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Friday, May 17, 2019

San Ramon Valley High classroom modernization project nears completion

A project three years in the making, the SRVHS classroom building is the school district's largest project funded through Measure D -- the $260 million school facilities bond passed by district voters in November 2012.

Friday, 4:10 PM | No comments yet
Cal High: Students identified as suspects in racist graffiti threatening violence

Amid a rash of graffiti threatening violence at California High School over recent weeks, officials at the San Ramon school have announced that multiple students have been identified as those responsible for at least one message.

Friday, 12:46 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Castlewood members vote against pursuing negotiations with Bay Club

Members of the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton rejected a proposal to negotiate a letter of intent for the Bay Club to take over ownership of the club and its two 18-hole golf courses.

Thursday, 5:10 PM | No comments yet
Alamo: Measure C parcel tax increase passes with 76.26% approval

Final results released on Wednesday show 485 votes (76.26%) cast for Yes on Measure C, well above the two-thirds approval needed to pass. Voter turnout was 46.54% of the approximately 1,300 registered voters in the election.

Thursday, 4:18 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: City Center welcomes new eateries, women's fashion store to lineup

Much-anticipated eateries C CASA and MIXT have officially opened their doors for customers and will soon be joined by tapas-wine-fusion place SOCIAL-AFFAIR later this month.

Thursday, 4:14 PM | 1 comment
Draw the line: District-based elections taking hold in Tri-Valley

Many local elections in the Tri-Valley are in the midst of a major makeover, and come 2020, voters in the area will find a variety of changes on their ballots as a result.

Thursday, 11:11 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Danville seeks volunteers for town commissions, advisory boards

The town of Danville is in need of community members to volunteer on one of several advisory committees that are vital to the functionality of the town.

Wednesday, 4:06 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Village Theatre brings 'Peanuts' gang to town with new play

Charlie Brown and the whole “Peanuts" gang will be jumping off of the comic strip and onto the stage next week, when the Village Theatre and Art Gallery's newest play 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown' opens in downtown Danville...

Wednesday, 3:09 PM | No comments yet
The state of Dublin Unified School District

Since taking the reins barely a month ago as interim superintendent of Dublin Unified School District, Dave Marken has already overseen a number of significant developments in a short period of time.

Wednesday, 2:56 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Danville exec arrested for allegedly hacking competitor

Taking the term food fight to a whole new level, an executive at the Danville based Choicelunch, has been arrested on suspicion of hacking into a competitor's website, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Tuesday, 4:53 PM | 5 comments
San Ramon Valley High student musicians to perform with Diablo Symphony Orchestra

A select group of San Ramon Valley High School students will be demonstrating their musical talents this weekend, when they join the Diablo Symphony Orchestra in performing Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 6.

Tuesday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD set for joint meeting with Danville, San Ramon officials

Representatives from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, town of Danville and city of San Ramon will meet to give updates on each agency's work over the past year and discuss how they can best work together.

Tuesday, 1:42 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Regional to hold free education events during Stroke Awareness Month

To help better educate the public on the devastating effects strokes can have on victims, and in accordance with Stroke Awareness Month, San Ramon Regional Medical Center will be hosting a series of free stroke events for all of May...

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Valley Children's Museum hosting event to welcome new exhibit

After more than a year of development and construction, play-based learning will once return to the Tri-Valley when the Valley Children's Museum (VCM) holds its grand reopening and reveals its new exhibit, Wednesday in Dublin.

Monday, 9:45 PM | No comments yet
Jury awards $2 billion from Monsanto to Tri-Valley couple who developed cancer

An Alameda County Superior Court jury on Monday awarded more than $2 billion in damages from Monsanto Co. to a Livermore couple who claimed the company's Roundup weedkiller caused both of them to develop cancer.

Monday, 3:06 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to review 2019-20 town operating budget

Budgetary projections are set to be the main item of conversation at the Danville Town Council's special meeting on Tuesday morning, when town officials review their drafted operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Monday, 2:14 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council continues analysis of district-based election maps

The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday is set to review a series of maps that will be used to guide the city as it transitions to district-based elections, in what is expected to be the second-to-last hearing on the topic.

Monday, 12:58 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tennis teams protest parking proposal at Amador Valley High

A concept to park several hundred cars on the Amador Valley High School tennis courts while a solar panel structure is built in the front parking lot during the start of the school year has sparked a backlash.

Sunday, 8:09 PM | No comments yet
Police: Tri-Valley arson suspect arrested after crashing into 7-Eleven gas pumps

A 34-year-old man suspected of setting three cars and a building on fire in Dublin was arrested early Friday after crashing into convenience store gas pumps in Livermore, authorities said.

