DanvilleSanRamon.com https://www.danvillesanramon.com If it is local and useful, it is on DanvilleSanRamon.com. en-us Copyright 2022 DanvilleSanRamon.com DanvilleSanRamon.com https://DanvilleSanRamon.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.danvillesanramon.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Contra Costa County records first case of West Nile virus this year]]> West Nile virus is back in Contra Costa County. The first case of the year was found recently in a dead American crow, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. ]]> <![CDATA[Intuit agrees to pay $141M for upselling TurboTax services to low-income taxpayers]]> Santa Clara County Counsel James Williams and state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $141 million nationwide settlement of litigation with Intuit over the company's TurboTax Free File service. ]]> <![CDATA[BART to launch pilot program for rider pass compatible with all Bay Area transit agencies]]> BART plans to launch a pilot program later this year to test the viability of a global transit pass compatible with every public transit agency in the nine-county Bay Area.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area schools see families leave cities, flock to suburbs like Dublin]]> The city's building boom following the Great Recession resulted in the Dublin Unified tripling its number of students since 2000 -- the only Bay Area district to do so while the region as a whole saw a 3.7% increase from 2000 to 2019.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD to discuss path to expanded learning opportunities, universal TK]]> San Ramon Valley school trustees are set to vote Tuesday on a plan for expanded, and ultimately universal, transitional kindergarten opportunities and an expanded learning opportunities program for students through sixth grade.]]> <![CDATA[Danville council to consider Tri-Valley transportation fee]]> The Danville Town Council is set to discuss and vote on adopting a change in fees established by the Tri-Valley Transportation Council on Tuesday evening, following a morning study session on the 2022-23 fiscal year budget.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Council, Planning Commission to discuss Housing Element draft update]]> The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are set Tuesday to discuss plans for the city's next steps in residential development in the wake of state mandates necessitating an increase in housing sites.]]> <![CDATA[Danville mayor condemns racist display near Blackhawk]]> Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich released a statement Monday, condemning the group of masked people who on Saturday held up signs at the corner of Blackhawk Road and Camino Tassajara, saying things like 'White Lives Matter' and...]]> <![CDATA[Four in the running for Contra Costa County clerk-recorder]]> Contra Costa County voters will have their choice of candidates for their next clerk-recorder with a range of backgrounds and experiences, with four clamoring for the historically overlooked elected position.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area health officers urge return to masking, other COVID precautions amid latest surge]]> Health officials in 11 counties urged residents across the greater Bay Area Friday to once again take COVID-19 precautions like masking as cases and hospitalizations rise across the region.]]> <![CDATA[How bad is water use in California? March is the worst so far, up 19%]]> Ignoring urgent pleas from water officials, Californians used substantially more water after a record-dry three months gripped the state.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Remembering 'Dr. B' George Baljevich, a legend in Tri-Valley local sports]]> George Baljevich -- "Dr. B" -- was such an iconic figure in Pleasanton that locally he was every bit as well-known as John Madden. So, writing about Dr. B, who passed away at the age of 84 on May 12 was a daunting task.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD reverses course, keeps Slip schedules for kindergarten students]]> Officials at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have reinstated a popular scheduling system for kindergarten students that aims to foster smaller class sizes and more personalized learning experiences for young students.]]> <![CDATA[EBMUD customers to see 8% drought surcharge starting July 1]]> Facing down a second consecutive dry year, the East Bay Municipal Utility District board decided this week to impose an 8% drought surcharge that customers will see on bills starting July 1.]]> <![CDATA[Live Chalk Art Sundays in San Ramon]]> Sundays this spring and summer will be a little more colorful for visitors of San Ramon's City Center Bishop Ranch as the venue hosts live chalk art demonstrations beginning this weekend.]]> <![CDATA[County DA election: Incumbent Becton, challenger Knox debate issues ahead of primary]]> Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and challenger Mary Knox, a longtime prosecutor in the DA's office, addressed voters on a range of topics during a public forum last week at Diablo Valley College.]]> <![CDATA[County sheriff election: Incumbent Livingston, challenger Therriault face off in public safety forum]]> Sheriff David Livingston and challenger Benjamin Therriault debated issues such as deadly shootings by a deputy in Danville, property crimes, accountability, transparency and employee morale at a candidates forum Tuesday night.]]> <![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[What a Week: Time to party like it's ...]]