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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Spare the Air alert issued for Friday

A Spare the Air smog alert has been issued for Friday in the Bay Area, the second day in a row that regional air district officials have warned of unhealthy air quality expected.

Thursday, 8:25 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: City still negotiating sale of old Mudd's property

San Ramon city officials remain in negotiations regarding the sale of city-owned property on Boardwalk Place that used to house the old Mudd's restaurant.

Thursday, 5:25 PM | No comments yet
BART board OKs sanctuary policy, fare increase; repeals 'seat hog' ordinance

BART's Board of Directors at its meeting in Oakland on Thursday morning passed a sanctuary resolution declaring the agency's commitment to being a secure and inclusive transit system for all passengers regardless of demographic or immigration status.

Thursday, 4:53 PM | 1 comment
Motorcyclist killed in solo crash on Camino Tassajara

A 21-year-old Massachusetts man was killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Camino Tassajara in Danville on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, 10:54 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Monte Vista High teacher selected for national fellowship

A Monte Vista High English teacher was named a Global Learning Fellow by the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation last week.

Wednesday, 9:42 PM | No comments yet
Alamo man inducted into Vietnam veterans' 'In Memory' program

A late Alamo resident last weekend joined the ranks of over 2,800 Vietnam veterans who have been honored for their service as part of the nonprofit "In Memory" program.

Wednesday, 5:07 PM | 3 comments
Opening day of fair horse racing canceled because of heat

And they're off ... almost. Oak Tree at Pleasanton will wait an extra day before kicking off horse racing at the 2017 Alameda County Fair, with officials postponing opening race day until Friday because of high heat forecast for Pleasanton on Thursday.

Wednesday, 4:22 PM | No comments yet
Registration underway for annual July 4th Run San Ramon event

The city of San Ramon will kick off the Independence Day holiday with its annual Fourth of July Run San Ramon 10-kilometer run/5K run and walk early that morning.

Wednesday, 4:04 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

San Ramon seeks community feedback on energy provider

The city of San Ramon is requesting feedback from community members regarding the city's potential move to join MCE Clean Energy as the default energy provider for electricity in San Ramon.

Tuesday, 10:38 PM | 2 comments
Podcast series aims to introduce residents to Mt. Diablo's history, beauty

Audible Mount Diablo is releasing its newly updated program “Introducing Mount Diablo " -- a podcast series of 14 videos -- over the course of 14 weeks on its Facebook page, seeking to educate viewers on the cultural and natural history of the East Bay's highest peak.

Tuesday, 10:32 PM | 1 comment
Cooling centers offer respite from triple-digit temperatures

It's been a sweltering few days for the Tri-Valley, and temperatures are still climbing, projected to reach triple digits in San Ramon and Danville on Wednesday and Thursday. But never fear, cool breezes are on the horizon! Friday's high is expected to dip to the low 90s and next week's forecasts suggest that maybe -- just maybe -- next week will see temperatures in the mid-70s.

Tuesday, 4:49 PM | No comments yet
School board to review superintendent's performance

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to conduct a public employee performance evaluation of the superintendent at a special meeting Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, 4:18 PM | 5 comments

Monday, June 19, 2017

San Ramon eighth-grader takes seventh in National Spelling Bee

An eighth-grader from San Ramon's Gale Ranch Middle School spelled her way to the finals of the 90th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, ultimately taking seventh in the final championship round.

Monday, 9:44 PM | 1 comment
Tri-Valley author spotlights social media savvy

Katie Lance was already in marketing, working mainly with real estate agents, when social media exploded -- and she immediately grasped the impact.

Monday, 9:28 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to talk retail policy changes

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss three potential retail land-use alternatives that could help spur economic development in the city Tuesday.

Monday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to consider contract for new bike lanes on key roadways

The Danville Town Council is set to consider awarding a construction contract to a landscaping company for bicycle lane marking improvements to three major roads Tuesday night.

Monday, 1:20 PM | 3 comments

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Contra Costa County unemployment at 3.5%

Four San Francisco Bay Area counties had unemployment rates below 3 percent last month and four more had unemployment rates between 3 and 4 percent, including Contra Costa County, according to the California Employment Development Department.

Sunday, 7:51 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Role Players examine race relations with staging of 'Honky'

Role Players Ensemble brings the conversation about race relations to center stage at the Peace Lutheran Church next weekend with script-in-hand performances of “Honky," a comedic play spotlighting racism and advertising in America.

Sunday, 3:34 PM | 5 comments
RIP, Cabo: Tri-Valley canine volunteer touched the hearts of many

As the purple balloons lifted slowly into the sky at Smith Elementary School in Livermore last week, the children called out. "Bye, Cabo!" "Bye, Cabo!"

