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Vandalism, DUI arrest follow car crash in Danville neighborhood

An early morning car crash Friday landed a 20-year-old man in jail on charges of drunken driving and vandalism. Danville...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by Denise, on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:04 pm | 9 comments | 9270 Views

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San Ramon Republican David Harmer secures primary win

Voters gave one local politician the green light in the run to fill the vacant seat of former 10th District U.S. Rep. Ellen...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2009
Last comment by Just so you know, on Sep 9, 2009 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 1898 Views

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Hats off to Sparky George

Sparky George will lead one last run in Danville this Saturday to raise money for the families of fallen soldiers. George...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Mirandamomma, on Nov 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 9 comments | 1273 Views

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Analysis: What's next for MediaNews

The company that owns the San Ramon Valley (Contra Costa) Times, San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune and some 50 other...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by CDSI Research, on Jan 22, 2010 at 6:55 am | 9 comments | 1571 Views

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Dangerous tree removal, Part 1

The first step was taken yesterday in the removal of the large valley oak tree on the Iron Horse Trail in Alamo that is growing...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Derek, on Feb 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm | 9 comments | 1177 Views

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Weather report from D.C.

The staff of U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., 11th) braved the elements to get to work this week, some walking several miles...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Feb 16, 2010 at 8:07 am | 9 comments | 1116 Views

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Supes oppose name change for Mount D

Contra Costa County supervisors voted unanimously today in opposition of changing the name of "Mount Diablo'' to "Mount Reagan''...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by dan, on Feb 28, 2010 at 5:58 pm | 9 comments | 1177 Views

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Visit to Iran

Nancy and Dan Adolphson traveled to Iran last June with two goals in mind, they told the audience at the First Wednesday...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by William, on Apr 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm | 9 comments | 1196 Views

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District rescinds majority of teacher layoff notices

Members of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District board voted to pull back most of the notices of possibly layoff Tuesday...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Sarah, on May 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm | 9 comments | 1158 Views

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Celebrate art, wind and fun this weekend

Central Park will be booming this Memorial Day holiday weekend for the popular Art & Wind Festival. This year, festivities...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on May 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm | 9 comments | 1222 Views

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Supervisor Piepho appointed to Delta Conservancy Board

County Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho was recently appointed as the first chair of the newly established Delta Conservancy...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2010
Last comment by Crooked, on Nov 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm | 9 comments | 1225 Views

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Contra Costa County offering free whooping cough vaccines

In response to a dramatic rise in whooping cough cases in the Bay Area, Contra Costa Health Services is offering free vaccines...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2010
Last comment by Why so hostile?, on Jun 26, 2010 at 12:03 am | 9 comments | 1737 Views

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EBMUD board approves increase in water rates

East Bay Municipal Utility District directors voted unanimously today to approve a two-year operating budget that calls for...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Dan From San Ramon, on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:24 am | 9 comments | 1218 Views

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Drugs, handcuffs, arrests: Danville proves to be anything but quiet

When I was told that I would be riding along in a patrol car of the Danville Police Department, I expected to watch traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Local and Happy, on Aug 3, 2011 at 8:50 am | 9 comments | 1807 Views

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Marijuana dispensaries smoked out by Planning Commission

At its Tuesday meeting, Danville's Planning Commission recommended that the Town Council approve a permanent ban on medical...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Maurice chin, on Aug 22, 2011 at 9:22 am | 9 comments | 1428 Views

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Nurses protest what they say are unsafe staffing levels

At least 200 registered nurses held a protest this morning to show their opposition to what they say are chronic unsafe nurse-to-patient...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by No Nightingales, on Aug 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm | 9 comments | 1283 Views

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Board of Education discusses possible bond measure, leans toward November ballot

After several heated forums about a possible school facilities bond, San Ramon Valley Unified's Board of Education met Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Feb 16, 2012 at 5:53 am | 9 comments | 2997 Views

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Son arrested for attempting to murder mother with baseball bat

San Ramon Police arrested Aaron Ricks, 27, in the attempted murder of his mother on Feb. 20. Ricks allegedly beat his mother...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Paul Coleman, on Feb 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm | 9 comments | 1730 Views

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Bicyclist seriously injured after collision on Bollinger Canyon Road

A 13-year-old San Ramon boy was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk along the south side of Bollinger Canyon Road at the Interstate...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by frankly , on Mar 21, 2012 at 6:32 am | 9 comments | 1435 Views

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High-speed rail boosters promise 'blended' transportation system

A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Mar 20, 2012 at 8:27 pm | 9 comments | 1410 Views
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