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Friday, September 22, 2017

SAP, local dignitaries celebrate new regional office in San Ramon

Officials, executives, students and local dignitaries gathered at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch Business Park to celebrate the opening of software corporation SAP's new office at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

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Deputy DA appointed as San Ramon Valley Fire board director

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District announced this week that Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Dominique Yancey will fill a recently vacated position on the fire board.

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Danville soliciting public comments for Magee Ranches development

The town of Danville is currently seeking public comments regarding the initiation of an environmental impact report for the Magee Ranches development, a housing project proposed for an oft-debated site near Diablo Country Club.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

EBRPD names new fire chief

Richard "Rick" Seal, who's been with the San Jose Fire Department for 25 years, has been named the new fire chief of the East Bay Regional Park District, park district officials said.

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'First People' exhibit on display at Museum of San Ramon Valley

A new exhibit on California's first inhabitants is now on display at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

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Out of the Darkness: Survivor says removing stigma, igniting discussion are keys to suicide prevention

"I know it won't bring Tricia back, but you can help me save someone else," Kathy Martin wrote of her late daughter when seeking donations for the awareness walk. "This is an awful disease and people don't know where to turn to for help."

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County supervisors weigh options for regulating short-term rentals

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors heard a pair of reports Tuesday morning on their options for new ordinances that would affect short-term rental operators like Airbnb hosts in unincorporated areas of the county, like Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo.

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Contra Costa holding attendance awareness poster contest

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is sponsoring a county-wide poster contest in honor of Attendance Awareness Month and as part of the county's school attendance awareness campaign.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Alamo man dies after skydiving accident near Lodi

An Alamo man died Friday from injuries sustained in a skydiving accident near the Lodi Airport the day before, officials confirmed.

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San Ramon Rotary's online Auction for Education now accepting bids

The Rotary Club of San Ramon is now accepting bids for its annual Auction for Education.

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Danville home honored as historic building

Danville's historic Podva/Shuey home will be honored with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque Saturday morning.

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Danville police searching for armed robber

An armed robbery occurred Wednesday morning at the Walgreens near downtown Danville, and police are searching for the culprit.

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State Senate approves Glazer bill on school districts' rainy day reserves

Legislation co-authored by local State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) that would loosen restrictions on school districts' rainy day reserves has been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown following unanimous approval from the State Senate.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pleasanton, Dublin residents among plaintiffs in BART lawsuit over mob attacks

Six BART passengers who were beaten, threatened or robbed by mobs of young people in three separate incidents in March and April filed a lawsuit late last week against the transit agency, accusing it of failing to protect its passengers.

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Classic rock band The Fog City Swampers coming to Danville

The Thursdays @ the VT series kicks off this week with live music by classic rock band The Fog City Swampers.

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Diana Becton sworn in as Contra Costa district attorney

The newly appointed district attorney for Contra Costa County was sworn in at an informal ceremony in Martinez on Monday afternoon.

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Report: I-680 in San Ramon Valley returns to most congested freeways list

Interstate 680 running through the San Ramon Valley has again made the list of the top 10 most congested Bay Area freeway segments, according to an annual ranking compiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Movie under the stars at Bishop Ranch

Community members are invited to take in the summer's last official night with an outdoor movie night at the Bishop Ranch One Plaza in San Ramon.

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School board to discuss driver safety, dyslexia awareness

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear several presentations and reports Tuesday night, with topics ranging from driver safety education class to dyslexia awareness.

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Construction continues for local I-680 express lanes

The opening date for the San Ramon Valley's Interstate 680 express lanes is still undetermined, but drivers will start to see "EXPRS LANE" markings popping up along the highway.

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Danville council to consider expediting process for EV charging stations

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss an ordinance that would expedite the permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations Tuesday night.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Danville market analysis now available

The town of Danville has released an analysis of the town's demographics and market needs as a way to provide assistance to Danville business owners and to help concretize economic development plans in the works.

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Monthly comedy series debuts in Danville

Danville's new monthly comedy series Liz Grant & Friends kicked off Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery.

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Nominations for San Ramon Community Awards accepted for one more week

Community members have one more week to submit nominations for the 2017 Community Awards, sponsored by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.

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Danville native lends voice to prostate cancer initiative

Just over a decade ago, Allen Larson went to the doctor for his physical and learned through a blood test that he had prostate cancer. What made the diagnosis all the more frightening was that Larson, who was living in Los Angeles at the time, was only 41 with his first child's birth a month away.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Danville d'Elegance taking place this weekend

Fine cars are taking over downtown this Saturday and Sunday for the 13th annual Danville d'Elegance weekend.

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Contra Costa still accepting nominations for Arts Recognition Awards

The Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission is still seeking nominations for the 2017 Arts Recognition Awards, with a submission deadline of Sept. 28.

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Diablo Vista chosen as 1 of 4 in U.S. for study on character education

Danville's Diablo Vista Middle School was one of four schools across the country chosen to participate in a case study on character education on International Character Day, which took place Wednesday.

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Traffic snarled west of San Ramon after early-morning deadly crash

All lanes of westbound Interstate 580 have reopened Thursday afternoon after a pair of big-rig collisions that turned fatal and blocked traffic for nearly 10 hours near Castro Valley in unincorporated Alameda County.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

San Ramon council OKs housing density reduction in west Crow Canyon

Housing and natural disasters took center stage at the San Ramon City Council meeting Tuesday night, attended by about two dozen people.

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Danville Livery stores cleared to reopen after strange odor reported

After a gas leak scare that took crews over an hour to investigate, all shops at the Danville Livery were back up and running Wednesday, the area having been cleared as safe.

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Dublin: Deputies arrest man accused of beating pit bull puppy

A 9-month-old pit bull is in serious condition and set to undergo surgery after she was beaten Monday, according to Alameda County sheriff's officials.

Wednesday, 3:14 PM | 7 comments
Opinion: Time to defeat a bad bill on bridge tolls

It is unusual to see a federal official weigh in on actions being taken in Sacramento, but Danville's Congressman Mark DeSaulnier felt compelled to do exactly that as the State Legislature considers a bill to raise Bay Area bridge fares during the final week of its session for 2017.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Retired judge selected to serve as county's interim DA

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint recently retired Superior Court Judge Diana Becton to serve as interim district attorney, making her the first woman and first African-American to hold the position in the county.

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Tri-Valley developer accused of illegal donations to Swalwell campaign

A prominent East Bay developer and Pleasanton resident was arraigned Monday on federal allegations he made illegal campaign finance donations to current U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's congressional campaign in 2012 and 2013.

Tuesday, 4:56 PM | 9 comments
Small brush fire breaks out at Blackhawk golf course

One of the golf courses at Blackhawk Country Club saw a small brush fire late Tuesday morning.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Danville Planning Commission to vote on downtown ordinance updates

The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider approving an amendment that would update the downtown business district ordinance Tuesday night.

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San Ramon council to debate approval of density reduction amendment

The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving a resolution that would reduce housing density limits around western Crow Canyon Road on Tuesday night.

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Danville considering 'friendship city' in Ireland

The Danville Town Council is considering establishing an official "friendship city" partnership with New Ross, Ireland.

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San Ramon celebrates 150 years

San Ramon celebrated its 150th birthday this past Saturday, at an event held at City Hall marked by music, dignitaries and cupcakes.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Bishop Ranch opens 'innovation accelerator'

Bishop Ranch in San Ramon has announced the launch of an "innovation accelerator" designed to help entrepreneurs develop companies that use artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning.

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