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AROUND TOWN

Quirkology of Quilts opens this week

Although the weather may be too warm to add one to your bed, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley is removing quilts from their...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 621 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tomi van de Brooke, why aren't we laughing?

Dear Editor, Tomi van de Brooke wants to be the next District 2 supervisor. Why are we not simply laughing? Tomi was...

Original post made by Ralph N. Shirlet on Aug. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Aug 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 699 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police release suspect sketch in residential burglary

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office released of the Sheriff is releasing a sketch of a suspect involved in an interrupted...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by member, on Aug 27, 2011 at 9:13 am | 3 comments | 767 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Ask the Vet: What should I consider as my pets grow old?

With good preventative medicine, pets are living much longer than they did in the past. An annual physical exam, annual blood...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by cheryl Gustafson, on Aug 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SRVUSD expects over 30,000 students for 2011-12 school year

Enrollment is up throughout the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, according to first day of school statistics. Officials...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Suffering from overcrowded schools, on Aug 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 1017 Views

AROUND TOWN

WalMart rumor quashed by San Ramon City Council

Contrary to rumor, WalMart is not headed to San Ramon, despite a flier that's been circulated around the city recently. "I...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:42 am | 9 comments | 872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High School Exit Exam passing rates increase statewide

Ninety-nine percent of tenth grade students in the [http://cahsee.cde.ca.gov/page2.asp?subject=ExitExam&level=District&submit1=Submit...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Duffy , on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 941 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

SAT scores up in the San Ramon Valley

In 2010, the last year for which numbers are available, five of the eight local high schools showed improvement over 2009....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jimbo, on Aug 26, 2011 at 6:56 am | 4 comments | 701 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Danville residents arrested after stealing thousands from CVS

Two Danville residents were arrested after allegedly stealing $8,000 worth of goods from various CVS Pharmacies. In a separate...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm | 2 comments | 1124 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Jessica Lipsky, on Aug 25, 2011 at 11:36 am | 2 comments | 891 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

More BANG for our news buck!

Dear Editor, Today, a few neighbors were discussing how changes at BANG would affect the nature of news in Contra Costa...

Original post made by Ralph N. Shirlet on Aug. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 683 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

More protests lead to BART station shutdowns, arrests

Police arrested at least 30 to 40 demonstrators during protests that originated at the Civic Center BART station and then...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Barb, on Aug 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm | 3 comments | 742 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

PG&E begins five-month project in Danville

Pacific Gas and Electric Company began a five-month reliability project on Wednesday that will upgrade aging wooden streetlights...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Karla, on Aug 24, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 7 comments | 1089 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 | 1146 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Summer interns bring a fresh perspective

Here's one more reason to Support Local Journalism: The Danville Express has opportunities for interns to learn about the...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by JJ, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 662 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Muslim community celebrates Ramadan with sundown feast

Ramadan is a time for prayer, purification and introspection, and, for some 600 Muslims on Saturday, it was a chance to gather...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by Alan, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm | 10 comments | 876 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

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 | 894 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Where and WHO will lead our global violence?

Dear Editor, There is a more pointed Streetwise question to ask now that we have accomplished our violence in Libya. ...

Original post made by Ralph N. Shirlet on Aug. 22, 2011
There are no comments yet. 664 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Streetwise: Are you ready for school?

Temperatures may be rising but summer is winding down for students in the San Ramon Valley, who officially begin school on...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Ralph N. Shirlet, on Aug 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 1 comment | 557 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

Streetwise: Where's your favorite place to go in the Danville/Alamo community?

Just in time for the [http://issuu.com/danvilleexpress/docs/2010_07.views.section1?viewMode=magazine&mode=embed Reader's...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2011
Last comment by jrm, on Aug 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 7 comments | 1112 Views
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