2016

Glazer named chair of Governmental Organization Committee

State senator also appointed to four other committees
Local State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) has been nominated to chair the Governmental Organization Committee just more than a month after being re-elected to the State Senate.

December 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Staged readings set for Eugene O'Neill's 'Dynamo'

Foundation explores 1929 tale of young man trying to make sense of the world
The Danville-based Eugene O'Neill Foundation is set to bring to life "Dynamo," the famed writer's play about a desperate young man trying to make sense of the world, this weekend with a pair of script-in-hand performances.

December 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Holiday tree disposal days set for Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk, Diablo

Natural trees being collected on garbage day next week
People in Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo hoping to dispose of their holiday trees free-of-charge can do so on their regular waste collection day next week, according to RecycleSmart officials.

December 28, 2016 | 1 comment
Honeywell wins $2.6 billion contract to manage Sandia National Laboratories

Key management changes likely at Livermore, Albuquerque labs
A subsidiary of Honeywell International will take over management of Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore and its main operation in Albuquerque early next year after winning the $2.6 billion contract, beating out more than a dozen competitors.

December 28, 2016 | No comments yet
New traffic safety laws take effect Sunday

2017 brings new rules pertaining to DUIs, cellphone use
The California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of new traffic laws pertaining to cell phone use, driving under the influence and child safety that took effect when the calendar turned to 2017 this weekend.

December 29, 2016 | 3 comments
Danville: Mustang Soccer U13 team wins NorCal titles

Girls clinch State Cup Championship on late goal in 1-0 victory
The U13 Mustang Xtreme Premier girls soccer team earned first place in the NorCal Premier League and NorCal State Cup Championship this season.

December 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Environmental review docs released for controversial $15 billion Delta tunnel plan

Proposal still needs to be approved by state, federal regulators
Thousands of pages of environmental review documents were released last week on the controversial plan to build massive tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to transport water to Central and Southern California.

December 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Two San Ramon Valley golf professionals win NorCal PGA awards

Balfour earns Youth Player Development Award; Watanabe is Assistant Apprentice Player of the Year
Two San Ramon Valley golf professionals were singled out with top recognition among their peers earlier this month, taking home honors during the Northern California PGA's annual Section Awards.

December 27, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Uncle Yu’s catches fire

Customers evacuated; restaurant to be closed for a while
Thirty customers were evacuated from Uncle Yu's San Ramon restaurant that caught fire Sunday evening, a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District battalion chief said.

December 26, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Waste Management announces garbage, tree disposal schedule for holidays

Waste Management of Alameda County is encouraging residents to recycle their holiday trees on their regular trash, recycling and compost collection days in the coming weeks.

December 25, 2016 | 1 comment
Variety of thefts top DPD call log

Vandalism, crashes, probation violation also reported Dec. 11-17
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 11-17, omitting the more mundane.

December 28, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD closing residential recycled water fill station

Move prompted by plant construction, agency says
Tri-Valley residents who have participated in a program that has given away millions of gallons of recycled water will find themselves out of luck in 2017.

December 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville town offices set for mandatory holiday week furlough

Annual closure runs this Monday until Jan. 3
Danville town offices will close this week for a mandatory furlough, limiting people's access to certain town services.

December 22, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD named to AP Honor Roll for 7th consecutive year

87.21% of local students who took AP exams last year scored 3 or higher, district says
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District again finds itself in elite company nationwide for its high school students' performances on yearly Advanced Placement exams, earning a spot on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll.

December 26, 2016 | 2 comments
BART hikes fines for parking illegally at station lots

Daily fine goes up to $55 on Monday; permit space violators to face $75 fines
People caught parking illegally at BART lots around the Bay Area will face stiffer fines in the new year, according to the transit system.

December 27, 2016 | 1 comment
Alamo Rotary presents inaugural service award to fire chief Meyer

Lauded as ‘able negotiator, respected arbitrator and excellent communicator’
The Rotary Club of Alamo recently recognized San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District fire chief Paige Meyer for his dedicated service to Alamo and the entire Valley by presenting Meyer the club's first-ever Community Service Award.

December 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Christmas magic: Santa visits bring joy and wonder to the world

Local youngsters create family memories posing with Kris Kringle
Jolly ol' St. Nick brings out the kid in all of us, and watching children share their hopes and dreams with him can be a special time.

December 22, 2016 | 1 comment
Retired flight attendants deliver furry friends for Hope Hospice patients

Organization of former Pan Am workers provides 'touch of comfort' for those under hospice care
Members of the Oakland chapter of Pan Am World Wings International donated bags filled with new stuffed bears and other cuddly animals last week to those in care of Dublin-based Hope Hospice volunteers.

December 25, 2016 | 1 comment
Luxury home sales surge 45% in East Bay last month

Pleasanton leads with sale of 5-bedroom, 5-bath, 8,300-square-foot home for $3,730,000
East Bay luxury home sales surged more than 45% last month from a year ago as the local market closed out the fall home-buying season on a roll, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, the Bay Area's leading provider of luxury real estate services.

December 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville resident accused of robbing Hayward bank

Police decline to reveal 21-year-old's name with investigation ongoing
A Danville resident identified by investigators as the suspect in a bank robbery in Hayward last week has been arrested out of state and is expected to be extradited to Alameda County, Hayward police said Wednesday.

December 21, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville: Drinking fountains shut off at parks amid cold weather

Preventative measure after some water lines freeze, burst
Danville town officials announced this week they've turned off the water to drinking fountains at town-operated parks because of the risk of damage from frozen pipes during the recent cold weather in the area.

December 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Car break-ins, thefts, crashes lead San Ramon police log

Battery, suspicious persons, vandalism also reported Dec. 6-12
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 6-12, omitting the more mundane.

December 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Fundraising underway for Danville worker who lost home in apartment fire

Owners of Esin Restaurant & Bar launch online support page for employee
The local community is coming together to raise funds in support of a Danville restaurant worker and single mother of three whose home was destroyed by a fire in a Concord apartment complex Monday afternoon.

December 21, 2016 | No comments yet
DUIs, thefts top Danville police log

Battery, burglary, hit-and-run among other calls Dec. 4-10
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 4-10, omitting the more mundane.

December 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Pleasanton school district superintendent placed on administrative leave

Personnel matter being investigated, board says
Less than six months into his tenure, Pleasanton school district Superintendent Rick Rubino has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into an unspecified personnel matter.

December 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Authorities: Porsche stolen in Alamo carjacking recovered after crash

Suspects remain at-large after running from scene on I-880 in Oakland
A year-old Porsche Boxster stolen from a woman during a carjacking in Alamo on Monday afternoon was recovered by authorities after it was damaged and abandoned following a crash on Interstate 880 in Oakland on Tuesday morning, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

December 20, 2016 | 7 comments
Swalwell meets with troops, diplomats during overseas trip

Local congressman joins House Intelligence Committee delegation
San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) returned last weekend from a congressional trip to Japan and South Korea as part of a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence delegation.

December 20, 2016 | 1 comment
Armed carjacking reported in Alamo

Authorities: Stolen Porsche remains at-large after extensive search
Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed carjacking reported at an Alamo shopping center Monday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.

December 19, 2016 | 11 comments
San Ramon: Teen remains hospitalized after being struck by car

Police release additional details about Saturday night crash; cause still under investigation
A 15-year-old boy who was hit by a car while crossing Bollinger Canyon Road on Saturday night in the Dougherty Valley remains hospitalized in critical condition, a San Ramon police spokesman said Monday afternoon.

December 19, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville council to weigh local rules for marijuana activities after Prop 64 passes

Garbage rate increase, commission appointments, Blackhawk Chorus proclamation also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to debate a proposed local ordinance Tuesday to institute new restrictions on marijuana-related activities in town, in the wake of California voters approving an initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use last month.

December 19, 2016 | 6 comments
MTC partners with tech firm to ease traffic congestion

'If we work together, we can outsmart traffic,' spokeswoman says
The agency responsible for helping plan and finance the Bay Area's transportation systems is teaming up with a tech company that crowdsources real-time traffic information in order to ease congestion on the region's notoriously clogged roadways.

December 22, 2016 | No comments yet
BART board chooses new president for 2017

Saltzman to serve in leadership post; Raburn named VP
Following the election in November of new board members, the BART Board of Directors on Wednesday chose its new president and vice president for the upcoming year.

December 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, car break-ins, crashes lead San Ramon police log

Stolen vehicles, fraud, vandalism also reported Nov. 29 to Dec. 5
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, omitting the more mundane.

December 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Fatal postal truck crash snarls freeway through Danville

Hours of delays southbound as crews work to pick up spilled packages
A Sacramento man died after crashing a delivery truck on Interstate 680 in Danville early Monday morning, with the wreck wreaking havoc on the morning commute through the San Ramon Valley, according to the California Highway Patrol.

December 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Blackhawk Chorus donates $22,500 to local school music programs

'Singing is a lifelong gift that brings great joy,' founder says
The Blackhawk Chorus recently contributed $22,500 through its music education fund to choral programs in the San Ramon Valley school district, announcing the donation during the group's holiday performance in the Dougherty Valley earlier this month.

December 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville grass fields close for winter season

Annual moratorium set to run through February
Danville officials have closed town-operated natural grass sports fields for the winter as part of the annual seasonal moratorium to allow time for the fields to rest, be renovated and avoid damage during the rainy season.

December 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Teen in critical condition after being hit by car in San Ramon

A 15-year-old boy is in critical condition after a car hit him near Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon on Saturday evening, police said.

December 18, 2016 | 1 comment
Jewett named SRVUSD board president

Among two returning board members sworn in to office last week
The San Ramon Valley school board has voted to appoint Mark Jewett as board president for the upcoming year. This marks the first turn as president for Jewett, who began his second term in office during the board's meeting last week.

December 15, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville church welcomes new minister of outreach

Ramer joins Community Presbyterian Church pastoral team
Community Presbyterian Church in Danville recently named Jeremiah Ramer as its new minister of outreach.

December 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Camino Tassajara set to re-open for afternoon commute


The portion of Tassajara Road in Dublin and Camino Tassajara in unincorporated San Ramon Valley that has been closed since May for road improvements is set to re-open in time for the afternoon commute Friday.

December 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Wreaths Across America returning to Alamo Cemetery

Ceremony honoring fallen veterans set for noon Saturday
An annual event that recognizes fallen veterans throughout the country is returning to Alamo Cemetery on Saturday afternoon.

December 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Sandra J. Wing: A cancer patient's best friend

942 undergo treatments since she started nonprofit to help those with cancer
The language of cancer is grim: chemotherapy, radiation, lumpectomy, mastectomy, bone marrow transplant. Sandra J. Wing knows. She's been there. She's a dual cancer survivor who found therapy helped her on her cancer recovery journey and created the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation to aid others along their way

December 18, 2016 | 1 comment
Former Alamo resident sentenced to 6+ years for $45M fraud scheme

Judge: ‘Long-running empire of deception … carefully tended to for years’
The founder of a bankrupt high-end wine store in Berkeley was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for a two-decades-long fraud that cost customers at least $45 million.

December 14, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor, 2 councilmen sworn in at festive ceremony

Korean, Chinese, Indian cultural performances help city celebrate new council
San Ramon welcomed three familiar faces back to the City Council on Tuesday night, with re-elected Mayor Bill Clarkson and councilmen Phil O'Loane and Scott Perkins taking the oath of office for their new terms.

December 14, 2016 | 2 comments
School board hires new assistant principals for Dougherty Valley High

Ball set to join school next week, Hoover coming on board next month
The San Ramon Valley school board appointed two new assistant principals for Dougherty Valley High School last week, putting the San Ramon school's upper administration on track to be back at full staff after a period of interim assistant principals this school year.

December 13, 2016 | 1 comment
Blackhawk Chorus donates $22,500 to local school music programs

'Singing is a lifelong gift that brings great joy,' founder says
The Blackhawk Chorus recently contributed $22,500 through its music education fund to choral programs in the San Ramon Valley school district, announcing the donation during the group's holiday performance in the Dougherty Valley earlier this month.

December 13, 2016 | No comments yet
County seeks Humanitarian of the Year nominations

Annual award program honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is looking for nominees for its annual Humanitarian of the Year and Student Humanitarian of the Year awards.

December 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville commission to debate second-story addition on downtown building

Proposal for 200 Hartz Ave. calls for revamped retail spots below, offices above
The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to weigh a downtown landowner's plan to remodel their existing retail building, including adding a new second story, on the northern side of Hartz Avenue.

December 12, 2016 | 10 comments
Danville council to interview commission, board applicants

Special meeting starts 8 a.m. Tuesday
The Danville Town Council is set to hold a special meeting Tuesday morning to interview applicants seeking available seats on town commissions and a town advisory board as well as for positions as Danville representatives on two countywide groups.

December 12, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Swearing-in set for re-elected mayor, council members

Closed-session performance review for interim city manager also due Tuesday
The San Ramon City Council is set to welcome back three familiar faces Tuesday evening when re-elected Mayor Bill Clarkson and councilmen Phil O'Loane and Scott Perkins take the oath of office during a ceremony at San Ramon City Hall.

December 12, 2016 | 7 comments
San Ramon: Chamber of Commerce honors community 'stars'

Employees, Businesses and Citizen of the Year celebrated
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce presented seven awards to community and business representatives during the 32nd annual "Night of the Stars" ceremony Dec. 1.

December 18, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD board awards $15.1M for recycled water plant improvements

Work to expand facility's production capacity by 70%
Work is scheduled to begin next month on an $18.2 million project being undertaken by Dublin San Ramon Services District and partnering agencies to meet the growing demand for recycled water in the Tri-Valley.

December 11, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley T-Birds take Turkey Bowl title

Local boys dominate finale 32-6 over Pleasant Hill Rebels
The San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds recently won the midget division Turkey Bowl championship, controlling the final game during their 32-6 victory over the Pleasant Hill Rebels.

December 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, drug charges lead DPD log

Vandalism, threatening officer, purse-snatching also calls Nov. 27 to Dec. 3
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, omitting the more mundane.

December 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: The Athenian School breaks ground on $24.5M construction project

New classrooms, commons set to open next summer; revamped main hall following in 2018
The Athenian School community joined together to commemorate the beginning of construction work designed to transform and enhance the private Danville campus for decades to come.

December 9, 2016 | No comments yet
County, cities consider alternative electricity program

Draft study involving Danville, San Ramon topic of Monday workshop
Several Contra Costa County municipalities, including Danville and San Ramon, and the county's Board of Supervisors are considering developing a way for residents to buy more electricity from renewable sources while simultaneously abandoning PG&E.

December 8, 2016 | 2 comments
Assemblywoman Baker hosting holiday open house

Event set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at her San Ramon office
The San Ramon Valley's newly re-elected State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) is hosting a holiday open house for constituents throughout her 16th Assembly District on Tuesday at her district office in San Ramon.

December 11, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD hires new operations manager

Jeff Carson brought over from city of Hayward
Dublin San Ramon Services District has hired Jeff Carson, formerly with the city of Hayward, as its new operations manager.

December 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Robin Fahr named marketing chief at Visit Tri-Valley

Leaves TV30 post after 25 years
Robin Fahr, who for the last 25 years has been a news anchor and host/producer of "Conversations With Robin Fahr" at Tri-Valley Television (TV30), has been named director of marketing and communications at Visit Tri-Valley.

December 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council bids farewell to Doyle, welcomes newcomer Blackwell

Also: Morgan named mayor for 2017, council hands out community awards
The Danville Town Council ushered in a new era Tuesday night, saying goodbye to outgoing Councilman Mike Doyle after 25 years and welcoming new Councilwoman Lisa Blackwell to the dais.

December 7, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville: Expansion proposed for downtown Starbucks

Signage, exterior changes before town Design Review Board on Thursday
Starbucks is looking to expand its coffeehouse in the heart of downtown Danville on Hartz Avenue. The proposal calls for Starbucks to take over the full retail tenant space at 398 Hartz Ave.

December 7, 2016 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Lifetime Achievement, Danville's Mike Doyle

'Been a great ride': Outgoing Town Council member reflects on life, 25-year tenure on dais
Change is in the air with the new year on the horizon, and Danville's town government certainly won't feel the same starting this week. For the first time in 25 years, Mike Doyle won't be sitting on the Town Council.

December 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Contra Costa DA fined for breaking campaign-spending law

Commission: Peterson admitted violations, fully cooperated with investigation
Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson was hit with a state fine for illegally spending tens of thousand of dollars from his political campaign account on personal items over a period of more than five years, according to the state's Fair Political Practices Commission.

December 6, 2016 | 6 comments
Swalwell named to party leadership post

Youngest co-chair of Democratic Steering and Policy Committee
San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) was appointed last week to a key leadership post within his party, as Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives selected him to serve as co-chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

December 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Monte Vista football captures NCS title

Mustangs wrap up 12-1 season as Division I champs, but supplanted by Freedom in state tourney
The Monte Vista Mustangs took home the North Coast Section Division I championship on Saturday, scoring 28 unanswered points during the second half en route to a 42-18 victory against the Antioch Panthers to claim their first NCS football title in more than a decade.

December 5, 2016 | 1 comment
SRVUSD board to talk school climate, instructional calendar

Swearing in Marvel and Jewett, SRVHS modernization update, budget review also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to swear in two returning board members before getting down to business Tuesday with an open discussion on school climate and tolerance and consideration of next school year's instructional calendar leading the way on a crowded meeting agenda.

December 5, 2016 | 3 comments
San Ramon: The Bridges owner proposes new event center, suites

City holding early concept review Tuesday evening
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to discuss a proposal from The Bridges Golf Club's owner to add a new event center and lodging facility across the street from the Dougherty Valley golf course.

December 5, 2016 | 23 comments
San Ramon: Chamber of Commerce honors community 'stars'

Employees, Businesses and Citizen of the Year celebrated
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce presented seven awards to community and business representatives during the 32nd annual "Night of the Stars" ceremony Dec. 1.

December 6, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD seeks applicants for facilities oversight committee

Advises school board on current & future needs, oversees Measure D spending
The San Ramon Valley school board is recruiting local residents interested in serving on the district's Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee (FOAC), providing key input on current and future school facility needs and overseeing Measure D school bond spending among other tasks.

December 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Poisonous mushroom season prompts warning from East Bay Parks

The Bay Area's recent bouts of rain brought welcome relief to the drought-plagued region, but it also encourages the growth of a looming menace: poisonous mushrooms.

December 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville to swear in 3 council members, honor outgoing Councilman Doyle

Town also presenting Community Service Awards during ceremony Tuesday
The Danville community is set to welcome new Town Councilwoman Lisa Blackwell and bid farewell to outgoing Councilman Mike Doyle on Tuesday evening during the 35th annual Mayor's Installation and Community Service Awards presentation.

December 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Camino Tassajara set to reopen Dec. 16 after rain delays paving

Closure necessitated by replacement of failing drainage culvert near northern Dublin city limits
The opening of a portion of Tassajara Road in Dublin and Camino Tassajara in unincorporated San Ramon Valley that has been closed since May for road improvements will now be delayed two weeks due to weather.

December 2, 2016 | 2 comments
Mount Diablo beacon lighting set for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Ceremony to commemorate 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attacks
Contra Costa County residents will gather Wednesday for a ceremony to honor the survivors and pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Pearl Harbor attacks 75 years ago.

December 4, 2016 | 1 comment
Thefts, burglaries, vandalism top Danville police call log

Battery, injury crash also reported Nov. 20-26
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 20-26, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops.

December 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Armed robbery, theft, vandalism reports top San Ramon cop log

Assault, missing youth, hit-and-run among other calls Nov. 22-28
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 22-28, omitting the more mundane.

December 13, 2016 | 2 comments
SRVHS junior's 'Allergy Blast' wins local Congressional App Challenge

DeSaulnier lauds 'creative, potentially lifesaving app' that quickly shares info on allergies, medications
Danville teen Jasmine Steele took first place at the district level in this year's Congressional App Challenge for her original app that provides a platform for people to easily and quickly share allergy and medication information, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) announced this week.

December 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Blackhawk teen honored as Rising Star

Connor Bruce recognized for leadership in supporting special needs youth
When Sports Illustrated named Connor Bruce its High School Athlete of the Month last April, it could easily have been assumed that the national magazine was simply recognizing the exceptional athletic ability the Blackhawk teen brought to every baseball game he caught for the Monte Vista Mustangs.

December 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Santa's Mailbox back open in Danville

Program lets kids correspond with Kris Kringle
Danville town officials are again hosting their annual Santa's Mailbox, giving children a direct connection to the North Pole and jolly old St. Nick himself.

December 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Lengthy BART service cuts considered for seismic upgrades to Transbay Tube

Board OKs $267M construction contract for project; service impact decision pending
The BART Board of Directors awarded a $267 million contract Thursday for seismic retrofits to the Transbay Tube, work that could cause service disruption to riders between Oakland and San Francisco.

December 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Pleasanton fairgrounds horse track, stables closing for winter

Officials: Decision made after funding agreement with Golden Gate Fields ends
The Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association has decided to close down its horse training operation for the winter beginning Dec. 26, leaving Tri-Valley owners and trainers without a local facility to practice and Pleasanton fairgrounds workers uncertain about their future employment.

December 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Authorities: Teen culprit ID'd in Monte Vista bus graffiti

Other incidents of racist graffiti at MVHS, Cal High remain under investigation
Investigators have identified the student they allege is responsible for racist and homophobic graffiti written in a TRAFFIX bus that serves Danville's Monte Vista High School earlier this month, police and school officials confirmed Wednesday.

November 30, 2016 | 10 comments
Alamo ready for tree-lighting festival Sunday

Santa, caroling, refreshments, donation areas and more at Andrew H. Young Park
Alamo residents are set to get the holiday season into full swing this Sunday evening as the Community Foundation of Alamo presents its tree-lighting festival in the heart of Danville Boulevard at the Andrew H. Young Park.

November 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley golfers win PGA Jr. Championship

Las Positas ACE Junior Team dominates final in Arizona
Ten young golfers from the Las Positas ACE Junior Team have brought home the national title after controlling Team Georgia in the final match of the 2016 PGA Junior League Golf National Championship tournament in Arizona.

November 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Prep Sports: NCS still stands for 'No Common Sense'

New football playoff format shows the more things change, the more they stay the same, columnist says
I think over the years my two favorite sayings have been, "It is what it is" and "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

November 29, 2016 | 3 comments
San Ramon tree-lighting set for Friday at Bishop Ranch

Evening event to feature 70-foot illuminated fir, plus Santa, kids' snow area, reindeer, music and more
Thousands are expected to turn out to Bishop Ranch 1 Plaza on Friday evening for San Ramon's annual tree-lighting ceremony and holiday event.

November 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Annual sing-along 'Messiah' set in San Ramon

Performance is Dec. 18 at Community Center
'Tis the season to don finery and join in the lusty singing of the Hallelujah Chorus along with trained choral groups. The San Ramon Arts Foundation presents the opportunity later this month, with the annual sing-along performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Dec. 18.

November 28, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon ready for annual Bah Humbug 5K run/walk

Saturday event raises funds for city's Parks and Community Services Dept.
The San Ramon community is set to continue ushering in the holiday season with the annual Bah Humbug 5K run/walk this Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the city's Parks and Community Services Department.

November 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Central San announces new finance director, facility tour

Local sewer district also wins public outreach award
The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) announced that Monday was the first day on the job for Phil Leiber, the sewer agency's new director of finance and administration.

November 28, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to discuss upcoming labor negotiations

First year of bargaining talks under superintendent Schmitt
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to meet in closed session with the district's bargaining team Tuesday evening to talk about upcoming labor negotiations with the district's three employee unions.

November 28, 2016 | 15 comments
Diablo set to welcome new postmaster

37-year USPS vet Walter Lucas taking oath of office Wednesday
A man who has aspired to be a postmaster will take the oath of office for that position Wednesday in the community of Diablo, U.S. Postal Service officials said.

November 27, 2016 | 1 comment
'Christmas Memories' exhibit opens at Danville museum

Special Santa appearance Friday after tree-lighting
Christmas has arrived early at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley with the opening of its traditional "Christmas Memories" exhibit this week.

November 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Petty thefts, burglaries, crashes lead San Ramon police log

Fraud, vandalism, identity theft among other calls Nov. 15-21
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 15-21, omitting the more mundane.

December 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Hole-in-one wins local golfer new Rolex

Ace comes during Discovery Counseling Center fundraising tournament
One swing of the club in a Danville golf tournament for a good cause, and local golfer Mark Matheny earned himself a brand-new Rolex watch, courtesy of sponsor Heller Jewelers.

November 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: San Ramon's Cristina Hill, teaching technology to seniors

Cal High grad recognized with Innovation award for Girl Scouts project, 'Seniors in Touch'
Technology has always been a part of life for 18 year-old Cristina Hill. As a member of the first generation who will never know life without a cellphone or Google, the recent California High School graduate has been figuring out how to take advantage of the wired life since she could talk.

December 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Kiwanis Club collects 900+ meal bags for local food bank

'It's great to see such community support,' food drive chairwoman says
San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Club members and other local volunteers spent part of their weekend before Thanksgiving collecting food and monetary donations to support those in need this holiday season as part of the club's annual Fall Food Drive.

November 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Hope Hospice holding 'Handling the Holidays' workshop

The holiday season is typically filled with merriment, celebrations and longstanding traditions, but many people and families who have lost a loved one feel lost, alone and overcome with sadness and anxiety, according to Hope Hospice.

December 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Mancieri elected to Hope Hospice board of directors

Serves as group leader at Livermore Lab
Sav Mancieri, a group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has been elected to the Hope Hospice board of directors.

November 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Lifetime Achievement, Danville's Mike Doyle

'Been a great ride': Outgoing Town Council member reflects on life, 25-year tenure on dais
Change is in the air with the new year on the horizon, and Danville's town government certainly won't feel the same starting next month. For the first time in 25 years, Mike Doyle won't be sitting on the Town Council.

November 26, 2016 | 3 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Blackhawk teen honored as Rising Star

Connor Bruce recognized for leadership in supporting special needs youth
When Sports Illustrated named Connor Bruce its High School Athlete of the Month last April, it could easily have been assumed that the national magazine was simply recognizing the exceptional athletic ability the Blackhawk teen brought to every baseball game he caught for the Monte Vista Mustangs.

November 24, 2016 | 1 comment
East Bay Parks waiving fees on Black Friday

Part of #optoutside movement
The East Bay Regional Park District is waiving admission and parking fees for everyone on Black Friday.

November 23, 2016 | No comments yet
ID theft, hit-and-run reports top Danville police log

Burglary, petty theft, vandalism among other calls Nov. 13-19
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 13-19, omitting the more mundane.

November 30, 2016 | No comments yet
SF Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford presents donation to Montair Elementary

Danville school among 3 in Tri-Valley, 25 in Bay Area to receive funds
San Francisco Giants shortstop and Pleasanton native Brandon Crawford, along with Wells Fargo, recently awarded $13,500 in grants to three Tri-Valley schools as part of the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education program.

November 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Mayor announces private funding 'framework' to keep Raiders in Oakland

Schaaf: Lott group shows 'willingness and ability to put forward the private funds that we believe it would take'
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said she has reached an agreement with a private investor group on a framework to fund a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders and is hoping it can prevent the team from moving to Las Vegas.

November 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley residents to lead national real estate organizations

Brown named president of National Association of Realtors; Souza president of Women's Council of Realtors
Local real estate professionals will lead two of the nation's most prominent and influential real estate trade associations in 2017.

November 22, 2016 | 2 comments
Racist, homophobic graffiti discovered on Monte Vista school bus

Principal: 'Consequences for students responsible for these actions are severe'
Even with San Ramon Valley schools now on Thanksgiving break, the recent string of racially charged and hurtful graffiti continues.

November 21, 2016 | 7 comments
Danville artist's Jimmy Stewart portrait inducted into hall of fame

Sanguedolce's painting hangs in The Players Club in NYC
Danville artist Lynn Sanguedolce celebrated earlier this fall as her portrait of American film legend James "Jimmy" Stewart was formally inducted into The Players Club hall of fame in New York City.

December 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Special recognitions to lead San Ramon council meeting

Senior committee annual report, 6 new police vehicles also on tap
Four special presentations on topics such as cancer awareness and new employees are set to lead the way during the San Ramon City Council's regular meeting Tuesday night.

November 21, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon teen arrested on suspicion of felony DUI after crash

Passenger hospitalized, listed as critical
A 16-year-old San Ramon boy was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI causing great bodily injury after a solo-vehicle crash in the Dougherty Valley that left another teen in critical condition, according to San Ramon police.

November 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville commission to talk marijuana ordinance, new cell tower

Town seeks new marijuana regulations after Prop 64 passes
In the wake of California voters approving a bid to legalize marijuana for recreational use earlier this month, the Danville Planning Commission is set to review a proposed local ordinance Tuesday to institute new restrictions on marijuana-related activities in town.

November 21, 2016 | 4 comments
More racist graffiti found at Cal High

About 100 parents attend school meeting on incidents Friday
Two new incidents of racist graffiti in California High School bathrooms occurred at the end of the week, prompting school officials and parents to meet Friday evening and discuss the four such incidents that have occurred at the San Ramon campus in less than a month.

November 20, 2016 | 7 comments
Danville: Teen skateboarder taken to hospital after being hit by car

Injuries not considered life-threatening
A 17-year-old boy skateboarding in downtown Danville was struck by a car Friday afternoon at the intersection of Hartz and Linda Mesa avenues, according to a town spokesman.

November 18, 2016 | 1 comment
BART to pay $3.1M to settle suit with family of slain local officer

Agency makes no admission of fault, changes training policies as part of deal, family's lawyer says
BART directors have agreed to pay $3.1 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed by the family of BART police Sgt. Thomas "Tommy" Smith, who was inadvertently shot dead by a colleague in a search of a suspect's home in Dublin in 2014.

November 18, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville set for 40th annual downtown holiday tree-lighting

Lighting of the Old Oak Tree starts 5 p.m. Friday
Downtown Danville is set to commemorate a milestone anniversary for its hallmark holiday celebration, when the 40th annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree arrives Friday evening.

November 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, burglaries lead Danville cop log

Vandalism, battery, missing youth also reported Nov. 6-12
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 6-12, omitting the more mundane.

November 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Kaitlin Gallagher, Courage

Pleasanton native honored for battling through cancer with optimism and using her experience to help others
Kaitlin Gallagher, 21, a senior at San Francisco State University, grew up in Pleasanton, enveloped in the love of her family -- mom Luci, dad Kevin, sister Madison, now 19, and brother Timmy, now 14, plus both sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

November 22, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon police ceremony honors promotions, new officer

Officer Wickman joins SRPD after 4 years with sheriff's office
The San Ramon Police Department recognized five internal promotions and one new officer during a ceremony Monday.

November 17, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, crashes, fraud lead SRPD call log

Panhandling, assault, burglary, vandalism also reported Nov. 8-14
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 8-14, omitting the more mundane.

November 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Monte Vista High holds assembly to address racist graffiti found on campus

Incident comes weeks after similar vandalism at Cal High
The mother of an African American teen who discovered racist graffiti in his Danville high school's bathroom Wednesday says she's worried about her children's safety and well-being.

