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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Are you the type to save a life?

With the holiday season resulting in a sharp decrease in blood donation drives, the Red Cross is in desperate need of blood donors, and Tri-Valley residents are encouraged to help save a life at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center.

Thursday, 9:59 PM | No comments yet
Discover Diablo -- a free hikes program

Check out this year's Discover Diablo, a public hike series by Save Mount Diablo that offers guided interpretive family walks, hikes and property tours open to everyone looking to get out in nature.

Thursday, 9:58 PM | No comments yet
Danville Recreation Expo returns next month

The 11th annual Recreation Expo is set to return to Danville on Feb. 8, providing residents the opportunity to learn about recreational offerings found in and around the town.

Thursday, 9:37 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Deputies arrest woman in Alamo bank robbery

A Fairfield woman was arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank in Alamo on Tuesday morning, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday, 8:34 PM | No comments yet
Foundation seeks student-submitted logos for 37th annual Run for Education

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is calling on all student artists in the SRVUSD to submit a creative logo for the 37th annual Run for Education, the group's largest annual fundraiser.

Wednesday, 4:48 PM | No comments yet
Street Smarts: 'BeReel!' Video Contest Awards Ceremony set for Friday in Danville

The annual Street Smarts 'Be Reel!' Video Contest Awards Ceremony will be held in Danville on Friday, giving residents the opportunity to view the pedestrian safety movies created by hard working San Ramon Valley students.

Wednesday, 4:48 PM | No comments yet
Echols named to vacant East Bay Parks board seat

Elizabeth Echols of Berkeley has been selected from among four finalists to fill the remaining term for East Bay Regional Park District Ward 1.

Wednesday, 4:41 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

County board chooses acting clerk-recorder to assume full job

Acting Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Deborah Cooper was selected Tuesday afternoon to continue in that chief elections official position for the next three years.

Tuesday, 10:07 PM | No comments yet
Grammy winner LeAnn Rimes performing in San Ramon

San Ramon Performing Arts will be hosting the youngest-ever recipient of a Grammy Award on Saturday, when acclaimed singer songwriter LeAnn Rimes performs at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, 3:36 PM | No comments yet
Legal profession volunteers needed for county mock trial program

Law professionals in the Bay Area -- whether active or retired -- are needed as volunteers for the 39th annual Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial Program in January and February.

Tuesday, 3:32 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County supervisors vote to update granny flat ordinance

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved updates to the county's accessory dwelling unit ordinance to comply with recent changes in state law designed to increase California's affordable housing...

Tuesday, 3:30 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 20, 2020

SRVUSD officials to talk finances, projected enrollment figures

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to conduct a relatively routine meeting on Tuesday, where they will discuss district's financial situation and lobbying efforts with the state of California.

Monday, 3:33 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County clerk-recorder joins DMV to improve 'Real ID' record access

The California Department of Motor Vehicles and the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office are joining to make it easier for county residents to get the documents needed to obtain a "Real ID."

Monday, 3:31 PM | 2 comments
San Ramon Planning Commission to review City Center development agreement

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to review the city's development agreement with Sunset Development Company for the City Center project at Bollinger Canyon Road and Camino Ramon on Tuesday.

Monday, 3:30 PM | 1 comment
Special songs from Threshold Choir

This special organization, with chapters across the country and around the world, sends out small groups of singers to serenade a person who is on the threshold of life and death, to honor them through shared song.

Monday, 3:07 PM | 1 comment

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Alvarez promoted as BART's permanent police chief

The new BART police chief began his tenure this month amid an announcement about new strategies to increase police presence on trains and reduce crime on the transit system.

Sunday, 11:00 AM | No comments yet

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Danville: Would-be burglar kicks in door, flees after finding resident inside

A brazen home burglary attempt occurred in a Danville neighborhood on Thursday morning, with the culprit kicking in the front door of the home with the resident still inside, according to town officials.

Saturday, 9:48 PM | 3 comments
Hundreds attend annual Tri-Valley Women's March

On the centennial of women's suffrage in the United States, hundreds of women's rights advocates could be seen marching through downtown Pleasanton for the 2020 Tri-Valley Women's March.

Saturday, 6:29 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Snow falls on Mount Diablo

The wet and cold weather overnight Wednesday through Thursday brought snow to Mount Diablo, as shown by these pictures posted on social media by the town of Danville.

Thursday, 10:37 PM | No comments yet
Swalwell holding first town hall of 2020 next week in Dublin

Congressman Eric Swalwell will discuss raising the minimum wage, lowering prescription drug prices and ending gun violence during the first town hall of 2020 for 15th Congressional District constituents next Thursday.

