DanvilleSanRamon.com https://www.danvillesanramon.com If it is local and useful, it is on DanvilleSanRamon.com. en-us Copyright 2021 DanvilleSanRamon.com DanvilleSanRamon.com https://DanvilleSanRamon.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.danvillesanramon.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[San Ramon council invites public comment on 404-unit City Village proposal]]> The San Ramon City Council is poised to adopt an ordinance amending the city's North Camino Ramon Specific Plan on Tuesday, clearing one of the key hurdles for a proposed development that could bring hundreds of additional homes.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD board to review strategies for 'deep learning and innovation']]> The San Ramon Valley school board is set Tuesday to hear a report detailing existing data on student confidence and success, and looking toward ways of implementing deep learning methods to assist with the district's strategic goals.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Commission set for hearing on draft EIR for future Housing Element]]> The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to provide comments, and solicit insight from the public, on a draft environmental impact report intended to align with the town's upcoming Housing Element update.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Creatures of Impulse to give 'Nightmares']]> Creatures of Impulse, the Tri-Valley's award-winning teen improv troupe, opens its 14th season at the Firehouse Arts Center this week with four shows of 'Nightmares.']]> <![CDATA[Fall Real Estate: Tri-Valley market shifting as 2021 comes to an end]]> Weary homebuyers, looking for a break, may have something to look forward to in Tri-Valley during 2022. Buyer behavior has shifted during the second half of 2021 and is likely to continue into next year said Tina Hand, president of...]]> <![CDATA[Supervisor Burgis announces recent surgery to install pacemaker]]> A member of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors who represents eastern parts of the county has had a pacemaker installed to help an irregular heartbeat and is recovering at home, her office announced Friday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[Feds charge Walnut Creek man with fraud related to child-friendly companies]]> A federal grand jury indicted a 59-year-old Walnut Creek man on Wednesday on charges of wire fraud and securities fraud.]]> <![CDATA[Storm soaks the Bay Area]]> The Tri-Valley experienced a steady rainstorm throughout Sunday as the Bay Area got its first serious soaking of the season -- at times accompanied by strong winds -- as an atmospheric river moved through the region.]]> <![CDATA[CCCCD cabinet members sue district over failure to release public records]]> Three administrators who worked together as high-ranking members in the CCCCD filed a petition in court last week alleging the district violated the California Public Records Act in denying their requests for public documents.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Deputy Hall's manslaughter trial goes to jury after closing arguments]]> Prosecutors said Contra Costa sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hall wasn't acting in self-defense when he shot Laudemer Arboleda nine times on Nov. 3, 2018, while Hall's lawyers said during closing arguments Thursday that Hall had no choice.]]> <![CDATA[Young San Ramon Valley artists to display work in 'Impressions of Light']]> More than a century after the rise of the French impressionists, local residents will be getting a crash course on the legacy of this movement, and its relevance to the present day, in an upcoming art exhibit in Danville.]]> <![CDATA[Danville man among four arrested in catalytic converter theft ring]]> Police in Fairfield arrested a Danville man and three others suspected to be involved in a catalytic converter theft ring, after a chase last week into Napa County.]]> <![CDATA[Officials announce concert lineup for Alameda County Fair in October]]> Pleasanton is gearing up for the return of the Alameda County Fair from Oct. 22-31, after nearly a year and a half of COVID-19-related closures, and fair organizers have now announced the outdoor concert lineup.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Work-life harmony as a 'three-legged stool']]> A study in selflessness, Reena Gupta's work has centered on helping others, and her personal life has been deeply affected by a strongly communal household and close family ties. However, Gupta does not advocate self-abdication.]]> <![CDATA[Eugene O'Neill Festival returns to Danville this month]]> The Eugene O'Neill Festival makes its return, with virtual presentations as well as live events, to celebrate the renowned playwright who penned some of his masterpieces while living at the Tao House he built in the Danville hills.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors Series: Film icons come to life for 2022 calendar]]> Cossette Sun, 83, had long been a fan of Audrey Hepburn, so when the call went out to Stoneridge Creek residents to portray Hollywood icons for a 2022 calendar, she was game.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors Series: Challenges and opportunities for senior homebuyers]]> The homebuying experience for seniors in the current Tri-Valley real estate market is full of challenges and opportunities.]]> <![CDATA['Lifetime' of inspiration: Pleasanton's Lauryn Marie releases new collection of songs]]> Lauryn Marie left last fall to attend college in Nashville, where she is majoring in songwriting and minoring in music business. She has just released her second EP, "Lifetime," a collection of five songs she wrote in her freshman year]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Remembering my dad, Harry Miller]]> As I write this, I am still stuck looking for words to describe my feelings. The obvious words like saddened, devastated, heartbroken and crushed certainly apply, but there is a feeling lingering that I do not know how to describe.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors Series: Finding community, well-being with water exercise]]> The water exercise program at Pleasanton's Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center offers a range of personal benefits for the senior participants who make up a majority of the classes.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Movie theaters, where wrinkles loom large]]> I found it invigorating to see actresses I had watched for decades advancing into their mature lives alongside me. But the wrinkles! I've been enjoying movies on small screens at home so to see those lovely faces magnified was a shock.]]