2019

SRVUSD board to talk labor negotiations during special meeting

Public comment invited prior to start of closed session
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hold a special closed door meeting on Monday morning to review the status of labor negotiations with the district's various unions.

October 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: 'Spooktacular Celebration' headlines Halloween-themed events

Town offering safe trick-or-treating, movie screenings, pumpkin carvings
To celebrate the creepy time of year where ghosts and ghouls can bee seen roaming around the streets in search of tricks and treats, the town of Danville will be hosting a series of special events leading up to Halloween.

October 17, 2019 | No comments yet
REACH for opportunities

Nonprofit acquires new properties in Livermore for adults with disabilities to live independently
Purchasing one house represents a major milestone for any organization focused on offering affordable, living opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Tri-Valley REACH was able to buy two.

October 17, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville: The Reutlinger officially affiliates with Eskaton network

Senior community center promises to retain Jewish cultural values
The East Bay's only Jewish retirement residential community, Danville's The Reutlinger Community (TRC), has announced its official affiliation with regionally-based senior living nonprofit Eskaton.

October 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Crow Canyon Country Club restaurant red-tagged by health department

County health inspectors report finding cockroach infestation
The Vintage restaurant at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville was closed by Contra Costa County Health Services on Tuesday after health inspectors on an unannounced visit discovered a cockroach infestation.

October 16, 2019 | 2 comments
Residents offered free flu vaccinations at Contra Costa County health fair

County officials to also offer confidential screenings for HIV, Hepatitis C
Contra Costa County Public Health officials want residents to get an early jump on flu season and are offering free vaccinations for residents during a county health fair on Oct. 23.

October 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Actress Felicity Huffman reports to Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin

Former 'Desperate Housewives' star sentenced to 14 days for role in college admissions scandal
Dublin's low-security federal prison for women received a celebrity inmate on Tuesday, with actress Felicity Huffman reporting to serve her sentence for a conviction in the college admissions scandal.

October 15, 2019 | 1 comment
4.5-magnitude quake strikes near Walnut Creek

No injuries or serious damage reported
A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Bay Area on Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Curry lawsuit: Teacher seeks dismissal of punitive damages

Becker tells his side of story in declaration; pool surveillance video kept private with motion pending
Documents filed earlier this month seal pool surveillance video from public and provide first statement made by Aaron Becker, the San Ramon Valley High teacher on duty when Ben Curry died during PE class last year.

October 14, 2019 | 31 comments
Valley Link timetable pushed out by three more years

Citing likely lower state funding, feasibility report now estimates opening date of 2027 at earliest
The Valley Link commuter light rail system aiming to directly connect BART to Livermore and the San Joaquin Valley likely won't see its first trains run until at least 2027, three years later than initially estimated.

October 14, 2019 | 1 comment
SRVUSD works to create vape-free schools

Residents invited to 'parent education night' to learn about anti-vaping strategies
The SRVUSD has launched a multi-pronged approach to creating vape-free school environments, and officials are inviting community members to witness these efforts firsthand at upcoming San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs meeting.

October 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Taylor Family Foundation appoints new CEO

Angie Carmignani to lead nonprofit into its fourth decade
The Taylor Family Foundation recently named executive director Angie Carmignani as the nonprofit's new CEO, tasking the longtime administrator with leading the Livermore-based organization into its fourth decade of operations.

October 16, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD residents invited to 'Coffee with the Superintendent'

Event to be held 9 a.m. Friday at district offices in Danville
Superintendent Rick Schmitt will be meeting with residents at the district offices in Danville on Friday, to talk about the pressing issues facing the community and answer questions during his "Coffee with the Superintendent" event.

October 14, 2019 | No comments yet
PG&E defends implementing power shutoffs

Program affected 738,000 customers across Northern and Central California
PG&E officials defended their use of last week's public safety power shutoff and said as of 6 p.m. Saturday, all 738,000 customers in 34 counties who lost electric service as a result of the program had their power restored.

October 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Fallfest returning to downtown Danville

Community celebration to feature more than 150 vendors
Danville's Fallfest will be back this weekend for the 28th year, bringing with it an autumn celebration of community, commerce and fun.

October 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to review results of community survey on new skate park

Council members to consider selecting preferred location for future amenity
The Danville Town Council is set to continue its review of possibly adding a new, multi-use skate park and could select a preferred location for the new amenity on Tuesday evening.

October 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Public input sought on EIR for 4,500 housing units in Bishop Ranch

Plus: McDonald's requests drive-thru modifications in Diablo Plaza
The city of San Ramon is continuing its review of the 4,500 housing units proposed by Bishop Ranch, taking public testimony on the city's efforts to create an EIR for the project.

October 11, 2019 | 22 comments
BART board considers changing to dynamic pricing for station parking

Would be agency's first parking policy update since 2013
The price of parking at BART stations may go up next year as part of a shift to variable pricing based on demand, district staff said during a presentation to the Board of Directors last week.

October 15, 2019 | 2 comments
CPUC president calls PG&E's management of shutoffs 'absolutely unacceptable'

Batjer: 'This cannot be the new normal. We can't accept it as the new normal and we won't'
The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday blasted PG&E amid the utility's Public Safety Power Shutoff, which affected more than 700,000 customers throughout the state.

October 11, 2019 | No comments yet
PG&E bondholders, wildfire victims submit rival restructuring plan

Alternative seeks 59% company share to bondholders, greatly reduce stake for shareholders
A federal bankruptcy judge in San Francisco cleared the way on Wednesday for a group of PG&E bondholders and wildfire victims to submit a rival financial restructuring plan to compete with the utility's own proposal.

October 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Oakland man charged with killing Dublin High alum, girlfriend in robbery

Couple found fatally wounded in car that crashed into house Sept. 28
An Oakland man has been charged with special circumstances murder for allegedly fatally shooting a Dublin man and his girlfriend during a robbery in East Oakland last month.

October 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Developer James Tong convicted of illegal contributions to Swalwell campaign

Congressman said he was unaware of scheme, testified against Tong at trial
An East Bay real estate developer has been found guilty of funneling tens of thousands of illegal contributions to the congressional campaigns of U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore).

October 10, 2019 | 3 comments
Governor signs three Bauer-Kahan bills

Legislation covers higher education, public works projects
Three bills authored by local Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) received support from Gov. Gavin Newsom over the past month, for a total of seven new state laws from the freshman legislator's office so far this year.

October 13, 2019 | No comments yet
The gentle giants of Mount Diablo

Great tarantula migration has begun, and these arachnids are looking for love
Many tarantulas populate Mount Diablo, and come the end of summer and into the beginning of the fall, these arachnids can commonly be seen scurrying around the mountain searching for a mate.

October 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County offering a spooktacular Halloween wedding ceremony

Costumed officiants to wed residents in special ceremony
Contra Costa County is offering residents the opportunity to have their dream 'scare-amony' this Halloween, by getting married by a costumed officiant.

October 10, 2019 | No comments yet
PG&E leaves Tri-Valley residents in the dark with power shutoffs

Isolated areas in south Pleasanton, west San Ramon were without power
As its Public Safety Power Shutoffs affected parts of the Tri-Valley into Thursday, PG&E officials left residents in the dark in more ways than one.

October 10, 2019 | 2 comments
All-abilities playground coming to Dublin

New amenities aim to ensure all kids can enjoy the park
Leaders in Dublin joined to shine the spotlight on work now underway to build a new playground suitable for children of all ability levels at Dublin Sports Grounds during a groundbreaking ceremony last week.

October 9, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Chorale to team up with Diablo Symphony for 'Song of Love'

Special concert set Sunday at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek
The San Ramon Valley Chorale will be joining forces with the Diablo Symphony Orchestra on Sunday for a special performance of 'Song of Love' featuring the music of one of the 19th century's most talented pianists, Clara Schumann.

October 9, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD schools to remain open on Thursday, regardless of PG&E power shutoff

District to provide updates via email, automated phone system, social posts
After a full school day without any power outages, staff from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have announced that all schools will remain open on Thursday (Oct. 10), regardless of whether or not PG&E turns off the power.

October 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County seeks nominations for Humanitarians of the Year

Awards open to students, adults who exemplify spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.
Contra Costa County officials are seeking nominees for its annual student and adult Humanitarian of the Year Awards, with a special interest on nominees who best exemplify the life, legacy and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

October 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Partial power shutoff confirmed in San Ramon; Danville unaffected

PG&E confirms power shutoff in parts of San Ramon from about 1 p.m. today (Oct. 9) to noon tomorrow (Oct. 10), but Danville is said to be off the hook. The company has said restoration of power could take multiple days as well.

October 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Partial power shutoff confirmed in San Ramon; Danville reportedly unaffected

More than 450,000 Bay Area residents are affected by PG&E power shutoffs
PG&E and city officials confirmed the utility implemented Public Safety Power Shutoffs in parts of San Ramon late Wednesday night (Oct. 9) that will run through about noon Thursday (Oct. 10). Danville remains off the outage list.

October 8, 2019 | 7 comments
SRVUSD: All school sites to remain open during PG&E blackouts

The SRVUSD is one of the many agencies across northern California that may be affected by planned PG&E power outages and school district officials want residents to know that all schools will remain open on Wednesday (Oct. 9).

October 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Youth Arts League offers guidance for aspiring artists

Art students can be mentored in the theatre, visual or vocal arts
Aspiring young artists in Danville looking for an opportunity to hone their skills and interact with other students artists are in luck because the town of Danville is promoting a Youth Arts League for elementary aged students.

October 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Blackhawk Museum set for Night at the Museum fundraising gala

Event to benefit Children’s Educational and Transportation Fund and educational programs
The Blackhawk Museum in Danville is once again hosting its Night at the Museum fundraising gala, with this year's theme being “Diamonds in Danville."

October 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Offshore wind prompts fire weather watch, possible PG&E shutoffs

Contra Costa among counties that could be impacted; decisions to follow
Strong, dry winds across large areas of Northern and Central California may prompt PG&E to turn off power across 30 counties Wednesday and Thursday.

October 7, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk labor negotiations, review sufficiency of textbooks

Plus: Oct. 14 marks School Administrator Week and Digital Citizenship Week
The SRVUSD is set to have a busy agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday, where district officials will meet to discuss a series of routine issues including labor negotiations, textbook review and a handful of special presentations.

October 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Wings of Freedom plane involved in fatal crash

B-17 'Flying Fortress' came to Livermore Airport annually, crashed in Connecticut while on tour
A vintage World War II plane that visited the Bay Area, including Livermore, as part of the Wings of Freedom tour was involved in a fatal crash in Connecticut last week.

October 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin police make arrest in residential break-in, sexual assault

A 24-year-old man suspected of breaking into a home late Thursday night and sexually assaulting a woman was found the next day in a local park and arrested, Dublin police said Saturday.

October 8, 2019 | No comments yet
PG&E announces new alert system for Public Safety Power Shutoffs

People who have property in the Bay Area but don't live there can get alerts about PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoffs, even if they get their power from another utility, PG&E officials said Thursday.

October 6, 2019 | No comments yet
5-acre grass fire burns east of Blackhawk

A two-alarm vegetation fire off Johnston Road in the Tassajara area east of Blackhawk in unincorporated Contra Costa County was contained at about five acres, firefighters said Saturday night.

October 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Inquest: Coroner's jury finds San Ramon man's death in jail was accident

Karthik Kandaswamy died after being found unresponsive while in Martinez Detention Facility last year
A Contra Costa County coroner's inquest jury determined the death of a 26-year-old San Ramon man in the county jail last year was an accident, sheriff's officials announced on Thursday.

October 6, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider supporting countywide 0.5% sales tax

Plus: City to recognize Unity Day 2019, consider massage therapist licensing amendment
The San Ramon City Council will be debating the merits of supporting a new 0.5% countywide sales tax during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, that would help fund transportation projects in Contra Costa County.

October 7, 2019 | 8 comments
American Indian Center teaches about Tri-Valley's original inhabitants

Children's Pow Wow shares indigenous culture with community
A flurry of activity could be found at the Livermore American Indian Center leading up to the annual Children's Pow Wow, with volunteers getting regalia ready and working to help prepare for the celebration of Native American heritage.

October 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss future town hall, emergency preparedness

Plus: Town nominations for Michael K. Shimansky Community Service Award
During the meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday morning, council members and town staff will review the status of the planned future town hall, discuss preparations for the Community Service Awards and emergency preparedness.

October 7, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Teenagers invited to introductory self-defense class

All-American Black Belt Academy instructors to teach methods of defense
For parents in the San Ramon Valley interested in having their kids learn some self defense techniques and gain some confidence, San Ramon is promoting a middle school self defense class by the All-American Black Belt Academy.

October 3, 2019 | 1 comment
Contra Costa DA announces Human Trafficking Hotline

Residents can call 925-957-8658 to report suspicious activity
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has announced that the county has officially established a Human Trafficking Hotline in order to take reports of forced or coerced commercial sex and labor.

October 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Two restaurants in Pleasanton Hotel abruptly close

Less than a year in, Clubhouse and Lily's cease operation earlier this week
The Clubhouse and Lily's Spirited Dining restaurants inside the Pleasanton Hotel both shuttered their doors without warning this week, less than a year after opening for business along Main Street.

October 2, 2019 | 1 comment
Community Presbyterian Church seeks volunteers for Serve Day

Volunteers to serve at organizations located throughout the Bay Area this weekend
The Community Presbyterian Church in Danville is calling on community volunteers in the San Ramon Valley to help brighten their community by participating in the church's fourth annual Serve Day Weekend.

October 2, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional Medical Center recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hospital to offer extended hours for mammogram screenings through October
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at San Ramon Regional Medical Center hospital officials are working hard to spread awareness and make it easier than ever for patients to receive annual mammograms.

October 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Cultural events, community hike highlight weekend activities in San Ramon

Oktoberfest, Durga Puja festival to be held this weekend
Residents in San Ramon looking to take advantage of the last gasps of warmth and sunshine before the impending winter smothers the Tri-Valley are in luck because this city is hosting or sponsoring a number of events this weekend.

October 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County seeks volunteers for Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board

Contra Costa County is seeking volunteers to apply for its Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board that assesses the county's needs when it comes to prevention, treatment and recovery programs for alcohol and drugs.

October 1, 2019 | No comments yet
New principal steps in at Walt Disney Elementary School

Walton takes over at San Ramon campus after previous headman leaves for Dublin district post
Walt Disney Elementary School in San Ramon has a new principal taking the reins for the remainder of the school year, Kelly Walton.

October 1, 2019 | 1 comment
Downtown Danville streets to close down for annual SRVHS Homecoming Parade

Thursday procession precedes varsity game v. Foothill on Friday
San Ramon Valley High School will be holding its annual Homecoming Parade in downtown Danville on Thursday, and residents are advised that streets in the area will temporarily close for the event.

October 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Report: Bay Area home sales slip to nine-year low

Home sales in the Bay Area hit a nine-year low during the month of August, according to new data released last week by financial services firm CoreLogic.

September 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Pro MMA athlete, jiu-jitsu studio owner flees country amid assault charge

Arrest warrant issued for Ralph Gracie for 'unprovoked attack' in Anaheim
A professional mixed-martial artist with a fifth-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu who was living in Danville has been indicted by an Orange County grand jury on a felony assault charge for an alleged attack in Anaheim.

September 30, 2019 | 3 comments
BART board adopts swing-style fare gates as preferred design

$150M replacement project aims to curtail fare evasion
The BART Board of Directors voted unanimously on Thursday to adopt swing-style barrier gates as the transit system's preferred design for new fare gates to replace their traditional wedge-shaped orange gates.

September 29, 2019 | 2 comments
San Ramon Valley High set for Athletic Hall of Fame dinner, induction ceremony

Three former athletes, one longtime coach getting enshrined
San Ramon Valley High School will be hosting its 10th Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Thursday, where three of the schools top former athletes and one of its top coaches will be inducted.

September 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider position on new county transportation sales tax

Plus: Traffic-calming measures on Liverpool Street, contract extensions with raises for town manager and city attorney
The Danville Town Council on Tuesday is set to debate a resolution to support a new 0.5% sales tax countywide in order to help fund the rapidly growing transportation needs of residents in Contra Costa County.

September 30, 2019 | 2 comments
Climate change protest outside Chevron HQ in San Ramon

Youth are demanding Chevron Corp. in San Ramon transition to sustainable practices as they protest outside the company Friday morning, the youth delegation said.

September 27, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Police search for suspicious man who approached girl walking home

SRPD advises parents to talk to their kids about safety tips for walking alone
A 13-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man in San Ramon on Thursday afternoon, and while no threats were made or crimes committed, San Ramon police say the contact was suspicious and residents should be aware.

September 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Sing! Sing! Sing! Cantabella Children's Chorus helps youth find their voice

County honoring music educator Bee Chow for founding Tri-Valley program
Piano and voice teacher Bee Chow is being honored next Tuesday with a 2019 Alameda County Arts Leadership Award for founding the Cantabella Children's Chorus in 1992.

September 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Time to IGNITE! Art meets innovation to light up the night in Pleasanton

Third annual festival returns to downtown on Oct. 5
Downtown Pleasanton will light up this Saturday evening with IGNITE!, the third annual extravaganza where art meets innovation.

October 1, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional calls on community volunteers to donate blood

Blood drive to be held Wednesday in hospital's southern conference room
San Ramon Regional Medical Center and the American Red Cross are in need of life-saving blood donations to help patients in desperate need, and they are calling on San Ramon Valley residents to sign up for a blood drive on Wednesday.

September 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Rakestraw Books holding fall speaker series for novelists

Best-selling authors to meet with residents, talk about their work
Rakestraw Books in downtown Danville has announced its fall speaker series, and residents still have the opportunity to meet with five authors who will be visiting the popular bookstore to sign books and talk about their work.

September 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Announcing 2019 Tri-Valley Heroes

RSVP now for eighth annual awards ceremony, set for Oct. 21
The Tri-Valley Heroes panel of judges has selected the recipients for the 2019 awards, which are bestowed on residents and organizations who are making contributions to better our communities and their residents.

September 26, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon begins environmental review for 4,500 housing units in Bishop Ranch

30-day public comment period on EIR's scope open now through Oct. 25
The city of San Ramon has begun the process of preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) for the City Center Mixed Use Master Plan, which includes 4,500 housing units proposed in Bishop Ranch.

September 26, 2019 | 16 comments
San Ramon Valley Run for Education set to return for 36th year

Fun run next month raises funds for SRVUSD schools
For the past 35 years athletes and amateurs in the San Ramon Valley have been running to support their schools, and come Oct. 12 and 13 residents will have the opportunity to do so again when the SRVEF's Run for Education returns.

September 25, 2019 | No comments yet
County supervisors vote to ban polystyrene food and beverage containers

New law goes into effect in unincorporated areas May 1
An ordinance prohibiting the use of polystyrene food and beverage containers by vendors in unincorporated Contra Costa County will go into effect May 1, following a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning.

September 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Kaiser Permanente reaches tentative agreement with unions

Aiming to avert mass strike, four-year contract calls for 3% raises each year for California workers
A settlement has been reached between the Oakland-based health care provider Kaiser Permanente and a coalition of unions representing more than 80,000 Kaiser workers, the union and company both announced Wednesday.

September 25, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to feature SRVUSD Superintendent Schmitt

Clarkson's monthly event at Clementine's on Friday morning
This month, Clarkson will be joined by San Ramon Valley Unified School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt, who will talk about the many programs and activities taking place within San Ramon schools.

September 25, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Christian Academy celebrates $1.2M renovation project

Special ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorates completion of security upgrades, other improvements
Hundreds of bright and shining faces could be seen in the San Ramon Valley Christian Academy courtyard on Friday, where teachers, parents and students gathered to commemorate the completion of the school's $1.2 million renovations.

September 24, 2019 | 1 comment
BART board approves purchase of new headquarters

Officials say building’s $227M pricetag will save agency nearly same amount over 25-year period
The BART board recently approved moving the transit agency's headquarters to another building in Oakland because the cost of leasing the current space is increasing and BART will save money in the long run by buying a building.

September 24, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon eyes upgrades at city's Community Center, Alcosta Senior Center

Plus: Council seeks input on Mudd’s restaurant, Laborer’s property land-uses
The San Ramon City Council is set to award a construction contract worth up to nearly $2.64 million for the city's Alcosta Senior and Community Center and the San Ramon Community Center renovation projects Tuesday night.

September 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville commission to consider subdividing Smokewood Court parcel for two houses

Project would include variances for lot size, tree removal
The Danville Planning Commission is set to discuss Tuesday whether to allow a residential parcel to be split in two to add a second home on the property near John Baldwin Elementary School.

September 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville man arrested on suspicion of child pornography possession

A 24-year-old Danville man suspected of possessing child pornography was arrested at his home last week, police said.

September 23, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Police search for man accused of trying to lure girl into car

Incident occurred near Pine Valley Middle School on Saturday
San Ramon police are looking for a young man they believe was trying to lure a girl into his car Saturday morning.

September 22, 2019 | 3 comments
Contra Costa Transportation Authority earns $7.5M grant for autonomous vehicle projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $7.5 million grant to support three autonomous vehicle demonstration projects as part of an automated driving system pilot program in the East Bay.

September 24, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville: License plate readers help identify stolen vehicle; driver arrested

A Bay Point man was arrested Thursday morning in Danville after the allegedly stolen vehicle he was driving passed by an automated license plate reader, according to police.

September 20, 2019 | 2 comments
San Ramon Regional nurses join union's one-day strike at Tenet facilities

Adequate breaks among key sticking points, union says; hospital officials call strike 'not constructive or necessary'
Dozens of registered nurses and their supporters could be seen wearing union red, chanting and waving outside of San Ramon Regional Medical Center on Friday, joining in on a one-day strike seen at eight Tenet hospitals.

September 20, 2019 | 1 comment
SRVUSD board to talk future bond measure, parcel tax planning during workshop

Special meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Monday in Danville
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set for a special workshop on Monday evening to discuss future general obligation bond and parcel tax planning.

September 20, 2019 | 2 comments
Danville: Crime rates continue to drop in first half of 2019

Police Chief Shields gives Town Council report on crime in Danville
Showcasing why Danville has been recognized among the safest communities in California, Police Chief Allan Shields gave a rundown on police in 2019 and how his officers are working to keep the town safe during the Town Council.

September 24, 2019 | 5 comments
New exhibit 'California Indians: The First Inhabitants' now open at Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Exhibit open in downtown Danville through Nov. 10
Fall is just around the corner and at Danville's Museum of the San Ramon Valley that means it's time to break out the Native American artifacts for its annual exhibit highlighting the lives of California's original inhabitants.

September 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Jumpin' at the Sun returns for performance of 'Artistry in Motion'

Show to be held at the Dougherty Performing Arts Center Sept. 27 and 28
San Ramon's own professional dance troupe is set to once again take the stage at Dougherty Performing Arts Center this weekend, when Jumpin' at the Sun Dance Company returns for their fall performance.

September 23, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Christian Academy hosting ceremony after $1.2M renovations

Public invited to event on Friday at 10:30 a.m.
The San Ramon Valley Christian Academy will hold a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, celebrating the incorporation of the academy's preschool into its program as well as the recent completion of its $1.2 million renovations.

September 19, 2019 | 1 comment
Niles Canyon Railway offers trip back to region's train roots

Nonprofit volunteers, local dignitaries celebrate 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad
All aboard! The Niles Canyon Railway gives Bay Area residents and visitors an opportunity to experience history first-hand just minutes south of the Valley on weekends throughout the year.

September 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Culture in the Community celebration returns for third year

Sunday event to feature multicultural performances, ethnic food, arts and crafts
In celebration of the multitude of cultures that make San Ramon such a diverse place to live, on Sunday the city will be throwing its third annual Culture in the Community celebration at the San Ramon Community Center.

September 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: Concussions and youth

Stay current on traumatic brain injury for children and teens
Whether it occurs when a child falls on the playground unexpectedly or when the ball hits a player's head, the injury can be significant. Unlike medical professionals, athletic trainers and parents are really the first responders.

September 18, 2019 | 1 comment
Contra Costa County supervisors put temporary moratorium on criminal court fees

Andersen opposes plan; Burgis casts deciding vote in favor
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors placed an indefinite moratorium on county imposed fees and fines affecting defendants going through the criminal justice system in a legislative move aimed at reducing recidivism.

September 18, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville council validates Magee Preserve petition; referendum election likely March

Residents expected to make final decision during statewide primary election
The Danville council reluctantly certified the validity of a petition challenging its approval of the Magee Preserve development project Tuesday evening, setting the stage for a potential showdown during the March 3 primary election.

September 18, 2019 | 7 comments
San Ramon: Sunset Development proposes 4,500 housing units in Bishop Ranch

Public invited to open house to learn about project Sept. 26
Bishop Ranch officials have announced an ambitious plan to develop 4,500 multi-family housing units covering approximately 135 acres in the heart of the San Ramon business park.

September 17, 2019 | 12 comments
Alamo man ID'd as motorcyclist killed in San Francisco crash

29-year-old flipped over freeway interchange railing in late-night wreck
A motorcyclist killed in a highway crash in San Francisco early Sunday morning has been identified by the city's medical examiner's office as Taylor Jenson, 29, of Alamo.

September 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Paul McKnight to perform 'Broadway Memories' in the Jazz Room

McKnight presenting Broadway hits at Village Theatre and Art Gallery
An evening of great music, memories and friends awaits residents in downtown Danville on Saturday, when singer Paul McKnight heads to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery for the town's popular Jazz Room series.

September 18, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to discuss annual financial report, upcoming labor negotiations

Plus: October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Bullying Prevention Month
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to review the district's annual financial report and begin discussions on initiating labor negotiations with unionized teachers Tuesday night.

September 16, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Commission to again talk fire training facility

Plus: Commission reviewing Crow Canyon Specific Plan, discussing zoning ordinance updates
Officials from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District will meet with the San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday evening to once again discuss preliminary plans for the department's proposed new training facility.

September 16, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville resident killed in solo-vehicle crash on Camino Tassajara

22-year-old Monte Vista alum dies after car hits tree Friday night
The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the driver killed in a solo-vehicle crash in the unincorporated area of Danville on Friday night as 22-year-old Danville resident Austin Nixon.

September 16, 2019 | 3 comments
Danville Police Department holding open house with K-9, drone demos

Free event an opportunity for residents to learn about local law enforcement
The Danville Police Department is hosting an open house this Saturday (Sept. 21) to give community members an opportunity to tour the station, meet the officers and personnel, and check out K-9 units and police drones.

September 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Drivers For Survivors

Nonprofit gives cancer patients rides to treatments -- and companionship
No cancer patient should have to worry about a ride to chemotherapy, believes Sherry Higgs, founder and executive director of Drivers For Survivors.

September 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville d’Elegance car show weekend set to return to town

Car show and gala dinner to raise money to combat Parkinson’s disease
A fleet of classic, sports performance and exotic vehicles will be found in downtown this weekend when the Danville d'Elegance returns to show off some cool cars and to stop Parkinson's in its tracks.

September 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss referendum petition, fate of Magee Preserve project

Citizen group's petition challenges council approval of 69 single-family homes at long-debated property
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to consider validating a petition challenging its approval of the Magee Preserve development and contemplate whether to allow voters to make the final decision on the project.

September 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Clintons add Danville's Rakestraw as stop on new book tour

But October event featuring Hillary and Chelsea Clinton already sold out
Mother-daughter duo of former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and author and advocate Chelsea Clinton are scheduled to appear in downtown Danville next month.

September 12, 2019 | 14 comments
Tri-Valley: Decade later, South Korean man pleads guilty for role in $60M scam

Co-conspirator from Blackhawk convicted in 2010 for 'classic Ponzi scheme'
A South Korean citizen who was extradited 10 years after being charged in a $60 million investment fraud is due to be sentenced in federal court in Oakland Nov. 19 for his role in the scam co-coordinated with a Blackhawk man.

September 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: A more inclusive cafeteria

Residents, staff work to make schools food allergy friendly
The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a longtime staple of lunch for the American elementary school student. But what has been a tasty school snack for one student can mean a death sentence for another.

September 12, 2019 | 3 comments
Staying Healthy: Lazarex gives cancer patients options

Danville foundation helps cancer patients find and pay for clinical trials
Founded in 2006, Lazarex helps cancer patients and their families by informing them about potential clinical trials that can benefit not only them but the scientific community, and helping patients financially.

