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Alamo club among 24 Hour Fitness centers closing for good amid pandemic

San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness chain is preparing to open many of its locations as novel coronavirus restrictions are eased,...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Grandma, on Jun 15, 2020 at 9:23 am | 2 comments | 3300 Views

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Governor says hair salons can reopen in 47 counties; Contra Costa not on list

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that 47 counties across the state, including Solano and Napa counties, can reopen hair...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Davy tran, on Jun 4, 2020 at 7:02 pm | 4 comments | 10660 Views

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Gold Award benefits visually impaired children in India

When Saachi Bhayani mulled over ideas for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, she knew she wanted to help underserved youngsters...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Member, on Jun 4, 2020 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 1879 Views

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Danville extends nightly curfew; sheriff holds off on mandatory countywide order

The town of Danville is continuing its nighttime curfew order for another three days in light of civil unrest in the East...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Oscar Pinelli, on Jun 3, 2020 at 8:51 pm | 5 comments | 16783 Views

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Retail shopping, childcare among the businesses reopening in Contra Costa County

Bay Area public health officers announced Monday that they "expect to move forward with additional openings" of businesses...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident of 30plus yrs, on Jun 3, 2020 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 3576 Views

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SR Planning Commission to review proposed fitness center in former OSH location

The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday will review a proposal for a fitness center on the former Orchard's Supply Hardware...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Anne Cavazos, on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 4460 Views

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County library system facing cuts as cities pay for fewer extra hours

Most Bay Area cities face budget problems owing directly to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and in Contra Costa County,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on Jun 1, 2020 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 3013 Views

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County health officer says COVID-19 restrictions will loosen carefully, deliberately

Dr. Chris Farnitano said he knows Bay Area residents are getting frustrated with what feels like a glacial pace in reopening...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Dickita P, on May 29, 2020 at 12:56 pm | 8 comments | 3832 Views

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Comment deadline extended for Contra Costa County drilling plan

The public comment period for a proposed exploratory oil and gas drilling operation west of Brentwood, on rural Contra Costa...

Original post made on May. 23, 2020
Last comment by Chalyse, on May 23, 2020 at 6:59 pm | 1 comment | 4187 Views

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Contra Costa County Superior Court to resume almost-full operations May 26

Most functions of the Contra Costa County Superior Court, including jury service, are set to reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May...

Original post made on May. 21, 2020
Last comment by KellyGamble, on May 21, 2020 at 7:59 am | 1 comment | 2825 Views

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Contra Costa County seeks contact tracing volunteers

Contra Costa County health officials are seeking volunteers to be "contact tracers" to research the connections between people...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Malcolm Hex, on May 20, 2020 at 12:55 am | 3 comments | 3596 Views

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San Ramon: City looks to use general fund reserves to make up for budgetary shortfall from COVID-19

San Ramon city officials say they will be able to make up for budget shortfalls resulting from the coronavirus pandemic using...

Original post made on May. 18, 2020
Last comment by Bob duPont, on May 18, 2020 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 2801 Views

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Public sector jobs untouched so far in Contra Costa County, but layoffs loom

While many businesses confront financial ruin and unemployment soars, jobs in Contra Costa County's public sector have remained...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by [email protected], on May 15, 2020 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 3749 Views

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Newsom proposes deep education, health care cuts in revised state budget

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised state budget proposal Thursday, with deep cuts in education and health care funding...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Long Term Resident, on May 15, 2020 at 8:42 am | 1 comment | 1437 Views

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Danville native's journey on 'American Idol' comes to an end

Danville's hometown "American Idol" contestant Grace Leer had her journey come to an end on Sunday, when she was eliminated...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by JS, on May 14, 2020 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 3249 Views

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Pleasanton: Nordstrom store in Stoneridge Shopping Center permanently closing

Nordstrom is closing its department store in Pleasanton's Stoneridge Shopping Center, corporate officials confirmed to the...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by HZ, on May 8, 2020 at 11:24 am | 1 comment | 10728 Views

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San Ramon council to consider installing license plate readers and security cameras for police

The San Ramon City Council will discuss equipping its city's streets with automated license plate readers and situational...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by CopFriend, on May 7, 2020 at 9:26 am | 18 comments | 5426 Views

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San Ramon developer acquires new property in Orinda

San Ramon-based housing developer Landsea Homes has announced its newest property acquisition in the region this month, which...

Original post made on May. 5, 2020
Last comment by MM, on May 7, 2020 at 6:43 am | 4 comments | 8589 Views

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Danville: Ben Curry's family holding vigil online on second anniversary of teen's death

Next Friday will mark two years since the on-campus drowning of San Ramon Valley High School freshman Ben Curry, and to remember...

Original post made on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by mrszalewski2, on May 5, 2020 at 3:58 pm | 3 comments | 3762 Views

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Fire damages house in San Ramon

San Ramon Valley Fire crews knocked down flames inside a house in southwestern San Ramon on Sunday afternoon, according to...

Original post made on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by Jeremy Walsh, editor, on May 4, 2020 at 8:18 am | 2 comments | 6998 Views
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