November 17, 2016 | 9 comments
Power restored after San Ramon Valley morning outage

Cause remains under investigation
Power has been fully restored to all of the approximately 26,000 PG&E customers in the San Ramon Valley who were affected by an outage that spanned nearly four hours for some Thursday morning, according to a PG&E spokeswoman.

November 17, 2016 | 4 comments
Chick-fil-A opening first Tri-Valley restaurant

Fans already camped out awaiting Chick-fil-A's Thursday's opening
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., a family owned and privately held restaurant company, will open its first Tri-Valley eatery Thursday next to the I-580 and Hopyard Road intersection at 5785 Johnson Drive in Pleasanton.

November 16, 2016 | No comments yet
UC, CSU considering possible tuition hikes

Proposals aren't sitting well with many students
University of California students could end up paying higher tuition starting next year if regents approve an increase at their January meeting.

November 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism, crashes lead Danville police log

Burglary, drug possession also reported Oct. 30 to Nov. 5
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, omitting the more mundane.

November 16, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Club holding annual food drive Saturday

San Ramon Police Department also hosting Stuff the Cruiser Thanksgiving food drive that day
The Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley and local volunteers and organizations will join forces at Safeway grocery stores in the Valley this Saturday to try to collect 10,000 pounds worth of donated food as part of the club's annual Fall Food Drive.

November 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Inaugural Danville Turkey Dash to benefit SF shelter

Downtown scavenger hunt offers top finishers prizes, donations in their names
The Danville Youth Council is inviting residents of all ages to dash around downtown Danville for a good cause this Saturday, according to town officials.

November 15, 2016 | No comments yet
School board, superintendent to discuss how to develop meeting agendas

College readiness grant, risk manager job description also set for Tuesday night
The San Ramon Valley school board and first-year district superintendent Rick Schmitt are set to talk Tuesday about how to best develop the board's meeting agendas.

November 14, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to debate approving apartment/retail complex

Four-story building proposed for 2251 San Ramon Valley Blvd.
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider approving a new four-story apartment and commercial complex on the north side of the city along San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Tuesday evening.

November 14, 2016 | 11 comments
Danville council to consider higher recycling mandate for new construction

Audited 2015-16 financial report, marketing/branding plan update also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss Tuesday increasing how much construction and debris materials from many building projects in town have to be recycled, in order to align local rules with new state standards taking effect in the new year.

November 14, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: 'Start Smart' class focuses on teen driver safety

Free, two-hour session set Tuesday evening at Cal High
CHP personnel are set to lead a class hoping to help young drivers start off on the right foot Tuesday evening at California High School in San Ramon.

November 11, 2016 | 1 comment
Alamo man receives university's Kennedy Laureate Award

Financial adviser, philanthropist lauded for career success, community service
Alamo resident Eric Rudney has been named a recipient of the Kennedy Laureate Award from John F. Kennedy University and is set to be honored this weekend in Blackhawk during a dinner fundraiser for the Pleasant Hill-based college.

November 10, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon students rally post-election

Cal High group marches to City Hall; Dougherty Valley sees students chant for and against President-elect Trump
Groups of students at both San Ramon high schools rallied peacefully on Thursday afternoon in the wake of this week's presidential election.

November 10, 2016 | 87 comments
Dougherty Valley earns Outstanding Delegation at Model UN conference

Students also take home 13 individual awards from regional competition
Tri-Valley students took home multiple awards from the 26th annual Contra Costa County Model United Nations Conference, held at Diablo Valley College last weekend.

November 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism, crashes top San Ramon police call log

Missing persons, embezzlement, burglaries also reported Nov. 1-7
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 1-7, omitting the more mundane.

November 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville to host special exhibit, 'Honoring Korean Veterans'

'Pop-up museum' display downtown all Veterans Day weekend
The Veterans Memorial Building of the San Ramon Valley in downtown Danville is set to be home to a special three-day exhibit focused on recognizing Korean War veterans this Veterans Day weekend.

November 10, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon council incumbents win big on Election Night

O'Loane, Perkins look ahead to upcoming terms; Mayor Clarkson takes unopposed victory
Sitting members of the San Ramon City Council scored big on Election Night, with councilmen Phil O'Loane and Scott Perkins finishing one-two in the race among four candidates for two seats on the dais and Mayor Bill Clarkson closing out a successful uncontested re-election bid.

November 9, 2016 | 9 comments
Regional voters pass $3.5 billion BART bond measure

Measure RR receives 70.1% approval across three counties on Election Night
Voters in San Francisco, Alameda and Contra Costa counties voted Tuesday to pass Measure RR, a $3.5 billion regional bond measure to help improve BART's transit infrastructure.

November 9, 2016 | 10 comments
Goodguys 27th Autumn Get-Together opens Saturday at Pleasanton fairgrounds

Horsepower, patriotism for Veterans Day weekend
The final Goodguys event in 2016 opens Saturday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds for a two-day run with a special tribute to those in the military during this Veterans Day weekend.

November 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Don Lewis, impacting music and lives

Pleasanton resident earns Arts and Culture award for contributions to musical world, community at-large
Growing up in Ohio in the 1940s and '50s, music was a constant presence in Don Lewis' everyday life. He fondly recalls how his elementary school teachers would lead the class in singing before settling down for a lesson, and how he would picture the performers as he listened to the Metropolitan Opera Company over the radio with his mother.

November 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: San Ramon's Cristina Hill, teaching technology to seniors

Cal High grad recognized with Innovation award for Girl Scouts project, 'Seniors in Touch'
Technology has always been a part of life for 18 year-old Cristina Hill. As a member of the first generation who will never know life without a cellphone or Google, the recent California High School graduate has been figuring out how to take advantage of the wired life since she could talk.

November 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Incumbents control Election Night in San Ramon Valley races

Also: Burgis leads county supervisor race, Measure X trailing
Incumbents dominated most local and regional races for seats representing the San Ramon Valley on Election Night.

November 9, 2016 | 5 comments
East Bay Parks waiving fees for veterans on holiday

District also halting fees for everyone on Black Friday
The East Bay Regional Park District is waiving admission and parking fees for military veterans this Friday in honor of Veterans Day, and those same fees will be waived for everyone later in the month on Black Friday.

November 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville commission to discuss second-story addition on El Pintado Road

Town Council also meeting on Election Day
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider Tuesday approving a request from two homeowners to add more than 5,000 square feet of space to their single-story house on El Pintado Road.

November 7, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley ready for Election Day

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Election Day is on the horizon for San Ramon Valley residents and the rest of the record-setting number of registered voters across California.

November 7, 2016 | No comments yet
County supervisors to honor veterans with ceremony

Tuesday event also marks 25th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is set to recognize the thousands of military veterans living in the San Ramon Valley and the rest of the county during its annual Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday morning.

November 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Coroner: Danville man killed in plane crash last month

Small plane went down shortly after takeoff near Concord; investigation pending
Two men who died in a single-engine plane crash after taking off from Buchanan Field Airport in Concord last month have been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

November 7, 2016 | No comments yet
CHP: Driver who shot at car on I-680 arrested after pursuit

Man allegedly failed to stop in Danville, caught near Walnut Creek BART
California Highway Patrol officers arrested a 49-year-old man who led them on a pursuit after he allegedly shot at another vehicle during a road rage incident on Interstate 680 Saturday night in Sunol, according to the CHP.

November 6, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville artist's Jimmy Stewart portrait inducted into hall of fame

Sanguedolce's painting hangs in The Players Club in NYC
Danville artist Lynn Sanguedolce celebrated earlier this fall as her portrait of American film legend James "Jimmy" Stewart was formally inducted into The Players Club hall of fame in New York City.

November 15, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: AT&T hosts Girls in Future Technologies Day

Women of AT&T, Girl Scouts partner for second annual event
More than 160 teen girls from local schools converged onto AT&T's San Ramon campus last month for a day focused on spurring interest among girls to pursue careers in science and technology fields.

November 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Community college district names new chancellor

Contract negotiations with Fred Wood pending
The Contra Costa Community College District's governing board members announced at a special meeting Friday that they have unanimously decided to select Fred Wood, Ph.D., a Diablo Valley College alumnus, to be the district's next chancellor.

November 8, 2016 | 3 comments
Danville woman launches new book, 'Hair Matters'

Book-signing event set for Monday evening
Longtime Danville resident Elayne Becker, who found new happiness in a second career in cosmetology, has released a new book that features personal stories and pop culture anecdotes to pay homage to hair as a symbol of life's journey.

November 4, 2016 | 1 comment
Variety of thefts lead Danville police log

DUI, battery, vandalism among other calls Oct. 23-29
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 23-29, omitting the more mundane.

November 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Vandalism, thefts, car break-ins lead San Ramon cop log

Elder abuse, fraud, crashes also reported Oct. 25-31
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 25-31, omitting the more mundane.

November 13, 2016 | No comments yet
SRPD receives $46,000+ traffic-safety grant

Funds going toward year-long enforcement, education efforts
The San Ramon Police Department received a $46,122 grant from the state to fund a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts aimed at preventing traffic-related deaths and injuries, the department announced Thursday.

November 3, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville woman wins $10,000 GoFundMe scholarship

Monte Vista grad studies physics at UC Berkeley while managing medical conditions
Danville native Mayia Vranas was recently awarded a $10,000 scholarship from crowd-funding website company GoFundMe to go toward her college expenses while working to earn a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of California at Berkeley.

November 3, 2016 | 3 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Lars Ho-Tseung, supporting the children

'All my life I wanted to be part of the healthy development of kids,' Role Model recipient says
Pleasanton's Lars Ho-Tseung has always had a wide variety of interests. He played four high school sports, became a private pilot and is an avid fan of both tennis and golf. But for as long as he can remember, his real passion has been taking care of kids.

November 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Melanie Sadek, making a difference

Community Spirit recipient recognized for dedication to animals in need, child and highway safety
Melanie Sadek has made two careers -- not to mention a world of difference in the Tri-Valley community -- out of her passion for helping some of the most vulnerable populations.

November 3, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville: Saturday town hall to focus on local recreation

Mayor Stepper to moderate discussion on arts, parks, recreation programs
Danville Mayor Karen Stepper is set to lead a public discussion on the future of Danville's arts, parks and recreation programs during a mayor's town hall meeting Saturday morning.

November 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville native gearing up for 6th season on Warriors dance team

Monte Vista grad talks about balancing team captain role with full-time job, new health/fitness website
When the Golden State Warriors kick off their regular season Tuesday night, Danville native Amira Mourad will find herself in a familiar place at Oracle Arena, on the court energizing and entertaining the crowd as one of the leaders of the Warriors dance team.

November 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Mayors credit unified efforts for quality-of-life advances in Tri-Valley

Folks in Washington 'always impressed' to see 5 mayors together
The mayors of the greater Tri-Valley -- Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon -- credit their collaboration and cooperation for recent successes in regional improvements in transportation, air and water quality, housing and increased state and federal assistance for projects that are benefiting the area.

November 2, 2016 | 1 comment
New wood-burning rules in effect as winter 'Spare the Air' season starts

Wood-burning devices now banned in new homes, buildings being constructed in Bay Area
With the Winter Spare the Air season now underway, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is reminding residents in the region about new requirements that have been added to the district's wood burning rule.

November 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Brock Turner sex-assault survivor honored as one of Glamour's 'Women of the Year'

Palo Alto native pens essay on reaction to her now-famous impact statement
"Emily Doe," the anonymous young woman and Palo Alto native at the center of the firestorm around the high-profile sentencing of former Stanford University student Brock Turner, has been named as one of Glamour magazine's "Women of the Year," the publication announced Tuesday.

November 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Two veteran elected officials running to represent Blackhawk, Diablo as supervisor

Barr, Burgis talk traffic, public safety, development ahead of Nov. 8 election
The two people seeking to represent District 3 on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors are both experienced elected officials who are seeking to replace retiring incumbent Mary Nejedly Piepho.

November 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Street Smarts seeks student entries for annual storybook poster contest

This year's book is 'The Super Summer Scavenger Hunt with Safety Sam!'
The San Ramon Valley's youth traffic safety education program Street Smarts is putting out a call to local elementary school students for drawings to be featured as part of the 13th annual storybook poster contest.

November 1, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon completes $6.1 million sale of old city hall site

Investment firm OBI to relocate HQ to Camino Ramon property, lease out other buildings
The city of San Ramon completed its sale of the old city hall site Monday, formally closing escrow on the transaction to sell the four parcels on Camino Ramon to private investment firm OlymBuilder Investment Company, Inc. for $6.1 million.

November 1, 2016 | 11 comments
San Ramon: Chamber reveals winners of 2016 Business and Community Awards

Citizen of the Year, Employees of the Year among awards to be handed out at 'Night of the Stars' Dec. 1
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its 32nd annual Business and Community Awards to be presented at the chamber's "Night of the Stars" dinner ceremony Dec. 1.

October 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk building standards

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, informational reports, Danville Disaster Council business also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to consider updating the municipal code to align its building standards sections with newly amended regulations adopted at the state level.

October 31, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission close to signing off on apartment/retail complex

Planners to continue deliberations Tuesday, eye Dec. 6 approval date
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to move one step closer Tuesday toward approving a new four-story apartment and commercial complex proposed for San Ramon Valley Boulevard near the northern city limits.

October 31, 2016 | 22 comments
Gas line replacement set at prominent Danville intersection

PG&E will be conducting nighttime work at the intersection of Green Valley and Diablo roads in Danville starting Tuesday and running through mid-November, according to town officials.

October 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Luxury cinema, dining hub to anchor City Center Bishop Ranch

THE LOT set to open with rest of new complex in fall 2018, reps say
Bishop Ranch officials have announced that luxury movie theater and restaurant hub THE LOT is set to come to San Ramon in two years, agreeing to lease space at the planned City Center Bishop Ranch.

October 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville gallery hosting 'Storybooks by the Bay' exhibit

New showing features artwork from children's books
The artwork of more than a dozen children's books are coming to Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery for its newest exhibition, "Storybooks by the Bay."

October 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Woody Allen's 'Don't Drink the Water' coming to Danville stage

Role Players presenting oddball comedy set in cold war
Danville's Role Players Ensemble is presenting its rendition of Woody Allen's cold war-era oddball comedy "Don't Drink the Water" during the next three weekends.

October 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Honoring Tri-Valley Heroes 2016

Standout citizens recognized for giving back to the community
Seven exceptional Tri-Valley residents were honored during the fifth annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards ceremony on Oct. 17, presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes DanvilleSanRamon.com and the Pleasanton Weekly.

October 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Woody Allen's 'Don't Drink the Water' coming to Danville stage

Role Players presenting oddball comedy set in cold war
Danville's Role Players Ensemble is presenting its rendition of Woody Allen's cold war-era oddball comedy "Don't Drink the Water" during the next three weekends.

October 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Bay Area home sales dip slightly last month

Contra Costa leads all counties in number of September sales
Homes sales in the Bay Area dipped between August and September but were up slightly from a year ago, according to data released Thursday by the research firm CoreLogic.

October 30, 2016 | No comments yet
East Bay luxury home sales declining

Danville tied for most high-end sales with 13 in September
East Bay luxury home sales declined in September and prices edged lower as the high-end market showed signs of cooling off from its red-hot pace earlier this year.

October 27, 2016 | 2 comments
San Ramon council sets special meeting on old city hall sale

City eyes escrow closure next week on $6.1 million deal for Camino Ramon site
The San Ramon City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Friday afternoon to discuss more documents related to the planned sale of the old city hall site on Camino Ramon.

October 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville gallery hosting 'Storybooks by the Bay' exhibit

New showing features artwork from children's books
The artwork of more than a dozen children's books are coming to Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery for its newest exhibition, "Storybooks by the Bay."

October 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville man dies from injuries after being hit by car on I-680

Woman also struck is improving in hospital; reason for dash attempt unknown
One of two people who tried to run across Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek but were struck by a car last week during the morning commute has died, according to the California Highway Patrol.

October 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Creekside students pack 19,000+ meals for families in need abroad

Principal: 4th annual Kids Against Hunger event is 'huge success,' sets record of meals packed
The school community at Danville's Creekside Elementary gathered to give back to people in need in Haiti, with local students helping package nearly 20,000 meals for residents in flood-ravaged parts of the Caribbean nation earlier this month.

October 26, 2016 | 1 comment
Petty thefts, car break-ins, injury crashes top San Ramon cop log

Fraud, battery, suspicious circumstances also reported Oct. 18-24
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 18-24, omitting the more mundane.

November 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Residential break-ins, violating court orders lead Danville police log

Thefts, crashes, vandalism also reported Oct. 16-22
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 16-22, omitting the more mundane.

November 3, 2016 | No comments yet
County imposes moratorium on fees for families in juvenile justice system

Supervisor Gioia says fees have 'onerous and negative impacts'
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to impose a moratorium on fees charged to parents and guardians of children incarcerated or monitored in the juvenile justice system.

October 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Zone 7 extends temporary drought surcharge

Board also OKs fixed rate amounts for retailers, direct customers
Tri-Valley residents will continue to see a temporary drought surcharge on their water bills as Zone 7 Water Agency's Board of Directors has approved the extension of the $0.57 per 100 cubic feet of water fee for another year.

October 26, 2016 | 2 comments
DSRSD board awards contract for field operations center project

Renovation work to begin this month
Work will soon get underway on Dublin San Ramon Services District's new field operations center in Pleasanton, as the agency's Board of Directors recently awarded a contract for the planned improvements.

November 2, 2016 | No comments yet
High-speed chase on I-680 leads to arrest of wanted man

Incident started in Concord, ran through Valley before ending in Dublin
Concord police arrested a man Monday night after a high-speed chase that started on city streets, proceeded along three highways and ended up in Dublin.

October 25, 2016 | 2 comments
Racially charged graffiti reported at California High

Incidents remain under investigation by school, police
San Ramon school and police officials are investigating after racially charged graffiti was reported at California High School twice during the past week.

October 25, 2016 | 15 comments
San Ramon firm sells Pleasanton office building for $15.5M

SF investor purchases 'The Atrium' on Stoneridge Mall Road
San Ramon-based Meridian Property Co. recently sold its 74,000-square-foot, multi-tenant office building in Pleasanton known as "The Atrium" to a private investor for $15.5 million.

October 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville native gearing up for 6th season on Warriors dance team

Monte Vista grad talks about balancing team captain role with full-time job, new health/fitness website
When the Golden State Warriors kick off their regular season Tuesday night, Danville native Amira Mourad will find herself in a familiar place at Oracle Arena, on the court energizing and entertaining the crowd as one of the leaders of the Warriors dance team.

October 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Burglaries, restraining order violations lead Danville police log

Theft, hit-and-run, vandalism among other calls Oct. 10-15
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 10-15, omitting the more mundane.

October 31, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon agrees to sell old city hall site for $6.1 million

Council to consider deal documents Tuesday; officials hope to close escrow next week
The city of San Ramon has accepted an offer to sell the old city hall site on Camino Ramon to a private investment company for $6.1 million, with city officials anticipating escrow will close next week.

October 24, 2016 | 3 comments
County voters asked to approve another 0.5% sales tax for transportation

Measure X requires two-thirds majority to pass
Contra Costa County voters are being asked to approve another half-cent sales tax hike this November in order to reduce traffic congestion, fix potholes and improve public transportation options.

October 24, 2016 | 6 comments
DSRSD board votes to oppose Prop 53

Measure would mandate statewide vote on revenue bond projects over $2B
The Dublin San Ramon Services District board has unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to Proposition 53, which would amend the California Constitution to require statewide voter approval of infrastructure projects funded with over $2 billion in revenue bonds.

October 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Two rounds of rain expected this week

Heavier storm forecast for Thursday
A strong storm is possible on Thursday in the Bay Area in the second of two rain systems forecasted for the week, National Weather Service officials said Sunday.

October 23, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley set for Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday

Danville, San Ramon police departments hosting drop-offs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Law enforcement agencies in the San Ramon Valley are set to join others across the country in holding Drug Take-Back Day collection drives this Saturday to offer residents the chance to safely dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription pills and medications.

October 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Four arrested following nighttime assault near Walt Disney Elementary

SRPD: Man left battered, bloodied after confronting group in neighborhood
San Ramon police have arrested two local young men and two 17-year-olds from San Ramon in connection with a fight near Walt Disney Elementary School that left a resident bloodied and bruised last weekend, the department announced Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | 12 comments
Danville: Book launch set for 'Revived: Life After the Affair'

Sisters use their experiences to help women 'come back'
Never be average. This is the message that sisters Sarah Rusca-Cline and Samantha Messersmith want to give other women, especially those who have suffered infidelity, a divorce or other soul-attacking trauma.

October 23, 2016 | 1 comment
Honoring Tri-Valley Heroes 2016

Standout citizens recognized for giving back to the community
Seven exceptional Tri-Valley residents were honored during the fifth annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards ceremony Monday night, presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes DanvilleSanRamon.com and the Pleasanton Weekly.

October 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Hundreds attend Bollywood Night fundraiser for Tri-Valley youth cricket

Event supports Cricket for Cubs' efforts in San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton
More than 800 supporters of the Tri-Valley's youth cricket movement recently filled the Harvest Park Middle School gym in Pleasanton for the Laser Dandiya and Bollywood Night fundraiser benefiting local sports not-for-profit organization Cricket for Cubs.

October 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Downtown set for 25th annual Danville Fall Crafts Festival

150+ artisans to be on hand for two-day event this weekend
Downtown Danville is set to host a milestone event this weekend as the annual Fall Crafts Festival returns for its 25th installment.

October 19, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville PD seeks man accused of burglarizing home with residents inside

Investigators allege suspect caught on tape using stolen credit cards
Danville police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man they allege broke into a local house overnight Monday and stole credit cards and other items from the home while the unsuspecting residents were inside.

October 19, 2016 | 9 comments
Pair hit by car while trying to run across northbound I-680

Incident impacted traffic coming out of San Ramon Valley in morning commute
Two people suffered life-threatening injuries when a car hit them as they tried to run across Interstate 680 in Walnut Creek on Tuesday morning after a fender-bender, according to the California Highway Patrol.

October 18, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Ribbon-cutting set for Bright Horizons childcare center

Public event runs 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday
San Ramon community members are set to gather Wednesday afternoon to welcome the city's newest childcare and early education facility, Bright Horizons, which officially opened last month in Bishop Ranch.

October 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Luxury cinema, dining hub to anchor City Center Bishop Ranch

THE LOT set to open with rest of new complex in fall 2018, reps say
Bishop Ranch officials announced Monday that luxury movie theater and restaurant hub THE LOT is set to come to San Ramon in two years, agreeing to lease space at the planned City Center Bishop Ranch.

October 17, 2016 | 3 comments
San Ramon commission to discuss new hotel concept

5-story hotel proposed for Omega Road site city is in process of selling
The San Ramon Planning Commission is scheduled to review an early conceptual plan for a five-story hotel near San Ramon Valley Boulevard in the north part of the city Tuesday.

October 17, 2016 | 7 comments
Officials lift burn permit suspension in Contra Costa County

Permits still required; inspections required for most burns
The burn permit suspension in Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties was lifted Monday morning, Cal Fire officials said.

October 17, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville considering permit parking in west-side neighborhoods

Council aims to address concerns of residents living near SRVHS
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to debate creating a new residential parking permit program on 10 neighborhood streets on the west side of town near San Ramon Valley High School.

October 17, 2016 | 8 comments
School board to weigh Stone Valley reconstruction project bids

Level 2 developer fees, expenses reimbursement policy, Native American Heritage Month also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider what to do with millions of dollars worth of construction bids submitted for various components of the modernization project at Alamo's Stone Valley Middle School.

October 17, 2016 | No comments yet
School board declines to take sides on Proposition 64, Measure X

Majority felt marijuana legalization initiative, county transportation sales tax fell outside board's purview
The San Ramon Valley school board has opted against taking formal stances on California's marijuana legalization Proposition 64 and Contra Costa County's 0.5% transportation sales tax proposal Measure X, with a majority of board members deeming each ballot issue fell outside their official purview.

October 14, 2016 | 15 comments
Thefts, vandalism, missing person reports top San Ramon police log

Indecent exposure, burglary, hit-and-run among other calls Oct. 4-10
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 4-10, omitting the more mundane.

October 19, 2016 | No comments yet
GE Digital expands Bishop Ranch lease for new global HQ

Skincare brand Rodan + Fields among other recent deals for 2600 building
GE Digital leads the way among recent lease activity at Bishop Ranch, with the software arm of GE this month agreeing to increase its office space in the San Ramon business park to form its new global headquarters.

October 26, 2016 | 4 comments
Moody's upgrades Contra Costa County bond credit rating

Affirmation of county's 'financial management and responsible budgetary practices,' Supervisor Andersen says
Moody's Investors Services upgraded the credit rating of existing Contra Costa County lease revenue bonds to "Aa3," county officials announced earlier this month.

October 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville seeks Scouts to lead Pledge of Allegiance

Danville town officials recently put out a public invitation to local Boy and Girl Scouts troops interested in leading the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of Town Council meetings.

October 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Personnel file: Marckwardt joins local Union Bank as senior mortgage consultant

Union Bank in San Ramon recently announced it has hired Hillary Marckwardt as a vice president and senior mortgage consultant.

October 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Work continues on I-680 express lanes

MTC: Project on track for spring opening, FasTrak Flex tags will be needed
Overnight work is ongoing for the planned Interstate 680 express lanes in the San Ramon Valley, with the project still on schedule for completion next spring, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) said in its October project update.

October 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Local West Nile virus activity continues with dead crows in Danville

Officials: Risk of virus should decrease with nighttime temperatures cooling
Two more dead birds found in Danville tested positive for West Nile virus this month, but virus activity countywide should start slowing as cool autumn weather rolls in, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.

October 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Defendants plead not guilty for Danville, East Bay robberies

Prosecutors allege crimes gang-related, could be tied to other Bay Area incidents
Six men accused in a string of gang-related break-ins and home invasion robberies throughout the East Bay all pleaded not guilty to their charges Tuesday.

October 13, 2016 | 7 comments
San Ramon Valley vote-by-mail period opens

Ballot drop-off locations in Danville, San Ramon, Dougherty Valley
Vote-by-mail ballots started being sent to participating San Ramon Valley voters this week, and those residents can drop off their completed ballots at three "CoCo Vote-N-Go" boxes in local municipal buildings through Election Day.

October 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Public apology planned for All Wars Memorial vandalism

Defendant agrees to restorative justice display, criminal case still pending, prosecutor says
A young man charged with vandalizing Danville's All Wars Memorial with graffiti last year has agreed to make a public apology to local military veterans' organizations next week, a district attorney's office representative confirmed Wednesday.

October 12, 2016 | 1 comment
School board halts consideration of proposed SRVHS cell tower

Officials want to wait to learn results of emissions testing near Cal High antenna
The San Ramon Valley school board decided last week to postpone deliberations on a proposed Verizon Wireless cellular tower at San Ramon Valley High School, opting to wait until district officials review emissions data to be collected near the pending cell antenna at California High School.

October 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville hosting senior health fair Friday

'Live Well, Age Smart' Health and Resource Day downtown from 9 a.m. to noon
The town of Danville is set to hold its "Live Well, Age Smart" Health and Resource Day for seniors downtown Friday morning.

October 12, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon set for Oktoberfest Saturday

Historic Foundation event to feature music, dancing, 'Doxie' races and more
San Ramon is ready to get into the fall spirit this Saturday during an Oktoberfest celebration at Forest Home Farms Historic Park.

October 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Street closures set for homecoming parade, Run for Education

Temporary shutdowns downtown Friday, other town roads Sunday
Town officials have advised residents about street closures scheduled for later this week for two marquee community events.

October 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Local community college district board member dies in New Orleans; cause unknown

San Ramon Valley rep John T. Nejedly had served on board since 1994
San Ramon resident John T. Nejedly, the Valley's longtime representative on the Contra Costa Community College District governing board, died in New Orleans last weekend, and the circumstances of his death remain unconfirmed.

October 11, 2016 | 2 comments
Diabetes ride focuses on healthy lifestyle

Bike, walk, volunteer or donate for Tour de Cure
When Tri-Valley resident Addie Hosier participated in her first Tour de Cure to fight diabetes, two things became clear: She had to get in better shape -- and she needed a new bike.

October 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Car break-ins, vandalism, fraud lead San Ramon police log

Missing persons, thefts, crashes among other calls Sept. 27 to Oct. 3
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, omitting the more mundane.

October 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville commissions to debate new additions for historic downtown building

Town staff endorses development plan with incentive package
Two Danville commissions on Tuesday are set to review a proposal from landowners to construct additions and make facade improvements on their Hartz Avenue retail building that is listed among the town's historically significant resources.

October 10, 2016 | 12 comments
San Ramon council to discuss sale of old City Hall

150th birthday celebration, storm drain repair, new employee introductions also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to continue closed-session deliberations about selling the old City Hall site on Camino Ramon.

October 10, 2016 | 6 comments
Alamo girl wins division title in NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League

'I never thought I could really win the championship,' SVMS 8th-grader says
Alamo native Leigha Miller used three race wins during the season to help propel her to a Division 7 championship in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Jr. Drag Racing League.

October 9, 2016 | 1 comment
County crime lab receives grant for new breathalyzers

Almost 4,000 officers will be trained to use devices
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office announced last week that its crime lab received a $324,000 grant to buy new breathalyzers.

October 10, 2016 | 2 comments
New Roundhouse Market food court opening at Bishop Ranch

3 fast-casual restaurants come to San Ramon business park's 2600 building
A trio of fast-casual, full-service restaurants are set to open Monday as part of the new Roundhouse Market at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch business park.

October 9, 2016 | 1 comment
Ill oak tree set for removal at Danville park

Town: Safety concerns prompt decision, part of play area to close during work
Crews on Monday will begin removing an unhealthy tree that poses safety concerns at Hap Magee Ranch Park, resulting in a partial closure at the northern Danville park this week, according to town officials.

October 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Increased water use statewide could lead to mandatory restrictions

Conservation declines by more than one-third in August compared to last year
A recent dramatic drop in water conservation statewide could lead to a renewal of state-imposed mandatory water restrictions, according to California water officials.

October 6, 2016 | 5 comments
SRPD: Teen playing with airsoft rifle mistaken for masked gunman

Police release video describing incident to educate families about gun safety, importance of following officers' orders
San Ramon police, in the hopes of spurring conversation and education, have shared details about an incident on the north side of the city last week when a resident called 9-1-1 to report an armed gunman in her neighborhood that ended up being a teen playing airsoft with his friends.

October 6, 2016 | 3 comments
'Creepy clown' posts hit San Ramon schools; threats deemed unsubstantiated

SRVUSD advises parents to talk with kids about 'making good choices online'
Both San Ramon high schools were targets of ultimately unsubstantiated social media threats of "creepy clowns" in recent days, similar to posts made in other cities in the Bay Area and across the nation, according to local school and police officials.

October 6, 2016 | 4 comments
Variety of thefts top DPD call log

Alcohol charges, crashes, break-ins also reported Sept. 25 to Oct. 1
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, omitting the more mundane.

October 24, 2016 | 1 comment
Run for Education returning to San Ramon Valley

Annual fundraiser, online auction benefit Education Foundation
The San Ramon Valley's education community is getting ready for its largest family fundraiser of the year, with the 33rd annual Run for Education coming to San Ramon and Danville this weekend.