Sunday, 3:26 PM | No comments yet

Friday, June 16, 2017

Cattle drive downtown ushers in start of Alameda County Fair

Thousands of residents crowded in and around downtown Pleasanton on Friday morning to watch as dozens of steers were herded down Main Street to mark the start of the Alameda County Fair at the nearby fairgrounds.

Friday, 4:39 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Diablo Vista sixth-grader reaches National Geographic Bee finals

A sixth-grader from Danville's Diablo Vista Middle School recently advanced to the National Geographic Bee finals, taking seventh at the event held in Washington, D.C. last month.

Thursday, 9:59 PM | 1 comment
Competitions galore at Alameda County Fair

The Alameda County Fair is opening in Pleasanton on Friday, offering its familiar array of carnival rides, horse races, fireworks and concerts, but it also features a multitude of intriguing annual contests that span diverse interests, unusual hobbies and extraordinary talents.

Thursday, 9:45 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon seeks input for city's first-ever Bike Master Plan

San Ramon is in the process of developing the first citywide Bike Master Plan, to improve bicycle safety and access and encourage biking throughout the city.

Thursday, 12:21 PM | No comments yet
Board selects new principal for Montevideo Elementary School

Local assistant principal Kathleen "Katie" Cavanaugh has been appointed as the new principal of San Ramon's Montevideo Elementary School, effective July 1.

Thursday, 12:09 PM | 12 comments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Board talks school climate in wake of SRVHS campaign video backlash

School climate took center stage at Tuesday night's school board meeting, among board members and audience members alike.

Wednesday, 3:57 PM | 19 comments
Health officials warn of salmonella risks linked to backyard poultry

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning to residents about the risk of salmonella infection from contact with live poultry.

Wednesday, 3:02 PM | No comments yet
Danville Summerfest to take place downtown this weekend

Danville Summerfest 2017 will be taking over downtown this weekend. The event will be held on Hartz Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring artwork, food and beer, a train and other family attractions.

Wednesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
County district attorney resigns after pleading no contest to perjury

Contra Costa County's embattled District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to a single charge of perjury amid the fallout from a political misconduct scandal that's plagued him for months.

Wednesday, 1:58 PM | 6 comments

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Ceremony to commemorate new Alamo bocce courts

The new Livorna Park bocce ball courts will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday evening.

Tuesday, 9:35 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair opens Friday

The Alameda County Fair is set to open its extended 2017 run this week, ushering in the opening day with a cattle drive and other cowpoke activities on Main Street from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday as part of Western Weekend at the fair.

Tuesday, 9:31 PM | No comments yet
DSRSD board to vote on sewer rate increase

Next Tuesday the Dublin San Ramon Services District board of directors will consider a proposed five-year wastewater rate increase that would take effect July 1 for customers in Dublin and south San Ramon.

Tuesday, 9:30 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon's Doggie Day returns Saturday

San Ramon's second annual Doggie Day in the Park is set to take place in the San Ramon Memorial Park dog park this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, 4:19 PM | No comments yet

Monday, June 12, 2017

Alamo summer series begins Friday

Friday's showing of "The Secret Life of Pets" will kick off Alamo's movie under the stars program, one of two that will be featured at Livorna Park throughout the summer.

Monday, 9:46 PM | 1 comment
School board to consider approving salary increases for classified workers

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider approving tentative agreements for salary increases and other provisions with the district's classified employee unions Tuesday night.

Monday, 2:35 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss selling old Mudd’s site

The San Ramon City Council is scheduled to talk in closed session Tuesday night about selling city-owned property on Boardwalk Place that was once home to the old Mudd's restaurant.

Monday, 2:16 PM | 6 comments
Danville council to interview for commission spots, talk office improvements

The Danville Town Council is set to interview applicants for arts, recreation and transportation-related commission positions as well as hear a report on the improvement project to renovate the town offices during a pair of meetings Tuesday morning.

Monday, 12:13 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, June 11, 2017

County jail expansion receives $70M in state funding

A state board that administers grants to counties for jail construction projects voted Thursday to approve $70 million for Contra Costa County's planned expansion of Richmond's West County Detention Facility.

Sunday, 4:12 PM | 5 comments
Robbery, thefts, injury crashes lead Danville cop log

The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 7-13, omitting the more mundane.

Sunday, 4:06 PM | No comments yet
Local students honored for excellence in career prep classes

Seven San Ramon Valley Unified School District students were among the 42 students from Contra Costa and Alameda County honored at the annual CTE/ROP Students of Excellence Awards ceremony last month.

Sunday, 4:03 PM | No comments yet

Charter school leaders face District Attorney's investigation
By Tim Hunt | 5 comments | 734 views