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Monday, February 17, 2020

San Ramon: Mayor Clarkson's final State of the City address this week

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to deliver his ninth and final State of the City on Wednesday, reflecting on the recent accomplishments achieved by the city as well as the challenges that lay ahead.

Monday, 10:21 AM | No comments yet
Camp Connection: Camps support independence in safe setting

Today's parents may wrestle with giving their children independence while keeping them safe. School offers some opportunities -- and so do summer camps.

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Danville council to consider residential development standards, revised vaping ordinance

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss adopting a new residential development standards policy Tuesday in response to new state mandates to streamline the housing application process.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Celebrate grand opening of Dublin's new police headquarters next weekend

The city of Dublin is celebrating the grand opening of its new police headquarters with a ribbon cutting ceremony next Saturday (Feb. 22), two years after construction on the complex started.

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Report: Bay Area housing numbers fall by 30% in 2019

Despite a narrative that housing construction in the Bay Area is going gangbusters, the number of units built last year was nearly 10,000 shy of the year before.

Sunday, 4:04 PM | 1 comment
Cal High among improv troupes competing this week in Pleasanton

"Face-Off 2020" will pit local improv teams against each other this week in a series of pro-wrestling themed "bouts" with WWE-inspired scenes at the Firehouse Arts Center.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Valley Views: Valentine to last a lifetime

This column is really a love story. My grief was only possible because of the happiness of my long marriage. I am sorry fate prevented us from growing old as a couple but looking back over my love-filled life, I cannot complain.

Thursday, 5:54 PM | 3 comments
Ruminations on romance

We decided to ask a few people around Pleasanton for their thoughts on love heading into Valentine's Day this week. Here's what they had to say.

Thursday, 5:54 PM | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: Understanding the 2019 novel coronavirus

In less than two weeks after the first cases of pneumonia were reported in Wuhan, scientists identified the viral culprit and provided details of the full genomic sequence to public databases, facilitating research around the world.

Thursday, 5:46 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Studying potable reuse water for Pleasanton

The City Council postponed its discussion on a proposed "task order" (with a $250K pricetag for Pleasanton) for more regional studies into potable reuse in the Tri-Valley last week, but some residents still had plenty to say.

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BART ambassadors start riding trains

BART officials are hoping a new ambassador program that launched this week will provide riders with a sense of added security and help curb inappropriate behavior aboard train

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Bay East Association of Realtors installs 2020 leadership team

The Pleasanton-based Bay East Association of Realtors celebrated its new leadership team with an installation ceremony last month.

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Teachers union holds rally prior to start of SRVUSD board meeting

Nearly 300 San Ramon Valley Education Association union members held a rally outside of the school district's board meeting Tuesday in a show of support for union representatives during labor negotiations.

Wednesday, 1:38 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

San Ramon Valley primary election 2020 voter's guide

The 2020 primary election is upon us, with Contra Costa County election officials sending out vote-by-mail ballots starting last week to mark the start of early voting ahead of Election Day on March 3.

Tuesday, 3:53 PM | 7 comments
San Ramon Valley teachers union votes to authorize strike if negotiations break down

Labor negotiations in the SRVUSD management and SRVEA union representatives escalated on Monday morning, with the announcement that the teachers union has authorized a strike should negotiations break down.

Tuesday, 1:44 PM | 5 comments

Monday, February 10, 2020

Curry lawsuit: Family of teen who drowned during PE class settles suit with SRVUSD for $8 million

Nearly two years after the on-campus drowning death of 15-year-old San Ramon Valley High School freshman Ben Curry, the family of the teenager is set to receive an $8 million settlement from San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Monday, 5:15 PM | 34 comments
SRVUSD board to discuss state funding, local bond and parcel tax planning

The financial future of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will be the main topic of conversation during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Tuesday.

Monday, 12:48 PM | 1 comment
Danville Town Council to talk Design Awards at special meeting

The Danville Town Council will convene to discuss planning for the town's triennial Design Awards on Tuesday morning, and the public is encouraged to watch the process as well as participate.

