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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Forest Home Farms' Old Barn receives some upgrades

Coinciding with International Museum Day, San Ramon's 16-acre Forest Home Farms celebrated the completion of a series of renovations made to its Old Barn -- constructed sometime between 1850 and 1852 -- with a special reopening of the building for residents on Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday, 4:21 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley hospice leader Dr. Peter Wong dies at 74

Dr. Peter P. Wong, an early founder of Hope Hospice and a pioneer in the Bay Area in the medical fields of cancer treatment, hospice services and palliative care, died peacefully April 16, according to family. He was 74.

Tuesday, 3:46 PM | No comments yet
Courts at Diablo Vista Park to close for resurfacing

Maintenance work will temporarily close down the tennis and basketball courts at the 20-acre Diablo Vista Park at 1000 Tassajara Ranch Drive for just under a week starting next Tuesday (May 29).

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Art and Wind Festival returning to San Ramon

The free festival at San Ramon's Central Park will feature fine arts, crafts, specialty food vendors, three entertainment stages headlining international music, children's puppet shows and a kite-making workshop. But the main attractions, as always, are the breathtaking kite stunts performed by some of the nation's top kite fliers.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

SRVUSD board to debate adding all-gender bathroom at each high school

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Education is set to discuss Tuesday the potential inclusion of one gender-neutral, multi-stall bathroom at each district high school.

Monday, 12:38 PM | 11 comments
Danville council to review public art policy

Council members previously discussed the policy at their May 1 study session, where they determined that more deliberation was necessary in order to make a more informed decision. The policy is reviewed annually by the council in order to consider any potential changes or updates it may need.

Monday, 12:22 PM | No comments yet
Danville man killed after car crashes into pond off Crow Canyon Road

Danville resident Keith Leung, 34, died after his Tesla Model S vehicle was found in a pond off of Crow Canyon Road just outside San Ramon on Sunday night. Leung worked as an engineer in Bay Point and as an active member of the Danville Community Band.

Monday, 7:30 AM | 2 comments

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Tim Talk: Dublin agencies partner for new school site

The Dublin City Council has partnered with the Dublin Unified School District to start to address school overcrowding on the east side of the city.

Sunday, 8:19 PM | No comments yet
'Art Chat' at Village Theatre features nationally renowned abstract painter

One of the most recognizable abstract painters in the country, Rutenberg's work is distinctly recognizable by his brightly colored, complex, and often surreal, paintings of his native South Carolina's coastal landscape. All created with a method he has spent forty years perfecting, according to his website.

Sunday, 8:14 PM | No comments yet
Former Livermore police officer publishes children's book

That's the main purpose of his new children's book, "Officer M.N.O.P. and Me." To dispel misconceptions about police officers and educate youth.

Sunday, 8:11 PM | No comments yet

Friday, May 18, 2018

San Ramon City Council to discuss changes to its animal ordinances

Since May 2006, San Ramon has contracted Contra Costa County Animal Services to enforce animal control issues throughout the city. Recently the county has requested the city update its animal ordinances to better reflect the county's.

Friday, 2:16 PM | 2 comments

Thursday, May 17, 2018

San Ramon Walking District group to provide tour of proposed area

The 2.1-mile walk will begin on the steps of City Hall, 7000 Bollinger Canyon Rd, at 7 p.m. The tour will take participants through Central Park, Bishop Ranch, past the lakes at Bishop Ranch 2600 ​and ​finish outside of the future City Center site.

Thursday, 3:58 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Submissions for Summerfest art contest now being accepted

The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting submissions for its K-12 Art Contest. Local student artists are encouraged to submit artwork answering the question, "What does live locally mean to me?"

Thursday, 3:48 PM | No comments yet
Effects of opioids, vaping on community topic of Tuesday panel

The guest panel discussing these issues will be comprised of Danville Chief of Police Allan Shields, Director of Teen Esteem Linda Turnbull and Director of the Teen Discovery Center Patty Hoyt. The panel will be moderated by federation President, and Danville councilwoman, Renee Morgan.

Thursday, 2:52 PM | 6 comments
The bird counter at Shadow Cliffs

Unseen by many a Pleasanton resident, Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area is home to a burgeoning civilization: a waterbird colony. And there you'll often find citizen scientist Bill Rose.

Thursday, 1:22 PM | No comments yet

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Danville teen store clerk files federal charges against local union

A Monte Vista High School student is challenging a national food workers union for allegedly failing to provide him with documentation on how his dues are spent.

Wednesday, 2:31 PM | 10 comments
San Ramon: Meridian makes 10th real estate acquisition in two years

Meridian has big plans for its new purchase, a currently vacant 39,204-square-foot parcel located in Modesto at 1328 Coffee Road, intending to turn the land into a 11,250-square-foot ambulatory outpatient facility for an undisclosed client. The price of the parcel has not been disclosed.

