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Safeway enlists eclectic mix of local celebs for fundraiser

Take an Elvis impersonator, add one congressman, a local mayor, three cheerleaders, a high school mascot, a principal, a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by the riddler, on Jun 24, 2010 at 3:59 am | 8 comments | 1445 Views

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Four candidates vie for three school board seats

Twenty-five-year-old San Ramon resident John Lane joins former PTA president Denise Jennison and incumbents Rachel Hurd and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 25, 2010 at 1:33 pm | 8 comments | 1380 Views

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Southbound I-680 toll lane to open Monday

The Bay Area's first "express lane" is scheduled to open at 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 20 in the southbound lanes of Interstate...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm | 8 comments | 1764 Views

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San Ramon investment banker stands up for practices, despite SEC charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a San Ramon-based investment adviser for not disclosing a conflict of...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Wife of Former Chevron Exec, on Oct 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm | 8 comments | 1462 Views

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County Supervior Piepho seeking new chief of staff

Tomi Van de Brooke, County Supervisor Mary Nejedly Piepho's chief of staff, is leaving at the end of Dec. to work for East...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by J., on Jan 4, 2011 at 10:54 am | 8 comments | 1597 Views

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Gov. Brown proposes slashing spending, continuing tax hikes

Gov. Jerry Brown said today that he is proposing to close the state's $25.4 billion budget gap by cutting spending by $12.5...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Jan 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm | 8 comments | 1096 Views

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Danville Area Chamber of Commerce CEO and President resigns

Melony Newman, the chamber's President and CEO resigned on Jan. 7 after eight years of service. Office Manager Debra Long...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by cardinal, on Feb 10, 2011 at 7:57 am | 8 comments | 1659 Views

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Celebrity chef's Lamborghini stolen by thief who rappelled down building

A yellow Lamborghini belonging to Santa Rosa resident and celebrity chef Guy Fieri was stolen early Tuesday by a daring thief...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Scrotey McBoingboing, on Mar 14, 2011 at 9:40 am | 8 comments | 1889 Views

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Accused child molester takes plea deal

Michael Bareno, a 43-year-old San Ramon resident, molested three children between 2005 and 2009 in San Ramon. Bareno accepted...

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by Bella, on May 30, 2011 at 8:26 am | 8 comments | 1462 Views

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UC Regents approve a 9.6 percent tuition hike

A 9.6 percent tuition increase for University of California schools was approved today by a 14-4 vote of the UC Regents Board....

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Jul 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 8 comments | 1399 Views

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Danville man will get treatment, not jail time in 2006 bludgeoning death

This week's decision to find a man not guilty by reason of insanity is not one that came easily to those involved in the...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Ralph Hoffmann, on Sep 15, 2011 at 8:35 am | 8 comments | 1597 Views

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Danville environmental science teacher wins Sustainable Contra Costa award

San Ramon Valley High School's environmental science teacher Cindy Egan won the Sustainable Contra Costa award for an individual...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by jrm, on Oct 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 8 comments | 1480 Views

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Anti development group hires new laywer

The group fighting a proposed development on part of the former Magee Ranch has hired an attorney to help its case. Save...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2011
Last comment by spinningwheels, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:08 am | 8 comments | 1584 Views

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County approves fire station 32

At its Tuesday meeting, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve plans for a new fire station...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Informed resident, on Nov 4, 2011 at 7:49 pm | 8 comments | 1847 Views

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Two arrested during night of chaotic bar fights

Two men, including a Danville resident, were arrested in Walnut Creek early Sunday morning after a chaotic night with multiple...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by cardinal, on Nov 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 8 comments | 1876 Views

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Opponents band together to stop Norris Canyon freeway project

It didn't take long for opponents of a proposed HOV/Bus access between Norris Canyon and Interstate 680 to organize. They...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Jim Gibbon, on Dec 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm | 8 comments | 1775 Views

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PG&E fined $16.7 million for failed Contra Costa County gas line survey

The California Public Utilities Commission fined PG&E more than $16 million Friday for failing to conduct gas pipeline leak...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by frankly , on Feb 2, 2012 at 5:20 am | 8 comments | 1319 Views

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Residents asked to weigh in on July 4 fireworks

San Ramon's fireworks are up in the air. The cost for the city's Independence Day celebration -- held since 1985 -- could...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2012
Last comment by Wow..., on Feb 9, 2012 at 10:54 am | 8 comments | 707 Views

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California to receive up to $1.8 billion in mortgage relief agreement

Contra Costa County homeowners who were victims of mortgage fraud could see $651 million in relief soon thanks to a $25 billion...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jake, on Feb 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm | 8 comments | 1596 Views

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Solar energy: Is it right for you?

Join the City of San Ramon and Sustainable San Ramon to learn more about solar energy for your home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Jun 13, 2012 at 1:38 pm | 8 comments | 1505 Views
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