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[Heat wave, dry winds prompt Red Flag warning this weekend]]> High temperatures in the upper 90s and 100s are expected to blanket the Bay Area this weekend, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag warning amid concern of new wildfires. ]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD Board of Education candidates debate ahead of Nov. 3 election]]> Candidates for the SRVUSD squared off during an online election forum Wednesday evening, taking time to debate over the policies and practices they believe will best serve district students.]]> <![CDATA[Dozens of San Ramon Valley students qualify for National Merit Scholarship Program finals]]> In a resounding recognition of local students' dedication to academics, 60 senior students in the San Ramon Valley have been announced as semifinalists for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.]]> <![CDATA[I'm here! I'm 1! I'm 2!]]> When Valerie Carlson Pressley read to her young children, she noticed their excitement for books about babies and toddlers their own age. She wanted to buy books to highlight their milestones but couldn't find any. So she set out to...]]> <![CDATA[Heat, risk of fires, rip currents to pose danger in Bay Area this weekend]]> Weather will pose a danger to Bay Area residents starting Friday with a higher risk for rip currents at beaches and increased wildfire risk starting Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.]]> <![CDATA[County plans to turn motel into permanent homeless support hub]]> Contra Costa County plans to turn a 174-room motel in Pittsburg into a permanent support hub to help homeless residents transition into supportive housing, county officials said last week.]]> <![CDATA[Community college district enters negotiations with chancellor finalist Reece]]> Contra Costa Community College District officials will negotiate with Bryan Reece, Ph.D., a former president of Norco College in Riverside County, to become the next chancellor of the Martinez-based college district.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Hopes for global health]]> The story of fighting polio is inspiring because it is the tale of global cooperation, which one can only hope will take place against COVID-19.]]> <![CDATA[Gov. Newsom signs executive order phasing out sale of gas-powered passenger cars by 2035]]> Citing the threat of vehicle emissions spurring climate change-induced crises on the West Coast, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday phasing out the sale of gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035.]]> <![CDATA[Museum of the San Ramon Valley to host virtual exhibit on 'California's First People']]> Set to be presented virtually to help stem the spread of the pandemic, California's First People tells the story of the Indigenous Peoples who called the San Ramon Valley home beginning around 5,000 years ago. ]]> <![CDATA[CCTV to air 'Election Preview' for Danville Town Council and other local elections]]> Contra Costa Television is offering residents the opportunity to learn about candidates running for local office this fall through a series of special 'Election Previews' starting on Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors extend eviction, rent increase moratorium]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended protections for residential tenants who can show they are missing rent payments due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Health officials recommend against trick-or-treating, Halloween parties]]> With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining a public health threat, Contra Costa County health officials are advising against the usual Halloween traditions (trick-or-treating, haunted houses, big parties) to minimize the risk of spread.]]> <![CDATA[COVID-19: Contra Costa could move into state's red tier next week]]> More indoor businesses, including movie theaters, gyms and restaurant dining rooms, may be able to reopen in Contra Costa County as soon as next week, should COVID-19 case trends continue, the county's health officer said Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County supervisors approve commitment to climate-friendly measures]]> A resolution committing Contra Costa County government leaders to prepare for shifting from a fossil fuels-based economy to a greener one, and to promote various measures to help fight climate change, was unanimously approved Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Fourth annual Culture in the Community Celebration going virtual]]> In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, San Ramon's annual Culture in the Community Celebration is going virtual this year and residents are invited to share their culture by submitting homemade videos for the event.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: Family says settlement in Miles Hall case to further foundation work]]> The mother and father of Miles Hall, the 23-year-old man shot and killed in June 2019 by Walnut Creek police, said they plan to use money from a $4 million lawsuit settlement to fund the work of a foundation named for their son.]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors mull extending rent, eviction protections]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote Tuesday on whether, and how, to extend protections for residential tenants who can show they are missing rent payments through financial hardship caused by the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[State stops accepting unemployment claims for 2 weeks to address backlog]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state Economic Development Department will stop accepting new unemployment insurance applications for two weeks to determine how to reduce the state's vast backlog of claims. ]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Former Athenian School teacher charged with sexual assault of a minor]]> A former teacher and track coach at the Athenian School in Danville has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting an unidentified girl nearly seven years ago, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Commission to debate removal of two protected trees for residential project]]> The Danville Planning Commissions is set to review a minor subdivision and tree removal project on Lawrence Road during its regular meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon council to review proposed Crow Canyon Specific Plan updates]]> The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to begin its review of proposed updates to the Crow Canyon Specific Plan, which aims to invigorate the mixed-use community that includes prosperous commercial, light industrial and residential.]]> <![CDATA[California ballot measure to lift ban on affirmative action widely opposed by surveyed voters]]> A survey by the Public Policy Institute of California of likely voters found that 31% of voters said they would vote for Proposition 16 while 47% said they oppose the measure and 22% have not decided.]]