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Danville teacher formally charged with child porn possession

A Danville middle school teacher has been formally charged with possessing child pornography after authorities allege he...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, 19 hours ago | 23 comments | 1893 Views

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Search for missing San Ramon woman enters third day

Authorities have begun the third day of searching for a missing 77-year-old San Ramon woman who suffers from dementia and...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 68 Views

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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...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 23 comments | 1936 Views

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BART launches new public safety app

BART on Thursday morning lauched a new app available for Apple and Google Android devices that will enable riders to more...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Paul, on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:17 am | 1 comment | 58 Views

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San Ramon Valley students earn National Merit Scholarships

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced three students from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District as winners...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Aug 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 2 comments | 197 Views

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EBMUD implements new watering restrictions

The San Ramon Valley's primary water provider told its customers Tuesday afternoon to comply with new statewide mandatory...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Herman Glates, on Aug 29, 2014 at 8:32 am | 46 comments | 4032 Views

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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...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by RS, on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:04 pm | 27 comments | 3499 Views

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Feinstein calls for earthquake 'Early-Warning System'

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) this week called on the state and federal governments to partner with the private sector...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Derek, on Aug 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 218 Views

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Governor signs cellphone 'kill switch' law

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday could make smartphones a lot less vulnerable to prospective thieves...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Herman Glates, on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 391 Views

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EBMUD water rate increases to take effect

Water rates for Danville and most of San Ramon will increase by 9.5% starting Tuesday (July 1), the last of back-to-back...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by fairness, on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:27 am | 16 comments | 1241 Views

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San Ramon author up for national award

San Ramon author and teacher Dana Mentink is a finalist in the romantic suspense category of the American Christian Fiction...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Eileen Hock, on Aug 26, 2014 at 8:22 am | 1 comment | 398 Views

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Let's rock let's roll

Most if not all of the 55 local guitar students performing in this month's Rock 'n' Roll Recital X have never met the legendary...

Original post made on May. 4, 2008
Last comment by Steve Heyer, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 7 comments | 1981 Views

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Pittsburg man killed in crash off I-680 in Alamo

A 59-year-old Pittsburg man was killed in a solo car crash on Interstate 680 in Alamo late Sunday night, according to a Contra...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by unknown, on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm | 4 comments | 506 Views

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San Ramon couple killed in Lake Tahoe crash

A San Ramon couple was killed in a boat crash on Lake Tahoe early Sunday morning, authorities said. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Rhonda, on Aug 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm | 13 comments | 3607 Views

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Danville ranks among state's 'safest cities'

The town of Danville was named the ninth-safest city in the state, according to a security-industry ranking released Monday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by San Ramon Valley Resident, on Aug 22, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 31 comments | 10218 Views

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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...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Tony B., on Aug 22, 2014 at 8:18 am | 14 comments | 1456 Views

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Nominate "D": when the commentator becomes the real jornalist

I hope the editors actually read this. This mom comes here to read community news, and occasionally check out a blog entry,...

Original post made by Mominator on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by eddycaster, on Aug 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 8 comments | 119 Views

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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...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Realer Jukia Porcini, on Aug 21, 2014 at 11:42 am | 3 comments | 305 Views

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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...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by C. D'Onterio, on Aug 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm | 3 comments | 848 Views

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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,...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Robin Banks, on Aug 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 6 comments | 621 Views
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