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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Monte Vista student places third in Congressional Art Competition

The artistic talents of three Tri-Valley high school students were recently honored with top awards from their local congressmen.

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Seniors Series: Helping the Eagle land

A personal collection of photos and memorabilia from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing was on display at Stoneridge Creek recently as five of its residents remembered their parts behind the scenes of the historic event.

Thursday, 4:10 PM | No comments yet
Danville Citizens Police Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement

Set to return this fall, the Citizens Police Academy is a seven-week program designed to teach residents about the inner workings of their local police department.

Thursday, 4:09 PM | 1 comment
PulsePoint: Fast-acting residents aid runner suffering from cardiac arrest

While on a run on Stanley Boulevard outside of Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton in June, Albert Hart suffered sudden cardiac arrest just a week before his 28th wedding anniversary.

Thursday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Power outage in Danville caused by heat

Bay Area heat caused a power outage in the Danville area late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, PG&E officials said.

Wednesday, 9:42 PM | No comments yet
Former San Ramon councilman Jim Livingstone dies at 76

Longtime San Ramon City Councilman Jim Livingstone, known for his decades of commitment as a public servant in San Ramon, the founder of Pioneer Auto and a founding member of the city's Rotary Club, has died at the age of 76.

Wednesday, 5:23 PM | 1 comment
New exhibition opening in Danville showcasing local senior artists

The Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville is presenting "Memory & Imagination," a new exhibit opening next week and featuring artwork from the practicing artist residents of The Reutlinger Community.

Wednesday, 4:21 PM | No comments yet
Danville burglary suspect arrested in Pleasanton

Pleasanton police officers arrested a man accused of committing a residential burglary in Danville last month.

Wednesday, 3:07 PM | 3 comments
Seniors Series: Combating 'silent epidemic' of elder financial abuse

The Social Services Agency has been working to shine a spotlight on what officials call one of the most under-reported, fastest growing crimes in America: elder financial abuse.

Wednesday, 1:38 PM | No comments yet
Local Kaiser Permanente workers endorse potential strike

Some local Kaiser Permanente workers could be participating in the largest strike seen in the United States in decades this fall, with Tri-Valley union members among those so far to vote in favor of a strike if bargaining talks fail.

Wednesday, 1:37 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Submissions now accepted for biannual county elections photo contest

The Contra Costa Elections Division is calling on the photographic talents of county residents, and requesting that they submit photographs that exemplify natural life in Contra Costa County for its third biannual photo contest.

Tuesday, 9:53 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa Community College District receives $1.5 million grant to fund online education

The Contra Costa Community College District has received three competitive state grants worth nearly $1.5 million to support online technical courses and programs.

Tuesday, 9:52 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: 'Hope' offers classes for dementia caregivers

Hope Hospice, which runs a 14-part family care giver education series the second Saturday of each month, also has a specialized four-part course that focuses on dementia.

Tuesday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
SRPD: Suspicious device at shopping center deemed safe

A bomb squad responded to a suspicious device that prompted the evacuation of a shopping center in San Ramon on Tuesday morning, but after close examination police were able to determine that the object was not a threat to the public.

Tuesday, 10:06 AM | 1 comment

Monday, August 12, 2019

Haubert, Marchand among mayors to call for Senate action on gun safety laws

Two Tri-Valley mayors were among the more than 20 from the Bay Area and 250 nationwide who have signed a letter addressed to U.S. Senate leaders calling for action on gun violence legislation in the wake of recent mass shootings.

Monday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Olympic Pool to issue new parking permits for users

The San Ramon Olympic Pool has issued a notice for all pool users to renew their parking permits as the previous passes will no longer be valid effective Tuesday.

Monday, 3:09 PM | No comments yet
Glazer announces re-election bid for State Senate

Giving himself plenty of time to campaign for his re-election, State Senator Steve Glazer announced on Monday that he would be seeking a second full term representing the people of California's 7th Senate District.

Monday, 3:06 PM | 1 comment
Danville to hold special presentation on future town hall, police HQ site

Danville town officials are planning to hold a special presentation reviewing their plans to move the town offices and police department during a special study session Tuesday morning.

Monday, 2:21 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Contra Costa County hosting annual Summer Block Party this week

The Summer Block Party aims to provide a festive and fun environment where residents can meet with a variety of county officials and gain access to public services such as marriage licenses, library cards or energy efficiency rebates.

Sunday, 5:43 PM | 1 comment
Helicopter used to rescue dehydrated hikers around San Ramon Valley

A Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office helicopter was dispatched twice Saturday to rescue stranded hikers around the San Ramon Valley, according to the agency.

Sunday, 5:38 PM | No comments yet

Friday, August 9, 2019

Danville kids spend summer raising money for ALS research

Many kids will spend the summer going on vacations, watching TV or playing with friends, but a group of kids in Danville decided to dedicate some of their summer freedom toward a charitable cause and raised $400 for ALS research.

Friday, 4:14 PM | No comments yet
Firefighters control 248-acre vegetation fire in southeast Dublin

Firefighters from the Alameda County Fire Department and CalFire's Santa Clara Unit successfully battled a vegetation fire on Friday, after the blaze stretched to 248 acres near Camino Loop at Twain Harte in Dublin.