October 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, DUIs lead Danville police log

Assault, burglary, vandalism among other calls Sept. 18-24
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 18-24, omitting the more mundane.

October 16, 2016 | No comments yet
County social workers extend strike to fourth day

Contract talks on hold until Monday; county offers 10% raise over 3 years
Social workers at Contra Costa County's Department of Employment and Human Services have extended their strike over contract issues to a fourth day, according to union officials.

October 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Zone 7 board OKs funding for study on recycled water for human consumption

Tri-Valley agencies commission research into treating wastewater for potable reuse
Tri-Valley water agencies are expected to kick off a nearly $1 million study later this month that will examine the feasibility of advanced water recycling for human consumption.

October 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Cricket for Cubs hosting Bollywood Night fundraiser Saturday

Event to raise funds, awareness about cricket in Tri-Valley
Youth cricket club Cricket for Cubs, a not-for-profit sports organization, is holding its Laser Dandiya and Bollywood Night event from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at Harvest Park Middle School in Pleasanton to raise funds and awareness about cricket in the Tri-Valley.

October 5, 2016 | No comments yet
County supervisor candidates set for Tassajara Valley forum

Barr, Burgis running to represent Blackhawk, Diablo on Board of Supervisors
The two candidates vying to succeed retiring Supervisor Mary Piepho on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors are set to debate Tassajara Valley issues during a public forum Thursday evening.

October 4, 2016 | 2 comments
Authorities: Arrestees may be tied to robberies in Danville, East Bay

Investigators have arrested several people whom they believe might be connected to a series of armed robberies throughout the East Bay, including one in Danville and the high-profile robbery and shooting of an Orinda school board member last week.

October 4, 2016 | 1 comment
I-680 in San Ramon Valley not among Bay Area's top 10 most congested freeways

Local hotspot drops to No. 12 in new ranking; I-80/Hwy101 in SF tops list
An annual ranking of the most congested Bay Area freeway segments was released this week, and for the first time in recent years, Interstate 680 through the San Ramon Valley was not among the top-10 list compiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

October 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Governor signs legislation broadening restroom access laws

All single-user restrooms in any California business, government building or place of public accommodation must be accessible to all
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that is being considered the most inclusive restroom access law in the nation.

October 4, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon City Council candidates air views at Chamber of Commerce forum

Contenders field questions on traffic, development
The four candidates vying for two seats on San Ramon's City Council aired their views on traffic congestion, a proposed housing development and other local issues at a public forum held Thursday evening.

October 2, 2016 | 7 comments
Two suspects escape after carjacking, chase near Danville

Investigators looking for two armed men after incident Wednesday night
Investigators are looking for two armed men suspected of carjacking a man at his home in unincorporated Danville Wednesday then leading police on a high-speed chase along local freeways before getting away, according to Contra Costa sheriff's officials.

September 30, 2016 | 4 comments
Danville man pleads guilty in real estate bid rigging scheme

Terms of plea agreement not released
A Danville man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one felony count of bid rigging for his part in a scheme to illegally manipulate public real estate foreclosure auctions in Alameda County, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Thursday.

September 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Roadwork ramping up on Camino Tassajara

Drivers in Danville can expect lane closures starting Monday
Drivers using westbound Camino Tassajara in Danville will see increased roadwork starting Monday.

September 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Ceremony to mark Mount Diablo State Park roadway safety improvements

'The goal was to reduce accidents in the park,' superintendent says
Local bicyclists, elected officials and state representatives are set to come together at Mount Diablo State Park on Friday to recognize a newly completed traffic-safety project on the park's main roadways.

September 28, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon police blotters return after 4-month hiatus

Weekly call logs were on hold during dispatch center transition
The San Ramon Police Department is again releasing its weekly call logs to local media after the reports were unavailable for nearly four months as the department continued to transition to its new dispatch center.

October 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Town extends 'Shop Local Survey'

Online questionnaire on local shopping, dining habits now open through Oct. 15
The town of Danville has extended for two more weeks the online survey that seeks feedback on local consumers' shopping and dining preferences.

September 29, 2016 | 2 comments
Announcing our 2016 Tri-Valley Heroes

RSVP now for award ceremony set for Oct. 17
The Tri-Valley Heroes panel of judges have selected the recipients for the 2016 awards, which are bestowed on residents who are making contributions to better our communities and their residents.

October 2, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon school administrator appointed as principal in Pleasanton

'I'm not going anywhere -- I'm here to stay,' Robin Munsell says
The Pleasanton school board appointed San Ramon school administrator Robin Munsell as the new Harvest Park Middle School principal Tuesday night, less than a week after the school's first-year head administrator abruptly announced his resignation.

September 28, 2016 | No comments yet
New state law mandates CPR education

Surgeon: ’AB 1719 will add thousands of qualified lifesavers to our state’
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 1719, a law that requires hands-on CPR instruction, along with automated external defibrillator (AED) awareness in high school health classes, an American Heart Association spokeswoman said.

October 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Local commuters can win prizes for helping reduce smog

‘Text-Your-Commute Challenge’ runs through Oct. 24
Contra Costa County transportation officials are launching a new effort this week to encourage the county's commuters to reduce smog and traffic congestion by trying alternative modes of transportation.

October 2, 2016 | No comments yet
State announces new online tool to make police shooting information available

California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced last week the launch of an online tool to provide information about police shootings of civilians and civilian shootings of officers statewide.

September 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County earns U.S. Justice Department grants

Contra Costa County received separate grants from the U.S. Justice Department on Monday to focus on effective criminal defense and helping those released from prison reintegrate into society.

October 3, 2016 | 1 comment
County social workers plan strike

Three-day strike looms amid contract talks between union, county officials
Contra Costa County social and eligibility workers have announced they will begin a three-day strike on Friday, a day after they are scheduled to sit in a bargaining session with the county over contract issues.

September 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Local Democratic Clubs hosting forum on state propositions, BART bond

Contra Costa transportation sales tax also on list for Danville discussion
Four area Democratic Clubs are holding a public forum this Thursday night for residents interested in learning more about the 17 state propositions, the $3.5 billion BART bond and the proposed Contra Costa County 0.5% transportation sales tax to be decided this November.

September 27, 2016 | 3 comments
Cal High football standout Norfleet honored by San Francisco 49ers

Grizzlies senior named Niners' Week 4 Player of the Week
The NFL's San Francisco 49ers recognized California High School senior Cameron Norfleet on Monday as their Player of the Week for Week 4 of the preps season for his second-half offensive barrage against Amador Valley earlier this month.

September 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism lead Danville cop log

Domestic violence, crashes, DUI among other calls Sept. 11-17
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 11-17, omitting the more mundane.

October 9, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD hires new administrative services manager

Agency also announces facility tour
The Dublin San Ramon Services District has brought Carol Atwood on as its new administrative services manager.

September 27, 2016 | No comments yet
State, federal bills inspired by Steinle case focus on how law enforcement stores guns

Governor signs new California law; congressman's proposal sent to committee
The shooting death of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle in San Francisco last year by a gun stolen from a federal ranger's car has given rise to new state legislation and a recently introduced federal bill each aimed at stopping law enforcement firearms from getting into the wrong hands.

September 26, 2016 | 3 comments
Retired SRPD captain returns as part-time acting police chief

Pratt covers 'day-to-day operations' as chief Gorton pulls double duty as interim city manager
Former San Ramon police Capt. Dan Pratt has come back to the department on a part-time basis to serve as acting police chief overseeing certain regular leadership duties while police chief Joe Gorton works concurrently as interim city manager.

September 26, 2016 | 2 comments
San Ramon council to talk elementary school traffic safety

New police officers, naming poet laureate, workshop on unfunded budget priorities also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider endorsing a handful of traffic-safety projects near four elementary schools this fall as part of a regular update on the city's Safe Routes to School program Tuesday evening.

September 26, 2016 | No comments yet
County looking to fill Resource Conservation District board seats

Applications due Oct. 7; interviews with Board of Supervisors Oct. 24
County officials are seeking local residents with strong interests in soil and water conservation to apply for available positions on the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District Board of Directors.

September 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville seeks residents for town, county commissions

Applications due Nov. 10
The town of Danville is recruiting residents interested in applying for town commission and advisory board seats as well as for positions as Danville representatives on two countywide groups.

September 27, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville teacher finishes outside county's top two Teachers of the Year

Creekside's Rooks just misses out on spot in state competition
Contra Costa County selected its Teachers of the Year on Thursday, with San Ramon Valley finalist Joyce Rooks not among the two educators picked to represent the county at the state competition.

September 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Record-high temperatures predicted for weekend through Monday

Thermometer could hit high 90s Sunday, 101 degrees on Monday
Record-high temperatures for this time of year are possible in the Tri-Valley starting Saturday and lasting at least through Monday when the thermometer could hit 101 degrees.

September 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville set to celebrate Osage Station Park renovation with ribbon-cutting

Playground, picnic areas revamped in months-long project
Danville town officials are set to recognize the new playground and picnic areas at Osage Station Park with a ribbon-cutting and grand-reopening event early next month.

September 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Dublin commission OKs new multimillion-dollar Kaiser medical center

1.2M-square-foot campus near I-580 to start construction this year, with final phase due by 2040
The Dublin Planning Commission has voted unanimously to support Kaiser Permanente's proposed 1.2 million-square-foot specialty care medical campus next to I-580.

September 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Board selects Kravitz as new Dougherty Valley High principal

30-year educator, ex-SRVHS football coach takes the reins
Dave Kravitz, a familiar name at San Ramon Valley schools for nearly three decades, has been appointed as the newest principal of San Ramon's Dougherty Valley High School.

September 21, 2016 | 3 comments
San Ramon school administrator named frontrunner for Pleasanton principal spot

Superintendent recommending Gale Ranch's Munsell to his school board
Pleasanton school officials announced late Wednesday afternoon that Robin Munsell, assistant principal at San Ramon's Gale Ranch Middle School, is their recommended candidate to fill a principal position that is opening up in their district with a first-year principal's abrupt resignation.

September 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Young Tri-Valley golfers headed to national championship

Pleasanton teen sinks birdie putt to clinch win for Las Positas team
Ten young golfers from the Las Positas ACE Junior Team won the Western Regional Championship at Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington on Sunday to earn a spot in the PGA Junior League Golf Championship in Arizona this November.

September 21, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Foundation presenting Indian 'smart village' leader

'A Dialogue with Dr. Vikas' set for Saturday
The San Ramon Arts Foundation in partnership with the East Bay Marathi Mandal, a community organization of the people from the state of Maharashtra in India, will host a public discussion with Indian social rights leader Dr. Vikas Amte this Saturday.

September 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Money Magazine ranks San Ramon among 'Best Places to Live' in U.S.

City earns highest position for Northern California
San Ramon was the top ranked Northern California city and No. 21 in the nation overall in Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live 2016" countdown released this week.

September 20, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon man sentenced for drugging, raping women

21-year-old accepted plea deal for 20-year term
A San Ramon resident was sentenced to 20 years in state prison last Thursday after pleading no contest to charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted several women he met through social media.

September 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Board to review SRVUSD state testing results

Regulations on extracurricular activities, deliberating new DVHS principal also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to receive a report Tuesday evening on the district's results from state standardized testing last school year, when local students performed better overall, as did children on the whole statewide.

September 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council looking to buy property next to Village Theatre

Nearly $6 million purchase would aim to increase public parking downtown
The Danville Town Council is set to consider spending $5.85 million Tuesday night to acquire an office building site on Front Street next to the Village Theatre and Art Gallery with the goal of adding more than 100 new public parking spots at the downtown property.

September 19, 2016 | 19 comments
Danville: Captain Crunch leads upcoming Thursdays at the VT lineup

Abel and the Prophets, 'A Christmas Story' also on tap
High-energy classic rock is set to come to Danville's Village Theatre stage this week as the Thursdays @ the VT entertainment series continues through the end of the year.

September 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Chabad of Danville to present 'Peace, Politics and Plutonium' talk

Israeli journalist speaking at Crow Canyon CC on Monday
Join the Chabad of Danville for an evening with Israeli journalist Gil Hoffman presenting "Peace, Politics and Plutonium: An insider's look at the mayhem in the Middle East and perspective on the U.S. election's impact on Israel" next Monday (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville.

September 19, 2016 | 2 comments
Petty thefts, vandalism reports lead Danville police log

Identity theft, burglary, missing person among other calls Sept. 4-9
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 4-9, omitting the more mundane.

September 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Dozens of SRVUSD students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Among 16,000 teens nationwide competing for awards
More than five dozen high school students in the San Ramon Valley are approaching the top of the class in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

September 18, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD to close Dublin recycled water fill station

Pleasanton site remains open; future of free program murky
Dublin San Ramon Services District will permanently close its residential recycled water fill station in Dublin at the end of the month amid uncertainty over the program's future.

September 18, 2016 | 3 comments
New strides in breast health care

3-D imaging, relaxing atmosphere are latest for mammograms
Debra Babin, 57, is diligent about scheduling annual mammograms for herself. "My grandmother had breast cancer," said Babin, office manager for an energy efficiency company. "And my colleague was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 ... it reoccurred in 2013."

September 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville senior living community celebrating $10M renovation Sunday

The Reutlinger: Project focused on form, function, design
The Reutlinger Community senior residential facility in Danville is set to commemorate the completion of its $10 million renovation with a public ceremony Sunday afternoon.

September 16, 2016 | No comments yet
County workers address supes about lack of funding for public assistance programs

Contra Costa County employees spoke Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting to address what they say is a lack of resources to provide quality care to the youth, elderly and other communities in need, pleading for fair bargaining.

September 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Town to honor local gold medalist Maggie Steffens at Danville d'Elegance

Two-day event raises money for Parkinson's disease research
The Danville community is set to recognize local water polo star Maggie Steffens, a gold-medal winner this summer at the Olympics, with a special ceremony Sunday afternoon during the Concours d'Elegance event downtown.

September 15, 2016 | No comments yet
1,000+ respond so far to Danville's 'Shop Local Survey'

Online questionnaire on local shopping, dining habits remains open through Sept. 30
The town of Danville has released an online survey this month in the hopes of seeking feedback on local residents' and consumers' shopping and dining preferences, and roughly 1,100 people have responded to the questionnaire thus far, according to town officials.

September 14, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville man fined in real estate auction conspiracy

Investor ordered to pay $100,000 criminal fine, $24,000 restitution
Men from Danville and San Francisco were among 10 people sentenced Monday for mail fraud and rigging bids at public real estate foreclosure auctions in San Joaquin County, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

September 14, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD asks residents to imagine life without water

Employee speaks out in video for nationwide awareness campaign
A Dublin San Ramon Services District employee is lending her voice to a national effort aimed at making citizens more aware of America's vulnerable water infrastructure.

September 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Blackhawk man pleads not guilty to murder, elder abuse in wife's death

Prosecutors drop torture charge; next court appearance Oct. 18
A Blackhawk man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from the death of his wife in what authorities allege was a vicious hammer attack in the couple's home last month.

September 13, 2016 | 2 comments
Driver arrested in fatal I-680 crash also has DUI case pending from June incident

Investigation ongoing for San Ramon freeway crash that killed toddler Friday
A Pleasanton woman accused of being intoxicated while causing the Interstate 680 crash that killed a 3-year-old boy in San Ramon last week was arrested roughly three months earlier in her hometown after police alleged she drove while under the influence with her young daughter in the car, authorities confirmed Tuesday.

September 13, 2016 | 1 comment
Movie Review: Don't 'Sully' his name

Clint Eastwood strains to pad the 'Miracle on the Hudson'
It's appropriate that the title of Clint Eastwood's new film "Sully" can refer both to national-hero airline pilot, Danville's Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, and to a verb meaning to attack someone's good name and to try to ruin a reputation.

September 14, 2016 | 8 comments
6th annual V3 Hopfest coming to San Ramon Saturday

Biking, beer event benefits Sentinels of Freedom, DV/SR Rotary foundations
The sixth annual V3 Hopfest is set for Saturday, and will begin with a bicycle ride and end with a craft beer festival. The event raises funds primarily for the Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation, but also for local and international causes through the Doughtery Valley/San Ramon Rotary Club, which is hosting the event.

September 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville commission to discuss 3-home project, Alamo Springs entry gate

Planners to debate proposals starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider whether to allow a private entry gate outside the Alamo Springs neighborhood and whether to uphold a prior approval of a three-house development on Willow Drive on Tuesday night.

September 12, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate increasing traffic impact fees for developers

Sale of former city hall site, Falls Prevention Awareness Week also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to consider approving a proposal to raise the fees developers pay to the city to help mitigate traffic impacts from their new residential or commercial projects, with the new cost structure more than doubling most of the current fees.

September 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Theft, battery, burglary lead DPD log

Animal cruelty, threatening an officer among other reports Aug. 28 to Sept. 3
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, omitting the more mundane.

September 19, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville council to talk planning, land-use code updates

Veterans building asset replacement, December council installation also on agenda for morning study session
The downtown business district, wireless communications and rules for subdivisions and grading are among the topics set to lead the discussion when the Danville Town Council hears a report on the town's zoning ordinance update process Tuesday morning.

September 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Critical of state legislature, school board backs Propositions 51, 55

Mintz: 'What has the state done to really stabilize funding sources for us?'
The San Ramon Valley school board endorsed two state propositions that would increase funding for public schools in California in the short-term, while also calling on state legislators to focus more on developing long-term, stable funding solutions for public education statewide.

September 11, 2016 | 3 comments
San Ramon: Woman arrested after crash that killed toddler

SUV hits sedan parked on I-680 shoulder, driver suspected of DUI, CHP says
Two families and the sheriff's office are devastated since a crash killed a 3-year-old boy Friday in San Ramon, an Alameda County sheriff's spokesman said Sunday.

September 10, 2016 | 8 comments
Blackhawk 'Casino Night' fundraiser to benefit paralyzed SRVHS grad

Jake Javier continues rehabilitation in Denver-area hospital
A fundraising "Red Carpet Casino Night" event is set for next weekend to support Jake Javier, a former San Ramon Valley High football star who was paralyzed in a pool accident on the eve of his high school graduation in June.

September 15, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley set for Emergency Preparedness Fair

Educational demos, activities coming to San Ramon on Saturday
Local public officials are gearing up to help people stay ready for the next emergency, presenting demonstrations, educational activities and key information this weekend as part of the San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Fair.

September 15, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Jumpin' at the Sun dancers performing this week

There is no need to travel outside the East Bay to see a strong, professional dance troupe. Jumpin' at the Sun presents a blend of dance and music styles at its upcoming performances at 8 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon.

September 11, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Chevron pays $1.5 million to settle overtime-violation allegations

Company 'came on board to do the right thing,' Labor Dept. rep says
The U.S. Department of Labor's regional division announced in San Francisco on Thursday that three Chevron Corp. subsidiaries have paid 750 oil and gas industry workers $1.5 million to settle allegations of failure to pay overtime.

September 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Man arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct inside Alamo Safeway

Tips led to investigators making ID, sheriff's office says
Contra Costa County sheriff's detectives arrested a Walnut Creek man on Wednesday for allegedly committing a lewd act in the Alamo Safeway last month, with tips from the public leading to investigators identifying him as their suspect.

September 8, 2016 | No comments yet
SRPD seeks man accused of kicking Whole Foods employee

Workers confronted man trying to steal from store, police say
San Ramon police investigators are trying to track down a man who tried to shoplift from Whole Foods Market and kicked an employee who confronted him, the department announced Thursday.

September 8, 2016 | 4 comments
17 state propositions to consider on November ballot

Brace yourself. The sample ballots you'll receive in the mail starting Oct. 10 will have much more than just the candidates for president, Congress, state offices and local San Ramon Valley races.

September 18, 2016 | 14 comments
Alamo Rotary selects Burlingame-Randall as president

Retired Stone Valley teacher takes reins for 2016-17
The Rotary Club of Alamo has named Beth Burlingame-Randall, its longtime youth services director and a retired local teacher, to serve as club president for the 2016-17 year.

September 7, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon City Council candidates set for public forum

DanvilleSanRamon.com moderating discussion, hosted by Chamber of Commerce
The four candidates for San Ramon City Council this fall are set to share their thoughts on key city issues during a public forum on the evening of Thursday evening.

September 6, 2016 | 7 comments
San Ramon chamber looking for community award nominees

CEO: Annual program is 'an opportunity to thank and give appreciation'
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations through Wednesday for its annual Business and Community Awards program set to be held this December.

September 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Cancer support nonprofit hosting Party Palooza fundraiser series

'Twilight Tasting,' 'Soups of the World' among events benefiting Sandra J. Wing Foundation
The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation is set to hold seven fundraisers during the next two months as part of the Party Palooza "mini event" series to support the nonprofit's efforts to help Tri-Valley cancer patients during their treatment.

September 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Coyote with mange reportedly dies after being struck by car in Danville

A coyote spotted in Danville suffering from a severe case of mange has been fatally struck by a car, Wildlife Emergency Services said in a statement Monday.

September 5, 2016 | 5 comments
Urban Shield expected to draw police, protestors to Pleasanton

First responder training exercise, trade show return to fairgrounds
A four-day event beginning at the Alameda County Fairgrounds this Friday is expected to bring hundreds of first responders -- as well as protestors -- to Pleasanton.

September 6, 2016 | 1 comment
Thriller novel set in Dublin

Author always remembered the Tri-Valley
When Chuck Wesson lands a high-paying job at a tech firm, his first assignment is to travel back east to demonstrate a communication device called the Crimson Shamrock. But when someone tries to steal it, then his flight is diverted, Chuck gets suspicious: His new employer is not what he seemed.

September 12, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to consider supporting Propositions 51, 55

New Dougherty Valley High principal, 2015-16 financial report, Hispanic Heritage Month also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board will debate Tuesday whether to throw its support behind two state propositions that would increase funding for public schools if approved by California voters in November.

September 5, 2016 | 5 comments
Police, transportation reports lead Danville council agenda

Also announcing recruitment for commission, board positions
The Danville Town Council is set to receive regular reports on police, transportation and planning issues Tuesday evening.

September 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Following Brock Turner's release, recall-campaign organizers rally; Swalwell speaks

Stanford students, Palo Alto mayor also speak out against Judge Aaron Persky
Local and national elected officials, Stanford University students, sexual-assault survivors, parents and others threw their support behind the official campaign to recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky on Friday morning, speaking at a rally held across the jail from where Brock Turner had been released just hours before.

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Football player airlifted after injury during game at Cal High

Pleasanton freshman taken by helicopter to local hospital as precaution
A Pleasanton football player was airlifted to a local hospital Thursday evening after sustaining an injury during a game at California High School in San Ramon, according to Pleasanton Unified and San Ramon Valley fire officials.

September 2, 2016 | No comments yet
DUIs, thefts, injury crashes top Danville police log

Vandalism, battery, drug charges also reported Aug. 22-27
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 22-27, omitting the more mundane.

September 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Marine veteran turned musician helps combat PTSD

John Preston strives to fight a different kind of battle with his music
Marine veteran John Preston, a Danville resident and musician who is set to release a new album this fall, has worked to raise awareness and funds to help combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among fellow military veterans.

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
County issues alert about phone scams

DA: Several types of scams have been reported recently
Residents are being reminded to beware of phone scammers who have a variety of ways to pressure residents into giving up their money, officials with the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office said.

September 1, 2016 | 2 comments
Let the Scottish Games begin

Scottish flair comes to Tri-Valley for Labor Day weekend
This holiday weekend often conjures up thoughts about savoring the end of summertime -- sneaking in that last trip to the lake or holding one more cookout before the more carefree, sunshine-filled days transition into the fall frenzy of back-to-school events and planning for the winter holidays.

September 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Heroes nomination deadline is Monday

Sponsorship opportunities available for 5th annual awards program
DanvilleSanRamon.com and the Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards -- our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

September 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Authorities search for man accused of lewd conduct in Alamo store

The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is looking for an unknown man accused of committing a lewd act inside the Safeway at the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center last week.

September 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville preparing for senior health fair

Vendor, sponsor sign-up deadline is next week
The town of Danville is seeking local health and fitness businesses that would like to participate in this year's "Live Well, Age Smart" Health and Resource Day at the Danville Senior Center next month.

September 7, 2016 | No comments yet
DeSaulnier launches Congressional App Challenge for local high schoolers

Submissions due by Nov. 2
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) has announced the start of his district's second annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC), an app competition for high school students in the San Ramon Valley and the rest of his district.

September 22, 2016 | 1 comment
BART launching perks program for off-peak commutes

Goal is to shift enough riders to equal a 10-car train load
BART is launching a program offering cash rewards for riders who commute to work outside of the busiest hours.

August 31, 2016 | 1 comment
ID thefts, hit-and-run, alcohol charges top Danville police log

Burglaries, drugs, other thefts also among calls Aug. 14-20
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 14-20, omitting the more mundane.

September 5, 2016 | 1 comment
Dougherty Valley High principal appointed as district's facilities director

Hillman to stay at DVHS until replacement named
Dougherty Valley High School principal Daniel Hillman is moving to the district office after nearly three years leading the east San Ramon campus, with the school board selecting him Monday to become the district's new director of facilities-construction.

August 30, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley set for 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley and local veterans' organizations are hosting their annual Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony for San Ramon Valley residents in Danville at the All Wars Memorial this Sunday.

September 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville seeks Korean War memorabilia for upcoming exhibit

Veterans Day open house set for Nov. 11-13
Veterans from the Danville area, in partnership with the town of Danville, are on the look out for collections of military memorabilia to showcase as part of the town's annual Veterans Day open house.

August 30, 2016 | No comments yet
New funding to help county expand anti-truancy program

DA: 'It is far better to keep a child in class today, than in a jail cell in the future'
Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark A. Peterson recently announced a new expansion of the county's continuing efforts to combat school truancy.

August 30, 2016 | 1 comment
Identity thefts lead Danville police log

Battery, criminal threats, petty thefts also reported Aug. 8-13
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 8-13, omitting the more mundane.

August 30, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville serving up more rounds of 'Coffee & Cocoa with Cops'

A new set of "Coffee & Cocoa with the Cops" events starts in Danville this Friday after town officials said they received such positive feedback from the community after the initial series earlier this year.

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon looking to fill city committee openings

Spots also open for county positions
The city of San Ramon is recruiting residents interested in joining city committees or representing San Ramon on county-wide groups.

August 31, 2016 | 1 comment
Dead crow in Danville tests positive for West Nile virus

Fourth case of virus activity in the San Ramon Valley this summer
A dead bird found near downtown Danville last week tested positive for West Nile virus, becoming the town's first virus activity this summer and the San Ramon Valley's fourth confirmed case of the season, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.

August 29, 2016 | No comments yet
PG&E inspecting gas meters in Alamo, Danville

Workers may be on/near property, will present ID upon request, company says
Residents in Alamo and Danville may see PG&E workers or contractors on local streets conducting routine gas meter inspections during the next two months as part of the utility company's efforts to confirm the safety and reliability of its system, PG&E officials announced.

August 29, 2016 | 4 comments
Old Dougherty Road closing Monday

County confirms planned closure after residents object; roadway to become public trail
Neighborhood connector roadway Old Dougherty Road in San Ramon's Dougherty Valley is scheduled to close as planned Monday morning, more than two weeks after the opening of the nearby Dougherty Road extension.

August 28, 2016 | 4 comments
School board to discuss hiring facilities director

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about appointing a new facilities director during a special meeting Monday morning.

August 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Marine veteran turned musician helps combat PTSD

John Preston strives to fight a different kind of battle with his music
Marine veteran John Preston, a Danville resident and musician who is set to release a new album this fall, has worked to raise awareness and funds to help combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among fellow military veterans.

August 28, 2016 | 2 comments
Contra Costa among counties sued over jail phone rates

County charges $3.25 to connect plus 25 cents a minute for inmate calls
Contra Costa County is among three new Bay Area counties are facing class action lawsuits for the cost of phone calls to and from jails, an expensive process that critics argue unfairly burdens inmates' families by making them pay excessive fees to keep in touch with loved ones.

August 25, 2016 | 5 comments
Danville cancels council election, appoints three to upcoming terms

Vice Mayor Morgan, Councilman Arnerich, parks commissioner Blackwell to start new council terms in December
The Danville Town Council decided Thursday to forgo the November election after only three candidates filed for three available council seats, opting instead to appoint incumbents Renee Morgan and Newell Arnerich and challenger Lisa Blackwell to four-year terms effective Dec. 6.

August 25, 2016 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Haven opens art contest

Students invited to submit entries through Sept. 9
Local nonprofit Tri-Valley Haven is inviting area students to raise awareness about domestic violence by taking part in its annual art contest.

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Bay East Realtors' association announces upcoming mergers

Local group to combine with NorCal Commercial, Alameda associations
Tri-Valley-based Bay East Association of Realtors announced Tuesday it will be merging in the coming months with the Northern California Commercial Association of Realtors (NCCAR) and the Alameda Association of Realtors (AAOR).

August 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Goodguys car show opens Friday at Pleasanton fairgrounds

West Coast Nationals in town through Sunday
The Goodguys will open the 30th West Coast Nationals show Friday for a three-day weekend run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

August 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk canceling election, appointing only 3 candidates who filed

Incumbents Arnerich and Morgan, challenger Blackwell would start terms in December
The Danville Town Council is holding a special meeting Thursday morning to consider canceling the scheduled November council election and instead appoint the two incumbents and one challenger who were the only candidates to file for the race for three available council seats.

August 23, 2016 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley 14-year-olds win World Series

Back-to-back Babe Ruth national titles for most players on team
A group of Tri-Valley teen baseball all-stars were crowned 14-year-old Babe Ruth World Series champions last week after a six-run, sixth-inning rally catapulted them to victory in the title game in Massachusetts.

August 23, 2016 | 2 comments
Education Foundation grant deadline approaching

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation grant application deadline this year is Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.

August 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville set for third annual Home Expo

40+ home improvement vendors coming to Community Center on Sunday
San Ramon Valley residents will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with leading home improvement vendors, designers, landscapers and contractors during the third annual Danville Home Expo this Sunday.

August 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Officials work to find coyote suffering from mange

Town asks residents to report sightings, avoid feeding ill animal
The town of Danville is advising residents to be on the lookout for a coyote that has recently been seen around town, suffering from a severe skin disease.

August 23, 2016 | 1 comment
State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure laws

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court initially found them to be unconstitutional.

August 22, 2016 | 14 comments
Danville commission to discuss couple's vineyard proposal

Residents want to plant 700 grapevines behind home on Hope Lane
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider Tuesday whether to allow a local couple to add a personal vineyard in a sloped area designated as a scenic easement on the back side of their northeast Danville property.

August 22, 2016 | 4 comments
Blackhawk gala to support paralyzed San Ramon Valley High grad

Funds from dinner, auctions go to trust for Jake Javier, family
A fundraising gala and live auction set for this weekend, coupled with an online auction active now, have been organized to support the road to recovery for Jake Javier, a San Ramon Valley High football star who was paralyzed in a pool accident on the eve of his high school graduation in June.

