Editorials

2021

Tell us how you really feel. No, seriously

Embracing the risk of 'be careful what you wish for,' we call on our Tri-Valley readers to submit those Letters to the Editor. Advancing productive, civil discourse demands it.

March 11, 2021 | No comments yet
Holiday Fund raises $88,215 for safety-net providers

We are grateful beyond words to report that readers stepped up to the challenge and raised $88,215.84 for the 2020-21 Holiday Fund campaign -- surpassing last year's total by more than $12,000.

February 25, 2021 | No comments yet
Final weekend to donate to the Holiday Fund

Thank you for supporting our safety-net service providers
Even with many people facing strained financial circumstances because of the pandemic, our readers stepped up their giving to the Pleasanton Weekly's annual Holiday Fund.

January 14, 2021 | No comments yet

2020

We appreciate your financial and emotional support

At the onset of this health crisis, we were humbled and grateful when hundreds of readers stepped up to help us by becoming subscribing members ... That lifted our spirits and words cannot express how thankful we are.

December 30, 2020 | No comments yet
Editorial -- Holiday Fund: Helping those devastated by pandemic and its impacts

This holiday season like no other in our history. So many of our neighbors are experiencing food insecurity, homelessness, health concerns and loss, and it is heartbreaking.

December 26, 2020 | No comments yet
Our election reflections

At the local level in the Tri-Valley, the 2020 election results certified at the beginning of this month brought a unique mix of change and continuity, depending on where (and how) you look ...

December 17, 2020 | No comments yet
Happy campaigning is over? So are we

Kind words and a bit of encouragement go a long way in these extremely difficult times. Let's remember that as these newly elected or re-elected officials step up to lead. And be good to one another.

November 5, 2020 | No comments yet
Vote Clark for SRVUSD Area 2, Roberts for Area 3

Voters should elect board members with a range of perspective and a campaign centered around fresh, informed ideas to improve SRVUSD into the future. Those candidates are newcomers Shelley Clark in Area 2 and Scott Roberts in Area 3.

October 18, 2020 | 10 comments
Vote to re-elect Bauer-Kahan, Glazer, DeSaulnier, Swalwell

Legislative experience, actionable priorities and institutional knowledge are vital for 2021 and beyond. Vote to re-elect Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (Assembly), Steve Glazer (State Senate), and Mark DeSaulnier and Eric Swalwell (Congress).

October 16, 2020 | 2 comments
Vote Arnerich, Morgan, Fong for Danville Town Council

Danville is well-managed, with a balanced budget and no unfunded liability, and a lot of the credit goes toward its current leadership. Vote for incumbents Newell Arnerich and Renee Morgan and newcomer Dave Fong for Town Council.

October 13, 2020 | 10 comments
Vote Kerr, Lee, Stamey for San Ramon Valley fire board

With three at-large seats on the ballot, the best candidates to lead on the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection Board of Directors for the next four years are incumbents H. Jay Kerr and Matt Stamey, and challenger Michelle Lee.

October 14, 2020 | No comments yet
Re-elect Debora Allen for BART District 1

San Ramon Valley voters need to help elect a District 1 board representative focused on prudent fiscal decision-making while also committing to achieve Tri-Valley priorities. That candidate is incumbent Director Debora Allen.

October 12, 2020 | No comments yet
Vote Hudson for mayor, Verose and Perkins for council in San Ramon

In a crucial election this fall, we recommend voters elect Dave Hudson as mayor of San Ramon, Sridhar Verose in City Council District 3 and Scott Perkins for City Council District 1.

October 12, 2020 | 3 comments
Vote Walters for CCCCD Ward 2, the most important local election you're not paying attention to

The CCCCD Governing Board is clearly in need of new leadership, and Ward 2 voters should usher in that change by voting for challenger Judy Walters. The future of the district's reputation and leadership structure are at stake.

October 12, 2020 | 1 comment
Electing leaders takes an educated citizenry

Our editorial staff spends a considerable amount of time and resources helping Tri-Valley voters become that "educated citizenry." In addition to candidate profiles and other news coverage, we are hosting candidate forums this fall.

August 27, 2020 | 2 comments
Experiment aimed at improving tone and dialogue on our Town Square forum

Beginning Saturday, participation will be limited to registered users until after election
Beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, participation in DanvilleSanRamon.com's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register on the site with their name and email address.

July 28, 2020 | 2 comments
Consider running for local elected office

As we've said before this time of year, contested elections are invaluable. They enhance the public discourse around vital local issues and better engage and educate the electorate.

July 23, 2020 | No comments yet
No trust in trustees, no unity in Dublin Unified

Unfortunately, with the current board -- which can graciously be described as a dysfunctional train wreck -- it will be extraordinarily difficult to find someone able to lead DUSD into the future who is actually willing to take it on.

July 2, 2020 | No comments yet
The time for the first community debate on policing in Pleasanton is now

Council majority's idea for 'action plan' precursor discussion is untenable, so why even try it?
This precursor meeting some time in July, where the council will apparently try to limit public comment to only the draft action plan, seems unnecessary in concept and untenable in practice. Just start the full conversation now.

June 28, 2020 | No comments yet
Message from the publisher

Why your support is needed, at this pivotal moment, to sustain local journalism
If readers who value journalism don't step up to support their local newspapers and their websites now, many will become additional victims of the coronavirus crisis.

March 19, 2020 | 2 comments
Vote Yes on Measure Y in Danville to approve Magee Preserve project

We recommend a Yes vote on Measure Y on March 3, in favor of the Magee Preserve residential development with 69 houses clustered strategically on smaller portions of the property and the remaining 381 acres reserved as permanent open s

February 2, 2020 | 40 comments
Steinle case -- A complete miscarriage of justice

With the news last week that a U.S. magistrate has dismissed the family's lawsuit against the federal government, the Kate Steinle case continues to be a disheartening display of injustice.

January 16, 2020 | 6 comments

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