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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

'Stir Crazy Quilts' brings pandemic creativity to Museum of the San Ramon Valley

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley's next exhibit will see the historical museum inside the former Danville train station showcasing a contemporary theme that is likely to be the subject of numerous accounts by future historians.

Wednesday, 4:20 AM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Foothill boys' soccer earns two tight wins last week

The Foothill boys' soccer team, who has battled throughout the season without getting many rewards, picked up a pair of wins last week. See that and more in this week's Pleasanton Preps...

Wednesday, 4:01 AM | No comments yet
Swalwell fires back after removal from House Intelligence Committee

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell responded to newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's decision to reject him from reappointment to the House Intelligence Committee, defending himself against allegations from the Republican leader...

Wednesday, 4:01 AM | 3 comments

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Violins of Hope events aim to inspire resilience through music

The Livermore-Amador Symphony and the East Bay Holocaust Education Center are bringing 'Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust' performances to the Tri-Valley this February.

Tuesday, 2:00 PM | No comments yet
Monte Vista High principal 'disappointed' by student fight after basketball game

Officials at Monte Vista High School and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District are doubling down on warnings against inappropriate behavior by students after a fight in the parking lot after a basketball game last week.

Tuesday, 1:53 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 30, 2023

San Ramon commissioners to discuss Chevron Park redevelopment plans

The San Ramon Planning Commission along with city and Sunset Development officials are set to discuss and solicit public input on the future of the 92-acre Bishop Ranch property that previously served as the headquarters for Chevron.

Monday, 10:42 PM | No comments yet
Bay Area bridge toll increases finally approved at end of long litigation

A pot of $545 million destined for new projects in the Bay Area may soon be released from escrow after litigation over a 2018 ballot measure on bridge toll increases finally comes to an end.

Monday, 10:26 PM | No comments yet
Lafayette principal Chaplan placed on leave as district investigates allegations from her time at SRVHS

​​Stanley Middle School principal Nikki Chaplan has been placed on leave by the Lafayette School District while officials investigate her role in sex abuse accusations against a former San Ramon Valley Unified School District teacher.

Monday, 8:51 PM | 3 comments
Dublin man dies after shooting in San Francisco

A 44-year-old Dublin man was shot and killed in San Francisco's Potrero Hill District on Saturday, according to police. The investigation is still in the early stages, per SFPD.

Monday, 4:14 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon Mayor Hudson absent indefinitely while recovering from stroke

San Ramon Mayor Dave Hudson is currently not participating in City Council meetings and other city business while he recovers from a stroke, city officials confirm. Vice Mayor Mark Armstrong filling in for mayoral duties...

Monday, 11:20 AM | 2 comments

Saturday, January 28, 2023

BART on the brink? Future of agency likely to hinge on voter-approved funding measure, officials say

Barring a sudden return to pre-pandemic ridership levels, BART's long-term future will likely hinge on a future ballot measure that would partially subsidize the transit agency, officials said Thursday.

Saturday, 10:44 PM | 1 comment
Care home worker charged in death of elderly resident who drank cleaner in Walnut Creek

A worker who allegedly allowed for an elderly resident at the Atria Walnut Creek assisted living facility to ingest cleaning solution last summer has been charged in his death, the Contra Costa County DA's Office announced Friday.

Saturday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Terminated Meta content moderators worry about fake news flourishing in their absence

Nearly 200 Meta content moderators who used to work in Mountain View say that the company abruptly terminated their contracts.

Saturday, 3:20 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council poised to adopt Housing Element update

The San Ramon City Council is set to vote on approving a Housing Element update for the next eight-year cycle starting this year, with the threat of missing a regulatory deadline that day after Monday night's special meeting.

Saturday, 2:55 PM | No comments yet
Officials respond to racial slur at San Ramon Valley High basketball game

A recent high school boys' basketball game between two Tri-Valley teams resulted in widespread condemnation after one or more San Ramon Valley students allegedly subjected a player on a rival team to racist remarks.

Saturday, 2:19 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 26, 2023

New EBRPD directors sworn into office

The two newly elected Tri-Valley directors for the East Bay Regional Park District kicked off their four-year terms after a swearing-in ceremony at the board meeting earlier this month.

Thursday, 10:14 PM | No comments yet
Rep. Schiff, a Monte Vista alum, running for U.S. Senate

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who was raised in Alamo and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, this week announced a bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by longtime California Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

Thursday, 10:08 PM | 12 comments
Real Estate Preview 2023: Another very different year for homebuyers and sellers

Real estate markets throughout the Tri-Valley have experienced significant changes since 2019 -- and more are on the way...

Thursday, 4:52 PM | No comments yet
A place in Pleasanton history

The Pleasanton Heritage Association recently honored the recipients of its 2022 Heritage Awards for homes of particular historic relevance in the community. The list of awardees includes four marquee houses in downtown.

Thursday, 4:43 PM | No comments yet
What a Week: Our 23rd anniversary

That's right; it's a time for celebration here as the Embarcadero Media East Bay Division marks its 23rd anniversary. The debut edition of the Pleasanton Weekly published on the final Friday of January 2000: 'Read All About It!'