August 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Study: Contra Costa among counties at highest risk of pollution from wildfires

In the coming decades, residents of three Bay Area counties are at the highest risk of exposure to dangerous levels of pollution from wildfires, which can cause illnesses, researchers at Harvard and Yale universities announced Wednesday.

August 21, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Twin Creeks Elementary celebrates new admin building

$2.1 million Measure D project focused on better office design, stronger security
The first week of school ended on a high note for Twin Creeks Elementary on Friday, as school and community members gathered to commemorate the new administration building at the northwest San Ramon campus.

August 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Three candidates file for three Danville council seats up for election

Town officials unsure whether election will be required
The window to file for election to the Danville Town Council closed Wednesday afternoon with two current council members and one town parks commissioner as the only candidates to put their names forward to compete for three open seats on the November ballot.

August 18, 2016 | 13 comments
Police: Woman arrested for bank robbery spree tied to San Ramon crime

Accused of taking money from credit union on Crow Canyon Place in May
An East Palo Alto woman arrested earlier this month in connection with at least 10 bank robberies this spring and summer has been identified by San Ramon police as their lead suspect for a local credit union robbery in May.

August 18, 2016 | 1 comment
Seniors Series: Early detection key to surviving prostate cancer

Screening test may be advised for men as young as 40
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men.

September 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Keep moving to stay in shape -- from fingers to toes

How many calories do you burn in a rocking chair?
"How often do you exercise?" This question comes up every time a senior is face to face with a healthcare provider.

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Many seniors can only dream of a good night's sleep

Sleep patterns change as we age, but insomnia could signal health problems
We all know about wrinkles, gray hair and memory issues. But people may be surprised as the years go by to find changes in their sleep patterns.

September 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Haven opens art contest

Students invited to submit entries through Sept. 9
Local nonprofit Tri-Valley Haven is inviting area students to raise awareness about domestic violence by taking part in its annual art contest.

August 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Hope Hospice names new patient care chief

Local nonprofit Hope Hospice recently selected Nenette Hoffman as its new chief of patient care responsible for managing all aspects of its patient care services.

August 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Photos sought for 'Why I Love Danville' contest

Categories: ShopDinePlay, Town Events, Parks & Recreation and Nature & Architecture
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from the town of Danville, has launched the ‘Why I Love Danville' photography contest for residents to show off what they enjoy most about Danville.

August 31, 2016 | 2 comments
New child care center opening in Bishop Ranch

Bright Horizons coming to San Ramon business park in fall
Bright Horizons Family Solutions is set to open a new child care center in Bishop Ranch 3 in San Ramon this fall, providing early education and educational counseling, along with a range of other child care services.

August 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Contra Costa: Man arrested at church, accused of bilking women out of $300,000+

Faces charges of grand theft, elder financial abuse; investigation ongoing
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has charged a 55-year-old man for allegedly defrauding several people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars via investment schemes.

August 17, 2016 | 2 comments
San Ramon council to discuss city goals, priorities Friday

Next week's regular council meeting canceled
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a study session Friday morning to receive an update on goals and priorities for the city during the current budget year.

August 17, 2016 | 6 comments
Ribbon-cutting marks Dougherty Valley High expansion

New building adds classrooms, labs, green tech/alternative energy program
The Dougherty Valley High School community held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon in honor of the San Ramon school's expansion.

August 17, 2016 | No comments yet
East Bay SPCA set for Adopt-a-Thon under the palms

Fun family day will include arts and crafts, pet advice, microchipping
Animal lover Diane Teakle's lifestyle right now does not accommodate a pet. So instead she volunteers two hours a week at the nearby East Bay SPCA shelter in Dublin, walking canines waiting to be adopted.

August 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Regional water board to consider environmental planning contract

Employee recognition also on Zone 7's regular meeting agenda
The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors will meet in open session beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and will consider awarding a contract for as-needed environmental planning, among other items of business.

August 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Election 2016: Danville council filing period extended, San Ramon candidates set

Plus, updates for school board, fire district, DSRSD and more
Danville residents can continue to file to join the Town Council race this fall while the San Ramon city elections are set in the wake of the initial candidate nomination deadline passing on Friday.

August 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk residential parking permits near SRVHS

Town branding/marketing plan, renaming town newsletter also on agenda
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday morning to discuss a request from dozens of residents who live near San Ramon Valley High School to implement a new residential parking permit program in their neighborhoods to alleviate safety and security concerns.

August 15, 2016 | 6 comments
SRVUSD board to consider budget revisions

Child safety awareness program, Attendance Awareness Month, Los Cerros assistant principal also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss updating the district's budget for the current fiscal year Tuesday to reflect new information from the state's final adopted budget and local funding revisions.

August 15, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Woman accused of stealing jewelry from elderly man

SRPD: Mountain House resident worked at senior community where man lived
A Mountain House woman was arrested last week after San Ramon police allege she stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a 95-year-old man who resided at the local senior living community where she worked.

August 14, 2016 | 2 comments
Demolition underway at San Ramon Valley High School

New 3-story classroom building expected to open for 2018-19 school year
San Ramon Valley High School will look significantly different to returning students when they arrive for their first day of the new school year on Monday morning.

August 12, 2016 | 3 comments
Sign-ups underway for Tri-Valley Commerce Convention

October event seeks to help small business owners with growth, strategies
The Tri-Valley Small Business Commerce Convention is set to take place Oct. 4, with registration ongoing for the regional event that aims to provide owners with information and access to resources to help build a successful company.

August 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville hosting town hall on economic development

Mayor Stepper to lead Saturday discussion on local commerce
Danville Mayor Karen Stepper will be joined by local officials Saturday morning for a mayor's town hall meeting designed to engage residents about local retail and economic development.

August 16, 2016 | 1 comment
Alamo: Dead birds test positive for West Nile virus

3 cases in San Ramon Valley, 18 in county overall this summer
Two dead birds found in Alamo week tested positive for West Nile Virus, Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District officials announced on Wednesday.

August 14, 2016 | No comments yet
ID thefts, car break-ins top Danville police call log

Assault, grand theft, injury crash also reported July 31 to Aug. 6
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 31 to Aug. 6, omitting the more mundane.

August 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Former Alamo resident pleads guilty in $45 million fraud scheme

Man's bankrupt business was ‘a wine Ponzi scheme,' prosecutor says
The owner of a bankrupt Berkeley wine shop admitted during a guilty plea in federal court Thursday to carrying out a two-decades-long scheme that defrauded customers of at least $45 million, including embezzlement of funds that paid for a wealth of personal items such as the mortgage of his former Alamo home.

August 11, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville art exhibit presenting 'A Walk in the Park'

Juried showing to celebrate National Park Service centennial
Danville's sixth annual juried exhibition, now open at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery, features a variety of original works in different mediums that showcase artists' creative interpretations of this year's theme, “A Walk in the Park."

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Swalwell hosting town hall in Sunol on Saturday

San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) is set to hold a town hall meeting Saturday in nearby Sunol in an effort to update residents in his district on his recent activities in Congress and to listen to questions and concerns they want to share.

August 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville set for 13th annual Art & Wine Stroll

Event scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Thursday
An evening full of local art appreciation, wine tasting, food and trolley rides is on the way this Thursday from 6-9 p.m. with the 13th annual Art & Wine Stroll in Danville.

August 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Blackhawk man charged with murder, torture in wife's death

Prosecutor reveals cause of death was gruesome hammer attack
A Blackhawk man has been formally charged with murdering his wife in what authorities allege was a vicious hammer attack in the couple's Quail Run Lane home.

August 11, 2016 | 6 comments
Coroner's jury: Woman's death in San Ramon Valley police chase was accidental

Authorities: 19-year-old from Livermore tried to elude officers in stolen vehicle
A Contra Costa County coroner's jury ruled Tuesday that the death of a woman that occurred during a pursuit from Danville to San Ramon late last year was accidental.

August 10, 2016 | 5 comments
PG&E recognizing 'Call Before You Dig Day'

Awareness campaign reminds people to call 8-1-1 to have underground utility lines checked before digging starts
PG&E is set to recognize "National 811-Call Before You Dig Day" Thursday hoping to raise awareness about the need for residents and contractors to call 8-1-1 to have critical underground utility lines marked before the start of any outdoor digging project.

August 10, 2016 | No comments yet
County names new probation chief

Supervisors remove Todd Billeci's interim tag, making him permanent department leader
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors approved the county administrator's selection of Todd Billeci to serve as the county's permanent chief of probation, removing his interim tag Tuesday.

August 15, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville set for final Hot Summer Nights car show of summer

Town announces downtown street closures for Thursday event
The final Hot Summer Nights car show for this summer is set for Thursday in the heart of downtown Danville on Hartz Avenue.

August 10, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon brewery preparing for 'ancient beer' release

Schubros Brewery using 45-million-year-old yeast to make beer
After 24 years of yeast and beer development and testing, the world's oldest beer is just about ready to hit the market. Made from 45-million-year-old yeast recovered from a chunk of Burmese amber in 1992 by microbiologist Raul Cano, this beer is what Schubros Brewery in San Ramon hopes will help beer shake its tailgators-only image, according to Ian Schuster, CEO of Schubros.

August 12, 2016 | 2 comments
Alamo: County announces Livorna Road resurfacing project

Stretches of Livorna Road in Alamo are on track to be resurfaced during the coming days, with the first project set for Thursday, according to Contra Costa County officials.

August 10, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville's Aces win two games in World Series

Hawaii takes home the crown in Little League Intermediate tourney in Livermore
The Little League Intermediate World Series came and went through Livermore from July 31 to Aug. 7, with the West (Hawaii) representative from the United States taking the championship by beating defending champion South Korea in the finals.

August 9, 2016 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Heroes nomination period opens

Sponsorship opportunities available for 5th annual awards program
DanvilleSanRamon.com and the Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards -- our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

August 10, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville art exhibit presenting 'A Walk in the Park'

Juried showing to celebrate National Park Service centennial
Danville's sixth annual juried exhibition opening Friday will feature a variety of original works in different mediums that showcase artists' creative interpretations of this year's theme, “A Walk in the Park."

August 9, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon considers increasing traffic impact fees for new developments

Faria Preserve initiative ordinance, rising library renovation costs, updating financial disclosure list also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to review a proposal Tuesday that would increase the fees developers pay to the city to help mitigate traffic impacts from new residential or commercial projects, with the recommended new cost structure more than doubling most of the current fees.

August 8, 2016 | 9 comments
San Ramon celebrates grand opening of Bella Vista Elementary

Staff, families, community welcome Dougherty Valley's newest campus
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District welcomed its newest addition, Bella Vista Elementary School, on Monday with an opening ceremony including speakers, a meet-and-greet with staff and a ribbon-cutting.

August 8, 2016 | 3 comments
UPDATE: Blackhawk man arrested in connection with wife's death

69-year-old victim identified; cause of death listed as head trauma
A Blackhawk man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for the death of his wife, who was found in their home with a head injury Sunday afternoon, according to a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

August 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Blackhawk: Woman killed in possible domestic incident

Contra Costa County sheriff's detectives are conducting a homicide investigation in Blackhawk after a 69-year-old woman was found dead there Sunday afternoon, sheriff's officials said.

August 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville Girl Scouts take part in celebration at State Capitol

Six Bay Area teens invited to Sacramento to honor Girl Scout Gold Award
Two Danville teens were among six Bay Area Girl Scouts chosen to represent the Girl Scouts of Northern California at the State Capitol earlier this summer to honor 100 years of the Gold Award, the highest rank in Girl Scouting.

August 7, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville: Eugene O'Neill Festival kicking off this week

'Seascape', 'The Emperor Jones' productions lead month-long celebration
The 17th Eugene O'Neill Festival is set to kick off this week with the productions of "Seascape" and "The Emperor Jones," along with a slate of other events, in recognition of the famous playwright and the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.

August 7, 2016 | 1 comment
Blackhawk: Dead bird tests positive for West Nile virus

First virus activity of 2016 in San Ramon Valley
A dead bird found in Blackhawk last weekend tested positive for West Nile virus, marking the first virus activity documented in the San Ramon Valley this year, Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District officials announced on Thursday.

August 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Bella Vista Elementary grand opening set for Monday

New campus hosting parents, students, community for event in advance of 1st day of school
San Ramon Valley school district officials, joined by students, parents and community members, are set to celebrate the grand opening of San Ramon's new Bella Vista Elementary School on Monday.

August 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism, probation violations top Danville police log

San Ramon police logs remain unavailable after dispatch system change
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 24-30, omitting the more mundane.

August 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville woman named elementary principal at private school

Stratford School in Pleasanton welcomes Maureen Christensen
Stratford School's Pleasanton campus has hired a Danville resident with more than 13 years of experience in education as its new elementary school principal.

August 3, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD warns of illegal hydrant connections

Water district says practice could contaminate drinking water
The Dublin San Ramon Services District is asking residents to report a recurring problem that could jeopardize the drinking water supply.

August 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Work moving forward on I-680 express lanes

San Ramon Valley stretch of converted HOV lanes expected to open in spring
As work continues to create toll express lanes along Interstate 680 through the San Ramon Valley, the project marked a milestone this week with a majority of the civil construction now complete, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) officials said in their monthly project update.

August 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Glazer completes pushup challenge for veteran suicide awareness

The San Ramon Valley's State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) recently wrapped up an exercise challenge in which he did 22 pushups per day to raise awareness about the suicide rate among military veterans and to emphasize the importance of supporting veterans' continued mental and physical health.

August 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley headed for another Babe Ruth World Series

Most players on team won World Series title last year as 13-year-olds
The Tri-Valley all-stars have booked their spot in the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series in Massachusetts next week, and for most of the boys, a tournament against the nation's best teen baseball players will be a familiar experience.

August 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Active-shooter training set at Los Cerros Middle School

Officials alerting residents about simulation to avoid concern, confusion
Danville police and other agencies are scheduled to participate in an active-shooter training exercise Thursday at Los Cerros Middle School, town officials announced in an advisory.

August 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Admin items to lead new SRVUSD superintendent's first board meeting

Former San Diego-area administrator moved to the district in July
Rick Schmitt is set for his first school board meeting as San Ramon Valley schools superintendent, with summertime administrative items leading the docket for the morning session Tuesday.

August 1, 2016 | 7 comments
Commission to discuss San Ramon tutoring center permit

Resolution would allow Kumon to stay open while city, landlord resolve parking lot issue
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to debate allowing a local tutoring center to remain open while its landlord and city officials hash out a dispute over parking requirements for the Alcosta Boulevard property.

August 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Congressman hosting town hall in Danville

DeSaulnier to appear at Veterans Memorial Building on Wednesday
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is set to hold a town hall discussion in Danville this week as part of a summer meeting series throughout his district aimed at giving him a chance to hear from local residents and update them on what's been happening in Congress.

July 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Developer, residents discuss Faria Preserve concerns

City-hosted conversation focuses on dust, air quality, communication
Air quality, dust control and the need for better communication were among the themes during a three-hour-plus public workshop on the Faria Preserve housing development hosted by the San Ramon City Council on Wednesday.

July 31, 2016 | 5 comments
Thefts, dependent adult abuse top Danville police log

Crashes, vandalism, missing persons among other calls July 17-23
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 17-23, omitting the more mundane.

August 2, 2016 | 1 comment
'Legacy' dedication honors San Ramon's Byron Athan

'Tribute to his lifetime of service to his family, his community and his country'
San Ramon community members gathered last week to dedicate the newest piece of public artwork in honor of one of San Ramon's most committed civil servants, former mayor Byron D. Athan.

August 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Longtime Danville postal clerk sorting his last piece of mail Friday

Keith Carlson retiring after 35+ years with U.S. Postal Service
One of the most familiar faces among Danville's post offices, distribution clerk Keith Carlson is ready to process the last piece of mail in his 35-year postal career on Friday.

July 28, 2016 | 2 comments
Relay for Life returns to San Ramon Valley this weekend

Survivors, families joining in 24-hour walk fundraiser to support the fight against cancer
The San Ramon Valley community is set to honor cancer survivors, remember those who have died from cancer and raise funds for ongoing efforts to find a cure and support current patients during the annual Relay for Life this weekend.

July 28, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council supports Faria Preserve initiative ordinance

Petition effort would allow developer to seek 122 fewer homes, removal of affordable apartments in favor of housing fee
The San Ramon City Council indicated its intent Tuesday to approve an initiative ordinance related to the 740-home Faria Preserve project that would lay the groundwork for potentially decreasing the number of homes and removing affordable housing units.

July 27, 2016 | 2 comments
Thefts, crashes lead Danville police log

Battery, vandalism, DUI among other calls July 11-16
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 11-16, omitting the more mundane.

July 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Fire chief, EBMUD director to speak at San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast

Morning event Friday at Clementine's Restaurant
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to host representatives from local fire and water districts during his Mayor's Breakfast event Friday morning.

July 27, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set for Faria Preserve public workshop

Meeting designed as project status update, discussion with residents
The San Ramon City Council is set to host a special meeting on the proposed Faria Preserve housing project Wednesday evening to give residents a chance to hear from the developer and city staff.

July 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Agency to vote on San Ramon Valley express lanes toll ordinance

Proposal seeks minimum toll of 30 cents per zone, plus dynamic-pricing increases
A Bay Area agency is set to consider adopting an ordinance Wednesday that would establish toll rates for the Interstate 680 express lanes under construction in the San Ramon Valley.

July 26, 2016 | 5 comments
Danville's Aces set to compete in Little League World Series

Best Intermediate Division teams worldwide converging on Livermore
The 2016 Intermediate Little League World Series will take place again in Livermore at Max Baer Park. This year's version takes place this Sunday through Aug. 7, with the Intermediate Aces from Danville and Tassajara Valley Little Leagues set to compete.

July 27, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Helicopter lands on I-680 to airlift crash victim

All lanes of southbound Interstate 680 in San Ramon were briefly blocked Tuesday afternoon while a medical helicopter landed to airlift a person whose truck hit a tree on the side of the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

July 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Faria Preserve initiative petition heads to City Council

Signature backers want to decrease housing project by 122 units, remove chunk of affordable apartments in favor of city funding
The San Ramon City Council is set to debate Tuesday night what to do with a new initiative petition that aims to reduce the overall housing count in the previously approved 740-home Faria Preserve project by almost one-sixth, largely by eliminating apartments designated as affordable homes.

July 25, 2016 | No comments yet
New San Ramon public art to honor former mayor's 'Legacy'

Sculpture dedication set for Tuesday evening at Athan Downs
San Ramon city officials are set to commemorate the civic impact of former mayor Byron Athan by dedicating a new piece of public art in his honor at the park that bears his name Tuesday evening.

July 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville author's novel spotlights social struggles of women in Pakistan

'The Little Stepmother' follows 12-year-old adjusting after arranged marriage
Danville resident Lubna Jahangiri describes her recent novel, "The Little Stepmother: A Novel," as a story about triumph of the human spirit in Pakistan.

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD appoints new engineering services manager

Zavadil has worked for district the past nine years
The Dublin San Ramon Services District board of directors has appointed Judy Zavadil as the district's new engineering services manager, filling the vacancy left by Dan McIntyre's promotion to general manager.

July 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville commission to debate house addition in ridgeline area

Town staff recommends exception to major ridgeline ordinance
The Danville Planning Commission is set to decide Tuesday whether to allow a second-story addition on a house in northern Danville that falls within a town-identified major ridgeline area.

July 25, 2016 | 7 comments
Danville Navy pilot named to Blue Angels air show team

Lt. Nate Scott to participate in Flight Demonstration Squadron next year
Lt. Nate Scott, of Danville, has been selected to serve as an officer for the 2017 Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron.

July 22, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville, San Ramon set for another National Night Out

Annual event brings police, residents together to heighten awareness, strengthen spirit
Neighborhoods throughout Danville and San Ramon and police officers who serve them are set to take part in the National Night Out, an event that aims to heighten crime awareness and strengthen police-community relations.

July 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Report: Economic factors boost Bay Area home prices to another record

Overall, Contra Costa County among lowest prices in region
A strong job market, optimism and a short supply of homes underlie a record stretch of high home prices in the Bay Area, according to the research firm CoreLogic.

July 21, 2016 | 1 comment
County reviewing possible replacement of aging admin building

Supervisor: 'County expects to hear from residents and other stakeholders'
Initial planning is underway for possible replacement of the Martinez building where the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meetings have long been held.

July 24, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon sibling racquetball players headed to World Championships

Among local trio win gold medals at junior nationals
San Ramon siblings are among three young racquetball players who train at ClubSport Pleasanton that have qualified to represent Team USA in the Junior World Championships in Mexico this fall.

July 21, 2016 | 2 comments
County seeks residents to join agriculture task force

Group members to advise Board of Supervisors on ag, ranching issues
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is on the hunt for people looking to serve on the county's Agricultural Advisory Task Force.

July 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Personnel file: Danville senior living community wins regional award

The Reutlinger wins 'Favorite Jewish Community Residence in East Bay'
For the second year in a row, The Reutlinger Community in Danville won the award for "Favorite Jewish Community Residence in the East Bay Area" from The J -- The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California.

July 25, 2016 | 1 comment
Diablo author pens new children's book, 'Too Many Moose!'

Lisa Bakos talks inspiration, rhymes and marvelous moose
A "madcap moose adventure" is how Diablo author Lisa M. Bakos describes her latest children's picture book, "Too Many Moose!"

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Nonprofit believes every child deserves a birthday cake

Cake4Kids volunteers bake 1,800 cakes a year -- with love
The foster mom did what came naturally when her new child had a birthday: She baked her a chocolate cake. When the girl came home from school and saw the cake, she burst into tears, saying, "I've just never had a birthday cake."

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Pleasanton council puts anti-Costco initiative on Nov. 8 ballot

Mayor Thorne reveals he owns Costco stock, steps down from debate
The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday voted to place an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would in effect ban Costco from building its proposed 148,000-square-foot membership store on Johnson Drive.

July 20, 2016 | 2 comments
Personnel file: Danville man wins Entrepreneur of the Year award

Maury Blackman, CEO of San Ramon's Accela, honored by Ernst & Young
Danville resident Maury Blackman, president and CEO of San Ramon-based Accela, was recently named Entrepreneur of the Year for Software in Northern California by Ernst & Young.

July 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Theft, burglary, vandalism calls lead Danville police log

Threatening officer, battery, DUI also reported July 3-9
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from July 3-9, omitting the more mundane.

July 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville author's novel spotlights social struggles of women in Pakistan

'The Little Stepmother' follows 12-year-old adjusting after arranged marriage
Danville resident Lubna Jahangiri describes her recent novel, "The Little Stepmother: A Novel," as a story about triumph of the human spirit in Pakistan.

July 20, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville Blvd. roadwork set for Thursday

A road project on Danville Boulevard is expected to cause traffic delays on Thursday. Crews will be repaving and sealing from Railroad Avenue to El Cerro Boulevard starting at 7:30 a.m. and running through the evening hours.

July 20, 2016 | No comments yet
SRPD officers credited for another life-saving medical response

Police use AED, CPR in health emergency for 2nd consecutive weekend
The San Ramon Police Department sang the praises of two officers who provided key medical assistance to a man suffering a heart attack Sunday, marking the second straight weekend San Ramon officers helped save someone facing a health emergency.

July 19, 2016 | 7 comments
Local congressman targets student debt

Swalwell co-authors bills on loan forgiveness, repayment plan updates
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) took aim at improving the debt situation for Americans working to repay federal student loans with two new bills he introduced with colleagues in Congress last week.

July 19, 2016 | 3 comments
Toddler dies after dental procedure in San Ramon

Cause of young girl's death remains under investigation
A 3-year-old girl died this weekend in San Ramon after a dental procedure, the Contra Costa County coroner's office confirmed Tuesday.

July 19, 2016 | 3 comments
Commission set for further talks on San Ramon Valley Apartments project

Updated proposal adds about 1,300 sq. ft. of commercial space
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set for another discussion Tuesday about a four-story apartment and commercial complex proposed for the northwest side of the city along San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

July 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville police pursuit ends with arrest in Pleasanton

Man fled after seen possibly casing gas station, DPD lieutenant says
Danville police arrested a Brentwood man after he allegedly led officers on a half-hour pursuit overnight Saturday that ended near downtown Pleasanton.

July 18, 2016 | 4 comments
Danville council to consider adopting downtown parking assessment

Consultant's study includes trend analysis, recommendations for future
The Danville Town Council is set to consider approving Tuesday the final results of a town-commissioned study of the downtown parking supply, featuring an analysis of parking trends and recommendations to improve conditions moving forward.

July 18, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville boy cyclist suffers serious injuries in crash with car

DPD: 11-year-old airlifted to hospital, expected to survive
An 11-year-old Danville boy remains hospitalized in serious condition after colliding with a sedan while trying to cross Camino Tassajara on his bicycle Sunday afternoon, according to a police spokesman.

July 18, 2016 | 6 comments
County concludes communication failure led to dog's mistaken euthanasia

Animal Services admits fault, aims to create new safety nets
A dog that would have been adopted was euthanized by Contra Costa Animal Services last month because of a communications breakdown that the agency's officials said Friday they are making efforts to address.

July 17, 2016 | 1 comment
Candidate nomination period for local elections opens Monday

Councils, school board, fire district among San Ramon Valley races this fall
The period to nominate candidates for local offices across the San Ramon Valley in the November election begins on Monday morning.

July 15, 2016 | 3 comments
Mount Diablo State Park recruiting new volunteers

Groups, residents invited to contribute to park through projects, activities
Mount Diablo State Park recently issued a call recruiting new volunteers for the upcoming months and inviting community groups and colleagues to take part in service projects.

July 19, 2016 | 1 comment
Vandalism, thefts, crashes top Danville police log

Forgery, burglary among other reports June 26 to July 2
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from June 26 to July 2, omitting the more mundane.

July 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Personnel file: Danville man joins board of corporate growth association

Rick Mizzo brings tech, logistic experience to ACG Silicon Valley
Danville resident Rick Mizzo, director of account and supply base management for ALOM Technologies, has been named to the board of directors of the Association for Corporate Growth of Silicon Valley.

July 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Centennial production of O'Neill play set in Danville

Foundation presenting 'Bound East for Cardiff' next weekend
Danville's Eugene O'Neill Foundation is celebrating the playwright's standout career by hosting a centennial production his play "Bound East for Cardiff" next weekend.

July 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Diablo author pens new children's book, 'Too Many Moose!'

Lisa Bakos talks inspiration, rhymes and marvelous moose
A "madcap moose adventure" is how Diablo author Lisa M. Bakos describes her latest children's picture book, "Too Many Moose!"

July 17, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley sewer district celebrating 70 years with open house

Central San anniversary event runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at HQ
Central San, the agency that provides sewer service for much of the San Ramon Valley, is hosting an open house on Saturday to commemorate 70 years in operation.

July 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Costco in Pleasanton? Voters likely to decide

City Council to debate Tuesday whether to call Nov. 8 vote on initiative
Opponents of making land available for a 160,000-square-foot Costco membership store on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton have won certification from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters' Office that their 7,000-signature petition qualifies for a Nov. 8 voter referendum.

July 14, 2016 | 3 comments
Nonprofit believes every child deserves a birthday cake

Cake4Kids volunteers bake 1,800 cakes a year -- with love
The foster mom did what came naturally when her new child had a birthday: She baked her a chocolate cake. When the girl came home from school and saw the cake, she burst into tears, saying, "I've just never had a birthday cake."

July 14, 2016 | 1 comment
Calling young San Ramon musicians

Symphony association seeks participants for youth competition
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association has announced that applications for its 44th Competition for Young Musicians will be accepted from Sept. 9-18.

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Strengthened dollar curbing growth in U.S. property sales to foreigners

1.3% decline over 2015 blamed on high prices here, waning economic growth abroad
Waning economic growth in many countries and higher home prices further enhanced by a strengthening U.S. dollar resulted in a slight decline in international sales dollar volume of U.S. property over the past year and a significant retreat in buying from non-resident foreigners.

July 13, 2016 | 3 comments
Hot Summer Nights returning to Danville

Town announces Thursday street closures for annual car show
The first of the two Hot Summer Nights Car Shows is set for Thursday in the heart of downtown Danville on Hartz Avenue.

July 13, 2016 | 2 comments
CDC releases preliminary findings from youth-suicide study

Report suggests stronger awareness, school connectedness critical to supporting youth in crisis
Preliminary findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's epidemiological investigation into youth suicide clusters in Santa Clara County shed some light on the contributing factors, including existing mental-health issues and problems at school, that played a role in deaths by suicide by Palo Alto teenagers.

July 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville man charged with sharing child pornography, hacking computer accounts

27-year-old booked into jail with $1.5 million bail
A Danville man accused of accessing the online storage accounts of women and girls he knew to get revealing pictures of them was indicted last week on child pornography charges and other violations, prosecutors said Tuesday.

July 12, 2016 | No comments yet
SRPD officers praised for quick response during medical emergency

On- and off-duty officers help save man in cardiac arrest at gym
Three San Ramon police officers were lauded for their actions to help treat a man who went into sudden cardiac arrest while exercising at a local gym Sunday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.

July 12, 2016 | 5 comments
High school football? Here it comes

Additions of Dublin, Dougherty Valley to EBAL bolsters rivalries
I know it's the middle of the summer, but is it ever too early to talk about the upcoming high school football season?

July 12, 2016 | No comments yet
SummerHill Homes out as Magee Ranch developer

Owner company substitutes in as applicant for proposed 69-home project
Development company SummerHill Homes is no longer participating in the proposed 69-home project on Magee Ranch land in Danville, and Magee Investment Company -- one of the site's owners -- has taken over as the project applicant in the town of Danville's consideration process.

July 11, 2016 | 3 comments
Danville council to discuss Tassajara Parks development

Downtown parking study results, Danville Blvd. bike lanes, green infrastructure also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to receive an update on the Tassajara Parks development proposed for unincorporated parts of the Tassajara Valley and consider how to respond during Contra Costa County officials' public review of the proposal.

July 11, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to weigh EBMUD recycled water pump station

Water agency wants to buy Dougherty Valley site from city for project
The San Ramon City Council is set to talk Tuesday about the East Bay Municipal Utility District's desire to purchase city property as the site for a future pump station that would distribute recycled water throughout the San Ramon Valley.

July 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville commission to debate house addition near Diablo

Residents appealed town's denial of proposed expansion that would encroach into required yard setback
The Danville Planning Commission is set to discuss Tuesday whether to allow a local couple to build an addition on their house near Diablo Country Club despite the project proposal violating town rules regarding setbacks from neighboring properties.

July 11, 2016 | 10 comments
Calling young San Ramon musicians

Symphony association seeks participants for youth competition
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association has announced that applications for its 44th Competition for Young Musicians will be accepted from Sept. 9-18.

July 13, 2016 | No comments yet
County: 100+ voters had two ballots counted in June primary

Loophole 'needs to be fixed, and it wouldn't be hard to do,' registrar says
The Contra Costa County Elections Division has identified a loophole that allowed more than 100 of the county's voters to have two ballots counted during the June primary, the county division announced Friday morning.

July 10, 2016 | 2 comments
Pleasanton police weigh confidentiality, transparency with body-worn camera policy

Officers now required to turn on cameras whenever they interact with public, with few exceptions
Body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers have swept the country over the past few years, both as a method for police to authenticate their statements and to keep officers accountable.

