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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Danville museum to host local historians, authors for special event

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley will be bringing a collection of local authors to downtown Danville on Sunday, where they will regale history buffs with conversation on the history and landscape of the region.

Tuesday, 9:19 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Artist in Residence Program at Tao House provides working retreat

The Eugene O'Neill Foundation is calling on all playwrights, scholars, and already established theatre artists who are changing disciplines, to apply for its upcoming artist in residence program.

Tuesday, 9:17 PM | No comments yet
County supervisors unanimously approve ban on sale of all vaping products

A ban on the sale of vaping products that have not been reviewed by the U.S. FDA, cannabis vaping products and flavored tobacco products in unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County goes into effect next Monday.

Tuesday, 4:24 PM | No comments yet
SRVFPD: Family of seven displaced due to house fire

Seven people were displaced from a house fire late Monday afternoon in unincorporated San Ramon Valley, fire officials said.

Tuesday, 9:19 AM | No comments yet

Monday, November 11, 2019

Danville named 10th-best small city in state; San Ramon ranks 19th

Tri-Valley communities including Pleasanton, Danville and San Ramon are some of the best small cities in America, according to a new study by personal finance website WalletHub.

Monday, 4:14 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa College selects new interim president

Contra Costa College in San Pablo is expected to have a new interim president Wednesday when its governing body will vote on a contract for Damon Bell.

Monday, 4:12 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council looks to add marijuana, e-cigarettes to city smoking regulations

The San Ramon City Council will look to join other Bay Area communities in limiting the prevalence of e-cigarettes and other smoking substances in public areas during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

Monday, 12:17 PM | 1 comment
Danville council to talk legislative housing update, Bicycle Master Plan

Danville's Town Council members are set to meet for an informational study session on Tuesday morning, where they will discuss a variety of pressing issues facing the town such as housing and a townwide Bicycle Master Plan.

Monday, 10:30 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson dies unexpectedly at age 60

The unexpected death Sunday of Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson has prompted statements in tribute from elected officials and community leaders.

Sunday, 6:29 PM | No comments yet
County supervisors to consider banning sales of e-cigarettes

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors are poised to approve on Tuesday a ban on the sale of vaping devices including e-cigarettes, plus the sale of menthol and other flavored cigarettes and tobacco products.

Sunday, 5:58 PM | 1 comment
Around Pleasanton: After decades of military and civic service, Chris Miller is stepping away

Chris Miller, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army who served in Vietnam and for decades since has boosted veterans' awareness programs, is taking a well-deserved leave from the many civic programs he has championed.

Sunday, 5:30 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: E. Trent Thompson, using art to help others

When the artist opened his studio at The Switch in Livermore, he befriended a homeless woman named Syndey living near the entrance. Thompson had the idea to paint her with creative nuances to acknowledge her as a valuable person.

Sunday, 5:13 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 8, 2019

Danville: Police issue 63 traffic-related citations in four hours

Spurred by a reported increase in vehicle collisions in the downtown area, the Danville Police Department held a traffic enforcement saturation event on Wednesday and issued a total of 63 citations to unsafe drivers and others.

Friday, 3:08 PM | 9 comments

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Danville seeks nominations for triennial Design Awards

Danville is currently collecting applicants in four different categories for its 2020 Design Awards, and town officials are asking residents to submit nominations for the triennial award ceremony.

Thursday, 9:29 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: The Nimmo family, standing up to anxiety

Tri-Valley Hero recipients tend to savor the spotlight, but when the Nimmo family of Pleasanton accepted the Courage award last month, the moment was quiet and somber.

Thursday, 1:24 PM | No comments yet
Honoring veterans

Check out photos from Mike Sedlak of this year's Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade, a celebratory procession that featured local veteran service organizations, community groups and civic leaders.

Thursday, 1:23 PM | No comments yet
Iron Horse Middle School ends lockdown instigated by graffiti threat

Iron Horse Middle School was placed on lockdown for more than three hours Thursday in what school district officials called “an extreme abundance of caution" after graffiti threatening a shooting was found on a bathroom wall.

Thursday, 11:18 AM | 4 comments

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Commission orders Contra Costa County judge removed from bench for misconduct

A state judicial commission in San Francisco on Wednesday ordered Contra Costa County Superior Court Judge John Laettner removed from office for multiple instances of misconduct.

