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Monday, January 21, 2019

Bail reform law put on hold as referendum qualifies for 2020 ballot

A historic California law that would replace cash bail with a risk assessment system has been put on hold because a referendum challenging it qualified for the November 2020 ballot.

Monday, 1:49 PM | No comments yet
City Council to review Discover San Ramon's annual report

The San Ramon Valley Tourism Improvement District, more commonly known as Discover San Ramon, will be the main topic of conversation at San Ramon's City Council meeting on Tuesday, where staff will give a report on the organization's past operations and future goals.

Monday, 1:28 PM | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to discuss West El Pintado Road townhouse project

The construction of 37 townhouses within central Danville is set to be the top item of conversation for the town's Planning Commission on Tuesday evening, during which commissioners will discuss the environmental impact of the proposed development and consider recommending final approval to the Town Council.

Monday, 10:27 AM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Danville museum spotlights 'The Sixties at Fifty'

War, civil unrest, bell bottoms and the summer of love. The 1960s in the United States were a turbulent time that would change the course of the nation, and the Museum of the San Ramon Valley plans to chronicle how the times affected the local community with its newest exhibit “The Sixties at Fifty: Turbulence and Transformation, the San Ramon Valley in the 1960s."

Sunday, 9:46 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County reflecting on impact of Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday marks what would have been the 90th birthday of American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and to recognize the occasion, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will continue its longstanding tradition of holding a celebration of the man's life and legacy.

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Tri-Valley Women’s March sees hundreds take the streets of downtown Pleasanton

On the second anniversary of the 2017 international Women's March, hundreds of Tri-Valley residents gathered in Pleasanton to participate in the city's first Women's March, celebrating diversity, inclusion and the success of women locally and nationally.

Sunday, 8:22 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 17, 2019

County Office of Education to broadcast high school basketball games

Now through February nine high school and one community college -- featuring Diablo Valley College at Santa Rosa Junior College -- basketball games will be featured from schools throughout Contra Costa County, on channel 32 or Comcast/99 U-Verse.

Thursday, 10:14 PM | No comments yet
Congressman DeSaulnier to discuss federal shutdown at town hall Saturday

With the partial government shutdown having officially become the longest in U.S. history, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) has announced an "emergency town hall" to meet with his constituents on Saturday to give them updates and help provide relief to furloughed federal employees.

Thursday, 5:19 PM | 6 comments
Hospital names new chief strategy officer

San Ramon Regional Medical Center announced last week the appointment of Pam Yoo as its new chief strategy officer.

Thursday, 5:14 PM | No comments yet
​SRVUSD releases proposed trustee area maps​ for district-based board elections

As the first government agency in the region to begin its transition to district-based elections from at-large elections, the San Ramon Valley school board has issued two preliminary concepts for potential district maps, which the trustees will review at a special board meeting next Thursday night.

Thursday, 4:28 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Danville: Dog walker facing misdemeanor animal cruelty after viral video

A dog walker in Danville has been making headlines for allegedly being caught on camera abusing one of the dogs in his care, a video that has gone viral throughout the Bay Area.

Wednesday, 2:45 PM | 3 comments
Crab feed for Paws in Need

Paws in Need is hosting a crab feed fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Feb. 2 -- a fun evening of clam chowder, fresh cracked Dungeness crab, pasta, Caesar salad, bread and dessert -- to help save the life of a lovable pet and help animal overpopulation.

Wednesday, 2:41 PM | No comments yet
Gioia appointed as chair, Andersen vice chair for Board of Supervisors

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday morning in Martinez, appointing District 1 Supervisor John Gioia as board chair and District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen as vice chair.

Wednesday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon seeks residents to volunteer on advisory committees

Currently the city is searching for residents to serve on its Planning Commission, Library Advisory Committee, Senior Citizen Advisory Committee and Transportation Demand Management Advisory Committee.

Wednesday, 2:14 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

SRVUSD completes final Measure D bond sales for $60 million

San Ramon Valley Unified School District officials have announced the completion of the district's third and final Measure D bond sale, generating $60 million in cash proceeds to fund the development of public school facilities throughout the Valley.

Tuesday, 10:28 PM | 1 comment
Heavy rain, strong winds forecast in Bay Area

The National Weather Service has issued warnings about flash floods and high winds in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region.

Tuesday, 4:21 PM | No comments yet
Supervisor Andersen hosting town hall in Alamo

Contra Costa County Supervisor Candace Andersen has selected the unincorporated community of Alamo as the location of her first town hall of the year, during which she will discuss pressing issues with community members this Saturday morning.

Tuesday, 1:30 PM | No comments yet
Volunteers sought for Contra Costa County Census Committee

Volunteers are being sought to serve as census ambassadors to help with Contra Costa County's Census 2020 Count Steering Committee.

Tuesday, 1:26 PM | No comments yet
Bay Club bids for Castlewood as members consider options

Members will consider options at the Pleasanton club's annual meeting on Jan. 19 when the Board of Directors and senior staff will lay out various scenarios and their costs for tackling the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) shortcomings of the clubhouse.

