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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Snow falls on Mount Diablo

The wet and cold weather overnight Wednesday through Thursday brought snow to Mount Diablo, as shown by these pictures posted on social media by the town of Danville.

Thursday, 10:37 PM | No comments yet
Swalwell holding first town hall of 2020 next week in Dublin

Congressman Eric Swalwell will discuss raising the minimum wage, lowering prescription drug prices and ending gun violence during the first town hall of 2020 for 15th Congressional District constituents next Thursday.

Thursday, 2:50 PM | 3 comments
Mulling over Measure M in Pleasanton

Too soon, too late or just the right time? That is the question Pleasanton voters will face when they decide the fate of a $323 million facilities bond measure for PUSD in the upcoming March 3 primary election.

Thursday, 2:49 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Steinle case -- A complete miscarriage of justice

With the news last week that a U.S. magistrate has dismissed the family's lawsuit against the federal government, the Kate Steinle case continues to be a disheartening display of injustice.

Thursday, 2:48 PM | 5 comments
Bay East honors best in local real estate from 2019

The Bay East Association of Realtors joined together last week to recognize some of its most outstanding members for achievement during the past year.

Thursday, 2:48 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Snowpack about average for beginning of January

Enough snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada so far this season that state water managers were optimistic last week.

Wednesday, 10:15 PM | No comments yet
County's Humanitarians of the Year to be recognized at Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony

Fifty-two years have passed since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and to commemorate the life of the civil rights leader, Contra Costa County is set to host a free community event recognizing his life and legacy.

Wednesday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Coyote sightings in Dublin spark concerns

Dublin officials are warning residents to stay cautious after coyotes were spotted in the area recently.

Wednesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet
BART inks $798M contract to replace train control system

BART will spend almost $800 million for a modern train control system its leaders say will enable more trains to run on tighter schedules, and allow for more (and more frequent) service through the Transbay Tube.

Wednesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BART board OKs program to put unarmed police ‘ambassadors’ on trains

In response to concerns about safety on the BART system, the transit agency's board voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambassadorship program in which unarmed officers will ride trains from 2 p.m. to midnight seven days a week.

Tuesday, 9:37 PM | No comments yet
Baker, sitting supervisor among finalists for clerk-recorder

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will interview six applicants for appointment to the open county clerk-recorder/elections chief position.

Tuesday, 6:05 PM | 4 comments
DSRSD moves to prepare for more power shutoffs

A $250,000 budget hike for electrical improvements at the Dublin San Ramon Services District's Field Operations Facility means the tap will continue to flow for customers in the event of another Public Safety Power Shutoff.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Women's March returns this Saturday

The Tri-Valley Women's March returns for its second year in Pleasanton next Saturday (Jan. 18). This year, Students for Social Change will lead participants in the march at Amador Valley High School.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 13, 2020

San Ramon City Council to review state's 'Housing Crisis Act of 2019'

The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss California's housing crisis and how state legislation is limiting local control during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 3:55 PM | 2 comments
Danville council to talk bike safety on Diablo Road, skate park, flavored vaping ban

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss potential bicycle improvements for the west side of Diablo Road during a special study session scheduled for Tuesday morning -- hours before convening for a more routine regular meeting.

Monday, 3:52 PM | 3 comments
County supervisors to consider clerk-recorder applicants

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to consider choosing from among 22 applicants for the vacant county clerk-recorder's position whom to interview.

Monday, 2:39 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD to discuss labor negotiations during special meeting

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to hold a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon to review the status of labor negotiations between district management officials and union representatives.

Monday, 2:00 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon to interview candidates for its first Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee

The San Ramon City Council is set to gather for a special meeting on Monday evening to interview candidates for its new Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee.

Monday, 12:12 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 12, 2020

San Ramon: Crows Men’s Club presents inaugural John H. Moore Volunteerism Award

Local resident Donald Collopy was honored during an award reception at Crow Canyon Country Club, where he received the first-ever John H. Moore Volunteerism Award from the Crows Men's Club.

Sunday, 8:15 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County issues voter registration reminder

The March election is right around the corner, and with a slew of local and national issues set to be decided by voters, the Contra Costa County Elections Division is reminding residents to check their registration status...

Sunday, 8:05 PM | No comments yet
Thousands of pot convictions in county to be cleared after Prop 64

Thousands of marijuana convictions out of Contra Costa County will be dismissed as part of a push by the district attorney's office to abide by the terms of Proposition 64, which decriminalized personal use of cannabis in 2016.

