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Monday, August 20, 2018

Seniors Series: Tips for caregivers

Caregivers: Care for yourself, too. That is the advice offered by Rita Altman, senior vice president of Sunrise Senior Living, which provides homes and care for seniors in Pleasanton and other locations.

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San Ramon Planning Commission to talk regulating Airbnb-type rentals

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to continue the citywide conversation on how to tax and regulate short-term rental properties, such as those offered through Airbnb and VRBO.

Monday, 1:49 PM | 1 comment
Danville council to discuss commission openings

The Danville Town Council is set to highlight Tuesday the need for residents to fill soon-to-be-available positions on several commissions tasked with advising the council on various municipal issues.

Monday, 1:01 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley politicians oppose fuel efficiency standard rollbacks

In light of the Trump administration's recently proposed rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions standards, Tri-Valley politicians on the state and national stage quickly declared their opposition and created plans to combat the federal government's proposals.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Delay-riddled Stone Valley Middle School modernization now set for winter completion

The Stone Valley Middle School modernization project continues to progress, and while the project has already fallen more than a year behind its initial completion timeline, San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials are optimistic about the current status to finish during this school year.

Sunday, 11:55 AM | 1 comment
Seniors Series: Longtime bus driver retires after 40 years with LAVTA

And as a longtime staple in the Tri-Valley, Farner has seen plenty of transition, from bus technological developments to change with her passengers as she watched them grow from her bus-driving days within school districts, to her time with Wheels.

Sunday, 11:33 AM | No comments yet
Chabad: What's the fuss?

In what could be one of its longest, most intense meetings of the year, the Pleasanton City Council will be asked Tuesday to decide if the Chabad Jewish organization should have unrestricted use of its recently acquired property on Hopyard Road or be kept hemmed in as some of its backyard neighbors are demanding.

Sunday, 11:33 AM | 1 comment

Friday, August 17, 2018

Swalwell 'considering' a presidential run

After some speculation in light of multiple Iowa appearances in recent months, Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) said Friday that he is "considering" a 2020 presidential run.

Friday, 2:41 PM | 12 comments

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Changes to state's bail reform bill turn supporters into opponents

Legislative wrangling has drastically changed California's bail reform proposal Senate Bill 10 in the last week, spurring co-sponsors to withdraw their support and instead actively oppose the legislation.

Thursday, 4:29 PM | No comments yet
'Hot Summer Sundays Car Show' brings end of summer fun

While most Danville kids have already gone back to school, the town is not willing to yet summer fun end quite yet and will be celebrating the seasons end with the years final 'Hot Summer Sundays Car Show,' this weekend.

Thursday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet
Man arrested for allegedly hitting guard at SRVHS campus

A local transient man was arrested for allegedly trespassing on the San Ramon Valley High School campus and hitting a security guard before trying to flee the scene Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, 4:03 PM | 3 comments
Editorial: Your friend, not enemy

In an effort to focus public attention on the dangers of the President Donald Trump's attacks, we join in an unprecedented coordinated expression of concern by newspapers across the country.

Thursday, 2:03 PM | 13 comments
Seniors Series: Seniors and technology

In a progressively more automated world, technology can offer significant life enhancements. And for the senior community, a community growing due to increased longevity and other factors, technology can be a vital tool for empowerment and independent living.

Thursday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet
Election: Candidate lists set; Danville mayor out of community college board race

With the official and extended filing period now closed, the list of candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 election ballot for San Ramon Valley voters has been set.

Thursday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Official San Ramon City Council candidates confirmed

After being extended for an additional five days, the filing period for residents wishing to run for the San Ramon City Council has officially closed, cementing the names that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Wednesday, 4:50 PM | No comments yet
'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) {revised}' in Danville

Starting Saturday, three actors will take on the challenge of performing all 37 of the immortal bards works in under two hours, with the aptly named "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged){revised}" at the Danville Town Green.

Wednesday, 4:35 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: The poet of Stoneridge Creek

Marilyn Slade calls herself an "Exaggerator-in-Chief." It all started in grade school, when she wrote about her first airplane flight for a class assignment, trying to capture the thrill and terror of the expedition. Her teacher liked the story, reading it aloud to the rest of the class.

Wednesday, 12:54 PM | No comments yet
Circus Vargas coming to Tri-Valley

Don't be surprised by the blue and yellow Big Top hoisted over the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend -- the circus is coming to town, with a piratical twist.

Wednesday, 12:53 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Toyota unveils 2019 Avalon, Corolla Hatchback at San Ramon showcase

Toyota recently launched its 2019 Avalon and Corolla Hatchback for Bay Area drivers, with the new cars highlighted at a showcase event at the company's regional headquarters in San Ramon.

Tuesday, 4:29 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Real estate buying and selling tips for seniors

Taxes, family and doorways are just some of the important factors senior homeowners and homebuyers need to consider before making a move or deciding to stay put.

