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[Seeking 'tiny' stories of future dreams]]> Much can be said in 100 words. This idea (along with the observation that everyone is emerging from a challenging year and welcoming the future) led the Eugene O'Neill Foundation to launch a new storytelling campaign.]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors want to require new developments to use electricity over gas]]> The board asked staff to craft an ordinance amending the county building code to require electricity to be the sole source of power for all new residential and non-residential (hotel, office and retail) buildings, while banning...]]> <![CDATA[Why are key California affordable housing bills bottled up?]]> Affordable housing advocates are asking why bills supported by Senate leader Toni Atkins are stuck in the Assembly. One answer appears to be a provision pushed by the State Building and Construction Trades Council.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin Unified solidifies new superintendent's cabinet]]> Dublin Unified School District welcomed three key new hires during a special Board of Trustees meeting late last month, and a fourth is expected to come on board in the days ahead.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Body discovered on Pleasanton Ridge likely that of Berkeley runner Philip Kreycik]]> A body was found on Pleasanton Ridge, off a game trail beneath a tree, on Tuesday afternoon that authorities believe is likely the remains of Berkeley runner Philip Kreycik, who had been missing in the area since July 10.]]> <![CDATA[Kaiser Permanente to require all employees to get COVID vaccine by Sept. 30]]> Kaiser Permanente officials announced Monday that the health care provider will mandate all of its employees nationwide get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of September.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: From humble beginning, Pleasanton adult soccer league marking 50 years]]> I have long been a believer that many a great thing can come from having a glass of wine with friends and family. Such was the case for the formation of the Pleasanton Adult Sunday Soccer (PASS) some 50 years ago in 1971.]]> <![CDATA[Indoor mask mandates are back in Bay Area as COVID cases surge]]> Seven Bay Area counties announced Monday that residents will be required to wear masks in nearly all indoor settings, marking the first major step in reversing a statewide rollback of public health restrictions in June.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Movie theaters, where wrinkles loom large]]> I found it invigorating to see actresses I had watched for decades advancing into their mature lives alongside me. But the wrinkles! I've been enjoying movies on small screens at home so to see those lovely faces magnified was a shock.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek keeps outdoor dining program through 2021, considers permanent extension]]> Walnut Creek officials are considering whether to keep outdoor dining parklets a permanent fixture of the city after extending the city's outdoor dining program through the end of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Driver charged with felony manslaughter for May crash that killed teacher from San Ramon]]> An Antioch man has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter in connection with a daytime crash at the intersection of Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon roads that killed San Ramon resident and teacher Susan Guinee in May.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley REACH celebrating 30th anniversary]]> For the past three decades, Tri-Valley REACH has worked to support the community by providing housing opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities so they can pursue independent living.]]> <![CDATA[California rugged]]> A mention of the Diablo Range in the Tri-Valley is likely to draw the response: 'What range? Do you mean Mount Diablo?' The range runs from the Carquinez Strait south through 12 counties for a total of 150 miles to the Antelope Valley.]]> <![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['Totally Trains' exhibit returning to Museum of the San Ramon Valley]]> The Museum of the San Ramon Valley has announced that for its first show of the summer it will be reintroducing its local favorite 'Totally Trains' exhibit, which is returning to the downtown Danville museum for the ninth year.]]> <![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[Danville students take second and third in DeSaulnier's Congressional Art Competition]]> Danville high school students Menglin Cai and Kaitlyn Yasumura received runner-up and second runner-up honors, respectively, in the Congressional Art Competition of California's 11th District.]]> <![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[Student filmmakers recognized at 'Be Reel!' video awards]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Amador Valley student wins Swalwell's Congressional Art Competition]]> The winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the 15th District is Anica Xie, a sophomore at Amador Valley High School, for her work, 'Black Lives Matter.']]> <![CDATA[Danville: Eugene O'Neill Foundation announces 2021 Travis Bogard Fellows]]> Five artists have used the turbulent times to find inspiration and hone their crafts, efforts that have been rewarded by being selected for the Eugene O'Neill Foundation's prestigious Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Program.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton actress stars in new film, 'It's What's on the Inside']]> 'My character's inner struggle with her mental health and self-isolation is on full display in this film, and my hope is that it validates anyone going through similar struggles because they're not alone and there is hope,' she said.]]> <![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[Actor from Pleasanton stars in spooky TV classic]]> 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' Nickelodeon has kicked off its new season, and the first episode begins with Connor, played by Parker Queenan, looking terrified as he steals into the local magic shop. Queenan, 19, hails from Pleasanton.]]> <![CDATA[Bay East recognizes best in local real estate from 2020]]> Tri-Valley real estate professionals joined their peers from across the East Bay virtually last month to honor the local industry's top accomplishments during a uniquely challenging 2020.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin's new city historian urges preserving 'today']]> Photos and artifacts from today should be set aside for future historians, points out Dublin's newly named city historian, Steve Minniear. At this time, the most requested photographs are those from around 1918, the last pandemic.]]> <![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.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors Series: Real estate tips for seniors]]> Seniors have lots of options -- and even some advantages -- when it comes to financing the purchase or rehabilitation of a home.]]> <![CDATA['It's the wave of the future': More home showings go virtual]]> As COVID-19 continues to impact every aspect of life, local real estate professionals have had to change how they show homes. Technology now allows potential buyers to see homes virtually.<br /> ]]> <![CDATA[How COVID-19 has affected real estate in the Tri-Valley]]> As the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the Tri-Valley, real estate professionals have had to change operations in the midst of a shifting market. <br /> ]]>