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San Ramon council denies Marketplace appeal
The San Ramon City Council voted last week to deny an appeal from a neighborhood group that would have seen the Planning... Last comment on Mar 23, 2023 at 8:11 am | 0 comments

Alamo teen faces federal charge of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute
A joint investigation between Dublin Police Services and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has resulted in a criminal... Last comment on Mar 10, 2023 at 8:12 am | 5 comments

Dublin's Emerald High School unveils new mascot
After months of debate, Dublin's new second high school has officially announced its mascot, as well as the accompanying... Last comment on Mar 22, 2023 at 1:04 pm | 3 comments

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"Godbeams Over Danville"
This image was taken just at daybreak from a hillside on the west side of the 680 fwy. The sun is low on the horizon causing the sun beams to be filtered by the clouds producing expanding "godbeams" over the town of Danville. This image won best of show in the recent Tri-Valley Photo contest. Submitted by Richard Valenti on Jan 24, 2014


Watching the wheels of progress in Tri-Valley transit
As I learned more about the affluent Tri-Valley and its more remote outskirts, the context of public transit options and locations became clearer, as did what the availability of and demand for public transit say about a region... Thursday, 7:35 PM | 1 comments

Holi celebration comes to City Center
The San Ramon Valley is set to mark the arrival of spring at City Center Bishop Ranch this weekend, with annual Holi festivities coming to the downtown center of San Ramon. Friday, 3:12 PM

Contra Costa Supervisors hire Thomas Geiger as County Counsel
Geiger will serve as legal advisor for the county, including the Board of Supervisors and county officers, departments, boards and commissions, and certain special districts. Thursday, 5:59 PM

Danville: Culvert repair begins on Diablo Road
A portion of one of Danville's major throughways is seeing a planned road closure that kicked off Thursday and is set to continue for the next several weeks. Thursday, 5:59 PM

Community Briefs: Change Makers talk | 'Senior to Senior' program | Paul McCartney tribute
The Dougherty Station Library is hosting the final installment of its three-talk Changemakers series in honor of Women's History Month next week. Read about that and more in our Community Briefs... Thursday, 5:58 PM

Around the Valley: From illogical to absurd
Yet another asinine decision was made by the Pleasanton City Council majority when it voted March 7 to defund Leadership Pleasanton. But they have no problem spending taxpayer money on a skatepark. Thursday, 5:38 PM

Cal High Mock Trial team returns from state competition
California High School's Mock Trial team is back home this week after a trip down south to represent Contra Costa County in the state level mock trial competition over the weekend. Wednesday, 7:27 PM

San Ramon council denies Marketplace appeal
The San Ramon City Council voted last week to deny an appeal from a neighborhood group that would have seen the Planning Commission's earlier vote reluctantly approving a controversial housing project overturned if approved. Wednesday, 7:41 PM

Reading together: One City, One Book
Throughout the month of March, the city of Dublin will be engaging in a unifying literacy initiative known as One City, One Book. The program invites students, parents and community members to read the same book together. Wednesday, 5:22 PM

Pleasanton Preps: Inaugural 'Scottie's Scramble' honors late Foothill alum Kienhofer
When Foothill senior Scott Kienhofer passed in 2018 from cancer, it delivered a gut punch to the Tri-Valley. Three years later, his family launched Scottie's Gift Foundation, and they are now hosting the inaugural 'Scottie's Scramble'. Wednesday, 5:20 PM

SRPD investigates jewelry store robbery; few details released so far
The San Ramon Police Department is investigating a reported armed robbery at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon on Friday, which was recorded and posted on social media by several of the numerous onlookers at the shopping center. Tuesday, 2:34 PM

Village Theatre Gallery showcases ancient art form in newest exhibit
An upcoming Village Theatre Gallery exhibit will bring an ancient style of art to the town. 'Convergence: The Intersection of Wax, Color & Design, An Exploration of Encaustic Art' opens this Saturday in downtown Danville. Tuesday, 2:05 PM

Alamo native, Pleasanton PD Lt. Sarasua hired as police chief in Pacifica
Pleasanton police Lt. Maria Sarasua will make local history for the Pacifica Police Department next month when she takes the reins as its new police chief, becoming the first woman to ever hold the position in the coastal city. Tuesday, 2:05 PM

All green and gold for St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Dublin
Thousands of visitors turned out for the annual Dublin St. Patrick's Day Celebration. The Dublin Civic Center was filled with visitors, both local and from afar, sporting all shades of green and Irish pride. Tuesday, 2:06 PM

Dublin students launch support app for teenage substance abuse
Two Dublin High School students have launched an online platform that provides support for teenagers who may be struggling with alcohol abuse. The website and app, My Alcohol Story, allows users to share their experiences anonymously. Monday, 2:16 PM

Police: Two men arrested after carjacking attempt in Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek police said they arrested two men on Saturday after the pair tried carjacking another man's car. They allegedly opened the front passenger and driver's side doors of the vehicle and dragged the male victim out... Monday, 2:42 PM

Diocese of Oakland mulling bankruptcy in face of numerous sex abuse lawsuits
Just days after a major Bay Area Catholic diocese filed for bankruptcy in the face of hundreds of potential sex abuse lawsuits, the Diocese of Oakland (which includes Tri-Valley) announced it is seriously considering doing the same. Sunday, 8:47 AM

Hike for Hope coming later this spring
Supporters of Hope Hospice are set to return to the trails at Del Valle Regional Park this May for the 2023 Hike for Hope fundraising event that the nonprofit first kicked off more than a decade ago. Sunday, 10:13 AM

Legislator revives effort to address police radio encryption
After falling just short in the final days of last year's legislative session, Becker is renewing his push for a law that would require law enforcement to make radio communications accessible to the media. Sunday, 10:14 AM

More intense discussions before board about LGBTQ acceptance, education at local schools
Clashes between outspoken critics of access to material and discussion on gender and sexuality in public schools and openly LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and allies continued at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District this week. Friday, March 17, 5:44 AM | 44 comments

Report shines spotlight on Tri-Valley's top health care needs
As impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic linger, maintaining good health remains at the top of mind for many, including physical, mental, emotional and even financial. The demand for adequate, accessible health care in the Tri-Valley ... Friday, March 17, 5:17 AM

Free textbooks? It could soon be a reality at California's community colleges
The California Community College Chancellor's Office has $115 million to spend to reduce the burden of textbook costs across its 115-campus system. Sunday, 10:15 AM

Maintaining financial health now and into the future
The past few years have upended many perceptions of financial stability. Now is a great time to review strategies for smart spending and saving to better weather whatever the future has in store. Sunday, 10:17 AM

What a Week: Dublin teen elected to Women's Hall of Fame
The Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame recently revealed its Class of 2023, a list of 13 female leaders who've made an indelible impact on their communities and the county at large, including Dublin High senior Noor Dharni. Thursday, March 16, 4:26 PM

New arrivals on tap at City Center Bishop Ranch
City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon is set to host four additional new businesses in the coming months, with a series of openings set to begin next month and continue into the fall. Tuesday, March 7, 9:37 PM


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