DanvilleSanRamon.com https://www.danvillesanramon.com If it is local and useful, it is on DanvilleSanRamon.com. en-us Copyright 2020 DanvilleSanRamon.com DanvilleSanRamon.com https://DanvilleSanRamon.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.danvillesanramon.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: Family says settlement in Miles Hall case to further foundation work]]> The mother and father of Miles Hall, the 23-year-old man shot and killed in June 2019 by Walnut Creek police, said they plan to use money from a $4 million lawsuit settlement to fund the work of a foundation named for their son.]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors mull extending rent, eviction protections]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday on whether, and how, to extend protections for residential tenants who can show they are missing rent payments through financial hardship caused by the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance applications for two weeks to determine how to reduce the state's vast backlog of claims. ]]> <![CDATA[Pandemic melody]]> A conversation with saxophonist Solomon Alber is like listening to jazz. He riffs on various topics but always returns to the main theme -- how he and other musicians are handling the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Former Athenian School teacher charged with sexual assault of a minor]]> A former teacher and track coach at the Athenian School in Danville has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting an unidentified girl nearly seven years ago, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Commission to debate removal of two protected trees for residential project]]> The Danville Planning Commissions is set to review a minor subdivision and tree removal project on Lawrence Road during its regular meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon council to review proposed Crow Canyon Specific Plan updates]]> The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to begin its review of proposed updates to the Crow Canyon Specific Plan, which aims to invigorate the mixed-use community that includes prosperous commercial, light industrial and residential.]]> <![CDATA[California ballot measure to lift ban on affirmative action widely opposed by surveyed voters]]> A survey by the Public Policy Institute of California of likely voters found that 31% of voters said they would vote for Proposition 16 while 47% said they oppose the measure and 22% have not decided.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: $4M civil rights settlement approved in fatal police shooting]]> A $4 million settlement was approved Friday in a civil rights case involving the death of Miles Hall in Walnut Creek in June of last year, city officials announced. ]]> <![CDATA[County officials urge residents to take precautions against West Nile virus]]> Contra Costa County officials have urged residents to take precautions against West Nile virus after two sentinel chickens and three more dead birds recently tested positive for the virus.]]> <![CDATA[Six candidates vie for three seats on Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Board of Directors]]> The Central San Board of Directors is one of the special districts is set to appear on San Ramon Valley voters' ballots during the Nov. 3 election, with six candidates vying for three at-large seats on the sewer board.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon city candidate forum set for Thursday]]> The San Ramon city candidates are debating in an online forum from 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 24) organized by DanvilleSanRamon.com and the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa supervisors approve $3.6B budget for 2020-21]]> Almost three months later than the annual county budget is usually adopted, the Board of Supervisors have approved a $3.6 billion 2020-2021 budget that county officials say will likely require yet more adjustments thanks to COVID-19.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County officials developing order to require more COVID-19 testing]]> Saying some health providers are not providing their share of COVID-19 tests, Contra Costa County's health officer and one county supervisor said a health order mandating more testing by providers is in order, and in the works.]]> <![CDATA[Tech engineer Nasser Mirzai seeks to bring fresh perspective to Danville Town Council]]> Technology engineer Nasser Mirzai is campaigning to join the Danville Town Council, running on a platform to reinvigorate what he sees as stale leadership with a fresh perspective.]]> <![CDATA[Commuters advised to expect delays on Danville Boulevard due to roadwork]]> The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will be conducting roadwork along Danville Boulevard through Alamo starting on Monday (Sept. 21), and commuters are advised to expect possible delays.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD online candidate forum set for Sept. 23]]> Candidates for San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees are participating in an online forum Sept. 23, presented by the DanvilleSanRamon.com in partnership with San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Two healthy recipes to try]]> Christina Gray, Pleasanton photographer, author and real estate professional, also has made it her mission in life to develop healthy recipes and share them with others...]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on 9/11 and that first football game back at Monte Vista]]> Last week was the 19th anniversary of 9/11, and every year the memories of the terrorist attacks on the United States tear me apart inside.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon residents can learn about local election at Friday Mayor's Breakfast]]> With less than 50 days until the Nov. 3 election, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is inviting residents to an informative and casual discussion on the local election during his Mayor's Breakfast Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa Community College District names finalist for chancellor position]]> The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board has named veteran administrator Brian Reece as the finalist for its next chancellor and is asking residents to participate in the final selection process.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Sunflower Hill releases face mask awareness video]]> Sunflower Hill released an educational video last month expressing the importance of wearing a mask for adults with developmental disabilities. ]]> <![CDATA[Danville cancer care advocate wins national award]]> Danville resident Lori Garcia has been awarded the Ambassador Constituent Team Lead of the Year award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, in recognition of her exemplary advocacy efforts for cancer care.]]> <![CDATA[Some changes as Contra Costa County adopts state restrictions for coronavirus blueprint]]> Most regulations were already closely aligned with state policies; however, county officials say the move simplifies the plan for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and will allow for the reopening of some businesses previously closed...]]> <![CDATA[Secretary of State Padilla talks voting access, safety in November election]]> California Secretary of State Alex Padilla spoke to reporters last week about voting access and safety this year during the pandemic. ]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Kelly-Moore Paints settles illegal dumping case for $1.43M, new protocols]]> A judge ordered Kelly-Moore Paint Company to pay $1.43 million and institute new protocols within its operations as part of a settlement in a civil enforcement case stemming from illegal hazardous waste dumping at Tri-Valley stores.]]