Resilience important for these holidays

Here I am healthy and with much to be thankful for, so I expected to enjoy this Thanksgiving, too, even if my only "gathering" was a short visit to my daughter's backyard to share, physically distanced, my traditional homemade pie.

Thursday, 9:06 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Pleasanton Preps: Decision to postpone high school sports again makes me 'as mad as hell'

With high school sports, at least the kids had Dec. 7 as the carrot to point their hopes toward. Now that is gone and who knows when they will have another hope to cling to, if one even arises. So, where do we direct our anger?

Tuesday, 4:54 PM | 5 comments
San Ramon cancels 2020 Bah Humbug! 5K and Kid's Dash amid coronavirus surge

In light of the recent spike in coronavirus cases throughout the country, the city of San Ramon has officially canceled its annual Bah Humbug! 5K and Kid's Dash.

Tuesday, 4:18 PM | No comments yet
Cal High wins top honors at Contra Costa County Model UN Conference

The student delegation from California High School in San Ramon took top honors during the 30th annual Contra Costa County Model United Nations Conference, which this year was held virtually this year.

Tuesday, 4:16 PM | 2 comments
CSU faculty, administrators at odds over ethnic studies requirement

California State University took another step last Tuesday toward requiring students to take an ethnic studies class as part of their lower-division coursework, a move that would also have significant implications for the state's...

Tuesday, 4:12 PM | No comments yet
BART board OKs incentivizing early retirements to address budget woes

The BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to forge ahead with an incentivized retirement program intended to help mend the agency's ailing financial outlook due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 4:12 PM | No comments yet
Passing on the memories

Selling the old family home is hard -- especially when it is a stunning Victorian on Second Street in Pleasanton -- but it helps when the buyer is the young family across the street...

Tuesday, 4:12 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County halts new hemp grows while regulations are created

The county Board of Supervisors has approved a 45-day moratorium on new hemp planting as regulations governing location and cultivation of industrial hemp are considered.

Tuesday, 2:56 PM | No comments yet

Monday, November 23, 2020

Castlewood rebrands as The Club at Castlewood ahead of extensive remodel

Pleasanton's historic Castlewood Country Club now has a new name to herald its $16 million remodeling and upgrading project that will launch next spring. It is now called The Club at Castlewood.

Monday, 8:40 PM | No comments yet
Local J. Rockcliff acquired by Silicon Valley brokerage

J. Rockcliff Realtors, with offices in Pleasanton, Danville and a number of other East Bay communities, was recently acquired by Sereno Group.

Monday, 2:17 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider expanding Crow Canyon Specific Plan boundary area

In its continued efforts to revitalize the business community in northwest San Ramon, the San Ramon City Council is set to review plans for updating and expanding the Crow Canyon Specific Plan boundary area on Tuesday.

Monday, 1:48 PM | No comments yet
Dublin again ranks as best conditioned roads in entire Bay Area

The average overall state of the Bay Area's local roadways has held steady over the past five years and is described as "fair" in a report released Thursday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Monday, 1:44 PM | No comments yet
Two-story self-storage facility proposed near downtown Danville

The Danville Planning Commission is set to review plans for a new 17,000-square-foot, two-story self-storage building near downtown during a special meeting on Tuesday.

Monday, 1:44 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Motorcyclist dies in crash with bicycle on San Ramon Valley Boulevard

A Danville man died after his motorcycle crashed into a downed bicycle on San Ramon Valley Boulevard on the south side of town on Sunday afternoon, according to Danville police.

Sunday, 5:08 PM | 2 comments

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