Sunday, 7:59 PM | 1 comment
Pair arrested in connection with Alamo home burglaries

Two Clayton men are facing multiple burglary charges after their arrest Wednesday while in possession of stolen property, according to a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Sunday, 7:53 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Coyote Creek Elementary earns high honor from state for exceptional arts programs

Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon has been recognized for its exceptional arts program, having been named a California Exemplary Arts Education School by the California Department of Education.

Thursday, 2:30 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Museum to host 'Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change'

For its first exhibit of the new decade, Danville's Museum of the San Ramon Valley will feature artwork demonstrating how local wildflowers native to California are being affected by climate change.

Thursday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet
DSRSD Board of Directors gets a pay raise

The Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors received a raise in compensation in the new year.

Thursday, 2:24 PM | 1 comment
Philz Coffee to join ranks of offerings found at City Center Bishop Ranch

San Ramon residents will soon have the opportunity to break up the morning grind, with the recent announcement that the San Francisco-based Philz Coffee is set to open its newest location at City Center Bishop Ranch.

Thursday, 2:24 PM | 2 comments

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Danville: Prickly Pear Cantina closes its doors for good

The owners of Prickly Pear Cantina in Blackhawk Plaza announced that the restaurant permanently closed after nearly a decade of operation in Danville on Saturday.

Wednesday, 2:16 PM | 3 comments
BART board to consider systemwide wireless upgrades

Cellphones and other wireless devices could work better on BART trains and stations if the transit agency's Board of Directors approves a "BART Digital Railway" proposal at its meeting Thursday.

Wednesday, 10:51 AM | 1 comment
San Ramon Valley nonprofits to host crab feeds for charitable causes

It's crab season and in the San Ramon Valley that means multiple opportunities for residents to come together and chow down on some crustaceans while supporting charitable causes, at various crab feeds throughout the region.

Wednesday, 10:16 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Danville 'bait bike' snags more culprits

The Danville Police Department's “bait bike" snagged another couple of potential bike thieves in downtown Danville on Tuesday morning, a continuation of the program that has led to the arrest of several would-be bike thieves.

Tuesday, 3:35 PM | 10 comments
Maria Maria La Cantina closes its doors in Danville

The owners of Maria Maria La Cantina, a popular staple of the Danville food scene, announced on social media that the restaurant has closed its doors after about a decade of operating in town.

Tuesday, 2:58 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD to open wellness centers at Dougherty Valley, Cal High next school year

In an effort to curb the rising rates of anxiety and to promote mental wellness among students, the SRVUSD has announced that it will be opening its first two wellness centers at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year.

Tuesday, 12:34 PM | 3 comments
Andersen takes over as chair of Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors

Candace Andersen was sworn in Tuesday as the 2020 chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, and came in with a ready list of board priorities for the coming year, including housing, homeless outreach and transportation.

Tuesday, 12:30 PM | No comments yet
Man charged with murder for death during home invasion robbery in Dublin

A Vallejo man was charged on Monday with special circumstances murder for the shooting death of his female accomplice in what authorities allege was a plot to conduct a home invasion robbery at the home of her ex-boyfriend in Dublin.

Tuesday, 8:57 AM | 6 comments

Monday, January 6, 2020

Danville: County crews to perform tree removal operations on Iron Horse Trail

Crews from the Contra Costa County Public Works Department will perform tree removal operations along the Iron Horse Trail in Danville on Wednesday and Thursday, doing so in order to improve trail user security and fire safety.

Monday, 4:20 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD to appoint new Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee members

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to select new members to serve on its Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee (FOAC) during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 11:49 AM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Commission to continue review of Bishop Ranch 'CityWalk Master Plan'

The San Ramon Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a study session on Tuesday evening to discuss the newly renamed "CityWalk Master Plan Project," which would consist of 4,500 housing units in the the Bishop Ranch property.

Monday, 11:43 AM | 4 comments

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Census 2020: County officials to issue grants seeking to ensure that every person count

Grant amounts will range between $500 to $3,000 and be used to fund grantees that are committed to ensuring a complete count of county residents.

Sunday, 9:41 AM | 2 comments
Dublin: Woman killed by ex-boyfriend in self-defense identified

A woman who was fatally shot by her ex-boyfriend when she allegedly broke into his Dublin home with an armed male accomplice on Wednesday night was identified by police and the Alameda County coroner on Friday as 28-year-old Adrianna

Sunday, 9:19 AM | 2 comments
Cyber attack snarls Contra Costa County Library system network

It may take several days to recover from a ransomware attack that has shuttered the online network linking all branches Contra Costa County Library branches and the Martinez administrative offices, the system said Friday.

Sunday, 9:17 AM | 5 comments

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