July 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Contra Costa nonprofit seeks nominees for sustainability awards

Groups, individuals to be recognized for green leadership in county
Local nonprofit Sustainable Contra Costa is accepting nominations for its eighth annual Leadership in Sustainability and Green Building Awards. The nomination period closes this Thursday.

July 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Personnel file: Danville company wins award for Alamo outdoor remodel

Gayler Design Build project added kitchen, entertainment area next to pool
Danville-based Gayler Design Build, Inc., recently earned a REMMIE Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Diablo Valley for an outdoor project at an Alamo home.

July 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Music in the Park returning to Danville

Summer concert series begins 31st season this Saturday
A Danville summertime tradition returns for the 31st year this weekend when the first Music in the Park concert of the season comes to Oak Hill Park on Saturday evening.

July 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Role Players Ensemble announces 2016-17 season lineup

Danville's Role Players Ensemble announces the performance lineup for its 2016-17 season, dubbed "Theatre for Grown Ups."

September 4, 2016 | No comments yet
East Bay home builder charged with witness retaliation

Man owns company fined for fraud scheme, ex-VP from Danville convicted
An East Bay home builder who avoided criminal charges when his company was fined in a bank fraud case earlier this year has been charged with retaliating against a witness, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

July 7, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon set for inaugural Doggie Dayz festival

Chamber of Commerce event Saturday to feature contests, costume parade, pooch playground
San Ramon's Memorial Park will belong to the dogs on Saturday when the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce presents its new Doggie Dayz of Summer festival.

July 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Assemblywoman honors Pleasanton veteran Eugene Cota

Baker: 'Eugene has demonstrated a lifetime of selfless service, courage and patriotic devotion'
Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) honored Air Force veteran Eugene Cota as Veteran of the Year for the 16th Assembly District in a ceremony at the Museum on Main in downtown Pleasanton last week.

July 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville blood drive part of Bay Area-wide interfaith effort

Set for 12-6 p.m. Thursday at The Reutlinger
More than 25 Bay Area faith organizations are partnering with the American Red Cross this month, including this week in Danville, to collect much-needed blood donations in what is the largest single blood collection effort for the Northern California Blood Services Region.

July 24, 2016 | No comments yet
'New' Dougherty Road scheduled to open Friday

Old Dougherty Road segment closing later in month, converting to public trail
A new, 1.5-mile stretch of Dougherty Road is set to open to drivers in San Ramon's Dougherty Valley on Aug. 12, according to city officials.

July 6, 2016 | 24 comments
Hit-and-run, vandalism calls lead Danville police log

Burglary, ID theft, injury crash reports also occur June 19-25
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from June 19-25, omitting the more mundane.

July 13, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon commission to debate Kumon tutoring center permit

New planning commissioners to join dais Tuesday night
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss Tuesday whether to allow a tutoring center in southern San Ramon to continue operating, with its landlord and city officials at odds over parking requirements.

July 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville seeks to clarify smoking ban

Ordinance would update rules for apartment, condo complexes
The Danville Town Council is set to consider Tuesday clarifying recently implemented regulations that prohibit smoking at multifamily housing complexes.

July 4, 2016 | 8 comments
Danville reopens park water features after drought restrictions relaxed

The town of Danville brought water features back to its parks ahead of the holiday weekend after getting the OK from the East Bay Municipal Utility District, according to town officials.

July 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Dublin police find 500 pounds of illegal fireworks

Pinole, Sunnyvale residents accused of selling fireworks on internet
Police seized more than 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Wednesday
from two people who were selling them in Dublin through the internet.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
CHP rescues teen girl thrown from horse at Mount Diablo State Park

A 16-year-old girl had to be rescued by a helicopter Thursday afternoon after she was knocked off her horse in rugged terrain in Mount Diablo State Park, according to the California Highway Patrol.

July 1, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council supports transportation sales tax plan

Summerwood Loop assessment, chronic fatigue syndrome, economic development report among other topics
The San Ramon City Council approved a resolution Tuesday in support of imposing a new, countywide half-cent sales tax to fund transportation improvements across Contra Costa County.

June 30, 2016 | 3 comments
County animal services mistakenly euthanizes dog that had chance at rescue

Spokesman: Department will 'learn and improve our process so this never happens again'
Contra Costa County Animal Services is investigating why a dog was mistakenly euthanized after local rescue groups proposed saving the animal earlier this month, a department spokesman said Thursday.

June 30, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville Hotel, McCauley House officially dedicated as town heritage resources

Cafe, florist set as new tenants for historic downtown buildings
Danville town, civic and community leaders came together Wednesday to commemorate a milestone moment for downtown, as the newly restored Danville Hotel and McCauley House were formally dedicated as town heritage resources.

June 30, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon: Police, fire district join forces on new emergency dispatch center

'It really helps enhance public safety in the Valley,' police chief says
San Ramon has ushered in a new era for city emergency dispatch with the opening of the San Ramon Police Department and San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District joint 911 call center.

July 5, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon teen golfer qualifies for Junior PGA Championship

Even-par final round spurs Hy to victory in section tourney
San Ramon teen Brendan Hy is set to compete in the Junior PGA Championship golf tournament later this summer after earning a one-stroke win at the sectional qualifier in Livermore last month.

July 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville readies for annual Fourth of July parade

Kiwanis Club leading downtown celebration Monday morning
More than 30,000 people are expected to arrive in central Danville on Monday morning for the annual Independence Day parade down the Hartz Avenue corridor.

July 1, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD says goodbye to superintendent Shelton

'It is hard to leave everybody, but I tell you: grandchildren are great magnets,' says retiring Shelton
The San Ramon Valley school board joined other civic and local education leaders in bidding farewell to district superintendent Mary Shelton during her final board meeting Tuesday night.

June 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Swalwell, congressional colleagues call for vote on gun control bills

Bay Area House Democrats hold rally in San Francisco
Building on a sit-in staged by House Democrats in the nation's capitol last week, San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and other members of the Bay Area congressional delegation gathered Wednesday in San Francisco to call for House Republicans to allow a vote on gun control bills.

June 29, 2016 | 16 comments
Crews knock down Blackhawk grass fire

Bulldozer catches fire; flames spread to nearby brush
Nearly 50 firefighters battled a 3-acre grass fire on a hill next to a shopping and business center in the community of Blackhawk on Wednesday afternoon, according to a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District official.

June 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville's plastic bag ban takes effect Friday

Businesses won't be allowed to give out single-use carryout plastic bags
The town of Danville's new local law prohibiting retailers and restaurants from handing out single-use carryout plastic bags to customers will take effect on Friday, more than 18 months after the Town Council approved the ordinance instituting the ban.

June 29, 2016 | 11 comments
Montair Elementary gets 4th principal in 4 years

Ondi Tricaso hired by school board to head Danville campus
The San Ramon Valley school board named local assistant principal Ondi Tricaso as the new principal at Montair Elementary School on Tuesday, making her the fourth person to lead the Danville campus since 2012.

June 29, 2016 | 2 comments
Town to commemorate Danville Hotel, McCauley House restoration

Dedication event set for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Danville town officials are set to recognize the recent restoration of the historic Danville Hotel and McCauley House with a dedication ceremony downtown Wednesday evening.

June 28, 2016 | No comments yet
East Bay luxury housing market leveling off

Alamo posts 5th-most luxury sales in May; Danville ties for 6th
Luxury home sales in the East Bay took a breather in May, edging lower from year-ago levels although still surpassing the previous month's total.

June 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville police make arrests on drug, theft-related charges

Officers remind residents to lock their vehicles, report suspicious behavior
Danville police officers arrested three people in separate incidents related to theft and drugs last weekend, prompting the department to advise town residents to lock their cars, avoid keeping valuables in their vehicles and tell law enforcement about unusual activities in their neighborhoods.

June 27, 2016 | 5 comments
School board to discuss LCAP, budget in superintendent's final meeting

Board policy revisions, new administrative regulations, Montair principal appointment among other topics
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to adopt its new local accountability plan and next year's district budget Tuesday night during Mary Shelton's last board meeting as superintendent.

June 27, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider endorsing transportation sales tax plan

Landscaping/lighting assessments, 9-1-1 dispatch center update, Dougherty Road widening also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to debate giving its support Tuesday to a proposed new half-cent sales tax to fund transportation improvements across Contra Costa County.

June 27, 2016 | 8 comments
Thefts, home break-ins lead DPD call log

Crashes, vandalism, battery among other top reports June 12-18
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from June 12-18, omitting the more mundane.

July 5, 2016 | 4 comments
Thefts, vandalism, burglaries top Danville police log

Battery, elder abuse, alcohol charges among other calls June 5-11
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from June 5-11, omitting the more mundane.

June 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Dublin, Pleasanton moving forward on considering new big box stores despite opposition

Citizens' coalitions hope to block IKEA, Costco plans to open new stores in two cities
Representatives of IKEA will hold two community meetings this week to provide details of a two-story, 377,000-square-foot furnishings store it plans to build on a vacant 27-acre site at Hacienda Drive and I-580 in Dublin, directly across from the Walmart center, Oracle and Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton.

June 26, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon set for Summer Concerts

Evening shows to be held at Central Park on weekends
Evenings will get a little cooler this summer as San Ramon Central Park is set to host its Summer Concerts series.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon holding election candidate info session

Free city training set for 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall
San Ramon city officials are holding a free election training session Monday evening for residents interested in learning more about running for public office, with the candidacy filing period set to open in less than two weeks.

June 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Crash outside Alamo fire station slows traffic on Stone Valley

Three vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash Friday afternoon outside a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District station in Alamo, a fire captain said.

June 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Obama's message to entrepreneurs: 'You are the bridge'

Business innovators will help integrate colliding cultures, bring prosperity to generations, president says
On one of the most tumultuous days for world markets and amid news that the United Kingdom will exit the European Union, President Barack Obama delivered a message of hope and unity on Friday at the White House 2016 Global Entrepreneurs Summit, which is being held at Stanford University. It was Obama's second visit to Stanford.

June 24, 2016 | 7 comments
Danville: New art exhibit to feature surfboards, sea life

'Surf's Up' runs July 8 to Aug. 18 at Village Theatre gallery
A new exhibit spotlighting artists' love of the sea and sun is set to come to Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery this summer.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Young cyclist airlifted after Danville crash

A 12-year-old boy was transported by a medical helicopter for treatment after being hit by a car while bicycling in Danville on Thursday afternoon, according to a town spokesman.

June 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Community vigil planned for paralyzed SRVHS grad

Jake Javier remains in intensive care after pool accident on eve of graduation
Family and friends are planning to hold a community prayer vigil this weekend in support of Jake Javier, a San Ramon Valley High School football star who was paralyzed the day before graduation earlier this month.

June 23, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD halts mandatory water-use cutbacks

Dougherty Valley's water provider opts for 10% voluntary reduction
The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to lift mandatory limits on water use for consumers, opting instead to implement a 10% voluntary conservation goal going forward.

June 23, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon set for Summer Concerts

Evening shows to be held at Central Park on weekends
Evenings will get a little cooler this summer as San Ramon Central Park is set to host its Summer Concerts series, starting this weekend.

June 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Assemblywoman names Save Mount Diablo as Nonprofit of the Year

Local environmental preservation organization Save Mount Diablo was honored at the State Capitol on Wednesday as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 16th Assembly District.

June 23, 2016 | 4 comments
Report: Median Bay Area home price reaches another record

Contra Costa County median price rises to $540,000, research firm says
A short supply and healthy demand for Bay Area homes lifted the median sales price last month to a historic high of $700,000, surpassing the previous peak of $690,000 set in April, according to research firm CoreLogic.

June 22, 2016 | No comments yet
License plate recognition cameras coming to Danville

Council OKs new police program; full implementation expected by year's end
Danville is set to become the latest Bay Area community to utilize license plate reader technology after the Town Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a police department proposal to bring the cameras to more than a dozen street intersections and six police patrol cars.

June 22, 2016 | 2 comments
Search of Dublin's Camp Parks turns up empty; reports of intruder unfounded

Reports of an intruder at the Camp Parks U.S. Army facility in Dublin on Tuesday morning were unfounded, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

June 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Run San Ramon set for Independence Day

10K run, 5K walk/run Monday morning benefit city's community programs
Fourth of July in San Ramon will kick off bright and early with the 24th annual Run San Ramon, which offers a 10K run and 5K fun run and walk.

June 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Fireworks go on sale in Dublin next week

Buy anytime, but use only in Dublin on July 4
"Safe and Sane" fireworks will go on sale in Dublin at noon this Tuesday, one of the few cities in the Bay Area where such sales are allowed to be sold by local nonprofit organizations.

June 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo Run expects to draw 200+ runners

Proceeds benefit Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center youth education programs
The fourth annual Alamo Run is taking place downtown this Sunday, allowing friends, families, young kids and even dogs to experience a 5K competitive and fun run.

June 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Camp Parks, Dublin, on temporary lockdown

Camp Parks in Dublin is temporarily locked down while police agencies search the garrison area after an unconfirmed report of intruder; no one seen and no confirmed shots fired, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

June 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Iron Horse Trail pavement project begins

$341,000 summertime effort aims to enhance conditions from Alamo to Dublin
Work is underway to improve pavement conditions on the Iron Horse Regional Trail through the San Ramon Valley, according to the East Bay Regional Park District.

June 20, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville council to debate approving license plate readers

Comprehensive economic development plan, commission appointments among other meeting topics
The Danville Town Council is set to consider Tuesday signing off on a police department proposal to bring license plate reader cameras to 14 places around town and six patrol cars to help police solve and deter crimes in Danville.

June 20, 2016 | 9 comments
San Ramon commission to discuss college admission prep center

Crow Canyon Commons landscape improvements also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider a proposal to bring a tutoring center focused on college admissions to Crow Canyon Place on Tuesday night.

June 20, 2016 | No comments yet
DPD: Alum arrested after breaking into SRVHS

Alamo man causes 'random' damage inside admin building, chief says
A San Ramon Valley High alum was arrested at the Danville school on Saturday evening after police allegedly found him causing damage inside the administration building.

June 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo home sustains damage in fire

A two-alarm fire did extensive damage Saturday afternoon to the attic and roof of a home in Alamo, a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District battalion chief said.

June 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Fair Chance offers after-school activities for local students with special needs

New nonprofit operating at Cal High this summer, Del Amigo during regular school year
A new San Ramon Valley organization formed earlier this year is working to provide a variety of after-school enrichment activities for local teens and young adults with special needs.

June 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville Library closed for renovations

Work underway; minimal services still available during two-week shutdown
The Danville Library is closed to the public through June 26 as construction crews complete renovations aimed at upgrading aging equipment and decor at the downtown facility.

June 16, 2016 | 10 comments
San Ramon council supports more Dougherty Valley annexation

Voluntary campaign spending limit, electricity aggregation study, DSRSD water supply among other topics
The San Ramon City Council has voted in favor of pushing another portion of unincorporated Dougherty Valley toward annexation into the city's jurisdiction.

June 17, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley water wholesaler eliminates mandatory usage cutbacks

Voluntary 10% conservation replaces mandatory reduction after area customers save 44%
The Tri-Valley's key water wholesaler decided to remove mandatory water conservation rules in light of a rainy winter season.

June 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Charlotte Wood student wins statewide art contest

Pressley's Paris photo 'Metro' honored by California Federation of Women's Clubs
Charlotte Wood Middle School eighth-grader Georgia Pressley earned top marks from the California Federation of Women's Clubs, recently winning in the middle school category of the organization's annual art contest for her photograph, "Metro."

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Downtown Danville set for Summerfest

Weekend event to feature art, music, classic car show and more
Danville is set to get into the summer spirit Saturday and Sunday with the 25th Summerfest bringing artists, entertainers, classic car aficionados, craft vendors and more to the heart of downtown.

June 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Officials name Diablo Valley College interim president

Ted Wieden to begin one-year term in July
An interim president was selected to head Diablo Valley College after the current president announced plans to retire this month, Contra Costa Community College District officials said Wednesday.

June 15, 2016 | No comments yet
FBI offers new reward for serial killer, rapist with San Ramon Valley crimes

Man sought in dozens of cases across California from 1976-86
The FBI announced Wednesday a reward of up to $50,000 for the identity, arrest and conviction of a person suspected in 12 killings and 45 rapes in California, five of which occurred in the San Ramon Valley in 1979.

June 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Anti-Costco group files petitions for Nov. 8 vote to ban store on Pleasanton site

Count underway to determine if sufficient signatures on forms to force initiative
Opponents of a possible bid by Costco to build a new membership-only retail store on Johnson Drive in Pleasanton filed a petition with the City Clerk's Office on Tuesday to place an initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot that would ban stores that large from being built there.

June 15, 2016 | 5 comments
Danville set for summer street projects

Town, utility agency construction expected to impact traffic conditions
Drivers in Danville will see roadwork on several key town streets this summer with construction set on a variety of projects, town officials said.

June 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Dublin moving forward on new IKEA store

Store on Hacienda Drive will be largest in Bay Area
Dublin city leaders said Monday that they will be moving ahead in the approval process for a two-story, 377,000-square-foot IKEA furnishings store to be built on a vacant 27-acre site at Hacienda Drive and Interstate 580.

June 14, 2016 | 8 comments
Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

Juror sends letter saying, 'Justice has not been served'
"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence handed down by Judge Aaron Persky on June 2. The male juror, speaking publicly for the first time, delivered a cutting letter to Persky on Saturday stating, "This punishment does not fit the crime."

June 14, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to review local accountability plan, district budget

Superintendent pay bump, special education plan also set for Tuesday
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk Tuesday about the proposed local accountability plan that outlines goals and strategies for the district over the next three years.

June 13, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon council to weigh more Dougherty Valley annexation

Voluntary council campaign expenditure limit, nuisance ordinance update, DSRSD drought update among other items
The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to consider pushing another portion of the Dougherty Valley toward annexation into the city.

June 13, 2016 | 3 comments
Danville council to discuss license plate readers for police

Clarifying smoking ban, Danville Blvd bike lanes, taxi rules also on tap
Danville police chief Steve Simpkins is set to present the Town Council with an update Tuesday on efforts to bring license plate recognition cameras to key Danville intersections to help police investigators solve and deter crimes.

June 13, 2016 | 7 comments
Grass fire at base of Mount Diablo State Park contained at 49 acres

No injuries, no structure damage reported; cause unknown
A grass fire that sparked on the base of Mount Diablo State Park in Clayton on Monday morning was contained after spreading across 49 acres, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said.

June 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Alameda County Fair opens Wednesday

Concerts, rides, entertainment, exotic food through closing day July 4
The Alameda County Fair will open Wednesday with new attractions, more special events and fair favorites ranging from horse racing to big name concerts and a fireworks spectacular on July 4 featuring the Oakland East Bay Symphony.

June 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Pedal pleasures: Tri-Valley couple heading to Italy for 14th bicycling tour

Passports. Toiletries. Clothes. Cycling shorts. Susie and Del Krause, 74 and 78, have a slightly different packing list from most folks their age headed to Europe.

June 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Eugene O'Neill Foundation plans summer of celebrations

Marks 100th anniversaries of playwright's first production, creation of National Park Service
Summer and fall 2016 will be busy and exciting seasons for the Eugene O'Neill Foundation as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and a centennial presentation of Eugene O'Neill's first play as part of a series of events to honor one of America's most famous playwrights.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Minor gas leak capped in Danville

Officials: 8-12 homes affected after EBMUD contractor hits line while digging
Crews stopped a gas leak in southern Danville that affected eight to 12 homes Saturday afternoon, a battalion chief with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and a spokeswoman for PG&E said.

June 12, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville: 'Inside Out', 'Ant-Man' lead Moonlight Movies series

The town of Danville has welcomed back its tradition of hosting summer movie nights outdoors.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo kicks off summer events

Movie Under the Stars, Summer Concert Series underway
The Alamo Parks and Recreation will present movie nights and a summer concert series. Both events will take place at Livorna Park and are free of charge.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Theft, vandalism, battery top DPD call log

Injury crashes, burglary among other reports May 29 to June 4
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 29 to June 4, omitting the more mundane.

June 12, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Colors amaze colorblind folks who don new spectacles

'I had no idea what I was missing until I tried the glasses'
Farhan Sareshwala, a 23-year-old software developer from Pleasanton, didn't know he was colorblind until he was tested in school as a young teen.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Charlotte Wood student wins statewide art contest

Pressley's Paris photo 'Metro' honored by California Federation of Women's Clubs
Charlotte Wood Middle School eighth-grader Georgia Pressley earned top marks from the California Federation of Women's Clubs, recently winning in the middle school category of the organization's annual art contest for her photograph, "Metro."

June 9, 2016 | 1 comment
Baker honors tea shop as Small Business of the Year

The English Rose chosen by assemblywoman for district honor
Downtown Pleasanton's The English Rose Tea Room & Gifts was recognized last week as Small Business of the Year in the 16th Assembly District.

June 9, 2016 | No comments yet
BART asking voters to OK $3.5 billion bond for system overhaul

Agency says proposal polled at 68% support, above voter-approval threshold
After years of focusing on system expansion, the BART Board of Directors is looking to completely rebuild the agency's aging infrastructure and voted unanimously Thursday to place a $3.5 billion bond on the November ballot to fund the effort.

June 9, 2016 | 17 comments
I-680 ramp closures coming up for express lanes project

There will temporary nighttime ramp closures due to construction for the express lanes on Interstate 680 through the San Ramon Valley starting Monday, according to Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).

June 12, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon sailor earns Warrior of the Day aboard USS Harry S. Truman

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Eden Isla, of San Ramon, was recognized as Warrior of the Day on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman on Monday.

June 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Voters appear to approve Bay conservation parcel tax

Bay Area-wide tax will cost homeowners $12 per year for 20 years
A regional ballot initiative proposing a parcel tax that would raise $500 million over 20 years to fund Bay conservation and flood protection projects appears to have been narrowly approved by voters in the nine-county Bay Area.

June 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Election Night: County supervisor race poised for runoff

Returns for San Ramon Valley's state and federal reps, plus Bay restoration tax
The stage is set for a November runoff for the right to represent Blackhawk, Diablo and the rest of District 3 on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors replacing retiring Supervisor Mary Piepho.

June 8, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Police chief named as interim city manager

Gorton takes helm July 1; search for permanent replacement might wait until after November election
The San Ramon City Council looked within to find its short-term replacement for retiring City Manager Greg Rogers, voting Monday to appoint police chief Joe Gorton as the interim city manager effective July 1.

June 7, 2016 | 4 comments
Alamo: Kiwanis Club hands out $31,000 in grants to local nonprofits

The San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation recently presented $31,000 in grants to local nonprofits during a breakfast event at the Round Hill Country Club in Alamo.

June 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Role Players Ensemble announces 2016-17 season lineup

Danville's Role Players Ensemble announces the performance lineup for its 2016-17 season, dubbed "Theatre for Grown Ups."

July 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: New art exhibit to feature surfboards, sea life

'Surf's Up' runs July 8 to Aug. 18 at Village Theatre gallery
A new exhibit spotlighting artists' love of the sea and sun is set to come to Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery this summer.

June 22, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD schools prepare for graduations

High schoolers graduate Friday; middle school eighth-grade ceremonies set Wednesday and Thursday
San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools are gearing up for graduations this week. The comprehensive high schools are set to host 12th-grade graduations Friday evening, and the middle schools have their eighth-grade promotion ceremonies set for Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

June 7, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon police seek info on gas station robbery

Investigators post crime video on Facebook, ask viewers to listen closely to culprit's voice
The San Ramon Police Department is searching for a man who was seen on surveillance video footage robbing a local gas station at gunpoint last week.

June 6, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley readies for primary election

Stage set for county, state, federal contests, plus regional Bay restoration tax
San Ramon Valley voters are casting their ballots in the Tuesday primary election on a variety of contests, ranging from candidates for president, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to State Senate and Assembly and Contra Costa County supervisor as well as a $25 million annual San Francisco Bay parcel tax.

June 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider endorsing county transportation sales tax

2016-17 town budget, drought update, lighting and landscape district assessments among other topics
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss approving a resolution Tuesday to support a new half-cent sales tax to fund transportation projects in Contra Costa County.

June 6, 2016 | 5 comments
Eugene O'Neill Foundation plans summer of celebrations

Marks 100th anniversaries of playwright's first production, creation of National Park Service
Summer and fall 2016 will be busy and exciting seasons for the Eugene O'Neill Foundation as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and a centennial presentation of Eugene O'Neill's first play as part of a series of events to honor one of America's most famous playwrights.

June 12, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to revisit apartment/retail complex

Canyon Lakes Golf Course brewery also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set for another discussion on a proposed four-story apartment and commercial project on the northwest side of the city along San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

June 6, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley expands Imagineering education program

Summer classes to teach hands-on science, technology, math, engineering
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation will be expanding its Imagineering program this summer with the intent to spark student interest in science and technology fields.

June 8, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to consider naming interim city manager

Planning Commission interviews, budget workshop also on tap Monday
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a closed-session meeting Monday afternoon to discuss the appointment of an interim city manager.

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
County recognizes local students for achievements in career education

CTE/ROP students awarded with certificate of merit, scholarship
The Contra Costa County Office of Education recognized six high school students from the San Ramon Valley last month among the 41 recipients of Students of Excellence Awards for achievements in career-focused classes.

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Burglaries, thefts lead Danville police log

Crashes, alcohol and drug charges among other reports May 22-28
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 22-28, omitting the more mundane.

June 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo kicking off summer events

Movie Under the Stars, Summer Concert Series start this month
Starting later this month, the Alamo Parks and Recreation will present movie nights and a summer concert series. Both events will take place at Livorna Park and are free of charge.

June 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Officials dedicate new Bella Vista Elementary School

Dougherty Valley's fifth K-5 campus set to open for students in August
San Ramon's Dougherty Valley welcomed its newest public school as community leaders gathered to formally dedicate Bella Vista Elementary School during a morning ceremony Tuesday.

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Colors amaze colorblind folks who don new spectacles

'I had no idea what I was missing until I tried the glasses'
Farhan Sareshwala, a 23-year-old software developer from Pleasanton, didn't know he was colorblind until he was tested in school as a young teen.

June 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo Rotary Club honors outstanding students, educators

Rotarians also seek nominees for Alamo's Citizen of the Year
The Alamo Rotary Club recently honored outstanding students and educators for their positive impacts in the community.

June 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Moonlight Movies series kicking off with 'Aladdin'

The town of Danville welcomes back its tradition of hosting summer movie nights outdoors starting this week.

June 7, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting Lyft driver

28-year-old accused of sexual battery, public intoxication
A San Ramon man was arrested after city police allege he sexually assaulted a ride-share driver while intoxicated Wednesday night.

June 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Kaitlin's cancer fight officially ends

Survivor now works for donations to find a cure, help sufferers
Every single person is affected by cancer, says survivor Kaitlin Gallagher, 20.

July 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville to host workshop on parks and recreation plan update

Interactive input session set downtown this Thursday
Town officials are asking the Danville community to help shape the future of recreation activities in the town by providing input during a public workshop this Thursday.

June 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Bay Area bracing for hot weather

Air quality officials set season's first Spare the Air day for Thursday
Triple-digit temperatures are expected in inland Bay Area locations later this week, National Weather Service officials said. The Bay Area's first Spare the Air smog alert for the year has also been called for Thursday.

June 1, 2016 | No comments yet
With race tightening, Bernie Sanders rallies crowd during Palo Alto stop

Vermont Senator tells supporters that if he wins the Democratic nomination, 'Donald Trump is toast'
Thousands flocked to Palo Alto to chant, to cheer, to wave signs, and to "feel the Bern" and to experience the rare thrill of seeing their state play a relevant role in a presidential election.

June 1, 2016 | 4 comments
Goodguys Summer Get-Together opens Saturday

2,500 hot rods, customs, classic cars on display at Pleasanton fairgrounds
The 23rd annual Goodguys Summer Get-Together Summer Get-Together kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday for a two-day run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

June 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Herd of goats found near Dublin golf course taken in by sheriff's deputies

Sheriff's Office searching for owner of maverick goat herd
Alameda County Sheriff's Office deputies are scratching their heads after a herd of 28 goats were found unattended and munching away on an empty lot east of the Dublin Ranch Golf Course in late May.

May 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville teacher earns national fellowship

Montair's Scott receives award from education publishing company
Hollis Scott, a fifth-grade teacher at Danville's Montair Elementary School, has been named one of 11 recipients of a national fellowship offered through educational content publisher Heinemann.

May 31, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon resident, Danville student nominated to U.S. service academies

Congressman Swalwell selects five students in all this spring
A San Ramon teen and a student at The Athenian School in Danville are among five Bay Area students set to matriculate to national service academies after they were nominated for acceptance by U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin).

May 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Kaitlin's cancer fight officially ends

Survivor now works for donations to find a cure, help sufferers
Every single person is affected by cancer, says survivor Kaitlin Gallagher, 20.

May 31, 2016 | 1 comment
Alamo teen drag racer continues strong season

Miller sits in first place after victory in Sacramento
Alamo native Leigha Miller is set to head to Southern California this weekend eying her third win of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Jr. Drag Racing League season.

May 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo woman wins wine contest's Best of Show Red

Linda Harrell honored for her 2011 Cotes du Alamo (Red Blend)
The Alameda County Fair has announced the top winners of its annual wine competitions, which included Alamo amateur winemaker Linda Harrell winning a Best of Show Red honor.

May 30, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD recognizes 50+ retirees

Bright Light Award recipients, Battle of the Books winners also honored
It was standing-room-only last week when the San Ramon Valley school board hosted a ceremony to honor the district's 51 retiring employees.

May 30, 2016 | 2 comments
Pleasanton native's family sues SF, federal authorities over shooting death

Lawyer: Suit highlights 'lax enforcement of gun safety regulations' and 'bureaucratic confusion'
The family of Kate Steinle, a Pleasanton native who was shot and killed on San Francisco's Pier 14 last July, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against city and federal officials alleging that a series of policy failures and negligent acts led to her death.

May 29, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council honors two longtime city employees

Wong, Lucas retiring after working 55+ years combined
The San Ramon City Council joined San Ramon residents Tuesday to recognize two retiring city officials with more than 55 years of combined service to the city.

May 29, 2016 | 2 comments
Drought update, revitalizing redwoods, sidewalk repairs lead council meeting

The San Ramon City Council discussed the local water supply, a plan to revitalize redwood trees and other city landscaping, fixing the historic Forest Home Farms Old Barn and recouping sidewalk repair costs Tuesday night during its first-ever meeting at the new City Hall.

May 26, 2016 | 3 comments
Theft, battery, burglary calls top San Ramon police log

Indecent exposure, assault, DUI, crashes also reported May 17-22
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 17-23, omitting the more mundane.

May 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Art & Wind Festival blowing kites, hot air balloon and more into San Ramon

Community event to feature art, music and crafts at Central Park
The San Ramon Art & Wind Festival blows into town this holiday weekend, bringing kites, artwork and music to the San Ramon Central Park.

May 26, 2016 | 2 comments
Grand thefts, ID thefts top Danville cop log

Vandalism, burglary, DUI among other calls May 15-21
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 15-21, omitting the more mundane.

