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Sunday, March 26, 2023

California lifts target for 15% water conservation as yet another storm approaches

California ended its voluntary statewide target, triggering concerns from experts that many water supplies remain depleted. Other drought measures remain in place.

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After 'some near-misses', Dublin officials issue advisory on e-scooter road laws

After a few near-misses with electric scooters coming close to hitting pedestrians or not following laws, the city of Dublin has released new information to encourage proper riding guidelines.

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BART aims to increase safety, cleanliness as it suffers from low ridership

BART police more than doubled the number of officers patrolling trains starting Monday to address safety and quality of life issues, BART officials said.

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Innovative companies to be honored at #GameChangers Awards

Eight innovative companies from California will be honored at Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's 2023 #GameChangers Awards Wednesday.

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After 'some near-misses', Dublin officials issue advisory on e-scooter road laws

After a few near-misses with electric scooters coming close to hitting pedestrians or not following laws, the city of Dublin has released new information to encourage proper riding guidelines.

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Holi celebration comes to City Center

The San Ramon Valley is set to mark the arrival of spring at City Center Bishop Ranch this weekend, with annual Holi festivities coming to the downtown center of San Ramon.

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Watching the wheels of progress in Tri-Valley transit

As I learned more about the affluent Tri-Valley and its more remote outskirts, the context of public transit options and locations became clearer, as did what the availability of and demand for public transit say about a region...

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Contra Costa Supervisors hire Thomas Geiger as County Counsel

Geiger will serve as legal advisor for the county, including the Board of Supervisors and county officers, departments, boards and commissions, and certain special districts.

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Danville: Culvert repair begins on Diablo Road

A portion of one of Danville's major throughways is seeing a planned road closure that kicked off Thursday and is set to continue for the next several weeks.

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Community Briefs: Change Makers talk | 'Senior to Senior' program | Paul McCartney tribute

The Dougherty Station Library is hosting the final installment of its three-talk Changemakers series in honor of Women's History Month next week. Read about that and more in our Community Briefs...

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Around the Valley: From illogical to absurd

Yet another asinine decision was made by the Pleasanton City Council majority when it voted March 7 to defund Leadership Pleasanton. But they have no problem spending taxpayer money on a skatepark.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

San Ramon council denies Marketplace appeal

The San Ramon City Council voted last week to deny an appeal from a neighborhood group that would have seen the Planning Commission's earlier vote reluctantly approving a controversial housing project overturned if approved.

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Cal High Mock Trial team returns from state competition

California High School's Mock Trial team is back home this week after a trip down south to represent Contra Costa County in the state level mock trial competition over the weekend.

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Reading together: One City, One Book

Throughout the month of March, the city of Dublin will be engaging in a unifying literacy initiative known as One City, One Book. The program invites students, parents and community members to read the same book together.

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Pleasanton Preps: Inaugural 'Scottie's Scramble' honors late Foothill alum Kienhofer

When Foothill senior Scott Kienhofer passed in 2018 from cancer, it delivered a gut punch to the Tri-Valley. Three years later, his family launched Scottie's Gift Foundation, and they are now hosting the inaugural 'Scottie's Scramble'.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

San Ramon police investigate jewelry store robbery

The San Ramon Police Department is investigating a reported armed robbery at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon on Friday, which was recorded and posted on social media by several of the numerous onlookers at the shopping center.

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All green and gold for St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Dublin

Thousands of visitors turned out for the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The Dublin Civic Center was filled with visitors, both local and from afar, sporting all shades of green and Irish pride.

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Alamo native, Pleasanton PD Lt. Sarasua hired as police chief in Pacifica

Pleasanton police Lt. Maria Sarasua will make local history for the Pacifica Police Department next month when she takes the reins as its new police chief, becoming the first woman to ever hold the position in the coastal city.

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Village Theatre Gallery showcases ancient art form in newest exhibit

An upcoming Village Theatre Gallery exhibit will bring an ancient style of art to the town. 'Convergence: The Intersection of Wax, Color & Design, An Exploration of Encaustic Art' opens this Saturday in downtown Danville.

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Monday, March 20, 2023

San Ramon Planning Commission to debate mixed-use zoning

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to hear a presentation from staff and provide feedback on the city's mixed-use zoning requirements and objective standards for development as part of the continued General Plan update...

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Police: Two men arrested after carjacking attempt in Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek police said they arrested two men on Saturday after the pair tried carjacking another man's car. They allegedly opened the front passenger and driver's side doors of the vehicle and dragged the male victim out...

