DanvilleSanRamon.com https://danvillesanramon.com If it is local and useful, it is on DanvilleSanRamon.com. en-us Copyright 2021 DanvilleSanRamon.com DanvilleSanRamon.com https://DanvilleSanRamon.com/art/top_logo.png https://danvillesanramon.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[San Ramon residents file appeal challenging new 32-pump Costco gas station]]> A group of residents has filed an appeal with the city over the San Ramon Planning Commission's decision to approve a 32-pump Costco gas station, citing traffic and environmental concerns among other potential issues.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon developer buys medical building in Arizona]]> San Ramon-based property developer firm Meridian, which focuses on medical industry real estate, announced this month that it recently closed escrow to acquire an 188,000-square-foot medical complex in Arizona.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature]]> Schools would have to offer in-person learning for primary students starting Feb. 16 in order to get the full funds under the governor's budget. Lawmakers face early deadlines in February and March. ]]> <![CDATA[County elections chief provides details about SRVUSD recall petition process]]> Notices of intent to recall three members of the SRVUSD's Board of Education have been received by the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder, who has confirmed that at least 20% of voters need to sign off on in order to hold an election.]]> <![CDATA[3.8 earthquake rattles I-680 corridor]]> A 3.8-magnitude earthquake centered below Concord's west side shook communities along the Interstate 680 corridor Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Final weekend to donate to the Holiday Fund]]> Even with many people facing strained financial circumstances because of the pandemic, our readers stepped up their giving to the Pleasanton Weekly's annual Holiday Fund.]]> <![CDATA[Seniors 65 and older can schedule COVID-19 vaccination in Contra Costa County]]> Contra Costa County residents 65 and older can now sign up to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots, Contra Costa Health Services said.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Village Theatre to open virtual art exhibit 'TRACES']]> The Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville is continuing to feature the artwork of local and regional artists heading into the new year and is currently gearing up for its first exhibit of 2021 'TRACES.']]> <![CDATA[Rep. DeSaulnier: With Capitol violence, 'We came close to losing democracy']]> U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier said he's still working through some of the things he saw on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. by supporters of President Donald Trump.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD: Parents air frustrations at board meeting]]> Frustrations over the SRVUSD's decision to postpone in-person learning amid surging coronavirus cases were on display during the Board of Education's virtual meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out in Tri-Valley]]> Spirits are high for those who have received the coronavirus vaccine, with front-line healthcare workers, first responders and vulnerable individuals benefiting from the first phase of vaccinations being released in the Tri-Valley.]]> <![CDATA[Coroner IDs two young men killed in fiery crash on I-680 in San Ramon]]> The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the two young men killed in a fiery collision on Interstate 680 near the Dublin-San Ramon border early Sunday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Recall effort targets three SRVUSD board members over remote learning]]> A group of San Ramon Valley parents has initiated the process to start collecting signatures for a recall petition to oust three members of the local school board over their decision to reverse course on in-person learning amid COVID.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area's ICU capacity below 1%; stay-at-home order likely to be extended]]> Less than 1% of the Bay Area's intensive care unit beds remain available amid the region's latest coronavirus surge, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD: Resident challenges postponement of in-person learning, alleges Brown Act violation]]> The San Ramon Valley school board is set Tuesday to discuss an allegation it violated state public meeting laws after a resident accused the board of skirting the Brown Act by failing to adequately give notice to the community...]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: New Councilman Armstrong set to take oath of office]]> The San Ramon City Council plans to get the dais up to full strength on Tuesday by swearing in Mark Armstrong to fill the council's vacant District 2 seat as well as approving this year's council liaison appointments.]]> <![CDATA[DeSaulnier hosting virtual town hall on 'impeachment and 25th Amendment']]> In response to last week's assault on the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Mark DeSaulnier is supporting congressional colleagues' effort to impeach President Donald Trump, which the congressman will discuss with constituents online Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Danville council to interview candidates for commission posts]]> The Danville Town Council plans to interview candidates and appoint finalists to several town committee openings during a series of special meetings set to be held on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Museum presenting 'The Secret History of San Ramon']]> The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is offering residents the opportunity to take a look at the secret history of San Ramon, during a special virtual program led by local historian Bill Clarkson, city's former mayor.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom unveils state budget proposal with record education investment, billions for COVID-19 recovery]]> Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year Friday, touting record investments in education and a $15 billion budget surplus in spite of the economic uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa DA Becton appointed to state's Victim Compensation Board]]> Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton was appointed this week by Gov. Gavin Newsom to a position on the California Victim Compensation Board, which provides compensation for victims of violent crime who are injured.]]> <![CDATA[Two killed, others injured in freeway crash near Alcosta Boulevard]]> Two people were killed, and two others were injured in a collision on Interstate 680 in Dublin early Sunday morning, the California Highway Patrol said. ]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: McDonald named president of SummerHill Apartment Communities]]> San Ramon-based housing developer SummerHill Homes continues to add to its leadership team, recently announcing that Douglas L. McDonald has been promoted to president of SummerHill Apartment Communities.]]