May 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Beware: Tick time is here

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
It's that time of year again. Trees are blossoming, weather is warming, grasses are growing, and the Ixodes pacifica nymphs are questing for a blood meal. You won't even feel the bite as they most considerately inject an anesthetic first.

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Honoring bravery: Reporter flies in World War II bomber ahead of tour's local visit

Wings of Freedom tour coming to Livermore Airport this weekend
Ahead of the tour's stop in Livermore this weekend, I toured World War II B25 and B17 bombers -- aka the "Flying Fortress" -- and flew in a B24 bomber.

May 25, 2016 | 2 comments
Schmitt signs contract to become new SRVUSD superintendent

'I won't do great things for you; I'll do great things with you,' he tells board
Rick Schmitt is set to take the helm as superintendent of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District in July after the school board unanimously approved his employment contract Tuesday.

May 25, 2016 | 2 comments
Nearly 20 thefts lead weekly San Ramon police log

Vandalism, burglary, assault among other reports May 10-16
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 10-16, omitting the more mundane.

May 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Toyota's San Ramon office builds playhouses for military families

Six toy structures donated through Habitat for Humanity and Blue Star Moms
Toyota's regional office in Bishop Ranch shut down Friday morning so workers could build playhouses for children and families of U.S. military service members.

May 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Fire department to conduct controlled training burns at Camp Parks Thursday

Burns between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m will be in small, low fire intensity sections
The Alameda County Fire Department will be conducting a controlled training burn exercise at Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m Thursday.

May 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Water agency moves forward on $30 million water treatment enhancement

Zone 7 board approves first step to add ozone filtration to Lake Del Valle plant
The Tri-Valley's water wholesaler is moving forward with a decades-long plan to add ozone technology to the area's primary water treatment plant, which could end up costing as much as $32.9 million.

May 24, 2016 | 1 comment
Six candidates vying to become new county supervisor for Blackhawk, Diablo

Mary Piepho retiring after 12 years on county board
In the race to succeed the retiring Contra Costa County supervisor who represents Blackhawk and Diablo, a crowded field of candidates is proposing similar objectives but with different areas of emphasis.

May 24, 2016 | 2 comments
SRPD: Man arrested after running from officers, getting stuck in creek bed

Firefighters use ropes to pull Danville resident to safety, sergeant says
A Danville man was arrested Monday afternoon after allegedly running from San Ramon police officers, jumping down into a creek bed and then getting stuck -- requiring local firefighters to pull him out.

May 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville gallery seeks artists for public parks exhibition

Entries accepted through July 22
Artists who enjoy visually representing the great outdoors and the natural world can submit their artwork for the sixth annual juried exhibition at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville.

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to consider approving new superintendent contract

Pay bumps for upper cabinet, budget update, honoring retirees also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to weigh a proposed contract with $309,664 in annual salary for Rick Schmitt, the San Diego County school administrator whom the board wants to become the district's new superintendent.

May 23, 2016 | 4 comments
Drought, sidewalk repairs lead 1st San Ramon City Hall council meeting

Old Barn renovations, city retirements among other topics
An update on the drought and its effect on local redwoods, a new plan to recoup costs for city sidewalk repairs and $660,000 in renovations to the Old Barn at Forest Home Farms are among the discussion topics for the San Ramon City Council Tuesday night during its first meeting at the new City Hall.

May 23, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon city manager announces retirement

City Council to discuss appointing interim replacement in closed session Tuesday
Greg Rogers is set to retire as San Ramon city manager this summer after more than five years as the city's top administrator.

May 23, 2016 | 2 comments
DSRSD recycled water fill station to reopen

Located at Dublin's Public Safety Complex on Dublin Boulevard, Clark Avenue
The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) will reopen its second residential recycled water fill station starting June 1 at the city of Dublin's Public Safety Complex at 6363 Clark Ave. at the intersection with Dublin Boulevard.

May 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, drugs lead Danville police log

Hit-and-run, vandalism, burglary among other calls May 8-14
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 8-14, omitting the more mundane.

May 22, 2016 | No comments yet
DVHS freshman hosting bone marrow registry drive

Booth to be set up during San Ramon Art & Wind Festival
A Dougherty Valley High School student is set to host a bone marrow registry drive at the San Ramon Art & Wind Festival next weekend.

May 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Venture student wins congressional art contest again

'Sisters' to hang in U.S. Capitol for next year
A senior in the San Ramon Valley's Venture Independent Study School recently won U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's congressional art competition for the second year in a row.

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Record-setting Hike for Hope

$106,000+ donated during Hope Hospice fundraiser this spring
Hope Hospice's Hike for Hope set a new fundraising record with more than $106,000 in cash and in-kind donations contributed during the nonprofit's sixth annual event held earlier this spring at Del Valle Regional Park.

May 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teen improv troupe wrapping up 9th season with superhero musical

Creatures of Impulse performs 'Heroes & Villains: The Musical' this weekend
What if Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor were pitted in a love triangle, and they felt like singing about it? The big final battle between Batman and The Joker, but as an epic musical climax?

May 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo Rotary celebrates 45th anniversary

'Rotary gives our members a sense of community, fellowship, friendship and belonging,' club president says
It was a celebration 45 years in the making when members and supporters of the Rotary Club of Alamo joined to honor the service organization's milestone anniversary.

May 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Foster care nonprofit Agape Villages helps support children in crisis

San Ramon-based agency helped place 160 children in foster homes last year
Being foster parents just made sense to Liz and Richard Messenger. After raising five children of their own, an empty nest sounded like a form of torture, rather than freedom, and there are so many other children out there who need help.

May 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Crashes, petty thefts top SRPD call log

ID thefts, DUIs, burglaries among other reports May 3-8
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 3-9, omitting the more mundane.

May 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville gallery seeks artists for public parks exhibition

Entries accepted through July 22
Artists who enjoy visually representing the great outdoors and the natural world can submit their artwork for the sixth annual juried exhibition at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville.

May 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo Walk-About returns to mingle residents with merchants

Community Foundation fundraiser set for 5-8 p.m. Thursday
Alamo residents, merchants and businesses are set to turn out for the Community Foundation of Alamo's second annual Alamo Walk-About this Thursday along Danville Boulevard.

May 17, 2016 | No comments yet
Meet the Zone 7 Water Agency candidates

Election to decide who influences prices, water reliability for Tri-Valley wholesaler
The June 7 elections may be an important day for state and national seats, but this election will also decide who will have governing authority over the finances and policy controlling much of the Tri-Valley's water.

May 17, 2016 | No comments yet
Venture student wins congressional art contest again

'Sisters' to hang in U.S. Capitol for next year
A senior in the San Ramon Valley's Venture Independent Study School recently won U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's congressional art competition for the second year in a row.

May 16, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon commission to talk more Dougherty Valley annexation

City eyes prezoning of 44-acre site near Quail Run Elementary
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to discuss paving the way for another section of the Dougherty Valley to be annexed from the county's jurisdiction into the city.

May 16, 2016 | 3 comments
ID thefts, home break-ins, DUIs lead Danville cop log

Battery, vandalism, crashes among other top calls May 1-7
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 1-7, omitting the more mundane.

May 18, 2016 | No comments yet
'The Crazy Comet From Outer Space'

Street Smarts program releases newest traffic safety storybook
San Ramon Valley traffic education program Street Smarts has released its latest traffic safety picture book, "The Crazy Comet from Outer Space."

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville officials to debate revamped Diablo Road apartment proposal

Property owner wants 153 units in E-shaped building in new plan after previous developer bows out
The Danville Town Council and other town officials are set to discuss a revised concept for a three-story apartment complex proposed for Diablo Road near the freeway during a joint study session Tuesday evening.

May 16, 2016 | 20 comments
San Ramon celebrates new City Hall

Two-story facility sits at heart of city at 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road
Hundreds were on hand as San Ramon city officials unveiled the new City Hall with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday morning.

May 15, 2016 | 5 comments
Dublin man killed in crash on I-680/I-580 ramp

A 64-year-old Dublin man died Saturday morning in a solo-vehicle crash on the transition ramp from southbound Interstate 680 to eastbound Interstate 580 in Pleasanton, California Highway Patrol officials said.

May 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Hit-and-run, theft reports top Danville police log

Battery, DUI, burglary among other calls April 24-30
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 24-30, omitting the more mundane.

May 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Groundbreaking ceremony ushers in Stone Valley Middle School construction

$37.5 million campus modernization expected to be ready for 2017-18 year
The Stone Valley Middle School community gathered Thursday to recognize a pivotal turning point for the Alamo campus: the start of construction to transform it into a contemporary educational facility.

May 17, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon City Hall grand-opening ceremony set for Saturday

Officials to welcome new city hub on Bollinger Canyon, plus nearby renovated skate park
The San Ramon community is set to ceremonially usher in a new era for the city on Saturday with a grand-opening celebration for the new City Hall.

May 12, 2016 | 3 comments
BART board approves early five-year contract with employees

Deal gives workers 10.5% raise over term, prevents strikes until 2021
A five-year labor contract with BART's major unions was approved Thursday, a year before the current contract expires, in an effort to avoid another round of acrimonious negotiations at a time when BART officials are looking to rebuild the system infrastructure and planning to ask voters to approve a $3.5 billion bond.

May 12, 2016 | 3 comments
Beware: Tick time is here

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
It's that time of year again. Trees are blossoming, weather is warming, grasses are growing, and the Ixodes pacifica nymphs are questing for a blood meal. You won't even feel the bite as they most considerately inject an anesthetic first.

May 15, 2016 | 2 comments
Sports Illustrated honors Monte Vista senior with on-campus presentation

Connor Bruce named magazine's High School Athlete of the Month for work on and off the diamond
Monte Vista High senior Connor Bruce was honored on campus Wednesday by representatives of Sports Illustrated for being named the national sports publication's High School Athlete of the Month for April.

May 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Sports Illustrated honors Monte Vista senior with on-campus presentation

Connor Bruce named magazine's High School Athlete of the Month for work on and off the diamond
Monte Vista High senior Connor Bruce was honored on campus Wednesday by representatives of Sports Illustrated for being named the national sports publication's High School Athlete of the Month for April.

May 12, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon council OKs new digital marquee sign

Skate park, Iron Horse overcrossings, criticism of assessment increase process among other topics
The San Ramon City Council unanimously authorized appropriating up to $55,000 Tuesday for a digital marquee sign to be installed in the coming months outside the new City Hall to spotlight city events and other news.

May 12, 2016 | No comments yet
EBMUD votes to end drought surcharge

Board cites water supply at 93% of normal, customer conservation at 24%
Customer conservation combined with a surge in water supplies has prompted East Bay Municipal Utility District directors to vote unanimously to end a drought surcharge that has cost the average household about $8 a month for the past year.

May 11, 2016 | 1 comment
Regional recycled water board selects new agency leader

Michael Tognolini chosen as manager of authority overseeing San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program
A regional governing board recently appointed a new authority manager for the agency that oversees Tri-Valley's recycled water projects.

May 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Governor orders long-term water use reductions

Some drought restrictions eased; Brown warns of shift to drier climate
Anticipating that California's massive drought over the last four years could just be the beginning of longer and more frequent droughts to come, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Monday mandating long-term water conservation throughout the state.

May 9, 2016 | 2 comments
San Ramon council to consider skate park project, Iron Horse Trail overcrossings

Tuesday's meeting isn't taking place at new City Hall because of tech delay
Renovations to the Central Park skate park and proposed Iron Horse Regional Trail overcrossings at Bollinger Canyon and Crow Canyon roads are among the items under consideration for the San Ramon City Council on Tuesday night.

May 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk Osage Park tree removal, business promotion grants

Second budget workshop also on tap for morning meeting
The Danville Town Council is set to consider a proposal to remove 17 trees from Osage Station Park as well as review applications for $50,000 available in town business promotion grants Tuesday morning.

May 9, 2016 | 1 comment
Variety of thefts top SRPD call log

Crashes, vandalism, break-ins among other reports April 26 to May 1
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 26 to May 1.

May 12, 2016 | 1 comment
Thefts, vandalism, burglaries top San Ramon police log

Reports of child abuse, rape, battery among other calls April 19-24
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 19-24, omitting the more mundane.

May 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Tow truck operators protest AAA tactics outside county court

Group alleges AAA threatened retaliation for class action suit
A group of Bay Area independent contractors providing emergency road services through AAA called out the motor club organization Friday for alleged threats of retaliation in connection with a lawsuit.

May 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville police nab Dublin man after chase

20-year-old accused of residential burglary in Greenbrook neighborhood
Danville police arrested a Dublin man who was caught by a police dog following a brief chase after he allegedly burglarized a home in the Greenbrook neighborhood Thursday morning.

May 5, 2016 | 2 comments
Congressman DeSaulnier reveals cancer diagnosis, continues re-election bid

'I feel fortunate that I had a positive response to this treatment,' he says
Danville's congressman, Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), announced Thursday that he has been battling leukemia since last year, saying he has responded well to treatment and he continues to eye re-election to a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

May 5, 2016 | 4 comments
Burglary, battery, child abuse reports top San Ramon cop log

Arson, thefts, vehicle crashes, DUIs among other calls April 12-18
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 12-18, omitting the more mundane.

May 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Director: San Ramon Golf Club in danger of closing

Days after pool shutdown, golf director says 18-hole course could be next after housing plan 'rebuffed'
The owners of San Ramon Golf Club are considering closing the 18-hole golf course in the south-central part of the city as a cost-cutting measure, according to the club's golf director.

May 5, 2016 | 10 comments
Tri-Valley film fest focuses on science, technology

Three-day event to feature films, specialty lectures
Livermore specializes in science and technology -- and its Livermore Valley Film Festival this weekend takes up the theme.

May 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville woman named Pleasanton's Teacher of the Year

Terri Drain wants students to find joy in exercise
Danville resident Terri Drain has been named the Pleasanton Unified School District's 2016 Teacher of the Year and will advance to the countywide competition later this year.

May 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Realtors vote to support $1.3 billion affordable housing proposal

Association 'recognizes the urgency of California's housing crisis'
Directors of the California Association of Realtors voted to support a $1.3 billion proposal by State Assembly members to create affordable housing programs.

May 9, 2016 | 9 comments
Tri-Valley museum presents Chevron historian

Old photos, artwork to illustrate early landscape of company
Museum on Main will present Chevron historian John C. Harper for "An Evening with John C. Harper" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

May 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, burglaries lead Danville police log

Crashes, missing persons, probation violations among other calls April 18-23
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 18-23, omitting the more mundane.

May 10, 2016 | No comments yet
School board makes employment offer to superintendent candidate

Rick Schmitt expected to join SRVUSD in July, if contract terms solidified
The San Ramon Valley school board voted Tuesday to offer San Diego County school administrator Rick Schmitt the job as the district's next superintendent, pending successful contract negotiations.

May 4, 2016 | 5 comments
Village Theatre presents new 'Art Tag = Inspire' exhibit

Photographs, paintings, sculpture among artworks featured
Danville's Village Theatre & Art Gallery is set to host a new exhibit, "Art Tag = Inspire," in which female artists stepped out of their traditional comfort zones to create fresh and unique artworks.

June 5, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Aqua Bears forced to find new home pool

San Ramon Golf Club abruptly closes access to its facility for 2016
With their swimming season set to get underway in just a couple days, the San Ramon Aqua Bears were left scrambling for a home pool over the weekend after officials at their longtime facility, the San Ramon Golf Club, announced that the pool would be closed this year as a cost-cutting strategy, according to the swim team.

May 3, 2016 | 12 comments
SRVUSD launches new CollegeConnect partnership with DVC

Qualifying 11th graders can now apply for San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Diablo Valley College's new CollegeConnect Program.

May 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Construction continues this month on I-680 express lanes

May tasks include reconstruction of median barriers, electrical work
San Ramon Valley commuters will notice lane shortages throughout this month due to ongoing construction for the new Interstate 680 express lanes.

May 4, 2016 | 3 comments
Camino Tassajara closure begins near Dublin city limits

Thru-traffic access unavailable between Dublin/San Ramon Valley until December
A portion of Tassajara Road in Dublin and Camino Tassajara Road in Contra Costa County is now closed due to a culvert replacement project and associated road improvements.

May 3, 2016 | 7 comments
SRVUSD board to discuss appointing new superintendent

School rental fee increases, math placement policy, special day class curriculum also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set for a closed-session discussion on appointing the district's next superintendent Tuesday night.

May 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to review 2016-17 budget projections, expenditure plan

Members to finish repealing approvals of 69-home project later Tuesday
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to discuss the town's draft operating budget for next fiscal year, including revenue and expenditure estimates, proposed improvement projects and the municipal government's 10-year financial forecast.

May 2, 2016 | No comments yet
County hopes new promotion will spur dog adoption at overcrowded shelters

Fees reduced, free training for larger dogs offered this week
In hopes of alleviating growing numbers of dogs at overcrowded Contra Costa County animal shelters, the county is offering incentives this week to adopt a new canine friend.

May 2, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Man killed after crashing into crane on I-680

Driver rear-ended equipment that belonged to subcontractor on express lanes project, officials say
A motorist was killed in a crash with a mobile construction crane on Interstate 680 in San Ramon late Thursday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

May 1, 2016 | 4 comments
SRPD: San Lorenzo man arrested after robbery, carjacking

Meeting in Safeway parking lot reportedly leads to theft of money, car
San Ramon police arrested a San Lorenzo resident for a reported armed robbery and carjacking at Safeway on San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Tuesday evening, a department spokesman said on Thursday.

April 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Need a kitty fix? Check out this purrody

East Bay SPCA does takeoff on Adele's hit song, 'Hello'
Cue the kittens. Several darling little felines looking for homes through the East Bay SPCA were chosen to star in a video recently, a tweaked version of Adele's song, "Hello," presented as "Meow."

May 1, 2016 | 1 comment
School board backs Windemere Ranch 'Acceptance Week' LGBT lessons

Residents on both sides share emotional commentary during 2+ hours of discussion
Dozens of students, parents and teachers turned out last week as the school board hosted an impassioned debate about recent "Acceptance Week" lessons focused on gender and sexual identity at San Ramon's Windemere Ranch Middle School.

April 28, 2016 | 12 comments
EBMUD suspending water-waster penalties

Board votes to stop ordinance effective May 3 after wet winter
An ordinance that imposes fines on suspected water wasters in the San Ramon Valley and other parts of the East Bay as a reaction to the state's drought is being lifted, according to the East Bay Municipal Utility District.

April 26, 2016 | 1 comment
New San Ramon City Hall opening for business

State-of-the-art complex completed at 7000 Bollinger Canyon Road
The new San Ramon City Hall opened for business as scheduled Wednesday morning at the heart of Bollinger Canyon Road.

April 26, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD announces superintendent finalist

San Diego-area leader with Livermore ties tops list, with site visit and contract approval pending
Rick Schmitt, a San Diego County schools superintendent, has been selected as the finalist to fill the same position in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District starting this summer, pending a positive site visit in his current district and successful contract negotiations.

April 26, 2016 | 10 comments
Danville hosting Drug Takeback Day event

Residents can dispose of their medications safely, securely Saturday
The Danville Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a free medication disposal event for residents on Saturday for National Drug Takeback Day.

April 28, 2016 | 4 comments
Village Theatre presents new 'Art Tag = Inspire' exhibit

Photographs, paintings, sculpture among artworks featured
Danville's Village Theatre & Art Gallery is set to host a new exhibit, "Art Tag = Inspire," in which female artists stepped out of their traditional comfort zones to create fresh and unique artworks.

April 28, 2016 | 1 comment
Police: Danville nanny arrested after baby abuse caught on video

Danville police arrested a local nanny Monday after her employers allegedly saw her on video hitting and shaking their baby.

April 25, 2016 | 2 comments
Trio indicted for alleged San Ramon Valley sex trafficking operation

Court appearance set for Tuesday morning
Three people were indicted last week by a Contra Costa County grand jury in connection with a 14-year sex trafficking ring centered in San Ramon and Danville, prosecutors announced Monday.

April 25, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville: Coroner IDs woman killed in I-680 crash

Albany resident dies at hospital after wet-weather collision
A woman who died after a crash Friday on Interstate 680 in Danville was identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office Monday as 55-year-old Albany resident Farnaz Taheri-Stosik.

April 25, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set to host budget workshop

The San Ramon City Council is holding a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss next year's city budget.

April 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Community college district hires police chief; searching for new chancellor, DVC president

NJ police veteran joins CCCCD as public safety director
A longtime New Jersey police official has taken the reins as the new director of police, safety and emergency services for the Contra Costa Community College District.

April 27, 2016 | No comments yet
New principal appointed for John Baldwin Elementary

School board also names four assistant principals district-wide
The San Ramon Valley school board selected Joe Romagna as the new principal at central Danville's John Baldwin Elementary School, beginning next school year, among a series of new administrative hires the board made last week.

April 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Woman dies after I-680 crash in Danville

Southbound spin-out collision occurs amid wet weather Friday
A 55-year-old Albany woman died in the hospital after a collision on Interstate 680 in Danville amid rainy conditions Friday morning.

April 24, 2016 | 3 comments
San Ramon: There's no place like Oz

Follow yellow brick road to 'Wizard of Oz' sing-a-long Saturday
Head off to see Dorothy, the wizard and more at "The Wizard of Oz" sing-a-long event occurring this Saturday at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center.

April 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Identity theft calls top Danville cop log

Other thefts, probation violations, alcohol charges also reported April 10-16
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 10-16, omitting the more mundane.

May 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville seeks volunteers for Lend a Hand Day

Helping seniors with raking, spring garden clean-up among tasks
The town of Danville is currently accepting applications for volunteers for the annual Lend a Hand Day event this Saturday.

April 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville hosting public safety, business outreach meetings

Danville town officials are holding public meetings the next two days focusing on the issues of economic development and public safety.

May 5, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon seeks applicants for city commissions

Spots also available on committees, advisory boards
The city of San Ramon recently announced openings for boards, committees and commissions positions.

April 28, 2016 | 1 comment
East Bay Parks bans smoking, drones

District board also votes to increase bike trails
East Bay Regional Park District directors have voted to ban smoking and drones and to increase the number of single-track bike trails in parks.

April 22, 2016 | 2 comments
Report: All 4 local high schools rank among top 10% in state

Dougherty Valley leads the way at No. 42 in California, No. 281 in U.S.
Each of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's comprehensive high schools ranked among the 220 best in California, and one finished in the top 1% in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report "Best High Schools" list.

April 28, 2016 | 2 comments
Monte Vista student named Sports Illustrated's HS Athlete of the Month

Connor Bruce honored for success on the field, work with special-needs youth
Monte Vista High senior Connor Bruce has been singled out by national sports publication Sports Illustrated as its High School Athlete of the Month for April.

April 21, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon preschool celebrates Earth Day with week-long activities

Root for Earth campaign teaches kids about recycling, plant life, upcycling and more
Preschoolers and toddlers at The Goddard School in San Ramon are observing Earth Day all this week with environment-focused lessons and eco-friendly activities as part of the nationwide school's annual Root for Earth initiative.

April 21, 2016 | No comments yet
School board holding superintendent interviews

Closed sessions set for Friday, Saturday at Chamber of Commerce offices
The San Ramon Valley school board is scheduled to interview six candidates vying to become the district's next superintendent later this week in closed sessions.

April 21, 2016 | 1 comment
18 SRVUSD elementary schools earn state Gold Ribbon awards

District's count represents 85% of its campuses, 48% of all Contra Costa winners
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District all but dominated California's Gold Ribbon School program this year, with 18 of the district's 21 elementary schools earning the distinction when state officials announced the recipients last week.

April 21, 2016 | 1 comment
All-day fundraiser aims to bring in $1 million for East Bay nonprofits

Promotion, giving for May 3 event to occur entirely online
The annual East Bay Gives fundraising blitz will get underway in about a week, aiming to fund 502 regional nonprofits, including six in the San Ramon Valley.

April 27, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville council begins rescinding 69-home development approvals

Final ordinance adoption set for next month; bike-safety study to follow
The Danville Town Council has started the court-ordered process of rescinding its prior approvals of a proposed 69-home development on Magee Ranch land while the town completes a bicycle-impact study for the project.

April 20, 2016 | 6 comments
Danville elementary educator named county Teacher of the Year finalist

Creekside's Rooks now competing against three other Contra Costa teachers
Joyce Rooks, a second-grade teacher at Danville's Creekside Elementary School, has been selected as a finalist for 2016-17 Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year, with a chance to advance the statewide competition later this year.

April 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Cal High wins hockey final

Grizzlies break open tight game with two goals in third period
The California High hockey team finished its playoff run on top with a 3-0 victory over Amador Valley in the championship game in Dublin last Friday.

April 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Brimming with technology, Bay East serves region's real estate professionals

70-year-old association moves into corporate park headquarters
Bay East Association of Realtors, a professional trade association serving over 5,000 real estate professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, has just moved into a 17,000-square-foot office complex that it purchased in Bernal Corporate Park in Pleasanton.

April 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Cricket anyone?

Sport rapidly growing in popularity across Tri-Valley
It's true. Participation in cricket is growing rapidly, with the foundation at the middle school level. And one group in particular has been responsible for the rapid growth among teens in the area, Cricket for Cubs.

April 24, 2016 | 7 comments
San Ramon school recognized for tolerance

Live Oak Elementary among 91 schools to receive honor
San Ramon's Live Oak Elementary School was recently named a 'Mix It Up Model School' by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Program for its tolerance efforts during the 2015-16 school year.

May 4, 2016 | No comments yet
'The Crazy Comet From Outer Space'

Street Smarts program releases newest traffic safety storybook
San Ramon Valley traffic education program Street Smarts has released its latest traffic safety picture book, "The Crazy Comet from Outer Space."

May 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville projects require street, sidewalk closures

Sycamore Valley Park, San Ramon Valley Boulevard affected
A pair of construction projects will cause closures in Danville during the next couple weeks, according to town officials.

April 19, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to talk WRMS 'Acceptance Week,' middle school ATP, boundary shift

Classified employee pay raises, increasing school rental fees among other topics
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to receive informational updates on the Windemere Ranch Middle School "Acceptance Week" activities from last week and the middle school locations of the Academic Talent Program next school year among its crowded agenda Tuesday night.

April 18, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to consider revamped apartment/commercial complex

New Brilliant Minds day care and heritage program also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to debate Tuesday the latest version of a proposal to add a four-story residential and commercial project on the northwest side of the city along San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

April 18, 2016 | 10 comments
Danville council to start rescinding Magee Ranch development approvals

Could reconsider 69-home project after new bicycle-impact study
The Danville Town Council is set to begin the process of rescinding its prior approvals of a proposed 69-house development on the northeast side of town Tuesday night.

April 18, 2016 | 4 comments
Thefts, DUIs, crashes lead San Ramon police log

Child abuse, vandalism, break-ins among other reports April 5-10
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 5-10, omitting the more mundane.

May 3, 2016 | No comments yet
County animal services waives spay/neuter fees through April

Contra Costa County Animal Services is waiving its spay and neuter fees for dogs and cats for the rest of the month to encourage adoption, a department spokesman said Friday.

April 17, 2016 | 2 comments
Teachers union honors best of the best in San Ramon Valley education

Educators, parents, subs, administrators among SRVEEA recipients
Around 350 local teachers, education leaders and community members filled the Blackhawk Museum as the San Ramon Valley Education Association recognized some of its top members and supporters during an award ceremony Thursday evening.

April 17, 2016 | 2 comments
'O'Neill: The Rhythms of His Soul' in Danville

American pop music, Irish tunes to be showcased
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation will present a musical revue in its production of "O'Neill: The Rhythms of His Soul" in the Old Barn at Tao House in Danville starting April 30.

April 20, 2016 | No comments yet
'Star Wars' fans can celebrate 'May the 4th' in Danville

Jedi lessons, scavenger hunt, 'Force Awakens' screening among event highlights
May the 4th be with you. That's what Danville town officials are saying to local "Star Wars" fans, offering a series of activities where people can deck out in their favorite "Star Wars" gear and attend the first-ever celebration hosted by the town this Wednesday.

May 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Burglaries, ID thefts lead DPD call log

Battery, criminal threats, DUI among other reports April 3-9
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 3-9, omitting the more mundane.

April 20, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD shows support for LGBT students with 1st-ever Day of Silence resolution

School board endorses voluntary participation, says students must talk in class if lesson requires
The National Day of Silence returned to some San Ramon Valley schools on Friday, but it arrived this year with an unprecedented endorsement from the school board in a show of support for students harassed because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

April 14, 2016 | 45 comments
DSRSD's new chief eyes drought-proofing region

Dan McIntyre balancing water supply challenges, big dreams for district
When Dan McIntyre considers Dublin San Ramon Services District's (DSRSD) future, he dreams big. The newly appointed general manager of DSRSD has his sights on better preparing the district to avoid a water shortage if the California drought continues. But he's also hoping to work toward ambitious goals that could make the district zero-waste.

April 14, 2016 | 1 comment
Pleasanton's oldest church reborn as Tri-Valley's first to embrace ECO movement

Renamed Graceway, church also set to relocate to new permanent home
Pleasanton's oldest church, newly renamed as Graceway, has been through several metamorphoses since it was founded almost a decade after the Civil War, and its leaders see this year as a time of another rebirth.

April 17, 2016 | No comments yet
School board set for special meeting on superintendent search

Officials to review applications, select finalists at closed session in board member's house
The San Ramon Valley school board is scheduled to confer with district consultants and evaluate superintendent candidates during a special closed-session meeting at a board member's house Thursday morning.

April 13, 2016 | 2 comments
City leaders to continue rezoning efforts for Costco store in Pleasanton

Speakers in packed meeting room talk about traffic, not Costco
A majority of the members of the Pleasanton City Council and Planning Commission agreed Tuesday night that they will continue with plans to rezone a 40-acre site on Johnson Drive to accommodate a proposed Costco membership store and two hotels.

April 13, 2016 | No comments yet
County looks to address racial disparities in justice system

Supervisor Glover: 'We're never going to close the gap if we don't start implementing changes'
Statistics exposing racial disparities in Contra Costa County's criminal justice system were presented at a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, and the supervisors asked for a group to be formed to explore the issue.

April 13, 2016 | 2 comments
San Ramon teen wins junior golf tour event

Carondelet's Browne tops division at Pumpkin Ridge outside Portland
San Ramon teen Alexis Browne used a strong finish down the stretch to expand a once-tight competition in her age group to win at the Major Championship at Pumpkin Ridge hosted by the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in Oregon.

April 12, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville: New exhibit spotlights Japanese American internment camps

Speakers, music, videos in 'Art of Survival: Enduring the Turmoil of Tule Lake'
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley showcases a new exhibit now through mid-May aiming to educate viewers on the incarceration of Japanese Americans in internment camps during World War II.

April 12, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon author explores dog-athlete bond in 'Sit, Stay, Love'

Mentink releases new novel, pledges 10% of proceeds to SF-based senior dog rescue nonprofit
San Ramon novelist Dana Mentink spotlights the support and strength older dogs can provide through the tale of a pro baseball player and the mature dog he inherits in her latest book, "Sit, Stay, Love."