Tuesday, 12:55 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 14, 2019

San Ramon: Church of the Valley developer removes request for K-8 school

Developers of the much-debated Church of the Valley memory care and education facility development have proposed some major changes to the design of their project to reduce its size and scope -- changes that are set to be discussed at the San Ramon Planning Commission's regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Monday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to consider appointing facilities oversight committee members

Through its interview and application process district staff have identified nine residents who have volunteered to serve on the committee, three of whom are returning members.

Monday, 1:11 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to review large-scale community events for 2019

Preparing early for the large-scale community events that visit downtown Danville every year, the Town Council is set Tuesday to meet and review the various events proposed for 2019 and address street closures and special requests made for each.

Monday, 1:11 PM | No comments yet
PG&E intends to file for bankruptcy

San Francisco-based PG&E announced via a news release early Monday morning that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy just one day after its CEO resigned, according to company officials.

Monday, 10:27 AM | 6 comments

Sunday, January 13, 2019

New fitness studio Shred415 opening first California location in San Ramon

Health enthusiasts and residents who've made New Year's resolutions to be more active will have a new venue in San Ramon as fitness chain Shred415 is set to open its first California location in the city.

Sunday, 7:47 PM | No comments yet
Sheriff's office marks 40th anniversary of Dublin cold-case murder

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office recently shined a spotlight on the 40th anniversary of the murder of Frances Rash at her home in Dublin, putting out a renewed call for information that could help investigator solve the cold-case homicide.

Sunday, 7:46 PM | No comments yet

Friday, January 11, 2019

New drop-boxes let Contra Costa residents safely dispose of unwanted meds

Contra Costa County health officials said they want to help end the abuse of opioid prescriptions that has reached epidemic proportions throughout the country, and they are attempting to do so by offering residents safe places to properly dispose of unused and unwanted medications.

Friday, 4:13 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council set for goal-setting workshop Monday

The San Ramon City Council is inviting residents to help guide the city for the upcoming year as city officials set goals at their annual beginning-of-the-year workshop, scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Friday, 12:40 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Mudd's property in San Ramon vandalized

The former Mudd's Restaurant property in San Ramon has been mostly abandoned and become a popular target for vandalism, according to officials with the city, which now owns the once-popular eating destination.

Thursday, 10:47 PM | 2 comments
Church, SRVUSD settle suit with ex-Cal High coach's abuse victim for $1.5 million

A sexual assault survivor is receiving more than $1.5 million combined from New Life Church of Alamo and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District as part of the settlement of legal complaints stemming from abuse committed by a former church youth group leader and California High School head wrestling coach, according to a statement from the young man's attorneys on Thursday.

Thursday, 5:17 PM | 2 comments
Tri-Valley filmmaker collaborating to create look at life in San Francisco

Enter filmmaker Scotty Cornfield of Pleasanton. The independent movie producer, who is also a former homicide detective, captured one of San Francisco's many stories -- a homeless man whose clever signs garner attention.

Thursday, 4:30 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Glazer introduces bills aimed at improving college student progress

State Senator Steve Glazer is taking a crack at improving the performance of public universities in California, and has introduced a series of bills that will establish a database to monitor students habits as well as a state run office to hold higher education systems accountable for their students performance.

Wednesday, 10:16 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Central Park, other sports fields under renovation

Renovations have begun on the sports fields throughout San Ramon in preparation for the upcoming Little League season in the spring, including those in San Ramon's Central Park, which have been closed since last year due to small pieces of glass having mistakenly been spread with compost into the grass fields.

Wednesday, 10:16 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD seeks submissions for Student Recognition Project

Applications are now being accepted for the the recognition project, which will see students compete in categories that demonstrate their skills both within and outside their academic curriculum.

Wednesday, 12:59 PM | No comments yet
Tim Talk: Stopping theft in New York from Main Street in Pleasanton

The co-founder of Deep Sentinel was celebrating the success of the company's home security system in deterring a package theft from the porch of a customer in York, New York. Their system, now in the beta phase, was being monitored from the company's headquarters overlooking Main Street in the Kolln Hardware building in downtown Pleasanton.

Wednesday, 12:40 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Mackey sworn in as Contra Costa County schools superintendent

Lynn Mackey was sworn into office Monday afternoon at the county Office of Education's building in Pleasant Hill. She will be serving a four-year term after winning over voters in November's election by a comfortable margin.

Tuesday, 10:04 PM | No comments yet
Dublin teen becomes troop's 100th Eagle Scout

Dublin High School student Ryan Shipps was recently honored for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, becoming the 100th member of Troop 905 to attain the Eagle Scout ranking.

Tuesday, 2:07 PM | No comments yet
City Center gains culinary destination with Slanted Door: San Ramon

After months of development, the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated Vietnamese cuisine-inspired restaurant, the Slanted Door: San Ramon by chef Charles Phan, is set to open its doors to guests in City Center Bishop Ranch on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, 2:01 PM | 3 comments
Alamo woman appointed as new Contra Costa County judge

During his last weeks as governor, Jerry Brown made dozens of appointments to various positions across the state, including selecting Alamo resident Wendy McGuire Coats among two new Contra Costa County Superior Court judges.

Tuesday, 10:14 AM | No comments yet

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