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 commissioners to discuss Chevron Park redevelopment plans]]> The San Ramon Planning Commission along with city and Sunset Development officials are set to discuss and solicit public input on the future of the 92-acre Bishop Ranch property that previously served as the headquarters for Chevron.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation]]> A pot of $545 million destined for new projects in the Bay Area may soon be released from escrow after litigation over a 2018 ballot measure on bridge toll increases finally comes to an end.]]> <![CDATA[Lafayette principal Chaplan placed on leave as district investigates allegations from her time at SRVHS]]> ??Stanley Middle School principal Nikki Chaplan has been placed on leave by the Lafayette School District while officials investigate her role in sex abuse accusations against a former San Ramon Valley Unified School District teacher.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin man dies after shooting in San Francisco]]> A 44-year-old Dublin man was shot and killed in San Francisco's Potrero Hill District on Saturday, according to police. The investigation is still in the early stages, per SFPD.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Mayor Hudson absent indefinitely while recovering from illness]]> San Ramon Mayor Dave Hudson is currently not participating in City Council meetings and other city business while he recovers from an undisclosed sudden illness. Vice Mayor Mark Armstrong filling in for mayoral duties...]]> <![CDATA[BART on the brink? Future of agency likely to hinge on voter-approved funding measure, officials say]]> Barring a sudden return to pre-pandemic ridership levels, BART's long-term future will likely hinge on a future ballot measure that would partially subsidize the transit agency, officials said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Care home worker charged in death of elderly resident who drank cleaner in Walnut Creek]]> A worker who allegedly allowed for an elderly resident at the Atria Walnut Creek assisted living facility to ingest cleaning solution last summer has been charged in his death, the Contra Costa County DA's Office announced Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence]]> Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work in Mountain View say that the company abruptly terminated their contracts.]]> <![CDATA[Officials respond to racial slur at San Ramon Valley High basketball game]]> A recent high school boys' basketball game between two Tri-Valley teams resulted in widespread condemnation after several San Ramon Valley students allegedly subjected a player on a rival team to racist remarks.]]> <![CDATA[Rep. Schiff, a Monte Vista alum, running for U.S. Senate]]> U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who was raised in Alamo and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, this week announced a bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by longtime California Democrat Dianne Feinstein.]]> <![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[Storm damage residents in Contra Costa County can potentially qualify for aid]]> Contra Costa County is asking residents with recent storm damage to their property or business to come forward to see if they qualify for aid. Danville is also among seven municipalities in the county to proclaim local emergency.]]> <![CDATA[Social media video shows altercation involving Pleasanton Middle School students outside city library]]> A video posted to social media of a youth, later identified as a Pleasanton Middle School student, punching and stomping on another student's head was taken in front of the Pleasanton Public Library on Jan. 19, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Father, sister of missing teen looking for answers one year later]]> If Brandon Abbett was a 10-year-old girl, his father and sister say his disappearance a year ago last week may have received more attention. Brandon was a freshman at College Park High School when his family says he went out ...]]> <![CDATA[Encore Players to present ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata']]> Tri-Valley performing arts group Encore Players is set to put on an ancient Greek classic with a striking message, presenting 'Lysistrata' at the Bothwell Arts Center starting next week.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley author's 'A Knight's Bad Day' on display]]> Images from Pleasanton author Elaine Drew's upcoming graphic novel 'A Knight's Bad Day' are being presented for the next month by the Lamorinda Arts Council in its online Wilder Gallery.]]> <![CDATA[A legacy of culture, community and dance]]> Xiaopei Chinese Dance school has brought culture, entertainment and community to the Tri-Valley area for over 14 years. Stronger and more skilled than ever, the dance company has shows planned across the region for Lunar New Year.]]