Editorials

2016

Statewide journalism prize awarded for Coverage of Local Government in wake of Ben Curry's death

CNPA also honors Pleasanton Weekly for 'Around Pleasanton' columns, PUSD enrollment reporting, Chabad Center series
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.

May 6, 2019 | 1 comment
Remember Ben Curry

Vigil to honor memory of teen who drowned in school pool; gov't agencies continue to deny public records requests
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.

May 2, 2019 | 17 comments
Vote Yes on Measure E, Dublin Unified's parcel tax renewal

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
Tri-Valley wisely teams up on housing legislation; state should listen

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
School district, sheriff's office stonewalling unacceptable

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
New chamber alliance will benefit entire region

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
DanvilleSanRamon.com endorsements recap

Here again are the DanvilleSanRamon.com editorial board's election recommendations:

November 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley municipal election recommendations

Endorsements for Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton councils, plus No on Measure U
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.

October 10, 2018 | 1 comment
Vote Clarkson for San Ramon mayor; Hudson, Zafar for City Council

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
Re-elect Stepper, Storer to Danville Town Council

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
Celebrate, Tri-Valley is fastest-growing job market in Bay Area

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
Your friend, not enemy

Unprecedented attacks on the media hit the very protectors of our democracy
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.

August 16, 2018 | 17 comments
Campaign will fund much-needed stroke care program

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
Nominate 2018 Tri-Valley Heroes

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
New coalition unites four Tri-Valley cities

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
Full BART to Livermore is the best option

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
Don't tune out; turn out for the June 5 primary

Congress, State Assembly, Governor, county seats, Zone 7 among races
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.

February 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Editorial - Black History Month: Knowledge is imperative to creating inclusive society

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
The value of community journalism

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
In this season of giving, joy and peace

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
Steinle verdict -- Let's channel our frustration

Mexican man's acquittal on shooting charges leaves Pleasanton stunned
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.

December 7, 2017 | 9 comments
What we need is more gun control

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
Express lanes are not a silver bullet for I-680, but should help

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
Seeking Tri-Valley's everyday heroes

Nominations in eight award categories due Sept. 18
A hero is not defined by money or celebrity but by commitment to bettering the world and being a blessing to others.

September 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Stop commemorating the Confederacy

In support of Sen. Glazer's call for removing symbols from public spaces
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.

August 25, 2017 | 24 comments
Wireless facility bill will circumvent local control

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
Hats off to citizen (turned) journalist

'Observer' Roz Rogoff retires after years of covering San Ramon
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.

January 5, 2017 | 1 comment
Re-elect San Ramon council incumbents; vote Yes on Measure X

Also recommend voting No on BART bond, re-electing Assemblywoman Baker
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.

October 23, 2016 | 8 comments

2015

Statewide journalism prize awarded for Coverage of Local Government in wake of Ben Curry's death

CNPA also honors Pleasanton Weekly for 'Around Pleasanton' columns, PUSD enrollment reporting, Chabad Center series
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.

May 6, 2019 | 1 comment
Remember Ben Curry

Vigil to honor memory of teen who drowned in school pool; gov't agencies continue to deny public records requests
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.

May 2, 2019 | 17 comments
Vote Yes on Measure E, Dublin Unified's parcel tax renewal

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
Tri-Valley wisely teams up on housing legislation; state should listen

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
School district, sheriff's office stonewalling unacceptable

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
New chamber alliance will benefit entire region

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
DanvilleSanRamon.com endorsements recap

Here again are the DanvilleSanRamon.com editorial board's election recommendations:

November 1, 2018 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley municipal election recommendations

Endorsements for Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton councils, plus No on Measure U
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.

October 10, 2018 | 1 comment
Vote Clarkson for San Ramon mayor; Hudson, Zafar for City Council

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
Re-elect Stepper, Storer to Danville Town Council

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
Celebrate, Tri-Valley is fastest-growing job market in Bay Area

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
Your friend, not enemy

Unprecedented attacks on the media hit the very protectors of our democracy
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.

August 16, 2018 | 17 comments
Campaign will fund much-needed stroke care program

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
Nominate 2018 Tri-Valley Heroes

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
New coalition unites four Tri-Valley cities

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
Full BART to Livermore is the best option

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
Don't tune out; turn out for the June 5 primary

Congress, State Assembly, Governor, county seats, Zone 7 among races
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.

February 25, 2018 | No comments yet
Editorial - Black History Month: Knowledge is imperative to creating inclusive society

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
The value of community journalism

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
In this season of giving, joy and peace

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
Steinle verdict -- Let's channel our frustration

Mexican man's acquittal on shooting charges leaves Pleasanton stunned
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.

December 7, 2017 | 9 comments
What we need is more gun control

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
Express lanes are not a silver bullet for I-680, but should help

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
Seeking Tri-Valley's everyday heroes

Nominations in eight award categories due Sept. 18
A hero is not defined by money or celebrity but by commitment to bettering the world and being a blessing to others.

September 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Stop commemorating the Confederacy

In support of Sen. Glazer's call for removing symbols from public spaces
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.

August 25, 2017 | 24 comments
Wireless facility bill will circumvent local control

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
Hats off to citizen (turned) journalist

'Observer' Roz Rogoff retires after years of covering San Ramon
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.

January 5, 2017 | 1 comment
Re-elect San Ramon council incumbents; vote Yes on Measure X

Also recommend voting No on BART bond, re-electing Assemblywoman Baker
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.

October 23, 2016 | 8 comments

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