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[Community Briefs: Mental health town hall | 'Name the Park' in San Ramon | No I-680 closure this weekend]]> Tri-Valley Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is hosting a virtual mental health town hall on the final day of Mental Health Month next Wednesday (May 31) at 1 p.m. See that and more in this week's Community Briefs...]]> <![CDATA[Memorial Day ceremonies set in Danville]]> Danville town officials, local veterans groups and other community members are preparing for ceremonies in town as well as the top of Mount Diablo to honor fallen military service members this Memorial Day.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: What a season ahead for Bankhead Theater]]> Livermore Valley Arts this week unveiled the 2023-24 lineup for its Bankhead Presents series of shows at the downtown entertainment venue. Eclectic barely begins to describe the list...]]> <![CDATA[Introducing 'CabFranc-A-Palooza']]> An upcoming festival in the Tri-Valley is set to put a spotlight on the Livermore wine community and one of its most unique drinking varieties -- the Cabernet Franc.]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors add more attorneys to tackle Antioch police scandal]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved a $5.515 billion budget for 2023-24, including more money for the district attorney's and public defender's offices to handle cases related to the Antioch police scandal.]]> <![CDATA[House Ethics Committee closes investigation into Swalwell, takes no action]]> The House Ethics Committee has ended its investigation into U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell without taking any further action related to a complaint against the congressman after revelations a former campaign volunteer was a suspected spy...]]> <![CDATA[Dublin High Culinary Academy founder retiring]]> Officials at Dublin High School are in the midst of the interview process for a new leader for their expansive culinary program and associated catering service, with the current school year being the last for that program's founder.]]> <![CDATA[Construction begins on Iron Horse Trail overcrossing at Bollinger Canyon Road]]> Following nearly a decade of discussions, studies and public outreach, work has begun on a pedestrian and bicycle overcrossing aimed at providing Iron Horse Trail users a safer option than crossing a busy road in San Ramon.]]> <![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[Art and Wind Festival breezes into San Ramon]]> One of San Ramon's oldest traditions is returning to Central Park this year, which is set to be awash with high-flying and brightly colored art and kites in a well-known marker of Memorial Day weekend in the Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Preparing to buy or sell a home in 2023]]> A fast, competitive and high-tech world awaits seniors who are buying or selling homes in the Tri-Valley. If a few decades have passed since someone was in such a transaction, they should be prepared for more people and more tech.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley students shine in SF Symphony Youth Orchestra]]> One of the world's best-known student orchestras, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, is celebrating its 40th anniversary -- and performing onstage will be several young musicians representing the Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Bingocize, a new way to stay fit at 60+ in the Tri-Valley]]> A new CityServe program run out of the Pleasanton Senior Center aims to give adults 60 and older encouragement to get involved with their health and get active, also while playing a game they love -- Bingocize.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin poet laureate Morehead releases newest poetry collection]]> Dublin writer and city poet laureate James Morehead has published his newest collection of poems, entitled 'The Plague Doctor', which draws from eerie and chilling inspirations...]]> <![CDATA[DA's office declines to file charges in fight outside Danville Costco]]> Prosecutors released video footage and more details Thursday afternoon on an altercation in the Danville Costco parking lot that prosecutors said has insufficient evidence to press charges sought after by the injured man involved.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin teens allegedly sneak into Cal High classroom to beat student]]> Police are investigating after a group of Dublin teens allegedly assaulted a San Ramon high school student during class earlier this week, an incident captured on video that is circulating on local social media.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Enjoying a trip down 'Memory Lane' in Pleasanton]]> 'Cruising Down Memory Lane' features first-person anecdotes from more than 40 longtime residents about themselves and the people, places and institutions that made the city what it was in the '50s -- and in many ways, what it still is.]]> <![CDATA['Veterans Never Stop Serving']]> Mike Conklin, founder of Tri-Valley nonprofit Sentinels of Freedom, grew up listening to news about the Vietnam War -- and his brothers who were deployed there -- on the radio and in nightly news broadcasts ...]]> <![CDATA[Inside their creative environment]]> This weekend Tri-Valley residents will have the chance to engage with dozens of local artists, crafters, jewelry makers and creatives and view their works in their most vulnerable spaces -- the studio.]]> <![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.