DanvilleSanRamon.com https://www.danvillesanramon.com If it is local and useful, it is on DanvilleSanRamon.com. en-us Copyright 2020 DanvilleSanRamon.com DanvilleSanRamon.com https://DanvilleSanRamon.com/art/top_logo.png https://www.danvillesanramon.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[DMV office in Pleasanton closed for repairs; temporary location opening at mall]]> The California DMV field office at 6300 W. Las Positas Blvd. closed last week for renovations, an estimated two-month-long project to include roof, furniture and HVAC replacement. A temporary office is opening at Stoneridge Mall.]]> <![CDATA[MTC allocates $46.8M for Valley Link project]]> An infusion of $46.8 million in funding to prepare for the Valley Link project's next stage was approved by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission last month.]]> <![CDATA[DeSaulnier announces bipartisan effort to address economic impacts of coronavirus]]> In light of the economic downturn brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Tri-Valley Congressman Mark DeSaulnier has recently announced a bipartisan legislative initiative geared toward providing economic relief funding.]]> <![CDATA[Kiwanis' virtual Fourth of July parade to stream online, air on CCTV]]> The Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley is keeping its time honored Fourth of July Parade alive in a safe social distancing conscious manner and is broadcast a virtual parade on Contra Costa TV (CCTV).]]> <![CDATA[Police: Danville man dies in 'tragic' family accident in Pennsylvania]]> A Danville man died after being accidentally hit by a car driven by his brother at a park in eastern Pennsylvania last weekend, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin school board reverses course, approves agreement with teachers' union]]> The Dublin Unified Board of Trustees has approved a tentative contract agreement with the Dublin Teachers Association for the upcoming school year, following a particularly tense week in the school community.]]> <![CDATA[County seeks community volunteer for Racial Justice Oversight Body]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking residents to volunteer on its Racial Justice Oversight Body and help contribute toward the county's efforts to ensure a more ethical justice system.]]> <![CDATA[Young Tri-Valley writers recognized]]> To encourage the endeavors of young writers, each year the Tri-Valley Writers, the local branch of the California Writers Club, holds a contest that includes nonfiction, poetry and short stories.]]> <![CDATA[Danville Town Council warns residents to remain diligent in social distancing as coronavirus cases spike]]> The Danville Town Council has issued a warning strongly encouraging residents to remain diligent in taking all available options to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.]]> <![CDATA[The social distancing summer]]> With the coronavirus pandemic still ever-present, officials at the Alameda County Fairgrounds have pivoted from hosting their usual summer activities to ones that provide residents with safer, spread-out entertainment.]]> <![CDATA[Glazer calls for more protections for those vulnerable to COVID-19]]> Local State Sen. Steve Glazer on Monday called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to do more to protect seniors and medically vulnerable people during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[County Transportation Authority releases accessibility survey for seniors, people with disabilities]]> The Contra Costa Transportation Authority has been developing its Accessible Transportation Strategic (ATS) Plan to make public transportation more accessible for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. ]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Valley Fire temporarily suspends permit fee for small businesses]]> The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors has suspended collecting its annual operating permit fee from local small businesses for the next year in order to provide some relief during the economic downturn.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: New retailers open in City Center alongside new health and safety procedures]]> As businesses begin to reopen for customers throughout Contra Costa County, local business Heller Jewelers and American furniture retailer Lovesac have announced their newest retail spaces have opened in City Center Bishop Ranch.]]> <![CDATA[COVID-19 crisis clouds real estate crystal ball in Tri-Valley]]> Working from home is a new normal for residents in the Bay Area and is also making it harder to predict the future of real estate.]]> <![CDATA[Golden State Killer: Man pleads guilty to slew of murders, rapes -- including San Ramon Valley crimes]]> The man known as the "Golden State Killer" pleaded guilty Monday to 13 murders, 13 kidnappings and dozens of other crimes, some in the Bay Area including the San Ramon Valley.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon invites residents to help name newest park]]> San Ramon residents have the opportunity to help their city name its newest park and are encouraged to submit suggestions.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[Preparing for the 2020 wildfire season]]> With the upcoming fire season, fire department officials in the Tri-Valley area are notifying residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of wildfires.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa Health delays reopening timeline indefinitely]]> Contra Costa Health Services just announced that it will postpone indefinitely its reopening timeline for businesses that had been slated to return later this week, citing the need to better contain the COVID-19 pandemic amid recent upticks in local cases and hospitalizations.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa Health delays reopening timeline indefinitely]]> CCHS will postpone indefinitely its reopening timeline for businesses that had been slated to return on Wednesday, citing the need to better contain the COVID-19 pandemic amid recent upticks in cases and hospitalizations.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: The time for the first community debate on policing in Pleasanton is now]]> This precursor meeting some time in July, where the council will apparently try to limit public comment to only the draft action plan, seems unnecessary in concept and untenable in practice. Just start the full conversation now. ]]> <![CDATA[Council rejects 77-acre At Dublin development proposal]]> The Dublin City Council denied the At Dublin project last week, rejecting the proposed retail and housing development spanning 76.9 acres in eastern Dublin that has been a source of contentious discussion in the community for years.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD to consider classified personnel layoffs due to local financial instability]]> The SRVUSD Board of Education is planning to discuss staff reductions during a special meeting on Monday, a move district officials say is a result of the economic downturn brought about by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[County rethinking reopening timeline after sharp uptick in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations]]> Contra Costa Health Services officials are actively evaluating whether the county should prolong its current reopening timeline, after citing recent data showing a sharp increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Local candidates invited to learn about election process]]> In preparation for the 2020 general municipal election on Nov. 3, the San Ramon City Clerk’s Office will be hosting an informational meeting for residents interested in running for office to learn about the election process.