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Danville, San Ramon among lowest unemployment rates in Contra Costa County

Local cities remain among those least affected by unemployment, with lower unemployment figures than other areas of Contra...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:40 am | 1 comment | 1564 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver who killed Dublin cyclist charged with murder

The Pleasanton teen who ran down and killed a bicyclist on Foothill Road on June 9 had his charges elevated to murder and...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Pedal Power, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm | 11 comments | 1525 Views

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Unemployment rates rise slightly in Bay Area, statewide

The jobless rate in California increased to 8.7 percent in July from 8.5 percent in June. East Bay counties saw a slightly...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:17 am | 5 comments | 1029 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigating burglary of downtown jewelry store

Officers responded to multiple reports of several men using a truck to force open the front door of the Tiffany & Co. at...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:19 am | 4 comments | 1972 Views

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More than 400 guns collected at county buyback event

Contra Costa County's recently gun buyback yielded over 400 guns from three locations throughout the county. The firearms...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 24 comments | 1419 Views

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Civil rights advocates file suit over juvenile hall students kept in solitary confinement

A federal class-action lawsuit filed in Oakland Friday alleges that Contra Costa County juvenile justice staff are violating...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2013
Last comment by Dickita P, on Aug 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm | 6 comments | 1164 Views

AROUND TOWN

Final Music in the Park features West Grand Boulevard

The town of Danville presents the 28th annual Music in the Park summer concert series. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by FanDanville, on Aug 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm | 2 comments | 894 Views

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A tough mind and a tender heart

Martin Luther King once said that we must combine the toughness of the serpent and the softness of a dove, a tough mind and...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Natalie Geary, on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 1995 Views

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Bay Bridge scheduled to reopen Sept. 3 after five-day closure

Top transportation officials voted today to open the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge by Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day....

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 1002 Views

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See cool cars at the final Hot Summer Nights

The final Hot Summer Nights car show of the season will be held in Danville from 4-9 p.m. tonight. Cars will begin lining...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Jayne, on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:25 pm | 1 comment | 858 Views

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Abram Wilson pulls bid for mayoral race

Former San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson said he is no longer in San Ramon's mayoral race, allowing Mayor Bill Clarkson to seek...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by RUkidding, on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 899 Views

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'Skin-to-skin' and 'rooming in' are on the rise in maternity wards

In today's hospital maternity wards, the growing practices of "skin to skin" and "rooming in" have turned the traditional...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mama, on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 809 Views

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Congressman to discuss immigration reform at breakfast meeting

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) will host an immigration forum for constituents at which he will provide up-to-date...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Logical Advocate, on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:02 am | 5 comments | 1357 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Iron Horse Trail

Does anyone have an idea why runners, bicyclists, joggers, DO NOT read the big white painted 4 letter word S T O...

Original post made by frankly on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by frankly, on Aug 15, 2013 at 5:44 am | 2 comments | 824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Ramon Valley schools exceed state averages in STAR test

Students in the San Ramon Valley are continuing to excel on standardized tests, according to results released by the state...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Conservator, on Aug 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 5 comments | 1848 Views

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Danville inventor launches 'Rock-It'

Heck with a better mousetrap. Danville's Jason Lucash, 26, is busy inventing compact products that help people listen to...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Todd Campbell, on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 1137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Road rage at Stoneridge mall

Police in Pleasanton have arrested a 19-year-old man who allegedly hit another man with his car following an argument in...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by Unknown, on Aug 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 9 comments | 1350 Views

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Governor's fact-finding panel finds BART management, unions 'far apart' on bargaining

A three-person fact-finding panel appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown heard firsthand Wednesday how far apart BART and its labor...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Aug 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm | 15 comments | 1058 Views

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Danville resident files ballot measure to crack down on prescription drug abuse, medical malpractice

With his ballot measure now officially filed, Danville resident Bob Pack is continuing his fight for medical reform legislation....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Debora, on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:53 am | 16 comments | 4493 Views

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Petition hopes to stop development of Faria Preserve

A petition drive to stop the Faria Preserve, a 440-acre site east of Bollinger Canyon Road and north of Crow Canyon Road...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by concerned resident, on Aug 13, 2013 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1187 Views
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