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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day remembrance to take place in Danville on Monday

This Monday, the Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley will commemorate Memorial Day by holding their annual remembrance at Oak Hill Park in Danville.

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Pleasanton Weekly earns 7 statewide awards

The Pleasanton Weekly took home seven first- or second-place awards among all California weekly newspapers in its circulation category Saturday in the annual California News Publishers Association's (CNPA) 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

San Ramon Art and Wind Festival set for this weekend

The annually held San Ramon Art and Wind Festival will be held this Memorial Day weekend, on Sunday and Monday in San Ramon's Central Park from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on both days.

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Woman accused of Danville bank robbery ID'd as former SoCal police officer

The Danville woman arrested Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a local bank while disguised with a fake beard has been identified as a former police officer who worked in Southern California until about seven years ago.

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Man indicted for cyberattack on DanvilleSanRamon.com appears in court

A San Francisco man accused of a cyberattack on DanvilleSanRamon.com and other websites owned by Embarcadero Media appeared in federal court in San Jose on May 24.

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San Ramon man appointed as superior court judge

Gov. Jerry Brown Monday announced the appointment of three new superior court judges in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, including San Ramon resident Wade Rhyne to the Contra Costa court.

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Speakers protest reinstatement of SRVHS student leader at center of video controversy

It was standing-room-only with students and parents spilling out into the hallway at the school board meeting on Tuesday night as speakers protested a student body leader at San Ramon Valley High School who was elected despite creating a campaign video criticized as Islamophobic.

Wednesday, 11:31 AM | 19 comments

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Star-studded Wente summer concert series starts July 12

For the 31st year, Wente Vineyards is hosting a summer of big-name entertainers, combining well-known performers and fine dining in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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Woman pleads not guilty to charges for freeway crash that killed toddler

A Pleasanton woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony driving under the influence in connection with a crash that killed a 3-year-old last September.

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Danville woman arrested for allegedly robbing Diablo Road bank

Danville police arrested a local woman for allegedly robbing a bank on Diablo Road while disguised with a painted-on beard Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 12:08 PM | 7 comments

Monday, May 22, 2017

San Ramon council to hear presentation from MCE Clean Energy

The San Ramon City Council is set to receive a presentation Tuesday night from MCE Clean Energy, the community choice energy program that Danville and Contra Costa County are looking to join to offer electricity-sourcing options other than PG&E to local residents and businesses.

Monday, 11:34 PM | No comments yet
School board to discuss budget, LCAP, hiring administrators

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about the district's budget and accountability plan for next year, filling more than a half-dozen administrative vacancies and approving a handful of layoffs during its meeting Tuesday night.

Monday, 11:16 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon: Woman turns self in to face charges for crash that killed toddler

A Pleasanton woman is now in custody after being charged in connection with a crash that killed a toddler on Interstate 680 in San Ramon last September, law enforcement officials confirmed Monday.

Monday, 7:00 PM | 2 comments
Danville council to talk budget, downtown viability at workshops

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss potential changes to downtown regulations and plans for next year's town budget during a pair of study sessions Tuesday.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

San Ramon: Arrest warrant issued for woman in I-680 crash that killed toddler

Authorities announced Friday afternoon they've obtained an arrest warrant for a Pleasanton woman in connection with the crash that killed a toddler on Interstate 680 in San Ramon last September.

Sunday, 5:26 PM | 5 comments

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ceremony ushers in start of San Ramon Valley High School modernization

The San Ramon Valley High School community gathered on sunny Wednesday afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the $64 million effort to modernize the century-old campus just outside downtown Danville.

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Congressman Swalwell, wife celebrate birth of first child

San Ramon's U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and wife Brittany welcomed their first child on Thursday night with the birth of their son Nelson.

Friday, 2:12 PM | 1 comment
Shots fired during armed robbery at Danville Costco

Danville police are investigating a robbery with shots fired at Costco on Friday afternoon, with three unknown culprits still at-large.

Friday, 1:35 PM | 5 comments

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tassajara Hills students headed to Destination Imagination global finals

Six students from Danville's Tassajara Hills Elementary School are poised to travel to Tennessee this week to represent their school in the global finals of the Destination Imagination innovation competition.