Wednesday, 1:56 PM | No comments yet
Diablo Black Men's Group hosting annual Scholarship Golf Classic

A major source of funding for the DBMG scholarship fund, for $135 per golfer, participants can spend their afternoon on San Ramon Golf Club's, 9430 Fircrest Lane, 18-hole championship public Tri-Valley golf course. The deadline for registration is June 1, so organizers request that interested groups sign up now.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Meals on Wheels marks 50th anniversary with rebranding effort

The newly renamed Meals on Wheels Diablo Region celebrated the organization's 50th anniversary on Saturday with a gala at the Blackhawk Museum. At the event, officials highlighted the organization's accomplishments as well as their rebranding efforts and hopes for the future.

Tuesday, 5:31 PM | 1 comment
Castlewood exploring alternatives to address clubhouse's costly ADA concerns

Members of the Castlewood Country Club are facing some difficult decisions this summer. General Manager John Vest said Castlewood staff and the Board of Directors are exploring all options to address costly ADA-compliance concerns with the Castlewood clubhouse.

Tuesday, 5:19 PM | No comments yet
Work begins for new bikeway path on Blackhawk Road

Construction, which began Monday, will consist of striping class two and three bicycle lanes for approximately four miles along Blackhawk Road between Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd and Camino Tassajara. Work is expected to be completed by June 8 but commuters along the road should expect delays during that time.

Tuesday, 5:19 PM | 2 comments
Contra Costa Superior Court hires new chief executive

Appointed by the court's Executive Committee, Kate Bieker now handles all administrative duties of managing the court's non-judiciary operations, such as budget and acting as a liaison to other government agencies. She replaces Stephen H. Nash, who retired after serving five years in the position.

Tuesday, 2:51 PM | No comments yet

Monday, May 14, 2018

Danville Youth Police Academy is looking for recruits

The Danville Police Department is offering those students the opportunity to start the summer off with a week of educational and fun courses, with the Danville Youth Police Academy, the week of June 11.

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San Ramon police link serial bank robber to Friday holdup

Police believe they have identified the culprit who robbed a San Ramon bank last week as the same man who is wanted in connection with other Bay Area robberies.

Monday, 2:23 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to consider capital improvement program updates

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to meet Tuesday evening to discuss additions to its capital improvement program as well as hear a presentation by the city's Architectural Review Board.

Monday, 1:31 PM | No comments yet
Danville council set to hear maintenance services report

The department's director Jed Johnson will present the council with a report on the work they have completed over the past year as well as covering in detail some of the numerous upcoming projects the department has on their radar.

Monday, 1:20 PM | No comments yet

Sunday, May 13, 2018

San Ramon police search for bank robber

San Ramon police are investigating after a man with “an obviously fake" goatee robbed the US Bank branch inside Safeway on San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Friday.

Sunday, 6:30 PM | No comments yet
Mail in drop-off locations make voting a breeze

Voters in Danville, San Ramon and everywhere else in Contra Costa will be able to drop off their mail in ballots for the June 5 primary election, at designated locations throughout the county.

Sunday, 6:04 PM | No comments yet
Helping out in Puerto Rico

Bill Caldwell remembers the laments of Hurricane Maria survivors bemoaning their losses as "todo, todo, todo" -- "everything, everything, everything."

Sunday, 5:39 PM | 1 comment

Friday, May 11, 2018

San Ramon-based Vitality Bowls opens 50th location

The 50th franchise location will be run by 18-year-old Angelo Camacho, a recent high school graduate who has dreamed of owning his own business.

Friday, 1:40 PM | No comments yet

Thursday, May 10, 2018

San Ramon council to hold commissioner interviews, budget workshop

San Ramon City Council will interview candidates to serve as the Student Commissioner to the Parks and Community Services Commission, at its special meeting Monday night, then will hold a budget workshop the following afternoon.

Thursday, 3:46 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon historical bus tour returns

The 2nd Annual “San Ramon Historical Bus Tour," will be returning this week, offering San Ramon residents the opportunity to see some of their cities historic landmarks and locations, all while in the comfort of a 30 seater bus, this Saturday.

Thursday, 3:03 PM | No comments yet
Mother-Daughter Lookalike Contest winners

Lisa and Kate Cole are the ultimate mother-daughter duo. "My mom is one of my best friends," said Kate, 18. "We're really close," agreed mom Lisa.

Thursday, 2:45 PM | 1 comment
Vista Grande Elementary paraeducator named Classified Employee of the Year

Not only was Cindy Hill declared San Ramon Valley Unified School District's Classified Employee of the Year, but on April 27 she was honored as one of five winners at the eighth annual Contra Costa County Classified Employees of the Year awards.

Thursday, 2:44 PM | 3 comments

Couples: Do you Really Agree or are you Afraid of not Agreeing?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 912 views

Dublin agencies find creative partnership for new school site
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 425 views