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Monday, September 1, 2014

CHP: Driver dies in fiery Alamo crash

Authorities are investigating a fatal solo-vehicle crash that occurred along Stone Valley Road in Alamo early Sunday morning.

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Walgreens proposal heads to San Ramon Planning Commission

The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday (Sept. 2) will hold a public hearing about a new Walgreens proposed for the Dougherty Valley.

Monday, 3:51 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss agreement with PG&E

The Danville Town Council on Tuesday (Sept. 2) will be considering the approval of an agreement with PG&E regarding the utility company's proposed plan to remove vegetation and other obstructions near its natural-gas pipelines.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' to premiere in Danville

Role Players Ensemble is presenting the opening night showing of Tennessee Williams' play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" on Sept. 5.

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Readers Choice voting ends on Labor Day

It's time to vote for your favorite places to eat, drink, shop and spend time in the San Ramon Valley. Balloting ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday (Sept. 1).

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

At-risk San Ramon woman found alive

San Ramon resident Luba Lusherovich has been found alive in the Norris Canyon Road area of San Ramon on Saturday afternoon, according to her family members.

Saturday, 6:09 PM | 1 comment

Friday, August 29, 2014

Traffic stop arrests, burglaries top Danville PD call log

The Danville Police Department provides the DanvilleSanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 10-16.

Friday, 4:39 PM | 1 comment
Search for missing San Ramon woman enters third day

Authorities have begun the third day of searching for a missing 77-year-old San Ramon woman who suffers from dementia and speaks little English.

Friday, 1:14 PM | 1 comment
Want to see your photo on the cover of a magazine?

DanvilleSanRamon.com is looking for photos that exemplify life in San Ramon Valley to be used in the annual San Ramon Valley Life magazine that publishes Oct. 24.

Friday, 10:35 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BART launches new public safety app

BART on Thursday morning lauched a new app available for Apple and Google Android devices that will enable riders to more easily report crimes and suspicious activities to transit police.

Thursday, 5:03 PM | 1 comment
Scottish games come to Tri-Valley

Labor Day weekend in the Tri-Valley won't be just an opportunity to celebrate the end of summer, but it will also be a weekend filled with kilts, bag pipes and the 149th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games.

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Search continues for missing San Ramon woman

The search continued in San Ramon late Thursday afternoon for a missing 77-year-old woman who suffers from dementia and speaks little English, authorities said.

Thursday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
Danville teacher formally charged with child porn possession

A Danville middle school teacher has been formally charged with possessing child pornography after authorities allege he had more than 600 illicit images and videos depicting children engaged in sexual acts, Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark A. Peterson announced Thursday.

Thursday, 10:31 AM | 24 comments
San Ramon police continue search for missing woman

San Ramon police are continuing to search Thursday morning for a missing woman who suffers from dementia and speaks little English, officials said.

Thursday, 9:51 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

California home sales, prices rise in July

California home sales in July posted higher for the second straight month, and while the statewide median home price rose from the previous month as well as a year ago, the pace of appreciation continued to slow.

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Danville, San Ramon collaborating on new entry sign

The town of Danville and city of San Ramon have joint plans to install a new entry sign for drivers coming into Danville from the south.

Wednesday, 5:48 PM | 5 comments
Local bike infrastructure bill heads to governor

A proposed new method for communities to help fund bike paths and trails has made its way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk by way of Senate Bill 1183, introduced by State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord).

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | 8 comments
Burglaries, thefts, DUIs lead San Ramon PD call log

The San Ramon Police Department provides the DanvilleSanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 7-13, omitting the more mundane.

Wednesday, 2:28 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Feinstein calls for earthquake 'Early-Warning System'

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) this week called on the state and federal governments to partner with the private sector to build an integrated earthquake early-warning system to save lives and property.

Tuesday, 5:55 PM | 3 comments
San Ramon Valley students earn National Merit Scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced three students from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District as winners of college-sponsored scholarships.

Tuesday, 5:31 PM | 2 comments
Governor signs cellphone 'kill switch' law

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday could make smartphones a lot less vulnerable to prospective thieves in the Bay Area and beyond.

