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Jeanita Lyman

Reporter, Pleasanton Weekly

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About Jeanita
Jeanita Lyman is a second-generation Bay Area local who has been closely observing the changes to her home and surrounding area since childhood. Since coming aboard the Pleasanton Weekly staff in 2020, the San Ramon Valley has been her primary area of focus and coverage.

In addition to regular coverage of officials and activities in Danville and San Ramon, Jeanita has gravitated towards stories surrounding education, policing, and local history. These have included coverage of turmoil resulting in the chancellor's resignation at the Contra Costa Community College District, personal accounts from the mother of Laudemer Arboleda and father of Tyrell Wilson, both victims of fatal police shootings by the same former Danville officer, and a historically accurate account of Dublin's Irish roots.

Prior to joining Embarcadero Media, Jeanita covered the Peninsula for the San Mateo Daily Journal, while studying journalism at Skyline College in San Bruno and Mills College in Oakland.
Stories by Jeanita
Community Briefs: County education office's annual report out | 'Santa on a Fire Truck' | Symphonic concert | Library book sale
The Contra Costa County Office of Education's annual report is now available for the public to review. Read about that and more in our latest Community Briefs...
[Wednesday, December 7, 2022]

Connelly wins county clerk-recorder's seat
Kristin Connelly, winner of the competitive race for Contra Costa County clerk-recorder that led to a runoff in last month's election, is set to take the helm of the often overlooked yet critical office at the start of the new year.
[Wednesday, December 7, 2022]

San Ramon Planning Commission to consider approving Trumark Townhomes project
San Ramon planning commissioners are set Tuesday to discuss whether to approve a proposed townhome project on Deerwood Drive. And later, they will hold the city's first study session on Chevron Park redevelopment.
[Monday, December 5, 2022]

Dublin police identify man killed in apparent self-defense shooting
Dublin Police Services identified Kenneth Krainski as the decedent in a domestic disturbance in Dublin last month that escalated into his shooting death, with police continuing to believe that the shooting was in self-defense.
[Friday, December 2, 2022]

'Shawn's Boat' fundraiser, honoring late Danville native, more than halfway to goal
More than four months after the death of a Danville-born woman who was hit by a truck while bicycling to work in Washington D.C., friends, family and former rowing teammates are continuing efforts to memorialize the late 40-year-old.
[Sunday, December 4, 2022]

'Holidays in the Valley' returns to Danville museum
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's long-beloved annual holiday exhibit has returned this year, with the current display of historical and present-day holiday marvels now open to the public.
[Wednesday, November 30, 2022]

Community Briefs: Advisory committee openings | 'The First Man' discussion | Holiday on the Farm
The city of San Ramon is seeking applicants for seats on five advisory committees through Dec. 9. Read about that and more in our Community Briefs...
[Thursday, December 1, 2022]

Danville to name new mayor during installation ceremony next week
The Town of Danvile's next mayor is set to be sworn in at the town's upcoming Mayor's Installation and Community Awards ceremony.
[Wednesday, November 30, 2022]

Pearl Harbor Day beacon lighting returns to Mount Diablo
The beacon that has sat atop Mount Diablo since its installation before World War II is set to be illuminated next week in remembrance of the start of the United States' involvement in the war.
[Monday, November 28, 2022]

Community Briefs: Literacy grant | Tree lighting in San Ramon | Clairdee and the Ken French Trio | Santa's Mailbox
The county's Office of Education is the recipient of a $9.8 million grant from the state department of education aimed at increasing literacy rates and opportunities as part of a statewide project. See more in Community Briefs...
[Wednesday, November 23, 2022]