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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Handful of small earthquakes shake San Ramon Valley

A handful of small earthquakes shook the Danville and Diablo area before dawn Tuesday.

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San Ramon mayor set to deliver annual State of the City address

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is gearing up to present the annual State of the City address during a luncheon Wednesday afternoon.

Tuesday, 4:55 PM | 1 comment
Lady Blue Devils capture gold, silver medals in San Jose

The Lady Blue Devils -- the Tri-Valley's all-girls ice hockey club -- competed in several age groups at MLK Girls/Women's Ice Hockey Tournament in San Jose and returned home with one championship title and a silver medal.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

San Ramon commission sets workshop on planning concepts

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to host a public study session on Tuesday night to help commissioners bone up on their planning industry knowledge by reviewing site plans and architecture concepts with city staff.

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SRVUSD board to discuss school climate, enrollment, drug awareness

The San Ramon Valley school is set to hear a handful of presentations on a range of topics of Tuesday night, including school climate, enrollment, drug awareness and attendance.

Monday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, February 18, 2018

New Glazer bills take on state pensions, renter support, pet safety

Tri-Valley State Senator Steve Glazer introduced three bills last week aimed at addressing issues on the minds of people across the state: public pensions, rental costs and pet safety.

Sunday, 8:56 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: City, Costco opponents make first court appearance in lawsuit

Last week marked the first court appearance in the lawsuit challenging the city of Pleasanton's environmental clearances for its new Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (JDEDZ), a rezoning that paves the way for Costco, two hotels and other businesses to potentially be developed near the I-580/I-680 interchange.

Sunday, 4:14 PM | No comments yet
Man acquitted in Steinle killing pleads not guilty to federal gun charges

An undocumented Mexican immigrant who was acquitted of state charges of murdering Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to two federal gun charges.

Sunday, 4:13 PM | 1 comment
Danville eyes urgency ordinance to halt tobacco retailer surge

The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to consider adopting a 45-day moratorium on the establishment of new tobacco retailers, and hookah or vapor lounges in town.

Sunday, 4:12 PM | 8 comments

Thursday, February 15, 2018

MTC releases Bay Area planning survey

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released an online survey to get input from the public, partner agencies and others as the commission prepares its next Public Participation Plan.

Thursday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet
Unity of Tri-Valley welcomes new minister

Unity of Tri-Valley in Dublin has announced the hiring of a new senior minister, Rev. Dinah Chapman, who will start in her position this Sunday.

Thursday, 3:25 PM | 1 comment
Editorial - Black History Month: Knowledge is imperative to creating inclusive society

Black History Month, which celebrates achievements and contributions of African-Americans in our nation's history, is commemorated around the country every February since President Gerald Ford made it official in 1976.

Thursday, 12:41 PM | No comments yet
Local AAUW steers girls toward STEM careers

Girls! You, too, can thrive in science, technology, engineering and math. The local branch of the American Association of University Women does not just speak this message; its members are passionately involved in three programs each year to encourage and nurture young females in these areas.

Thursday, 12:40 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cal High: Removal of anthem from pep rally sparks controversy, national attention

San Ramon's California High School has been cast into the national spotlight in the past week after a decision by the school's student leadership class to not play the national anthem during last month's pep rally.

Wednesday, 5:04 PM | No comments yet
Pair arraigned for stabbing of 19-year-old woman found in Livermore

A 19-year-old man and 25-year-old woman from Modesto were arraigned Wednesday on a murder charge for the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old Tracy woman in unincorporated Livermore early Monday morning.

Wednesday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet
Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children's Museum

Sandia National Laboratories has donated $25,000 to the Valley Children's Museum in Dublin, a grant made possible through Sandia's gifts and grants program.

Wednesday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

San Ramon: Pair arrested for stealing medications from Safeway

San Ramon police said Monday night that they arrested two people who allegedly stole over-the-counter medications from a supermarket.

Tuesday, 6:22 PM | 1 comment
Danville set to continue skate park discussion

Discussions on the prospective Danville skate park are set to continue Wednesday night at the Parks and Leisure Services Commission meeting.

Tuesday, 5:52 PM | No comments yet
Bankhead hosting discussion on state's water situation

Livermore's Bankhead Theater is set to host a presentation this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. by Roger Bales from the University of California at Merced, discussing what was learned from the 2011-15 drought and what steps need to be taken to secure the state's water future.

Tuesday, 5:19 PM | No comments yet
Bank robbed near Blackhawk

A Wells Fargo bank branch just outside Blackhawk was robbed Tuesday afternoon and the culprit remains at-large, according to Danville Police Chief Allan Shields.

Tuesday, 5:17 PM | 4 comments

Monday, February 12, 2018

Zone 7 board candidates can file running papers starting this week

Candidates hoping to win one of four seats on the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors up for election this June can begin filing nomination papers this Tuesday.

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Danville commission to debate flood hazard variance for home rebuild

The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider approving a flood hazard variance request on Tuesday to allow for a replacement single-family residence be constructed just off Diablo Road.

Monday, 2:24 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to talk zoning code updates, marijuana, Crow Canyon widening

The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would amend the city's zoning code on Tuesday.

Monday, 2:11 PM | 5 comments
Danville council to discuss development impact fees

The Danville Town Council is set to receive presentations on developer impact fees and the Village Theatre parking lot expansion project during a study session Tuesday morning.

Monday, 2:02 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fairlands Elementary commemorates Black History Month with 'living museum'

Thurgood Marshall, Barack and Michelle Obama, Willie Mays and Oprah Winfrey all made appearances in Pleasanton on Thursday morning, as fifth-graders at Fairlands Elementary School assumed the roles of famous African-Americans for a "living museum" in honor of Black History Month.

Sunday, 5:35 PM | No comments yet
County seeks members for solid waste enforcement panel

Three people are needed to sit on a Contra Costa County panel that hears matters related to solid waste enforcement, permits and appeals, county officials said.

Sunday, 5:33 PM | No comments yet

Friday, February 9, 2018

San Ramon police apprehend suspected auto burglars

San Ramon police arrested two people Monday night in connection with auto burglaries at The Marketplace Shopping Center just off Bollinger Canyon Road, a department spokesman said Thursday.

Friday, 11:40 AM | 4 comments
Authorities identify inmate who died in Contra Costa jail

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man who died while in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on Wednesday.

Friday, 11:16 AM | 2 comments

Thursday, February 8, 2018

San Ramon high-schoolers to perform in symphony's upcoming concert

Livermore-Amador Symphony continues its 55th regular season with "Wild Water and Wonder" on Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, with music director Lara Webber conducting. The concert will feature Ottorino Respighi's "Fountains of Rome" and Benjamin Britten's "Four Sea Interludes."

Thursday, 2:35 PM | 1 comment
Application deadline approaching for San Ramon committee seats

The City of San Ramon is now accepting applications for a handful of positions on different leadership groups, all due within the next few weeks.

Thursday, 1:38 PM | 1 comment
My Valentine: Longtime Danville couple's love spans 60 years, 5 states and 435 kids

To Deana and David Mitchell, love isn't a passing emotion or a fleeting thought. "It's something you depend on, something you grow into," Deana said. "It's not a fly-by-night thing. It's something everlasting."

Thursday, 1:33 PM | 3 comments

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