Tuesday, 4:09 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon software firm acquired by LexisNexis

San Ramon-based software firm Coplogic has been acquired by LexisNexis Risk Solutions in a deal announced earlier this month.

Tuesday, 4:09 PM | No comments yet

Monday, August 25, 2014

State legislature passes oversight bill for transportation 'megaprojects'

State legislators have signed off on a bill introduced by State Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) targeting how public agencies manage large-scale transportation projects in California.

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New Native American exhibit opens in Danville

A new exhibit, "Native American Life," is now open in Danville for visitors to learn about the indigenous people who inhabited the San Ramon Valley more than 5,000 years ago.

Monday, 5:33 PM | 1 comment
Thefts, traffic stop arrests lead Danville police log

The Danville Police Department provides Danville Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 3-9, omitting the more mundane.

Monday, 5:09 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon author up for national award

San Ramon author and teacher Dana Mentink is a finalist in the romantic suspense category of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Carol Awards for her book "Jungle Fire."

Monday, 5:06 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bankruptcy court seeks jury trial for Community Foundation leaders

An Alameda County bankruptcy court trustee is seeking a jury trial for the leaders of the now defunct Tri-Valley Community Foundation in an effort to collect $928,000 in appropriated funds that the foundation didn't have.

Sunday, 9:34 PM | No comments yet
Sunday earthquake largest since Loma Prieta in 1989

A 6.0 earthquake that centered near South Napa shook Bay Area residents in their beds early Sunday morning. U.S. Geological Survey officials said the earthquake is the largest to hit the Bay Area since the Loma Prieta Earthquake almost 25 years ago.

Sunday, 9:31 PM | 1 comment

Friday, August 22, 2014

Danville man, teacher arrested for child pornography

Danville resident Mitchell Wolf, 58, a teacher at Diablo Vista Middle School in Danville, was arrested Friday for possession of child pornography.

Friday, 6:59 PM | 38 comments

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Pleasanton, Concord trail extension finished

The East Bay Regional Park District held a dedication ceremony at Creekside Park Tuesday for the completion of the Iron Horse Trail extension from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station to Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton.

Thursday, 4:25 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon City Hall to break ground next month

The ground-breaking of the long-awaited new San Ramon City Hall building is set for Sept. 9 at Central Park.

Thursday, 4:19 PM | 15 comments
Concord man's death not believed to be related to Danville fight

Police said foul play does not appear to be involved in the death of a 20-year-old Concord man who was involved in a fight in Danville over the weekend.

Thursday, 9:53 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SRVUSD creates new volunteer requirements

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has implemented a new online application system for adults wishing to volunteer on a school campus or drive students on school-related trips.

Wednesday, 5:51 PM | No comments yet
Police looking into possibility man's death related to Danville fight

A 20-year-old man's death on Tuesday might be linked to a fight in Danville over the weekend, said police.

Wednesday, 2:13 PM | No comments yet
Vehicle crashes, possession arrests lead San Ramon PD call log

The San Ramon Police Department provides the DanvilleSanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 31-Aug. 6, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

Wednesday, 1:31 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

S.F. lawyer nominated for No. California federal court post

A former federal prosecutor and current law firm partner was nominated by President Barack Obama Monday to serve on the San Francisco-based U.S. District Court for Northern California, which handles cases involving Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley

Tuesday, 4:01 PM | No comments yet
SRVFPD recognized for financial reporting

For the 13th year in a row, the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District has received the certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

Tuesday, 3:57 PM | 1 comment
Alamo writer/producer films movie locally; daughter stars

Greg Lyon, who lives in Alamo, began writing the script for "Gibby" about four years ago after seeing a father and daughter and their gibbon when he was picking up his son from a summer camp at Stanford University.

Tuesday, 3:26 PM | No comments yet
Traffic delays on Short Street, Railroad Avenue

Motorists should anticipate traffic delays and road blocks on Short Street and Railroad Avenue on Aug. 20th for a major construction project.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet

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