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[Officials issue Red Flag Warning for East Bay]]> The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for the North and East Bay hills and the East Bay valleys from Friday night through Monday morning due to weather conditions that pose a risk of wildfires.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Pleasanton Unified wants to hear from you]]> Or at least that's what I took away from the pair of press releases district officials issued in recent days. PUSD publicly launched its annual 'School Quality Stakeholder Survey' days after unveiling its new 'Let's Talk!' platform.]]> <![CDATA[Happy Mother's Day: Lookalike contest celebrates lifelong joys of motherhood]]> Varupi Gupta says her daughter Pareena, now 12, did not always look like her. But the older she gets, the more the resemblance shows. 'I'm really happy my daughter looks like me, and I am glad people compliment us,' Varupi said.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon woman killed in Wednesday crash was longtime teacher and mother]]> A longtime PE/special education teacher who lived in San Ramon died in a three-car crash at the intersection of Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon roads on Wednesday afternoon. Susan Guinee worked for years at Arroyo High School.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Owner of construction firm admits to fraud, money laundering]]> The owner of a Bay Area construction firm admitted to committing felony workers' compensation insurance fraud after years of firing employees when they requested medical treatment for work-related injuries, prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin school board picks San Jose leader Funk as finalist for superintendent]]> The Dublin Unified School District trustees on Thursday publicly identified Chris Funk, a school leader in the San Jose area, as their top choice as the district's next superintendent, pending successful contract negotiations.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Search for missing teen Sydney West continues as family increases reward to $25,000]]> Seven months later and the search continues for former Pleasanton resident Sydney "Syd" West, whose family (despite the length of her disappearance) remains hopeful and has increased the reward for her safe return to $25,000.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin Unified to fill board vacancy by appointment]]> The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees has opted for a direct appointment, rather than calling for a special election, to fill the Area 3 vacancy on its dais created by the sudden death of trustee Catherine Kuo.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Chief Shields recaps officer training methods after two fatal police shootings]]> In the face of increased scrutiny brought about by two fatal police shootings in nearly as many years, Danville's Police Chief Allan Shields gave a presentation on the training and recruitment procedures for local officers. ]]> <![CDATA[Crash turns fatal in San Ramon; few details confirmed publicly]]> The San Ramon Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened early Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon roads.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Mayor to talk pandemic effects on local culinary industry]]> Danville Mayor Renee Morgan plans to once again met virtually with residents on Friday for her monthly 'Town Talks' series, where she will discuss how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected the town's culinary industry.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Donor Network West launches initiative to fund organ preservation research]]> A new research initiative launched by San Ramon-based Donor Network West in collaboration with four other organ procurement groups seeks to increase the lifespan of donated organs to patients throughout the country.]]> <![CDATA[State bill to preserve remote access to public meetings met with resistance]]> One of the silver linings of the pandemic was that more public meetings of local jurisdictions were streamed online, allowing more residents to tune in and participate without having to make time to go in-person.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Pleasanton represented well in second round of NFL Draft]]> Jevon Holland, who was raised in Pleasanton, went to the Miami Dolphins at 36th overall, with Aaron Banks -- a former Pleasanton Junior Football League player -- going to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 48.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County sees first resentencing in history under new state law]]> A prisoner convicted in 2005 for an Orinda burglary is the first person in Contra Costa County to have their sentence reduced under a 2019 state law allowing a district attorney to recommend a prisoner be resentenced.]]> <![CDATA[Principal responds after racist, homophobic stickers found scattered around Cal High]]> In an email released to the Cal High community last week, school administrators condemned the acts and expressed their frustration that these acts have repeatedly occurred at the campus. ]]> <![CDATA[Feds extend Real ID compliance date to May 2023 due to pandemic]]> The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended its full enforcement of Real ID-compliant driver's licenses from Oct. 1, 2021 to 2023 due to the pandemic, DHS officials announced last week.]]