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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Rising COVID-19 rates prompt reminder of face mask requirements

As COVID-19 coronavirus infections increase in Contra Costa County, health officials on Tuesday reiterated the rules for wearing face masks in public places, emphasizing that face coverings must be worn in all businesses and in areas

Tuesday, 4:23 PM | No comments yet
Parks commissioner Sridhar Verose launches campaign for San Ramon City Council

San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commissioner Sridhar Verose is the most recent local resident to announce their candidacy for City Council, and is asking for support from residents in District 3.

Tuesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Forest Home Farms Historic Park reopens with temporary hours

San Ramon's Forest Home Farms Historic Park has officially reopened with temporary visitor hours after being closed for several months because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Nude cyclist steals from CVS, evades police

A naked bicyclist evaded local police on Monday, escaping on a bicycle after allegedly stealing a bottle of alcohol from a CVS store in east Danville.

Tuesday, 2:11 PM | No comments yet

Monday, July 6, 2020

Danville doctor shot, killed while off-roading in Sierra County

A Danville doctor died after being shot while off-roading with his teenage son in a rural area in Sierra County during the holiday weekend.

Monday, 8:27 PM | 1 comment
Danville council to receive special report from Contra Costa Health Services

The Danville Town Council is set to hold a special meeting on Tuesday evening, during which time town officials will talk about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and local park services.

Monday, 4:24 PM | No comments yet
Danville woman dies after crashing off Mount Diablo roadway

A woman from Danville died on Independence Day after her SUV went off Summit Road while coming down Mount Diablo and fell hundreds of feet, authorities said.

Monday, 3:51 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Planning Commission to review 169-room City Center Hotel project

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to review plans for the construction of a 169-room hotel on the Bishop Ranch property, a project that has long been planned for the development of the City Center area.

Monday, 3:11 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, July 5, 2020

County launching roadwork project, including Bollinger Canyon

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department has announced plans to apply a chip seal to roads throughout the county, including in San Ramon, and local residents are advised that some delays may arise.

Sunday, 6:08 PM | No comments yet
Glazer bill would raise fines on short-term rentals

A bill by State Sen. Steve Glazer's (D-Orinda) designed to discourage short-term rentals for the purpose of hosting rowdy and unsafe house parties made it through the Senate last month.

Sunday, 6:01 PM | No comments yet
Swalwell reintroduces bill to help small businesses during COVID-19

A federal bill that would help certain small businesses that have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic by letting them defer payment on their first year of payroll taxes was reintroduced last week by U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell.

Sunday, 6:00 PM | No comments yet
Filing period for DSRSD Board of Directors opening soon

Prospective candidates considering running for one of three seats on the Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors this fall can file their papers starting July 13 through Aug. 7.

Sunday, 5:59 PM | No comments yet
PG&E moving headquarters to Oakland; San Ramon office to close by 2025

After 115 years of having its headquarters in San Francisco, PG&E announced last month it will move to Oakland beginning in 2022. PG&E also plans to close down its San Ramon satellite office in 2025.

Sunday, 5:07 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Editorial: No trust in trustees, no unity in Dublin Unified

Unfortunately, with the current board -- which can graciously be described as a dysfunctional train wreck -- it will be extraordinarily difficult to find someone able to lead DUSD into the future who is actually willing to take it on.

Thursday, 8:38 PM | No comments yet
DeSaulnier hosting phone town hall on racial justice, strengthening communities

After overcoming a near-fatal case of pneumonia, Tri-Valley Congressman Mark DeSaulnier is set to have his first "public" appearance on Tuesday, when he hosts a telephone town hall to discuss racial justice in America.

Thursday, 5:29 PM | No comments yet
Report finds Zone 7 drinking water exceeded standards in 2019

Tri-Valley residents might be happy to know the quality of their drinking water met, and often exceeded, all state and federal standards last year, according to the 2019 Annual Consumer Confidence Report for the Zone 7 Water Agency.

Thursday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
DMV office in Pleasanton closed for repairs; temporary location opening at mall

The California DMV field office at 6300 W. Las Positas Blvd. closed last week for renovations, an estimated two-month-long project to include roof, furniture and HVAC replacement. A temporary office is opening at Stoneridge Mall.

