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Governor appoints new Contra Costa County judge

Danielle K. Douglas, a San Francisco Democrat and former local prosecutor, was appointed Wednesday to the Contra Costa County...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Kathy, on Jul 17, 2014 at 7:52 pm | 1 comment | 764 Views

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Danville council OKs Lawrence Road traffic-safety plan

A new three-way stop sign and raised center median are set to be installed along portions of Danville's Lawrence Road to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by JT, on Jul 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 8 comments | 1892 Views

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Indecent exposure, theft reports lead Danville PD log

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

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Morticia, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:18 am | 2 comments | 1339 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Judge: California death penalty system is unconstitutionally cruel

California's death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment because the system is "dysfunctional" and its implementation arbitrary,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Carl Lee Hailey, on Jul 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 19 comments | 815 Views

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San Ramon council to discuss sustainable water use

The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday (July 22) is set to receive a presentation on water use and water management strategies...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Senior Citizen, on Jul 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 638 Views

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Fruit from Costco, Trader Joe's recalled after detection of possibly harmful bacteria

A California packing company is recalling whole fruit sold through Costco, Trader Joe's and other retailers after possibly...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Collins, on Jul 23, 2014 at 10:35 am | 2 comments | 1763 Views

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School board names new Cal High principal

San Ramon's California High School has a new principal after the school board voted to appoint Sarah Wondolowski to the head...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Larry C, on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm | 1 comment | 887 Views

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Governor signs bill aimed at easing sexual assault victims' access to counseling

A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Friday aims to ease the process for sexual assault victims to receive counseling services. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Jul 24, 2014 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 334 Views

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Danville mayor, councilwoman file election papers

A pair of Danville Town Council seats are up for election this November, and the two incumbents were the first candidates...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Derek, on Sep 11, 2014 at 5:43 pm | 29 comments | 4376 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

TRAFFIX expands bus service to San Ramon Valley High

TRAFFIX will be expanding bus services to include San Ramon Valley High on a one-year trial basis for the upcoming school...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by CWMS Mom, on Jul 24, 2014 at 10:55 am | 2 comments | 1179 Views

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Contra Costa unemployment rises 0.2%

Unemployment rates in the Bay Area increased slightly from May to June, bucking a downward trend statewide, according to...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by John Maynard, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 646 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four candidates in San Ramon Valley school board race so far

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has three Board of Education seats up for election this fall and so far four...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Conservator, on Oct 3, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 30 comments | 2973 Views

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Governor signs truck fuel efficiency bill

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the fuel efficiency of trucks...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 28, 2014 at 7:37 am | 1 comment | 354 Views

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San Ramon council addresses water-use strategies

San Ramon's water sustainability -- past, present and future -- was the main topic of conversation Tuesday at the City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Britt, on Aug 10, 2014 at 9:27 am | 6 comments | 966 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vandalism, theft, traffic stop arrests top DPD log

The Danville Police Department provides the Danville-SanRamon Express with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by DanvilleResident, on Jul 28, 2014 at 11:06 am | 1 comment | 942 Views

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EBMUD, other agencies reach clean water pact

The East Bay Municipal Utility District, the city of Oakland and six other East Bay cities have reached an agreement with...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Brower's Spirit, on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 1500 Views

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Safeway shareholders approve Albertsons merger

In a move that could have far-reaching implications for the Tri-Valley, Safeway shareholders voted overwhelmingly Friday...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Julia, on Jul 29, 2014 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 1044 Views

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Oakland A's lease gets county board approval

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an agreement to extend the Oakland Athletics'...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julia, on Jul 30, 2014 at 9:00 am | 1 comment | 637 Views

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Seniors Series: Pros and cons of adopting a new pet

When Gail Ruvalcaba met Puddles at the Valley Humane Society, she knew he was the purrfect pet for her. She was seeking to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by dogfather, on Aug 1, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 3 comments | 1002 Views

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Faria Preserve project set to return to San Ramon council

The San Ramon City Council is set to continue its public hearing on the Faria Preserve development project this Monday (Aug....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Bob P, on Aug 5, 2014 at 8:27 am | 12 comments | 1477 Views
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Vote YES on Measures 45, 46, & 47, NO on 48
By Roz Rogoff | 30 comments | 2,084 views

Prop 47: not perfect, just preferable.
By Tom Cushing | 2 comments | 753 views