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[PUSD: Extracurricular camps, student cohorts halted in fallout from high-schoolers' potential spreader party]]> Pleasanton high schools announced Monday that they will be pausing all voluntary in-person extracurricular activities after some students attended a party over Thanksgiving break resulting in potential positive exposure to COVID-19.]]> <![CDATA[San Joaquin administrator set to become Contra Costa County's new top exec]]> Monica Nino, who for the past seven years has been the San Joaquin County administrator, will become Contra Costa County's next top executive, with her formal appointment scheduled for Dec. 8.]]> <![CDATA[Zone 7 to continue environmental planning for Delta Conveyance Project]]> The Zone 7 Water Agency will remain a part of the Delta Conveyance Project for the next two years, following a 5-2 vote by the Board of Directors last month.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon presenting virtual piano concert 'Comfort & Joy at Home 2020']]> Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman is set to bring his talents to San Ramon for a virtual holiday show this year as a part of his "Comfort & Joy at Home 2020" tour.]]> <![CDATA[Governor suggests state could issue new stay-at-home order]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested Monday the state could issue a new stay-at-home order for the majority of California's counties as new coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge across the state.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion -- Holiday Fund: Looking to the future with hope and resilience]]> That's why once again this year, SVCF is proud to partner with the Pleasanton Weekly on the annual Holiday Fund campaign -- a great way to help those in need locally. Your generous gift to the fund will support local causes ...]]> <![CDATA[Foothill student is first female Eagle Scout in Tri-Valley]]> Lauren Swenson-Lennox of Pleasanton has become the Tri-Valley's first female Eagle Scout, completing her Board of Review on Oct. 30. She is a founding member of Troop 998G formed in February 2019.]]> <![CDATA[Fire damages house in Dublin]]> Two adults and two children were displaced after their home caught fire on the north side of Dublin on Sunday afternoon, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Coroner IDs man killed in motorcycle crash on Nov. 22]]> The Danville man killed after he crashed his motorcycle in town on Nov. 22 has been identified as 52-year-old Carmen Seppy, according to the Contra Costa County office of the Sheriff Coroner’s Division.]]> <![CDATA[Rapper Lil Yase killed in Dublin shooting]]> Rising Bay Area rapper Lil Yase died at a local hospital after being shot multiple times near the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station over the weekend. He was 26.]]> <![CDATA[Rapper Lil Yase killed in Dublin shooting]]> Rising Bay Area rapper Lil Yase died at a local hospital after being shot multiple times near the eastern BART station in Dublin over the weekend. He was 26.]]> <![CDATA[New community college chancellor drawn to district's social justice work]]> Though guiding the return from more than a year of COVID-19-imposed distance learning is his most obvious immediate concern, new CCCCD Chancellor Bryan Reece said his chief long-term mission is no less clear.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County health officer supports Santa Clara's latest COVID-19 measures]]> Santa Clara County's new health order restricting higher-risk activities to reduce the likelihood of area hospitals becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients gained big support Saturday from health officials in Contra Costa County.]]> <![CDATA[California expects $26 billion windfall, despite coronavirus]]> The good news: The recession California officials predicted in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic has not been as dire as they thought it would be. The bad news: The $26 billion windfall reveals a<br /> stark economic divide.]]> <![CDATA[Inmates file fraudulent unemployment claims estimated to cost state $1B]]> A collaborative investigation across California has found inmates filed 35,003 fraudulent claims for federal funding to assist people out of work due to the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Regional staff meet with students for virtual career panel]]> Members of the medical team from San Ramon Regional Medical Center met with local students from Diablo Valley College during a virtual panel this fall to help educate students on what it takes to pursue a career in the medical field.]]> <![CDATA[PG&E announces Patti Poppe as next CEO]]> PG&E Corp. announced earlier this month that Patricia "Patti" Poppe has been appointed as the utility's new chief executive officer.]]> <![CDATA[Women making an impact]]> Impact 100 East Bay is on a mission. Since 2016 it has united women in the community to each contribute $1,000 every year, which adds up to a substantial annual grant to help people in need.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: 'Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends' returns next weekend]]> Residents are invited to get the holly jolly season off with some quality laughs by signing up to view December's showing of "Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends" in Danville.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Neighbor named new president of SummerHill Homes]]> San Ramon's SummerHill Homes has new leadership with the announcement that Chris Neighbor has been promoted to the position of president of SummerHill Homes.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley reimagines holiday shopping for 2020]]> Holiday shopping around the Tri-Valley looks much different this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Crowd-drawing traditions are transitioning to curbside pickups and health-conscious experiences.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Happenings 2020]]> Celebrate the holiday season at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon as the lifestyle center lights up with festive community activities and sparkling decorations. See that event, and many others, on the docket across the Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[On the road again]]> Neither flat tires nor mangled bikes nor pandemic can keep the Gagnon family from loading up their RV to travel cross country to revel in the glory of its national parks.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Resilience important for these holidays]]> Here I am healthy and with much to be thankful for, so I expected to enjoy this Thanksgiving, too, even if my only "gathering" was a short visit to my daughter's backyard to share, physically distanced, my traditional homemade pie.