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[Walnut Creek: Council holding joint study session on Toyota site redevelopment]]> Walnut Creek officials will hold a large joint session Tuesday to discuss Toyota Walnut Creek's plan to convert six acres of its property north of Ygnacio Valley Road into a mixed-use development with around 600 units of housing.]]> <![CDATA[Tentative BART budget projects revenue, spending increase by $172M over previous year]]> BART officials took another step Thursday toward approving a balanced budget for fiscal year 2022, as the transit agency's budget officials presented a revised proposal that includes an $8 million increase in passenger revenue.]]> <![CDATA[County, Kaiser bringing mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics to San Ramon Valley schools]]> Public school and health officials are partnering with Kaiser Permanente to send mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics to various schools around Contra Costa County, including the San Ramon Valley, in the weeks ahead.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: High school talent makes a splash 'On Broadway']]> It's not too late to catch this year's joint high school production, 'On Broadway.' Adapting to pandemic restrictions, Amador Valley and Foothill combined their students' talents to produce a movie of the musical revue now on YouTube.]]> <![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[San Ramon approves new policy for flying commemorative flags on city property]]> The San Ramon City Council has approved a plan to fly commemorative flags on city-owned flagpoles, and while council members generally agreed Tuesday that some sort of platform should be provided, opinions did differ on location.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County opens COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 12-15]]> Contra Costa County is now vaccinating children 12 to 15 years old against COVID-19. All county-run health clinics are offering the Pfizer vaccine free to both walk-ins and those making appointments.]]> <![CDATA[Virtual art show highlights young Tri-Valley artists]]> Pleasanton Art League took a new approach this year with its 2021 Youth Art Competition, "PAL's Pals," allowing students to 'enter an art show like a pro.']]> <![CDATA[Back in business]]> With statewide COVID-19 restrictions loosening and weather heating up, the Livermore Valley wine industry is welcoming visitors back for tastings, special events and live music after lying mostly dormant for over a year.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: The family that brews together...]]> He has been a home beer brewer for years and wanted to continue, even as the stores carrying the ingredients closed. He also wanted to keep seeing his folks and thought they might help with the endeavor.]]> <![CDATA[Livermore company develops new rapid saliva COVID-19 test]]> Local company KAYA17 has found that there is still very much a need for quick and accurate COVID-19 testing and has dedicated itself to developing the first-ever rapid saliva COVID-19 test.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin school board appoints Funk as next superintendent]]> Dublin Unified School District's leadership has turned a new page with the Board of Trustees unanimously appointing San Jose area administrator Chris Funk as the district's new superintendent at Tuesday's meeting.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Getting back on the mic for a high school basketball game]]> Without a doubt, my favorite thing to announce is a basketball game. That being the case, it was a joy last week to finally be back behind the mic for the boys basketball game when Foothill hosted Dublin.]]> <![CDATA[SR paramedics, firefighters to respond to some mental health calls instead of police]]> The city of San Ramon is playing host to a new pilot program for how first responders treat mental health crises, that includes training firefighters and emergency paramedics to respond to mental health emergencies, instead of police.]]> <![CDATA[Congressman invites residents to virtual Federal Grants Workshop]]> Tri-Valley Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will host a free virtual Federal Grants Workshop on Friday (May 14), where residents and businesses can learn about the resources available through federal programs.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County added to drought emergency proclamation]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that his proposed state budget includes a $5.1 billion investment in water infrastructure and drought resilience as he added Alameda and Contra Costa counties to the statewide emergency proclamation.]]> <![CDATA[EBMUD water experts tackle conservation, water quality, as drought advances]]> EBMUD declared a Stage 1 drought in late April, meaning customers in Contra Costa and Alameda counties are being asked to cut water use by 10%, for now. ]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County health officials expect to remain in orange tier until June 15]]> Contra Costa County will likely remain in the state's orange tier of COVID-19 restrictions until June 15, when California will lift restrictions statewide, health officials told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. ]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested after allegedly hitting SRPD cruiser, later trying to escape on foot along outer edge of freeway overpass]]> San Ramon police arrested a man who allegedly rammed his car into a police vehicle before leading officers on a chase through the city into Danville and then running on the outer side of a freeway overpass fence trying to escape Tues.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Kiwanis Club cancels Independence Day parade after town doesn't grant permit]]> Danville's annual Fourth of July parade has been called off this year, according to organizers, who said they have been forced to do so after the town government failed to give them permission to proceed with enough time to prepare.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Planning Commission to review state legislation]]> The Danville Planning Commission is set to review new legislation coming out of Sacramento during a special meeting on Tuesday, and residents are invited to view the meeting and share any questions or concerns they may have.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Council to talk 2021-22 operating budget]]> The Danville Town Council plans to meet for an in-person meeting on Tuesday morning, where town staff will continue their review of the fiscal year 2021-22 operating budget and capital improvement program.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Council to debate new 'Public Safety for Mental Health' pilot project]]> The City Council plans to review how San Ramon's police and firefighters respond to non-violent mental health emergencies with a discussion Tuesday about a new "Public Safety for Mental Health" pilot project.]]