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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Danville woman declares bid for Town Council as write-in candidate

In a surprise announcement late in the election process Danville resident Jami Tucker has announced her intent to run for the Danville Town Council as a write in-candidate.

Tuesday, 5:30 PM | No comments yet
Hope Hospice hires Hansen as new CEO

The Hope Hospice Board of Directors has welcomed back Bay Area health care executive Jennifer Hansen into the nonprofit's leadership team, this time as its new CEO.

Tuesday, 4:45 PM | No comments yet
SRPD: Jogger fatally struck by car at Iron Horse Trail crossing

A Walnut Creek man died at a San Ramon hospital after being hit by a car while jogging across Crow Canyon Road at the Iron Horse Regional Trail intersection Tuesday morning, according to a police spokesman.

Tuesday, 10:10 AM | 5 comments

Monday, October 22, 2018

SRVUSD board set to weigh 2% raise for classified employees

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to consider signing a tentative agreement Tuesday with the California School Employees Association, after weeks of collective bargaining over new contracts for the classified employee union.

Monday, 3:04 PM | No comments yet
‘Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends’ bringing more laughs to Danville

Danville residents get ready to laugh, the ‘Comedy with Liz Grant and Friends' series is set to return to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery with new featured comedians, Wednesday.

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San Ramon council to consider traffic signal upgrades

The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to discuss the city's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Master Plan, a policy that would govern San Ramon's communication and traffic signal systems.

Monday, 10:17 AM | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to discuss new wireless tower on Camino Tassajara

The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to review a land-use permit request by Verizon Wireless for a telecommunications facility on Camino Tassajara near residential neighborhoods.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Contra Costa County offering a spooktacular Halloween wedding ceremony

This Halloween the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's Office will be offering residents the opportunity to be married by a costumed officiant. Possible officiants include (in-costume) Slash of Guns N' Roses, Harley Quinn, Beetlejuice, a bucket of popcorn and many others.

Sunday, 4:41 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Unity Day brings community together for anti-bullying events

Danville officials are asking residents to wear orange and head to the Danville Town Green on Wednesday to join a national movement to end bullying as part of the eighth annual Unity Day.

Sunday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet
Letters: Readers sound off on San Ramon, Assembly elections

Sabina Zafar is the woman we need now on the San Ramon City Council. She is not a tool of the current council, some of whom have shunned her when she has applied for commissions and committees to which they have appointed other residents. Nice, huh!

Sunday, 4:40 PM | No comments yet

Friday, October 19, 2018

Zone 7 narrowly approves water rate hikes

The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors approved new water rate increases for the next four years in a 4-3 vote at its regular meeting Wednesday night.

Friday, 3:59 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Historic homes: Stories etched into century-old houses, and the measures to preserve them

It's just one of dozens of historical homes scattered around Pleasanton, homes that are deemed to have historical and architectural significance in the ways their structures have been preserved. And they serve as a reminder of decades past, harkening back to horse-and-buggy days when the city was just emerging.

Thursday, 11:14 PM | No comments yet
SRVUSD opens two 'innovation hubs' to support STEM studies

With funds donated from the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, two San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools have opened 'innovation hubs,' equipped with technology and supplies meant to help teachers promote STEM studies in classrooms throughout the district.

Thursday, 11:13 PM | No comments yet
Synchronized swimming championships set in San Ramon

San Ramon's Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center is the site of one of the swimming world's most prestigious events, with the USA Synchro Masters Championship bringing more than 250 synchronized swimmers come to test their skills in four days of competitions.

Thursday, 11:11 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon: Church of the Valley development brings controversy ahead of election

A Hawkins neighborhood resident and real estate broker alleged in a post on the social media site Nextdoor that Mayor Clarkson has violated the Fair and Political Practices Act through his involvement in the sale of two properties in the Corey/Ellingson Neighborhood -- allegations that appear to have no merit.

Thursday, 5:23 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Oktoberfest returns to San Ramon for day of beer, bratwurst, polka and more

On Saturday, the San Ramon Historic Foundation will be hosting an Oktoberfest celebration with all the fixings at the Forest Home Farms Historic Park. That means Bratwurst, Bavarian dance and plenty of beer.

Wednesday, 2:52 PM | 4 comments
Charlotte Wood Middle School celebrates student-made Disney mural

Charlotte Wood Middle School is celebrating the fall season with a new student-created mural of the late Walt Disney and nearly 200 of his company's creations.

Wednesday, 2:29 PM | No comments yet
Fallfest returns to downtown Danville for 27th year

Sponsored by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, Fallfest is a two-day celebration that will feature music, art, food, cars and safe trick or treating in the heart of downtown Danville Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday, 1:37 PM | 3 comments

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Pothole Report: San Ramon Valley recognized for quality road maintenance

A recent study of the 43,000 miles of road found in the Bay Area -- almost double the distance it takes to circumnavigate the globe-- has recognized Tri-Valley communities as having some of the best maintained and highest quality streets in the region.

Tuesday, 5:39 PM | 3 comments
Zone 7 board set to vote on proposed water rate increases

After a series of public meetings on the subject, the Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on proposed water rates for the upcoming four years at their regular meeting Wednesday night.

Tuesday, 5:03 PM | 1 comment
Family drama 'Other Desert Cities' arrives in Danville

Danville's own acting troupe the Role Players Ensemble will be bringing the Tony Award-nominated family drama "Other Desert Cities," to town for a three-weekend run.

