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County supervisors approve controversial Seven Hills Ranch development

After hearing from at least 50 speakers spanning about six hours, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by Cyndie, on Nov 30, 2022 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 2400 Views

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Sheriff's office inundated with concealed weapon permit requests

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office says it has been inundated with requests for concealed carry weapon permits since...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2022
Last comment by David, on Nov 24, 2022 at 11:20 am | 2 comments | 2021 Views

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vanZee pulls ahead to healthy lead in latest election count for SRVUSD Area 1

More than a week after the election, the race for SRVUSD Area 1 has flipped again, with current leader Jesse vanZee now at...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Gina M Channell, Publisher, on Nov 21, 2022 at 10:06 am | 7 comments | 3509 Views

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Around the Valley: Influencing elections

A close look at San Ramon's 2022 candidate campaign finance filings set off alarm bells for me. It appears special interests...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on Nov 18, 2022 at 7:04 am | 1 comment | 2009 Views

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Election: Petersen regains lead over vanZee in latest count for SRVUSD Area 1

The results of the race for the one competitive seat on the SRVUSD board have flipped twice so far as county officials continue...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on Nov 11, 2022 at 5:43 pm | 1 comment | 3453 Views

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Settlement announced over Chevron diesel fuel leak in 2021

The county DA's Office and state Department of Fish and Wildlife on Friday announced a settlement with Chevron over a leak...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by The Dude, on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:41 am | 1 comment | 1966 Views

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California might levy a new tax on oil companies. Here's what to know

Here are the basics of the new windfall profit tax Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed, and how similar taxes have worked in the past. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Parent and Voter, on Nov 8, 2022 at 6:10 am | 1 comment | 1242 Views

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Editorial: 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...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by Grant Richardson, on Nov 5, 2022 at 3:42 pm | 7 comments | 2085 Views

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What a Week: My first Halloween as a dad

This year of firsts for me rings in another milestone on Monday as our growing 10-month-old son experiences Halloween No....

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Oct 30, 2022 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1782 Views

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County supervisors set to launch Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will hear recommendations about the structure and other details about...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by Harrison Tamaki, on Oct 29, 2022 at 3:17 pm | 11 comments | 1865 Views

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What you need to know about voter fraud in California

You're hearing a lot more about election integrity - for a lot of reasons. Since the 2020 election, the issue has been fueled...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer Gerston, on Oct 17, 2022 at 7:12 am | 7 comments | 2607 Views

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California is a hotspot for catalytic converter theft. Will new laws make a difference?

A disproportionate share of catalytic converter thefts happen in California. Here's what lawmakers are trying to do about...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2022
Last comment by psmacintosh, on Oct 12, 2022 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 2283 Views

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Danville council to vote on continued outdoor dining

The Danville Town Council is poised to vote on a measure Tuesday that would allow extended use of expanded outdoor dining...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2022
Last comment by Bruno Lentz, on Oct 12, 2022 at 1:31 pm | 7 comments | 1884 Views

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San Ramon PD arrests guitar teacher on suspicion of sexual misconduct against minor

A Vallejo man who owns a guitar instruction business was arrested by officers from the San Ramon Police Department this week...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Carrie Peterson, on Oct 2, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 4954 Views

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Prosecutors charge Pinole man in Walnut Creek Rolex robbery

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has charged a 40-year-old Pinole man in connection with a Rolex watch...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2022
Last comment by Paul Clark, on Sep 23, 2022 at 10:51 am | 8 comments | 3033 Views

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San Ramon Planning Commission to consider scaled-back Bishop Ranch housing proposal

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to discuss a proposed housing development that would bring hundreds of new...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2022
Last comment by SRV Resident, on Sep 20, 2022 at 3:44 pm | 1 comment | 2946 Views

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State bill on police radio encryption dies in committee

A proposal to require California law enforcement agencies to find alternatives to full encryption of radio communications...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Leo, on Sep 15, 2022 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 1517 Views

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What a Week: Reflecting on 9/11

Rather than rehash familiar stories of 9/11, I wanted to individualize and share the experience this year. So I pulled my...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 13, 2022 at 9:33 pm | 1 comment | 2251 Views

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Man dies from 'food-related' reaction at Walnut Creek senior living facility

A 94-year-old man living at an Atria Senior Living facility in Walnut Creek died after a food-related reaction -- the second...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2022
Last comment by Bob Taylor, on Sep 9, 2022 at 11:04 am | 6 comments | 2122 Views

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Tri-Valley, along with rest of state, avoid rolling power outages as heat wave strains grid

Tri-Valley communities, like the rest of California, avoided rotating power outages thanks to successful conservation Tuesday...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2022
Last comment by Wei Zhao, on Sep 7, 2022 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 1422 Views
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