Friday, 3:28 PM | No comments yet
DeSaulnier talks immigration, gun control, impeachment at Danville town hall

U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier spoke at Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville on Thursday night, where several hundred residents listened to the longtime public servant speak about the pressing issues affecting the nation.

Friday, 3:28 PM | 4 comments
San Ramon Valley High unveils new, 3-story classroom building

With the start of classes just days away, the San Ramon Valley High School community came together to mark a major milestone for the century-old campus outside downtown Danville -- the ribbon-cutting for the school's new B Building.

Friday, 3:18 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, August 8, 2019

San Ramon Citizen’s Planning Academy now accepting applications

The six-week course is created to show how the city goes through the planning process for certain projects and to encourage more participation from members of the community in the future.

Thursday, 11:05 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD: New principals to serve at Iron Horse, Creekside schools

For the new 2019-20 school year, Demetrius Ball will take over responsibilities as the new principal at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon, while Alice Tumilty will do the same at Danville's Creekside Elementary School.

Thursday, 11:04 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Real estate tips for seniors

Equity, moving out of the area, and making homes safer and more livable top the list of home ownership issues for seniors.

Thursday, 3:52 PM | No comments yet
Danville woman ID'd as victim in fiery crash on Highway 24

The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the driver killed in a fiery, solo-car crash on Highway 24 near Orinda last week as 20-year-old Danville resident Cassidie Abello.

Thursday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Contra Costa County seeks lawyers for mental health hearings

The Contra Costa County Superior Court is asking for lawyers interested in contract work as mental health hearings involving individuals involuntarily placed in psychiatric facilities.

Wednesday, 9:43 PM | No comments yet
Alamo: 'Game Day Extravaganza' to benefit Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation

In an effort to raise funds and bring awareness to a rare and serious disease, the Alamo based Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation is now selling tickets for its second annual "Game Day Extravaganza."

Wednesday, 9:43 PM | No comments yet
Owner threatens to shut down San Ramon Golf Club if fencing project denied

The Planning Commission recommended denying the San Ramon Golf Club perimeter fencing project, when the club's owner failed to submit follow-up information to the city after previously threatening to close their course if denied.

Wednesday, 3:21 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Judge sentences Dublin man to 30 months for insider trading

A Dublin man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for felony insider trading related to using proprietary information from Dublin-based Ross Stores Inc. to gain as much as $8.2 million during 2011 and 2012.

Tuesday, 9:41 PM | No comments yet
Ribbon-cutting event Thursday to welcome San Ramon Valley High classroom building

August is shaping up to be an eventful month for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, with the recent announcement that two of its largest Measure D funded facility projects will be officially opening this month...

Tuesday, 5:47 PM | No comments yet
Rep. Swalwell hosting community forum on gun violence and domestic terrorism

Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell is hosting a community forum on Wednesday evening at 6:30 in the city of Hayward to address ending gun violence and domestic terrorism.

Tuesday, 2:43 PM | 2 comments
Danville woman hired as first executive director for Livermore Lab Foundation

Danville resident Sally Allen has been selected as the first-ever executive director of the Livermore Lab Foundation, the nonprofit arm supporting Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Tuesday, 2:41 PM | 1 comment

Monday, August 5, 2019

Pay raises for county's elected department heads on BOS agenda

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will consider salary increases for three elected department heads Tuesday morning at their regularly scheduled meeting in Martinez, but Assessor Gus Kramer will be left out of the action...

Monday, 5:28 PM | No comments yet
Nostalgic Niles: Historic train ride leads to museums this weekend

Niles Canyon Railway is joining with the Essanay Silent Film Museum and the Niles Depot Museum this weekend to present "Nostalgic Niles," a chance to learn more about the colorful past of this historic area.

Monday, 3:38 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Commission to review proposed 162-unit Promenade development

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to have an action-packed meeting on Tuesday, when members gather to discuss a number of hot-button issues facing the community.

Monday, 3:35 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk liaison assignments, 2019-20 tax levy

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to confirm its members' committee and liaison assignments and discuss the 2019-20 tax levy related to active bond measures on Tuesday morning.

Monday, 12:45 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Supervisors block attempt to stop mental health facility in Walnut Creek

Contra Costa County supervisors last Tuesday denied an appeal by residents concerned that a new residential mental health facility in unincorporated Walnut Creek would violate zoning laws or compromise neighborhood safety.

Sunday, 1:13 PM | 9 comments
Heated county hearing as board discusses sheriff’s record with ICE

Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston clashed with immigrant rights activists during an occasionally combative update to the Board of Supervisors on the extent of his department's collaboration with ICE.

Sunday, 1:08 PM | 1 comment
Rep. DeSaulnier hosting Danville town hall: 'I want to hear from you'

Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has shifted his town hall forum in Danville on Thursday to Charlotte Wood Middle School to accommodate more capacity.

Sunday, 12:09 PM | 4 comments
Crews battle weekend fires on Mount Diablo

The Marsh Complex Fire, a series of several vegetation fires east of Clayton, is now considered mostly contained, having burned about 655 acres on the northwest side of Mount Diablo in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

Sunday, 11:38 AM | 3 comments

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Nominations due by Sept. 16 and Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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