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Monday, February 20, 2017

Danville council set for midyear budget review

The Danville Town Council is set to hear a positive report Tuesday evening about the town's budget situation midway through the fiscal year.

Monday, 12:54 PM | No comments yet
School board to hear Parcel Tax Oversight Committee's annual report

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to receive an annual report Tuesday from the district's Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, which concludes the nearly $6.8 million in tax revenue generated last school year was used appropriately.

Monday, 12:53 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon reviewing pair of proposed apartment complexes

The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday is set to take an early look at design concepts for two apartment complexes proposed to sit a couple blocks apart on the northwest side of the city.

Monday, 12:53 PM | 6 comments

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tri-Valley Lunar New Year gala set in Blackhawk this weekend

Scores of Tri-Valley residents and officials are ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend during a gala at the Blackhawk Museum that will feature Chinese gong fu, Indian dance, music and more entertainment while also serving as a fundraiser for a local internship program.

Sunday, 8:31 PM | No comments yet
Robberies, thefts, crashes top San Ramon police log

The San Ramon Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 17-30, omitting the more mundane.

Sunday, 8:29 PM | 2 comments

Friday, February 17, 2017

San Ramon recruiting residents for Dougherty Valley tree committee

The city of San Ramon is searching for Dougherty Valley residents interested in joining a new citizens committee to help the city as it works to handle tree and turf problems in planting strips in Dougherty Valley neighborhoods.

Friday, 12:11 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Creatures of comfort: Program provides pet therapy throughout region

Started over 15 years ago by the Pleasanton nonprofit, the program takes Tri-Valley residents and their dogs to schools, businesses, assisted living facilities and other spots around the East Bay.

Thursday, 9:48 PM | No comments yet
Street Smarts honors traffic-safety storybook's young artists

Hundreds of San Ramon Valley community members recently gathered to recognize 11 elementary school artists whose works won Street Smarts' 13th annual storybook poster contest and are featured in this year's traffic-safety storybook, "The Super Summer Scavenger Hunt with Safety Sam."

Thursday, 3:49 PM | No comments yet
Police looking for man who rammed stolen van into patrol car

Law enforcement officials are looking for a man accused of ramming a stolen vehicle into a patrol car in an attempt to evade police during a pursuit that later went into San Ramon before ending with the van in a Dublin creek.

Thursday, 3:13 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

San Ramon: Local PTAs holding parent education conference

The San Ramon Valley Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) is hosting its annual parent education conference next week with information on topics pertaining to students in preschool to high school and targeting parents, educators and other community members.

Wednesday, 4:22 PM | No comments yet
Hope Hospice expands services by acquiring home health agency

Hope Hospice recently announced it acquired Hayward-based St. Claire's Home Health in a move aimed at improving the local nonprofit's services by allowing its patients to transition seamlessly between home care and hospice care as their illnesses progress.

Wednesday, 2:32 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Pedestrian killed on I-580 on-ramp identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car on an Interstate Highway 580 on-ramp in Dublin early Tuesday morning was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau today as 63-year-old Jessie Lazos.

Wednesday, 12:19 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Identity thefts, car crashes, DUIs top Danville cop log

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, omitting the more mundane.

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Legislation would make it easier to pass local transportation funding measures

Proposed legislation announced by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) this week would make it easier for local governments to pass transportation funding measures.

Tuesday, 6:33 PM | 5 comments
'Pippi Longstocking' coming to Dougherty Valley stage

Her famed red pigtails and outrageous adventures are headed to San Ramon this weekend as the Bay Area Children's Theatre production of "Pippi Longstocking" comes to the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center during its regional run.

Tuesday, 6:09 PM | No comments yet

Monday, February 13, 2017

BART board votes for more bike parking, fewer seats on trains

More bikes and fewer seats on trains continue to be priorities for the BART board of directors, which voted Thursday to increase the number of bike parking spaces and to remove thousands of seats from hundreds of trains.

Monday, 5:42 PM | 4 comments
Danville council considers raising parking fee for new downtown development

The Danville Town Council is set to weigh options Tuesday for potentially increasing the fee charged to new downtown businesses who rely on municipal lots to provide parking for their patrons.

Monday, 5:12 PM | 4 comments
San Ramon council to hear update on Iron Horse Trail overcrossing at Bollinger

The San Ramon City Council is set to receive an update on city grant applications for the proposal to bring an overcrossing for the Iron Horse Regional Trail at Bollinger Canyon Road, as well as consider allocating $2 million in city general fund money toward the planned project Tuesday night.

Monday, 4:17 PM | 4 comments

Sunday, February 12, 2017

San Ramon: Partnerships, projects among themes in State of the City address

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson highlighted key city accomplishments and public projects from the past year during his State of the City address Thursday afternoon, with partnerships a common thread throughout much of this year's speech.

Sunday, 10:13 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Comedian Henry Cho returning to East Bay

Comedian Henry Cho makes one thing clear right up front when he takes the stage: In his east Tennessee drawl, he announces that he is from the south, hence the accent, and he is Korean. "I'm south Korean," he quips.

Sunday, 6:35 PM | No comments yet
Roadwork set in Danville this week

Crews will be performing roadwork in several areas around Danville over the next few days, according to town officials. Work will begin on Monday and continue through Wednesday. Projects will include fixing potholes, repaving streets and slide repair.

Sunday, 6:33 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dougherty Valley High senior to perform in symphony's 'Inspirational Journeys'

Livermore-Amador Symphony's 54th regular season continues Feb. 18 with "Inspirational Journeys" conducted by Music Director Lara Webber at the Bankhead Theater. The performance will feature the winners of the symphony's 2016-17 Competition for Young Musicians, including Dougherty Valley High pianist Sehyun (Eunice) Lee.

Thursday, 5:56 PM | 1 comment
Danville: Valentine's Stroll coming to downtown

Downtown Danville is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit this weekend, with 27 downtown merchants teaming up for a "Valentine's Stroll" during the final shopping weekend before the holiday Tuesday.

Thursday, 5:55 PM | No comments yet
Valentine's Day Angels: Patrolling the Golden Gate to help save lives

A day that is for many a chance to celebrate love and affection is for others a difficult one that can bring on feelings of loneliness, isolation and despair.

Thursday, 5:27 PM | 1 comment
Portion of Diablo Road reopens after storm-related closure

A portion of Diablo Road in Danville has reopened in both directions Thursday afternoon after a tree knocked power lines into the road Wednesday morning, causing the closure of the thoroughfare for more than 24 hours, according to a police spokesman.

Thursday, 2:39 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

San Ramon: Mayor set to deliver State of the City address

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to update the community on recent activities and future plans for San Ramon on Thursday afternoon while delivering the annual State of the City address.

Wednesday, 5:15 PM | No comments yet
Community Center to host Danville Home Expo on Sunday

Local residents will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with leading home improvement vendors, designers and contractors during the Danville Home Expo this Sunday at the Danville Community Center.

Wednesday, 5:06 PM | No comments yet
Assemblywoman Baker announces staffing changes

The San Ramon Valley's Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) announced this week a series of staffing changes in her Sacramento and district officials.

Wednesday, 3:29 PM | 3 comments
County supervisors approve jail expansion

During a crowded and occasionally unruly meeting that lasted several hours, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a proposal to expand a jail in Richmond.

Wednesday, 3:12 PM | No comments yet
Part of Diablo Road closed after large tree falls, knocks down power lines

A portion of Diablo Road in Danville will be closed to through traffic all day because of a downed tree and power lines, according to police.

Wednesday, 11:53 AM | No comments yet