Thursday, 2:50 PM | 4 comments
Mulling over Measure M in Pleasanton

Too soon, too late or just the right time? That is the question Pleasanton voters will face when they decide the fate of a $323 million facilities bond measure for PUSD in the upcoming March 3 primary election.

Thursday, 2:49 PM | 2 comments
Editorial: Steinle case -- A complete miscarriage of justice

With the news last week that a U.S. magistrate has dismissed the family's lawsuit against the federal government, the Kate Steinle case continues to be a disheartening display of injustice.

Thursday, 2:48 PM | 6 comments
Bay East honors best in local real estate from 2019

The Bay East Association of Realtors joined together last week to recognize some of its most outstanding members for achievement during the past year.

Thursday, 2:48 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Snowpack about average for beginning of January

Enough snow has fallen in the Sierra Nevada so far this season that state water managers were optimistic last week.

Wednesday, 10:15 PM | No comments yet
County's Humanitarians of the Year to be recognized at Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony

Fifty-two years have passed since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and to commemorate the life of the civil rights leader, Contra Costa County is set to host a free community event recognizing his life and legacy.

Wednesday, 4:11 PM | No comments yet
Coyote sightings in Dublin spark concerns

Dublin officials are warning residents to stay cautious after coyotes were spotted in the area recently.

Wednesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet
BART inks $798M contract to replace train control system

BART will spend almost $800 million for a modern train control system its leaders say will enable more trains to run on tighter schedules, and allow for more (and more frequent) service through the Transbay Tube.

Wednesday, 4:07 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BART board OKs program to put unarmed police ‘ambassadors’ on trains

In response to concerns about safety on the BART system, the transit agency's board voted unanimously Thursday to approve an ambassadorship program in which unarmed officers will ride trains from 2 p.m. to midnight seven days a week.

Tuesday, 9:37 PM | No comments yet
Baker, sitting supervisor among finalists for clerk-recorder

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will interview six applicants for appointment to the open county clerk-recorder/elections chief position.

Tuesday, 6:05 PM | 4 comments
DSRSD moves to prepare for more power shutoffs

A $250,000 budget hike for electrical improvements at the Dublin San Ramon Services District's Field Operations Facility means the tap will continue to flow for customers in the event of another Public Safety Power Shutoff.

Tuesday, 1:52 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Women's March returns this Saturday

The Tri-Valley Women's March returns for its second year in Pleasanton next Saturday (Jan. 18). This year, Students for Social Change will lead participants in the march at Amador Valley High School.

Tuesday, 1:51 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 13, 2020

San Ramon City Council to review state's 'Housing Crisis Act of 2019'

The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss California's housing crisis and how state legislation is limiting local control during its regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 3:55 PM | 2 comments
Danville council to talk bike safety on Diablo Road, skate park, flavored vaping ban

The Danville Town Council is set to discuss potential bicycle improvements for the west side of Diablo Road during a special study session scheduled for Tuesday morning -- hours before convening for a more routine regular meeting.

Monday, 3:52 PM | 3 comments
County supervisors to consider clerk-recorder applicants

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday is scheduled to consider choosing from among 22 applicants for the vacant county clerk-recorder's position whom to interview.

Monday, 2:39 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD to discuss labor negotiations during special meeting

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to hold a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon to review the status of labor negotiations between district management officials and union representatives.

Monday, 2:00 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon to interview candidates for its first Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee

The San Ramon City Council is set to gather for a special meeting on Monday evening to interview candidates for its new Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee.

Monday, 12:12 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 12, 2020

San Ramon: Crows Men’s Club presents inaugural John H. Moore Volunteerism Award

Local resident Donald Collopy was honored during an award reception at Crow Canyon Country Club, where he received the first-ever John H. Moore Volunteerism Award from the Crows Men's Club.

Sunday, 8:15 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County issues voter registration reminder

The March election is right around the corner, and with a slew of local and national issues set to be decided by voters, the Contra Costa County Elections Division is reminding residents to check their registration status...

Sunday, 8:05 PM | No comments yet
Thousands of pot convictions in county to be cleared after Prop 64

Thousands of marijuana convictions out of Contra Costa County will be dismissed as part of a push by the district attorney's office to abide by the terms of Proposition 64, which decriminalized personal use of cannabis in 2016.

Sunday, 7:59 PM | 1 comment
Pair arrested in connection with Alamo home burglaries

Two Clayton men are facing multiple burglary charges after their arrest Wednesday while in possession of stolen property, according to a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

Sunday, 7:53 PM | 2 comments

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