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Monday, August 13, 2018

Seniors Series: Beware of scams

Older folks are a vulnerable audience for unscrupulous contractors, financiers and other con artists, according to the National Council on Aging, and financial scams are considering the "crime of the 21st century."

Monday, 3:17 PM | No comments yet
Supervisors to consider censuring county assessor over sexual harassment claims

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is set to debate whether to censure Gus Kramer, the county's longtime assessor, in light of allegations of sexual harassment involving two female workers in the assessor's office.

Monday, 3:07 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk budget revisions, reductions

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is starting off its first board meeting of the 2018-19 school year Tuesday with a discussion on revisions to the district's operations budget.

Monday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss downtown development analysis at busy workshop

Danville Town Council is set to hold a study session assessing the feasibility of real estate development on north Hartz Avenue, in and around the area of downtown Danville located north of Linda Mesa Avenue and south of San Ramon Valley High School, Tuesday morning.

Monday, 1:19 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Election: Races confirmed for Danville council, San Ramon mayor

San Ramon Valley voters will have plenty on their local election plate for the Nov. 6 ballot, with races poised for San Ramon mayor, Danville Town Council and San Ramon City Council in the wake of the candidacy deadline passing on Friday.

Sunday, 7:59 PM | No comments yet

Friday, August 10, 2018

Cal High: Mangos Drive bridge closed to students amid repairs

Returning California High School students who plan on using the Mangos Drive pedestrian bridge to walk to campus when school starts Monday will have to find an alternate route due the walkways closure for large-scale repairs.

Friday, 2:10 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon sets community meetings for new garbage, recycling contract

To discuss the upcoming changes to rates and potential changes to services, the city will be hosting two community outreach meetings on Monday and Wednesday in an effort to hear the community's thoughts and desires.

Friday, 1:00 PM | No comments yet
Seniors Series: New joint replacement procedures at San Ramon Regional

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is now offering new cutting-edge technology for knee and hip replacement surgeries with the Mako robotic arm assisted surgery, which hospital staff say will greatly improve patient care.

Friday, 12:41 PM | No comments yet
Danville police arrest man connected to Palo Alto shooting

A man accused of firing a gun into a vehicle in the parking lot of a Safeway grocery store in Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood last week was arrested on Wednesday night in Danville.

Friday, 10:20 AM | No comments yet

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Seniors Series: Staying active in Tri-Valley

Local seniors choose many different arenas to move their muscles, from fitness classes at the local senior center to casual tennis matches with friends. Some exercise alone, while for others, community is critical to staying active.

Thursday, 4:27 PM | No comments yet
'Brew it Up, Wine it Down' in Danville

"Brew it Up, Wine it Down" will be coming to Danville next Thursday (Aug. 16) and bring with it an evening full of the beers, bites, music, wine, trolley rides and more.

Thursday, 2:34 PM | No comments yet
Fog City Swampers to close out Danville's 33rd Music in the Park

The town of Danville won't let the season slip away without a bang however, celebrating with its final Music in the Park show for this year on Saturday.

Thursday, 2:31 PM | No comments yet
Cal Fire issues outdoor burning ban due to extreme fire conditions

Cal Fire officials have issued a ban on all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions from Contra Costa County to Santa Clara County and western San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

Thursday, 11:15 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

San Ramon Valley celebrates 35th annual National Night Out

Hundreds -- if not more -- San Ramon Valley residents came out to parties all across Danville and San Ramon on Tuesday night to generate support for anti-crime awareness and to celebrate community, for the National Night Out.

Wednesday, 5:23 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon, Danville council races taking shape

With just days left in the candidate filing period, only two candidates have filed the necessary paperwork declaring their intent to run for the two available San Ramon City Council Seats.

Wednesday, 4:03 PM | No comments yet
The state of the local real estate market

David Stark, public affairs director for the Bay East Association of Realtors, has been very busy this year trying to tamp down what he describes as "a war against homeowners on the Alameda County's I-880 corridor."

Wednesday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

San Ramon teen found after weeklong search

A 14-year-old San Ramon girl was found Tuesday evening in Fairfield after she went missing last week and was thought to have run away, police said.

Tuesday, 11:08 PM | 1 comment
Applications now being accepted for Contra Costa DA's Community Academy

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is offering residents the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the criminal justice system with the Community Academy, a 10-week course aimed at educating the public and strengthening community relations.

Tuesday, 4:25 PM | No comments yet
Taco ’bout trouble: San Ramon Chipotle briefly closes due to grease fire

San Ramon residents looking to purchase a burrito or guacamole-drenched fajita had to look somewhere other than the local Chipotle Mexican Grill on Tuesday, due to the restaurant temporarily closing after a small grease fire.

