2018

San Ramon: Teen rock bands needed for showcase

'Battle of the bands' event to connect teens with resources to combat depression, anxiety
Teenage rock bands are needed for a performance at the San Ramon Community Center for a "battle of the bands" type event where the reaction from the crowd is nearly as important as the overall quality of a band's music.

December 30, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVHS defensive leader recognized as top football player by Danville Rotary

Senior Tristan Sinclair receives Rotary's 2018 Pete Villa Award
The Rotary Club of Danville has selected San Ramon Valley High senior Tristan Sinclair as the winner of its 22nd annual Pete Villa Award, recognizing the young athlete as the most outstanding high school football players in the San Ramon Valley.

December 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Blue Devils win Silver Stick tournament

Local hockey team headed to international round in Canada next month
The Tri-Valley Blue Devils 16 & Under, 2-Team took home the championship from the Silver Stick Pacific Regional Tournament in San Jose, and in the process earned a spot in the international stage at the finals in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada next month.

December 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Plans finalized for nature pavilion at Shadow Cliffs

Groundbreaking set for April with designs approved, funding in place
The East Bay Regional Park District is moving forward with building a new outdoor interpretive pavilion at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton next year.

December 30, 2018 | 1 comment
A touch of class for Hope Hospice

Members from Pan Am World Wings International's Oakland Chapter have again visited Hope Hospice in Dublin with bags overflowing with new stuffed bears and other plush animals to bring a touch of comfort to Hope Hospice patients during the holidays.

December 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Police to increase enforcement of 'California stop'

DPD to watch for stop sign violations during holiday season
Local drivers be warned: The Danville Police Department is on the lookout this holiday season for illegal stops on the road and will be stepping up its enforcement at stop signs throughout town with an increased vigor.

December 27, 2018 | 8 comments
Contra Costa: Residents needed to serve on county Aviation Advisory Committee

One member needed to advise board on airport and aviation-related issues
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is looking for a county resident to serve on the upcoming member at-large opening on its Aviation Advisory Committee (AAC).

December 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Reunited at last: Tri-Valley woman finds long-lost birth mom in Oklahoma

'It was just wonderful. I was nervous, but yet so excited I couldn't stand it'
Kelly Franco's path to find her birth mother has been a 52-year meandering and seemingly futile route. But this year, with the help of DNA testing service 23&Me, it finally became a reality.

December 26, 2018 | 1 comment
SRPD collects over 1,000 toys during 'Stuff the Cruiser' drive

Toys donated to families throughout Contra Costa County
Officers from the San Ramon Police Department came together a week before Christmas and with help from the community, collected over 1,000 toys for children in need through their annual “Stuff the Cruiser" toy drive.

December 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan takes oath of office

Assemblywoman's goals include transportation, environment, women's rights
The Tri-Valley's newest state legislator, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, has started her first term after being sworn into office during a ceremony in Sacramento earlier this month.

December 26, 2018 | 12 comments
Danville town offices closed for annual holiday furlough

Regular town operations set to resume Jan. 2
Now through Jan. 2, 2019, the town of Danville offices will be closed for its annual furlough, but limited services will be made available to residents throughout the duration of the shutdown.

December 26, 2018 | No comments yet
County issues warning about scam involving Social Security numbers

Contra Costa County prosecutors are warning residents about a scam involving callers asking for a person's Social Security number, according to an announcement Friday.

December 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Residents displaced after fire at Bridges of San Ramon apartments

No injuries reported but two units destroyed; cause undetermined
No one was injured but two apartment units were destroyed and two others damaged Saturday night by a two-alarm blaze at the Bridges of San Ramon apartment complex, police and fire officials said.

December 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County seeking volunteers for annual homeless count

Officials: Data vital to deciding how much funding is needed for services
Contra Costa Health Services' Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services is seeking county volunteers to help with its annual point-in-time count of residents who are experiencing homelessness.

December 23, 2018 | No comments yet
County combating drunk-driving with funding from state grant

Funds to be used to monitor and stop repeat DUI offenders
During the holiday season, law enforcement officers see some of the highest incidents of DUIs than any time of the year, and in anticipation, the Contra Costa County Probation Department has received a state grant to fund its efforts to help ensure past offenders do not repeat their crime.

December 23, 2018 | 1 comment
Alamo: Club honors Schuppert as 2018 Rotarian of the Year

Club treasurer lauded for dedication to community
The Rotary Club of Alamo has recognized the exemplary service of one of its long serving and most dedicated members, naming James Schuppert as the club's 2018 Rotarian of the Year.

December 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Spread the cheer with Tri-Valley Beer Trail

Visit Tri-Valley promotion also raises money for kids in need
Now through Jan. 31, residents can visit participating breweries, taprooms and restaurants throughout the Tri-Valley and collect stamps on official Tri-Valley Beer Trail passports.

December 25, 2018 | No comments yet
State watchdog calls for prosecution of BART for 2016 campaign violations

Glazer among prominent critics of agency using public funds in Measure RR race
The Fair Political Practices Commission Thursday called for the state attorney general's office and Bay Area district attorneys to investigate and possibly prosecute BART for violating state laws to support its bond measure in 2016.

December 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Santa reflects on favorite moments at Stoneridge Shopping Center

Good St. Nick has come to town
There are many ways of marking the start of the holiday season -- from Christmas jingles on the radio, to star-studded displays in store-front windows.

December 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Patrons sought for public art display 'Dogs of Danville, Unleashed!'

Walking art tour through downtown to feature painted statues of mans best friend
A five-month-long public art display, "Dogs of Danville" will feature 15 artistically painted statues of man's best friend, strategically placed throughout downtown and accompanied by a walking tour and passport program for residents to explore the town.

December 20, 2018 | 1 comment
Contra Costa County DA creates Human Trafficking Task Force with federal grant funding

$1.2 million to increase awareness, victim services
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has expanded their efforts to combat human trafficking in the region and will be launching its very own Human Trafficking Task Force, funded through a grant given by the Federal Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

December 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin man ID'd as victim in fatal crash

Mansoor Jan was driving passenger vehicle that collided with truck in Union City
A man who was killed in a collision between a passenger vehicle and a box truck in Union City early Tuesday morning was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau Wednesday as 37-year-old Mansoor Jan of Dublin.

December 19, 2018 | 1 comment
SRVUSD board begins discussion on how to divide district for future elections

Draft maps expected to be released for public review next month
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has begun its transition away from at-large board elections to district-based elections, enlisting the National Demographics Corp. to help analyze the population and how to draw district maps.

December 19, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Man arrested in Texas for fatal shooting of Cal High student

Fremont man accused of killing Damani Chadly in drug deal gone bad
A Fremont man has been arrested and charged with murder for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old California High School student Damani Chadly in a marijuana deal gone wrong in Fremont two weeks ago, police said Wednesday.

December 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Fleetwood Mask to spread cheer with holiday performance

Tribute band set to perform iconic hits, holiday classics at Village Theatre
Listen to the wind blow and hear the sounds of Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood as the Bay Area-based tribute band pays homage to one of the '70s most iconic bands.

December 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Foundation adds extra show for Eugene O'Neill's 'The Great God Brown'

Planned performances already sold out, so second Sunday show scheduled
After selling out two performances in record time, the Eugene O'Neill Foundation announced Tuesday it has added a third performance of Eugene O'Neill's play “The Great God Brown" in order to meet the overwhelming demand from the public.

December 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Parent volunteer Natarajan appointed to Dublin school board

Newcomer to complete term for Area 4 seat after Giannini's resignation
The Dublin Unified School District welcomed its newest board trustee last week as Niranjana "Nini" Natarajan, a finance professional and parent volunteer, was appointed to fill the school board's vacancy for Trustee Area 4.

December 18, 2018 | No comments yet
'Symphony of Color: Abstracts in Review' bringing explosion of color to Danville

New exhibit at Village Theatre to feature work from Bay Area art group abstract7
Danville's Village Theatre Art Gallery will be kicking off the new year with a burst of color via its newest art exhibit, “Symphony of Color: Abstracts in Review."

December 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: ‘Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends’ brings laughs to start off 2019

Grant to be joined by local comedians Joey Avery, Ronn Vigh
Local comedian Liz Grant wants Danville residents to start their 2019 off with some big laughs, and she will be giving them the opportunity to do just that when she returns to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery for her January showing of “Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends."

December 23, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation announces 2018 grant awardees

Teachers and programs that did not receive grants can still be funded through online donations
In its continued efforts to support San Ramon Valley teachers, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation has awarded grants to 118 teachers throughout the district, with funds donated totaling over $67,000.

December 20, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD: Dougherty Valley student arrested in possession of knife, muriatic acid

Freshman arrested after students alert school faculty of potential threat
A potential danger was neutralized Monday morning when Dougherty Valley High School students alerted school administrators that another student was in possession of a knife on campus, leading to the arrest of the 14-year-old freshman.

December 17, 2018 | 1 comment
District moves to cut ties with Stone Valley Middle School reconstruction contractor

Delays, concerns over quality control lead to termination of Vila Construction
With consistent delays a defining characteristic of the Stone Valley Middle school modernization project, San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials seem to have finally decided enough is enough, opting to move forward with canceling its agreement with the project's general contractor.

December 17, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon commission to review plans for new dog boarding house

Plus: Church of the Valley development project back again
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk Tuesday about development plans for a new dog care and boarding house just off San Ramon Valley Boulevard near the Fostoria Way freeway overpass.

December 17, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to discuss impending transition to district-based elections

Officials to meet with demographers on options for San Ramon Valley maps
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to meet and discuss its transition to district-based voting for future board elections at a special meeting Tuesday evening.

December 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider increasing garbage rates by 3%

Residents' monthly bills would increase $0.76 to $2.12
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss its waste services and recycling rates and a potential increase of 3% across the board at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

December 17, 2018 | 2 comments
Coroner IDs big-rig driver killed in I-580 crash in Dublin

Sacramento man crushed to death after big-rig rolled near Fallon ramp
A truck driver who was killed in a collision between two big-rigs on westbound Interstate 580 in Dublin on Tuesday afternoon has been identified by the Alameda County coroner as 32-year-old Henry Louis Rodriguez-Carrerasquillo of Sacramento.

December 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Zafar, Hudson, Clarkson sworn in at San Ramon council ceremony

Longtime city clerk announces upcoming retirement at meeting
The San Ramon City Council welcomed back two elected officials and a third new face to its ranks during a special swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday evening.

December 14, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD schools excel in California Dashboard accountability system

District meets or exceeds performance standards in each criteria
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has again received top marks by the California Department of Education, meeting or exceeding performance standards in every category of the California School Dashboard accountability system.

December 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Cal High senior ID'd as teen killed in Fremont shooting

A teenager who was fatally shot while he and another person were driving in Fremont last week has been identified by the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau as 17-year-old Damani Chadly, who was a senior at California High School in San Ramon.

December 13, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD receives threatening email in nationwide hoax

District officials say threats are not credible, believe to have originated in Russia
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is one of several organizations across the country that have become the victims of an email hoax making unspecified threats against them.

December 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Eugene O'Neill's 'The Great God Brown' coming to Danville

Tickets are sold out for the 1926 classic
Showing at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, O'Neill's 1926 work, especially known for demonstrating the playwright's fascination with Taoist philosophy, is a four-act play that tells the story of two men who display their inner thoughts through the use of masks.

December 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance Dec. 14, 2018

Home Sales Update Dec. 14, 2018

December 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley girl acting in national tour of 'Waitress the Musical'

Pleasanton resident Bridget Werner, 5, is playing the role of Lulu in the national tour of "Waitress the Musical" when it is at the Sacramento Community Center Theater later this month.

December 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Looking for perfect holiday gift? Try new Tri-Valley books

'Voices of the Valley,' 'The American Lab' now on sale
If holiday book-giving isn't already a tradition among your family and friends, this might be the year to start. Visits to Towne Center Books on Main Street or book departments in stores can yield nice gifts -- for oneself or for others. The Museum on Main also sells unique gift items, including history books about Pleasanton.

December 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Child Care Links: Making holidays brighter for those it serves

'We work every day ... to ensure that the youngest, most vulnerable residents in our county get the care and support they need'
Child Care Links, a private nonprofit agency that has served children in the Tri-Valley for more than 40 years, has now become a leading provider of a wide range of services and programs from providing food, clothing and baby diapers to needy families as well as helping them find child care.

December 13, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD approves one all-gender bathroom at each high school

Plus: Board declares intent to transition to district-based elections
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education has voted to permanently offer one multi-stall, all-gender bathroom at each comprehensive high school campus, extending the one-semester pilot program originally initiated last May.

December 12, 2018 | 21 comments
County administrator recognized as executive of the year

Twa receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award for exemplary management of county operations
With the award Contra Costa County administrator and clerk of the county board David J. Twa, has received statewide designation as the top county administrator in the Golden State for his continuous and dedicated service to the county.

December 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County library system goes fine-free on overdue books

Starting Jan. 1 all overdue fines will be forgiven
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning moved to eliminate overdue book fines at all 26 libraries in the county -- including in Danville and San Ramon -- effective Jan. 1, citing concerns about the area's high cost of living and the number of patrons who currently have their borrowing privileges suspended because of fines.

December 11, 2018 | 7 comments
Big-rig driver killed in crash on westbound I-580 in Dublin

A 32-year-old Sacramento man died in a collision between two big-rigs on westbound Interstate 580 in Dublin early Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

December 11, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional holding One Warm Coat drive for new or used coats

Coats to be donated to families in need throughout the county
Now through Jan. 13, residents can drop off their old but still usable coats of all sizes in designated bins located in the SRRMC main hospital and South Building, 6001 Norris Canyon Rd., San Ramon.

December 11, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley wins NCS football championship

Wolves RB Himan leads charge with over 180 rushing yards, two TDs in 28-21 victory over Freedom
The San Ramon Valley High varsity football team capped a hard-fought 2018 season with a championship, defeating Freedom Falcons (Oakley) 28-21 in the North Coast Section Division I title game on Saturday.

December 10, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon Valley recognized as best place for job hunters in California

San Ramon ranked No. 1; Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore also in top 10
Recently San Ramon was as the best city in California for finding a job by financial management company WalletHub, with neighboring Danville being recognized as the third best place and Pleasanton the sixth.

December 14, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD K-9 Hector succumbs to cancer after one last trip through city

Department honors canine officer with procession
It was an emotional final journey Sunday morning for Hector, a San Ramon Police Department K-9 officer, and his handler Officer Allen Molien, as a procession along city streets honored the 7-year-old dog who succumbed to cancer later in the day, a department spokesman said.

December 9, 2018 | 3 comments
Zafar, Hudson, Clarkson taking oath of office at San Ramon council meeting

Council to weigh open space impact fee among other topics
San Ramon will be celebrating two historic milestones when the city holds a special swearing-in ceremony for its recently elected City Council members and mayor on Tuesday night.

December 10, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD debating permanent all-gender bathroom at each high school

Plus: Transition to district elections to be discussed at board meeting
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about whether to offer one permanent all-gender bathroom at each comprehensive high school campus Tuesday night.

December 10, 2018 | 17 comments
BART board OKs 16% raise for police officers over four years

Officials: Higher wages needed to retain officers, bring pay closer to Bay Area police average
BART directors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a new four-year contract with the transit district's police officers that will give them a 16% pay raise over the next four years.

December 9, 2018 | No comments yet
East Bay Parks warns of toxic mushrooms amid rainy weather

District: Collecting mushrooms is illegal, dangerous
Given the rainy weather in the region the past couple of weeks, the East Bay Regional Park District is issuing its annual warning to avoid certain wild mushrooms that can be harmful or fatal to people and pets.

December 12, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville council to interview candidates for town advisory boards

Plus: Council to discuss district elections, property acquisition in closed session
Council members will meet with candidates and hope to fill available positions on the Danville Planning Commission, Danville Design Review Board, Danville Heritage Resource Commission and Contra Costa County Library Commission.

December 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Youth Council offering free gift wrapping for local shoppers

Residents encouraged to shop locally and have presents wrapped in downtown
In an effort to encourage residents to live and shop locally, middle and high school students on the town's Youth Council will gather downtown for several hours offering to wrap shoppers recently purchased goods.

December 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Town honors volunteerism at Community Service Awards

37th annual ceremony celebrates community contributors
Danville town leaders gathered Tuesday night to honor the volunteerism and community contributions of a select group of residents who have striven to make the town a better place to live.

December 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Lantern Light Festival at Tri-Valley fairgrounds

Celebration of Chinese culture here through Jan. 20
A two-month-long celebration of Chinese culture is now underway at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, for the Lantern Light Festival's debut in Pleasanton.

December 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Tips for selling your home during the holidays

Mild decorations, smart pricing, great curb appeal should be among priorities
Having your home on the market when most people would prefer to be curled up under a blanket in front of a fire can be daunting but worth the hassle.

December 6, 2018 | No comments yet
The holidays are here: So many ways to eat, drink and be merry

We always remember to eat and drink during the holidays. But don't forget to be merry! This time of year brings stress -- good and bad -- so remember to live in the moment as the season unfolds.

December 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Exploring City Center Bishop Ranch

San Ramon Valley's newest dining, retail and entertainment hub opens in time for holidays
San Ramon's long-awaited City Center Bishop Ranch is now open for business, and Tri-Valley residents have already eagerly begun to explore the community gathering space.

December 6, 2018 | 5 comments
Storer named Danville mayor for 2019

Stepper selected to serve as vice mayor, as she and Storer sworn in after winning re-election
The Danville Town Council unanimously and enthusiastically selected Robert Storer to lead the town as mayor, with Karen Stepper to serve as vice mayor, for the next year as part of 37th Annual Mayor's Installation and Community Service Awards event Tuesday evening.

December 5, 2018 | 3 comments
Danville: Landsea Homes begins construction on Abigail Place project

New neighborhood off Old Blackhawk Road features 17 single-family homes
Southern California-based property development company Landsea Homes has steadily been expanding into the Northern Californian market, and after establishing its regional offices in San Ramon has been targeting properties for development in Contra Costa County, most recently in Danville.

December 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Gregerson stepping down as president of Stanford-ValleyCare

Search underway for successor to lead Tri-Valley health system
Scott Gregerson has announced that he will be resigning as president of Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare in the new year, stepping away from his career to spend more time with his family.

December 4, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center to host 'Fashion for Fire Relief' fundraiser

Participating stores to donate to the American Red Cross California Wildfire Relief Fund
The Camp Fire in Butte County may have finally been contained by firefighters, but the devastating effects are still being felt by thousands of refugees whose homes have been lost in the blaze, and San Ramon's City Center wants to help.

December 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Piscotty among Oakland A's contingent presenting in Tri-Valley

Also: Pair of EBAL volleyball stars sign with Loyola-Chicago
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Oakland Athletics to host a first-of-its-kind event in Pleasanton. "A Luncheon with the Oakland A's," featuring outfielder Stephen Piscotty, Chris Giles (chief operating officer) and David Rinetti (vice president, stadium operations) is set for next Tuesday (Dec. 11) at the Marriott Pleasanton.

December 5, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon releases survey on Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Online questionnaire asks residents to list recreational priorities
In order to guide the city's efforts to create a more prosperous parks system, San Ramon's Parks and Community Services Department is creating a Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan, and has launched a public survey asking residents what the plans priorities should be.

December 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Swalwell talks education, new Congress at Dublin town hall

Congressman previews policy priorities after midterms, birth of second child
In his first town hall meeting after the midterms, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell spoke at his alma mater of Dublin High School on Saturday morning, addressing current affairs both local and national and responding to concerns of his District 15 constituents.

December 3, 2018 | 12 comments
County supervisors to consider opposing gun shows, banning polystyrene containers

Busy board meeting starts Tuesday morning in Martinez
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will discuss whether to ask the owner and operator of the county fairgrounds in Antioch to consider not allowing possession or sale of firearms at the fairgrounds.

December 3, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVHS Winter Boutique returns, offering opportunity for holiday shopping

Over 50 vendors gather to sell artwork and crafts on SRVHS campus
This year over 50 booths will be occupied by local students, teachers and community members who will gather on the SRVHS campus and offer local shoppers a wide variety of artwork and crafts for holiday gift giving.

December 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Trees, trains and toys: Model train exhibit in Blackhawk benefits Toys for Tots

Exhibit features model trains in intricately detailed European landscape
An idyllic display of operating model trains set in a European countryside is available for residents to enjoy this holiday season at the Blackhawk Plaza Shopping Center.

December 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Mount Diablo beacon to illuminate again on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Friday ceremony to pay tribute to casualties, survivors of infamous attacks
To honor those who died in the attacks on Pearl Harbor, the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, Chapter 5, along with Save Mount Diablo, will be holding their annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Mount Diablo Beacon Lighting Ceremony this Friday on the 77th anniversary of the infamous date.

December 4, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss Crow Canyon revitalization

Community input sought for Crow Canyon Specific Plan Update
San Ramon's planning commissioners are set to meet and discuss potential updates to the city's Crow Canyon Specific Plan, and they hope to receive community input from residents as well, during a workshop Tuesday evening.

December 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin man sentenced to prison for armed robberies of pharmacies

36-year-old stole $32,000+ worth of prescription drugs during two-year spree
A Dublin man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for several armed robberies of San Francisco pharmacies, United States Attorney Alex G. Tse announced Thursday.

November 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Museum of the San Ramon Valley brings 'Christmas Memories' to Danville

Christmas-themed exhibit features displays about giving
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is bringing some holiday cheer and looking back on local holidays past with its newest exhibit "Christmas Memories."

December 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Annual sing-along 'Messiah' returning to San Ramon

Choral training workshops offered to help residents prepare
18th-century composer George Frideric Handel will once again be bringing some holiday cheer to San Ramon, as his famous work “Messiah" will be performed at the San Ramon Community Center.

November 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville set for annual Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards

Plus: Re-elected council members Stepper, Storer to take oath of office
During the award ceremony, select Danville residents will be recognized for the charitable contributions to the community and awarded for their efforts to better the quality of life in the town.

November 30, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley synagogues prepare for Hanukkah

Festival of Lights begins Sunday, local celebrations to include menorah lightings, music, latkes and more
This Sunday marks the start of Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, and preparations are underway at local synagogues and in the homes of Jewish families.

November 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Pharmacist charged with robbing Danville CVS at gunpoint

Oakland man accused of stealing opioid treatment medication
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has officially filed charges against an Oakland pharmacist for allegedly robbing a Danville pharmacy back in April.

November 29, 2018 | 3 comments
Tim Talk: ClubSport Pleasanton, The Studio Danville sold to The Bay Club

Leisure Sports Inc. parts with five clubs in all; ClubSport San Ramon unaffiliated with deal
Pleasanton-based Leisure Sports, Inc., parent company of ClubSport, evolved into the next phase of its growth this month when it sold five clubs to The Bay Club.

November 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Stanford-ValleyCare strives to become stroke care center

New TeleStroke Robot brings rapid stroke diagnosis
When it comes to treating a stroke, time is of the essence and mere minutes can mean the difference between recovery, disability or death.

December 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Final year of Bob's World display in Pleasanton

'Santa Bob' Stanley getting ready for one last elaborate display after 30+ years
All good things must come to an end -- and this will be the last year for Bob Stanley's holiday lights extravaganza in Pleasanton. Dubbed Bob's World, it has delighted area residents each holiday season for more than 30 years.

December 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley: Musical voices celebrate the season

Cantabella Children's Chorus presenting winter concert
Holiday favorites and more are sure to delight audiences at the Cantabella Children's Chorus winter concert -- "Jubilate!" -- next weekend.

December 2, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon commends outgoing Councilman Harry Sachs

Single-term councilman takes part in final full meeting Tuesday night
The San Ramon City Council bid a fond farewell to its departing member this week, as Councilman Harry Sachs is leaving the city's governing body after five years at the position.

November 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance Nov. 30, 2018

Home Sales Update Nov. 30, 2018

November 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Police ask for public help in identifying package thief

Suspect seen stealing package in Sycamore neighborhood
The Danville Police Department is asking for help finding a man suspected of stealing a package from a home in the Sycamore neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

November 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Oakland A's announce ambitious plan for new ballpark

Proposal includes stadium at Howard Terminal, redevelopment of current Coliseum site
The Oakland A's announced an ambitious plan Wednesday to build a new baseball stadium at the Howard Terminal waterfront site north of Jack London Square and redevelop the existing Coliseum complex into a site that could include a large park, housing and businesses.

November 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Village Theatre bringing holiday cheer with 'A Very Jingletown Christmas'

Children's play offers holiday cheer and songs for the whole family
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is bringing some holiday cheer with its newest Theatre Performance Workshop production, “A Very Jingletown Christmas," written and directed by Jeff Seaberg, coming to the stage starting Thursday.

November 28, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to focus on natural disasters

SRVFPD rep, former FEMA official to join Mayor Clarkson in meeting with residents
Natural disasters will be the featured topic of this month's San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast with Mayor Bill Clarkson, and residents are invited to come eat and speak with the mayor about this topic as well as others that are affecting the city.

November 28, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon council seems resigned to switching to district-based elections

Plus: SRPD asks for Camp Fire donations, Councilman Sachs' last full meeting
San Ramon City Council members remain undecided on how to best proceed over the issue of transitioning to district voting for council elections, saying at their regular meeting Tuesday evening that more information and discussion was needed before a final decision is made but also acknowledging that they don't seem to have much choice in the matter.

November 28, 2018 | 3 comments
Swalwells welcome baby daughter, Kathryn

Nicknamed 'Cricket,' couple's second child born Oct. 24 in D.C.
San Ramon's U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and wife Brittany celebrated the birth of their second child last month, a baby girl named Kathryn.

November 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Bah Humbug! San Ramon 5K offers holiday exercise and fun

Holiday-themed race encourages runners to dress up in festive costumes
Residents can sign up now for San Ramon's Park and Community services annual Bah Humbug! 5K fitness fun run and walk, set for this weekend.

November 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Parents of teen who drowned in SRVHS pool sue school district, teacher

Civil complaint alleges PE teacher was looking at phone while students tread water
The family of 15-year-old Ben Curry, who drowned during class in the San Ramon Valley High School pool in early May, has officially filed a lawsuit against the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, claiming negligence and willful misconduct resulted in the freshman's death.

November 27, 2018 | 62 comments
BART launches new official app

Aims to help riders more precisely plan transit trips
BART announced last week a new app by the transit agency to help riders navigate their way around trains and stations.

November 26, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Rotary cancels annual Christmas tree lot fundraiser

Declining sales and resources end 26-year tradition
A longtime holiday tradition has come to an end as the Rotary Club of San Ramon has decided to cancel its annual Christmas tree lot, citing declining sales and resources available to support the holiday fundraiser.

November 26, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to discuss changing to district voting for future city elections

Also: Recognition for Councilman Sachs, draft retail study, new open space options
The petition, received by the city on Election Day, formally requests that San Ramon switch to district-based elections for council seats as opposed to the current practice of at-large representative elections, in order to give the city's population better representation in their government.

November 26, 2018 | 4 comments
Inaugural Ice Cream Trail honored

The Ice Cream Trail also received recognitions, including a Hermes 2018 Gold Winner award and spots on Pop Sugar's list of "The 10 Best Food and Drink Trails to Explore in America" and Trips to Discover's "9 Best Food and Drink Trails in the United States."

November 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Holiday entertaining made easy

Expert helps simplify parties, put focus on guests
The goal of a holiday party, said party planner Nicole Macuil, is "getting to talk." Connecting is more important than fancy decorations. Macuil has tips for decorating for a holiday party to make your home look great and give yourself time to enjoy your guests.

November 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Eugene O'Neill Foundation, fostering the arts

Arts & Culture honor goes to nonprofit that supports Tao House, late playwright's homestead in Danville hills
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House, keeps the arts alive at this Tri-Valley treasure. The playwright's former home in the Danville hills is maintained by the National Park Service, but the Eugene O'Neill Foundation is responsible for the artistic programming, run by volunteers enamored of O'Neill and his written word.

November 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: San Ramon's Ruchir Baronia, family scare inspires invention

DVHS junior receives Innovation award for creating Rescuer app
This complementary relationship is evident in his latest Android app, Rescuer, which allows people to call for help using multi-sensory modes if they cannot reach their phone for some reason. The app, inspired by a family emergency, earned him the 2017 Congressional App Challenge award for Rep. Eric Swalwell's U.S. Congressional District 15.

November 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero, Lifetime Achievement: Marshall Kamena

Former Livermore mayor, longtime TV30 advocate recognized as catalyst for positive change in the community
Former Livermore Mayor Dr. Marshall Kamena had been on the City Council only a short time when in 1976 a homeowner approached the council with a suggestion: "Some cities in Southern California were establishing local community television stations, how about Livermore?"

November 26, 2018 | 1 comment
Season of giving: Nonprofit wish lists to help everyone spread holiday spirit

Consider making a purchase for those in need while shopping in Pleasanton this weekend
We reached out to Tri-Valley nonprofits this month, and many have provided their wish lists for those residents who want to include them in their gift-giving. So the next time your shopping at you're favorite retailer, grocery store or small business here in Pleasanton, consider also making a purchase to help these nonprofits during the holidays.

November 22, 2018 | 2 comments
2018 Holiday Fund campaign now underway

15 nonprofits to benefit from this year's contributions
The Pleasanton Weekly's 2018 Holiday Fund has launched with 15 nonprofits slated to benefit from this year's campaign.

November 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville greeting the holidays with 40th annual tree lighting ceremony

Chamber, town officials confirm event will be held rain or shine Friday
The Danville community is set to join together to usher in the holiday season with the 40th annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree on Friday evening. Organizers announced the event will be held as scheduled, rain or shine.

November 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Family of man fatally shot by Danville police file claim against town

Attorneys allege officer unnecessarily used lethal force in wrongful death
The town of Danville has been presented with a wrongful-death claim by the family of Laudemer Arboleda, who was killed by a Danville police officer at the end of a short pursuit earlier this month.

November 20, 2018 | 12 comments
Another Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for Wednesday

Moderate air quality expected in the Bay Area on Thanksgiving Day
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday because the air quality is expected to remain unhealthy in parts of the East Bay even though shifting winds and rain are expected to improve conditions elsewhere in the region.

November 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Newcomer Johnson, incumbent Vonheeder-Leopold win DSRSD election

Dougherty Valley's water district sees first contested election in six years
The first contested Dublin San Ramon Services District election since 2012 proved to be a competitive one, with incumbent Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold reclaiming her seat on the Board of Directors and newcomer Ann Marie Johnson finishing in the top spot in the election.

November 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Town Council set to review audited financial report

Plus: Council set to discuss district elections in closed session
Danville's Town Council members are scheduled to review the town's fiscal situation at their regular meeting Tuesday evening when they review their year's end audited financial report.

November 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Assembly election: Bauer-Kahan jumps ahead to 2,900-vote lead; Baker concedes

Orinda Democrat turns tables on Republican incumbent after losing big in June primary
Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has declared victory in the District 16 election after a concession call from Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker in the wake of the challenger leapfrogging the incumbent to take a 2,901-vote lead after a large results update by Contra Costa County officials Friday afternoon.

November 16, 2018 | 34 comments
San Ramon commission to discuss Church of the Valley memory care and educational facilities

Proposed projects located in residential area within creek setback
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to receive an updated report on the Church of the Valley's proposed memory care and educational facilities on Tuesday evening.

November 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Area babysitter will go to trial on molestation, child pornography charges

A man accused of molesting young children he was hired to baby-sit and possessing child pornography appeared in Contra Costa County Superior Court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon, and will go to trial on more than a half-dozen felony charges.

November 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Walnut Creek: Woman pleads not guilty in DUI crash that killed baby, father

A 35-year-old woman accused of murder and driving under the influence in a traffic collision that killed a Walnut Creek man and his 8-month-old child pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday morning in Contra Costa County Superior Court.

November 16, 2018 | No comments yet
BART to study second transbay rail crossing

New line would include standard-gauge tracks and the wider BART tracks
BART directors received an update Thursday on early steps toward a second transbay BART crossing that could include both standard-gauge rail tracks and the wider BART tracks.

November 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Assembly election: Incumbent Baker's lead down to 159 votes

Key results update due Friday as Contra Costa plans large tally release
Democrat challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan continues to close the gap on Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker in the race to represent the San Ramon Valley and the rest of State Assembly District 16, with the incumbent's lead narrowed to 159 votes as of the latest update Thursday afternoon.

November 15, 2018 | 7 comments
Holiday happenings: Entertainment and celebrations abound in Tri-Valley

Whatever that means for you, be it warm food with family, treks to snowier regions or hours of feel-good Hallmark movies, there are many opportunities to celebrate right here. From Santa meet-and-greets to holiday parades and concerts to donation drives, check out what's happening in Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.

November 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa Health Services to give away child safety seats to low income families

State grant will allow county to increase child passenger safety
Contra Costa Health Services has received a boost in its efforts to make vehicles safer for children, in the form of a $75,000 "Child Passenger Safety" grant given by the state.

November 20, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD closed Friday as all public schools shut down countywide due to air quality

Spare the Air Days to continue through Tuesday
All 36 San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools will be closed for all scheduled classes and sports activities, indoor and out, through Friday and the remainder of the weekend. Thanksgiving break is scheduled to begin Monday and run through the week.

November 15, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon chamber promotes local business with 'Passport Program'

Program to occur alongside Small Business Saturday
In anticipation of Small Business Saturday next weekend, the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents to promote hometown business and shop locally with its inaugural "Passport Program."

November 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Firefighters gain control of 20-acre fire east of San Ramon


Firefighters were mopping up a grass fire off Morgan Territory Road and Storybook Lane, east of San Ramon that had spread to 20 acres, but was contained as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

November 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance Nov. 15, 2018

Home Sales Update Nov. 15, 2018

November 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Community volunteers needed on San Ramon advisory committees

Seats available on Economic Development Advisory Committee, Transportation Advisory Committee
Any San Ramon residents who have been looking to get more involved in city government now have the chance with several positions in various city committees and advisory boards vacant.

November 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Cricket for Cubs, bringing community together with sport

Community Spirit recipient hosting showcase international tournament here next week
Since humble beginnings three years ago with an inaugural youth tournament with 36 players, the Dublin-based nonprofit organization has expanded its reach to more than 300 kids competing on Tri-Valley cricket teams and over 4,000 other students introduced to the sport through its PE or after-school lessons in nearly two-dozen schools in Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon.

November 14, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD sticks with Vila Construction for Stone Valley modernization project

Plus: District yearly enrollment numbers to begin dropping
SRVUSD board members remain frustrated at the lack of progress, communication and worsening delays and have given Superintendent Rick Schmitt the authority to terminate the contract in the future, should staff deem it prudent.

November 14, 2018 | 4 comments
County supervisors outline process, timeline for permitting cannabis businesses

Community members advocate for easier access, more dispensaries
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors outlined some of their ideas for regulating commercial cannabis operations during their meeting in Martinez on Tuesday afternoon.

November 14, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley ready to usher in the holidays with tree lighting ceremonies

Plus: Hospice Tree of Lights set to arrive throughout Contra Costa County
As residents may be aware from Christmas commercials and decorations already available in stores, the holiday season has arrived and San Ramon Valley communities are celebrating with festive events in the coming weeks.

November 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Water leak forces DSRSD to close its office

Break in underground line causes flooding in water utility's Dublin office
Flooding has forced the Dublin San Ramon Services District to close its office in Dublin for up to three months, district officials said Tuesday.

November 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Town Council to discuss transitioning to district voting for elections

Petition also filed with San Ramon, SRVUSD, Fire District and DSRSD
Tuesday's election may have marked the last in Danville conducted as an at large voting method, as the Bay Area Voting Rights Initiative has filed a petition requesting the town shift to district voting, a possibility the council will discuss at a study session Tuesday morning.

November 12, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon set to approve waste services contract with new provider ACI

Alameda County Industries of San Ramon to offer 90% diversion rates, but at increased costs of 30-45%
If the council authorizes Mayor Bill Clarkson to execute the agreement for a term of 15 years with a five-year option thereafter, ACI will offer San Ramon higher recycling rates but at an increased cost of 30-45%.

November 12, 2018 | 18 comments
Former East Bay Parks union treasurer guilty of embezzlement

61-year-old faces up to 5 years in prison for diverting almost $500,000
A former treasurer of a union representing East Bay Regional Parks workers has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to embezzling $490,338 from the organization.

November 13, 2018 | 2 comments
Real Estate: It's the most wonderful time of the year ... to buy and sell

Despite reputation, November and December actually provide positive opportunities for real estate transactions
People tend to wait until spring to put their house on the market or start house-hunting, having heard November and December are lousy months to buy or sell a house. But the many benefits to buying or selling during the holiday months actually make it a perfect time.

November 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: San Ramon's Meachelle Lum, Finding purpose in tragedy

Rising Star spearheads Lum AVM Organization to help mother's legacy live on
After Meachelle Lum's mother Megan died suddenly two years ago in the midst of the San Ramon teen's junior year at Dougherty Valley High School, her devastation was soon joined by a feeling of wanting to honor her mother's memory and turn tragedy into purpose.

November 11, 2018 | 1 comment
State Assembly race tightens; Baker’s lead shrinks to 627 votes

Alameda, Contra Costa officials still counting vote-by-mail, provisional, conditional ballots
The race to represent the San Ramon Valley in the State Assembly has narrowed to a 0.4% lead for Republican incumbent Catharine Baker as Democrat challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has gained two percentage points since Election Night, as pending ballots continue to be processed in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

November 11, 2018 | 11 comments
SRVUSD to consider canceling contract over delayed Stone Valley construction

Staff: Richmond firm 'has continually failed to perform work at an adequate pace or submit proper schedules'
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to once again consider terminating the contract of Stone Valley Middle School modernization project's general contractor Vila Construction Company on Tuesday evening.

November 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County looks to aid veterans with Operation Documentation

Event geared towards educating veterans on their benefits and how to access them
Contra Costa County officials want military veterans to know about all of the benefits they are entitled to and help them access those benefits, through its free program, Operation Documentation.

November 13, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD cancels all physical activities due to smoky air; playoff football postponed

High schools' football postseason games rescheduled for Monday
An air quality advisory has been issued due to the heavy wildfire smoke choking cities in the Bay Area drifting in from the Camp Fire in Butte County, resulting in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District canceling all indoor and outdoor physical activities for Friday and Saturday.

November 9, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center Bishop Ranch is open for business

Entertainment and retail center strives to provide San Ramon with central community gathering place
After decades of planning and about 18 months of construction, San Ramon finally has a central community gathering place as the long-anticipated City Center in Bishop Ranch is officially open for business.

November 9, 2018 | 31 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Doug Miller, Service to country and community

Role Model recipient is pillar in Pleasanton veteran support network
Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11 -- and observed as a national holiday on Monday -- has special significance for retired Army Maj. Doug Miller, as it should.

November 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville incumbents Stepper, Storer win big on Election Night

No sitting Town Council member has ever lost re-election bid in Danville
Danville voters have continued their streak of always re-electing town incumbents, with Town Council members Karen Stepper and Robert Storer dominating by large margins on Election Night.

November 8, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville to celebrate Veterans Day with educational displays, pop-up museum

This Sunday will mark 100 years since the end of WWI
This Veterans Day the Town of Danville is hosting various events and fun activities to show active and retired military members how much the community appreciates their service and sacrifice.

November 8, 2018 | 1 comment
Pleasanton Mothers Club: A network for moms to lean on

Club provides parenting support, social outlet, friendship
Entering motherhood is a daunting undertaking, no matter where you are. An experience that can be isolating, and marks a significant life change.

November 8, 2018 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley local election roundup

Incumbents' solid night in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin; Measure U defeated
Voters backed recognizable faces throughout the Tri-Valley during the general election, with every competing city incumbent scoring a victory on Election Night across Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin.

November 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Sabina Zafar to become first woman of color on San Ramon City Council

Voters also vote for continuity by re-electing Clarkson and Hudson
Local history has been made as Sabina Zafar will become the first woman of color elected to serve on the San Ramon City Council.

November 7, 2018 | 7 comments
Election: County voters approve marijuana tax, Assemblywoman Baker leads tight race

Congressmen Swalwell, DeSaulnier re-elected; Li, Mackey win education posts
Measure R needed support from a majority of Contra Costa County voters to pass, and more than 71% voters said Yes, according to the unofficial results.

November 7, 2018 | 2 comments
Alamo: Man arrested after leading sheriff's deputies on high-speed pursuit

24-year-old allegedly tried to flee police before crashing on Danville Blvd.
A 24-year-old man was arrested after leading Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase that started in the Antioch area and ended near Alamo on Tuesday, sheriff's officials said.

November 7, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley incumbents control Election Night

San Ramon voters still like Clarkson, Hudson, plus newcomer Zafar; Danville again backs Stepper, Storer
San Ramon Valley residents have cast their votes in favor of continuity, as incumbents in Danville and San Ramon dominated Election Night, with only one municipal seat changing hands -- the open second San Ramon City Council position.

November 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville man dies at Walnut Creek BART station

Death believed to be of natural causes, not considered suspicious
A Danville man died at the Walnut Creek BART station on Monday morning despite efforts to revive him by bystanders and paramedics, according to BART officials.

November 6, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon Rotary opens bidding for Auction for Education

Over 275 items donated to benefit SRVUSD schools
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Rotary Club of San Ramon is now officially accepting online bids for its 2018 Auction for Education, with proceeds benefiting the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.

November 6, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon man ID’d as inmate who died at county jail

26-year-old was arrested earlier in day on suspicion of battery, resisting police
A San Ramon man has been identified as the inmate who died around midnight Saturday at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to Contra Costa County sheriff's officials.

November 6, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville residents file appeal, challenge wireless facility installation

Residents claim other more suitable locations for facility exist
A collection of Danville residents continue to resist the implementation of wireless cellular facilities near residential areas, and have filled an appeal with the town contesting the placement of one such facility on Camino Tassajara approximately 225 feet east of Gatetree Drive.

November 5, 2018 | 4 comments
Danville Youth Council hosting town-wide crayon drive for sick kids

Crayons to be donated to local nonprofit The Crayon Initiative
The town-wide crayon drive is a 10-day event where residents are asked to drop off crayons at participating locations, where the Youth Council will sort them by color and donate them to The Crayon Initiative.

November 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Inmate dies at county jail

26-year-old found unresponsive in holding room; name not released yet
A 26-year-old inmate at the Martinez Detention Facility has died after deputies found him unresponsive late Saturday in a holding room, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office said.

November 4, 2018 | No comments yet
One dies in fiery crash on I-680 ramp

Chevy Volt slammed into stalled vehicle; driver arrested for DUI
One person died and another was injured, and subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, in a fiery two-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Walnut Creek, the California Highway Patrol reported.

November 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Man dies in officer-involved shooting in Danville

DPD: Suspicious person drove at officer, who fired fatal shot in self-defense
A Newark man died after being shot by a Danville police officer at the end of a short pursuit near downtown on Saturday morning, according to authorities.

November 3, 2018 | 24 comments
SRVUSD formally apologizes for Ben Curry's death

Superintendent Schmitt also attempts to refute rumors; Curry family responds to statement
San Ramon Valley schools Superintendent Rick Schmitt publicly apologized on Friday for the on-campus death of San Ramon Valley High freshman Ben Curry, marking the first time district officials have issued a formal written apology district-wide since the freshman drowned in the school pool last school year.

November 2, 2018 | 12 comments
Tri-Valley man convicted of international sexual abuse of teenager

Federal jury: Telles used internet to 'entice' 14-year-old girl in England
A Pleasanton man has been convicted of online enticement and international sexual abuse of a 14-year-old girl in England he reportedly met online while playing Clash of Clans four years ago.

November 5, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon chamber announces Business and Community Award recipients

Ceremony set for Dec. 6; tickets on sale now
In recognition of the community and business leaders that have helped build San Ramon into one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay Area, the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce has announced the seven residents honored with its 34th annual Business and Community Awards.

November 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to recognize Homelessness Awareness Month

Town Council meeting to be held on Wednesday, to not conflict with election
The Danville Town Council is set to hear a report detailing homelessness in Contra Costa County and how county agencies are advocating to prevent homelessness at its regular meeting, at an irregular time, Wednesday evening.

November 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Police searching for owners of lost or stolen bikes

DPD currently has 14 bikes waiting in storage
In an attempt to reduce some clutter -- and hopefully return some lost or stolen items -- the Danville Police department has released a list of bicycles it has found that are currently taking up space in their storage locker.

November 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 2

If that is a true claim, and with Swalwell supporters providing this bizarre logic, is all the more reason to elect and send Rudy Peters to Washington, whom can work with and be effective with the Republican majority in Congress while representing Congressional District 15 in Washington.

November 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Planning Commission rejects AT Dublin proposal

Proponents of AT Dublin, the mixed-use lifestyle retail center on Tassajara Road, took a big step toward quelling potential opposition by cutting a key deal with the Dublin Unified School District.

November 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley veterans parade set for Sunday

Procession starts 1 p.m. in Pleasanton; post-parade program follows at 2:15
The Tri-Valley community is set to join together this weekend to honor area military veterans during the 22nd annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. this Sunday in downtown Pleasanton.