> <![CDATA[Plenty to unpack]]> The Public Storage facility on Stanley Boulevard is on its way to getting a major overhaul after the Pleasanton City Council approved the final redesign plans following an at times testy public debate late last month.]]> <![CDATA[BART extends earthquake monitoring program]]> A recently extended agreement between BART and USGS will allow the transit agency to continue monitoring local seismic activity and alert the public with real-time information when an earthquake takes place nearby.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon council selects retired FEMA official/Army Col. Mark Armstrong to fill vacant District 2 seat]]> The San Ramon City Council has officially selected retired U.S. Army colonel and former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) manager Mark Armstrong to fill its vacant council seat and represent the residents of District 2.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Cancer experience leads to inspiring calendar art]]> Meet Ms. February. Livermore resident Alison Akin had her collage, 'Healing Spirit Paintress,' chosen to enhance the second month of the year in a 2021 calendar created by CURE Media Group, which publishes cancer research updates.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Comedy series returning virtually in 2021]]> Local comedian Liz Grant is set to make her return in 2021 and is inviting residents to ring in the new year with some laughs with her and some of her funniest friends in a virtual show with the Village Theatre.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon tech company launches communications app that vows not to mine users' data]]> A San Ramon-based tech company has launched an ambitious hyper-communications platform that will enable users to message, group chat, email, voice call or video call anyone in the world, all while using an ad-free app -- illumy.]]> <![CDATA[County board dismisses 'conspiracy' claim in approving software contract]]> A three-year contract extension with SOE Software Co. for election reporting software was approved Tuesday by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, waving off critics who implored the supervisors to go with a different company.]]> <![CDATA[County selects Burgis as new chair of Board of Supervisors]]> While getting past the COVID-19-related health dangers and the pandemic's effect on Contra Costa County staff will again dominate the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors' schedules well into 2021, new Board Chair Diane Burgis said...]]> <![CDATA[As rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, local Reps. DeSaulnier and Swalwell escape unharmed]]> Local U.S. Reps. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) were among hundreds of legislators who fled the House floor on Wednesday as thousands of rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building.]]> <![CDATA['Advantageous' deal: Valley Link service will be managed by ACE train operator]]> The future Valley Link commuter rail line will be managed by the same operator as the Altamont Corridor Express after the Tri-Valley/San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority and ACE's governing body reached a new agreement.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon police looking for suspect in New Year's Eve shooting]]> The San Ramon Police Department is on the look out for a local teen allegedly involved in a shooting on New Year's Eve, and officers are asking residents to come forward with any available information on their suspect.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Regional welcomes first newborn of 2021]]> San Ramon Regional Medical Center helped deliver the community's first newborn of 2021 last week, when Bosco Garrett Atanacio was born at 8:29 a.m. on Jan. 1.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Council selects finalists for District 2 seat; pick could be made Wednesday]]> In the search to fill the city's vacant District 2 seat, the San Ramon City Council has chosen five final candidates to interview for the position with the hopes of appointing a new council member on Wednesday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Community mourns two unexpected losses]]> Joe Rose Jr., a longtime leader with the Pleasanton Junior Football League, and Kevin Gallegos Lopez, a 2014 Foothill alum who was a standout wrestler for the Falcons, left us in such a short period of time last week.]]> <![CDATA[State has administered just 35% of COVID-19 vaccines received to date]]> California has administered just 35% of the COVID-19 vaccine doses it has received to date, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Nine new California laws explained — each in 1 minute]]> CalMatters runs down nine new state laws that went into effect in 2021, including a ban on police officers from using certain neck restraints and a requirement for businesses to report COVID-19 outbreaks.]]> <![CDATA[Even more contagious? Here's what you need to know about the mutating virus now in California]]> The new coronavirus variant so far has been detected in six people in the Golden State, after its initial discovery in the U.S. in a Colorado National Guardsman.]]> <![CDATA[Danville council to interview candidates for advisory committees, commissions]]> The Danville Town Council is scheduled to convene for a special meeting on Tuesday morning, in order to interview applicants for various town advisory commissions and committees. ]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County supervisors to take oath of office during virtual ceremony]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is going virtual for its 2021 swearing-in and reorganization ceremony, which will feature three supervisors taking the oath of office to start their new terms Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Commission to review plans for 284 apartments at The Marketplace]]> The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a workshop Tuesday to discuss the design concept for a five-story, 284-unit apartment complex on part of The Marketplace Shopping Center property in central San Ramon.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa Clerk-Recorder's Department adapts to health order]]> The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department is taking additional steps to protect the health and safety of the public and staff such as closing its lobby for walk-in service.]]> <![CDATA[Work on pipeline leak cleanup continues in Walnut Creek]]> Remediation work continues near a pipeline that has been leaking gasoline into a flood channel that carries Walnut Creek (the city's namesake waterway) through town, the city of Walnut Creek says.]]> <![CDATA[Ken Sandy, Danville's first police chief, dies from COVID-19]]> Ken Sandy, Danville's first and longest-serving police chief and a Contra Costa County Sheriff's deputy from 1965 until his retirement in 1992, died Dec. 24 in Walnut Creek from complications of COVID-19. He was 83.]]> <![CDATA[Bay Area's stay-at-home order in effect until at least Jan. 8, state officials say]]> State stay-at-home orders will remain in effect in the Bay Area until at least Jan. 8 with potential to extend depending on intensive care unit capacity projections, state health officials said Saturday.]]>