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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Junior Achievement of Northern California celebrates centennial anniversary

The global nonprofit youth organization Junior Achievement (JA) is one such organization that has recently reached this Milestone, and on April 4 Junior Achievement of Northern California held its centennial celebration in San Francisco, and took the time to recognize some exceptional San Ramon residents involved in the nonprofit.

Tuesday, 5:02 PM | No comments yet
Alamo: Round Hill voters deciding on parcel tax increase for police services

Named Measure C, the ordinance consists of a proposed increase to an existing property tax that will be used for 'police protection services,' and requires approval from two-thirds of those voting in order to pass, with the voting deadline set for May 7.

Tuesday, 5:00 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Developers seek city support in re-characterizing apartment project as fully affordable housing

In response to a large shortfall in available funds for construction, developers of the previously approved San Ramon Valley Apartments project have requested that the city of San Ramon support their decision to re-characterize the property as 100% affordable units with an emphasis on housing for military veterans.

Tuesday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet

Monday, April 22, 2019

Marken takes reins as interim superintendent for Dublin Unified

Interim Superintendent Dave Marken has stepped in to provide leadership stability during a critical moment in Dublin Unified School District history -- and he knows it.

Monday, 11:07 PM | No comments yet
Local police participating in National Drug Takeback Day

At the free and anonymous event, San Ramon Valley residents are invited to bring their pills and other solids such as patches, and liquids in consumer containers, to the Danville Town Offices or the San Ramon Police Department for disposal.

Monday, 2:53 PM | No comments yet
Curry family to hold candlelight vigil on anniversary of son drowning in SRVHS pool

It will soon be one year since 15-year-old Ben Curry drowned during class in the San Ramon Valley High School pool, and to remember his life and honor his memory, Curry's family is holding a candlelight vigil on the first anniversary of his death.

Monday, 2:20 PM | 3 comments
San Ramon City Council to review first round of maps for district elections

Created by city-contracted demographers, four draft maps have been published for public consideration -- each dividing the city into four distinct geographical districts, one for each sitting council member.

Monday, 2:10 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Zone 7 directors oppose governor's plan to tax drinking water

Taking a stand against Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed statewide drinking water tax, the Zone 7 Board of Directors unanimously voted to officially oppose the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday.

Sunday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet
Mayor Storer to review Bay Area housing issues at Danville town hall

The Bay Area housing crisis is an issue that has been gripping the state for the better part of 2019, and to discuss how Danville in particular is involved in the process of fixing said crisis, town Mayor Robert Storer is planning to meet with his constituents on April 30, for the “Mayor's Town Hall" event.

Sunday, 11:35 AM | No comments yet
Danville: Karinda Dobbins headlines 'Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends'

Danville comedy fans can look forward to local comedian Liz Grant returning to town on Thursday, bringing with her laugh-out-loud comedians Karinda Dobbins and Jeremy Curry.

Sunday, 11:29 AM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Watermark senior living community set to open in August

Set to open in August, the Watermark at San Ramon will offer 39 assisted living and 40 memory care rental apartment homes, located 12720 Alcosta Blvd., next door to San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

Sunday, 11:27 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Congressman DeSaulnier introduces legislation to empower local journalism

In an effort to empower local journalism, local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has recently announced a piece of legislation that would allow local news outlets to negotiate collectively with large online platforms that distribute their work, such as Facebook and Google.

Thursday, 10:41 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon: MIXT to open new restaurant in City Center

MIXT, the newest culinary option to join the City Center Bishop Ranch community, is set to open its doors next weekend, aiming to bring with it healthy, delicious, high-quality food for people on the go.

Thursday, 6:36 PM | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Will Pleasanton develop more parking downtown like Danville?

As downtown Pleasanton interests have pointed out, one striking omission in the plan so far is any commitment to public parking. Drive around downtown trying to find parking near lunch time, and you'll find virtually all of the lots are posted as private property with parking only for designated businesses and the threat of towing.

Thursday, 6:31 PM | No comments yet
Sheriff's office asks for public help in identifying Alamo burglary suspects

Jewel thieves struck a jewelry store in Alamo early Monday morning. As a part of their efforts to catch the at-large suspects, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is asking any residents with relevant information to come forward.

Thursday, 11:20 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Foothill High alum dies after being struck by car in Napa

A 25-year-old Pleasanton native living in Napa died after being struck by an SUV while walking along Highway 29 on Saturday night.

Wednesday, 10:18 PM | No comments yet
Feeling blue: Danville seeking artists for ninth annual juried exhibit

Work submitted to the “Into the Blue" exhibit will be displayed at the Village Theatre from June 28 through Aug. 17, with a free to attend opening reception scheduled for opening day from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, 4:54 PM | No comments yet
Danville council approves policy updates on small cell wireless facilities

As Federal Communications Commission regulations over the installation of small cell wireless facilities in communities continue to limit local control, the Danville Town Council has approved new policies to keep up with federal orders, and retain as much control over its streets as possible.