September 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Lunafest to feature women's films

Village Theatre event will benefit 'She's All That!'
Lunafest -- a chance to enjoy short films produced by women -- is coming to Danville next week.

September 11, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: New shops now open at City Center Bishop Ranch

New merchants include Madewell, Music Together and Gio Gelati
The City Center Bishop Ranch family has grown by three this month, with the recent announcement that Madewell, Music Together and Gio Gelati have officially opened their doors at the retail and entertainment complex in San Ramon.

September 15, 2019 | 2 comments
New library card designs revealed by Contra Costa Library officials

Five new designs were selected by public vote
The Contra Costa County Library on Tuesday unveiled five new library card designs that are now available to the public.

September 11, 2019 | No comments yet
County supervisors approve pay raises for probation officers, social workers

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors gave deputy probation officers, as well as social workers employed by the county, a pay raise Tuesday morning during its meeting in Martinez.

September 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Housing, traffic, census lead Andersen's State of the District address

County supervisor delivers speech at San Ramon Chamber luncheon
Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen met with residents in Danville on Tuesday to give her State of the District address and discuss the county's activities over the past year as well as some of its goals for the future.

September 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Livermore voters to decide fate of city's attempted ban on flavored tobacco

Council schedules referendum for special election March 3
The Livermore City Council on Monday reluctantly certified the validity of the flavored tobacco ban referendum petition the sale of flavored tobacco and agreed to put the issue to a citywide vote on a special ballot in March.

September 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Village Theatre set for special events throughout month

VTAG to host comedy shows, country singers, pop bands, Disney sing-along
To celebrate the last days of summer before the autumn leaves overtake the streets in downtown Danville, the Village Theatre and Art Gallery will be holding a series of special events all September long.

September 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley CEO, doctor among those charged in alleged kickback scheme

Feds: Illicit home health referrals netted $115M in Medicare payments
Federal prosecutors in San Francisco on Thursday announced criminal charges against 28 people, including 13 doctors and a Livermore woman who led two home health care companies, in an alleged kickback scheme.

September 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Town Council to talk 'green infrastructure' for storm drains

Plus: Council to begin preparations for award season during study session
Danville Town Council members will meet for a special study session on Tuesday morning, where they will discuss a variety of issues affecting the town including Danville's upcoming annual award season and a green infrastructure plan.

September 9, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City considers adjusting urban growth boundary at Laborer's property

Also: Mudd's rezoning, Crow Canyon Specific Plan Update & The Promenade
The San Ramon City Council is set to review potential land-uses for the so-called “Laborer's property" in west San Ramon on Tuesday evening, a possible precursor to future development at the site.

September 8, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Chamber of Commerce seeks members to serve on Board of Directors

Six members needed to help guide San Ramon Valley business community
Business owners in the San Ramon Valley looking for an opportunity to take a leadership role in the local business community are in luck because the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce is in need of members to serve on its Board of Directors

September 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin ending summer with 8th Splatter festival

Family-friendly event celebrates food, wine, art, music
Dublin is hosting Splatter, its end-of-summer festival, from noon to 8:30 p.m. next Saturday (Sept. 14) for the eighth year at Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Pkwy.

September 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan: A new voice in Sacramento

Assemblywoman reflects on first months in office, goals for year ahead
First-term Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, in an interview ahead of the new floor session, said staying true to her constituents' priorities remains at the forefront of her decision-making in Sacramento.

September 5, 2019 | 4 comments
Police: Person dies by suicide in San Ramon parking lot

Cause of significant police presence in Bishop Ranch area
A person died by suicide in a Bishop Ranch parking lot on Wednesday, according to the San Ramon Police Department.

September 4, 2019 | 2 comments
Contra Costa County Health Services to hold suicide prevention forum in San Ramon

Residents invited to help guide allocation of funds for mental health services
Residents in San Ramon are invited to discuss mental health issues and suicide prevention methods at the Contra Costa Behavioral Health Services upcoming suicide prevention forum scheduled for Sept. 12...

September 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Developer proposes 486 apartments at Stoneridge Mall property

Pleasanton council holds off on EIR consultant contract as city staff urges plan modifications
Simon Property Group, owner of the majority of Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton, has filed an application to build nearly 500 apartments and associated amenities on a southeast portion of the mall site.

September 4, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon residents encouraged to take dog park survey online

Five-minute survey set to close 5 p.m. this Friday
The San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department is calling on all dog lovers to participate in its online "dog park survey," in order to share their thoughts on how the city can best evaluate and improve the canine sanctuaries.

September 3, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City to discuss landslide mitigation in Dougherty Valley

Staff recommends creating $3M fund to prevent landslides near Kami Court
The Dougherty Valley GHAD (whose governing board is comprised of the San Ramon City Council members) will consider allocating $3 million to repair the sloping hills and mitigate the risk of future landslides affecting the neighborhood.

September 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Two injured in early-morning apartment fire in San Ramon

SRVFPD: Occupant jumps from second-story window to escape blaze
Firefighters from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District put out a blaze in an apartment building on Canyon Village Circle in San Ramon on Tuesday morning, saving two inhabitants in the process, according to the SRVFPD.

September 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Former county deputy avoids jail time, sex offender registration for crimes involving inmates

Man pleaded guilty to consensual sex with inmates who allege acts were rape
A former Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to felony sex crimes involving female inmates avoided serious jail time or mandatory sex-offender registration at his sentencing in a Martinez courtroom.

September 4, 2019 | 9 comments
New features debut on BART platform signs

Starting on the weekend, BART riders could see additional features on digital platform signs.

September 9, 2019 | 1 comment
Report: Bay Area home prices fall on year-over-year basis for third month

Bay Area median homes prices fell on a year-over-year basis for the third month in a row in July, according to research firm CoreLogic.

September 2, 2019 | No comments yet
BART board to take up proposed anti-panhandling law

Director Allen targets solicitation as nuisance; ACLU argues free speech
BART will debate whether to ban panhandling in its stations and on its trains by the end of October.

September 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Pedestrian injured after being hit by car on Camino Tassajara

A pedestrian sustained major injuries after being struck by a car at the intersection of Camino Tassajara and Alta Vista Way/Wood Ranch Road in Danville on Friday morning, according to police.

August 30, 2019 | No comments yet
'Relics on the Railroad' returns to Danville for Labor Day

Annual antiques sale to be held outside of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley
Residents in the San Ramon Valley looking for a fun activity for Labor Day are in luck because the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville will be holding their 13th annual “Relics on the Railroad" antique sale returns on Monday.

August 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider forming new Arts Advisory Board

Town also proposes renaming Park and Leisure Services Commission
The arts will take center stage during Tuesday's meeting, when council members consider creating an Arts Advisory Board and renaming the Park and Leisure Services Commission as the Parks, Recreation and Arts Commission.

September 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Community input sought on skate park

Online survey asks residents about level of interest, preferred locations for new skate park
The town of Danville is continuing to mull over the possibility of creating a multi-use skate park somewhere within the town, and officials have created an online survey in order to collect community input on the matter.

August 29, 2019 | 10 comments
Livermore: Bankhead Theater, something for everyone

New season opens Sept. 7 with brilliant gala and concert
Cue the acrobats, the tenors and the comedians. The 2019-20 season at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore has something for everyone.

September 1, 2019 | No comments yet
'Inspiration' exhibit at Blackhawk

"Black Walnut Turned Wood" by guest artist Jacques Blumer will be on display along with works by 38 members of the Alamo Danville Artists' Society at their new exhibit, "Inspiration," at Blackhawk Gallery, running Sept. 13 to Nov. 17.

September 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Blackman sworn in to Dublin school board

New Trustee Gabrielle Blackman officially joined the Dublin Unified School District's Board of Trustees after taking the oath of office during a brief ceremony Aug. 20.

September 2, 2019 | No comments yet
CityServe of the Tri-Valley names new CEO

Beitsch-Bahmani coming to Tri-Valley from Fremont-based nonprofit
CityServe of the Tri-Valley officials recently announced the hiring of Christine Beitsch-Bahmani as the local nonprofit's new CEO.

August 29, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Postal carrier credited for saving senior with Parkinson's

Robert Doppler honored by USPS at special ceremony
Just before Mother's Day, a carrier for the U.S. Postal service in San Ramon came to the aid of an elderly woman with Parkinson's disease after she was injured in a fall, likely saving her life.

August 28, 2019 | 1 comment
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation ready for Party Palooza

'Sip, Shop, Golf, Paint, Eat and Drink' to support cancer patients
The stage is set for the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation's 11th annual Party Palooza fundraising drive of special events from now through December to support grants for Tri-Valley residents.

August 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville set to host annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

This year's keynote speaker will be FBI Special Agent Jack Bennett
In recognition of the first responders and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Danville will once again be hosting its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the All Wars Memorial.

September 2, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon residents invited to monthly Mayor's Breakfast at Clementine’s

Clarkson to meet solo with residents to talk about local issues of interest
Residents in San Ramon will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and talk about the issues facing their community with their city's mayor on Friday, when Mayor Bill Clarkson hosts his monthly Mayor's Breakfast.

August 28, 2019 | 1 comment
Zone 7 board discusses Chain of Lakes mining expansion

Company offers water infrastructure, trail in plans asking for deeper mining
A recent presentation at the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors gave those who missed the deadline for the environmental review public comment period another chance to share their feedback on the Chain of Lakes mining project.

August 27, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Rep. Swalwell holds town hall at Dougherty Valley High

Fourth-term congressman answers residents questions, talks current affairs
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) held a town hall meeting at Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon on Aug. 21, where he answered questions presented by his District 15 constituents.

September 4, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon to consider 10-year agreement with Verizon Wireless for small cell facilities

Plus: Council to review 162-unit Promenade at the Preserve development, August is American Muslim Appreciation Month
The San Ramon City Council is set to weigh a new agreement with Verizon Wireless to streamline the installation of small cell facilities within the city limits during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

August 26, 2019 | 6 comments
SRVUSD board to review annual budget, district resolutions

Crowded closed session also on tap for first meeting of new school year
With summer break's end having come and gone, the SRVUSD Board of Education is set Tuesday for its first regular meeting of the new school year to discuss the pressing issues facing the district.

August 26, 2019 | 1 comment
Scottish Highland Gathering and Games back in Tri-Valley for Labor Day weekend

Kilts, bagpipes, Heavy Event Championships, whisky tastings and more
Everything Scottish will be celebrated at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Labor Day weekend, but the weekend is not just for Scots, said Floyd Busby, spokesman for the Caledonian Club of San Francisco.

August 26, 2019 | No comments yet
One-cent regional sales tax for transit could be on 2020 ballot

BART board hears report from advocacy groups on proposal
Bay Area voters may be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax in 2020 that would fund a wide array of transportation projects and improvements across the region.

August 25, 2019 | 3 comments
San Ramon: City Council, Planning Commission to discuss City Center Master Plan

Public invited to special joint meeting on Monday
San Ramon's City Council and Planning Commissions are set to meet for a special joint meeting on Monday to discuss the Introduction of the City Center Mixed Use Master Plan.

August 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Volunteers sought to serve on Contra Costa County Sustainability Commission

Environmental justice advocates among those sought for commission
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking three volunteers for the county's sustainability commission.

August 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: SRVFPD firefighters to conduct structure fire training in town

Training taking place at 46 Smokewood Court now through Monday
Firefighters from the SRVFPD will be conducting structure fire training exercises in Danville now through Monday, and fire officials want residents to not be alarmed if they see smoke (real or synthetic) in the training area.

August 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Alamo: Stone Valley Middle School's $37.5M modernization project officially opens

SRVUSD community celebrates project's completion with ribbon-cutting
It's been a long and sometimes bumpy road, but after years of planning, construction and delays, the Stone Valley Middle School modernization project in Alamo is officially completed and open for learning

August 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Firehouse Arts Center kicking off 10th season in downtown Pleasanton

Lineup features tried and true favorites as well as new experiences
The Firehouse Arts Center is launching its Season 10 -- a lively combination of old favorites, new experiences, musicals and Pleasanton's own teen improv troupe.

August 22, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional, Donor Network West unveil new artwork

'Hearts of Life' honors organ donors, recognizes the many lives they saved
Visitors to San Ramon Regional Medical Center may notice some new art displayed in the hospital's dining room -- art that was created and installed in honor of donors whose gifts have saved countless lives.

August 27, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: RePlanet Recycling center closes, along with all California locations

Closest facility offering buy-back recycling now is Pleasanton
Residents looking to sell their recyclable materials will have to travel farther to do so, after the recent announcement that the RePlanet Recycling center in San Ramon, as well as the one in Dublin, have been permanently closed.

August 22, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center set to host final summertime block party

Saturday event to feature a collection of sales, bites and fun activities
City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon is giving residents one last chance to have some summer fun with its final "Summertime SHOP!" Community Block Party of the season this Saturday (Aug. 31).

August 27, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Commission reviews new fire facility, denies golf club fencing project

Also: Rezoning for Mudd's property, Crow Canyon Specific Plan update
San Ramon Valley Fire officials approached the San Ramon Planning Commission during its regular meeting on Tuesday night, to ask for feedback on the fire district's proposed new training facility.

August 21, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD ranked as 2nd-best in county, schools dominate individual lists

Schools ranked among best in Contra Costa County, California
Schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have received top marks as some of the best schools in Contra Costa County, particularly at the elementary and middle school level, according to the 2020 Niche rankings.

August 21, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Residents invited to Parks, Trails, Open Space and Recreation Master Plan update workshop

Public input sought for plan that will guide city's Parks and Rec efforts
Set to be held on Aug. 28, residents are invited to provide feedback on the draft recommendations and share their thoughts on how the city can best meet the recreational desires of the community.

August 22, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon named safest city in California to raise a child, 7th-best in nation

Pleasanton ranks as No. 10 in state; Danville too small to qualify for list
Once again achieving national recognition as one of the safest communities in the country, on Thursday San Ramon received designation as the safest city in California to raise a child, and the seventh safest in the nation.

August 20, 2019 | 1 comment
Sheriff's office identifies inmate who died at county jail

Clayton man was held on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, other charges
An inmate at the Martinez Detention Facility was found unresponsive in his cell late Sunday night and ultimately died, according to Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies.

August 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Opponents submit referendum petition over Magee Preserve housing project

County election officials working to verify signatures; 3,000 valid names needed
If an adequate number of signatures are verified by the county, then the Danville Town Council will have the option to reverse course and deny the Magee Preserve project, or put it on the ballot for consideration by the public.

August 19, 2019 | 27 comments
Support dog Bear joins county DA's Office to assist victims of crime

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has adopted a dog to help crime victims and children in situations where stress levels are high.

August 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Goodguys returning to Tri-Valley this weekend

Pleasanton poised for final car show of summer
Get ready for the sounds of engines roaring and the smell rubber hitting pavement, because the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is returning to Pleasanton on Aug. 23-25.

August 20, 2019 | No comments yet
DSRSD facility passes winter storm testing

Rainfall simulation test ensures district is ready for rain
The Dublin San Ramon Services District Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility passed a recent heavy rainfall simulation test with flying colors, ensuring the site is ready for the rainy season.

August 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Swalwell sets town hall meeting in San Ramon this week

Open event Wednesday at Dougherty Valley High School
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, whose district includes San Ramon, has scheduled a town hall meeting in his district for this Wednesday (Aug. 21) at Dougherty Valley High School.

August 18, 2019 | 3 comments
Moonlight on the Mountain fundraising gala returns for Save Mount Diablo

18th annual event on Sept. 7 to benefit environmental support nonprofit
Save Mount Diablo's signature fundraising gala is set to return next month, and lovers of the Tri-Valley's natural beauty are invited to eat, be merry and donate to the cause at the 18th annual Moonlight on the Mountain celebration.

August 18, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to review new fire district training facility

Plus: Golf Club fencing project denial, Crow Canyon Specific Plan update, Mudd's site plans
Officials from San Ramon Valley Fire will be meeting with the San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday to review the site plan and overall development concept of its proposed new training facility.

August 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Grant applications now being accepted from county's Fish and Wildlife Committee

Application deadline set for early January
Environmental stewards and innovators living in Contra Costa County now have the opportunity to have their ideas and projects funded by the county, now that the Fish and Wildlife Committee's grant application process is open.

August 25, 2019 | No comments yet
PulsePoint: Fast-acting residents aid runner suffering from cardiac arrest

LPFD holds special ceremony to honor citizen heroes at Shadow Cliffs
While on a run on Stanley Boulevard outside of Shadow Cliffs in Pleasanton in June, Albert Hart suffered sudden cardiac arrest just a week before his 28th wedding anniversary.

August 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Revival of Museum on Main

New technology helps bring Pleasanton's past to life
The new permanent exhibit is a collection of three-dimensional objects, images and archives along with several hands-on features. DeMersman had heard many folks say they must visit again -- soon.

August 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Power outage in Danville caused by heat

Bay Area heat caused a power outage in the Danville area late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening, PG&E officials said.

August 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Former San Ramon councilman Jim Livingstone dies at 76

Celebration of life set for Sept. 17 at Crow Canyon Country Club
Longtime San Ramon City Councilman Jim Livingstone, known for his decades of commitment as a public servant in San Ramon, the founder of Pioneer Auto and a founding member of the city's Rotary Club, has died at the age of 76.

August 14, 2019 | 3 comments
Local Kaiser Permanente workers endorse potential strike

Union, health care firm at odds in stalled bargaining talks
Some local Kaiser Permanente workers could be participating in the largest strike seen in the United States in decades this fall, with Tri-Valley union members among those so far to vote in favor of a strike if bargaining talks fail.

August 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Citizens Police Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement

Applications now being accepted for seven-week program
Set to return this fall, the Citizens Police Academy is a seven-week program designed to teach residents about the inner workings of their local police department.

August 15, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville burglary suspect arrested in Pleasanton

DPD credits community/police partnerships for declining burglary rates
Pleasanton police officers arrested a man accused of committing a residential burglary in Danville last month.

August 14, 2019 | 3 comments
Seniors Series: Combating 'silent epidemic' of elder financial abuse

Social Services Agency launches 'Don't Worry Mom' ad campaign
The Social Services Agency has been working to shine a spotlight on what officials call one of the most under-reported, fastest growing crimes in America: elder financial abuse.

August 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Helping the Eagle land

Five Pleasanton residents remember their part in moon landing
A personal collection of photos and memorabilia from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing was on display at Stoneridge Creek recently as five of its residents remembered their parts behind the scenes of the historic event.

August 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: 'Hope' offers classes for dementia caregivers

Four-part series dedicated to sharing helpful information
Hope Hospice, which runs a 14-part family care giver education series the second Saturday of each month, also has a specialized four-part course that focuses on dementia.

August 13, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional Medical Center hosting Back to School Health Fair

Fair offers residents the opportunity to learn healthy living tips from healthcare professionals
With summer's end rapidly approaching, people looking for some assistance in getting back on their diet, or learning some tips on how to stay healthy are welcome to attend San Ramon Regional's Back to School Health Fair.

August 18, 2019 | No comments yet
SRPD: Suspicious device at shopping center deemed safe

Police bomb squad finds pressure cooker with exposed wires
A bomb squad responded to a suspicious device that prompted the evacuation of a shopping center in San Ramon on Tuesday morning, but after close examination police were able to determine that the object was not a threat to the public.

August 13, 2019 | 1 comment
Monte Vista student places third in Congressional Art Competition

Two Pleasanton students also receive top awards
The artistic talents of three Tri-Valley high school students were recently honored with top awards from their local congressmen.

August 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Haubert, Marchand among mayors to call for Senate action on gun safety laws

Coalition letter cites recent mass shootings
Two Tri-Valley mayors were among the more than 20 from the Bay Area and 250 nationwide who have signed a letter addressed to U.S. Senate leaders calling for action on gun violence legislation in the wake of recent mass shootings.

August 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Glazer announces re-election bid for State Senate

More than 50 local mayors, council members endorse Orinda Democrat
Giving himself plenty of time to campaign for his re-election, State Senator Steve Glazer announced on Monday that he would be seeking a second full term representing the people of California's 7th Senate District.

August 12, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville to hold special presentation on future town hall, police HQ site

Town staff hope to move into 500 La Gonda Way by mid-2021
Danville town officials are planning to hold a special presentation reviewing their plans to move the town offices and police department during a special study session Tuesday morning.

August 12, 2019 | 1 comment
Helicopter used to rescue dehydrated hikers around San Ramon Valley

Incidents occur near Las Trampas, Mount Diablo trails on Saturday
A Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office helicopter was dispatched twice Saturday to rescue stranded hikers around the San Ramon Valley, according to the agency.

August 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville kids spend summer raising money for ALS research

Kids raise $400 to date by selling lemonade and other tasty treats
Many kids will spend the summer going on vacations, watching TV or playing with friends, but a group of kids in Danville decided to dedicate some of their summer freedom toward a charitable cause and raised $400 for ALS research.

August 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Firefighters control 248-acre vegetation fire in southeast Dublin

CalFire says Harte Fire spread at 'moderate to dangerous' pace, threatening two structures
Firefighters from the Alameda County Fire Department and CalFire's Santa Clara Unit successfully battled a vegetation fire on Friday, after the blaze stretched to 248 acres near Camino Loop at Twain Harte in Dublin.

August 9, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High unveils new, 3-story classroom building

Students, teachers set to start classes in $64 million B Building on Tuesday
Days before the start of classes, the San Ramon Valley High School community came together to mark a major milestone for the century-old campus outside downtown Danville -- the ribbon-cutting for the school's new B Building.

August 9, 2019 | 4 comments
DeSaulnier talks immigration, gun control, impeachment at Danville town hall

Hundreds attend congressman's appearance at Charlotte Wood MS
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier spoke at Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville on Thursday night, where several hundred residents listened to the longtime public servant speak about the pressing issues affecting the nation.

August 9, 2019 | 4 comments
Volunteers sought for Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek

Residents needed to volunteer as guild or docent volunteers
The Walnut Creek-based Bedford Gallery is currently looking for volunteers to serve as either guild or docent volunteers for its coming fall season.

August 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Real estate tips for seniors

What older home owners, buyers and sellers should know moving forward
Equity, moving out of the area, and making homes safer and more livable top the list of home ownership issues for seniors.

August 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Cheers in Danville at 4th annual Wines and Steins beer/wine stroll

Residents invited to chamber event in downtown and Danville Livery
The annual Wines and Steins event will raise a glass to Danville for a night of celebration when it returns to town this Thursday (Aug. 22), brining with it a variety of local beer, wine and shopping for attendees to try.

August 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville woman ID'd as victim in fiery crash on Highway 24

GoFundMe campaign established to help support family
The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the driver killed in a fiery, solo-car crash on Highway 24 near Orinda last week as 20-year-old Danville resident Cassidie Abello.

August 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: 'Affordable Art Show' seeks artists to enter juried exhibit

Village Theatre's creates opportunity to buy original artwork at lower price
To help stock the gallery with work from local artists, theatre officials are calling on artists to submit their own work, with the deadline for submission set at Sept. 27.

August 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County hosting annual Summer Block Party this week

Event a chance for residents to access county services in festive setting
The Summer Block Party aims to provide a festive and fun environment where residents can meet with a variety of county officials and gain access to public services such as marriage licenses, library cards or energy efficiency rebates.

August 11, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon Citizen’s Planning Academy now accepting applications

Six-week course demonstrates how city planning shapes the community
The six-week course is created to show how the city goes through the planning process for certain projects and to encourage more participation from members of the community in the future.

August 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Owner threatens to shut down San Ramon Golf Club if fencing project denied

But no-shows for meeting, prompting Planning Commission to recommend rejection
The Planning Commission recommended denying the San Ramon Golf Club perimeter fencing project, when the club's owner failed to submit follow-up information to the city after previously threatening to close their course if denied.

August 7, 2019 | 1 comment
Ribbon-cutting event Thursday to welcome San Ramon Valley High classroom building

District also holding ceremony at Alamo's Stone Valley MS later in month
August is shaping up to be an eventful month for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, with the recent announcement that two of its largest Measure D funded facility projects will be officially opening this month...

August 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Rep. Swalwell hosting community forum on gun violence and domestic terrorism

District residents invited to share thoughts, concerns at Wednesday night event in Hayward
Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell is hosting a community forum on Wednesday evening at 6:30 in the city of Hayward to address ending gun violence and domestic terrorism.

August 6, 2019 | 4 comments
Judge sentences Dublin man to 30 months for insider trading

Proprietary information from Ross Stores used to gain up to $8.2M from 2011-12
A Dublin man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for felony insider trading related to using proprietary information from Dublin-based Ross Stores Inc. to gain as much as $8.2 million during 2011 and 2012.

August 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa Community College District receives $1.5 million grant to fund online education

Online courses provide educational opportunities for students unable to attend class in person
The Contra Costa Community College District has received three competitive state grants worth nearly $1.5 million to support online technical courses and programs.

August 13, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Olympic Pool to issue new parking permits for users

New parking permits can be purchased for $1
The San Ramon Olympic Pool has issued a notice for all pool users to renew their parking permits as the previous passes will no longer be valid effective Tuesday.

August 12, 2019 | 2 comments
Pay raises for county's elected department heads on BOS agenda

Assessor Kramer to be left out of the action amid misconduct claims
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will consider salary increases for three elected department heads Tuesday morning at their regularly scheduled meeting in Martinez, but Assessor Gus Kramer will be left out of the action...

August 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Alamo: 'Game Day Extravaganza' to benefit Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation

Event to feature tailgate party, A's vs Giants matchup
In an effort to raise funds and bring awareness to a rare and serious disease, the Alamo based Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation is now selling tickets for its second annual "Game Day Extravaganza."

August 7, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD: New principals to serve at Iron Horse, Creekside schools

Demetrius Ball to helm Iron Horse; Alice Tumilty moves into Creekside
For the new 2019-20 school year, Demetrius Ball will take over responsibilities as the new principal at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon, while Alice Tumilty will do the same at Danville's Creekside Elementary School.

August 8, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk liaison assignments, 2019-20 tax levy

Board of Education holding morning meeting Tuesday in Danville
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to confirm its members' committee and liaison assignments and discuss the 2019-20 tax levy related to active bond measures on Tuesday morning.

August 5, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Commission to review proposed 162-unit Promenade development

Plus: Golf course fencing project, Mudd's property designation, new wireless cell facility on Camino Ramon
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to have an action-packed meeting on Tuesday, when members gather to discuss a number of hot-button issues facing the community.

August 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Supervisors block attempt to stop mental health facility in Walnut Creek

Doctor seeks to convert eldercare home on Tice Valley into ‘social rehabilitation facility’
Contra Costa County supervisors last Tuesday denied an appeal by residents concerned that a new residential mental health facility in unincorporated Walnut Creek would violate zoning laws or compromise neighborhood safety.

August 4, 2019 | 9 comments
Heated county hearing as board discusses sheriff’s record with ICE

Deputies cooperated with ICE in 105 cases last year
Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston clashed with immigrant rights activists during an occasionally combative update to the Board of Supervisors on the extent of his department's collaboration with ICE.

August 4, 2019 | 1 comment
Contra Costa County seeks lawyers for mental health hearings

Deadline to apply with county is Aug. 16
The Contra Costa County Superior Court is asking for lawyers interested in contract work as mental health hearings involving individuals involuntarily placed in psychiatric facilities.

August 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville woman hired as first executive director for Livermore Lab Foundation

Allen has 20+ years in grant-writing, project development
Danville resident Sally Allen has been selected as the first-ever executive director of the Livermore Lab Foundation, the nonprofit arm supporting Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

August 6, 2019 | 1 comment
Crews battle weekend fires on Mount Diablo

Marsh Complex Fire burns 655 acres east of Clayton
The Marsh Complex Fire, a series of several vegetation fires east of Clayton, is now considered mostly contained, having burned about 655 acres on the northwest side of Mount Diablo in unincorporated Contra Costa County.

August 4, 2019 | 3 comments
Submissions now accepted for biannual county elections photo contest

Contest theme is 'the Flora and Fauna of Contra Costa County'
The Contra Costa Elections Division is calling on the photographic talents of county residents, and requesting that they submit photographs that exemplify natural life in Contra Costa County for its third biannual photo contest.

