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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BART: Robberies and violent crime down, assaults and arrests on the rise

Robberies and violent crimes are down so far this year on BART, but aggravated assaults and felony arrests are both up, according to data released by BART officials last month.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Kidchella brings children's rock to Danville

Back by popular demand is the Danville-sponsored kids summer music program Kidchella: A Children's Reading & Music Festival.

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Get the scoop: Ice cream trail coming to the Tri-Valley

The trail involves ice cream shops from Pleasanton and Livermore up through Dublin and then Danville. Its objective is for players to visit at least five of the 16 participating shops -- for every five shops visited, the trail's sponsor Visit Tri-Valley will donate $5 to local nonprofit the Valley Humane Society.

Monday, 4:55 PM | 1 comment
Stone Valley Middle School welcomes new principal

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education announced at last week's board meeting that Justin White, an assistant principal from San Ramon Valley High School, was selected to take over the position effective July 1.

Monday, 12:56 PM | 1 comment
Voters approve creating BART inspector general position

While most voters know the passage of Regional Measure 3 means Bay Area bridges will see $3 in toll increases during the coming years, the initiative's victory on Election Day also establishes a new inspector general position to serve as an independent watchdog for BART -- an effort spearheaded by local State Senator Steve Glazer.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Sheriff's office now taking texts to 911 during emergencies

Emergencies in unincorporated Contra Costa County can now be reported by text messages to 911, county sheriff's officials said.

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Danville Town Council to discuss committee appointments

At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Danville Town Council will interview several candidates for available positions at three different local and county commissions.

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Summerfest returns to downtown Danville for 27th year

Danville Summerfest 2018 will be returning this weekend for its 27th year, celebrating community, commerce and summer fun.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hiking -- a Deus family tradition

Pleasanton resident John Deus and his son Tom began a tradition years ago to enjoy hikes together every Father's Day, sometimes even backpacking the entire weekend.

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Becton set to become Contra Costa's new DA

Interim District Attorney Diana Becton is set to become Contra Costa County's new DA for a full term.

Thursday, 5:32 PM | 2 comments
DeSaulnier's anti-opioid act passes in U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) achieved a victory in his fight against opioid addiction on Wednesday when a bi-partisan bill he co-sponsored was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives.

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Alameda County Fair: Summer showcase begins 18-day run in Pleasanton

No need to worry about that rumbling near downtown Pleasanton on Friday morning. Those are the sounds and sights of cowboys and cowgirls herding steer to and from the fairgrounds via Main Street in the second annual cattle drive to usher in opening day of the 2018 Alameda County Fair.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Music in the Park returns to Danville

Danville's popular summer concert series "Music in the Park" will be returning for its 33rd year, with a wide variety of musical entertainment, all performed outdoors so audience members can enjoy the town's cool summer nights.

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Video story time now offered by county libraries

The Contra Costa County Library system is now offering online video story time through its YouTube channel.

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Danville and San Ramon launch new websites for 2018

Both Danville and San Ramon have recently launched newly designed websites, with the goal of making it easier for their residents to navigate the government sites and stay informed of community happenings, town officials say.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Rotary Club of Alamo honors Educators and Students of the Year

With the school year having come to a close, the Rotary Club of Alamo recognized the accomplishments of both students and teachers in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District at an awards ceremony on May 23.

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Blackhawk Museum brings back its Father's Day Car Show

The Blackhawk Museum's 11th annual Father's Day Classic Car Show is returning this Sunday to celebrate Danville dads with music and a diverse collection of cars from across the Tri-Valley.

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Deputies investigating death at county jail

An inmate was pronounced dead while in custody Tuesday morning at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

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Historical buildings celebrated in Danville

Members of both the Danville Heritage Resource Commission and Town Council have issued five historical plaques to buildings throughout the town.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Alameda County Fair opens Friday

Downtown Pleasanton will be thrown back to its old west beginnings this Friday as the second annual cattle drive is set to rumble through Main Street to mark opening day of the 2018 Alameda County Fair.

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San Ramon students among Swalwell's nominees to U.S. service academies

Two recent San Ramon graduates were among six students nominated this year by Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) to attend U.S. service academies.

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School board to hold public hearing on upcoming CSEA negotiations

The San Ramon Valley school board will hold a public hearing to discuss the upcoming labor negotiations for classified employees at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

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Danville doctor dies in crash after large tree falls onto I-680

A woman killed when a tree fell onto northbound Interstate 680 on Monday in Danville has been identified as Lyudmila Beyzer, a doctor of 15 years at John Muir Health.

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Interim DA Becton moves to 50.01% of vote; 60,000 ballots still to count

Contra Costa County Interim District Attorney Diana Becton has moved ever so slightly ahead -- by 17 votes -- of the 50% threshold needed to win outright in the primary election, according to the latest results released by county election officials.

Sunday, 1:07 PM | 7 comments

Friday, June 8, 2018

Moonlight Movies returns to Danville

The popular Moonlight Movies series is returning to Danville this summer, bringing fun-filled outdoor movie screenings the whole family can enjoy.

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San Ramon council preparing for November's election

The San Ramon City Council has several election-related topics concerning the regulation of candidates' campaigns for its regular meeting Tuesday night.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Local youth theater company brings musical 'Pippin' musical to Danville

"I Can Do That," a nonprofit youth theater company based in Danville, is bringing the musical "Pippin" to the Village Theatre in Danville starting next Friday.

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Traveling the world: Tri-Valley family recalls adventures they wrap up journey

The Gillette family -- mom Audrey, dad Bryan, and sons Colin, 11, and Decker, 9 -- were on safari with a guide midway through their yearlong travel adventure, parked on the savanna in Botswana.

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DeSaulnier hosting town hall meeting in Danville

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will visit Danville next week to conduct his 65th town hall meeting since taking office in January 2015.

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Prospective San Ramon City Council candidates begin to emerge

While the November election is still five months away, with the announcement that Councilman Harry Sachs will not seek re-election, an opportunity has opened up for at least one person to bring a new face to the San Ramon City Council.

Thursday, 4:00 PM | 3 comments
Hacker guilty on all counts in attack on

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted former San Francisco resident Ross M. Colby of two felonies and three misdemeanors relating to computer hacking that preceded the Sept. 17, 2015, take-down of and four other websites of parent company Embarcadero Media.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Landsea Homes acquires Danville property for housing development

The Abigail Place housing community, located along Old Blackhawk Road and Camino Tassajara in Danville, will provide 17 single-family homes for residents. Construction will begin later this year with the first new homes expected to be completed by spring 2019.

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Inaugural Contra Costa County Teacher Appreciation Night held

The event began with a special reception in their honor, inside the Coliseum's Treehouse Eastside Club, then the teachers were taken out onto the field for a tour prior to the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners.

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Coroner determines SRVHS student's drowning was accidental

Contra Costa County coroner's officials have ruled the drowning death of freshman Benjamin Curry in the San Ramon Valley High School pool on May 8 was accidental, according to a copy of the coroner's report obtained by

Wednesday, 2:01 PM | 17 comments
Election: County DA race tight for runoff; bridge toll hike poised to pass

Contra Costa County appears poised for two runoff elections for countywide seats after the district attorney and superintendent of schools contests saw no candidate receive the required 50%-plus voter support required to win the office outright in the primary, according to semi-official election results reported early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, 12:42 AM | 1 comment

Couples: “True love is a decision between the head and the heart . . .
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Some election thoughts
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Nominations due by Sept. 17 and Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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