April 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Cinderella Classic cyclist injured in Dublin crash

Annual 65-mile ride runs through San Ramon Valley
One of the participants of an East Bay bicycling event on Saturday was struck by a vehicle in Dublin and suffered serious injuries, a police lieutenant said Monday.

April 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Economic development plan, wine at farmers market on Danville council agenda

Bringing back printed town newsletter, Osage Station Park update also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to receive the latest update on the town's first-ever comprehensive economic development plan and weigh a proposal to allow a wine vendor at the weekend downtown farmers market during a study session Tuesday morning.

April 11, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon set for final council meeting at old City Hall

City moving into new Bollinger Canyon Road complex in two weeks
Increasing city service fees, next year's budget and radar speed display signs around town are among the topics Tuesday evening in what is set to be the San Ramon City Council's final meeting in its home of more than 30 years before moving into the new City Hall in the coming weeks.

April 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Devil Mountain Run returning to Danville

Proceeds from May 1 fundraiser to benefit Discovery Counseling Center
One of the East Bay's oldest foot races is coming back to the streets of Danville when the 2016 Devil Mountain Run arrives later this spring.

April 19, 2016 | 2 comments
Danville opens recruitment for town commission positions

Spots available on Arts, Heritage Resource, Parks and Leisure Services boards
Danville officials are accepting applications through late May from residents interested in serving on several town commissions.

April 13, 2016 | No comments yet
'The Great Gatsby' coming to Danville stage

Role Players bringing Fitzgerald's famed tale to life at Village Theatre
Danville's Role Players Ensemble is set to stage a classic story of obsession, greed and passion when it presents "The Great Gatsby" through the end of the month.

April 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Dougherty Valley's 'Beauty in Age' art project honored by state organization

School-city partnership recognized for creating collaborations
A portraiture project pairing Dougherty Valley High School students with older San Ramon residents through a city senior center recently received statewide recognition for promoting a sense of community through collaboration.

April 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Crashes, thefts, drug charges lead San Ramon police log

Indecent exposure, robbery, battery among other calls March 29 to April 4
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 29 to April 4, omitting the more mundane.

April 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Break-ins, thefts top Danville cop log

Vandalism, probation violation, battery also occur March 27 to April 2
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 27 to April 2, omitting the more mundane.

April 17, 2016 | 1 comment
Personnel file: Engineering firm names new San Ramon project manager

Fuscoe Engineering, Inc., hired a new project manager at its San Ramon office in Bishop Ranch 6, firm representatives announced last week.

April 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Learning more about family history in Danville

Local LDS stake hosts 'Discovery Day' to spur enthusiasm in genealogy
Hundreds of San Ramon Valley residents gathered to learn more about their genealogical background and how to preserve their family history going forward at a recent event hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Danville Stake.

April 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Marvel, Mintz, Jennison honored for SRVUSD board service

Among 20+ officials recognized by county school boards association
San Ramon Valley Unified School District board members Greg Marvel, Ken Mintz and Denise Jennison recently received certificates of recognition from the Contra Costa County School Boards Association in honor of more than 30 years combined on the local school board.

April 7, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon author explores dog-athlete bond in 'Sit, Stay, Love'

Mentink releases new novel, pledges 10% of proceeds to SF-based senior dog rescue nonprofit
San Ramon novelist Dana Mentink spotlights the support and strength older dogs can provide through the tale of a pro baseball player and the mature dog he inherits in her latest book, "Sit, Stay, Love."

April 7, 2016 | No comments yet
BART shows off new 'Fleet of the Future' cars

Agency hopes replacement cars will start service by year's end
BART's new, more spacious cars are undergoing testing in the East Bay and agency officials hope to get the first of them on tracks by the end of this year.

April 6, 2016 | No comments yet
County airport to start hosting jet flights to SoCal, Las Vegas

JetSuiteX selling regular trips on 30-seat private planes from Buchanan Field
A Contra Costa County airport will expand service this month with public jets traveling to Southern California and Las Vegas, county airport officials announced.

April 12, 2016 | No comments yet
Artist to share techniques in Alamo

Award-winning watercolor artist Mryna Wacknov will paint a portrait and show how she achieves interesting textures with Gesso and other mediums on watercolor paper at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday at the Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., at the monthly demonstration hosted by the Alamo Danville Artists' Society.

April 6, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD names new general manager

Dan McIntyre promoted to water/sewer agency's top post
DSRSD has selected Dan McIntyre as its new general manager, with the district's Board of Directors voting unanimously Tuesday night to promote McIntyre, who had served as the district's engineering services manager.

April 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Family of teen fatally shot by Pleasanton PD officer sues city, department

Civil complaint demands jury trial to determine punitive damages after officer cleared of criminal charges
The parents of a 19-year-old man fatally shot by a Pleasanton police officer downtown last summer are suing the police department and the city for wrongful death, claiming action should have been taken to prevent the teen's death during the violent encounter with police.

April 5, 2016 | 6 comments
Sunol school's fight to stay independent

Book by former superintendent chronicles events in 1965 that led to today's districts
The 1960s were heady times for educator Peter Corona when he became superintendent of Sunol Glen School District at the age of 32. School districts were unifying all over California, and a Pleasanton-Dublin district was poised to swallow tiny Sunol and its 150 students.

April 11, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon mom accused of pushing son in stroller while drunk

DPD: 31-year-old spotted taking baby down stairs, bumping into buildings
Police allege a San Ramon woman pushed her infant son around in a stroller while drunk in downtown Danville on Monday night before she was arrested.

April 5, 2016 | 13 comments
Record-breaking warm weather expected Wednesday

Temperatures around the Bay Area will pick up drastically during the middle of the week, possibly breaking previous records, according to the National Weather Service.

April 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk school traffic, local recycling

Town Council also to proclaim this as National Volunteer Recognition Month
Efforts to reduce traffic congestion around Danville schools and updates on recycling and garbage pick-up services in town are among the lead talking points set for Tuesday night's Town Council meeting.

April 4, 2016 | 3 comments
Gas line broken in Blackhawk building

A gas line ruptured inside a building's attic in unincorporated Blackhawk on Monday morning, according to utility and fire officials.

April 4, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD closing pay-raise deals with classified unions

Board OKs contract with SEIU, voting on CSEA agreements April 19
The San Ramon Valley school district appears on track to solidify new labor agreements with all of its classified workers that include pay increases similar to raises given to local teachers and other employees this year.

April 3, 2016 | 7 comments
Crashes, thefts, missing-person reports top SRPD call log

Carjacking, vandalism, burglary among other incidents March 22-28
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 22-28, omitting the more mundane.

April 14, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville's ban on Airbnb-type rentals takes effect

Ordinance set to be enforced on complaint basis
Danville's new town ordinance prohibiting short-term residential rentals, such as those offered through Airbnb, is set to take effect Friday.

March 31, 2016 | 3 comments
SRPD: Pair arrested after weekend carjacking

Man nabbed shortly after incident, woman accomplice caught two days later, lieutenant says
San Ramon police arrested a local woman and a transient man in connection with a carjacking in the Dougherty Valley early Saturday morning, a department spokesman said Thursday.

March 31, 2016 | 2 comments
12+ ID theft calls lead weekly DPD log

Arson, drug charges, burglary among other reports March 20-26
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 20-26, omitting the more mundane.

April 10, 2016 | 4 comments
Danville residents among new Hope Hospice board officers

'Each brings valuable experiences, expertise to organization,' CEO says
Three Hope Hospice directors have been elected as officers on the board, including two Danville residents.

April 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley water agencies exploring toilet-to-tap

Officials tout method as helpful supplement amid drought -- if they can overcome "ick factor"
Cities of the Tri-Valley and their water agencies are searching for a way to avoid more punishing drought years. But one proposed method, while touted as a "drought-proof" water option, has to overcome the "ick factor" that affects public support.

April 1, 2016 | 3 comments
California home sales up 2.6% in February

Bay Area only region where homes are selling above original list prices
Moderating home price appreciation and improving housing inventory combined to spur California's housing market in February as existing home sales increased from both the previous month and year.

March 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Make a healthy lifestyle a priority

Remember -- your body has to last a lifetime
You have one body in this life, so it only makes sense to take care of it. A healthy lifestyle should be a priority: eating a variety of the right foods, making time to exercise and incorporating it into your day and making sure you have the equipment you need, including practical clothes.

April 10, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon man accused of embezzling from youth football league

Police: Board members tipped off by insurance payment discrepancies
A former treasurer of the San Ramon-based Diablo Valley Youth Football League was arrested Wednesday morning after authorities allege he stole more than $200,000 from the children's sports organization.

March 31, 2016 | 4 comments
Bishop Ranch cut water usage by 22.5% last year

San Ramon business park conserves 8.5 million gallons amid drought
San Ramon's Bishop Ranch reduced its water use by 8.5 million gallons in 2015, a 22.5% decrease from 2014, according to officials from the business park.

April 5, 2016 | 2 comments
Mount Diablo State Park opens Junior Ranger registration

Wildlife, hands-on activities, hike included in spring session
Mount Diablo State Park has started registration for children interested in participating in this spring's Junior Ranger Program, which runs May 8 to June 11.

April 11, 2016 | 1 comment
'Coffee and Cocoa with the Cops' launching in Danville

Police Department meet-and-greet program starts this week
Danville residents will have the opportunity to mingle with and get to know Danville police officers as part of a new community engagement program that starts Thursday morning.

April 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Sheriff's deputies receive annual pay raises in new deal with county

Board of Supervisors, unions endorse labor contract this month
Contra Costa County supervisors Tuesday gave final approval to a new labor contract with county sheriff's office employees after an agreement was reached with an unprecedented haste.

March 29, 2016 | No comments yet
'Rickshaw Girl' debuting at San Ramon theater

Play follows Bangladeshi girl who challenges social norms about women in the workforce
San Ramon's Front Row Theater stage is set to host a new children's play about a Bangladeshi girl who tries to use her artistic talents to help her family earn more money in a community where only the boys and men are supposed to work for pay.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Bishop Ranch to host Holi festival Friday

Colorful celebration commemorates start of spring
San Ramon's Bishop Ranch is set to welcome spring with a colorful Holi festival Friday evening.

March 29, 2016 | 12 comments
San Ramon boy wins second junior golf title of season

Alamo, San Ramon girls finish in top 10 in separate division at Haggin Oaks
A nine-shot improvement in the final round spurred San Ramon resident Anay Roge to his second Hurricane Junior Golf Tour title of the year at the Sacramento Junior Shootout earlier this month.

March 29, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville again offering town business promotion funds

Applications for grants to local businesses, organizations due April 15
The town of Danville has begun accepting applications from local businesses and business groups seeking grants available through the town's business promotion fund.

March 28, 2016 | 1 comment
Ex-agency official sentenced for stealing money related to San Ramon development

Judge imposes prison term of 1 year and 1 day for embezzlement of bond funds
A former finance official with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco last week to one year and one day in prison for a fraud in which he admitted embezzling nearly $3.9 million in bond funds, including money related to San Ramon's Windemere Ranch development.

March 28, 2016 | 4 comments
Ramp closures set this week for I-680 express lanes work

Southbound Alcosta Blvd off-ramp, northbound Stone Valley Road on-ramp affected
Construction on the Interstate 680 express lanes project will lead to a pair of overnight freeway ramp closures during the next week, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC).

March 27, 2016 | 2 comments
San Ramon class aims to help teen drivers 'Start Smart'

Distracted-driver simulator available before two-hour education course
California Highway Patrol personnel are set to lead a class hoping to help young drivers start off on the right foot Tuesday evening at Dougherty Valley High School.

March 27, 2016 | 1 comment
Donating cups o' joe to San Ramon Valley firefighters

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District firefighters received more than 20,000 cups worth of free coffee Thursday to drink while on duty, courtesy of a Northern California coffee company.

March 27, 2016 | 2 comments
Demolition underway for Stone Valley Middle School modernization

Measure D project includes new two-story classroom building, multipurpose room, center quad
Alamo's Stone Valley Middle School is starting to get a long-awaited makeover, with construction crews this week knocking down decades-old buildings as part of the school's $37.5 million renovation project.

March 25, 2016 | 1 comment
Thefts, traffic-stop arrests top Danville police call log

Welfare-check arrests, shoplifting, vandalism also reported March 13-19
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 13-19, omitting the more mundane.

April 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Vandalism, DUIs, crashes top San Ramon cop log

Carjacking, petty thefts, missing person reports also occur March 15-21
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 15-21, omitting the more mundane.

April 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Furry friends find running mates

Animal shelter's Jog a Dog program credited with increasing adoptions
Several times a week, Jog a Dog volunteers take some of the shelter's dogs on long runs through a Dublin park to help them burn off energy, relax and socialize with other dogs.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Man accused of hitting strangers on Iron Horse Trail

Incidents occur in Danville, Alamo Wednesday afternoon; man taken into custody
A man arbitrarily assaulted and got in the way of up to five people trying to travel on the Iron Horse Regional Trail in the San Ramon Valley on Wednesday, according to park district officials.

March 24, 2016 | 10 comments
Home sales fizzle across U.S. in February

Although sales in Western states declined, still higher than one year ago
After increasing to the highest annual rate in six months, existing-home sales tumbled in February amid unshakably low supply levels and steadfast price growth in several sections of the country.

March 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville: Verizon 'water tank' cell tower proposal sent back to drawing board

Planning Commission asks for more review of design, coverage levels, backup power options
The Danville Planning Commission postponed consideration of a proposed Verizon Wireless cell tower disguised as a fake water tank, asking instead Tuesday night that town staff and the Design Review Board look at other design concepts for the project.

March 24, 2016 | 1 comment
SRVUSD honors 2016 Classified Employees of the Year

Jeri Sutherland, Tassajara Hills library media coordinator, earns top award
Hundreds of family members, friends, colleagues and school officials joined to celebrate the San Ramon Valley school district's Classified Employees of the Year during an evening ceremony Tuesday in Danville.

March 23, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon police make arrest in bank robbery

Wells Fargo incident appears unrelated to Bay Area 'Bearded Bandit' bank thefts, lieutenant says
Authorities have arrested a Bay Point man on suspicion of robbing the Wells Fargo Bank inside Nob Hill Foods in The Marketplace earlier this month, a San Ramon Police Department spokesman said Wednesday.

March 23, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Rotary to recognize 'Unsung Heroes'

Rotarians presenting awards Thursday to four people who embody 'service above self'
The Rotary Club of San Ramon announced its selections for the 2016 Unsung Hero Awards, which honor residents for their community service.

March 23, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVFPD battles separate fires at abandoned homes

Incidents occur Monday evening on Bollinger Canyon, Tuesday afternoon in western Danville
San Ramon Valley firefighters knocked down fires in a pair of unoccupied homes less than a day apart this week, with one causing significant damage to a house outside San Ramon and the other doing little harm to a residence in Danville, according to a fire district spokesman.

March 22, 2016 | 1 comment
DSRSD buys $4.9 million Pleasanton building for field operations

Location will store pipes, serve as service workers' office space
The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) will be relocating its field operations center from Dublin to a two-acre parcel in Pleasanton later this year, the agency announced Tuesday.

March 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, car break-ins lead SRPD log

Armed robbery, vandalism, crashes also reported March 8-14
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 8-14, omitting the more mundane.

April 3, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to talk facilities, boundaries in light of enrollment estimates

Classified Employees of the Year, raises for service workers and management, Measure D bond audit also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss facilities and boundary options Tuesday after the most recent enrollment projections indicated the district could see its student population continue to increase for at least the next seven years.

March 21, 2016 | No comments yet
O'Neill Foundation to honor playwright with 'Season of Firsts'

Marks 100 years since first Eugene O'Neill play on stage
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House in Danville is presenting a "Season of Firsts" event to honor the 100-year anniversary of Eugene O'Neill's first play production in 1916.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
New Verizon cell tower proposal heads to Danville planners

Wireless company wants to put six antennas in faux water tank above Quail Ridge homes
Verizon Wireless seeks approval from the Danville Planning Commission on Tuesday night to build a new wireless communication facility disguised as a fake water tank on a hillside on the west side of Interstate 680.

March 21, 2016 | 2 comments
Judge: Danville must rescind 69-home project approval amid bike-safety review

Town won't appeal ruling, working to complete bicycle-impact study for proposed SummerHill Homes development
A Contra Costa County judge last week ruled the town of Danville must rescind its previous approval of a 69-home development on Magee Ranch and reconsider the project after conducting full public analysis of the potential bicycle-safety impacts of the developer's proposal.

March 21, 2016 | 16 comments
City Council to debate stance against I-680 HOV ramps at Norris Canyon

Groundwater sustainability, spelling bee winners, tourism improvement district among other meeting topics
The San Ramon City Council is set Tuesday to consider urging county transportation officials to stop efforts to add carpool-access ramps on Interstate 680 at Norris Canyon Road and instead prioritize freeway improvements just south at the Bollinger Canyon Road interchange.

March 21, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon council set for goal-setting workshop

The San Ramon City Council is hosting a public workshop Monday afternoon to review past city goals and develop new ones for the future.

March 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Dublin: Police arrest pair on suspicion of pimping, pandering

Police arrested two people Friday afternoon in Dublin on suspicion of pimping and pandering, according to police.

March 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Crashes, thefts, DUIs top SRPD call log

Robbery, burglary, battery also reported to city police March 1-7
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 1-7, omitting the more mundane.

March 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Suspicious circumstances, identity thefts lead Danville police log

Hit-and-run, burglary, vandalism among other calls March 6-12
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 6-12, omitting the more mundane.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
CoCo supervisors give green light to large-scale study on new energy program

A large-scale study intended to pave the way for the potential creation of a Contra Costa County energy program has been given the green light by county supervisors.

April 7, 2016 | 1 comment
SRVUSD celebrates Student Recognition Project creativity

1,500+ students submit entries in art, writing, design, service and other categories
Hundreds of community members turned out to see the standout projects San Ramon Valley students created for the school district's annual Student Recognition Project.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Find those Easter eggs in Alamo, Danville

Alamo Rotary holding hunt at Livorna Park; Danville brings back Eggstravaganza at Town Green
The north part of the San Ramon Valley is ready for two popular Easter egg hunts this Saturday. The Rotary Club of Alamo hosts its Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day at the Park from 9-11 a.m. at Livorna Park, and the town of Danville presents Eggstravaganza at the Town Green and Danville Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

March 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Goodguys 34th All American Get-Together set for this weekend

Two-day show to feature 3,000 hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will kick off its first show of 2016 when the 34th All American Get-Together opens Saturday for a two-day run at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

March 17, 2016 | 1 comment
'Festival of Colors' in Tri-Valley to benefit eye care abroad

Indian celebration set at Pleasanton fairgrounds this weekend
A colorful springtime celebration common in India is coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend, aiming to bring together people of all cultures in the Tri-Valley while also raising funds to support free eye care for those in need in India.

March 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Iron Horse Trail patrolman named Officer of the Year

East Bay parks Police Department announces annual awards
The East Bay Regional Park District Police Department announced Officer Barry Lindsey as its 2016 Officer of the Year.

March 17, 2016 | 1 comment
DSRSD clean water specialist recognized for work on recycled water fill stations

Stefanie Olson named WateReuse's 2015 Staff Person of the Year
Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) clean water specialist Stefanie Olson was honored by the state's largest water recycling industry group this month as the 2015 Staff Person of the Year.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Water wholesaler postpones vote on local support for California WaterFix

Zone 7 board decides to wait until final environmental report is released
Moved by pleas from constituents in a crowded meeting room, the Zone 7 Water Agency board decided to postpone a vote on a resolution indicating local support for the California WaterFix until a final environmental report is complete.

March 17, 2016 | No comments yet
Furry friends find running mates

Animal shelter's Jog a Dog program credited with increasing adoptions
Several times a week, Jog a Dog volunteers take some of the shelter's dogs on long runs through a Dublin park to help them burn off energy, relax and socialize with other dogs.

March 22, 2016 | 1 comment
Sunol school's fight to stay independent

Book by former superintendent chronicles events in 1965 that led to today's districts
The 1960s were heady times for educator Peter Corona when he became superintendent of Sunol Glen School District at the age of 32. School districts were unifying all over California, and a Pleasanton-Dublin district was poised to swallow tiny Sunol and its 150 students.

April 4, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission OKs new heritage school, Walgreens public art

The San Ramon Planning Commission signed off on a land-use permit Tuesday for a proposed new heritage school with afternoon cultural enrichment programs on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

March 17, 2016 | 5 comments
San Ramon police to amp up DUI surveillance for St. Patrick's Day

Police also give tips on staying safe during celebrations
San Ramon police are urging residents who plan to imbibe on St. Patrick's Day and through the weekend to have a plan to get home safely.

March 16, 2016 | No comments yet
ID, vehicle thefts lead Danville cop log

Traffic-stop arrests, burglaries, hit-and-run crashes among other top calls
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 28 to March 5, omitting the more mundane.

March 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council extends permit for farmers market

Annual police report, new DPD personnel also presented during meeting
The Danville Town Council approved a permit extension Tuesday for the Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association to continue operating the Saturday farmers market in the Railroad Avenue municipal parking lot.

March 17, 2016 | No comments yet
New Village Theatre art exhibit focuses on rising sea levels

Eco-conscious artist, photographer present Antarctic imagery 'to educate and inspire change'
Danville's Village Theatre Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit of paintings and photographs depicting the impacts of melting sea ice and rising ocean levels.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council approves body cameras for police officers

Officials hope to have new equipment ready for use this summer
The Danville Town Council unanimously approved Tuesday purchasing body cameras for town police officers to start wearing by July.

March 16, 2016 | 6 comments
Danville police arrest 3 after separate incidents Tuesday

Lt. Shields: 'Credit also goes to the efforts of sharp-eyed residents'
Danville police arrested two men and one woman related to separate incidents across town Tuesday, one a daytime residential break-in and the other involving a pair knocking on a resident's door around 3 a.m., according to a department spokesman.

March 15, 2016 | 1 comment
IKEA submits plans for Dublin store

Construction could begin as early as spring 2017, if approved by city
Bay Area residents could have three IKEA stores to choose from if plans submitted for a new Dublin location are approved, the company said Tuesday morning.

March 15, 2016 | 4 comments
County to start posting color-coded health inspection placards at local eateries

Restaurants, grocers among businesses affected by new public-notice rules
San Ramon Valley businesses that sell food, including restaurants and grocers, will have color-coded signs visibly posted starting next month, under new county-wide regulations, to show whether any health code violations have been found during recent health inspections.

March 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Congressman accepting submissions for art contest

DeSaulnier's district contest open to students from Danville, Alamo
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is accepting submissions from high school artists in his district, including students in Danville and Alamo, to enter in the 34th annual congressional art competition through April 25.

March 30, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD celebrates Student Recognition Project creativity

1,500+ students submit entries in art, writing, design, service and other categories
Hundreds of community members turned out Monday evening to see the standout projects San Ramon Valley students created for the school district's annual Student Recognition Project.

March 14, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to debate new heritage school

Walgreens public art feature also on planning commissioners' agenda
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider a proposal Tuesday from a local day care operator to establish a new afternoon heritage school for elementary and middle school students on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

March 14, 2016 | 9 comments
Authorities identify Moraga man killed on I-680 near Danville

A man who died in a fatal traffic incident on Interstate 680 near Danville on Sunday afternoon has been identified by the Contra Costa County Coroner's Office as 51-year-old Maziar Maghsoodnia.

March 14, 2016 | 4 comments
School board OKs raise for teachers

SRVEA ratifies deal with 98% vote; negotiations underway with district's classified employee unions
San Ramon Valley teachers are set to receive a new raise and bonus this year after the school board Tuesday unanimously approved the tentative agreement reached by district negotiators and the teachers union.

March 13, 2016 | No comments yet
CHP reports fatal crash on I-680 near Danville

Interstate 680 lanes were closed for several hours near Danville on Sunday afternoon following a fatal collision on the highway that killed one person, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

March 13, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville to consider implementing police body cameras

Police department update report, farmers market permit also on council agenda
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss approving for the first time purchasing body cameras for town police officers Tuesday night.

March 14, 2016 | 2 comments
SRPD: Suspected burglars evade officers in rainy vehicle pursuit

San Ramon police officers chased a pair of auto burglary suspects who ultimately evaded the officers during the rain-drenched vehicle pursuit Friday morning in Dublin, according to police officials.

March 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Local students advance to state geography bee

California winner will head to national finals in May
Seven students from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District were recently chosen to compete in the California National Geographic State Bee, with a chance to earn a spot in the national finals.

March 16, 2016 | No comments yet
New Village Theatre art exhibit focuses on rising sea levels

Eco-conscious artist, photographer present Antarctic imagery 'to educate and inspire change'
Danville's Village Theatre Art Gallery is set to host an exhibit of paintings and photographs depicting the impacts of melting sea ice and rising ocean levels, beginning this weekend.

March 10, 2016 | 7 comments
Sandia National Labs turns 60

Sandia National Laboratories' California site is celebrating its 60th anniversary, continuing its major research and development responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness.

March 13, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley filmmaker's 'Trichster' set for local screening

Documentary by Pleasanton's Jillian Corsie tackles little-known crisis
"Trichster," the debut feature film of Pleasanton native Jillian Corsie, a 2005 Amador Valley High grad, is playing at the Vine Theater in Livermore at 7 p.m. Thursday, with tickets available at the door.

March 15, 2016 | No comments yet
Youth theater: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

San Ramon students among performers in Shakespeare's beloved comedy
Civic Arts Stage Company, in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT), is presenting "A Midsummer Night's Dream," one of Shakespeare's most staged and most beloved comedies, featuring young Tri-Valley actors at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton from Friday through March 20.

March 10, 2016 | No comments yet
An Irish tradition continues in Dublin

Dublin hosts annual St. Patrick's Day celebration this weekend
Put on your green attire and get ready to tap your toes to Irish music at the 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day celebration in Dublin this weekend.

March 10, 2016 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Video series highlights impact of organ donation

Donor Network West launches new program, also partners with San Ramon Regional
Donor Network West introduced a new video series focusing on organ-donation stories last week in Pleasanton -- two weeks after announcing a new partnership with San Ramon Regional Medical Center.

March 9, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD honors Byron, Rooks as Teachers of the Year

DVHS literacy coach, Creekside 2nd-grade teacher advance to countywide competition
The San Ramon Valley school district has recognized Dougherty Valley High School's Rachael Byron and Creekside Elementary's Joyce Rooks as its 2016-17 Teachers of the Year.

March 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Montair principal named among nation's top '20 to Watch'

Welcome honored for commitment to digital citizenship, innovative learning
In his first year as principal of Danville's Montair Elementary School, Adam Welcome has been recognized on a national level for his dedication to using technology to educate and engage students, teachers and the community.

March 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville doctor appointed Hope Hospice's chief medical officer

Currently lead hospitalist at Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Dr. Michael Malek, a Danville resident and the lead hospitalist for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Dublin, has joined Hope Hospice as chief medical officer.

March 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Mudslide deemed cause of ACE train derailment

"Miracle that nobody was killed" in Monday night crash near Sunol, official says
A mudslide over train tracks in the Niles Canyon area of Alameda County caused a commuter train to derail Monday night, injuring nine people, an Altamont Corridor Express spokesman said Tuesday.

March 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville officials seek community input on Parks, Recreation and Arts Strategic Plan

Drop-in sessions throughout month; online survey available
The town of Danville is looking for community feedback as part of work to update its Parks, Recreation and Arts Strategic Plan.

March 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Diablo author releases new children's book

'The Wrong Side of the Bed' is Lisa Bakos' first kids' picture book
Diablo resident and author Lisa M. Bakos recently released her first children's picture book, "The Wrong Side of the Bed."

March 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, hit-and-run crashes top San Ramon police log

Vandalism, burglary, DUI among other reports Feb. 23-28
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 23-28, omitting the more mundane.

March 22, 2016 | No comments yet
ID thefts, traffic-stop arrests top DPD log

Suspicious people, burglaries, petty thefts also reported Feb. 21-27
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 21-27, omitting the more mundane.

March 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Diablo author releases new children's book

'The Wrong Side of the Bed' is Lisa Bakos' first kids' picture book
Diablo resident and author Lisa M. Bakos recently released her first children's picture book, "The Wrong Side of the Bed."

March 8, 2016 | 1 comment
School board to consider endorsing pay raises for teachers

Teachers of the Year, homework policy update, bargaining topics with classified workers also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday is set to weigh final approval of a tentative agreement between the school district and its teachers union that includes a 5.07% salary increase and a 4% bonus for local educators.

March 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center announces youth writing, art contest

Open call for Contra Costa middle and high school students
The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center recently announced its 19th annual art and writing contest is now accepting submissions, open to all Contra Costa County middle and high school students.

March 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk expanding San Ramon Valley Boulevard

Countywide transportation sales tax proposal, town commission openings among other study session topics
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss Tuesday morning options for potentially expanding a two-lane stretch of San Ramon Valley Boulevard into three or four lanes.

March 7, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon proposes to raise fees for athletic fields, other city rentals

Among series of service-charge adjustments considered by City Council
The San Ramon City Council is set to debate a proposal to increase fees for renting city athletic fields, pools, event spaces and galleries Tuesday night.

March 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Authorities ID Redwood City man killed in Dougherty Valley crash

SRPD: Excessive speed, wet road were factors in Bollinger Canyon Road fatality
The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a crash Saturday afternoon on Bollinger Canyon Road in the Dougherty Valley as 32-year-old Redwood City resident Eissa Kishek.

March 7, 2016 | No comments yet
County offers funding for programs to help prevent recidivism

Supervisors seek private, public partners in wake of criminal justice realignment
Contra Costa County has earmarked more than $3.5 million in new funds for businesses, nonprofits and public agencies who provide programs designed to help residents recently released from incarceration find jobs, steady housing and other services that could prevent them from returning to a life of crime.

March 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Driver dies in Dougherty Valley crash

SRPD: High speed, wet roadway were factors in afternoon crash
One person died in a solo-vehicle crash in the Dougherty Valley on Saturday afternoon, driving at high speeds amid wet conditions on Bollinger Canyon Road before losing control and striking several roadside trees, according to a San Ramon Police Department spokesperson.

March 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Alamo girl leads division in NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League

On the strength of opening 2016 with a win in Arizona earlier this winter, Alamo teen drag racer Leigha Miller sits in first place atop her age group in the Western division of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Jr. Drag Racing League.

March 8, 2016 | 4 comments
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center announces youth writing, art contest

Open call for Contra Costa middle and high school students
The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center recently announced its 19th annual art and writing contest is now accepting submissions, open to all Contra Costa County middle and high school students.

March 6, 2016 | No comments yet
New-home construction dips across U.S.

Nationwide housing starts dropped 3.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.099 million units in January.

March 4, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD sets superintendent search forum

Online survey also in queue as school board, consultants start recruitment for new district leader
San Ramon Valley school district officials and their consultant team are beginning the process of soliciting community feedback on what traits residents want to see in the district's next superintendent, with a public forum set for Monday night and an online survey on the way.

March 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Livermore National Lab to hold rare career fair

'We have needs throughout our career spectrum,' lab manager says
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will hold a job fair this Thursday in hopes of filling 80 positions in the field of information technology, environment safety and health, management and budget, and human resources.

