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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SRVUSD works to create vape-free schools

The SRVUSD has launched a multi-pronged approach to creating vape-free school environments, and officials are inviting community members to witness these efforts firsthand at upcoming San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs meeting.

Wednesday, 5:09 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Crow Canyon Country Club restaurant red-tagged by health department

The Vintage restaurant at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville was closed by Contra Costa County Health Services on Tuesday after health inspectors on an unannounced visit discovered a cockroach infestation.

Wednesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County seeks nominations for Humanitarians of the Year

Contra Costa County officials are seeking nominees for its annual student and adult Humanitarian of the Year Awards, with a special interest on nominees who best exemplify the life, legacy and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wednesday, 12:27 PM | No comments yet
Taylor Family Foundation appoints new CEO

The Taylor Family Foundation recently named executive director Angie Carmignani as the nonprofit's new CEO, tasking the longtime administrator with leading the Livermore-based organization into its fourth decade of operations.

Wednesday, 12:24 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fallfest returning to downtown Danville

Danville's Fallfest will be back this weekend for the 28th year, bringing with it an autumn celebration of community, commerce and fun.

Tuesday, 10:28 PM | No comments yet
BART board considers changing to dynamic pricing for station parking

The price of parking at BART stations may go up next year as part of a shift to variable pricing based on demand, district staff said during a presentation to the Board of Directors last week.

Tuesday, 3:25 PM | No comments yet
Actress Felicity Huffman reports to Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin

Dublin's low-security federal prison for women received a celebrity inmate on Tuesday, with actress Felicity Huffman reporting to serve her sentence for a conviction in the college admissions scandal.

Tuesday, 12:00 PM | No comments yet
4.5-magnitude quake strikes near Walnut Creek

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Bay Area on Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Tuesday, 7:59 AM | No comments yet

Monday, October 14, 2019

Curry lawsuit: Teacher seeks dismissal of punitive damages

Documents filed earlier this month seal pool surveillance video from public and provide first statement made by Aaron Becker, the San Ramon Valley High teacher on duty when Ben Curry died during PE class last year.

Monday, 8:59 PM | 9 comments
Valley Link timetable pushed out by three more years

The Valley Link commuter light rail system aiming to directly connect BART to Livermore and the San Joaquin Valley likely won't see its first trains run until at least 2027, three years later than initially estimated.

Monday, 5:28 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD residents invited to 'Coffee with the Superintendent'

Superintendent Rick Schmitt will be meeting with residents at the district offices in Danville on Friday, to talk about the pressing issues facing the community and answer questions during his "Coffee with the Superintendent" event.

Monday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to review results of community survey on new skate park

The Danville Town Council is set to continue its review of possibly adding a new, multi-use skate park and could select a preferred location for the new amenity on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 2:49 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Governor signs three Bauer-Kahan bills

Three bills authored by local Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) received support from Gov. Gavin Newsom over the past month, for a total of seven new state laws from the freshman legislator's office so far this year.

Sunday, 8:13 PM | No comments yet
PG&E defends implementing power shutoffs

PG&E officials defended their use of last week's public safety power shutoff and said as of 6 p.m. Saturday, all 738,000 customers in 34 counties who lost electric service as a result of the program had their power restored.

Sunday, 8:09 PM | No comments yet

Friday, October 11, 2019

San Ramon: Public input sought on EIR for 4,500 housing units in Bishop Ranch

The city of San Ramon is continuing its review of the 4,500 housing units proposed by Bishop Ranch, taking public testimony on the city's efforts to create an EIR for the project.

Friday, 2:17 PM | 22 comments
PG&E bondholders, wildfire victims submit rival restructuring plan

A federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco cleared the way on Wednesday for a group of PG&E bondholders and wildfire victims to submit a rival financial restructuring plan to compete with the utility's own proposal.

Friday, 12:24 PM | No comments yet
CPUC president calls PG&E's management of shutoffs 'absolutely unacceptable'

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday blasted PG&E amid the utility's Public Safety Power Shutoff, which affected more than 700,000 customers throughout the state.

Friday, 12:23 PM | No comments yet
Oakland man charged with killing Dublin High alum, girlfriend in robbery

An Oakland man has been charged with special circumstances murder for allegedly fatally shooting a Dublin man and his girlfriend during a robbery in East Oakland last month.

Friday, 12:01 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Developer James Tong convicted of illegal contributions to Swalwell campaign

An East Bay real estate developer has been found guilty of funneling tens of thousands of illegal contributions to the congressional campaigns of U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore).

Thursday, 4:47 PM | 3 comments
Danville Youth Arts League offers guidance for aspiring artists

Aspiring young artists in Danville looking for an opportunity to hone their skills and interact with other students artists are in luck because the town of Danville is promoting a Youth Arts League for elementary aged students.

Thursday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County offering a spooktacular Halloween wedding ceremony

Contra Costa County is offering residents the opportunity to have their dream 'scare-amony' this Halloween, by getting married by a costumed officiant.

Thursday, 2:16 PM | No comments yet
The gentle giants of Mount Diablo

Many tarantulas populate Mount Diablo, and come the end of summer and into the beginning of the fall, these arachnids can commonly be seen scurrying around the mountain searching for a mate.