Wednesday, 4:34 PM | 2 comments
Hope 100 Golf Marathon raises $84,000

The fifth annual Hope 100 Golf Marathon at Castlewood Country Club generated $84,000 in fundraising for patient care and community services offered by local nonprofit Hope Hospice and Home Health.

Wednesday, 3:51 PM | No comments yet
Blackhawk residents talk parcel tax, local burglaries at public safety town hall

Blackhawk community members had the opportunity to talk about fire and criminal activity concerns with their public safety officials Tuesday evening during a public safety town hall.

Wednesday, 3:07 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: One-man art show draws on old family photos

An exhibit of the resulting collection of Mark Shawver, "The Family Album Redux," opened last week at the Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery at the San Ramon Community Center, 1201 Alcosta Blvd.

Wednesday, 1:29 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

San Ramon: Coach arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting former player

A longtime soccer coach and current director of operations for San Ramon FC Soccer Club was arrested by the San Ramon Police Department last week for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his former athletes.

Tuesday, 5:06 PM | No comments yet
Four new merchants open their doors at City Center Bishop Ranch

The collection of shops and restaurants found in City Center Bishop Ranch continues to grow, most recently with the announcement that Joe & The Juice, Paper Source, Pottery Barn Kids and Modern Acupuncture have opened.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon city officials want residents to 'Name That Park'

There's a new park headed to San Ramon, and city officials want to give residents the opportunity to “Name That Park" in an online survey.

Tuesday, 1:47 PM | No comments yet
County's annual Shelter-in-Place Drill taking place Wednesday

Schoolchildren across Contra Costa County are set to participate in the 18th annual countywide Shelter-in-Place Drill on Wednesday, in order to help students and faculty more adequately for potentially dangerous events.

Tuesday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet

Monday, November 4, 2019

Goodguys' 30th Autumn Get-Together back at fairgrounds this weekend

Car lovers and casual fans be advised -- the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is bringing horsepower and patriotism to the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Veterans Day weekend for its 30th annual Autumn Get-Together.

Monday, 10:27 PM | No comments yet
Golden View Elementary principal resigning at end of month

Golden View Elementary School principal Vanessa Cutler will be resigning from her position for unspecified personal reasons effective Nov. 29.

Monday, 2:38 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon: Commission set for update on City Center Mixed Use Master Plan

The San Ramon Planning Commission will once again meet to discuss the 4,500-housing unit project proposed by Bishop Ranch during their regular meeting on Tuesday night, giving residents the opportunity to learn about the process.

Monday, 1:56 PM | 9 comments

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Danville council poised to confirm Magee Preserve election for March 3 ballot

The Danville Town Council is set to consider officially selecting March 3 as the election date for Danville voters to make the final decision on the proposed Magee Preserve development project.

Sunday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet
County: Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla abruptly retires

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors on Tuesday could decide how to replace its newly retired county clerk-recorder.

Sunday, 2:49 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Community Award winners

In recognition of the local standouts who strive to make San Ramon one of the most desirable places to live in California, the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce announced the six winners of its 35th annual Business and Community Awards.

Sunday, 2:45 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 1, 2019

Tri-Valley Hero: Danville's Dana Dornsife, improving access to clinical trials

Right now there are thousands of people seeking life-saving treatment after a cancer diagnosis in the United States, and unfortunately many of these patients don't know about help that could be available to them.

Friday, 2:37 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Danville: Village Theatre invites residents to spend 'A Night in Spain'

Earlier this year, the Village Theatre gave the community a feel for the music of Portugal. Now the town is inviting residents across the Iberian Peninsula for a performance of Flamenco presented by the Bay Area based Matiz Flamenco.

Thursday, 10:02 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Gary and Nancy Harrington, enriching their hometown

Nancy and Gary Harrington have been adding a splash of color to Pleasanton for many years with their support of local art, including leading guided public art walks downtown.

Thursday, 3:37 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Skate Park celebrating 20 years of shredding

Skate aficionados and casual hobbyists will be celebrating two decades of shredding in San Ramon on Saturday, when the city throws a special celebration recognizing the 20th anniversary of the San Ramon Skate Park.

Thursday, 3:36 PM | 6 comments

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