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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Artists sought for San Ramon Social Justice Collective public art exhibit

Seeking to actively encourage a dialogue on racial-equity through art, the San Ramon Social Justice Collective is seeking local artists to submit their original work for its summer public art series 'Breathing Free Together.'

Wednesday, 9:59 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton: East Bay Holocaust Education Center aims to honor, enlighten

The newly formed East Bay Holocaust Education Center (EBHEC) in Pleasanton is using creative programs and outlets to teach Tri-Valley residents about the history and lessons from the Holocaust, as well as honor its victims.

Wednesday, 9:56 PM | No comments yet
Taste Tri-Valley

After months of closures and reduced business due to the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of local Tri-Valley restaurants have come together to participate in the region's first-ever 'Taste Tri-Valley Restaurant Week.'

Wednesday, 5:29 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon residents invited to submit virtual readings for World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is approaching and San Ramon's own Poet Laureate, Jenyth Jo, is inviting aspiring and established local poets alike to recognize the day by submitting a virtual reading of a poem.

Wednesday, 2:56 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa Community College District receives accreditation along with official warning

The Contra Costa Community College District has been notified it will continue to be fully accredited. However, the accreditation comes with an official word of warning for recent conduct committed by the district.

Wednesday, 2:52 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Dublin: Families, teachers rally to continue upgrades on elementary schools

Dublin Unified School District parents, teachers and students rallied on Tuesday to urge the Board of Trustees to continue with facilities upgrades on two elementary schools, in the face of a $184 million budget shortfall.

Tuesday, 10:37 PM | No comments yet
DeSaulnier hosting virtual town hall on 'Solving America's Gun Problem'

Local U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is reaching out to talk with his constituents about gun violence in America and has invited residents to view his 125th town hall event, entitled 'Solving America's Gun Problem.'

Tuesday, 4:17 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Cal High wins fourth consecutive Contra Costa County Mock Trial competition

Students at California High School in San Ramon have once again defended their school's title as champions during Contra Costa County's 40th annual Mock Trial competition.

Tuesday, 4:12 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Film Club welcomes new members

The San Ramon Arts Foundation invites everyone to join its Film Club, a virtual series with everyone watching the movies on their own and then joining co-hosts Dave Owens and Patrick Gutierrez for a discussion.

Tuesday, 1:54 PM | No comments yet

Monday, February 22, 2021

Dog dies in residential fire in Dublin

An apartment unit was seriously damaged after catching fire in Dublin on Monday morning, displacing a family and killing their pet dog, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.

Monday, 9:55 PM | No comments yet
Dial 9-8-8: Bauer-Kahan introduces new bill addressing mental health emergency calls

Californians reporting a mental health crisis would be connected with trained counselors instead of police dispatch through a new hotline under proposed legislation introduced last week by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.

Monday, 4:28 PM | 1 comment
Livermore: Teens tested in 'Traitor in the Realm'

Two teenage foster siblings find themselves trapped in a treacherous magical world in "Traitor in the Realm," a young adult fantasy novel by Patricia J. Boyle that was released last month.

Monday, 4:03 PM | No comments yet
Bay East recognizes best in local real estate from 2020

Tri-Valley real estate professionals joined their peers from across the East Bay virtually last month to honor the local industry's top accomplishments during a uniquely challenging 2020.

Monday, 4:03 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Council, commission to discuss regional housing count, new Bishop Ranch project

The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are set to consider an update on the upcoming regional housing needs allocation (RHNA) cycle during a special joint meeting Tuesday evening.

Monday, 4:02 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Planning Commission to review Montair HOA appeal

The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to debate an appeal challenging a residential project that would reduce a lot area in western Danville from 63,880 square feet down to 44,037 square feet.

Monday, 3:39 PM | 6 comments

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Walnut Creek: Officials give Toyota initial green light on housing plan

The City Council on Tuesday unanimously decided to move forward with Toyota Walnut Creek to explore rezoning six acres north of Ygnacio Valley Blvd into mixed-use buildings with multiple floors of housing or hotel over auto facilities.