Tuesday, 4:17 PM | No comments yet
Bail reform bill considered by California Legislature

SB 10 leaves many details of risk assessment implementation to each county. The same score -- received through the same assessment -- could have different results depending on how a county implements the tool.

Tuesday, 4:17 PM | No comments yet
After student drowning, SRVUSD posting lifeguards at school pools, halting PE swimming

In the first action announced since the drowning of 15-year-old freshman Benjamin Curry in the San Ramon Valley High School pool last spring, school district officials have hired lifeguards to work at school pools to enhance safety when students are in the pools, a program that began with the start of school Monday.

Tuesday, 4:15 PM | 7 comments

Monday, August 13, 2018

Seniors Series: Beware of scams

Older folks are a vulnerable audience for unscrupulous contractors, financiers and other con artists, according to the National Council on Aging, and financial scams are considering the "crime of the 21st century."

Monday, 3:17 PM | No comments yet
Supervisors to consider censuring county assessor over sexual harassment claims

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to debate whether to censure Gus Kramer, the county's longtime assessor, in light of allegations of sexual harassment involving two female workers in the assessor's office.

Monday, 3:07 PM | 6 comments
SRVUSD board to talk budget revisions, reductions

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is starting off its first board meeting of the 2018-19 school year Tuesday with a discussion on revisions to the district's operations budget.

Monday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss downtown development analysis at busy workshop

Danville Town Council is set to hold a study session assessing the feasibility of real estate development on north Hartz Avenue, in and around the area of downtown Danville located north of Linda Mesa Avenue and south of San Ramon Valley High School, Tuesday morning.

Monday, 1:19 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Election: Races confirmed for Danville council, San Ramon mayor

San Ramon Valley voters will have plenty on their local election plate for the Nov. 6 ballot, with races poised for San Ramon mayor, Danville Town Council and San Ramon City Council in the wake of the candidacy deadline passing on Friday.

Sunday, 7:59 PM | 1 comment

Friday, August 10, 2018

Cal High: Mangos Drive bridge closed to students amid repairs

Returning California High School students who plan on using the Mangos Drive pedestrian bridge to walk to campus when school starts Monday will have to find an alternate route due the walkways closure for large-scale repairs.

Friday, 2:10 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon sets community meetings for new garbage, recycling contract

To discuss the upcoming changes to rates and potential changes to services, the city will be hosting two community outreach meetings on Monday and Wednesday in an effort to hear the community's thoughts and desires.

Friday, 1:00 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: New joint replacement procedures at San Ramon Regional

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is now offering new cutting-edge technology for knee and hip replacement surgeries with the Mako robotic arm assisted surgery, which hospital staff say will greatly improve patient care.

Friday, 12:41 PM | No comments yet
Danville police arrest man connected to Palo Alto shooting

A man accused of firing a gun into a vehicle in the parking lot of a Safeway grocery store in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood last week was arrested on Wednesday night in Danville.

Friday, 10:20 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Seniors Series: Staying active in Tri-Valley

Local seniors choose many different arenas to move their muscles, from fitness classes at the local senior center to casual tennis matches with friends. Some exercise alone, while for others, community is critical to staying active.

Thursday, 4:27 PM | No comments yet
'Brew it Up, Wine it Down' in Danville

"Brew it Up, Wine it Down" will be coming to Danville next Thursday (Aug. 16) and bring with it an evening full of the beers, bites, music, wine, trolley rides and more.

Thursday, 2:34 PM | No comments yet
Fog City Swampers to close out Danville's 33rd Music in the Park

The town of Danville won't let the season slip away without a bang however, celebrating with its final Music in the Park show for this year on Saturday.

Thursday, 2:31 PM | No comments yet
Cal Fire issues outdoor burning ban due to extreme fire conditions

Cal Fire officials have issued a ban on all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions from Contra Costa County to Santa Clara County and western San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

Thursday, 11:15 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

San Ramon Valley celebrates 35th annual National Night Out

Hundreds -- if not more -- San Ramon Valley residents came out to parties all across Danville and San Ramon on Tuesday night to generate support for anti-crime awareness and to celebrate community, for the National Night Out.

Wednesday, 5:23 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon, Danville council races taking shape

With just days left in the candidate filing period, only two candidates have filed the necessary paperwork declaring their intent to run for the two available San Ramon City Council Seats.

Wednesday, 4:03 PM | No comments yet
The state of the local real estate market

David Stark, public affairs director for the Bay East Association of Realtors, has been very busy this year trying to tamp down what he describes as "a war against homeowners on the Alameda County's I-880 corridor."

Wednesday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet

Couples: Wanting, Yet Missing One Another
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 884 views

Superintendent's new contract may portend difficult employee negotiations
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 655 views


Nominations due by Sept. 17 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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