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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oktoberfest returns to San Ramon for day of beer, bratwurst, polka and more

On Saturday, the San Ramon Historic Foundation will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration with all the fixings at the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. That means Bratwurst, Bavarian dance and plenty of beer.

Wednesday, 2:52 PM | 1 comment
Charlotte Wood Middle School celebrates student-made Disney mural

Charlotte Wood Middle School is celebrating the fall season with a new student-created mural of the late Walt Disney and nearly 200 of his company's creations.

Wednesday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet
Fallfest returns to downtown Danville for 27th year

Sponsored by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, Fallfest is a two-day celebration that will feature music, art, food, cars and safe trick or treating in the heart of downtown Danville Saturday and Sunday.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Pothole Report: San Ramon Valley recognized for quality road maintenance

A recent study of the 43,000 miles of road found in the Bay Area -- almost double the distance it takes to circumnavigate the globe-- has recognized Tri-Valley communities as having some of the best maintained and highest quality streets in the region.

Tuesday, 5:39 PM | 2 comments
Zone 7 board set to vote on proposed water rate increases

After a series of public meetings on the subject, the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on proposed water rates for the upcoming four years at their regular meeting Wednesday night.

Tuesday, 5:03 PM | 1 comment
Family drama 'Other Desert Cities' arrives in Danville

Danville's own acting troupe the Role Players Ensemble will be bringing the Tony Award-nominated family drama "Other Desert Cities," to town for a three-weekend run.

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Three authors discussing local history at Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Three distinguished local authors who are well-versed in the region's history are coming to Danville's Museum of the San Ramon Valley to meet and talk with residents about their community's heritage.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Pleasanton's Sears store to close amid company's bankruptcy

On Monday shortly after announcing that their company was filing for chapter 11, Sears Holdings officials announced that Pleasanton's Sears in the Stoneridge Shopping Mall would be closing along with 141 other Sears and Kmart locations nationwide, before the year's end.

Monday, 4:09 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon: Commission to weigh recommending city retail strategic plan

The San Ramon draft retail strategy general plan amendment has reached the final stages of public comment with the city's Planning Commission, and commissioners will hope to recommend a plan of action to the City Council by the end of its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

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Danville council set to confirm new tobacco retailer regulations

After months of deliberation, the Danville Town Council has decided upon tobacco retailer regulations, which the council is expected to adopt Tuesday, to restrict new tobacco shops entering the town.

Monday, 2:38 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon native joins Pleasanton PD as newest officer

Pleasanton Police Department and city officials welcomed San Ramon native Nickolas Skaggs as the department's newest police officer during a ceremony last week.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

County: Accepting some types of welfare may soon affect immigration status

Contra Costa County officials are sounding the alarm for immigrants who may have accepted certain kinds of government assistance, warning that the federal government may soon take that into consideration when determining an immigrant's green card status.

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Congressional hopeful Peters' candidate statement left out of voters guide

U.S. House of Representatives hopeful Rudy Peters (R-Livermore) saw his campaign hit a bump in the road late in this election season, when the Contra Costa County Elections Department failed to include his candidate statement in the original voters guide sent to San Ramon residents in Congressional District 15.

Sunday, 5:17 PM | 4 comments
BART fined $1.3M for safety violations resulting in worker deaths in 2013

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday issued a $1.3 million fine to BART for safety violations that led to the death of two workers who were struck by a train between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill stations in 2013.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Coroner IDs Alamo senior killed in Rudgear Road crash

An 82-year-old man who died in a solo-car crash while driving on Rudgear Road near Alamo on Thursday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as Alamo resident Stanley Mehlhoff.

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Danville, San Ramon named safest cities in Northern California

San Ramon Valley communities have been recognized for their efforts to keep residents safe, with Danville and San Ramon being named two of the top three safest places in California by a national security company's recent study.

Friday, 12:20 PM | No comments yet
CPUC approves higher electricity fees for customers who buy from local program

The California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco on Thursday approved a revised fee calculation that will result in higher charges to customers who choose to buy their electricity from local governments instead of investor-owned utilities.

Friday, 12:15 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, October 11, 2018

County officials break ground on new I-680 express lane north of Valley

Transportation officials in Contra Costa County held a groundbreaking ceremony last week on a $127 million project that will add 11 miles of a southbound carpool express lane from Martinez to Walnut Creek, a move they hope will shorten drive times along Interstate 680 by 10 to 15 minutes.

Thursday, 4:16 PM | 3 comments
Mustangs for life: Monte Vista celebrates 50 years at homecoming game

Danville's Monte Vista High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and is calling on all of its current and former community members to join in on the fun at Friday's Homecoming game and tailgate party.

