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Diablo Views: A comfortable chair, a cup of coffee and thou

This is it. My final column in the Danville Weekly, which this week concludes its print edition. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Oct 2, 2009 at 8:31 am | 1 comment | 929 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crews on scene of San Ramon house fire

More than two dozen firefighters with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District have contained a fire in a single family...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Kurt the Hurt, on Oct 2, 2009 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 1101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two days of 'Art in the Park'

From paintings and ceramics to photography and jewelry, Danville's Art in the Park offers a rare opportunity to find one-of-a-kind...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Izzy, on Oct 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 906 Views

BOOKS & MOVIES

Epicure: Garlic: The Mystical Food

Garlic has been lovingly nicknamed the "stinking rose" yet it is actually a member of the lily family, cousin to onions,...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Davide, on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2830 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

BART riders report normal morning commute

BART commuters reported normal trips this morning despite warnings of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge closure causing...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Oct 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 766 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

'Tropical storm' hits San Ramon Valley

Lightning flashes and cracking thunder awakened San Ramon Valley residents early Saturday morning, the far-reaching effect...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Davide, on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 897 Views

RESTAURANTS

Danville girl jumps for the bronze

Allegra Aiuto, 15, captures the bronze at the North American Junior Young Rider championships in Lexington, Ky. Allegra attends...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Davide, on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 2087 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Breakfast for Hawkins' medical fund

Come to a gourmet breakfast to benefit Miss Julie Hawkins' Medical Fund, sponsored by the Alamo Women's Club. Plan to meet...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Davide, on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 918 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Art comes to the Park this weekend

Looking for art? Or just an enjoyable day? Check out the 11th annual Art in the Park Fine Arts Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Hal Bailey, on Oct 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 969 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Interviews begin for vacant council position

Ten residents have come forward to apply for the open seat on the Danville Town Council. Interviews will begin this week,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Slone, on Oct 5, 2009 at 9:38 am | 2 comments | 817 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Meet U.S. Rep. McNerney today

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) will hold a Congress at Your Corner to meet one-on-one with his constituents from noon...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Oct 6, 2009 at 8:17 am | 2 comments | 1269 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Teen Wire: The irony of it all

We learned last year in English class about the power of irony. This is a theme that appears sometimes overtly and sometimes...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2009
Last comment by wendy mukai, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:27 pm | 3 comments | 975 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

This week's police log

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

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:44 pm | 4 comments | 1226 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering Phil

Artist and free spirit Phil Hellsten, who died suddenly June 23, was a fixture each morning at Peet's Coffee and Tea in Danville....

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by A Former Danville Res, on Oct 8, 2009 at 10:57 am | 5 comments | 1518 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Shimansky honored at Oak Hill Park

More than 400 area residents turned out Saturday to pay tribute to the late Michael Shimansky. The Danville Town Councilman...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Jill, on Oct 7, 2009 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 1036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How high can our school test scores go?

Statewide figures released last month show that from 2008-09, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District showed a gain...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by another mom, on Oct 22, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 12 comments | 1313 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Want to shoot someone?

Volunteers are needed to help staff drive-through seasonal flu vaccination clinics that will be held in San Ramon, Concord,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by Dolores, editor, on Oct 8, 2009 at 9:50 am | 6 comments | 962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Celebrate Oktober tonight

Discover Danville will host an exciting Oktober Fest from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, in downtown Danville, the Livery and...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by kc rich, on Oct 8, 2009 at 8:54 pm | 2 comments | 858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jewelry heist in the Livery

A jewelry representative leaving Stephen's Fine Jewelry in the Livery shortly after 4 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon had his...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by Claudette, on Oct 8, 2009 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Danville OKs moratorium on marijuana facilities

Rumors that a medical marijuana dispensing facility might be shopping for a storefront in Danville prompted fast action Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by KNator, on Oct 13, 2009 at 9:48 am | 22 comments | 1155 Views
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