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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DeSaulnier again pushes bill inspired by Kate Steinle's death

U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier has reintroduced proposed legislation aimed at stopping law enforcement firearms from getting into the wrong hands, inspired in part by the shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle.

Wednesday, 3:11 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Events celebrate golden anniversary of lunar landing

Two veterans of the Apollo Space Program will share their memories at a free event on Saturday in Danville commemorating the moon landing's 50th anniversary.

Wednesday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley legislators fill key staffing vacancies

Three East Bay locals have been selected to serve on top administrative posts of Tri-Valley legislators over the past several months, two of whom are city council members in the region.

Wednesday, 1:50 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dublin: Swim instructor arrested in child pornography investigation

A young man who worked as a swim instructor at The Wave in Dublin was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of possessing and distributing child pornography, authorities said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 11:27 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon Regional hosts cereal drive for food-insecure families

San Ramon Regional Medical Center recently held its annual "Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive," which this year raised 2,650 servings of healthy cereal for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

Tuesday, 2:00 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa DA Becton joining Bay Area’s judicial selection committee

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has been selected by Gov. Gavin Newsom to join the Bay Area region's judicial selection advisory committee.

Tuesday, 2:00 PM | No comments yet
4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles San Ramon Valley

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook the Tri-Valley on Tuesday afternoon, centered 7.5 miles east of Blackhawk.

Tuesday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet

Monday, July 15, 2019

San Ramon commission to debate plans for final Faria Preserve neighborhood

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss the Faria Preserve project, specifically the "Neighborhood V" development proposal, in a public hearing this Tuesday evening.

Monday, 3:51 PM | 1 comment
Tri-Valley native among victims in string of off-roading deaths at Oceano Dunes

A man who grew up in the Tri-Valley died in an ATV collision last month at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, a state-operated facility near Pismo Beach that has now seen six deaths in off-roading crashes since April.

Monday, 3:26 PM | No comments yet
Supervisor Andersen's State of the District speech postponed after family death

Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen's State of the District address (originally scheduled for Tuesday) has been postponed indefinitely following the death of her mother over the weekend.

Monday, 9:31 AM | No comments yet

Friday, July 12, 2019

Danville council to weigh final Magee Preserve vote, discuss townhouses by I-680

Council members are set to confirm their final vote on the long-disputed Magee Preserve residential project in eastern Danville, and then later will debate a new townhouse neighborhood proposed for West El Pintado Road near I-680.

Friday, 6:14 PM | 1 comment
Contra Costa County DA recruiting for fall Community Academy Class

Residents interested in learning about law and order in Contra Costa County are in luck because the District Attorney's Office has announced it is bringing back its Community Academy Class for the fall.

Friday, 1:18 PM | No comments yet
SRPD announces arrest in graffiti case

The San Ramon Police Department placed a San Ramon teen under arrest Thursday for allegedly spray-painting racially insensitive graffiti at three spots in the area around Crow Canyon Road and Camino Ramon.

Friday, 1:16 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon man pleads guilty to embezzling funds from disabled veterans

A San Ramon man has pleaded guilty to misappropriating and embezzling funds of disabled veterans during 2010-12, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

Friday, 1:04 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, July 11, 2019

SRPD: Car burglary suspects nabbed, stolen items returned to original owner

The San Ramon Police Department arrested a pair of culprits who were caught red-handed stealing from vehicles last Friday, scoring a win for law enforcement officer's efforts against car burglaries in the Bay Area.

Thursday, 2:30 PM | 3 comments
County: Clerk-Recorder's Office to stay open late on Thursdays

The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office extended summer hours program returns this week and will run every Thursday through Aug. 29.

Thursday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet
Sing and splash with new San Ramon summer activities

The city of San Ramon is moving ahead with its summer by announcing the next set of activities such as Dive-In Movies and the rest of the Summer Concert Series.

Thursday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Trivia in the Tri-Valley

Trivia group games at local bars offer a way for people to test how much "useless knowledge" they have, in competitive or non-competitive environments.

Thursday, 1:05 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

San Ramon PD on lookout for graffiti culprit

The San Ramon PD is on the lookout for a person who is believed to be responsible for spray-painting graffiti at three different spots in San Ramon last weekend, and officers are asking the public to help identify the culprit.

Wednesday, 4:59 PM | No comments yet
County offers destination weddings at John Muir Historic Site

The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office is offering destination weddings at the 170-year-old John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez in August, and reservations are available online.

Wednesday, 4:15 PM | No comments yet
Lucky California supermarket concept opens near downtown Danville

Danville residents may have noticed a new shopping experience at their local Lucky Supermarket, with the grocery store recently renovated and rebranded as the Bay Area's newest Lucky California supermarket.

