DanvilleSanRamon.com https://danvillesanramon.com If it is local and useful, it is on DanvilleSanRamon.com. en-us Copyright 2020 DanvilleSanRamon.com DanvilleSanRamon.com https://DanvilleSanRamon.com/art/top_logo.png https://danvillesanramon.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Bauer-Kahan to hold midweek virtual office hours]]> Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) is set to host midweek virtual office hours to help constituents struggling with their unemployment benefits on Wednesday morning (Aug. 5), from 10 a.m. to noon.]]> <![CDATA[DA proposes task force to close juvenile hall; news surprises some county supervisors]]> A plan from the Contra Costa County district attorney made public Tuesday proposing that the county's Juvenile Hall should close in 2021 was praised by some county supervisors for its focus, but blasted by others.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County looking for citizen committee applicants]]> The county is looking for individuals to join three separate groups: the Treasury Oversight Committee, the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority's Citizen Advisory Committee. ]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD to host Q&A session this week on school reopenings]]> The SRVUSD will be hosting a special "Reopening Together" question-and-answer forum on Thursday morning, doing so in an effort to keep students and families up-to-date on the current plan for reopening schools.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon seeks residential input on fall recreation program survey]]> The San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department is seeking community input on fall recreation programs, and is asking residents to share their thoughts in a quick community survey.]]> <![CDATA[EBMUD offers virtual tours of wastewater treatment facility]]> People can learn what happens to their household or commercial wastewater at one of the free upcoming one-hour virtual tours of the East Bay Municipal Utility District treatment facility in West Oakland.]]> <![CDATA[Virtual Tri-Valley Career Fair explores industry insights this week]]> The Tri-Valley Career Fair, a student-created event, is now welcoming high-schoolers to learn about career paths this week.]]> <![CDATA[DeSaulnier calls for shift to renewable energy in wake of local refinery going dark]]> In the wake of plans by Marathon Petroleum Co. to "indefinitely idle" its refinery & convert the site to a terminal facility, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier called for accelerating a shift to renewable and sustainable energy in the county.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Planning Commission to consider approving CityWalk Master Plan]]> The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to continue its review of the CityWalk Master Plan environmental impact report and consider giving final approval to the project during its regular meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD board to review reopening plan ahead of first day of school]]> The SRVUSD is gearing up for its first day of school, and to help make sure that everyone is on the same page, district officials will review the reopening plan during the Board of Education's regular meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[County educators working to improve English learning program]]> The Contra Costa County Office of Education is partnering with California Together, Sobrato Early Academic Language and Loyola Marymount University's Center for Equity for English Learners to improve English learning programs.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Chamber of Commerce opens nominations for annual Community Awards]]> The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual Community Awards. ]]> <![CDATA[Candidate lists for San Ramon Valley local elections start to shape up]]> The candidate lists for local elections in the San Ramon Valley are beginning to come into view with one week left before the candidacy nomination deadline.]]> <![CDATA[Supervisor Andersen talks coronavirus response during State of the County address]]> Andersen's State of the County address largely focused on the local response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and reviewed how District 2 (which includes San Ramon, Danville and Alamo) has fared against the virus.]]> <![CDATA[MADD sponsoring painting event]]> Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Northern California is holding an evening for supporters to take paintbrushes in hand and follow an instructor to create their own individual works of art.]]> <![CDATA[Court rejects PG&E lawsuit against San Ramon Valley Fire]]> A Contra Costa County Superior Court judge on Thursday dismissed a PG&E lawsuit against the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District that sought to overturn district restrictions on its work and safety procedures. ]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Enjoy 'Virtual Gene' while Tao House is closed]]> Hikers in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness are welcome to enjoy the outskirts of the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, but otherwise the Tao House is available only online as visits are canceled due to the shelter-in-place order.]]