Tuesday, 2:56 PM | No comments yet

Monday, August 6, 2018

Education election: Candidates emerge for SRVUSD, community college, county boards

The window of opportunity for residents who would like to serve on governing bodies that manage Contra Costa County's educational institutions is still open but closing fast.

Monday, 5:01 PM | No comments yet
Editorial: Campaign will fund much-needed stroke care program

Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke, and every four minutes someone dies of a stroke, according to a 2017 report by the American Heart Association.

Monday, 4:33 PM | No comments yet
Coroner IDs San Ramon Valley residents killed in SoCal plane crash

The five people who died in a plane crash in Southern California on Sunday afternoon after taking off from an airport in Concord have been identified as four San Ramon Valley residents and a man from Los Angeles.

Monday, 9:19 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, August 5, 2018

DeSaulnier introduces Megaprojects Accountability Act

Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) announced a bipartisan bill last week that aims to increase the accountability and oversight of large infrastructure projects nationwide.

Sunday, 7:17 PM | 5 comments
County accepting nominations for Humanitarian of the Year award

Applications are being accepted for one adult and one student humanitarian who set an example of living and promoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dreams of equality, peace, justice, non-violence, leadership and inspiration.

Sunday, 7:07 PM | No comments yet
Activists hold vigil for two people who died at or near Santa Rita Jail

A vigil and rally for two people who recently died at or near the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin was held in front of the jail Friday evening.

Sunday, 7:03 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, August 2, 2018

San Ramon girl missing since Monday

San Ramon police and the mother of a runaway teenage girl are asking for the public's help in locating 14-year-old Taylor Cusick, who was last seen Monday night in San Ramon.

Thursday, 3:39 PM | No comments yet
Danville teen wins 2018 California Women’s Amateur Championship

Danville teen Ty Akabane has been cleaning up in the golf world this summer, placing another victory in her cap by winning this year's California Women's Amateur Championship on Saturday.

Thursday, 1:34 PM | No comments yet
Rotary Club of Alamo presents third annual Service above Self award

The Rotary Club of Alamo has awarded its third annual 'Service above Self' award to Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff Jesus Topete for his outstanding service to the Alamo community. Topete was presented the award at a ceremony/luncheon Wednesday.

Thursday, 11:52 AM | No comments yet
99 years and counting for Meadowlark Dairy

A certain summertime favorite in Pleasanton is celebrating a milestone anniversary of providing the Tri-Valley with udderly delicious products.

Thursday, 11:39 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Agents of Discovery app gets Danville kids exploring

With the school year right around the corner, Danville kids looking to get the most out of their summer still have time to adventure as secret agents, gumshoes and/or police investigators with the town sponsored “Agents of Discovery" mobile app.

Wednesday, 10:06 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High School modernization project is on track

The San Ramon Valley High School (SRVHS) modernization construction project is coming along well according to school district staff and thus far is on track to being completed on schedule, prior to the 2019-2020 school year.

Wednesday, 5:00 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference coming to Danville

The Contra Costa County Mayors' Conference is set to be held in Danville on Thursday, focusing on the leaders discussing a model prescription drug disposal ordinance to help deal with opioid abuse in the region.

Wednesday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet
Dublin: Group criticizes release of woman in overnight hours before her death

An advocacy group and family members of a 26-year-old Berkeley woman found dead at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station early Saturday morning are criticizing the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for releasing her from jail overnight, just hours before she was found dead.

Wednesday, 2:01 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Blackhawk Museum decides to end 'Cars and Coffee' shows

After numerous issues over the past few months the Blackhawk Museum has elected to end its "Cars and Coffee" car show, at least for now.

Tuesday, 10:59 PM | 18 comments
SRVUSD discusses student safety and mental wellness strategies

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education held a workshop Tuesday morning discussing safety and mental wellness, with a specific focus on the prevention of active shooter situations on district campuses.

Tuesday, 5:43 PM | 2 comments
Regional authority supports light rail connecting Pleasanton and San Joaquin Valley

Local leaders looking to help alleviate residents' daunting commute through the Tri-Valley are eyeing a new public transit option for the years ahead: a light rail system that links the burgeoning northern San Joaquin Valley over the Altamont Pass to BART in Pleasanton.

Tuesday, 5:05 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton plans to cancel rezone approvals, putting Costco on hold

The Pleasanton City Council is set to consider canceling its decision from last year to approve the Johnson Drive Economic Development Zone in favor of more environmental and public review of the project, a move that would also indefinitely delay the new Costco store and hotels proposed to move into the JDEDZ area.

Tuesday, 5:04 PM | 1 comment

Couples: Drop Your Keyboard!
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 4,147 views

A "scary" investment has become a solid bet
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 559 views

 

Nominations due by Sept. 17

DanvilleSanRamon.com and Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

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