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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: Below-market condo lottery | Business promotion funds | State of the County | Senior Variety Show auditions
The city of San Ramon has announced the availability of a below-market-rate (BMR) unit at Norris Canyon Road and applications for a lottery drawing for an opportunity to own the unit. See that and more in our Community Briefs.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2022]

Rehkopf appointed as Greenbrook Elementary School principal
Ailsa Rehkopf, a former vice principal in Pleasanton, is taking the reins of operations at Greenbrook Elementary School in Danville, having been appointed as the school's new principal last week.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2022]

Village Shopping Center sold for $20.4 million
Danville's Village Shopping Center has seen a change in ownership as of last month, with the property previously owned by a San Ramon company now in the hands of Danville's Blake Griggs Properties LLC after an eight-figure deal.
[Tuesday, July 5, 2022]

Director Lane announces retirement from East Bay Parks board
Beverly Lane, a former Danville mayor and longtime member of the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors, announced Tuesday that she would be stepping down at the end of her current term this fall.
[Tuesday, July 5, 2022]

Danville unveils housing plan simulation tool
Danville officials are continuing to seek input from residents on how to proceed with the next phase of the drafting process in the town's Housing Element update, with a new virtual tool and community workshops announced Tuesday.
[Tuesday, July 5, 2022]

Dublin Unified trustees under fire as public records release leads to collusion allegations
Three DUSD trustees are facing allegations of collusion in their selection of new election boundaries after documents that could point to behind-the-scenes efforts to effectively oust another trustee were made public last weekend.
[Monday, July 4, 2022]

San Ramon debuts alarm permit program
The city of San Ramon is implementing a new registration system for alarms this year that is intended to reduce the approximately 2,000 to 3,000 false alarm calls to the city's police department each year, according to city officials.
[Wednesday, July 6, 2022]

Danville and San Ramon prepare for July 4 festivities
San Ramon Valley residents and visitors are invited to attend two separate celebrations this July 4, with the return of a beloved annual parade in Downtown Danville, and an evening concert from Pride and Joy in San Ramon.
[Friday, July 1, 2022]

Danville Town Talks to focus on representation at state level
Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich is hosting a discussion on the legislative process in Sacramento, with an eye toward promoting local representation and interests, in this month's Town Talks on Friday.
[Tuesday, June 28, 2022]

San Ramon: Council to vote on designating Deer Creek South project as affordable housing for all
The San Ramon City Council is set to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would re-designate 185 units previously reserved for seniors of moderate incomes to 100% affordable housing units with no age restriction.
[Monday, June 27, 2022]