> <![CDATA[Face mask incident involving campaigners causes stir at farmers' market]]> People campaigning for a local congressional candidate caused a stir by not wearing face masks at the Pleasanton Farmers' Market earlier this month. ]]> <![CDATA[Swalwell to co-chair newly formed Critical Materials Caucus]]> Tri-Valley Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) announced the formation of a new Critical Materials Caucus and introduced legislation for student loan forgiveness this month. ]]> <![CDATA[Mountains, markets and new friends]]> When the Frey family left Pleasanton for two years of teaching and attending school in Kazakhstan, they didn't know they would have to factor in a coronavirus...]]> <![CDATA[Self-driving cars hit the Tri-Valley pavement]]> The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority recently started non-passenger testing on its shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) project.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Council reduces downtown street closures, citing business owner feedback]]> The Danville Town Council decreased the temporary downtown street closures on weekends, modifying the closure zone on Wednesday in response to concerns from some business owners.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD educators sweep county Teacher of the Year awards]]> SRVUSD educators swept the 2020-2021 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year awards, with Live Oak Elementary School's Sarah Clancy and Stone Valley Middle School's Courtney Konopacky being selected as the count's top two teachers.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon Regional recognized as a 'High Performing Hospital']]> San Ramon Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report, a designation given with a particular focus on the hospital's high-quality colon cancer surgery procedures.]]> <![CDATA[Museum of the San Ramon Valley celebrates the centennial anniversary of women winning the right to vote]]> To celebrate the centennial anniversary of women winning the right to vote, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in downtown Danville is planning to hold a series of special social distancing-conscience events.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County Supervisors move ahead with new half-cent sales tax measure]]> A new half-cent sales tax to raise an estimated $81 million a year, mostly for social services, moved closer to the November election ballot Tuesday, but delays in passing a certain state Senate bill could still derail it.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office receives criticism for alleged collaboration with ICE]]> That public notice, critics said, has allowed ICE officials to apprehend some people outside the Richmond jail upon their release, if they are undocumented or have other immigration issues. ]]> <![CDATA[County supervisors establish fines for health order violations]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance establishing administrative fines for violating public health orders related to the novel coronavirus...]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Council to weigh providing child care for city employees amid pandemic]]> The San Ramon City Council is set to consider allocating funds for child care for essential city employees during a special meeting on Wednesday, a decision being made in light of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[Danville council to review downtown street closures during special meeting]]> The Danville Town Council is set to discuss its downtown street closures during a special meeting on Wednesday evening, closures that were initiated in an effort to support local businesses suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Community Presbyterian Church selects new minister of worship and art]]> After 17 months of searching, pastors at the Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) in Danville have selected San Jose's Shane Lepisi to serve as their new minister of worship and arts.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Experiment aimed at improving tone and dialogue on our Town Square forum]]> Beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, participation in DanvilleSanRamon.com's popular Town Square reader forum will be limited to those who register on the site with their name and email address. ]]> <![CDATA[Agitators vandalize Alameda County courthouse, police department in Oakland]]> Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf chastised people who attended a protest over the weekend for vandalizing a police station and attempting to set the René C. Davidson Courthouse on fire.]]> <![CDATA[Sen. Glazer calls for a second lockdown for most of California]]> Tri-Valley State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) is leaning on Gov. Gavin Newsom to enact another shelter-in-place policy for most parts of California until the COVID-19 virus is under control.]]> <![CDATA[Dublin student launches podcast to address mental health issues amid pandemic]]> Ever since schools were shut down in mid-March as a result of the rapid spread of COVID-19, students in the Tri-Valley and across the nation and globe have been left in a state of uncertainty. ]]> <![CDATA[Search continues for San Ramon man lost in Eldorado National Forest]]> The search continues for a San Ramon man who has been missing for nearly three weeks, after he got separated from his group while hiking in the Eldorado National Forest.]]