> <![CDATA[With recent book, Bay Area author and physician reflects on life as a parent and her work as an abortion doctor]]> In her memoir, "Boundless: An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother," author Christine Henneberg ponders the concept of choice, from her own career decisions and journey to motherhood to the importance of trusting her patients' choices. ]]> <![CDATA[Newmark sells 52,149-square-foot, mixed-use space in San Ramon]]> A large office and retail space in San Ramon has changed hands, with a San Francisco-based real estate company acquiring a third Tri-Valley property as part of its growing portfolio and venture into the East Bay.]]> <![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[San Ramon commissioners discuss future of Chevron Park property]]> The San Ramon Planning Commission recently debated next steps for the former home of Chevron's global headquarters, following its reacquisition by Sunset Development earlier in 2022.]]> <![CDATA[Friday Foreign Films back in San Ramon]]> The San Ramon Arts Foundation is preparing to kick off its next Friday Foreign Film series on Jan. 13, with the screening of the first of the four movies in the series.]]> <![CDATA[Silicon Valley offices less empty than other regions]]> In the wake of the pandemic, Silicon Valley is faring better than other nearby areas when it comes to office vacancies. But researchers say decisions on work culture at major tech companies could change the dynamic.]]> <![CDATA[Ceremony marks start of work on Dublin Cultural Arts Center]]> Dublin's former police headquarters is set to be repurposed as a cultural, artistic and educational hub for residents and community members. Recently, city leaders met to declare a milestone for the project...]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Remembering Don Lewis]]> The Pleasanton community -- and the music world at large -- is mourning the loss of performer, composer and synthesizer pioneer Don Lewis, who died on Sunday surrounded by family following a brief illness. He was 81.]]> <![CDATA[Taking the new Livermore Wine Trolley dinner tour]]> For years I had spied the green and red Livermore Wine Trolley at local wineries. But the new 'Taste of the Tri-Valley Food Tour' spurred me to hop on. The three-hour adventure at three restaurants ...]]> <![CDATA[Fall Real Estate 2022: Buyer's market? Maybe not. 'Different' market? Absolutely.]]> More homes on the market and rising interest rates have changed the homebuying experience in Pleasanton. However, real estate experts are reluctant to announce we are in a buyer's market...]]> <![CDATA[Growing up in Pleasanton in the 1950s]]> Imagine walking down Santa Rita Road after school just ended and seeing kids riding their horses to the pool rather than their cars. Or seeing 13-year-olds driving their moms to the grocery store. That was life on a daily basis for...]]> <![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[Twin Oaks units go on market as construction begins on new homes]]> Townhomes and single-family units at the Twin Oaks planned community in San Ramon are now for sale in the new neighborhood being built in the northwest part of the city.]]> <![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[Hiking from Fremont to Livermore]]> 'Next time I invite you to go backpacking with me, please remind me of this moment and why we hate backpacking,' I groggily told my sister, Molly, during our three-day hike in the Ohlone Regional Wilderness Preserve.]]> <![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[Real Estate: Decisions in DC could steer the spring locally]]> Predicting Tri-Valley real estate market conditions this spring means looking east -- to Washington, D.C. Specifically, look at the actions of the Federal Reserve Board, more colloquially known as the Fed...]]> <![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-based Realtor Cunha named Bay East president]]> Longtime real estate professional Sheila Cunha, of Legacy Real Estate and Associates in Pleasanton, has ascended to the role of president of the Bay East Association of Realtors.]]> <![CDATA[NorCal real estate MLS collaborative expands, launches new features]]> The Northern California Multiple Listing Service Alliance recently announced four new counties joining their membership, along with expanded system features becoming active for the real estate collaborative.]]> <![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[Tri-Valley Realtor earns award from statewide association]]> Longtime Tri-Valley real estate professional Mike Riley has been honored by peer leaders from across the state in being named a "director for life" by the California Association of Realtors (CAR) Board of Directors.]]> <![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[Staying Healthy: Biking on Mount Diablo]]> Whether it's road cycling or mountain biking, Mount Diablo serves as a premier destination for bike riders both locally and throughout the Bay Area -- particularly among residents seeking outdoor refuge during the coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![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."]]>