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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Summer youth bus pass offers discounted rides for Contra Costa County residents

Young people in Contra Costa County will have the opportunity to travel throughout the county all summer long on the cheap, with a special summer youth pass courtesy the region's top local transit agencies.

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Tri-Valley man sentenced to 25 years for international sexual abuse of teenager

A Tri-Valley man was sentenced in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday to more than 25 years in prison for enticing a 14-year-old British girl online, traveling to the United Kingdom to meet her and sexually abusing her in 2014.

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San Ramon: City Center places grand piano for visitors to play in Alexander Square

In order to expand both the cultural and entertainment offering found at City Center Bishop, City Center executives have announced that a grand piano has been placed in the center's Alexander Square, and is now open for visitors.

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County assessor no-shows for arraignment; defense plans motion to recuse DA

Embattled Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer missed his scheduled appearance in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday morning, where he was to be arraigned on allegations of "willful or corrupt" misconduct in office.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Rep. Swalwell gearing up for first presidential debate next week

Presidential hopeful and Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell has made the cut for the Democrats' first presidential debate and will look to have a breakout moment to distinguish himself in front of a national audience.

Tuesday, 4:23 PM | 4 comments
Sister pop duo Aly & AJ among highlights of Alameda County Fair's second week

Alameda County Fair-goers looking for an infusion of '80s-inspired synth-pop are in luck because the sister pop duo Aly & AJ are coming to the fairgrounds on Saturday, promising to bring "wall-to-wall music" with them.

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Summer concerts kick off with July 4 celebration in San Ramon

The evening will begin with patriotic music from Olympia Fields and a tribute to veterans, and will also feature free kids crafts and game for an evening of fun for the whole family.

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Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance names co-founder Young as first president/CEO

Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance co-founder Kathy Young was recently appointed as the organization's first president and CEO.

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Danville set for newest Juried Art Exhibition, 'Into the Blue'

The Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville presents its ninth annual Juried Art Exhibition, "Into the Blue," starting next week.

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BART board approves new fare hikes

The BART Board of Directors reversed course last week and approved three fare hikes following initial disagreement on fare increases.

Monday, 1:51 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon Planning Commission to review city's small wireless facility policies

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss updating the city's policies regulating small cell wireless facilities in order to comply with recent changes to federal and state laws.

Monday, 12:10 PM | 4 comments
Danville council to appoint residents to various advisory committee openings

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss appointing residents to available positions on town advisory committees on Tuesday evening.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Danville: Anthony K to headline this month's 'Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends'

Laughter aplenty will once again be found in downtown Danville on Thursday, when local comedian Liz Grant returns to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery alongside some of her best comedian friends from across California.

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Summerfest bringing summer fun to downtown Danville

A celebration community, commerce and summer fun is coming to town next weekend, when the 28th annual Summerfest street fair returns to downtown Danville.

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Livermore airport welcomes national fly-in

The skies will brighten next weekend when the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association holds one of its 2019 national fly-ins next Friday and Saturday at the Livermore Municipal Airport.

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Alameda County Fair cattle drive takes one last ride through downtown Pleasanton

Thousands of residents crowded into the downtown area to watch the popular Pleasanton cattle drive, which for the past two years has marked the start of the Alameda County Fair -- which is now open.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Danville: Census workshop rescheduled to June 25

Contra Costa County officials have announced that the workshop will be rescheduled to later in the month in order to not coincide with Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

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Abigail Place development set for grand-opening in Danville

Landsea Homes announced that its newest neighborhood development in Danville, dubbed Abigail Place, will officially open to the public during a grand-opening event Saturday.

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Former Boston guitarist brings therapeutic music to San Ramon Regional

Recognizing the therapeutic properties music can have on patients, San Ramon Regional officials welcomed David Victor (formerly of the popular rock band Boston) to perform live acoustic music at the bedside of patients.

