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Friday, December 14, 2018

Coroner IDs big-rig driver killed in I-580 crash in Dublin

A truck driver who was killed in a collision between two big-rigs on westbound Interstate 580 in Dublin on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by the Alameda County coroner as 32-year-old Henry Louis Rodriguez-Carrerasquillo of Sacramento.

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Zafar, Hudson, Clarkson sworn in at San Ramon council ceremony

The San Ramon City Council welcomed back two elected officials and a third new face to its ranks during a special swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday evening.

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San Ramon Valley recognized as best place for job hunters in California

Recently San Ramon was as the best city in California for finding a job by financial management company WalletHub, with neighboring Danville being recognized as the third best place and Pleasanton the sixth.

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Tri-Valley girl acting in national tour of 'Waitress the Musical'

Pleasanton resident Bridget Werner, 5, is playing the role of Lulu in the national tour of "Waitress the Musical" when it is at the Sacramento Community Center Theater later this month.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Eugene O'Neill's 'The Great God Brown' coming to Danville

Showing at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, O'Neill's 1926 work, especially known for demonstrating the playwright's fascination with Taoist philosophy, is a four-act play that tells the story of two men who display their inner thoughts through the use of masks.

Thursday, 5:43 PM | No comments yet
Cal High senior ID'd as teen killed in Fremont shooting

A teenager who was fatally shot while he and another person were driving in Fremont last week has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau as 17-year-old Damani "Elijah" Chadly, who was a senior at California High School in San Ramon.

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SRVUSD receives threatening email in nationwide hoax

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is one of several organizations across the country that have become the victims of an email hoax making unspecified threats against them.

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Child Care Links: Making holidays brighter for those it serves

Child Care Links, a private nonprofit agency that has served children in the Tri-Valley for more than 40 years, has now become a leading provider of a wide range of services and programs from providing food, clothing and baby diapers to needy families as well as helping them find child care.

Thursday, 12:32 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

East Bay Parks warns of toxic mushrooms amid rainy weather

Given the rainy weather in the region the past couple of weeks, the East Bay Regional Park District is issuing its annual warning to avoid certain wild mushrooms that can be harmful or fatal to people and pets.

Wednesday, 10:00 PM | 1 comment
SRVUSD approves one all-gender bathroom at each high school

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education has voted to permanently offer one multi-stall, all-gender bathroom at each comprehensive high school campus, extending the one-semester pilot program originally initiated last May.

Wednesday, 5:30 PM | 13 comments
County administrator recognized as executive of the year

With the award Contra Costa County administrator and clerk of the county board David J. Twa, has received statewide designation as the top county administrator in the Golden State for his continuous and dedicated service to the county.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

San Ramon Regional holding One Warm Coat drive for new or used coats

Now through Jan. 13, residents can drop off their old but still usable coats of all sizes in designated bins located in the SRRMC main hospital and South Building, 6001 Norris Canyon Rd., San Ramon.

Tuesday, 5:50 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County library system goes fine-free on overdue books

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning moved to eliminate overdue book fines at all 26 libraries in the county -- including in Danville and San Ramon -- effective Jan. 1, citing concerns about the area's high cost of living and the number of patrons who currently have their borrowing privileges suspended because of fines.

Tuesday, 3:54 PM | 7 comments
Big-rig driver killed in crash on westbound I-580 in Dublin

A 32-year-old Sacramento man died in a collision between two big-rigs on westbound Interstate 580 in Dublin early Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Danville Youth Council offering free gift wrapping for local shoppers

In an effort to encourage residents to live and shop locally, middle and high school students on the town's Youth Council will gather downtown for several hours offering to wrap shoppers recently purchased goods.

Tuesday, 2:09 PM | No comments yet

Monday, December 10, 2018

San Ramon Valley wins NCS football championship

The San Ramon Valley High varsity football team capped a hard-fought 2018 season with a championship, defeating Freedom Falcons (Oakley) 28-21 in the North Coast Section Division I title game on Saturday.

Monday, 3:46 PM | 1 comment
SRVUSD debating permanent all-gender bathroom at each high school

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about whether to offer one permanent all-gender bathroom at each comprehensive high school campus Tuesday night.

Monday, 11:47 AM | 17 comments
Zafar, Hudson, Clarkson taking oath of office at San Ramon council meeting

San Ramon will be celebrating two historic milestones when the city holds a special swearing-in ceremony for its recently elected City Council members and mayor on Tuesday night.

Monday, 10:35 AM | No comments yet
Danville council to interview candidates for town advisory boards

Council members will meet with candidates and hope to fill available positions on the Danville Planning Commission, Danville Design Review Board, Danville Heritage Resource Commission and Contra Costa County Library Commission.

Monday, 10:19 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Danville: Landsea Homes begins construction on Abigail Place project

Southern California-based property development company Landsea Homes has steadily been expanding into the Northern Californian market, and after establishing its regional offices in San Ramon has been targeting properties for development in Contra Costa County, most recently in Danville.

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SRPD K-9 Hector succumbs to cancer after one last trip through city

It was an emotional final journey Sunday morning for Hector, a San Ramon Police Department K-9 officer, and his handler Officer Allen Molien, as a procession along city streets honored the 7-year-old dog who succumbed to cancer later in the day, a department spokesman said.