August 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Video game developer Striking Distance Studios becomes newest tenant at Bishop Ranch

Studio to be helmed by AAA game developer Glen Schofield
San Ramon's Bishop Ranch corporate community just got a little bit bigger this summer, with the announcement that video game developer Striking Distance Studios has leased 25,000 square feet for its new headquarters.

August 1, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley communities set to celebrate National Night Out

Annual crime prevention, police support event coming Tuesday evening
Residents in Danville and San Ramon will be sharing their support for local police and letting prospective criminals know to stay away on Tuesday as they join communities across the country in celebrating National Night Out.

August 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan scores triple legislative victory in Sacramento

Bills on food allergens, gun safety, criminal justice reform
Three bills written by Tri-Valley Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) were signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom this week: legislation on gun safety, criminal justice reform and food allergens.

August 1, 2019 | 1 comment
Nostalgic Niles: Historic train ride leads to museums this weekend

Niles Canyon Railway is joining with the Essanay Silent Film Museum and the Niles Depot Museum this weekend to present "Nostalgic Niles," a chance to learn more about the colorful past of this historic area.

August 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Playwright in the hills: Eugene O'Neill Festival returns this month

Month-long celebration includes 'Long Day's Journey into Night'
The 20th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival, which runs Aug. 24 to Sept. 29, is the perfect opportunity to explore Tao House and its grounds as well as the works of the famous playwright.

August 1, 2019 | 1 comment
Pleasanton turning 125

Anniversary celebration taking over downtown Friday
Downtown is set for the party of the century (plus a quarter). Pleasanton's 125th Anniversary Celebration -- in honor of the quasquicentennial of the city's incorporation -- will kick off at 3 p.m. this Friday.

July 31, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Jury reaches verdict in coroner's inquest on officer-involved shooting

County jurors find Newark man died at hands of another not by accident
A Contra Costa County jury determined in a coroner's inquest Tuesday that a Newark man who was shot and killed by a Danville police officer in November died at the hands of another person and not by accident.

July 31, 2019 | 17 comments
BART board appoints deputy as next general manager

Bob Powers plans 'listening tour' soon to gather rider, employee input
The BART Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to hire deputy general manager Bob Powers to replace its recently retired general manager.

July 30, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley commuters asked for input on I-680, other transportation projects

CCTA holding telephone town halls for resident feedback
Commuters of all types (pedestrians, bicyclists, BART and bus riders, and drivers) are being encouraged to participate in telephone town hall sessions being held by the CCTA to get input for its 2020 Transportation Expenditure Plan.

July 30, 2019 | 4 comments
Key $7 million allocated for new parking garage at Dublin-Pleasanton BART station

Construction expected to begin next spring, opening scheduled for mid-2021
The effort to construct a new parking garage at the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station took another step forward as the MTC announced the Tri-Valley project was among those to share in $9.3 million in funding from bridge toll revenue.

July 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Supervisor Andersen’s State of the District rescheduled for Sept. 10

Andersen to address important issues facing the county, quality of life
County Supervisor Candace Andersen will provide an update on important issues facing the county and discuss quality of life in the county in her State of the District address on Sept. 10.

July 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Nomination period open for county arts recognition awards

Arts and Culture Commission will honor winners in October
The Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission is seeking nominations for the 2019 “Arts Recognition Awards." The nomination period closes at the end of August.

July 31, 2019 | No comments yet
New exhibition opening in Danville showcasing local senior artists

‘Memory & Imagination’ to featuring artwork by Reutlinger residents
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville is presenting "Memory & Imagination," a new exhibit opening next week and featuring artwork from the practicing artist residents of The Reutlinger Community.

August 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Rep. DeSaulnier hosting Danville town hall: 'I want to hear from you'

Event moved to Charlotte Wood Middle School for increased capacity
Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has shifted his town hall forum in Danville on Thursday to Charlotte Wood Middle School to accommodate more capacity.

August 4, 2019 | 4 comments
SRPD: Active shooter training to take place Tuesday at Cal High

San Ramon police and fire personnel, Central County SWAT will be present
The San Ramon Police Department and San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District will host an active shooter response drill from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at California High School this Tuesday.

July 29, 2019 | No comments yet
County supervisors seek applicants for Regional Measure 3 oversight committee

Committee members responsible for overseeing funds from bridge toll increase
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking two members of the public to serve on an independent oversight committee, established to monitor funds from the bridge toll increase.

July 29, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD staying busy during summer operations

Projects include summer school, construction, new employees and buses
Although renowned for its performance during the school year, the work does not stop over the summer break for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

July 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teen attends Children's Congress to lobby for diabetes funding

Amador senior joins fellow youth advocating federal officials on behalf of JDRF
The 10th-ever Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children's Congress took place earlier this month in Washington, D.C., with Pleasanton's own 17-year-old Jeremy May in attendance.

July 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Let the meeting begin: Livermore finally getting new council chamber

After 30 years, city will finally abandon aging, triple-wide trailer
Hundreds turned out this month to dedicate a $6 million complex that will house a new Livermore City Council chamber, meeting rooms and an Emergency Operations Center next to the city's Civic Center and Library on South Livermore Ave.

July 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Pleasanton man ID’d as driver killed in crash with ACE train

Authorities have identified the young man who died after colliding with an ACE train while apparently trying to drive around the crossing gate at a Livermore intersection on Monday morning.

July 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Garden Tips: Summer Touch-ups

What to do in your garden now to help it thrive all season
Weed, trim, harvest and fertilize your garden in the summer to keep plants beautiful and productive.

July 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Around Town: Sunflower Hill making future brighter for autistic adults

Founder Susan Houghton receives nonprofit's 2019 Rainmaker Award
Sunflower Hill, a nonprofit organization determined to provide long-term sustainable housing and care for adults with developmental disabilities, raised $253,000 at its Moonlight in the Vines fundraiser earlier this month.

July 29, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: 'Summertime FUN!' block party this weekend at City Center

Event runs from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday
The City Center Bishop Ranch is throwing a block party on Saturday to continue the summertime fun, with live music, food, games and in-store promotions.

July 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Emmy winner set as featured guest at Danville’s monthly comedy series

Prepare for a night of laughs next week as Village Theatre and Art Gallery puts on its monthly comedy night, “Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends."

July 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Newly rebranded local nonprofit Hively plans fundraiser for next month

CEO: Agency's new name is 'the perfect combination of words'
Two longtime East Bay private nonprofit organizations that joined forces this year recently unveiled their new moniker and are hosting a plethora of upcoming local events and programs to celebrate and support their various causes.

July 24, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Chamber begins accepting nominations for 2019 Community Awards

Nominations for five awards will remain open until October
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce is now soliciting nominations for its 2019 Community Awards: Citizen of the Year, Business (Person) of the Year, Educator of the Year, Employee of the Year and Green Company/Individual of the Year.

July 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Still lamenting FCC directive, San Ramon council OKs outside firm to help with small cell wireless

Also: Crow Canyon rehab project, new city employees, Faria Preserve Parkway
The San Ramon council talked Tuesday about the influx of applications for small cell wireless facilities, as council members and residents debated the city's next steps with regard to processing applications via an outside contractor.

July 24, 2019 | 3 comments
Dublin school board OKs plans for new high school

Also: Dublin High, Murray Elementary ready for upgrades; district buys land next to headquarters
Dublin Unified School District's growing student population will be accommodated by several major projects that were recently approved by the Dublin school board, including final site plans for the city's future new high school.

July 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Portuguese Fado music coming to Danville’s Village Theatre

NorCal native Ramana Veiera performing downtown on Saturday
The town of Danville is hosting Ramana Veiera to perform her interpretations of Portuguese Fado music at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery this weekend.

July 28, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to feature Supervisor Andersen

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to hold his monthly Mayor's Breakfast on Friday morning with guest speaker Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen.

July 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville set for second annual 'Harry Potter Birthday Bash'

Festivities scheduled downtown on July 31
All Harry Potter fans are welcomed to take part in the town of Danville's second annual party to celebrate the birthday of the beloved literary character next week.

July 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Valley Children's Museum 'maker space' a hit

Interactive learning is focus of new 'Over the Moon' exhibit in Dublin
A good way for a child to learn is not to tell them how to do something, but to teach them how to solve problems while using their imagination.

July 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Livermore: Man killed in collision between car, ACE train

LPD: Driver apparently tried to drive across tracks to beat oncoming train
A man died in a crash between a car and an ACE train after he apparently tried to drive across the tracks ahead of the oncoming train near downtown Livermore on Monday morning, according to LPD.

July 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Planning Commission debating latest remodel concept for Hartz Avenue property

Downtown commercial site subject of two previous redesigns that fell through
The Danville Planning Commission is set to review the latest proposal to upgrade the small shopping center at 200 Hartz Ave., a downtown property that twice received the green light for other redesign attempts that fell through.

July 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Mount Diablo fire contained during weekend

The 4-acre Mitchell Fire near the top of Mount Diablo was 100% contained as of 8:40 a.m. Sunday, and firefighters remained on scene cleaning the area as of 12:20 p.m., according to Cal Fire.

July 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Petition circulated to challenge Danville council’s approval of Magee Preserve project

SOS-Danville again seeks to overturn an adopted plan for developing large site off Diablo Road
The Danville Town Council formally approved the latest version of the long-debated Magee Preserve housing development in eastern Danville on Tuesday, but the community contention might still be far from over.

July 21, 2019 | 12 comments
Hot Summer Sundays returning to Danville

Classic cars on display downtown this weekend
The annual Hot Summer Sundays Car Show returns to Danville this weekend, closing streets downtown to make way for a family-friendly street party of classic cars and current models.

July 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to go over Crow Canyon Road pavement rehab project

Also: Street name change, new city employees, transportation project funding
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss the Crow Canyon Road pavement rehabilitation project on Tuesday evening.

July 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council supports multi-family housing project on West El Pintado

Residential complex near I-680 would feature 37 condo/townhouse units
The Danville Town Council unanimously endorsed the development plan for a new multi-family neighborhood along West El Pintado Road near the freeway this week.

July 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Fred Wood set to retire next year

Wood plans to step away in March to cap three-year tenure with district
Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Fred Wood announced this week that he plans to retire in March 2020, which will mark just over three years for Wood at the helm.

July 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Find a pet at annual Adopt-a-Thon

East Bay SPCA hosting fun family event for animal lovers
Cats and dogs and everything they need will be at Jack London Square in Oakland next weekend as the East Bay SPCA hosts its annual Adopt-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 28.

July 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville holistic chef publishes seventh book of recipes and inspiration

Food for the body, mind and spirit
Enlightened chef Parisa Z. Ambwani says her food philosophy goes beyond being tasty. She believes well-prepared delicious food made with the right ingredients is important to keep body, mind and spirit in a state of harmony.

July 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Giving back: Books for Camp Fire survivors

Endeavor has been life-changing, Pleasanton organizer says
When Melissa Gianotti saw her friends in Paradise lose everything in the Camp Fire last November, it started her thinking.

July 23, 2019 | No comments yet
What's next for Castlewood?

Members, management exploring options to reinvigorate iconic country club
Castlewood Country Club members established they wanted the iconic club to remain independent into the future. Now selected members and Board of Directors are carefully working to develop the plan for remodeling the vintage clubhouse.

July 18, 2019 | No comments yet
DeSaulnier again pushes bill inspired by Kate Steinle's death

Local congressman targeting gun storage standards for law enforcement
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has reintroduced proposed legislation aimed at stopping law enforcement firearms from getting into the wrong hands, inspired in part by the shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle.

July 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley legislators fill key staffing vacancies

Area council members among recent hires to administrative posts
Three East Bay locals have been selected to serve on top administrative posts of Tri-Valley legislators over the past several months, two of whom are city council members in the region.

July 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Events celebrate golden anniversary of lunar landing

Free lectures by Apollo veterans and stargazing sessions
Two veterans of the Apollo Space Program will share their memories at a free event on Saturday in Danville commemorating the moon landing's 50th anniversary.

July 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin: Swim instructor arrested in child pornography investigation

18-year-old man accused of possessing, sharing illicit materials
A young man who worked as a swim instructor at The Wave in Dublin was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said on Tuesday.

July 16, 2019 | 2 comments
4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles San Ramon Valley

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook the Tri-Valley on Tuesday afternoon, centered 7.5 miles east of Blackhawk.

July 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley native among victims in string of off-roading deaths at Oceano Dunes

Shawn Imlig killed in ATV crash June 22; police say other driver was drunk
A man who grew up in the Tri-Valley died in an ATV collision last month at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, a state-operated facility near Pismo Beach that has now seen six deaths in off-roading crashes since April.

July 15, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to debate plans for final Faria Preserve neighborhood

Crow Canyon Specific Plan update, liaison assignments also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss the Faria Preserve project, specifically the "Neighborhood V" development proposal, in a public hearing this Tuesday evening.

July 15, 2019 | 1 comment
Supervisor Andersen's State of the District speech postponed after family death

San Ramon chamber working to reschedule luncheon event in coming weeks
Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen's State of the District address (originally scheduled for Tuesday) has been postponed indefinitely following the death of her mother over the weekend.

July 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to weigh final Magee Preserve vote, discuss townhouses by I-680

Also: Traffic safety projects, quarterly investment report, town appointments
Council members are set to confirm their final vote on the long-disputed Magee Preserve residential project in eastern Danville, and then later will debate a new townhouse neighborhood proposed for West El Pintado Road near I-680.

July 12, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon man pleads guilty to embezzling funds from disabled veterans

Prosecutors: Man siphoned money for self while acting as fiduciary in 2010-12
A San Ramon man has pleaded guilty to misappropriating and embezzling funds of disabled veterans during 2010-12, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

July 12, 2019 | 2 comments
SRPD announces arrest in graffiti case

Teen jailed on suspicion of hate crime and vandalism
The San Ramon Police Department placed a San Ramon teen under arrest Thursday for allegedly spray-painting racially insensitive graffiti at three spots in the area around Crow Canyon Road and Camino Ramon.

July 12, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon Regional offering new technology to improve surgical experience for breast cancer patients

Hospital: SCOUT guide eliminates necessity for invasive wire to locate tumor
San Ramon Regional is now offering patients seeking care for breast cancer treatment from the SCOUT Wire-Free Radar Breast Localization System, which hospital officials say will provide easier and more compassionate care.

July 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Play your way through Danville on colorful, community pianos

Program organized by SRVHS students return; third public piano added
The town of Danville has brought back its community piano program after seeing success last year, according to town officials. The instruments will be accessible to the public through Labor Day.

July 22, 2019 | 1 comment
Trivia in the Tri-Valley

Testing 'useless knowledge' skills makes for popular night out
Trivia group games at local bars offer a way for people to test how much "useless knowledge" they have, in competitive or non-competitive environments.

July 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Sing and splash with new San Ramon summer activities

City presents free dive-in movies and concert performances
The city of San Ramon is moving ahead with its summer by announcing the next set of activities such as Dive-In Movies and the rest of the Summer Concert Series.

July 11, 2019 | No comments yet
County library system offers free BART tickets to museums all summer long

Discover & Go reservation program offers BART tickets to library cardholders
Residents in Contra Costa County looking for an infusion of culture this summer are in luck because the Contra Costa County Library system is once again bringing back its popular Discover & Go reservation program...

July 18, 2019 | 2 comments
San Ramon PD on lookout for graffiti culprit

Department releases photos on social media trying to ID suspected vandal
The San Ramon PD is on the lookout for a person who is believed to be responsible for spray-painting graffiti at three different spots in San Ramon last weekend, and officers are asking the public to help identify the culprit.

July 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Rakestraw Books to host best-selling authors for summer speaker series

Local authors to talk about their work, sign autographs
Starting on Thursday, three authors will be visiting the popular bookstore to meet with attendees and discuss their variety of work.

July 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Commemorative bike ride, memorial set for cyclist killed near Diablo

Participants to take photo near 'ghost bike' memorial site
Participants will ride a short distance toward Mount Diablo where a memorial 'Ghost Bike' has been set up on the side of the road for a group photo.

July 9, 2019 | 39 comments
SRPD: Car burglary suspects nabbed, stolen items returned to original owner

Suspects arrested 'casing' cars in Costco parking lot
The San Ramon Police Department arrested a pair of culprits who were caught red-handed stealing from vehicles last Friday, scoring a win for law enforcement officer's efforts against car burglaries in the Bay Area.

July 11, 2019 | 3 comments
Feasibility report represents key milestone for Valley Link project

Board accepting public input on transit report through end of month
The release of the Valley Link feasibility report for public review last month marked a major milestone for the commuter light rail project that would directly connect BART to Livermore and the San Joaquin Valley.

July 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa Hazardous Materials Commission seeking applicants

Three open seats: General Public, General Public Alternate & Environmental Alternate
The Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission is seeking applicants for three open seats: the General Public, General Public Alternate and Environmental Alternate seats. Applications must be postmarked by the end of August.

July 17, 2019 | No comments yet
County: Clerk-Recorder's Office to stay open late on Thursdays

Offering three extra hours each week until the end of August
The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office extended summer hours program returns this week and will run every Thursday through Aug. 29.

July 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Rep. Swalwell ends presidential campaign, vows to seek re-election to Congress

Tri-Valley Congressman becomes first serious Democratic candidate to bow out of a crowded field
Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell officially ended his presidential bid on Monday after three months of campaigning, becoming the first serious Democratic candidate to bow out of the crowded field.

July 8, 2019 | 23 comments
Danville council to hear PG&E presentation on power shutdowns

Also: County sales tax measure, town's new 'Government 101 Academy'
The Danville Town Council is set to meet for a study session on Tuesday morning to discuss a PG&E presentation on new safety measures, including public safety power shutdowns, in the wake of deadly wildfires in 2017 and 2018.

July 8, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to review land-use designation for former Mudd’s property

Officials to also discuss urban growth boundary for 'Laborer’s property'
An informational meeting with no final decision, the collection of city officials will discuss the potential of rezoning the Mudd's property from office to park space, and adjusting the "Laborer's property" urban growth boundary.

July 8, 2019 | 1 comment
State Bar issues fraud alert concerning immigration attorneys, consultants

The State Bar of California recently issued a fraud alert for immigrants who may be seeking legal aid to avoid family deportations.

September 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa DA Becton joining Bay Area’s judicial selection committee

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has been selected by Gov. Gavin Newsom to join the Bay Area region's judicial selection advisory committee.

July 16, 2019 | No comments yet
County offers destination weddings at John Muir Historic Site

Only a few spots available for Aug. 16 special ceremony
The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office is offering destination weddings at the 170-year-old John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez in August, and reservations are available online.

July 10, 2019 | No comments yet
PG&E sets open houses on wildfire safety

Webinars also available for those unable to attend in person
A series of open house events on wildfire safety and emergency preparedness will be around the Bay Area in July and August by PG&E, with the meetings nearest the Tri-Valley set for this week in Oakland and Walnut Creek.

July 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Officials urge earthquake prep on heels of SoCal temblors

County holding training in Dublin on minimizing non-structural quake damage
A community training session on "Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Dublin, plus state and federal officials recommend residents prepare with home supply kits.

July 7, 2019 | No comments yet
County offers pathway for people with developmental disabilities to find employment

'Bridge to Success' program now open to residents
Open now, the "Bridge to Success" program presents an alternative hiring process for residents who may need assistance getting jobs but still have the ability to perform work, and connecting them with agencies in need of employees.

July 7, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional hosts cereal drive for food-insecure families

'Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive' donates 2,650 servings of cereal to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano
San Ramon Regional Medical Center recently held its annual "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive," which this year raised 2,650 servings of healthy cereal for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

July 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Lucky California supermarket concept opens near downtown Danville

Rebranded store focuses on locally sourced options, 'better-for-you' food
Danville residents may have noticed a new shopping experience at their local Lucky Supermarket, with the grocery store recently renovated and rebranded as the Bay Area's newest Lucky California supermarket.

July 10, 2019 | 9 comments
Contra Costa County DA recruiting for fall Community Academy Class

Program teaches residents about local criminal justice system
Residents interested in learning about law and order in Contra Costa County are in luck because the District Attorney's Office has announced it is bringing back its Community Academy Class for the fall.

July 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Comedy series returns to Village Theatre this week

Show to be headlined by 'Irish Dave' Nihill, feature Ian Williams
A night of fun and laughter is set to be held at the Village Theatre in downtown Danville on Thursday, when comedy virtuoso Liz Grant takes the stage along with some of her funniest friends from across California.

July 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Two killed in fiery crash in Dublin

Driver was from Walnut Creek, passenger from Dublin in overnight wreck
Two men were killed in a fiery, solo-car crash on Fallon Road in Dublin during the early-morning hours on Independence Day, according to Dublin Police Services.

July 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Thousands gather for Fourth of July parade in downtown Danville

Community celebrates 243 years of independence with annual Kiwanis parade
For more than 40 years, the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has coordinated the parade, and throughout all of those years, families continue to come out and celebrate community and the birth of the United States.

July 4, 2019 | 8 comments
Tri-Valley Relay for Life raises over $100,000

Scores of participants across 25 teams and more than 200 volunteers supported the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Tri-Valley on June 22-23 at Granada High School in Livermore, helping raise over $100,000 in the process.

July 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Recruitment underway for Hope 100 Golf Marathon

On heels of another successful golf fundraiser for local nonprofit
Hope Hospice is looking for energetic golfers looking to give back to a worthy cause through fundraising -- and a long day of golf -- at this year's Hope 100 Golf Marathon.

July 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Wente concerts bringing big names to the Tri-Valley

Seal opens, Doobie Brothers close -- and plenty of hit-makers in between
Classic rock legends, country stars, Motown icons, modern favorites -- this year's Concerts at Wente Vineyards summer series is bringing the hits to Livermore wine country.

July 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Law requiring release of police body cam footage within 45 days now in effect

A law requiring law enforcement agencies to release body camera footage within 45 days of a "critical incident" took effect on Monday, establishing the first statewide standards for the public release of such video recordings.

July 3, 2019 | No comments yet
'I Spy' fair closing weekend

Alameda County Fair winds down with final concerts, racing, rides and more
Spending a day at the fair is a longstanding tradition for many. Visitors and vendors alike bring their families and friends to the fairgrounds each summer for a fun and memorable way to kick off the season.

July 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council signs off on Magee Preserve development project

Plan would bring 69 homes to Magee Ranch property, designate 381 acres as preserved open space
The Danville Town Council unanimously endorsed the latest version of the long-debated Magee Preserve development project during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

July 3, 2019 | 1 comment
Celebrate ‘Parks Make Life Better! Month’ with AR in the outdoors

Danville, San Ramon encourage people to get outside and explore as ‘Agents of Discovery’
The town of Danville and the city of San Ramon have partnered with the California Park and Recreation Society to encourage youth to be “Agents of Discovery" this summer in recognition of Parks Make Life Better! Month.

July 9, 2019 | No comments yet
East Bay Regional Park District opens community survey

Online questionnaire to evaluate future priorities
As the East Bay Regional Park District celebrates its 85th anniversary this year, the district seeks public input through a survey to help inform its future priorities.

July 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Sheriff issues reminder that all fireworks banned in Contra Costa County

Possession can lead to fines worth $5,000, include jail time
Deputy-sheriffs and police officers will be on high alert and on the lookout during the national holiday, confiscating illegal fireworks and issuing fines that can be worth anywhere from $500 to $5,000.

July 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Creatures of Impulse presents 'Tri-Valley High: The Series 2019'

Teen improv shows take to Firehouse stage on Wednesdays in July
"Tri-Valley High: The Series 2019" will consist of four shows that are completely unscripted and improvised, with each show's performance being based off of audience suggestions.

July 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Green Valley Elementary School receiving various upgrades this summer

Danville campus set for new security gate and fencing system, cameras, ADA upgrades -- courtesy of SRVUSD's Measure D
While not as large in scope or price as the San Ramon Valley High School or Stone Valley Middle School modernization projects, Black says the upgrades being done to Green Valley are vital in ensuring the school's longevity.

July 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Longtime town staffer Rojanasathira hired as assistant city manager in Monterey

Johnson now serving as Danville's acting administration services director
The former administrative services director for the town has officially headed down south to become the new assistant city manager in Monterey effective June 27.

July 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Party like it's 1776: San Ramon Valley ready to celebrate Independence Day

Local events include parades, fun run, free outdoor concerts
The United States of America is set to turn 243-years-young this week, and to celebrate, communities throughout the San Ramon Valley are throwing parades, parties and other special events in honor of Independence Day.

June 30, 2019 | 2 comments
Supervisor Burgis recruiting residents for District 3 seats on county boards

Mental Health Commission, Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board and more
Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis has sent out a call for local residents to apply to serve on citizen advisory boards covering a range of issues facing the county.

June 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Magee Preserve development project to be reviewed by Town Council

High public turnout expected for oft-debated project site
Developers, environmentalists and residents are set to clash on Tuesday evening, when the Danville Town Council considers the oft-debated Magee Preserve development project located in the Diablo Road/Blackhawk Road corridor.

June 28, 2019 | 6 comments
San Ramon: Donor Network West produces thought-provoking TV ad on organ donation

Campaign presents Northern California viewers with 'a choice'
Donor Network West's new commercial, airing on television and streaming services in Northern and Central California, focuses on the people who die in need of a transplant to draw attention to the importance of organ donations.

July 7, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional receives Quality Achievement Award for stroke care

American Heart Association recognizes SRRMC’s program for stroke patients
The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to providing treatment for stroke patients that follows nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

July 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Museum of the San Ramon Valley to host special model train demonstration

Event to help encourage interest in museum's summer exhibit, 'Totally Trains'
Danville's Museum of the San Ramon Valley will be teaming up with the Diablo Pacific Short Line Railroad Club on Saturday for a free demonstration of its large-scale model railroad system.

June 27, 2019 | 1 comment
Cyclist struck, killed in head-on collision with SUV near Diablo

CHP: Investigation ongoing to crash on Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd.
A man riding a bicycle was struck and killed by an SUV on Wednesday afternoon in a head-on collision in unincorporated Contra Costa County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

June 27, 2019 | 3 comments
Alamo Summer Concert Series brings fun times to town

Outdoor musical performances to take place in Livorna Park through July
A four-concert series is set to hit the grassy fields in Alamo starting on Friday for the Alamo Summer Concert Series, which will feature an eclectic mix of musical genres for families to enjoy on cool summer nights.

June 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Blackhawk developer, philanthropist Ken Behring dies at 91

Billionaire remembered for transforming Tri-Valley, supporting Wheelchair Foundation and Smithsonian
Blackhawk developer Kenneth E. Behring, known for his worldwide philanthropy and booming business and development career that included helping transform the Tri-Valley, has died at 91 years old.

June 26, 2019 | 1 comment
Bauer-Kahan pushes bill to prevent fatal food allergen exposures, inspired by Danville girl's death

'The Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act' named in honor of 13-year-old who died from peanut allergy reaction
State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is seeking support for a bill that aims to limit deadly food allergen contaminations in restaurants and camps, inspired by a Danville girl who died after peanut exposure at summer camp.

June 27, 2019 | 1 comment
DSRSD undertakes largest capital improvement project in nearly 20 years

Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility upgrades will increase site's primary treatment capacity by one third
Dublin San Ramon Services District has been making headway at the Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility in Pleasanton on its largest capital improvement project in two decades.

June 26, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center hosting first block party of summer

Monthly party to feature 'Denim Daze' sale, 'The Big Chill' experience
Visitors are invited to City Center Bishop Ranch's Summertime Pop! Block Party on Saturday, where retailers will have special deals and small bites for community members to enjoy.

June 25, 2019 | No comments yet
DA: Teacher from Danville among men arrested in child pornography operation

Agencies team up to stop crimes against kids in 'Operation Broken Heart'
A multi-agency investigation targeting distributors of child pornography in the East Bay netted at least four arrests in recent months, including a Fremont elementary school teacher who lives in Danville.

June 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Sig-alert: Fire burning along 580 near east Livermore

2 of 4 westbound lanes now open
A fire burning along Interstate Highway 580 at the eastern edge of Livermore's city limits has closed all lanes of traffic and prompted the California Highway Patrol to issue a Sig-alert.

June 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan to speak at San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast on upcoming state initiatives

Clarkson's monthly speaker series returning this Friday
Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is set to speak about key Sacramento initiatives that will impact Bay Area residents at Mayor Bill Clarkson's breakfast this Friday (June 28).

