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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SRVUSD releases personalized learning survey

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has released its personalized learning survey, which will remain open for the next couple weeks.

Tuesday, 4:51 PM | No comments yet
San Ramon: Chamber announces Business and Community Award winners

The last day to buy tickets for the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce's annual Business and Community Awards Dinner is Wednesday this week.

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Danville tree lighting set for Friday

An annual holiday tradition returns to Danville this Friday with the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree.

Tuesday, 11:41 AM | No comments yet
Danville: Apparent pipe bomb dismantled by police bomb squad

An apparent pipe bomb caused authorities to close access to a road near a fire station in unincorporated Danville late Tuesday morning before a regional bomb squad dismantled the device, according to officials.

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Guest Opinion: Holidays and underage drinking

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year when families come together for celebrations. The break in school gives youth an opportunity for unstructured time away from the rigors of the classroom.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Diablo Road to see lane closures Tuesday

Maintenance work along Diablo Road on Tuesday will lead to some road and lane closures in the morning and early afternoon.

Monday, 4:42 PM | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Community Spirit, spearheading San Ramon 150

In summer of 2016, about 20 San Ramon leaders gathered together to brainstorm ways to celebrate San Ramon's 150th anniversary of existence one year later. It was a monumental milestone for the city, and leadership would be a hefty commitment.

Monday, 3:20 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon commission to talk zoning ordinance updates

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a public hearing on proposed updates to the city's zoning ordinance Tuesday night.

Monday, 3:18 PM | No comments yet
Danville council set to consider audited financial report

After undergoing a successful audit, the Danville Town Council is set to consider approving the audited comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2016-17 on Tuesday night.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

San Ramon: City Center remains on track for October opening

City Center at Bishop Ranch is on schedule for completion in October 2018, according to developers, who also say that they are preparing to soon release the names of some new tenants who will set up shop at the site.

Sunday, 4:57 PM | 2 comments
Jurors now allowed to consider 1st-degree murder verdict in Steinle trial

Jurors in the trial of the man accused of fatally shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14, which is set to go to closing arguments on Monday, will be allowed to consider a first-degree murder verdict following a judge's decision this week.

Sunday, 12:39 PM | No comments yet

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reward doubled for info on driver in Blackhawk hit-and-run

An insurance company has increased its financial reward offer for information helping track a man who drove a Land Rover into a Blackhawk office building in August.

Friday, 4:58 PM | 6 comments
New downtown Danville municipal parking lot opening Monday

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the new Rose Street municipal parking lot in downtown Danville is set to open Monday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Friday, 2:50 PM | 1 comment

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A foot forward for youth at Tri-Valley Turkey Burn

Next week is a time for giving thanks, and you're sure to see plenty of thankfulness at the Tri-Valley Turkey Burn, a 5K/10K walk/run held on Thanksgiving Day morning at Pleasanton's Ken Mercer Sports Park.

Thursday, 8:23 PM | No comments yet
Danville: Ware honored for reaching state Teacher of the Year competition

Danville elementary school teacher Marissa Ware was recognized by the San Ramon Valley school board and local officials on Tuesday night for advancing to the state level in the annual Teacher of the Year competition.

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Tri-Valley Hero: Barbara Proctor, giving back to others

"Volunteering is really a gift you give yourself." That's something you'll often hear Pleasanton volunteer extraordinaire Barbara Proctor say.

Thursday, 4:51 PM | 2 comments

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Hospice Tree of Lights ceremonies arriving in San Ramon Valley

The 31st annual Hospice East Bay Tree of Lights ceremony is coming to Danville this Friday.

Wednesday, 5:10 PM | 1 comment
SRVUSD: Personalized learning initiatives met with opposition by parents, staff

The much-discussed personalized learning initiatives took center stage at a heavily attended San Ramon Valley school board meeting Tuesday night.

Wednesday, 4:32 PM | 12 comments
Cricket showcase: Tri-Valley ready to host national youth tournament

Some of the country's top young cricketers will converge on the Tri-Valley starting this weekend as the area plays host to three divisions of the National Youth Cricket Tournament.

Wednesday, 12:01 PM | 1 comment

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Blood, Sweat & Tears performing in San Ramon

Blood, Sweat & Tears, a contemporary "jazz-rock" American music group, is coming to San Ramon this weekend as part of the 10th season of entertainment at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, 6:25 PM | 3 comments
Danville: Plaque unveiled at historic McCauley House

A commemorative plaque was unveiled at Danville's McCauley House at a ceremony last Thursday, the latest of the town's historic buildings to be honored as such.

Tuesday, 6:13 PM | No comments yet
'Second Assault': Tri-Valley native revisits scene of her sexual attack for new film

Pleasanton native and filmmaker Jillian Corsie is going public with her "deepest, darkest secret": Twelve years ago when she was a college freshman, barely 18, she was sexually assaulted by a classmate in her dorm.