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Danville: The Reutlinger seeks donations for resident assistance fund

The Reutlinger Community, a senior living complex in Danville, is working to raise awareness and funds this weekend for its resident assistant fund, which helps pay for longtime residents to continue living at the facility after they've outlived their assets.

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CHP: Teens arrested after chase starting in Fairfield ends near Alamo

Authorities nabbed two teens who led law enforcement on a pursuit that started in Fairfield and went down freeways into Danville before ending near Alamo with the help of spike strips late Wednesday night, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman.

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San Ramon: City hosting open house with new swim instructors

City officials are holding an open house this Saturday at the San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Center to give residents the chance to interact with the city's new swimming instructors.

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Danville holding public safety town hall on Saturday

Danville Mayor Renee Morgan is set to host three key local public safety leaders for a roundtable discussion with the community on Saturday morning at the Veterans Memorial Building.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

DSRSD board lowers water rates

The Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors on Tuesday unanimously authorized the cancelation of a stage 1 water shortage and lowered potable water rates from stage 1 to normal, moves that will take effect June 1.

Wednesday, 10:24 PM | 3 comments
Danville: Down Syndrome Connection artists showcased in new exhibit

Downtown's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to highlight the artistic talents of members of the Danville-based Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area with its new exhibit, "Recycle-Abilities."

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Report: Amazing economic growth in East Bay may not benefit everyone

Economic growth in the East Bay is amazing but not everyone may benefit because of the housing shortage, an economist said following the release Friday morning of a report written by his firm.

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | 1 comment
Police: Teens arrested after stealing from Danville store, fleeing scene

Danville police arrested four East County teens late Tuesday night, alleging the quartet tried to evade authorities after stealing from a local supermarket.

Wednesday, 4:47 PM | 13 comments

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Danville police open 'exchange zone' for safer transactions

The upper parking lot at the Danville town offices on La Gonda Way now has parking spaces designated by the police department as an "exchange zone" designed to create a safer setting for residents conducting private-party transactions.

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Woman arrested in I-680 crash that killed toddler cited for new public intoxication

Yarenit Liliana Malihan, the Pleasanton resident arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter after a fatal crash on Interstate 680 in September, was arrested in Pleasanton for public intoxication on Friday afternoon.

Tuesday, 4:59 PM | 5 comments
Assemblywoman hires new chief of staff

The San Ramon Valley's Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) recently announced that she has appointed Erin Donnette as her new chief of staff.

Tuesday, 2:20 PM | 1 comment
Major sewer pipeline rehabilitation set to begin locally next month

A major sewer pipeline project set to begin next month is expected to impact traffic in parts of Dublin and Pleasanton through October and improve sewer service in south San Ramon upon completion.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Danville poised to join MCE Clean Energy

Danville appears on its way to joining MCE Clean Energy later this year, with the Town Council scheduled Tuesday to consider moving forward with a request to enroll the town in the regional alternative electricity program.

Monday, 2:53 PM | 5 comments
San Ramon commission to review General Plan annual report

The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday is set to talk about an annual report that analyzes the city government's efforts to implement San Ramon's General Plan over the past year.

Monday, 12:25 PM | No comments yet
School board to discuss labor negotiations in closed session

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to meet in closed session Tuesday morning to confer with district negotiators about ongoing labor talks with district employee unions.

Monday, 12:19 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Memorial service Tuesday for Dougherty Valley developer Dan Hancock

There are a few people who through their business activities changed the face of the Tri-Valley. When it comes to residential builders, few people will have a stronger legacy that Dan Hancock of Shapell Homes.

Sunday, 7:24 PM | 2 comments

Friday, May 12, 2017

Danville art gallery seeks entries for 'Pleasing to the Palette' exhibit

The longtime pairing of food and art will be on display at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery next month in a new exhibition for which gallery officials are accepting submissions through Friday.

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Science experiment gone wrong causes MVHS building evacuation

A classroom building at Danville's Monte Vista High School was evacuated for more than two hours after a teacher's science experiment had an unexpected outcome Friday morning, according to a San Ramon Valley Fire spokesman.

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San Ramon council set for budget workshop Monday

The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss next year's city budget during a special afternoon workshop on Monday.

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