Sunday, 8:30 PM | 2 comments
BART board OKs 16% raise for police officers over four years

BART directors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a new four-year contract with the transit district's police officers that will give them a 16% pay raise over the next four years.

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The holidays are here: So many ways to eat, drink and be merry

We always remember to eat and drink during the holidays. But don't forget to be merry! This time of year brings stress -- good and bad -- so remember to live in the moment as the season unfolds.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Tips for selling your home during the holidays

Having your home on the market when most people would prefer to be curled up under a blanket in front of a fire can be daunting but worth the hassle.

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Danville: Town honors volunteerism at Community Service Awards

Danville town leaders gathered Tuesday night to honor the volunteerism and community contributions of a select group of residents who have striven to make the town a better place to live.

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Lantern Light Festival at Tri-Valley fairgrounds

A two-month-long celebration of Chinese culture is now underway at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, for the Lantern Light Festival's debut in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet
Exploring City Center Bishop Ranch

San Ramon's long-awaited City Center Bishop Ranch is now open for business, and Tri-Valley residents have already eagerly begun to explore the community gathering space.

Thursday, 1:48 PM | 5 comments

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Storer named Danville mayor for 2019

The Danville Town Council unanimously and enthusiastically selected Robert Storer to lead the town as mayor, with Karen Stepper to serve as vice mayor, for the next year as part of 37th Annual Mayor's Installation and Community Service Awards event Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, 4:13 PM | 3 comments
Stanford-ValleyCare strives to become stroke care center

When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of the essence and mere minutes can mean the difference between recovery, disability or death.

Wednesday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center to host 'Fashion for Fire Relief' fundraiser

The Camp Fire in Butte County may have finally been contained by firefighters, but the devastating effects are still being felt by thousands of refugees whose homes have been lost in the blaze, and San Ramon's City Center wants to help.

Wednesday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet
Trees, trains and toys: Model train exhibit in Blackhawk benefits Toys for Tots

An idyllic display of operating model trains set in a European countryside is available for residents to enjoy this holiday season at the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center.

Wednesday, 11:08 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Piscotty among Oakland A's contingent presenting in Tri-Valley

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Oakland Athletics to host a first-of-its-kind event in Pleasanton. "A Luncheon with the Oakland A's," featuring outfielder Stephen Piscotty, Chris Giles (chief operating officer) and David Rinetti (vice president, stadium operations) is set for next Tuesday (Dec. 11) at the Marriott Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 10:52 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Gregerson stepping down as president of Stanford-ValleyCare

Scott Gregerson has announced that he will be resigning as president of Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare in the new year, stepping away from his career to spend more time with his family.

Tuesday, 3:25 PM | No comments yet
SRVHS Winter Boutique returns, offering opportunity for holiday shopping

This year over 50 booths will be occupied by local students, teachers and community members who will gather on the SRVHS campus and offer local shoppers a wide variety of artwork and crafts for holiday gift giving.

Tuesday, 2:09 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon releases survey on Parks and Recreation Master Plan

In order to guide the city's efforts to create a more prosperous parks system, San Ramon's Parks and Community Services Department is creating a Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan, and has launched a public survey asking residents what the plans priorities should be.

Tuesday, 2:06 PM | No comments yet
Mount Diablo beacon to illuminate again on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

To honor those who died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, Chapter 5, along with Save Mount Diablo, will be holding their annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Mount Diablo Beacon Lighting Ceremony this Friday on the 77th anniversary of the infamous date.

Tuesday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet

Monday, December 3, 2018

Swalwell talks education, new Congress at Dublin town hall

In his first town hall meeting after the midterms, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell spoke at his alma mater of Dublin High School on Saturday morning, addressing current affairs both local and national and responding to concerns of his District 15 constituents.

Monday, 3:56 PM | 10 comments
County supervisors to consider opposing gun shows, banning polystyrene containers

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss whether to ask the owner and operator of the county fairgrounds in Antioch to consider not allowing possession or sale of firearms at the fairgrounds.

Monday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
Final year of Bob's World display in Pleasanton

All good things must come to an end -- and this will be the last year for Bob Stanley's holiday lights extravaganza in Pleasanton. Dubbed Bob's World, it has delighted area residents each holiday season for more than 30 years.

Monday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
Museum of the San Ramon Valley brings 'Christmas Memories' to Danville

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is bringing some holiday cheer and looking back on local holidays past with its newest exhibit "Christmas Memories."

Monday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss Crow Canyon revitalization

San Ramon's planning commissioners are set to meet and discuss potential updates to the city's Crow Canyon Specific Plan, and they hope to receive community input from residents as well, during a workshop Tuesday evening.

Monday, 1:34 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Tri-Valley: Musical voices celebrate the season

Holiday favorites and more are sure to delight audiences at the Cantabella Children's Chorus winter concert -- "Jubilate!" -- next weekend.

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Pleasanton's home-grown "unicorn"
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Ten Tips for Teens and Young Adults to Survive a Dysfunctional Family
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Can You Afford Your ‘Dream School’?
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Sanctuary Synesthesia
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