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High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority to build a four-track rail system...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 2270 Views

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6 cars burn in fire at Livermore Premium Outlets

Six vehicles were damaged yesterday in a parking lot fire at Livermore Premium Outlets in a blaze and column of smoke that...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 1644 Views

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UPDATE: Evacuations lifted as firefighters continue to battle 'Morgan fire,' now 70 percent contained

Mandatory evacuations for residents in the area of the 3,243-acre Morgan fire were lifted Tuesday afternoon and most roads...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:45 am | 4 comments | 1307 Views

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Streetwise: Morning routines

Do you put your pants on one leg at a time or hop in? Brush your teeth before having a morning cuppa joe or skip breakfast...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Julia, on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 1543 Views

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Mount Diablo fire 90 percent contained; investigators suspect human activity sparked blaze

Crews are taming the Morgan Fire, which has charred an estimated 3,133 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park since...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 2054 Views

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Dead deer stinks up yard for five days

Short staffing caused Contra Costa Animal Services to take almost a week to remove a large dead buck from a Fish Creek resident's...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 25, 2013 at 10:17 am | 22 comments | 2907 Views

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Mount Diablo fire out, state park to re-open Monday

Crews have extinguished the Morgan Fire at Mount Diablo State Park after it charred an estimated 3,133 acres since it started...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by Kerri , on Sep 16, 2013 at 7:57 am | 1 comment | 1734 Views

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See Nat. Geo documentary 'Chasing Ice'

James Balog, a National Geographic photographer, did an Extreme Ice Survey where he captured undeniable evidence of our changing...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Sep 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm | 14 comments | 1885 Views

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See the Queen of Jazz in 'Ella, the Musical'

The Queen of Jazz. The First Lady of Song. The great Ella Fitzgerald. It's a life lived out loud in this exhilarating new...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 4058 Views

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Gas line break closes street, businesses

A gas line break prompted the closure of a roadway and some businesses for more than an hour Friday evening. The gas line,...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Conservator, on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm | 6 comments | 1902 Views

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Readers Choice results are in!

Things to do, places to see, pampering to enjoy and yummies to eat -- once again, our readers have spoken. For the fourth...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by SALLY, on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:14 am | 6 comments | 13162 Views

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Students ponder 9/11 remembrance in essay contest

As part of its annual Sept. 11 remembrance, Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley hosted an essay contest for students throughout...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Julia, on Oct 16, 2013 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 8237 Views

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Danville and Alamo chambers merge

On Dec. 1, the Alamo Chamber of Commerce will merge with the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce to create a unified chamber,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Julia, on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:16 am | 4 comments | 6554 Views

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Two people, one bird from Alamo test positive for West Nile virus

Two people from east Contra Costa County have tested positive for West Nile virus, most likely contracted in September. A...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Julia, on Oct 21, 2013 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 5147 Views

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NTSB launches investigation into BART worker deaths

NTSB investigator Jim Southworth said the agency will be in the Bay Area for the next four to 10 days collecting information...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 21, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 2 comments | 4261 Views

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Freedom's family

For as long as there has been a United States there have been soldiers, putting their lives on the line to protect their...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by blue star president, on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 978 Views

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Woman hospitalized after vehicle hits tree near Blackhawk

A driver was hospitalized after crashing into a tree in Blackhawk Sunday afternoon. The adult female driver of a Nissan suffered...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:53 am | 4 comments | 3007 Views

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Beacon replaced atop Mount Diablo

Local organizations and individuals donated $100,000 to pay for restorations on the "Eye of Diablo" beacon, which is lit...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Del Chandler, on Oct 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 8739 Views

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Driver crashes into hair salon

One person was taken to the hospital after a driver crashed through a wall and into a hair salon on San Ramon Valley Boulevard,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Derek, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 1664 Views

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Hog Wild in San Ramon? Not anymore

San Ramon's pig problem is over -- for the time being, at least. A total of 12 pigs were captured after digging up yards...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Derek, on Nov 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 5 comments | 6290 Views
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