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Thursday, October 6, 2022

EBRPD eyes purchase of large property adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park

The East Bay Regional Park District has entered into an agreement to consider purchasing a 768-acre Finley Road Ranch property, the largest portion of unprotected open space adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park.

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Diablo Vista's Edington wins county Teacher of the Year award

Longtime Diablo Vista Middle School band teacher Chavonta Edington was awarded as one of two winners of the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year competition in a gala last month.

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Ghost Walk returning to downtown Pleasanton

Downtown Pleasanton will get into the Halloween spirit this month -- or, just maybe, the spirits are there all the time? -- as the Museum on Main welcomes back its annual Ghost Walk series.

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'Dream Big' in Livermore

Livermore is starting to become known for its public art installations throughout the city, particularly the large murals dispersed throughout downtown on various building walls. The newest one also sends a message -- to 'Dream Big'.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

San Ramon Valley candidates for county Board of Education set for forum

The race for seats on the Contra Costa County Board of Education -- including the one representing voters in the San Ramon Valley -- is in full gear ahead of the general election as candidates prepare for a forum later this month.

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Community Briefs: Run for Education is back | Town Talks on holiday season activities | 'Rear Window' screening

This year's Run for Education, benefiting the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, is slated to kick off this weekend, with road closures planned to accommodate runners and attendees.

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Contra Costa Health gets $1.5M federal grant to battle community violence

The U.S. Department of Justice sent a $1.5 million grant to Contra Costa Health Services to help develop public health strategies to reduce community violence, county officials announced Tuesday.

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Pleasanton Preps: Amador girls' volleyball wins Dougherty Valley Tournament

The Amador Valley girls' volleyball team has been on a roll throughout the 2022 season and added a pair of wins last week, just days after they swept the Dougherty Valley Tournament. See that and more in Pleasanton Preps.

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Monday, October 3, 2022

San Ramon Planning Commission to discuss latest plans for Marketplace housing

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to review revised plans for a housing development at the former site of a once-popular grocery store that stood near the city's heavily planned and discussed new downtown core.

Monday, 10:16 PM | 1 comment
Danville council to vote on continued outdoor dining

The Danville Town Council is poised to vote on a measure Tuesday that would allow extended use of expanded outdoor dining areas such as parklets while putting in place new, stricter safety and design requirements.

Monday, 9:59 PM | 3 comments
Contra Costa TV broadcasting voter education roundtables

Contra Costa County voters can learn more about the candidates on the upcoming ballot by tuning into their local TV channels.

Monday, 8:18 PM | No comments yet
California drought likely to stretch into fourth year

Parched California is bracing for another dry year -- its fourth in a row. Weather watchers expect a hot and dry fall and warn that this winter could bring below-average precipitation.

Monday, 4:31 PM | No comments yet
Pickleball group hosting first Harvest Crush Tournament

As their sport continues its rise in popularity, members of the recently formed Tri-Valley Pickleball Club are bringing an inaugural tournament to Livermore this month that they hope will represent the start of something special for...

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Former PG&E execs settle wildfire victims' suit for $117M

Former PG&E executives and directors have settled a lawsuit for $117 million in damages caused by the utility in connection with North Bay fires and the Camp Fire in Butte County, which was the deadliest fire in California history.

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BART upgrades fare machines to accept card payment for parking, add fare

BART officials call recent station improvements an end of the era of pockets full of quarters. Riders will likely say it's 'about time' they can now use credit and debit cards to pay for parking and to add to fares at stations.

Monday, 5:09 AM | No comments yet
Rise in fentanyl deaths prompts creation of bipartisan special committee

As opioid and fentanyl addiction continues to take the lives of Californians, state officials have created a bipartisan committee to find a solution that pairs strategies from public health and law enforcement.

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Walnut Creek PD looking for driver who fatally struck pedestrian downtown Saturday night

Walnut Creek police are looking for the person responsible for a hit-and-run collision Saturday night that killed a woman downtown. Witnesses described the suspect's vehicle as a gold or tan, four-door sedan.

Monday, 4:55 AM | No comments yet
Annual Serve Day returns to Danville

Danville's Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) hosted their annual Serve Day event this weekend, aimed at promoting and celebrating local volunteers in the community, as well as getting work done for a wide range of nonprofits...

