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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids' Country Crisis

What is going on at Kids' Country? I heard it lost half of its board of directors last week? Anybody have any information...

Original post made by Dave on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Jun 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 35 comments | 4149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three charged in St. Isidore's investigation

Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has charged Kathleen Dake, 58 of Blackhawk;...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Inman, on May 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm | 35 comments | 2413 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Teachers rally behind 'state of emergency' week

The "state of emergency" resolution addresses the potential financial crisis the district faces if the state adopts a "cuts...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Mike, on May 18, 2011 at 10:20 pm | 35 comments | 1322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wealth, unions, the beleaguered middle class and the last cookie

When 10 percent of the country holds three-quarters of its wealth, what's a tapped-out, ticked-off middle class to do? In...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Jul 20, 2011 at 11:25 am | 35 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Couple told they can't remove tree that blocks sunlight

A Danville couple's quest to have a large redwood tree removed from their back yard will continue, after the Town Planning...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ty, on Apr 22, 2009 at 9:58 pm | 34 comments | 2342 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 | 1513 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Stores changing at Blackhawk Plaza

Blackhawk Plaza will be seeing a lot of changes in the near future as some stores and services are leaving and new ones are...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by long time local, on Oct 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm | 34 comments | 3221 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Elena Cadet dies in car accident

Elena Cadet, a 2009 graduate of Monte Vista High, died in a car accident over the weekend. She was well known in the area...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by candace, on Nov 26, 2009 at 9:21 pm | 34 comments | 4077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents pack meeting hall for hearing on affordable housing

The issue of affordable housing and the rezoning of 25 Danville properties brought a crowd of more than 160 residents to...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by leo, on Dec 21, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 34 comments | 1957 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Blackhawk Plaza car burglar in custody

Police recovered some stolen goods last night and today are calling victims to say they have their purses, cameras and cell...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Thankful to DPD, on Jan 5, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 34 comments | 2151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town scrutinizes busy intersection at Hartz and Prospect

Downtown merchants, worried that the intersection of Hartz and Prospect is dangerous, presented the Town of Danville with...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by jrm, on Jan 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm | 34 comments | 1899 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Ban 4th of July Parades!

These 4th of July parades are just conservative-supporting, RightWing, pro-American displays and are not reflective of Democrat...

Original post made by ! on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Bob Landy, on Jul 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm | 34 comments | 2555 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Mother and daughter dead after auto collision on Monday afternoon

The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m., when a vehicle traveling westbound on Sycamore Valley Road collided with another...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on May 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm | 34 comments | 2990 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Report shows work needs to be done to narrow achievement gap for minorities

An Oakland-based school research firm has released figures that show Pleasanton and San Ramon Valley schools are doing poor...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Phil, on Mar 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm | 34 comments | 1077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town manager responds to General Plan update concerns

In an open letter to residents, Town Manager Joe Calabrigo discusses he draft 2030 General Plan and draft Sustainability...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by JRM, on Jan 23, 2013 at 9:43 am | 34 comments | 1466 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

State calls Anthem Blue Cross rate increases 'excessive and unreasonable'

California's Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said yesterday that his department has found the latest rate increase by Anthem...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Matty, on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:22 am | 34 comments | 1727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School District concerned with new state education funding proposal

A new funding formula proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown has San Ramon Valley educators worried about the future of the district,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Conservator, on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 34 comments | 2027 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Alamo concerned over lack of police at nighttime

Residents expressed concerns about lack of police response amid the ongoing county cutbacks, reporting at a recent meeting...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2009
Last comment by Askidoo, on Aug 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm | 33 comments | 1866 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sheriff's deputies continue probe in Fuchs killing

Investigators with the Contra Costa Sheriff's Department continue to work on making arrests in the January murder of Danville...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Sep 19, 2009 at 11:30 am | 33 comments | 2242 Views

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Jogger leaps out of roadway, still gets struck in hit-and-run

A man jogging eastbound at 6:30 a.m. Saturday in the bike lane on Crow Canyon Road near Barbados Drive was struck by a vehicle...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Bud, on Jan 12, 2010 at 9:38 pm | 33 comments | 1330 Views
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