DanvilleSanRamon.com https://www.danvillesanramon.com If it is local and useful, it is on DanvilleSanRamon.com. en-us Copyright 2023 DanvilleSanRamon.com DanvilleSanRamon.com https://danvillesanramon.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.danvillesanramon.com <![CDATA[San Ramon commission to talk increased housing on Chang property]]> The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss the option of increasing the number of housing units in a proposed project that was approved several years ago but remains unbuilt near Bollinger Canyon and Crow Canyon roads.]]> <![CDATA[Danville set to select next mayor]]> The town of Danville is ready for its annual Mayor's Installation and Community Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, during which officials will announce the town's next mayor for the upcoming year and celebrate a number of individuals...]]> <![CDATA[New 'Glydcars' transit system potentially headed to East Contra Costa County]]> The Contra Costa Transportation Authority and Tri Delta Transit are aware of the headaches caused by Highway 4 traffic and announced Wednesday a potential new transportation option for East Contra Costa County residents.]]> <![CDATA[California's water year is off to another dry start]]> California's State Water Project expects to provide only 10% of requested water supplies for 2024, the Department of Water Resources said Friday. However, that figure could change by the time final allocations are determined in ...]]> <![CDATA[Residents sue Martinez Refining Company over chemical releases]]> Two Martinez residents filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Martinez Refining Company, alleging the refinery has created a 'public nuisance' by releasing chemicals into the surrounding community. ]]> <![CDATA[County coroner's inquest jury finds death of woman fleeing CHP was accident]]> The death of a woman who crashed while fleeing from a California Highway Patrol officer was an accident, a Contra Costa County coroner's jury in Martinez decided Friday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon City Council passes gun safety ordinance]]> San Ramon is the latest Tri-Valley community to approve local legislation aimed at amping up gun safety and closing a loophole in state law following discussion at two recent City Council meetings.]]> <![CDATA[Hobby Lobby in Dublin closing in new year]]> The arts-and-crafts supply store Hobby Lobby plans to close its only Tri-Valley location early in the new year. Workers at the Dublin store confirmed it is scheduled to shut its doors on Jan. 6.]]> <![CDATA[Health officials are advising the public to get vaccinations as respiratory illnesses spread]]> As the holiday season gets into full swing, public health officials are advising the public to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations for COVID-19, flu and RSV and to stay home if unwell, among other recommendations.]]> <![CDATA[UC scientists close to cracking red wine headache code]]> University of California researchers think they're close to solving one of civilization's most enduring mysteries -- the cause and prevention of those nasty red wine headaches.]]> <![CDATA[DA charges Danville man in string of break-ins]]> Moraga police say the suspect in a series of recent burglaries in the area, as well as two in Danville, is now off the streets after an arrest in partnership with Danville police followed by charges from county prosecutors.]]> <![CDATA[The reality of high school basketball transfers]]> The Big Picture this week looks at the reality, causes and implications of transfers on high school basketball. What factors make transfers so common and how do they effect the sport? ]]> <![CDATA[Danville man among recycling company execs sentenced for fraud]]> Two Tri-Valley men received over two and a half years in federal prison Tuesday for fraud and tax evasion, the U.S. Department of Justice Northern District of California said.]]> <![CDATA[Hope Hospice merging with two other Bay Area hospice organizations]]> Hope Hospice, a longtime Tri-Valley hospice organization, announced on Thursday that it will be merging with two other regional hospice organizations in order to form the largest not-for-profit hospice network in Northern California.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: Man gets two-year sentence for installing cameras in Starbucks restroom]]> A man was sentenced to two years in prison for three counts of eavesdropping and two counts of invasion of privacy after he installed hidden cameras in a restroom at a Walnut Creek Starbucks.]]> <![CDATA[How to outsource your holiday decorating]]> Looking to up your game on the festive front this year? Dreaming of a dazzling light display but just don't have the time (or, perhaps, the desire to risk life and limb climbing up a ladder) to make it happen? Well, there's help.]]