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[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['Grab and run' thefts prompt Walnut Creek to consider police presence in Nordstrom]]> Walnut Creek police want to increase its presence in Nordstrom at Broadway Plaza, after a series of 'grab and run' thefts officials believe may be connected to 'organized retail crime groups.']]> <![CDATA[Danville gearing up for return of outdoor community events downtown]]> The Danville Town Council is set to consider signing off on public street closures for a handful of community events downtown later this year as part of a light meeting agenda Tuesday evening.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD board set for final meeting before school starts next week]]> With the new academic year getting underway, the San Ramon Valley school board is set Tuesday to discuss increasing substitute teacher pay among other topics during its final meeting before the first day of school arrives next week.]]> <![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[2.5 magnitude earthquake strikes near Mount Diablo]]> The U.S. Geological Survey reported that a 2.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 10:38 p.m. Saturday in the Black Hills, about 6.3 miles east of Danville and just south of Mount Diablo.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley youth hold forum on future of campus police officers]]> Tri-Valley youth recently led a virtual community forum to discuss police presence on local school campuses and the future role of school resource officers (SROs).]]> <![CDATA[PPIC poll finds two-thirds of California residents concerned about water supply, wildfires]]> Nearly two-thirds of state residents are concerned about the water supply in their region and the increase of wildfires and drought due to climate change, according to polling data released by the Public Policy Institute of California.]]> <![CDATA[New state law prohibits law enforcement from posting mugshots on social media]]> Police departments across California will no longer be able to splash mugshots over social media following a big arrest under a new state law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July.]]> <![CDATA[Superintendents: Kids should begin school year in classrooms]]> School superintendents in Contra Costa County and five others along with the city of Berkeley jointly announced their support Friday for full in-person classes for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year.]]> <![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[Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water]]> California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer risk negligible, are lower than federal guidelines for drinking water.]]> <![CDATA['Is something around the corner?' Small businesses reopen to find new challenges]]> California's economy is no longer at its nadir. But small businesses are still working to get back to normal, and are struggling with hiring, child care for their workers and uncertainty of future outbreaks.]]> <![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[DA declines to prosecute Contra Costa deputies in 2018 in-custody death]]> No charges will be filed against two Contra Costa County sheriff deputies for the in-custody death of an Oakley man in 2018, according to a report released Wednesday by the county District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[How California plans to deter costly special education disputes]]> The threatened deluge of post-pandemic special education litigation may be averted -- or at least minimized -- by a new initiative in California encouraging parents and schools to resolve disputes before heading to court.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore: Lab workers strike amid contract negotiations]]> Trade workers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory began a three-day strike Tuesday after their workplace allegedly required on-call hours without negotiations.]]> <![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[Pleasanton community steps up to support missing runner's family]]> Pleasanton residents, businesses and officials continue to offer their help and support to friends and relatives of a man who disappeared earlier this month at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park.]]> <![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[Contra Costa supervisors leave ban on vaping sales in place]]> Contra Costa County's ban on the sale and delivery of electronic smoking devices and cannabis e-liquids will remain in place, the board of supervisors decided Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Family extends $25,000 reward in Sydney West case in honor of her birthday]]> The family of former Pleasanton resident Sydney 'Syd' West, the college student who has been missing since last being seen in San Francisco last September, has extended the $25,000 reward in the case in honor of her 20th birthday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Regional to host blood drive amid national shortage]]> Amid a severe national shortage in available blood for hospitals, San Ramon Regional Medical Center is hosting a blood drive and is seeking residents to help donate and help save a life.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa DA's Office is 1 of 9 in state participating in resentencing pilot program]]> The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is one of nine counties around the state participating in a resentencing pilot program funded by a budget bill Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law, prosecutors said last week.]]> <![CDATA[New CDC advice: Most vaccinated Californians should wear masks indoors]]> Under the CDC's new mask recommendations, vaccinated people in 45 California counties -- all of its most populous areas -- are advised to wear masks in public indoor places.]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors lift hemp moratorium, create ordinance]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday lifted its moratorium on industrial hemp cultivation and created an ordinance that establishes a permitting process and cultivation standards.]]> <![CDATA[Danville mayor to discuss digital fraud during 'Town Talks' presentation]]> Danville Mayor Renee Morgan plans to once again meet virtually with residents for her monthly 'Town Talks' series, with next week's topic discussing how residents can combat digital fraud.]]> <![CDATA[New cases in detention facilities as supes consider vaccine mandate for county employees]]> COVID-19 is resurging in Contra Costa County, thanks to the delta variant and about 20% of the county's population over 12 remaining unvaccinated, health officials told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[PG&E expands resources for customers affected by planned power outages]]> PG&E is expanding its resources for customers at risk of being affected by planned power outages as California's wildfire season rages on. Public Safety Power Shutoffs are part of PG&E's efforts to prevent wildfires that could happen.