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Landslide mitigation work under way at KB Homes development

Original post made on Apr 9, 2013

During the approval process for Quail Ridge, geotechnical reports identified an area south of the planned development that showed the potential for a landslide that could affect San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:03 PM

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2013 at 7:17 am

Sorry D-Town Council, but that is one very, very ugly development you folks approved.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2013 at 7:47 am

I agree with Dave, that development looks like it should be called Gulag Danville. As soon as they get the rolls of barbed wire on the top of the ugly walls it will be complete. God job planners of Danville, took a little nap on that one!


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Posted by SOS-DANVILLE
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:24 am

The Elworthy Ranch development required a Measure S public vote after the Town Council approved it. And we all know the voters in Danville never would have approved that awful project.

Don't let another residential project on Agricultural and General- Open -Space- designated land go forward without the required Measure S public vote. PLEASE ATTEND THE HEARING ON THE SUMMERHILL 64+ HOME PROPOSAL FOR 200 ACRES OF MAGEE RANCH AGRICULTURAL AND OPEN SPACE DEDICATED LAND: TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD, 7:30, DANVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER, 400 FRONT STREET, IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.


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Posted by BB
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2013 at 9:08 am

Good luck trying to stabilize any of that property. We kept horses up there for years and saw many sinkholes and slides over that time. Most of the hills in this valley are unstable...always have been.


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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm

When the buyers of "Gulag Estates" start filings insurance claims for slide & settling damage, I hope they are denied. Partly because I have no sympathy for anyone who purchases these eyesores, but mostly due to the fact that such claims raise all of our premiums.
Note to all rubes: research KB's track record, or suffer the consequences.

Recall the Devo-5


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Apr 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

I totally agree with all the posted messages. The Danville City Officials are not stupid...they are corrupt and the voters knew they were prior to placing them into office. Some of you naive Danville folks are a real prize.

Oh by the way, If you want to talk about land slides...just look behind the Quail Ridge development...now that's a hell of a land slide.

Well one good thing about the ugly Quail Ridge development...it looks like it's in San Ramon more than Danville.

Good luck to any fool that buys in Quail Ridge...

Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Diablo Tony
a resident of Diablo
on Apr 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Please, please make it a point to attend the April 23, 7:30 P.M. Planning Commission Meeting at the Danville Community Center. Summerhill looks to be another Elworthy on steroids. Fool us once, shame on you Danville, but fool us twice, shame on us if we don't attend.


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Posted by LB
a resident of Danville
on Apr 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

A big mistake ANERICH!!!!! You will NEVER EVER get my vote again. Just retire a jack**s and you will be happy.


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Posted by LB
a resident of Danville
on Apr 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Spelling wrong. ARNERICH!!


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Posted by Urban_sprawl
a resident of Danville
on Apr 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Fellow Citizens of Danville lend me your ears!
I'm so depressed every time I drive by the KB "Goulag" housing camp. The charm that once was Danville is quickly being diminished and I fear that Mayor Arnerich is not doing all he can to help us preserve our once quaint enclave that was Danville. Supposedly, our coffers are flush with cash- so why can't we do all we can to help preserve the tranquility that was Danville..?
Traffic is literally going to be a nightmare for the next 2 years as our once quaint little town gets further exploited and stripped of any sense of a small town feel... The nightmare will occur along the 680 with the lane expansion (which will hardly benefit anyone actually living in Danville) and along the frontage road in front of the KB Gulag....
Newell Arnerich has some explaining to do


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Posted by Danville Doug
a resident of Danville
on Apr 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

I would like to know how such an UGLY project got approved. What are our planners thinking. Anyone who originally saw the artist renditions would immediately say....NO way. So...my question is on what grounds was this project approved and why.


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Posted by S0S-DANVILLE
a resident of Danville
on Apr 11, 2013 at 8:43 am

The "Gulag Estates" should have had a Measure S PUBLIC VOTE! We the people would have voted NO! Don't let the Town violate Measure S again on the SummerHill Homes project for Magee Ranch in the Diablo Road corridor!

Who of you readers are going to come to the Planning Commission hearing on TUESDAY, APRIL 23RD, 7:30, DANVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER (IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY)? Please don't just write comments in the Danville Express---show up at the hearing and tell the Planning Commission that you demand your Measure S vote on the SummerHill project. Tell them that you are angry that you didn't get your vote on Elworthy!

Remember Woody Allen's famous advice: 90% of success is SHOWING UP!


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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:12 am

It's no longer about showing up at meetings and being vocal. That has achieved nothing. It's a matter of showing up with recall petitions in hand, outside the meeting hall, with visibility that none of our five council members can ignore.


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Posted by Ann
a resident of Danville
on Apr 11, 2013 at 9:36 am

Will recall papers be at this meeting for us?


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Posted by Derek
a resident of Danville
on Apr 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Here's the simple version from that lame Ehow site-

- Submit the proper notifications. You'll have to publish something saying you're going to recall a city council member, have the notice served on the council member and give him a chance to respond.

- Determine the length of time the city council member has been in office. Most states require at least 120 days of service if not 6 months or longer.

- Explain why you want to recall the city council member. Many states have stated reasons a city council member can be recalled and your explanation must fit one of those categories.

- Get the appropriate number of signatures. A recall will require a petition signed by a certain number of registered voters. Go door-to-door, start a website or phone campaign to get the number of signatures you need to recall a city council member.

- Use the allotted time wisely. You'll only have a certain amount of time to collect signatures-usually 60 days or more-so use that time to your advantage to get the signatures you need.


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Posted by Danville resident
a resident of Danville
on Apr 13, 2013 at 9:41 am

The original plan submitted for the Elworthy development was withdrawn because the mitigations regarding landslides were so expensive. Then a new plan was submitted. The mitigation was that the roads be 30 feet from the "fingers of the landslide" and houses be at least 60 feet from the "fingers of the landslide".... possible future lawsuit for Danville? or guaranteed future lawsuit? What is going on?


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Posted by JT
a resident of Danville
on Apr 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Time to show up to their offices with envelopes containing greenbacks, to compete with the army of developers, contractors, trades; basically, the local version of lobbyists that buy off the city and town councils and board of supervisors in Martinez. The best way to secure a vote is to accept money from development interests. Keep up the good work of exposing these bought off frauds, and start working to oust them from office.


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