Thursday, 3:12 PM | No comments yet
MTC allocates $46.8M for Valley Link project

An infusion of $46.8 million in funding to prepare for the Valley Link project's next stage was approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission last month.

Thursday, 3:11 PM | No comments yet
DeSaulnier announces bipartisan effort to address economic impacts of coronavirus

In light of the economic downturn brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Tri-Valley Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has recently announced a bipartisan legislative initiative geared toward providing economic relief funding.

Thursday, 3:07 PM | No comments yet
Kiwanis' virtual Fourth of July parade to stream online, air on CCTV

The Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley is keeping its time honored Fourth of July Parade alive in a safe social distancing conscious manner and is broadcast a virtual parade on Contra Costa TV (CCTV).

Thursday, 2:24 PM | No comments yet
Police: Danville man dies in 'tragic' family accident in Pennsylvania

A Danville man died after being accidentally hit by a car driven by his brother at a park in eastern Pennsylvania last weekend, according to police.

Thursday, 12:15 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dublin school board reverses course, approves agreement with teachers' union

The Dublin Unified Board of Trustees has approved a tentative contract agreement with the Dublin Teachers Association for the upcoming school year, following a particularly tense week in the school community.

Wednesday, 10:48 PM | No comments yet
County seeks community volunteer for Racial Justice Oversight Body

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking residents to volunteer on its Racial Justice Oversight Body and help contribute toward the county's efforts to ensure a more ethical justice system.

Wednesday, 9:13 PM | No comments yet
Young Tri-Valley writers recognized

To encourage the endeavors of young writers, each year the Tri-Valley Writers, the local branch of the California Writers Club, holds a contest that includes nonfiction, poetry and short stories.

Wednesday, 9:07 PM | No comments yet
Danville Town Council warns residents to remain diligent in social distancing as coronavirus cases spike

The Danville Town Council has issued a warning strongly encouraging residents to remain diligent in taking all available options to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Wednesday, 4:53 PM | 2 comments
The social distancing summer

With the coronavirus pandemic still ever-present, officials at the Alameda County Fairgrounds have pivoted from hosting their usual summer activities to ones that provide residents with safer, spread-out entertainment.

Wednesday, 2:53 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Glazer calls for more protections for those vulnerable to COVID-19

Local State Sen. Steve Glazer on Monday called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to do more to protect seniors and medically vulnerable people during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 5:03 PM | 2 comments
County Transportation Authority releases accessibility survey for seniors, people with disabilities

The Contra Costa Transportation Authority has been developing its Accessible Transportation Strategic Plan to make public transportation more accessible for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Tuesday, 2:43 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Fire temporarily suspends permit fee for small businesses

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors has suspended collecting its annual operating permit fee from local small businesses for the next year in order to provide some relief during the economic downturn.

Tuesday, 2:41 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: New retailers open in City Center alongside new health and safety procedures

As businesses begin to reopen for customers throughout Contra Costa County, local business Heller Jewelers and American furniture retailer Lovesac have announced their newest retail spaces have opened in City Center Bishop Ranch.

Tuesday, 2:34 PM | No comments yet

Monday, June 29, 2020

COVID-19 crisis clouds real estate crystal ball in Tri-Valley

Working from home is a new normal for residents in the Bay Area and is also making it harder to predict the future of real estate.

Monday, 10:35 PM | No comments yet
Golden State Killer: Man pleads guilty to slew of murders, rapes -- including San Ramon Valley crimes

The man known as the "Golden State Killer" pleaded guilty Monday to 13 murders, 13 kidnappings and dozens of other crimes, some in the Bay Area including the San Ramon Valley.

Monday, 10:30 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon invites residents to help name newest park

San Ramon residents have the opportunity to help their city name its newest park and are encouraged to submit suggestions.

Monday, 5:17 PM | No comments yet
Preparing for the 2020 wildfire season

With the upcoming fire season, fire department officials in the Tri-Valley area are notifying residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of wildfires.

Monday, 5:14 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa Health delays reopening timeline indefinitely

Contra Costa Health Services just announced that it will postpone indefinitely its reopening timeline for businesses that had been slated to return later this week, citing the need to better contain the COVID-19 pandemic amid recent upticks in local cases and hospitalizations.