Wednesday, 3:00 PM | 1 comment
Danville: Chromatica choral group to perform Monte Vista alum's original work

Danville's popular chorus group Chromatica will be returning to town for three special performances starting next week, while will feature the world premiere of original work by Monte Vista High School alumna Stacy Garrop.

Wednesday, 1:15 PM | No comments yet
Zone 7 breaks ground on $110 million treatment plant project

Tri-Valley residents can expect better tasting and smelling water from the tap when the expansion and upgrades at the Zone 7 Water Agency Patterson Pass Water Treatment Plant are completed.

Wednesday, 2:36 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

San Ramon: City's 2018 annual report prioritizes clarity, transparency for residents

Keeping residents informed about the actions and priorities of their local government while also making information as easily accessible as possible is one of the ongoing goals of San Ramon, according to San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson.

Tuesday, 4:51 PM | No comments yet
County health officials extend inspection placard system to food trucks

Contra Costa Environmental Health is extending the county's color-coded health inspection placard system to mobile food businesses like food trucks, similar to its current use for brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Tuesday, 4:41 PM | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: Six San Ramon ex-mayors, ex-council members join to oppose Church of the Valley project

Despite our own differences on many matters, we stand united in the conviction that the Church of the Valley Project as currently proposed is bad for San Ramon and must be opposed. We call upon the City Council to vote in opposition of this project.

Tuesday, 1:27 PM | 7 comments

Monday, April 15, 2019

BART general manager announces retirement

BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced last week that she will be leaving her job this summer after eight years leading the transit agency.

Monday, 3:57 PM | No comments yet
Planning Commission to review fencing project around San Ramon Golf Club

Fencing along the San Ramon Golf Course property will be the main topic of conversation at the San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday evening, at commission members review an application requesting perimeter fencing throughout the property.

Monday, 3:56 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD set to increase classified employee raises to match teachers' contract

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to consider updating to its labor agreements with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and its California School Employees Association (CSEA) local chapters in the wake of negotiations with the district's teachers union.

Monday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to review wireless cell facility policies amid new FCC regulations

The debate over the installation of wireless communication facilities continues in Danville, as the Town Council is set to discuss updating its policies regulating the installation of cell facilities on the public right-of-way at its regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 1:21 PM | 3 comments

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Swalwell holds presidential campaign rally in hometown at Dublin High

After announcing his candidacy on the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Swalwell joined a deep field of Democrats who have thrown their hats into the ring, and in order to help grow his recognition, the 38-year-old Dublin native held a hometown rally to drum up support on Sunday.

Sunday, 10:28 PM | 15 comments
Danville: The Reutlinger Community signs letter of intent to affiliate with Eskaton

The East Bay's only Jewish retirement organization, Danville's The Reutlinger Community, has recently signed a letter of intent announcing its desire to affiliate itself with the Eskaton network, a Sacramento-based senior living nonprofit organization.

Sunday, 4:59 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon police welcome new K-9 unit

Officially announcing the addition on March 29, police dog Egon is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois from Germany who has joined the SRPD as a K-9 officer who will be serving with its human handler, Officer Demetri Tyrovolas.

Sunday, 4:52 PM | 1 comment
Alamo Rotary to again sponsor Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day at the Park

Alamo Rotary members are pulling out all the stops for this year's event -- scheduled for next Saturday (April 20) -- and will be hiding approximately 10,000 eggs in Livorna Park for the hundreds of children anticipated to join the hunt.

Sunday, 4:46 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 11, 2019

San Ramon releases potential district maps for public consideration

In their continued efforts to overhaul the city's local election system, San Ramon city officials have released its first round of maps that will be used for upcoming district elections, and will be seeking public input for upcoming City Council meetings discussing the issues.

Thursday, 10:00 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Tri-Valley wisely teams up on housing legislation; state should listen

This banding together approach is unique to the Tri-Valley; we applaud our local councils for being pre-emptive, collaborative and creative in planning to combat this legislation that will give Sacramento control over land-use, with little or no input from the people we elected to represent our local interests.

Thursday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Volunteers needed for 16th annual Lend-A-Hand Day

April is National Volunteer Recognition Month, and in accordance with the special month the Town of Danville is looking for volunteers to lend their time toward its 16th annual Lend-A-Hand Day.

Thursday, 4:05 PM | No comments yet
Well-trained SRPD corporal, good Samaritans save man from sudden cardiac arrest

Cpl. Schneider arrived on the scene to find Bryan Waters, an arborist for Bartlett Tree Experts, on the phone with dispatchers from San Ramon Valley 911 Communications. Also on the scene was Waters' co-worker, Alberto Ramon-Garcia, who was giving the patient CPR.

Thursday, 4:03 PM | 3 comments

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