Thursday, 4:33 PM | No comments yet
Guest Opinion -- Shadow Cliffs: A microcosm of California's water complexities

Shadow Cliffs Lake is an example of California's challenges in managing water resources. Our state is affected by long-term droughts and unpredictable weather patterns, making water management difficult...

Thursday, 5:28 AM | No comments yet
Community Briefs: Comedy at the Village Theatre | Tobacco prevention award | New leaders for Contra Costa Dems

Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to host a comedy night at the end of the week, in what organizers are calling an opportunity for early Valentine's Day celebrations. Read that and more in our Community Briefs...

Thursday, 5:22 AM | No comments yet
Storm damage residents in Contra Costa County can potentially qualify for aid

Contra Costa County is asking residents with recent storm damage to their property or business to come forward to see if they qualify for aid. Danville is also among seven municipalities in the county to proclaim local emergency.

Thursday, 5:17 AM | No comments yet
BART lays out strategy to address homelessness in coming years

BART hopes to increase its efforts to connect homeless and unhoused riders with social services by 5% over the next three years, the transit agency's point person on addressing homelessness said earlier this month.

Thursday, 5:11 AM | No comments yet

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Culinary Angels founder McNaney to step down as executive director

Tri-Valley nonprofit Culinary Angels is set to recruit for a new executive director after its founder and current leader announced plans to transition into a different role within the organization.

Tuesday, 10:20 PM | No comments yet
Social media video shows altercation involving Pleasanton Middle School students outside city library

A video posted to social media of a youth, later identified as a Pleasanton Middle School student, punching and stomping on another student's head was taken in front of the Pleasanton Public Library on Jan. 19, according to police.

Tuesday, 10:09 PM | No comments yet
Father, sister of missing teen looking for answers one year later

If Brandon Abbett was a 10-year-old girl, his father and sister say his disappearance a year ago last week may have received more attention. Brandon was a freshman at College Park High School when his family says he went out ...

Tuesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Traveling Artists' showing winding down

'Niles Canyon Steamer' by Stephen Barkkarie is among the artwork on display in the Livermore Public Library through next Tuesday (Jan. 31) as part of the special exhibit by the Tri-Valley Traveling Artists.

Tuesday, 2:49 PM | No comments yet
Pleasanton Preps: Remembering Clare Schmitt, a legend in local horse racing

We took another big hit this month when Clare Schmitt passed away. Clare and husband George became major owners in Northern California horse racing and could be found at the Pleasanton fairgrounds race track regularly.

Tuesday, 12:04 PM | No comments yet

Monday, January 23, 2023

Danville commission to consider neighbor's challenge to new Noble Oaks house

The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to debate moving forward with approval for a proposed new residential development, which would include denying an appeal submitted by a resident of a neighboring property.

Monday, 9:38 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss Trumark Townhomes project

The San Ramon City Council is set to solicit feedback from the public as they consider a proposed townhouse development on Deerwood Drive that would require approving an amendment to the city's General Plan.

Monday, 9:30 PM | No comments yet
Person dies following house fire in Dublin

Alameda County firefighters continue to investigate the circumstances of a house fire in Dublin that claimed the life of one person and displaced eight residents on Monday afternoon.

Monday, 8:56 PM | No comments yet
Walnut Creek police looking for home burglars

Walnut Creek police responded to two residential burglaries between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Friday night. They say the suspects are targeting homes that are very dark during evening hours when residents may be out dining or shopping.

Monday, 8:26 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Danville council signs off on Housing Element update

The Danville Town Council voted unanimously last week to endorse the town's next eight-year Housing Element (despite concerns and frustrations over requirements under new state affordable housing laws) ahead of an upcoming deadline.

Sunday, 2:12 PM | 1 comment
County, Kaiser urge residents to avoid hospital for common illnesses

Contra Costa County health officials and Kaiser Permanente are encouraging residents to only go to the hospital if seriously ill in an effort to prevent medical centers from becoming overcrowded.

Sunday, 2:05 PM | No comments yet
State COVID testing sites begin to close

As the state prepares to end the state of emergency, those sites with less demand will close first.

Sunday, 10:11 AM | No comments yet
San Ramon police investigating suspicious death in common area of apartment complex

The San Ramon Police Department is probing the circumstances surrounding the death of a young man who was found in the common area of an apartment complex in the Dougherty Valley on Friday.

Sunday, 9:50 AM | No comments yet

Friday, January 20, 2023

Biden stops by Bay Area before heading to Santa Cruz County to survey storm damage

President Joe Biden touched down aboard Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield on Thursday morning for his first stop on a packed schedule of visiting Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties to survey storm-damaged areas.

Friday, 1:17 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Recreation Expo returning to Danville -- with 'Willy Wonka' theme

All three of Danville's major town buildings are set to open their doors to residents and visitors as part of the town's annual Recreation Expo and Open House early next month.

Thursday, 2:11 PM | No comments yet
State water leaders: Stormy conditions to end soon

After rain this week -- the ninth storm in three weeks -- the weather pattern will be transitioning to drier conditions, state water officials said.

Thursday, 2:06 PM | No comments yet
Dublin council amends citywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The Dublin City Council approved updates to the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan earlier this month to further efforts to enhance safety, accessibility and infrastructure.

Thursday, 2:02 PM | No comments yet

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