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Monday, May 22, 2017

San Ramon council to hear presentation from MCE Clean Energy

The San Ramon City Council is set to receive a presentation Tuesday night from MCE Clean Energy, the community choice energy program that Danville and Contra Costa County are looking to join to offer electricity-sourcing options other than PG&E to local residents and businesses.

Monday, 11:34 PM | No comments yet
School board to discuss budget, LCAP, hiring administrators

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about the district's budget and accountability plan for next year, filling more than a half-dozen administrative vacancies and approving a handful of layoffs during its meeting Tuesday night.

Monday, 11:16 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Woman turns self in to face charges for crash that killed toddler

A Pleasanton woman is now in custody after being charged in connection with a crash that killed a toddler on Interstate 680 in San Ramon last September, law enforcement officials confirmed Monday.

Monday, 7:00 PM | 2 comments
Danville council to talk budget, downtown viability at workshops

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss potential changes to downtown regulations and plans for next year's town budget during a pair of study sessions Tuesday.

Monday, 9:52 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, May 21, 2017

San Ramon: Arrest warrant issued for woman in I-680 crash that killed toddler

Authorities announced Friday afternoon they've obtained an arrest warrant for a Pleasanton woman in connection with the crash that killed a toddler on Interstate 680 in San Ramon last September.

Sunday, 5:26 PM | 5 comments

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ceremony ushers in start of San Ramon Valley High School modernization

The San Ramon Valley High School community gathered on sunny Wednesday afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the $64 million effort to modernize the century-old campus just outside downtown Danville.

Friday, 5:16 PM | No comments yet
Congressman Swalwell, wife celebrate birth of first child

San Ramon's U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and wife Brittany welcomed their first child on Thursday night with the birth of their son Nelson.

Friday, 2:12 PM | 1 comment
Shots fired during armed robbery at Danville Costco

Danville police are investigating a robbery with shots fired at Costco on Friday afternoon, with three unknown culprits still at-large.

Friday, 1:35 PM | 5 comments

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tassajara Hills students headed to Destination Imagination global finals

Six students from Danville's Tassajara Hills Elementary School are poised to travel to Tennessee next week to represent their school in the global finals of the Destination Imagination innovation competition.

Thursday, 5:48 PM | No comments yet
Danville: The Reutlinger seeks donations for resident assistance fund

The Reutlinger Community, a senior living complex in Danville, is working to raise awareness and funds this weekend for its resident assistant fund, which helps pay for longtime residents to continue living at the facility after they've outlived their assets.

Thursday, 5:14 PM | No comments yet
CHP: Teens arrested after chase starting in Fairfield ends near Alamo

Authorities nabbed two teens who led law enforcement on a pursuit that started in Fairfield and went down freeways into Danville before ending near Alamo with the help of spike strips late Wednesday night, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman.

Thursday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: City hosting open house with new swim instructors

City officials are holding an open house this Saturday at the San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Center to give residents the chance to interact with the city's new swimming instructors.

Thursday, 2:39 PM | No comments yet
Danville holding public safety town hall on Saturday

Danville Mayor Renee Morgan is set to host three key local public safety leaders for a roundtable discussion with the community on Saturday morning at the Veterans Memorial Building.

Thursday, 1:24 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DSRSD board lowers water rates

The Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors on Tuesday unanimously authorized the cancelation of a stage 1 water shortage and lowered potable water rates from stage 1 to normal, moves that will take effect June 1.

Wednesday, 10:24 PM | 3 comments
Danville: Down Syndrome Connection artists showcased in new exhibit

Downtown's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to highlight the artistic talents of members of the Danville-based Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area with its new exhibit, "Recycle-Abilities."

Wednesday, 5:15 PM | No comments yet
Report: Amazing economic growth in East Bay may not benefit everyone

Economic growth in the East Bay is amazing but not everyone may benefit because of the housing shortage, an economist said following the release Friday morning of a report written by his firm.

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | 1 comment
Police: Teens arrested after stealing from Danville store, fleeing scene

Danville police arrested four East County teens late Tuesday night, alleging the quartet tried to evade authorities after stealing from a local supermarket.

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | 13 comments

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Danville police open 'exchange zone' for safer transactions

The upper parking lot at the Danville town offices on La Gonda Way now has parking spaces designated by the police department as an "exchange zone" designed to create a safer setting for residents conducting private-party transactions.

Tuesday, 6:18 PM | No comments yet
Woman arrested in I-680 crash that killed toddler cited for new public intoxication

Yarenit Liliana Malihan, the Pleasanton resident arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter after a fatal crash on Interstate 680 in September, was arrested in Pleasanton for public intoxication on Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, 4:59 PM | 5 comments
Assemblywoman hires new chief of staff

The San Ramon Valley's Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) recently announced that she has appointed Erin Donnette as her new chief of staff.

