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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Board discusses new elementary school boundaries

As building plans on the new Dougherty Valley elementary school move forward, the San Ramon Valley school district is looking at how to arrange elementary school attendance area boundaries for the new campus and the four existing schools in the area.

Thursday, 5:23 PM | No comments yet
Reports of hit-and-run, theft 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 April 10-16, omitting the more mundane.

Thursday, 4:34 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

EBMUD continues call for voluntary 10% water cutback

The East Bay Municipal Utility District's board of directors voted Tuesday to ask their customers to continue voluntarily cutting their water use by 10% because the dry winter has reduced the amount of water in the agency's reservoirs.

Wednesday, 5:02 PM | 1 comment
Oakland A's reject 10-year lease extension

The Oakland A's have rejected a proposal by the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority to extend their lease at the O.co Coliseum for 10 years, the baseball team said.

Wednesday, 3:29 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Retail Safety Seminar set in Danville

Law enforcement is teaming with local organizations to present a class this Thursday evening (April 24) in Danville to educate local business owners about preventing retail theft.

Tuesday, 6:55 PM | No comments yet
PG&E meets with Contra Costa supervisors about tree removal plan

Members of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday that they would need more details from PG&E before the utility moves forward with a proposal to remove hundreds of trees from county property as part of a larger tree and vegetation removal plan to boost access to its gas pipeline network.

Tuesday, 6:43 PM | No comments yet
Warriors plan move to S.F.'s Mission Bay instead of waterfront

The Golden State Warriors on Tuesday formally announced their plans to build a new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay neighborhood, a shift from the team's original plans along the city's waterfront.

Tuesday, 1:09 PM | 1 comment

Monday, April 21, 2014

Water agencies to discuss how to protect local supply

Preserving the local water supply amid statewide drought will remain the primary theme for the governing boards of the water agencies serving San Ramon and Danville on Tuesday (April 22).

Monday, 6:18 PM | 3 comments
PG&E, city council to talk tree removal

PG&E representatives are set to meet with the San Ramon City Council and city residents Tuesday night (April 22) to discuss the company's proposal to remove trees, trim vegetation and address other obstructions around its natural gas transmission pipes.

Monday, 4:14 PM | 7 comments
Drug, alcohol arrests lead DPD call log

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

Monday, 2:51 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon Valley school board to hold public workshop

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hold a workshop Tuesday evening to discuss enrollment projections, school facilities and the new elementary school boundary revision plan.

Monday, 10:16 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, April 20, 2014

SRVFPD dispatch center receives excellence status

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District's 9-1-1 Communications Center has again been named an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence by a globally recognized nonprofit accreditation organization.

Sunday, 6:37 PM | 4 comments
Workshops promote clowning around

Many children, at one point, dream of running away with the circus but they usually lose interest by the time they finish elementary school.

Sunday, 5:58 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thefts lead San Ramon PD call log

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

Thursday, 6:17 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teen accepts plea deal for fatal crash that killed Dublin bicyclist

A Pleasanton teen has accepted a plea deal in the criminal case stemming from a high-speed crash on Foothill Road that killed a Dublin bicyclist last June.

Thursday, 4:28 PM | 25 comments
BART fined over fatal crash near Walnut Creek

BART has been fined $210,000 by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health for three safety violations that resulted in the deaths of two track workers during a strike last year, Cal/OSHA officials announced Thursday.

Thursday, 1:08 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

San Ramon teacher named county Teacher of the Year finalist

Coyote Creek Elementary School transitional kindergarten teacher Karen Young has been named one of four finalists for 2014-15 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, 5:02 PM | 2 comments
Tri-Valley nonprofit's yard sale to help sick and injured pets

Find that ideal item for around the house or a loved one and help sick or injured pets who need help their families cannot afford, at the Paws in Need yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 3. This year's sale is being held in the side yard of Milfleur, located in the historic Kottinger Barn at 200 Ray St. in Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 3:36 PM | No comments yet
Danville police to host Drug Take-Back Day

Danville residents hoping to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications will be able to do so this weekend at the town offices in recognition of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Wednesday, 3:11 PM | 4 comments
Deal reached on Bay Area patent office

The San Jose City Council Tuesday approved a deal for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to lease space at City Hall, five months after the federal agency chose San Jose as the site of a permanent satellite office.

Wednesday, 1:11 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

San Ramon seeks applicants for commissions, committees

The city of San Ramon is currently seeking applicants to fill seats on two city commissions, one city committee and one regional committee.

Tuesday, 6:55 PM | No comments yet
Officials say airports are new front in human trafficking

Anti-trafficking advocates and Bay Area prosecutors and congresspersons said Tuesday that airports are an important new front in combating human trafficking and rescuing victims.

Tuesday, 6:36 PM | 8 comments
IRS renews phone scam warning after receiving 20,000 complaints

The IRS this week renewed its warning last fall about a pervasive phone scam that continues to target people across the U.S.

Tuesday, 12:46 PM | 1 comment

Monday, April 14, 2014

Police: Tri-Valley woman arrested after Jack in the Box stabbing

An employee at a Jack in the Box fast food restaurant in Pleasanton was stabbed multiple times early Sunday by a female customer, according to police.

Monday, 6:02 PM | 3 comments
San Ramon Planning Commission set for another Faria discussion

The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday night (April 15) is scheduled to hold its seventh public hearing on the Faria Preserve residential development proposed for the northwest part of the city.

Monday, 5:51 PM | No comments yet
State revenues totaled $6.4 billion in March, controller reports

State Controller John Chiang said Friday that revenues for March totaled $6.4 billion, surpassing estimates in the 2014-15 governor's budget by $470.9 million, or 7.9%.

Monday, 5:17 PM | 3 comments
Danville council to consider series of informational reports

The Danville Town Council is set to receive a half-dozen reports Tuesday night (April 15) on a range of issues, including mosquito abatement, town investments and heritage resources.

Monday, 4:22 PM | 5 comments

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Monte Vista High focuses on safe driving with Every 15 Minutes presentation

Monte Vista High students got a personal glimpse at the potentially traumatic effects of driving while intoxicated last week, taking part in the school's Every 15 Minutes educational event.

Sunday, 10:20 PM | 5 comments
Man sentenced for killing Contra Costa County jail nurse

An El Cerrito man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the unprovoked killing of a 55-year-old nurse who was treating him while he was incarcerated in county jail in Martinez in 2010.

Sunday, 9:09 PM | 2 comments
Theft reports, DUI arrests lead DPD call log

The Danville Police Department provides the Danville Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 30 to April 5, omitting the more mundane.

Sunday, 8:23 PM | 3 comments

PG&E: How does the piper pay?
By Tom Cushing | 11 comments | 747 views

Getting rid of an old toilet
By Roz Rogoff | 13 comments | 674 views

More changes coming to ValleyCare
By Tim Hunt | 17 comments | 655 views

Take Full Advantage of Free Standardized Testing Opportunities
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 561 views