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Kiwanis' Fourth of July parade to be held virtually]]> The annual Kiwanis Fourth of July parade will go online this year, streaming live from 10 a.m. to noon on Independence Day.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Clarkson to talk local economic recovery during virtual Mayor's Breakfast]]> In a continuation of his mission to keep residents informed throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson will once again be holding an informational virtual Mayor's Breakfast meeting on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Danville approves downtown street closures for outdoor weekend dining]]> In an effort to support the economic recovery of local businesses, the Danville Town Council has OK'd a plan for additional street closures in the downtown area, allowing more local shops and restaurants to utilize outdoor space.]]> <![CDATA[County looks to form Office of Racial Justice and Social Equity]]> To better address long-standing issues of institutional social inequality through the annual budgeting process, Contra Costa County leaders have started discussions about creating an Office of Racial Justice and Social Equity.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: 'Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends' series returns for online showing]]> Local comedian Liz Grant will once again be inviting some of her funniest friends in comedy to perform for Danville residents with the return of her "Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends" series.]]> <![CDATA['Safe and Sane Fireworks' back in Dublin, with some changes]]> "Safe and Sane Fireworks" are going to be sold in the city of Dublin starting this weekend by approved nonprofits, like they are every year, but city officials have implemented new limitations on the use of the fireworks due to COVID.]]> <![CDATA[County election officials seek balance of voting, safety]]> Along with pleas for Contra Costa County voters to use mail-in ballots in November, county supervisors and elections officials said Tuesday they will redouble efforts to recruit as many younger poll workers as possible.]]> <![CDATA[Swalwell introduces federal whistleblower protection law]]> The "Enhancing Protections for Whistleblower Anonymity Act," a proposed federal bill that would better safeguard the anonymity and security of whistleblowers, was introduced by Tri-Valley Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) this month. ]]> <![CDATA[Youth making up increasing proportion of positive COVID-19 cases in Contra Costa County]]> As more Contra Costa County residents are being tested for the coronavirus, it has become clearer that an increasing proportion of those who test positive are young, between 20 and 50 years old, county health officials said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Danville council to talk weekend street closures for outdoor dining]]> The Danville Town Council is set to discuss additional temporary street closures in the downtown area for local restaurants to take over during a special meeting on Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Assemblywoman Bauer-Kahan holding midweek virtual office hours]]> Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda), who represents the Tri-Valley region, is inviting constituents to attend her virtual office hours on Wednesday (June 24) from 10 a.m. to noon. ]]> <![CDATA[Superintendent Marken abruptly resigns from Dublin Unified School District]]> Superintendent Dave Marken has handed in his resignation to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees, marking the second year in a row the board and DUSD have faced a superintendent's surprise departure.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon student creates winning design for new California license plate on mental health]]> A student at Dougherty Valley High School designed the winning entry for California’s "Mental Health Awareness License Plate Competition." ]]> <![CDATA[County: Brush clearing, tree trimming work along Iron Horse Trail in Alamo]]> The Iron Horse Trail is set to receive some brush clearing and tree trimming later this month, that may affect some trail-goers in and around Alamo.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Entrepreneur from Danville on mission to prevent skin cancer]]> When she was at San Ramon Valley High School in the 1980s, Christie Covarrubias worshipped the sun as much as any California teen. But as an adult, when her cousin Renee died at age 32 of melanoma, the dangers of sun exposure hit home.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley policing practices put under the microscope]]> The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month has initiated vigorous nationwide discussion recently about racial injustice and police brutality, and presented new challenges and opportunities for local law enforcement.]]> <![CDATA[Stoneridge Shopping Center reopens with new health protocols in place]]> Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton reopened for business over the weekend as property managers pledge to enforce their new COVID-19 exposure control policy guidelines to ensure the safety of mall-goers.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD board to talk potential budget deficit, school reopening plan]]> The SRVUSD Board of Education is set to discuss a variety of pressing issues during its regular meeting on Tuesday, covering topics that range from the reopening of schools to approving the district's budget.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon council to review Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan]]> The San Ramon City Council is set to review the city's new parks and recreation master plan during its regular meeting on Tuesday, a plan that if approved will guide the development of parkland for the next decade.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: San Ramon high-schoolers target plastic pollution]]> Local high schoolers recognized the influence that environmental health issues like plastic pollution have on human communities. Their business, Reusii, aims to change this.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Tri-Valley ramps up food assistance efforts]]> A new drive-thru food pantry at the Alameda County Fairgrounds is giving Tri-Valley residents facing hunger an easy and convenient way to access healthy food during the COVID-19 pandemic. ]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley swimmers seek to reform 'toxic' sports culture]]> Swimmer safety is back in the local spotlight after several former Tri-Valley swimmers recently came forward alleging years of abuse that they said either took place by or under the watch of area coaches. ]]> <![CDATA[Feasibility of countywide sales tax measure being studied]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved spending $10,000 on polling to help determine whether voters would approve a half-cent general countywide sales tax measure if it is on the November election ballot.]]> <![CDATA[Danville, San Ramon governments fly LGBTQ+ pride flag]]> In a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community members who live in the San Ramon Valley, both the Danville Town Council and San Ramon City Council have enacted policies to fly pride flags at municipal owned flag poles throughout June.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County releases updated reopening timeline for July]]> After reopening hair salons in the county on Wednesday, the Contra Costa Health Services has announced a new reopening timeline for the month of July, including indoor dining, gyms, fuller religious services and bars.]]>