November 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Sarah Banholzer, Be strong and give back happiness

Courage award honors Pleasanton teen focused on giving to others amid her own cancer battle
Pleasanton teen Sarah Banholzer, our Tri-Valley Hero for Courage, celebrates milestones in her life that would give many pause. After completing 2-1/2 years of treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosed at age 4, she had a party.

November 1, 2018 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Bryan Ware, Thinking outside the crayon box

Danville man receives Environmental Stewardship award for The Crayon Initiative
Clean up the planet and make kids happy: This is the mission of Danville resident Bryan Ware. It's a mission he has been able to carry out by saving toxic crayons from landfills and safely donating them to sick children in need all across the country with his locally based nonprofit, The Crayon Initiative.

November 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County: Residents needed for Council on Homelessness

Council tasked with advising Board of Supervisors, advocating for homeless population
Residents in Contra Costa County looking to help address the many problems revolving around homelessness in the Bay Area may be interested to hear that the county's Council on Homelessness has several open seats in need of members.

November 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Early in-person voting set in Contra Costa County

Drop-off locations also established for vote-by-mail ballots
Thursday marks the official beginning of early in-person voting for the Nov. 6 general election and the Contra Costa County Elections Division wants voters to know the different ways residents can partake in their civic duty.

November 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville exhibit marks centennial of WWI ending

'The War to End All Wars' documents San Ramon Valley veterans who served
“The War to End All Wars: A Great War Centennial" opens in the museum on Saturday and will serve as the museum's last exhibit of 2018, running through Dec. 30.

October 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Emergency sewer pipe repair closes pedestrian trail near Los Cerros

Segment of closed trail runs between Hill and Blemer roads
A pedestrian trail near Los Cerros Middle School in Danville has been closed Wednesday due to emergency sewer pipe repair, according to police.

October 31, 2018 | No comments yet
UPDATE: Baby dies, murder charges filed after fatal crash near I-680

Tennessee woman facing DUI allegations in wreck that killed local father, child
An 8-month-old girl died Tuesday from injuries she suffered in a four-car collision last Thursday in Walnut Creek and the driver of one of the vehicles has been charged with murder and DUI, police said.

October 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley synagogues commemorate Pittsburgh victims

Rabbi Resnick: ‘We can come together and we can lean on each other’
Jewish community members in Pleasanton are mourning the weekend shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and honoring the 11 worshipers who died there.

October 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Mountain lion that hid in bushes released into wild

Puma was found hunkered down near an office complex by Hopyard Road
A mountain lion that had been hunkered down near an office complex in Pleasanton on Monday was released into the wild early Tuesday morning, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman said.

October 30, 2018 | No comments yet
City Center unveils art program ahead of Nov. 8 opening

Revolving public art program to feature work from regional artists at retail center
With the opening of City Center at Bishop Ranch mere days away, Sunset Development Company has launched a revolving public art program that will decorate the retail center and celebrate the cultural diversity found in the East Bay.

October 30, 2018 | 2 comments
Rotary Club of Alamo names 2018 Citizen of the Year

Former St. Vincent de Paul Board President Jim Noe makes headlines for services
James 'Jim' Noe, has been named the the 33rd Alamo citizen recognized since the program's inception in 1985. A longtime community service advocate Noe has distinguished himself as a champion for the needs of Contra Costa's impoverished residents.

October 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner IDs Walnut Creek man killed in crash near I-680

Tennessee woman facing vehicular manslaughter for four-car crash
A 45-year-old man killed in a four-car collision allegedly caused by a drunk driver in Walnut Creek last week has been identified as Hector Garza, the Contra Costa County coroner's office said.

October 29, 2018 | No comments yet
I-680 commute in San Ramon Valley ranks as 10th-worst in Bay Area

In all, five Tri-Valley area hotspots make MTC's top 50 congestion list
The Interstate 680 commute northbound through the San Ramon Valley in the afternoon ranked as the 10th-worst Bay Area commute in 2017, according to the annual most-congested list compiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

October 29, 2018 | 3 comments
Contra Costa forum to discuss health services for county youth

Forum to help county officials identify funding opportunities for next budget
Forum organizers hope to further identify county service needs, priorities and strategies that can be improved upon or included in the county's mental health services Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funding for the fiscal years 2020- 2023.

November 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Paws in Need to raise funds for pets with 19th annual Holiday Boutique

Proceeds will help cover medical costs for pets throughout Tri-Valley
The 19th annual Paws in Need Holiday Boutique in Livermore this weekend will look to raise funds for animals in need by selling a variety of items like animal-themed holiday gifts for people and pets, with all funds raised benefiting the nonprofit's animal medical programs.

October 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Citizen heroes recognized by SRVFPD for life-saving actions

Residents and firefighters work together to aid man facing cardiac arrest
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District took the time to honor two citizen heroes at their regular board meeting last Wednesday, whose quick thinking and decisive actions helped save a Danville resident during a medical emergency over the summer.

October 29, 2018 | 1 comment
Tennessee woman arrested for fatal crash near I-680

Police allege vehicular manslaughter for wrong-way wreck in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek police arrested a 35-year-old Tennessee woman on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter after the vehicle she was driving collided head-on into three vehicles, killing one person and injuring others on Thursday evening.

October 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County needs residents to serve on public boards, committees

Volunteers needed for county policy and advisory positions
With Election Day nearly here, the board is giving residents with an interest in civic engagement the opportunity to make an impact on regional governance by volunteering on one of several advisory committees and or boards in need of new members.

October 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Former Tri-Valley priests accused of sexual misconduct

Eight area priests appear on law firm's list of allegations in Bay Area dioceses
Eight Catholic priests who served or lived in the Tri-Valley at some point years ago were identified in a recently released report by a Minnesota-based law firm listing the names of clergymen connected with Bay Area dioceses accused of sexual misconduct against children.

October 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville commission approves new wireless facility over residents' objections

Residents advocate for more local control; town officials say hands tied by feds
A new wireless telecommunications facility approved by the Danville Planning Commission on Tuesday has drawn the ire of some residents who remain concerned over the potential negative health and property value effects of installing the antennae.

October 26, 2018 | 2 comments
Report: Job growth poised to slow

High housing costs among key factors
Job growth in most of California's urban areas -- including San Francisco, the South Bay and the East Bay -- will continue in 2019, but at a slower pace than in recent months, according to a Los Angeles-based economic research firm.

October 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Sister of drowned teen criticizes SRVUSD at board meeting

San Ramon Valley residents call Ben Curry's death 'preventable'
As potential litigation involving the on-campus drowning of San Ramon Valley High School freshman Benjamin Curry looms, the boy's sister and several other residents, spoke at the school board meeting this week, to voice their displeasure at the conduct of the district in the aftermath of the teen's death.

October 25, 2018 | 15 comments
Honoring 2018 Tri-Valley Heroes

Community standouts recognized for contributions at annual award ceremony
Environmental stewards, innovators, artists and philanthropists alike were honored Monday during the seventh annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards ceremony, presented by the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com.

October 25, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley police taking part in National Drug Take-Back Day

Residents invited to turn in prescription drugs on Saturday
The Danville and San Ramon Police Departments will be joining other agencies across the country in providing residents with safe places to dispose of prescription drugs by participating in Saturday's National Drug Take-Back Day.

October 25, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD promotes inclusive sign project

Student created signs read 'Everyone is welcome here'
Green, yellow and orange signs featuring this slogan can be seen across the San Ramon Valley displayed in businesses, schools, homes, places of worship and other organizations that support the district's mission if inclusion.

October 24, 2018 | 5 comments
Tim Talk: Lame-duck Dublin council poised to make IKEA decision

Plus, thoughts on deceptively titled Proposition 6
The decision on the giant IKEA lifestyle retail center in Dublin likely will be made next month after the Nov. 6 election.

October 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner IDs jogger fatally struck by car at Iron Horse Trail crossing

37-year-old killed while crossing Crow Canyon Road intersection
A man who died after being hit by a car while jogging across Crow Canyon Road at the Iron Horse Regional Trail intersection Tuesday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as 37-year-old Allan King Jr., from Walnut Creek.

October 24, 2018 | 6 comments
Danville woman declares bid for Town Council as write-in candidate

Jami Tucker declares announces campaign focused on transparency and responsible growth
In a surprise announcement late in the election process Danville resident Jami Tucker has announced her intent to run for the Danville Town Council as a write in-candidate.

October 23, 2018 | 4 comments
Danville exhibit to explore 'Conflict and Compassion: Through the Eyes of a Veteran'

Showing to feature art by veterans in time for Veterans Day
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is preparing for Veterans Day with a special winter exhibit highlighting the artwork made by military veterans, with its “Conflict and Compassion: Through the Eyes of a Veteran."

October 24, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD: Jogger fatally struck by car at Iron Horse Trail crossing

Cause of morning crash remains under investigation
A Walnut Creek man died at a San Ramon hospital after being hit by a car while jogging across Crow Canyon Road at the Iron Horse Regional Trail intersection Tuesday morning, according to a police spokesman.

October 23, 2018 | 15 comments
SRVUSD board set to weigh 2% raise for classified employees

Raise would result in $709,999 increase in annual costs for district
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to consider signing a tentative agreement Tuesday with the California School Employees Association, after weeks of collective bargaining over new contracts for the classified employee union.

October 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Hope Hospice hires Hansen as new CEO

Health care exec succeeds Boehm, who retired last month
The Hope Hospice Board of Directors has welcomed back Bay Area health care executive Jennifer Hansen into the nonprofit's leadership team, this time as its new CEO.

October 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Letters: Readers sound off on San Ramon, Assembly elections

Sabina Zafar is the woman we need now on the San Ramon City Council. She is not a tool of the current council, some of whom have shunned her when she has applied for commissions and committees to which they have appointed other residents. Nice, huh!

October 21, 2018 | No comments yet
‘Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends’ bringing more laughs to Danville

Village Theatre series to feature new laughs from Bay Area comics
Danville residents get ready to laugh, the ‘Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends' series is set to return to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery with new featured comedians, Wednesday.

October 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to discuss new wireless tower on Camino Tassajara

Commissioners to move forward with debate after previous postponement
The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to review a land-use permit request by Verizon Wireless for a telecommunications facility on Camino Tassajara near residential neighborhoods.

October 22, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider traffic signal upgrades

Plan strives to decrease traffic congestion, increase safety
The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to discuss the city's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Master Plan, a policy that would govern San Ramon's communication and traffic signal systems.

October 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Zone 7 narrowly approves water rate hikes

Increase necessary for reserves, water reliability, agency says
The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors approved new water rate increases for the next four years in a 4-3 vote at its regular meeting Wednesday night.

October 19, 2018 | 1 comment
Historic homes: Stories etched into century-old houses, and the measures to preserve them

Learn more about two marquee Pleasanton homes, then and now
It's just one of dozens of historical homes scattered around Pleasanton, homes that are deemed to have historical and architectural significance in the ways their structures have been preserved. And they serve as a reminder of decades past, harkening back to horse-and-buggy days when the city was just emerging.

October 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County offering a spooktacular Halloween wedding ceremony

Costumed officiants ready to wed county residents
This Halloween the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office will be offering residents the opportunity to be married by a costumed officiant. Possible officiants include (in-costume) Slash of Guns N' Roses, Harley Quinn, Beetlejuice, a bucket of popcorn and many others.

October 21, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Church of the Valley development brings controversy ahead of election

Accusations against Mayor Clarkson on social media called 'hit piece'
A Hawkins neighborhood resident and real estate broker alleged in a post on the social media site Nextdoor that Mayor Clarkson has violated the Fair and Political Practices Act through his involvement in the sale of two properties in the Corey/Ellingson Neighborhood -- allegations that appear to have no merit.

October 18, 2018 | 1 comment
Synchronized swimming championships set in San Ramon

Over 250 athletes from across the world set to compete
San Ramon's Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center is the site of one of the swimming world's most prestigious events, with the USA Synchro Masters Championship bringing more than 250 synchronized swimmers come to test their skills in four days of competitions.

October 18, 2018 | 1 comment
Sales at a Glance October 19, 2018

Home Sales Update October 19, 2018

October 18, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD opens two 'innovation hubs' to support STEM studies

Funding provided by San Ramon Valley Education Foundation
With funds donated from the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, two San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools have opened 'innovation hubs,' equipped with technology and supplies meant to help teachers promote STEM studies in classrooms throughout the district.

October 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Charlotte Wood Middle School celebrates student-made Disney mural

Mural features nearly 200 Walt Disney characters, and the man himself
Charlotte Wood Middle School is celebrating the fall season with a new student-created mural of the late Walt Disney and nearly 200 of his company's creations.

October 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Zone 7 board set to vote on proposed water rate increases

Following multiple discussions, agency to consider staff recommendation at regular meeting Wednesday
After a series of public meetings on the subject, the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on proposed water rates for the upcoming four years at their regular meeting Wednesday night.

October 16, 2018 | 1 comment
Fallfest returns to downtown Danville for 27th year

Autumn festival to feature 150+ vendors from across West Coast
Sponsored by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, Fallfest is a two-day celebration that will feature music, art, food, cars and safe trick or treating in the heart of downtown Danville Saturday and Sunday.

October 17, 2018 | 3 comments
Danville: Unity Day brings community together for anti-bullying events

Community encouraged to unite against hate and wear orange
Danville officials are asking residents to wear orange and head to the Danville Town Green on Wednesday to join a national movement to end bullying as part of the eighth annual Unity Day.

October 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Oktoberfest returns to San Ramon for day of beer, bratwurst, polka and more

Event to celebrate Bavarian culture and 'doxi' races
On Saturday, the San Ramon Historic Foundation will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration with all the fixings at the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. That means Bratwurst, Bavarian dance and plenty of beer.

October 17, 2018 | 4 comments
Pleasanton's Sears store to close amid company's bankruptcy

Stoneridge store to shutter by year's end; unclear how mall will replace it
On Monday shortly after announcing that their company was filing for chapter 11, Sears Holdings officials announced that Pleasanton's Sears in the Stoneridge Shopping Mall would be closing along with 141 other Sears and Kmart locations nationwide, before the year's end.

October 15, 2018 | 4 comments
San Ramon native joins Pleasanton PD as newest officer

Cal High grad Skaggs transfers to Pleasanton from Campbell PD
Pleasanton Police Department and city officials welcomed San Ramon native Nickolas Skaggs as the department's newest police officer during a ceremony last week.

October 15, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Commission to weigh recommending city retail strategic plan

Plus: Planning Commission to discuss Crow Canyon revitalization
The San Ramon draft retail strategy general plan amendment has reached the final stages of public comment with the city's Planning Commission, and commissioners will hope to recommend a plan of action to the City Council by the end of its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

October 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council set to confirm new tobacco retailer regulations

New retailers will not be allowed within 1,000 feet of schools, parks or libraries
After months of deliberation, the Danville Town Council has decided upon tobacco retailer regulations, which the council is expected to adopt Tuesday, to restrict new tobacco shops entering the town.

October 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner IDs Alamo senior killed in Rudgear Road crash

82-year-old died after driving car off road at Danville Boulevard intersection
An 82-year-old man who died in a solo-car crash while driving on Rudgear Road near Alamo on Thursday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as Alamo resident Stanley Mehlhoff.

October 12, 2018 | No comments yet
The Pothole Report: San Ramon Valley recognized for quality road maintenance

Danville, San Ramon achieve higher pavement score than Bay Area average
A recent study of the 43,000 miles of road found in the Bay Area -- almost double the distance it takes to circumnavigate the globe-- has recognized Tri-Valley communities as having some of the best maintained and highest quality streets in the region.

October 16, 2018 | 3 comments
CPUC approves higher electricity fees for customers who buy from local program

Regulators argue exit-fee increases ensure departing customers pay fair share of utility companies' long-term costs
The California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco on Thursday approved a revised fee calculation that will result in higher charges to customers who choose to buy their electricity from local governments instead of investor-owned utilities.

October 12, 2018 | 1 comment
BART fined $1.3M for safety violations resulting in worker deaths in 2013

'These fatalities were totally preventable, says CPUC commissioner
The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday issued a $1.3 million fine to BART for safety violations that led to the death of two workers who were struck by a train between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill stations in 2013.

October 14, 2018 | No comments yet
County: Accepting some types of welfare may soon affect immigration status

Contra Costa officials speak out against federal proposal
Contra Costa County officials are sounding the alarm for immigrants who may have accepted certain kinds of government assistance, warning that the federal government may soon take that into consideration when determining an immigrant's green card status.

October 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Congressional hopeful Peters' candidate statement left out of voters guide

County officials admit error; Republican's statement redistributed in supplemental mailing
U.S. House of Representatives hopeful Rudy Peters (R-Livermore) saw his campaign hit a bump in the road late in this election season, when the Contra Costa County Elections Department failed to include his candidate statement in the original voters guide sent to San Ramon residents in Congressional District 15.

October 14, 2018 | 4 comments
Family drama 'Other Desert Cities' arrives in Danville

Role Players Ensemble to perform critically acclaimed play for a three weekend run
Danville's own acting troupe the Role Players Ensemble will be bringing the Tony Award-nominated family drama "Other Desert Cities," to town for a three-weekend run.

October 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Mustangs for life: Monte Vista celebrates 50 years at homecoming game

Celebration features tailgate party, parade and halftime show
Danville's Monte Vista High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and is calling on all of its current and former community members to join in on the fun at Friday's Homecoming game and tailgate party.

October 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Alamo man killed in solo crash on Rudgear Road

CHP: 82-year-old drove through Danville Blvd. intersection, struck tree
An 82-year-old man from Alamo died when he drove his Volkswagen sedan off of the roadway and into a nearby tree Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

October 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Run for Education returns to San Ramon Valley this weekend

Annual event is the largest run that supports education in Northern California
In its ongoing effort to raise money for local schools, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is once again hosting its 35th annual Run for Education, its biggest fundraising event of the year.

October 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: SRVHS parade to close downtown streets Friday afternoon

Sections along Hartz Ave. to be closed for homecoming celebration
San Ramon Valley High School will be holding its homecoming parade in downtown Danville on Friday afternoon, resulting in several street closures along the area.

October 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Officials break ground on Dublin-Pleasanton BART parking structure

New building on Dublin side expected to house 650-700 new parking spaces
In an effort to mitigate the traffic congestion and parking headaches that have plagued the area, local and regional leaders came together on Tuesday afternoon to mark the ceremonial groundbreaking of a multi-platform parking garage for the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station.

October 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Three authors discussing local history at Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Free event to feature book signings
Three distinguished local authors who are well-versed in the region's history are coming to Danville's Museum of the San Ramon Valley to meet and talk with residents about their community's heritage.

October 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville, San Ramon named safest cities in Northern California

San Ramon Valley communities recognized for low rates of violent crime
San Ramon Valley communities have been recognized for their efforts to keep residents safe, with Danville and San Ramon being named two of the top three safest places in California by a national security company's recent study.

October 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Central San wants you to imagine a day without water

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District joins national campaign to educate residents about water
On Oct. 10, Central San will be joining hundreds of agencies and municipalities from across the country in participating in the fourth annual “Imagine a Day Without Water," a campaign aiming to raise awareness and educate the community about the value of water.

October 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley leaders meet to discuss traffic problems and solutions

2018 Tri-Valley Transportation Summit takes aim at congestion
Regional leaders gathered last week to discuss traffic congestion at the 2018 Transportation Solutions Summit in Pleasanton, and while many solutions were offered, leaders agreed the best way to tackle the issue was through continued collaboration between local municipalities.

October 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville to discuss federal wireless communication regulations at study session

New regulations potentially restrict local control over wireless towers
New Federal Communication Commission regulations on small cell wireless installations will be the main topic of Danville's Town Council study session Tuesday morning.

October 8, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to receive Economic Development Advisory Committee report

Report to review Passport Program, Economic Development Strategic Plan
The San Ramon City Council plans to discuss the city's overall economic situation at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, when the Economic Development Advisory Committee gives the city its annual report.

October 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Parents of teen who drowned on campus file claim with SRVUSD

Claim states the district did not do enough to ensure student safety
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been hit with a claim from the family of 15-year-old Benjamin Curry, who drowned in the San Ramon Valley High School pool in early May.

October 8, 2018 | 69 comments
Danville Planning Commission set to weigh AT&T panel antenna modifications

Commission to discuss modification of six existing antennas and the installation of three new ones
The Danville Planning Commission will consider approving modifications to and installations of several mounted panel antennas on AT&T poles within a town-identified major ridgeline area, at the commission's regular meeting Tuesday evening.

October 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Air quality advisory through Monday

Residents who can smell smoke should stay indoors, close doors and windows
Smoke from the large Branscomb Fire in Solano County has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to declare an air quality advisory throughout the Bay Area through Monday.

October 7, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional extends mammogram hours for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection results in five-year survival rate of 98%
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, San Ramon Regional Medical Center is lobbying for women's health and encouraging residents to take advantage of the hospital extended hours for mammogram appointments.

October 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Several suspects sought in Alamo home invasion robbery

Victim reported several suspects in masks and dark clothing, two armed with guns
Several suspects wearing masks and carrying guns accosted a man in the driveway of his home in Alamo on Thursday night and then ordered him inside and ransacked the home and attacked him with a wooden chair, Contra Costa County sheriff's officials said.

October 7, 2018 | 2 comments
Valley Children's Museum, down but not out

Dublin grants organization more time to raise adequate funds
A permanent location for Dublin's Valley Children's Museum is still on its way to the Tri-Valley; it's just going to take a little longer than originally anticipated.

October 7, 2018 | No comments yet
One year after unsolved murder of Danville woman, family still seeks answers

$10,000 reward offered for information on killing of Emily Courchesne
On Oct. 6, 2017, a 37-year-old Danville woman was found dead at her uncle's farmhouse in the Byron area of unincorporated Contra Costa County, and the family has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer.

October 9, 2018 | 1 comment
Sig-alert: Lanes closed on south 680 at Bernal

Overturned big-rig spills 27 tons of dirt on roadway
Lanes are closed on South 680 at Bernal because of an overturned big-rig spilling 27 tons of dirt on roadway.

October 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales At A Glance October 5, 2018

Home Sales Update October 2018

October 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Historical tour on Victorian age mourning customs hits San Ramon for Halloween season

Tours at Glass House to feature common customs and superstitions of nineteenth century
Taking advantage of the spooky season, this October San Ramon's historic David Glass House will feature a special tour highlighting the death and funeral customs of people living in the 1800s, with the inaugural Glass House Victorian Mourning Tour.

October 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Heritage Happenings help folks find family histories

Discover your roots at Genealogical Society's special programs at Pleasanton, Livermore libraries
Patrick Lofft started to wonder in college about the origins of his seemingly unique last name. He had to spell it for everyone; no one had heard of it.

October 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville expands list of historic sites with McDonald’s Drug Store, Cabral House

Downtown buildings receive plaque designations at recent ceremonies
In its continued effort to honor Danville's heritage and architecture, the town has recently awarded historic plaques to two locations in the downtown area, officially designating them as historic town resources.

October 10, 2018 | 1 comment
Hundreds of San Ramon Valley teachers rally amid labor negotiations

SRVEA unhappy with SRVUSD's offer of 2% raise with no bump next year
In a show of support of their union negotiators, several hundred members of the San Ramon Valley Education Association donned their red union colors and gathered out front of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District headquarters while the school board held its closed-session meeting Tuesday evening.

October 4, 2018 | 7 comments
City Center reveals latest tenants ahead of Nov. 8 opening

Four new shops join the ranks of retailers offered at City Center
Slated to open Nov. 8, City Center at Bishop Ranch continues to announce new shops and restaurants scheduled to populate the 300,000-square-foot shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

October 3, 2018 | 3 comments
County officials break ground on new I-680 express lane north of Valley

Transportation officials in Contra Costa County held a groundbreaking ceremony last week on a $127 million project that will add 11 miles of a southbound carpool express lane from Martinez to Walnut Creek, a move they hope will shorten drive times along Interstate 680 by 10 to 15 minutes.

October 11, 2018 | 3 comments
Announcing 2018 Tri-Valley Heroes

RSVP now for seventh annual awards ceremony, set for Oct. 22
The Tri-Valley Heroes panel of judges have selected the recipients for the 2018 awards, which are bestowed on citizens and organizations who are making contributions to better our communities and their residents.

October 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Assembly District 16 candidates meet to discuss gun safety

Residents are encouraged to submit questions for the candidate forum online
Assembly District 16 candidates will continue to meet and battle it out over policy and state governance when Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan meet in Danville to express their views over the issue of gun control in the Golden State.

October 3, 2018 | 1 comment
Tim Talk: Crucial Dublin council race hits final month

For 25 years, the city of Dublin has followed a development path that was approved by the City Council and upheld by voters in 1993. That path has been aggressively called into question by candidates in the Nov. 8 City Council election.

October 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Sheriff: Suspect identified in 1985 Danville cold-case murder

Cutting-edge DNA technique used to ID man in rape/murder, but he died 21 years ago
Contra Costa County sheriff's detectives appear to have identified a suspect in the previously unsolved 1985 rape and murder of Danville resident Virginia Vincent.

October 2, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Central Park sports fields remain closed after glass bits found in compost

Facilities to stay closed until contaminated compost can be removed or cleaned
City officials have been forced to close down all sports fields in San Ramon Central Park when recent compost spreads were found to have small pieces of glass contaminating the grass.

October 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Meet the Danville Town Council candidates

Incumbents Stepper, Storer and challenger Namburi highlight priorities, accomplishments
In advance of the election, DanvilleSanRamon.com asked the candidates to submit short statements highlighting their top priorities and why voters should cast their ballots in support of them.

October 2, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Bishop Ranch to host job fair for City Center shops and restaurants

Soon to be open City Center retailers are searching for employees
With the opening of Bishop Ranch's City Center imminent, job seekers are invited this weekend to a career fair that will be populated with numerous retailers and restaurants -- set to open alongside the retail center -- that are in need of employees.

October 4, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon theaters kicking off Season of Shows

Concerts include Billy Ocean, Blue Öyster Cult, Fleetwood Mask, plus children's plays, Symphonic Band and more
San Ramon Performing Arts launches its 2018-19 season next week, with big names and other exciting events at the city's two theaters.

October 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Gov. Brown signs BART housing bill

Agency hopes to build 20,000 units by 2040; Tri-Valley leaders express disappointment
Joining the flurry of bills addressed by the governor in his last legislative actions on the job, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday allowing Bay Area Rapid Transit to build housing on or near its stations -- a measure that has garnered vehement push-back from Tri-Valley and some East Bay leaders.

October 1, 2018 | 2 comments
SRVUSD to hold hearing on sufficiency of student textbooks, instructional materials

Plus: Bullying Prevention Month, Week of the Administrator, Digital Citizenship Week
Textbook quality and availability will be discussed at Tuesday evening's San Ramon Valley Unified School District meeting, as the board is set to host a mandatory public hearing on the sufficiency of the reading material assigned to students.

October 1, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to talk again about city retail strategy

Plus: Commission continues to seek public input on Crow Canyon Specific Plan
San Ramon's still-evolving draft retail strategy will be discussed at length at the Planning Commission's regular meeting Tuesday, as the city continues to search for what kind of retail businesses can be attracted to the community and where retail should be established.

October 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Sycamore Valley Road reopens after unstable tree causes closure

All lanes have reopened after crews removed branches hanging over the road
Sycamore Valley Road in Danville has been temporarily closed Monday morning because of an unstable tree in the area, police said.

October 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Taped candidate forums for Contra Costa County elections go live

San Ramon candidate forums to be made available online next week
The election preview candidate forums taped over the past few weeks by Contra Costa Television (CCTV) are now available for viewing on YouTube, according to county officials.

October 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Driver injured in rollover crash on Diablo Road

A man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Saturday night when the car he was driving on Diablo Road outside the Danville town limits veered off the road, hit a utility pole and overturned, Danville police said.

September 30, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon educator finishes outside county's top two Teachers of the Year

Cal High's Gagnon narrowly misses out on spot in statewide competition
The Contra Costa Office of Education has announced its two Teachers of the Year at an annual gala, with finalist Shanna Gagnon from California High School falling outside the county's top two and a place in the statewide competition.

September 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss tobacco retailer regulations

Proposed rules include increased setbacks, hookah lounge prohibition
The Danville Town Council is moving closer to placing additional regulations on the establishment of new tobacco retailers and is set to discuss the zoning and potential prohibition of these businesses, at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

October 1, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville: Community volunteers needed for commission, board seats

Residents to advise council on issues from planning to historical conservation
With election season nearly here, the town of Danville is giving its residents with an interest in civic engagement the opportunity to make an impact on local governance by volunteering on one of several advisory committees in need of new members.

September 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Former Tri-Valley doctor uses poems to probe personalities

New book helps people understand themselves -- and others
Dr. Karen Van Zino has brought together her passions for poetry and the wisdom of the enneagram in her new book, "Midnight's All A Glimmer: Poetry, Personality and the Power to See," which she published in July. She will be doing a reading at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St.

September 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Pleasanton's Ballistic United Soccer Club celebrating 50th anniversary

Continuity, community passion key to youth soccer club's success
While all youth sports organizations are fortunate to have people willing to take the time to run the respective leagues, with Ballistic it seems to go a step further. There's a genuine love for BUSC, and it's easy to see when talking with people involved.

September 27, 2018 | No comments yet
DeSaulnier introduces bill to help cancer patients pay for treatment management services

Bill aims to expand Medicaid funding for 'patient navigators'
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has announced a new bipartisan piece of legislation aimed at helping patients diagnosed with cancer receive the information and assistance they need with the Patient Navigation Assistance Act.

September 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley cities recognized among 'Best Places to Raise Family' in California

San Ramon ranks as 2nd-best in state; Danville comes in 6th
In recognition of San Ramon's efforts to create a culture that fosters family growth and prosperity, the city has been ranked as the best place in the Bay Area to raise a family and the second best in the state by a national credit company.

September 27, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Highway signs honor Det. Sgt. Tommy Smith

Segment of I-680 named for BART PD officer killed in line of duty
The state has renamed the stretch of Interstate 680 between Bollinger Canyon and Crow Canyon roads in San Ramon in honor of BART Police Det. Sgt. Thomas "Tommy" Smith Jr., who was the first BART officer to die in the line of duty when he was mistakenly shot and killed by a fellow detective while serving a search warrant in a Dublin arrestee's apartment in 2014.

September 26, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to focus on City Center project

Mayor Clarkson, Sunset reps to meet with residents at Clementine's
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson will continue his monthly tradition and meet with his constituents at Clementine's Restaurant to talk about the various issues facing the community over coffee and breakfast, Friday morning.

September 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Trio arrested in Alamo bank robbery

Group allegedly robbed bank at Alamo Plaza before capture by police
Three people were arrested in connection with a robbery Tuesday at a bank in Alamo, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

September 26, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon council, mayoral candidates air it all out at election forum

Incumbents, challengers debate traffic solutions, public safety, retail, growth and more
San Ramon mayoral and council candidates met Monday evening to debate issues and push for why they should represent San Ramon in city government at DanvilleSanRamon.com's candidate forum.

September 25, 2018 | 10 comments
Exciting year ahead at Village Theatre

First musical opens this weekend – 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
This musical production, running Sept. 28-Oct. 6, is a first for the town although the old theater on Front Street has been home to the Role Players Ensemble and Eugene O'Neill dramas for many years.

September 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Two arrested in series of San Ramon Valley arsons that injured firefighters

Incidents took place in Danville, Blackhawk and San Ramon over past month
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of felony arson in connection with a series of four vegetation fires that burned at least 17 acres and injured two firefighters over the last month, according to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and East Bay Regional Park District police.

September 25, 2018 | 2 comments
Boy whose abduction prompted Amber Alert found safe in Dublin

A 6-year-old boy allegedly abducted from Modesto on Monday has been found safe in Dublin, Modesto police said Tuesday morning.

September 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville commission seeks public comment on Magee Ranch development project

Planners to review project's new draft environmental impact report
The Danville Planning Commission is set to hear the public's input Tuesday night on the drafted environmental impact report for the proposed 410-acre Magee Ranch residential development project by Davidon Homes, which consists of 69 single family residences near the Diablo Country Club.

September 24, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Grass fires raise red flags for authorities

Two small fires break out in same area, threatening nearby homes
San Ramon Police are investigating the origin of two fires that broke out on Sunday and Monday afternoon 100 yards from homes, Southwest of the Bollinger Canyon and Crow Canyon road intersection.

September 24, 2018 | No comments yet
CHP to focus on child passenger safety this week

Two out of every three car seats are misused, feds say
Law enforcement agencies throughout the region will be working to ensure that children are riding safely in vehicles during Child Passenger Safety Week throughout this week.

September 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa needs Alamo volunteers, others for advisory boards

Volunteers will advice Board of Supervisors on issues affecting the region
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is searching for residents interested in working with local government agencies to serve as advisory board members on committees that are in need of members.

September 23, 2018 | No comments yet
County receives grant to help combat interpersonal violence

Nearly $1 million will be managed by Contra Costa Alliance to End Abuse
The Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women has awarded nearly $1 million in funding to the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD) in an effort to improve the county's criminal justice response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

September 23, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to continue discussion on recycling fees and diversion rates

Also: Joint meeting with Parks Commission on master plan goals
After narrowing down options to their top two choices, San Ramon City Council members are set to continue deliberations over who should provide the city with garbage disposal and recycling services Tuesday night.

September 24, 2018 | 1 comment
Reflections with Dilbert creator Scott Adams

Pleasanton resident talks comic's 30th anniversary, new business ventures and life as a Trump supporter in deep-blue Bay Area
Dressed casually for the summer heat and wearing shades, Scott Adams obviously doesn't mind less attention in the quaint downtown Pleasanton restaurant that he frequents for a tranquil meal during lunch.

September 20, 2018 | 1 comment
Inaugural Wine Festival arrives in San Ramon

Hosted by Sports Basement, a portion of proceeds benefit local schools
Residents interested in supporting their local schools while also sipping on a selection of wine from some of the East Bay's finest wineries will be excited to hear about Sports Basement's First Annual San Ramon Wine Festival, coming to town this weekend.

September 20, 2018 | No comments yet
School board confirms new principals for Cal High, Charlotte Wood

Administrative changes come after Cranford leaves San Ramon for county post
Responding after the departure of California High School's principal, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has shuffled around some of its top school administrators, with the school board approving new principals at San Ramon's California High School and Danville's Charlotte Wood Middle School, effective immediately.

September 20, 2018 | No comments yet
10th annual Emergency Preparedness Fair returns to San Ramon Valley

Presentations to cover what to do in earthquake, active-shooter situations
Formed among local government agencies, the council is once again hosting the fair, which will aim to prepare the community for various emergency situations, with particular attention given toward preparation for the next big Californian earthquake.

September 23, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board talks district diversion, enrollment

Plus: District begins deliberations with union negotiators
According to district staff the 2018- 2019 school year has seen 414 fewer students enroll in district schools than the previous year, these numbers affect different grades in different ways but could result in fewer displacements for future students.

September 19, 2018 | 6 comments
Contra Costa DA joins program to reduce racial disparities in juvenile justice

County's rate of racial disparities for incarcerated juveniles ranks fifth-worst in the state
Contra Costa County has partnered with Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform as well as the Center for Children's Law and Policy for a program aimed at reducing ethnic and racial disparities in the juvenile justice system.

September 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley leaders oppose BART housing bill

Baker, Glazer and others say transit agency should not have development jurisdiction
Housing and traffic congestion are hot-button issues facing the Bay Area, but one proposed solution currently on the governor's desk has garnered significant opposition from leaders across the Tri-Valley and in other East Bay communities.

September 18, 2018 | 3 comments
San Ramon Regional Medical Center set to hold blood drive

Red Cross says more than 170 blood drives have been canceled due to Hurricane Florence
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is asking residents throughout the region to help increase its blood flow with a blood drive it will be holding Wednesday.

September 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Rep. DeSaulnier to host 'East Bay Biden Cancer Community Summit'

Concord event to explore innovative cancer treatment and research methods
Joining a national movement to advocate for the fight against cancer, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will be hosting a community summit in Concord to rally the public in support of innovative cancer research and treatment.

September 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Run for Education returns to San Ramon Valley for 35th year

Annual race raises funds to support local schools
In its ongoing effort to raise money for local schools, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is once again hosting its 35th annual Run for Education, its biggest fundraising event of the year.

September 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Assembly candidates air positions at Tri-Valley forum

Baker, Bauer-Kahan talk traffic, BART, teacher tenure and more
The race to represent Assembly District 16 kicked off the Pleasanton Weekly's election forum series Sunday night, as candidates Catharine Baker and Rebecca Bauer-Kahan met to debate policy and crucial issues in the region.

September 17, 2018 | 3 comments
SRVFPD proposes forgoing fire chief raise in favor of reimbursing unused vacation time

Board discussion comes months after NYT spotlighted Meyer's compensation
Forgoing a salary raise for 2018-19, Meyer would instead be allowed to be reimbursed for up to 80 hours total of accrued vacation or administrative leave time annually, which would be the equivalent of approximately $11,000.

September 18, 2018 | 15 comments
Staying Healthy: Dog yoga helps office workers relax, destress

'Animals just have this way when you hold onto them or touch them of just slowing your heart rate down ... giving you that unconditional love'
A San Ramon company is bringing new meaning to downward facing dog, and is providing dog yoga and puppy cuddles to regional corporations for employee appreciation and health and wellness events in an attempt to destress corporate employees.

September 17, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon leaders to talk retail strategies, Crow Canyon Specific Plan

Joint City Council-Planning Commission discussion to precede regular commission meeting
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a joint workshop with the Planning Commission to discuss the city's crow canyon specific plan update, city staff are specifically looking for direction on what considerations should be explored in updating the commercial area, Tuesday night.

September 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council set to review skate park feasibility study

Sycamore Valley Park identified as ideal location for skate park
Skateboard enthusiasts can hear the latest update on the town's effort to potentially bring a new skate park to Danville, as the Town Council is set to discuss the feasibility study analyzing locations and park features Tuesday evening.

September 17, 2018 | 3 comments
Cal High principal resigns; Charlotte Wood headman tabbed as replacement

Cranford takes county position; SRVUSD staff recommends George as successor
San Ramon's California High School will be seeing some leadership changes later this month, as current principal Sarah Cranford will be resigning from her position to take a county-level job.

September 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Local water entities split on Prop 3 endorsement

DSRSD throws support behind water bond measure, Zone 7 abstains
The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors recently chose not to endorse a proposed statewide water bond measure, five months after the Dublin San Ramon Services District board voted unanimously to support it.

September 16, 2018 | 1 comment
Assembly candidate forum is Sunday

San Ramon mayor/council debate follows Sept. 24
DanvilleSanRamon.com will co-host the first of its four candidate forums this weekend, a public discussion of issues between incumbent Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and challenger Rebecca Bauer-Kahan at Congregation Beth Emek on Sunday evening.

September 13, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville d'Elegance car show weekend returns to downtown

Events raise money to support Parkinson’s disease research, patient care
Danville will be invaded by a fleet of classic, sports performance and exotic vehicles this weekend, as the Danville d'Elegance Weekend returns to the town's streets.

September 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Moving Mountains for Multiple Myeloma

Pleasanton woman tackles challenging Iceland hike to help fund research
"I had six rib fractures. The disease leaches the calcium out of the body, it makes the bones brittle," she explained. "I also had a pelvic fracture and a humerus fracture."

September 19, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Traffic delays expected along Bollinger Canyon Road near Bishop Ranch

Delays expected as Bollinger Canyon Road Widening Project nears its end
Residents who commute along Bollinger Canyon Road can expect delays next week, as the road widening projects reaches some high use areas near the future spot of the Bishop Ranch City Center.

September 13, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon celebrating its multiculturalism with community event Sunday

Event to focus on diversity of the San Ramon Valley
Returning for the second consecutive year, San Ramon's Parks and Community Services Department is throwing a party recognizing the diversity, community and multiculturalism of the San Ramon Valley with its Culture in the Community Celebration this Sunday.

September 13, 2018 | 2 comments
Tens of Thousands expected at Tri-Valley pet adoption event

More than 2,000 adoptable animals will be hoping to find forever homes
Tens of thousands of people are expected at the eighth annual Bay Area Pet Fair this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

September 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance Sept. 14, 2018

Home Sales Update Sept. 14, 2018

September 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Helping children heal with crayons

Danville's Crayon Initiative covers the country
Danville-based nonprofit The Crayon Initiative -- an organization that donates crayons to children's hospitals -- has only been operating for four years, but during that time has seen exponential growth and expects to hit major milestones this year.

September 16, 2018 | No comments yet
East Bay Stand Down back in town

Event supporting homeless, at-risk vets now in 19th year
"I couldn't afford to take care of both households, so I was on the verge of homelessness, and worried about getting my family back together," he said.

September 12, 2018 | 1 comment
Man charged with making criminal threats against congressional candidate Peters

Castro Valley resident out on bail, set to enter plea in case next week
A man who reportedly threatened to kill Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters at the Castro Valley Fall Festival on Sunday has been charged with felony making criminal threats and misdemeanor exhibiting a deadly weapon and carrying a switchblade.

September 12, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council unconvinced sticking with Waste Management is city's best choice

Council weighs options of increased price for greener services in garbage hauler
After nearly three hours of deliberation at its regular meeting Tuesday night, the City Council remains unconvinced that its current provider, Waste Management of Alameda County, was the best choice for managing San Ramon's waste service needs, despite city staff's recommendation that it would be.

September 12, 2018 | 3 comments
San Ramon Valley remembers Sept. 11

Annual ceremony honors first responders across the nation
This year marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks, and the ceremony took care to recognize the service of first responders locally and nationally, with a particular emphasis on the police and firefighters who combated last year's devastating Napa County fires.

September 11, 2018 | 2 comments
Man arrested for trying to stab congressional candidate Peters

Republican uninjured after fighting off man in unprovoked attack
A man has been arrested on suspicion of felony assault and other charges for allegedly trying to stab Livermore Republican congressional candidate Rudy Peters at the Castro Valley Fall Festival on Sunday.

September 11, 2018 | 3 comments
Congressional App Challenge returns to San Ramon Valley

Competitions sponsored by DeSaulnier, Swalwell aim to promote student interest in tech studies
Contra Costa County high school students with techie skills are being called on to create a software application, or app, for any platform to compete in Congressman Mark DeSaulnier's fourth annual Congressional App Challenge.

September 18, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Chamber seeks nominees for Business and Community Awards

Nominee filing period ends Oct. 1
For the 34th year the San Ramon Chamber is asking residents to nominate deserving people in one or more of the following five categories: Citizen of the Year, Business (or Business Person) of the Year, Educator of the Year, Employee of the Year and Green Company/Individual of the Year Award.

September 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Free animal adoptions at Contra Costa County shelters through Friday

Adoption fees have been waived to clear shelter space
All animal adoption fees are being waived this week at Contra Costa Animal Services shelters in Martinez and Pinole to clear shelter space.

September 11, 2018 | 1 comment
Contra Costa DA's Office warns of Costco phone scam

Fraudulent callers offer $500 travel voucher in exchange for personal info
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has issued a consumer protection scam alert, to inform residents of fraudulent phone calls from scammers pretending to be from Costco Wholesale.

September 12, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville Planning Commission to talk prohibition of tobacco retailers

Plus: Informational presentation on town's new Wireless Communication Ordinance
The Danville Planning Commission is set to continue the town wide discussion on the zoning and regulation of tobacco retailing businesses and potential prohibition hookah or vapor lounges, at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

September 10, 2018 | 2 comments
Danville Town Council to discuss positions on Propositions 1 and 6

League of California Cities recommends Yes on Prop. 1; No on Prop. 6
At the behest of the League of California Cities, the Danville Town Council will consider taking a position on Proposition 6, the Gas and Vehicle Tax Repeal Initiative, and Proposition 1, the Veterans and Affordable Housing Act.

September 10, 2018 | 3 comments
San Ramon City Council set to approve new solid waste franchise agreement

Rates expected to increase by estimated 25%, staff say
Following several months of public input and review, the San Ramon City Council is set to discuss signing a new solid waste franchise agreement with Waste Management of Alameda County at the council's regular meeting Tuesday night.

September 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance holding second annual 'Stronger Together' summit

Free fest is chance to learn about important works
A gathering of nonprofit groups will give everyone the chance to learn more about their mission in a fun, informal setting.

September 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville police investigating reported road rage assault

Police were searching for a man they want to question in connection with an alleged road rage assault Saturday afternoon, Danville police said.

September 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Bikes and brews at Bishop Ranch

East Bay’s sixth annual V3 bike ride and Hopfest returns to San Ramon
Hosted by the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club, the two part event includes four scenic courses residents can ride their bikes, craft breweries from across the state, live music and gourmet food trucks.

September 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Mount Diablo cleanup day set for Sept. 22

Residents are invited to help clean the state park
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are invited to Mount Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County on Sept. 22 to help cut back vegetation and clean up areas as part of the 25th annual National Public Lands Day celebrations occurring at sites throughout the country.

September 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Village Theatre parking lot expansion project begins

Project will add 130 parking spaces in downtown area
In its continued efforts to improve the availability of parking in the downtown area, the town of Danville has initiated construction on its Village Theatre parking lot expansion project, which will increase public parking in the lot from 70 spaces to 200.

