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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

'Mary Poppins' sing-along set in San Ramon this weekend

The San Ramon arts community is encouraging local families to step in time with Mary, Bert, the Banks family and the rest of the gang from "Mary Poppins" during a sing-along screening this Saturday in the Dougherty Valley.

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Diablo Black Men's Group golf tourney raising funds for scholarships

The Diablo Black Men's Group (DBMG) will hold its 13th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament June 16 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course, San Ramon. Applications for the scholarships are being accepted through April 30.

Tuesday, 6:11 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Commerce Con taking 'cyber-savvy' turn

Danville and San Ramon are teaming up with the other Tri-Valley cities and their chambers of commerce to present Tri-Valley Commerce Con: Cyber-Savvy Edition next week in Dublin.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Bay Area ranked in top 10 for worst air pollution nationwide

The San Francisco Bay Area ranks among the top 10 most polluted regions in the country, according to a report issued Wednesday by the American Lung Association.

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SRVUSD releases homework survey for parents

San Ramon Valley school district officials are in the process of surveying parents, teachers, site administrators, and middle and high school students about homework conditions in the district.

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High school artists' talents on display in Village Theatre gallery

The artistic prowess of San Ramon Valley high-schoolers is being showcased at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville for the next two weeks.

Monday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council set to adopt new marijuana regulations

The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday is set to consider giving final approval to a proposed ordinance to expand the city's current restrictions on medical marijuana to also include recreational marijuana activities in the wake of voters statewide approving Proposition 64 last fall.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Alamo’s Stone Valley Middle School earns Gold Ribbon award

Stone Valley Middle School was named a California Gold Ribbon School, being recognized for its strides in implementing state education standards.

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Analyst: Bay Area appears to be at full employment

Unemployment rates in the Bay Area were among the lowest in the state in March indicating the region is at full employment, according to a state labor market analyst and labor market data.

Sunday, 8:29 PM | No comments yet
BART hires new police chief

BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced Friday that BART is hiring Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas to be the transit agency's new police chief.

Sunday, 7:40 PM | 5 comments

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gale Ranch student earns honorable mention in national video contest

A San Ramon eighth-grader was honored by C-SPAN and Comcast at her school Wednesday morning after her short-form documentary earned honorable mention in the organizations' StudentCam national video contest.

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Walnut Creek council endorses election framework in effort to form new school district

The Walnut Creek City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to endorse an election framework in the effort to create a new school district out of the existing Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

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Danville set for Earth Day Celebration

Danville is hosting its seventh annual Earth Day Celebration this Saturday, offering people the chance to learn a little more about -- and engage with -- the natural world around them.

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RoboGames coming to Pleasanton fairgrounds

Pleasanton is going to the robots this weekend. RoboGames, the world's largest open robotics competition, is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds from April 21-23, bringing together teams from throughout the globe to take part in dozens of events in an Olympics-style competition.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Two arrested after overnight stabbing, robbery in Danville

A pair of East County residents were arrested after allegedly stabbing a young Danville adult after the three were hanging out in town Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 5:44 PM | 2 comments
Danville council debates Diablo Road apartments, delays decision on appeal

The Danville Town Council started its discussion on an appeal from residents challenging the Planning Commission's approval of a 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road but postponed making a final decision Tuesday on the project after asking the developer for more information on the proposal.

Wednesday, 4:28 PM | 4 comments
School board picks Pleasanton principal to lead San Ramon Valley High

Jason Krolikowski is coming back to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, with the school board on Tuesday night choosing the one-time Dougherty Valley High assistant principal to become the new principal of Danville's San Ramon Valley High School.

Wednesday, 12:21 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Stitch by stitch: Quilt show this weekend

Quilts have come a long way in the last century. For a look at the latest -- and a chance to win a gorgeous creation -- visit the Amador Valley Quilters show, "Colors of the Vineyard," from April 22-23 in Livermore.

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Staying Healthy: Colorectal cancer, a time for action

Colorectal cancer is both the nation's second-leading cause of cancer mortality and one of its most preventable cancers. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that 134,490 cases of colorectal cancer will have occurred in 2016 and an estimated 49,190 deaths.

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San Ramon: Assemblywoman to co-host 'walk and talk town hall' Saturday

Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker is joining forces with the East Bay Regional Park District to present a "walk and talk town hall" during an Earth Day morning hike in San Ramon.

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Hike for Hope: Annual fundraiser benefits Hope Hospice

Put on your hiking shoes to remember your loved ones and benefit an organization that provides comfort to patients and families during their final days.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Thefts, burglaries, strong arm robbery on Danville incident report

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 2-8, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

Monday, 5:41 PM | 2 comments
Exhibit to feature 150 years of San Ramon history

"Celebrate San Ramon Rancho-Village-City," an exhibit exploring the rich 150 year history of San Ramon, will run this Saturday through June 11 at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville.

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The 4th is strong with this one

Join the Rebellion, or the Empire if your tastes run more toward Vader than Kenobi, for "May the 4th Be With You."

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

San Ramon: Grand theft, missing youths on cop log

The San Ramon Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 28-April 3, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

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Contra Costa County elections office to launch texting service aimed at teens

Teens in Contra Costa County will soon be able to register to vote by using their smart phones, according to county elections officials.

Sunday, 5:37 PM | 5 comments

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Assault with deadly weapon, identity theft on Danville cop log

The Danville Police Department provides with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 26-April 1, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

Thursday, 2:54 PM | No comments yet
Street Smarts “Be Reel” winners honors

Winners of the Street Smarts "Be Reel" video contest for San Ramon Valley middle school students were honored recently for their 60-second public service announcement videos on traffic safety with this year's theme of “Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Seen!"

Thursday, 2:39 PM | No comments yet
Suspect charged in 2015 hacking case

A 34-year-old San Francisco man was arraigned on April 11 in federal District Court for the Sept. 17, 2015, hacking of and other websites operated by Embarcadero Media.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Danville council to hear apartment complex appeal Tuesday

The Danville Town Council is set for a public hearing next week on the appeal filed by a group of residents who opposed the Planning Commission's approval of a 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road just outside downtown.

Wednesday, 8:00 PM | 5 comments
San Ramon: Injured worker rescued from 6-foot trench at job site

An injured man was rescued after falling into a 6-foot trench at a job site in San Ramon Wednesday morning, according to police.

Wednesday, 1:39 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Library's reopening celebration set Saturday

After nearly two years, the San Ramon Library renovation is complete and a grand re-opening, which will include entertainment and events for all ages, will be held Saturday.

Wednesday, 1:36 PM | No comments yet