June 24, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD Superintendent Schmitt to receive contract extension, 5% longevity bump

Plus: Top management employees to receive extensions, LCAP review
A provision of the superintendent's employment agreement, Schmitt is set to earn a 5% longevity step increment effective July 1, as well as a one-year extension to his term through June 30, 2022.

June 24, 2019 | 4 comments
San Ramon City Council to discuss new FCC regulations for wireless cell facilities

ALSO: Council to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride, finalize transition to district-based election
San Ramon's wireless cell facility policies will be the main topic of conversation during the city council's regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

June 24, 2019 | 3 comments
County supervisors greenlight incentive program for legalizing unpermitted in-law units

County to waive late filing fees and building permit penalties until July 1, 2021
Contra Costa County is establishing an incentive system for property owners who have constructed accessory dwelling units, or in-law units, without the proper permits to legalize those homes with some of the fees and fines waived.

June 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa DA adopts program to keep youth offenders out of juvenile system

Youth offenders will now have opportunity to make amends and stay out of jail
Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton has announced that the county has become the fourth in California to adopt restorative justice diversion practices for youth offenders.

June 23, 2019 | 2 comments
Danville PD responds to death in public

The Danville Police Department is investigating after a man was found dead in the Sycamore neighborhood Friday morning in an apparent suicide by hanging in public.

June 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission set to review new mixed-use building for downtown

Plus: New child care facility considered for south Danville
The Valero gas station site in downtown Danville may be receiving a major makeover in the future, after developers have requested that the town allow them to construct a two-story mixed-use building on the property.

June 24, 2019 | 4 comments
Danville: Mother of man killed in police shooting files civil rights suit against town

Complaint names Danville, Contra Costa County, sheriff's deputy as defendants
The mother of Laudemer Arboleda, who was killed by a Danville police officer at the end of a short pursuit back in November, has filed a wrongful-death suit against the town of Danville in federal court alleging civil rights violations

June 20, 2019 | 46 comments
Tri-Valley writers club honors teens for their works

Contest draws entries from nine local high schools
Eighteen students from nine Tri-Valley high schools were honored for their essays, poetry and short stories in a contest sponsored by the Tri-Valley Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club.

June 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Shakespeare cometh to the Tri-Valley

Two companies putting their own twists on the Bard
Fans of William Shakespeare may rejoiceth as warm weather brings the Bard to two outdoor venues this summer.

June 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Pleasanton's 'Queen of Horse Racing'

Wasserman reflects on career, critical time for sport in California
Simply put, Jeanne Wasserman is the "Queen of Horse Racing" in Pleasanton. The director of racing at the fairgrounds, Wasserman is a true success story of producing results and thriving in what is largely a male-dominated profession.

June 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Music in the Park series offers outdoor concerts on summer evenings

Free concert series opens with Lumberyard performing this Saturday
Starting on Saturday, five bands will each play different weekend shows in outdoor venues throughout the town, with sounds ranging from classic rock to techno and funk.

June 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley man sentenced to 25 years for international sexual abuse of teenager

Stems from man targeting British girl in 2014; already convicted in UK
A Tri-Valley man was sentenced in federal court in Oakland on Tuesday to more than 25 years in prison for enticing a 14-year-old British girl online, traveling to the United Kingdom to meet her and sexually abusing her in 2014.

June 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center brings in four new retailers for summer crowds

GEORGE, GIO Gelati, Sephora and Sunglass Hut set to open for visitors
City Center has announced that GEORGE, GIO Gelati, Sephora and Sunglass Hut are joining the ranks of retailers at the 300,000-square-foot shopping and entertainment complex in central San Ramon.

June 23, 2019 | 2 comments
Summer youth bus pass offers discounted rides for Contra Costa County residents

Riders aged 6-18 eligible for unlimited bus rides all summer long for $35
Young people in Contra Costa County will have the opportunity to travel throughout the county all summer long on the cheap, with a special summer youth pass courtesy the region's top local transit agencies.

June 19, 2019 | No comments yet
County assessor no-shows for arraignment; defense plans motion to recuse DA

Kramer accused of creating hostile work environment, making illicit remarks
Embattled Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer missed his scheduled appearance in a Martinez courtroom Wednesday morning, where he was to be arraigned on allegations of "willful or corrupt" misconduct in office.

June 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Sister pop duo Aly & AJ among highlights of Alameda County Fair's second week

Pair to perform classic hits, new sounds at Saturday concert
Alameda County Fair-goers looking for an infusion of '80s-inspired synth-pop are in luck because the sister pop duo Aly & AJ are coming to the fairgrounds on Saturday, promising to bring "wall-to-wall music" with them.

June 18, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center places grand piano for visitors to play in Alexander Square

Communal piano inspired by 'Play Me, I’m Yours' street piano movement
In order to expand both the cultural and entertainment offering found at City Center Bishop, City Center executives have announced that a grand piano has been placed in the center's Alexander Square, and is now open for visitors.

June 19, 2019 | 1 comment
Summer concerts kick off with July 4 celebration in San Ramon

Series continues each Sunday through beginning of August
The evening will begin with patriotic music from Olympia Fields and a tribute to veterans, and will also feature free kids crafts and game for an evening of fun for the whole family.

June 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance names co-founder Young as first president/CEO

Previously served as board chair prior to stepping into her new role
Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance co-founder Kathy Young was recently appointed as the organization's first president and CEO.

June 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Rep. Swalwell gearing up for first presidential debate next week

Tri-Valley congressman among 20 Democrats taking stage over two days
Presidential hopeful and Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell has made the cut for the Democrats' first presidential debate and will look to have a breakout moment to distinguish himself in front of a national audience.

June 18, 2019 | 12 comments
Danville set for newest Juried Art Exhibition, 'Into the Blue'

Opening next week at VT with works of 43 different artists on display
The Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville presents its ninth annual Juried Art Exhibition, "Into the Blue," starting next week.

June 17, 2019 | No comments yet
BART board approves new fare hikes

Directors change tune to OK increases after initially disagreeing on rate proposal
The BART Board of Directors reversed course last week and approved three fare hikes following initial disagreement on fare increases.

June 17, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon Planning Commission to review city's small wireless facility policies

Commission to discuss updating policies to match state, federal regulations
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to meet on Tuesday to discuss updating the city's policies regulating small cell wireless facilities in order to comply with recent changes to federal and state laws.

June 17, 2019 | 4 comments
Alameda County Fair cattle drive takes one last ride through downtown Pleasanton

Morning parade draws thousands as the county fair officially opens for the summer
Thousands of residents crowded into the downtown area to watch the popular Pleasanton cattle drive, which for the past two years has marked the start of the Alameda County Fair -- which is now open.

June 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Visit Tri-Valley debuts Caffeine Trail, brings back Ice Cream Trail

Inaugural Caffeine Trail in Tri-Valley; Ice Cream Trail donates to Big Dawgs Rescue
Visit Tri-Valley is hosting a Caffeine Trail and an Ice Cream Trail to encourage coffee and ice cream fanatics to explore the flavors of Danville, Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin.

June 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Anthony K to headline this month's 'Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends'

Monthly series to also feature comedians Jeen Yee, Wes Hoffman
Laughter aplenty will once again be found in downtown Danville on Thursday, when local comedian Liz Grant returns to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery alongside some of her best comedian friends from across California.

June 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to appoint residents to various advisory committee openings

Plus: Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Parks Make Life Better Month
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss appointing residents to available positions on town advisory committees on Tuesday evening.

June 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Census workshop rescheduled to June 25

Officials bump date to avoid competing with NBA Finals Game 6
Contra Costa County officials have announced that the workshop will be rescheduled to later in the month in order to not coincide with Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

June 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Summerfest bringing summer fun to downtown Danville

Town street fair to feature art vendors, food, kids rides and a classic car show
A celebration community, commerce and summer fun is coming to town next weekend, when the 28th annual Summerfest street fair returns to downtown Danville.

June 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Around Town: Oakland Temple set for rededication on Sunday

The newly renovated Oakland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be rededicated and opened to members in three services this Sunday, Father's Day, following a month of public tours.

June 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Livermore airport welcomes national fly-in

Pilots and public to celebrate aviation -- and enjoy a drone show
The skies will brighten next weekend when the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association holds one of its 2019 national fly-ins next Friday and Saturday at the Livermore Municipal Airport.

June 16, 2019 | No comments yet
2019 Alameda County Fair ready for Opening Day

18-day run of summer fun starts in Pleasanton
A hallmark of summer in Pleasanton every year, the Alameda County Fair is celebrating Opening Day this Friday with all sorts of familiar fan favorites taking over the fairgrounds -- all that after one prominent "last ride."

June 13, 2019 | No comments yet
$27K in restitution ordered for man who hacked DanvilleSanRamon.com

Hacker claims he committed the crime at the request of a convicted felon and former Menlo Park resident, Hiruy Amanuel
The 36-year-old man who hacked and temporarily shut down DanvilleSanRamon.com and other Embarcadero Media websites nearly four years ago was sentenced Wednesday in federal court.

June 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Abigail Place development set for grand-opening in Danville

New neighborhood off Old Blackhawk Road features 17 single-family homes
Landsea Homes announced that its newest neighborhood development in Danville, dubbed Abigail Place, will officially open to the public during a grand-opening event Saturday.

June 13, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon moves forward with district-based elections

Plus: Residents ask city to show its 'pride,' Dougherty Valley teen honored for play on USA Cricket national women’s team
San Ramon City Council members have approved the map that will be used to divide up the city for future elections and set June 25 as the date they will cast their final vote to approve the transition.

June 12, 2019 | 2 comments
EBMUD board votes to increase water rates nearly 13% over two years

GM: ‘Water may be free, but getting it to customers is not’
East Bay Municipal Utility District directors voted 5-1 on Tuesday to approve a water rate increase totaling nearly 13% over the next two years.

June 11, 2019 | 11 comments
Danville: 'Totally Trains' exhibit returns to Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Summer showing to provide platform for lives of workers on Transcontinental Railroad
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville is offering residents an opportunity to escape the heat this summer in an educational environment and is on track to open its newest exhibit 'Totally Trains,' on Saturday.

June 12, 2019 | No comments yet
New DUSD Trustee Blackman ready to get to work after special election win

Decisive victory for district volunteer to serve remainder of vacant Area 4 term
Dublin Unified School District is one step closer to returning to a full Board of Trustees, with Gabrielle Blackman winning the open Trustee Area 4 seat by a large margin in a low turnout special election on June 4.

June 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Maya Bazaar Festival bringing celebration of Indian heritage to San Ramon

Outdoor festival offers food, shopping and plenty of kids activities this Saturday
A celebration of Indian heritage, the Maya Bazaar Festival is a unique outdoor Indian festival that features a large collection of vendor booths to shop at and cultural events showcasing dance and art forms from across India.

June 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville commission to discuss 37-unit townhouse project near downtown

Plus: Town Council considers appointing residents to open advisory boards
The Danville Planning Commission is set to talk about a new 37-unit townhouse project located at 359 and 375 West El Pintado and consider making a final recommendation to the Town Council on Tuesday.

June 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Board to review 'Emergency Operating Plan' to prepare SRVUSD for major disasters

Plus: Stone Valley project nears completion, public input sought on LCAP
Not just limited to fires the plan looks to address a broad range of major emergencies that may affect multiple school sites including: earthquakes, hazardous materials emergencies, flooding, landslides and active shooter situations.

June 10, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council to finalize adoption of district-based elections

Council expected to approve 'Plan Red' as preferred map for division of city
The discussion over the overhaul of San Ramon's election method is scheduled to come to a close on Tuesday, when the City Council considers giving approval for the permanent establishment of district-based elections...

June 10, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon selects former Livermore councilman as new deputy city manager

Spedowfski to prioritize community outreach and economic development
The city of San Ramon has hired longtime public servant and former Livermore City Council member Steven Spedowfski to work as its new deputy city manager.

June 11, 2019 | No comments yet
28 SRVUSD schools named to statewide honor roll

This year's Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll recognized 28 schools in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District last week for consistently high rates of student success.

June 12, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD holds initial talk on future general obligation bond, parcel tax planning

Staff set to return for more in-depth trustee review in fall
For their summer project, administrators at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will explore potential general obligation bond and parcel tax plans for the future.

June 7, 2019 | 3 comments
Staying Healthy: New Kaiser medical complex advances Tri-Valley medical care

Provider's first 24-hour urgent care center in California among highlights of Dublin facility
Kaiser Permanente members in the Tri-Valley don't have to drive as far for health care needs since Kaiser's Medical Offices and Cancer Center complex in Dublin opened its doors last month.

June 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Public health officials urge vaccine awareness before international travel

Take a lot of pictures, leave the deadly diseases
With schools letting out for the summer, many Tri-Valley families will be heading to vacation destinations all across the world. But with world travel comes a certain amount of preparation.

June 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Reducing blood loss during surgery

Hospital's conservation efforts aim to protect patients' health, beliefs
For many people, blood and surgery may seem like they go together hand in hand, but at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, physicians realize that in some cases, significant blood loss is not a viable option for patients.

June 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Wish Project -- comfort for the dying

When therapies end, a wish can still come true
Even with advances in medicine, death can become an impending reality, and Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare started the Wish Project last year to celebrate the patient's life and passions, while also easing the grief for others.

June 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Tri-Valley's 24-hour Relay for Life

Cancer never sleeps -- and neither do fundraisers
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Tri-Valley on June 22-23 is a 24-hour event -- held round the clock to recognize that cancer never takes a break and neither can the fight against it.

June 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Former Boston guitarist brings therapeutic music to San Ramon Regional

Patients treated with therapeutic music sessions from David Victor
Recognizing the therapeutic properties music can have on patients, San Ramon Regional officials welcomed David Victor (formerly of the popular rock band Boston) to perform live acoustic music at the bedside of patients.

June 13, 2019 | 2 comments
Danville hosting county census workshop

Contra Costa County holding informational Census Solutions Workshop series
The Contra Costa County's Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee is doing its due diligence to ensure that its numbers are as accurate as possible, including launching a series of upcoming outreach workshops.

June 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Grand jury seeks to remove County Assessor Kramer from office

Elected official accused of 'willful or corrupt' misconduct for making unwanted and harassing sexual remarks
County Assessor Gus Kramer is accused of violating the state's Fair Employment and Housing Act by making unwanted and harassing sexual remarks to three women and one man in his office.

June 6, 2019 | 1 comment
Dublin raises LGBTQ pride flag; council changes course after outcry

City leaders unanimously approve flying the rainbow flag over the Dublin Civic Center for Pride Month in June
The rainbow Pride flag was raised at Dublin Civic Center on Tuesday night, shortly after the Dublin City Council unanimously voted to fly it for Pride Month in June.

June 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Village Theatre box office now open longer hours

Box office now selling tickets 12-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays
The theater has replaced its old policy of only opening the box for limited hours just before showtime, and will now offer regular hours running every Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m.

June 5, 2019 | No comments yet
County Supervisor Andersen set to deliver State of the District address

Tickets on sale now for July 16 luncheon hosted by San Ramon chamber
Contra Costa County District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen is preparing to meet with residents in Danville on July 16, to review the county's activities and goals from the past year during her State of the District address.

June 5, 2019 | 1 comment
SRVUSD to discuss $1.5M contract to finish Stone Valley modernization project

Board to also talk about future general obligation bond and parcel tax planning, anticipated litigation
District officials will discuss approving an approximately $1.5 million contract that is expected to allow completion of the Stone Valley Middle School renovation project by the start of the new school year.

June 5, 2019 | 3 comments
Local libraries offer summer reading program, 'Take Me to Your Reader'

Special events feature real-life NASA astronaut, reading passport for all ages
To encourage young library-goers to keep reading this summer, the Contra Costa County Library system has announced it will be launching its new summer reading program with the theme "Take Me to Your Reader."

June 4, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD educators finish outside county's Teacher of the Year finalists

Dougherty Valley’s Agustin, Quail Run’s Saadat were local reps in competition
Contra Costa County Office of Education has selected the finalists for their Teacher of the Year Award, and while the two representatives from the SRVUSD were not selected, officials still took the time to praise the hard work done...

June 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa DA creates special unit to investigate wrongful conviction claims

Conviction Integrity Unit to start probes when presented with new evidence
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton acknowledges that sometimes, the justice system fails to identify the right perpetrator of a crime -- and sometimes these failures result in wrongful convictions.

June 4, 2019 | 1 comment
Contenders ready for Dublin school board special election

Natarajan, Blackman square off for DUSD Trustee Area 4 seat next week
Voters may experience a case of deja vu on Tuesday when the two candidates for Dublin Unified School District Trustee Area 4 position face off with each other again: Gabrielle Blackman and Nini Natarajan.

June 3, 2019 | 1 comment
Dublin voters pass Measure E

74.49% favor extending DUSD parcel tax
DUSD voters signed off on extending the $96-per-parcel tax for another nine years by passing Measure E in the May 7 mail-only special election, according to the final unofficial results update reported by county election officials.

June 4, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional nurse receives Florence Nightingale Award

ICU nurse Chou awarded for critical-thinking skills, level-headed nature
During Nurses Week, San Ramon Regional officials announced that this year's winner was longtime registered nurse Shu-Ling Chou, who was nominated by a number of her peers.

June 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to review 2019-20 recommended budget

Plus: Bauer-Kahan to give legislative update, Danville Disaster Council to meet
According to a staff report by Town Manager Joe Calabrigo ahead of Tuesday's council meeting, the town is projected to have total revenues of $38,617,530 and staff have recommended operating expenditures of $34,407,646.

June 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Planning Commission to review San Ramon Golf Club perimeter fencing project

Some neighbors oppose, concerned with poor aesthetics, property values
The club owner has requested they be allowed to install a six-foot-high black vinyl-coated, chain-link fence abutting residential areas bordering the property, and a four-foot-high black, wrought iron fence against city-owned property.

June 3, 2019 | 1 comment
SRPD warns of danger from children playing with realistic-looking toy guns

Police post photo of fake guns, ask if residents can quickly discern real vs. fake
San Ramon police officers shared a photo of the recently acquired guns and asked residents if they could identify if they were real or fake, and if they could adequately make a split-second decision if confronted with the weapons.

May 31, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon holding community meetings on proposed police, fire district joint HQ

First session on potential new public safety building scheduled for Monday
San Ramon has planned three informational meetings where officials will meet with residents to discuss the project that would fully renovate the existing SRPD headquarters to add in SRVFPD admin as well.

May 31, 2019 | No comments yet
Developers break ground on large apartment complex near downtown Danville

144 units near freeway expected to be completed by summer 2020
The Alexan Downtown Danville will cover 3.75 acres on 375 Diablo Road, which lies on the intersection of Diablo Road and Interstate 680, with construction expected to be completed by summer 2020.

May 31, 2019 | No comments yet
State Senate passes Glazer's higher education bond bill

Voters could be asked to authorize $8 billion bond sales in March 2020
Voters may get to decide for the first time in more than a decade whether to approve higher education bonds for California's public universities under a bill co-authored by local State Senator Steve Glazer.

May 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Hap Magee Ranch Park to receive historic resource designation by town

Residents invited to special plaque ceremony and picnic on Saturday
To celebrate Danville's history, town officials have invited the community to Hap Magee Ranch Park for a special plaque ceremony and town picnic this weekend.

May 30, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon needs residents to volunteer on city advisory boards

Housing, Open Space, Senior Citizens' and Transportation Management committees all in need of new members
San Ramon is in search of residents interested in city governance to volunteer some of their time on one of the city's advisory boards in need of new members.

May 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Taste and culture collide at NorCal Night Market in Pleasanton

Asian-themed bazaar brings hundreds of food trucks and artists to fairgrounds
A celebration of community, diversity and a foodie's paradise could be found at the Alameda County Fairgrounds last weekend, when the NorCal Night Market returned to Pleasanton for its second year.

May 29, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD to consider reducing classified employee hours for next school year

Admin recommends board reduce/eliminate 13.5 full-time equivalent hours
Classified employee staff hour reductions will be on the San Ramon Valley Unified School district's agenda Thursday morning, when district officials gather for a special board meeting.

May 29, 2019 | 6 comments
Coroner IDs San Ramon man killed in Memorial Day crash

63-year-old Richard Adeokun was sole fatality in I-680 collision
A 63-year-old San Ramon man killed Monday in a car crash on northbound Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek has been identified as Richard Adeokun, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office.

May 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Union nurses hold 'informational picket' outside of San Ramon Regional

Attendees urge Tenet Healthcare to ensure nurses receive adequate breaks
It was a small gathering outside of San Ramon Regional -- participating nurses would join the picket line in shifts, ensuring that they wouldn't disrupt hospital operations -- but spirits were high among those in attendance.

May 28, 2019 | 2 comments
Muscle car madness: Goodguys showcase back in Tri-Valley this weekend

26th annual Summer Get-Together promises to be 'a car lover’s dream'
Muscle car madness is heading to the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend when the Goodguys 26th Summer Get-Together returns, starting off the summer car show season with a bang.

May 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Castlewood moving forward with 'ADA+Remodel' upgrade plans

Decision comes after members vote down potential deal with Bay Club
The Castlewood Country Club, after members voted to reject a takeover by the Bay Club, is moving ahead with plans to remodel its clubhouse and pool area to enhance the facilities and bring them into compliance with ADA regulations.

May 30, 2019 | 2 comments
Eugene O'Neill Foundation offers summer studio retreat for teen thespians, playwrights

Applications due Saturday for 'Summer Masterclass'
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation is offering the perfect way for young aspiring theatrical actors and junior playwrights to start off the summer, and has invited high school students to sign up for its annual Studio Retreat...

May 28, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon man killed in I-680 crash

Name of 63-year-old has not been released; cause still undetermined
A San Ramon man died in a two-car crash on Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek on Memorial Day, according to the California Highway Patrol.

May 27, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set to finalize denial of Church of the Valley project

Plus: SRPD officers receive promotions, EBMUD update, city reviews finances
After extensive debate over a memory care home and preschool development proposed for the Church of the Valley property, the San Ramon City Council is expected to confirm denial of the project on Tuesday night.

May 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Magee Preserve development returns for reconsideration by Danville officials

Planning Commission to review project, debate recommendation to council
The Magee Preserve proposal has been a hotly debated topic in Danville for several years, and discussion over the project is slated to continue when the Danville Planning Commission convenes for its regular meeting on Tuesday.

May 27, 2019 | 4 comments
Wings of Freedom celebrates 30th national tour with annual stop in Livermore

'Living, breathing' historic aviation exhibit returns for Memorial Day weekend
The annual Wings of Freedom Tour in Livermore encourages visitors to climb aboard the "living, breathing museum" for tours, flights and history lessons.

May 24, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD schools get ready for graduation

Ceremony times and locations for all district middle and high schools
To help students, parents, teachers and any other community member who will be attending ceremonies this graduation season, DanvilleSanRamon.com has provided a schedule for the upcoming events.

May 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Diablo Country Club embarking on $31 million renovation

At a time when many country clubs are struggling with shrinking membership, the Diablo Country Club membership has undertaken a $31 million investment in the Tri-Valley's oldest country club.

May 23, 2019 | 5 comments
Workday opens its new office center in Pleasanton

2,200 employees start moving into city's tallest building
Workday opened its new six-story, architecturally striking corporate headquarters building on Stoneridge Mall Road last week with a preview tour for several hundred guests and welcoming remarks by co-founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri.

May 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Blue Devils win two state championships

Only hockey league in California with multiple titles
It was another banner year for Tri-Valley Blue Devils ice hockey club, with two teams earning California state championships and another four advancing to the earlier Northern California tournament after strong regular seasons.

May 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Six San Ramon Valley 'Students of Excellence' honored at county ceremony

Students recognized with 2019 CTE/ROP Students of Excellence Awards
This year the Annual CTE/ROP Students of Excellence Awards honored 42 high school students from 22 schools in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, four of whom were from Cal High and two from Monte Vista.

May 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Event series highlights 'Sixties at Fifty' as exhibit's run ends

Museum sets movie screenings, musical showcase on culture of the times
'The Sixties at Fifty,' explores life in the San Ramon Valley during the 1960s and will run through June 2 in downtown Danville. The exhibit has held special events throughout its lifetime and has a few more in store for residents.

May 23, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center Community Block Party returns Saturday

May's party to focus on 'Fitness and Fun'
City Center Bishop Ranch will be continuing its monthly Community Block Party events on Saturday, with the theme of this month's party to showcase the “Fitness and Fun" offerings found at City Center.

May 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County homeless population up 43% since 2017

Data gathered by county volunteers for 2019 Point in Time count
There were at least 2,295 homeless residents of Contra Costa County one day in January and most of them are unsheltered, according to data from Contra Costa Health Services' 2019 Point in Time count.

May 22, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley communities honor fallen veterans on Memorial Day

Danville and San Ramon hold events throughout the weekend
To commemorate the holiday on Monday communities throughout the San Ramon Valley will be hosting special events that will range from fun community celebrations to solemn vigils.

May 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville police ask public for help in identifying burglary suspects

Four suspects believed to be involved in Hap Magee Ranch Park burglaries
Police in Danville are asking for the public's help in locating four people who are wanted in connection with a vehicle burglary and alleged credit card fraud.

May 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Calm day at Diablo Vista amid threat; most parents keep kids home from school

SRVUSD: Estimated 36% of students attend school after threatening graffiti
Danville police were seen to have an increased presence at Diablo Vista Middle School on Tuesday in response to a threat of mass violence against the school...

May 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville native Chris Wondolowski becomes Major League Soccer's all-time scoring leader

San Jose Earthquake star forward now has 148 career goals
San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski has written his name in the record books as the all-time MLS goal scoring leader, doing so in dramatic fashion.

May 21, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon Valley High School senior to compete in 74th U.S. Women’s Open

Danville teen to miss high school graduation in order to compete
San Ramon Valley High School senior Ty Akabane will be capping off her accomplished high school golfing career next week when she heads to Charleston, S.C., to compete as an amateur in the 74th U.S. Women's Open.

May 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Threatening graffiti found at Diablo Vista Middle School

Increased police presence expected at Danville campus on Tuesday
Danville police are investigating after threatening graffiti was discovered in a girls' bathroom at Diablo Vista Middle School on Monday afternoon, according to school officials.

May 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Public invited to vote for new Contra Costa County Library card designs

Voting open now through June 1
In order to help the county library system decide what future cards will look like, residents are invited to vote online for their favorite designs, and the top five finishers will be included as usable cards later this year.

May 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Studies show 12 wine-growing districts in Tri-Valley

Potential for vineyards exists as far as San Ramon Valley
Two scientific studies commissioned by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association show 12 identifiable growing districts within the 260,000-acre Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area.

May 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Local Realtors eye posts in statewide association

Pleasanton resident Branchini picked to become next CAR treasurer
Two active members of the Bay East Association of Realtors have their sights set on leadership positions in the California Association of Realtors for the coming years.

May 27, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Edu Express seeks city permission to increase student capacity

Plus: Planning Commission to review parcel rezoning, residents appeal over 'accessory structures'
Bilingual day school Edu Express in San Ramon is looking to expand its operations and has requested that the city allow them to increase the overall number of students allowed in the building from 25 to 96 kids.

May 20, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to vote on raises for superintendent, executive cabinet

4.18% increase would match that given to teachers, other employees
Members of the SRVUSD's administrative cabinet are in line to receive a pay raise when the school board discusses Tuesday approving a base salary increase that would match what teachers received in March.

May 20, 2019 | 9 comments
Danville council to consider final approval of Camino Tassajara residential project

Plus: Special study session to review 2019-20 operating budget
The Danville Town Council is set to weigh final approval of a preliminary development plan for 18 single-family homes in east Danville on Tuesday evening.

May 20, 2019 | 3 comments
NorCal Night Market back in Pleasanton next weekend

Asian-themed bazaar returns to fairgrounds for a second year
A diverse variety of traditional Asian street foods that combine cultures and taste buds are hallmarks of the NorCal Night Market, which is set to return to the Alameda County Fairgrounds for a second year in a row next weekend.

May 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to conduct interviews for Parks Commission

Special meeting to be held Monday starting at 4:30 p.m.
San Ramon is in line to have some new city officials join their ranks, when the City Council gathers for a special meeting Monday to interview residents who are vying to join the city's Parks and Community Services Commission.

May 20, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High classroom modernization project nears completion

District officials say construction of $64 million project went exceptionally well
A project three years in the making, the SRVHS classroom building is the school district's largest project funded through Measure D -- the $260 million school facilities bond passed by district voters in November 2012.