September 9, 2018 | No comments yet
PUSD's enrollment quandary

Officials exploring options to address rising student population on north side
Housing, new developments and a rising population are forefront issues on the minds of many in Pleasanton, particularly officials charged with addressing those topics. Lauded by some as a sign of the city's desirability, the effects of a burgeoning population are nevertheless felt in all arenas, from daily commutes to water availability.

September 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Update: California High School threat traced to Europe

Officers remain on campus as precautionary measure
An online threat of violence Wednesday on the campus of a school in San Ramon was traced back to somewhere in Europe, but that may not be the real location of the suspect due to the potential use of "spoofing" technology, according to police.

September 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville author: Play like a girl? That's great!

Photo book updates meaning of negative phrase
Danville photographer Adriane Costa took note when her son Nate, now 9, was joking around and told his younger sister Hannah, who is just turning 6, "You play ball like a girl."

September 6, 2018 | 1 comment
City Center Bishop Ranch adds five new tenants ahead of November opening

Five new spots join lineup of shops and restaurants
With its opening day quickly approaching City Center Bishop Ranch continues to grow and officials have recently announced that five new tenants will join the center's lineup of shops and restaurants.

September 6, 2018 | 10 comments
Sales at a Glance Sept. 7, 2018

Home Sales Update Sept. 7, 2018

September 6, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD investigates online threat against Cal High

Increased police presence planned Thursday after anonymous post
Police are investigating an online threat of violence against California High School in San Ramon and plan to have an increased presence around the campus on Thursday out of an "abundance of caution."

September 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner IDs Pleasanton woman killed after jumping from ambulance on freeway

Investigation continues into Labor Day morning fatality
The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has identified the woman who died after jumping from an ambulance during a psychiatric transport and running in front of a truck on the freeway Monday morning as 38-year-old Pleasanton resident Jasmine Johnson.

September 5, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD continues search for certified lifeguards to staff pools

High school water polo teams lose practice time due to lack of available lifeguards
San Ramon Valley Unified School District staff hope that a recent partnership with the City of San Ramon will help solve issues the district has been having with staffing its four swimming pools with certified lifeguards, staff announced at the district's Tuesday meeting.

September 5, 2018 | 9 comments
Tri-Valley local elections roundup

Contested races abound for nearby councils, school boards
Like their neighbors in the San Ramon Valley, residents in other Tri-Valley cities will have city council elections to decide this fall -- plus, some contested mayoral and school board elections, too.

September 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Bishop Ranch fall speaker series returns

Topics include cybersecurity, genetics and public pensions
Starting in September, three guest speakers who are considered experts in their field, will meet with residence to discuss topics including cyber security, genetics and problems with the public employee pension system at an intimate, small venue in Bishop Ranch.

September 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Museum to highlight 'Native Californians and the Anza Expedition'

Fall exhibit explores lives of Native Americans and Spanish settlers
Officials from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley have announced that their fall exhibit “Native Californians and the Anza Expedition" will feature displays on the Indigenous people native to California, as well as the colonization efforts of the Spanish Empire in the Bay Area.

September 4, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to discuss athletic facilities, summer school programs

Hispanic Heritage Month, Cal High pedestrian bridge also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to host several presentations Tuesday night, including one on athletic facilities throughout the district.

September 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Woman dies after jumping from ambulance, running at traffic on I-580/I-680 connector

She was on psychiatric hold after being detained by Pleasanton police earlier in morning
A woman died after jumping out of an ambulance and running in front of an oncoming truck on the I-580/I-680 interchange on Labor Day morning, several hours after being detained by Pleasanton police during a combative run-in with officers on Case Avenue, according to authorities.

September 3, 2018 | 7 comments
SRPD: DUI driver found, arrested after crash

Woman allegedly tried to flee, discovered hiding in school bathroom
A 43-year-old Danville woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after crashing her car into a median strip in the Dougherty Valley area Saturday night, San Ramon police said.

September 3, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Team NorCal wins big at 'Donate Life Transplant Games of America'

Olympic styled multi-sport event celebrates organ donors and recipients
Local athletes competed hard and won big at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, an Olympic styled multi-sport event celebrating the organ, eye and tissue donors and their recipients from across the country.

September 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Valley's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor first responders

Keynote speaker is Bay Area Disaster Medical Assistance Team commander
In honor of the first responders and victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley is once again hosting its 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, this week at the All Wars Memorial in Danville.

September 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council set to hear report on Marin Clean Energy

Plus: Closed-session negotiations for property next to town offices
Danville residents interested in how the San Ramon Valley's switch to Marin Clean Energy as the region's energy provider has gone will get the opportunity to find out when the Town Council hears an update on the transition at its regular meeting Tuesday.

September 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Preliminary NTSB report on plane crash that killed Valley residents doesn't indicate cause

Feds still investigating reason for plane's sudden steep descent
A preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report released today on a Southern California plane crash earlier this month that killed all five people aboard an aircraft that departed from Concord described the minutes before the crash but did not indicate a possible cause.

August 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Firehouse Arts Center launching Season 9

Scheduling the variety of acts is a fascinating puzzle
Putting together the season is a "great fun puzzle," said Firehouse Theater supervisor and programmer Rob Vogt.

September 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley leaders vow to solve mutual regional problems

Cities join at Mayors' Summit to voice concerns, solutions
The benefits of working together to solve the region's housing and transportation issues dominated this year's Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit recently held in San Ramon.

September 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Transient arrested in connection with Danville fire that charred 5 acres

Brush fire allegedly started by man trying to stay warm
Danville police arrested a man in connection with a 5-acre vegetation fire that occurred in open space east of Red Willow Park in Danville on Wednesday night.

August 30, 2018 | 4 comments
'Relics on the Railroad' returns to Danville for 12th year

Outdoor market features antiques and art pieces for Labor Day shoppers
With some stores, restaurants and other locations set to be closed for Labor Day, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley is offering Danville families an opportunity to celebrate the holiday with its "Relics on the Railroad" antiques sale on Monday.

August 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales At a Glance Aug. 31, 2018

Home Sales Update Aug. 31, 2018

August 30, 2018 | No comments yet
County Elections Division wins national award for APPLE program

Innovative program educates poll workers on voter accessibility
The Contra Costa County Elections Division has been recognized for its efforts to make voting as accessible for residents as possible, taking home the Professional Practices Program Award by the National Association of Election Officials for its poll worker training class, APPLE Program.

September 2, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon adopts new massage establishment regulations

Plus: Council honors retiring SRPD Chief Dan Pratt
The San Ramon City Council has unanimously adopted updates to its public peace, morals and welfare ordinance, regulating massage establishments and massage therapists within city limits, at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

August 29, 2018 | 3 comments
Danville: Police on the lookout for three men involved in armed robbery

Three men allegedly robbed resident in neighborhood near Diablo Vista Park
Danville police are searching for three men allegedly involved in an armed robbery that occurred in the eastern side of town off Crow Canyon Road near Diablo Vista Park and the Blackhawk Museum on Tuesday evening.

August 29, 2018 | 3 comments
Danville family to be featured in encore showing of 'Family Feud' run

The Cecil family originally appeared on two episodes in February
San Ramon Valley residents will get the opportunity to root for a local family once again on this week's encore episodes of "Family Feud," when Danville's own Cecil family returns to the small screen.

August 28, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to feature Fire Chief Paige Meyer

Mayor Clarkson to meet with residents to discuss issues facing city
Mayor Bill Clarkson will continue his monthly tradition and meet with his constituents at Clementine's on Friday to discuss various issues affecting the community at the San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast.

August 29, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon woman among six arrested in Peninsula identity theft sting

Police: Suspects found with 200+ fake credit cards, bad checks and more
Six people on probation were arrested at a Residence Inn in San Carlos Thursday morning for various crimes involving identity theft, such as possession of blank checks, counterfeit credit cards, burglary tools, credit card skimmers and more, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office announced Friday.

August 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Cal High: Mangos Drive bridge reopens for student use

Popular walkway now available for teens walking to school
After being closed for a month, California High School's Mangos Drive pedestrian bridge has reopened ahead of schedule, allowing students who walk to the San Ramon school from the eastern side of town quicker access to school grounds.

August 28, 2018 | 2 comments
SRVUSD board to evaluate Superintendent Schmitt

Superintendent to discuss goals for the coming year
In a closed session prior to its open meeting Tuesday morning, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to meet to evaluate the performance of Superintendent Rick Schmitt and discuss his goals for the coming school year.

August 27, 2018 | 6 comments
San Ramon Police Chief Dan Pratt retiring

28-year police veteran to step down Sept. 6
San Ramon Police Chief Dan Pratt has announced he will retire from his position after nearly two years at the helm and nearly three decades in law enforcement overall, effective Sept. 6.

August 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Alamo senior found safe after being reported missing

Man was found without car walking on Interstate 80
Javad Shafizadeh was found early Monday morning walking on Interstate 80, by CHP officers. He was then brought safely home by responding officers, according to the sheriff's office.

August 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Free tuition available for first-time students at DVC, other community colleges

Tuition provided via California College Promise initiative
Free tuition for a year will be available to students in the Contra Costa Community College District starting Monday under a statewide initiative to fund free tuition at the state's community colleges.

August 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Pleasanton PD officer cleared of criminal charges for 2017 fatal shooting

DA concludes lawful self-defense after man ran at officer with 'realistic looking BB pistol'
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has determined a Pleasanton police officer acted in lawful self-defense when he shot and killed a local man who advanced on police with what turned out to be a realistic-looking BB gun in May 2017, and the officer will not face criminal charges, prosecutors revealed on Friday afternoon.

August 26, 2018 | 1 comment
Verizon postpones request for new wireless tower on Camino Tassajara

Danville Planning Commission cancels Tuesday meeting discussing facility
Danville's Planning Commission has canceled its meeting for Tuesday regarding the issuance of a land-use permit to Verizon Wireless for a wireless facility on Camino Tassajara, after the cell company requested a postponement.

August 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Sycamore Valley Elementary briefly placed on lockdown Friday morning

SRVUSD: Move made 'in an abundance of caution' after person with bow/arrow spotted near school
Sycamore Valley Elementary school in Danville was briefly placed on a lockdown Friday morning, after a subject dressed in fatigues carrying a bow and arrow was spotted on a hill nearby campus.

August 24, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon city officials to discuss retail strategy plan

Plus: City Council set to review regulations for massage establishments, meet three new SRPD officers
The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are set to hold a joint meeting Tuesday evening to discuss potential amendments to the city's retail strategy plan -- specifically identifying what type of retail can and should be brought into the city and where those retail stores can best be located.

August 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Fire burns 4 acres of Mount Diablo

Fire is not yet fully contained but firefighters are on the scene
A fire has burned four acres on Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, Cal Fire officials said Thursday evening.

August 23, 2018 | 1 comment
Contra Costa County offering 'local destination' wedding ceremonies for summer's end

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front Historic Park to host over 30 weddings
Couples looking to get hitched before the summer ends are in luck as the Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder is offering resident lovebirds the opportunity to get married at a local destination wedding site for 2018.

August 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Festival celebrates Eugene O'Neill

19th annual event coming to Danville -- and New Ross, Ireland
The 19th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival in Danville next month will celebrate the playwright who received the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as four Pulitzer Prizes for his work -- some of it written while he lived there from 1937-44.

August 23, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Orchard Supply Hardware closing, along with all U.S. locations

Ten East Bay stores shutting down as brand goes out of business
Within the next several months, the San Ramon Orchard Supply Hardware in the Crow Canyon Commons shopping center will be closing down along with all other OSH locations across the country.

August 23, 2018 | No comments yet
DanvilleSanRamon.com announces candidate forums

To feature incumbents, challengers for State Assembly and city posts for Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon
The Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com are partnering with other organizations to again hold public candidate forums so voters can hear directly from candidates for those positions.

August 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Measles case confirmed in Contra Costa County

No reported exposure in San Ramon Valley, but patient visited Walnut Creek hospital, Lafayette restaurant
Public health officials in Contra Costa County say that an individual with a confirmed case of measles may have exposed others to the "highly contagious disease" at a restaurant and an emergency room earlier in August.

August 23, 2018 | 2 comments
Danville dad creates bulletproof plate for children's backpacks

Plate to provide protection during an active shooter situation
One Danville dad and entrepreneur has taken a step further and created a bulletproof shield to store in his teenage children's backpacks during school hours.

August 22, 2018 | 11 comments
Goodguys returning to Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend

32nd West Coast Nationals car show to feature over 3,000 vehicles
Pleasanton's longest running car show -- and one of the Bay Area's largest -- is back at the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend as the Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals celebrates the best the American automotive world has to offer.

August 22, 2018 | No comments yet
DSRSD: Recycled water plant expansion complete, residential fill station not reopening

New recycling capacity would allow for over 16 million gallons a day
The $18.8 million expansion of the Tri-Valley's largest water recycling plant is complete, allowing for millions of more gallons of nonpotable recycled water to flow through purple pipes for large-scale irrigation customers in the region.

August 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Charges filed against alleged Golden State Killer, including for San Ramon Valley cases

Four Contra Costa County felony kidnapping charges officially filed
District Attorney Diana Becton announced that Contra Costa County will officially file four felony kidnapping charges against accused East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo, two of which are for incidents that occurred in the San Ramon Valley.

August 21, 2018 | 2 comments
Central San receives high bond rating

Rating expected to save agency $8.2 million over 11 years
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) has been hailed for its financial decision making recently, and has been awarded a AAA rating, the highest rating offered by Standard & Poor, for its $19.43 million in wastewater revenue refunding bonds.

August 22, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to talk regulating Airbnb-type rentals

Potential regulations include taxation, creating short-term rental database
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to continue the citywide conversation on how to tax and regulate short-term rental properties, such as those offered through Airbnb and VRBO.

August 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss commission openings

Also: Town set to confirm cell tower rules, expand downtown banner program
The Danville Town Council is set to highlight Tuesday the need for residents to fill soon-to-be-available positions on several commissions tasked with advising the council on various municipal issues.

August 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley politicians oppose fuel efficiency standard rollbacks

Feds intend to revoke state authority to regulate emissions
In light of the Trump administration's recently proposed rollback of Obama-era fuel efficiency and emissions standards, Tri-Valley politicians on the state and national stage quickly declared their opposition and created plans to combat the federal government's proposals.

August 20, 2018 | 2 comments
Chabad: What's the fuss?

Council to rule Tuesday on appeals over restrictions on new Jewish Center
In what could be one of its longest, most intense meetings of the year, the Pleasanton City Council will be asked Tuesday to decide if the Chabad Jewish organization should have unrestricted use of its recently acquired property on Hopyard Road or be kept hemmed in as some of its backyard neighbors are demanding.

August 19, 2018 | 1 comment
Village Theatre presents: 'Grounds for Change, Asian American Narratives'

Gallery celebrates the art and culture of Asian American and Asian artists
In anticipation of the fourth annual San Francisco Bay Area Asia Week in October, the Village Theatre and Art Gallery is celebrating the artwork of Asian American and Asian artists, with its newest exhibit "Grounds for Change, Asian American Narratives."

August 21, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley voters to decide on marijuana tax come November

Measure R would create new cannabis tax in Contra Costa County
San Ramon Valley voters have a plethora of decisions to make in the upcoming Nov. 6, election, one of which is a local ballot measure to determine if Contra Costa County should levy a new local marijuana tax on the cultivation and sale of the substance.

August 21, 2018 | 5 comments
Swalwell 'considering' a presidential run

Dublin congressman waiting until after midterms, birth of second child
After some speculation in light of multiple Iowa appearances in recent months, Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) said Friday that he is "considering" a 2020 presidential run.

August 17, 2018 | 14 comments
Delay-riddled Stone Valley Middle School modernization now set for winter completion

Despite setbacks, district officials optimistic of project's future
The Stone Valley Middle School modernization project continues to progress, and while the project has already fallen more than a year behind its initial completion timeline, San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials are optimistic about the current status to finish during this school year.

August 19, 2018 | 1 comment
Changes to state's bail reform bill turn supporters into opponents

Revised bill sets stage for 'preventative detention' for even minor charges
Legislative wrangling has drastically changed California's bail reform proposal Senate Bill 10 in the last week, spurring co-sponsors to withdraw their support and instead actively oppose the legislation.

August 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Man arrested for allegedly hitting guard at SRVHS campus

49-year-old was unarmed, had no apparent motive, police say
A local transient man was arrested for allegedly trespassing on the San Ramon Valley High School campus and hitting a security guard before trying to flee the scene Wednesday afternoon.

August 16, 2018 | 3 comments
'Hot Summer Sundays Car Show' brings end of summer fun

Hundreds of cars are expected at the downtown party
While most Danville kids have already gone back to school, the town is not willing to yet summer fun end quite yet and will be celebrating the seasons end with the years final 'Hot Summer Sundays Car Show,' this weekend.

August 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Election: Candidate lists set; Danville mayor out of community college board race

Plus: SRV Fire, CoCo Board of Education, Diablo Service District and more
With the official and extended filing period now closed, the list of candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 election ballot for San Ramon Valley voters has been set.

August 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance Aug. 17, 2018

Home Sales Update Aug. 17, 2018

August 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Official San Ramon City Council candidates confirmed

Four candidates will campaign for two available council seats
After being extended for an additional five days, the filing period for residents wishing to run for the San Ramon City Council has officially closed, cementing the names that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

August 15, 2018 | No comments yet
'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) {revised}' in Danville

Town sponsoring outdoor Shakespeare performance this weekend
Starting Saturday, three actors will take on the challenge of performing all 37 of the immortal bards works in under two hours, with the aptly named "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged){revised}" at the Danville Town Green.

August 15, 2018 | No comments yet
After student drowning, SRVUSD posting lifeguards at school pools, halting PE swimming

Attorney: Family supports lifeguard addition, still investigating why teen drowned undetected
In the first action announced since the drowning of 15-year-old freshman Benjamin Curry in the San Ramon Valley High School pool last spring, school district officials have hired lifeguards to work at school pools to enhance safety when students are in the pools, a program that began with the start of school Monday.

August 14, 2018 | 12 comments
Blackhawk Museum to celebrate 30th year with a 'Night at the Museum'

Gala to feature musical entertainment from Phantom of the Opera
The Blackhawk Museum will be celebrating its 30th year of operations with its annual "Night at the Museum" event this October, and tickets are now on sale for the gala.

August 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Toyota unveils 2019 Avalon, Corolla Hatchback at San Ramon showcase

'Hands off' driving features among new elements of latest models
Toyota recently launched its 2019 Avalon and Corolla Hatchback for Bay Area drivers, with the new cars highlighted at a showcase event at the company's regional headquarters in San Ramon.

August 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Circus Vargas coming to Tri-Valley

Pirate-themed shows happening Thursday through Sunday
Don't be surprised by the blue and yellow Big Top hoisted over the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend -- the circus is coming to town, with a piratical twist.

August 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Supervisors to consider censuring county assessor over sexual harassment claims

Calling out Kramer would be largely symbolic since he's an elected official
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to debate whether to censure Gus Kramer, the county's longtime assessor, in light of allegations of sexual harassment involving two female workers in the assessor's office.

August 13, 2018 | 6 comments
SRVUSD board to talk budget revisions, reductions

Plus: 18 resolutions of recognition proposed for 2018-19 school year
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is starting off its first board meeting of the 2018-19 school year Tuesday with a discussion on revisions to the district's operations budget.

August 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Election: Races confirmed for Danville council, San Ramon mayor

San Ramon council candidacy deadline extended; only SRVUSD incumbents file
San Ramon Valley voters will have plenty on their local election plate for the Nov. 6 ballot, with races poised for San Ramon mayor, Danville Town Council and San Ramon City Council in the wake of the candidacy deadline passing on Friday.

August 12, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville council to discuss downtown development analysis at busy workshop

Tassajara Parks MOU, street banners, commission recruitment also on tap
Danville Town Council is set to hold a study session assessing the feasibility of real estate development on north Hartz Avenue, in and around the area of downtown Danville located north of Linda Mesa Avenue and south of San Ramon Valley High School, Tuesday morning.

August 13, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon sets community meetings for new garbage, recycling contract

City: Rates are expected to rise by at least 25%
To discuss the upcoming changes to rates and potential changes to services, the city will be hosting two community outreach meetings on Monday and Wednesday in an effort to hear the community's thoughts and desires.

August 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Bail reform bill considered by California Legislature

Bay City News Service special project analyzes implications of Senate Bill 10
SB 10 leaves many details of risk assessment implementation to each county. The same score -- received through the same assessment -- could have different results depending on how a county implements the tool.

August 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: New joint replacement procedures at San Ramon Regional

Innovative robot technology enables more personalized surgeries
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is now offering new cutting-edge technology for knee and hip replacement surgeries with the Mako robotic arm assisted surgery, which hospital staff say will greatly improve patient care.

August 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Cal High: Mangos Drive bridge closed to students amid repairs

Popular walkway off-limits to pedestrians for at least a month
Returning California High School students who plan on using the Mangos Drive pedestrian bridge to walk to campus when school starts Monday will have to find an alternate route due the walkways closure for large-scale repairs.

August 10, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville police arrest man connected to Palo Alto shooting

Nevada resident taken into custody for allegedly firing gun into parked car
A man accused of firing a gun into a vehicle in the parking lot of a Safeway grocery store in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood last week was arrested on Wednesday night in Danville.

August 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Staying active in Tri-Valley

Tennis, tai-chi, swimming and more: Residents stay healthy in all sorts of ways
Local seniors choose many different arenas to move their muscles, from fitness classes at the local senior center to casual tennis matches with friends. Some exercise alone, while for others, community is critical to staying active.

August 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Beware of scams

Exercise caution with phone calls, emails, strangers
Older folks are a vulnerable audience for unscrupulous contractors, financiers and other con artists, according to the National Council on Aging, and financial scams are considering the "crime of the 21st century."

August 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Tips for caregivers

Senior living experts advise on how to cope
Caregivers: Care for yourself, too. That is the advice offered by Rita Altman, senior vice president of Sunrise Senior Living, which provides homes and care for seniors in Pleasanton and other locations.

August 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Seniors and technology

Longevity Explorers talk ways to incorporate tech in their lives
In a progressively more automated world, technology can offer significant life enhancements. And for the senior community, a community growing due to increased longevity and other factors, technology can be a vital tool for empowerment and independent living.

August 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: The poet of Stoneridge Creek

Retiree Marilyn Slade captures community life, humor in writing
Marilyn Slade calls herself an "Exaggerator-in-Chief." It all started in grade school, when she wrote about her first airplane flight for a class assignment, trying to capture the thrill and terror of the expedition. Her teacher liked the story, reading it aloud to the rest of the class.

August 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Longtime bus driver retires after 40 years with LAVTA

Diane Farner witnessed change while helping people over four decades
And as a longtime staple in the Tri-Valley, Farner has seen plenty of transition, from bus technological developments to change with her passengers as she watched them grow from her bus-driving days within school districts, to her time with Wheels.

August 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Real estate buying and selling tips for seniors

Lifestyle needs, taxes, family among key considerations for older residents
Taxes, family and doorways are just some of the important factors senior homeowners and homebuyers need to consider before making a move or deciding to stay put.

August 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Fog City Swampers to close out Danville's 33rd Music in the Park

Final show set for Saturday, weekend before school begins
The town of Danville won't let the season slip away without a bang however, celebrating with its final Music in the Park show for this year on Saturday.

August 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Cal Fire issues outdoor burning ban due to extreme fire conditions

Officials say ban will remain until further notice
Cal Fire officials have issued a ban on all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions from Contra Costa County to Santa Clara County and western San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

August 9, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley celebrates 35th annual National Night Out

Anti-crime night brings police together with their community
Hundreds -- if not more -- San Ramon Valley residents came out to parties all across Danville and San Ramon on Tuesday night to generate support for anti-crime awareness and to celebrate community, for the National Night Out.

August 8, 2018 | No comments yet
'Brew it Up, Wine it Down' in Danville

Danville Area Chamber to sponsor beer, wine and food tour of town
"Brew it Up, Wine it Down" will be coming to Danville next Thursday (Aug. 16) and bring with it an evening full of the beers, bites, music, wine, trolley rides and more.

August 9, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon, Danville council races taking shape

Three newcomers vying with incumbent in San Ramon; one challenger with two incumbents in Danville
With just days left in the candidate filing period, only two candidates have filed the necessary paperwork declaring their intent to run for the two available San Ramon City Council Seats.

August 8, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon teen found after weeklong search

A 14-year-old San Ramon girl was found Tuesday evening in Fairfield after she went missing last week and was thought to have run away, police said.

August 7, 2018 | 1 comment
Taco ’bout trouble: San Ramon Chipotle briefly closes due to grease fire

Restaurant is expected to reopen soon
San Ramon residents looking to purchase a burrito or guacamole-drenched fajita had to look somewhere other than the local Chipotle Mexican Grill on Tuesday, due to the restaurant temporarily closing after a small grease fire.

August 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Applications now being accepted for Contra Costa DA's Community Academy

10-week course gives residents an in-depth look at the criminal justice system
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is offering residents the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system with the Community Academy, a 10-week course aimed at educating the public and strengthening community relations.

August 7, 2018 | No comments yet
The state of the local real estate market

In Tri-Valley, home prices continue to climb well above pre-recession levels
David Stark, public affairs director for the Bay East Association of Realtors, has been very busy this year trying to tamp down what he describes as "a war against homeowners on the Alameda County's I-880 corridor."

August 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner IDs San Ramon Valley residents killed in SoCal plane crash

Cause of emergency that precipitated fatal crash remains under investigation
The five people who died in a plane crash in Southern California on Sunday afternoon after taking off from an airport in Concord have been identified as four San Ramon Valley residents and a man from Los Angeles.

August 6, 2018 | 2 comments
Activists hold vigil for two people who died at or near Santa Rita Jail

Organizers blame jail for deaths; sheriff’s office calls allegations unfair
A vigil and rally for two people who recently died at or near the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin was held in front of the jail Friday evening.

August 5, 2018 | 1 comment
DeSaulnier introduces Megaprojects Accountability Act

Bill strives to increase oversight of projects costing over $2.5 billion
Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) announced a bipartisan bill last week that aims to increase the accountability and oversight of large infrastructure projects nationwide.

August 5, 2018 | 5 comments
County accepting nominations for Humanitarian of the Year award

Winners to be honored at ceremony commemorating legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
This year, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is giving East Bay residents plenty of time to nominate candidates who deserve to be recognized as the county Humanitarian of the Year, as the nomination period has just begun and will remain open until this Thursday (Nov. 1) at 5 p.m.

August 5, 2018 | 1 comment
Education election: Candidates emerge for SRVUSD, community college, county boards

Danville mayor seeking CCCCD board seat against ex-San Ramon mayor
The window of opportunity for residents who would like to serve on governing bodies that manage Contra Costa County's educational institutions is still open but closing fast.

August 6, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon girl missing since Monday

Police ask for help locating 14-year-old reported as runaway
San Ramon police and the mother of a runaway teenage girl are asking for the public's help in locating 14-year-old Taylor Cusick, who was last seen Monday night in San Ramon.

August 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville teen wins 2018 California Women’s Amateur Championship

San Ramon Valley High School Senior shoots nine under par for win
Danville teen Ty Akabane has been cleaning up in the golf world this summer, placing another victory in her cap by winning this year's California Women's Amateur Championship on Saturday.

August 2, 2018 | No comments yet
99 years and counting for Meadowlark Dairy

How Meadowlark transformed from cow business to Pleasanton's go-to ice cream shop
A certain summertime favorite in Pleasanton is celebrating a milestone anniversary of providing the Tri-Valley with udderly delicious products.

August 2, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon Valley High School modernization project is on track

Construction project estimated to be completed summer 2019
The San Ramon Valley High School (SRVHS) modernization construction project is coming along well according to school district staff and thus far is on track to being completed on schedule, prior to the 2019-2020 school year.

August 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin: Group criticizes release of woman in overnight hours before her death

Family says Jessica St. Louis was warm, loving; 'no reason' to release her in the middle of the night
An advocacy group and family members of a 26-year-old Berkeley woman found dead at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station early Saturday morning are criticizing the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for releasing her from jail overnight, just hours before she was found dead.

August 1, 2018 | 3 comments
Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference coming to Danville

Meeting to focus on potential ordinance to help combat opioid abuse
The Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference is set to be held in Danville on Thursday, focusing on the leaders discussing a model prescription drug disposal ordinance to help deal with opioid abuse in the region.

August 1, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD discusses student safety and mental wellness strategies

Board talks preventative measures for curtailing active shooter situations
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education held a workshop Tuesday morning discussing safety and mental wellness, with a specific focus on the prevention of active shooter situations on district campuses.

July 31, 2018 | 2 comments
Pleasanton plans to cancel rezone approvals, putting Costco on hold

Council would revisit project following supplemental environmental analysis
The Pleasanton City Council is set to consider canceling its decision from last year to approve the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone in favor of more environmental and public review of the project, a move that would also indefinitely delay the new Costco store and hotels proposed to move into the JDEDZ area.

July 31, 2018 | 1 comment
Regional authority supports light rail connecting Pleasanton and San Joaquin Valley

Feasibility study, environmental review set to begin on 'Valley Link' concept
Local leaders looking to help alleviate residents' daunting commute through the Tri-Valley are eyeing a new public transit option for the years ahead: a light rail system that links the burgeoning northern San Joaquin Valley over the Altamont Pass to BART in Pleasanton.

July 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council incumbents are only candidates seeking election so far

Aug. 10 is deadline to file nomination paperwork for November ballot
With just under two weeks left in the candidate-filing period, only two residents have officially declared their intent to run for the two available seats on the Danville Town Council. And both of those candidates happen to be the incumbents.

July 30, 2018 | 9 comments
Rotary Club of Alamo presents third annual Service above Self award

Alamo Resident Deputy honored with community service award
The Rotary Club of Alamo has awarded its third annual 'Service above Self' award to Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff Jesus Topete for his outstanding service to the Alamo community. Topete was presented the award at a ceremony/luncheon Wednesday.

August 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner IDs woman found dead at local BART station, suspects drug overdose

Officials say no signs of homicide or assault
A woman who was found dead at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station on Saturday morning shortly after she was released from Santa Rita Jail was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau Monday as 26-year-old Jessica St. Louis of Berkeley.

July 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Blackhawk Museum decides to end 'Cars and Coffee' shows

Event canceled due to traffic congestion, noise complaints
After numerous issues over the past few months the Blackhawk Museum has elected to end its "Cars and Coffee" car show, at least for now.

July 31, 2018 | 23 comments
SRVUSD board to hold workshop on 'safety and mental wellness'

Plus: Energy improvement projects aim to save district $210,000 annually
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is set to hold a workshop Tuesday morning to discuss the "safety and mental wellness" of students and teachers in the district.

July 30, 2018 | 1 comment
Bollinger Canyon roadwork begins

Drivers told to expect lane closures and related traffic conditions
Overnight paving work on Bollinger Canyon Road from Interstate 680 eastward to Alcosta Boulevard began Sunday night at 9 p.m. and will run until 6 a.m. Aug. 4, city officials said on social media.

July 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Woman found dead at Dublin-Pleasanton BART station

Investigation ongoing; 26-year-old had recent stint in Santa Rita Jail
A 26-year-old woman recently released from Santa Rita Jail was found dead at the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station Saturday morning, BART officials said.

July 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Car strikes Veterans Memorial Building

Building sustained only slight cosmetic damage
A three-vehicle collision Friday afternoon sent a car into the vegetation in front of the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Danville, scraping against it before coming to a stop.

July 27, 2018 | 1 comment
SRPD police dog battling cancer

K-9 Hector has thus far undergone five rounds of chemotherapy
The San Ramon Police Department is rallying around one of its police dogs, who has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.

July 29, 2018 | 1 comment
Agents of Discovery app gets Danville kids exploring

Mobile app helps kids learn while enjoying local parks
With the school year right around the corner, Danville kids looking to get the most out of their summer still have time to adventure as secret agents, gumshoes and/or police investigators with the town sponsored “Agents of Discovery" mobile app.

August 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Amazon facial recognition software falsely matches Rep. DeSaulnier to mugshot

27 other Congress members identified by false matches
Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) was one of the 28 members of the U.S. Congress falsely matched to criminal mugshots by Amazon's facial recognition technology, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.

July 29, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Midyear city update is focus of Mayor's Breakfast

Clarkson to meet with constituents Friday morning
San Ramon residents will get the opportunity to interact with their mayor in a casual setting and discuss city-related issues with him at the monthly Mayor's Breakfast this Friday morning.

July 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Third annual Children's Triathlon challenges Danville kids

Kids aged 7-10 are invited to swim, bike and run in the competition
Junior ironmen and ironwomen will get the chance to compete in their first major competition with the return of Danville's third annual Children's Triathlon.

July 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Hive minds

Local beekeepers continue to protect pollinators in face of national crisis
Scott Ball was concerned for his queen. Queen bee, that is. Her majesty was nowhere to be seen in the bottom layer of his hive, but worker honey bees were busily feeding a few other "queen cells" -- which could indicate they were preparing a few possible replacement queens, portending ill for the colony, which depends heavily on its sole egg-layer.

July 26, 2018 | 1 comment
Sale At a Glance July 27,2018

Home Sales Update July 27,2018

July 26, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley prepares for National Night Out

Danville and San Ramon police will help sponsor local events
Danville and San Ramon will join communities throughout the Tri-Valley and the United States in celebrating National Night Out with neighborhood block parties on Aug. 7.

July 25, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon city staff to review options for regulating flavored nicotine, marijuana, e-cigs

Plus: Council approves new regulations for massage services
The San Ramon City Council elected to have staff research and review a proposal to expand San Ramon's smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes -- or vaping -- and marijuana, as well as potentially ban the sale of flavored nicotine products at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

July 25, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon girl wins big at MLB Pitch, Hit and Run championship

All-Star Break competition challenges kids in fundamentals of baseball
The San Francisco Giants were represented well in the Pitch, Hit and Run National Championships earlier this month when 11-year-old Mylia Perez from San Ramon used her softball skills to win in the 11/12-year-old division.

July 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Zone 7 asked to endorse new $8.8 billion water bond measure

Prop 3 would generate funds for projects statewide; directors postpone discussion
Zone 7 Water Agency directors heard a presentation on a proposed statewide water bond measure at last week's regular meeting, with the measure's proponent asking for their support the new proposal -- four years after California voters approved another multi-billion-dollar water bond.

July 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Gas leak in Alamo closes off section of Danville Boulevard

Leak contained but road remains closed
A strip of Danville Boulevard between Hemme Avenue and Raeanne Drive in Alamo has been closed to traffic due to a gas leak in the area Tuesday morning, Danville authorities say.

July 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Swalwell bill aims to prevent U.S. president, family from profiting off foreign powers

Proposal would criminalize unauthorized benefits, expand rules to also include companies controlled by president or VP
The Tri-Valley's U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), one of Congress's more vocal critics of President Donald Trump and many of the administration's international policies, has introduced a new bill to toughen federal regulations that aim to curb any U.S. president or vice president from receiving financial benefits from foreign powers.

July 24, 2018 | 16 comments
Del Valle receives $5 million in new state budget

EBRPD: Sorely needed funding to support infrastructure, repairs
The Tri-Valley's Del Valle Regional Park will see an additional $5 million of funding in the recently approved state budget, after a bipartisan push by local elected officials.

July 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley grows as economic powerhouse rivaling some U.S. metro areas

New report cites key attributes helping region thrive, recommendations for maintaining success
The Tri-Valley is growing as an economic powerhouse that compares with the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. That's one of the many interesting findings in the new "Tri-Valley Rising 2018" report, an update to the first report done in 2014 by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

July 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa supervisors appoint new county health officer

New appointee a longtime family practice physician
At its July 10 meeting, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Dr. Christopher Farnitano as the new county health officer for Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS), the chief medical position in the county.

July 25, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to talk e-cigarette regulations, massage businesses

Also: Safe Routes to School update, workshop on finding new garbage hauler
The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to discuss expanding its regulations on smoking within city limits and potentially restrict areas where electronic cigarettes can be used.

July 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Police: Danville bank robbery suspect dies by suicide after heist near Santa Barbara

Fresno man tied to string of robberies in California
A highly-sought-after suspect in a Danville bank robbery and more than six other bank robberies in California died by apparent suicide in Goleta in Santa Barbara County, police and sheriff's officials said.

July 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council endorses new cell tower regulations

Updated ordinance due back for final adoption next month
The Danville Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with an ordinance to standardize design guidelines and location preferences for wireless communication facilities.

July 20, 2018 | 7 comments
Outdoor pianos appear in downtown Danville

Instruments installed outside two town buildings
The town of Danville recently rolled out a new summer program that brought two community pianos to the heart of downtown.

July 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Local writers club starts Book Launch Team

Tri-Valley Writers adds program to long list of supportive activities
It only takes one person to write a book, but it helps to have a team when launching it. To that end, in the early spring Tri-Valley Writers initiated a Book Launch Team program at the suggestion of member J.D. Lasica. He had a book coming out and knew that other members did, too.

July 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Comic Con returning to Tri-Valley

'Aliens' reunion, cosplay, trivia and more at fairgrounds later this month
Make way for artists, actors and cosplay characters -- the East Bay's largest comic con event will take over the Alameda County Fairgrounds at the end of July.

July 19, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Congressional candidates meet with constituents

Swalwell speaks at forum in Pleasanton; Peters hosts campaign event at Livermore pub
Residents of the Tri-Valley and the rest of the 15th Congressional District got the opportunity to hear from both general election candidates during separate meet-and-greets last Saturday.

July 18, 2018 | 6 comments
Welcoming Pacific Pearl

Asian-focused shopping center off El Charro set for grand opening Saturday
Pleasanton's locals can look forward this weekend to the ceremonial grand opening of Pacific Pearl, the new shopping center on the east side of the city designed with a focus on the region's Asian-American influences.

July 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Patelco moving headquarters from Pleasanton to Dublin

CEO: Credit union has outgrown current leased space on Hopyard
Patelco Credit Union's headquarters has outgrown its space in Pleasanton and will soon be moving into a larger office building in Dublin that the firm recently purchased, according to company officials.

July 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin resident dies in boating accident

Sheriff's office: Man water skiing on Delta drowns after trying to untangle tow line caught in propeller
A Dublin man was killed in a boating accident on the Delta last month, and supporters are working to raise funds to help his widow and two children.

July 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville hosting car show downtown

'Hot Summer Sundays' will feature street party and special guest Dan Ashley
The “Hot Summer Sundays" car show will be hosting two events in downtown Danville this summer, with the first event occurring in just a few weeks.

July 18, 2018 | No comments yet
BART mulls early morning buses during three-year Transbay Tube project

Board workshop on option to delay trains' start one hour to 5 a.m. weekdays
BART's Board of Directors held an informational session Thursday on their plans to provide bus service for commuters crossing from the East Bay into San Francisco during a long-term, planned seismic retrofit of the Transbay Tube in preparation for the possibility of a major earthquake.

July 15, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon needs volunteers for city committees

Seats available on Parks and Community Services Commission, Library Advisory Committee
Any San Ramon residents who have been looking to get more involved in city government now have the chance with several positions in various city commissions and committees vacant.

July 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville teen places in top 10 at national golf championship

San Ramon Valley High student plays well at Girls Junior PGA
Danville 17-year-old Ty Akabane came up big at the 43rd Girls Junior PGA Championship in Lexington Ky. last week, tying for ninth out of 144 other players.

July 17, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional Medical Center receives national award for wound care

Local hospital earns Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has received the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence Award for the high quality of its wound care center, which treats chronic and hard-to-heal wounds for Tri-Valley patients.

July 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Citizen’s Planning Academy returns to San Ramon

Six-week course teaches residents about city planning and land use
San Ramon residents will have the opportunity to learn about the city's land usage and planning processes with the second session of the Citizen's Planning Academy, which is now accepting applications.

July 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Rakestraw Books to host school supply donation drive

Local nonprofit launches 2018 'Stuff a Backpack' drive
The Volunteer and Emergency Services Team in Action's (VESTIA) is calling on Contra Costa residents to help donate backpacks and other school supplies for students and families who can not afford them.

July 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville fire station set for repairs to 'nightmare' roof

Board votes 4-1 to approve $450,000 contract for project
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors on Friday approved a contract to completely replace the problematic roof of Fire Station 31 in Danville.

July 15, 2018 | 2 comments
Baker, Glazer to discuss newly acquired funds for Del Valle Regional Park

Bipartisan effort by local legislators secures $5 million
The over 4,000 acres of land in Del Valle Regional Park will be receiving some improvements, with funds courtesy of a bipartisan effort by two Tri-Valley politicians.

July 13, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission receiving status updates on city projects

Plus: Nominations for commission chair and vice chair
San Ramon residents interested in learning about the status of various city projects can attend the San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday to hear a presentation by city staff.

July 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss new wireless communication facilities ordinance

Ordinance designates preferred locations for cellular towers and equipment
The Danville Town Council is set to vote on the complete repeal and replacement of its wireless communication facilities ordinance, relating to the placement of cell towers and equipment, at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

July 16, 2018 | 4 comments
Report touts Bay Area as mega-powerful region facing challenges

Silicon Valley is an economic powerhouse, and some of the cogs that drive it are more functional than others, claims a new report recently released by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

July 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Plant With Purpose families growing out of poverty

It's estimated that 800 million people suffer from hunger daily and 85% of them are subsistence farmers, living in rural areas of the world, totally dependent on their environment.

July 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Serving their community: K-9 units bring unique skill sets to Tri-Valley police

Dogs invaluable to departments in searches, apprehensions and emotional support
Police K-9 units across the Tri-Valley have been put in place to enable officers to protect the public with a diverse set of skills that would otherwise be unavailable.

July 12, 2018 | 1 comment
'Radiance' exhibit in Blackhawk

"Venus" by guest artist Carol Tarzier is part of the new Alamo Danville Artists' Society exhibit, "Radiance," opening at the Blackhawk Gallery on Friday to run through Sept. 16.

July 12, 2018 | No comments yet
New book explores history of Dublin

World War II saw a population explosion due to Navy bases
How did Dublin get its name? Local author-historian Steven Minniear said this is the question he gets most often. "There are lots of fun stories," he replied, although no hard and fast answer.

July 15, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD: Armed man robs Walgreens for painkiller that treats opioid addiction

Police continue search for robber; release security photos from store
San Ramon police are on the lookout for a masked man who allegedly robbed a Walgreens pharmacy while armed on Thursday morning.

July 12, 2018 | 3 comments
One bank robbed, another attempt failed in San Ramon Valley

Danville and San Ramon police are on the lookout for suspects
Tri-Valley police are on the lookout for suspects involved in two bank robberies-- one successful, one not-- that occurred in Danville and San Ramon Thursday.

July 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Sustainable Contra Costa accepting nominations for Green Building Awards

Award ceremony celebrates sustainability leadership in the region
The nonprofit group Sustainable Contra Costa is looking to recognize the architects, builders and owners of green buildings in the county in its tenth annual Leadership in Sustainability and Green Buildings award ceremony.

July 11, 2018 | No comments yet
So you want to run for public office in San Ramon Valley?

Candidacy filing period opens Monday for November election
Any resident interested in running for public office this year in luck because Danville and San Ramon have several public service positions up for election this November and the application process begins next week.

July 11, 2018 | 2 comments
Contra Costa sheriff to close ICE detention facility in county

Livingston cites growing costs of program, impacts of public protests
Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston announced plans Tuesday to end a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Marshals Service that allowed ICE to house detainees at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond.

July 10, 2018 | 9 comments
Local community college programs recognized with Strong Workforce Stars

42 programs recognized across all three district schools
All three Contra Costa Community College District schools have been recognized for the accomplishments of students enrolled in their career education programs, with the district receiving 42 "Strong Workforce Stars" from the state.

July 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Livermore teen heads to Cannes

Sarah Whalen's thriller screens at famed film festival
Sarah Whalen is all about the film world. But you won't find the Livermore 17-year-old assuming different character roles on-screen -- no, she prefers to be behind the camera.

July 10, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Republican candidate for Congress hosting meet-and-greet at pub

Peters wants to speak with local citizens about issues facing the Tri-Valley
Republican challenger Rudy Peters, who is running for Congress in the 15th congressional district against incumbent Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), is holding a meet-and-greet event at Eight Bridges Brewing, Inc. in Livermore. The event will last from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

July 11, 2018 | 6 comments
Pleasanton Preps: Fair shows engaging families is key for future of horse racing

Short-sighted focus on millennials, high purses could hurt industry in long run
It was another successful meet, bringing new people out to the sport. As the racing publicist for the fair, I see first-hand the number of people that come to the races for the first time -- most of the time bringing their kids out to the races.

July 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Forest Home Farms offers summer fun

San Ramon historic park to host demonstrations on life in 1800s
San Ramon's Forest Home Farms is spending its summer offering educational opportunities highlighting what farm life was like in the old west.

July 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Tour de France author appearing at Danville bookstore

Former Washington Post journalist de Visé chronicled champion LeMond in ‘The Comeback’
Rakestraw Books in downtown Danville is set to host a guest appearance Wednesday by Daniel de Visé, a former Washington Post journalist and author of “The Comeback," the real-life story about a young American cyclist's journey to the Tour de France.

