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[County working to acquire land for Alamo traffic roundabout]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will start the process of acquiring the property to transform a dangerously busy Alamo intersection into a traffic roundabout safer for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD board holding 'strategic direction workshop']]> The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education plans to meet for a special meeting at noon Tuesday to discuss the first phase of its 'strategic direction workshop.']]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Planning Commission to discuss 2020 General Plan annual report]]> The overall design and future development goals of San Ramon will be reviewed at length during the San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday, where officials will review the city's 2020 General Plan annual report.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Council to hear reports from regional committees, fire district]]> The Danville Town Council is scheduled to review a series of reports from local and regional agencies during its regular meeting on Tuesday, and residents are invited to view the meeting online.]]> <![CDATA[Recall debate continues as petitions hit streets targeting three SRVUSD board members]]> The debate on the attempted removal of three Board of Education members over school reopenings has kicked into gear in the SRVUSD, with recall petitioners beginning to collect signatures throughout the affected trustee areas. ]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Gotta be ghosts at O'Neill home]]> If you have never been to playwright Eugene O'Neill's home in the west hills of Danville, it should be at the top of your list of things to do after the pandemic. Meanwhile, its newest online offering is 'The Ghosts of Tao House.']]> <![CDATA[Oakland: Draft environmental report released for A's waterfront ballpark plan]]> Another step was taken Friday toward the construction of a new waterfront Oakland Athletics ballpark and adjacent development including a stadium seating 35,000 fans and housing, office, and retail space.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County's deputy health officer selected for high post in state Health Equity Office]]> A deputy health officer with Contra Costa County was recently appointed to the California Department of Public Health's Office of Health Equity, Contra Costa Health Services said Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Remembering my friend, Scott Kinney]]> This is one of those things that sets the Kinney family apart. They decided not to hide from the moment. They wanted the truth to be told after Scott's death -- to help others.]]> <![CDATA[Local Daughters of the American Revolution holds annual awards ceremony on Zoom]]> The Pleasanton-based Jose Maria Amador chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual student awards ceremony Feb. 13 via Zoom to recognize 13 students who took part in its 2020 programs.]]> <![CDATA[Sunflower Hill advances on new Lafayette housing project]]> Building on the success of its recent residential community in Pleasanton, Tri-Valley nonprofit Sunflower Hill last week announced that its second affordable housing complex for adults with special needs has been OK'd in Lafayette.]]> <![CDATA['But the poets still write...']]> Much has been lost this last year, although some things have continued. As nationally renowned Tri-Valley poet Connie Post puts it in 'COVID 19 Shelter in Place'...]]> <![CDATA[Who gets a California stimulus check? When?]]> California will send out roughly 5.7 million Golden State Stimulus payments of $600 to residents struggling during the pandemic. For most recipients, the funds could come in as soon as a month.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Gotta be ghosts at O'Neill home]]> If you have never been to playwright Eugene O'Neill's home in the west hills of Danville, it should be at the top of your list of things to do after the pandemic. Meanwhile, its newest online offering is 'The Ghosts of Tao House.']]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Holiday Fund raises $88,215 for safety-net providers]]> We are grateful beyond words to report that readers stepped up to the challenge and raised $88,215.84 for the 2020-21 Holiday Fund campaign -- surpassing last year's total by more than $12,000.]]> <![CDATA[Central San welcomes Alamo man as new director of operations]]> Alamo resident Steve McDonald has been named the new director of operations at the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San), the sewer provider that serves most of the San Ramon Valley.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Regional names registered nurse as 2020 Employee of the Year]]> In recognition of exemplary performance over the past year, San Ramon Regional Medical Center has named nurse Sumy Mathews as the Employee of the Year for 2020.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon seeks community input for new Walking District Master Plan]]> The city of San Ramon has embarked on a process to develop a new Walking District Master Plan for the city's core area, and residents are invited to share their thoughts during a webinar next Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Artists sought for San Ramon Social Justice Collective public art exhibit]]> Seeking to actively encourage a dialogue on racial-equity through art, the San Ramon Social Justice Collective is seeking local artists to submit their original work for its summer public art series 'Breathing Free Together.']]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: East Bay Holocaust Education Center aims to honor, enlighten]]> The newly formed East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) in Pleasanton is using creative programs and outlets to teach Tri-Valley residents about the history and lessons from the Holocaust, as well as honor its victims.]]> <![CDATA[Taste Tri-Valley]]> After months of closures and reduced business due to the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of local Tri-Valley restaurants have come together to participate in the region's first-ever 'Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week.']]> <![CDATA[San Ramon residents invited to submit virtual readings for World Poetry Day]]> World Poetry Day is approaching and San Ramon's own Poet Laureate, Jenyth Jo, is inviting aspiring and established local poets alike to recognize the day by submitting a virtual reading of a poem.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa Community College District receives accreditation along with official warning]]> The Contra Costa Community College District has been notified it will continue to be fully accredited. However, the accreditation comes with an official word of warning for recent conduct committed by the district.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Families, teachers rally to continue upgrades on elementary schools]]> Dublin Unified School District parents, teachers and students rallied on Tuesday to urge the Board of Trustees to continue with facilities upgrades on two elementary schools, in the face of a $184 million budget shortfall. ]]> <![CDATA[DeSaulnier hosting virtual town hall on 'Solving America's Gun Problem']]> Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is reaching out to talk with his constituents about gun violence in America and has invited residents to view his 125th town hall event, entitled 'Solving America's Gun Problem.']]