Tuesday, 2:08 PM | No comments yet
Three authors discussing local history at Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Three distinguished local authors who are well-versed in the region's history are coming to Danville's Museum of the San Ramon Valley to meet and talk with residents about their community's heritage.

Tuesday, 2:01 PM | No comments yet

Monday, October 15, 2018

Pleasanton's Sears store to close amid company's bankruptcy

On Monday shortly after announcing that their company was filing for chapter 11, Sears Holdings officials announced that Pleasanton's Sears in the Stoneridge Shopping Mall would be closing along with 141 other Sears and Kmart locations nationwide, before the year's end.

Monday, 4:09 PM | 4 comments
San Ramon: Commission to weigh recommending city retail strategic plan

The San Ramon draft retail strategy general plan amendment has reached the final stages of public comment with the city's Planning Commission, and commissioners will hope to recommend a plan of action to the City Council by the end of its regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Monday, 2:42 PM | No comments yet
Danville council set to confirm new tobacco retailer regulations

After months of deliberation, the Danville Town Council has decided upon tobacco retailer regulations, which the council is expected to adopt Tuesday, to restrict new tobacco shops entering the town.

Monday, 2:38 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon native joins Pleasanton PD as newest officer

Pleasanton Police Department and city officials welcomed San Ramon native Nickolas Skaggs as the department's newest police officer during a ceremony last week.

Monday, 1:06 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, October 14, 2018

County: Accepting some types of welfare may soon affect immigration status

Contra Costa County officials are sounding the alarm for immigrants who may have accepted certain kinds of government assistance, warning that the federal government may soon take that into consideration when determining an immigrant's green card status.

Sunday, 5:21 PM | No comments yet
Congressional hopeful Peters' candidate statement left out of voters guide

U.S. House of Representatives hopeful Rudy Peters (R-Livermore) saw his campaign hit a bump in the road late in this election season, when the Contra Costa County Elections Department failed to include his candidate statement in the original voters guide sent to San Ramon residents in Congressional District 15.

Sunday, 5:17 PM | 4 comments
BART fined $1.3M for safety violations resulting in worker deaths in 2013

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday issued a $1.3 million fine to BART for safety violations that led to the death of two workers who were struck by a train between the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill stations in 2013.

Sunday, 5:04 PM | No comments yet

Friday, October 12, 2018

Coroner IDs Alamo senior killed in Rudgear Road crash

An 82-year-old man who died in a solo-car crash while driving on Rudgear Road near Alamo on Thursday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as Alamo resident Stanley Mehlhoff.

Friday, 2:28 PM | No comments yet
Danville, San Ramon named safest cities in Northern California

San Ramon Valley communities have been recognized for their efforts to keep residents safe, with Danville and San Ramon being named two of the top three safest places in California by a national security company's recent study.

Friday, 12:20 PM | No comments yet
CPUC approves higher electricity fees for customers who buy from local program

The California Public Utilities Commission at a meeting in San Francisco on Thursday approved a revised fee calculation that will result in higher charges to customers who choose to buy their electricity from local governments instead of investor-owned utilities.

Friday, 12:15 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, October 11, 2018

County officials break ground on new I-680 express lane north of Valley

Transportation officials in Contra Costa County held a groundbreaking ceremony last week on a $127 million project that will add 11 miles of a southbound carpool express lane from Martinez to Walnut Creek, a move they hope will shorten drive times along Interstate 680 by 10 to 15 minutes.

Thursday, 4:16 PM | 3 comments
Mustangs for life: Monte Vista celebrates 50 years at homecoming game

Danville's Monte Vista High School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and is calling on all of its current and former community members to join in on the fun at Friday's Homecoming game and tailgate party.

Thursday, 1:46 PM | No comments yet
Run for Education returns to San Ramon Valley this weekend

In its ongoing effort to raise money for local schools, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation is once again hosting its 35th annual Run for Education, its biggest fundraising event of the year.

Thursday, 1:16 PM | No comments yet
Alamo man killed in solo crash on Rudgear Road

An 82-year-old man from Alamo died when he drove his Volkswagen sedan off of the roadway and into a nearby tree Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Thursday, 12:51 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Danville: SRVHS parade to close downtown streets Friday afternoon

San Ramon Valley High School will be holding its homecoming parade in downtown Danville on Friday afternoon, resulting in several street closures along the area.

Wednesday, 9:30 PM | No comments yet
Officials break ground on Dublin-Pleasanton BART parking structure

In an effort to mitigate the traffic congestion and parking headaches that have plagued the area, local and regional leaders came together on Tuesday afternoon to mark the ceremonial groundbreaking of a multi-platform parking garage for the eastern Dublin-Pleasanton BART station.

Wednesday, 3:31 PM | No comments yet
Danville expands list of historic sites with McDonald’s Drug Store, Cabral House

In its continued effort to honor Danville's heritage and architecture, the town has recently awarded historic plaques to two locations in the downtown area, officially designating them as historic town resources.

Wednesday, 3:24 PM | 1 comment
Editorial: Tri-Valley municipal election recommendations

This is a vital local election season throughout the Tri-Valley. Accordingly, the editorial board is offering the following recommendations for the Livermore, Dublin and Pleasanton council races as well as Livermore's health care cost initiative, Measure U.

Wednesday, 11:52 AM | 1 comment

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