> <![CDATA[Camper trailer crash snarls I-680 traffic]]> A pickup truck towing a camper trailer crashed on Interstate 680 between Danville and Alamo late Monday morning, hurling debris onto both sides of the freeway and snarling traffic into the evening commute.]]> <![CDATA[From a 'desperate' to 'respectable' town; Pleasanton's mythologized Wild West history]]> Before it was home to the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Safeway headquarters and more than 80,000 Bay Area residents, the city of Pleasanton was a Gold Rush stopover rife with bandits and cattle, set amongst a grove of sycamore trees.]]> <![CDATA[Rep. DeSaulnier to participate in 'Conversation on Race' town hall]]> Local U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will be participating in a virtual Conversation on Race town hall on Tuesday, and will be joined by a series of special guests to discuss race in America and how justice can be achieved for all.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area air quality to remain unhealthy through most of the week]]> Air quality in the Bay Area is expected to remain unhealthy through most of this week due to smoke from wildfires along the West Coast, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Police chief: Danville sees noticeable decrease in crime due to pandemic]]> Crime and law enforcement will be the main topic of conversation during the Danville Town Council's special meeting on Tuesday, when Police Chief Allan Shields will be on hand to review his department's activities from the past year.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD Board to review coronavirus reopening plan and county waivers for elementary schools]]> The SRVUSD Board of Education is set to discuss a plethora of pressing issues during its regular meeting on Tuesday, with officials reviewing topics that range from reopening schools to general obligation bonds.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Planning Commission to review 164-student daycare center]]> The San Ramon Planning Commission will consider approving plans for a Primrose School in central San Ramon, a daycare center that would accommodate more than 160 students, during its regular meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County Public Works Department launches mobile app]]> A new smartphone application allowing residents to easily and quickly report public works concerns has been launched, Contra Costa County officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Campaign for countywide sales tax measure begins]]> Contra Costa County officials on Friday formally kicked off a campaign supporting a half-cent countywide sales tax ballot measure, and remain confident that a bill still in limbo in Sacramento that would make the county measure viable.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends returns for special birthday performance]]> Danville's resident comedian Liz Grant is returning for a special online comedy showcase next weekend, featuring a collection of some of her funniest friends in comedy who will be celebrating a birthday set in Grant's honor.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Anxiety is challenging many kids during pandemic]]> Sheltering in place and remote learning are new ways of life for many Tri-Valley residents, and local mental health experts have recently stepped up to help parents and children understand the risks of long-term isolation during COVID.]]> <![CDATA[BART resumes service to all stations after systemwide shutdown]]> BART service, out of operation since opening time at 8 a.m. Sunday, has been restored systemwide, the agency said shortly before 12:30 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Niles Canyon Railway offering special trips this month]]> The Niles Canyon Railway will be operating special trips using a classic steam engine two weekends in September, after being closed down since March.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Help Niles Canyon Railway stay on track]]> Niles Canyon Railway is one more organization that has suspended activities due to COVID-19, and it saddens me to think there are no clackity old trains chugging from Sunol to Niles through the beautiful ravine.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Director finds way to keep actors distanced]]> Rehearsals of a different sort are under way at Tao House for the three one-act Eugene O'Neill plays that will be presented next month in a series of rolling weekly premieres.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Go to the doctor]]> With the coronavirus pandemic keeping most residents locked away in their homes in an effort to avoid the deadly disease, some local hospitals have noted that they have seen a decrease in the number of patients visiting.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Still processing 9/11]]> Sept. 11, 2001, was a Tuesday, and the Pleasanton Weekly had been publishing for a year and a half. I was leaving late for work that morning because a contractor was arriving to begin a kitchen remodel at our home in Walnut Creek.]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors set to vote on extending eviction moratorium]]> Contra Costa County supervisors are expected to vote Sept. 22 on whether, and how, to extend protections for residential tenants who can show they are missing rent payments through financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD sees 'challenging' criteria for coronavirus reopening waiver]]> Contra Costa County has released its criteria for local schools to receive a waiver and operate in-person learning -- criteria that present a significant challenge to SRVUSD efforts to reopen schools, according to the superintendent.]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus trends improve while trouble spots exist in Contra Costa County]]> Contra Costa County health officials are working to address elevated COVID-19 case rates in several communities, with more testing and an outreach effort to speak directly to those residents either already happening or planned.]]> <![CDATA[Satisfied by district's review of past claims, Palo Alto board approves hiring of Krolikowski]]> The Palo Alto school board on Tuesday approved hiring Jason Krolikowski as student services director, stating they were confident district staff properly vetted allegations made against him in a lawsuit.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: CityWalk Master Plan approved as council denies residents' appeal]]> The San Ramon City Council unanimously denied an appeal challenging the city's approval of the CityWalk Master Plan, which includes the development of 4,500 housing units among other amenities in the Bishop Ranch property.]]> <![CDATA[Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley remembering Sept. 11 with virtual events this week]]> The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley previewed its Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony during its meeting on Wednesday ahead of its now-virtual annual commemoration event on the anniversary Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Smoke and ash abound in Tri-Valley skies]]> Recent wildfires have been a particular challenge this year, and one noticeable impact of the raging flames is the unhealthy air quality -- look no farther than the smoke and ash that filled orange skies on Wednesday.]]>