> <![CDATA[With inflation cooling down, mortgage rates could drop to 6% by spring buying season]]> With inflation cooling more than expected, economist Lawrence Yun forecasts that the Federal Reserve will adjust its monetary tightening posture, and buyers could see mortgage rates drop to 6-7% by early spring. ]]> <![CDATA[California reduces payments for rooftop solar power -- for second time in a year]]> After months of debate and two postponed votes, California's utility regulator unanimously voted last week to overhaul incentives for owners of apartment buildings, schools and businesses that install solar panels. ]]> <![CDATA[Finding joy in the kitchen]]> Parisa Z. Ambwani's latest cookbook installment "Enlightened Home-Chef III" shares over 140 vegetarian meals for everyday cook's to try. Along with recipes, the author offers her own tips and advice on how to live the happiest life. ]]> <![CDATA[What a Week -- Checking on a cold case: 9 years since Danville teacher killed at Oakland park]]> It was nine years ago this Saturday that David Ruenzel, a popular journalism and literature teacher in the Tri-Valley, was gunned down on a public trail in the Oakland hills. His murder remains unsolved, so I wanted to check in with...]]> <![CDATA[Feds, state sue to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon hospital]]> The FTC and state seek to block John Muir Health's acquisition of San Ramon Regional Medical Center from Tenet Healthcare, citing concerns about the planned deal's potential to reduce competition and raise costs for patients.]]> <![CDATA[County unveils new Rolling Reader library van]]> The Rolling Reader is on the road. The Contra Costa County Library has a brand-new, all-electric, early literacy outreach van that visits underserved communities across the county.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Holiday Happenings 2023]]> Thanksgiving arrives next week, December is just around the corner and before we know it 2024 will be here. The Tri-Valley has a slew of special events to celebrate the spirit of this time of year. Here's our overview ...]]> <![CDATA[Movie theater, combat sports center among new businesses coming to Blackhawk Plaza]]> Blackhawk Plaza is set to once again be home to a movie theater -- following the closure of Century Theater last year -- with the coming arrival of Apple Cinemas, according to property managers who also revealed two other new tenants.]]> <![CDATA[The ups and downs of leveraging AI in real estate]]> With artificial intelligence all around us and here to stay, real estate professionals find themselves navigating the ups and downs of using this powerful technology to sell homes.]]> <![CDATA[Belmont Village senior housing project reaches construction milestone in San Ramon]]> Belmont Village Senior Living in San Ramon is coming closer to fruition, with officials holding the topping-out ceremony while reservations are now being accepted for the under-construction community and a showroom is set to open...]]> <![CDATA[Newsom signs 56 housing bills to boost affordability, help tenants]]> California Gov. Gavin Newsom this month signed multiple housing bills aimed at tackling the state's lack of affordable housing and making it easier for tenants to rent a home in the first place.]]> <![CDATA[California considers new rules for property insurance pricing]]> California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara recently announced a package of executive actions aimed at making property insurance more available throughout the state.]]> <![CDATA[Searching for a 'normal' real estate market]]> Changing mortgage interest rates, limited choices for buyers and rising prices. Will residential real estate ever get back to 'normal'? Jordan Levine, senior VP / chief economist for the CA Association of Realtors, had several answers.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Trumark Homes acquires central California company]]> San Ramon-based Trumark Homes is seeking to expand its reach into further stretches of the state, following the recent purchase of a central California company that sets Trumark up for operations in a number of new markets ...]]> <![CDATA[Is California's COVID-era rent relief program running out of money?]]> California's COVID-era rent relief program, long saddled with delays, criticisms and legal woes, appears to be running out of money. What does that mean for the more than 100,000 renters still awaiting help?]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Silent film festival spotlights Pleasanton's place in early days of cinema]]> The headline did its job, grabbing my attention right away: 'Pleasanton in the Movies'. The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum regularly screens films from the early days of American cinema, particularly those shot in the Bay Area...]]