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SCHOOLS & KIDS

SRVUSD parts with John Baldwin teacher over parent objections

Nearly 20 parents turned out to the San Ramon Valley school board meeting Tuesday night to support a probationary teacher...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by kd, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:35 pm | 31 comments | 5870 Views

AROUND TOWN

DVHS student wins $75,000 in national science competition

A Dougherty Valley High School senior was chosen as one of three second-place finishers awarded $75,000 in the Intel Science...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2015
Last comment by Bea, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:15 pm | 4 comments | 1931 Views

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State Senate special election preview

The stage is set for Tuesday's special primary election that could decide the new state senator for District 7, which covers...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jason, on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 7 comments | 1338 Views

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San Ramon council supports creating new tourism district

The San Ramon City Council gave its support Tuesday to developing a new San Ramon-focused tourism district and separating...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Resident , on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:16 am | 11 comments | 1305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents give surprise gift to Danville Costco greeter battling cancer

Arlie Smith's is the first face many customers see when they enter Costco in Danville and his voice the last many will hear...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:53 am | 20 comments | 4227 Views

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Danville transient wanted in Pleasanton store theft

Police have arrested a Walnut Creek woman and are searching for a Danville transient in connection with robbery at Home Depot...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Mar 14, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 2 comments | 1514 Views

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EBMUD teaming with local stores on water leak awareness

With drought conditions persisting across California, the East Bay Municipal Utility District is partnering with hardware...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Julia, on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 1646 Views

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DSRSD seeks supplemental water supplies

Water agencies in the East Bay and Sacramento Valley plan to voluntarily transfer 1,500 acre-feet (AF) of water (488,776,500...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by PSMacintosh, on Mar 13, 2015 at 9:39 am | 1 comment | 855 Views

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Danville to host plastic bag ban info sessions

The town of Danville has set a pair of informational sessions during the next month aiming to help local business owners...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by PSMacintosh, on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:17 am | 8 comments | 1660 Views

SPORTS

MVHS wins second straight sectional title

The Monte Vista Mustangs repeated as North Coast Section (NCS) Division 1 boys basketball champions with a nail-biting 50-49...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 7 comments | 2036 Views

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State unemployment down to 6.9%

California's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9% in January as the number of people unemployed dropped by 31,000 from the previous...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Margaret H., on Mar 11, 2015 at 6:53 am | 1 comment | 450 Views

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Council to debate new San Ramon Tourism District

The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday is set to discuss the prospect of pursuing a new San Ramon-specific tourism district...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Nicole, on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 1342 Views

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Dublin breaks ground on new water park

The city of Dublin broke ground on a $33 million water park known as the Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatic Complex on Friday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Mar 10, 2015 at 9:42 am | 2 comments | 1212 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family of abused teen files claim against SRVUSD

A claim has been filed against the San Ramon Valley school district on behalf of a teen identified as a victim of the former...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Realist, on Mar 8, 2015 at 10:05 pm | 4 comments | 3098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Alamo school principal stepping down

Stone Valley Middle School principal Shaun McElroy is resigning this month after 13-plus years leading the Alamo campus in...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by IncomingMiddleSchoolParent, on Mar 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 35 comments | 5963 Views

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San Ramon basketball court debate continues

The San Ramon City Council discussed the relocation of the lighted Central Park basketball courts for the first time Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Resident , on Mar 6, 2015 at 6:17 am | 13 comments | 2124 Views

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CoCo supervisors give selves 7% pay raise

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved a 7% raise for themselves Tuesday morning, much smaller than the 33%...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Xin Han, on Mar 5, 2015 at 4:22 pm | 5 comments | 1042 Views

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Winter Spare the Air season comes to a close

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District's 2014-15 Winter Spare the Air season ended last Saturday with a total of 23...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Derek, on Mar 5, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 780 Views

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Cal High repeats as Mock Trial champs

San Ramon's California High School successfully defended its county Mock Trial crown last week to earn a spot in the state...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by SALLY, on Mar 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 373 Views

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Baker introduces bill to prevent future BART strikes

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker -- who represents Alamo, Danville and San Ramon -- has introduced her first bill in the Assembly...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Mar 2, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 21 comments | 1962 Views
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