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[Measure G puts future of vehicle abatement program in county voters' hands]]> Amid a county election season with a number of hotly contested races, at least one item on the ballot in the upcoming primary election presents as a matter of relatively routine business that hasn't spurred local controversy.]]> <![CDATA[County DA announces murder charge in Walnut Creek man's death]]> The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has charged a homeless man in Concord with murder for allegedly intentionally firing a handgun that killed a Walnut Creek resident.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin council approves East Ranch project as developer amends plans via state law]]> A large housing development rejected earlier this year after facing a referendum petition is now back on the horizon in Dublin following the council's approval of an amendment to the project that will bind it to state housing laws...]]> <![CDATA[Community Briefs: Mount Diablo beacon lighting | CCCCD indoor mask mandate | 'Breaking Bad' actors in Pleasanton]]> The historic beacon at the summit of Mount Diablo is set to light up this Memorial Day, following the passage of a proclamation by the Danville Town Council earlier in the year.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley student wins state Spelling Bee]]> Shradha Rachamreddy from Dublin's Quarry Lane School has been crowned champion of the 2022 California State Spelling Bee. The 12-year-old will now head to the national competition starting next weekend.]]> <![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[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[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.]]>