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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Four candidates in San Ramon Valley school board race so far

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has three Board of Education seats up for election this fall and so far four people have taken the first step toward entering the race.

Thursday, 5:21 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon mayor's breakfast set for Friday

The city of San Ramon's monthly mayor breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Clementine's Restaurant, located at 18070 San Ramon Valley Boulevard in San Ramon.

Thursday, 5:14 PM | No comments yet
Spare the Air alert issued as triple-digit temps loom

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday, when possible triple-digit temperatures and low winds are expected to create unhealthy pollution in the region.

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Danville residents, police to take part in National Night Out

Danville residents can join forces with neighbors and Danville police to celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 5.

Thursday, 11:54 AM | No comments yet
Cuisine creations: A look inside Safeway Culinary Kitchens

In the Safeway Culinary Kitchens in Dublin, executive chef Jeff Anderson and his team explore new ways to bring food to the table and establish farm-to-table avenues for fresh products.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Danville mayor, councilwoman file election papers

A pair of Danville Town Council seats are up for election this November, and the two incumbents were the first candidates to qualify for the race.

Wednesday, 3:54 PM | 6 comments
TRAFFIX expands bus service to San Ramon Valley High

TRAFFIX will be expanding bus services to include San Ramon Valley High on a one-year trial basis for the upcoming school year, according to Danville town officials.

Wednesday, 2:22 PM | 2 comments
Governor signs bill aimed at easing sexual assault victims' access to counseling

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday aims to ease the process for sexual assault victims to receive counseling services.

Wednesday, 10:41 AM | 1 comment
Contra Costa unemployment rises 0.2%

Unemployment rates in the Bay Area increased slightly from May to June, bucking a downward trend statewide, according to data released Friday by California's Employment Development Department.

Wednesday, 10:35 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Local veterans talk show debuts Monday

A new live local monthly talk show, "Veterans' Voices," will address the needs of East Bay veterans, including those in the San Ramon Valley, and feature a variety of guest speakers and discussions.

Tuesday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet
Fruit from Costco, Trader Joe's recalled after detection of possibly harmful bacteria

A California packing company is recalling whole fruit sold through Costco, Trader Joe's and other retailers after possibly harmful bacteria may have contaminated their produce, the company announced Saturday.

Tuesday, 1:46 PM | 2 comments
School board names new Cal High principal

San Ramon's California High School has a new principal after the school board voted to appoint Sarah Wondolowski to the head post Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 11:52 AM | 1 comment

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tri-Valley Heroes

We are seeking nominations and sponsorships for the Tri-Valley Heroes awards program, our salute to the individuals, groups or organizations that stand out because of their actions, integrity or honor.

Monday, 4:29 PM | No comments yet
School board special meeting to focus on personnel matters

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to have a special meeting to discuss primarily personnel matters Tuesday morning (July 22).

Monday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss sustainable water use

The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday (July 22) is set to receive a presentation on water use and water management strategies amid the current California drought.

Monday, 2:52 PM | 3 comments
San Ramon police, neighborhoods to recognize National Night Out

San Ramon police and neighborhoods throughout the city are joining forces to participate in the 31st Annual National Night Out on Aug. 5.

Monday, 1:04 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Town sets social media workshop for Danville businesses

The Town of Danville is set to host a social media workshop Tuesday for business owners in Danville. The free workshop will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building, 115 E. Prospect Avenue, from 7-10 a.m.

Sunday, 10:10 PM | No comments yet
2.5-magnitude earthquake hits near Blackhawk

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.5 struck an area near Blackhawk on Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sunday, 10:08 PM | No comments yet

Friday, July 18, 2014

Danville golfer wins state tournament

Danville golfer Sara Banke won the California Women's State Championship tournament at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa golf course in Ventura County last week.

Friday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet
Court seeks input on proposed local rule changes

The public is invited to email comments to the Contra Costa Superior Court about the Draft Local Court Rules that will become effective on Jan. 1, 2015.