Thursday, 2:15 PM | No comments yet
PG&E leaves Tri-Valley residents in the dark with power shutoffs

As its Public Safety Power Shutoffs affected parts of the Tri-Valley into Thursday, PG&E officials left residents in the dark in more ways than one.

Thursday, 12:49 PM | 2 comments

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

All-abilities playground coming to Dublin

Leaders in Dublin joined to shine the spotlight on work now underway to build a new playground suitable for children of all ability levels at Dublin Sports Grounds during a groundbreaking ceremony last week.

Wednesday, 3:53 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Chorale to team up with Diablo Symphony for 'Song of Love'

The San Ramon Valley Chorale will be joining forces with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra on Sunday for a special performance of 'Song of Love' featuring the music of one of the 19th century's most talented pianists, Clara Schumann.

Wednesday, 3:52 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD schools to remain open on Thursday, regardless of PG&E power shutoff

After a full school day without any power outages, staff from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have announced that all schools will remain open on Thursday (Oct. 10), regardless of whether or not PG&E turns off the power.

Wednesday, 3:47 PM | No comments yet
Partial power shutoff confirmed in San Ramon; Danville unaffected

PG&E confirms power shutoff in parts of San Ramon from about 1 p.m. today (Oct. 9) to noon tomorrow (Oct. 10), but Danville is said to be off the hook. The company has said restoration of power could take multiple days as well.

Wednesday, 10:45 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Blackhawk Museum set for Night at the Museum fundraising gala

The Blackhawk Museum in Danville is once again hosting its Night at the Museum fundraising gala, with this year's theme being “Diamonds in Danville."

Tuesday, 5:42 PM | No comments yet
Dublin police make arrest in residential break-in, sexual assault

A 24-year-old man suspected of breaking into a home late Thursday night and sexually assaulting a woman was found the next day in a local park and arrested, Dublin police said Saturday.

Tuesday, 5:40 PM | No comments yet
Partial power shutoff confirmed in San Ramon; Danville reportedly unaffected

PG&E and city officials confirmed the utility implemented Public Safety Power Shutoffs in parts of San Ramon late Wednesday night (Oct. 9) that will run through about noon Thursday (Oct. 10). Danville remains off the outage list.

Tuesday, 4:47 PM | 7 comments
SRVUSD: All school sites to remain open during PG&E blackouts

The SRVUSD is one of the many agencies across northern California that may be affected by planned PG&E power outages and school district officials want residents to know that all schools will remain open on Wednesday (Oct. 9).

Tuesday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet

Monday, October 7, 2019

Offshore wind prompts fire weather watch, possible PG&E shutoffs

Strong, dry winds across large areas of Northern and Central California may prompt PG&E to turn off power across 30 counties Wednesday and Thursday.

Monday, 4:57 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider supporting countywide 0.5% sales tax

The San Ramon City Council will be debating the merits of supporting a new 0.5% countywide sales tax during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, that would help fund transportation projects in Contra Costa County.

Monday, 12:44 PM | 7 comments
SRVUSD board to talk labor negotiations, review sufficiency of textbooks

The SRVUSD is set to have a busy agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday, where district officials will meet to discuss a series of routine issues including labor negotiations, textbook review and a handful of special presentations.

Monday, 12:43 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss future town hall, emergency preparedness

During the meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday morning, council members and town staff will review the status of the planned future town hall, discuss preparations for the Community Service Awards and emergency preparedness.

Monday, 12:42 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Inquest: Coroner's jury finds San Ramon man's death in jail was accident

A Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury determined the death of a 26-year-old San Ramon man in the county jail last year was an accident, sheriff's officials announced on Thursday.

Sunday, 9:42 PM | No comments yet
Wings of Freedom plane involved in fatal crash

A vintage World War II plane that visited the Bay Area, including Livermore, as part of the Wings of Freedom tour was involved in a fatal crash in Connecticut last week.

Sunday, 9:33 PM | No comments yet
PG&E announces new alert system for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

People who have property in the Bay Area but don't live there can get alerts about PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoffs, even if they get their power from another utility, PG&E officials said Thursday.

Sunday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet
5-acre grass fire burns east of Blackhawk

A two-alarm vegetation fire off Johnston Road in the Tassajara area east of Blackhawk in unincorporated Contra Costa County was contained at about five acres, firefighters said Saturday night.

Sunday, 4:27 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, October 3, 2019

American Indian Center teaches about Tri-Valley's original inhabitants

A flurry of activity could be found at the Livermore American Indian Center leading up to the annual Children's Pow Wow, with volunteers getting regalia ready and working to help prepare for the celebration of Native American heritage.

Thursday, 9:32 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa DA announces Human Trafficking Hotline

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has announced that the county has officially established a Human Trafficking Hotline in order to take reports of forced or coerced commercial sex and labor.

Thursday, 9:29 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Teenagers invited to introductory self-defense class

For parents in the San Ramon Valley interested in having their kids learn some self defense techniques and gain some confidence, San Ramon is promoting a middle school self defense class by the All-American Black Belt Academy.

Thursday, 9:29 PM | No comments yet

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