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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Discover Diablo: Nonprofit launching free Mt. Diablo hike series

Local nonprofit Save Mount Diablo is kicking off its new series of free guided public hikes on Mount Diablo with a pair of events this weekend.

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San Ramon Valley congressmen receive committee assignments

The San Ramon Valley's two Democratic congressmen, U.S. Reps. Mark DeSaulnier and Eric Swalwell, recently announced their new committee assignments in the nation's capital.

Wednesday, 5:17 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Muslim group to host post-inauguration neighbors panel

Members of the Tri-Valley's Muslim community are joining together to present a neighbors panel the day after Inauguration Day aimed at educating people about Islam in the hopes of finding common ground and fostering mutual understanding.

Wednesday, 5:16 PM | No comments yet
Series of storms, high winds to lash Bay Area for several days

A series of storms will be moving through the Bay Area over the next several days, bringing heavy winds and more rain to an already saturated region, according to the National Weather Service.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Golden State Warriors break ground on new SF arena

The Golden State Warriors broke ground Tuesday on their $1 billion, privately funded San Francisco arena, further cementing the team's decision to leave Oakland where they've played for more than 40 years.

Tuesday, 9:06 PM | 4 comments
Hospice East Bay receives $950,000 grant to help expand services

The Hospice of the East Bay announced last week it was awarded a $950,000 grant from the Walnut Creek-based Thomas J. Long Foundation to help support the organization's end-of-life services in the San Ramon Valley and surrounding communities.

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East Bay Parks sets workshop on disaster plan draft

The East Bay Regional Park District is holding a public workshop next week to gather feedback and suggestions from residents to create a local hazard mitigation plan, a long-term guide to preparation for earthquakes, wildfires, floods, landslides, drought and other natural disasters within the 120,000-acre district, including the San Ramon Valley.

Tuesday, 3:45 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Creative quilts on display in upcoming 'Uncommon Thread' exhibit

The artistic design prowess of the Creative Fiber Artists Quilting Group is set to be on display for the public starting later this week when its "Uncommon Thread" exhibition opens at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville.

Tuesday, 2:48 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pleasanton 2017: Building boom continues

For a city that only a few years ago elected a slow-growth City Council, voted for a measure limiting the number of apartments and homes to 29,000 and even stalled the planned extension of Stoneridge Drive to Livermore by nearly a decade, times have changed. Just look at what's in store in 2017.

Monday, 9:27 PM | No comments yet
Danville council approves stringent marijuana regulations

New regulations for marijuana-related activities are set to take effect in Danville next month as part of town officials' response to statewide voters approving recreational marijuana use under Proposition 64 in November.

Monday, 5:02 PM | 10 comments
County seeks legal professionals as volunteers for high school mock trial program

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is looking for Bay Area legal professionals interested in giving back to the future of their field by volunteering as part of the county's 36th annual high school mock trial program, which begins next month.

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Commission to discuss new memory care facility, school expansion at church site

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk Tuesday about an early proposal to build a new senior memory care center and expand the existing private school at the Church of the Valley property along San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

County sheriff’s deputy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy was arrested early Friday morning in Sacramento on suspicion of attempted murder, police said Sunday.

Sunday, 10:49 PM | 1 comment
New jazz series coming to Village Theatre

Danville's Village Theatre is set to host some of the finest jazz entertainment in the area starting later this week when a new bimonthly jazz series launches at the historic downtown venue.

Sunday, 6:00 PM | No comments yet

Friday, January 13, 2017

Danville's congressman to skip Trump presidential inauguration

Second-term U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), whose district includes Danville and Alamo, has announced that he will not attend the presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump next Friday in Washington, D.C.

Friday, 6:04 PM | 72 comments
Danville: High schooler organizes bone marrow registry drive in mom's honor

With her late mother's memory close in her heart, local teen Ciara Chow is leading a bone marrow registry drive for the public next weekend at The Athenian School in Danville.

Friday, 4:05 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thefts, alcohol charges lead Danville police call log

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 25-31, omitting the more mundane.

Thursday, 10:34 PM | No comments yet
SRVHS boys lacrosse holding thriller film screening, producer talk

The San Ramon Valley High School boys lacrosse team is hosting a screening of filmmaker Warren Miller's 2016 ski-adventure movie "Here, There & Everywhere" as a fundraiser next Thursday night.