Sunday, 8:08 PM | No comments yet
New principals named at Cal High, Charlotte Wood, three elementary schools

The San Ramon Valley school board last week confirmed new permanent principals at five schools starting next school year, including SRVHS assistant principal Megan Keefer being promoted to principal at Cal High.

Sunday, 8:08 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Cal High has calm day of school after threats; most kids stay home

After receiving multiple graffiti threatening mass violence on Thursday at California High School in San Ramon, school district staff said that it was a peaceful, if not much less populated than usual, day at school.

Thursday, 11:08 PM | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair: 2019 will be 'Last Ride' for opening day cattle drive

With Pleasanton's annual summer showcase just a month away, Alameda County Fair officials have unveiled more about the 2019 event schedule, including announcing the fair will once again open with a cattle drive through downtown -- but for the last time.

Thursday, 11:02 PM | No comments yet
Wonder Women: Presenting the special powers of mother and daughter lookalikes

The combination photo submitted to the contest by the Lillards shows Jennifer in 1981 in her Wonder Woman Underroos, a fashionable style of children's underwear at the time featuring characters from pop culture. When Katelyn picked out a Wonder Women swimsuit recently, Jennifer recalled her old photo and took a similar shot of her daughter.

Thursday, 11:00 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Hundreds gather for candlelight vigil on anniversary of Ben Curry's death

On the anniversary of the on-campus drowning death of SRVHS freshman Ben Curry, hundreds of loved ones and supportive community members gathered in front of the Danville Library on Wednesday to hold a candlelight vigil...

Thursday, 4:36 PM | 3 comments

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Alamo: Election Night results show Measure C jumping ahead with big lead

Balloting has closed for the Alamo special mail-in only election, and while votes will continue to stream in over the next few days, unofficial Election Night results from the Contra Costa County Elections Division show Measure C ahead by a comfortable margin.

Wednesday, 10:55 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley fourth-graders qualify for Destination Imagination Global Finals

A group of fourth graders in the San Ramon Valley have proved their creative and intellectual might at a statewide competition in STEM studies, qualifying for the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination educational challenge.

Wednesday, 5:05 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Fire earns world renown for emergency dispatch center

Announced by SRVFPD officials on Tuesday, the district's communication center is the 47th emergency dispatch center in the world to attain International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) status as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) for its use of the Fire Priority Dispatch System.

Wednesday, 5:03 PM | No comments yet
Cal High: More graffiti threatens violence against school

For the second time in the past week, staff at San Ramon's California High School have found graffiti threatening to enact violence against the school on Thursday, according to Cal High principal Chris George.

Wednesday, 1:14 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County residents invited to participate in Bike to Work Day

To help give those employees the excuse to enjoy said sunshine and fresh air, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is promoting the Bay Area's 25th Bike to Work Day on Thursday, to encourage those who do not usually bike to work to give it a go.

Wednesday, 12:23 AM | No comments yet
Danville unveiling public art installation 'Dogs of Danville, Unleashed'

Recognizing the joy brought to people by dogs, the town of Danville is getting ready to launch its newest public art installation “Dogs of Danville, Unleashed" and is inviting the community to attend an opening reception appreciating the canine-themed art display.

Wednesday, 12:21 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

San Ramon Valley High set to celebrate new classroom building with open house

After years of development and construction, the San Ramon Valley High School new classroom building project is getting ready to house its first batch of students, and to celebrate school district officials will be holding an open house giving residents a tour of the building on May 16.

Tuesday, 3:40 PM | No comments yet

Monday, May 6, 2019

San Ramon Planning Commission to review interpretation of city's zoning ordinance

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss the language it uses to address certain topics when it reviews an appeal of the city zoning director's interpretation of the term “accessory structure" Tuesday evening.

Monday, 10:28 PM | No comments yet
Statewide journalism prize awarded for Coverage of Local Government in wake of Ben Curry's death

The Pleasanton Weekly took home seven awards, including first place for online Coverage of Local Government, for stories throughout 2018 when the California News Publishers Association handed out its annual California Journalism Awards last Saturday in Long Beach.

Monday, 5:41 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to comb through head lice policies at next meeting

In order to help better prevent the spread of these nuisances, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education will be combing through their health policies relating to head lice on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet
Danville council to debate 18-home project on Tassajara Nursery property

An 18-home development in eastern Danville near Sycamore Valley Elementary School is set to be the main topic of conversation at the Danville Town Council's regular meeting on Tuesday, when the town leaders will review the new development plan.

Monday, 1:45 PM | No comments yet
Smoke alert: Fire training set at Camp Parks in Dublin this week

Alameda County Fire Department firefighters are set to participate in live fire training at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin during the day Monday through Thursday this week, meaning smoke might be visible in the area during those days.

Monday, 9:38 AM | No comments yet

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