July 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Katie and Jake Swim-A-Thon raises over $20,000

Proceeds will go toward scholarships for athletes with physical disabilities
As of Friday Katie and Jake's Swim-A-Thon and Bellyflop contest has raised over $20,000, with donations continuing to be collected. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards Swim with Mike, a scholarship fund for physically challenged athletes.

July 10, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville: Congressional challenger Fitzgerald is open Holocaust denier

Republican appearing on November ballot after 2nd-place finish in primary
John Fitzgerald, a Republican candidate vying to represent Danville and Alamo in Congress, has received national attention in recent days after reports by the New York Times and other news agencies revealed his history as a Holocaust denier.

July 9, 2018 | 10 comments
Police: No foul play in death outside Pleasanton Starbucks

Man dies in car at Owens Drive coffee house
Pleasanton police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man inside a car parked at the new Starbucks on Owens Drive on Saturday morning.

July 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to debate bike share program

Cell tower ordinance, 'Innovative 680' update also on tap for study session
The Danville Town Council will hold a study session to investigate the potential for installing a bike share program in the town.

July 8, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to discuss feasibility of potable water reuse

Agencies to present annual update on region's water supply
The Dublin San Ramon Services District and Zone 7 Water Agency are set to present the San Ramon City Council with an annual update on the region's water systems and supply Tuesday evening.

July 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Police: No criminal charges for teen's drowning death in SRVHS pool

Detectives deem death accidental, find no criminal negligence
Danville police confirmed Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with death of San Ramon Valley High freshman Benjamin Curry, who drowned in the school's pool nearly two months ago.

July 5, 2018 | 9 comments
Tri-Valley bids another farewell to the Alameda County Fair

Last weekend will feature closing performances, cocktails and more
But it's not over! In the last few days of the fair, guests can still look forward to performances by Journey Revisited, Super Diamond and War as well as daily events such as pig races, Chinese Acrobats of Hebei, horse races, motocross performances, rides, shopping and more. A demolition derby will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday and an RV demolition derby will be at 7 p.m. Sunday.

July 5, 2018 | No comments yet
New Start Smart class required for SRVUSD student parking

Beginning in the upcoming school year, San Ramon Valley Unified School District will enact a new system for students who wish to obtain on-campus parking permits that emphasizes traffic safety.

July 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance July 6, 2018

Home Sales Update July 6, 2018

July 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Congressman Swalwell coming to Pleasanton

'Expresso Yourself' to feature informal opportunity for constituents to speak with legislator
Tri-Valley residents will be able to meet with local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) to talk about issues affecting them right now during an "Expresso Yourself" event with the congressman next week.

July 4, 2018 | 1 comment
'Midsummer Melodrama' bringing high drama to Danville

Town Green will present 'Dirty Work at the Crossroads' one weekend only
The town of Danville will be hosting some high drama, virtuous heroes and sinful villains, as it presents a “Midsummer Melodrama" at the Town Green next weekend.

July 5, 2018 | 1 comment
Crash closes two of three lanes on eastbound Dumbarton Bridge

Lanes reopened before 5 p.m.
A crash involving a truck hauling a trailer has closed two out of three eastbound lanes of state Highway 84 on the Dumbarton Bridge Tuesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

July 3, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD recognized for work in digital citizenship

Declared 'Common Sense District' by national nonprofit
In recognition of its dedication to helping kids and families excel in a world of digital media and technology, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has received designation as a Common Sense District by the national nonprofit group, Common Sense.

July 4, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional Medical Center launches 3D mammography program

New screening process offers 40% more accurate picture
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has received an upgrade to its oncology department with the recent inclusion of a new 3D mammography program for breast cancer screenings.

July 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Family Campout participants sleep under stars

Campout will have outdoor movie screening, swimming
The Town of Danville is giving residents the opportunity to appreciate the tranquility and excitement of sleeping out under the stars while having the comfort of camping mere moments away from their front yards.

July 3, 2018 | No comments yet
County Fire spreads to over 70,000 acres

Over 2,000 fire personnel from across the state continue to battle flames
The County Fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties near Lake Berryessa has grown to 70,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire.

July 3, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD offers interdistrict transfers to Bay Area families

Availability is limited but available for students living outside district
Families that live outside of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will now be given the opportunity to seek an interdistrict transfer and enroll their children at SRVUSD schools.

July 5, 2018 | 3 comments
Tips on keeping your pet safe this Independence Day

Animal services department says holiday is their busiest day of the year
For the Contra Costa Animal Services Department, the fourth and fifth of July are their two busiest days of the year for taking in lost animals. In order to reduce these numbers, the department has released some tips on how to keep the Tri-Valley's animals as safe and comfortable as possible.

July 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Fire in Lake County chars 44,500 acres, sending smoke across Bay Area

People in smoky areas encouraged to find shelter
A smoke advisory issued for the Bay Area on Sunday because of smoke coming from the County Fire in Yolo and Napa counties remains in effect Monday, regional air quality officials said.

July 2, 2018 | No comments yet
BREAKING: Evacuations underway in Concord due to 3-alarm grass fire

A three-alarm grass fire has burned 100 acres this afternoon in Concord and is threatening two housing developments, a spokesman for the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District said.

June 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa D.A. campaigns for gun safety

Youth education campaign aims to reduce gun violence
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's office has spent the month of June educating youth about the dangers and potential consequences of gun possession.

July 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: The state's changing water landscape

Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature have declared a permanent state of drought in the Golden State.

July 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Town Council to discuss updates to its animal control ordinances

Changes include issuing citations for noisy animals
Danville Town Council will discuss making changes to its animal control ordinances to make them closer resemble those of the county at the regular meeting Tuesday night.

July 1, 2018 | 7 comments
Make-A-Wish grants art exploration road trip to San Ramon teen

Five-day journey took teen and family to art houses across the Bay
Ariana Dindzans, an 18-year-old California High School graduate, got to go on the trip of a lifetime when the Make-A-Wish Foundation sent her and her family on an excursion to art studios and museums across the Bay Area.

July 2, 2018 | 1 comment
Contra Costa residents might hear gunfire on highways tonight

'Shotspotter' testing: Equipment aims to detect gunfire near highways
People living along highways in Contra Costa County may hear gunfire Thursday night when the California Highway Patrol shuts the roadway down to test equipment for a ShotSpotter gunshot detection system.

June 28, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD defers decision to terminate construction company

Public apology by Vila Construction president prior to board meeting
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District decided to continue contracting for now with a construction company working on the Stone Valley Middle School modernization project, at Tuesday evening's regular meeting.

June 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Heat advisory warning goes out for Friday, Saturday

Risk higher for wildfires, heat-related illnesses
San Francisco Bay Area residents face increased danger from wildfires and heat-related illnesses Friday and Saturday as the weather gets hot and windier, according to the National Weather Service.

June 28, 2018 | No comments yet
One-woman play coming to Danville

'I Will Speak for Myself' brings alive the stories of 16 silenced black women
Written by Valerie Joyce, I Will Speak for Myself tells the stories of 16 silenced black women from colonial times through Emancipation. A one-woman play, actress Kimberly S. Fairbanks will perform the parts of all 16 women.

June 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Local BART station celebrates first autonomous vehicle

Test vehicle to solve 'first and last mile' commuter problems
Last Friday, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority celebrated the launch of its shared autonomous vehicle test project at the East Dublin BART station.

June 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Local BART station celebrates first autonomous vehicle

Test vehicle to solve 'first and last mile' commuter problems
Last Friday, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority celebrated the launch of its shared autonomous vehicle test project at the East Dublin BART station.

June 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Bay Area labor groups condemn U.S. Supreme Court decision

Non-union members no longer mandated to pay union fees
In a setback for unions, the U.S. Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote Wednesday struck down the use of mandatory fees for nonmembers of public worker unions to help pay for the costs of collective bargaining.

June 27, 2018 | 6 comments
County Clerk-Recorder's office to extend summer hours

Residents can get married, obtain documents until 7:30 on Thursdays
The Contra Costa County office of the Clerk-Recorder has announced the return of their extended summer hours.

June 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville, San Ramon celebrate America with Fourth of July events

Local events include parades, fun run and free outdoor concert
Tri-Valley patriots will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate their love of country come Wednesday, with several local events celebrating Independence Day throughout the region.

June 26, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville police searching for white Honda accord

Vehicle evaded police after violating a traffic stop
Danville police are searching for a white Honda accord that fled authorities this afternoon after running a traffic stop at Diablo Road and Camino Tassajara, near Vista Grande Elementary School.

June 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Local teens part of rowing club at national competition

Rowers wins gold, two silver medals
The Oakland Strokes Rowing Club capped off a championship year by winning a National Championship, two silver medals and an 11th place finish at the Youth National Championships at Lake Natoma near Sacramento earlier this month.

June 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville seeks actors for adult musical production

Casting call July 30 for 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
This fall, the town of Danville will be presenting its first adult musical production, and officials are currently seeking actors in search of a new project.

June 28, 2018 | No comments yet
DeSaulnier to host Facebook Live Town Hall on immigration

Featured topic to include immigrant detention facility at Concord navy base
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) will be holding a Facebook Live Town Hall event Tuesday morning to discuss the Trump Administration's immigration policy and the proposed immigrant detention facility in Concord.

June 25, 2018 | 2 comments
Village Theatre's 'Mix it Up' brings eclectic multimedia art exhibit to Danville

Eighth annual juried art exhibit brings artists from across the Bay
Opening Friday at the Village Theatre's Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Mix it Up will feature an eclectic mix of multimedia art installations submitted by artists from across the Bay Area.

June 25, 2018 | No comments yet
School board considers terminating contract with Richmond construction company

Plus: New state policy limits cooperation with immigration enforcement officials
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to possibly terminate the district's contract with the construction company tasked with the Stone Valley Middle School building project, at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

June 25, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon to discuss amending spending limit authorizations for city staff

Plus: June is elder abuse awareness month
The city staff report stresses that although authorization limits are increasing, there will be no changes to the annual fiscal year budget. If accepted city staffers will be allowed to spend more, so long as the council approves the bill.

June 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Shakespeare comedy onstage at park

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' opens in Pleasanton with preview June 30
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is performing "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at parks this summer, kicking off in Pleasanton with a preview June 30 and ending July 15.

June 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Jockeying for position

Infighting between NorCal horse-racing organizations exemplifies problems plaguing the industry nationwide
Life in the world of horse racing in Northern California has been anything but smooth over the course of the last few years.

June 22, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional receives quality achievement awards

Awards recognize hospital for exceptional care for stroke and heart care treatment
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has been recognized for its excellence in stroke and heart care treatment, with quality achievement awards from two national health organizations.

June 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Katie and Jake's Swim-A-Thon offers opportunity to beat the heat

Proceeds support physically challenged athletes seeking higher education
Two San Ramon Valley High School graduates, Jake Javier and Katie Pasichuke, are giving Tri-Valley residents the opportunity to beat the heat this weekend, all while supporting a good cause.

June 21, 2018 | 2 comments
High heat, dangerous fire conditions expected this weekend

First weekend of summer brings the heat
Dry air and dangerous heat are forecast for this weekend, raising the risk for wildfires, officials with the National Weather Service said.

June 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Home Sales at a Glance June 15 and 22, 2018

Home Sales Update June 15 and 22, 2018

June 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Meridian Sells 104,000 -square-foot office building in San Mateo County

Property sells for a reported $39.5 million
Meridian, a San Ramon-based property acquisition and real estate development company, has completed the sale of a 104,000-square-foot multi-tenant office building located in Brisbane, Calif.

June 21, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVFPD: San Ramon vegetation fire under control

Authorities unsure what caused a grass fire near Montbretia Way
A vegetation fire started near a residential area in eastern San Ramon Tuesday afternoon and after expanding to roughly 40 acres, as of Wednesday morning has been completely extinguished.

June 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Museum of the San Ramon Valley brings back 'Totally Trains' exhibit

Model train display features scale models of Tri-Valley buildings
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley will be working with its bread and butter for its summer exhibit, as it will be bringing back its popular "Totally Trains" display -- particularly symbolic for the museum located in an old train depot.

June 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Relay for Life this weekend in Dublin

24-hour fundraising extravaganza will feature live entertainment, food booths and more
The annual 'Tri-Valley Relay for Life' event will be held at Dublin High School this Saturday, starting in the morning and carrying on through the night.

June 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Special Olympics 'Flame of Hope' passes through Contra Costa County

Torch carried by local law enforcement officers
The Special Olympics Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Contra Costa County Tuesday morning on its way to U.C. Davis for the regional 2018 Summer Games, beginning this Friday.

June 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Get the scoop: Ice cream trail coming to the Tri-Valley

Locations in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville participating
The trail involves ice cream shops from Pleasanton and Livermore up through Dublin and then Danville. Its objective is for players to visit at least five of the 16 participating shops -- for every five shops visited, the trail's sponsor Visit Tri-Valley will donate $5 to local nonprofit the Valley Humane Society.

June 18, 2018 | 1 comment
Kidchella brings children's rock to Danville

Kidchella returns to Town Green for second summer
Back by popular demand is the Danville-sponsored kids summer music program Kidchella: A Children's Reading & Music Festival.

June 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Voters approve creating BART inspector general position

Proposal from Glazer was part of Regional Measure 3
While most voters know the passage of Regional Measure 3 means Bay Area bridges will see $3 in toll increases during the coming years, the initiative's victory on Election Day also establishes a new inspector general position to serve as an independent watchdog for BART -- an effort spearheaded by local State Senator Steve Glazer.

June 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Stone Valley Middle School welcomes new principal

White set to take over effective July 1
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education announced at last week's board meeting that Justin White, an assistant principal from San Ramon Valley High School, was selected to take over the position effective July 1.

June 18, 2018 | 1 comment
BART: Robberies and violent crime down, assaults and arrests on the rise

Robberies and violent crimes are down so far this year on BART, but aggravated assaults and felony arrests are both up, according to data released by BART officials last month.

June 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa is seeking volunteers for citizen advisory positions

Volunteers will help County Board of Supervisors make informed decisions
Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen is seeking volunteers for various county citizen advisory commissions tasked with educating and advising the Board of Supervisors on various actions and issues facing the county.

June 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Town Council to discuss committee appointments

Plus: Town will select delegate for League of California Cities annual conference
At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Danville Town Council will interview several candidates for available positions at three different local and county commissions.

June 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Hiking -- a Deus family tradition

Murietta Falls stands out in Father's Day memories of Tri-Valley man
Pleasanton resident John Deus and his son Tom began a tradition years ago to enjoy hikes together every Father's Day, sometimes even backpacking the entire weekend.

June 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Becton set to become Contra Costa's new DA

Graves congratulates opponent on win
Interim District Attorney Diana Becton is set to become Contra Costa County's new DA for a full term.

June 14, 2018 | 4 comments
DeSaulnier's anti-opioid act passes in U.S. House of Representatives

Act strives to achieve prevention through education
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) achieved a victory in his fight against opioid addiction on Wednesday when a bi-partisan bill he co-sponsored was unanimously approved by the House of Representatives.

June 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Summerfest returns to downtown Danville for 27th year

Street fair will offer over 150 vendors from up and down West Coast
Danville Summerfest 2018 will be returning this weekend for its 27th year, celebrating community, commerce and summer fun.

June 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Sheriff's office now taking texts to 911 during emergencies

Option available but officials say people should call when possible
Emergencies in unincorporated Contra Costa County can now be reported by text messages to 911, county sheriff's officials said.

June 15, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon families invited to camp out under the stars

Third annual Family Camp Out returns to Rancho San Ramon Community Park
The city is hosting its third annual Family Camp Out on Saturday and Sunday, a two-day event in which local families are invited to bring their camping gear and set up tents in Rancho San Ramon Community Park, 1998 Rancho Park Loop, to sleep under the stars.

June 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair: Summer showcase begins 18-day run in Pleasanton

Cattle drive, Wild West events, Blue Öyster Cult & normal fair favorites among highlights of opening weekend
No need to worry about that rumbling near downtown Pleasanton on Friday morning. Those are the sounds and sights of cowboys and cowgirls herding steer to and from the fairgrounds via Main Street in the second annual cattle drive to usher in opening day of the 2018 Alameda County Fair.

June 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Music in the Park returns to Danville

33rd annual concert series will showcase four Bay Area bands
Danville's popular summer concert series "Music in the Park" will be returning for its 33rd year, with a wide variety of musical entertainment, all performed outdoors so audience members can enjoy the town's cool summer nights.

June 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Blackhawk Museum brings back its Father's Day Car Show

11th annual car show celebrates Danville dads
The Blackhawk Museum's 11th annual Father's Day Classic Car Show is returning this Sunday to celebrate Danville dads with music and a diverse collection of cars from across the Tri-Valley.

June 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Deputies investigating death at county jail

Man found hanging in shower
An inmate was pronounced dead while in custody Tuesday morning at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

June 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Rotary Club of Alamo honors Educators and Students of the Year

Teachers, students from six SRVUSD schools receive awards
With the school year having come to a close, the Rotary Club of Alamo recognized the accomplishments of both students and teachers in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District at an awards ceremony on May 23.

June 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair opens Friday

Cattle drive through downtown kicking off summer showcase
Downtown Pleasanton will be thrown back to its old west beginnings this Friday as the second annual cattle drive is set to rumble through Main Street to mark opening day of the 2018 Alameda County Fair.

June 11, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon students among Swalwell's nominees to U.S. service academies

Six students selected for academics, leadership, extra-curriculars, more
Two recent San Ramon graduates were among six students nominated this year by Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) to attend U.S. service academies.

June 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville and San Ramon launch new websites for 2018

Updated designs focus on convenience and accessibility, officials say
Both Danville and San Ramon have recently launched newly designed websites, with the goal of making it easier for their residents to navigate the government sites and stay informed of community happenings, town officials say.

June 13, 2018 | 1 comment
School board to hold public hearing on upcoming CSEA negotiations

Plus: Board will hear presentation on special education budget
The San Ramon Valley school board will hold a public hearing to discuss the upcoming labor negotiations for classified employees at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

June 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville doctor dies in crash after large tree falls onto I-680

CHP: Investigators don't yet know why tree fell
A woman killed when a tree fell onto northbound Interstate 680 on Monday in Danville has been identified as Lyudmila Beyzer, a doctor of 15 years at John Muir Health.

June 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Interim DA Becton moves to 50.01% of vote; 60,000 ballots still to count

Becton would win seat outright, avoid runoff, if she stays above 50%
Contra Costa County Interim District Attorney Diana Becton has moved ever so slightly ahead -- by 17 votes -- of the 50% threshold needed to win outright in the primary election, according to the latest results released by county election officials.

June 10, 2018 | 7 comments
Video story time now offered by county libraries

Online songs and stories aim to promote early literacy
The Contra Costa County Library system is now offering online video story time through its YouTube channel.

June 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Moonlight Movies returns to Danville

Movies to be screened outdoors this summer
The popular Moonlight Movies series is returning to Danville this summer, bringing fun-filled outdoor movie screenings the whole family can enjoy.

June 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Historical buildings celebrated in Danville

Town's heritage sites list continues to grow
Members of both the Danville Heritage Resource Commission and Town Council have issued five historical plaques to buildings throughout the town.

June 12, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council preparing for November's election

EBMUD water supply update, police union negotiations, City Center project among other topics
The San Ramon City Council has several election-related topics concerning the regulation of candidates' campaigns for its regular meeting Tuesday night.

June 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Traveling the world: Tri-Valley family recalls adventures they wrap up journey

'I would like more families to realize that this is possible'
The Gillette family -- mom Audrey, dad Bryan, and sons Colin, 11, and Decker, 9 -- were on safari with a guide midway through their yearlong travel adventure, parked on the savanna in Botswana.

June 7, 2018 | 1 comment
Local youth theater company brings musical 'Pippin' musical to Danville

Company also seeking to raise $5 million for a new theater in town
"I Can Do That," a nonprofit youth theater company based in Danville, is bringing the musical "Pippin" to the Village Theatre in Danville starting next Friday.

June 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Prospective San Ramon City Council candidates begin to emerge

A brief profile on candidates who have announced their intentions to run
While the November election is still five months away, with the announcement that Councilman Harry Sachs will not seek re-election, an opportunity has opened up for at least one person to bring a new face to the San Ramon City Council.

June 7, 2018 | 7 comments
Hacker guilty on all counts in attack on DanvilleSanRamon.com

Federal jury convicts Ross Colby on Wednesday in San Jose
A federal jury on Wednesday convicted former San Francisco resident Ross M. Colby of two felonies and three misdemeanors relating to computer hacking that preceded the Sept. 17, 2015, take-down of DanvilleSanRamon.com and four other websites of parent company Embarcadero Media.

June 7, 2018 | No comments yet
DeSaulnier hosting town hall meeting in Danville

Monday event marks congressman's 65th town hall
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier will visit Danville next week to conduct his 65th town hall meeting since taking office in January 2015.

June 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner determines SRVHS student's drowning was accidental

Danville police have yet to complete their investigation
Contra Costa County coroner's officials have ruled the drowning death of freshman Benjamin Curry in the San Ramon Valley High School pool on May 8 was accidental, according to a copy of the coroner's report obtained by DanvilleSanRamon.com.

June 6, 2018 | 12 comments
Election: County DA race tight for runoff; bridge toll hike poised to pass

Contra Costa schools superintendent also headed for runoff; Congress, Assembly incumbents finish comfortably ahead
Contra Costa County appears poised for two runoff elections for countywide seats after the district attorney and superintendent of schools contests saw no candidate receive the required 50%-plus voter support required to win the office outright in the primary, according to semi-official election results reported early Wednesday morning.

June 6, 2018 | 1 comment
Landsea Homes acquires Danville property for housing development

Future complex will provide 17 single-family homes for residents
The Abigail Place housing community, located along Old Blackhawk Road and Camino Tassajara in Danville, will provide 17 single-family homes for residents. Construction will begin later this year with the first new homes expected to be completed by spring 2019.

June 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Alamo 7-Eleven robbed last week

Police are on the lookout for information regarding the case
According to the Sheriff's Office, at approximately 4:53 a.m. Wednesday morning deputies received a call from a clerk at the 7-Eleven at 1497 Danville Hwy., who said that he was robbed by an armed suspect. Deputies conducted an "extensive search" of the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

June 5, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD selects Ordway as interim board member

San Ramon resident will serve at least until November
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has a new member to serve on the Board of Education, selecting San Ramon resident Susanna Ordway to fill the vacant seat on the board.

June 5, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Renowned Vietnamese restaurant among new City Center tenants

Bishop Ranch announces next group of leases as construction continues ahead of fall opening
The Slanted Door, a critically acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine-inspired restaurant by Chef Charles Phan, will be joining the City Center coinciding with the dining and shopping center's Fall 2018 opening.

June 4, 2018 | 4 comments
Coroner IDs man killed while standing on Interstate 580 in Dublin

21-year-old woman faces DUI for initial crash; no charges yet for fatality
Authorities have released the name of the man killed while standing on Interstate 580 after a crash around midnight Saturday, as well as identified the young Pleasanton woman arrested in connection with the initial wreck that precipitated the fatal pedestrian collision.

June 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Woman dies in wrong-way crash on I-680

A 32-year-old Oakland woman died after driving the wrong way on Interstate Highway 680 near Walnut Creek and then crashing into the concrete center divider early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

June 4, 2018 | 1 comment
CHP: Man fatally struck while standing on freeway in Dublin

Occupants got out of car after initial crash, passenger subsequently hit by SUV
A man died on Interstate 580 near Pleasanton early Saturday morning after he was struck by an SUV while standing on the freeway in the immediate aftermath of another crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

June 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Roommate: Alleged hacker said he was paid to attack news site

Defendant's friend thought it was just a boastful claim
Alleged DanvilleSanRamon.com hacker Ross M. Colby told a housemate that he had hacked a news website for pay, according to testimony in San Jose federal court on Friday.

June 3, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional Medical Center hosts 'Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive'

Food drive feeds food insecure children over the summer
All week, the medical center will be accepting donations, in the form of money and healthy cereal, to help keep food insecure families and children healthy breakfast options for the summer.

June 4, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss senior care facility

Six month review will update commission on project progress
This will be the six-month review for the senior care facility being developed on the "El Nido Property" at 19251 San Ramon Valley Blvd.

June 4, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to interview candidates for vacant position

Four candidates will be interviewed Monday night
Four candidates will be interviewed in 30-minute segments on Monday night to determine who will fill the seat of departing school board member Denise Jennison until the November election. The public is welcome to attend and meet whomever will become the board's next member.

June 1, 2018 | 2 comments
Danville Town Council set to discuss budget

Plus: Street lights budget assessment report
At the Wednesday meeting, the council is expected to give final approval to the town budget: reviewing and discussing the town's operating budget, setting the appropriation limit, capital improvement program and the master fee schedule.

June 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Second day of hacking trial focuses on FBI probe

Defense attempts to discredit FBI work while prosecution tries to connect Ross Colby to the crime
The defense attorney for Ross M. Colby, who is charged with hacking Embarcadero Media websites on Sept. 17, 2015, attempted to show flaws in the FBI's investigation during the second day of his trial on Thursday.

June 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Sixth annual Alamo Run returns next weekend

Fun run raises donations for youth programs in the East Bay
The sixth annual Alamo Run, benefiting the Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, is returning to downtown Alamo next weekend.

June 1, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD schools get ready for graduation

Graduation ceremonies to take place Thursday and Friday
The district's middle and high schools are holding graduation ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, respectively.

May 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Cal High student allegedly wanted to create 'Columbine 2.0'

Teen arrested, but not charged, for allegedly planning attack in April
San Ramon police said in court documents that the freshman boy, whose name has not been released because of his age, allegedly planned to build bombs and recruit a friend to help him carry out an attack on school grounds in his senior year, inspired to create a "Columbine 2.0."

May 31, 2018 | 4 comments
Danville man eliminated from 'The Bachelorette'

No roses for Grant
A San Ramon Valley High School graduate, 27-year-old Vandevanter is a fourth generation electrician, sketch comedian, amateur boxer and coach from Danville. He was sent home in the first round of eliminations by Becca Kufrin, the titular Bachelorette.

May 31, 2018 | 2 comments
Danville police looking for witness in Sunday explosion

Explosion in Smart & Final parking lot confirmed to have originated from a 'pipe bomb'
Danville police are looking for one particular witness who may have information regarding Sunday night's parking lot explosion at the Smart & Final supermarket on Diablo Road.

May 31, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville police investigate robbery in Safeway parking lot

Man takes victim’s wallet by force after meeting to complete online sale
Danville police are investigating a robbery that occurred at lunchtime Wednesday in the parking lot outside the Camino Tassajara Safeway in what appears to be an online sale gone bad.

May 30, 2018 | No comments yet
County offers veterans free self-portrait art classes

AboutFace art workshop an expression of gratitude to troops
The AboutFace art workshop is a free two-day self-portrait painting class, offered by the county, as a way of saying “thank you for your service," starting Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley in Danville.

June 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Windemere Ranch eighth-grader wins National Geographic Bee championship

Venkat Ranjan wins $50,000 scholarship and a trip to Galápagos Islands
At the 30th annual National Geographic Bee finals in Washington D.C., 13-year-old Ranjan was the last student standing after defeating 53 other middle school aged competitors from across the country, on May 23.

May 30, 2018 | No comments yet
25th annual Goodguys Summer Get-Together returns this weekend

Car show at Pleasanton fairgrounds features 'Muscle Car Madness'
The Alameda County Fairgrounds will host the car show that features over 2,500 American made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars, trick trucks, late models and more.

May 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Accused DanvilleSanRamon.com hacker allegedly intended economic damage

Opening trial day focused on the breadth of destruction and key evidence
The 2015 hack on DanvilleSanRamon.com and parent company Embarcadero Media appeared designed to inflict significant financial damage on the news group, according to testimony in federal court Tuesday.

May 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Dougherty Valley senior honored for charity inspired by mother's death

Teen's AVM awareness effort earns her Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Lum was recognized for her creation of the “Lum AVM Organization," a initiative with the goal of raising awareness of arteriovenous malformation -- commonly known as AVM-- as well as money for charitable causes. The teen was inspired to create the organization after her mother's death, believed to be caused by AVM, in November, 2016.

May 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Explosion reported at Danville Smart & Final parking lot

No injuries; police continue investigation
At approximately 7:12 p.m. Sunday evening, police were dispatched to the Smart & Final supermarket in Danville, 460 Diablo Road, responding to reports of a small explosion in the shopping center's parking lot.

May 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Neil Armstrong Elementary School welcomes new principal

Effective Friday, Jared Gagnon will take over responsibilities of top administrator
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education announced at last week's school board meeting that effective July 1, Jared Gagnon will be taking over as principal of Neil Armstrong Elementary. He will replace soon-to-be former principal Lorna Monteith, who announced she will be retiring at the end of this school year.

May 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Trial of alleged DanvilleSanRamon.com hacker to begin

Man faces five federal counts in 2015 attack on Embarcadero Media websites
The jury trial of a San Francisco man accused of executing a damaging hacking attack of DanvilleSanRamon.com and four other Embarcadero Media websites will begin on Tuesday in San Jose federal court.

May 28, 2018 | No comments yet
BART votes down Livermore extension; regional authority could take lead on project

Livermore mayor calls BART decision ‘a lost opportunity for the region’
The BART Board of Directors narrowly voted against building a full BART extension to Livermore, but by also not selecting a preferred project alternative Thursday night, the board left the door open for the new Tri-Valley regional rail authority to take the lead on the proposed project.

May 28, 2018 | 2 comments
Art and Wind Festival wows attendees

Residents return for day of family fun
The festival features family-friendly activities, music, shops, art displays and of course kite-flying performances by some of the best professional kite flyers in the world.

May 27, 2018 | 1 comment
Dublin: The Wave reopening this weekend; slide adjusted after boy injured last year

Emerald Plunge slide closed for year after incident on water park's opening weekend
Settings on a Dublin waterslide have been adjusted and the slide will reopen Saturday after it was closed last year when a boy was injured on it, city officials said Thursday.

May 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Chow Danville has closed up shop

Company shifts focus to three other Bay Area locations
As of May 15, Chow announced on Facebook that it would be closing its Danville location and focus its attention on its three remaining locations across the Bay Area.

May 28, 2018 | 10 comments
Inaugural Contra Costa County Teacher Appreciation Night held

Teachers honored at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum
The event began with a special reception in their honor, inside the Coliseum's Treehouse Eastside Club, then the teachers were taken out onto the field for a tour prior to the Oakland Athletics game against the Seattle Mariners.

June 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Early voting sites available in San Ramon

County sites provide flexible timing and locations to cast ballots
Eight sites will be placed throughout the county with one located at San Ramon City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road. The stations will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 29 through June 1, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday June 2.

May 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville man appearing on 'The Bachelorette'

SRVHS grad Grant Vandevanter is looking for love on ABC TV show
A San Ramon Valley High School graduate, Grant Vandevanter is a fourth-generation electrician, sketch comedian, amateur boxer and coach from Danville, who will compete in the reality show's 14th season for his shot at love.

May 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Police investigate graffiti threat at Dougherty Valley High

SRPD has increased on campus presence in response
San Ramon police said they are investigating some “threatening graffiti" that was found at Dougherty Valley High School on Thursday morning.

May 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Memorial Day 2018: From somber observances to weekend of fun

San Ramon Valley ceremony set for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Oak Hill Park
On Monday, Danville will host the Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley to honor fallen veterans with a ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Park.

May 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Alamo: Community forums set to discuss gas pipelines in county

Safety tips among discussion topics next week
As part of a greater public education campaign the forums will gather residents, who live near petroleum and natural gas pipelines, and educate them on not only how the pipelines themselves work, but also the safety measures put in place to protect the county, beginning on Tuesday in Alamo.

May 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Memorial service today for Danville teen who drowned at school

Community Presbyterian Church to celebrate the life of Ben Curry
Danville will be hosting a celebration of life service this afternoon for high school student Ben Curry, who drowned in San Ramon Valley High School's pool earlier this month.

May 24, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board approves reduction of classified employee positions

Plus: Board honors Jennison at final meeting
At its regular meeting last week in Danville, the board approved the elimination and reduction of several classified employee positions.

May 29, 2018 | 1 comment
Around Pleasanton: July 4 fireworks halted at fair, this time for good

Other fairgrounds news includes upscale hotel project, Youth Barn
The popular and long-traditional Independence Day fireworks show at the Alameda County Fair has been canceled, and this time it's probably for good.

May 23, 2018 | 1 comment
Tesla says autopilot was not engaged in car crash that killed Danville man

Police still investigating crash, cause of death
The Autopilot feature was not engaged in a Tesla Model S vehicle involved in a deadly crash near Crow Canyon Road in unincorporated Alameda County on Sunday night, company officials said Wednesday.

May 23, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board votes to approve all-gender restroom at high schools

Pilot program will be tested for one semester
After a four-hour meeting Tuesday night in Danville, the SRVUSD board approved in a 4-1 vote a pilot program to convert a girl's bathroom at each campus into a multi-stall, gender-neutral bathroom starting Tuesday.

May 23, 2018 | 26 comments
Tri-Valley hospice leader Dr. Peter Wong dies at 74

Physician also known for contributions to cancer treatment, palliative care
Dr. Peter P. Wong, an early founder of Hope Hospice and a pioneer in the Bay Area in the medical fields of cancer treatment, hospice services and palliative care, died peacefully April 16, according to family. He was 74.

May 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Alamo Rotary honors Monte Vista students

22 Mustangs recognized for participation in community service club
Students were awarded with medals at the May 9, ceremony for their involvement in Monte Vista's Interact Club, an international youth community service group founded by Rotary International.

May 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Courts at Diablo Vista Park to close for resurfacing

Basketball and tennis courts will be closed for a week
Maintenance work will temporarily close down the tennis and basketball courts at the 20-acre Diablo Vista Park at 1000 Tassajara Ranch Drive for just under a week starting next Tuesday (May 29).

May 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Forest Home Farms' Old Barn receives some upgrades

Major renovations completed for one of San Ramon's oldest buildings
Coinciding with International Museum Day, San Ramon's 16-acre Forest Home Farms celebrated the completion of a series of renovations made to its Old Barn -- constructed sometime between 1850 and 1852 -- with a special reopening of the building for residents on Saturday afternoon.

May 22, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD high-schoolers earn career tech Students of Excellence Awards

Nine local students honored in county's CTE/ROP awards ceremony
Nine San Ramon Valley students were recognized for their academic excellence in career technical education/regional occupational program courses at an annual awards ceremony earlier this month.

May 24, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to debate adding all-gender bathroom at each high school

Plus: Board to discuss elimination and/or reduction of classified positions
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to discuss Tuesday the potential inclusion of one gender-neutral, multi-stall bathroom at each district high school.

May 21, 2018 | 19 comments
Danville man killed after car crashes into pond off Crow Canyon Road

Dive team faced difficult conditions at scene overnight
Danville resident Keith Leung, 34, died after his Tesla Model S vehicle was found in a pond off of Crow Canyon Road just outside San Ramon on Sunday night. Leung worked as an engineer in Bay Point and as an active member of the Danville Community Band.

May 21, 2018 | 4 comments
Tim Talk: Dublin agencies partner for new school site

The Dublin City Council has partnered with the Dublin Unified School District to start to address school overcrowding on the east side of the city.

May 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Former Livermore police officer publishes children's book

Author seeks to change perceptions of police, inspire kids to become leaders
That's the main purpose of his new children's book, "Officer M.N.O.P. and Me." To dispel misconceptions about police officers and educate youth.

May 20, 2018 | No comments yet
'Art Chat' at Village Theatre features nationally renowned abstract painter

Rutenberg will discuss an artist's method and his body of work
One of the most recognizable abstract painters in the country, Rutenberg's work is distinctly recognizable by his brightly colored, complex, and often surreal, paintings of his native South Carolina's coastal landscape. All created with a method he has spent forty years perfecting, according to his website.

May 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to review public art policy

Plus: Planning Commission to consider Sherburne Hills Road home project
Council members previously discussed the policy at their May 1 study session, where they determined that more deliberation was necessary in order to make a more informed decision. The policy is reviewed annually by the council in order to consider any potential changes or updates it may need.

May 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Art and Wind Festival returning to San Ramon

20,000 attendees expected at two-day event
The free festival at San Ramon's Central Park will feature fine arts, crafts, specialty food vendors, three entertainment stages headlining international music, children's puppet shows and a kite-making workshop. But the main attractions, as always, are the breathtaking kite stunts performed by some of the nation's top kite fliers.

May 22, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council to discuss changes to its animal ordinances

Final approval of the city's 2018-19 operating, capital budget also on agenda
Since May 2006, San Ramon has contracted Contra Costa County Animal Services to enforce animal control issues throughout the city. Recently the county has requested the city update its animal ordinances to better reflect the county's.

May 18, 2018 | 2 comments
The bird counter at Shadow Cliffs

To citizen scientist Bill Rose, bird colony data is a 'gauge on how healthy the Bay Area is'
Unseen by many a Pleasanton resident, Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area is home to a burgeoning civilization: a waterbird colony. And there you'll often find citizen scientist Bill Rose.

May 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Effects of opioids, vaping on community topic of Tuesday panel

Discussion hosted by San Ramon Valley Republican Women Federated
The guest panel discussing these issues will be comprised of Danville Chief of Police Allan Shields, Director of Teen Esteem Linda Turnbull and Director of the Teen Discovery Center Patty Hoyt. The panel will be moderated by federation President, and Danville councilwoman, Renee Morgan.

May 17, 2018 | 6 comments
San Ramon Walking District group to provide tour of proposed area

Tour will take walkers on a 2.1-mile loop around district
The 2.1-mile walk will begin on the steps of City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, at 7 p.m. The tour will take participants through Central Park, Bishop Ranch, past the lakes at Bishop Ranch 2600 ​and ​finish outside of the future City Center site.

May 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance May 18, 2018

Home Sales Update May 18, 2018

May 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville teen store clerk files federal charges against local union

Claims UFCW Local 5 failed to release information on union fees
A Monte Vista High School student is challenging a national food workers union for allegedly failing to provide him with documentation on how his dues are spent.

May 16, 2018 | 14 comments
Castlewood exploring alternatives to address clubhouse's costly ADA concerns

Options include offering Valley Course for housing development, selling club to private firm
Members of the Castlewood Country Club are facing some difficult decisions this summer. General Manager John Vest said Castlewood staff and the Board of Directors are exploring all options to address costly ADA-compliance concerns with the Castlewood clubhouse.

May 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Work begins for new bikeway path on Blackhawk Road

Drivers should expect delays until June 8 for construction
Construction, which began Monday, will consist of striping class two and three bicycle lanes for approximately four miles along Blackhawk Road between Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd and Camino Tassajara. Work is expected to be completed by June 8 but commuters along the road should expect delays during that time.

May 15, 2018 | 2 comments
Diablo Black Men's Group hosting annual Scholarship Golf Classic

Tourney raises funds to support young minority students in Tri-Valley
A major source of funding for the DBMG scholarship fund, for $135 per golfer, participants can spend their afternoon on San Ramon Golf Club's, 9430 Fircrest Lane, 18-hole championship public Tri-Valley golf course. The deadline for registration is June 1, so organizers request that interested groups sign up now.

May 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa Superior Court hires new chief executive

Former deputy Kate Bieker takes helm after serving county for 11 years
Appointed by the court's Executive Committee, Kate Bieker now handles all administrative duties of managing the court's non-judiciary operations, such as budget and acting as a liaison to other government agencies. She replaces Stephen H. Nash, who retired after serving five years in the position.

May 15, 2018 | 2 comments
Danville: Submissions for Summerfest art contest now being accepted

Chamber also requesting vendor applications for event
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting submissions for its K-12 Art Contest. Local student artists are encouraged to submit artwork answering the question, "What does live locally mean to me?"

May 17, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Meridian makes 10th real estate acquisition in two years

Property in Modesto will become ambulatory outpatient facility
Meridian has big plans for its new purchase, a currently vacant 39,204-square-foot parcel located in Modesto at 1328 Coffee Road, intending to turn the land into a 11,250-square-foot ambulatory outpatient facility for an undisclosed client. The price of the parcel has not been disclosed.

May 16, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon police link serial bank robber to Friday holdup

42-year-old transient believed to be connected to second local robbery, others in Bay Area
Police believe they have identified the culprit who robbed a San Ramon bank last week as the same man who is wanted in connection with other Bay Area robberies.

May 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Meals on Wheels marks 50th anniversary with rebranding effort

New name, logo and website as nonprofit looks to streamline services
The newly renamed Meals on Wheels Diablo Region celebrated the organization's 50th anniversary on Saturday with a gala at the Blackhawk Museum. At the event, officials highlighted the organization's accomplishments as well as their rebranding efforts and hopes for the future.

May 15, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon commission to consider capital improvement program updates

Plus: Joint meeting with Architectural Review Board
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to meet Tuesday evening to discuss additions to its capital improvement program as well as hear a presentation by the city's Architectural Review Board.

May 14, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon police search for bank robber

San Ramon police are investigating after a man with “an obviously fake" goatee robbed the US Bank branch inside Safeway on San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Friday.

May 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Mail in drop-off locations make voting a breeze

Ballot drop-off locations in Danville and San Ramon now open
Voters in Danville, San Ramon and everywhere else in Contra Costa will be able to drop off their mail in ballots for the June 5 primary election, at designated locations throughout the county.

May 13, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon-based Vitality Bowls opens 50th location

To be operated by 18-year-old recent high school graduate
The 50th franchise location will be run by 18-year-old Angelo Camacho, a recent high school graduate who has dreamed of owning his own business.

May 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Local Korean War veteran honored by San Francisco Consulate

Stoneridge Creek resident receives Ambassador for Peace Medal
U.S. Army veteran Dan Rodriguez, who now lives in Pleasanton, became one of those honored service members earlier this month when he was presented with the Korean War Ambassador for Peace Medal during a ceremony at his Stoneridge Creek senior community.

May 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council set to hear maintenance services report

Plus: Street Smarts 'Be Reel' Video Contest winners recognized
The department's director Jed Johnson will present the council with a report on the work they have completed over the past year as well as covering in detail some of the numerous upcoming projects the department has on their radar.

May 14, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to hold commissioner interviews, budget workshop

Two special meetings in as many days next week
San Ramon City Council will interview candidates to serve as the Student Commissioner to the Parks and Community Services Commission, at its special meeting Monday night, then will hold a budget workshop the following afternoon.

May 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest winners

Readers say Lisa and Kate Cole resemble each other the most of 2018 finalists
Lisa and Kate Cole are the ultimate mother-daughter duo. "My mom is one of my best friends," said Kate, 18. "We're really close," agreed mom Lisa.

May 10, 2018 | 1 comment
Helping out in Puerto Rico

Pleasanton volunteer among first to witness devastation after Hurricane Maria
Bill Caldwell remembers the laments of Hurricane Maria survivors bemoaning their losses as "todo, todo, todo" -- "everything, everything, everything."

May 13, 2018 | 1 comment
Vista Grande Elementary paraeducator named Classified Employee of the Year

Cindy Hill wins district and county awards
Not only was Cindy Hill declared San Ramon Valley Unified School District's Classified Employee of the Year, but on April 27 she was honored as one of five winners at the eighth annual Contra Costa County Classified Employees of the Year awards.

May 10, 2018 | 3 comments
Danville Youth Police Academy is looking for recruits

Free summer program lets high-schoolers spend a week learning from DPD
The Danville Police Department is offering those students the opportunity to start the summer off with a week of educational and fun courses, with the Danville Youth Police Academy, the week of June 11.

May 14, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon historical bus tour returns

Mayor Clarkson brings back the event by popular demand
The 2nd Annual “San Ramon Historical Bus Tour," will be returning this week, offering San Ramon residents the opportunity to see some of their cities historic landmarks and locations, all while in the comfort of a 30 seater bus, this Saturday.

May 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance May 11, 2018

Home Sales Update May 11, 2018

May 10, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD opts for temporary appointment to fill pending board vacancy

Board is now accepting applications to replace outgoing member Jennison
At their regular meeting Tuesday night, the board voted 3-0 to begin the search for an interim board member, with Jennison and board president Ken Mintz absent from the meeting.

May 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner identifies teen who drowned in San Ramon Valley High pool

Police investigation continues into death of 15-year-old Benjamin Curry
The San Ramon Valley High School freshman who drowned in the school's pool Tuesday has been identified as 15-year-old Benjamin Curry of Danville by the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

May 9, 2018 | 3 comments
Danville: 'Iron Road' series seeks to entertain, educate

Friday event features interactive presentations on Chinese culture
In a continuation of the "Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental Railroad" series, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in conjunction with the Danville Library will be putting on an event this Friday evening honoring the Chinese laborers who built the transcontinental railroad and connected the western U.S. to the rest of the country.

May 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Dougherty Valley High student wins state Doodle 4 Google competition

Voting for national competition is now open
Park will move onto the national competition and go up against against 52 student artists from every other state in addition to Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam, voting is open now and will close May 18.

May 8, 2018 | 1 comment
SRVHS student drowns in school pool

Danville police investigating 15-year-old boy's death
A San Ramon Valley High School freshman died after being found unresponsive in the school's pool on Tuesday afternoon, according to Danville police.

