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Contra Costa County Supervisors give final approval to redistricting

It's official: Danville, San Ramon and Alamo have a new county supervisor to represent them. After a public hearing Tusday,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by [removed], on Aug 10, 2011 at 8:58 am | 6 comments | 879 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local volunteers help pack 100,000 meals for Somalia

Many people just reach for the remote when confronted with scenes of anguish or pleas for help in parts of the world suffering...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Derek, on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:50 am | 6 comments | 875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SRVUSD students excel in standardized testing reports

Approximately 22,600 students in grades 2-11 participated in the 2011 STAR program, with 85 percent scoring proficient or...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:22 pm | 6 comments | 1251 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Mount Diablo observation deck another victim of state budget woes

On a clear day, it's said that one can see 200 miles -- as far away as Yosemite National Park -- from the observation deck...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Harald A. Bailey, on Aug 30, 2011 at 9:23 am | 6 comments | 1105 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Bringing up Bibi

Discussions of drawing territorial lines along the West Bank often result in lines drawn in the sand among pro-Israel and...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Tom Cushing, on Sep 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 6 comments | 728 Views

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2012 Recall efforts have begun

Dear Editor, Discovery Bay neighborhoods have approval to proceed with their RECALL petition for Brian Dawson, Discovery...

Original post made by [removed] on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by [clarification], on Oct 17, 2011 at 9:02 am | 6 comments | 774 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

SRV Fire named a 'district of distinction'

The "district of distinction" is one of the most prestigious local government awards in the State of California and validates...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Julia, on Oct 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm | 6 comments | 770 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Where Can We Donate All That Extra Halloween Candy?

I see that Operation Gratitude would like candy to be sent to deployed military personnel. www.opgratitude.com Is there...

Original post made by Lili on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Marrushi, on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:02 am | 6 comments | 1068 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who are your readers' candidates for District 2 supervisor?

Dear Editor, May we, as readers, start a survey on the Express Forum for who voters would support as a candidate for District...

Original post made by Allied new services research on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alamo Gets Justice, on Nov 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm | 6 comments | 800 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Fallen Marine honored as a hero at afternoon memorial service

It was standing room only at East Bay Fellowship Church in Danville as over 1,200 family, friends, teachers, veterans and...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by scrump, on Dec 2, 2011 at 9:44 am | 6 comments | 1161 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Streaker runs through football game, gone in a flash

Despite the chill in the air at a Monte Vista football game, one fan opted to go without clothes. On Dec. 3 Monte Vista hosted...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2011
Last comment by cardinal, on Dec 23, 2011 at 8:12 am | 6 comments | 854 Views

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Pot club CEO attempts to turn himself in

Justin Hammer attempted to turn himself in at the Newark police station on Friday afternoon, but was turned away by police...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm | 6 comments | 1016 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Streetwise: What does 2012 have in store?

As election fever picks up and residents begin to enact their 2012 resolutions, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton went t o 24...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | 6 comments | 651 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Police arrest seven while breaking up large street fight

Police arrested seven, including two for assaulting a police officer, as they attempted to break up a large fight outside...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Fobbie, on Jan 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 6 comments | 1023 Views

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Bay Area's long-term plans draw criticism

More than 400 people attended Contra Costa County's Plan Bay Area workshop -- which aims to gather public opinion on long-range...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Mike McCormack, on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 562 Views

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Dawson Recall Proponents Back at Safeway with Sheriff's OK

The recall proponents were again back at the Safeway shopping center. This time they were protected from the opponents harassment...

Original post made by Hypocrit on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by Flint's shadow, on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:02 am | 6 comments | 685 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Help the Sheriff's station in Alamo

The Sheriff's Valley Station Office in Alamo is seeking people interested in assisting law enforcement in the community....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Sheriff Volunteer, on Feb 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 734 Views

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SRVIC opens its doors to community

To dispel some of the myths surrounding Islam, the Moslem community is reaching out to offer a primer to people of all faiths....

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by Citizen Paine, on Mar 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm | 6 comments | 662 Views

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Danville Express to host debate for District 2 supervisor candidates

The Danville and San Ramon expresses will host a debate for District 2 county supervisor candidates on April 26. Not sure...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Informed Resident, on Mar 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm | 6 comments | 661 Views

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What is a supervisor?

The Danville Express and San Ramon Express will host a debate for District 2 supervisor candidates on April 26 from 6-8 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by Candace Fan, on Apr 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm | 6 comments | 860 Views
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