Monday, 10:27 AM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to review waste services ordinance, consider Styrofoam ban

The San Ramon City Council is set to look over its garbage and waste policies during its regular meeting on Tuesday, during which time city officials will also discuss potential restriction or prohibition to the use of Styrofoam.

Monday, 10:24 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Danville looks to streamline housing development process in response to state legislation

The Danville Planning Commission is set to review its residential development standards during its regular meeting on Tuesday night, responding to state-enacted policies resulting from "The Housing Crisis Act of 2019."

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Nominees needed for 2020 Contra Costa County Youth Hall of Fame awards

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is calling on residents to nominate exceptional young people for its 2020 Contra Costa County Youth Hall of Fame awards.

Sunday, 2:38 PM | No comments yet
Danville seeks sponsors for 'Hearts on Hartz' public art installation

Gearing up for the second annual public art installation entitled "Hearts on Hartz," the town of Danville is seeking interested residents to become sponsors and help fund the summer exhibit.

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'Tails at Twilight' benefits Valley Humane Society

The Valley Humane Society invites everyone to enjoy a taste of paradise with friends, ohana and animal lovers at its sixth annual "Tails at Twilight" gala from 6-11 p.m. March 6.

Sunday, 2:15 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 6, 2020

San Ramon seeks community volunteers to serve on advisory committee openings

Several excellent opportunities for San Ramon residents to learn about local governance while also engaging in shaping their City Council's policies have opened in city hall...

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Danville church to host annual dinner and auction to help build homes in Mexico

To help pay the way for students to attend the Community Presbyterian Church's annual Mexico mission trip, on Sunday the CPC is holding its annual Mexico Student Mission Project dinner and auction to raise money for the experience.

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San Ramon Regional acquires new robotic system for spinal surgery

San Ramon Regional Medical Center recently announced that it has become the first hospital in the Bay Area to purchase the ExcelsiusGPS system for robotic-assisted spine surgery...

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BART to launch schedule and service changes Monday

Changes to BART train schedules intended to improve service will begin Feb. 10, officials have announced.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Contra Costa court seeks applicants to serve on civil grand jury

The Contra Costa County Superior Court is calling on residents to serve their community and apply to join the county's Civil Grand Jury Service for the fiscal year 2020-21 term.

Wednesday, 2:43 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Software giant SAP extends lease at Bishop Ranch

Building off growth seen throughout 2019, Bishop Ranch officials have announced that SAP has decided to expand its lease for its San Ramon corporate office.

Wednesday, 2:32 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton council endorses revised JDEDZ, advances Costco toward approval

The years-long effort to bring a Costco store to Pleasanton cleared another hurdle on Tuesday when the City Council unanimously supported the latest version of policy and environmental documents central to rezoning the project site.

Wednesday, 2:11 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County agricultural preservation, economic update in the works

A burgeoning plan to update agricultural land use policy in Contra Costa County to make it easier for ag tourism, farm-to-table restaurants and other emerging commercial uses is getting support from farmers and other groups.

Wednesday, 2:10 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Jury convicts Pleasanton woman of murder for fatal DUI on Highway 84

A Pleasanton woman with a history of drunk driving was found guilty of second-degree murder last week at the end of a jury trial over a 2017 DUI crash in which she struck a pedestrian along Highway 84/Isabel Avenue.

Tuesday, 11:40 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD reminds residents of illness safety policies

The SRVUSD wants residents to know that while precautionary measures are always helpful when dealing with a sickness, the district is considered to be in a low-risk zone for the virus.

Tuesday, 5:20 PM | No comments yet
School board to talk labor negotiations during closed-door meeting

The SRVUSD board will be meeting in closed session on Wednesday to discuss labor negotiations, just days after reaching tentative agreement with the local CSEA chapter.

Tuesday, 5:18 PM | No comments yet
Danville's Cooper sworn in as county's new clerk-recorder

Deborah Cooper was sworn in Tuesday morning as Contra Costa County's clerk-recorder, filling the remaining three years of the term of Joe Canciamilla.

Tuesday, 3:56 PM | No comments yet

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