Wednesday, 4:14 PM | 9 comments
Danville: Rakestraw Books to host best-selling authors for summer speaker series

Starting on Thursday, three authors will be visiting the popular bookstore to meet with attendees and discuss their variety of work.

Wednesday, 3:24 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Danville: Commemorative bike ride, memorial set for cyclist killed near Diablo

Participants will ride a short distance toward Mount Diablo where a memorial 'Ghost Bike' has been set up on the side of the road for a group photo.

Tuesday, 5:02 PM | 4 comments
Celebrate ‘Parks Make Life Better! Month’ with AR in the outdoors

The town of Danville and the city of San Ramon have partnered with the California Park and Recreation Society to encourage youth to be “Agents of Discovery" this summer in recognition of Parks Make Life Better! Month.

Tuesday, 2:08 PM | No comments yet
Recruitment underway for Hope 100 Golf Marathon

Hope Hospice is looking for energetic golfers looking to give back to a worthy cause through fundraising -- and a long day of golf -- at this year's Hope 100 Golf Marathon.

Tuesday, 2:07 PM | No comments yet
Feasibility report represents key milestone for Valley Link project

The release of the Valley Link feasibility report for public review last month marked a major milestone for the commuter light rail project that would directly connect BART to Livermore and the San Joaquin Valley.

Tuesday, 2:07 PM | No comments yet

Monday, July 8, 2019

Danville: Comedy series returns to Village Theatre this week

A night of fun and laughter is set to be held at the Village Theatre in downtown Danville on Thursday, when comedy virtuoso Liz Grant takes the stage along with some of her funniest friends from across California.

Monday, 3:44 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to review land-use designation for former Mudd’s property

An informational meeting with no final decision, the collection of city officials will discuss the potential of rezoning the Mudd's property from office to park space, and adjusting the "Laborer's property" urban growth boundary.

Monday, 3:40 PM | 1 comment
Rep. Swalwell ends presidential campaign, vows to seek re-election to Congress

Tri-Valley Congressman Eric Swalwell officially ended his presidential bid on Monday after three months of campaigning, becoming the first serious Democratic candidate to bow out of the crowded field.

Monday, 2:30 PM | 8 comments
Danville council to hear PG&E presentation on power shutdowns

The Danville Town Council is set to meet for a study session on Tuesday morning to discuss a PG&E presentation on new safety measures, including public safety power shutdowns, in the wake of deadly wildfires in 2017 and 2018.

Monday, 2:12 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, July 7, 2019

PG&E sets open houses on wildfire safety

A series of open house events on wildfire safety and emergency preparedness will be around the Bay Area in July and August by PG&E, with the meetings nearest the Tri-Valley set for this week in Oakland and Walnut Creek.

Sunday, 5:50 PM | No comments yet
Officials urge earthquake prep on heels of SoCal temblors

A community training session on "Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage" will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Dublin, plus state and federal officials recommend residents prepare with home supply kits.

Sunday, 5:38 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Donor Network West produces thought-provoking TV ad on organ donation

Donor Network West's new commercial, airing on television and streaming services in Northern and Central California, focuses on the people who die in need of a transplant to draw attention to the importance of organ donations.

Sunday, 3:34 PM | No comments yet
County offers pathway for people with developmental disabilities to find employment

Open now, the "Bridge to Success" program presents an alternative hiring process for residents who may need assistance getting jobs but still have the ability to perform work, and connecting them with agencies in need of employees.

Sunday, 3:19 PM | No comments yet
Wente concerts bringing big names to the Tri-Valley

Classic rock legends, country stars, Motown icons, modern favorites -- this year's Concerts at Wente Vineyards summer series is bringing the hits to Livermore wine country.

Sunday, 3:10 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Two killed in fiery crash in Dublin

Two men were killed in a fiery, solo-car crash on Fallon Road in Dublin during the early-morning hours on Independence Day, according to Dublin Police Services.

Thursday, 8:18 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Relay for Life raises over $100,000

Scores of participants across 25 teams and more than 200 volunteers supported the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Tri-Valley on June 22-23 at Granada High School in Livermore, helping raise over $100,000 in the process.

Thursday, 6:54 PM | No comments yet
'I Spy' fair closing weekend

Spending a day at the fair is a longstanding tradition for many. Visitors and vendors alike bring their families and friends to the fairgrounds each summer for a fun and memorable way to kick off the season.

Thursday, 6:43 PM | No comments yet
Thousands gather for Fourth of July parade in downtown Danville

For more than 40 years, the Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley has coordinated the parade, and throughout all of those years, families continue to come out and celebrate community and the birth of the United States.

Thursday, 6:40 PM | 5 comments

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