Tuesday, 2:20 PM | 1 comment
Major sewer pipeline rehabilitation set to begin locally next month

A major sewer pipeline project set to begin next month is expected to impact traffic in parts of Dublin and Pleasanton through October and improve sewer service in south San Ramon upon completion.

Tuesday, 2:15 PM | No comments yet

Monday, May 15, 2017

Danville poised to join MCE Clean Energy

Danville appears on its way to joining MCE Clean Energy later this year, with the Town Council scheduled Tuesday to consider moving forward with a request to enroll the town in the regional alternative electricity program.

Monday, 2:53 PM | 5 comments
San Ramon commission to review General Plan annual report

The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday is set to talk about an annual report that analyzes the city government's efforts to implement San Ramon's General Plan over the past year.

Monday, 12:25 PM | No comments yet
School board to discuss labor negotiations in closed session

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to meet in closed session Tuesday morning to confer with district negotiators about ongoing labor talks with district employee unions.

Monday, 12:19 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Memorial service Tuesday for Dougherty Valley developer Dan Hancock

There are a few people who through their business activities changed the face of the Tri-Valley. When it comes to residential builders, few people will have a stronger legacy that Dan Hancock of Shapell Homes.

Sunday, 7:24 PM | 2 comments

Friday, May 12, 2017

Danville art gallery seeks entries for 'Pleasing to the Palette' exhibit

The longtime pairing of food and art will be on display at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery next month in a new exhibition for which gallery officials are accepting submissions through Friday.

Friday, 5:17 PM | No comments yet
Science experiment gone wrong causes MVHS building evacuation

A classroom building at Danville's Monte Vista High School was evacuated for more than two hours after a teacher's science experiment had an unexpected outcome Friday morning, according to a San Ramon Valley Fire spokesman.

Friday, 4:55 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council set for budget workshop Monday

The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss next year's city budget during a special afternoon workshop on Monday.

Friday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Grand jury recommends removal of county district attorney

A Contra Costa County civil grand jury is citing District Attorney Mark Peterson's misuse of campaign funds in seeking his removal from office.

Thursday, 9:43 PM | 3 comments
BART lays out plans for spending $3.5B in Measure RR funding

BART staff laid out plans for spending more than $3 billion of Measure RR funding on repairing and replacing critical safety infrastructure with a focus on "urgent fix-it-first needs" during a special board of directors meeting in Oakland on Thursday morning.

Thursday, 4:56 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon hosting senior resource fair this Saturday

San Ramon seniors, along with their families, caregivers and friends, can take part in the city's Senior and Community Live Well Resource Fair this Saturday at the Alcosta Senior and Community Center.

Thursday, 1:38 PM | No comments yet
Alamo set for annual Jewelry, Fine Art and Craft Show

Arts-and-crafts aficionados are set to arrive at the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center this Mother's Day weekend for the annual Alamo Jewelry, Fine Art and Craft Show.

Thursday, 1:03 PM | No comments yet
Battery, theft, burglary among top reports in Danville cop log

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 23-29, omitting the more mundane.

Thursday, 12:35 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

EBMUD considering water rate hikes

East Bay water users could see rate hikes totaling nearly 20 percent over the next couple of years if the East Bay Municipal Utility District board approves them next month.

Wednesday, 10:23 PM | 17 comments
'Fly Guy, the Musical' coming to Dougherty Valley stage

San Ramon will be abuzz this weekend as the family production of "Fly Guy, the Musical" stops by the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center for morning and afternoon performances Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, 5:20 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley schools designated as 'No Place for Hate'

Seven public schools in the San Ramon Valley have been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League as "No Place for Hate" sites for their efforts throughout this school year to create a safe and respectful learning environment and bring awareness to bullying and bias, district officials announced this week.

Wednesday, 3:51 PM | No comments yet
Danville Youth Council holding Mother's Day celebration

The Danville Youth Council is hosting a special event on Saturday in honor of Mother's Day weekend to give families the chance to make crafts, play classic outdoor games and have a picnic lunch together.

Wednesday, 12:47 PM | No comments yet
Dublin family files $3 million claim against BART for mob attack at Coliseum station

Three members of a Dublin family who were beaten and robbed by a mob of teenagers at BART's Coliseum station in Oakland last month have filed a $3 million claim against the transit agency accusing it of failing to protect its passengers.

Wednesday, 12:32 PM | 4 comments

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