May 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Cal High: Students identified as suspects in racist graffiti threatening violence

Culprits behind other threats still unidentified; new graffiti message found
Amid a rash of graffiti threatening violence at California High School over recent weeks, officials at the San Ramon school have announced that multiple students have been identified as those responsible for at least one message.

May 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Castlewood members vote against pursuing negotiations with Bay Club

Plans for future unconfirmed, though members supported extensive clubhouse remodel in March
Members of the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton rejected a proposal to negotiate a letter of intent for the Bay Club to take over ownership of the club and its two 18-hole golf courses.

May 16, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center welcomes new eateries, women's fashion store to lineup

C CASA, MIXT are now open; SOCIAL-AFFAIR, Madewell to follow soon
Much-anticipated eateries C CASA and MIXT have officially opened their doors for customers and will soon be joined by tapas-wine-fusion place SOCIAL-AFFAIR later this month.

May 16, 2019 | 3 comments
Alamo: Measure C parcel tax increase passes with 76.26% approval

$140-per-parcel increase will be used to support police services in Round Hill
Final results released on Wednesday show 485 votes (76.26%) cast for Yes on Measure C, well above the two-thirds approval needed to pass. Voter turnout was 46.54% of the approximately 1,300 registered voters in the election.

May 16, 2019 | 1 comment
Draw the line: District-based elections taking hold in Tri-Valley

How the California Voting Rights Act is overhauling Tri-Valley elections, and what it means for voters
Many local elections in the Tri-Valley are in the midst of a major makeover, and come 2020, voters in the area will find a variety of changes on their ballots as a result.

May 16, 2019 | 15 comments
Art and Wind Festival to blow through San Ramon on Memorial Day weekend

Annual festival returns in a celebration of art, family and kites
An event that to many San Ramon residents has become synonymous with Memorial Day weekend, the annual Art and Wind Festival is set to return, and organizers are looking to blow away attendees already lofty expectations.

May 19, 2019 | No comments yet
The state of Dublin Unified School District

Marken: District on 'great trajectory' after year of uncertainty
Since taking the reins barely a month ago as interim superintendent of Dublin Unified School District, Dave Marken has already overseen a number of significant developments in a short period of time.

May 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville seeks volunteers for town commissions, advisory boards

Applications due Tuesday with interviews to follow in June
The town of Danville is in need of community members to volunteer on one of several advisory committees that are vital to the functionality of the town.

May 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Village Theatre brings 'Peanuts' gang to town with new play

'You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown' set to open May 24
Charlie Brown and the whole “Peanuts" gang will be jumping off of the comic strip and onto the stage next week, when the Village Theatre and Art Gallery's newest play 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown' opens in downtown Danville...

May 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville exec arrested for allegedly hacking competitor

Choicelunch CFO out on bail, due in court next week
Taking the term food fight to a whole new level, an executive at the Danville based Choicelunch, has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into a competitor's website, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

May 14, 2019 | 7 comments
San Ramon Valley High student musicians to perform with Diablo Symphony Orchestra

SRVHS teens to perform Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony
A select group of San Ramon Valley High School students will be demonstrating their musical talents this weekend, when they join the Diablo Symphony Orchestra in performing Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 6.

May 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional to hold free education events during Stroke Awareness Month

Effort aims to help prevent strokes, identify the early symptoms
To help better educate the public on the devastating effects strokes can have on victims, and in accordance with Stroke Awareness Month, San Ramon Regional Medical Center will be hosting a series of free stroke events for all of May...

May 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Valley Children's Museum hosting event to welcome new exhibit

Maker Space to encourage student creativity, STEM activities
After more than a year of development and construction, play-based learning will once return to the Tri-Valley when the Valley Children's Museum (VCM) holds its grand reopening and reveals its new exhibit, Wednesday in Dublin.

May 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Jury awards $2 billion from Monsanto to Tri-Valley couple who developed cancer

Company appealing latest high-price verdict in another Roundup lawsuit
An Alameda County Superior Court jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion in damages from Monsanto Co. to a Livermore couple who claimed the company's Roundup weedkiller caused both of them to develop cancer.

May 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to review 2019-20 town operating budget

Staff proposes increasing budget by $281,290, or 0.9%, over previous year
Budgetary projections are set to be the main item of conversation at the Danville Town Council's special meeting on Tuesday morning, when town officials review their drafted operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

May 13, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD set for joint meeting with Danville, San Ramon officials

Liaisons to meet and discuss issues facing the region
Representatives from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, town of Danville and city of San Ramon will meet to give updates on each agency's work over the past year and discuss how they can best work together.

May 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council continues analysis of district-based election maps

City has six maps available for public consideration
The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday is set to review a series of maps that will be used to guide the city as it transitions to district-based elections, in what is expected to be the second-to-last hearing on the topic.

May 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Tennis teams protest parking proposal at Amador Valley High

Coaches call using tennis courts as temporary parking lot 'insulting'
A concept to park several hundred cars on the Amador Valley High School tennis courts while a solar panel structure is built in the front parking lot during the start of the school year has sparked a backlash.

May 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Police: Tri-Valley arson suspect arrested after crashing into 7-Eleven gas pumps

Man accused of setting fire to vehicles, business amid police chase
A 34-year-old man suspected of setting three cars and a building on fire in Dublin was arrested early Friday after crashing into convenience store gas pumps in Livermore, authorities said.

May 12, 2019 | No comments yet
New principals named at Cal High, Charlotte Wood, three elementary schools

Another vacancy coming at Iron Horse as Nguyen takes job in Pleasanton
The San Ramon Valley school board last week confirmed new permanent principals at five schools starting next school year, including SRVHS assistant principal Megan Keefer being promoted to principal at Cal High.

May 12, 2019 | 1 comment
Alameda County Fair: 2019 will be 'Last Ride' for opening day cattle drive

Plus cultural pride days, new Mega Flip ride, concerts, fair favorites and more
With Pleasanton's annual summer showcase just a month away, Alameda County Fair officials have unveiled more about the 2019 event schedule, including announcing the fair will once again open with a cattle drive through downtown -- but for the last time.

May 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Wonder Women: Presenting the special powers of mother and daughter lookalikes

Results from annual Mother's Day contest are in
The combination photo submitted to the contest by the Lillards shows Jennifer in 1981 in her Wonder Woman Underroos, a fashionable style of children's underwear at the time featuring characters from pop culture. When Katelyn picked out a Wonder Women swimsuit recently, Jennifer recalled her old photo and took a similar shot of her daughter.

May 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Cal High has calm day of school after threats; most kids stay home

Increased police presence around San Ramon campus included FBI support
After receiving multiple graffiti threatening mass violence on Thursday at California High School in San Ramon, school district staff said that it was a peaceful, if not much less populated than usual, day at school.

May 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Hundreds gather for candlelight vigil on anniversary of Ben Curry's death

Family thanks community for support during 'an unbelievably difficult year'
On the anniversary of the on-campus drowning death of SRVHS freshman Ben Curry, hundreds of loved ones and supportive community members gathered in front of the Danville Library on Wednesday to hold a candlelight vigil...

May 9, 2019 | 3 comments
Alamo: Election Night results show Measure C jumping ahead with big lead

Measure C to raise Round Hill parcel tax by $140 for police services
Balloting has closed for the Alamo special mail-in only election, and while votes will continue to stream in over the next few days, unofficial Election Night results from the Contra Costa County Elections Division show Measure C ahead by a comfortable margin.

May 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Cal High: More graffiti threatens violence against school

San Ramon police increase presence to ensure safety
For the second time in the past week, staff at San Ramon's California High School have found graffiti threatening to enact violence against the school on Thursday, according to Cal High principal Chris George.

May 8, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High set to celebrate new classroom building with open house

$64 million Measure D funded project on track to open in time for 2019-20 term
After years of development and construction, the San Ramon Valley High School new classroom building project is getting ready to house its first batch of students, and to celebrate school district officials will be holding an open house giving residents a tour of the building on May 16.

May 7, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to review interpretation of city's zoning ordinance

Discussion to focus on meaning of term 'accessory structure'
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss the language it uses to address certain topics when it reviews an appeal of the city zoning director's interpretation of the term “accessory structure" Tuesday evening.

May 6, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to comb through head lice policies at next meeting

Policy updates aim to help prevent spread, shorten outbreak times
In order to help better prevent the spread of these nuisances, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education will be combing through their health policies relating to head lice on Tuesday evening.

May 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to debate 18-home project on Tassajara Nursery property

Also: Family Justice Center report, 2020 Census proclamation, budget workshop
An 18-home development in eastern Danville near Sycamore Valley Elementary School is set to be the main topic of conversation at the Danville Town Council's regular meeting on Tuesday, when the town leaders will review the new development plan.

May 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Smoke alert: Fire training set at Camp Parks in Dublin this week

Still, don't hesitate to call 9-1-1 if unsure where smoke is coming from
Alameda County Fire Department firefighters are set to participate in live fire training at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin during the day Monday through Thursday this week, meaning smoke might be visible in the area during those days.

May 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Zone 7 appoints Smith McDonald as new director; becomes lone Dublin resident on board

Public relations professional's term on dais runs through March 2020 election
The search for a new member of the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors has come to an end with the board unanimously appointing Dublin resident and public relations professional Michelle Smith McDonald to fill the seat that's been empty since early March.

May 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Four arrested after high-speed chase ends near El Cerro

A high-speed chase on Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County on Friday morning ended with the arrest of four people, Danville police said.

May 4, 2019 | 3 comments
Guest Opinion: Danville residents should voice concerns about cell wireless equipment safety to legislators

"This is a sure way to dismantle the FCC's mandates and buys us time to figure out what is right for our towns, time for more science to develop, safer alternatives etc.," writes Nicholas Vasallo in this week's Guest Opinion.

May 3, 2019 | 7 comments
Contra Costa County residents invited to participate in Bike to Work Day

On May 9, residents will bike to work to promote health and sustainability
To help give those employees the excuse to enjoy said sunshine and fresh air, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is promoting the Bay Area's 25th Bike to Work Day on Thursday, to encourage those who do not usually bike to work to give it a go.

May 8, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Fire earns world renown for emergency dispatch center

Among 24 throughout the world to have dual fire and medical accreditation
Announced by SRVFPD officials on Tuesday, the district's communication center is the 47th emergency dispatch center in the world to attain International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) status as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for its use of the Fire Priority Dispatch System.

May 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville unveiling public art installation 'Dogs of Danville, Unleashed'

Dog reveal party commemorating exhibit scheduled for Thursday
Recognizing the joy brought to people by dogs, the town of Danville is getting ready to launch its newest public art installation “Dogs of Danville, Unleashed" and is inviting the community to attend an opening reception appreciating the canine-themed art display.

May 8, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley fourth-graders qualify for Destination Imagination Global Finals

The 'Arcadiacs' are headed to Kansas City for international competition
A group of fourth graders in the San Ramon Valley have proved their creative and intellectual might at a statewide competition in STEM studies, qualifying for the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination educational challenge.

May 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Village Theatre: Gallery showing 'Luminous, Radiating and Reflecting Light'

New art exhibit features work from the California Watercolor Association
Light and watermedia will collide at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery's newest exhibit, 'Luminous: Radiating and Reflecting Light,' which is now open in downtown Danville.

May 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Conservancy: Protecting the lands

Nonprofit works to ensure fresh food, wildlife habitats, clean air, water -- and scenic beauty
Ah, the sheer beauty of the Tri-Valley. Open space, vineyards, parks, trails, ranches, wildlife habitats. Despite residents' deep connection to the land, it can disappear forever because of development if no one takes steps to preserve it. Enter Tri-Valley Conservancy.

May 2, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Police, fire district moving toward HQ consolidation

$26.8M joint public safety building would also contain Emergency Operations and 911 Communications centers
San Ramon's first responders met with the City Council to review a $26.8 million proposal to renovate the police department's current headquarters on 2401 Crow Canyon Road, so that in addition to police, the facility could house SRVFPD administration, the city's Emergency Operations Center and a joint 911 Communications Center.

May 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Cal High seeing increased police presence due to graffiti threat

Message found in boys' bathroom threatens school with shooting on May 9
San Ramon residents may notice an increased police presence around California High School over the next week, after graffiti was found in a boys restroom threatening to shoot up the school on May 9, according to Cal High Principal Chris George.

May 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Pleasanton: City approves plan to redesign old Sears side of Stoneridge Mall

Owner wants to bring in movie theater, grocery store, health club, retail and more; construction timeline unclear
Stoneridge Shopping Center is on track to receive its first major renovation in nearly 15 years. The Pleasanton Planning Commission last week unanimously approved design plans from Simon Property Group to demolish the now-vacant Sears building and parking garage and replace them with a movie theater, grocery store, a lifestyle health club, an outdoor courtyard, and new retail and restaurants.

May 1, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council sides with residents, denies new development on church land

Project at Church of the Valley site would have added preschool for kids, memory care home for seniors
At a contentious special meeting on Tuesday night, the San Ramon City Council voted to uphold a citizen-submitted appeal and deny a memory care home and preschool development on the Church of the Valley property that was originally approved by the city's Planning Commission earlier this month.

May 1, 2019 | 4 comments
Report: Bay Area home sales in March slowest in 11 years

Median price drops for first time since 2012
Bay Area home sales in March were the slowest the region has seen in 11 years, according to new data released Monday by real estate research firm CoreLogic.

May 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Workshop: 'Improving Communication Between Immigrant Parents, Americanized Teens'

Free parenting session in San Ramon aims to support immigrant families
As many parents can attest to, raising and communicating with a teenager is no simple task, and for immigrant parents caring for children growing up in the United States, these issues can become exasperated when communication and cultural conflicts collide.

April 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Devil Mountain Run returning to Danville for 41st year

Runners can sign up for 5K, 10K or other various fun runs through downtown
Runners can choose between taking part in a 5K or 10K challenge, the Mile of Truth, the Buddi Love Dog Mile or for junior athletes the Danville Rotary Free Kid's Fun Run, all taking place at various locations that will begin in downtown Danville.

April 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Former Tri-Valley Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher dies

Legislator served San Ramon Valley, other areas for 12 years before joining Obama administration
Former U.S. Rep. Ellen Tauscher, a centrist Democrat who represented the Tri-Valley in Congress for years and was known as a pioneering leader throughout her professional and political careers, died on Monday following a bout with pneumonia, according to a statement released by her family. She was 67.

April 30, 2019 | No comments yet
The 'Improv Battle of the Ages' descends on San Ramon

Improv competition features local groups competing for laughter
Comedy fans in the San Ramon Valley are invited to a one-night-only comedy show, where the area's most prominent improv comedy groups will square off in the “Improv Battle of the Ages."

May 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Town ready for weekend with May the Fourth, Cinco de Mayo events

Celebrating all things 'Star Wars' Saturday, Daryl Rowe Quartet to headline Jazz Room show Sunday
San Ramon Valley residents already dreaming of the weekend, but not sure how to spend their time, are in luck because the town of Danville is hosting a series of fun activities with its annual “May the Fourth be with you," event on Saturday, and the next concert in the town' Jazz Room series on Sunday.

May 1, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss Church of the Valley appeal, police-fire HQ consolidation

Special meeting on much-debated development project to follow workshop on public safety admin proposal
Tuesday will prove to be a busy evening for the City Council as prior to the special meeting on the Church of the Valley appeal, council members will gather to discuss the consolidation of the fire district and police department administrative building into one site located within the city.

April 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin: School board approves new contract with teachers, selects superintendent search firm

Also: Contract confirmed for Interim Superintendent Marken, ex-trustee Cunningham honored
Among the most significant was final consideration of a tentative labor contract between DUSD and the Dublin Teachers Association, an agreement that came after over a year of negotiations that reached a boiling point in March when the DTA threatened to strike if a resolution wasn't reached.

April 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Around Town: Fast-growing Dublin sizzling as Tri-Valley economic, family-friendly center

"Dublin is a vibrant, active community with excellent choices in housing, shopping and places to work. We have beautiful parks and open spaces, exceptional recreational opportunities, and outstanding neighborhoods," Haubert said in his two State of the City addresses last week. "We truly are blessed to live in such wonderful city. I know we are all proud to call Dublin home."

April 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin: 'Weird girl' writes book to purge past, help others

Tumor survivor also seeks understanding for those who are different
The title of Sierra Crislip's book, "Weird Girl with a Tumor," might sound a bit blunt. But the 23-year-old Dublin resident, who had a brain tumor removed when she was 8, wants to call it like she sees it.

April 28, 2019 | 2 comments
BART board OKs policy governing use of license plate readers at station lots

Decision on system-wide implementation of camera technology still to come
The BART Board of Directors approved a policy Thursday to govern the installation and use of cameras that can capture images of vehicle license plates at the transit system's parking lots and garages.

April 28, 2019 | 2 comments
Guest Opinion: Chamber opposes expensive e-receipt mandate

If you asked 100 Californians if they want to give more of their personal information while eating at a restaurant or buying school supplies for their kids, what do you think the answer would be? A current law moving through the state legislature says the answer to that question should be "yes."

April 25, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon teen qualifies for USA Cricket national women’s team

Geetika Kodali among 14 athletes competing for USA in World Cup qualifiers
A prospect from Cricket for Cubs and the San Ramon Cricket Association has made national headlines, and has her eye on international acclaim, after being named to the USA Cricket national women's team.

April 28, 2019 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Music festivals to celebrate 2020 Census

Events aim to educate public on upcoming census in fun environment
As the start of the 2020 U.S. census comes closer and closer, Contra Costa County has initiated a public information campaign to help residents learn about the process, as well as the importance, of the once-a-decade event.

April 25, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD confirms new principals for Del Amigo/Venture, Tassajara Hills, Vista Grande

Search begins for new Cal High principal with George promoted to district office
As can be common for the end of the school year, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has announced imminent changes to the top administrative positions at several of its schools.

April 25, 2019 | 1 comment
PG&E: Power outage affecting San Ramon

About 1,900 customers were without power late Wednesday afternoon in San Ramon and Dublin, PG&E officials said.

April 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Farmers market fun returning to San Ramon at new location

Weekly event now held at City Center Bishop Ranch, every Saturday
Soon, Saturdays in San Ramon will become synonymous with fresh fruit, vegetables, on tap kombucha, live music and artisan foods, when the San Ramon Farmers Market makes its return -- all at its new location at City Center Bishop Ranch.

April 25, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council likes 'Plan Red' as top option for district election map

Plus: Small cell wireless facility ordinance, San Ramon Government 101 graduates, 'Be Reel!' winners
After hearing public input and reviewing the available options, the council unofficially selected "Plan Red" as the preferred option for future review.

April 24, 2019 | 6 comments
San Ramon: Bauer-Kahan to meet with constituents during open house

Assemblywoman invites residents to district office for event at 4 p.m. Thursday
In an effort to meet with her constituents and educate them on the services her office can offer, State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan will be hosting an Open House in her San Ramon District Office, Thursday.

April 24, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to discuss open space preservation

Special guest will be community development director Debbie Chamberlain
Clarkson will be bringing along San Ramon's city community development director Debbie Chamberlain, to give an update on the city's recently completed retail/economic analysis study as well as other planning efforts by the city.

April 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Alamo: Round Hill voters deciding on parcel tax increase for police services

Measure C would raise parcel tax by $140; ballots must be submitted by May 7 for mail-only special election
Named Measure C, the ordinance consists of a proposed increase to an existing property tax that will be used for 'police protection services,' and requires approval from two-thirds of those voting in order to pass, with the voting deadline set for May 7.

April 23, 2019 | 2 comments
Marken takes reins as interim superintendent for Dublin Unified

Public records request reveals details of separation agreement with prior leader
Interim Superintendent Dave Marken has stepped in to provide leadership stability during a critical moment in Dublin Unified School District history -- and he knows it.

April 22, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Developers seek city support in re-characterizing apartment project as fully affordable housing

ROEM wants to convert proposed San Ramon Valley Apartments complex into affordable with focus on veterans
In response to a large shortfall in available funds for construction, developers of the previously approved San Ramon Valley Apartments project have requested that the city of San Ramon support their decision to re-characterize the property as 100% affordable units with an emphasis on housing for military veterans.

April 23, 2019 | 2 comments
Curry family to hold candlelight vigil on anniversary of son drowning in SRVHS pool

Community invited to remember Ben Curry at event on May 8 in Danville
It will soon be one year since 15-year-old Ben Curry drowned during class in the San Ramon Valley High School pool, and to remember his life and honor his memory, Curry's family is holding a candlelight vigil on the first anniversary of his death.

April 22, 2019 | 15 comments
Zone 7 directors oppose governor's plan to tax drinking water

Board instead stands behind Senate Bill 669 to form Safe Drinking Water Trust
Taking a stand against Gov. Gavin Newsom's proposed statewide drinking water tax, the Zone 7 Board of Directors unanimously voted to officially oppose the proposal at its regular meeting on Wednesday.

April 21, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council to review first round of maps for district elections

Plus: Municipal service fees, 2020 census update, special budget workshop
Created by city-contracted demographers, four draft maps have been published for public consideration -- each dividing the city into four distinct geographical districts, one for each sitting council member.

April 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Mayor Storer to review Bay Area housing issues at Danville town hall

Local leader to discuss CASA Compact, Tri-Valley advocacy efforts on April 30
The Bay Area housing crisis is an issue that has been gripping the state for the better part of 2019, and to discuss how Danville in particular is involved in the process of fixing said crisis, town Mayor Robert Storer is planning to meet with his constituents on April 30, for the “Mayor's Town Hall" event.

April 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Local police participating in National Drug Takeback Day

DPD, SRPD, sheriff's office offer opportunity for safe, anonymous drug disposal
At the free and anonymous event, San Ramon Valley residents are invited to bring their pills and other solids such as patches, and liquids in consumer containers, to the Danville Town Offices or the San Ramon Police Department for disposal.

April 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Karinda Dobbins headlines 'Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends'

Monthly series to also feature Bay Area comedian Jeremy Curry
Danville comedy fans can look forward to local comedian Liz Grant returning to town on Thursday, bringing with her laugh-out-loud comedians Karinda Dobbins and Jeremy Curry.

April 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Junior Achievement of Northern California celebrates centennial anniversary

San Ramon residents honored for volunteerism at celebration
The global nonprofit youth organization Junior Achievement (JA) is one such organization that has recently reached this Milestone, and on April 4 Junior Achievement of Northern California held its centennial celebration in San Francisco, and took the time to recognize some exceptional San Ramon residents involved in the nonprofit.

April 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Sheriff's office asks for public help in identifying Alamo burglary suspects

Alamo jewelry store robbed by four men in a white Honda Civic
Jewel thieves struck a jewelry store in Alamo early Monday morning. As a part of their efforts to catch the at-large suspects, the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is asking any residents with relevant information to come forward.

April 18, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: MIXT to open new restaurant in City Center

Salads, sandwiches, grain bowls among specialties of SF-based chain
MIXT, the newest culinary option to join the City Center Bishop Ranch community, is set to open its doors next weekend, aiming to bring with it healthy, delicious, high-quality food for people on the go.

April 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Will Pleasanton develop more parking downtown like Danville?

As downtown Pleasanton interests have pointed out, one striking omission in the plan so far is any commitment to public parking. Drive around downtown trying to find parking near lunch time, and you'll find virtually all of the lots are posted as private property with parking only for designated businesses and the threat of towing.

April 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Foothill High alum dies after being struck by car in Napa

Services set for next week to remember Erik Woodward
A 25-year-old Pleasanton native living in Napa died after being struck by an SUV while walking along Highway 29 on Saturday night.

April 17, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Watermark senior living community set to open in August

Complex to feature 39 assisted living and 40 memory care apartments
Set to open in August, the Watermark at San Ramon will offer 39 assisted living and 40 memory care rental apartment homes, located 12720 Alcosta Blvd., next door to San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

April 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Feeling blue: Danville seeking artists for ninth annual juried exhibit

Submissions for 'Into the Blue' exhibition due May 17
Work submitted to the “Into the Blue" exhibit will be displayed at the Village Theatre from June 28 through Aug. 17, with a free to attend opening reception scheduled for opening day from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

April 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council approves policy updates on small cell wireless facilities

Town aims to maintain as much local control as possible amid federal mandates
As Federal Communications Commission regulations over the installation of small cell wireless facilities in communities continue to limit local control, the Danville Town Council has approved new policies to keep up with federal orders, and retain as much control over its streets as possible.

April 17, 2019 | 1 comment
Zone 7 breaks ground on $110 million treatment plant project

Patterson Pass capacity will double to 24 million gallons per day, officials say
Tri-Valley residents can expect better tasting and smelling water from the tap when the expansion and upgrades at the Zone 7 Water Agency Patterson Pass Water Treatment Plant are completed.

April 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Chromatica choral group to perform Monte Vista alum's original work

'O Time' by Stacy Garrop based on the work of three famous poets
Danville's popular chorus group Chromatica will be returning to town for three special performances starting next week, while will feature the world premiere of original work by Monte Vista High School alumna Stacy Garrop.

April 17, 2019 | No comments yet
County health officials extend inspection placard system to food trucks

Food trucks will now be rated by color-coded system like restaurants
Contra Costa Environmental Health is extending the county's color-coded health inspection placard system to mobile food businesses like food trucks, similar to its current use for brick-and-mortar restaurants.

April 16, 2019 | No comments yet
BART general manager announces retirement

Crunican stepping aside in July after eight years at helm
BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced last week that she will be leaving her job this summer after eight years leading the transit agency.

April 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: Six San Ramon ex-mayors, ex-council members join to oppose Church of the Valley project

Boom, Blickenstaff, Carr, Oliver, Sachs and Wilson sign letter urging current City Council to vote down proposal
Despite our own differences on many matters, we stand united in the conviction that the Church of the Valley Project as currently proposed is bad for San Ramon and must be opposed. We call upon the City Council to vote in opposition of this project.

April 16, 2019 | 7 comments
Planning Commission to review fencing project around San Ramon Golf Club

Owner wants to install new fencing throughout property for security reasons
Fencing along the San Ramon Golf Course property will be the main topic of conversation at the San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting on Tuesday evening, at commission members review an application requesting perimeter fencing throughout the property.

April 15, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD set to increase classified employee raises to match teachers' contract

Plus: Board to recognize Asian Pacific Heritage Month, SRVHS student report
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to consider updating to its labor agreements with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and its California School Employees Association (CSEA) local chapters in the wake of negotiations with the district's teachers union.

April 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to review wireless cell facility policies amid new FCC regulations

Debate returns to town as changing federal standards impact local authority
The debate over the installation of wireless communication facilities continues in Danville, as the Town Council is set to discuss updating its policies regulating the installation of cell facilities on the public right-of-way at its regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

April 15, 2019 | 3 comments
Swalwell holds presidential campaign rally in hometown at Dublin High

More than 1,000 residents attend local congressman's kickoff rally
After announcing his candidacy on the "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Swalwell joined a deep field of Democrats who have thrown their hats into the ring, and in order to help grow his recognition, the 38-year-old Dublin native held a hometown rally to drum up support on Sunday.

April 14, 2019 | 15 comments
San Ramon: City's 2018 annual report prioritizes clarity, transparency for residents

New report reviews City Council's top objectives, achievements for year
Keeping residents informed about the actions and priorities of their local government while also making information as easily accessible as possible is one of the ongoing goals of San Ramon, according to San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson.

April 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Alamo Rotary to again sponsor Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day at the Park

Rotary volunteers to hide 10,000 eggs in Livorna Park for April 20 event
Alamo Rotary members are pulling out all the stops for this year's event -- scheduled for next Saturday (April 20) -- and will be hiding approximately 10,000 eggs in Livorna Park for the hundreds of children anticipated to join the hunt.

April 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon police welcome new K-9 unit

2-year-old Belgian Malinois from Germany currently training to become city's newest police dog
Officially announcing the addition on March 29, police dog Egon is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois from Germany who has joined the SRPD as a K-9 officer who will be serving with its human handler, Officer Demetri Tyrovolas.

April 14, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon releases potential district maps for public consideration

Six maps in all: Four created by city demographers, two submitted by the public
In their continued efforts to overhaul the city's local election system, San Ramon city officials have released its first round of maps that will be used for upcoming district elections, and will be seeking public input for upcoming City Council meetings discussing the issues.