Sunday, 1:11 PM | No comments yet
SRVFPD helps vaccinate thousands, opens mobile COVID-19 inoculation clinic

First responders from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District have been acting as frontline workers in helping East Bay residents receive coronavirus vaccines, and over the past several months have helped vaccinate thousands...

Sunday, 12:38 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Council to interview candidates for parks commission

The San Ramon City Council plans to gather for a special meeting on Monday, where city officials will interview applicants and potentially pick an appointee to serve on the San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission.

Sunday, 12:30 PM | No comments yet
State to reserve 10% of vaccine shipments for teachers as school reopening debate continues

California will begin reserving 10% of its weekly coronavirus vaccine shipments for the state's educators in an effort to resume in-person classes across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday.

Sunday, 12:24 PM | No comments yet

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Danville rep appointed to Oakley school board as county takes over temporarily after hot mic scandal resignations

After the resignations, county Board of Education President Annette Lewis appointed herself and fellow county board rep Mike Maxwell (Danville) to serve as temporary members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board.

Saturday, 4:50 PM | 1 comment
State allows outdoor youth sports to resume amid declining COVID-19 cases

Outdoor youth sports will soon be allowed to resume in California counties that meet a threshold for coronavirus cases, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday.

Saturday, 4:36 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Vaccines now available to education, food, other essential workers in Contra Costa County

Contra Costa County has opened up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to teachers, grocery employees, and other frontline essential workers, the county's health department said Thursday.

Thursday, 4:56 PM | 1 comment
What a Week: Time to think redistricting

Should be a straightforward process, right? Not so much. Arduous is more like it. And that's just the literal process of creating mathematically fair district maps -- let alone factoring in community boundaries and avoiding politics.

Thursday, 11:39 AM | 1 comment
San Ramon officials to update status of city at virtual event Friday

San Ramon is set to hold a virtual update on the state of the city during a special virtual event on Friday morning, where a collection of local and regional officials will be on hand to discuss happenings in/around the city.

Thursday, 11:38 AM | 1 comment
News Digest: Taste Tri-Valley starts this weekend, Highway 84 work & New staff for Glazer

35 restaurants in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville are participating in the first Taste Tri-Valley, 10 days of special outdoor dining, delivery and take-outs.

Thursday, 11:35 AM | No comments yet
Newsom, lawmakers agree to $600 stimulus checks plus boost for undocumented workers

California has worked out a plan to provide more cash for struggling residents, particularly undocumented families left out of federal aid.

Thursday, 11:35 AM | No comments yet
Rep. DeSaulnier to host 'Conversation on Race Town Hall' with special guests

To commemorate Black History Month and continue the discussion on race in America, Tri-Valley Congressman Mark DeSaulnier is hosting a virtual 'Conversation on Race Town Hall' event on Friday.

Thursday, 11:32 AM | No comments yet
Black History Month in 2021

Even with pandemic restrictions, Black History Month celebrations carry on here, taking shape virtually through webinars on video conferencing platforms and social media campaigns to disburse educational material and pay tribute.

Thursday, 11:23 AM | No comments yet

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Goodguys, Livermore Rodeo announce cancellations

Goodguys has canceled two of its Get-Together car shows originally scheduled for 2021 at the Pleasanton fairgrounds, an announcement that came days after officials confirmed the 2021 Livermore Rodeo would be called off amid pandemic.

Wednesday, 10:27 PM | 2 comments
Tri-Valley lawmakers introduce wildfire safety bill

A state law requiring local fire districts be notified by electrical utility companies about fire safety-related activities in high fire risk areas was introduced by Tri-Valley state legislators and fire officials last week.

Wednesday, 10:26 PM | No comments yet
Officials unveil new 'mega' vaccination center at Alameda County Fairgrounds

Local and regional officials gathered for the official unveiling of the new 'mega' coronavirus vaccination center located at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton on Wednesday...

Wednesday, 10:25 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teens invited to share 'My Story, My Vision'

Tri-Valley Writers is holding its 10th annual high school writing contest, "My Story, My Vision," for students in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon.

