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 <![CDATA[Love is love in the Tri-Valley]]> Livermore Pride will be celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of free, community oriented activities. Ranging from bike rides to movie night, community members and allies are encouraged to attend the events through October. ]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: Fire won't prevent Meals on Wheels' food deliveries]]> A Saturday night fire at Meals on Wheels Diablo Region's Walnut Creek headquarters wouldn't impact meal deliveries, the group said this week...]]> <![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[Dublin man convicted of rape after jury deliberates for just two hours]]> An Alameda County jury recently found a man guilty of raping a young woman in an apparent date-rape plot that included transferring the partially conscious victim between multiple cars from a San Francisco club to his home in Dublin.]]> <![CDATA[Sunset Development buys Chevron Park; energy giant to still keep HQ in San Ramon]]> San Ramon's largest corporate resident is staying in the city for the foreseeable future, with Chevron signing a new lease to move its global HQ into Bishop Ranch while also selling its corporate park back to Sunset Development.]]> <![CDATA[47 Alameda County sheriff's deputies moved to desk jobs after audit finds they failed psychological exams]]> Alameda County sheriff's officials believe 47 deputies who allegedly failed a psychological exam and now have desk jobs will pass the exam when they retake it and get their guns and peace officer powers back, per the ACSO.]]> <![CDATA[Community Briefs: SRVHS homecoming parade | Durga Puja celebration | Tony Lindsay performing in San Ramon | 'A Cannabis Affair']]> San Ramon Valley High School's homecoming parade and celebration are set for this Friday in downtown Danville. See that plus the Durga Puja celebration in San Ramon, a performance from Tony Lindsay and more in our Community Briefs.]]> <![CDATA[Grapes & Gratitude: Fundraiser set for cancer support nonprofit Culinary Angels]]> Community members will be able to raise funds to support local residents experiencing cancer-related hardships at the upcoming benefit gala, Grapes & Gratitude, for Tri-Valley nonprofit Culinary Angels.]]> <![CDATA[Parole board denies early release bid from Sikh temple killer]]> A parole board decided last week that Joga Singh Sandher, convicted of murder for the 2000 killing of Ajmer Singh Malhi during a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Contra Costa County, should remain in prison.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Dons edge Falcons in football overtime thriller]]> The Dons did indeed win the game, but the 14-7 overtime win was hardly easy. In fact, the Falcons could have won the game late in regulation, but the Dons came through by blocking a short field goal attempt in the final seconds.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: 75 years of LARPD]]> For the past 75 years, Livermore Area Recreation and Park District has provided the community with activities, programs, facilities and services to help all residents enjoy open space and remain active.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon mayoral candidates face off in election forum]]> The three candidates in the race for mayor of San Ramon this November came together for a public forum on Thursday to discuss their platforms and weigh in on issues at the top of voters' minds ahead of the upcoming election.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Running to support survivors of domestic violence]]> The nonprofit organization, Tri-Valley Haven, is hosting its annual Pace for Peace run/walk event put on to raise funds and awareness for survivors of domestic violence. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the pace run. ]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon City Manager Gorton retiring in January]]> San Ramon City Manager Joe Gorton announced Friday that he plans to retire from the city government early in the new year to cap a public service career of 35 years that also included time as San Ramon's police chief.]]> <![CDATA[Ex-Santa Clara supe joins SRVUSD cabinet as assistant superintendent]]> The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted this week to appoint two new high-level administrators to head their business and technology departments.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Reflecting on life, legacy of former Pleasanton mayor Bob Philcox]]> The Pleasanton community is mourning the loss of former mayor, bank executive and community service leader Robert 'Bob' Philcox. His service on two public agencies came at crucial junctures in the recent history of the Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[County to continue with only partial name change of Kirker Pass Road after Concord residents balk at prospect of amending their address]]> Contra Costa County will continue its effort to rename part of Kirker Pass Road, but only in unincorporated parts of the county and the city of Pittsburg, county officials said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Moonshots for Unicorns seeks to treat ultra-rare conditions]]> Two Danville physicians have merged their professional and personal lives in the wake of their young daughter's diagnosis of an ultra-rare genetic disorder, seeking to address a void in modern medicine that they...]]> <![CDATA[Seven Tri-Valley schools, including four in SRVUSD, named National Blue Ribbon Schools]]> A total of seven schools in the Tri-Valley were recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, with four belonging to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.]]> <![CDATA[Get ready for Tri-Valley election season]]> With roughly two months to go before the Nov. 8 election and plenty of seats on local governing bodies up for grabs, organizations, including the DanvilleSanRamon.com, are organizing in-person and virtual candidate events.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Valley teacher, cheer coach charged with sexual misconduct against minors]]> A longtime cheer coach and fitness instructor in San Ramon who recently began teaching middle school biology in Danville was charged this week with committing lewd acts against two teenagers.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon man found guilty after threatening State Senator Wiener]]> A county jury this week convicted a San Ramon man on a majority of counts after making threats of gun violence against State Senator Scott Wiener earlier this year in response to a vaccination bill introduced by the legislator.]]> <![CDATA['A Moon for the Misbegotten' headlines Eugene O'Neill Festival]]> The cast of the upcoming production of Eugene O'Neill's final work is done with their rehearsals ahead of opening night, and ready for the return of the annual festival celebrating the playwright to its pre-pandemic capacity.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore: Rae Dorough Speaker Series announces season lineup]]> The Rae Dorough Speaker Series returns to Livermore starting later this month and continuing into the new year for a season that features big-name presenters and intriguing topics at the Bankhead Theater.]]> <![CDATA[Portraits for Patriots]]> Gillespie recalled the positive impact the photoshoot had on his outlook and career change. Once he began using the photos taken by Pomeroy, he noticed his connections and credibility improve, giving him an overall boost in confidence.]]> <![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['Picture This!']]> Visitors and residents in the Tri-Valley are able to interact with a new public art display around the area -- 'Picture This!' The exhibition features more than 30 frames hand-painted by artists and placed in specific places around...]]> <![CDATA['Modern Landscape' to debut in Danville]]> The latest exhibit at Danville's Village Theatre has kicked off, aiming to offer a modern twist on a classic artistic tradition.]]> <![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[Seniors Series: The aviation experience of a lifetime]]> It may have taken until retirement, but Pleasanton's T.J. McGrath finally knocked a longstanding item off his bucket list. He joined his college dorm-mate to attend the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, fulfilling a promise they made 50 yrs ago.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: My latest documentary watch, 'Dublin: The Making of a City']]> There's a new documentary just released by the city of Dublin chronicling the community's incorporation 40 years ago and evolution since. Of course I was drawn to watch it, as a fan of local history and film...]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Young bassoonist seeks to increase instrument's popularity]]> Most probably aren't aware of what Dougherty Valley High School student Donovan Tong has come to learn is a worldwide issue -- a lack of young bassoonists rising to the forefront to replace longtime experts on the instrument.]]> <![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[San Ramon Valley teacher reflects on 'Jeopardy!' appearance]]> Charlotte Wood Middle School history teacher Steve Knapp showed off his range of trivia knowledge for the whole country to see, appearing on an episode of 'Jeopardy!' that aired late last month.]]> <![CDATA[Danville sophomore wins local Congressional Art Competition]]> A Danville high school student has been named as the first-place winner in her local Congressional Art Competition, on behalf of Mark DeSaulnier's District 11.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Walking across America]]> Pleasanton resident Patricia Vicary has accomplished a true feat of endurance: she has not only completed at least one half-marathon in every state and Washington, D.C., but she has written a book about her experience.]]> <![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[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[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[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.]]>