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.
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 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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]