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Danville council to discuss Downtown Master Plan update

Danville Town Council is set to discuss the future of downtown in a study session Tuesday afternoon, with proclamations marking Disabilities Awareness Month and Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month then set for the regular meeting.

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Dublin students launch support app for teenage substance abuse

Two Dublin High School students have launched an online platform that provides support for teenagers who may be struggling with alcohol abuse. The website and app, My Alcohol Story, allows users to share their experiences anonymously.

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Sunday, March 19, 2023

Cal High mock trial team wins county competition for sixth time in a row

California High School's mock trial team represented Contra Costa County at the state competition this weekend, following a win at the county level last month that marked the sixth in a row for the high school's team.

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Maintaining financial health now and into the future

The past few years have upended many perceptions of financial stability. Now is a great time to review strategies for smart spending and saving to better weather whatever the future has in store.

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When regulators took over Silicon Valley Bank, startups scrambled to make payroll

A bank run that prompted the country's 16th largest bank to become insolvent was a shocking reality that many in the local tech industry have dealt with over the past week.

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Free textbooks? It could soon be a reality at California's community colleges

The California Community College Chancellor's Office has $115 million to spend to reduce the burden of textbook costs across its 115-campus system.

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Legislator revives effort to address police radio encryption

After falling just short in the final days of last year's legislative session, Becker is renewing his push for a law that would require law enforcement to make radio communications accessible to the media.

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Hike for Hope coming later this spring

Supporters of Hope Hospice are set to return to the trails at Del Valle Regional Park this May for the 2023 Hike for Hope fundraising event that the nonprofit first kicked off more than a decade ago.

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Diocese of Oakland mulling bankruptcy in face of numerous sex abuse lawsuits

Just days after a major Bay Area Catholic diocese filed for bankruptcy in the face of hundreds of potential sex abuse lawsuits, the Diocese of Oakland (which includes Tri-Valley) announced it is seriously considering doing the same.

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Friday, March 17, 2023

More intense discussions before board about LGBTQ acceptance, education at local schools

Clashes between outspoken critics of access to material and discussion on gender and sexuality in public schools and openly LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies continued at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District this week.

Friday, 5:44 AM | 46 comments
News Digest: I-680 northbound closure on for this weekend | Human services needs analysis | Fireworks in Dublin

Caltrans is moving forward with the third weekend closure of northbound Interstate 680 in the Pleasanton area this weekend after this final leg of the winter project was postponed for multiple weeks due to rainy weather.

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Another inmate dies after medical emergency at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin

An inmate died at an area hospital two days after experiencing a medical emergency at Santa Rita Jail late last month, marking the fourth inmate death thus far in 2023 and prompting critical remarks from local activist groups...

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Report shines spotlight on Tri-Valley's top health care needs

As impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic linger, maintaining good health remains at the top of mind for many, including physical, mental, emotional and even financial. The demand for adequate, accessible health care in the Tri-Valley ...

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

What a Week: Dublin teen elected to Women's Hall of Fame

The Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame recently revealed its Class of 2023, a list of 13 female leaders who've made an indelible impact on their communities and the county at large, including Dublin High senior Noor Dharni.

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Going green in Dublin

Downtown Dublin will be covered in green, gold and Irish pride this weekend at the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The cultural festival will have no shortage of Celtic-themed activities for guests to enjoy.

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Storm update: Some Tri-Valley schools closed without power; large tree damages historic church

Several schools across Pleasanton along with the Sunol Glen School had to close for the day as the Tri-Valley continues to experience power outages and downed trees due to the most recent atmospheric river storm.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Pleasanton Preps: Amador wrestling coach Chubb's status for next season still up in the air

One week after we found out about the controversy regarding whether Amador Valley wrestling coach Travis Chubb would be rehired for next year, the picture may have cleared some. I talked with Chubb this Monday afternoon trying to...

Wednesday, 3:46 AM | No comments yet
BART officials broadly supportive of Glazer bill strengthening agency's internal watchdog office

BART officials said last week that they are broadly in support of state legislation that would give the transit agency's watchdog office more power over internal audits and investigations.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Latest storm leads to power outages across Tri-Valley

Thousands of residents across the Tri-Valley were without power Tuesday afternoon as the latest in a series of intense winter storms made its way across the region and beyond, with others who were out and about being impacted...

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2023 guide to summer camps

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