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[Bay Area water agencies form joint powers authority]]> Taking a 'critical step' toward becoming a regional water source, Bay Area jurisdictions overseeing the future expansion of the Los Vaqueros Reservoir filed the necessary agreements to form a joint powers authority (JPA) this month.]]> <![CDATA[Alameda County Fair opens this weekend in Pleasanton]]> The Alameda County Fair is returning to Pleasanton this Friday through Halloween, offering a reimagined yet familiar event this fall after the typically summer showcase was put on hold amid the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom declares statewide drought emergency]]> Gov. Newsom has expanded the California drought emergency from 50 counties to statewide. He didn't order mandatory water conservation, but authorized regulators to ban wasteful water use, such as spraying down public sidewalks.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasanton Preps: Amador inducts inaugural class for new Wall of Fame]]> The unveiling of what will be known as the AV Athletics Wall of Fame, which is located right outside the entrance to the Dons' stadium, was long overdue. The first class of inductees consisted of...]]> <![CDATA[Air district announces $433,000 settlement for violations at Contra Costa County refinery]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District last week announced a settlement with Shell Oil Products US, which has agreed to pay $433,000 to settle violations at its former refinery in Martinez.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Defense rests in Andrew Hall manslaughter case, closing arguments set for Thursday]]> After deciding not to call Andrew Hall to testify, the defense rested Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of the Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy assigned to the Danville Police Department.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Zone 7 encourages Tri-Valley to step up water conservation efforts]]> Much work remains for all Californians in seeing our state through this historic drought. Conservation is an important component, and Zone 7 is optimistic that the Tri-Valley residents will heed the call in the remaining months of 2021]]> <![CDATA[Community Briefs: Fallfest in Danville | Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt | Drug Takeback Day]]> Danville's annual Fallfest is set this weekend, offering seasonal celebrations, activities and treats for all ages. Also, Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt in San Ramon, Prescription Drug Takeback Day sites in Danville and Alamo, and more...]]> <![CDATA[Hope 100 Golf Marathon sets fundraising record]]> Returning after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, this year's Hope 100 Golf Marathon last month raised a record amount ($155,217) for Tri-Valley nonprofit Hope Hospice.]]> <![CDATA[Scary Art Show in Dublin]]> Dublin Arts Collective and the F. CO. Gallery held an opening Thursday night for their Scary Art Show, the first of the kind to be held in Dublin, which runs through the end of October.]]> <![CDATA[State officials encourage flu shots as flu season begins in earnest]]> State public health officials urged residents this week to get a flu vaccine, especially if they are part of a high-risk group such as those age 65 and older.]]> <![CDATA[BART to require all employees get vaccinated against COVID by Dec. 13]]> All BART employees and contractors will be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or prove their full vaccination status by mid-December under a policy the agency's board adopted Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Danville man among four arrested in catalytic converter theft ring]]> Police in Fairfield arrested a Danville man and three others suspected to be involved in a catalytic converter theft ring, after a chase last week into Napa County.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin: Eco-Hero urges youth to enter her film fest]]> Dublin resident Romal Mitr, a junior at Quarry Lane, believes in the power of film as passionately as she cares about the environment and so is holding a film festival, 'Earth Unfiltered: Bay Area's Environmental Youth Film Festival.']]> <![CDATA[California pulls the plug on gas-powered leaf blowers under new law]]> Nearly three decades after Peninsula cities began enacting bans on gas-powered leaf blowers, the effort has found a foothold at the state level, with the governor signing a bill that will phase out their sales.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Mental health response among town's allocations for federal funding]]> The Danville Town Council voted unanimously last week to approve a resolution determining how to commit federal funds awarded to the town, intended to help recoup economic blows sustained during the pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County announces partial lifting of indoor mask requirements for small settings]]> Contra Costa County announced Thursday that it will partially lift its indoor mask requirements Nov. 1 for small, fully vaccinated settings.]]> <![CDATA[Danville police chief offers recommendations for coyote deterrence]]> Following stories about a coyote attack on a dog in Danville, reported by regional TV news outlets, as well as other concerns expressed by residents about coyotes, the town's chief of police addressed the issue in a weekly podcast.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Cellphone (hands-free) at play for driver in San Ramon crash that killed NFL's Knapp]]> The driver who caused the summertime crash that killed NFL assistant coach Greg Knapp was glancing at his hands-free cellphone at the time he drifted into the Dougherty Road bicycle lane where Knapp was riding, per San Ramon PD.]]>