> <![CDATA[Walnut Creek: $4M civil rights settlement approved in fatal police shooting]]> A $4 million settlement was approved Friday in a civil rights case involving the death of Miles Hall in Walnut Creek in June of last year, city officials announced. ]]> <![CDATA[County officials urge residents to take precautions against West Nile virus]]> Contra Costa County officials have urged residents to take precautions against West Nile virus after two sentinel chickens and three more dead birds recently tested positive for the virus.]]> <![CDATA[Six candidates vie for three seats on Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Board of Directors]]> The Central San Board of Directors is one of the special districts is set to appear on San Ramon Valley voters' ballots during the Nov. 3 election, with six candidates vying for three at-large seats on the sewer board.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon city candidate forum set for Thursday]]> The San Ramon city candidates are debating in an online forum from 6-9 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 24) organized by DanvilleSanRamon.com and the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa supervisors approve $3.6B budget for 2020-21]]> Almost three months later than the annual county budget is usually adopted, the Board of Supervisors have approved a $3.6 billion 2020-2021 budget that county officials say will likely require yet more adjustments thanks to COVID-19.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County officials developing order to require more COVID-19 testing]]> Saying some health providers are not providing their share of COVID-19 tests, Contra Costa County's health officer and one county supervisor said a health order mandating more testing by providers is in order, and in the works.]]> <![CDATA[Tech engineer Nasser Mirzai seeks to bring fresh perspective to Danville Town Council]]> Technology engineer Nasser Mirzai is campaigning to join the Danville Town Council, running on a platform to reinvigorate what he sees as stale leadership with a fresh perspective.]]> <![CDATA[Commuters advised to expect delays on Danville Boulevard due to roadwork]]> The Contra Costa County Public Works Department will be conducting roadwork along Danville Boulevard through Alamo starting on Monday (Sept. 21), and commuters are advised to expect possible delays.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD online candidate forum set for Sept. 23]]> Candidates for San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees are participating in an online forum Sept. 23, presented by the DanvilleSanRamon.com in partnership with San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Two healthy recipes to try]]> Christina Gray, Pleasanton photographer, author and real estate professional, also has made it her mission in life to develop healthy recipes and share them with others...]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Reflecting on 9/11 and that first football game back at Monte Vista]]> Last week was the 19th anniversary of 9/11, and every year the memories of the terrorist attacks on the United States tear me apart inside.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon residents can learn about local election at Friday Mayor's Breakfast]]> With less than 50 days until the Nov. 3 election, San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is inviting residents to an informative and casual discussion on the local election during his Mayor's Breakfast Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa Community College District names finalist for chancellor position]]> The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board has named veteran administrator Brian Reece as the finalist for its next chancellor and is asking residents to participate in the final selection process.]]> <![CDATA[Staying Healthy: Sunflower Hill releases face mask awareness video]]> Sunflower Hill released an educational video last month expressing the importance of wearing a mask for adults with developmental disabilities. ]]> <![CDATA[Danville cancer care advocate wins national award]]> Danville resident Lori Garcia has been awarded the Ambassador Constituent Team Lead of the Year award by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, in recognition of her exemplary advocacy efforts for cancer care.]]> <![CDATA[Some changes as Contra Costa County adopts state restrictions for coronavirus blueprint]]> Most regulations were already closely aligned with state policies; however, county officials say the move simplifies the plan for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and will allow for the reopening of some businesses previously closed...]]> <![CDATA[Secretary of State Padilla talks voting access, safety in November election]]> California Secretary of State Alex Padilla spoke to reporters last week about voting access and safety this year during the pandemic. ]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Kelly-Moore Paints settles illegal dumping case for $1.43M, new protocols]]> A judge ordered Kelly-Moore Paint Company to pay $1.43 million and institute new protocols within its operations as part of a settlement in a civil enforcement case stemming from illegal hazardous waste dumping at Tri-Valley stores.]]> <![CDATA[Camper trailer crash snarls I-680 traffic]]> A pickup truck towing a camper trailer crashed on Interstate 680 between Danville and Alamo late Monday morning, hurling debris onto both sides of the freeway and snarling traffic into the evening commute.]]> <![CDATA[Rep. DeSaulnier to participate in 'Conversation on Race' town hall]]> Local U.S. Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will be participating in a virtual Conversation on Race town hall on Tuesday, and will be joined by a series of special guests to discuss race in America and how justice can be achieved for all.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area air quality to remain unhealthy through most of the week]]> Air quality in the Bay Area is expected to remain unhealthy through most of this week due to smoke from wildfires along the West Coast, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Police chief: Danville sees noticeable decrease in crime due to pandemic]]> Crime and law enforcement will be the main topic of conversation during the Danville Town Council's special meeting on Tuesday, when Police Chief Allan Shields will be on hand to review his department's activities from the past year.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD Board to review coronavirus reopening plan and county waivers for elementary schools]]> The SRVUSD Board of Education is set to discuss a plethora of pressing issues during its regular meeting on Tuesday, with officials reviewing topics that range from reopening schools to general obligation bonds.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Planning Commission to review 164-student daycare center]]> The San Ramon Planning Commission will consider approving plans for a Primrose School in central San Ramon, a daycare center that would accommodate more than 160 students, during its regular meeting on Tuesday.]]>