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Danville mayor condemns racist display near Blackhawk
Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich released a statement Monday, condemning the group of masked people who on Saturday held up... Last comment 1 hour ago | 24 comments

Four in the running for Contra Costa County clerk-recorder
Contra Costa County voters will have their choice of candidates for their next clerk-recorder with a range of backgrounds... Last comment on May 16, 2022 at 7:32 am | 1 comment

County DA election: Incumbent Becton, challenger Knox debate issues ahead of primary
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and challenger Mary Knox, a longtime prosecutor in the DA's office, addressed... Last comment on May 17, 2022 at 8:23 pm | 6 comments

SRVUSD reverses course, keeps Slip schedules for kindergarten students
Officials at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have reinstated a popular scheduling system for kindergarten students... Last comment on May 13, 2022 at 7:33 am | 1 comment

 
 
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"Christmas Lights in Danville"
This house in the Woodranch neighborhood of Danville continues to add more lights to its annual display. Thousands of families drive by the Dana Highlands Court home each year. Submitted by David Williams on Dec 11, 2011

 
 
 
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Measure G puts future of vehicle abatement program in county voters' hands
Amid a county election season with a number of hotly contested races, at least one item on the ballot in the upcoming primary election presents as a matter of relatively routine business that hasn't spurred local controversy. Thursday, 4:36 AM | 1 comments

Community Briefs: Mount Diablo beacon lighting | CCCCD indoor mask mandate | 'Breaking Bad' actors in Pleasanton
The historic beacon at the summit of Mount Diablo is set to light up this Memorial Day, following the passage of a proclamation by the Danville Town Council earlier in the year. Wednesday, 9:36 PM

Dublin council approves East Ranch project as developer amends plans via state law
A large housing development rejected earlier this year after facing a referendum petition is now back on the horizon in Dublin following the council's approval of an amendment to the project that will bind it to state housing laws... Wednesday, 9:37 PM

County DA announces murder charge in Walnut Creek man's death
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has charged a homeless man in Concord with murder for allegedly intentionally firing a handgun that killed a Walnut Creek resident. Thursday, 4:22 AM

Danville mayor condemns racist display near Blackhawk
Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich released a statement Monday, condemning the group of masked people who on Saturday held up signs at the corner of Blackhawk Road and Camino Tassajara, saying things like 'White Lives Matter' and... Monday, 4:14 PM | 24 comments

Contra Costa County records first case of West Nile virus this year
West Nile virus is back in Contra Costa County. The first case of the year was found recently in a dead American crow, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District. Tuesday, 8:08 PM

Bay Area schools see families leave cities, flock to suburbs like Dublin
The city's building boom following the Great Recession resulted in the Dublin Unified tripling its number of students since 2000 -- the only Bay Area district to do so while the region as a whole saw a 3.7% increase from 2000 to 2019. Tuesday, 7:56 PM

Tri-Valley student wins state Spelling Bee, earns spot in nationals
Shradha Rachamreddy from Dublin's Quarry Lane School has been crowned champion of the 2022 California State Spelling Bee. The 12-year-old will now head to the national competition starting next weekend. Wednesday, 4:34 AM

BART to launch pilot program for rider pass compatible with all Bay Area transit agencies
BART plans to launch a pilot program later this year to test the viability of a global transit pass compatible with every public transit agency in the nine-county Bay Area. Tuesday, 7:59 PM

Intuit agrees to pay $141M for upselling TurboTax to low-income taxpayers
Santa Clara County Counsel James Williams and state Attorney General Rob Bonta announced a $141 million nationwide settlement of litigation with Intuit over the company's TurboTax Free File service. Tuesday, 8:00 PM

Four in the running for Contra Costa County clerk-recorder
Contra Costa County voters will have their choice of candidates for their next clerk-recorder with a range of backgrounds and experiences, with four clamoring for the historically overlooked elected position. Monday, 12:45 AM | 1 comments

Bay Area health officers urge return to masking, other COVID precautions amid latest surge
Health officials in 11 counties urged residents across the greater Bay Area Friday to once again take COVID-19 precautions like masking as cases and hospitalizations rise across the region. Sunday, 2:33 PM

SRVUSD reverses course, keeps Slip schedules for kindergarten students
Officials at the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have reinstated a popular scheduling system for kindergarten students that aims to foster smaller class sizes and more personalized learning experiences for young students. Thursday, May 12, 11:05 PM | 1 comments

Pleasanton Preps: Remembering 'Dr. B' George Baljevich, a legend in Tri-Valley local sports
George Baljevich -- "Dr. B" -- was such an iconic figure in Pleasanton that locally he was every bit as well-known as John Madden. So, writing about Dr. B, who passed away at the age of 84 on May 12 was a daunting task. Sunday, 1:06 PM

How bad is water use in California? March is the worst so far, up 19%
Ignoring urgent pleas from water officials, Californians used substantially more water after a record-dry three months gripped the state. Sunday, 1:17 PM

EBMUD customers to see 8% drought surcharge starting July 1
Facing down a second consecutive dry year, the East Bay Municipal Utility District board decided this week to impose an 8% drought surcharge that customers will see on bills starting July 1. Wednesday, May 11, 9:39 PM | 1 comments

County DA election: Incumbent Becton, challenger Knox debate issues ahead of primary
Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and challenger Mary Knox, a longtime prosecutor in the DA's office, addressed voters on a range of topics during a public forum last week at Diablo Valley College. Monday, May 9, 2:46 AM | 6 comments

County sheriff election: Incumbent Livingston, challenger Therriault face off in public safety forum
Sheriff David Livingston and challenger Benjamin Therriault debated issues such as deadly shootings by a deputy in Danville, property crimes, accountability, transparency and employee morale at a candidates forum Tuesday night. Thursday, May 5, 11:52 PM | 10 comments

 

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