Tuesday, 5:01 PM | 3 comments
Family suing city of Dublin over boy's injuries at The Wave Waterpark

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of the family of a 10-year-old boy who was injured when he went down a water slide operated by the city of Dublin in May.

Tuesday, 2:34 PM | 6 comments

Monday, November 13, 2017

Danville Planning Commission considering plans for Old Blackhawk Road development

The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider adopting the environmental review, development plan and major subdivision request for a housing development at Old Blackhawk Road Tuesday night.

Monday, 9:39 PM | 2 comments
School board to receive reports on personalized learning, district facilities

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a variety of presentations and informational reports Tuesday night, including talks on facilities, a recognition of the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year and an update on the much-discussed personalized learning initiatives.

Monday, 5:12 PM | 5 comments
Updates to General Plan on docket for Danville council

The Danville Town Council is set to hear a presentation on the status of and updates to the town's General Plan during a study session Tuesday morning.

Monday, 3:40 PM | 1 comment
San Ramon council to talk resolving Dougherty Valley tree problems

The San Ramon City Council is set to consider whether to approval the proposed Dougherty Valley Tree and Planting Strip Management Plan following a hearing Tuesday night.

Monday, 1:29 PM | 4 comments

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Four finalists chosen for Diablo Valley College president

The Contra Costa Community College District has announced the four finalists for the position of president of Diablo Valley College.

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Tri-Valley Hero: Danville's Jasmine Steele, life-saving information

A slew of close-to-home experiences served as the inspiration for Steele's "Allergy Blast" app, for which she won last year's Congressional App Challenge for California's 11th District.

Sunday, 5:21 PM | 1 comment

Friday, November 10, 2017

Remembering Arlie: Well-known Danville Costco greeter dies

Arlie Smith, a longtime and popular greeter at the Danville Costco, died early Tuesday morning after years of battling multiple sclerosis and cancer. He was 48.

Friday, 5:38 PM | 14 comments
Traffic delays expected on Crow Canyon west of San Ramon

Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon will see traffic reduced to one lane during daytime hours starting Monday while crews conduct soils boring in previously rain-damaged areas, according to Alameda County officials.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Defense rests in Steinle murder trial

Defense attorneys rested their case Thursday in the trial of the man charged with shooting and killing Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14 after presenting testimony from a translator who brought into question parts of the interrogation conducted by police.

Thursday, 7:51 PM | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Jill Buck, keeping it green

It all started with a mom on a mission. In 2002, Jill Buck was raising her young children in Pleasanton and serving as a parent-teacher association president when she became disheartened over a lack of environmental education resources at Walnut Grove Elementary where her older daughter was attending school.

Thursday, 7:50 PM | No comments yet
Veterans Day Open House in Danville to honor 75th anniversary of Doolittle Raid

San Ramon Valley veterans will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid at the annual Veterans Day Open House in downtown Danville.

Thursday, 7:48 PM | No comments yet
Danville police searching for suspects in vehicle break-in

Danville police have released photos of two suspects from a vehicle burglary in mid-October, and are currently asking for the community's help in identifying them.

Thursday, 7:46 PM | 1 comment

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Danville student-athletes commit to play for colleges around the country

Eighteen student-athletes at Danville high schools officially signed letters of intent with colleges and universities around the country at ceremonies held Wednesday, a national signing day.

Wednesday, 6:11 PM | No comments yet
Alamo: Woman who fell down steep trail saved in dramatic air rescue

A woman who fell off a horse on a trail northeast of Green Valley Road in the Alamo area on Wednesday was saved in a dramatic air rescue around noon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Wednesday, 4:39 PM | No comments yet
New BART trains flunk safety inspection, making Thanksgiving rollout uncertain

New BART train cars flunked a safety inspection by a state regulatory agency Friday, casting doubt on whether the new 775-car fleet will be providing passenger service by Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, 3:57 PM | No comments yet
Dublin names new police chief

The city of Dublin has named Cmdr. Garrett Holmes of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office its new police chief, effective Dec. 15.

Wednesday, 3:55 PM | No comments yet
Goodguys set for fall finale car show at Pleasanton fairgrounds

Pleasanton is hosting Goodguys' final Bay Area car show of the year when the association's Autumn Get-Together brings more than 2,500 classic cars, customs and hot rods, plus a wide range of other activities, to the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Wednesday, 2:55 PM | No comments yet
SRVEF awards nearly 200 grants to district teachers

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation announced last week that, together with DonorsChoose.org, they have awarded over $200,000 through their 2017 grants to teachers in the school district.

Wednesday, 2:27 PM | No comments yet