> The fair usually delivers remarkable quality and variety of concerts; this year's series promises much the same (on paper, anyway). The lineup is very appealing to my musical tastes, and really it has a little bit of something for...]]> <![CDATA[From the Unabomber to Theranos, this courtroom artist draws history at famous trials in the Bay Area and beyond]]> Vicki Behringer has been drawing key witnesses at Bay Area trials for 30 years -- everyone from murderers and rapists to sobbing victims and poker-faced defendants to CEOs and moguls and rock stars.]]> <![CDATA['Women Who Dare' on display]]> Women's History Month may have just ended, but the celebration of women continues at Danville's Village Theatre Art Gallery where trailblazers, leaders and innovators are on display in 'Women Who Dare.']]> <![CDATA[Firehouse hosts Holocaust memorial exhibit]]> For the first time in two years and in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), a multimedia exhibit of gritty imagery and eyewitness testimony is being shown at Pleasanton's Firehouse Arts Center through May 28.]]> <![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[San Ramon middle-schooler competes on 'MasterChef Junior']]> Now, as a contestant on the current season of Fox's 'MasterChef Junior,' Bhatia's attraction to vibrant, fresh foods has come to be part of his signature style as a budding young chef showcased on network TV on Thursday nights.]]> <![CDATA[Mike Runs Livermore]]> Mike Beckwith is coming to the end of a years-long mission to run every single street in the entire city. He moved to Livermore from Dublin in 2016 and initially started his running journey through Livermore later that year...]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek council OKs new 30-year lease with Lindsay Wildlife Experience]]> Walnut Creek institution Lindsay Wildlife Experience is going to be around town for at least another 30 years. The education center & wildlife rehabilitation center recently reached an agreement with the city to stay at its First Ave.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: O'Neill site among four area national parks to get new superintendent]]> The National Park Service has named K. Lynn Berry superintendent of four national parks in the area, including the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site in Danville.]]> <![CDATA[Association awards best in East Bay real estate for 2021]]> Real estate professionals from the Tri-Valley and across the East Bay were recently honored for their contributions to their industry over the past year...]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley real estate preview 2022]]> Just as the continuing drought means warm days ahead, an ongoing drought in Pleasanton real estate means more hot market conditions. The heat comes from another year of limited choices for homebuyers throughout the area...]]> <![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[Fall Real Estate: Tri-Valley market shifting as 2021 comes to an end]]> Weary homebuyers, looking for a break, may have something to look forward to in Tri-Valley during 2022. Buyer behavior has shifted during the second half of 2021 and is likely to continue into next year said Tina Hand, president of...]]> <![CDATA[Seniors Series: Challenges and opportunities for senior homebuyers]]> The homebuying experience for seniors in the current Tri-Valley real estate market is full of challenges and opportunities.]]> <![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[Becoming Bob Ross]]> When late TV artist Bob Ross suddenly appeared in a Mountain Dew commercial this spring painting one of his iconic scenes, viewers were taken aback. He's actually portrayed by (a transformed) Bryan Mazzarello, who is from Pleasanton.]]> <![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[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[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[Real Estate Preview: Homebuying during 2021 -- bedrooms and big yards]]> Potential homebuyers from San Francisco, the Peninsula and the South Bay are flocking to the East Bay, and the Tri-Valley in particular, searching for properties that can do quadruple-duty as a remote office, classroom, gym and park.]]> <![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."]]> <![CDATA[Danville: The Reutlinger Community hires new executive director]]> New leadership has taken hold at The Reutlinger Community, a Jewish retirement facility in Danville, with the announcement that Clara Allen has been appointed to work as the residential community's new executive director. ]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area Realtors join new NorCal multiple listing service alliance]]> Tri-Valley real estate brokers, agents and appraisers have formed an alliance with peers throughout north-central California for shared access to data in their respective multiple listing services, according to Bay East.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: McDonald named president of SummerHill Apartment Communities]]> San Ramon-based housing developer SummerHill Homes continues to add to its leadership team, recently announcing that Douglas L. McDonald has been promoted to president of SummerHill Apartment Communities.]]> <![CDATA[Local J. Rockcliff acquired by Silicon Valley brokerage]]> J. Rockcliff Realtors, with offices in Pleasanton, Danville and a number of other East Bay communities, was recently acquired by Sereno Group. ]]> <![CDATA[Fall Real Estate: Local market stays red hot]]> Even in the middle of a global pandemic, homes are still selling quickly in Pleasanton. Why? Supply and demand. The homebuyers and sellers who understand the special nature of the current real estate market will be successful.]]>