> <![CDATA[Millennials forge creative paths toward homeownership]]> Once considered homebuying johnny-and-jenny-come-latelies, members of the millennial generation have been making up for lost time. Now ranging in age from 27 to 42, this group has become the driving force of residential home sales.]]> <![CDATA[Scammers trying to sell homes they don't own is on the rise]]> A growing number of scammers posing as property owners have been contacting real estate agents to sell vacant lots and vacation or rental properties that are not occupied by the owner in a new scam that's on the rise in California.]]> <![CDATA[City Village units hit the market in San Ramon's Bishop Ranch]]> Prospective residents are one step closer to moving into some of the hundreds of new housing units composing the long-discussed City Village project in central San Ramon, with thousands of home-shoppers already expressing interest...]]> <![CDATA[Longtime journalist's book takes a deep dive into an infamous Peninsula murder]]> The 1974 murder of a young woman in Stanford's Memorial Church shocked the community and became a decades-long cold case. Journalist Scott Herhold followed the story throughout his career and now explores the case in a new book.]]> <![CDATA[Widowing together]]> 'Beyond Widow: Inspiration from the Trenches,' written by Palo Alto resident Patty McGuigan and Tesha McCord Poe, is a book of tender, funny essays for widows. In it, McGuigan and Poe share the wisdom they've gain through loss. ]]> <![CDATA[Land trust invites Bay Area residents to discover Mount Diablo's hidden gems]]> A land trust is reminding Bay Area residents to rediscover the joys of outdoor exploration on Mount Diablo after it recently opened a trail connection and preserve ...]]> <![CDATA[Thinking about buying property abroad? Here's what you should know]]> Have you ever thought of purchasing real estate abroad as a vacation destination, investment property or retirement home? Before investing in foreign properties, there are a few things to consider. ]]> <![CDATA[How to keep your trees safe during home construction]]> From equipment being driven over roots to work crews walking all over your property, construction can be stressful on your trees and the soil. So how do you keep your trees safe?]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley author completes Luke Ryder thriller trilogy]]> Local author John Bluck has released his latest thriller book, 'Mayhem at Sea', completing his trilogy series with protagonist character Luke Ryder. Bluck spoke to the Weekly to share his writing process and inspiration.]]> <![CDATA[Behring estate hits the market in Blackhawk for nearly $25M]]> A linchpin Blackhawk property that is the former home of the community's founding father Kenneth Behring is now on the market for the first time since its construction in 1988, following his death and that of his widow in recent years.]]> <![CDATA['The Gems of Ruby Hill' -- Pleasanton residents star in new reality TV show]]> Step aside Beverly Hills and Atlanta, there's a new group of wives -- and one man -- looking to rock the reality TV world with their recently launched show, 'The Gems of Ruby Hill,' which was shot in the backyard of the Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Report: Dublin home prices drop at sharpest rate in nation]]> Bay Area cities have experienced some of the biggest drops in home prices across the country, including Dublin at the top of the list, according to a new study evaluating typical home values from May 2022 to May 2023.]]> <![CDATA[Landsea Homes debuts design studio in San Ramon]]> A residential building and design company in San Ramon is launching a new design studio adjacent to its office and aimed at providing new homeowners the opportunity to select and personalize a range of interior design aspects.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Trumark founders inducted into Homebuilding Hall of Fame]]> The founders of a well-known housing development company based in the Tri-Valley were recently recognized by a statewide home building organization for their work toward setting the stage for the next generation in the industry...]]> <![CDATA[A break for renters? California considers reining in high security deposits]]> A bill would hold security deposits to one month's rent, not three. The California Apartment Association says it could drive up rents, making it harder to find a home.]]> <![CDATA[Elation Real Estate opens new office in downtown Danville]]> Elation Real Estate is expanding its presence in the northern Tri-Valley, opening a new office in downtown Danville earlier this month to become the burgeoning company's second location across the region.]]> <![CDATA[Spring Real Estate: Local market remains solid despite distractions elsewhere]]> The Tri-Valley is still a great place to live; it's the rest of the world that is worrying homebuyers and sellers. Despite both buyer and seller concerns, Medeiros is bullish about Tri-Valley real estate.]]>