May 8, 2018 | 11 comments
Dougherty Valley, Windemere Ranch win at youth cricket tourney

Pleasanton teams compete against Dublin, San Ramon squads
The Tri-Valley once again played host to a showcase of the best young cricketers in the area, with Dublin and San Ramon squads coming away with the top awards in the Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

May 9, 2018 | No comments yet
County offers couples 'destination wedding' atop Mount Diablo

20 spots are available for a springtime wedding
The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office is offering the summit of Mount Diablo as a marriage destination for 20 lucky couples searching for a spot to tie the knot this before the summer hits. In partnership with the California State Parks Service, the county will officiate at the scenic site on May 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Commission reviewing proposed additions to El Cerro medical offices

Plus: Danville council to discuss new banner suite, town finances
The Danville Planning Commission is set to debate Tuesday proposed exterior facade improvements to the medical office building located at 400 El Cerro Blvd.

May 7, 2018 | No comments yet
School board to consider increasing developer fee within district

Plus: Board to decide how to proceed with Jennison's upcoming vacant seat
Currently, SRVUSD has a Level 1 school facilities fee of $3.48 per square foot for residential construction on projects that exceed 500 square feet and $0.56 per square foot for commercial, industrial and senior housing construction. Approving the increase would raise the charge to $3.79 and $0.61, respectively.

May 7, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council set to discuss retail strategy plan

Proposal aims to improve retailer opportunities in the city
The San Ramon retail strategy plan is intended to address the identified opportunities and constraints for retailers in the city, if approved it will help guide the cities retail industry towards increased economic opportunities.

May 7, 2018 | 5 comments
Dublin man sentenced to prison for tax fraud

Prosecutors: False tax returns cost IRS more than $1.4M
A 61-year-old Dublin man was sentenced to 16 months in prison for filing false corporate tax returns with the IRS, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Alex Tse.

May 8, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD: Trio arrested after shoplifting report leads to chase

Three men suspected of shoplifting power tools from a Home Depot in San Ramon on Monday morning were arrested after a short pursuit, according to police.

May 7, 2018 | 7 comments
Jennison resigning from SRVUSD board

Board meeting next week to discuss options for filling seat
San Ramon Valley Unified School District board member Denise Jennison announced Friday that she would be stepping down later in the month for undisclosed personal reasons after nearly eight years on the board.

May 4, 2018 | 1 comment
Sales at a Glance May 4, 2018

May 3, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVEF 'Night with the Stars' to honor school district supporters

35 district affiliates to be recognized at Monday night ceremony
The 35 affiliates from around the Tri-Valley will be honored over dinner and cocktails for all the work and support they have contributed to the foundation as well as the district.

May 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Street Smarts 13th annual 'Be Reel!' video contest brings attention to traffic safety

Charlotte Wood Middle School teens win Best Overall
Three Danville teens from Charlotte Wood Middle School took home top honors at the awards event: Carson Foster, Max Begun and Will Candy wrote, directed and starred in the Best Overall winner "Intergalactic Injury."

May 6, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon schools make deep runs in National Science Bowl finals

Windemere Ranch earns 2nd place, Dougherty Valley finishes in top 8
The team from Windemere Ranch Middle School, placed second in the National Science Bowl's final championship round Monday, while Dougherty Valley High School made it to the final eight before being eliminated.

May 3, 2018 | 1 comment
Contra Costa County primary election 2018

Congress, Assembly, DA, bridge toll hike among key local issues
Residents will help determine their local representatives for the U.S. Congress, State Assembly and key county positions such as district attorney, superintendent of schools and auditor-controller.

May 3, 2018 | 13 comments
Cal High students walk out in support of gun owners' rights

Students give alternative solutions to make schools safer, other than gun control
Approximately 50 students from California High School walked out of class for 16 minutes in support of “Stand for the Second" movement Wednesday morning.

May 2, 2018 | 5 comments
Tri-Valley Blue Devils win state hockey championship

Local squad tops Bay Area rival 4-2 in final
The Tri-Valley Blue Devils 14-and-under (14U) A team took home the California Hockey Association state championship last month.

May 2, 2018 | No comments yet
County moving closer to building new BART parking garage in Dublin

Baker helps secure $20M in state funds for project; construction expected to start in fall
Alameda County, with the support of state and local officials, is working toward constructing a new parking garage at the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station to help alleviate crowded conditions and a parking pass waitlist of cars that would stretch nearly nine miles.

May 1, 2018 | 1 comment
Senior Resource Fair returning to San Ramon

SRPD offers safety tips on how to help loved ones with dementia
Next weekend, the San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department is celebrating with its annual free Senior Resource Fair and Pancake Breakfast on May 12.

May 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa district attorney candidates debate in public forum

Incumbent Becton, senior deputy Graves meet to discuss issues facing county
The two main candidates, Interim DA Diana Becton and senior deputy DA Paul Graves, attended the forum on Monday evening at the Hercules Library, where they discussed their views on the issues facing the county.

May 1, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon commission to discuss proposed memory care and educational facilities

Church of the Valley will present commission with five alternative locations for proposed project
The San Ramon Planning Commission will meet Tuesday to discuss the Church of the Valley's proposal to add a senior care facility and educational building at its site on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

April 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Small quakes hit near Danville

At least three small magnitude earthquakes struck the Danville area Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey and a resident.

April 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider endorsing Propositions 68 and 69

Also: New cell tower rules, personnel policy updates, budget workshop
The council will consider declaring support for California propositions 68 and 69, both of which are up for voter approval in the upcoming June election. In both cases, town staff have recommended the council approve support for these acts.

April 30, 2018 | No comments yet
DPD: Man with stolen car arrested after police chase

Air support and license plate reader system help nab suspect
With air support from county sheriff's deputies, Danville police arrested an Oakland man after a pursuit on Friday morning.

April 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday in San Ramon Valley

San Ramon, Danville police offer safe disposal of unwanted meds
Medication can be disposed of at the Danville Police Department at 510 La Gonda Way or San Ramon Police Department at 2401 Crow Canyon Road this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: 94-year-old survivor recognized for Holocaust Remembrance Day

Henry Drejer endured five years in different concentration camps
Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Catharine Baker met with Polish-born Holocaust survivor Henry Drejer and his family at his home in The Reutlinger senior living community Monday morning to present him with a plaque recognizing his life.

April 27, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon police officer injured in crash near Brentwood

Officer's motorcycle strikes pole early Thursday morning
A San Ramon police officer was taken to a hospital early Thursday morning after he crashed his motorcycle into a telephone pole in Contra Costa County just south of Brentwood.

April 26, 2018 | No comments yet
'Celtic Jazz' show is coming to Danville

Musical style combines Celtic melodies with American jazz
The first concert, entitled “Celtic Jazz," brings a fusion of Celtic melodies and combines it with American jazz music. It will be performed by the musical style's creator, Melanie O'Reilly from Ireland, and her troupe this Thursday.

April 29, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to feature Police Chief Dan Pratt

Residents can meet at Clementine's to discuss public safety in city
The Mayor's Breakfast is a series held by the mayor on the last Friday every month, and gives residents the opportunity to speak with the mayor in a relaxed environment.

April 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Zone 7 election preview

Three incumbents, two challengers vying for four seats on water board
As the June 5 statewide primary election draws nearer, five Tri-Valley residents and water enthusiasts are gearing up to compete for four seats on the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors.

April 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin Pride Week coming up

Annual week promotes helping neighbors -- and the world
Dublin is showing its pride during the next week in its annual series of events to promote volunteering and environmental awareness.

April 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley: Homebuying tips for million-dollar market

Financial stewardship, find good Realtor, balance needs v. wants among keys
As the Tri-Valley enters the third year of home sales prices in the million-dollar range, real estate professionals have offered tips for potential buyers that focus on preparation, teamwork, agility and patience.

May 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: New Asian-focused shopping center set for summer opening

The new, 112,000-square-foot Pacific Pearl shopping center on the southwest corner of El Charro Road and Stoneridge Drive won't officially open until July, but already its 85°C Bakery Cafe and other eateries are winning rave reviews.

April 30, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon student wins Swalwell's Congressional Art Competition

Cal High sophomore lauded for painting 'Look me in the Face'
San Ramon's own Zoe Medlin, a sophomore from California High School, took home first prize for her oil painting entitled “Look me in the Face." Medlin described her work as depicting “a young woman, seated, with a bag over her head, who represents the countless unknown women of the world waiting to be seen and heard."

April 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Candidate forums set for county district attorney, schools superintendent races

DA debate Monday in Hercules; superintendent forum Thursday in Concord
The Contra Costa County Library is going to help county voters familiarize themselves with some of the local candidates up for election this June with a pair of debates to be held next week across the county.

April 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Authorities identify suspect in serial killer, rapist case with San Ramon Valley crimes

72-year-old arrestee is former NorCal cop, has been living at Citrus Heights
DeAngelo allegedly committed 51 rapes and 12 murders across 10 different California counties between 1976 and 1986. Between 1978 and 1979, the Golden State Killer struck in Concord, San Ramon, San Jose, Danville, Fremont and Walnut Creek. Three rapes occurred in Danville and two more occurred in San Ramon.

April 25, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon approves Bicycle Master Plan

Plus: MCE is expected to offer rates 3-4% lower than PG&E for one year
The San Ramon City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to proceed with the approval of the city's Bicycle Master Plan, which will guide the city as it expands its bicycle facilities.

April 27, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council takes step toward regulating Airbnb-type rentals

Short-term rental properties may see new taxes in he future
The City Council has instructed city staff to proceed with studying and forming a plan on how to deal with, currently unregulated, short-term rental residential properties at their regular council meeting Tuesday night.

April 25, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon seeks members for advisory committee openings

Ten positions are available on four groups
Currently 10 positions are open where residents can serve as a full member or as an alternate on either the Arts Advisory Committee, Library Advisory Committee, Senior Citizens' Advisory Committee, or the Transportation Advisory Committee.

April 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Art and Wine Stroll returning for 15th year

Thursday event features local art, wine, food downtown and at Danville Livery
San Ramon Valley residents will get a chance to taste some of the region's best wines and appreciate some of its most talented local artists at the 15th annual Danville Art and Wine Stroll this Thursday.

April 24, 2018 | 1 comment
What happened in China?

Dublin Mayor David Haubert visit to China, signing of document raises questions
Dublin Mayor David Haubert was in China in late March with Menlo Park Councilmember Kirsten Keith and Mountain View Mayor Lenny Siegel and the three attended a "signing ceremony." Haubert reportedly signed a document on behalf of Keith and Siegel that might have solidified a business deal for former Mountain View councilmember Mike Kasperzak, CEO of HIM Holdings, and the Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone.

April 24, 2018 | 1 comment
Cal High student arrested on suspicion of threat against peers

SRPD: Teen jailed but DA's Office does not plan to pursue charges
A California High School freshman was arrested last Thursday evening on suspicion of conspiracy related to allegedly threatening to "do harm" to fellow students.

April 23, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to weigh options for taxing Airbnb-type rentals

Plus: New Bicycle Master Plan, $50 pay raise for planning commissioners
The San Ramon City Council is set to finalize some old business at their regular meeting Tuesday night before discussing the potential implementation of a new tax on short-term residential rentals in the city.

April 23, 2018 | 5 comments
Silicon Valley Community Foundation exec resigns after reports of misconduct

Former employees allege an environment of fear and intimidation
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's second-in-command has resigned amid allegations she sexually harassed and abused co-workers, the nonprofit organization announced last week.

April 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Cal High's Gagnon picked as county Teacher of the Year finalist

Gagnon vying against three other women for spot in state competition
Cal High history teacher Shanna Gagnon has been selected among the four women named as finalists for the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year award.

April 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Community college board president resigned amid sexual misconduct probe

District's preliminary investigation found validity to claim against Farley
A preliminary investigation summary created Feb. 20 by the CCCCD Human Resources Department, shows that anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct made against Farley were believed to be true, according to the redacted report released by the district.

April 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Parent group holds small rally downtown denouncing violence in schools

Protesters demand commonsense gun reform in America
The residents met at the Danville Town Library to protest the continuous trend of mass shootings in schools and demanding commonsense gun reform. Speakers stressed the need for voters to support government officials who favor gun reform, and to make their voices heard.

April 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Arnerich to review State of the Town address during Mayor's Town Hall

Mayor's presentation to be followed by Q&A with residents Wednesday night
Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich has invited members of the Danville community to the Mayor's Town Hall this Wednesday evening, during which he will provide highlights from last month's “State of the Town" address.

April 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville commemorating Earth Day with Saturday events

Families can celebrate the day with interactive 'green' activities
Danville is throwing its eighth annual Earth Day celebration this Saturday, featuring educational green events for the whole family.

April 19, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: 'A Mission to Heal -- Hope by the Numbers'

New program shows the need for organ donors in California
By typing in their address on Hope by the Numbers users can see, displayed on an interactive map, just how many people in their community are waiting for a transplant. Users can also learn what counties have high donor registration rates and which counties can “do better."

May 6, 2018 | No comments yet
DPD introduces 'Pizza with the Police'

Event aims to create a more approachable police force
An addition to the Coffee with the Cops program, at Pizza with the Police community members will be able to exchange ideas with, and ask questions to local police officers in a casual environment, residents will not only have the opportunity to socialize with police but also learn about how the serve the town.

April 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Board names Offerman as new Bollinger Canyon principal next year

Plus: Presentations on equity, Day of Silence, Asian Pacific Heritage Month
The San Ramon Valley school board voted Tuesday to name teacher on special assignment Christine Offerman as Bollinger Canyon Elementary School's principal for the 2018-19 school year.

April 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Bracing for the big one: Report describes damage if large quake strikes East Bay

Coalition outlines how 7.0 earthquake along Hayward Fault could kill hundreds
If an earthquake larger than the 6.9-magnitude 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake struck directly below the city of Oakland on the Hayward Fault line late this afternoon, what kind of havoc would it wreak?

April 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County receives 'F' in annual air quality report

Bay Area air quality among worst in the nation, lung association says
The Bay Area has some of the worst air quality in the nation but numbers have gradually improved over the last few years, the American Lung Association said in a report released Wednesday.

April 19, 2018 | 3 comments
SRVUSD Special Education Department gives report on state of program

Directors lay out for board key points of three-year plan
The presentation, made by executive director MaryAnn Frates and fellow Ddrector Linda Rowley Thom, highlighted how the program cares for these students by explaining where the program is and where staff want it to go.

April 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Devil Mountain Run returns for its 40th year

Proceeds from Danville run support Discovery Counseling Center
The Danville Devil Mountain Run will feature different challenges for various levels of skill including, both a 5K and 10K, Kids Fun Run, Buddi Love Dog Mile, and the Mile of Truth, all on May 6 starting at 8 a.m.

April 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Tri-Valley's first venture capital fund set to close

The closing of the Tri-Valley's first home-grown venture capital fund is imminent. Tri-Valley Ventures, founded by six partners including Greg Hitchan and Don Garman, publicly launched the fund last December with a goal of $10 million.

April 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Film Fest to benefit Tri-Valley Haven

Nine short films focus on women
The third annual Lunafest, a film festival hosted by Tri-Valley Haven at Vine Cinema in Livermore, will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

April 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Garden tour focuses on native plants

Homeowners share how to develop inviting natural habitats
The joy of native plants used in personal gardens will be celebrated May 6 in the annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour.

April 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Valley Children's Museum

Mobile learning center's long road to permanent home hits critical juncture
After nearly 20 years of moving from location to location, the Valley Children's Museum is looking to leave its nomadic ways behind and establish a permanent, non-mobile home in Dublin.

April 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin High sophomore creates bus-tracking app

Through coding, Liam O’Flynn says, ‘everybody has the ability to solve everyday problems’
Anyone who has taken a school bus -- or any bus for that matter -- is well-acquainted with the unpredictable schedules of the transportation mode.

April 17, 2018 | 2 comments
'Conceive, Construct, Embellish' exhibit coming to Village Theatre gallery

Seven Californian artists will feature their unique style of ceramic art
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to hold an opening reception for its upcoming “Conceive, Construct, Embellish" exhibition on May 3.

April 18, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Councilman Harry Sachs will not seek re-election

Planning for population growth, senior housing, advocating increased hotel tax focuses during remaining term
San Ramon Councilman Harry Sachs cites a desire to focus his energy on his family and the "winding down" of his teaching career as reasons he will not seek re-election.

April 16, 2018 | 3 comments
May the Fourth strikes back in Danville

Event returns to celebrate all things 'Star Wars'
The all day event features "Star Wars" themed activities for all ages, including a scavenger hunt, Jedi training course, movie screening, and a Cantina Walk pub crawl in the evening for adults 21 and over.

April 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Board to talk National Day of Silence, special education, equity in SRVUSD

Plus: District library plan, declaration of need for fully qualified educators
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a series of presentations at its regular meeting Tuesday, ranging from the recognition of May as Asian Pacific Heritage Month and April 27 as National Day of Silence, to a discussion on special education and an investigation of equity within the district.

April 16, 2018 | No comments yet
DPD: Driver arrested after crashing during short pursuit

Milpitas man allegedly caught on camera with stolen vehicle
Danville police arrested a Milpitas man following a brief pursuit that ended in a car crash Saturday afternoon, moments after the town's automated license plate reader cameras allegedly caught him in a stolen sedan.

April 15, 2018 | 1 comment
Windemere Ranch student wins California geography bee

Venkat Ranjan headed to national finals in DC next month
Windemere Ranch Middle School eighth-grader Venkat Ranjan is California's 2018 National Geographic geography bee state champion.

April 15, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD solicits applicants for Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

Volunteers provide oversight for district's parcel tax revenue spending
Four positions are open and if elected members serve two year terms, will serve no more than two consecutive terms, and will not be compensate. The committee meets at least twice a year and reports on an annual basis to the board and community on how the districts funds have been spent. All meetings are open to the public.

April 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss new rules for wireless communication facilities

New amendment aims to protect town skyline from cell towers
The Danville Town Council is set to debate balancing the town's need for wireless communications towers, with protecting its natural skyline Tuesday night.

April 16, 2018 | 1 comment
Seven companies move to Bishop Ranch

Sunset leases over 80,000 square feet in office space across business park
Sunset Development Company, the owner of Bishop Ranch, announced the signing of seven new office space leases totaling 81,700 square feet.

April 15, 2018 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley artist's joyride continues

Positive attitude finds expression in portraits, motorcycles and jewelry
To see the delicate designs on her jewelry, you might not guess that Holly Ellsworth-Rose dreams of riding a Harley-Davidson through the Black Hills of Dakota.

April 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Sister cities celebrate 35 years of friendship

Pleasanton welcomes Tulancingo delegation next week
Pleasanton will host a delegation of 30 representatives from its sister city Tulancingo, Mexico next week to mark the 35th year of friendship between the two communities.

April 12, 2018 | No comments yet
CHP: Shooting reported on I-680 in Walnut Creek

Among two highway shootings Wednesday night
Two separate highway shootings were reported in Contra Costa County on Wednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

April 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Man accused of robbing San Ramon credit union still at large

Investigators later ID suspect as 42-year-old transient with criminal history
Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Pacific Service Credit Union on Crow Canyon Place in San Ramon on Wednesday evening.

April 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Water line breaks at Sycamore Valley Park

Restrooms, water features temporarily offline until repairs can be made
A potable water line servicing utilities at Sycamore Valley Park in Danville broke Wednesday, resulting in the parks water features and restrooms being made temporarily unavailable.

April 11, 2018 | No comments yet
15th annual Lend a Hand Day is coming to Danville

Volunteer effort will help seniors in Danville with their yard work
Lend a Hand volunteers will be helping Danville senior neighbors with their basic spring yard work and clean up. Tasks will have volunteers doing general yard work such as hand pruning, weeding and clean up.

April 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville Open Studios giving locals a tour of local art scene

Participants can go on self-guided tour of art workshops in town
Starting May 5-6 the Danville Open Studios will allow residents to visit local art studios all across the town, to see how they work and check out the assorted projects they have created. Participants will even be able to purchase these artists pieces, if they are so inclined.

April 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: UnWaste Event giving residents chance to recycle electronics

Danville continues Earth Day celebration with recycling event
San Ramon Valley residents are invited to drop recyclables off at the Sycamore Park and Ride, located near the intersection of Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Ramon, on April 28 for the town-sponsored UnWaste Event.

April 10, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Rotary Club donates $75,000+ to SRVEF

Education Foundation to honor Rotarians at endowment dinner next week
The Rotary Club of San Ramon recently presented the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation with a $75,989 donation check from funds raised during the annual Online Auction for Education.

April 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco to have Spanish fundraiser in Danville

Event will feature world-renowned flamenco artists
World class flamenco artist and Danville resident Maria Jose Rivas de Salazar is having a fundraising event at her home on April 29 to benefit the Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco.

April 11, 2018 | 1 comment
SRVUSD among California districts to receive hoax threatening schools

DPD: District received email promising violence against local schools, later deemed unfounded
Danville police posted an alert on their social media accounts Monday letting followers know the San Ramon Valley Unified School District received a hoax email threatening violence against an unspecified school but no local schools were in danger.

April 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Fifth annual Holi Festival is coming to Bishop Ranch

'Festival of Colors' celebrates coming of spring in colorful fashion
The fifth annual Holi Festival is hitting San Ramon this Friday at Bishop Ranch. Also known as the "Festival of Colors," Holi is traditionally an Indian and Nepali holiday celebrating the triumph of good over evil and correlates with the passing of winter into spring.

April 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Zone 7 sells water revenue bonds to fund projects

$71.4 million bond proceeds will go to ozonation projects, restructure debt from old water storage program
Officials from the Zone 7 Water Agency recently announced the successful sale of water revenue bonds that would generate $71.4 million to be used for the agency's upcoming ozone filtration projects and to refinance the debt from a water storage program approved over 10 years ago.

April 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider decorative banners for town streets

Updating personnel policies also on tap for morning study session
Town staff will present the Danville Town Council with a suite of approximately 40 banners which will potentially be displayed along Hartz Avenue and San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

April 9, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set to close out completed construction projects across city

Plus: SRPD may have some new patrol vehicles
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider signing off on the completion of three city construction projects Tuesday night.

April 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Blackhawk man accused of stabbing neighbor

69-year-old facing two felony charges
Authorities in Blackhawk arrested a 69-year-old man Wednesday night on suspicion of stabbing a neighbor in the gated community.

April 5, 2018 | 6 comments
County jail guard arrested for having sex with female inmates

Sheriff working to fire deputy facing charges
A correctional deputy working at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of unlawful sexual activity with two consenting female inmates, Contra Costa County sheriff's officials said.

April 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Three SRVUSD schools honored as 2018 California Distinguished Schools

Bollinger Canyon, Coyote Creek, Rancho Romero take home awards
Bollinger Canyon, Coyote Creek and Rancho Romero elementary schools have been recognized as 2018 California Distinguished Schools by the state Department of Education.

April 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Role Players Ensemble bringing 'The Rover' to Danville

17th century play tells a story of seduction, sword fights and bawdy humor
"The Rover" tells the tale of a band of English cavaliers, banished from home, searching for adventure and love in the city of Naples during Carnival time. It would appear they meet their match when they come across a group of women searching for the same.

April 8, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Pickup basketball players jump in to save teammate's life

SRVFPD: 'The need will always exist for citizen heroes'
When Harold Ng's heart stopped beating on a San Ramon basketball court, that could have been the end for the 67-year-old engineer.

April 6, 2018 | 1 comment
Staying Healthy: Local company connects fitness enthusiasts with proper meals

Pleasanton entrepreneur gaining national attention for Garnysh venture
Pleasanton entrepreneur Meeta Vengapally -- founder of Garnysh, a platform connecting athletes and fitness fans with meals that fit their training -- says the inspiration for her company came from her own life.

April 10, 2018 | No comments yet
AAUW's 18th annual Garden Tour set to hit Mother's Day weekend

Five gardens will showcase the diverse agriculture of San Ramon Valley
The tour will take participants across five gardens with highlights including; a sculptor's garden containing basalt rocks and original artwork, a garden that features garden rooms with extensive and diverse plantings created by a self described “hoardaculturalist," and another with a seating area providing a panoramic view of Mount Diablo.

April 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Jumpin' at the Sun returns for spring season

San Ramon's resident dance troupe performing this weekend
San Ramon's own dance troupe, Jumpin' at the Sun, is returning to the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center this weekend for their spring performances.

April 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council expands tobacco retailer moratorium to one year

Also: Council supports marijuana social host ordinance, proclaims National Volunteer Recognition Month
The Danville Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend its temporary tobacco retailer moratorium for an additional 10 months and 15 days, banning any new tobacco-selling shops in Danville for a total of one year.

April 4, 2018 | No comments yet
'The Chinese and the Iron Rail' exhibit opens at Museum of San Ramon Valley

Display in Danville depicts lives of Chinese immigrants who worked on transcontinental railroad
The exhibit in downtown Danville describes the lives of Chinese laborers who lived over 100 years ago through photographs, artwork and other visual displays.

April 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville police arrest man accused of robbing local CVS

Officers ID suspect with help from town's automated license plate reader cameras
Danville police arrested an Oakland man for allegedly robbing a local CVS store at gunpoint on Tuesday morning.

April 4, 2018 | 12 comments
San Ramon Regional Medical Center names new CEO

Ann Lucena to take reins as hospital leader later this month
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Ann Lucena as its new CEO to lead all hospital operations starting April 23.

April 3, 2018 | 1 comment
Dublin: Parks Commissioner Thalblum appointed to City Council

Army veteran, ex-Rotary president selected as short-term successor to late Councilman Biddle
The Dublin City Council voted unanimously Monday night to name Parks and Community Services Commission member Janine Thalblum as the city's newest council member, filling the seat left vacant earlier this year upon the death of Vice Mayor Don Biddle.

April 3, 2018 | No comments yet
One arrested after crash on I-680 in Danville

One person was arrested after a solo-vehicle traffic collision in Danville on northbound Interstate 680 on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

April 2, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss retail strategic plan

Also: Proposed public art outside new complex on San Ramon Valley Boulevard
The San Ramon Planning Commission will hold a study session on Tuesday discussing refinements to the draft of the preferred retail strategy plan, a proposed addition to the city's economic development strategic plan, and consider it for recommendation to the city council.

April 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider adding marijuana to social host ordinance

Extending tobacco retailer ban, La Gonda Way parking restrictions also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to discuss adding marijuana as a controlled substance to the town's existing social host ordinance, making it a criminal offense for residents to allow minors to consume cannabis on private property.

April 2, 2018 | 1 comment
San Ramon Performing Arts asking for patron opinions

City wants to know what entertainment acts residents want to see
With summer right around the corner, the San Ramon Performing Arts Division is looking to set its 2018-19 schedule and wants to here its patrons opinions. To do that, the city has posted a survey asking participants which band or performer they would most like to see.

April 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Raising eagles: Tri-Valley pilot shares love of flying with young people

'We have a severe pilot shortage in the United States ... This program kind of helps fill the need for pilots'
Bob Leuten, 74, remembers looking up at the sky when he was a boy in Ohio. "I saw a single-engine airplane and said, 'Look at that! Mom! Dad! Look at that!'" he recalled.

April 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Bay Area planning commission seeks input on 2018 Public Participation Plan

Comments due to MTC by May 7
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is asking Bay Area residents to review and comment on the "Draft 2018 Public Participation Plan," which highlights opportunities for residents to engage in the commission's work.

April 1, 2018 | No comments yet
BART arrests, electronics thefts jumped in 2017

Fare evasion incidents also increase; car, bike thefts down
Electronics thefts on BART jumped 52% last year despite a 40% increase in arrests compared to 2016, the transit agency reported.

April 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Marin Clean Energy is moving in to San Ramon Valley

Provides opportunity for more green renewable energy in Danville, San Ramon, unincorporated Valley
Marin Clean Energy, California's first publicly owned electricity provider, will be replacing PG&E as the San Ramon Valley main energy producer.

March 30, 2018 | 19 comments
Enter your best at the Alameda County Fair

Share anything you grow, create or collect; deadline is April 25
Display your talents, collections and hobbies at the Alameda County Fair this year, taking place June 15 to July 8. Crafty folks and hobbyists are encouraged to enter their best work in any of the fair's youth or adult competitions. Deadline for entries is April 25.

April 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Vista Grande's Hill claims SRVUSD 2018 Classified Employee of the Year

School board honors workers with awards night
The San Ramon Valley school district has selected Vista Grande Elementary classroom paraeducator Cindy Hill as its 2018 Classified Employee of the Year.

March 29, 2018 | 1 comment
Grow your garden at club's annual plant sale

Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club sale offers plants produced by members -- plus plenty of free advice
Does your green thumb need a little help? Mark April 7 on the calendar for a chance to jumpstart your garden. On that day, local gardening gurus will share their bounty at the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club's annual Plant Sale, held in the parking lot of Amador Valley High School.

March 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Around Pleasanton: Clergy talk about significance of Easter

Christians are commemorating the death of Jesus Christ on Friday and will celebrate His resurrection Sunday with festive services at churches throughout the Tri-Valley on Easter Day. Here's how some of our local clergy views Easter.

March 29, 2018 | No comments yet
'Frozen' sing-along coming to San Ramon

Audience invited to dress up for April 7 event
Tickets are on sale for a sing-along screening of the movie "Frozen" next week in San Ramon.

March 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance March 30, 2018

Home Sales Update March 30, 2018

March 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Livermore woman bequeaths house, antique shop to Hope Hospice

Nonprofit forming Henri's House Committee to determine best uses for sites
Hope Hospice recently announced receiving a house and antique store site near downtown Livermore by bequest, and the local nonprofit plans to work with its supporters and the community in the months ahead to determine how best to utilize the North L Street parcels.

March 28, 2018 | 2 comments
Danville seeking artist submissions for annual juried exhibit

Artists of all mediums invited to submit, deadline May 1
Artists of all mediums are invited to submit their work for Danville's eighth annual juried exhibition.

March 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Rainbow-clad rally outdraws hate group picketers outside Rancho Romero Elementary

Alamo school starts classes late to minimize student impacts of morning protests
About 100 supporters of gender and sexuality diversity turned out to rally in opposition to four members of a Midwest hate group picketing outside Alamo's Rancho Romero Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

March 27, 2018 | 9 comments
San Ramon council to consider amending purchase agreement for city property

More affordable housing units in exchange for reduced land purchase price
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss amending an existing purchase and sale agreement Tuesday night, in order for developers to include additional affordable housing units at an upcoming senior rental housing project on city-owned property along Alcosta Boulevard.

March 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Coroner identifies Dublin man killed in Bollinger Canyon crash

Cause of nighttime wreck remains under investigation
The Contra Costa County Coroner's Division has identified the man killed after crashing his car into a tree along Bollinger Canyon Road on Thursday night as Dublin resident James Sutter.

March 26, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to honor Classified Employees of the Year

Also: Initial bargaining topic proposals, assistant principal appointment
The San Ramon Valley school board will honor all the Classified Employees of the Year at a special reception Tuesday night.

March 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville commission considering new rules for small cell towers

Staff: Balancing wireless needs and town’s ‘unique visual character’
The Danville Planning Commission will discuss amending the town's wireless communication facilities ordinance Tuesday night.

March 26, 2018 | 3 comments
Looking for good in Tri-Valley

State-by-state search for uplifting stories brings woman to California
A young woman on a cross-country journey to collect stories of good deeds will be visiting the Tri-Valley this week. Mary Latham is traveling state to state, staying with strangers, to compile inspiring tales and photos to weave into a book to donate to hospital waiting rooms.

March 27, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon man charged with sexually abusing children

Bail set at $12.7M for 20 counts; police think there could be more victims
A San Ramon man has been arrested and charged in connection with several crimes related to sexual assault.

March 25, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville Area Chamber of Commerce hands out annual Community Service Awards

Five recipients honored at joint ceremony with State of the Town
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce recently recognized a handful of local citizens and businesses for outstanding contributions to the town through their annual community awards program.

March 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Driver dies after crash on Bollinger Canyon

Camaro hits tree in center median; 'jaws of life' needed to free driver
A 57-year-old man died at a local hospital after his car crashed into a tree along Bollinger Canyon Road on Thursday night, according to San Ramon police.

March 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Pair bundled up on morning walk prompt brief school lockdown

Report of suspicious people near Diablo Vista turns out to be senior couple wearing heavy winter clothes
Diablo Vista Middle School in Danville was placed on a brief lockdown Friday morning after police received a report of suspicious subjects in ski masks and heavy jackets near the school -- that apparently turned out to just be a senior couple trying to stay warm on a morning walk.

March 23, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Community Fair happening this week at DVHS

Annual event to showcase camps, activities for children and families
The San Ramon Valley Community Fair will be held at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon on Wednesday evening.

March 25, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Fun run Sunday supporting childhood cancer nonprofit

SAP Academy sponsoring run/walk to benefit pediatric cancer patients, families
The 5K fun run/walk -- called The Purple Race -- will take place on March 25 on the campus of San Ramon's Bishop Ranch. Money raised from the event will go toward the Tyler Robinson foundation, a nonprofit that benefits families with children suffering from cancer.

March 22, 2018 | No comments yet
A day at the park

Castleridge Trailhead opening, new Harding Park, self-guided bike tours & more
With the wet and cloudy skies of recent weeks set to soon give way to sunnier, warmer weather with the dawn of spring, many people are ready to take advantage and get back to enjoying the great outdoors.

March 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Zone 7 appoints Santa Clarita water official as new general manager

Valerie Pryor voted in unanimously; some concerns raised over termination clause
The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors hired Santa Clarita water official Valerie Pryor as the agency's new general manager Wednesday night.

March 22, 2018 | No comments yet
DVC main campus cleared after threat; San Ramon campus unaffected

Pleasant Hill campus reopening with extra security on Friday
Diablo Valley College officials will reopen the college's main Pleasant Hill campus Friday after graffiti was found threatening gun violence on campus caused it to close Thursday, according to the Contra Costa Community College District.

March 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville awarding business promotion funds

Grants intended to encourage business collaboration, applications due in April
The town of Danville will be awarding promotion funds for local businesses as a way to support the entire town's business community.

March 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Goodguys set for 36th All American Get-Together

Auto showcase taking over fairgrounds this Saturday and Sunday
The Alameda County Fairgrounds are ready to be taken over by classic car and hot rod fanatics this weekend as the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association's 36th All American Get-Together returns to Pleasanton.

March 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Easter Egg Hunt coming up in Alamo

Annual Rotary event happening day before Easter holiday
The Rotary Club of Alamo's annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day is coming up this weekend.

March 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Baker honors local educator as district Woman of the Year

Assemblywoman: Charlene Sigman 'has changed the lives of many children and families'
Pleasanton resident and School of Imagination and Happy Talkers founder Charlene Sigman has been selected by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) as Woman of the Year for the 16th Assembly District.

March 20, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD searching for neighborhood thieves in Windemere area

Resident security footage shows package theft, man checking car door
San Ramon police released two snippets of home security camera footage showing separate recent incidents of theft -- or attempted theft -- in the Windemere area.

March 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Zone 7 board to consider hiring new general manager

Santa Clarita official tapped as top candidate to replace retiring Jill Duerig
The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors is set to consider a proposed contract with the top candidate recommended to become the agency's new general manager Wednesday night.

March 20, 2018 | No comments yet
Limo crashes into Danville Taco Bell over weekend

No injuries, town officials cite pedal confusion as the likely cause
The Taco Bell at the Green Valley Shopping Center took a hit over the weekend, when a limousine crashed into the front wall late Sunday morning.

March 19, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission talking creek variance for memory care, education facilities

Bicycle Master Plan, two-story office building also up for discussion
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss proposed new memory care and education facilities at the Church of the Valley site along San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Tuesday night.

March 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council following up on tobacco retailer moratorium

Also: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month, Danville PD report
The Danville Town Council receive an update Tuesday night on actions taken after a recent 45-day moratorium on the establishment of new tobacco retailers in town.

March 19, 2018 | 4 comments
State could be heading for dry year in 2018

Bay Area rainfall, Sierra snowpack down; no immediate threat of drought
Much less rainfall than normal has fallen in the last five months in the San Francisco Bay Area, and while there is no immediate danger of drought, the area and the state could see a dry year in 2018, weather experts said Friday.

March 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville, San Ramon holding joint info session on MCE Clean Energy

Monday meeting to provide residents with details on upcoming service
The town of Danville and city of San Ramon are set to join together this Monday for an information session on MCE Clean Energy.

March 16, 2018 | 3 comments
SRVUSD selects 2018 Teachers of the Year

Bella Vista's Lynn Alamillo, Cal High's Shanna Gagnon honored by school board
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has selected its two 2018-19 Teachers of the Year: Bella Vista Elementary teacher Lynn Alamillo and Cal High teacher Shanna Gagnon.

March 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville mayor highlights finances, housing, parking in State of the Town address

Arnerich lauds town for fiscal shrewdness, rosy forecast
It was with a sunny outlook that Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich delivered his State of the Town address early Thursday afternoon, as he commended Danville for its small-town atmosphere and financial stability, and forecast a rosy future for the town.

March 15, 2018 | 4 comments
Coaches for the ages

Amador's Cesario and Foothill's Scavone remain devoted to their programs
Lou Cesario at Amador and Angelo Scavone at Foothill are two of the longest-tenured coaches in Pleasanton, both bringing a passion to the sport and to their teams.

March 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Young San Ramon actors among performers in 'The Music Man Jr.'

Children's production set for two-weekend run in Pleasanton
Seventy-six trombones will march cross the stage at the Firehouse Arts Center, from March 16-25, when "The Music Man Jr." is presented by Pleasanton Civic Arts Stage Company in partnership with Bay Area Children's Theatre.

March 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley students take part in National School Walkout Day

Teens urge local politicians to support gun control legislation, oppose arming teachers
Students across the Tri-Valley joined others around the country in walking out of class Wednesday morning to support gun reform and to commemorate the victims of the Parkland school shooting.

March 14, 2018 | 23 comments
Danville ready for State of the Town, Community Awards presentation

Luncheon event set for Thursday at Crow Canyon Country Club
Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich is gearing up for the annual State of the Town address on Thursday.

March 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Emerald Isle next door

Dublin celebrating St. Patrick's Day weekend with Irish music, food and fun
Put on your green and make a visit to Dublin this weekend -- Dublin, California, that is -- for its annual St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

March 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Police: Man arrested in Dublin robbery linked to San Ramon crimes

27-year-old Concord resident arrested after hold-up at Dublin 7-Eleven
Local authorities arrested a Concord man last week on suspicion of robbing a Dublin convenience store, and they believe the 27-year-old could be tied to other hold-ups in the area, including in San Ramon.

March 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville talking marijuana social host ordinance, downtown commercial addition

Morning council study session, evening Planning Commission meeting
Two Danville governing bodies are set to meet Tuesday, with the Town Council talking in the morning about a social host ordinance for marijuana use and the Planning Commission meeting in the evening to discuss a remodel downtown.

March 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Work beginning on new Dublin police headquarters

$21.5 million project bringing DPS to Public Safety Complex on Clark Avenue
Dublin officials are set to hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for the city's new police headquarters, just down the road from the Dublin Civic Center.

March 13, 2018 | No comments yet
School board to discuss science standards, recognize Teachers of the Year

Also: Second interim financial report, full and fair funding of California schools
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a presentation on science standards and recognize some of the district's exemplary teachers Tuesday night.

March 12, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to receive annual police report

Council goals workshop, driverless vehicle ordinance, American Red Cross Month also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to hear the police department's 2017 annual report Tuesday night.

March 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Local candidate list for June primary rounding into shape

Baker, DeSaulnier, Swalwell facing challengers, plus races for Contra Costa DA and Superintendent of Schools
Last Friday marked the initial deadline for candidates hoping to win election to various positions on the June 5 primary ballot for the San Ramon Valley.

March 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair announces 2018 concert lineup

Summer showcase also featuring downtown cattle drive, horse racing, new Sky Ride and more
Classic rockers Blue Oyster Cult, 38 Special and War, country music stars LeAnn Rimes and Clay Walker, hit-makers Shaggy and Sir Mix-a-Lot and Bay Area products En Vogue and Smash Mouth are all set to bring their talents to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton this summer.

March 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa Animal Services offering reduced fees adoptable pets

Program runs through St. Patrick's Day
To help reduce shelter populations, Contra Costa Animal Services is offering cheaper adoptions of pets from its shelters in Martinez and Pinole.

March 13, 2018 | No comments yet
BART board approves 39 proposals to strengthen police oversight

Dozens of recommendations were recently approved by the BART Board of Directors to improve the BART Citizen Oversight Model for BART police, officials with the agency said Friday.

March 14, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley teens march for gun reform

Students voice frustration with inaction, frequency of shootings
Nearly 100 San Ramon Valley high school students, accompanied by a smattering of parents, marched down Bollinger Canyon Road in San Ramon on Friday afternoon to protest gun violence in the United States.

March 11, 2018 | 28 comments
Danville Amazing Race happening later this month

Open to all local middle and high school students, sign-up deadline Monday
Local San Ramon Valley teens are invited to put their speed and puzzle-solving prowess to the test as the town's youth council holds the first-ever Danville Amazing Race.

March 9, 2018 | No comments yet
National Guard aviators training coming to Dublin

Training to focus on civilian-military coordination, residents near Camp Parks might experience extra noise and traffic
National Guard aviation units from western and southwestern states are coming to Dublin for the next few weeks for their annual training in conjunction with nearby civilian agencies.

March 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Heritage Film Project focuses on Tri-Valley POW

Horrors of war forged Milt Feldman into a man of peace
Milt Feldman, now approaching 94, is revisiting the fraught events of his World War II experience in a trailer for a documentary being created by the Heritage Film Project, which filmed at his Pleasanton home in January.

March 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Role Players Ensemble recall Broadway in fundraiser musical

Director: Event to offer attendees glimpse insight into world of American musical theater
Danville's Role Players Ensemble is celebrating some of Broadway's favorite composers with a fundraiser musical taking place next week.

March 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Scherer murders: 10 years later

Reflecting on the 2008 slayings that shook Pleasanton to its core
The news that at least one person had been murdered at a home in Castlewood sent shockwaves through the Pleasanton community when it broke the morning of March 14, 2008.

March 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Baker & Glazer: Together again on issues

Tri-Valley state legislators hold well-attended bipartisan town hall at Foothill
It's been said that as California goes, so goes the country. If that's true and based on last week's 15th town hall by State Senator Steve Glazer, a Democrat, and Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, there's hope that the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate and the president will yet see eye-to-eye on some bipartisan legislation.

March 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Man accused of firing shotgun into San Ramon apartment, nearly hitting baby

SRPD: Antioch man charged by DA's Office this week
An Antioch man was charged by the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office earlier this week after being arrested in February for allegedly shooting through the floor of a San Ramon apartment, with the bullet narrowly missing a baby, police said.

March 8, 2018 | 1 comment
Sales at a Glance March 9, 2018

Home Sales Update March 9, 2018

March 8, 2018 | No comments yet
$10,000 offered for key information to solve Danville woman's murder

Family of Emily Courchesne putting up reward to assist in county investigation
The family of a Danville woman killed last October is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in her murder case.

March 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Upcoming Tri-Valley film fest features Sammy Davis Jr.

Trailblazing entertainer faced controversial challenges
The newly released documentary film, "Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me," will be shown at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Vine Cinema & Alehouse in Livermore as part of the 23rd annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival.

March 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Gun reform rally taking place Friday in San Ramon

Event to precede next week's National School Walkout Day
A march and rally against gun violence is set to be held this Friday in San Ramon, one of many protests sweeping the nation in the wake of the recent mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

March 7, 2018 | 6 comments
A time of transition for restaurants in downtown Pleasanton

Handles, Dean's Cafe close while Zachary's Pizza, Wild One, SideTrack and more are on their way in
Looking to grab a bite to eat downtown? The options are changing. Downtown is going through a time of transition restaurant-wise, for positive and negative reasons.

March 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Autonomous vehicles now being tested on San Ramon streets

Shuttles at Bishop Ranch to solve 'first and last mile problem,' connect residents to BART
Officials and members of the media gathered at San Ramon Bishop Ranch Tuesday morning for a historical moment -- the state's first testing of shared autonomous vehicles on public streets.

March 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Convicted killer charged with murders of two women in Fremont in 1986

Defendant already serving prison term for 1989 homicide conviction
A 57-year-old man who is already in state prison for a 1989 murder has been charged with the murders of two young women in Fremont in 1986, police said Monday.

March 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council considering remodel project after neighbors appeal

Red Cross Month, commission vacancies also on tap Tuesday night
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of a resident's request to remodel a home just west of downtown.

March 5, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission talking retail development

Also: Applicant interviews for two transportation committees
The Planning Commission is set Tuesday to discuss strategies the city could consider implementing to help revitalize retail in San Ramon.

March 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Community college district board president resigns

Farley steps down for 'pressing personal family matter'
Board president Timothy J. Farley abruptly resigned from the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board last week, citing an undisclosed urgent family matter as the reason he was stepping aside several months before his first term was due to expire.

March 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley residents among new superior court judges

Governor makes dozens of state appointments last week
A court commissioner from San Ramon, a family law specialist from Livermore and a Navy veteran and attorney from Piedmont have been named as the newest Alameda County Superior Court judges.