April 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Well-trained SRPD corporal, good Samaritans save man from sudden cardiac arrest

Using company training, two co-workers keep stranger alive until officer and medical responders arrive
Cpl. Schneider arrived on the scene to find Bryan Waters, an arborist for Bartlett Tree Experts, on the phone with dispatchers from San Ramon Valley 911 Communications. Also on the scene was Waters' co-worker, Alberto Ramon-Garcia, who was giving the patient CPR.

April 11, 2019 | 3 comments
Congressman DeSaulnier introduces legislation to empower local journalism

Journalism Competition and Preservation Act enables news outlets to negotiate collectively with online platforms
In an effort to empower local journalism, local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has recently announced a piece of legislation that would allow local news outlets to negotiate collectively with large online platforms that distribute their work, such as Facebook and Google.

April 18, 2019 | 2 comments
Danville: Volunteers needed for 16th annual Lend-A-Hand Day

Volunteers to help senior residents with yard work, home cleanup
April is National Volunteer Recognition Month, and in accordance with the special month the Town of Danville is looking for volunteers to lend their time toward its 16th annual Lend-A-Hand Day.

April 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville ready for Art and Wine Stroll

Participants invited to eat, drink and take trolley rides April 18
Wine connoisseurs and downtown Danville enthusiasts rejoice, because on April 18, the 16th annual Art and Wine Stroll will return and bring with it trolley rides through town and wine from some of the regions best wineries.

April 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Swalwell announces candidacy for U.S. President

Tri-Valley Democrat launches White House bid with message of 'Go Big. Be Bold. Do Good.'
Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell officially has his eye on the biggest seat in Washington, D.C., confirming Monday that he will be running for the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. President in 2020.

April 8, 2019 | 12 comments
Role Players Ensemble bringing all-female penny dreadful show to Danville stage

'The Mystery of Irma Vep' opens at Village Theatre this week
'The Mystery of Irma Vep' by Charles Ludlam, features two actors playing 14 different roles -- some living, some dead, some undead -- and a mashup of all things that go bump in the night.

April 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Sixth annual Holi festival celebrates spring in colorful fashion in San Ramon

Indian cultural celebration at City Center marks winter's end
The outskirts of City Center Bishop Ranch was covered in a bright multicolored cloud on Friday, when its sixth annual Holi festival returned to San Ramon, marking the beginning of the spring in a celebration of love, color and multiculturalism.

April 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville commission to debate housing project at Tassajara Nursery property

Development would include 18 single-family homes
Eastern Danville may be in line to receive a new 18-home development, with the town's Planning Commission set to review such a project and consider recommending it for final approval by the Town Council on Tuesday evening.

April 8, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to review new FCC regulations on wireless cell facilities

Plus: Inclusionary housing ordinance, Arts Advisory Committee report
The San Ramon City Council will continue discussing the implementation of city policy governing the installation of wireless cell facilities in the community at its regular meeting on Tuesday, as it works to keep up with evolving Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.

April 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Local destination weddings available at summit of Mt. Diablo

County again offers affordable scenic vow spots for local lovebirds
The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder is opening the summit of Mt. Diablo to couples for destination weddings on one day only at the end of May.

April 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Town Council to discuss CASA Compact at study session

Plus: Town manager to give update on acquisition of 500 La Gonda Way
The Danville Town Council is set to review the status of upcoming housing issues, with a particular focus on the CASA Compact, when they meet for a study session Tuesday morning.

April 8, 2019 | No comments yet
SRPD: Man arrested for stealing from The Preserve construction site

Investigators believe suspect is connected with other local break-ins
According to SRPD Sgt. Rob Ransom, a 28-year-old man from Concord was recently arrested in connection with a commercial burglary that occurred at a construction site at the Faria Preserve Development, as well as an auto burglary at Las Trampas Regional Park.

April 5, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville: The Reutlinger Community signs letter of intent to affiliate with Eskaton

Senior community center promises to retain Jewish cultural values
The East Bay's only Jewish retirement organization, Danville's The Reutlinger Community, has recently signed a letter of intent announcing its desire to affiliate itself with the Eskaton network, a Sacramento-based senior living nonprofit organization.

April 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: 'East West Fair' to celebrate community, 2020 Census

New event aims to educate residents in fun environment
Held in collaboration with the city and the Contra Costa County Census 2020 Committee, the Fair is geared toward not only educating the public on the upcoming census, but celebrating its importance with a number of fun events.

April 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Diablo Trails Challenge offers races for runners of all skill levels

Runners can sign up for 5K, 10K, half marathon or 50K challenge
Tri-Valley runners of all stripes have been invited to test their skills at the devilishly challenging Diablo Trails Challenge this Saturday.

April 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Disrupting dog food industry in Danville, electric outlet norms in Dublin

When it comes to disruptive companies innovating in the Tri-Valley, it's easy to think of technology firms or life science companies. How about firms breaking through in seemingly mundane areas such as dog food and electric outlets and switches?

April 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: A boost for cancer patients

Two Maids & a Mop provides free house cleanings
Housework is always there to tackle, but when fighting cancer it can be overwhelming. To this end, Cleaning for a Reason, an international nonprofit group, was formed to partner with cleaning companies to provide free services for patients.

April 4, 2019 | No comments yet
The Super Parents: Exhibit highlights caring for children with special needs

Photos show constant care, crushing paperwork -- and deep love
Museum on Main has opened a new exhibit, featuring photographs by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice, chronicling the constant care provided by families for their children with chronic medical conditions.

April 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Hike for Hope to benefit hospice

Event celebrates loved ones while raising funds
Gather family, friends and co-workers -- or come solo -- for Hope Hospice's ninth annual Hike for Hope taking place the morning of May 4 at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore.

April 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Tri-Valley author pens new cookbook on eating gluten-free from the Instant Pot

Cookbook offers 100 new tasty and nutritious recipes
Jane Bonacci of Pleasanton is a longtime food writer and recipe developer with a popular food blog at The Heritage Cook. When she needed to go gluten-free in 2012, her cooking took a turn in that direction.

April 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Justin's heart of gold

Tri-Valley teen gains strength from heart transplant, sharing his story with others
Now 16, Justin Wang said he began writing not only as a way to cope with the challenges he was facing, but also as a way to inspire others going through difficulties of their own.

April 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Bark Busters USA relocates national headquarters to downtown Danville

New owners move business after six years in San Diego
Dog lovers in Danville and the Tri-Valley will be paws-itively excited to hear that Bark Busters USA is moving its national headquarters to downtown Danville.

April 7, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon releases 'draw your own' kits for district election maps

City Council to review maps submitted by public for consideration
San Ramon officials are calling on all cartographers, demographers, artists and anyone else interested who lives in the city to help them create district maps that will be used to guide future City Council elections, recently releasing a "draw your own map" kit to make it a convenient and easily accessible process.

April 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Central San receives award for exceptional financial budgeting document

District earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Recognizing the exceptional financial management by The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the district the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2018-19 Fiscal Year budget document.

April 7, 2019 | No comments yet
CityServe executive director Gloria Gregory taking sabbatical

Nonprofit preparing to expand reach within Tri-Valley
Gloria Gregory, who has served as CityServe of the Tri-Valley's executive director since the organization's founding 10 years ago, is stepping aside for a sabbatical in advance of the nonprofit gearing up to expand its efforts.

April 3, 2019 | No comments yet
All councils confirm support for Tri-Valley housing policy framework

Serves as basis for coordinated advocacy, community education around state legislative proposals
The Tri-Valley cities are ready to have their voices heard on state legislators' proposed solutions to the housing shortfall.

April 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Local businesses, leaders honored with Danville chamber's 2019 Community Awards

Chamber recognizes Business of the Year, Employee of the Year, and more
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce took some time to honor certain exceptional members of its business community last week, when it distributed its annual Community Awards.

April 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Legislative update: Bauer-Kahan chairs Women's Reproductive Health Committee; Glazer bill takes aim at flavored tobacco

Local assemblywoman also sees bills on human trafficking, CalWORKs advance
The Tri-Valley's state lawmakers have seen original bills advance through committees at the State Capitol over the past few weeks, legislation mostly focused on public health and safety and higher education.

April 2, 2019 | 2 comments
San Ramon History Bus Tour to take residents on journey through city's past

Guided by Mayor Clarkson, tour explores more than 12 historic sites
Back by popular demand, local historian and four-term Mayor Bill Clarkson is ready to once again take residents on a guided tour into the past as part of the third annual San Ramon History Bus Tour.

April 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Town again offers business promotional funds

Owners invited to apply for grants geared toward promoting local business
Businesses in Danville looking for funds to promote their town are in luck because the Danville Town Council is once again offering business promotional funds in an effort to give a boost to the local business community as a whole.

April 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Campaign begins in Contra Costa County with aim to count all in census

County gearing up for census which begins April 1, 2020
A public awareness campaign about the upcoming U.S. census next year began in Contra Costa County on Tuesday, county officials said.

April 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville artists invited to register for town's second annual Artist Open Studio

Application deadline for artists set for April 12
The town of Danville is putting out a call to all local artists encouraging them to show off their work and their creative process by signing up for the town's second annual Artist Open Studios event.

April 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Alamo Elementary paraeducator named SRVUSD Classified Employee of the Year

District leaders recognize all site winners at recent ceremony
In addition to honoring classified employees from all across the San Ramon Valley, the district announced its selection of Alamo Elementary School paraeducator Jennifer Border as its top Classified Employee of the Year for 2019.

April 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Man gets 25 years to life in murder of Dublin paramedic

Judge: 'Ambiguity' about who pulled trigger prevents sentence of life without parole
An Oakland man who was only 16 at the time has been sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison for the shooting death of an off-duty Dublin paramedic in the Oakland hills six years ago.

April 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Bay Area home sales in February at 11-year low

More listings, improving mortgage rates could help put would-be buyers back on market
Over the course of February in the Bay Area, 4,354 new and existing homes and condominiums were sold, up nearly 13% from the previous month, but the year-over-year trajectory is trending downward.

April 10, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to review Economic Development Strategic Plan update

Plus: More talk on Crow Canyon Specific Plan revisions
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss updates city staff proposes to make to the San Ramon Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) in order to align with the city's retail strategy on Tuesday evening.

April 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Town Council set to review ADA compliance

Plus: April is National Volunteer Recognition Month
The Americans with Disabilities Act is scheduled to be the main topic of conversation at the Danville Town Council's regular meeting on Tuesday, with town staff presenting the council with a self-evaluation plan, identifying the town's level of compliance with the federal regulations.

April 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Downtown, local control, public safety among Danville State of the Town highlights

Mayor Storer delivers annual speech at Chamber of Commerce luncheon
During the address Storer spoke of the many achievements his town has witnessed over the past year, the future goals he envisions and took the time to thank his fellow town leaders and staff members for their contributions toward making Danville such a prosperous community.

March 29, 2019 | 9 comments
County health reports possible measles exposure at Tri-Valley restaurant

Unvaccinated people, or those with weakened immune system, at Sauced on Saturday night advised to contact doctor immediately
Alameda County health officials are urging people who were at a Livermore restaurant Saturday night and are more at risk of contracting measles to get in touch with their doctor no later than Friday.

March 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Take a wild ride with Mr. Toad on Pleasanton stage

East Bay Children's Theatre presenting fun classic at Firehouse
Mr. Toad's wild ride is careening through Pleasanton next weekend when the East Bay Children's Theatre presents "The Great and Glorious Mr. Toad" at the Firehouse Arts Center in two performances, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on April 7.

March 31, 2019 | No comments yet
Local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter recognizes student winners

Contests include citizenship, essays
The José Maria Amador chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which is based in Pleasanton, recently recognized students for taking part in its three 2018-19 programs.

April 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Shops and Hops beer walk to raise funds for San Ramon Valley museum

Funds raised will benefit museum's many educational programs
Beer and history will converge in downtown Danville on Thursday (April 4), when the Museum of the San Ramon Valley holds its second annual Shops and Hops fundraiser and beer stroll.

March 31, 2019 | No comments yet
First Tee program allows Special Olympics golfers to hit links with confidence

'Their enjoyment -- loving every minute -- makes it so fulfilling'
Such is the case for the staff at the First Tee of the Tri-Valley when it comes to their Special Olympics golf program. Special Olympics is part of the local First Tee's Outreach Programs and is one of the more influential when it comes to the coaches involved.

March 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Motorcycle community mourning Dublin designer, entrepreneur

Funeral services pending for Arlen Ness
Arlen Ness, an American motorcycle designer and entrepreneur best known for his custom motorcycles and related motorcycle supplies sold at his agency in Dublin, died in his home March 22, surrounded by his wife of 59 years, Beverly, and his family. He was 79.

March 28, 2019 | No comments yet
DPD cracking down on illegal parking by school photo-takers at Hap Magee Ranch

Park a popular photography spot for students and parents
Cars illegally parking and obstructing the roadway on the streets surrounding Hap Magee Ranch Park has become such an issue that Danville police have started a campaign to conduct enforcement activities in the area.

March 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Mayor Storer delivering State of the Town address

Storer to discuss issues affecting Danville, honor Community Award winners
Danville residents will have the opportunity to meet with their civic leaders and learn about their town over lunch in less than a month, when Mayor Robert Storer leads the annual State of the Town and Awards Luncheon on March 28.

March 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Vince Neil, Ashanti, Trace Adkins, Sheila E. among headliners for fair concerts

Gin Blossoms, WAR, Aly & AJ also on docket, plus tributes to Bruno Mars, KISS and Johnny Cash
This summer's Alameda County Fair concerts will include a little country, some rock 'n' roll and powerhouse performances every night. The fair runs June 14 to July 7 with the theme "I Spy Summer."

March 27, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board ratifies new contract agreement with teachers union

Deal with SRVEA includes 4.18% ongoing compensation increase
Officially approved by the Board of Education at its regular meeting Tuesday night, the agreement includes a 4.18% ongoing compensation increase; lower student-to-staff ratios for counselors, nurses and teacher librarians; and caps on class sizes and caseloads.

March 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin school district abruptly parts ways with superintendent

Boozer out in mutual separation; latest blow to DUSD leadership stability
Leslie Boozer's tenure as Dublin Unified School District superintendent ended abruptly with little explanation Tuesday, with school board members announcing at their evening meeting that they and Boozer “mutually agreed to a separation."

March 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Young filmmakers recognized at Street Smarts 'Be Reel!' video contest awards

Pine Valley Middle School students take top honors
Young student filmmakers in the San Ramon Valley were recently given the opportunity to show off their talents while also advocating for safety, by participating in the Street Smarts 14th annual "Be Reel!" video contest.

March 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Jumpin’ at the Sun dancers returning to San Ramon stage

Spring performances begin Friday with two-day show
Dancers from the Jumpin' at the Sun Dance Company are returning to the stage for the start of their spring season, and will bring their signature styles to the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, this Friday and Saturday.

March 26, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast set to feature police K-9 team

Clarkson meeting with residents to discuss public safety, law enforcement
This week, Clarkson will engage with residents alongside two special guests, San Ramon police officer Abe Medina and his K-9 partner Senna.

March 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Holi Festival at Bishop Ranch celebrates end of winter with explosion of color

Traditional Indian festival is free to attend in San Ramon on April 5
A traditional Indian festival, participants celebrate Holi by throwing brightly colored powder pigments on each other as a way to commemorate the vibrant colors of the new season.

March 31, 2019 | 2 comments
Compass buys Alain Pinel Realtors in latest acquisition

Bay Area's largest real-estate firm? It's a New York startup
Compass, the venture-funded real-estate startup that launched its first office in the local market just over two years ago, became the Bay Area's largest residential brokerage firm this month after acquiring Tri-Valley powerhouse Alain Pinel Realtors for an undisclosed amount on March 9.

March 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to review renovations of the historic Fazzio/Fisher House

Special meeting to be held in collaboration with the town's Heritage Resource Commission
The Danville Planning Commission and Heritage Resource Commission will be holding a special joint meeting on Tuesday to review an application requesting renovations of the historic Fazzio/Fisher House located at 342 Railroad Ave.

March 25, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon to consider throwing its weight behind Tri-Valley cities housing and policy framework

Plus: Public input sought on district-elections; staff review of municipal service fees
San Ramon will consider joining its neighbors in navigating -- and in some cases opposing -- state initiatives attempting to deal with a Bay Area housing crisis, when the City Council discusses throwing its support behind the Tri-Valley cities housing and policy framework at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

March 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Two of a Kind: Mother-daughter lookalike contest

Mother's Day on May 12 is fast approaching, and the Pleasanton Weekly is again holding its popular Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest, with photos due by Thursday, April 11.

March 25, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD Board of Education set to ratify new teachers union contract

Agreement includes 4.18% ongoing compensation increase, lower student-to-staff ratios, caps on class sizes
On March 8, both sides tentatively reached an agreement that includes a 4.18% ongoing compensation increase; lower student-to-staff ratios for counselors, nurses and teacher librarians; and caps on class sizes and case loads.

March 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin Chamber of Commerce selects new President/CEO

Houston to lead city's business advocacy efforts
To lead in its efforts to promote and support the business community in its city, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce has selected longtime resident Inge Houston, to serve as its new President and CEO.

March 24, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon contracts with new waste services provider

Cost to increase 30 to 45%, amount of waste going to landfill will decrease
San Ramon residents may expect to see some changes to their garbage rates by the end of the year, as the city fully transitions to its new waste services provider, Alameda County Industries (ACI).

March 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Cricket for Cubs holds tournament to welcome the spring

Eighth Tri-Valley Inter-School Cricket Tournament hosts 200 student-athletes
More than 200 young athletes from across the Tri-Valley gathered at five different locations in Dublin, Pleasanton and San Ramon this month, to participate in Cricket for Cubs eighth Tri-Valley Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

March 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Goodguys 37th All American Get-Together returns to Alameda County Fairgrounds

Annual car show marks the symbolic beginning of California's car show season
Saturday through Sunday, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will be bringing an eclectic collection of more than 3,000 candy colored and chromed hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and American made trucks, all at Pleasanton's Alameda County Fairgrounds.

March 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin school district makes new offer to teachers union

New offer includes 4% ongoing raise, one-time bonus of 1%
In an announcement released Wednesday, DUSD officials stated they have revised their original offer to an ongoing raise of 4% for all teachers and a one-time bonus of 1%, as well as an additional 0.5% salary increase for the district's longest serving teachers.

March 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Innovation Tri-Valley presents #GameChangers awards

Danville's Elysium Therapeutics, San Ramon's Creative Digital Agency among honorees
The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group celebrated a diverse group of companies, firms that are operating on the cutting edge of their industries, at its 4th annual #GameChangers recognition event last week at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton.

March 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Bay Area Jersey Mike’s locations to donate 100% of sales to California Firefighters

12 participating locations set to donate all sales made Wednesday
On March 27, 12 Bay Area Jersey Mike's locations -- including those in Danville, Dublin and Pleasanton -- will be donating 100% of the day's sales to the California State Firefighters' Association (CSFA) Historical Society, as a part of the company's ninth annual Month of Giving initiative.

March 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville awarded designation as safest community in California

San Ramon ranks as sixth safest in state
For the second straight year the town of Danville has been recognized for its efforts to keep residents safe, and has retained its designation as the safest community in California, in a recent study conducted by a national security company.

March 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin teachers authorize strike if contract settlement not reached

Union: After 11 months of negotiations, two sides at 'impasse'
Dublin teachers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike in the event that a contract settlement isn't reached with the Dublin Unified
School District, the teachers' union said.

March 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County ends backlog of untested sexual assault kits

Using funds from Manhattan DA, county tests 1,246 kits over three years
Using funds from the Manhattan District Attorney's Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Elimination Grant Program -- a three-year grant program to test sexual assault kits -- Contra Costa County was able to test 1,246 kits that date back to 1978.

March 21, 2019 | 1 comment
Award winning singer-songwriter to headline Village Theatre's Jazz Room

Lisa Forkish to perform during jazz program's first show of spring
Accompanied by guitarist Patrick Anseth, singer-songwriter Lisa Forkish will perform original songs from her most recent album 'Love Warrior,' as well as varying renditions of jazz and folk standards.

March 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Planning Commission to review new Hampton Inn hotel project

Hotel would hold 90 guest rooms, 164 parking spaces
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider approving a project plan for a new Hampton Inn hotel at 2231 Omega Road at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

March 18, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville Council to explore backing Tri-Valley housing and policy framework

Sub-regional effort strives to advocate for housing needs in the Tri-Valley
The Danville Town Council will discuss throwing their weight behind the Tri-Valley cities' housing and policy framework as it attempts to navigate state initiatives attempting to deal with a Bay Area housing crisis.

March 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Livermore: Women shot, injured while riding in car on I-580

CHP say the second highway shooting in two days was non-life-threatening
A passenger in a car in Interstate Highway 580 was shot and injured Sunday evening in the second freeway shooting in the East Bay in two days, the California Highway Patrol said.

March 18, 2019 | No comments yet
MeToo movement merges with 'Vagina Monologues' production

Tri-Valley Haven production benefits sexual assault services
For more than 20 years, just the title of Eve Ensler's “The Vagina Monologues" has stoked both controversy and thoughtful discussion. But just like attitudes toward the show's title have changed, the same goes for the topics explored on stage each year at the Tri-Valley Haven theater production.

March 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan and Glazer meet with constituents

Legislators discuss pressing issues, answer audience questions
Working with a new colleague can sometimes be difficult, but State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and legislative veteran State Senator Steve Glazer showed a united front at their joint Dublin Town Hall March 12, where they discussed the various issues affecting the Tri-Valley, as well as how they are working together to represent their constituents.

March 17, 2019 | 2 comments
San Ramon City Council set to discuss sales agreement with hotel group

Council to review extending sale agreement period for 90 days
The City Council has planned a special meeting Monday to discuss a sales agreement with Dhillon-Goyal Hotel Group regarding the property located on the corner of Omega Road and Deerwood Road. The Planning Commission will meet March 19 to give final approval of project.

March 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan and Glazer meet with constituents

Legislators discuss pressing issues, answer audience questions
Working with a new colleague can sometimes be difficult, but State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan and legislative veteran State Senator Steve Glazer showed a united front at their joint Dublin Town Hall March 12, where they discussed the various issues affecting the Tri-Valley, as well as how they are working together to represent their constituents.

March 17, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley teachers ratify new contract

New contract includes a 4% ongoing raise
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District teachers have ratified a contract that includes a 4% ongoing raise, union leaders said Thursday night.

March 17, 2019 | 3 comments
Swalwell reintroduces Journalist Protection Act

Bill would make harming reporters a federal crime
Last week U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell and two East Coast congressmen reintroduced a bill that would make certain attacks on news outlets a federal crime. The announcement came during Sunshine Week, an annual weeklong public campaign held this year from March 10 to 16, highlighting the importance of a transparent government and free media.

March 21, 2019 | 26 comments
Congressman DeSaulnier opens submissions for 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Local high-school students invited to submit artwork before April 22
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier is calling all high school art students in his district to enter the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

March 18, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD Student Recognition Project announces 2019 winners

More than 600 students submit projects in 23 categories
In its efforts to recognize the hidden talents of its students while also fostering the honing of their talents, the San Ramon Valley Unified Cchool District has announced the winners of its 2019 Student Recognition Project.

March 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Amazing Voyage: New Don Lewis album focuses on redemption

Songs seek to heal wounds of slavery, political chaos
Don Lewis, Pleasanton's much celebrated vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and electronic engineer, is releasing a new album this month, one in a new format with deeply personal music that he hopes will help heal the wounds both of the country's long-festering slavery issues and the chaotic political moods now gripping the nation.

March 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional Medical Center names Wendy Sirivar Chief Nursing Officer

Sirivar to be tasked with managing hospital's nursing units
Sirivar will be tasked with overseeing the nursing population at San Ramon Regional, as well as the hospital's quality and infection control departments.

March 19, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Car crashes into Fish on Fire sushi bar

No injuries or structural damage reported in car vs. building collision
The Danville Town and Country Shopping Center saw some police activity Wednesday morning, when a motorist ran their car into the outside of the Fish on Fire Japanese style sushi bar located inside of the outdoor complex.

March 13, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD trustee area election map approved

Map 102 divides district into five trustee areas for future elections
The San Ramon Valley Unified School Districts transition from at-large voting for elections to district-based voting has come to a close, as the Contra Costa County Office of Education has approved a map that will define trustee areas for future elections.

March 14, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD recognizes two Teachers of the Year for 2019

Dougherty Valley’s Agustin, Quail Run’s Saadat headed to county contest
SRVUSD has selected Dougherty Valley High School's Athena Agustin and Quail Run Elementary School's Nusheen Saadat as its Teachers of the Year for 2019.

March 13, 2019 | No comments yet
County Area Agency on Aging to hold meeting on four-year plan

Discussion set for March 20 in Pleasant Hill
The Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is inviting county residents to a community meeting it is holding in Pleasant Hill on March 20, where AAA officials will give an update on its 2016-20 four-year area plan.

March 14, 2019 | No comments yet
City produces community vignettes exploring life in San Ramon

Short video series highlights key elements that make San Ramon an attractive city
In an effort to educate current and prospective residents and businesses what San Ramon is all about, the city has produced a series of community vignettes, or short films, detailing different aspects of life in San Ramon.

March 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon police investigating death in Safeway parking lot

23-year-old man found unresponsive in car, later confirmed dead
Police were dispatched to the San Ramon Safeway located on Bollinger Canyon Road at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, where they found the unidentified man had already passed away. The cause of death is still unknown, said Goldberg.

March 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Sheriff's office identifies inmate who died in custody at county jail

Officials: Man's death appears to be health-related
Authorities have identified the man who died while in custody at the Martinez Detention Facility last week as Leartis Johnson, 65.

March 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Small quake rattles San Ramon on Monday night

No damage or injuries reported from small earthquake
A pair of earthquakes fewer than 50 miles apart struck within minutes of each other on Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

March 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council endorses Tri-Valley housing policy framework

Tri-Valley communities hope for stronger voice with coordinated effort, community education
Local leaders throughout the Tri-Valley have been carefully watching regional and state officials' legislative proposals to address the housing shortfall, and the five municipalities now have a plan in place for a coordinated response.

March 21, 2019 | 2 comments
LLNL physicist, Pleasanton resident named Assembly District 16's Woman of the Year

Assemblywoman honors Ma for career achievements, commitment to science education
Pleasanton resident Tammy Ma, Ph.D., a leading experimental plasma physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been named Woman of the Year for State Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan's District 16.

March 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to review rules and regulations for new Senior Advisory Commission

Town officials also seek volunteers for available commission positions
The Danville Town Council is set to review the rules and regulations for its recently established Senior Advisory Commission at a special study session Tuesday morning.

March 11, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD: Service employees union set to get pay bump, pending board approval

SEIU Local 1021 members set to get 3% raise, other new benefits
On Feb. 15, district management and Service Employees International Union, Local 1021, representatives, successfully reached a tentative agreement for a new 3-year successor contract for 2018-2021, that includes a 3% base salary increase to take effect retroactively to July 1, 2018.

March 11, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Council seeks public input on creation of maps for district-based elections

Plus: City considers affordable housing commercial linkage fee
Along with several other municipal governments in the San Ramon Valley, the city of San Ramon is in the process of overhauling its election system, and city officials are asking for residential input on the process at the City Council's regular meeting Tuesday evening.

March 11, 2019 | No comments yet
St. Patrick's Day: Dublin ready for a shamrockin' good time

No passport needed to enjoy Tri-Valley's annual Irish celebration
Come shamrock out this weekend to the sounds of bagpipes and traditional Irish pub tunes at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day celebration.

March 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Standing up to anxiety in the Tri-Valley

New foundation in son's memory aims to erase mental health stigma
As part of their family's campaign, Steve Nimmo and his daughter Samantha appeared last month at a screening of the documentary film "Angst" at the St. John Paul II Activity Center in Pleasanton, where they used time after the film to remind everyone that "it's OK to not be OK."

March 10, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD, teachers union announce tentative agreement on contract to avert strike

SRVEA members to vote on ratification next week; school board to decide March 26
San Ramon Valley school district officials and teachers union representatives have reached tentative agreement on a new contract that would cap months of contentious negotiations and avert a potential strike.

March 8, 2019 | 2 comments
Village Theatre gallery bringing new exhibit to Danville with 'Print It!'

Spring showing to feature work from California Society of Printmakers
In anticipation of the sunny season, Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery has announced its spring exhibit, 'Print It!' which will feature a large and diverse collection of prints that depict a variety of styles and subject matter.