> <![CDATA[SRVUSD tweaks reopening plan, pushes first day of school out to Aug. 13]]> SRVUSD officials have agreed to minor revisions to the reopening plan with representatives from the district's various unions that includes a new first day of school and additional training for teachers and classified staff.]]> <![CDATA[Longtime county politician Canciamilla pleads not guilty to campaign finance theft, perjury charges]]> Former Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Joe Canciamilla pleaded not guilty Monday morning to 34 felony counts of grand theft and perjury related to allegations he illegally used nearly $262,000 from election campaign accounts...]]> <![CDATA[Council to discuss new 'downtown San Ramon' highway signage for City Center area]]> The San Ramon City Council is set to review plans to install ground-mounted directional signs meant to identify the city's downtown during its regular meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Danville: Commission to review plans for downtown Taco Bell Cantina Restaurant]]> Danville may become the first Tri-Valley community to have a Taco Bell Cantina Restaurant, pending potential final approval by the town's Planning Commission during its special meeting on Tuesday.]]> <![CDATA[Contra Costa County leaders to consider setting fines for health order scofflaws]]> The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors may approve on Tuesday an ordinance establishing administrative fines for violations of public health orders involving wearing face coverings, social distancing and gatherings.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon seeks residents to volunteer on advisory boards, committees]]> The city of San Ramon is in need of residents to volunteer on a number of advisory boards and committees in need of new members who will help advise the City Council on shaping policies that will guide the community.]]> <![CDATA[Sheriff's deputy from Danville, Oscar Rocha, dies from COVID-19]]> The Alameda County Sheriff's Office is mourning Deputy Oscar Rocha, a nearly 25-year department veteran from Danville who died on Thursday evening from complications caused by COVID-19.]]> <![CDATA[San Ramon: Small business owner Susmita Nayak launches bid for mayor]]> The field of candidates competing to lead San Ramon continues to grow with the recent announcement that local small business owner Susmita Nayak is running for mayor in the Nov. 3 election.]]> <![CDATA[Public comment period opens for Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint]]> The Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint, a long-term vision for a prosperous, equitable and dynamic Bay Area, is seeking public input during a newly opened comment period that runs until next month.]]> <![CDATA[Weekly moderating Alameda County supervisor candidate forum on Aug. 17]]> The two candidates for Alameda County Board of Supervisors District 1 on the November ballot, Dublin Mayor David Haubert and Fremont City Councilman Vinnie Bacon, will take part in an election forum moderated by the Weekly next month.]]> <![CDATA[BART board told COVID-19 resurgence is hurting budget further]]> BART officials told the agency's Board of Directors on Thursday that the Bay Area's COVID-19 coronavirus resurgence has BART already falling behind on its revenue projections for fiscal year 2021, which began July 1.]]> <![CDATA[Hope Hospice hosting webinar on 'Five Wishes' medical treatment document]]> Hope Hospice in Dublin will be presenting a free webinar about "Five Wishes," a document that helps communicate a person's choices about levels of life-sustaining medical treatment in the event of incapacitation or possible death.]]> <![CDATA[Valley Views: Setting goals, tracking accomplishments]]> Here we are, heading into Week 545 of sheltering in place. How are you feeling? I mean emotionally. If you are running a fever, have no sense of taste, and your joints ache, that is another grim subject.]]> <![CDATA[Sheriff's office to talk civil immigration enforcement during TRUTH Act forum]]> The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a virtual community forum to discuss civil immigration enforcement activities over the past year, a forum that is mandated by state law since 2017.]]> <![CDATA[Alamo: Retired golf pro Krueger elected to NorCal PGA Hall of Fame]]> Al Krueger, retired golf professional from Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, is being inducted into the Northern California Section of the PGA of America (NCPGA) Hall of Fame.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Consider running for local elected office]]> As we've said before this time of year, contested elections are invaluable. They enhance the public discourse around vital local issues and better engage and educate the electorate. ]]> <![CDATA[Local businesswoman Shelley Clark announces candidacy for SRVUSD board]]> Local businesswoman and community leader Shelley Clark has announced her candidacy for the SRVUSD Board of Education, campaigning on a platform to bring transparency and trust back to the district.]]>