Thursday, 5:28 PM | 2 comments
Joe Gorton named San Ramon's permanent city manager

The San Ramon City Council voted unanimously in closed session Tuesday to appoint police chief Joe Gorton as the permanent city manager, just over six months after Gorton began pulling double duty as interim city manager.

Thursday, 11:52 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Burglaries, thefts top San Ramon cop log

The San Ramon Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, omitting the more mundane.

Wednesday, 10:02 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley workshop set on community choice energy

Local government officials in the San Ramon Valley are hosting a public workshop later this month to receive feedback from residents, business and community groups about the possibility of some Contra Costa County communities joining together to purchase energy for local consumers.

Wednesday, 8:05 PM | 2 comments
SRVUSD readying for kindergarten, TK enrollment window

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is preparing to welcome its youngest students to the earliest grade levels for next school year, with the 2017-18 kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) enrollment period set to open later this month.

Wednesday, 2:40 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Bay Area Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) introduced a new bill on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential candidates to publicly release their tax returns.

Tuesday, 10:55 PM | 6 comments
Thefts, vandalism lead Danville cop log

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 19-24, omitting the more mundane.

Tuesday, 10:54 PM | No comments yet
Court rules Steinle's parents can sue feds, but not SF or ex-sheriff

The parents of a Pleasanton native who was allegedly fatally shot by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco in 2015 can proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government, a U.S. magistrate judge has ruled.

Tuesday, 4:14 PM | 3 comments
Flooding closes Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon

Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon, between Bollinger Canyon Road and Norris Canyon Road in Castro Valley, has been closed due to localized flooding at mile marker 6.25, according to Alameda County public works officials.

Tuesday, 3:29 PM | No comments yet
CHP: Danville man dies after crashing truck into empty house

A 77-year-old Danville man died after veering off Interstate 680 and crashing his truck into an unoccupied house in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Tuesday, 12:15 PM | 2 comments

Monday, January 9, 2017

Council to consider consultant, committee for Dougherty Valley tree problem

The San Ramon City Council is set to talk Tuesday about how best to handle tree and turf problems in city planting strips in Dougherty Valley neighborhoods, including possibly contracting with a landscape consultant to develop a master plan and creating a citizens' committee to provide community input during the process.

Monday, 5:32 PM | 6 comments
School board to appoint members to facilities oversight committee

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider appointing residents Tuesday to serve on the district's Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee (FOAC), providing key input on current and future school facility needs and overseeing Measure D school bond spending among other tasks.

Monday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to talk marijuana rules, alternative electricity program

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss marijuana regulations, an alternative electricity program and town branding during a study session Tuesday morning.

Monday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board fires 1st-year Superintendent Rick Rubino

Less than three weeks after being placed on paid administrative leave and barely six months into his tenure, Rick Rubino has been removed from the position of Pleasanton school district superintendent, effective immediately.

Monday, 12:58 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Authorities ID woman killed by fallen tree

A 56-year-old woman who died in San Ramon on Saturday after a tree fell and struck her has been identified as Deborah McKeown, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

Monday, 12:25 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 8, 2017

DSRSD board approves water rate increase

In response to increased and restructured wholesale water rates, Dublin San Ramon Services District's Board of Directors unanimously approved a rate increase for its water customers in the Dougherty Valley and Dublin that will take effect Feb. 1.

Sunday, 8:48 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Woman killed by fallen tree at Canyon Lakes Golf Course

A woman was killed Saturday morning after a tree fell on her as she was walking through a San Ramon golf course, according to fire officials with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

Saturday, 9:19 PM | 2 comments

Friday, January 6, 2017

County health officials warn flu activity widespread in Bay Area

Contra Costa health officials joined colleagues across the North Bay on Friday urging residents to get vaccinated for influenza as the flu has reached "widespread levels" in California and areas with the most flu activity in the state include the Bay Area.

Friday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Danville council set to confirm stringent marijuana regulations

As Danville enters the new year, the Town Council is on track to implement new regulations on all marijuana-related activities in response to statewide voters approving recreational use in November.

Friday, 3:09 PM | 12 comments

School trustees move decisively
By Tim Hunt | 11 comments | 944 views