> <![CDATA[California rugged]]> A mention of the Diablo Range in the Tri-Valley is likely to draw the response: 'What range? Do you mean Mount Diablo?' The range runs from the Carquinez Strait south through 12 counties for a total of 150 miles to the Antelope Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Realtor earns award from statewide association]]> Longtime Tri-Valley real estate professional Mike Riley has been honored by peer leaders from across the state in being named a "director for life" by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) Board of Directors.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Alamo, prehistory to now]]> I poured over a new book, 'Historic Tales of Alamo, California' by Beverly Lane with Sharon Burke, which answered questions I'd had since buying a house off Livorna Road in 1981. For instance, where did the name Livorna Road come from?]]> <![CDATA[Becoming Bob Ross]]> When late TV artist Bob Ross suddenly appeared in a Mountain Dew commercial this spring painting one of his iconic scenes, viewers were taken aback. He's actually portrayed by (a transformed) Bryan Mazzarello, who is from Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Danville students take second and third in DeSaulnier's Congressional Art Competition]]> Danville high school students Menglin Cai and Kaitlyn Yasumura received runner-up and second runner-up honors, respectively, in the Congressional Art Competition of California's 11th District.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Biking on Mount Diablo]]> Whether it's road cycling or mountain biking, Mount Diablo serves as a premier destination for bike riders both locally and throughout the Bay Area -- particularly among residents seeking outdoor refuge during the coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Student filmmakers recognized at 'Be Reel!' video awards]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Amador Valley student wins Swalwell's Congressional Art Competition]]> The winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the 15th District is Anica Xie, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School, for her work, 'Black Lives Matter.']]> <![CDATA[Danville: Eugene O'Neill Foundation announces 2021 Travis Bogard Fellows]]> Five artists have used the turbulent times to find inspiration and hone their crafts, efforts that have been rewarded by being selected for the Eugene O'Neill Foundation's prestigious Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Program.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton actress stars in new film, 'It's What's on the Inside']]> 'My character's inner struggle with her mental health and self-isolation is on full display in this film, and my hope is that it validates anyone going through similar struggles because they're not alone and there is hope,' she said.]]> <![CDATA[Spring Real Estate: Eager homebuyers heat up Pleasanton market]]> Homes in Pleasanton are selling for significantly more than their list price and in record time. Is this sustainable? One local real estate expert says yes.]]> <![CDATA[Actor from Pleasanton stars in spooky TV classic]]> 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Nickelodeon has kicked off its new season, and the first episode begins with Connor, played by Parker Queenan, looking terrified as he steals into the local magic shop. Queenan, 19, hails from Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Bay East recognizes best in local real estate from 2020]]> Tri-Valley real estate professionals joined their peers from across the East Bay virtually last month to honor the local industry's top accomplishments during a uniquely challenging 2020.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin's new city historian urges preserving 'today']]> Photos and artifacts from today should be set aside for future historians, points out Dublin's newly named city historian, Steve Minniear. At this time, the most requested photographs are those from around 1918, the last pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Tina Hand picked for second term as Bay East president]]> Pleasanton real estate leader Tina Hand is serving another year as president of the Bay East Association of Realtors after being sworn into a second straight term during an installation ceremony held virtually late last month.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Preview: Homebuying during 2021 -- bedrooms and big yards]]> Potential homebuyers from San Francisco, the Peninsula and the South Bay are flocking to the East Bay, and the Tri-Valley in particular, searching for properties that can do quadruple-duty as a remote office, classroom, gym and park.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Tentative schedule provides some optimism for return to sports]]> On a conference call last month, the athletic directors from each of the East Bay Athletic League schools met to develop the latest of the ever-changing "Season of Sports."]]> <![CDATA[Danville: The Reutlinger Community hires new executive director]]> New leadership has taken hold at The Reutlinger Community, a Jewish retirement facility in Danville, with the announcement that Clara Allen has been appointed to work as the residential community's new executive director. ]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area Realtors join new NorCal multiple listing service alliance]]> Tri-Valley real estate brokers, agents and appraisers have formed an alliance with peers throughout north-central California for shared access to data in their respective multiple listing services, according to Bay East.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: McDonald named president of SummerHill Apartment Communities]]> San Ramon-based housing developer SummerHill Homes continues to add to its leadership team, recently announcing that Douglas L. McDonald has been promoted to president of SummerHill Apartment Communities.]]> <![CDATA[Local J. Rockcliff acquired by Silicon Valley brokerage]]> J. Rockcliff Realtors, with offices in Pleasanton, Danville and a number of other East Bay communities, was recently acquired by Sereno Group. ]]> <![CDATA[Fall Real Estate: Local market stays red hot]]> Even in the middle of a global pandemic, homes are still selling quickly in Pleasanton. Why? Supply and demand. The homebuyers and sellers who understand the special nature of the current real estate market will be successful.]]>