March 13, 2019 | No comments yet
School district invites residents to Student Recognition Project open house

Attendees welcome to peruse student submissions, watch award reception
The creative skills and hidden talents of San Ramon Valley students will be on full display, when the winners of the school district's Student Recognition Project are announced, at an open house in Bishop Ranch on Monday.

March 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville mayor set to deliver State of the Town address March 28

Storer to discuss issues affecting Danville, honor Community Award winners
Danville residents will have the opportunity to meet with their civic leaders and learn about their town over lunch in less than a month, when Mayor Robert Storer leads the annual State of the Town and Awards Luncheon on March 28.

March 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Every 15 Minutes: Driving home the message

Realistic re-enactments offer sobering look at DUI incidents among youth
Every 15 Minutes is an anti-DUI program that consists of a realistically simulated car crash, where student actors and volunteer first responders re-enact the aftermath of a fatal collision resulting from a student driving while intoxicated, with the school's senior and junior class present to witness the event.

March 7, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional Medical Center hosting hiring event Wednesday

Prospective candidates should bring resumes, hospital officials say
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is giving residents the opportunity to join its family on Wednesday, inviting job hunters to a hiring event where they may walk away with a new place of employment and signing bonus of up to $15,000.

March 11, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon's Figueroa selected as new city manager for Martinez

City leader set to start new position April 22 after five years in San Ramon
San Ramon assistant city manager Eric Figueroa will soon be leaving the position after being hired on Wednesday to become the new city manager for Martinez.

March 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Bishop Ranch announces new corporate tenants, upcoming City Center attractions

Four shops, restaurants coming to City Center; nine companies lease space in business park
The Bishop Ranch community has seen a bit of a population boom recently, with a diverse set of shops and restaurants scheduled to soon open at its City Center complex, as well as a collection of companies deciding to relocate to the area's corporate park.

March 7, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD, teachers reach tentative agreement on most articles in negotiations

SRVEA: Deal would include 4% salary increase; two sides still bargaining class size-related provisions
After announcing a framework for continued negotiations between San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials and teachers union representatives earlier this week, the two sides have made more progress toward a new contract, reaching tentative agreement on terms in 11 key topic areas.

March 7, 2019 | 3 comments
Danville council denies permit for hotly debated Verizon cell facility

Town leaders support appeal from residents contesting Camino Tassajara site
The Danville Town Council voted 4-1 to deny a land-use permit for a Verizon small cell wireless facility on Camino Tassajara on Tuesday night, backing a resident group's appeal in a decision that opens up the town to possible litigation from the telecommunications provider.

March 6, 2019 | 9 comments
Tri-Valley forum to support nonprofit groups

Event to address overcoming the 'overhead barrier'
A special forum given by the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) will address a problem encountered by nonprofit groups: resistance from donors to having their contributions go toward overhead.

March 6, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD, teachers union develop conceptual framework for tentative contract

Negotiations continuing as both sides hope to have new deal Wednesday
San Ramon Valley school district and teachers union representatives have made new progress in their contentious contract negotiations, developing a conceptual framework for a tentative agreement this week, both sides announced in a joint statement on Tuesday night.

March 5, 2019 | 1 comment
Bauer-Kahan, Glazer holding joint town hall in Danville

Event runs 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sycamore Elementary
First-term Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is teaming up with fellow Orinda Democrat and Tri-Valley representative State Sen. Steve Glazer to host a joint legislative town hall in Danville on Wednesday evening.

March 5, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional selects Employee of the Year for 2018

Nursing assistant Alice Jaimah-Hughes recognized for dedication to healing
In recognition of her continued service and dedication to healing, San Ramon Regional Medical Center has designated longtime hospital nursing assistant Alice Jaimah-Hughes as its Employee of the Year.

March 6, 2019 | 1 comment
Guest Opinion -- Coaches' perspective: Danville Dunkers set the standard for teamwork

The coaches are extremely proud of each of these girls and the team. We asked a lot of them during our practices and they rose to the occasion every time. Our players are stronger and more confident in themselves.

March 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin down to three school board members after Cunningham resigns

Board to decide soon how to fill new vacancy, with Area 4 special election already set for June 4
Dublin Unified School District Trustee Dan Cunningham abruptly resigned in the middle of his third term last week, leaving the Board of Trustees with two of its five seats vacant.

March 5, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley teachers authorize strike if contract talks fall apart

SRVEA leaders now free to call strike if no deal reached with SRVUSD team
In a show of solidarity, 98% of teachers from the San Ramon Valley Education Association have voted to authorize their union leaders to declare a strike should negotiations with San Ramon Valley Unified School District representatives fail.

March 4, 2019 | 40 comments
San Ramon commission to consider approving memory care, education facilities

Plus: Staff to review city's telecom ordinance with Planning Commission
After approximately two years of planning, discussion and revisions, the San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider approving the proposed memory care and education facilities at the American Baptist Church of the Valley property Tuesday night.

March 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to again debate of wireless cell facility in residential area

Residents appealed town approval of permit for facility on Camino Tassajara
Discussion over wireless cell equipment and their installation near residential areas will once again take centerstage in Danville on Tuesday, when the Town Council carries on with its hearing on an appeal over the proposed addition of one such facility on Camino Tassajara.

March 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Feds release report on Mount Diablo fatal plane crash, but no cause revealed

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report Wednesday on the plane crash that killed a student pilot last month in the Mt. Diablo area of unincorporated Contra Costa County, but did not reveal the cause of the crash.

March 5, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon’s Figueroa named top candidate for Martinez city manager post

Martinez City Council set to vote on Wednesday
The Martinez City Council is poised to appoint on Wednesday a new city manager -- Eric Figueroa, who for the past five years has been San Ramon's assistant city manager.

March 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Museum hosts complementary programs for 'The Sixties at Fifty' exhibit

Movies, speaker series capture themes and culture of the '60s
To complement the Museum of the San Ramon Valley's current exhibit, “The Sixties at Fifty: Turbulence and Transformation, the San Ramon Valley in the 1960s," museum organizers have scheduled a series of informative and entertaining events for March.

March 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to meet with town commissions at annual workshop

Various commission reps to give update on status of town operations
The workshop will open with remarks by Mayor Robert Storer, followed by updates from the council and each of the commissions, reporting on their activities over the past year and their goals for the future.

March 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Pair accused of firebombing conspiracy targeting attorneys in Danville, Lafayette

Prosecutors credit license plate reader technology for helping nab suspects in Molotov cocktail attacks
A Concord man has been charged with hiring another man to firebomb the homes of attorneys connected to the sale of the San Francisco home where he used to live, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

February 28, 2019 | 2 comments
Contest for youth to address climate change

Photos, videos may help agencies find the way forward
Young people ages 13-23 with a knack for photography and videography are invited to use their artistic abilities to answer the question, "What can you do to stop climate change?"

March 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Four SRVUSD schools awarded as California Distinguished Schools

Honors go to Cal High, Los Cerros, Pine Valley and Windemere Ranch
California High School and Los Cerros, Pine Valley and Windemere Ranch middle schools have received California Distinguished School status from the California Department of Education, classifying them as among the highest quality schools in the state.

February 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance March 1, 2019

Home Sales Update March 1, 2019

February 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Alleged gunman in Danville murder dies by suicide in Illinois

Sypien reportedly shoots self in parents’ front yard with police closing in
The man accused of killing Danville resident John Moore at a business park on Fostoria Way on Sunday died by suicide on Wednesday afternoon soon after being spotted by authorities near his parents' house in Illinois.

February 27, 2019 | 3 comments
San Ramon Valley teachers voting on strike authorization

If approved, SRVEA leaders may call strike should negotiations fall apart
Labor negotiators for the San Ramon Valley teachers union are in the process of preparing for their response should bargaining talks with school district management break down, calling a vote requesting members to authorize the executive board to initiate a strike should negotiations fail.

February 27, 2019 | 17 comments
Role Players Ensemble bringing 'A Grand Night for Singing' to Danville

Musical fundraiser to feature classic songs from iconic Broadway duo
Performers from Danville's Role Players Ensemble are getting ready for their acting troupe's 2019 musical fundraiser “A Grand Night for Singing," a two-evening show that will feature songs from some of Broadway's most endearing classics.

March 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Stoneridge Mall owners submit plans for new cinema, retail, health club at Sears site

Planning Commission holding workshop on proposal Wednesday night
Simon Property Group has unveiled its plans for redesigning the eastern edge of Stoneridge Shopping Center left vacant with the Sears store now closed.

February 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Cal High repeats as Contra Costa County Mock Trial champions

Students headed to Sacramento to compete in state competition
Students at California High School in San Ramon have once again shown their legal prowess, having successfully defended their school's title as champions at Contra Costa County's 38th annual Mock Trial Competition.

February 28, 2019 | No comments yet
SRPD to meet with residents at town hall meeting

Meeting to focus on crime prevention, home security camera systems
San Ramon residents will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the individuals who help protect their city Wednesday, when the San Ramon Police Department holds its town hall meeting in City Hall.

February 26, 2019 | No comments yet
County Supervisor Burgis recovering from heart surgery

Chief of staff: Burgis conscious and talking soon after four-hour procedure
Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis, who represents parts of the San Ramon Valley, was recovering from heart surgery Tuesday morning after undergoing a planned procedure to replace her aortic valve, according to a statement from her chief of staff Mark Goodwin.

February 26, 2019 | No comments yet
SRPD: Report of shooter at Bishop Ranch were unfounded

Caller mistook sounds for gunfire, per officers
San Ramon police confirmed that a report of gunshots fired inside Bishop Ranch 1 earlier on Monday was a false alarm.

February 25, 2019 | No comments yet
School board to discuss labor negotiations at special meeting

Closed-session meeting set for Tuesday morning
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to hold a special meeting on Tuesday morning to discuss ongoing labor negotiations with the district's employee unions.

February 25, 2019 | 1 comment
Danville: Police warn of phone scams during tax season

Police say scammers sometimes impersonate members of the IRS
Police said residents may see an influx of telephone calls from scammers looking for identifying information including Social Security numbers.

February 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Authorities identify victim, suspect from weekend fatal shooting in Danville

Arrest warrant issued for Mark Allan Sypien in killing of 76-year-old commercial property owner
The man who was fatally shot in Danville on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 76-year-old John Moore, a local man who was found dead by police after sustaining gunshot wounds, according to the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office.

February 25, 2019 | 1 comment
Fatal shooting reported in Danville

Man found dead near Fostoria Way business park; investigation ongoing
Police are investigating after a man was found dead from gunshot wounds in Danville on Sunday afternoon.

February 24, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon police looking for man who tried to kidnap girl

Stranger attempted to lure teen by claiming to know her dad
Police are searching for a man accused of trying to lure a 13-year-old girl into his car Friday evening in San Ramon.

February 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Cal High alum, daughter of school board president dies in car crash

Maddie Hurd remembered as passionate young woman who inspired others
Madeline "Maddie" Hurd, a 2015 California High School graduate and the daughter of San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education President Rachel Hurd, was in her senior year working toward a bachelor's degree in recreation at Western Washington University. She was 21 years old.

February 22, 2019 | 2 comments
County Supervisor Burgis going in for heart surgery

Doctors say prognosis is 'excellent'; surgery set for Monday
Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis, whose district includes parts of the San Ramon Valley, has announced that she will be going in for open heart surgery on Monday.

February 22, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to review police staffing needs

Police chief asking for two additional officers, new police vehicle
San Ramon Police Chief Craig Stevens is set to address the City Council at its regular meeting on Tuesday, giving a report on his department's staff and reviewing its needs going forward.

February 25, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Town searching for canine model to grace cover of summer activities guide

Dog photo contest accepting submissions until March 8
Town of Danville officials are searching for a particularly photogenic canine to be featured as the cover model for its 2019 summer activities guide.

February 27, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board selects preferred map for district-based elections

Pending county approval, Map 102 will divide SRVUSD into five trustee areas
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is well on its way to changing its election method from at-large to district-based voting, as the school board has officially selected a preferred map to guide future elections, pending approval by the Contra Costa County Board of Education.

February 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teen job fair this weekend

The city of San Ramon and town of Danville are partnering with the cities of Pleasanton and Dublin and the Dublin-San Ramon Women's Club to present the annual teen job and career fair this Saturday (March 2) in Dublin.

February 27, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center hosting first Community Block Party

Community event to feature snacks, deals and music on Saturday
City Center Bishop Ranch is slated to launch a new tradition on Saturday, when it will hold its first-ever Community Block Party open to all.

February 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Around Town: Plan a party, help a charity

Alamo-based Party In-Kindness (PIK) is changing the way groups can raise money for worthy charities by making it easy, fun and meaningful for donors.

February 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Las Positas College Fire Academy receives new accreditation

Prospective firefighters to work toward state, federal certifications
The Las Positas College Regional Fire Academy recently earned new status as an accredited regional training program in the state fire training system, officials with the Livermore community college announced last week.

February 27, 2019 | No comments yet
McMillan taking reins as MTC executive director

Former deputy to lead Bay Area transportation, regional planning efforts
Therese W. McMillan, a career public transportation official with strong Bay Area ties, is set to start her new role this week as executive director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

February 26, 2019 | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: Newsom downgrades Brown's pet projects

When Gavin Newsom was running for governor last year, he adopted "courage for a change" as his slogan.

February 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Pictures for People: The art of really seeing someone

Tri-Valley artist's project to raise money to help homeless
Using these talents, Thompson has embarked on Pictures for People, a project to get to know folks on the streets, capture their spirit in personal portraits, then sell the paintings to help provide them with services.

February 21, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Clarkson talks open space preservation, looming challenges at State of the City

Mayor also reviews city's achievements, future plans during annual speech
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson met with residents on Wednesday afternoon to give his annual State of the City address, where he described the challenges facing his city, the achievements it has earned and its plans for the future.

February 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance February 15, 2019

Home Sales Update February 15, 2019

February 21, 2019 | No comments yet
School board to consider selecting preferred trustee-area maps

District staff provide five potential maps for review by the board, public
San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials are set to hold a public hearing on the planned conversion of trustee elections to district-based on Thursday, where they will discuss potentially choosing a preferred boundary map which would then be reviewed by the Contra Costa County Committee on School District Organization.

February 20, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD in line for $1.1 million state grant to support low-performing students

Plus: AP Honor Roll award, Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month, parcel tax review
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is taking advantage of some one-time funding from Sacramento, with the school board approving a funding plan Tuesday for the Low Performing Student Block Grant to help support students who are struggling in its schools.

February 20, 2019 | 5 comments
Amador Valley High principal takes leave of absence

Ex-headman Williams steps in while Solorzano out
First-year Amador Valley High School principal Alberto Solorzano was granted a leave of absence for personal reasons on Wednesday, according to Pleasanton Unified School District officials.

February 20, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor Clarkson set to deliver State of the City address

Clarkson to discuss past achievements, future challenges in speech Wednesday
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is gearing up for his annual State of the City address on Wednesday, where he will review the various accomplishments the city has achieved and the challenges it has faced over the past year, while also looking ahead to what lies in store for San Ramon.

February 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Clarkson to discuss open space preservation at Mayor's Breakfast

Friday morning's special guest will be City Councilman Phil O’Loane
This month, Clarkson will discuss an issue that is a hot topic to many residents in San Ramon and review the city's efforts in open space preservation.

February 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville set to acquire new property to house town offices, police department

Property owners accept town's offer of $12.75 million for 500 La Gonda Way
While escrow is not expected to close until the later part of 2019, according to Town Manager Joe Calabrigo, the current building owners have accepted the town's purchase offer of $12.75 million.

February 19, 2019 | 2 comments
County receives national award for class to improve voting access

Efforts to improve voter accessibility in Contra Costa County were recognized with a national award.

February 19, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk budget, opioid awareness, parcel tax oversight

AP Honor Roll award, bargaining topics with CSEA, district-based elections also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to host a series of presentations Tuesday evening, with topics including the district's budget, prescription drug awareness and AP Honor Roll success.

February 18, 2019 | 2 comments
San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss updating telecom ordinance

Also: Affordable housing commercial linkage fee, presentation from Preserve developers
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to review its telecommunications ordinance Tuesday night, and at the request of city staff, debate amending it to allow the installation of “small cell wireless facilities" to be placed upon city owned light standards and utility poles.

February 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to review sewage regulations

Plus: Town manager in line for contract extension, council to tour new property
Danville Town Council members are set to discuss the town's health regulations as it pertains to local and countywide sewage collection and disposal methods Tuesday night.

February 18, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley teachers rally in support of union negotiators

SRVEA declared impasse over key priorities of cost-of-living increases, class size reductions
Hundreds of teachers from the San Ramon Valley Education Association donned their red union colors and gathered at Dougherty Valley High School Friday afternoon, to show support for their collective bargaining team and rally support for the union.

February 15, 2019 | 6 comments
Local 4-H members attend agri-science summit

Teens form action plan to cut down on waste, at D.C. event
For three dynamic days last month, local 4-H members -- Anika and Austin Nicolas of Pleasanton, Cara Rubin of Danville, and Liliana Wheeler of Livermore -- participated in workshops focused on precision agriculture, food and health, animal science, wildlife biology, biobased products and bioenergy.

February 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Camp Connection: Adventures beckon

Explore what type of camp is best for your child
Summer is quickly approaching, which means a long vacation when schools let out. How can parents make these months stimulating, productive and fun?

February 18, 2019 | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: Reflections on our Tri-Valley mayors' trip to Washington

In my role as Pleasanton's mayor, I recently traveled with the other Tri-Valley mayors for our annual trip to Washington, D.C. for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. I'm pleased to report that despite the government shutdown, we had a successful trip advocating for our region.

February 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Lovin' guitars: Iconic instrument is a joy to hear, play and behold

Spotlighting Tri-Valley guitar scene ahead of new shows at Firehouse, Bankhead
Pick up a guitar. With your left fingers hold down a string or two. Strum with your right hand. Sound! Music? Magic. John Kibildis, owner of JAMS Music in Dublin, said his favorite instrument has always been the guitar.

February 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Residents needed to serve on San Ramon city advisory boards

Various committees tasked with advising council on issues facing the city
The city of San Ramon is searching for residents to volunteer on various advisory boards in need of new members and help advise the City Council on the pressing issues affecting the community.

February 14, 2019 | 1 comment
Cal High football receives $1,000 from sports photo contest

Local teacher wins T-Mobile award for photo of Grizzlies' freshman team
Bella Vista Elementary School teacher Dwight Pratt has secured a $1,000 grand prize for California High School's football program, doing so by submitting the winning photo to T-Mobile's High School Sports Photo Contest.

February 17, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon still skeptical while moving forward with district-based elections

Some council members unconvinced change will be positive, but see it as inevitable
At the council's regular meeting on Tuesday night, residents and council members alike were divide over supporting or opposing the creation of districts, although the majority acknowledged that the transition was inevitable.

February 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Livermore company fined for safety violations in fatal trench collapse

State alleges willful-serious actions before worker killed on project in Daly City
A Livermore-based business has been cited more than $242,000 for safety violations related to the death of a worker in the collapse of a trench in Daly City last July, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health officials said Wednesday.

February 13, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Craig Stevens sworn in as permanent police chief

An original SRPD member, Stevens promises continued collaboration with community
After several months of having a temporary appointment, the city of San Ramon has selected local police veteran Craig Stevens to serve as the city's fourth police chief to lead the San Ramon Police Department on a permanent basis.

February 13, 2019 | No comments yet
EBRPD buys 160 acres to expand preserve south of San Ramon

Board eyes public access, habitat protection for property in Doolan Canyon
The Tri-Valley's Doolan Canyon Regional Preserve has nearly 160 acres of new publicly owned open space, with EBRPD closing escrow on the nearly $1.3 million acquisition paid for largely by the district's Measure WW open space bond funds.

February 13, 2019 | 1 comment
County supervisors extend deadline for cannabis business applicants

Board considering permit requests for stores, manufacturing, commercial grows in unincorporated areas
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday morning to extend the application timeline for entrepreneurs seeking land-use permits for cannabis-based businesses like retail storefronts, commercial grows and manufacturing operations.

February 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Sandia Livermore continues growing

Lab plans to add 200 new employees during 2019
The welcome mat is out at Sandia National Laboratories' Livermore campus, where the lab is continuing a hiring binge.

February 19, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon brings residents to far away lands with 'Friday Foreign Film Series'

Next screening set for Feb. 22, with French film 'Dheepan'
The city of San Ramon is giving residents the opportunity to experience new settings, appreciate thought-provoking stories and soak up some culture from around the world as its "Friday Foreign Film Series" continues this month.

February 12, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD set to hold another public meeting on district election maps

Board seeks input on preliminary concepts for potential district boundaries
As the San Ramon Valley Unified School District continues the process of overhauling its election system, district officials will be holding their fourth public hearing Thursday morning in seeking community input on potential trustee areas maps for district-based elections.

February 12, 2019 | No comments yet
'San Ramon Voyager' takes to the high seas

New Chevron global shipping vessel dedicated to San Ramon
San Ramon has taken to the high seas -- symbolically -- as Chevron Corp.'s new crude oil tanker, the "San Ramon Voyager," has begun transporting oil on behalf of the locally headquartered company, primarily between the Arabian Gulf and the United States.

February 17, 2019 | 1 comment
Man dies in car crash in Dublin

Police: Medical emergency could have led to fatal crash on weekend
Dublin police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred near the center of town amid wintry conditions on Saturday afternoon.

February 11, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set to discuss overhaul of local election system

Plus: Craig Stevens to take oath of office as permanent police chief
District-based elections will be the main topic of conversation at the San Ramon City Council's regular meeting Tuesday evening, and city officials are encouraging residents to attend the meeting to learn about upcoming changes to local elections and participate in the process.

February 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Tuesday meetings to review Bay Area housing crisis, new daycare permit

Council to meet in the morning, followed by Planning Commission at night
Danville town leaders will be holding two meetings to discuss issues facing the town on Tuesday, including the local and state housing situations and a proposed daycare center inside a house in southeast Danville.

February 11, 2019 | No comments yet
County supervisors could approve cannabis business process

Board weighing how to establish commercial operations in unincorporated area
The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors is set to decide Tuesday whether to approve a selection process for a set number of commercial cannabis permits for unincorporated areas of the county.

February 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Mount Diablo plane crash victim identified

Small plane went down Friday night for unknown reasons; wreckage found next afternoon
The pilot who died in Friday night's single-engine plane crash on Mount Diablo has been identified on a Facebook tribute page and via other sources as 49-year-old Chris de Bar of Granite Bay, near Roseville.

February 11, 2019 | No comments yet
County judge rules in favor of police records release; unions likely to appeal

First ruling in challenge to new state law allowing public access to some records on officer misconduct
A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge on Friday blocked a move by officers with five county police departments and the sheriff's office to resist the potential release of pre-2019 records of officer shootings and potential misconduct.

February 10, 2019 | 4 comments
Pilot killed in plane crash on Mount Diablo

Small plane went down Friday night for unknown reasons; wreckage found next afternoon
The pilot of a small plane that took off from Hayward Executive Airport is dead after that plane crashed and burned on Mount Diablo on Friday night, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Saturday.

February 10, 2019 | No comments yet
Negotiations between SRVUSD, teachers stall as SRVEA declares impasse

Salaries, staffing, class sizes among key issues for union as district cites lack of funding amid declining enrollment
Labor negotiations between the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and local teachers have hit a snag, with union negotiators from the San Ramon Valley Education Association declaring that bargaining talks have reached an impasse.

February 10, 2019 | 10 comments
SRVUSD seeking student applicants for CollegeConnect program

Participants can earn up to 30 units of transferable credit
High school students are now welcome to apply for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's CollegeConnect to participate in a dual-enrollment program to earn college credits.

February 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Nominations open for local special education 'Bright Lights Awards'

Awards recognize residents who go above and beyond to empower students
Promoted by the SRVUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee, the Bright Lights Awards are designed to recognize teachers, administrators and district partners go above and beyond to engage, educate and empower students receiving special education services.

February 12, 2019 | No comments yet
Alamo: Motorcycle officer suffers minor injuries in crash

CHP veteran's motorcycle struck while pulling over vehicle on I-680
A 22-year veteran California Highway Patrol officer suffered minor injuries Wednesday morning when his motorcycle collided with a car he was pulling over in Alamo, the CHP said.

February 7, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD becomes only district in world placed on AP Honor Roll for ninth straight year

Award from the College Board recognizes excellence in student testing
The San Ramon Valley Unified School district has reached a new level of excellence, having achieved international recognition as the only school district on the planet to achieve placement on the College Board's AP District Honor Roll every year since the program's inception in 2011.

February 6, 2019 | 5 comments
BART's new morning schedule starts Monday

First train leaving Dublin-Pleasanton at 4:58 a.m., Walnut Creek at 5:06 a.m.
Starting on Monday, BART riders will see changes in the weekday and Sunday schedules as contractors start work on the transit agency's $300 million-plus seismic retrofit of the Transbay Tube.

February 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville defers decision on debated Verizon cell wireless facility

Council will take 30 days to review potential options for Camino Tassajara site
The Danville Town Council debated the issue for nearly five hours Tuesday but ultimately deferred its decision for 30 days on an appeal made by the Danville Citizens for Responsible Growth (DCRG), requesting that town officials deny the installation of a facility located on Camino Tassajara.

February 6, 2019 | 9 comments
Alamo Women’s Club to host jewelry liquidation sale fundraiser

All proceeds to benefit group's scholarship fund for low-income students
The Alamo Women's Club is set to hold a jewelry liquidation sale at the Creekside Community Church, with all proceeds being donated to the organization's AWC Scholarship Fund.

February 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Secretive petition removes Natarajan from Dublin school board; special election to follow

Candidacy period now open for Trustee Area 4 residents to qualify for June 4 ballot
A group of Dublin voters successfully petitioned to cancel the school district's provisional appointment of Nini Natarajan to the Board of Trustees, setting the stage for a special election for Trustee Area 4 residents in June.

February 5, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Comedienne Liz Grant to host special Valentine's Day show

Show to also feature styling of SF comedian Larry 'Bubbles' Brown
Couples are in luck because comedienne Liz Grant will once again be bringing her signature style to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery, where she will give residents the opportunity to celebrate Valentine's Day with some laughs, on Feb. 14.

February 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Let there be snow

Special sight as white appears around Tri-Valley this week
Weather conditions were just right overnight to bring white to hills and peaks around the Tri-Valley.

February 5, 2019 | No comments yet
DSRSD set to change election method

District-based elections to divide boundaries into five board areas
In order to give community members the opportunity to participate in the process of establishing the new voting method, the DSRSD will hold a series of public hearings over the next several months, with the first slated to occur on this Tuesday in San Ramon.

February 4, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD issues survey for stakeholders on Local Control and Accountability Plan

Online survey open until Feb. 19 as part of annual planning process
The LCAP is a comprehensive three-year, district-level plan that lists the SRVUSD's goals, how it plans to achieve those goals and establishes the metrics that will be used to measure progress, according to the SRVUSD.

February 5, 2019 | No comments yet
School board to review consolidation of alternative education programs

Move expected to save district $1.2 million annually, help retain staff
District staff estimate that combining the Del Amigo High School in Danville with San Ramon's Venture Independent Study School, will save the school board approximately $1.2 million annually.

February 4, 2019 | 2 comments
Bay Area bracing for weekend storm

Expect power outages, road closures, flooding amid heavy rain and wind
Bay Area residents can expect bracing winds, landslides and power outages as a nasty storm system drenches the region this weekend.

February 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa OKs new tech for sheriff to quickly match DNA to known samples

System could identify suspects in major crimes or victims in mass causality incidents
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors recently authorized the county sheriff to purchase a new machine that offers quick turnaround on DNA analysis tests to identify suspects in violent crimes or victims in mass casualty incidents like the recent Camp Fire in Butte County.

February 5, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Commission to discuss Church of the Valley memory care and education facilities

Plus: Crow Canyon Specific Plan update, affordable housing commercial linkage fee ordinance
Developers of the memory care and education facilities project proposed for the Church of the Valley site will meet again with the San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday to discuss the ongoing changes to the project and review potential issues.

February 4, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to debate appeal over cell facility installation in residential area

Group claims more suitable spot exists; town staff recommends denial of appeal
A group of Danville residents continues to fight the implementation of wireless cellular facilities near residential areas, and the Town Council on Tuesday is set to weigh the group's appeal against the town contesting the placement of one on Camino Tassajara.

