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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district looks to the future

The future is coming - and it's got a hefty price tag. District Technology Director Bruce Chmielesky recently gave an update...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2009
Last comment by Amused!, on Jul 16, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 25 comments | 1727 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Planners OK private 'Field of Dreams'

The two-year long battle over a sports practice field built on a ridgeline ended Tuesday with little fanfare. No impassioned...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Jul 16, 2009 at 2:42 pm | 3 comments | 1391 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Should Joan Buchanan drop her bid for Congress?

Readers of DanvilleWeekly.com offered the following comments in response to a guest opinion by David Abelmann that chastised...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Dennis the Menace, on Jul 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments | 1371 Views

AROUND TOWN

Danville icon passes away at 57

Phil Hellsten, 57, artist and "Starman," whose daily routine included a lot of walking around downtown Danville, was found...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by "Swampy" Joe Bagley, on Jul 14, 2009 at 1:36 pm | 34 comments | 1649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alamo getting a MAC, says Piepho

If the failure to incorporate Alamo into a city in March left residents with questions about the future, Supervisor Mary...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by RandyB, on Jul 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm | 20 comments | 1436 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Danville pilot hailed as hero after landing US Airways jet in the Hudson

Quick thinking by Danville resident pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was credited with saving the lives of the passengers...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Suzie Forsyth, on Jul 13, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 16 comments | 1664 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bones discovered at gym construction site

Workers excavating earth for the new gymnasium at San Ramon Valley High School stopped work suddenly Wednesday after they...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by Rick, on Jul 13, 2009 at 10:29 am | 4 comments | 1206 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scherer's public defender indicates he'll plead not guilty

A public defender for accused murderer Ernest Scherer III indicated to an Alameda County Superior Court judge Tuesday that...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Mary Beth, on Jul 13, 2009 at 8:36 am | 2 comments | 1434 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Safeway purse snatcher nabbed by cops

Two men are being held in connection with the theft of a purse from an elderly woman shopping at the Safeway store on Camino...

Original post made on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jonathan, on Jul 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 10 comments | 1761 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

July 4th winners

The Kiwanis of the San Ramon Valley announced winners from its Danville Fourth of July Parade in 22 separate categories,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2009
Last comment by Alamo Ron, on Jul 12, 2009 at 10:22 am | 3 comments | 1202 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Dashing diner dinged for DUI

Running out on his restaurant bill proved to be more trouble than it was worth for a Danville man now facing charges of driving...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Jul 10, 2009 at 9:16 pm | 12 comments | 1751 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Sen. DeSaulnier's staff at farmers market

State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier's staff will be at the Danville Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 11, to answer...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by Ralph Hoffmann, on Jul 10, 2009 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Phil Hellsten, 1952-2009 : A personal remembrance

Destiny, dharma, kismet, calling—whatever you might want to call it—Phil Hellsten's determination to complete...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2009
Last comment by Bill Carmel, on Jul 10, 2009 at 8:13 am | 2 comments | 1108 Views

SPORTS

Rays are Majors league champs

The Rays beat the Orioles 3-2 on June 8 during a very close game up until the last inning. The Rays took a 1-0 lead in the...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2009
Last comment by Rays Fan, on Jul 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 1627 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Sunrise over Diablo

Winter might bring waterfalls to our western hills and snow to Mount Diablo, but a recent summer hike along the Del Amigo...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2009
Last comment by Bobaloo, on Jul 9, 2009 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 1390 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fourth of July Parade a two-hour-plus extravaganza

The Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade this morning was headed up by hundreds of children in keeping with the theme, "Celebrating...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 11 comments | 1193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community lacking character?

This morning I headed downtown with my kids in tow to set up our chairs for the parade. We were so excited anticipating...

Original post made by Alison on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Polite Mom, on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:16 am | 21 comments | 2322 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

jOAN bUCHANON SUPPORTS BART UNIONS OVER BART RIDERS

BY SIGNING A LETTER WARNING BART NOT TO NEGOTIATE AGGRESSUVELY AGAINST FAT AND STILL GREEDY PUBLIC SERVICE UNIONS THAT ALREADY...

Original post made by ED COSGROVE on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Jul 8, 2009 at 7:47 am | 1 comment | 1185 Views

SPORTS

Danville boy shoots a hole-in-one

Evan Huggins, 10, hoped to birdie the seventh hole at Diablo Creek Golf Course last week where he was golfing with his brother...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2009
Last comment by Mimi, on Jul 7, 2009 at 7:47 pm | 2 comments | 1846 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Joan Buchanan: Resign your Assembly seat

Joan Buchanan: Resign your Assembly seat. Quoting from your campaign for the State Assembly: "California's budget is a mess!"...

Original post made by David Abelmann on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by ED COSGROVE, on Jul 7, 2009 at 4:23 pm | 29 comments | 2975 Views
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