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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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 | No comments yet
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.

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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 | No comments yet
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 next week 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 | 4 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 | 2 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 | 4 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 | 2 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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Caltrans roadwork in Danville to affect Camino Ramon traffic

Officials have announced Caltrans roadwork planned on Camino Ramon on Friday and Saturday as part of signage installation for the Interstate 680 Auxiliary Lanes project.

Thursday, 3:28 PM | No comments yet
School board discusses drug and alcohol testing for bus drivers

San Ramon Valley school board members emphasized their concern for student safety Tuesday during a discussion of proposed revisions to the district's drug- and alcohol-testing policy for school bus operators and other personnel required to have commercial driver's licenses for work.

Thursday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet
Health care signup deadline looms for uninsured

Authorities are reminding Californians without health insurance they have less than a week to sign up for it and avoid a tax penalty.

Thursday, 1:13 PM | 12 comments

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

School board OKs higher developer fees

The San Ramon Valley school board raised residential developer fees Tuesday to support additional or expanded school facilities as new housing brings more families and students to the district.

Wednesday, 6:33 PM | 2 comments
Union protest planned locally over Postal Service 'privatization'

Unionized workers Wednesday afternoon are planning to protest what they call the privatization of the U.S. Postal Service.

Wednesday, 6:03 PM | 7 comments
Northern California gas prices jump 14 cents over past month

The average price for a gallon of gas has gone up 14 cents in the past month, the American Automobile Association of Northern California announced Tuesday.

Wednesday, 5:16 PM | 3 comments
Danville seeks applicants for town commissions

The town of Danville is accepting applications for residents interested in filling vacancies on two commissions and one committee.

Wednesday, 4:50 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge toll rates rise

Motorists are paying one more dollar to drive across the Golden Gate Bridge as new toll rates went into effect Monday.

Tuesday, 5:26 PM | No comments yet
State returns $27.6 million in security deposits to 5,000 businesses

The California Board of Equalization began returning approximately $27.6 million in cash deposits to more than 5,000 businesses in California and out-of-state this week.

Tuesday, 5:23 PM | No comments yet
Traveling abroad? Get 2 measles doses 28 days apart

Health officials are advising people planning international travel to take precautions against measles due to a high incidence of the disease in California this year.

Tuesday, 5:21 PM | No comments yet

Monday, April 7, 2014

Grand jury returns indictment against state senator, 28 others

State Sen. Leland Yee, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 other defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges that include public corruption, gun and drug trafficking and a murder-for-hire plot.

Monday, 5:54 PM | 6 comments
Parking rates rise in downtown Walnut Creek

Parking meter rates in downtown Walnut Creek jumped from $1 to $2 per hour Monday as the city also moves to a seven-day-a-week metering system in an attempt to free up street parking downtown.

Monday, 5:53 PM | 5 comments
School board to discuss new Dougherty Valley elementary campus

The San Ramon Valley school board is set consider proposed findings and determinations about the suitability of the new Dougherty Valley elementary school site Tuesday (April 8).

Monday, 5:52 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Town council supports new housing development

The Danville Town Council has given its support to a new residential development planned for the southwest part of town. The proposal by Pleasanton-based Ponderosa Homes would bring 20 new residential lots to a small portion of a nearly 110-acre parcel at the end of Midland Way.

Sunday, 11:45 PM | 22 comments
Danville real estate agent sentenced for child sexual abuse

A Danville real estate agent will spend 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl.

Sunday, 6:58 PM | 3 comments

Friday, April 4, 2014

Races set for June primary election

With the election less than two months away, candidate lists are set for federal, state and local positions to be contested during the June 3 primary.

Friday, 5:54 PM | 11 comments
Crashes, theft reports, drug arrests lead Danville PD call log

The Danville Police Department provides the Danville Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 23-29, omitting the more mundane.

Friday, 3:46 PM | No comments yet

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