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Fairgrounds takes advantage of bad situation to create Pleasanton Equestrian Center]]> Talk about making the best of a bad situation. Hoban and his team at the fairgrounds deserve major props for the project that promises exciting, regularly scheduled events that promote the beauty that is equestrian competition.]]> <![CDATA[County board to take fresh look at ban on vaping products]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will take another look at its 2019 ban on the sale of vaping products that haven't been reviewed by the FDA, cannabis vaping products and flavored tobacco in unincorporated areas.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Council set to hear update on TRAFFIX program]]> The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss safe transportation for local school students when officials present an annual update on the Measure J Traffic Congestion Relief Agency TRAFFIX program on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek council supports special permits for micro-houses]]> The Walnut Creek City Council wants to proceed with at least one six-home development of micro-houses through a special permitting process instead of creating a new zoning designation, to give the concept a test drive.]]> <![CDATA[State employees, health care workers must show proof of vaccination]]> Amid climbing numbers of hospitalizations and a test positivity rate of 80% for the COVID-19 delta variant, state employees and health care workers must show proof of vaccination, state officials announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa supervisors to debate hemp growing rules]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will decide whether to create an ordinance requiring industrial hemp growers in unincorporated areas to obtain permits from the county, and to establish cultivation standards.]]> <![CDATA[Advocacy group sues East Bay Parks over feral cat abatement policy]]> A cat advocacy group filed a lawsuit last week against the East Bay Regional Park District for a controversial policy allowing feral and abandoned cats to be killed or relocated to help protect endangered animal species at EBRPD parks.]]> <![CDATA[Danville celebrating with annual Harry Potter Birthday Bash]]> The town of Danville is ready to celebrate its annual Harry Potter Birthday Bash, inviting Harry Potter enthusiasts and residents alike to have a fun time on the literary character's birthday this Saturday (July 31).]]> <![CDATA[BART reports being ahead of schedule on bond-funded infrastructure projects]]> More than one-quarter of the infrastructure projects on which BART is working with Measure RR funding have now been completed, exceeding the agency's timeline projections from when the measure went before voters in 2016.]]> <![CDATA[Swalwell's newest bills address pandemic response, homicide victims' families]]> Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) recently introduced a bill that aims to give more rights to families of homicide victims as well as two other bills with the goal to better prepare the federal government to handle pandemics.]]> <![CDATA[Danville Senior Center presenting 'Buzz Sessions']]> The Danville Senior Center has announced the return of its popular free lecture series "Buzz Sessions," which will once again be offered for in-person visitors.]]> <![CDATA[Southbound I-680 express lane from Martinez to Walnut Creek to begin toll operations Aug. 20]]> The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has announced that an express lane along an 11-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 680 from Martinez through Walnut Creek will begin charging tolls next month.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon announces new temporary public art program]]> The city of San Ramon is looking for artists for their new temporary public art program, 'Upcycle Your HeART Out: Coming Out of COVID-Signs of Hope.']]> <![CDATA[Attempt to recall three SRVUSD board members fails to advance]]> An effort to unseat three members of the SRVUSD Board of Education has failed after a parent group seeking to launch a recall election did not turn in a petition with an adequate number of signatures from voters before the deadline.]]> <![CDATA[Sheriff's office to talk immigration enforcement at TRUTH Act forum]]> The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office plans to review its immigration enforcement actions during its annual TRUTH Act Virtual Community Forum next Tuesday (July 27).]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Newcomers and old-timers]]> The Pleasanton Newcomers Club, originally designed for folks who had recently found their way to our lovely burg, changed its rules to let members continue past the previously mandated three years, plus began to welcome everyone.]]> <![CDATA[NFL assistant coach Greg Knapp dies from injuries sustained in San Ramon traffic collision]]> New York Jets assistant coach Greg Knapp died on Thursday from injuries sustained five days earlier in San Ramon when a vehicle and his bicycle collided while traveling on Dougherty Road. He was 58.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa among 3 Bay Area counties urging employers to implement vaccination policy]]> As the Bay Area experiences an increased rate of COVID-19 cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, three county health officers urged employers on Thursday to consider implementing a vaccination mandate in the workplace.]]> <![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[San Ramon Regional Medical Center recognized for pandemic services]]> After more than a year of severe trials and tribulations brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, San Ramon Regional Medical Center has been honored by the local communities it serves for its exemplary pandemic services... ]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek selects San Leandro PD captain Knox as next police chief]]> Walnut Creek has hired San Leandro police Capt. Jamie Knox to be its new police chief, the city announced last week. He will begin his duties Monday, taking the reins from WCPD's interim top cop Dan Pratt, the former San Ramon chief.]]> <![CDATA[Save Mount Diablo reaches $15M mark for 'Forever Wild Capital Campaign']]> Local environmental conservation group Save Mount Diablo recently completed what it called the largest and most consequential fundraising effort in its 50-year history, garnering enough funds to secure 1,681 acres of land.]]> <![CDATA[Tri-Valley police ready for National Night Out]]> Tri-Valley police departments are preparing for National Night Out, an annual community event promoting safety and unity, that will take place Aug. 3 from 5-8 p.m.]]> <![CDATA[Four Tri-Valley projects earn federal funding]]> Four local initiatives have been granted federal funding, including two Livermore-based projects, an Iron Horse Trail bridge design in San Ramon and the mental health urgent care services pilot program in the south Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[East Bay Parks receives $13.5M from state for forest management, wildfire prevention]]> The East Bay Regional Park District received $13.5 million from the state last week to improve its ability to fight wildfires and remove fuels like dead and dying trees, district officials said Thursday.]]>