Monday, 10:48 AM | No comments yet
Contra Costa Health delays reopening timeline indefinitely

CCHS will postpone indefinitely its reopening timeline for businesses that had been slated to return on Wednesday, citing the need to better contain the COVID-19 pandemic amid recent upticks in cases and hospitalizations.

Monday, 10:46 AM | 1 comment

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Editorial: The time for the first community debate on policing in Pleasanton is now

This precursor meeting some time in July, where the council will apparently try to limit public comment to only the draft action plan, seems unnecessary in concept and untenable in practice. Just start the full conversation now.

Sunday, 8:43 PM | No comments yet
Council rejects 77-acre At Dublin development proposal

The Dublin City Council denied the At Dublin project last week, rejecting the proposed retail and housing development spanning 76.9 acres in eastern Dublin that has been a source of contentious discussion in the community for years.

Sunday, 7:13 PM | 3 comments
SRVUSD to consider classified personnel layoffs due to local financial instability

The SRVUSD Board of Education is planning to discuss staff reductions during a special meeting on Monday, a move district officials say is a result of the economic downturn brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, 5:55 PM | 5 comments

Friday, June 26, 2020

County rethinking reopening timeline after sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Contra Costa Health Services officials are actively evaluating whether the county should prolong its current reopening timeline, after citing recent data showing a sharp increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Friday, 3:09 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Local candidates invited to learn about election process

In preparation for the 2020 general municipal election on Nov. 3, the San Ramon City Clerk's Office will be hosting an informational meeting for residents interested in running for office to learn about the election process.

Friday, 3:05 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Danville: Kiwanis' Fourth of July parade to be held virtually

The annual Kiwanis Fourth of July parade will go online this year, streaming live from 10 a.m. to noon on Independence Day.

Thursday, 7:22 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Clarkson to talk local economic recovery during virtual Mayor's Breakfast

In a continuation of his mission to keep residents informed throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson will once again be holding an informational virtual Mayor's Breakfast meeting on Friday.

Thursday, 3:55 PM | No comments yet
Danville approves downtown street closures for outdoor weekend dining

In an effort to support the economic recovery of local businesses, the Danville Town Council has OK'd a plan for additional street closures in the downtown area, allowing more local shops and restaurants to utilize outdoor space.

Thursday, 3:53 PM | No comments yet
County looks to form Office of Racial Justice and Social Equity

To better address long-standing issues of institutional social inequality through the annual budgeting process, Contra Costa County leaders have started discussions about creating an Office of Racial Justice and Social Equity.

Thursday, 3:24 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

'Safe and Sane Fireworks' back in Dublin, with some changes

"Safe and Sane Fireworks" are going to be sold in the city of Dublin starting this weekend by approved nonprofits, like they are every year, but city officials have implemented new limitations on the use of the fireworks due to COVID.

Wednesday, 4:32 PM | No comments yet
County election officials seek balance of voting, safety

Along with pleas for Contra Costa County voters to use mail-in ballots in November, county supervisors and elections officials said Tuesday they will redouble efforts to recruit as many younger poll workers as possible.

Wednesday, 4:30 PM | No comments yet
Swalwell introduces federal whistleblower protection law

The "Enhancing Protections for Whistleblower Anonymity Act," a proposed federal bill that would better safeguard the anonymity and security of whistleblowers, was introduced by Tri-Valley Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) this month.

Wednesday, 4:29 PM | No comments yet
Youth making up increasing proportion of positive COVID-19 cases in Contra Costa County

As more Contra Costa County residents are being tested for the coronavirus, it has become clearer that an increasing proportion of those who test positive are young, between 20 and 50 years old, county health officials said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to talk weekend street closures for outdoor dining

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss additional temporary street closures in the downtown area for local restaurants to take over during a special meeting on Thursday.

Wednesday, 4:04 PM | 3 comments
Assemblywoman Bauer-Kahan holding midweek virtual office hours

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), who represents the Tri-Valley region, is inviting constituents to attend her virtual office hours on Wednesday (June 24) from 10 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, 12:32 AM | No comments yet

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