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Monday, April 23, 2018

Garden tour focuses on native plants

The joy of native plants used in personal gardens will be celebrated May 6 in the annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour.

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Tim Talk: Tri-Valley's first venture capital fund set to close

The closing of the Tri-Valley's first home-grown venture capital fund is imminent. Tri-Valley Ventures, founded by six partners including Greg Hitchan and Don Garman, publicly launched the fund last December with a goal of $10 million.

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Cal High student arrested on suspicion of threat against peers

A California High School freshman was arrested last Thursday evening on suspicion of conspiracy related to allegedly threatening to "do harm" to fellow students.

Monday, 3:57 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon council to weigh options for taxing Airbnb-type rentals

The San Ramon City Council is set to finalize some old business at their regular meeting Tuesday night before discussing the potential implementation of a new tax on short-term residential rentals in the city.

Monday, 1:10 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cal High's Gagnon picked as county Teacher of the Year finalist

Cal High history teacher Shanna Gagnon has been selected among the four women named as finalists for the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year award.

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Arnerich to review State of the Town address during Mayor's Town Hall

Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich has invited members of the Danville community to the Mayor's Town Hall this Wednesday evening, during which he will provide highlights from last month's “State of the Town" address.

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation exec resigns after reports of misconduct

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's second-in-command has resigned amid allegations she sexually harassed and abused co-workers, the nonprofit organization announced last week.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Community college board president resigned amid sexual misconduct probe

A preliminary investigation summary created Feb. 20 by the CCCCD Human Resources Department, shows that anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct made against Farley were believed to be true, according to the redacted report released by the district.

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Danville: Parent group holds small rally downtown denouncing violence in schools

The residents met at the Danville Town Library to protest the continuous trend of mass shootings in schools and demanding commonsense gun reform. Speakers stressed the need for voters to support government officials who favor gun reform, and to make their voices heard.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Danville commemorating Earth Day with Saturday events

Danville is throwing its eighth annual Earth Day celebration this Saturday, featuring educational green events for the whole family.

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Film Fest to benefit Tri-Valley Haven

The third annual Lunafest, a film festival hosted by Tri-Valley Haven at Vine Cinema in Livermore, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Contra Costa County receives 'F' in annual air quality report

The Bay Area has some of the worst air quality in the nation but numbers have gradually improved over the last few years, the American Lung Association said in a report released Wednesday.

Thursday, 4:25 PM | 3 comments
DPD introduces 'Pizza with the Police'

An addition to the Coffee with the Cops program, at Pizza with the Police community members will be able to exchange ideas with, and ask questions to local police officers in a casual environment, residents will not only have the opportunity to socialize with police but also learn about how the serve the town.

Thursday, 2:16 PM | No comments yet
Valley Children's Museum

After nearly 20 years of moving from location to location, the Valley Children's Museum is looking to leave its nomadic ways behind and establish a permanent, non-mobile home in Dublin.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Board names Offerman as new Bollinger Canyon principal next year

The San Ramon Valley school board voted Tuesday to name teacher on special assignment Christine Offerman as Bollinger Canyon Elementary School's principal for the 2018-19 school year.

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Bracing for the big one: Report describes damage if large quake strikes East Bay

If an earthquake larger than the 6.9-magnitude 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake struck directly below the city of Oakland on the Hayward Fault line late this afternoon, what kind of havoc would it wreak?

Wednesday, 2:56 PM | No comments yet
'Conceive, Construct, Embellish' exhibit coming to Village Theatre gallery

Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to hold an opening reception for its upcoming “Conceive, Construct, Embellish" exhibition on May 3.

Wednesday, 2:39 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD Special Education Department gives report on state of program

The presentation, made by executive director MaryAnn Frates and fellow Ddrector Linda Rowley Thom, highlighted how the program cares for these students by explaining where the program is and where staff want it to go.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SRVUSD solicits applicants for Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

Four positions are open and if elected members serve two year terms, will serve no more than two consecutive terms, and will not be compensate. The committee meets at least twice a year and reports on an annual basis to the board and community on how the districts funds have been spent. All meetings are open to the public.

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Dublin High sophomore creates bus-tracking app

Anyone who has taken a school bus -- or any bus for that matter -- is well-acquainted with the unpredictable schedules of the transportation mode.

Tuesday, 6:07 PM | 2 comments
15th annual Lend a Hand Day is coming to Danville

Lend a Hand volunteers will be helping Danville senior neighbors with their basic spring yard work and clean up. Tasks will have volunteers doing general yard work such as hand pruning, weeding and clean up.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

San Ramon Councilman Harry Sachs will not seek re-election

San Ramon Councilman Harry Sachs cites a desire to focus his energy on his family and the "winding down" of his teaching career as reasons he will not seek re-election.

Monday, 6:27 PM | 3 comments
Board to talk National Day of Silence, special education, equity in SRVUSD

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a series of presentations at its regular meeting Tuesday, ranging from the recognition of May as Asian Pacific Heritage Month and April 27 as National Day of Silence, to a discussion on special education and an investigation of equity within the district.

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Danville council to discuss new rules for wireless communication facilities

The Danville Town Council is set to debate balancing the town's need for wireless communications towers, with protecting its natural skyline Tuesday night.

Monday, 10:53 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Windemere Ranch student wins California geography bee

Windemere Ranch Middle School eighth-grader Venkat Ranjan is California's 2018 National Geographic geography bee state champion.

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Tri-Valley artist's joyride continues

To see the delicate designs on her jewelry, you might not guess that Holly Ellsworth-Rose dreams of riding a Harley-Davidson through the Black Hills of Dakota.

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Seven companies move to Bishop Ranch

Sunset Development Company, the owner of Bishop Ranch, announced the signing of seven new office space leases totaling 81,700 square feet.

Sunday, 5:44 PM | 1 comment
DPD: Driver arrested after crashing during short pursuit

Danville police arrested a Milpitas man following a brief pursuit that ended in a car crash Saturday afternoon, moments after the town's automated license plate reader cameras allegedly caught him in a stolen sedan.

Sunday, 5:36 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sister cities celebrate 35 years of friendship

Pleasanton will host a delegation of 30 representatives from its sister city Tulancingo, Mexico next week to mark the 35th year of friendship between the two communities.

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CHP: Shooting reported on I-680 in Walnut Creek

Two separate highway shootings were reported in Contra Costa County on Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Man accused of robbing San Ramon credit union still at large

Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Pacific Service Credit Union on Crow Canyon Place in San Ramon on Wednesday evening.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Water line breaks at Sycamore Valley Park

A potable water line servicing utilities at Sycamore Valley Park in Danville broke Wednesday, resulting in the parks water features and restrooms being made temporarily unavailable.

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Danville Open Studios giving locals a tour of local art scene

Starting May 5-6 the Danville Open Studios will allow residents to visit local art studios all across the town, to see how they work and check out the assorted projects they have created. Participants will even be able to purchase these artists pieces, if they are so inclined.

Wednesday, 12:53 PM | No comments yet
Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco to have Spanish fundraiser in Danville

World class flamenco artist and Danville resident Maria Jose Rivas de Salazar is having a fundraising event at her home on April 29 to benefit the Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco.

Wednesday, 8:47 AM | 1 comment

Couples: . . . “Joy is greater than sorrow,“ . . . “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 961 views

Local venture capital fund set to close
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 470 views