Thursday, 11:55 AM | 1 comment
Around Town: Oakland Temple set for rededication on Sunday

The newly renovated Oakland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be rededicated and opened to members in three services this Sunday, Father's Day, following a month of public tours.

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2019 Alameda County Fair ready for Opening Day

A hallmark of summer in Pleasanton every year, the Alameda County Fair is celebrating Opening Day this Friday with all sorts of familiar fan favorites taking over the fairgrounds -- all that after one prominent "last ride."

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Danville: 'Totally Trains' exhibit returns to Museum of the San Ramon Valley

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville is offering residents an opportunity to escape the heat this summer in an educational environment and is on track to open its newest exhibit 'Totally Trains,' on Saturday.

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$27K in restitution ordered for man who hacked

The 36-year-old man who hacked and temporarily shut down and other Embarcadero Media websites nearly four years ago was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

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San Ramon moves forward with district-based elections

San Ramon City Council members have approved the map that will be used to divide up the city for future elections and set June 25 as the date they will cast their final vote to approve the transition.

Wednesday, 4:41 PM | 2 comments
28 SRVUSD schools named to statewide honor roll

This year's Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll recognized 28 schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District last week for consistently high rates of student success.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

EBMUD board votes to increase water rates nearly 13% over two years

East Bay Municipal Utility District directors voted 5-1 on Tuesday to approve a water rate increase totaling nearly 13% over the next two years.

Tuesday, 10:07 PM | 11 comments
Maya Bazaar Festival bringing celebration of Indian heritage to San Ramon

A celebration of Indian heritage, the Maya Bazaar Festival is a unique outdoor Indian festival that features a large collection of vendor booths to shop at and cultural events showcasing dance and art forms from across India.

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San Ramon selects former Livermore councilman as new deputy city manager

The city of San Ramon has hired longtime public servant and former Livermore City Council member Steven Spedowfski to work as its new deputy city manager.

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New DUSD Trustee Blackman ready to get to work after special election win

Dublin Unified School District is one step closer to returning to a full Board of Trustees, with Gabrielle Blackman winning the open Trustee Area 4 seat by a large margin in a low turnout special election on June 4.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Danville commission to discuss 37-unit townhouse project near downtown

The Danville Planning Commission is set to talk about a new 37-unit townhouse project located at 359 and 375 West El Pintado and consider making a final recommendation to the Town Council on Tuesday.

Monday, 4:25 PM | No comments yet
Board to review 'Emergency Operating Plan' to prepare SRVUSD for major disasters

Not just limited to fires the plan looks to address a broad range of major emergencies that may affect multiple school sites including: earthquakes, hazardous materials emergencies, flooding, landslides and active shooter situations.

Monday, 3:17 PM | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Reducing blood loss during surgery

For many people, blood and surgery may seem like they go together hand in hand, but at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, physicians realize that in some cases, significant blood loss is not a viable option for patients.

Monday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council to finalize adoption of district-based elections

The discussion over the overhaul of San Ramon's election method is scheduled to come to a close on Tuesday, when the City Council considers giving approval for the permanent establishment of district-based elections...

Monday, 1:55 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Staying Healthy: Public health officials urge vaccine awareness before international travel

With schools letting out for the summer, many Tri-Valley families will be heading to vacation destinations all across the world. But with world travel comes a certain amount of preparation.

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Danville hosting county census workshop

The Contra Costa County's Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee is doing its due diligence to ensure that its numbers are as accurate as possible, including launching a series of upcoming outreach workshops.

Sunday, 7:14 PM | No comments yet

Friday, June 7, 2019

Staying Healthy: Wish Project -- comfort for the dying

Even with advances in medicine, death can become an impending reality, and Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare started the Wish Project last year to celebrate the patient's life and passions, while also easing the grief for others.

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SRVUSD holds initial talk on future general obligation bond, parcel tax planning

For their summer project, administrators at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will explore potential general obligation bond and parcel tax plans for the future.

Friday, 3:19 PM | 3 comments

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