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San Ramon City Council candidates face off in forum

Candidates for seats on the San Ramon City Council up for grabs in this November's election came together for a public forum aimed at amplifying their platforms and providing insight to voters.

Monday, 4:31 AM | No comments yet
Right time for another Pleasanton school bond?

Pleasanton residents will be voting on a school bond measure in November for the third time in the last seven years. But the question remains: Are the facility improvements worth the associated property tax increase?

Monday, 4:10 AM | No comments yet
San Ramon man sentenced to probation for Sen. Wiener threats, gun violations

A San Ramon man who worked in Pleasanton was released on probation last week following a guilty verdict in seven out of eight counts in charges stemming from online threats against a state senator earlier this year.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Dublin prison guard faces more charges of sexual abuse of female inmates

A prison guard indicted in February for allegedly abusing an inmate of an all-female prison in Dublin is facing more charges that he did the same to two other inmates under a new indictment by a federal grand jury.

Sunday, 3:00 PM | No comments yet

Friday, September 30, 2022

San Ramon PD arrests guitar teacher on suspicion of sexual misconduct against minor

A Vallejo man who owns a guitar instruction business was arrested by officers from the San Ramon Police Department this week on allegations of sexual abuse involving a child in a San Ramon home.

Friday, 3:08 PM | 3 comments

Thursday, September 29, 2022

SRVUSD Area 1 candidates debate in forum

The three candidates for SRVUSD Board Area 1 faced off in an in-person forum in Danville on Tuesday night, with topics including curriculum, teacher recruitment and retention, and opinions on current and future district practices.

Thursday, 11:13 PM | 2 comments
Stratford unveils elementary school in Dublin

The Stratford School, a private educational institution with campuses across California, has now opened its newest elementary school in Dublin.

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Nonprofit invites community to experience A Taste of Africa

A Taste of Africa festival is returning to the Tri-Valley this weekend, featuring various forms of art, outdoor music, dance performances and more, organized by local nonprofit Cheza Nami Foundation.

Thursday, 10:47 PM | No comments yet
What a Week: The year of city manager hirings in the Tri-Valley

San Ramon City Manager Joe Gorton's departure will continue a streak of turnover at the top for three of the five municipalities in the past year -- and it becomes four in five if you go back to just before the COVID-19 pandemic...

Thursday, 10:21 PM | No comments yet
Contra Costa County lifts health orders that expanded COVID testing access early in pandemic

Contra Costa County health officials lifted a trio of health orders this week that expanded the availability of COVID-19 testing in the early months of the pandemic.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Love is love in the Tri-Valley

Livermore Pride will be celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of free, community oriented activities. Ranging from bike rides to movie night, community members and allies are encouraged to attend the events through October.

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Walnut Creek: Fire won't prevent Meals on Wheels' food deliveries

A Saturday night fire at Meals on Wheels Diablo Region's Walnut Creek headquarters wouldn't impact meal deliveries, the group said this week...

Wednesday, 9:55 PM | No comments yet
Dublin man convicted of rape after jury deliberates for just two hours

An Alameda County jury recently found a man guilty of raping a young woman in an apparent date-rape plot that included transferring the partially conscious victim between multiple cars from a San Francisco club to his home in Dublin.

Wednesday, 8:38 PM | No comments yet
Sunset Development buys Chevron Park; energy giant to still keep HQ in San Ramon

San Ramon's largest corporate resident is staying in the city for the foreseeable future, with Chevron signing a new lease to move its global HQ into Bishop Ranch while also selling its corporate park back to Sunset Development.

Wednesday, 4:37 PM | No comments yet

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

47 Alameda County sheriff's deputies moved to desk jobs after audit finds they failed psychological exams

Alameda County sheriff's officials believe 47 deputies who allegedly failed a psychological exam and now have desk jobs will pass the exam when they retake it and get their guns and peace officer powers back, per the ACSO.