March 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to meet with all town commissions at workshop

MCE Clean Energy, downtown zoning, police among topics for annual meeting
The Danville Town Council is set to meet with town commissioners Monday afternoon as part of an annual workshop to review key topics from the different facets of the local government.

March 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Volunteers sought for Danville Lend-A-Hand Day

Residents to assist seniors with yardwork, clean-up
Danville's 14th annual Lend-A-Hand Day is coming up in April, offering residents a chance to help community seniors.

March 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Windemere Ranch science bowl team getting ready for nationals

After winning regionals, students competing in Washington D.C. next month
A team of San Ramon middle school students from Windemere Ranch will be heading to Washington D.C. in April for the National Science Bowl finals, after winning the state regionals earlier this winter.

March 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Suspect eludes CHP in chase that ran through Tri-Valley

California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers pursued a suspect from Merced to Oakland, including on the freeway through the Tri-Valley, on Wednesday night but the suspect ultimately got away and is still at large, a CHP spokesman said.

March 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Another small quake strikes near Danville

A preliminary 2.5-magnitude earthquake struck Danville on Wednesday evening, according to U.S. Geological Survey officials.

March 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Local students recognized for winning DAR essay contest

Standouts hail from San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton
The Jose Maria Amador Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently honored students across the Tri-Valley who stood out in the group's annual student essay contest.

March 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Bay Area Corporate Games postponed

Athletic showcase was to come to Tri-Valley later this month
A Tri-Valley event set to feature Bay Area employees competing against each other while representing their companies has been postponed indefinitely, organizers announced this week.

March 1, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon woman returns from deep sea exploration

Local museum educator served as liaison between researchers and global audience
Jen Runyan missed studying the ocean. She had her fill of the life sciences in her position as a museum educator at the Lawrence Hall of Science, but the science center nestled in the Berkeley hills didn't offer so many opportunities for marine biology, her focus in school.

March 4, 2018 | No comments yet
The power of pen pals

After 40 years of corresponding, Pleasanton woman finally meets NY friend
"Dear Diana." "Dear Nichelle." So began a correspondence in the 1970s between two little girls on opposite coasts, launching a long distance friendship that spanned four decades until they finally met face to face last year.

March 1, 2018 | 1 comment
Sales at a Glance March 2, 2018

Home Sales Update March 2, 2018

March 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville taking commissioner applications

Vacancies on Parks, Arts and Aging commissions; applications due May 16
The town of Danville is now accepting applications for a handful of volunteer positions on a few local commissions.

February 28, 2018 | No comments yet
'Layers Revealed' exhibit opening next week at Village Theatre

Works from local painters to showcase art process
A collection of abstract paintings by 12 Bay Area women is coming to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery this month.

March 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Quidditch regionals coming to Dublin

'Harry Potter' inspired sport drawing teams from across western U.S.
US Quidditch and Visit Tri-Valley are bringing the 2018 West Regional Championship to Fallon Sports Park in Dublin this Saturday and Sunday.

February 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville police seeking credit card thieves

Anyone with information asked to contact officials
Danville police are currently investigating two credit card thefts that took place mid-February, and have just released photos of the suspects sought in the case.

February 28, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon seeking artists to paint city utility boxes

Blank traffic signal control boxes along Crow Canyon to be used as art canvases
The city of San Ramon is seeking artists to beautify the streetscape through the city's first "Utility Box Public Art" program.

February 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville hosting special meeting of Tri-Valley councils

Four councils to talk Washington D.C. trip, parks bond, legislative update
The Danville Town Council is set to host the city councils of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton for a special meeting Wednesday night.

February 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Snow dusts Mount Diablo, other Bay Area peaks

Snow expected to remain on peaks for several days
The National Weather Service reported snow in several mountain areas of the Bay Area on Tuesday, including dustings on Mount Diablo, Mission Peak, Mount Umunhum, Mount Hamilton and Mount Fremont.

February 27, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider midyear budget adjustments

Also: MCE transition workshop, library renovation award, pending litigation
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss authorizing budget adjustments identified in the midyear financial report Tuesday night.

February 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Public funeral set Thursday for Dublin Vice Mayor Don Biddle

Celebration of life at local church followed by reception at Shannon Community Center
The Dublin community will remember the life and achievements of Vice Mayor Don Biddle during public funeral services scheduled for this Thursday morning.

February 26, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley golf teacher arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse

Police allege assault of student occurred over past three years
A well-known golf instructor in the Tri-Valley area has been arrested on suspicion of the ongoing sexual assault of a minor, Dublin police said Friday.

February 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Cal High wins mock trial competition, representing county at state

Monte Vista takes fourth place in Contra Costa event
The mock trial team for San Ramon's California High School was named the Contra Costa champions in the county's 37th annual competition Thursday night.

February 26, 2018 | No comments yet
New Saturday school program being considered by SRVUSD

Enrollment estimates, Florida school shooting, Cal High anthem debate, Women's History Month also discussed
Amid a wide array of presentations at the nearly three-hour-long meeting, staff talked to the school board about a possible "Saturday Attendance Recovery Program" they hope to pilot in the spring -- a program they said would benefit both students academically and the district financially.

February 25, 2018 | 1 comment
More quakes shake Danville

USGS reports handful of earthquakes, including one with 3.5 magnitude
The United States Geological Survey is reporting a preliminary 3.5 magnitude earthquake occurred near Danville this morning.

February 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Baker, Glazer hosting town hall in Pleasanton

Foothill High meeting Tuesday part of legislators' bipartisan series
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-Dublin) and State Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) are coming to Pleasanton this week as part of their joint town hall tour.

February 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley set for teen job fair

March 3 event runs from 1-4 p.m. at Pleasanton Senior Center
The Pleasanton Senior Center is set to host the annual Teen Job & Career Fair this weekend.

February 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville therapist's new book focuses on 'Making Love Last'

'Hold on! Another stage is coming,' Laura Taggart says to young married couples
Taggart has been a marriage therapist for 30 years, but their story made her sad, she remembered, because she'd noticed a rise in troubled young marriages during the previous five years. Also, the current statistic is that one-third of couples divorce before their 10th anniversary.

February 27, 2018 | No comments yet
Building a bridge: Tri-Valley Asian Association hopes to help local immigrants raise their voices

New nonprofit celebrates grand-opening in Pleasanton last month
Sylvia Tian wants to be a "bridge" for new Asian immigrants in Pleasanton. To build a platform for them to become active community members and have their voices heard.

February 22, 2018 | 18 comments
Danville: State of the Town, Community Awards presentation coming up

Chamber of Commerce seeking nominations for awards
Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich is gearing up for the annual State of the Town address in less than a month.

February 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin Vice Mayor Don Biddle dies after brief illness

Served 9+ years on City Council, preceded by 12 years on school board
Dublin Vice Mayor Don Biddle, who was serving in his 10th year on the Dublin City Council, died late Wednesday night after battling a brief illness. He was 80.

February 22, 2018 | 1 comment
Baker to speak at monthly San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast

No-host breakfast at Clementine's on Friday
The San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast this Friday will be highlighted by a visit from local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker.

February 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance February 23, 2018

February 22, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon mayor focuses on civic engagement, new projects at State of the City address

Mayor Clarkson: 'When people become engaged with their city, they fall in love with their city.'
It was with a forward-looking lens that Mayor Bill Clarkson addressed the crowd of about 200 gathered for the San Ramon State of the City during a luncheon Wednesday afternoon.

February 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Interpretive pavilion planned for Shadow Cliffs

Harringtons donating $200,000, some in matching funds
Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area -- the 266-acre park on Stanley Boulevard in east Pleasanton -- just keeps getting better. Water enthusiasts enjoy swimming, boating, fishing and beaches at the 80-acre lake. The park's variety of trails are frequented by hikers, bikers and horses.

February 21, 2018 | No comments yet
County supervisors approve purchase of new voting system

$6.75M system said to make operations more cost-effective, reliable, secure
A new voting system is being purchased by Contra Costa County and will be ready for the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District special election in March, county election officials said.

February 21, 2018 | 2 comments
Handful of small earthquakes shake San Ramon Valley

Temblors rattle Danville, Diablo early Tuesday morning
A handful of small earthquakes shook the Danville and Diablo area before dawn Tuesday.

February 20, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon mayor set to deliver annual State of the City address

Speech to highlight luncheon hosted by San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is gearing up to present the annual State of the City address during a luncheon Wednesday afternoon.

February 20, 2018 | 1 comment
Lady Blue Devils capture gold, silver medals in San Jose

10U team wins another title; 12U squad earns hard-fought second place
The Lady Blue Devils -- the Tri-Valley's all-girls ice hockey club -- competed in several age groups at MLK Girls/Women's Ice Hockey Tournament in San Jose and returned home with one championship title and a silver medal.

February 20, 2018 | No comments yet
New Glazer bills take on state pensions, renter support, pet safety

Local senator introduces variety of proposed legislation last week
Tri-Valley State Senator Steve Glazer introduced three bills last week aimed at addressing issues on the minds of people across the state: public pensions, rental costs and pet safety.

February 18, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission sets workshop on planning concepts

Regular meeting has different location in City Hall
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to host a public study session on Tuesday night to help commissioners bone up on their planning industry knowledge by reviewing site plans and architecture concepts with city staff.

February 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Pleasanton: City, Costco opponents make first court appearance in lawsuit

Two sides due back in court in April after routine conference Wednesday
Last week marked the first court appearance in the lawsuit challenging the city of Pleasanton's environmental clearances for its new Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone (JDEDZ), a rezoning that paves the way for Costco, two hotels and other businesses to potentially be developed near the I-580/I-680 interchange.

February 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Man acquitted in Steinle killing pleads not guilty to federal gun charges

Remains in federal custody without bail
An undocumented Mexican immigrant who was acquitted of state charges of murdering Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on a San Francisco pier pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court Tuesday to two federal gun charges.

February 18, 2018 | 1 comment
SRVUSD board to discuss school climate, enrollment, drug awareness

Union negotiations, Women's History Month also on tap Tuesday night
The San Ramon Valley school is set to hear a handful of presentations on a range of topics of Tuesday night, including school climate, enrollment, drug awareness and attendance.

February 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville eyes urgency ordinance to halt tobacco retailer surge

Council also debating General Plan amendments, liaison reports Tuesday night
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to consider adopting a 45-day moratorium on the establishment of new tobacco retailers, and hookah or vapor lounges in town.

February 18, 2018 | 14 comments
MTC releases Bay Area planning survey

Submit input online through Feb. 23
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has released an online survey to get input from the public, partner agencies and others as the commission prepares its next Public Participation Plan.

February 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Local AAUW steers girls toward STEM careers

Programs introduce middle-schoolers to scientific possibilities
Girls! You, too, can thrive in science, technology, engineering and math. The local branch of the American Association of University Women does not just speak this message; its members are passionately involved in three programs each year to encourage and nurture young females in these areas.

February 15, 2018 | 1 comment
Cal High: Removal of anthem from pep rally sparks controversy, national attention

Leadership class cites racially charged (unsung) third verse for decision
San Ramon's California High School has been cast into the national spotlight in the past week after a decision by the school's student leadership class to not play the national anthem during last month's pep rally.

February 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Sandia donates $25,000 to Valley Children's Museum

Funds to help update exhibit space, STEM-themed curriculum
Sandia National Laboratories has donated $25,000 to the Valley Children's Museum in Dublin, a grant made possible through Sandia's gifts and grants program.

February 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Pair arraigned for stabbing of 19-year-old woman found in Livermore

Some of victim's family members yell at defendants during court hearing
A 19-year-old man and 25-year-old woman from Modesto were arraigned Wednesday on a murder charge for the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old Tracy woman in unincorporated Livermore early Monday morning.

February 14, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Pair arrested for stealing medications from Safeway

Store employee's suspect description leads officers to find culprits' car
San Ramon police said Monday night that they arrested two people who allegedly stole over-the-counter medications from a supermarket.

February 13, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville set to continue skate park discussion

Consultants to present findings from feasibility study at Wednesday meeting
Discussions on the prospective Danville skate park are set to continue Wednesday night at the Parks and Leisure Services Commission meeting.

February 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Bank robbed near Blackhawk

Culprit flees scene and remains at-large, Danville police say
A Wells Fargo bank branch just outside Blackhawk was robbed Tuesday afternoon and the culprit remains at-large, according to Danville Police Chief Allan Shields.

February 13, 2018 | 6 comments
Zone 7 board candidates can file running papers starting this week

Four seats up for election during June primary
Candidates hoping to win one of four seats on the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors up for election this June can begin filing nomination papers this Tuesday.

February 12, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to talk zoning code updates, marijuana, Crow Canyon widening

New speed limits, conservation easements, San Ramon 150 also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would amend the city's zoning code on Tuesday.

February 12, 2018 | 5 comments
Fairlands Elementary commemorates Black History Month with 'living museum'

Fifth-graders take on roles of famous African-Americans
Thurgood Marshall, Barack and Michelle Obama, Willie Mays and Oprah Winfrey all made appearances in Pleasanton on Thursday morning, as fifth-graders at Fairlands Elementary School assumed the roles of famous African-Americans for a "living museum" in honor of Black History Month.

February 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Bankhead hosting discussion on state's water situation

Speaker is UC Berkeley professor, heads Water Security & Sustainability Initiative
Livermore's Bankhead Theater is set to host a presentation this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. by Roger Bales from the University of California at Merced, discussing what was learned from the 2011-15 drought and what steps need to be taken to secure the state's water future.

February 13, 2018 | No comments yet
Unity of Tri-Valley welcomes new minister

Rev. Chapman joins Dublin church after serving at Unity of San Leandro
Unity of Tri-Valley in Dublin has announced the hiring of a new senior minister, Rev. Dinah Chapman, who will start in her position this Sunday.

February 15, 2018 | 1 comment
Danville commission to debate flood hazard variance for home rebuild

Approval required for replacement residence near Green Valley Creek
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider approving a flood hazard variance request on Tuesday to allow for a replacement single-family residence be constructed just off Diablo Road.

February 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss development impact fees

Also: Update on Village Theatre parking lot project
The Danville Town Council is set to receive presentations on developer impact fees and the Village Theatre parking lot expansion project during a study session Tuesday morning.

February 12, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon police apprehend suspected auto burglars

Thousands of dollars worth of stolen property returned to owners
San Ramon police arrested two people Monday night in connection with auto burglaries at The Marketplace Shopping Center just off Bollinger Canyon Road, a department spokesman said Thursday.

February 9, 2018 | 4 comments
Authorities identify inmate who died in Contra Costa jail

46-year-old from San Pablo in custody on charges of child porn, assault, domestic violence
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man who died while in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility on Wednesday.

February 9, 2018 | 2 comments
San Ramon high-schoolers to perform in symphony's upcoming concert

Cal High pianist Joey Zhu, DVHS cellist Sean Lee win young musicians contest
Livermore-Amador Symphony continues its 55th regular season with "Wild Water and Wonder" on Feb. 24 at the Bankhead Theater, with music director Lara Webber conducting. The concert will feature Ottorino Respighi's "Fountains of Rome" and Benjamin Britten's "Four Sea Interludes."

February 8, 2018 | 1 comment
My Valentine: Longtime Danville couple's love spans 60 years, 5 states and 435 kids

'We've been through ups and downs ... but we always had family and we had each other'
To Deana and David Mitchell, love isn't a passing emotion or a fleeting thought. "It's something you depend on, something you grow into," Deana said. "It's not a fly-by-night thing. It's something everlasting."

February 8, 2018 | 3 comments
Application deadline approaching for San Ramon committee seats

Teen Council, Architectural Review Board among groups with openings
The City of San Ramon is now accepting applications for a handful of positions on different leadership groups, all due within the next few weeks.

February 8, 2018 | 1 comment
Sales at a Glance February 9, 2018

Home Sales Update February 9, 2018

February 8, 2018 | No comments yet
Bishop Ranch announces 10 new retail, dining tenants coming to City Center

List includes Equinox, Ramen Hiroshi, West Elm, Fieldwork Brewing
Ten new lifestyle and dining tenants have officially have signed leases to be among the inaugural tenants at San Ramon's City Center Bishop Ranch, set to open later this year.

February 7, 2018 | 53 comments
County seeks members for solid waste enforcement panel

Applications due by March 2 for three open seats on Independent Hearing Panel
Three people are needed to sit on a Contra Costa County panel that hears matters related to solid waste enforcement, permits and appeals, county officials said.

February 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley mayors return from summit in DC with optimism

Extending BART to ACE, helping homeless veterans among key topics in meetings with federal officials
The Tri-Valley's five mayors recently traveled to the nation's capital to advocate for regional priorities with federal officials and receive insights from their peers from across the country as part of the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors.

February 7, 2018 | 3 comments
Pleasanton mayor reaches settlement with FPPC over Costco stock disclosure

Thorne agrees to pay $100 fine with state agency finding no intent to conceal or conflict of interest
Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne has acknowledged failing to formally inform state regulators about selling his Costco stock in 2016, an admission that comes as part of a proposed settlement agreement with the Fair Political Practices Commission up for final approval next week.

February 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Swalwell introduces bill to protect journalists from physical harm

Local congressman decries 'toxic atmosphere' created by Trump administration
Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) introduced legislation on Monday that would make certain attacks on news reporters a federal crime.

February 7, 2018 | 10 comments
Couple at center of San Ramon Valley human trafficking ring found guilty

Man receives life sentence; woman gets suspended 20-year term with judge deeming she was victim too
A couple has been convicted and sentenced for operating a large-scale sex trafficking ring centered in the San Ramon Valley, two and a half years after their initial arrests.

February 6, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council setting goals for next two years

Special workshop also to focus on five-year budget forecast
The San Ramon City Council is set to review the city's five-year budget forecast and develop goals for 2018-19 during a special workshop Wednesday afternoon.

February 6, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council, commission joining to talk state housing legislation

Planning Commission also to discuss public art at City Center
The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are set to meet together for an update on state housing legislation during a study session Tuesday night.

February 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider rezoning ordinance for Abigail Place development

Also: Marijuana rules, Greenbrook traffic calming, new equipment for DPD
The Danville Town Council is set to consider approving a rezoning request to allow for an upcoming 19-lot housing development Tuesday night.

February 5, 2018 | 1 comment
County ballots, voter guides to now include info in Chinese

Announcement comes ahead of June primary election
Voters in Contra Costa County will receive ballots and information guides with a new language included starting this year, county elections officials said.

February 5, 2018 | 3 comments
Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, speaking in Livermore

Holocaust survivor warns: 'Don't just be accepting'
Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank and a Holocaust survivor, is speaking at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. She will describe the events surrounding the diary's writing, discovery and publication, which was 70 years ago.

February 5, 2018 | 3 comments
Monte Vista grad Ertz scores Super Bowl-winning touchdown for Eagles

Philadelphia beats New England 41-33 to capture first Super Bowl title
Monte Vista High School alum Zach Ertz has forever etched himself in Philadelphia sports history, catching the game-deciding touchdown late in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl championship Sunday night.

February 4, 2018 | 3 comments
Bay Area Corporate Games coming to Tri-Valley

Registration underway for athletic competition set for March
Registration is now open for the Bay Area Corporate Games, coming to Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore in March through a partnership between Visit Tri-Valley and Corporate Games USA.

February 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Tree trimming set along I-680 express lane corridor this week

Nighttime work taking place at three San Ramon Valley locations
Tree trimming along the Interstate 680 express lane corridor through the San Ramon Valley is scheduled to take place this week.

February 4, 2018 | 1 comment
Glazer proposal on rainwater capture systems headed to statewide vote

Constitutional amendment would prevent a new system from triggering property reassessment
With the water supply still on many minds across California, local State Senator Steve Glazer has authored a proposal that will be taken to statewide voters in June aimed at providing a tax incentive for people who install a rainwater recycling system on their property.

February 2, 2018 | 4 comments
Hope Hospice continues Living with Dementia series this weekend

Topic of session is 'Understanding Behavior as Communication'
Hope Hospice is holding a class this weekend as part of its Living with Dementia series entitled "Understanding Behavior as Communication," a session geared toward promoting meaningful connections between people with dementia and their care providers.

February 6, 2018 | No comments yet
Bay East honors best in local real estate with year-end awards

McKereghan named Realtor of the Year; Fracisco lauded for distinguished service
The Pleasanton-based Bay East Association of Realtors recognized the best of the best in local real estate in handing out its 2017 awards during its Inaugural Gala last month.

February 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin: Supporters walk to remember Ilene Misheloff

Disappeared as 13-year-old after being let out of school in 1989
Dozens turned out in Dublin on Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil and community walk to honor Ilene Misheloff, a 13-year-old Dublin girl who disappeared while walking home after school in 1989.

February 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville artist featured in galleries nationwide

Watercolorist focuses on Mount Diablo
Danville watercolorist Robin Purcell's landscape paintings have been selected by four prestigious art organizations for their juried exhibits across the country.

February 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Supervisor Andersen talking marijuana rules in San Ramon Valley

County seeks community input; first discussion at Danville council meeting
Local Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen is set to visit with the Danville Town Council on Tuesday to discuss cannabis regulation in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 1, 2018 | 17 comments
Sales at a Glance February 1, 2018

Home Sales Update February 1, 2018

February 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Alamo: Teen-run nonprofit seeking donations, volunteers for prom attire giveaway

Items contributed to 1Closet to be given to teens in need at March event
San Ramon Valley teen-run nonprofit 1Closet is now hosting a donation drive for prom attire, to be distributed for free to teenagers in need, according to the organizers.

February 1, 2018 | 1 comment
Anna Roth appointed as new director of Contra Costa Health Services

County Administrator: Roth is a 'seasoned Health Services executive'
Contra Costa County officials announced Wednesday that Anna Roth has been appointed as the new director of the county's Health Services Department.

January 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville council to evaluate town activities at annual workshop

Friday morning special meeting to be held at local country club
The Danville Town Council is set to review the past year's activities and accomplishments at a special meeting Friday morning.

January 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Science on Saturday returning to Tri-Valley

'Biomolecular Action Movies' kicking off lab's lecture series
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is bringing back its Science on Saturday lecture series this month, with presentations geared toward middle and high school students highlighting work taking place at the laboratory under the series' theme "Marvelous Machines."

January 31, 2018 | No comments yet
BART board mulls variable parking rates, automated license plate readers

Directors debate merits of proposals; no final vote taken
BART's Board of Directors mulled options for managing the parking facilities available at stations throughout the system during its regularly scheduled meeting last week in Oakland.

January 31, 2018 | No comments yet
Central San taking applications for Citizens Academy

Customers invited to learn about provider's wastewater treatment
Central San customers in the San Ramon Valley and across the district are invited to apply for the sewer provider's five-week-long Citizens Academy, to learn more about the intricacies of wastewater treatment in the county.

January 31, 2018 | No comments yet
DA: Ballet instructor arrested on warrant for child molestation

16 counts stem from incidents in Contra Costa County
A ballet instructor from San Mateo has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation, and investigators with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office are asking anyone with additional information about the case to come forward.

January 29, 2018 | No comments yet
School board to consider approving four new classes

Also: Presentations on African-American History Month, state budget proposal
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss whether to approve four new courses at Tuesday night's meeting.

January 29, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon bank robber sentenced to 7+ years in prison

Sacramento man pleaded guilty to four armed robberies in all
A Sacramento man was sentenced Friday to 87 months in prison for robbing two banks in San Ramon, one in Concord and one in Folsom, federal prosecutors said.

January 28, 2018 | 22 comments
San Ramon car crash leads to Montevideo school lockdown

Police: Driver attempted to flee, had two felony warrants out for arrest
A Concord man was arrested after a hit-and-run car crash in San Ramon that led to an hour-long lockdown at Montevideo Elementary School late Friday morning, according to authorities.

January 26, 2018 | 2 comments
Valentine's comedy show set in Danville

Liz Grant takes jabs at love and romance at Village Theatre
Valentine's Day is getting a twist in Danville this year, with comedian Liz Grant's "It's Not Them, It's Us" show at the Village Theatre.

January 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Recreation Program Expo coming up in Danville

Locals can find out about spring and summer activities and classes
Danville residents can preview the town's 2018 spring and summer activities at the upcoming Recreation Program Expo.

January 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Early sketches of the American West on display in Danville

Exhibit will be at Museum of San Ramon Valley through March 18
Locals in the San Ramon Valley can now check out early renditions of the American West brought to life through the paintbrushes of 19th century, pioneer artists.

January 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Toll hike measure to fund transportation projects placed on June ballot

Voters to decide on Regional Measure 3 bridge toll increases to pay for work throughout Bay Area
San Ramon Valley voters will have their say on proposed Bay Area bridge toll hikes after the Bay Area Toll Authority on Wednesday approved of putting a resolution on the June 5 ballot in all nine Bay Area counties that would increase tolls to fund traffic congestion relief projects throughout the region, including in the Tri-Valley.

January 25, 2018 | 11 comments
San Ramon Chamber of Commerce appoints 2018 board members

DanvilleSanRamon.com publisher named board chair
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce recently appointed 18 members to its 2018 Board of Directors.

January 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance January 26,2018

Home Sales Update January 26, 2018

January 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Students overloaded and underprepared

Second annual Parenting Forum to focus on youth stress
Across the country, kids are busy, stressed and sleep deprived. Between homework, tests and extracurriculars -- not to mention college applications for high schoolers -- students are "super busy both in and out of school," says Denise Pope, Ph.D.

January 25, 2018 | 2 comments
Staying Healthy: San Ramon teacher reflects on life-saving skin grafts

Donor Network West sees record-high in donors in 2017
For Amanda Cerro, the timestamp of 10:38 p.m. on June 28, 2015 will forever be etched into her memory. It was a moment that changed her life.

January 28, 2018 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Tri-Valley man recognized for 100th blood donation

Red Cross calls for contributions during National Blood Donor Month
Thirty years ago, Thomas Petty was a young employee at Chevron when he heard about a blood drive the company was hosting and encouraging its workers to participate in.

January 29, 2018 | No comments yet
DSRSD holding Citizens Water Academy

Sign up through March 1 for crash course in DSRSD operations
The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD), a water and sewer provider for parts of San Ramon, is offering a three-week crash course to residents on the district's operations.

January 29, 2018 | No comments yet
Inaugural Tri-Valley Tech Connect job fair arrives next week

Feb. 6 event aims to connect local companies with prospective workers
The inaugural Tri-Valley Tech Connect, a regional job fair for established technology and bio-tech companies to recruit, network and engage in professional development, is set to arrive in Pleasanton next week.

January 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Blue Devils win big out of state

HS squad takes Chicago tourney; 12U team victorious in Colorado
Two Tri-Valley Blue Devils hockey teams traveled out of state over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend and returned home with the tournament titles.

January 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Photos to 'Celebrate Women!'

Entries can compete or be displayed to honor someone special
The annual "Celebrate Women!" photo exhibit will be held for the first time at the Livermore Public Library, from March 1-31.

January 30, 2018 | No comments yet
Bay East Association of Realtors installs new leadership

Castro Valley's Ambrose named 2018 president; Allen selected as president-elect
The Pleasanton-based Bay East Association of Realtors started the new year by recognizing the local and regional real estate professionals who are serving as the trade association's leadership team for this year during a ceremony at Casa Real Winery earlier this month.

January 30, 2018 | No comments yet
San Leandro man sought in San Ramon shooting

SRPD: Incident occurred off San Ramon Valley Boulevard last week
San Ramon police detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for a 21-year-old man accused of shooting someone in San Ramon last week, a department spokesman announced Wednesday.

January 24, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon police employees recognized for distinguished service

Department names 2017's top supervisor, officer, civilian employee
Three San Ramon police employees were recently honored by the police department for their exceptional service in 2017.

January 24, 2018 | 3 comments
Staying Healthy: Flu season in full swing at local, national level

Officials encourage residents to get vaccinated
Fever. Achy muscles. Feeling weak. These are telltale signs of the flu, which is rampant throughout the country this winter including here in California.

January 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Inmate dies at county jail

Death of 45-year-old Vallejo man under investigation
A 45-year-old man died in custody early this morning at the Martinez Detention Facility, Contra Costa County sheriff's officials said.

January 24, 2018 | No comments yet
Mayor Clarkson set to deliver San Ramon's State of the City

Registration closes Feb. 7 for annual speech coming two weeks later
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is gearing up for the annual State of the City address and luncheon.

January 24, 2018 | No comments yet
'Animal Farm' coming to Danville stage

Role Players Ensemble performing Orwell adaptation in February
The Role Players Ensemble is bringing the Orwellian classic "Animal Farm" to Danville's Village Theatre on Feb. 2-18.

January 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Glazer, Baker join for discussion on state pension debt

Full house for first installation of 2018 Bipartisan Speaker Series
The 2018 Bipartisan Speaker Series, hosted by Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) and State Senator Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), kicked off with a full house in San Ramon on Monday night, as locals turned out for a discussion on pension reform.

January 23, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville commissioners returning to 'mapping error' discussion

Conversation on amending General Plan continued in light of community concerns
The Danville Planning Commission will once again discuss amending a "mapping error" in the General Plan on Tuesday night.

January 22, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider raising speed limits

Also: Police department recognitions, interviews for Open Space Advisory Committee vacancy
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss an ordinance that would increase speed limits on a handful of road segments east of Interstate 680 at a public hearing Tuesday.

January 22, 2018 | 16 comments
East Bay Parks warns of poisonous mushrooms

Officials: Residents should keep selves, dogs away from toxic growths
The East Bay Regional Park District is urging Bay Area residents not to collect or consume mushrooms in East Bay parks, as the region is home to two of the most toxic mushrooms in the world.

January 23, 2018 | No comments yet
New BART train picks up first passengers

Modern 10-car trains running in peak commute hours
BART took the first passengers on its new train cars last Friday as 10 of them went into service at Oakland's MacArthur station.

January 22, 2018 | No comments yet
Teens arrested in drive-by purse theft at Hacienda Crossings

Police: High-schooler reached through window of moving car to grab girl's purse
Three Antioch teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of stealing another teen's purse without even stopping their car during the previous weekend at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, according to a Dublin police spokesman.

January 22, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Woman takes plea deal, sentenced for DUI crash that killed toddler

Seven-year prison term, but she could serve only half that with good behavior
A Pleasanton woman with previous intoxication-fueled run-ins with law enforcement was sentenced to seven years in state prison Friday after accepting a plea agreement for causing the fatal DUI crash that killed a toddler on Interstate 680 in San Ramon a year and a half ago.

January 19, 2018 | 7 comments
Seven new leases signed at Bishop Ranch

Six new tenants, one expanded office-space lease
Seven companies have signed new office-space leases at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch business park for a collective total of 105,000 square feet.

January 21, 2018 | No comments yet
Glazer, Baker talking pension reform at joint appearance in San Ramon

California pension liabilities to kick off legislators' Bipartisan Speaker Series
The Tri-Valley's Democrat state senator and Republican assemblywoman are set to kick off their 2018 Bipartisan Speaker Series with a discussion on pension reform Monday evening in San Ramon.

January 19, 2018 | No comments yet
School board to discuss complaint, possible litigation

Special closed-session meeting happening Monday morning
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss a complaint against district employees and two cases of potential litigation at a closed-session meeting Monday morning.

January 19, 2018 | No comments yet
Dublin: Sheriff’s deputy formally charged with assault for inmate attack

Allegedly told other inmates to beat victim up, ‘make it look like he fell in the shower’
An Alameda County sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with assault by a public officer and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury for allegedly facilitating the an assault of an inmate at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in October, prosecutors said.

January 19, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley among targets of 'Lucky Lotto Bandits'

San Jose police identify suspects in more than 30 burglaries
San Jose police said Thursday that suspects arrested at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield last month are linked to more than 30 gas station and convenience store burglaries in the Bay and Sacramento areas, including in Danville and San Ramon.

January 18, 2018 | 2 comments
Black and White in Black and White

Museum's upcoming exhibit depicts 'dignity, hope and diversity in America'
The Museum on Main is shining a spotlight on race relations in America at the turn of the 20th century by hosting a traveling exhibit beginning next week, "Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope and Diversity in America."

January 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville: Man won't face charges in hit-and-runs that injured cyclists

Prosecutor cites insufficient evidence for decision not to file charges
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against a San Ramon senior arrested in October after police allege he caused two hit-and-run collisions with cyclists in Danville.

January 18, 2018 | 18 comments
Imagineering hackathon taking place at Cal High this weekend

Event currently sold out, interested student-hackers can sign up for waitlist
The Imagineering program, an offshoot of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, will be hosting its first hackathon this Saturday.

January 23, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast to focus on city priorities

Mayor: All invited to share feedback, especially in city's budgeting
The San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast series continues this Friday, offering residents a chance to share their ideas with Mayor Bill Clarkson.

January 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance January 19, 2018

Home Sales Update January 19, 2018

January 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Foundation hosting Run for Education logo contest

Submission deadline is this Sunday
Student-artists in the San Ramon Valley are invited to participate in the 2018 Run for Education logo contest.

January 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Town Council approves Old Blackhawk Road housing development

Also: New 2018 solid waste and recycling rates, upcoming skate park meeting
The Danville Town Council unanimously approved a new housing development along Old Blackhawk Road Tuesday night.

January 17, 2018 | 1 comment
Sheriff's deputy arrested for allegedly facilitating inmate assault at Dublin jail

Incident took place at Santa Rita Jail in October, according to officials
A correctional deputy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of facilitating the assault of an inmate at Santa Rita Jail in October, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

January 17, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville man dies in electric bike crash

73-year-old hit speed bump, flew off bicycle on Monday
A Danville man died in an electric bicycle crash in the western part of town on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 17, 2018 | 2 comments
Man holed up in home causes Pleasanton PD to close Old Stanley for three hours

Officers pursuing arrest warrant after deeming no threat to community
Pleasanton police blocked off Old Stanley Boulevard for about three hours Tuesday afternoon while working to negotiate with a local man who barricaded himself in a family house just outside downtown after fleeing from a traffic stop.

January 16, 2018 | 1 comment
Contra Costa starts work on two county building projects

County admin building, sheriff's office center under construction in Martinez
Contra Costa County has two major construction projects underway in the city of Martinez, the county seat.

January 16, 2018 | No comments yet
Revue show unites range of performers at Village Theatre

Comedy, jazz and more at 'The Danville Showcase'
A group of performers who have graced the Village Theatre's stage in the past will unite this weekend for a special revue show.

January 16, 2018 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss new Preserve neighborhood

Also: Relocating 'El Nido House' for elderly residential care facility
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider a concept review for a neighborhood within The Preserve development project during a study session Tuesday night.

January 15, 2018 | 2 comments
Danville council to consider approval of Old Blackhawk Road development

Also: 2018 solid waste and recycling rate increases
The Danville Town Council will once again consider approving a housing development off Old Blackhawk Road at a public hearing Tuesday night.

January 15, 2018 | 5 comments
Dublin: Health officials investigating death of Kolb Elementary student

Initial probe indicates no exposure to school; counselors on campus this week
The death of a student in the Dublin Unified School District is being investigated by the Alameda County Public Health Department, health officials told the school district Friday.

January 14, 2018 | No comments yet
Applications for Student Recognition Project now open

SRVUSD to award exemplary work in 23 distinct categories
Students in San Ramon Valley schools can now apply for the district's annual Student Recognition Project.

January 15, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville police establish new system for alarm permits

Homeowners will soon be alerted to renew permits
Danville residents will soon receive emails asking them to renew their alarm system permits.

January 14, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD debates becoming service provider for TRAFFIX bus transportation

School board votes 3-2 to move forward with more insourcing analysis
The school board discussed the possibility of becoming the service provider for the San Ramon Valley's traffic congestion relief program Tuesday night.

January 12, 2018 | No comments yet
Baker introduces resolution urging feds to protect California coast from oil drilling

Local assemblywoman cites negative impacts on environment, state economy
President Donald Trump's administration has received a range of opposition to its proposal this month to open federal waters, including those near California, to new offshore oil drilling operations.

January 12, 2018 | 8 comments
Year-long 'Discover Diablo' series starting soon

Save Mount Diablo's free public hikes intended to 'cultivate a love of the land in participants'
Save Mount Diablo's free public hike series is returning soon for its second year. The program, called "Discover Diablo," offers guided family walks, hikes and property tours throughout the year.

January 11, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board hears facilities update, OKs next years' school calendars

Rules for district-issued credit cards, Words Matter Week among other topics
The San Ramon Valley school board finally heard an update on district facilities Tuesday, after postponing the presentation from two recent previous meetings due to late-running sessions.

January 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Pleasanton 2018: Soaring to new highs

Another year of records in city revenue, property valuations, household income, housing prices
New records set last year continue to soar unabated in Pleasanton as 2018 gets underway. Starting the new year, Pleasanton saw a 3.9% growth rate over last year with a current population estimated at 82,270.

January 11, 2018 | 2 comments
Tim Talk: GE's reorganization reaches San Ramon digital headquarters

GE Digital in Bishop Ranch shedding nearly 150 jobs as part of corporate reset
The corporate reorganization of General Electric reached into San Ramon last year when the firm submitted required documents to the state announcing 148 layoffs in its Digital Division in Bishop Ranch.

January 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance January 2018

Home Sales update January 2018

January 11, 2018 | No comments yet
Contra Costa enforcing new tobacco sales laws

Regulations designed to protect youth from tobacco products
Contra Costa County this month will begin enforcing new sales laws intended to protect youth from tobacco products.

January 10, 2018 | No comments yet
School board gives initial support to lowering graduation requirements

Changes would be applied for following school year, if confirmed Jan. 30
The San Ramon Valley school district's personalized learning initiatives saw some progress at a modestly attended meeting Tuesday night, as the school board trustees advanced the first reading of policy changes that would redesign high school graduation requirements.

January 10, 2018 | 2 comments
Tri-Valley teen soccer star signs with San Jose Earthquakes

Akanyirige becomes youngest player to ink 'homegrown' deal with team
The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Pleasanton teenage defender Jacob Akanyirige to a "homegrown player" contract.

January 10, 2018 | No comments yet
Museum announces new Eugene O'Neill performance

Tickets also still available for Coretta Scott King event
The Museum on Main has announced that the topic of its February installment of the "An Afternoon or Evening with ..." Ed Kinney Speaker Series has been switched to a presentation on playwright Eugene O'Neill and wife Carlotta Monterey.

January 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Sycamore Valley chosen as preferred site for new Danville skate park

Town officials currently conducting feasibility study
Danville parks commissioners have selected Sycamore Valley Park as the site of a potential skate park coming to the town.

January 9, 2018 | 22 comments
San Ramon council weighing another Preserve subdivision

Also: Solid waste and recycling services, committee appointments, city manager evaluation
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving the final map for a subdivision on The Preserve project Tuesday night.

January 8, 2018 | No comments yet
MCE energy update on tap for Danville study session

Orientation on new filing software also set for Tuesday morning
Danville town staff is set to provide an update on the outreach and service implementation of MCE Clean Energy at a Town Council study session Tuesday morning.

January 8, 2018 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to consider changing graduation requirements

Also: TRAFFIX bus funding, facilities report, Words Matter Week
In line with ongoing conversations about personalized learning initiatives, the San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss revising high school graduation requirements on Tuesday.

January 8, 2018 | No comments yet
SRPD: Speed likely cause of serious crash on Alcosta Boulevard

Four people sustain major injuries in afternoon crash
A serious crash on Alcosta Boulevard over the weekend sent all four occupants of the cars involved to the hospital, San Ramon police said.

January 7, 2018 | 3 comments
Danville seeks volunteers for museum, park, visitor center

Visitor enhancements coming to three key town sites
Danville's museum, visitor center and national park are looking to enhance visitors' experiences and are seeking volunteers to help with this task.

January 5, 2018 | No comments yet
Man acquitted in Steinle killing sentenced to time-served for weapon charge

Garcia Zarate headed for federal custody, poised for arraignment new counts
The man who was acquitted of murder charges in the fatal shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle was sentenced to three years in state prison Friday, but received credit for full time served, for his conviction on a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

January 5, 2018 | 7 comments
Work on Danville's Old Oak Tree scheduled for Tuesday

Midday lane closures expected for routine maintenance, pruning
Routine maintenance and pruning work on Danville's iconic Old Oak Tree is scheduled for Tuesday, which will result in some lane closures on Diablo Road during the day.

January 5, 2018 | No comments yet
DPD: Woman driving stolen car arrested after slow-speed pursuit

Salinas resident had her child in vehicle, according to police
A 42-year-old Salinas woman who was allegedly driving her child in a stolen car was arrested after a slow speed pursuit through Danville surface streets Thursday afternoon.

January 4, 2018 | 2 comments
Sunrise Senior Living arrives in Pleasanton

Long-awaited opening comes just in time for NorCal fire victims
It's been almost three months since Sunrise of Pleasanton opened its doors -- and more than three decades since the senior housing company first eyed a new facility here.

January 7, 2018 | No comments yet
Stuffed animals bring holiday cheer to Hope Hospice patients

Members from Pan Am World Wings International's Oakland Chapter once again visited Hope Hospice in Dublin with bags overflowing with new stuffed bears and other cuddly animals to bring a touch of comfort to Hope Hospice patients during the holiday season.

January 4, 2018 | No comments yet
East Bay Parks holding 25th annual Trails Challenge

Good opportunity for those who resolved to exercise more in 2018
If you have resolved to hike more in 2018, check out East Bay Regional Park District's 25th annual Trails Challenge. It runs now through Dec. 1 for participants to earn a free commemorative pin for completing a minimum of 26.2 miles of trails or by hiking five trails.

January 9, 2018 | No comments yet
Authorities identify LA man killed in I-680 crash in Walnut Creek

CHP: Unclear why he lost control on North Main Street ramp
A man who died in a crash on an on-ramp to northbound Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek on Wednesday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as 29-year-old William Kibalama.

January 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Danville police looking for owners of found, stolen bikes

Deadline to reclaim two-wheelers is Jan. 12
Residents who have recently lost their bikes may be in luck, as Danville police have a handful of recovered bicycles in their possession, and are seeking their owners.

January 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Earthquake rattles East Bay

4.4-magnitude temblor centered near Claremont Hotel in Berkeley
An earthquake that struck the East Bay early Thursday morning had a magnitude of 4.4, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

January 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Legal professionals sought to judge, score Contra Costa mock trial competition

Annual high school program coming up in February
The Contra Costa County Office of Education is seeking Bay Area legal professionals to help out at the 38th annual high school mock trial program in February.

January 4, 2018 | No comments yet
Driver dies in crash on I-680 ramp in Walnut Creek

Passenger suffers critical injuries in solo-vehicle crash at North Main Street
A 29-year-old man died at the scene of a solo-vehicle crash on an Interstate 680 on-ramp in Walnut Creek on Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

January 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Frustration grows in Dublin

New high school debate prompts recall efforts
Frustration levels are running high for some Dublin residents, driven by over-crowded schools that they believe are exacerbated by continuing residential growth.

January 3, 2018 | No comments yet
'Science Magic' show at Danville Library

Alan the Amazing performing Thursday in downtown
Science and magic will collide at the Danville Library on Thursday as the town is graced by a visit from local magician Alan the Amazing.

January 2, 2018 | No comments yet
CHP advises drivers of new traffic safety laws for 2018

Marijuana use, pedestrian signals, seat belts among topics
Cannabis consumption on the road is a key priority for California Highway Patrol officials as they remind drivers of new laws surrounding traffic safety statewide that took effect as of Monday.

January 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Animal-centric art exhibit coming to Danville

Watercolors, sculptures of endangered species to be displayed at VTAG
A new exhibit for animal lovers and art aficionados alike is coming to Danville on Jan. 11.

January 3, 2018 | No comments yet
BART fares go up 2.7% in new year

Officials handing out free Clipper cards at Dublin-Pleasanton next Monday
Fares increased for BART riders in the new year, with everyone paying 2.7% more than in 2017, according to the transit agency.

January 1, 2018 | 18 comments
Tri-Valley beer passport supports nonprofit Sunflower Hill

$20 donation to local nonprofit for every five passport stamps along Beer Trail
Spread Cheer With Beer, Visit Tri-Valley's seasonal beer trail passport, has returned and now through Jan. 31, people who use the passport to visit at least five participating vendors can help raise funds for local nonprofit Sunflower Hill.

January 2, 2018 | No comments yet
Local hockey team wins San Jose tourney

Overtime goal in championship books Blue Devils' ticket to finals in Michigan
The Tri-Valley Blue Devils 14-and-under A team earned a spot to compete in Port Huron, Mich. this month by winning the 2017 International SilverStick Regional Tournament in San Jose.

January 2, 2018 | 1 comment
Jazz vocalist performing in Danville

'The Jazz Room' continues at VTAG Saturday with Kenny Washington
Danville's Jazz Room series continues this week with vocalist Kenny Washington coming to the Village Theatre stage.

January 3, 2018 | No comments yet
Senior support nonprofit awarded $600,000 grant

CEO: 'This is a game-changing investment'
Contra Costa County's Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services was awarded a $600,000 grant last month.

January 1, 2018 | 1 comment

2017

Sales at a Glance December 2017

Home Sales Update December 2017

December 29, 2017 | No comments yet
DSRSD: Refinancing bonds will save $9.8M in future debt

Officials: Move comes just before Jan. 1, when new tax law prohibits such refunding
The Dublin San Ramon Services District's recent debt refunding will save the district nearly $10 million over the next few decades, officials said.

