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Volunteer for the Amgen Tour

Cycling fans have the unique opportunity to experience America's most prestigious professional cycling stage race May 12-19....

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Debbie, on Mar 15, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 6 comments | 1034 Views

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High-speed rail hits speedbump in its Caltrain partnership

What was billed as a historic occasion for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and its Bay Area partners ended on an...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by Dave, on Mar 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm | 10 comments | 2935 Views

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Scoping session on Norris Canyon HOV ramp held March 13

Caltrans and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) will hold a public scoping meeting on proposed on- and off-ramps...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Derek, on Mar 14, 2013 at 11:19 am | 5 comments | 849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Haircut-a-thon benefits horses

On St. Patricks Day, March 17, local hairstylists will come together for a cut-a-thon benefiting Horses Healing Hearts Rescue,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Melissa, on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 850 Views

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Dublin police drop charges against rapper MC Hammer

Dublin police have dropped charges against rapper MC Hammer in connection with an incident at Hacienda Crossings Shopping...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Mar 13, 2013 at 11:31 pm | 7 comments | 1933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Streetwise: Important women in history

Betsy Ross, Harriet Tubman and Margaret Thatcher are just a few of the famous females gracing the pages of history textbooks...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Dirka_Dirka, on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm | 6 comments | 2461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

21 people arrested for providing alcohol to decoys under 21

Detectives arrested 21 people over the past month during stings targeting alcohol sales to minors throughout Contra Costa...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Bonnie, on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:41 am | 3 comments | 2546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Singing for sports

Armed with nothing more than a ridiculous musical Christmas hat and mediocre singing voices, Jack Reed and Garrett Rivas...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Diane , on Mar 12, 2013 at 8:28 am | 1 comment | 2299 Views

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Local families urge FDA to clarify risks in OxyContin reformulation

Don't be fooled by the reformulation of OxyContin and the claims that it is less dangerous than before. That's the message...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Sherry, on Mar 12, 2013 at 7:40 am | 9 comments | 1932 Views

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Buchanan pushes for education reform

Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) is proposing laws that could measure teacher performance, streamline discipline and...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Carolyn, on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm | 6 comments | 897 Views

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The last bus

Public transportation is a good thing -- it cuts down on greenhouse gases and other byproducts of commuting, not to mention...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by Carol, on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 1735 Views

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San Ramon is 6th city to adopt comprehensive smoking laws, 2 others follow

San Ramon's City Council adopted stringent [http://www.sanramonexpress.com/news/show_story.php?id=7007&approved=yes secondhand...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by David, on Mar 11, 2013 at 9:28 am | 1 comment | 1923 Views

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Council outlines changes to General Plan

Every seat was occupied at Danville's Town Council meeting on March 5, as residents were eager to hear the Council's thoughts...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Conservator, on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:56 am | 27 comments | 4681 Views

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Mayors hope Washington trip brings some cash for roads

At the Tri-Valley Cities Council meeting Wednesday night, Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich said all five cities -- Danville,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Tango, on Mar 8, 2013 at 10:16 am | 8 comments | 2032 Views

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Possible rehab, development considered for Austin Root House

Danville's Planning and Heritage Resource commissions held a study session Tuesday night to discuss issues related to the...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Derek, on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm | 4 comments | 1970 Views

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Attend a public forum on possible transportation projects in Alamo

County Public Works staff and the office of District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen will host a community forum on Feb. 26...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by frankly, on Mar 5, 2013 at 6:54 am | 8 comments | 5790 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Streetwise: Sequester

In this week's Streetwise, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton went to a local coffee shop to ask residents what they think about...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Mar 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 4 comments | 371 Views

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Young man busted in gunpoint home robbery

A 20-year-old Danville man is facing five felony charges in connection with a Wednesday morning residential robbery in which...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sarah J, on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:06 am | 10 comments | 955 Views

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Former Vallejo fire chief replaces Price at SRV Fire

San Ramon Valley's fire department will soon be under new command, after Fire Board President Matthew Stamey announced the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Jake, on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:53 pm | 2 comments | 1336 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local bank exec sentenced for mortgage fraud scheme

San Ramon resident Joel Blanford was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release for a mortgage...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Norris Canyon, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 2 comments | 2228 Views
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