New York City is more than 2,500 miles from the San Ramon Valley, but it didn't seem that far away on Sept. 11, 2001. Just about everyone lost something that day.September 5, 2019 | 1 comment
Ah, Labor Day. A three-day weekend full of barbecues and fun in the sun. The unofficial end of summer. But few people reflect on, or even know, the origin of the holiday ...August 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Awards honor residents who 'make a better world'
July 2, 2019 |
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We are now accepting nominations online for the 2019 Tri-Valley Heroes awards in eight categories, open to all who live or work in the Tri-Valley communities
As we prepare for the final week of the 2019 Alameda County Fair, we should reflect on what the fair brings to Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.June 27, 2019 | No comments yet
A downtown has an important and unique role in a community's economic and social development. Downtowns are historically the epicenter -- the heart -- of a community and the hub of commercial, cultural and civic activities.June 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Many municipalities in the Tri-Valley are being forced to adopt district-based elections or risk being sued, which could result in costs of millions of dollars from a likely unwinnable case.May 26, 2019 | 8 comments
CNPA also honors Pleasanton Weekly for 'Around Pleasanton' columns, PUSD enrollment reporting, Chabad Center series
May 6, 2019 |
The Pleasanton Weekly took home seven awards, including first place for online Coverage of Local Government, for stories throughout 2018 when the California News Publishers Association handed out its annual California Journalism Awards last Saturday in Long Beach.
Vigil to honor memory of teen who drowned in school pool; gov't agencies continue to deny public records requests
May 2, 2019 |
Accountability speaks of integrity, honesty and transparency, which is sorely lacking in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office in this case.
We recommend Yes on Dublin's Measure E. The annual tax of just $96 provides vital funding for Dublin students and school programs -- guaranteed revenue for DUSD that will be locally controlled over the next nine years, a time when federal and state education funding priorities could well change.April 24, 2019 | No comments yet
This banding together approach is unique to the Tri-Valley; we applaud our local councils for being pre-emptive, collaborative and creative in planning to combat this legislation that will give Sacramento control over land-use, with little or no input from the people we elected to represent our local interests.April 11, 2019 | No comments yet
The Tri-Valley community continues to mourn the death of Ben Curry, who drowned during PE class at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville on May 8. Curry's family and friends -- and the entire community -- are demanding answers they are owed.November 28, 2018 | 18 comments
The Tri-Valley is unique in that the five communities that comprise the region actually work together. Where oftentimes cities compete with their neighbors for resources and designations, Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville partner to tackle issues that affect the region.November 18, 2018 | No comments yet
Here again are the DanvilleSanRamon.com editorial board's election recommendations:November 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Endorsements for Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton councils, plus No on Measure U
October 10, 2018 |
This is a vital local election season throughout the Tri-Valley. Accordingly, the DanvilleSanRamon.com editorial board is offering the following recommendations for the Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton council races as well as Livermore's health care cost initiative, Measure U.
Clarkson has been a strong advocate for San Ramon residents for nearly two decades (including his school board tenure). Hudson remains an assertive voice advocating for a better San Ramon within the city and the region. At our forum, Zafar offered deliberate answers on her key priorities for the city and embraced a collaborative approach to achieving San Ramon and Tri-Valley goals.October 4, 2018 | 22 comments
A community with no term limits, Danville residents seem to value vision, continuity, experience and understanding from its council members. Storer and Stepper embody those positive attributes, and more.October 4, 2018 | 6 comments
Labor Day is a celebration of the men and women who contribute to the strength and prosperity of the country through work.August 30, 2018 | 1 comment
Unprecedented attacks on the media hit the very protectors of our democracy
August 16, 2018 |
In an effort to focus public attention on the dangers of the President Donald Trump's attacks, we join in an unprecedented coordinated expression of concern by newspapers across the country.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, and every four minutes someone dies of a stroke, according to a 2017 report by the American Heart Association.August 6, 2018 | No comments yet
This October we will name the seventh group of Tri-Valley Heroes, and it is a good opportunity to revisit why our staff launched this awards program in 2012.July 19, 2018 | No comments yet
The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously last week to endorse a new Tri-Valley coalition that binds it even more closely with neighboring Danville, Dublin, Livermore and San Ramon.July 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Make no mistake: This spring marks the most critical juncture for the BART to Livermore project, and the potential of bringing a BART rail extension to Isabel Avenue is very much up in the air. So make your voices heard.March 28, 2018 | 7 comments
Congress, State Assembly, Governor, county seats, Zone 7 among races
February 25, 2018 |
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According to the Public Policy Institute of California, voter turnout in the June primaries hit an all-time low in non-presidential primary year of 2014. Lack of interest and time constraints were the top two reasons given by registered voters who said they do not always vote.
Black History Month, which celebrates achievements and contributions of African-Americans in our nation's history, is commemorated around the country every February since President Gerald Ford made it official in 1976.February 15, 2018 | No comments yet
When Investigation Discovery (ID) television network wanted to do a documentary-style program about the 2008 murder of Pleasanton couple Ernest Scherer Jr. and Charlene Abendroth, they contacted the local newspaper.December 28, 2017 | 2 comments
It's holiday time in a bah humbug sort of year. Reasons for distress run the gamut -- from terrorism, violence and nuclear weapons to disrespect, distrust, divisiveness and discrimination to inequality and injustice. When there is equal outrage over a football player who takes a knee and someone who takes a life with impunity, something is wrong.December 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Mexican man's acquittal on shooting charges leaves Pleasanton stunned
December 7, 2017 |
The acquittal last week of the person charged with killing Kate Steinle left many in Kate's hometown of Pleasanton feeling betrayed by the justice system and outraged.
Gun ownership is a right in this country. A few recent incidents close to home prompt us to remind gun owners about the responsibility that comes with this right.November 2, 2017 | 3 comments
With more potential users of the far-left lane and more drivers maneuvering toward that lane, there seems a real possibility of some level of traffic flow improvement, but not nearly to the extent realized with I-580.October 5, 2017 | 10 comments
Nominations in eight award categories due Sept. 18
September 3, 2017 |
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A hero is not defined by money or celebrity but by commitment to bettering the world and being a blessing to others.
In support of Sen. Glazer's call for removing symbols from public spaces
August 25, 2017 |
In the wake of the hate-fueled white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Va., our local State Sen. Steve Glazer is renewing Senate Joint Resolution 15, which he originally presented last year calling on the U.S. Congress and the president to remove symbols honoring Confederate political and military leaders from federal public buildings and parks.
Thank you, Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), for being the lone No vote on Senate Bill 649, which, in essence, usurps local government control of public right-of-ways and restricts their ability to collect rent for putting cell towers on public property.July 6, 2017 | No comments yet
'Observer' Roz Rogoff retires after years of covering San Ramon
January 5, 2017 |
Local news coverage is imperative to the health of a community. When the number of journalists locally and nationally was dwindling, San Ramon resident Rosalind "Roz" Rogoff saw this dearth of local news coverage and did something many couldn't -- or wouldn't.
Also recommend voting No on BART bond, re-electing Assemblywoman Baker
October 23, 2016 |
Four candidates are vying this fall for two San Ramon City Council seats, with incumbents Phil O'Loane and Scott Perkins being challenged by Susmita Nayak and Sabina Zafar.