December 29, 2017 | No comments yet
'Days Without End' coming to Danville next weekend

Tickets already sold out for one of two staged readings
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation is set for its first performance of 2018 coming up next week in Danville, with staged readings of the playwright's intense personal drama "Days Without End."

December 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Blackhawk man pleads guilty to killing wife with hammer

Surprise admission in court came weeks before trial was set to start
A Blackhawk man charged with brutally killing his wife in their home last year pleaded guilty earlier this week to committing the crime, changing his plea weeks before his trial was set to start -- and making what attorneys on both sides described as an unexpected apology in court.

December 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Christmas tree pickup taking place next week

Republic Services customers can leave trees out on curbside
As the holiday season wraps up, Republic Services and Recycle Smart will be doing a special pick-up of used, natural Christmas trees for their San Ramon Valley customers.

December 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Counties: Consider paying property taxes before Jan. 1

Because new tax regulations take effect in 2018
County tax collection departments around Northern California are alerting the public about their option to pay their property taxes before the end of the year to avoid potential drawbacks of the new Republican tax plan.

December 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police arrest man accused of breaking into occupied home

Chief Shields: Walnut Creek resident caught red-handed with stolen items
A Walnut Creek man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to burglarize an occupied home in northern Danville before being caught red-handed walking out of the house holding stolen items.

December 27, 2017 | 3 comments
200+ young cricketers compete in Tri-Valley event

Inter-school tourney fields high school division for first time
Youth cricket players from San Ramon, Pleasanton and Dublin took part in the fifth Cricket for Cubs Inter-school Tournament earlier this month as the international sport continues to grow in popularity in the Tri-Valley.

December 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 recruiting for new general manager

Application deadline set for Jan. 8
Zone 7 Water Agency has begun the process of searching for its next general manager with the goal of making a hire by March.

December 27, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City recaps Christmas tree recycling options

Garbage pickup days bumped out one day due to holidays
San Ramon city officials issued a reminder this week about the options residents have for recycling their Christmas trees and about delays for garbage pickup because of the holidays.

December 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville town offices close for annual holiday furlough

Town will reopen for normal business Jan. 2
Danville town offices are closed this week for a mandatory holiday week furlough, limiting people's access to certain town services. This year's installment of the annual furlough runs from this Monday (Dec. 25) to Jan. 1, with the town offices reopening for normal business on Jan. 2.

December 26, 2017 | No comments yet
City staff, Cal High teacher honored for saving student's life

Divison manager: Rescue of teen who had a seizure in pool was an example of 'teamwork'
Four city staff members and one Cal High physical education teacher were recognized at a recent San Ramon City Council meeting for collectively saving the life of a student in late October.

December 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Identity of man killed in I-680 solo wreck released

Oakland man suffered apparent cardiac arrest before crashing
A man who died in a solo wreck on Interstate 680 in Danville earlier this month has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as 45-year-old Oakland resident Jason Comendador.

December 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Bank and Heritage Bank of Commerce announce merger

Transaction valued at $31.6 million
Tri-Valley Bank announced Thursday that it would be merging into Heritage Bank of Commerce.

December 22, 2017 | No comments yet
County Office of Education to coordinate local education programming

Content submissions to show on EdTV will be accepted soon
The Contra Costa County Office of Education announced Wednesday that they are starting to coordinate local education programming for the county's education channel, EdTV.

December 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Here comes Santa Claus: Visiting St. Nick is a Tri-Valley tradition

Sitting with Santa can mean laughter ... or tears
Whether a child is thrilled to meet Santa or bursts into tears at the proximity of the portly red-clad stranger, it is an experience to savor and recall with affection over the years. When the Pleasanton Weekly asked for Santa photos, several of you responded with oldies but goodies.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Water main break near I-680

Service outage affects 10 EBMUD customers
A small water main break reported this afternoon in Danville is affecting utility service in the Danville South and Greenbrook neighborhoods,
according to police.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police looking for suspects in package thefts

Residents' help solicited in finding duo
Danville police are searching for two men accused of taking packages along Valley Creek Lane on Thursday afternoon.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
DeSaulnier introduces four bipartisan bills

Legislation focuses on opioid epidemic, college financing, electric vehicle trucks, fatal truck collisions
In the past two months, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) has been involved with introducing four bipartisan bills that are currently under review in Congress.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council extends contracts for town manager, city attorney

Also: Disaster reimbursements, BART to ACE board appointment
The Danville Town Council approved contract extensions and raises for the town's longtime city attorney and town manager Tuesday night.

December 21, 2017 | 1 comment
Tree work scheduled for next week in Danville

Maintenance will affect parking, play area hours
Tree maintenance work will be taking place early next week in Danville, and as a result the play area at Danville South Park and part of the Danville Library parking lot will be closed.

December 20, 2017 | 1 comment
County shelters offer free animal adoptions through Saturday

The Contra Costa County Animal Services Department is offering free pet adoptions through this weekend at its shelters in Martinez and Pinole, with the option of free home delivery by request for the first 10 kittens adopted.

December 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Assemblywoman Baker announces staffing changes

Garcia named legislative director; Akin becomes new scheduler
Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) made two recent staffing changes for her office in Sacramento.

December 26, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville council postpones decision on new Old Blackhawk Road development

Neighbors express concerns about proposal for 19 homes
The Danville Town Council voted Tuesday night to continue a public hearing on a new development off Old Blackhawk Road to January after a discussion dominated by tree talk and density concerns.

December 20, 2017 | 4 comments
Police arrest driver after standstill near Stoneridge Mall

Allegedly intoxicated driver locked self in car with knife after traffic stop
Pleasanton police announced late Tuesday night they had taken a female driver into custody after she locked herself in her car at knifepoint for more than three hours after being pulled over by officers for suspicion of DUI.

December 19, 2017 | No comments yet
School district on AP District Honor Roll for eighth year

Award for increased participation, performance on AP exams
For the eighth year in a row, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been honored with placement on the AP District Honor Roll.

December 19, 2017 | 1 comment
SRPD: Prosecutors file charges against teens in flare gun shootings

Charges include felony arson, felony vandalism, misdemeanor vandalism
The four local teenagers arrested on suspicion of shooting flare guns into multiple San Ramon houses have been charged with felony and misdemeanor counts by the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, the San Ramon Police Department announced Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | 14 comments
Sales at a Glance

Sales at a Glance, October, 2017
Sales at a Glance, October 2017 for Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon

December 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to decide on 19-unit housing development

Contract extension for town manager, disaster reimbursement also on agenda
The Danville Town Council is set to consider approving the final plan for a proposed development along Old Blackhawk Road Tuesday night.

December 18, 2017 | 1 comment
CHP: Man dies after jumping from I-680 freeway ramp

Struck by two cars on I-580 connector; fatality being treated as apparent suicide
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a man who reportedly jumped from the shoulder of a freeway connector Friday night in Dublin as an apparent suicide.

December 18, 2017 | 2 comments
Local teens arrested for flare gun shootings in San Ramon

Police: DA's Office to review case Tuesday
Four local teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of shooting flare guns into multiple houses in San Ramon over the weekend.

December 18, 2017 | 11 comments
Fatal crash on I-580/I-680 interchange Friday night

No further details released on incident
The California Highway Patrol reported at least one person died in a crash on the freeway connector from southbound Interstate 680 to westbound I-580 in Dublin on Friday night.

December 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Holiday Traditions: The wonderful world of Widmer

Pleasanton family's Christmas lights display attracts thousands of visitors each season
Every night during the month of December, barring inclement weather, the Widmers' home at 3671 Chelsea Court -- where they've resided since moving to Pleasanton in 1979 -- becomes a spectacle of lights, sights and sound. The front yard and backyard transform into Widmer World, a Christmas display on a grand scale.

December 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa taking nominations for Humanitarian of the Year

Nominees should embody legacy of Dr. King
Contra Costa County is currently seeking nominations for the Humanitarian of the Year award, both in the student and adult category.

December 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Red flag fire warning issued for this weekend

Winds forecast to be high for East Bay hills through 10 a.m. Sunday
Breezy conditions and low humidity readings have led to very elevated fire weather concerns in the Bay Area, with a red flag warning in effect from Friday night to Sunday morning, weather officials said.

December 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Retired teacher named Alamo Rotarian of the Year

Award honors Beth Burlingame-Randall for dedication, encouraging young people
A retired San Ramon Valley teacher has been named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Alamo.

December 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon police looking for thieves who stole solar equipment

SPRD: Thousands of dollars worth taken from Sky Power Solar
San Ramon police are currently searching for two men accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment from a solar power business last weekend.

December 15, 2017 | 1 comment
Falcon rises: Michael Smith's long road back to the court after horrific leg injury

'Every time (bad) thoughts came into my head, I kept telling myself not to think that and to stay positive,' Foothill senior recalls
"When I first realized I was hurt, I felt my ankle was just dangling there," recalled Smith, now a senior at Foothill. "I thought it might be a high-ankle sprain. Then when I found out I needed surgery, my heart dropped."

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo honoring veterans through national wreath ceremony

National Wreaths Across America Day taking place Saturday
Alamo is participating in the annual National Wreaths Across America Day, and locals are invited to honor the 111 veterans buried in Alamo Cemetery at a ceremony Saturday.

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
New Teen Zone opens at Danville Library

Area features lounge seating, collaborative spaces, charging station
Danville town officials recently ushered in a new Teen Zone at the downtown library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Giant menorah to be lit at Blackhawk Plaza

Sunday event to feature music, crafts and food
This Sunday, Chabad of Danville and San Ramon will light a nine-foot menorah at Blackhawk Plaza for their Chanukah Concert & Celebration event.

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley team wins league's first girls hockey title

10-and-under Lady Blue Devils take SoCal championship in shootout
One of the Tri-Valley's youngest all-girls hockey teams has earned a place in Lady Blue Devils history by bringing home the program's first-ever tournament championship.

December 13, 2017 | No comments yet
State Bar charges Alamo attorney with misappropriating funds from PG&E deal

Reed also faces four felony counts, denies allegations
An Alamo lawyer who faces criminal charges of embezzling PG&E settlement funds from Yolo County clients has now been hit with State Bar disciplinary charges related to the same alleged actions.

December 13, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley joins containment efforts in Southern California blazes

Two engines, one battalion chief sent down from fire protection district
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District has joined the fight against the fires raging through Southern California.

December 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Full house again for SRVUSD personalized learning discussion

Community members oppose changing health class, eliminating world geography requirement
Personalized learning initiatives again dominated school board discussions Tuesday night, both by the trustees and community members.

December 13, 2017 | 10 comments
Danville police seeking suspect in car break-ins

Culprit took gym bag, busted into a total of three cars
Danville police are currently investigating vehicle break-ins from this past weekend, and are asking for community help in finding the person responsible.

December 12, 2017 | No comments yet
'Gambling With Death': Castlewood murders profiled on TV show ahead of 10th anniversary

ID series 'Married with Secrets' spotlights Cal High alum's killing of parents
One of the most infamous crimes in Tri-Valley history has been revisited in a television program with the 10th anniversary of the double murder on the horizon.

December 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville seeks community feedback on skate park project

Town debating Osage Station, Sycamore Valley or Diablo Vista parks
A new skate park may be coming to Danville, and the town is seeking residents' feedback on the project.

December 12, 2017 | 19 comments
Danville: Apparent cardiac arrest leads to fatal solo wreck on I-680

VW sedan strikes center divide northbound Monday evening
A 45-year-old driver died Monday evening after suffering apparent cardiac arrest and crashing his vehicle into the center divider on northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Danville, according to the California Highway Patrol.

December 12, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville commission considering amendment to correct 'mapping error'

Also: Acreage calculation for development potential, home renovation appeal
The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to discuss updating the town's General Plan to correct what town staff contends is a "mapping error" in the document.

December 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Man killed in crash on Crow Canyon west of San Ramon

A man was identified Monday by the Alameda County coroner's bureau following his death early Saturday morning in a crash several miles outside San Ramon.

December 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss new city software system

Also: Representative for BART extension board, cricket tourney winners
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider authorizing a new software system to replace its current financial, human resources and land management system Tuesday night.

December 11, 2017 | 4 comments
Personalized learning, cultural responsiveness among reports set for school board

Also: Board reorganization, district credit cards policy
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a handful of presentations on a variety of subjects, including personalized learning, cultural responsiveness and facilities.

December 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council talks 'friendship city' bond with Irish town

Also: Director for BART extension board, electronic filing officeholder forms
The Danville Town Council is set to consider talks on establishing a "friendship city" partnership with New Ross, Ireland on Tuesday morning.

December 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: 'Christmas Memories' exhibit now on display downtown

Museum resurrects Tassajara one-room schoolhouse for December
As part of its annual "Christmas Memories" tradition, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley has transformed its depot waiting room into the Tassajara one-room schoolhouse of the 1940s.

December 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Street Smarts 'Be Reel!' Video Contest now open

San Ramon Valley middle school students encouraged to submit traffic safety PSA's
The 13th annual Street Smarts "Be Reel!" Video Contest is now open to middle school filmmakers, actors and digital media enthusiasts in the San Ramon Valley.

December 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Two taken into custody after high-speed pursuit, collision on I-680

Incident blocked freeway lanes for two hours
Two men were taken into custody Thursday afternoon following a high-speed police chase that ended in a collision on southbound Interstate 680 near the Sycamore Valley Boulevard exit in Danville.

December 7, 2017 | 7 comments
New 'Teen Zone' opening at Danville Library

Space includes lounge seating, chairs, charging tower
The Danville Library is set to unveil a new "Teen Zone" at a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week.

December 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Hanukkah fare: Stories behind foods intrinsic to the Jewish Festival of Lights

Oil plays central role in treats commonly consumed during eight-day celebration
At the heart of the Hanukkah holiday, perhaps, is oil. Oil that has come to symbolize for the Jewish people light in the midst of darkness, faith that endures in the face of adversity. And it is oil that lives on in the foods commonly consumed over the eight days of the Hanukkah celebration.

December 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Pleasanton council finalizes rezoning for proposed Costco site

Referendum proponents have until next week to collect signatures for pending petition
The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday completed the process of creating a new economic development zone on Johnson Drive near the I-580/I-680 interchange that city leaders hope will become home to Pleasanton's newest commercial center anchored by Costco, two hotels and other businesses.

December 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Mount Diablo beacon lighting to honor Pearl Harbor attack fallen, survivors

54th year that ‘Eye of Mount Diablo’ has been lit
In a commemorative ceremony on Thursday, the beacon on Mount Diablo will be lit by survivors of Pearl Harbor, as a way to pay tribute to those who experienced the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.

December 6, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville residents honored with council's Community Service Awards

17 individuals, groups recognized for contributions in town
Nearly 20 Danville residents and organizations were recognized Tuesday night as part of the Town Council's annual Community Service Awards presentation.

December 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Arnerich named Danville mayor for 2018

Longtime councilman’s sixth mayoral term, Storer selected as vice mayor
Longtime Danville Town Councilman Newell Arnerich was named mayor Tuesday night after fellow council members unanimously voted him to hold the post for the upcoming year.

December 5, 2017 | 2 comments
DA: 'The responsibility is mine' for any failures in Steinle case

Gascon defends work of his prosecutors amid criticism over acquittal
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon on Tuesday defended the work of prosecutors following last week's acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle, and said the blame for any failure in the case should rest with him.

December 5, 2017 | 1 comment
Swalwell talks tax bill, national security and more in San Ramon

Full house at Cal High for representative's last town hall of 2017
It was a packed house in the cafeteria at San Ramon's California High School Saturday morning, where local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) held his last town hall of the year.

December 5, 2017 | 20 comments
San Ramon among champions at youth cricket tourney

Tri-Valley hosts inaugural young cricketer showcase
Some of America's best young cricket players gathered in the Tri-Valley in the days before Thanksgiving to compete in the inaugural Pleasanton-San Ramon-Dublin national youth cricket tournament.

December 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Man arrested on suspicion of battery on BART train operator

Train operator uninjured, according to police
A Berkeley man was arrested early Sunday morning at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station on suspicion of battery on a BART train operator, police said.

December 4, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Commissioners in final stages of talks on zoning ordinance updates

Also: New spa at City Center, barbed wire fence next to Harlan House
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider adopting a resolution recommending approval of zoning ordinance updates at a public hearing Tuesday night.

December 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Annual sing-along 'Messiah' set in San Ramon

Performance is Dec. 17 at Community Center
The San Ramon Arts Foundation presents the opportunity Dec. 17 with the annual sing-along performance of Handel's "Messiah."

December 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Trump, ICE official deplore Steinle verdict

Garcia Zarate sentencing hearing set for Dec. 14
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday attacked San Francisco's Sanctuary City policies following a not guilty verdict in the high-profile trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented man charged with the fatal shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle.

November 30, 2017 | 31 comments
Danville Town Council to name new mayor, present Community Service Awards

Annual event taking place at Village Theatre on Tuesday
The Danville Town Council is set to select a new mayor and honor exemplary community members at a ceremony downtown Tuesday night.

December 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police return stolen tricycle to Del Amigo High

Principal: Trikes are 'foundational to our program and delivering independence'
A side-by-side adult tricycle stolen from Danville's Del Amigo Continuation High has been recovered by Danville police and returned to the school.

November 30, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon-based Vitality Bowls sells 1 millionth acai bowl

National health food chain sees rapid growth, touts its 'healthy, nutritious food options'
San Ramon-based health food chain Vitality Bowls hit a milestone earlier this month, selling its 1 millionth açaí bowl.

November 30, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Bah Humbug run/walk coming up Saturday

Costumes encouraged at annual holiday event
San Ramon Parks & Community Services is gearing up for the annual Bah Humbug run/walk this Saturday.

November 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Lifetime Achievement, Pleasanton's Dolores Bengtson

Civic leader's devotion to outdoors leaving lasting impact on Tri-Valley
Dolores Bengtson estimates she has led more than 5,000 people on hikes, beginning in the late '70s. "I always hoped it gives them an appreciation of the outdoors and the natural world that will stay with them," she said.

November 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Swalwell holding last town hall of year in San Ramon

Citizen groups holding articles of impeachment rally before event
Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) will host his last town hall of the year this Saturday in San Ramon, an event preceded by a rally urging Swalwell to support articles of impeachment recently introduced against President Donald Trump.

November 28, 2017 | 8 comments
Diablo Valley College announces next president

Susan Lamb: 'I am so pleased and humbled to be selected'
The Contra Costa Community College District announced Monday that Susan Lamb, former interim chancellor at City College of San Francisco, will be the next president of Diablo Valley College.

November 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Santa's Mailbox now open in Danville

Letters dropped off by Dec. 8 will receive response by Christmas Eve
The Danville Community center officially opened a Santa's Mailbox on Monday for children to drop off Christmas wish lists and letters, according to town officials.

November 28, 2017 | No comments yet
$107 million contract awarded for I-680 northbound express lane

Construction anticipated to start early next year
Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC), in conjunction with Caltrans, has awarded a $107 million contract for the construction of the Interstate 680 Sunol Northbound Express Lane project.

November 27, 2017 | 7 comments
City Council to discuss Iron Horse Overcrossing Project on Tuesday

Pension rate stabilization, awards recognition also on meeting agenda
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing and consider approving the environmental review for the city's Iron Horse Trail Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing Project Tuesday night.

November 27, 2017 | 3 comments
Power restored in Blackhawk after early-morning outage

Incident impacted 2,522 customers; cause unknown
PG&E crews have restored power to all customers in Blackhawk following a power outage earlier Monday morning, according to PG&E officials.

November 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville workshop to help tweens make creative holiday gifts

Annual Homemade Holiday event coming up Dec. 7
To help tweens with the daunting task of gift-giving, the town of Danville is hosting a holiday craft workshop where they can create homemade, creative gifts for the holidays.

November 29, 2017 | No comments yet
'A Christmas Story' showing at VTAG in Danville

Holiday classic part of Thursdays @ the VT series
The Thursdays @ the VT series continues early December with a screening of the traditional holiday film "A Christmas Story."

December 1, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon youth orchestra holding auditions to perform at Carnegie Hall

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum with openings for June tour
A youth orchestra in San Ramon will soon be holding auditions for musicians interested in performing with the group at Carnegie Hall in June.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Downtown Danville's Rose Street parking lot now open for use

'Parking is the lifeblood of business,' says town manager
Danville town officials and local dignitaries gathered Monday morning at the northwest corner of Rose Street and East Linda Mesa Avenue, to usher in the opening of a new, 78-space municipal parking lot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

November 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Bishop Ranch tree lighting coming Friday

Santa Claus, live reindeer, donations to accompany ceremony
The 15th annual tree lighting ceremony at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch is coming up, scheduled for this Friday evening.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
School district seeks applicants for facilities oversight committee

Advises school board on current and future needs; deadline to apply Dec. 1
The San Ramon Valley school board is currently accepting applications for residents interested in serving on the Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
East Bay Parks waiving fees for 'Green Friday'

Effort encourages residents to enjoy great outdoors after Thanksgiving
The East Bay Regional Park District is again trying to turn this Friday from black to green by offering free park entrance district-wide the day after Thanksgiving for its "Green Friday."

November 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Holiday Stars: A classic rock Christmas

December People to play two benefit shows next month
What do you get when you have "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in the style of ZZ Top? Or a version of "White Christmas" that's strongly reminiscent of "White Wedding"?

November 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Holiday Stars: A holiday 'Sleigh Ride'

Recollections from high school orchestra
School orchestra can be all-consuming throughout the year, but during the holidays, it takes on a whole new dimension, with extra rehearsals and performances galore.

November 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Foothill's Maddy Wang, making an impact

Rising Star recipient raises support for those in need
A Foothill High School sophomore, Wang has given her time to a variety of volunteer efforts that have brightened the lives of people -- and pets -- young and old, as well as raised funds and awareness for Bay Area residents fighting to survive in the face of medical hardship.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
2017 Holiday Fund campaign now underway

12 nonprofits to benefit from this year's contributions
The Pleasanton Weekly's 2017 Holiday Fund launches today with 12 nonprofits slated to benefit from this year's campaign.

November 23, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD releases personalized learning survey

Survey open to parents, staff and 8th- through 12th-grade students
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has released its personalized learning survey, which will remain open for the next couple weeks.

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Chamber announces Business and Community Award winners

Deadline approaching to buy tickets to Dec. 7 awards dinner
The last day to buy tickets for the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce's annual Business and Community Awards Dinner is Wednesday this week.

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Apparent pipe bomb dismantled by police bomb squad

Incident caused Lusitano Street closure for about an hour
An apparent pipe bomb caused authorities to close access to a road near a fire station in unincorporated Danville late Tuesday morning before a regional bomb squad dismantled the device, according to officials.

November 21, 2017 | 3 comments
Guest Opinion: Holidays and underage drinking

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when families come together for celebrations. The break in school gives youth an opportunity for unstructured time away from the rigors of the classroom.

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Road to see lane closures Tuesday

Maintenance work at two locations
Maintenance work along Diablo Road on Tuesday will lead to some road and lane closures in the morning and early afternoon.

November 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville tree lighting set for Friday

Lighting of the Old Oak Tree in 41st year
An annual holiday tradition returns to Danville this Friday with the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree.

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to talk zoning ordinance updates

Barbed wire fence near Harlan House, bike master plan also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a public hearing on proposed updates to the city's zoning ordinance Tuesday night.

November 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council set to consider audited financial report

National Homelessness Awareness Month, maintenance report also on agenda
After undergoing a successful audit, the Danville Town Council is set to consider approving the audited comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2016-17 on Tuesday night.

November 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Reward doubled for info on driver in Blackhawk hit-and-run

Insurance company now offering $5,000 for ID, arrest in August incident
An insurance company has increased its financial reward offer for information helping track a man who drove a Land Rover into a Blackhawk office building in August.

November 17, 2017 | 9 comments
San Ramon: City Center remains on track for October opening

Bishop Ranch set to announce new tenants soon
City Center at Bishop Ranch is on schedule for completion in October 2018, according to developers, who also say that they are preparing to soon release the names of some new tenants who will set up shop at the site.

November 19, 2017 | 5 comments
New downtown Danville municipal parking lot opening Monday

Ribbon-cutting ceremony will herald in 78-space lot on Rose Street
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the new Rose Street municipal parking lot in downtown Danville is set to open Monday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

November 17, 2017 | 1 comment
Jurors now allowed to consider 1st-degree murder verdict in Steinle trial

Closing arguments expected to get underway Monday morning
Jurors in the trial of the man accused of fatally shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14, which is set to go to closing arguments on Monday, will be allowed to consider a first-degree murder verdict following a judge's decision this week.

November 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Ware honored for reaching state Teacher of the Year competition

Recognition not just for her, but for 'collective teaching profession,' she says
Danville elementary school teacher Marissa Ware was recognized by the San Ramon Valley school board and local officials on Tuesday night for advancing to the state level in the annual Teacher of the Year competition.

November 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Hospice Tree of Lights ceremonies arriving in San Ramon Valley

Annual event aims to support Hospice East Bay, honor loved ones
The 31st annual Hospice East Bay Tree of Lights ceremony is coming to Danville this Friday.

November 15, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Barbara Proctor, giving back to others

Role Model Award recipient fills her week with volunteer endeavors
"Volunteering is really a gift you give yourself." That's something you'll often hear Pleasanton volunteer extraordinaire Barbara Proctor say.

November 16, 2017 | 2 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Community Spirit, spearheading San Ramon 150

Gary Alpert, Heidi Kenniston-Lee co-chaired volunteer effort to celebrate San Ramon's 150th birthday
In summer of 2016, about 20 San Ramon leaders gathered together to brainstorm ways to celebrate San Ramon's 150th anniversary of existence one year later. It was a monumental milestone for the city, and leadership would be a hefty commitment.

November 20, 2017 | 1 comment
A foot forward for youth at Tri-Valley Turkey Burn

Thanksgiving morning walk/run helps residents burn off calories, support Rotary Club programs
Next week is a time for giving thanks, and you're sure to see plenty of thankfulness at the Tri-Valley Turkey Burn, a 5K/10K walk/run held on Thanksgiving Day morning at Pleasanton's Ken Mercer Sports Park.

November 16, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD: Personalized learning initiatives met with opposition by parents, staff

Board says proposals still in discussion phase; new survey due out soon
The much-discussed personalized learning initiatives took center stage at a heavily attended San Ramon Valley school board meeting Tuesday night.

November 15, 2017 | 12 comments
Cricket showcase: Tri-Valley ready to host national youth tournament

Games run Sunday to Wednesday in San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin
Some of the country's top young cricketers will converge on the Tri-Valley starting this weekend as the area plays host to three divisions of the National Youth Cricket Tournament.

November 15, 2017 | 2 comments
Blood, Sweat & Tears performing in San Ramon

Show part of 10th season at Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center
Blood, Sweat & Tears, a contemporary "jazz-rock" American music group, is coming to San Ramon this weekend as part of the 10th season of entertainment at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center.

November 14, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville: Plaque unveiled at historic McCauley House

Locals, officials honor town's history
A commemorative plaque was unveiled at Danville's McCauley House at a ceremony last Thursday, the latest of the town's historic buildings to be honored as such.

November 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Family suing city of Dublin over boy's injuries at The Wave Waterpark

10-year-old hurt going down slide on opening day; city seeks amicable settlement
A lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of the family of a 10-year-old boy who was injured when he went down a water slide operated by the city of Dublin in May.

November 14, 2017 | 6 comments
Danville Planning Commission considering plans for Old Blackhawk Road development

Proposal would create 19 residential lots
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider adopting the environmental review, development plan and major subdivision request for a housing development at Old Blackhawk Road Tuesday night.

November 13, 2017 | 2 comments
School board to receive reports on personalized learning, district facilities

Also: Honoring Marissa Ware, classified position reduction, district self-assessment
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a variety of presentations and informational reports Tuesday night, including talks on facilities, a recognition of the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year and an update on the much-discussed personalized learning initiatives.

November 13, 2017 | 5 comments
Updates to General Plan on docket for Danville council

Firestorms, zoning text amendments, Community Service Awards event planning also on study session schedule
The Danville Town Council is set to hear a presentation on the status of and updates to the town's General Plan during a study session Tuesday morning.

November 13, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to talk resolving Dougherty Valley tree problems

Also: The Preserve development, new vice mayor, budget and city goals update
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider whether to approval the proposed Dougherty Valley Tree and Planting Strip Management Plan following a hearing Tuesday night.

November 13, 2017 | 5 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Danville's Jasmine Steele, life-saving information

SRVHS student earns Innovation Award for developing 'Allergy Blast' app
A slew of close-to-home experiences served as the inspiration for Steele's "Allergy Blast" app, for which she won last year's Congressional App Challenge for California's 11th District.

November 13, 2017 | No comments yet
'Second Assault': Tri-Valley native revisits scene of her sexual attack for new film

Corsie teams with fellow filmmaker on documentary about assault against her
Pleasanton native and filmmaker Jillian Corsie is going public with her "deepest, darkest secret": Twelve years ago when she was a college freshman, barely 18, she was sexually assaulted by a classmate in her dorm.

November 14, 2017 | 3 comments
Remembering Arlie: Well-known Danville Costco greeter dies

Celebration of life service for Arlie Smith set for Friday
Arlie Smith, a longtime and popular greeter at the Danville Costco, died early Tuesday morning after years of battling multiple sclerosis and cancer. He was 48.

November 10, 2017 | 14 comments
Traffic delays expected on Crow Canyon west of San Ramon

Contractor testing soils for several days starting Monday
Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon will see traffic reduced to one lane during daytime hours starting Monday while crews conduct soils boring in previously rain-damaged areas, according to Alameda County officials.

November 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Danville's Jasmine Steele, life-saving information

SRVHS student earns Innovation Award for developing 'Allergy Blast' app
A slew of close-to-home experiences served as the inspiration for Steele's "Allergy Blast" app, for which she won last year's Congressional App Challenge for California's 11th District.

November 12, 2017 | 1 comment
Defense rests in Steinle murder trial

Rebuttal witnesses due next week; closing arguments set for Nov. 20
Defense attorneys rested their case Thursday in the trial of the man charged with shooting and killing Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14 after presenting testimony from a translator who brought into question parts of the interrogation conducted by police.

November 9, 2017 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Jill Buck, keeping it green

Environmental Stewardship award goes to Pleasanton vet, 'Go Green' leader
It all started with a mom on a mission. In 2002, Jill Buck was raising her young children in Pleasanton and serving as a parent-teacher association president when she became disheartened over a lack of environmental education resources at Walnut Grove Elementary where her older daughter was attending school.

November 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Four finalists chosen for Diablo Valley College president

College to hold public forums for each candidate this week
The Contra Costa Community College District has announced the four finalists for the position of president of Diablo Valley College.

November 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police searching for suspects in vehicle break-in

Photos released from Nordstrom Rack security camera footage
Danville police have released photos of two suspects from a vehicle burglary in mid-October, and are currently asking for the community's help in identifying them.

November 9, 2017 | 1 comment
Veterans Day Open House in Danville to honor 75th anniversary of Doolittle Raid

Military exhibits on display at Veterans Memorial Building
San Ramon Valley veterans will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid at the annual Veterans Day Open House in downtown Danville.

November 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville student-athletes commit to play for colleges around the country

Seniors at Monte Vista and SRV sign National Letters of Intent
Eighteen student-athletes at Danville high schools officially signed letters of intent with colleges and universities around the country at ceremonies held Wednesday, a national signing day.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo: Woman who fell down steep trail saved in dramatic air rescue

Helicopter had to hover 75 feet in air, lower paramedic down to hurt woman
A woman who fell off a horse on a trail northeast of Green Valley Road in the Alamo area on Wednesday was saved in a dramatic air rescue around noon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
New BART trains flunk safety inspection, making Thanksgiving rollout uncertain

New BART train cars flunked a safety inspection by a state regulatory agency Friday, casting doubt on whether the new 775-car fleet will be providing passenger service by Thanksgiving.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Goodguys set for fall finale car show at Pleasanton fairgrounds

Veterans celebration, demo derby, truck display among highlights of Autumn Get-Together
Pleasanton is hosting Goodguys' final Bay Area car show of the year when the association's Autumn Get-Together brings more than 2,500 classic cars, customs and hot rods, plus a wide range of other activities, to the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVEF awards nearly 200 grants to district teachers

Over $200,000 disbursed for variety of projects
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation announced last week that, together with DonorsChoose.org, they have awarded over $200,000 through their 2017 grants to teachers in the school district.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Cal High Model UN team takes top award at local conference

Student 'delegates' gather at DVC to talk global issues
Cal High students received high marks at the 27th annual Contra Costa County Model United Nations Conference that took place this past weekend.

November 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin names new police chief

Garrett Holmes set for third stint with city
The city of Dublin has named Cmdr. Garrett Holmes of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office its new police chief, effective Dec. 15.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Hope 100 Golf Marathon

29 golfers play all day to raise money for Hope Hospice
A group of 29 golfers spent perhaps their longest day on the course last month -- all in support of a worthy cause close to their hearts.

November 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Two San Ramon grads serving aboard same Navy aircraft carrier

Kyong Weon Jang, Ryan Welch stationed on USS Vinson
Two graduates from San Ramon high schools are currently serving in the Navy on one of the world's largest warships, the USS Carl Vinson.

November 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Gary Winter, acknowledge your heart

Pleasanton artisan receives annual Arts & Culture Award
Gary Winter has his work in more Pleasanton homes than any other artist. He is the creator of the town's miniatures -- landmark buildings, businesses and homes, and the beloved Main Street arch.

November 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Martinez teacher accused of child sex offenses arrested in Alamo

Police: No indication young victim was student at Walnut Creek school where man taught
A 16-count criminal complaint was filed Monday against a 33-year-old Martinez teacher for alleged sex offenses against a child under 10 years old, Contra Costa county prosecutors said.

November 6, 2017 | 1 comment
Another Blackhawk burglary joins string of incidents

$25,000 reward offered for information on suspects
The Blackhawk Homeowners Association is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three suspects involved in a string of local burglaries, the latest of which took place last week.

November 6, 2017 | 9 comments
Sheriff: Teens arrested after 'grab and run' robbery at Alamo Starbucks

Allegedly steal patron's laptop and flee scene before getting caught on Hwy 24
Four teenagers were arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of robbing an Alamo coffeehouse patron of her laptop and fleeing the scene before ultimately being apprehended near Orinda, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

November 6, 2017 | 4 comments
Danville council to vote on new 'friendship city' policy

Also: Farmers market update, Central San recap, historic Cooley House
After several months of discussion, the Danville Town Council is set to consider adopting a policy for establishing "friendship city" relationships during its meeting Wednesday night.

November 6, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon commissioners to weigh decision on 43-lot housing development

Possible tutoring center, new retail building also on tap
After months of talks, the San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider a final decision on a proposed 43-lot housing development on the northwest side of the city Tuesday night.

November 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Teen arrested in connection with assault at Dublin High

Police: Suspect says incident was impetus for bomb threat
Dublin police arrested a 15-year-old Dublin High School student in connection with an assault of another student that occurred at the school in October, police said Friday.

November 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Road lane closures planned in downtown Danville

Maintenance work scheduled for Old Oak Tree prior to tree lighting
Maintenance work on Danville's Old Oak Tree will lead to lane closures on Diablo Road on Thursday, a project that needs to be done in preparation for the annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree.

November 3, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High dedicates weekend shows to late alumna

Choral director: Brodie's 'beautiful spirit will linger on in choir room'
This weekend's San Ramon Valley High performances of "Treasure Island" were dedicated to a 2017 graduate who died last weekend after a soccer ball to her head triggered a severe brain injury.

November 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Ex-student arrested for reported bomb threat at Dublin High

Police: 20-year-old was upset with investigation into assault against current student
A 20-year-old former Dublin High School student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the school on Thursday because she was upset about how the school investigated a recent assault on a current female student, police said Friday.

November 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Prosecution rests in Steinle murder trial

Defense set to begin presenting evidence next week
Prosecutors concluded their case Thursday in the trial of the man charged with the 2015 fatal shooting of Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14 with testimony from the medical examiner who conducted her autopsy.

November 2, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: 24 Hour Fitness to pay $1.2M in settlement agreement

DA alleges that company misled clients in pre-paid membership fees
The Contra Costa County District Attorney announced this week that San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness, Inc. will pay a $1.2 million penalty as part of a consumer protection settlement over allegations of misleading customers in membership fees.

November 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Gary Winter, acknowledge your heart

Pleasanton artisan receives annual Arts & Culture Award
Gary Winter has his work in more Pleasanton homes than any other artist. He is the creator of the town's miniatures -- landmark buildings, businesses and homes, and the beloved Main Street arch.

November 2, 2017 | 2 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Bob Coomber blazes a trail

'Once (I) got started, it's almost like the possibilities were endless,' Courage Award winner says
Bob Coomber does not think of himself as courageous. The 30-year Livermore resident and recently elected City Council member considers the way he goes about his life "just me being me."

November 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Meet Meals on Wheels

Vital program brings nutritious food, social interaction to homebound seniors
Tucked away in dozens of neighborhoods are neatly kept homes where older men and women live but seldom leave. Confined to their properties for any number of reasons, these homebound -- and often overlooked -- residents cannot travel to restaurants or grocery stores to buy even the minimal amount of food they need to remain healthy.

November 2, 2017 | 1 comment
Honoring 2017 Tri-Valley Heroes

Residents lauded for positive impact on community around them
Nine Tri-Valley residents have been recognized for their outstanding actions, achievements and strength of character as recipients of this year's Tri-Valley Heroes awards, presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com.

November 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville seniors display art at annual San Francisco exhibit

Seven residents from Reutlinger Community showcase work through Art with Elders
Seven artists from a Danville assisted living community presented their artwork at the 25th annual Art with Elders Gala Exhibition in San Francisco in mid-October.

November 1, 2017 | No comments yet
College freshman from Danville dies after soccer ball to head triggers brain injury

Allie Brodie underwent two brain surgeries, spent weeks in coma, succumbed to pneumonia complications
A young woman who graduated from San Ramon Valley High last spring died on Saturday, three weeks after a soccer ball struck her in the head during a college retreat and ultimately triggered a severe brain injury.

November 1, 2017 | 2 comments
Alert issued for contaminated salads shipped to Trader Joe's stores

Tainted food could cause serious infection
Contaminated salads were shipped to some Trader Joe's stores in California and could cause health problems, officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

November 1, 2017 | 1 comment
Two San Ramon Valley seniors place at international rowing competition

Caroline Birdsall, Spencer Dettlinger represent Oakland Strokes rowing club at Boston regatta
Two San Ramon Valley High students competed in the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, the world's largest two-day rowing event.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD superintendent's last fall parent conversation set for Wednesday night

Series has presented opportunity to discuss personalized learning options
School district Superintendent Rick Schmitt is hosting his final fall parent conversation Wednesday night at Dougherty Valley High School.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD solicits feedback on school calendar changes

Online survey for parents, employees will close Tuesday
School district parents and staff are now invited to share their thoughts through an online survey on the changes made to the 2016-17 instructional year calendar.

November 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Stoneridge Shopping Center appoints new mall manager

Osip has 15 years experience in retail industry
Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton has hired a new general manager.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Jill Biden speaking at East Bay Women's Conference in San Ramon

Tickets expected to go fast for former Second Lady's appearance in March
Education leader, political advocate and former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden is set to be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual East Bay Women's Conference coming up early next year in San Ramon.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
County offers costumed characters to officiate Halloween weddings

Ceremonies run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
Couples who want to get married on Halloween in Contra Costa County can have their wedding officiated by a costumed character, officials with the county clerk-recorder's office said.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teens named regional finalists for STEM competition

Foundation set to award $500,000 in scholarships
Two Tri-Valley teens have been named to this year's class of regional finalists for the Siemens Competition, a national contest in math, science and technology.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo welcomes new fire station

$4.9M station is modernized, aims to improve emergency response time
After over six years of planning and constructing, Alamo's new Fire Station 32 is officially open and running.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville house honored as historic site

McCauley House to receive commemorative plaque
Danville's McCauley House is next in line of the town's historic buildings to be honored with a commemorative plaque, set to be unveiled next week.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Thank you, Charlie Brown and Linus

Grown family enjoys Halloween special in a new way
Last Oct. 31, I finally succeeded in convincing the two of our three grownup kids who were around and my husband to sit down with me and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" -- just for old times' sake. If our eldest had been here, instead of working on his Ph.D. in New York, I'm sure he would have joined us as well.

October 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Bluegrass cello band performing at Village Theatre

Dirty Cello playing in Danville for Thursdays @ VT series
Blues and bluegrass music is coming to Danville this November with the San Francisco-based band Dirty Cello.

October 27, 2017 | No comments yet
City of San Ramon set to purchase Mudd's site for $1

Oversight Board: High cost of creek mitigation makes sale infeasible
The Mudd's property will officially belong to the city of San Ramon, after the Oversight Board approved a resolution last week authorizing the city to purchase the property for $1.

October 27, 2017 | 7 comments
SRPD arrests father of boy who brought gun to Twin Creeks Elementary

30-year-old faces three felonies, including allegation that it was a stolen gun
Police on Thursday morning arrested a man whose third-grade son allegedly brought a gun to Twin Creeks Elementary School two days earlier -- a firearm that police say had been stolen.

October 26, 2017 | 5 comments
Local police holding Drug Takeback Day this weekend

Residents encouraged to bring in unwanted, expired prescription drugs for disposal
Danville and San Ramon police, along with other departments within the Contra Costa County, will be hosting a "Drug Takeback Day" this Saturday, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

October 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Federal ranger testifies on theft of gun used in Steinle shooting

Off-duty ranger left weapon in backpack under seat
Jurors witnessed a series of tense exchanges between attorneys in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday as a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger whose stolen gun was used in the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle at Pier 14 two years ago took the stand.

October 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Honoring 2017 Tri-Valley Heroes

Residents lauded for positive impact on community around them
Nine Tri-Valley residents have been recognized for their outstanding actions, achievements and strength of character as recipients of this year's Tri-Valley Heroes awards, presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com.

October 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Veterans Day Open House in Danville to honor 75th anniversary of Doolittle Raid

Military exhibits on display at Veterans Memorial Building
San Ramon Valley veterans will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid at the annual Veterans Day Open House in downtown Danville.

October 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Governor signs series of Baker bills

BART to ACE, protecting crime victims, firearms warning among legislation
Among the 859 bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown over recent weeks were a variety of new laws authored or co-authored by local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker on topics including BART to ACE, protections for vulnerable victims and firearms warnings.

October 25, 2017 | 3 comments
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to focus on proposed 'Walking District'

Residents asked to share thoughts on 200-acre district in center of city
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson invites residents to discuss the city's proposed "Walking District" at his next Mayor's Breakfast this Friday morning.

October 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Officials: Twin Creeks third-grader brings gun to school

No shots, threats or injuries reported in Tuesday incident
San Ramon police are investigating after a third-grade boy at Twin Creeks Elementary brought a firearm to school on Tuesday, according to police and school officials.

October 25, 2017 | 11 comments
San Ramon spotlighting diversity in community year-round

Beginning with Diwali, lights at City Hall to honor cultural holidays
The city of San Ramon kicked off a year-round celebration of diversity with its Saturday festivities for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

October 24, 2017 | 5 comments
Danville police arrest man in connection with pair of hit-and-runs

83-year-old out of custody pending end of investigation
An 83-year-old San Ramon man was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly causing back-to-back hit-and-run collisions with cyclists on Diablo Road in Danville on Saturday afternoon.

October 24, 2017 | 11 comments
Gilroy man ID'd as big-rig driver killed in San Ramon crash

Still unclear why semi truck veered off freeway; autopsy set for Tuesday
A big-rig driver who died in a crash off of Interstate 680 in San Ramon on Sunday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Ermilo Gonzales Jr., a 62-year-old man from Gilroy.

October 24, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate commission's approval of senior housing project

Mayor Clarkson initiaties call for review with concerns about aesthetics
San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a Planning Commission-approved senior residential development proposed for Alcosta Boulevard.

October 23, 2017 | 5 comments
DPD: Driver in hit-and-run also responsible for earlier cyclist collision

Police looking for help in finding driver of Ford Escape
Danville police said Monday new information has come to light connecting a driver accused of striking two bicyclists in a hit-and-run collision on Saturday afternoon to a different hit-and-run crash with a cyclist earlier that day, also on Diablo Road.

October 23, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk more about personalized learning initiative

Also: Student achievement, DVHS update, American Indian Heritage Month
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear an update Tuesday on the district's personalized learning initiative, an effort aimed at implementing institutional and instructional changes to create more flexibility for students, families and staff.

October 23, 2017 | No comments yet
SRPD releases sketches of suspect in lewd activity targeting students

Investigators seek residents help in tracking down man from October incidents
San Ramon police are continuing to look for a man accused of acting lewdly toward several children in separate incidents earlier this month, and to aid in their search, investigators released sketches of their suspect over the weekend.

October 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Driver killed after big-rig goes off I-680, hits tree in San Ramon

Fatal crash cleanup closes San Ramon Valley Blvd. for hours
A big-rig driver died when his truck went off the freeway and into a tree Sunday morning in San Ramon, California Highway Patrol officials said.

