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Friday, July 21, 2017

Real estate agent pleads guilty in resale scheme with Danville ties

A former Lafayette real estate agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to a complicated scheme to fraudulently obtain the title to homes and then resell them at market prices, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

'Forks Over Knives' screening to take place at Village Theatre

A free feature film screening of "Forks Over Knives," an acclaimed documentary advocating a whole foods plant-based diet, is scheduled to take place on July 27 at Danville's Village Theatre.

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Local symphony announces 45th Competition for Young Musicians

The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association will be accepting applications Sept. 1-10 for its 45th Competition for Young Musicians.

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National Night Out coming to Danville and San Ramon neighborhoods

Danville and San Ramon neighborhoods are invited to sign up to participate in the National Night Out on Aug. 1.

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SRVHS senior rows his way to Junior World Rowing Championships

Before a race, Spencer Dettlinger goes through his normal routine of shaking off his nerves, calming down and channeling his adrenaline into pure energy and aggression for the competition. Once he's on the water, he is focused on one thing: getting his blade in on the next stroke, with more strength and power than the last.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Livermore: '4 Wheel Bob' blazes a trail

Bob Coomber was walking on a beach at Lake Almanor in 1989 when, as he puts it, "my left leg just kind of blew up."

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Contra Costa supervisors mull options for recreational marijuana regulations

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors mulled their options for implementing the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, more commonly known as Prop 64, during their meeting in Martinez Tuesday.

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Authorities identify Danville man who died in crash near Monte Vista

The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died in Tuesday's crash on Stone Valley Road as Danville resident Anthony Coelho.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Danville council denies appeal, endorses 150-unit apartment complex

The proposed Diablo Road apartment project was given the green light by the Danville Town Council Tuesday night, after a well-attended public hearing, with most residents in the room opposing the project.

Tuesday, 11:42 PM | 23 comments
County homeless tally drops overall, rises in central Contra Costa

Homelessness dropped 7% in Contra Costa County last year, according to a report on the annual Point in Time Count released by the county's Health, Housing and Homeless Services Division.

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Tri-Valley Babe Ruth squad wins third straight NorCal title

The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars won their third consecutive Northern California championship in Palo Alto last week.

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Driver dies after crashing into utility pole near Monte Vista High

One person died Tuesday morning after the Jeep he was driving struck a utility pole on Stone Valley Road in Danville, according to police.

Tuesday, 12:40 PM | 1 comment

Monday, July 17, 2017

County Elections Division holding voter information guide photo contest

The Contra Costa County Elections Division is encouraging photographers of all skill levels and ages to participate in its Voter Information Guide Photo Contest for a chance to have their photo seen by over 600,000 Contra Costa residents next June.

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San Ramon commission set for conceptual review of new office building

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to consider a conceptual review application for an office building within the existing Laborers Training Facility.

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Tri-Valley church hosting suicide prevention, awareness workshops

Next month, St. Augustine Church & Hall in Pleasanton will host suicide prevention and awareness workshops for teens and parents.

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Danville council to continue debate on Diablo Road apartment project

The Danville Town Council on Tuesday is set to consider the fate of an appeal aiming to stop the development of a 150-unit apartment project just outside downtown.

Monday, 3:20 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cal High runner reflects on winning state for second straight year

Before the state track and field finals, San Ramon's Alyssa Brewer told herself it was just another race, another 800-meter run.

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Danville: ‘Improv for Everyone’ teaching adults how to think on their feet

"Improv for Everyone," a beginner adult improvisation class being offered through the town of Danville, promises to teach residents to think on their feet, practice spontaneous communication skills and have fun while doing so, starting Aug. 14.

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County board supports restricting flavored tobacco sales

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit the selling of flavored tobacco products near parks and schools in unincorporated areas of the county.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

MTC: I-680 express lanes set to open in early fall

Express lanes on the Interstate 680 between San Ramon and Walnut Creek are nearing completion, scheduled to open in early fall, though a hard date has not yet been specified.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Police Chief Allan Shields takes the reins in Danville

After a week on the job, new Danville Police Chief Allan Shields is set to be formally introduced to the community in his new role at the Town Council meeting next Tuesday.

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City of San Ramon requests feedback on youth programs

The San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department is requesting residents to provide feedback on the city's youth programs via an online survey.

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Wildlife officer honored for Dublin Ranch investigation work

A California Department of Fish and Wildlife employee has been recognized nationally for her efforts to protect endangered species on a Dublin property.

Thursday, 3:25 PM | 2 comments
Keeping cool in the Tri-Valley

For the true, time-tested way to escape the heat, look to the water. Tri-Valley residents have many different options at their disposal, from parks with water features to large-scale aquatic centers to beaches.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

San Ramon Valley High junior teeing it up at U.S. Women's Open

Danville teen golfer Ty Akabane is set to test her skills among the world's best on one of golf's biggest stages starting Thursday morning when she competes in her first U.S. Women's Open.

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Swalwell again targets student loan debt

Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to set his sights on student loan debt, spending a week earlier this summer reintroducing four bills designed to tackle different aspects of what the Dublin Democrat refers to as "a $1.3 trillion crisis" impacting the lives of millions of Americans.

Wednesday, 8:50 PM | 10 comments
Armed robbery reported at San Ramon Walgreens

An unknown man with a gun walked into a San Ramon Walgreens store and stole opioid medication Wednesday morning before fleeing the area, according to San Ramon police.

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San Ramon takes action on old Mudd's property sale

The San Ramon City Council, acting as the board of the Successor Agency to the former San Ramon Redevelopment Agency, took action during closed session Tuesday night toward advancing the prospective sale of the old Mudd's restaurant property at 10 Boardwalk Place.

Wednesday, 1:45 PM | 6 comments

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Town Council members break ground on new downtown parking lot

Danville Town Council members broke ground on the planned new Rose Street municipal parking lot Tuesday morning to celebrate the project's initiation.

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Danville: Officials to talk transportation at public roundtable

Danville community members are invited to the Mayor's Town Hall this Saturday, where the topic of discussion will be state, regional and local transportation.

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EBMUD board votes to increase rates nearly 20% over two years

East Bay Municipal Utility District directors voted 6-1 at a contentious three-hour meeting Tuesday to approve a water rate increase totaling nearly 20% for the next two years.

Tuesday, 5:58 PM | 8 comments
Hot Summer Nights car show to take over downtown Danville

For two select nights this summer, classic and contemporary cars will take to the Danville streets for the 23rd annual Hot Summer Nights car show.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Bill to extend alcohol sales hours advances in state legislature

A bill that would allow local communities across California to extend alcohol sales hours past 2 a.m. is one step closer to becoming law.

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Danville: Groundbreaking for new Rose Street parking lot Tuesday morning

The Danville Town Council is set to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Rose Street parking improvement project at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

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San Ramon council to again talk sale of old Mudd's property

The San Ramon City Council is scheduled to talk in closed session Tuesday night about the price and terms of payment for the sale of the city-owned property on Boardwalk Place that used to house the old Mudd's restaurant.

Monday, 3:57 PM | 20 comments

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