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What a Week: Why no endorsements

You may have noticed our editorial board has not issued endorsements ahead of this primary election. I know some candidates...

Original post made on May. 27, 2022
Last comment by Birkman Tillary, on May 29, 2022 at 8:49 am | 7 comments | 2127 Views

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Election preview: Andrews, Kramer battle for Contra Costa County assessor seat

Contra Costa County Assessor Gus Kramer is facing a challenge to his seat for the first time since 2010, by political newcomer...

Original post made on May. 21, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 21, 2022 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 7144 Views

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Measure G puts future of vehicle abatement program in county voters' hands

Amid a county election season with a number of hotly contested races, at least one item on the ballot in the upcoming primary...

Original post made on May. 19, 2022
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on May 19, 2022 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 7144 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

County DA election: Incumbent Becton, challenger Knox debate issues ahead of primary

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and challenger Mary Knox, a longtime prosecutor in the DA's office, addressed...

Original post made on May. 9, 2022
Last comment by The Dude, on May 17, 2022 at 8:23 pm | 6 comments | 9008 Views

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California's $100 billion surplus: What to know about Newsom's spending plan

Gov. Gavin Newsom reveals his revised May budget, including his inflation relief plan and spending priorities on education,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2022
Last comment by nd1976, on May 16, 2022 at 6:53 am | 1 comment | 1285 Views

AROUND TOWN

SRVUSD reverses course, keeps Slip schedules for kindergarten students

Officials at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have reinstated a popular scheduling system for kindergarten students...

Original post made on May. 13, 2022
Last comment by H, on May 13, 2022 at 7:33 am | 1 comment | 3325 Views

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EBMUD customers to see 8% drought surcharge starting July 1

Facing down a second consecutive dry year, the East Bay Municipal Utility District board decided this week to impose an 8%...

Original post made on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on May 12, 2022 at 7:50 am | 1 comment | 2302 Views

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Danville: Commission to vote on 2-story, mixed-use building on Hartz Avenue

The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to consider allowing a proposed development consisting of condos, commercial...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Dapper Danville, on May 11, 2022 at 7:05 pm | 3 comments | 3418 Views

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Diablo Vista band teacher announced as finalist for county Teacher of the Year

Diablo Vista Middle School music teacher Chavonta Edington has advanced as a finalist at the Contra Costa County level in...

Original post made on May. 4, 2022
Last comment by Danville Mom, on May 7, 2022 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 2437 Views

AROUND TOWN

SRVUSD announces end of Slip schedule for kindergartners

SRVUSD kindergarteners will no longer have the option of Slip schedules, which allow for smaller class sizes and more personalized...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by H, on May 6, 2022 at 8:40 am | 4 comments | 3177 Views

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With more enforcement power than ever, state relies on activists to enforce the 'duplex law'

Senate Bill 9 was going to herald the end of the single-family zoning that many see as a reason for the state's housing crisis....

Original post made on May. 5, 2022
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on May 5, 2022 at 7:12 am | 1 comment | 1579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Roadwork set for Round Hill area in Alamo this week

The Contra Costa County Public Works Department has announced a pavement repair project on several Alamo streets this week...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
Last comment by Chandra, on May 3, 2022 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2041 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Contra Costa DA Becton's husband named in sex abuse lawsuit

Lawyers for an alleged victim of child sex abuse by an employee of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Richmond wants...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by D, on May 2, 2022 at 11:45 am | 5 comments | 3685 Views

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BART board reinstates mask requirement

BART riders will once again be required to wear a mask while on BART property after the transit agency's Board of Directors...

Original post made on May. 2, 2022
Last comment by The Dude, on May 2, 2022 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 1213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Danville: Planning Commission to vote on proposed self-storage facility downtown

The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to consider approving the final measures necessary to allow for a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by Chris Koenig, on May 2, 2022 at 9:57 am | 6 comments | 3255 Views

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Can't fly anymore: Swalwell bill targets abusive airline passengers

Local congressman Eric Swalwell is one of two lawmakers who have introduced a bill that aims to tame the trend of aggressive...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2022
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on Apr 30, 2022 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 1741 Views

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EBMUD mandates 10% cuts to customers' water use

Aiming to curb water use, the board of the East Bay Municipal Utility District on Tuesday mandated a 10 % reduction districtwide,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2022
Last comment by dlq, on Apr 28, 2022 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 3544 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

'Turbocharging' our worst impulses: Obama speaks at Stanford about dangers the internet poses to democracy

The former president urged tech leaders to use Silicon Valley's spirit of innovation to tackle the serious threats facing...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2022
Last comment by D, on Apr 26, 2022 at 7:41 am | 1 comment | 1315 Views

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New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced last week by Tony...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
Last comment by MO, on Apr 25, 2022 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1138 Views

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Appellate court overturns conviction in Tri-Valley police chase over improper questioning

A defendant found guilty and sentenced to prison for leading law enforcement on a freeway chase between San Ramon and Dublin...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
Last comment by Nebuchadnezzar, on Apr 25, 2022 at 4:57 pm | 3 comments | 3338 Views
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