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Cal High wins fourth consecutive Contra Costa County Mock Trial competition]]> Students at California High School in San Ramon have once again defended their school's title as champions during Contra Costa County's 40th annual Mock Trial competition.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Film Club welcomes new members]]> The San Ramon Arts Foundation invites everyone to join its Film Club, a virtual series with everyone watching the movies on their own and then joining co-hosts Dave Owens and Patrick Gutierrez for a discussion.]]> <![CDATA[Dog dies in residential fire in Dublin]]> An apartment unit was seriously damaged after catching fire in Dublin on Monday morning, displacing a family and killing their pet dog, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.]]> <![CDATA[Dial 9-8-8: Bauer-Kahan introduces new bill addressing mental health emergency calls]]> Californians reporting a mental health crisis would be connected with trained counselors instead of police dispatch through a new hotline under proposed legislation introduced last week by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore: Teens tested in 'Traitor in the Realm']]> Two teenage foster siblings find themselves trapped in a treacherous magical world in "Traitor in the Realm," a young adult fantasy novel by Patricia J. Boyle that was released last month. ]]> <![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[San Ramon: Council, commission to discuss regional housing count, new Bishop Ranch project]]> The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are set to consider an update on the upcoming regional housing needs allocation (RHNA) cycle during a special joint meeting Tuesday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Planning Commission to review Montair HOA appeal]]> The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to debate an appeal challenging a residential project that would reduce a lot area in western Danville from 63,880 square feet down to 44,037 square feet.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: Officials give Toyota initial green light on housing plan]]> The City Council on Tuesday unanimously decided to move forward with Toyota Walnut Creek to explore rezoning six acres north of Ygnacio Valley Blvd into mixed-use buildings with multiple floors of housing or hotel over auto facilities.]]> <![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[SRVFPD helps vaccinate thousands, opens mobile COVID-19 inoculation clinic]]> First responders from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District have been acting as frontline workers in helping East Bay residents receive coronavirus vaccines, and over the past several months have helped vaccinate thousands...]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Council to interview candidates for parks commission]]> The San Ramon City Council plans to gather for a special meeting on Monday, where city officials will interview applicants and potentially pick an appointee to serve on the San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission.]]> <![CDATA[State to reserve 10% of vaccine shipments for teachers as school reopening debate continues]]> California will begin reserving 10% of its weekly coronavirus vaccine shipments for the state's educators in an effort to resume in-person classes across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Danville rep appointed to Oakley school board as county takes over temporarily after hot mic scandal resignations]]> After the resignations, county Board of Education President Annette Lewis appointed herself and fellow county board rep Mike Maxwell (Danville) to serve as temporary members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board.]]> <![CDATA[State allows outdoor youth sports to resume amid declining COVID-19 cases]]> Outdoor youth sports will soon be allowed to resume in California counties that meet a threshold for coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Vaccines now available to education, food, other essential workers in Contra Costa County]]> Contra Costa County has opened up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to teachers, grocery employees, and other frontline essential workers, the county's health department said Thursday.]]> <![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[What a Week: Time to think redistricting]]> Should be a straightforward process, right? Not so much. Arduous is more like it. And that's just the literal process of creating mathematically fair district maps -- let alone factoring in community boundaries and avoiding politics. ]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon officials to update status of city at virtual event Friday]]> San Ramon is set to hold a virtual update on the state of the city during a special virtual event on Friday morning, where a collection of local and regional officials will be on hand to discuss happenings in/around the city.]]> <![CDATA[News Digest: Taste Tri-Valley starts this weekend, Highway 84 work & New staff for Glazer]]> 35 restaurants in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville are participating in the first Taste Tri-Valley, 10 days of special outdoor dining, delivery and take-outs.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers]]> California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out of federal aid.]]> <![CDATA[Rep. DeSaulnier to host 'Conversation on Race Town Hall' with special guests]]> To commemorate Black History Month and continue the discussion on race in America, Tri-Valley Congressman Mark DeSaulnier is hosting a virtual 'Conversation on Race Town Hall' event on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Black History Month in 2021]]> Even with pandemic restrictions, Black History Month celebrations carry on here, taking shape virtually through webinars on video conferencing platforms and social media campaigns to disburse educational material and pay tribute.]]> <![CDATA[Goodguys, Livermore Rodeo announce cancellations]]> Goodguys has canceled two of its Get-Together car shows originally scheduled for 2021 at the Pleasanton fairgrounds, an announcement that came days after officials confirmed the 2021 Livermore Rodeo would be called off amid pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley lawmakers introduce wildfire safety bill]]> A state law requiring local fire districts be notified by electrical utility companies about fire safety-related activities in high fire risk areas was introduced by Tri-Valley state legislators and fire officials last week.]]> <![CDATA[Officials unveil new 'mega' vaccination center at Alameda County Fairgrounds]]> Local and regional officials gathered for the official unveiling of the new 'mega' coronavirus vaccination center located at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Wednesday...]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley teens invited to share 'My Story, My Vision']]> Tri-Valley Writers is holding its 10th annual high school writing contest, "My Story, My Vision," for students in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon.]]> <![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.]]>