Wednesday, 10:23 PM | No comments yet
Dublin's new city historian urges preserving 'today'

Photos and artifacts from today should be set aside for future historians, points out Dublin's newly named city historian, Steve Minniear. At this time, the most requested photographs are those from around 1918, the last pandemic.

Wednesday, 10:22 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Pleasanton: COVID-19 vaccination center opens at Alameda County Fairgrounds

The Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton has been designated a COVID-19 vaccination site by ACPHD, and eligible residents can now schedule appointments through their health care provider to receive a vaccine.

Tuesday, 10:19 PM | No comments yet
Oakland-based KaiserAir presents plan to relocate to Livermore Municipal Airport

The Livermore Airport Commission has given its stamp of approval to a plan that would relocate the corporate offices of Oakland-based charter airliner KaiserAir to the Livermore Municipal Airport, including at least one Boeing 737.

Tuesday, 10:18 PM | No comments yet
Bauer-Kahan urges governor to prioritize return of outdoor school sports

Tri-Valley Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) last week called on Gov. Gavin Newsom and state health officials to prioritize guidelines to allow more outdoor school sports to restart 'as soon, and as safely, as possible.'

Tuesday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County seeks volunteers for Measure X advisory board

Contra Costa County is looking for a few county residents to serve on its new Measure X advisory board.

Tuesday, 1:35 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Some high school sports finally kick off their season

It was nice over the last weekend to see photos of East Bay Athletic League athletes competing against each other -- and doing so locally! Cross-country, golf, tennis and swimming have all been practicing, with some already playing.

Tuesday, 1:34 PM | No comments yet

Monday, February 15, 2021

Tina Hand picked for second term as Bay East president

Pleasanton real estate leader Tina Hand is serving another year as president of the Bay East Association of Realtors after being sworn into a second straight term during an installation ceremony held virtually late last month.

Monday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet
Guest Opinion: How long will California economy languish?

The answer depends on two unpredictable factors -- when and if vaccinations can tame COVID-19 and whether President Joe Biden and Congress pump additional billions, or even trillions, of borrowed dollars into the nation's economy.

Monday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet
Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley announces 9/11 essay contest winners

The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley is spotlighting the winners of its annual 9/11 essay contest, which features the work of local students penning original pieces that reflect on the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Monday, 2:21 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa to demolish 118-year-old jail, county admin building

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided Tuesday to demolish the old county jail, which has been on the site since 1903, along with the 12-story former county administration building at 651 Pine St. in Martinez.

Monday, 2:16 PM | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: San Ramon clinic battles food allergy crisis

A more silent crisis of food allergies has also been on the rise in the U.S., and Bay Area-based Latitude Food Allergy Care has dedicated itself to caring for patients dealing with food hypersensitivity.

Monday, 2:12 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Council to talk 2020-21 financial situation

The Danville Town Council plans to review the town's financial situation during its regular meeting on Tuesday, where town staff will present its 2020-21 midyear financial report.

Monday, 2:12 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, February 14, 2021

People ages 16-64 with developmental disabilities, high-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccines next month

Starting March 15, anyone ages 16-64 with a developmental disability, cancer or other conditions that would put them at risk of death and complications from COVID-19 will be eligible for the vaccine, state health officials said Friday.

Sunday, 8:04 PM | No comments yet

Friday, February 12, 2021

Student filmmakers sought for annual Street Smarts 'Be Reel!' video contest

The San Ramon Valley Street Smarts program is once again calling on aspiring young filmmakers to show off their talent and submit work for the 16th annual 'Be Reel!' video contest.

Friday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County libraries offer free internet access

Library patrons can now check out Wi-Fi hotspots, allowing free internet for those studying or working remotely.

Friday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Robot kitties comfort patients with dementia

The elderly man, a Hope Hospice patient with dementia, sat with his new furry cat on his lap, stroking its fur and bonding, his daughter by his side. The feline was a robot pet, which Hope Hospice began giving to patients in December.

Friday, 1:39 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Council OKs new Costco gas station on Fostoria Way

The San Ramon City Council approved plans for a 32-pump Costco gas station across the street from the company's Danville warehouse store, denying a resident-submitted appeal challenging the project during a special meeting Thursday.

Friday, 11:48 AM | 13 comments

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