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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spare the Air alert issued for Friday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for this Friday (Aug. 1) because of unhealthy pollution levels expected in the Bay Area, air quality officials said.

Thursday, 5:18 PM | No comments yet
Judge rules Danville officials improperly approved housing development

The town of Danville acted improperly during its approval of a proposed residential development in the northeastern part of Danville last year, a Contra Costa County judge ruled this week.

Thursday, 5:06 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Don't let family stories disappear

To record family photographs and the stories behind them, Bill Levesque has launched Timeshaker.com. Photos can be uploaded to the site, then other family members can pitch in with their memories and background information.

Thursday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet
Authorities search for burglar in Alamo break-in

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office has asked for the public's help in identifying a suspect involved in a residential burglary earlier this month in Alamo.

Thursday, 11:59 AM | No comments yet
Danville businessman named president of Pleasanton North Rotary Club

Businessman Tom Hall, co-founder of Danville's Green Leaf Real Estate Capital, has begun a one-year term as president of Pleasanton North Rotary (PNR).

Thursday, 1:33 AM | No comments yet
Faria Preserve project set to return to San Ramon council

The San Ramon City Council is set to continue its public hearing on the Faria Preserve development project this Monday (Aug. 4).

Thursday, 1:28 AM | 5 comments
Danville dog park section to reopen next week

Town of Danville maintenance staff re-seeded a section of the large dog area at the Canine Corral Dog Park at Hap Magee Ranch Park, and the section is due to reopen next week.

Thursday, 1:13 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Seniors Series: Activities keep minds, bodies well-tuned

Once over the hill, we pick up speed -- so the joke goes. This may be so, but seniors today aim at slowing down the process, by eating right and exercising their brains as well as their bodies.

Wednesday, 10:44 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Oakland A's lease gets county board approval

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement to extend the Oakland Athletics' lease at the O.co Coliseum for another 10 years.

Tuesday, 2:03 PM | 1 comment
Alcohol violations, thefts lead San Ramon PD call log

The San Ramon Police Department provides the Danville-SanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 10-16, omitting the more mundane.

Tuesday, 1:57 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Pros and cons of adopting a new pet

When Gail Ruvalcaba met Puddles at the Valley Humane Society, she knew he was the purrfect pet for her. She was seeking to provide a good life -- and a good ending -- for a cat, and Puddles, although less than 2 years old, has a limited life expectancy.

Tuesday, 11:23 AM | 1 comment

Monday, July 28, 2014

San Ramon reschedules road closures

City officials have announced that recently advertised road construction on Bollinger Canyon and Norris Canyon roads was rescheduled, and the projects for both locations are now set for the first week of August.

Monday, 5:14 PM | No comments yet
Safeway shareholders approve Albertsons merger

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for the Tri-Valley, Safeway shareholders voted overwhelmingly Friday to approve the acquisition of the Pleasanton-based supermarket chain by an affiliate of Albertsons, another national supermarket firm that has its corporate headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

Monday, 3:48 PM | 1 comment
EBMUD, other agencies reach clean water pact

The East Bay Municipal Utility District, the city of Oakland and six other East Bay cities have reached an agreement with federal environmental regulators to prevent sewage overflows and spills into the San Francisco Bay, officials said Monday.

Monday, 2:51 PM | 2 comments
BART awarded $17.4 million anti-terrorism grant

BART has been awarded a $17.4 million transportation security grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), whose district covers San Ramon.

Monday, 10:27 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vandalism, theft, traffic stop arrests top DPD log

The Danville Police Department provides the Danville-SanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 13-19, omitting the more mundane.

Sunday, 10:52 PM | 1 comment

Friday, July 25, 2014

San Ramon council addresses water-use strategies

San Ramon's water sustainability -- past, present and future -- was the main topic of conversation Tuesday at the City Council meeting.

Friday, 3:31 PM | 5 comments
Governor signs truck fuel efficiency bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the fuel efficiency of trucks that move goods in California.

Friday, 1:58 PM | 1 comment
Dead bird in Danville among 11 new West Nile virus cases

Contra Costa County has seen 11 new positive cases of West Nile virus in mosquitoes, chickens and dead birds, including one crow found in Danville, officials announced Friday.

Friday, 10:44 AM | No comments yet

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 | 6 comments
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.

Thursday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
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.

Thursday, 10:31 AM | No comments yet

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 | 14 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

DSRSD's Kohnen Scholarship on Hold
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Fifty Ways to Craze Your Donors
By Tom Cushing | 0 comments | 668 views

Pleasanton's water use matches Las Vegas
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 479 views

Be a sport: Send us your youth sports news, scores and photos
By Gina Channell-Allen | 0 comments | 411 views

When Adult Children Go Off to College: Keeping Your Eye on The Law
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 344 views