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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 | No comments yet
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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Danville resident honored for police volunteerism

Danville police volunteer Paul Cowell has been honored for years of service to the town through the department's Volunteer In Policing (VIP) program.

Monday, 4:27 PM | 1 comment
Stanford seeks children who like milkshakes for obesity study

Stanford University researchers are looking for volunteers to participate in their experiment -- by drinking chocolate milkshakes.

Monday, 4:23 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon residents organize protest against Creekside Memorial Cemetery

More than 450 people participated in a hike Saturday to protest against the Creekside Memorial Cemetery proposed for the Tassajara Valley.

Monday, 4:03 PM | 15 comments

Sunday, August 17, 2014

New credit scoring could help home buyers

The National Association of Realtors this week praised a decision by FICO, the Fair Isaac Corp. credit monitoring agency, that it will no longer penalize borrowers for certain debt-collection activities when calculating credit scores.

Sunday, 6:38 PM | 6 comments
Water agencies ordered to enforce statewide restrictions

A state agency Thursday ordered local water agencies to enforce mandatory statewide water restrictions implemented because of California's
severe drought.

Sunday, 6:36 PM | 3 comments
Burglaries, crashes lead 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 July 27-Aug. 2, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

Sunday, 6:35 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon seeks new home for Central Park basketball courts

As the ground breaking of the San Ramon City Hall building draws near, relocation of the basketball courts that currently occupy the construction area was discussed at the San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission meeting Wednesday.

Sunday, 6:34 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Warriors player surprises San Ramon basketball camp

Participants at a San Ramon basketball clinic received a surprise visit Tuesday from Golden State Warriors center Festus Ezeli.

Thursday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet
Danville council restricts parking near SRVHS

The Danville Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to restrict parking on Las Barrancas Drive near San Ramon Valley High after residents voiced concerns about traffic and pedestrian safety in the neighborhood.

Thursday, 1:57 PM | 11 comments
Back-to-school nights set in San Ramon Valley

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District posted a list this week of dates and times for each school's back-to-school night event. The list is arranged in columns by name of school, date, grade and time.

Thursday, 12:23 PM | No comments yet
SRPD logs feature vandalism, crashes, thefts

The San Ramon Police Department provides the DanvilleSanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 24-30, omitting the more mundane.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Danville council declares intent to ban plastic bags

Danville could be on its way to banning single-use carryout plastic bags after the Town Council approved a resolution of intent to restrict distribution of such bags Tuesday.

Wednesday, 8:01 PM | 13 comments
Danville to appeal ruling in SummerHill Homes lawsuit

The Danville Town Council has voted unanimously to appeal a Contra Costa County judge's recent ruling that the town acted improperly during its approval of a new residential development proposed for the northeast part of town.

Wednesday, 7:02 PM | 52 comments
Bay Area gas prices fall steeply in July

Gas prices throughout Northern California dropped steeply in July and are now under $4 per gallon in most of the Bay Area, AAA officials said Tuesday.

Wednesday, 6:15 PM | No comments yet
Late-night freeway crash reported near Alamo

Four lanes were closed for more than an hour on Interstate 680 near Alamo following a crash involving a trailer and another vehicle late Tuesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Wednesday, 1:09 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Builders find housing market improving among older buyers

Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market for buyers 55 years old and beyond was up year over year in the second quarter of 2014.

Tuesday, 5:52 PM | No comments yet
EBMUD implements new watering restrictions

The San Ramon Valley's primary water provider told its customers Tuesday afternoon to comply with new statewide mandatory watering restrictions, but said it would not issue tickets or fines to users who ignore the recently adopted rules.

Tuesday, 5:45 PM | 37 comments
Water treatment plant receives award

Zone 7 Water Agency's Del Valle water treatment plant was recently recognized for receiving a "Directors Award of Recognition" from the Partnership of Safe Water for 15 consecutive years.

Tuesday, 5:14 PM | 1 comment
City: Flyers about San Ramon casino are false

San Ramon city officials have posted a message on the city website denying claims made in a flyer that has been mailed to residents asking them to contact the city about a "new casino in San Ramon."

Tuesday, 3:08 PM | 6 comments

Monday, August 11, 2014

Actor Robin Williams dies; made his mark in Danville with 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Actor Robin Williams, who was found dead at his Bay Area home Monday, left his mark in Danville in the early-1990s with the filming of "Mrs. Doubtfire."

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San Ramon council to discuss city limit sign

The San Ramon City Council will consider Tuesday (Aug. 12) whether to allow the town of Danville to replace a San Ramon city logo with a Danville town logo on a monument sign near the city/town limits on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

Monday, 5:51 PM | 2 comments
Danville council to talk plastic bag ban

Danville may join neighboring Tri-Valley communities in banning retailers and restaurants from providing single-use plastic bags to customers. The town council is set to consider its options Tuesday night.

Monday, 5:28 PM | 9 comments
Candidate lists set for local elections

The candidate lists are set as the nomination period has closed for seats on the Danville Town Council, San Ramon Valley school board and other regional governing boards up for election this November.

Monday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Alamo VP takes top post at Pleasanton school

Stone Valley Middle School vice principal Karen Johnson has been selected as principal at Alisal Elementary School in Pleasanton.

Sunday, 9:58 PM | 1 comment
Active shooter training in Danville

More than 50 police officers and fire personnel from San Ramon Valley public safety agencies teamed up Thursday at Monte Vista High School in Danville to respond during a simulated active shooter scenario.

Sunday, 9:48 PM | 5 comments

Friday, August 8, 2014

Dead birds in Danville, Alamo test positive for West Nile virus

The Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District confirmed Friday two dead birds from Danville and Alamo, as well as two from Pinole and Concord, tested positive for West Nile virus.

Friday, 2:37 PM | 3 comments
Swalwell talks veterans' rights, local issues at San Ramon town hall meeting

Approximately 150 people packed the Terrace Room at the San Ramon Community Center Thursday for Congressman Eric Swalwell's Town Hall Meeting. His main focus was the local economy, veterans' rights, homeland security, immigration reform and district issues.

Friday, 11:17 AM | No comments yet

Jim Kohnen Post Office Signed into Law
By Roz Rogoff | 5 comments | 778 views

CPRA: Balancing privacy, public's right to know
By Gina Channell-Allen | 3 comments | 421 views

Five Will Get You Fives
By John A. Barry | 2 comments | 148 views