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Decision to postpone high school sports again makes me 'as mad as hell']]> With high school sports, at least the kids had Dec. 7 as the carrot to point their hopes toward. Now that is gone and who knows when they will have another hope to cling to, if one even arises. So, where do we direct our anger?]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon cancels 2020 Bah Humbug! 5K and Kid's Dash amid coronavirus surge]]> In light of the recent spike in coronavirus cases throughout the country, the city of San Ramon has officially canceled its annual Bah Humbug! 5K and Kid’s Dash.]]> <![CDATA[Cal High wins top honors at Contra Costa County Model UN Conference]]> The student delegation from California High School in San Ramon took top honors during the 30th annual Contra Costa County Model United Nations Conference, which this year was held virtually this year.]]> <![CDATA[CSU faculty, administrators at odds over ethnic studies requirement]]> California State University took another step last Tuesday toward requiring students to take an ethnic studies class as part of their lower-division coursework, a move that would also have significant implications for the state's...]]> <![CDATA[BART board OKs incentivizing early retirements to address budget woes]]> The BART Board of Directors voted Thursday to forge ahead with an incentivized retirement program intended to help mend the agency's ailing financial outlook due to the coronavirus pandemic. ]]> <![CDATA[Passing on the memories]]> Selling the old family home is hard -- especially when it is a stunning Victorian on Second Street in Pleasanton -- but it helps when the buyer is the young family across the street...]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County halts new hemp grows while regulations are created]]> The county Board of Supervisors has approved a 45-day moratorium on new hemp planting as regulations governing location and cultivation of industrial hemp are considered.]]> <![CDATA[Castlewood rebrands as The Club at Castlewood ahead of extensive remodel]]> Pleasanton's historic Castlewood Country Club now has a new name to herald its $16 million remodeling and upgrading project that will launch next spring. It is now called The Club at Castlewood.]]> <![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[San Ramon council to consider expanding Crow Canyon Specific Plan boundary area]]> In its continued efforts to revitalize the business community in northwest San Ramon, the San Ramon City Council is set to review plans for updating and expanding the Crow Canyon Specific Plan boundary area on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin again ranks as best conditioned roads in entire Bay Area]]> The average overall state of the Bay Area's local roadways has held steady over the past five years and is described as "fair" in a report released Thursday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.]]> <![CDATA[Two-story self-storage facility proposed near downtown Danville]]> The Danville Planning Commission is set to review plans for a new 17,000-square-foot, two-story self-storage building near downtown during a special meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Motorcyclist dies in crash with bicycle on San Ramon Valley Boulevard]]> A Danville man died after his motorcycle crashed into a downed bicycle on San Ramon Valley Boulevard on the south side of town on Sunday afternoon, according to Danville police.]]> <![CDATA[Foundation gives $1.6M to community groups easing hardships of COVID-19 in Contra Costa County]]> Contra Costa County community groups responding to needs ranging from food to shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic have received $1.6 million in grants from the Contra Costa Regional Health Foundation, in partnership with the SVCF.]]> <![CDATA[Rare badger spotted, caught on camera east of Mount Diablo]]> A rare badger sighting was recorded by members of an East Bay environmentalist group earlier this month as they were walking along a rural road between Antioch and Mt. Diablo. ]]> <![CDATA[Public advocates seek $166M penalty against PG&E over power shutoff notifications in 2019]]> A $166 million penalty against PG&E is being sought by advocates for ratepayers for failures related to three 2019 Public Safety Power Shutoffs. ]]> <![CDATA[County sheriff, DA investigate jail death after inmate fight]]> A 30-year-old Contra Costa Jail inmate died Tuesday afternoon at the Martinez jail, about 24 hours after having been in a fight with fellow inmates at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond and subsequently treated for injuries]]> <![CDATA[Alamo: Increased coyote sightings have residents near Las Trampas fear for pets]]> Contra Costa County residents near the Las Trampas Regional Wilderness in Alamo, Walnut Creek and Lafayette say there's been an uptick in coyote sightings in 2020 -- and in missing cats ...]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: Old DMV office could make way for apartment complex]]> Walnut Creek has lost its state Department of Motor Vehicles field office downtown, and now the North Broadway property may end up housing new apartments.]]> <![CDATA[Perkins projected to win fifth term on San Ramon council; Gómez concedes]]> San Ramon City Councilman Scott Perkins has narrowly won his bid for a fifth term on the San Ramon City Council with his lone opponent, public health professional Luz Gómez, calling to congratulate him on Friday.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD: More than half of families choose to remain with remote learning over in-person]]> As the coronavirus continues to spread, the SRVUSD has stated that its plans to reopen in-person learning on Jan. 5 remain in effect. However, more than half of district families have a preference for maintaining remote learning.]]> <![CDATA[Danville residents invited to take a shopping vow: 'I Pledge to Support Local']]> With the holiday shopping season quickly approaching, the town of Danville has launched the "I Pledge to Support Local" grassroots campaign to encourage residents to support local businesses.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Commission discusses Costco gas station, tables decision to Dec. 15]]> After nearly four hours of discussion, the San Ramon Planning Commission elected to table its decision on a 32-pump Costco gas station until Dec. 15, directing staff to collect more information on traffic and neighborhood impacts.]]> <![CDATA[2020 Holiday Fund campaign now underway]]> This marks the beginning of the 2020-21 Pleasanton Weekly Holiday Fund, a fundraising campaign that will provide vital financial assistance to six core Tri-Valley nonprofit organizations amid the COVID-19 pandemic this winter.]]> <![CDATA[Governor implements nightly curfew for non-essential activities in Contra Costa County]]> The order is for counties in the purple or most-restrictive tier, including Contra Costa County, in the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan and will order all non-essential work and gatherings to stop from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.]]>