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: 2023 Alameda County Fair concerts set ... what a list]]> Fair reps have outdone themselves yet again, putting together a tremendous series with entertainers that run the gamut. Headliners are E-40, Ashanti, Joe Nichols, LeAnn Rimes and Quiet Riot, but they're just the tip of the iceberg.]]> <![CDATA[An unpredictable boys' volleyball season]]> Looking at the first half of the EBAL boys' volleyball spring season, it is indeed unpredictable. This week Dennis Miller examines why that is and how each team has fared so far. Also, recent EBAL track and field results are in. ]]> <![CDATA[Selling your home when you're on a deadline]]> Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn and all of a sudden you are on a tight schedule to sell your home. Luckily, there are a few actions you can take to speed up the process of selling your home quickly...]]> <![CDATA[Real estate association honors best of the best]]> The Bay East Association of Realtors recently recognized standout members for accomplishments in the industry in the Tri-Valley and greater East Bay during 2022.]]> <![CDATA[Walker & Dunlop finances San Ramon properties]]> Recently completed financing at two housing developments in San Ramon's Gale Ranch neighborhood by the national multifamily financing company Walker & Dunlop marks its first foray into the San Ramon Valley...]]> <![CDATA[A culinary showcase]]> The third annual Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week recently highlighted the food and drink scene in the region. I mapped out my route to new and favorite restaurants and reserved online for special events. Along the way, I savored...]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Chevron Park concept boards up for public review]]> Members of the public now have access to a glimpse of the potential future for the large swath of San Ramon property that formerly served as the headquarters for Chevron.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley Real Estate: Buyers and sellers move with the times]]> Homebuyers and sellers in the Tri-Valley are balancing concerns about rising inflation and mortgage interest rates against more homes on the market and pricetags that are becoming more realistic.]]> <![CDATA[Construction begins on Belmont Village senior development in San Ramon]]> San Ramon's evolving Bishop Ranch neighborhood is set to see senior housing as one of the many new offerings on tap as owners, developers and city officials continue unfurling their vision to develop a central downtown area...]]> <![CDATA['Stir Crazy Quilts' brings pandemic creativity to Museum of the San Ramon Valley]]> The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's next exhibit will see the historical museum inside the former Danville train station showcasing a contemporary theme that is likely to be the subject of numerous accounts by future historians.]]> <![CDATA[Real Estate Preview 2023: Another very different year for homebuyers and sellers]]> Real estate markets throughout the Tri-Valley have experienced significant changes since 2019 -- and more are on the way...]]> <![CDATA[Want to downsize? Start decluttering now]]> Bay Area residents share their stories on "going small," from giving their belongings away to utilizing local services that help older adults through the downsizing process.]]> <![CDATA[Hey ref! Fans' bad behavior, harassment causes shortage of officials in high school sports]]> Words like funding, equipment, field space and coaching are thrown around regularly when it comes to local sports. But there is one phrase seldom mentioned that is the most crucial -- officials or rather, the lack of officials.]]> <![CDATA[Aspen Wood senior housing project breaks ground in San Ramon]]> San Ramon Valley officials joined executives from Standard Communities at a currently vacant lot on Alcosta Boulevard on Wednesday for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the kickoff of construction on a 100% affordable senior housing.]]> <![CDATA[Report says housing 'out of reach' for Bay Area minimum wage workers]]> A person who wants to live in a two-bedroom, market rate apartment in the San Francisco metropolitan area must make more than $60 an hour to afford it, according to a report released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors Series 2022: Challenges and opportunities for senior homebuyers]]> Shifting real estate markets in the Bay Area and in Pleasanton and recent state legislation are creating opportunities for seniors who want to buy or sell a home. 'It's a good opportunity to sell,' says Bay East president Sheila Cunha.]]> <![CDATA[Village Shopping Center sold for $20.4 million]]> Danville's Village Shopping Center has seen a change in ownership as of last month, with the property previously owned by a San Ramon company now in the hands of Danville's Blake Griggs Properties LLC after an eight-figure deal.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: 'MasterChef Junior' contestant reflects on growth since filming show]]> At the end of the ninth episode of this season of "MasterChef Junior," then-10-year-old Abir Bhatia of San Ramon stood among his three other somber-faced teammates who placed in the bottom during that episode's baking challenge...]]> <![CDATA[A century of service in real estate]]> The Bay East Association of Realtors is celebrating its centennial of serving real estate professionals throughout the region all year long, and marked the milestone anniversary with a gala in Pleasanton earlier this month.]]> <![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[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[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."]]>