> <![CDATA[PG&E faces additional scrutiny for allegedly violating conditions of probation]]> PG&E's latest round of legal troubles got underway in federal court in San Francisco at a hearing convened to consider whether the utility company was in violation of the terms of probation imposed following its criminal conviction.]]> <![CDATA[Pediatricians can bypass MyTurn as they vaccinate children]]> California health officials say they will allow pediatricians to obtain doses without going through the state's problematic registration site. Children ages 12 to 15 may become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines this week.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: DA declines to charge officers in 2019 fatal shooting of Miles Hall]]> The Contra Costa County DA's Office announced Friday that no charges will be filed against any of the officers involved in the 2019 fatal shooting of Miles Hall, a 23-year-old man experiencing a mental health crisis near his home.]]> <![CDATA[Walk-in COVID vaccinations now available at all county-run sites]]> Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations are now available at all Contra Costa County-run vaccination sites, county officials announced Friday. Available to everyone age 16 and up, regardless of whether they live or work in the county.]]> <![CDATA[Local Red Flag Warning extended to Tuesday]]> The National Weather Service on Sunday extended a Red Flag Warning to Tuesday evening for the North and East Bay hills and the East Bay valleys due to weather conditions that pose a risk of wildfires.]]> <![CDATA[Alamo: Crews quickly knock down vegetation fire sparked by weed trimmer]]> Firefighters limited a vegetation fire to under 1 acre after it ignited Saturday in Alamo due to a problematic weed trimmer being used in dry and windy conditions during a Red Flag Warning day, according to fire officials.]]> <![CDATA[Gardening talk to create a buzz]]> The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club will feature beekeeper Peter Schumacher, a member of the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association, at its next Zoom meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday (May 13).]]> <![CDATA[Air district encourages reduction in vehicle use as smog season begins]]> The Bay Area's agency overseeing regional air quality recently announced the beginning of Spare the Air smog season, encouraging residents to reduce or eliminate their commutes using personal vehicles.]]> <![CDATA[Officials issue Red Flag Warning for East Bay]]> The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for the North and East Bay hills and the East Bay valleys from Friday night through Monday morning due to weather conditions that pose a risk of wildfires.]]> <![CDATA[What a Week: Pleasanton Unified wants to hear from you]]> Or at least that's what I took away from the pair of press releases district officials issued in recent days. PUSD publicly launched its annual 'School Quality Stakeholder Survey' days after unveiling its new 'Let's Talk!' platform.]]> <![CDATA[Happy Mother's Day: Lookalike contest celebrates lifelong joys of motherhood]]> Varupi Gupta says her daughter Pareena, now 12, did not always look like her. But the older she gets, the more the resemblance shows. 'I'm really happy my daughter looks like me, and I am glad people compliment us,' Varupi said.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon woman killed in Wednesday crash was longtime teacher and mother]]> A longtime PE/special education teacher who lived in San Ramon died in a three-car crash at the intersection of Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon roads on Wednesday afternoon. Susan Guinee worked for years at Arroyo High School.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Owner of construction firm admits to fraud, money laundering]]> The owner of a Bay Area construction firm admitted to committing felony workers' compensation insurance fraud after years of firing employees when they requested medical treatment for work-related injuries, prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin school board picks San Jose leader Funk as finalist for superintendent]]> The Dublin Unified School District trustees on Thursday publicly identified Chris Funk, a school leader in the San Jose area, as their top choice as the district's next superintendent, pending successful contract negotiations.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton: Search for missing teen Sydney West continues as family increases reward to $25,000]]> Seven months later and the search continues for former Pleasanton resident Sydney "Syd" West, whose family (despite the length of her disappearance) remains hopeful and has increased the reward for her safe return to $25,000.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin Unified to fill board vacancy by appointment]]> The Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees has opted for a direct appointment, rather than calling for a special election, to fill the Area 3 vacancy on its dais created by the sudden death of trustee Catherine Kuo.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Chief Shields recaps officer training methods after two fatal police shootings]]> In the face of increased scrutiny brought about by two fatal police shootings in nearly as many years, Danville's Police Chief Allan Shields gave a presentation on the training and recruitment procedures for local officers. ]]> <![CDATA[Crash turns fatal in San Ramon; few details confirmed publicly]]> The San Ramon Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened early Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon roads.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Mayor to talk pandemic effects on local culinary industry]]> Danville Mayor Renee Morgan plans to once again met virtually with residents on Friday for her monthly 'Town Talks' series, where she will discuss how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected the town's culinary industry.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Donor Network West launches initiative to fund organ preservation research]]> A new research initiative launched by San Ramon-based Donor Network West in collaboration with four other organ procurement groups seeks to increase the lifespan of donated organs to patients throughout the country.]]> <![CDATA[State bill to preserve remote access to public meetings met with resistance]]> One of the silver linings of the pandemic was that more public meetings of local jurisdictions were streamed online, allowing more residents to tune in and participate without having to make time to go in-person.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Pleasanton represented well in second round of NFL Draft]]> Jevon Holland, who was raised in Pleasanton, went to the Miami Dolphins at 36th overall, with Aaron Banks -- a former Pleasanton Junior Football League player -- going to the San Francisco 49ers at No. 48.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County sees first resentencing in history under new state law]]> A prisoner convicted in 2005 for an Orinda burglary is the first person in Contra Costa County to have their sentence reduced under a 2019 state law allowing a district attorney to recommend a prisoner be resentenced.]]>