Thursday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Run for Education returns to San Ramon Valley this weekend

In its ongoing effort to raise money for local schools, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is once again hosting its 35th annual Run for Education, its biggest fundraising event of the year.

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Alamo man killed in solo crash on Rudgear Road

An 82-year-old man from Alamo died when he drove his Volkswagen sedan off of the roadway and into a nearby tree Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Danville: SRVHS parade to close downtown streets Friday afternoon

San Ramon Valley High School will be holding its homecoming parade in downtown Danville on Friday afternoon, resulting in several street closures along the area.

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Officials break ground on Dublin-Pleasanton BART parking structure

In an effort to mitigate the traffic congestion and parking headaches that have plagued the area, local and regional leaders came together on Tuesday afternoon to mark the ceremonial groundbreaking of a multi-platform parking garage for the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station.

Wednesday, 3:31 PM | No comments yet
Danville expands list of historic sites with McDonald’s Drug Store, Cabral House

In its continued effort to honor Danville's heritage and architecture, the town has recently awarded historic plaques to two locations in the downtown area, officially designating them as historic town resources.

Wednesday, 3:24 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: Tri-Valley municipal election recommendations

This is a vital local election season throughout the Tri-Valley. Accordingly, the editorial board is offering the following recommendations for the Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton council races as well as Livermore's health care cost initiative, Measure U.

Wednesday, 11:52 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

San Ramon Regional extends mammogram hours for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, San Ramon Regional Medical Center is lobbying for women's health and encouraging residents to take advantage of the hospital extended hours for mammogram appointments.

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Central San wants you to imagine a day without water

On Oct. 10, Central San will be joining hundreds of agencies and municipalities from across the country in participating in the fourth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water," a campaign aiming to raise awareness and educate the community about the value of water.

Tuesday, 5:27 PM | No comments yet
One year after unsolved murder of Danville woman, family still seeks answers

On Oct. 6, 2017, a 37-year-old Danville woman was found dead at her uncle's farmhouse in the Byron area of unincorporated Contra Costa County, and the family has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

Tuesday, 4:50 PM | 1 comment
Tri-Valley leaders meet to discuss traffic problems and solutions

Regional leaders gathered last week to discuss traffic congestion at the 2018 Transportation Solutions Summit in Pleasanton, and while many solutions were offered, leaders agreed the best way to tackle the issue was through continued collaboration between local municipalities.

Tuesday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet

Monday, October 8, 2018

San Ramon council to receive Economic Development Advisory Committee report

The San Ramon City Council plans to discuss the city's overall economic situation at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, when the Economic Development Advisory Committee gives the city its annual report.

Monday, 10:35 PM | No comments yet
Danville to discuss federal wireless communication regulations at study session

New Federal Communication Commission regulations on small cell wireless installations will be the main topic of Danville's Town Council study session Tuesday morning.

Monday, 4:17 PM | No comments yet
Parents of teen who drowned on campus file claim with SRVUSD

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been hit with a claim from the family of 15-year-old Benjamin Curry, who drowned in the San Ramon Valley High School pool in early May.

Monday, 1:39 PM | 36 comments
Danville Planning Commission set to weigh AT&T panel antenna modifications

The Danville Planning Commission will consider approving modifications to and installations of several mounted panel antennas on AT&T poles within a town-identified major ridgeline area, at the commission's regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Monday, 12:19 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Air quality advisory through Monday

Smoke from the large Branscomb Fire in Solano County has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to declare an air quality advisory throughout the Bay Area through Monday.

Sunday, 9:47 PM | No comments yet
Valley Children's Museum, down but not out

A permanent location for Dublin's Valley Children's Museum is still on its way to the Tri-Valley; it's just going to take a little longer than originally anticipated.

Sunday, 12:19 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Heritage Happenings help folks find family histories

Patrick Lofft started to wonder in college about the origins of his seemingly unique last name. He had to spell it for everyone; no one had heard of it.

Sunday, 12:17 PM | No comments yet
Several suspects sought in Alamo home invasion robbery

Several suspects wearing masks and carrying guns accosted a man in the driveway of his home in Alamo on Thursday night and then ordered him inside and ransacked the home and attacked him with a wooden chair, Contra Costa County sheriff's officials said.

Sunday, 12:15 PM | 2 comments

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sig-alert: Lanes closed on south 680 at Bernal

Lanes are closed on South 680 at Bernal because of an overturned big-rig spilling 27 tons of dirt on roadway.

Friday, 6:41 AM | No comments yet

Couples: It's Normal to Get Defensive . . . Then What?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,123 views

Pleasanton-based Deep Sentinel prepares product launch
By Tim Hunt | 0 comments | 581 views