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County hires new animal services director

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday selected a new director of the county's Animal Services Department,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:57 am | 4 comments | 1162 Views

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Police: Suspect in Livermore fatal shooting tied to Fresno homicide

A suspect in a fatal shooting Saturday evening in Livermore is also wanted in connection with a shooting inside a Fresno...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Oct 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 758 Views

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Winter Spare the Air season starting soon, tighter restrictions in place

The Winter Spare the Air season is starting soon, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials say it includes...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Cognitive Disser , on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:09 am | 5 comments | 1175 Views

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Tri-Valley leaders unified on regional issues

The leaders of the five communities comprising the greater Tri-Valley showed continued unity last week as they agreed to...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by PSMacintosh, on Oct 29, 2015 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 983 Views

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Earthquake storm continues, but USGS says likely no records broken

With temblors arriving at a consistently rapid pace in the San Ramon Valley, the quake swarm would seem to be smashing records...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by PSMacintosh, on Oct 29, 2015 at 9:46 am | 1 comment | 1533 Views

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Diablo resident tops latest EBMUD list of excessive water-users

The East Bay Municipal Utility District released Thursday nearly 1,100 names of customers who in a two-month billing cycle...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Derek, on Nov 4, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 26 comments | 4171 Views

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County, nurses reach tentative labor deal

After protracted negotiations that led to a strike last month, Contra Costa County nurses have reached a tentative agreement...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by PSMacintosh, on Nov 3, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 798 Views

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Swalwell, colleagues seek to cancel student loan debt for local lab employees

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has called on the U.S. Education Department to forgive the student loans of employees...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 17, 2015 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 1782 Views

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Tri-Valley native's new feature film 'Dating Daisy' set for debut

Falling in love can be so easy -- and wonderful. But what if the timing is really, really bad? Screenwriter/director Neel...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by fanDanville, on Nov 6, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 1503 Views

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Regional groups considering merger to create streamlined Bay Area planning agency

Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments last month voted to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Nov 10, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 3 comments | 908 Views

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Local coach, bystanders aided bicyclist in cardiac arrest

The high school softball coach drove down Foothill Road in Pleasanton, thinking how she should have taken a more direct route...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by Joe Farrell, on Nov 11, 2015 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 2904 Views

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EBMUD releases latest list of excessive water users

The East Bay Municipal Utility District released a set of names Thursday of excessive water users in the utility district's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Todd Yanker-Getty, on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:13 am | 21 comments | 3153 Views

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Local policy coalition issues marijuana opinion surveys

A group of San Ramon Valley advocates are seeking local opinions on marijuana through online public surveys as part of an...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by FanDanville, on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 938 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: Josh Burger, inspirational speaker

Josh Burger wasn't expected to get much out of life. The disease that made it unlikely he would live past birth also limited...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2015
Last comment by Lynn, on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 2 comments | 1528 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: Ellen Aguirre, raising guide dog puppies

When Ellen and Joe Aguirre turned off the freeway in San Rafael 22 years ago to check out Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ellen...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by vicki hughes, on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 1291 Views

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School board to debate increasing substitute teacher pay

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider raising the salaries paid to substitute teachers in the hopes of attracting...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by NewSRVUSDsub, on Nov 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 8 comments | 1697 Views

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San Ramon to discuss ban on restaurant-site conversions

San Ramon planning officials are set to talk Tuesday about whether to explore a local law prohibiting people from changing...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Nov 17, 2015 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 2354 Views

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Danville council to hear cell tower appeal

The Town Council is set to weigh in Tuesday about a new Verizon Wireless cell tower proposed for eastern Danville that sparked...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by evironmentalist, on Nov 17, 2015 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1712 Views

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Contra Costa misses out on jail grant

Five Bay Area counties were awarded state grants Thursday to construct new jail facilities through the Board of State and...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 18, 2015 at 6:31 am | 2 comments | 1413 Views

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San Ramon Government 101 registration underway

The San Ramon City Clerk's Office will host the eighth session of San Ramon Government 101 in the spring of 2016. The class...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:48 am | 11 comments | 1165 Views
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