> <![CDATA[County makes COVID-19 vaccine available to all, regardless of where they live or work]]> Contra Costa County officials announced Monday that the county now has enough COVID-19 vaccine supply to make doses available to anyone, regardless of whether they live or work in the county.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD to talk pandemic relief spending]]> The San Ramon Valley school board is set to review the state and federal aid it has received for financial relief associated with the coronavirus pandemic during its regular meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Planning Commission to discuss city's 'economic development overview']]> The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to gather for its regular meeting on Tuesday, when city officials will review economic development opportunities for San Ramon's future.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: DA declines to file charges against pair arrested in Lil Yase homicide]]> A local couple arrested by police last week in connection with the shooting death of rapper Lil Yase in Dublin in November has been released from custody after prosecutors declined to file formal charges for evidentiary reasons.]]> <![CDATA['To Tri-Valley With Love' program seeks to spur local spending]]> To help keep more Tri-Valley businesses afloat amid a teetering economy during the coronavirus pandemic, tourism advocacy group Visit Tri-Valley has launched a program to encourage residents to invest in their local business community.]]> <![CDATA[In wake of fatal shooting cases, Danville police chief to update council on training policies]]> The Danville Police Department -- which itself has seen two fatal police shootings since 2018 -- plans to hold a presentation on how officers are selected and trained during the Town Council's meeting Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Glazer targets wildfire safety and student representation]]> With a potentially dangerous fire season ahead this year, local State Senator Steve Glazer's proposal to create a pilot program that would give former inmates the opportunity to mitigate wildfires has recently gained traction.]]> <![CDATA[DanvilleSanRamon selected to participate in national journalism project]]> Like news organizations across the U.S., Embarcadero Media (publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com) has been working to reinvent itself as the traditional newspaper business model of advertising has declined.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Controlled burns scheduled at Camp Parks]]> Dublin officials have announced that San Ramon Valley firefighters will conduct controlled burns at Camp Parks this Sunday (May 2) and next Thursday (May 6) for wildfire training purposes.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Students rally at City Hall to Stop Asian Hate]]> A couple dozen residents turned out for a student-led Stop Asian Hate rally in San Ramon last weekend, where participants gathered to publicly condemn a recent rise in crimes being committed against the AAPI community.]]> <![CDATA[California loses Congressional seat for first time]]> After months of delay, the U.S. Census Bureau has released new population estimates for each state. The bad news for California: It loses a seat in Congress, down from 53 House districts to 52.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Pen pal connections]]> I've written stories about pen pals who've managed to build and sustain long distance friendships for decades, even between continents, and finally meet in person. Now, Sunflower Hill Irby Ranch is starting a pen pal program to help...]]> <![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[Female firefighters urge more women to join ranks in Bay Area]]> Adding women to the ranks of firefighters has been a slow and often difficult process, but a diverse group of female fighters in Contra Costa County say it's been well worthwhile.]]> <![CDATA[EBMUD declares Stage 1 drought, asks customers to reduce water use by 10%]]> EBMUD, which provides potable water to most of the San Ramon Valley, officially declared a Stage 1 drought Tuesday and is asking customers to cut water use by 10% after California experienced its driest winter since 1977. ]]> <![CDATA[Bishop Ranch starts work on new solar project, with goal of achieving 100% renewable energy]]> Bishop Ranch broke ground Monday on a new rooftop and canopy solar installation project that company officials say will offset the San Ramon business park's energy usage by 90%.]]> <![CDATA[Three SRVUSD high schools recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools]]> Three SRVUSD high schools were recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools by the state's Department of Education the district announced on Wednesday...]]> <![CDATA[Glazer to host town hall on coronavirus pandemic's mental health impacts]]> State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) on Thursday will be hosting a town hall meeting on Zoom to discuss mental health impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[BART amends rider code of conduct to prohibit sexual harassment]]> The BART Board of Directors unanimously voted Thursday to amend the agency's customer code of conduct to prohibit sexual harassment.