Tuesday, 9:57 PM | 16 comments
Community Briefs: SRVHS homecoming parade | Durga Puja celebration | Tony Lindsay performing in San Ramon | 'A Cannabis Affair'

San Ramon Valley High School's homecoming parade and celebration are set for this Friday in downtown Danville. See that plus the Durga Puja celebration in San Ramon, a performance from Tony Lindsay and more in our Community Briefs.

Tuesday, 4:56 PM | No comments yet
Grapes & Gratitude: Fundraiser set for cancer support nonprofit Culinary Angels

Community members will be able to raise funds to support local residents experiencing cancer-related hardships at the upcoming benefit gala, Grapes & Gratitude, for Tri-Valley nonprofit Culinary Angels.

Tuesday, 4:42 PM | No comments yet
Parole board denies early release bid from Sikh temple killer

A parole board decided last week that Joga Singh Sandher, convicted of murder for the 2000 killing of Ajmer Singh Malhi during a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Contra Costa County, should remain in prison.

Tuesday, 4:41 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Dons edge Falcons in football overtime thriller

The Dons did indeed win the game, but the 14-7 overtime win was hardly easy. In fact, the Falcons could have won the game late in regulation, but the Dons came through by blocking a short field goal attempt in the final seconds.

Tuesday, 3:16 PM | No comments yet

Monday, September 26, 2022

San Ramon council poised to reappoint poet laureate

The San Ramon City Council is set to consider appointing the city's current poet laureate for an additional term at its next regular meeting on Tuesday evening.

Monday, 9:31 PM | No comments yet
Danville commission to discuss draft EIR for new Housing Element

The Danville Planning Commission is set to review a draft environmental impact report Tuesday as the next step in town officials' work in the Housing Element update process.

Monday, 9:24 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD Area 1 candidates set for forum

Candidates in this year's race for San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education Area 1 are poised to gather for an in-person forum Tuesday as they campaign ahead of the November election.

Monday, 9:15 PM | 2 comments

Sunday, September 25, 2022

San Ramon mayoral candidates face off in election forum

The three candidates in the race for mayor of San Ramon this November came together for a public forum on Thursday to discuss their platforms and weigh in on issues at the top of voters' minds ahead of the upcoming election.

Sunday, 3:25 PM | No comments yet
BART's current mask requirement to end next weekend

BART'S current mask requirement is slated to end when the mandate expires Oct. 1, but the agency's Board of Directors approved a new resolution that would allow for the mandate to be reinstated when public health officials require...

Sunday, 2:35 PM | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Running to support survivors of domestic violence

The nonprofit organization, Tri-Valley Haven, is hosting its annual Pace for Peace run/walk event put on to raise funds and awareness for survivors of domestic violence. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the pace run.

Sunday, 2:31 PM | No comments yet

Friday, September 23, 2022

San Ramon City Manager Gorton retiring in January

San Ramon City Manager Joe Gorton announced Friday that he plans to retire from the city government early in the new year to cap a public service career of 35 years that also included time as San Ramon's police chief.

Friday, 4:58 PM | No comments yet
Ex-Santa Clara supe joins SRVUSD cabinet as assistant superintendent

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted this week to appoint two new high-level administrators to head their business and technology departments.

Friday, 1:12 AM | 2 comments
What a Week: Reflecting on life, legacy of former Pleasanton mayor Bob Philcox

The Pleasanton community is mourning the loss of former mayor, bank executive and community service leader Robert 'Bob' Philcox. His service on two public agencies came at crucial junctures in the recent history of the Tri-Valley.

Friday, 1:07 AM | No comments yet
Master gardeners set to break ground on early stages of community farm in Pleasanton

One project slated to break ground in fall is aiming to help Pleasanton residents grow their own food in a sustainable, water-conserving manner -- a community garden and farm at the Bernal Community Park.

Friday, 1:06 AM | No comments yet
Leading Livermore: New City Manager Marysheva has sights set on the future

Livermore's new City Manager Marianna Marysheva has had her hands full since officially taking over the role in June -- and while there seems to never be a dull moment, she told the Weekly she is excited for the work ahead.

Friday, 1:05 AM | No comments yet
Bills to boost clean-energy shift signed into law

‚Äč‚ÄčCalifornia will work to bring all greenhouse-gas emissions from state agencies down to zero by 2035 under legislation that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last Friday morning.

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