Changes within our department

The DanvilleSanRamon editorial board is excited to announce several editorial staffing transitions within Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division.

September 14, 2023 | No comments yet
Code of conduct the right idea prompted for the wrong reasons

The creation of 'Norms and Code of Conduct' could have been a positive turn for the Pleasanton City Council. But it was only an attempt to further restrict one member from sharing opinions that don't align with the majority.

June 1, 2023 | No comments yet


Vote Connelly for Contra Costa County clerk-recorder

It is time for the voters of Contra Costa County to have their voices heard about who should be the next clerk-recorder. That person should represent integrity, leadership and stability. That candidate is Kristin Connelly.

November 7, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote for Josey, Qaadri for Dublin City Council

Also: Support for Mayor Hernandez, unopposed for reelection
As the evolution of Dublin continues, the City Council needs leadership voices of originality and perspective who bring policy proposals and project insights to help advance community priorities. Those are Jean Josey and Kashef Qaadri.

November 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Bauer-Kahan and Kumagai for State Assembly, Swalwell and DeSaulnier for Congress representing Tri-Valley

Here are the Weekly editorial board's endorsements of candidates for State Assembly and U.S. House of Representatives positions representing the Tri-Valley...

October 30, 2022 | 7 comments
Vote for DSRSD incumbents Johnson (Division 2) and Goel (Division 5)

Also: Support for Vonheeder-Leopold, unchallenged for Division 4
Two of DSRSD's board seats have contested races in which incumbents are being challenged. The clear choice in both races are the incumbents, Ann Marie Johnson in Division 2 and Arun Goel in Division 5.

October 29, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote for vanZee to bring change to SRVUSD

All three candidates have admirable strengths and would serve with dedication, but only Jesse vanZee promises to bring the independent thinking and the change this board needs. We recommend newcomer vanZee for SRVUSD Area 1.

October 29, 2022 | 26 comments
Vote for Kuo (Area 3), Hakim (Area 5) for Dublin school board

Also: Support for Speck, unopposed in Area 2
With three seats turning over on the Dublin school board, we recommend appointed incumbent William Kuo for the short-term Area 3 seat and former trustee Sameer Hakim for Area 5. We also support newcomer Kristin Speck for Area 2.

October 21, 2022 | No comments yet
Vote Zafar for San Ramon mayor; Armstrong (D2), Kenniston-Lee (D4) for council

To lead the city of San Ramon through this period of growth and rapid change, we recommend Sabina Zafar for mayor, Mark Armstrong for City Council District 2 and Heidi Kenniston-Lee for District 4.

October 18, 2022 | No comments yet
Ready for Tri-Valley candidate forum season

As a community news organization, fair and comprehensive coverage of local elections is our responsibility. It has always been and always will be a priority for our staff. One aspect of that coverage is hosting candidate forums ...

September 1, 2022 | No comments yet
Our team wins CNPA awards for local coverage in 2021

List includes first place in COVID-19 Pandemic, A&E categories; second and third for Breaking News
Our entire editorial team is beaming with pride after being acknowledged by our peers with 10 awards in the CNPA's 2021 California Journalism Awards program, a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff in the Tri-Valley.

June 1, 2022 | No comments yet
When term limits aren't really limits

In our research, we've learned Livermore is not alone in the Tri-Valley -- Pleasanton and Dublin 'term limits' are in fact just temporary as well; only the rule for San Ramon mayor service is definitive. Danville has no term limit law.

March 31, 2022 | 2 comments
Pleasanton's city district election map, up for key vote Tuesday, reeks of gerrymandering

One feature of this map might be the one not discussed in public
Three city council members voted on Thursday to advance a district election map that feels very gerrymandered and splits a neighborhood versus the alternative map that better complies with the criteria and just makes the most sense.

February 27, 2022 | No comments yet
'Coming soon' -- Flyer misinformation reinforces need to ask questions

We didn't know if we were dealing with an honest mistake or intentional disinformation when we saw a flyer announcing a five-story commercial and residential building near Pleasanton's historic downtown was "coming soon."

February 17, 2022 | No comments yet

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