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AROUND TOWN

Streetwise: Favorite American president

As President Obama visits the Bay Area for campaign fundraisers, Danville residents take time to reflect on previous commanders-in-chief....

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by Scrotey McBoingboing, on Feb 22, 2012 at 9:29 am | 18 comments | 930 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

San Ramon doctor gets probation for insurance fraud

Naim Katiby, a San Ramon resident, was placed on probation Wednesday after admitting to a single count of fraud for billing...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Liz, on Feb 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 639 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City Council votes to cut hours at local watering-hole

The Walnut Creek City Council voted unanimously to deny an appeal from the owners of Lift Lounge and Grill that would have...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by OGLB, on Feb 20, 2012 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district chief retires

The San Ramon Valley Fire District's chief quietly retired on Jan. 11 after six years with the department. At a district...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Danville Independent, on Feb 20, 2012 at 10:36 am | 12 comments | 1287 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

An Update, Please

Dear Gina and team, Please update this story: http://www.danvilleexpress.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=2287 Thank you, Hal...

Original post made by Harald A. Bailey on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by [removed], on Feb 20, 2012 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 789 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

California to receive up to $1.8 billion in mortgage relief agreement

Contra Costa County homeowners who were victims of mortgage fraud could see $651 million in relief soon thanks to a $25 billion...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jake, on Feb 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm | 8 comments | 1108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contra Costa County law enforcement feels impact of realignment

More than four months after California transferred responsibility for low-level offenders to counties, law enforcement officials...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by No Free Ride To Offenders, on Feb 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm | 1 comment | 963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dead looking trees on Danville Blvd.

Does anyone know if the perpetually brown oak trees on Danville Blvd. are dead or alive? If they are dead, is there a plan...

Original post made by Alamo Resident on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 891 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

LGBT Day of Dialogue at San Damiano

San Damiano (710 Highland Dr., Danville) welcomes gay, lesbian, bi-sexua, and transgendered people to a day of prayer and...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Jessica Lipsky, on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:55 am | 3 comments | 667 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Board of Education discusses possible bond measure, leans toward November ballot

After several heated forums about a possible school facilities bond, San Ramon Valley Unified's Board of Education met Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 16, 2012 at 5:53 am | 9 comments | 969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keller will not challenge Piepho

Lisa Vorderbrueggen reports that Keller will not take on Piepho for her Supervisor seat. http://www.ibabuzz.com/politics/2012/02/07/bart-director-wont-seek-contra-costa-supervis...

Original post made by RJWeeks on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by East County Watch, on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:19 am | 23 comments | 1199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Deals to be found: 3 days of VG Online Auction Left

Don't forget to check out the amazing selection of items posted on the Vista Grande Online Auction. Items include: -restaurant...

Original post made by Vista Grande Mom on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by VG Auction Chair, on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 885 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Obituaries

Armand Borel, owner of the last orchard in Danville, died peacefully April 19 at the age of 80. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by elaine m leon, on Feb 14, 2012 at 2:57 am | 1 comment | 1139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents protest new Walmart at pre-bid meeting

About 12 people gathered at 9100 Alcosta Boulevard, the site of the [http://sanramonexpress.com/news/show_story.php?id=5169...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Derek, on Feb 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 9 comments | 1400 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest caretaker for the elderly suspected of defrauding her clients

Walnut Creek police arrested a caretaker for the elderly on Saturday who they suspect has been defrauding her clients, police...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by Derek, on Feb 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 757 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Fur flies over proposed change to animal shelter law

Valley Humane Society would be negatively impacted if Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to repeal the 1998 Hayden Law goes through....

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:35 am | 9 comments | 1350 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART moves to take closer look at going to Livermore

The BART Board of Directors voted unanimously today to direct staff to advance the proposed BART to Livermore Project. The...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by [removed], on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 757 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

9th Circuit rules state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

A federal appeals court in San Francisco today ruled that Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by cardinal, on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:16 am | 23 comments | 1242 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

This week's police log

The Danville Police Department provides Danville Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling, omitting...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2012
Last comment by H, on Feb 13, 2012 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 1201 Views

AROUND TOWN

State drops police misconduct case, lets Feds take the reins

The case against three law enforcement officers and a private investigator involved in a Contra Costa County drug squad misconduct...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 740 Views
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