February 1, 2019 | 10 comments
County outreach workers visit homeless camps for annual population count

Data collected will help county staff keep track of ongoing trends affecting the homeless community
Wednesday's count began during the early morning hours as staff and volunteers with Contra Costa Health Services' Division of Health, Housing and Homeless Services began visiting known homeless encampments to survey the residents living there.

February 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Crawford golf tourney benefits Piscotty ALS fund

Pleasanton natives Brandon Crawford (Giants) and Stephen Piscotty (A's) are getting ready to report to MLB spring training in Arizona, and though they play on rival pro teams, their families are joining together for a good cause.

February 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Bio businesses booming: Life science companies (small and large) thriving in Pleasanton

Plus: National labs embrace private industry partners
Pleasanton has long been home to major bioscience campuses. What's changed in the last decade is life science startups have really flourished here.

January 31, 2019 | No comments yet
Contest films focus on suicide prevention

Teens learn about mental health issues by producing videos
One day Mary arrived at high school early and got a phone call from her friend Annie, who said she loved her and had called to say goodbye. Then Annie hung up.

February 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley forum to explore art and business of writing

Early bird registration ends Feb. 10 for writers event in April
The Tri-Valley Writers Conference, a full-day event on the art and business of writing, will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 13, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Pleasanton.

February 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville officials open expanded downtown parking lot

200 spaces now available at Village Theatre lot
The $9.2 million project expands the Village Theatre's parking lot by an additional 131 parking spaces, creating a total of 200 spaces for people visiting downtown Danville.

January 31, 2019 | 4 comments
Former Danville resident selected as Contra Costa Republican Party chairman

Shupe to prioritize getting Republicans elected to local office
Elected as one of the youngest Republican county chairs in the state at 33 years old, Shupe said that one of his main goals as his party's leader will be to help elect Republicans to office at a local and regional level.

January 31, 2019 | 3 comments
Dublin voters to decide renewal of school parcel tax

Board OKs mail-only May election on expiring $96 annual tax
Voters in the Dublin Unified School District will have a measure on the ballot for a mail-only special election May 7 -- deciding whether to renew the district's existing parcel tax measure for an additional nine years.

January 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Town Council, staff to meet for annual goal-setting workshop

Officials set Friday to review past achievements, identify future challenges
The Danville Town Council is all set to meet with staff and hold their annual goal-setting and planning workshop this Friday morning.

January 30, 2019 | No comments yet
FBI investigation finds no motive for Vegas mass shooting that killed Cal High alums

Stacee Rodrigues Etcheber and Denise Cohen were among shooter's 58 victims
Sixteen months after the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, including two California High School alumni, FBI officials have concluded their investigation and were unable to find a specific motive for the deadly attack.

January 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County: Civil Grand Jury seeks new applicants

19 residents sought to assist in oversight of local government agencies
Contra Costa County is seeking residents over the age of 18 who are U.S. citizens to serve a one-year term on the Civil Grand Jury, which investigates local government agencies and school districts to provide independent oversight.

January 31, 2019 | No comments yet
PG&E officially files for bankruptcy, plans to continue operating

Company estimates more than $50 billion in liability from fatal NorCal wildfires
PG&E Co. told a federal bankruptcy court in its bankruptcy petition Tuesday that its estimated liability in the wake of devastating Northern California wildfires is more than $50 billion.

January 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Community volunteers needed for Contra Costa County Sustainability Commission

Three local residents needed to help guide county's Climate Action Plan
Applications are due Feb. 22 for the commission, which is tasked with advising the County Board of Supervisors on issues related to sustainability such as the implementation of the county's Climate Action Plan, achieving equity and fairness for sustainability programs, and engaging with the community.

February 10, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD to consolidate youth alternative education programs at Del Amigo, Venture

Combining campuses at Venture site designed to counteract decreasing student enrollment, revenue
Starting in the 2019-20 school year that begins in August, most programs at the Del Amigo High School in Danville will move to San Ramon's Venture Independent Study School -- located on the Dougherty Valley High School campus. The exception will be the district's adult transitions program, which will remain at the Del Amigo campus behind San Ramon Valley High School in Danville.

January 28, 2019 | 4 comments
Police unions in Contra Costa temporarily block access to personnel records

Union representatives argue new law shouldn't apply retroactively
At least for now, six law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County do not have to release police personnel records following a legal challenge to a transparency law that went into effect Jan. 1.

January 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville set to open expanded Village Theatre parking lot downtown

131 additional free parking spaces available as of Thursday
Located at 279 Front St., directly next to the Village Theatre and Art gallery, the project expands the theater's parking lot by an additional 131 parking spaces, creating a total of 200 spaces.

January 27, 2019 | 1 comment
High school students needed for San Ramon Teen Council

Advisory council tasked with advocating for needs of city's teenage population
The city of San Ramon is searching for its future leaders, issuing a call for high school students to serve on the city's Teen Council and advocate for the needs of the city's teenage population.

January 29, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Clarkson to discuss district-based elections at Mayor's Breakfast

Open meeting set for Friday morning at Clementine's
This week's breakfast will focus on the city's planned transition from at-large voting for elections to the establishment of district-based elections.

January 29, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High School briefly placed on lockdown Thursday

Report of student with a weapon unfounded and lockdown lifted
The school was placed on lockdown at 12:50 p.m. Thursday for approximately 40 minutes, during which time Danville police quickly detained the suspected student but found no gun and the lockdown was lifted.

January 24, 2019 | 2 comments
Mayor Clarkson set to deliver his penultimate State of the City address

Opportunities available to sponsor annual event, registration closes Feb. 13
Hosted by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Bill Clarkson's speech will address the status of City Center Bishop Ranch, the creation of a 200-acre walking district around the City Center area, and discuss efforts to preserve open space while still promoting economic growth.

January 24, 2019 | No comments yet
10th annual Recreation Expo coming up in Danville

Locals can learn about spring and summer activities, classes offered in town
The Recreation Expo is set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Danville Community Center. However, all activities will be available for review on the town's website on Jan. 31.

January 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin: Candlelight walk to mark 30th anniversary of Ilene Misheloff's disappearance

'Getting her back is what we live for ... The support is what keeps us going'
The Dublin community is set to come together next week to commemorate a somber anniversary. Wednesday will mark 30 years since Ilene Misheloff disappeared while walking home from middle school, a case that sent shockwaves through what was then a much smaller suburban city.

January 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Castlettes golf group raises funds for Hope Hospice

Members of the Castlettes, Castlewood Country Club's women's nine-hole golf group, presents a ceremonial donation check worth $5,000 to Hope Hospice at the nonprofit's headquarters in Dublin.

January 28, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Say shoo to the flu

East Bay health officials encourage vaccinations as virus infects state
As many readers can guess by the coughing and sneezing of their neighbors and sick days taken by their coworkers, Alameda County -- along with the rest of the country -- is deep in the throes of flu season.

January 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Cal High student publishes book on chronic fatigue syndrome

Guide for adolescents gives overview of little-understood disease
When Vidhima Shetty was brainstorming story ideas with the staff of the California High School newspaper a few years ago, she thought about a neighbor who had graduated from Cal High in 2012.

January 28, 2019 | 1 comment
Staying Healthy: Losing 75 pounds feels 'great', San Ramon teacher says

Facebook photo prompts lifestyle change for local mother
Lisa Vela, 49, wasn't bothered by gaining a few pounds each year -- until she saw a photo of herself posted by a friend on Facebook. "It was just sort of the last straw," she said. "I was not getting any younger, I knew this is it, my health is at risk. And I am a mother, I want to be here to take care of my kids."

January 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Local student-athlete works to get back on the field after cancer

San Ramon Regional's Sports Performance Institute helps teen recover after brain tumor
When Joseph Andre was diagnosed with a large mass of medulloblastoma -- more commonly known as a brain tumor -- on his brain stem at 13 years old, he was forced to place his budding baseball career on hold while he underwent treatment.

January 24, 2019 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Teen rockers to play in friendly 'battle of the bands' concert

Event to connect Valley teens with resources to combat depression, anxiety
One nonprofit organization A Brighter Day, seeks to help young people work through these issues with the power of rock and roll, and will be providing San Ramon Valley teens an opportunity to appreciate some live music at a free 'battle of the bands' type event on Saturday.

January 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Castlewood board recommends sale to Bay Club; member vote next month

Acquisition aims to address costly ADA concerns for country club
Members of the Pleasanton's Castlewood Country Club will be voting next month on whether to sell the club and its two golf courses to the Bay Club. Castlewood's Board of Directors recommended accepting the Bay Club's offer at the annual membership meeting last Saturday.

January 23, 2019 | No comments yet
County health officials connect residents with energy efficiency programs

New report seeks to improve medically vulnerable homes with state programs
A new report from the Contra Costa County Health Services Department seeks to help “medically vulnerable residents" live healthier and more fulfilling lives by informing them about and connecting them with free weatherization and energy efficiency programs.

January 29, 2019 | No comments yet
'Discover Diablo' series returns with 24 scenic hikes exploring Mount Diablo

Save Mount Diablo seeks to spark community passion for Diablo Range
In its third year of existence the program will offer 24 opportunities for all trail blazers seeking to explore the scenic beauty of the East Bay, with the next adventure scheduled for Saturday.

January 23, 2019 | No comments yet
Donor Network West sets new record for organ donations

San Ramon nonprofit also names new CEO to lead expansion into future
Donor Network West, a San Ramon-based organ and tissue recovery organization, is coming off a successful 2018, setting an internal record for the number of organ donations in a year. And the nonprofit will look to improve upon an established reputation of success with the selection of Janice F. Whaley as its new CEO.

January 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Montair students receive high honors in national vocabulary competition

Student team places fourth in WordMasters Challenge
The fourth grade team from Danville scored 192 points out of a possible 200 in the vocabulary challenge that sees 150,000 students compete nationally, good enough to become the number four ranked team in the country.

January 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Applications now being accepted for Contra Costa DA's Community Academy

12-week course to give residents the ins and outs of criminal justice system
The free 12-week course will give residents a comprehensive look at the criminal justice system with once-weekly evening classes geared at strengthening community relations and educating residents.

January 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Role Players examining race, consumerism in America with 'Honky'

Production opens Feb. 1 at Village Theatre
Danville's Role Players Ensemble will be touching on issues of racism, consumerism and basketball shoes with its newest production, as it brings the critically acclaimed “Honky" to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery.

January 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Bail reform law put on hold as referendum qualifies for 2020 ballot

Trade association challenges legislation that replaces cash bail system
A historic California law that would replace cash bail with a risk assessment system has been put on hold because a referendum challenging it qualified for the November 2020 ballot.

January 21, 2019 | 1 comment
City Council to review Discover San Ramon's annual report

Plus, presentations on DSRSD, city audit, advisory committees
The San Ramon Valley Tourism Improvement District, more commonly known as Discover San Ramon, will be the main topic of conversation at San Ramon's City Council meeting on Tuesday, where staff will give a report on the organization's past operations and future goals.

January 21, 2019 | No comments yet
Couples can wed at historic John Muir House on Valentine's Day, if shutdown ends

County to offer alternatives should federal gov't closure extend to Feb. 14
Contra Costa County, in a partnership with the National Park Service, is offering the chance for couples to get married inside the historic John Muir House in Martinez on Valentine's Day, depending on the status of the federal government's partial shutdown.

January 22, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Women’s March sees hundreds take the streets of downtown Pleasanton

Hundreds march and attend rally in support of equality, inclusion
On the second anniversary of the 2017 international Women's March, hundreds of Tri-Valley residents gathered in Pleasanton to participate in the city's first Women's March, celebrating diversity, inclusion and the success of women locally and nationally.

January 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville museum spotlights 'The Sixties at Fifty'

First exhibit of 2019 documents region's exponential growth, turbulent change
War, civil unrest, bell bottoms and the summer of love. The 1960s in the United States were a turbulent time that would change the course of the nation, and the Museum of the San Ramon Valley plans to chronicle how the times affected the local community with its newest exhibit “The Sixties at Fifty: Turbulence and Transformation, the San Ramon Valley in the 1960s."

January 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to discuss West El Pintado Road townhouse project

37 homes would be located directly west of I-680 onramp
The construction of 37 townhouses within central Danville is set to be the top item of conversation for the town's Planning Commission on Tuesday evening, during which commissioners will discuss the environmental impact of the proposed development and consider recommending final approval to the Town Council.

January 21, 2019 | 3 comments
San Ramon seeks public input on district-based council elections

Four council districts to be created within the city; mayoral seat staying at-large
As San Ramon moves closer to overhauling its election system, city officials have invited residents to an informational meeting this week and learn about how the city will transition to district-based elections.

January 22, 2019 | 1 comment
Contra Costa County reflecting on impact of Martin Luther King Jr.

Supervisors also to recognize Humanitarians of the Year
Monday marks what would have been the 90th birthday of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and to recognize the occasion, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will continue its longstanding tradition of holding a celebration of the man's life and legacy.

January 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Hospital names new chief strategy officer

Yoo tasked with leading San Ramon Regional's growth, development
San Ramon Regional Medical Center announced last week the appointment of Pam Yoo as its new chief strategy officer.

January 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Congressman DeSaulnier to discuss federal shutdown at town hall Saturday

Lafayette event to give residents update, outline relief options for those affected
With the partial government shutdown having officially become the longest in U.S. history, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) has announced an "emergency town hall" to meet with his constituents on Saturday to give them updates and help provide relief to furloughed federal employees.

January 17, 2019 | 11 comments
​SRVUSD releases proposed trustee area maps​ for district-based board elections

School board seeks public input on drafts at special meeting this week
As the first government agency in the region to begin its transition to district-based elections from at-large elections, the San Ramon Valley school board has issued two preliminary concepts for potential district maps, which the trustees will review at a special board meeting this Thursday night.

January 17, 2019 | No comments yet
County Office of Education to broadcast high school basketball games

San Ramon Valley, Monte Vista to have live games shown on EdTV
Now through February nine high school and one community college -- featuring Diablo Valley College at Santa Rosa Junior College -- basketball games will be featured from schools throughout Contra Costa County, on channel 32 or Comcast/99 U-Verse.

January 17, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Dog walker facing misdemeanor animal cruelty after viral video

Wag! worker caught on camera kicking dog in Danville
A dog walker in Danville has been making headlines for allegedly being caught on camera abusing one of the dogs in his care, a video that has gone viral throughout the Bay Area.

January 16, 2019 | 3 comments
San Ramon seeks residents to volunteer on advisory committees

Committees help City Council make informed decisions on civic governance
Currently the city is searching for residents to serve on its Planning Commission, Library Advisory Committee, Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and Transportation Demand Management Advisory Committee.

January 16, 2019 | 3 comments
Gioia appointed as chair, Andersen vice chair for Board of Supervisors

Plus: Supervisors named to 100 regional boards and committees
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday morning in Martinez, appointing District 1 Supervisor John Gioia as board chair and District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen as vice chair.

January 16, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD completes final Measure D bond sales for $60 million

Voter-approved measure has generated $260 million for school facility projects
San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials have announced the completion of the district's third and final Measure D bond sale, generating $60 million in cash proceeds to fund the development of public school facilities throughout the Valley.

January 15, 2019 | 8 comments
Heavy rain, strong winds forecast in Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued warnings about flash floods and high winds in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region.

January 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Bay Club bids for Castlewood as members consider options

Country club working on plan to address clubhouse's costly ADA concerns
Members will consider options at the Pleasanton club's annual meeting on Jan. 19 when the Board of Directors and senior staff will lay out various scenarios and their costs for tackling the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) shortcomings of the clubhouse.

January 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Supervisor Andersen hosting town hall in Alamo

Public safety, downtown Alamo, local parks among discussion topics
Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen has selected the unincorporated community of Alamo as the location of her first town hall of the year, during which she will discuss pressing issues with community members this Saturday morning.

January 15, 2019 | No comments yet
Volunteers sought for Contra Costa County Census Committee

Members to represent diversity of county, especially hard-to-count populations
Volunteers are being sought to serve as census ambassadors to help with Contra Costa County's Census 2020 Count Steering Committee.

January 15, 2019 | No comments yet
PG&E intends to file for bankruptcy

Announcement comes day after CEO resigns as utility faces financial uncertainty amid wildfire liability
San Francisco-based PG&E announced via a news release early Monday morning that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just one day after its CEO resigned, according to company officials.

January 14, 2019 | 6 comments
San Ramon: Church of the Valley developer removes request for K-8 school

New proposal calls for preschool only; no changes to memory care facility
Developers of the much-debated Church of the Valley memory care and education facility development have proposed some major changes to the design of their project to reduce its size and scope -- changes that are set to be discussed at the San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting Tuesday evening.

January 14, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to consider appointing facilities oversight committee members

Plus: February to be recognized as African American History Month
Through its interview and application process district staff have identified nine residents who have volunteered to serve on the committee, three of whom are returning members.

January 14, 2019 | No comments yet
Sheriff's office marks 40th anniversary of Dublin cold-case murder

Mother killed after surprising gunman who had tied up her kids
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office recently shined a spotlight on the 40th anniversary of the murder of Frances Rash at her home in Dublin, putting out a renewed call for information that could help investigator solve the cold-case homicide.

January 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Crab feed for Paws in Need

Fundraiser to include auction, games, drawings
Paws in Need is hosting a crab feed fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 2 -- a fun evening of clam chowder, fresh cracked Dungeness crab, pasta, Caesar salad, bread and dessert -- to help save the life of a lovable pet and help animal overpopulation.

January 16, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville council to review large-scale community events for 2019

Town to consider approving street closures, allowing liquor consumption
Preparing early for the large-scale community events that visit downtown Danville every year, the Town Council is set Tuesday to meet and review the various events proposed for 2019 and address street closures and special requests made for each.

January 14, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set for goal-setting workshop Monday

Special meeting to also review five-year financial forecast
The San Ramon City Council is inviting residents to help guide the city for the upcoming year as city officials set goals at their annual beginning-of-the-year workshop, scheduled for Monday afternoon.

January 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley filmmaker collaborating to create look at life in San Francisco

Cornfield's 'Sign of the Times' among shorts forming 'Seven by Seven' feature
Enter filmmaker Scotty Cornfield of Pleasanton. The independent movie producer, who is also a former homicide detective, captured one of San Francisco's many stories -- a homeless man whose clever signs garner attention.

January 10, 2019 | 1 comment
Mudd's property in San Ramon vandalized

City staff seeking input for how to best utilize Mudd's site
The former Mudd's Restaurant property in San Ramon has been mostly abandoned and become a popular target for vandalism, according to officials with the city, which now owns the once-popular eating destination.

January 10, 2019 | 4 comments
Church, SRVUSD settle suit with ex-Cal High coach's abuse victim for $1.5 million

Convicted abuser Kevin Lopez in midst of prison term for lewd acts with boys while wrestling coach, youth group leader
A sexual assault survivor is receiving more than $1.5 million combined from New Life Church of Alamo and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District as part of the settlement of legal complaints stemming from abuse committed by a former church youth group leader and California High School head wrestling coach, according to a statement from the young man's attorneys on Thursday.

January 10, 2019 | 2 comments
New drop-boxes let Contra Costa residents safely dispose of unwanted meds

37 disposal sites available at Kaiser facilities and CVS locations in county
Contra Costa County health officials said they want to help end the abuse of opioid prescriptions that has reached epidemic proportions throughout the country, and they are attempting to do so by offering residents safe places to properly dispose of unused and unwanted medications.

January 11, 2019 | No comments yet
Sales at a Glance January 11, 2019

Home Sales Update January 11, 2019

January 10, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Central Park, other sports fields under renovation

City staff still working to remove grass contaminated with glass in Central Park
Renovations have begun on the sports fields throughout San Ramon in preparation for the upcoming Little League season in the spring, including those in San Ramon's Central Park, which have been closed since last year due to small pieces of glass having mistakenly been spread with compost into the grass fields.

January 9, 2019 | No comments yet
New fitness studio Shred415 opening first California location in San Ramon

High-intensity interval based classes to open Jan. 19
Health enthusiasts and residents who've made New Year's resolutions to be more active will have a new venue in San Ramon as fitness chain Shred415 is set to open its first California location in the city.

January 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Stopping theft in New York from Main Street in Pleasanton

The co-founder of Deep Sentinel was celebrating the success of the company's home security system in deterring a package theft from the porch of a customer in York, New York. Their system, now in the beta phase, was being monitored from the company's headquarters overlooking Main Street in the Kolln Hardware building in downtown Pleasanton.

January 9, 2019 | 1 comment
SRVUSD seeks submissions for Student Recognition Project

Applications now open in 23 categories; deadline Feb. 15
Applications are now being accepted for the the recognition project, which will see students compete in categories that demonstrate their skills both within and outside their academic curriculum.

January 9, 2019 | No comments yet
Mackey sworn in as Contra Costa County schools superintendent

Martinez resident becomes second woman to serve as head of county's education office
Lynn Mackey was sworn into office Monday afternoon at the county Office of Education's building in Pleasant Hill. She will be serving a four-year term after winning over voters in November's election by a comfortable margin.

January 8, 2019 | No comments yet
City Center gains culinary destination with Slanted Door: San Ramon

Acclaimed chef Charles Phan brings Vietnamese-inspired restaurant to the San Ramon Valley
After months of development, the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated Vietnamese cuisine-inspired restaurant, the Slanted Door: San Ramon by chef Charles Phan, is set to open its doors to guests in City Center Bishop Ranch on Wednesday evening.

January 8, 2019 | 3 comments
Alamo woman appointed as new Contra Costa County judge

San Ramon residents named to state oversight boards
During his last weeks as governor, Jerry Brown made dozens of appointments to various positions across the state, including selecting Alamo resident Wendy McGuire Coats among two new Contra Costa County Superior Court judges.

January 8, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City considers 10-year agreement with AT&T for small cell facilities

City to receive $750 initially per facility on street lights
The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday is set to weigh a new agreement with AT&T that would establish a streamlined process for the approval of small cell wireless facilities on city-owned property over the next decade.

January 7, 2019 | 3 comments
Danville council to discuss North Hartz improvements, parking

Plus: New FCC regulations on cell facilities, district-based council elections
The Danville Town Council is scheduled to talk about its efforts to redevelop the North Hartz Avenue area in downtown, as well as analyze the potential parking impacts associated with rezoning the area, during a study session Tuesday morning.

January 7, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD: Public input sought for drawing of board district maps

District to be divided into five trustee areas for future elections
San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials are set to meet and continue discussing the creation of districts for future school trustee elections during a special board meeting Tuesday night.

January 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Eugene O’Neill Historic Site closes amid federal government shutdown

Home of famous playwright temporarily off-limits to visitors
The Eugene O'Neill Historic Site in west Danville has become one of the casualties of the federal government's partial shutdown, with the one-time home of the famous playwright closing down and seeing its caretakers from the National Park Service placed on furlough.

January 4, 2019 | 1 comment
Waste Management discontinues 'At Your Door Special Collection' in San Ramon

Residents must now properly dispose of household hazardous waste other ways
City staff are currently working on the development of a new plan for the disposal of hazardous waste and recycling of electronics but in the interim residents can safely dispose of items such as used paint and pharmaceuticals in a few different ways.

January 4, 2019 | 3 comments
Jury in coroner's inquest determines county inmate's overdose was accidental

Investigators unsure how Vallejo man acquired drugs while in jail
A man who died of a heroin overdose in his cell at the Martinez Detention Facility last year was found to have died as a result of an accident during a coroner's inquest Thursday morning.

January 4, 2019 | No comments yet
County needs resident to serve on Ad Hoc Salary Committee

Committee responsible for reviewing Board of Supervisors compensation
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is looking for one diligent resident to serve on its newly created Ad Hoc Salary Committee to help monitor the county's compensations system and to make recommendations on related policies.

January 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Christmas tree disposal options available throughout San Ramon Valley

Boy Scouts offer tree recycling for fundraiser this weekend in San Ramon
Residents living in the San Ramon Valley will have a variety of options to choose from, as municipalities throughout the area have established methods for easy and environmentally friendly disposal.

January 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Dublin teen becomes troop's 100th Eagle Scout

Shipps created new picnic area for Presbyterian church
Dublin High School student Ryan Shipps was recently honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, becoming the 100th member of Troop 905 to attain the Eagle Scout ranking.

January 8, 2019 | No comments yet
Try the East Bay Trails Challenge

The new year brings a renewal of the East Bay Regional Park District's always popular Trails Challenge program, which is entering its 27th year.

January 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Resolution review: Suggestions to improve our lives surround us

Check out the checkout stand or browse the web: Everywhere, headlines shout out New Year's resolutions to drastically improve our lives in 2019.

January 3, 2019 | No comments yet
Tim Talk: New scrutiny for East Dublin residential proposals

When the new Dublin City Council gets down to business this month, you can expect a fresh look at all potential residential projects.

January 6, 2019 | No comments yet
Upbeat year ahead for Pleasanton

Downtown, Costco, Workday, Stoneridge to lead changes
Corporate and retail growth, along with the city's financial stability, promise to make 2019 another banner year for Pleasanton.

January 7, 2019 | No comments yet
Publisher's Note: On the impact of journalism in our community

There's no news flash here: Traditional news organizations are struggling financially and the first place many go to cut costs is the newsroom. This, in turn, is becoming costly to the public as this deficit leaves public agencies and local governments under-examined.

January 3, 2019 | 8 comments
County needs attorney volunteers for annual Mock Trial competition

Attorneys to act as judges, grading students on knowledge of the law
Teams will compete over seven days, with one winner being selected to represent Contra Costa County in the state competition in March.

January 6, 2019 | No comments yet
SRVUSD needs members for Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee

Advises school board on facility needs, Measure D bond spending
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is searching for residents to serve on its Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee (FOAC), which advises the school board on current and future school facility needs and overseeing Measure D bond spending, among other tasks.

January 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Coroner's inquest set to determine manner of county inmate's death

Inquest to be held Thursday in Martinez
A jury will deliberate the facts at a coroner's inquest Thursday in Martinez to determine how an inmate at the Martinez Detention Facility died nearly a year ago.

January 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County Library System forgives all outstanding fines

County hopes for increased use of libraries, return of lost items
The Contra Costa County Library System is giving its members a fresh start in 2019 by issuing a general amnesty, eliminating all outstanding fines and clearing the balances of all library accounts, unblocking 118,450 cardholders -- 18% of all users -- throughout the county.

January 2, 2019 | 1 comment
Bay Area bridge tolls rise $1 as of New Year's Day

First of three increases approved when voters passed RM3 in June
Tolls on the seven, state-owned Bay Area bridges went up on Jan. 1, the first in a series of voter-approved increases to fund regional transportation infrastructure projects.

January 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Blue supports pink: SRPD donates over $3,000 to breast cancer relief

Donations grow in second year of participation in Pink Patch Project
In an effort to combat breast cancer in the community, the San Ramon Police Department has donated over $3,000 toward cancer research through its participation in the Pink Patch Project.

January 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Danville: Jim Caruso's 'Cast Party' coming to Jazz Room

Village Theatre series celebrating two years with open mic variety show
To celebrate the series second birthday acclaimed New York Showman Jim Caruso will be bringing his acclaimed variety show “Cast Party" to the East Bay, with the ensemble stars of the show featuring you the residents of Danville.

January 1, 2019 | No comments yet
Glazer introduces bills aimed at improving college student progress

Effort would create new database, higher education accountability office
State Senator Steve Glazer is taking a crack at improving the performance of public universities in California, and has introduced a series of bills that will establish a database to monitor students habits as well as a state run office to hold higher education systems accountable for their students performance.

January 9, 2019 | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional expanding robotic surgery program

Hospital: da Vinci Xi Surgical System to offer safer, less-invasive surgical options
The system can be used across a wide variety of surgical procedures, and hospital staff say will provide minimally invasive and safer procedures in the areas of gynecology, urology, thoracic and cardiac as well as general surgery.

January 1, 2019 | 2 comments
DeSaulnier announces legislation to expand suicide prevention services in doctor’s offices

Act would work top help doctors identify potentially suicidal patients
The Suicide Prevention Assistance Act (H.R. 7116) would create a grant program, distributed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, to expand suicide prevention efforts for adults in doctor's offices and other primary care settings.

March 19, 2019 | No comments yet

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