October 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Cyclists injured, driver at-large after hit-and-run in Danville

Police asking for public’s help in finding driver of silver Ford Escape
Two people on bicycles were struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon in a hit-and-run collision in Danville and police are asking for help finding the vehicle and the driver, the town's police chief said.

October 22, 2017 | No comments yet
County holding mental health forum

Mental Health Commission also hosting meeting in San Ramon next week
San Ramon Valley residents are invited to participate in a county forum on local public mental health services this Wednesday in Martinez.

October 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon welcomes new city attorney

Lysons makes move from Brentwood to replace longtime city attorney Saxe
Martin Lysons has now joined San Ramon city leadership team as the new city attorney, coming to San Ramon after five years as the top assistant for the city of Brentwood.

October 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Sheriff's deputies plead not guilty to inmate mistreatment charges

Four accused of allowing inmate to throw feces onto others at Santa Rita Jail
Three current Alameda County sheriff's deputies and one former deputy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that they mistreated inmates at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

October 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Inmates at Dublin jail set to restart hunger strike this weekend

Protests center on inmate classification system at some Bay Area jails
A Bay Area inmate advocacy group announced Thursday that inmates in Santa Clara and Alameda county jails will restart a hunger strike -- that started and was paused in October 2016 -- this Sunday.

October 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Two teens arrested in sexual assault of Carondelet student

Incident occurred off-campus last month; one of accused is De La Salle student
Two teenage boys were arrested Wednesday night in connection with the sexual assault of an underage girl that allegedly occurred in late September in unincorporated Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies said Thursday.

October 19, 2017 | 5 comments
Opening statements in Steinle trial set for Monday

Jury selection complete in murder case that's spurred national debate on Sanctuary City policies
Opening statements will begin Monday in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting Pleasanton native Kathryn "Kate" Steinle as she walked on San Francisco's Pier 14 in 2015.

October 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 board approves new water rates, moves ozonation project forward

Residents raise concerns about scope, cost of water treatment project
The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors approved an initial environmental review document for a Del Valle ozone filtration project and the agency's 2018 water rates during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night.

October 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Young San Ramon Valley artists featured in upcoming exhibition

High school students asked to artistically interpret phrase 'Face it!'
Artwork from high school students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will soon be featured for over a month in a new exhibition at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery.

October 24, 2017 | No comments yet
'Romeo and Juliet' coming to Danville

Family-friendly show part of 30th annual tour
Shakespeare's famed tragedy about two "star-cross'd lovers" is coming to Danville next weekend for a free show.

October 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Five inducted into San Ramon Valley High's Athletic Hall of Fame

Alums, coach join ranks of dozens of former Wolves
The San Ramon Valley High School Alumni Association inducted four alums and one coach into its Athletic Hall of Fame, at a dinner last Thursday.

October 18, 2017 | 5 comments
San Ramon: DVC honored for high number of transfer degrees awarded

Part of program allowing community colleges to increase transfers to CSU
An education support nonprofit has recognized Diablo Valley College as the state's top-performing community college in a program designed to increase the number of students transferring into the California State University (CSU) system.

October 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Previously disciplined Contra Costa judge faces new misconduct charges

17-year judge has two weeks to respond to administrative allegations
A Contra Costa County judge who has previously been disciplined five times by a judicial commission now faces two new charges of ethics violations, the commission announced this week.

October 18, 2017 | 2 comments
Zone 7 board to discuss ozone filtration projects, new water rates

Residents lambaste proposed ozone plants in emails to board, Weekly
The Zone 7 board is set to consider moving forward with new ozonation projects and approving water rates for calendar year 2018 during its public meeting Wednesday night.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Central San's hazardous waste facility celebrating 20th anniversary

Sewer provider's facility a place for locals to safely dispose of materials
Central San is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility Wednesday morning.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Culture in the Community festival draws 1,700+ residents

Sunday event focused on diversity, multi-culturalism in community
Over 1,700 people came out last weekend for San Ramon's Culture in the Community celebration to enjoy food, fashion, music and performances from cultures around the world.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin grass fire causes brief evacuations

Firefighters fully contain 118-acre blaze around 12:30 a.m.
A vegetation fire that had prompted evacuations in Dublin on Tuesday was fully contained as of early Wednesday morning, Alameda County fire officials said.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commissioners return to talk 43-home development

Wellspring Church meeting facility in Commons Office Park also on tap
Talks around the proposed Chang property housing development are set to continue at another open public hearing Tuesday night.

October 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council set for final reading of downtown land-use updates

Rose Street parking lot rules, subdivision improvements, Youth Council orientation
The Danville Town Council is set to consider an ordinance updating the downtown business district's land-use designations and regulatory processes, at the ordinance's second reading Tuesday night.

October 16, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon celebrating Diwali with community-wide event

Festival of lights to feature performances, food, raffles and more
For the second year in a row, the San Ramon Cultural Fests Committee will be hosting a community celebration for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

October 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Role Players Ensemble to perform 'Angel Street'

Thriller will run for two weeks at Village Theatre
The Role Players Ensemble will be bringing a suspenseful thriller to Danville in their two-week-long production of the play "Angel Street."

October 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Republic Services waste reduction grant apps due next Friday

Garbage company also to host canned food drive
The deadline for the Republic Services-sponsored waste reduction grant applications is fast-approaching, as is the organization's 11-day-long canned food drive.

October 15, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City holding collection drive for fire victims

Donations accepted through next Friday
The San Ramon Public Works Department is hosting a collection drive for victims of the North Bay fires.

October 13, 2017 | 2 comments
SRPD investigating reports of lewd activity targeting local students

Same at-large suspect accused of trying to lure kids on Bollinger Canyon
Several local students reported witnessing lewd activity by a strange man in a sedan along Bollinger Canyon Road last week, and the San Ramon Police Department is asking for help in finding the culprit.

October 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Local schools remain open as smoky skies persist in Valley

North Bay fires rage on, local responders join control and support efforts
Air quality remains poor throughout the San Ramon Valley due to smoke from the extreme wildfires burning through Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, and a health advisory, spare the air alert and red flag warning remained in effect Thursday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

October 12, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon home to I-680 corridor's first hydrogen fueling station

Public refueling station to encourage environmentally-friendly vehicles
The city of San Ramon has opened the first hydrogen fueling station along Interstate 680, in part of an effort to encourage hydrogen-cell fuel cars that help reduce auto-related emissions.

October 12, 2017 | 7 comments
40 years on the front lines of crisis

Tri-Valley Haven devoted to residents affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, homelessness
Now celebrating its 40th year, Tri-Valley Haven offers a multitude of services, including a 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling sessions, two shelters, a food pantry serving 1,700 families experiencing poverty, a thrift store, and programs at nearby jails and at local middle and high schools.

October 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Poor air quality continues locally amid destructive fires in North Bay

SRVUSD schools to remain open Thursday
The air quality in the San Ramon Valley, like the rest of the Bay Area, remains in very unhealthy conditions with smoke inundating the region's air basin from massive deadly wildfires raging in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Family History Discovery Day set Saturday in Danville

Event to teach residents genealogy tools, connect with family history
This Saturday, the Danville Stake Family History Center will be hosting a free fair focused on teaching community members how to connect with their family history.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Cal High honoring local Vegas shooting victims at homecoming game

San Ramon Valley High also set to celebrate homecoming this week
California High School in San Ramon is set to remember two alums who died in the Las Vegas mass shooting during a ceremony this Friday as part of the Grizzlies' homecoming football game.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon 10-year-old rescues father from drowning

Tevin Kuruvilla honored for 'heroism' at city council meeting
Heroes come in all sizes, they say, a quip brought to life by the latest recipient of two awards from local fire and police departments: Tevin Kuruvilla, a 10-year-old from San Ramon who rescued his father from drowning this past summer.

October 11, 2017 | 5 comments
Symphony awards for music students

Application deadline is Oct. 23
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association is inviting students who have made significant contributions to school and community musical activities during their high school years to apply for its annual $400 awards.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Livermore ArtWalk set for this weekend

New cultural events added to annual showcase
More than 150 artists will be on hand to interact with visitors as ArtWalk returns to downtown Livermore for its 16th year, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday, sponsored by Bothwell Arts Center.

October 10, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Culture in the Community celebration taking place Sunday

Event to honor multiculturalism, local diversity
This Sunday, the city of San Ramon will be hosting its first-ever Culture in the Community celebration, featuring food, fashion, music and performances.

October 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton man launches third-party bid to challenge Swalwell

St. John running as Independent; incumbent Democrat seeking 4th term
A Pleasanton resident with a professional background in marketing for the medical industry has announced he is running to represent San Ramon and the rest of the 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

October 10, 2017 | 10 comments
Local high schoolers to be required to take class for on-campus parking

CHP, Street Smarts course for SRVUSD to focus on safety, laws
Teen drivers in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will now be required to attend a free two-hour "CHP Start Smart" class with their parent or guardian in order to be eligible for an on-campus parking permit.

October 10, 2017 | 8 comments
San Ramon council to discuss annexing The Preserve into community facilities district

Also: Fire and police award, GHAD public hearing, commission term cycles
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving the boundary map and annexation of The Preserve development to a San Ramon Community Facilities District at a meeting Tuesday night.

October 9, 2017 | 1 comment
Hit-and-run driver plows through Danville cyclists in charity ride

CHP: 21-year-old arrested hours later; all four bike riders expected to survive
A young man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a group of bicyclists, including two from Danville, Saturday morning during a charity ride in unincorporated Marin County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

October 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk small cell wireless installations

New friendship city, town office improvements, collaborative work spaces
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss the installation of small cell wireless installations in public right-of-way during a study session Tuesday morning.

October 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Poor air quality in Tri-Valley from fires in Napa, Sonoma counties

Tens of thousands of acres burned so far in multiple wildfires
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory as a result of multiple fires burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.

October 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville woman’s death deemed homicide

37-year-old’s body found inside Byron home Friday
A homicide investigation has been opened by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office after the body of a Danville woman was found Friday in a home in the unincorporated community of Byron, sheriff's officials said Saturday.

October 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Bay Area director honored by Eugene O'Neill Foundation

Carey Perloff to receive Tao House Award, fellowship in her name
The longtime artistic director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater will be honored by the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House at a gala coming up mid-October.

October 8, 2017 | No comments yet
DanvilleSanRamon.com changes policy on naming people who are arrested

Publisher: With internet, reports of arrests linger for years
Concerned about the lasting impact that online search engines have on the lives of individuals arrested for crimes, DanvilleSanRamon.com is implementing new policies.

October 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Bishop Ranch hosting free concert Friday night

David Martin's House Party coming to San Ramon
Bishop Ranch is hosting a free outdoor concert on the green Friday night, featuring David Martin's House Party.

October 5, 2017 | No comments yet
John Tesh performing in San Ramon on Saturday

Pianist will be first in the 10th San Ramon Performing Arts Series
The 10th San Ramon Performing Arts Series will kick off Saturday with a performance by John Tesh, a pianist, composer, radio host and news anchor.

October 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police release surveillance videos of suspect in Walgreens robbery

Armed man stole prescription drugs last month, officials say
Police have released surveillance videos of a suspect who robbed a Walgreens store in Danville last month.

October 5, 2017 | No comments yet
BART to Livermore

Local leaders work to keep eastward expansion on track
BART to Livermore -- the comprehensive transit project that's been on the tip of Tri-Valley residents' tongues for decades -- received a boost of energy this summer.

October 5, 2017 | 1 comment
SRVUSD expected to see declining enrollment in years to come

Staff: Fewer students can present fiscal challenges, new opportunities
After years of a rising student population, it looks like the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will see declining enrollment in the next five years, based on recent data from demographers.

October 4, 2017 | 23 comments
Reported weapon at Las Positas College turns out to be Nerf gun

Police response prompts hour-long lockdown at Livermore campus
An emergency alert Wednesday morning at Las Positas College, causing the Livermore campus to go on an hour-long lockdown, turned out to be a false alarm, just a student who brought a colorful Nerf gun to school, police said.

October 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville church set for Serve Day event

Volunteers to go to organizations throughout Bay Area this weekend
The Community Presbyterian Church in Danville is set to host its second annual Serve Day weekend.

October 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Local officials raise awareness of 'Day Without Water'

Annual event happening Oct. 12
Local officials are raising awareness of a campaign that emphasizes the importance of water and related infrastructure.

October 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Two Cal High alums killed in Vegas shooting

Friends and family: Etcheber, Cohen will be sorely missed
Two California High School alumni were among those killed in Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

October 3, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commissioners holding public hearing on 43-home development

Zoning ordinance revisions, Crow Canyon update also on docket
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a public hearing on a proposed housing development at the Chang Property Tuesday night.

October 2, 2017 | 5 comments
Danville council to consider updating downtown's land-use designations

Town hoping to spur retail development
After ongoing talks that began over a year ago, the Danville Town Council is officially considering an ordinance that would update the Downtown Business District's land-use designations and regulatory processes at a public hearing Tuesday night.

October 2, 2017 | No comments yet
School board set to review enrollment projections

Textbook sufficiency, Bullying Prevention Month also on meeting agenda
The school board is set to hear a presentation on student enrollment multi-year projections Tuesday night.

October 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Announcing the 2017 Tri-Valley Heroes

RSVP now for award presentation ceremony set Oct. 23
Nine individuals have been named "Tri-Valley Heroes" in the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com's sixth annual awards program, which recognizes residents who are making contributions to better our communities and their residents.

October 2, 2017 | No comments yet
DPD: Graffiti threat against schools deemed not credible

Investigation continues; extra police will be at schools Tuesday
Police are investigating a graffiti threat made against both Danville high schools that has been deemed not credible, according to local officials.

October 2, 2017 | 1 comment
JDRF One Walk in San Ramon to support type 1 diabetes research

Locals raise funds, awareness for advancements and cure
The San Francisco-based organization's annual San Ramon JDRF One Walk will take place at Bishop Ranch on Sunday, Oct. 15, with the goal of raising over $528,000.

October 3, 2017 | 2 comments
Reward offered for helping track man who drove into Blackhawk office building

Authorities still searching for searching for Land Rover, occupants
An insurance company is offering a financial reward for helping to track down and identify a male driver and female passenger of a Land Rover accused of crashing into a Blackhawk office building in August.

September 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Comedy fundraiser to benefit local cancer support nonprofit

Tommy T's hosting event for Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation
A comedic fundraiser to benefit the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, a local cancer support nonprofit, is set to take place later this month at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton.

October 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville teacher wins county Teacher of the Year award

Marissa Ware moving on to represent Contra Costa in state competition
Danville elementary school teacher Marissa Ware has been chosen as one of two Teachers of the Year by the Contra Costa County Office of Education.

September 29, 2017 | 1 comment
Man arrested after car chase that passed through Danville

Pursuit went from Lafayette to Hayward
A police pursuit involving a man who was allegedly driving a stolen SUV ended Thursday afternoon with the man's arrest, according to a Hayward police spokeswoman.

September 28, 2017 | 2 comments
Dougherty Valley grad selected for State Department scholarship

Anjali Mishra chosen to spend six weeks in Russia for language immersive program
A San Ramon native was one of 600 students across the country to be awarded a U.S. State Department scholarship to study a select foreign language overseas this summer.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Eugene O'Neill Foundation partners with Irish group for international festival

Festival to honor O'Neill's roots in Danville, New Ross
Danville's annual Eugene O'Neill Festival will be going international next year, with a new partnership between the town's Eugene O'Neill Foundation and a similar organization in New Ross, Ireland.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Backpacking the globe: Family of five sets out for worldwide adventure

Follow local Swensons via vlog when yearlong trek begins in China soon
The Swenson family of five will soon don their backpacks and take off for Beijing, the first stop in a year-long quest to make the entire world their home, their classroom -- their adventure.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Run for Education taking place Sunday

Race a fundraiser to benefit local schools
The 34th annual San Ramon Valley Run for Education is almost here, taking place this Sunday, the primary fundraising activity for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Friends close in on running every street in Pleasanton

Fellow residents invited on final leg through downtown Sunday
By Sunday, residents Sarah Holtzclaw and Betty Taylor will have accomplished the feat of running every street in town, racking up 360 miles over 20 months in doing so.

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon-based Meridian buys Phoenix medical center

Local developer closes first major transaction outside of California
San Ramon-based developer Meridian recently announced the purchase of a 51,150-square-foot medical office building in Arizona, their first major transaction outside California.

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Culturally responsive speaker series continues for SRVUSD

Lori Watson speaks Thursday on equity and opportunity
The San Ramon Valley school district's culturally responsive speaker series continues this week with Lori Watson, Ed.D., an educator and safe schools advocate who will give a presentation titled "Setting the Stage for Equity & Opportunity: An Introduction to Courageous Conversation."

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
I-680 express lanes opening Monday

Officials hope toll lanes will ease congestion; new petition argues they'll actually cause more gridlock
After over two years of construction, the opening date for San Ramon Valley's Interstate 680 express lanes are officially scheduled to open Monday.

September 26, 2017 | 1 comment
Two Democrats announce campaigns to unseat Assemblywoman Baker

Walnut Creek veteran, Orinda attorney running for 16th District spot
An attorney from Orinda and an Army veteran from Walnut Creek have recently announced that they plan to run against incumbent Catharine Baker to represent the Tri-Valley and the rest of District 16 in the State Assembly.

September 26, 2017 | 12 comments
DA's Office launches school outreach program

Program will focus on cyber-bullying, sexual assault awareness, online safety
Contra Costa County has launched a new outreach program for local school communities on the topics of cyber-bullying, campus safety and online child exploitation.

September 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Music, comedy lead upcoming shows at Village Theatre

Jeff Denson Quartet at 'Jazz Room' starts things off Friday
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery has a busy schedule in the next few weeks, with a smattering of shows and performances for residents to take advantage of.

September 26, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: New waste collection options under consideration by council

Retail development strategies, electric vehicles also on Tuesday's agenda
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider and offer feedback on various program options for the city's upcoming solid waste collection request for proposals (RFP) Tuesday night.

September 25, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley to host National Youth Cricket tourneys this fall

Annual Cricket for Cubs celebratory fundraiser draws hundreds
As participation in cricket continues to grow in the Tri-Valley, the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon are set to host the National Youth Cricket tournaments for the U13 and U15 age groups Nov. 19-22.

September 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Photos capture splendor of Tri-Valley's open space

Conservancy's annual contest opens everyone's eyes
A lovely landscape simply titled "Tree" by Anna Rouse of Livermore captured first place at this year's Tri-Valley Conservancy's Freeze Frame photography contest, which awards prizes to photographers who capture the area's open spaces with their unique perspectives.

September 25, 2017 | No comments yet
SAP, local dignitaries celebrate new regional office in San Ramon

Sales academy among features at company's new Bishop Ranch home
Officials, executives, students and local dignitaries gathered at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch Business Park to celebrate the opening of software corporation SAP's new office at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

September 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Deputy DA appointed as San Ramon Valley Fire board director

Dominique Yancey to fill vacancy left by abrupt resignation of board member
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District announced this week that Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Dominique Yancey will fill a recently vacated position on the fire board.

September 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville soliciting public comments for Magee Ranches development

Notice of preparation released for latest project proposal for 69 homes on site
The town of Danville is currently seeking public comments regarding the initiation of an environmental impact report for the Magee Ranches development, a housing project proposed for an oft-debated site near Diablo Country Club.

September 22, 2017 | 19 comments
EBRPD names new fire chief

Richard Seal spent last 25 years in San Jose
Richard "Rick" Seal, who's been with the San Jose Fire Department for 25 years, has been named the new fire chief of the East Bay Regional Park District, park district officials said.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Out of the Darkness: Survivor says removing stigma, igniting discussion are keys to suicide prevention

Pleasanton teen's life remembered during annual awareness walk in Oakland
"I know it won't bring Tricia back, but you can help me save someone else," Kathy Martin wrote of her late daughter when seeking donations for the awareness walk. "This is an awful disease and people don't know where to turn to for help."

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
'First People' exhibit on display at Museum of San Ramon Valley

Tool-making presentation also happening Saturday
A new exhibit on California's first inhabitants is now on display at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
County supervisors weigh options for regulating short-term rentals

Board hears two reports Tuesday; topic expected to return in February
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors heard a pair of reports Tuesday morning on their options for new ordinances that would affect short-term rental operators like Airbnb hosts in unincorporated areas of the county, like Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo man named Rotary Club's 2017 Citizen of the Year

Nominating committee: Steve Polcyn embraced concept of 'Service Above Self'
A longtime Alamo resident has been named the 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Alamo Rotary Club, in light off his extensive work with local free medical clinics and general community involvement.

September 25, 2017 | 1 comment
Mobile recreation coming to Danville parks

Arts activities for children to pop up spontaneously
Arts recreation is going mobile in Danville, as community members can expect to see spontaneous appearances from a Mobile Recreation van at local parks.

September 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo man dies after skydiving accident near Lodi

FAA: Investigation focuses on parachute packing
An Alamo man died Friday from injuries sustained in a skydiving accident near the Lodi Airport the day before, officials confirmed.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Rotary's online Auction for Education now accepting bids

Proceeds go towards San Ramon Valley schools
The Rotary Club of San Ramon is now accepting bids for its annual Auction for Education.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
State Senate approves Glazer bill on school districts' rainy day reserves

Legislation would loosen restrictions established in 2014
Legislation co-authored by local State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) that would loosen restrictions on school districts' rainy day reserves has been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown following unanimous approval from the State Senate.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police searching for armed robber

Man showed gun, took prescription drugs at Walgreens
An armed robbery occurred Wednesday morning at the Walgreens near downtown Danville, and police are searching for the culprit.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton, Dublin residents among plaintiffs in BART lawsuit over mob attacks

BART attorney: 'There's no legal precedent for this lawsuit to go forward'
Six BART passengers who were beaten, threatened or robbed by mobs of young people in three separate incidents in March and April filed a lawsuit late last week against the transit agency, accusing it of failing to protect its passengers.

September 19, 2017 | 1 comment
Report: I-680 in San Ramon Valley returns to most congested freeways list

Local hotspot takes eighth place in ranking of worst regional commutes
Interstate 680 running through the San Ramon Valley has again made the list of the top 10 most congested Bay Area freeway segments, according to an annual ranking compiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

September 19, 2017 | 7 comments
Diana Becton sworn in as Contra Costa district attorney

Retired judge to serve out ex-DA Peterson's unexpired term
The newly appointed district attorney for Contra Costa County was sworn in at an informal ceremony in Martinez on Monday afternoon.

September 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Classic rock band The Fog City Swampers coming to Danville

First show in fall Thursdays @ the VT series
The Thursdays @ the VT series kicks off this week with live music by classic rock band The Fog City Swampers.

September 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa holding attendance awareness poster contest

Elementary students invited to illustrate importance of school attendance
The Contra Costa County Office of Education is sponsoring a county-wide poster contest in honor of Attendance Awareness Month and as part of the county's school attendance awareness campaign.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Movie under the stars at Bishop Ranch

'Beauty and the Beast' screening at free event
Community members are invited to take in the summer's last official night with an outdoor movie night at the Bishop Ranch One Plaza in San Ramon.

September 18, 2017 | No comments yet
School board to discuss driver safety, dyslexia awareness

Provisional internship permits, expulsion cases also on agenda
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear several presentations and reports Tuesday night, with topics ranging from driver safety education class to dyslexia awareness.

September 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville senior resource fair set for Friday

Free event to offer health, retirement, investment guidance and more
Danville's fourth annual "Live Well, Age Smart" Health and Resource Day is coming up this Friday. The event will feature a smattering of health-related resources for seniors and those considering retirement.

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville home honored as historic building

Podva/Shuey home first in series of dedications to come
Danville's historic Podva/Shuey home will be honored with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque Saturday morning.

September 20, 2017 | 1 comment
Construction continues for local I-680 express lanes

Roadway markings to appear soon, temporary signage to come down
The opening date for the San Ramon Valley's Interstate 680 express lanes is still undetermined, but drivers will start to see "EXPRS LANE" markings popping up along the highway.

September 18, 2017 | 11 comments
Monthly comedy series debuts in Danville

Comedy is in-demand in the area, comedian Liz Grant says
Danville's new monthly comedy series Liz Grant & Friends kicked off Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider expediting process for EV charging stations

Parking lot contract, guide dog awareness, police report also on docket
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss an ordinance that would expedite the permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations Tuesday night.

September 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Nominations for San Ramon Community Awards accepted for one more week

Ceremony to honor commendable community members
Community members have one more week to submit nominations for the 2017 Community Awards, sponsored by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville d'Elegance taking place this weekend

Annual fundraiser featuring car show, gala and more
Fine cars are taking over downtown this Saturday and Sunday for the 13th annual Danville d'Elegance weekend.

September 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville native lends voice to prostate cancer initiative

Survivor Allen Larson speaking out for 'Many vs. Cancer'
Just over a decade ago, Allen Larson went to the doctor for his physical and learned through a blood test that he had prostate cancer. What made the diagnosis all the more frightening was that Larson, who was living in Los Angeles at the time, was only 41 with his first child's birth a month away.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville market analysis now available

Report aims to help spur business and economic development
The town of Danville has released an analysis of the town's demographics and market needs as a way to provide assistance to Danville business owners and to help concretize economic development plans in the works.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa still accepting nominations for Arts Recognition Awards

Deadline for this year's program is Sept. 28
The Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission is still seeking nominations for the 2017 Arts Recognition Awards, with a submission deadline of Sept. 28.

September 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Traffic snarled west of San Ramon after early-morning deadly crash

Big-rig driver died in chain-reaction collision near Eden Canyon Road
All lanes of westbound Interstate 580 have reopened Thursday afternoon after a pair of big-rig collisions that turned fatal and blocked traffic for nearly 10 hours near Castro Valley in unincorporated Alameda County.

September 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Vista chosen as 1 of 4 in U.S. for study on character education

Danville middle school's second year participating in Character Day
Danville's Diablo Vista Middle School was one of four schools across the country chosen to participate in a case study on character education on International Character Day, which took place Wednesday.

September 14, 2017 | 3 comments
San Ramon council OKs housing density reduction in west Crow Canyon

GHAD formation not approved, directed to iron out details
Housing and natural disasters took center stage at the San Ramon City Council meeting Tuesday night, attended by about two dozen people.

September 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Deputies arrest man accused of beating pit bull puppy

Dog scheduled to undergo surgery to fix broken jaw
A 9-month-old pit bull is in serious condition and set to undergo surgery after she was beaten Monday, according to Alameda County sheriff's officials.

September 13, 2017 | 7 comments
Opinion: Time to defeat a bad bill on bridge tolls

SB 595 could see area bridge fees jump to $8 or $9
It is unusual to see a federal official weigh in on actions being taken in Sacramento, but Danville's Congressman Mark DeSaulnier felt compelled to do exactly that as the State Legislature considers a bill to raise Bay Area bridge fares during the final week of its session for 2017.

September 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Livery stores cleared to reopen after strange odor reported

SRVFPD: Monitors detect no gas leak during investigation
After a gas leak scare that took crews over an hour to investigate, all shops at the Danville Livery were back up and running Wednesday, the area having been cleared as safe.

September 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Retired judge selected to serve as county's interim DA

Diana Becton to complete disgraced ex-DA's unexpired term
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint recently retired Superior Court Judge Diana Becton to serve as interim district attorney, making her the first woman and first African-American to hold the position in the county.

September 12, 2017 | 5 comments
Tri-Valley developer accused of illegal donations to Swalwell campaign

Second federal prosecution of James Tong in recent years
A prominent East Bay developer and Pleasanton resident was arraigned Monday on federal allegations he made illegal campaign finance donations to current U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's congressional campaign in 2012 and 2013.

September 12, 2017 | 9 comments
Small brush fire breaks out at Blackhawk golf course

Flames destroy golf cart; no injuries or house damage
One of the golf courses at Blackhawk Country Club saw a small brush fire late Tuesday morning.

September 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to vote on downtown ordinance updates

First of two phases intended to spur retail development
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider approving an amendment that would update the downtown business district ordinance Tuesday night.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate approval of density reduction amendment

Also: New hazard abatement district, 5-year service award, parks updates
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving a resolution that would reduce housing density limits around western Crow Canyon Road on Tuesday night.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville considering 'friendship city' in Ireland

Mayor's Installation and Community Service Awards also on agenda
The Danville Town Council is considering establishing an official "friendship city" partnership with New Ross, Ireland.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon celebrates 150 years

1,000 residents show up to honor city's history, enjoy music and food
San Ramon celebrated its 150th birthday this past Saturday, at an event held at City Hall marked by music, dignitaries and cupcakes.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD rolls out 10 proposals for more student, staff, parent flexibility

Ideas include multiple start/end times, changing class requirements, limiting online grade-checking
The San Ramon Valley school board is considering a variety of changes to implement in coming years that would offer more flexible options for students, families, faculty and staff.

September 8, 2017 | 29 comments
Alamo: Deputies investigate home burglary during open house

Similar incidents reported in Walnut Creek in recent weeks
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking two women suspected of burglarizing an Alamo home during an open house in July, officials announced this week.

September 8, 2017 | 6 comments
Bishop Ranch opens 'innovation accelerator'

Accelerator to help entrepreneurs with seed-stage companies in AI
Bishop Ranch in San Ramon has announced the launch of an "innovation accelerator" designed to help entrepreneurs develop companies that use artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning.

September 10, 2017 | 1 comment
School board talking personalized learning options at special workshop

Friday morning meeting to consider more flexibility for middle, high schools
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider options about how the district can offer more personalized learning choices, a discussion taking place at a special meeting Friday morning.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police holding open house

Residents can tour department, talk to officers Sept. 16
The Danville Police Department invites community members to attend its biennial open house later this month.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Your Muslim Neighbor: Tri-Valley mosque reaches out to dispel misconceptions, engage community

Next open panel talk set for Sept. 30 at Muslim Community Center
The "Your Muslim Neighbor" panels at the Pleasanton mosque aim to debunk misconceptions about Islam and to allow nearby fellow residents to get to know the local Muslim community.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
One of two escaped federal inmates spotted in rural Livermore

Pair walked away from Dublin prison camp Monday
Alameda County sheriff's officials have released additional photos of one of the two women who walked away from a minimum-security prison camp in Dublin on Monday evening.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Fall horse racing returning to Pleasanton later this month

Special events added to seven-day meet starting Sept. 21
Live horse racing is coming back to the Alameda County Fairgrounds for the second fall in a row, with Oak Tree at Pleasanton hosting seven days of racing with $850,000 in prize money, including a $75,000 stakes race.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Marshals seek women who walked away from Dublin prison camp

Inmates were serving time on federal narcotics charges
Federal authorities are looking for two women who walked away from a minimum-security prison camp in Dublin on Monday evening.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD superintendent holding parent conversations this fall

Focus on choice, wellness, working conditions
San Ramon Valley parents are invited to attend a series of conversations this fall with Superintendent Rick Schmitt regarding school district priorities and future initiatives.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor first responders, veterans

Event host Exchange Club also opens essay competition to students
Sixteen years after the terrorist attacks in the U.S., the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley will host its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Danville on Monday.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Attorney: Nomad 'Mule' released from jail after no charges filed

69-year-old traveler was arrested last week on suspicion of trespassing, obstructing officers
The California nomad known as "Mule" was released from the Santa Rita Jail last Friday, with no charges filed before his arraignment was scheduled to take place.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Alameda County sheriff's deputies formally charged with inmate mistreatment

Four appear in court, defer entering pleas to allegations
Three current Alameda County sheriff's deputies and one former deputy were arraigned Tuesday on charges including assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice for their roles in the alleged mistreatment of inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Eugene O'Neill Festival kicks off in Danville

Annual celebration features two plays, music, hikes
The 18th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival is now underway in Danville, featuring storytelling, music and history.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council considering new speed display sign on Green Valley Road

EV charging station permitting, MCE Clean Energy delegates also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to consider approving a neighborhood-inspired request to install a new radar speed display sign on southbound Green Valley Road between Diablo Road and Stone Valley Road.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
State AG warns of sham charities for Hurricane Harvey victims

‘Unfortunately, some are ... starting fake charities to line their own pockets’
Californians should be careful when donating money to charities purporting to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, the state's attorney general said last week.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley firefighters help put out Rossmoor condo blaze

Officials: Propane barbecue grill sparked damaging fire
In Saturday evening's heat, firefighters worked in concert to extinguish a structure fire in Walnut Creek's Rossmoor community that caused about $500,000 in damage and could have done more, including crews from San Ramon Valley Fire providing mutual aid.

September 3, 2017 | 5 comments
San Ramon: Another public hearing set on senior apartment project

New Chang property housing development also on commission's agenda
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk about whether to approve a 95-unit senior residential development on Alcosta Boulevard on Tuesday night.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Richmond gang arrests linked to year-old Danville carjacking, robbery

Police: Swerve Team gang also tied to 3 killings, freeway shootings, more crimes
Police have released additional details on the multi-agency enforcement effort that captured seven members of a Richmond-area gang allegedly responsible for homicides and crimes around Contra Costa County, including a carjacking and robbery in unincorporated Danville last September.

September 1, 2017 | 11 comments
School board to discuss 2% bonus for unrepresented employees

Also: Iron Horse assistant principal, Chinese language course, school trips
The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday is set to consider approving a one-time, off-schedule salary payment for the upcoming school year for all unrepresented district employees.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Authorities search for man who drove into Blackhawk office building

Land Rover also hit two cars while fleeing before getting towed from Danville
Investigators are asking local residents for help in tracking down a male driver and female passenger of a Land Rover accused of plowing into an office building in the Blackhawk area earlier this month.

August 31, 2017 | 5 comments
SRVUSD halts all athletics through Monday due to high heat, bad air quality

Danville, San Ramon cooling centers activated amid triple-digit temps
All San Ramon Valley Unified School District middle and high school athletic activities have been canceled through Monday in light of the poor air quality and extreme heat predicted this Labor Day weekend, district officials announced Thursday.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
California nomad 'Mule' jailed after arrest in Castro Valley

69-year-old at Santa Rita awaiting arraignment
The nomadic man known as "Mule," who passed through the San Ramon Valley earlier this week, was arrested Wednesday night in Castro Valley. His travel mate, a mule named Little Girl, has been taken in by volunteers while he remains in jail.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Harvest Wine Celebration canceled due to high heat

All tickets to be refunded, according to winegrowers association
The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association announced Thursday afternoon the Harvest Wine Celebration events planned for Sunday and Monday have been canceled due to high heat forecast for the holiday weekend. All tickets will be refunded.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Park district seeks docents for Tri-Valley programs

Training sessions begin Sept. 19 at Sunol Wilderness
The East Bay Regional Park District is recruiting residents interested in becoming docents at the Tri-Valley, primarily to help lead lessons with school programs at parks here.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Everything Scottish at Pleasanton fairgrounds this weekend

Actor McTavish is special guest at annual Highland Gathering and Games
From bagpipes to caber tossing to high-hopping Irish dancing, the 152nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games this holiday weekend will have something for everyone.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Walnut Creek: County education board deals blow to Northgate secession effort

Matter heads to state for decision on rejecting petition or sending it to voters
The Contra Costa County Board of Education voted 3-2 early Wednesday morning to recommend denial of a petition to create a controversial new school district in the county.

August 30, 2017 | 1 comment
School district launches speaker series focused on diversity, inclusion

First talk to take place next week
The San Ramon Valley school district is launching a cultural responsive speaker series, starting at the end of next week.

August 30, 2017 | 14 comments
Danville antiques and upcycle market coming up

Event to take place behind museum on Labor Day
An antiques and "upcycle" market is coming to Danville this Labor Day. The 11th annual event, called "Relics on Railroad," will take place on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

August 30, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley I-680 express lanes now expected to open in October

MTC: Firm date dependent on pending software test conclusion
The upcoming Interstate 680 express lanes are now set to open in October, with the exact opening date pending the conclusion of a software test set to finish mid-September.

August 30, 2017 | 4 comments
California nomad: 'Mule' treks through San Ramon Valley

Man roams with mule spreading message, living simple life
The Tri-Valley has been graced with a visit from California's very own nomad this week, as he treks down to San Diego for his winter migration with a recognizable travel companion.

August 29, 2017 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Babe Ruth all-stars win third straight World Series title

Undefeated run in Tennessee caps 16-1 postseason this summer
Tri-Valley Babe Ruth has a long tradition of excellence stretching close to three decades, but this year's 15-year-old all-star team accomplished something never done before.

August 29, 2017 | 2 comments
West Crow Canyon density talks coming to close for San Ramon commission

Planners also to consider retail development at study session
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold the third public hearing on a proposed amendment that would reduce housing density limits around western Crow Canyon Road on Tuesday night.

August 28, 2017 | 3 comments
Danville considering downtown ordinance updates

Council, commission hope amendments will spur retail development
The Danville Town Council and Planning Commission are set to consider the first phase of proposed amendments to the town's downtown business district ordinance Tuesday night.

August 28, 2017 | 12 comments
Worldwide #CamilleStrong boosts recovery for Dublin woman

Camille Chabot graduates Cal Poly on time despite Stage IV Hodgkin's lymphoma
Camille Chabot, 22, credits the community with helping her beat cancer not once but twice as she endured the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant -- and tenaciously pursued her degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

August 29, 2017 | No comments yet
President signs Swalwell's bipartisan bill to speed up DNA testing

Congressman: Pleasanton-based IntegenX Inc. is global leader in Rapid DNA technology
President Donald Trump has signed bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell that's aimed at helping law enforcement agencies perform real-time DNA testing to speed up justice.

August 28, 2017 | 3 comments
State high court upholds most of death penalty initiative

But justices rule five-year deadline is not mandatory
The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld most of a voter initiative intended to speed up death penalty appeals, but said a five-year deadline for resolving appeals is an advisory and not mandatory.

August 29, 2017 | 1 comment
County Sheriff's Office sued by victim in police sexual exploitation scandal

Ex-deputy charged with lewd acts with child; Contra Costa now 3rd jurisdiction sued by young woman
A victim of sex trafficking whose exploitation by law enforcement officers in as many as seven different agencies led to a massive scandal in Oakland and elsewhere sued the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office on Thursday for one of its deputies' involvement.

August 25, 2017 | 2 comments
Bollinger Canyon construction beginning this week

Widening project to accommodate upcoming City Center Bishop Ranch
Construction for the Bollinger Canyon Road widening project in central San Ramon is set to begin this week and is expected to last through fall 2018.

August 27, 2017 | No comments yet
School bus collides with cyclist in Danville

CHP: No children injured, cyclist reports minor leg pain
A school bus collided with a bicyclist Thursday morning at the intersection of El Cerro Boulevard and Diablo Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 25, 2017 | 4 comments
San Ramon Valley Fire board director steps down

District seeks candidates to fill vacancy after Stark's abrupt resignation
Shawn Stark resigned earlier this month from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors less than a year into his first term, district officials confirmed this week while announcing plans for how to fill the vacant position.

August 24, 2017 | No comments yet
DPD: Unsafe lane change determined as cause of June fatal motorcycle crash

Massachusetts man swerved to avoid stopped cars on Camino Tassajara
The Danville Police Department has determined that the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in June was an unsafe lane change by the motorcyclist, according to police chief Allan Shields.

August 24, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon teen dies in early morning I-880 crash

CHP: Honda went off freeway, hit tree just after 1 a.m.
An 18-year-old San Ramon man died when his vehicle went off of northbound Interstate 880 and crashed into a tree in San Leandro early Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol and Alameda County coroner's bureau.

August 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Moonlight on the Mountain taking place in September

Event to raise funds for preservation group Save Mount Diablo
The 16th annual Moonlight on the Mountain celebration is coming up, taking place at Mount Diablo's China Wall in early September.

August 24, 2017 | 2 comments
Two Monte Vista teachers to serve as cross-country head coaches

After Mustangs' difficulty finding head coach, ex-assistants to share position
School officials announced Tuesday that two Monte Vista High School teachers would be sharing the role of head coach of the Mustangs' cross-country team.

August 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Traffic, housing major issues for Tri-Valley mayors

Cities face similar challenging concerns, leaders say at annual Mayors' Summit
Traffic, transportation and housing dominated the discussion by the five area mayors at last week's 2017 Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit, held at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin.

August 23, 2017 | 1 comment
Total Wine & More opening in San Ramon next week

Store taking over old Sports Authority spot in Crow Canyon Commons
Contra Costa's second Total Wine & More store is set to officially open for business in San Ramon next week, taking over the prominent Crow Canyon Commons spot vacated by bankrupt Sports Authority last year.

August 24, 2017 | 1 comment
Congressman DeSaulnier holding district office hours

All constituents invited to come, discuss pertinent issues
Danville's Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) will be meeting individually with constituents during district office hours at his main office in Walnut Creek this Saturday.

August 23, 2017 | 4 comments
Pleasanton staff, Costco reach tentative plan to fund Johnson Drive EDZ roadwork

Council to review term sheet proposal next week; final consideration to follow Sept. 18
Pleasanton city staff and Costco officials have agreed to terms on a tentative proposal for how to fund roadway improvements around the Johnson Drive site eyed for the warehouse membership store, a deal that is scheduled to head the City Council for review next week and final consideration at a separate meeting next month.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon's 150th birthday bash coming up Saturday

Celebration to take place on sesquicentennial of schoolhouse opening
A celebratory extravaganza is planned for the city of San Ramon's 150th birthday this weekend. The sesquicentennial party includes events and activities that will commemorate the past century and a half of San Ramon history.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to interview city attorney candidates

Interim city attorney Bob Saxe set to retire
The San Ramon City Council is set to interview five candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant city attorney position at a special meeting Wednesday morning.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Firefighters battle grass fire at Camp Parks in Dublin

Blaze reached 200 acres amid windy conditions before crews stopped progress
Firefighters took on a vegetation fire that broke out at the Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Encaustic painting exhibit to open in Danville

'Abstract Sanctuary' features three Bay Area artists using beeswax-oriented technique
A new art exhibit opens next week at Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery, featuring an ancient technique called "encaustic painting."

August 21, 2017 | 1 comment
Run for Education registration open

SRVEF event to raise funds for school district
The San Ramon Valley Run for Education is coming up, and runners are invited to register for the fundraising 10K , 5K or mini run that will take place this fall.

August 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Solar eclipse 2017: Tri-Valley watches in amazement

Adults, kids alike flock outside to gaze at sky as moon passes in front of sun
Across the Tri-Valley, thousands of residents donned special glasses and used other makeshift viewing devices to see the much-anticipated solar eclipse Monday morning.

August 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Cal High receives scholarship funds for blood donation efforts

Part of Blood Centers of the Pacific program
Blood Centers of the Pacific has awarded more than $3,000 total in scholarships to Bay Area high schools as part of its Heroes For Life program, including to San Ramon's California High School, the organization said Saturday.

August 20, 2017 | No comments yet
2017 Tri-Valley Heroes nomination period underway

Sponsorship opportunities available for 6th annual awards program
DanvilleSanRamon.com and the Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards -- our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

August 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Monte Vista High cross-country in need of head coach

Parents, students call on district to find replacement to lead team
The Monte Vista High School cross-country team is currently without a head coach, and dozens of Mustang runners and their supporters crowded into the school district office to urge the school board to fill that void.

August 18, 2017 | 7 comments
Local water polo team earns silver at national tournament

Six Diablo Alliance teams qualify for National Junior Olympics in Irvine
Six Diablo Alliance water polo teams qualified for the sport's National Junior Olympics tournament this summer, with the 16 and under "A" team taking home the silver medal.

August 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Dead crow in Danville tests positive for West Nile virus

Officials urge locals to report dead birds, protect against mosquitoes
A dead bird in Danville has tested positive for West Nile virus, marking the San Ramon Valley's first virus activity of the season.

August 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Attendance awareness is September focus for San Ramon Valley schools

Monte Vista cross country, new hires, new courses also discussed
The San Ramon Valley school board passed a series of resolutions assigning various months throughout the year with specific celebratory or awareness designations Tuesday night.

August 17, 2017 | 4 comments
Police investigating armed robberies at Hopyard Road stores

Unidentified man stole money from Shell station, 7-Eleven at knife-point
Pleasanton police released suspect photographs Thursday as part of their ongoing investigation into armed robberies of neighboring businesses on Hopyard Road late last month.

August 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Goodguys' West Coast Nationals car show set for this weekend

Bringing hot rods, hearty times to Pleasanton fairgrounds
The 31st West Coast Nationals is set to gather over 3,000 hot rods, street rods, customs, muscle cars and trucks for a three-day celebration of the American hot rod at the Pleasanton fairgrounds this weekend.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Lady laughs: Comediennes performing in Tri-Valley arts center fundraiser

Zhao, Stoops, Gustafson find humor in everyday life
Life is a funny thing, comedienne Margaret Zhao observes. Things that are uncomfortable, embarrassing or even disastrous when they happen often become humorous in hindsight.

August 21, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board approves agreement with teachers union

Budget talk also dominates meeting discussion
The San Ramon Valley school board approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the teachers union Tuesday night.

August 16, 2017 | 19 comments
Former employees file whistleblower lawsuit against air district

Pair claim they were fired for refusing to illegally destroy BAAQMD documents
Two former employees of the Bay Area Air Qual