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Two facing murder charges in shooting death of rapper Lil Yase]]> Dublin police announced Wednesday morning that a local couple were arrested this week in connection with the murder of rising San Francisco rapper Lil Yase last November.]]> <![CDATA[Danville and San Ramon seek residents for commission, committee seats]]> San Ramon Valley residents interested in serving in civic governance are in luck because the town of Danville and city of San Ramon currently have various entry-level positions available on local committees and governing boards.]]> <![CDATA[County COVID-19 numbers level off, but officials report some 'breakthrough' cases among vaccinated]]> The number of COVID-19 cases in Contra Costa County have leveled off and the county remains in the orange tier of the state's reopening guidelines, health officials told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon to review park plans proposed with 404-unit 'City Village' in Bishop Ranch]]> The San Ramon City Council and Parks and Community Services Commission are poised to discuss the proposed conceptual design for the 2-acre park to be part of the 404-unit City Village project during a joint meeting Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Amador distance medley relay beats boys' school record]]> The Amador Valley boys track team came into a competition at Campolindo on April 17 with a plan. The mission? Break the 20-year-old school record for the distance medley relay (DMR).]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County passes 1 million mark for COVID-19 vaccinations]]> Contra Costa County Health Services announced Monday that more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines had been given to county residents by April 24, passing the agency's goal of administering that many shots by Memorial Day.]]> <![CDATA[Danville to celebrate Star Wars Day with special activities]]> Danville residents are set to be teleported to a galaxy far far away next week, when the town's sixth annual "May the 4th Be With You" event.]]> <![CDATA[DeSaulnier to host web sessions on racial disparities amid pandemic, IRS assistance]]> Local Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is set to host a pair of public webinars this week, with one focusing on racial disparities emerging from the coronavirus pandemic and another focusing on the looming tax deadline.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Council to review Open Space Committee annual report, municipal services fees]]> The San Ramon City Council is gearing up for its regular meeting on Tuesday, and residents are invited to virtually view city leaders discuss pressing local issues that range from open space preservation to municipal service fees.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Understanding the Tri-Valley's water supply]]> As we face a significant spring drought, I want to share key information about the state of water in the Tri-Valley and how Zone 7 is working collaboratively with local partners to secure reliable sources of water for our future.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Mayor Hudson to deliver State of the City address in-person]]> San Ramon Mayor Dave Hudson is gearing up for the annual State of the City address in-person this June, during which he will speak about the feats achieved by the city over the past year as well as the challenges that lie ahead.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek council OKs buying new bomb squad response vehicle]]> Walnut Creek is buying a new response vehicle for its bomb squad. The City Council on Tuesday night approved the necessary $267,543 for the truck, a modified 2022 Ford F-550.]]> <![CDATA[County to administer millionth vaccination more than five weeks ahead of May 31 target]]> Contra Costa County was on track to surpass 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered as of this weekend, meeting the county's goal more than a month ahead of the May 31 deadline.]]> <![CDATA[EBMUD board expected to officially declare Stage 1 drought]]> The East Bay Municipal Utility District Board of Directors is set to consider officially declaring a Stage 1 drought at its meeting Tuesday. Staff also recommend the board establish a district-wide voluntary water use reduction of 10%.]]> <![CDATA[UC, CSU systems expected to require students, staff to get COVID-19 vaccine before fall term]]> Students attending a University of California and California State University campus in the fall will likely be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before accessing campus facilities, the two university systems announced.]]> <![CDATA[Preliminary BART budget forecasts 7% ridership increase, heavy use of relief funding]]> BART's preliminary budget for the coming fiscal year projects a 7% increase in ridership but remains heavily supported by federal relief funding, the transit agency's budget officials said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[CDC, FDA lift stay on Johnson & Johnson vaccine]]> Federal authorities have lifted a "pause" on the use of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, potentially opening thousands of appointments for COVID-19 shots in the coming weeks.]]>