Friday, 2:35 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon schedules street closures

The city of San Ramon has announced two street closures during the next week for the resurfacing of Bollinger Canyon and Norris Canyon roads.

Friday, 2:15 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bay Area home sales up slightly in June

Bay Area home sales were slightly up in June but remained below long-term levels, according to data services provider DataQuick.

Thursday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet
Danville council OKs Lawrence Road traffic-safety plan

A new three-way stop sign and raised center median are set to be installed along portions of Danville's Lawrence Road to allay traffic-safety concerns in a residential neighborhood near Diablo Vista Middle School.

Thursday, 4:48 PM | 8 comments
Indecent exposure, theft reports lead Danville PD log

The Danville Police Department provides the DanvilleSanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 6-12, omitting the more mundane.

Thursday, 1:57 PM | 2 comments
Judge: California death penalty system is unconstitutionally cruel

California's death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment because the system is "dysfunctional" and its implementation arbitrary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Thursday, 1:08 PM | 12 comments

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Vandalism, crashes, battery arrests top SRPD call log

The San Ramon Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 3-8, omitting the more mundane.

Wednesday, 5:09 PM | 1 comment
Local artist learns to embrace two cultures

When Minnie Phan began to draw as a young child, she kept her sketches to herself. "It was something I did secretly, as an escape," she recalled.

Wednesday, 4:18 PM | No comments yet
Governor appoints new Contra Costa County judge

Danielle K. Douglas, a San Francisco Democrat and former local prosecutor, was appointed Wednesday to the Contra Costa County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Wednesday, 2:55 PM | 1 comment
Danville prepares for Hot Summer Nights car show

Hartz and East Prospect avenues will be closed to motorists in Danville this Thursday (July 17) for the Hot Summer Nights car show, being held from 4-9 p.m.

Wednesday, 2:24 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

East Bay luxury home sales soar more than 35% in May

Luxury home sales in the East Bay soared more than 35% in May as the high-end market remained strong heading into summer.

Tuesday, 4:54 PM | No comments yet
Nomination season begins for local elections

The candidate filing period for the Nov. 4 general election began Monday and continues through Aug. 8, with seats on governing boards for local agencies and special districts set to be contested.

Tuesday, 3:52 PM | 1 comment
School board to revisit minutes reflecting nonexistent vote

The San Ramon Valley school board plans to correct recently approved meeting minutes that reflected a procedural vote that never took place, district officials said this week.

Tuesday, 3:22 PM | 4 comments

Monday, July 14, 2014

Danville council meetings on plastic bag ban, Lawrence Road traffic safety

The Danville Town Council has two special meetings this week about a potential plastic bag ban sandwiched around a regular meeting Tuesday night (July 15) during which council members will debate installing new traffic-safety measures near Diablo Vista Middle School.

Monday, 5:29 PM | 11 comments
Eugene O'Neill Festival to celebrate theater

The Eugene O'Neill Festival is set to explore "The Art of Escape" through a series of events and theater productions from late August through mid-September.

Monday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Theft incidents top Danville police log

The Danville Police Department provides the Danville-SanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from June 29 to July 5, omitting the more mundane.

Monday, 4:34 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Danville opens fiscal year under new budget

With the new fiscal year underway this month, the town of Danville has begun operating under the 2014-15 budget, a $38 million spending plan approved unanimously by the town council.

Sunday, 8:15 PM | No comments yet
Lawsuit with Tri-Valley link challenges DOJ suspicious activity reports

Five Californians who claim their innocent activities were wrongfully swept into government reports on alleged potential terrorism sued the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court in San Francisco Thursday.

Sunday, 7:37 PM | 5 comments
Donate blood in San Ramon, Alamo

The American Red Cross is set to host two blood drives in the San Ramon Valley where eligible blood donors can help prevent a summer blood shortage.

Sunday, 7:31 PM | No comments yet

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