March 8, 2016 | No comments yet
California home sales take breather in January

As prices level, sellers adjust listing prices to meet buyers' expectations
Statewide pending home sales in California decreased in January on a year-over-year basis for the first time since August 2014 as a shortage of homes for sale and low housing affordability persist and volatile financial markets distract buyers.

March 3, 2016 | 1 comment
Winter Spare the Air season ends with only one burn ban issued

'This year's winter weather proved helpful for reducing harmful wood smoke pollution,' air district exec says
The Bay Area's Winter Spare the Air season ended this week with only one wood-burning ban issued during the entire season, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

March 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Crew breaks gas line in Danville

PG&E workers repair rupture within 40 minutes; utility urges people to call 8-1-1 before digging
A gas line was broken by a crew digging in Danville on Thursday morning but it was quickly repaired by PG&E crews, according to the utility company.

March 3, 2016 | 3 comments
San Ramon police seek to identify Marketplace bank robber

Man reportedly on loose after stealing cash from Wells Fargo in grocery store
Authorities are working to track down a man who used the threat of a gun to rob the Wells Fargo Bank inside Nob Hill Foods in The Marketplace on Wednesday afternoon, according to a San Ramon Police Department spokesman.

March 2, 2016 | 4 comments
Water wholesaler weighs California WaterFix involvement

Board to vote whether to give nod of support on March 16
A recent Zone 7 Water Agency study showed the local water wholesaler will be dependent on importing water to the region for the foreseeable future and emphasized the need for a renovated water delivery system.

March 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Bay Area News Group combining its newspapers into 2 publications

Oakland Tribune, Hayward Daily Review, Fremont Argus to become weeklies
The Bay Area News Group announced Tuesday that it is combining its daily newspapers in the East Bay, Silicon Valley and on the Peninsula into two distinct publications -- the East Bay Times and The Mercury News.

March 1, 2016 | 4 comments
Danville officials seek community input on Parks, Recreation and Arts Strategic Plan

Drop-in sessions throughout month; online survey available
The town of Danville is looking for community feedback as part of work to update its Parks, Recreation and Arts Strategic Plan.

March 1, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon boy wins division title in junior golf tourney

Anay Roge finishes 4 shots ahead in Boys 11-13; older brother places 2nd in next age group
San Ramon resident Anay Roge took home the first-place trophy in the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event in Brentwood earlier this month, finishing four strokes clear of his nearest opponent to win the Boys 11-13 Division.

February 29, 2016 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley writer pens poignant memoir about overcoming childhood abuse

'Less than Human' -- the author or his tormentors?
Tri-Valley author Allen Long, 59, decided a few years ago that his natural writing form is the memoir. And, boy, does he have a lot of subject matter.

March 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Proposed child care center at Bishop Ranch heads to city commission

Bright Horizons wants to create 14 classrooms, new outdoor play area
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss a proposal Tuesday to convert existing office space in Bishop Ranch 3 into a new day care center for young children.

February 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council set to confirm ban on Airbnb-type rentals

Purchasing former CDA properties, Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to consider giving final approval Tuesday to a proposed ordinance prohibiting all short-term residential rentals, such as those operated through Airbnb, within the town limits.

February 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, alcohol charges lead Danville cop log

Battery, burglary, drug incidents also featured Feb. 14-20
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 14-20, omitting the more mundane.

March 20, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon sees crime rate increase

Police chief presents 2015 statistics, predictions on what future holds
The San Ramon City Council joined police chief Joe Gorton to talk about the city's crime rate increase last year, police staffing levels, the planned new emergency dispatch program and other department updates Tuesday evening.

February 26, 2016 | 16 comments
Drought, downtown parking to lead docket when council, commissions meet

Annual workshop to bring together Danville Town Council, five advisory groups
The Danville Town Council is set to meet with members of four town commissions and one advisory board during an annual group workshop late Monday afternoon, with talking points to include water management, town police services and downtown parking.

February 26, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville resident tops latest EBMUD water-waster list

Gurus of fitness and computer science were among the more than 400 customers fined for wasting water in a list released by East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) on Thursday.

February 25, 2016 | 32 comments
San Ramon Mayor's Breakfast to feature state senator

The Tri-Valley's State Senator, Steve Glazer (D-Orinda), is set to join San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson on Friday morning for the monthly Mayor's Breakfast presentation.

February 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Demolition underway for San Ramon's City Center

Sunset Development eyes May 2018 completion for new retail complex
Crews started demolition work earlier this month at the site of the planned City Center Bishop Ranch, a retail project that developers, local officials and other supporters hope will give San Ramon a true downtown.

February 25, 2016 | 21 comments
Judge considers tougher sentence for ex-local attorney who killed cyclist

'Mr. Smith has been given enormous opportunities and he hasn't complied with them,' judge says to defense's release request
A judge said Thursday that he will consider imposing a tougher sentence for an attorney and former San Ramon resident who killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run collision in Dublin in 2012 if he concludes that the attorney misled him at sentencing hearings last year.

February 25, 2016 | 8 comments
Assaults, DUIs, burglaries lead San Ramon police log

Thefts, vandalism, drug charges among other top calls Feb. 14-20
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 14-20, omitting the more mundane.

March 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Police: Third 17-year-old arrested in robbery of Danville teen

Among pair of strong-arm thefts at Pleasanton mall last weekend
Police confirmed a third 17-year-old boy was arrested early Wednesday in connection with two robberies at Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton last weekend, including one incident in which a Danville teen was punched and had her purse stolen.

February 24, 2016 | 7 comments
Monte Vista junior wins Congressional App Challenge

Trisha Sanghal's "Music Makerz" stands out among high schoolers' entries
Trisha Sanghal, a junior at Danville's Monte Vista High School, took the top spot in the 11th District's Congressional App Challenge for her app "Music Makerz," U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) announced last week.

February 23, 2016 | 3 comments
ID thefts, hit-and-run crashes lead Danville police log

Extortion, burglary, alcohol charges among other top calls Feb. 7-13
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 7-13, omitting the more mundane incidents.

March 2, 2016 | No comments yet
O'Neill Foundation to honor playwright with 'Season of Firsts'

Marks 100 years since first Eugene O'Neill play on stage
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House in Danville is presenting a "Season of Firsts" event to honor the 100-year anniversary of Eugene O'Neill's first play production in 1916.

March 20, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville police to host retail safety seminar

Preventing theft, spotting counterfeit money among presentation topics
The Danville Police Department and town officials are set to host a retail safety seminar at the Veterans Memorial Building this Thursday.

February 23, 2016 | No comments yet
DA's investigation report clears officer in fatal July shooting

Document details findings in Pleasanton officer-involved shooting of teen.

February 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Pleasanton police officer cleared of criminal charges for July fatal shooting

DA's office concludes lawful self-defense; young man's family calls investigation report 'deeply flawed'
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office determined a Pleasanton police officer acted in lawful self-defense when he shot and killed a young San Jose man during an altercation in downtown Pleasanton last summer, and the officer will not face criminal charges, according to the DA's investigative report released publicly Monday.

February 23, 2016 | 3 comments
Arrests made in connection with robbery of Danville teen at mall

Two 17-year-old boys nabbed; third suspect reportedly at-large
Pleasanton police, in conjunction with partnering agencies, arrested two 17-year-old boys this week in connection with a pair of strong-arm robbery cases at Stoneridge Shopping Center over the weekend, including one where a Danville teen girl was hit and had her purse stolen.

February 23, 2016 | No comments yet
Police: Danville couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

Second such incident reported in town since July
Danville police are investigating the deaths of a local husband and wife on Monday as an apparent murder-suicide, according to police chief Steve Simpkins.

February 23, 2016 | 8 comments
San Ramon council to talk police strategic plan, crime trends

Bollinger Canyon Road widening, committee appointments, new employee recognition also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss an array of police department updates during its meeting Tuesday evening.

February 22, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to debate superintendent search process

Parcel tax oversight report, child care center leases, prescription drug awareness among other meeting topics
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk Tuesday about the process for finding a successor to Superintendent Mary Shelton, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

February 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Car break-ins, crashes, criminal threats top San Ramon cop log

Assault, DUI, theft, vandalism among other calls Feb. 9-14
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 9-15, omitting the more mundane.

March 1, 2016 | No comments yet
SRPD: Man arrested after low-speed pursuit

Los Gatos resident booked on suspicion of DUI for Sunday night incident
A man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol fled from police in San Ramon on Sunday night, leading to a brief and low-speed pursuit on Interstate 680, according to police.

February 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Twins win $6 million on Scratchers ticket bought in San Ramon

Twin sisters who share everything are $6 million richer after one sister purchased a winning Scratchers ticket in San Ramon recently, according to lottery officials.

February 22, 2016 | 1 comment
SRVUSD set to expand policy on credits for alternative coursework

Saving Neil Armstrong's FOCUS program, Women's History Month, diploma presentations among other meeting topics
The San Ramon Valley school district appears on track to revamping its rules on granting credits to students who satisfy their high school graduation requirements through alternative means, such as classes at community colleges, vocational courses and independent study.

February 21, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville teen robbed outside Pleasanton mall

Assailants flee in older, silver Honda Pilot on Stoneridge Mall Road
A 17-year-old girl from Danville was pushed to the ground and her purse grabbed by one of three assailants Saturday night outside Pleasanton's Stoneridge Shopping Center, police said.

February 21, 2016 | 34 comments
Tri-Valley writer pens poignant memoir about overcoming childhood abuse

'Less than Human' -- the author or his tormentors?
Tri-Valley author Allen Long, 59, decided a few years ago that his natural writing form is the memoir. And, boy, does he have a lot of subject matter.

February 24, 2016 | 3 comments
Danville Area Chamber presents annual community awards

150+ people attend luncheon to recognize year's top citizen, employee, businesses and more
Business and community leaders gathered to honor some of the most dedicated local residents and contributors Thursday afternoon when the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce presented its annual community awards at Crow Canyon Country Club.

February 19, 2016 | No comments yet
TRI-VALLEY REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY

Darlene Crane, Jennifer Hosterman, Kristy Peixoto & Company

February 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville vocalist eliminated from 'American Idol'

Adam Lasher: 'Thank you for the journey ... I'll see you on the next adventure'
Danville singer Adam Lasher's run on "American Idol" came to an end when he was eliminated on Thursday night's episode after advancing to the round of 24.

February 19, 2016 | No comments yet
New I-580 express lanes open eastbound; westbound set for Monday

$55 million project designed to ease congestion on heavily-traveled freeway
The Interstate 580 toll express lanes opened in the eastbound direction at 5 a.m. Friday and are set to open Monday at 5 a.m. westbound, completing a $55 million project that has been underway for more than a year.

February 18, 2016 | 6 comments
Mayor Stepper presents Danville's State of the Town address

Wide-ranging speech delivered at Chamber of Commerce luncheon
Maintaining a fiscally responsible town budget, combating property crimes, improving downtown parking conditions and encouraging community partnerships were among the main themes of Danville Mayor Karen Stepper's State of the Town address Thursday.

February 18, 2016 | 1 comment
New leaders named on East Bay Regional Park District board

Danville resident Beverly Lane appointed board vice president
The East Bay Regional Park District's Board of Directors has inducted new leaders for 2016. Leadership positions rotate annually.

February 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Committee weighs Baker's bill to fund support for domestic violence victims

Law would allow Californians to make donations to programs via state tax returns
Proposed legislation from the San Ramon Valley's Assemblywoman, Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon), to create a new funding stream for domestic violence victim support programs remains before a State Senate committee after passing the Assembly unanimously late last month.

February 18, 2016 | No comments yet
Livermore Lab part of new $3 million effort to boost manufacturing processes

LLNL will lead program, partnering with other laboratories
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be part of a new $3 million program in developing improved turbine blades for aircraft engines, reducing heat loss in electronics, waste reduction in paper manufacturing and improving fiberglass production.

March 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Planning Commission talks future of senior housing in San Ramon

Public workshop on topic could be on horizon
The San Ramon Planning Commission debated senior housing options in the city Tuesday evening as part of an ongoing effort to look ahead and assess future housing needs.

February 17, 2016 | 1 comment
Boy hit by car while cycling in Dublin

12-year-old suffers broken arm after being pinned under vehicle
A 12-year-old Wells Middle School student broke his arm in a couple of places when he was hit by and trapped underneath a car Wednesday morning outside of Dublin High School, a police captain said.

February 17, 2016 | 2 comments
DanvilleSanRamon.com launches 'pay meter'

After reading 25 stories each month, readers will have option of subscribing or making micro-payments
Frequent visitors to the DanvilleSanRamon.com website will soon need to either become subscribing members to obtain full access to unlimited online content or purchase individual stories as they read them.

February 18, 2016 | 8 comments
Danville council supports banning Airbnb-type rentals

Prohibition ordinance set to return for final adoption March 1
Airbnb and other similar short-term residential rentals are on track to being banned in Danville after the Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to give initial support to the proposed prohibition ordinance, drawing cheers from a large section of the meeting audience in favor of the ban.

February 17, 2016 | 16 comments
Danville mayor to present State of the Town address

Chamber of Commerce also distributing annual community awards
Danville Mayor Karen Stepper is set to update the community on the town's activities over the past year and highlight what local residents can look forward to in the year ahead when she delivers the State of the Town address this Thursday.

February 16, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville singer reaches top 24 of 'American Idol'

Adam Lasher continues to compete in Fox TV singing competition
A Danville vocalist is continuing his run on Fox's "American Idol" this week, hoping to advance beyond the top 24 in the final season of the singing competition show.

February 16, 2016 | 3 comments
Danville to consider prohibiting Airbnb-type rentals

Midyear budget review, street closures for events, informational reports among other meeting topics
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss whether to institute a town-wide ban on short-term residential rentals, such as those offered through Airbnb.

February 15, 2016 | 15 comments
Planning Commission to discuss San Ramon's housing needs

The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to host a study session to consider the city's housing needs Tuesday evening.

February 15, 2016 | 2 comments
School district conducting homework surveys

Parent survey closes Tuesday; officials also polling teachers, students
San Ramon Valley school district officials are surveying parents, teachers and middle and high school students to gauge reactions about the effectiveness of changes to the district's homework policy that were implemented this school year.

February 14, 2016 | 2 comments
Police: DNA evidence connects San Ramon man to 2014 rape

21-year-old nabbed after unrelated arrest puts his DNA into FBI database
Police from the University of California at Santa Barbara arrested a 21-year-old San Ramon man last Wednesday in connection with a 2014 on-campus sexual assault.

February 14, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley school enrollment expected to keep climbing

'The trends show, the growth is there. It's still coming," demographer says
The San Ramon Valley school district will continue to see its student population rise for at least the next seven years, according to its newest enrollment projections -- a turnabout from last year's figures, which estimated local school growth would begin to taper off after peaking in 2019.

February 12, 2016 | 6 comments
Thefts, crashes lead Danville police log

The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, omitting the more mundane.

February 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism, DUIs top SRPD log

Molestation, burglary, hit-and-run reports also leading calls Feb. 2-9
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 2-9, omitting the more mundane.

February 29, 2016 | No comments yet
Ex-local attorney who killed cyclist given felony probation after failing drug test

Jail time in play for lawyer convicted of 2012 fatal crash in Dublin
An attorney and former San Ramon resident who killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run collision in Dublin in 2012 could face up to a year in county jail after a judge Thursday placed him back on felony probation, saying the attorney failed to live up to the terms of his probation and an agreement with the court by testing positive for cocaine.

February 11, 2016 | 8 comments
Overnight construction continues on I-680 express lanes

Sign post installation, electrical work among February work
Construction continues on the $49 million express lanes project along Interstate 680 through the San Ramon Valley, with crews this month installing sign foundations and sign posts as well as conducting electrical work.

February 11, 2016 | 5 comments
SRVUSD superintendent Shelton announces retirement

School board to discuss hiring search firm at special meeting Friday
Superintendent Mary Shelton has announced she will retire from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District on June 30, capping a 32-year career in education, including the last four leading the valley's public school system.

February 11, 2016 | 10 comments
Swalwell named vice chair of Democrats' steering committee

Local congressman also hires new communications director
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin), whose district includes San Ramon, was appointed last week as vice chair of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the Democratic policy agenda and nominates Democratic members for committee assignments.

February 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Toll details released as I-580 express lanes opening nears

Solo drivers will pay $9 eastbound, $13 westbound for full length of new lanes
A $55 million project to create express lanes expected to ease congestion along I-580 through Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore will be opened later this month, transportation officials said Tuesday.

February 10, 2016 | 14 comments
Protestors urge Safeway to adopt 'cage-free' egg policy

Mercy for Animals group claims support from other grocers
A group of 30 protestors from a national organization called Mercy for Animals (MFA) lined Pleasanton's Stoneridge Mall Road in front of Safeway headquarters Monday calling on the grocery chain to follow others in adopting a "cage-free" merchandising policy.

February 10, 2016 | 1 comment
Clarkson delivers San Ramon's State of the City address

City Center, police services, city budget, engaging millennials and construction projects among key topics in mayor's annual speech
With new community projects completed and others underway, the city on solid financial ground, high marks on public safety and a new downtown city center on the horizon, life in San Ramon "really has never been better," Mayor Bill Clarkson said during his State of the City address Tuesday.

February 10, 2016 | 4 comments
San Ramon-based Meridian buys Pasadena medical center for $37.5 million

Company continues its recent trend of deals with largest building acquisition
Meridian Property Co., a San Ramon-based developer and owner of medical real estate, recently purchased Cotton Medical Center in Pasadena for $37.5 million, company officials announced.

February 9, 2016 | No comments yet
Dr. Seuss celebration set in Danville

Danville Community Center to honor birthday of children's author
It is truer than true! A celebration of the work and birth of Dr. Seuss will occur at the Danville Community Center this Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m.

February 28, 2016 | No comments yet
School board to hear latest enrollment projections

Classified union negotiations, alternative credits, Women's History Month also on Tuesday's agenda
The San Ramon Valley school board is scheduled to consider this year's round of district-wide enrollment projections Tuesday evening.

February 8, 2016 | No comments yet
Midyear budget report shows city revenues, expenditures trending down

Iron Horse Trail beautification, new city phone system, library renovation update also on tap
San Ramon's general fund revenues and expenditures are tracking slightly below early-year estimates, according to the city's midyear budget review set to be presented to the City Council on Tuesday night.

February 8, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement

Deal calls for 5.07% salary increase, 4% bonus, plus other provisions
The San Ramon Valley school district and its teachers union have signed a tentative agreement that would seem to signal the end of 2015-16 contract negotiations that at times prompted dozens of local teachers to crowd school board meetings demanding a 6% pay raise.

February 8, 2016 | 11 comments
Danville planners to talk environmental impacts of townhouse development

'Public scoping session' designed to give residents, commission chance for input early in review process
The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to discuss potential environmental impacts of a proposed project to bring 38 new townhouses to the northwest side of town near Interstate 680.

February 8, 2016 | 7 comments
San Ramon mayor to present State of the City address

Speech topics to include city finances, police, civic center, schools
San Ramon's budget conditions, crime rate, open space efforts and civic center project are among the issues Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to discuss during his State of the City address on Tuesday.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville art gallery recruits guest curators

Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery Curatorial Committee is currently looking for applications from guest curators for art gallery exhibitions.

March 2, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon seeks to fill city committee, board seats

Applications now open for interested residents
The city of San Ramon recently announced a variety of openings for city advisory boards, committees and commissions.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville set for annual Recreation Expo

Saturday event to introduce residents to town rec programs
The Danville Community Center will host the 7th annual Recreation Expo Program tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Off-duty firefighters praised for resuscitating man at San Ramon gym

CPR, AED help save man in cardiac arrest at 24 Hour Fitness
A pair of off-duty San Ramon Valley firefighters who were at 24 Hour Fitness in San Ramon last weekend helped save the life of a fellow gym member who went into cardiac arrest, according to the fire district.

February 4, 2016 | 3 comments
SRVHS 'We the People' team heads to state finals in inaugural season

Wolves vying for spot in national competition Saturday in Bakersfield
San Ramon Valley High's new "We the People" competition civics team is gearing up to appear in the state finals this weekend in Bakersfield.

February 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville council set for annual town goal-setting workshop

Discussion begins Friday morning at Crow Canyon Country Club
Police services, the town budget, drought conservation and downtown parking are among the key talking points scheduled for the Danville Town Council's annual planning and goal-setting workshop Friday morning.

February 4, 2016 | 2 comments
Elected officials to host Danville town hall Saturday

State assemblywoman, county supervisor, town mayor leading presentation
Danville area residents can hear updates on town, county and statewide issues, and share their thoughts on the topics, when local and regional elected representatives present a town hall discussion Saturday morning downtown.

February 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Snowpack, rainfall counts improving amid drought

Officials: Water deficit will be hard to overcome in just one winter season
Although the amount of rain and snow in California this year has reached higher levels than last year, the state's drought is still not over, the California Department of Water Resources said Tuesday.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Thefts, break-ins lead DPD call log

Armed robbery, drug offenses among other reports Jan. 24-30
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 24-30, omitting the more mundane.

February 9, 2016 | 2 comments
Man arrested for crash that killed Danville band clarinetist

32-year-old charged with felony vehicular manslaughter for Tony Tonti's death
A Richmond man has been arrested and charged on allegations of causing the hit-and-run crash last Friday that killed Tony Tonti, a founding member of the Danville Community Band, police announced on Wednesday.

February 3, 2016 | 1 comment
Local politicians make demands of BART ahead of possible bond measure

Steve Glazer spearheads effort outlining officials' concerns about BART's fiscal management
Some East Bay politicians gathered in Walnut Creek on Wednesday to chart a course necessary for BART leaders to earn their backing ahead of a potential November ballot measure to fund the transit system.

February 3, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Mayor Clarkson announces re-election bid

'I would love to be able to finish these projects,' he says
Bill Clarkson plans to seek a third term as San Ramon mayor this fall, announcing his re-election bid in an email to supporters earlier this week.

February 3, 2016 | 7 comments
Identity thefts, hit-and-run reports lead Danville police log

Assault, drug charges, petty thefts also top calls Jan. 17-23
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 17-23, omitting the more mundane.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville Community Band founding member killed in Richmond hit-and-run

Police still searching for driver who plowed into Tony Tonti's car
The Danville Community Band is mourning the death of founding member, longtime clarinet player and band librarian Tony Tonti, who was killed in a reported hit-and-run car crash in Richmond late last week.

February 2, 2016 | 2 comments
SRPD: Missing autistic boy found safe after search

An 8-year-old non-verbal autistic boy was found safe in Pleasanton approximately two hours after being lost near Rancho San Ramon Community Park in the Dougherty Valley on Tuesday afternoon, according to San Ramon police.

February 2, 2016 | 2 comments
San Ramon police searching for missing boy

Emergency personnel in San Ramon are looking for an 8-year-old non-verbal autistic boy who was last seen at 4:08 p.m. this afternoon near Rancho San Ramon Community Park in the Dougherty Valley.

February 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Words Matter Week in San Ramon Valley schools

School district recognizes effort to raise awareness about power of words
San Ramon Valley schools are recognizing Words Matter Week this week to create awareness regarding the power of words.

February 2, 2016 | No comments yet
Vandalism, DUIs, thefts top SRPD log

Break-ins, crashes, drug possession among other calls Jan. 19-25
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 19-25, omitting the more mundane.

February 16, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to discuss potential 43-home project

Property owners eye development northwest of Bollinger Canyon/Crow Canyon intersection
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk about a proposed residential development near the northwest side of the city Tuesday night.

February 1, 2016 | 6 comments
Crowded county animal shelters prompt temporary surrender restriction

Department working on intervention program to help families keep animals
Starting Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Animal Services Department will be turning away people trying to surrender animals at its Martinez and Pinole shelters.

February 1, 2016 | 3 comments
Danville expanding electric vehicle charging network

Reports on mayor's trip to Washington, parks and leisure services also on Town Council's agenda
The Danville Town Council is set to consider a proposal Tuesday to designate one parking spot at the library/community center public lot as exclusively for cars using the new electric vehicle charging station there.

February 1, 2016 | 4 comments
Authorities ID teen killed after falling from car onto I-680

CHP officials not yet releasing additional details about incident
A teen who died when he apparently leaped out of a moving vehicle late last month on Interstate 680 in San Ramon was identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office Monday as 16-year-old Devin Hrovat.

February 1, 2016 | No comments yet
Local artist's Mount Diablo painting wins Award of Excellence

Danville artist Robin Purcell earned the Award of Excellence for Watermedia for her painting "After the Fire VIII" at the 16th annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition last fall.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
'Bad Kitty' coming to Dougherty Valley stage

Play's Bay Area run stops in San Ramon in late February
San Ramon is set to host a stage production inspired by the children's book series "Bad Kitty" this month.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Minor earthquake hits San Ramon over weekend

2.9-magnitude earthquake shook region overnight
A 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck near San Ramon early this morning, bringing minor shaking to a region that's been quiet since a months-long quake storm, according to U.S. Geological Survey officials.

January 31, 2016 | No comments yet
Snacks giant settles lawsuit over lead in cookies

DA's Office sued to stop the high heavy metal levels in Nabisco ginger snaps
Mondel International, the world's largest manufacturer of processed food snacks, including Nabisco, Oreo, Cadbury and Trident, will stop selling ginger snap cookies containing levels of lead that were up to nine times the limit for one serving without a warning label, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced on Friday, Jan. 22, after the company and prosecutors reached a settlement.

January 31, 2016 | 2 comments
Contra Costa County implements new Laura's Law program

Assisted outpatient treatment program available to patients with mental illness
The Contra Costa Health Services' new Laura's Law program to request treatment for people with severe mental illness began taking place this month, county officials announced.

February 10, 2016 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley legislators to hold town hall forums

Forums to be held in Contra Costa County
California Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orienda) and state Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) are joining forces to host a series of town hall meetings in their districts.

January 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Police warn Tri-Valley residents to not 'Be Like Bill'

Popular "Be Like Bill" meme sparks talk of security risks
The Pleasanton Police Department sent out a notification Jan. 27 on social media to not "Be Like Bill" and share your personal information online due to security risks.

January 28, 2016 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High STEM club inspires young minds

School's S.T.E.M. club aims to make science fun for elementary students
Two San Ramon Valley High students lead the 65-member S.T.E.M. club in teaching elementary school students about the importance of science.

January 28, 2016 | No comments yet
Express lanes to open on I-580 freeway

Commuters will have a smooth transition with new express lanes
Drivers will now be able to ease through traffic as I-580 express lanes are set to open mid-February of this year, with the exact date pending due to weather conditions.

January 27, 2016 | 4 comments
California homes sales improving at start of new year

Realtors optimistic about 2016 housing market
Home sales in California last month continued to improve from a year ago with solid gains, positioning the market for a modest increase in home sales in 2016.

January 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Educators to call for higher wages at rally outside school district

Rally tonight expected to draw hundreds of teachers
Hundreds of East Bay educators are expected to make calls for higher wages at a protest in Danville this evening, according to a union representing San Ramon Valley Unified School District workers.

January 26, 2016 | 17 comments
New TV30 series features Tri-Valley advantages

Marshall Kamena hosts Visit Tri-Valley's Barbara Steinfeld
"About the Tri-Valley," TV 30's new series on people, events and organizations in the region, is now airing on Comcast TV Channel 30 and AT&T U-verse via Channel 99.

January 27, 2016 | 1 comment
Teenager killed after falling from car on I-680 in San Ramon

Hit by another car traveling behind
A teenage boy died when he apparently leapt out of a moving vehicle Friday night on I-680 in San Ramon.

January 26, 2016 | 4 comments
Local water board officials confirm re-election bids

Three Zone 7 Water Agency board members are up for re-election in June
Three Zone 7 Water Agency board members are up for reelection on June 7, the same date as Democratic and Republican primary elections in California.

January 27, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville cop log Jan. 10-16

The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 10-16, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

January 26, 2016 | No comments yet
Petty thefts, DUIs lead San Ramon Police Blotter

The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 12-18, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

January 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Advocates pursuing rolling-stop bicycle OK despite S.F.'s mayors veto

S.F. police chief joins Mayor Ed Lee in opposing measure
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee followed through Tuesday on his pledge to veto an ordinance that would have allowed bicyclists to roll through stop signs when it was safe to do so.

January 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Slight uptick in statewide unemployment, but drop in some Bay Area counties

Contra Costa County unemployment drops to 4.5 percent
The state's overall unemployment rate increased slightly last month but many Bay Area counties showed improvement, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.

January 22, 2016 | No comments yet
BART to equip all trains with cameras

Move comes after revelation that agency uses decoys
BART has committed to using working cameras on all train cars following the public revelation last week that the transit agency was using decoy cameras as a deterrent.

January 21, 2016 | 2 comments
Staying Healthy: Winter workouts are important

When cold weather comes, don't stay frozen to the couch
When the winter weather hits and the daylight hours are shorter, the couch may beckon. No matter what the season, we all need at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week to protect our health and maintain our weight, according to the American Heart Association.

January 21, 2016 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley mayors go to Washington

Mayors Karen Stepper of Danville and Bill Clarkson of San Ramon joined their Tri-Valley counterparts Jerry Thorne of Pleasanton, John Marchand of Livermore and David Haubert of Dublin for meeting with federal agency staffs in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

January 20, 2016 | 6 comments
East Bay Realtors association installs new leaders

Alain Pinel Realtor Kim Ott elected 2016 president
Kim Ott of Alain Pinel Real Estate in Pleasanton has been installed as the 2016 president of the Bay East Association of Realtors at the group's annual meeting held at Casa Real Winery in Pleasanton.

January 24, 2016 | No comments yet
Autopsy: Man killed in Pleasanton police shooting had no drugs in system

County coroner's report also confirms 19-year-old was shot in face, abdomen
An Alameda County coroner's autopsy report of John Deming Jr. shows the 19-year-old did not have drugs in his system when he was shot and killed by a Pleasanton police officer in July.

January 20, 2016 | 17 comments
'Conditions of Learning Symposium' set in San Ramon

County's daylong program offers professional development to educators
The Contra Costa County Office of Education is set to offer Bay Area educators a new professional development program in San Ramon next week focused on empowering teachers to help enhance students' learning in the 21st century.

January 24, 2016 | No comments yet
DSRSD urges residents to keep conserving water

Drought isn't over yet, officials say
Despite the recent rainfall, Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) experts want Tri-Valley residents to remember to keep up with their water conservation.

January 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Central San urges proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Drop-off at Martinez collection facility free for San Ramon Valley residents, others served by district
The average local home could have dozens of pounds of household hazardous waste that could threaten the health of residents and the environment if not disposed of properly, according to a recent advisory from the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District.

January 22, 2016 | 1 comment
Personnel file: San Ramon firm promotes pair to senior accountant

TYS, LLP, a bi-coastal accounting firm with its West Coast office in San Ramon, recently announced two promotions within its tax and audit teams.

January 21, 2016 | No comments yet
Wellington named Alamo Rotarian of the Year

'Dana has worked tirelessly on (club) projects and can be counted on to participate enthusiastically,' club president says
Local real estate broker Dana Wellington has been named the Alamo Rotary Club's 2015-16 Rotarian of the Year. Wellington, a Rotary member since 2013, is currently the club's membership director.

January 19, 2016 | No comments yet
Personnel file: San Ramon CEO receives UC Berkeley alumnus distinction

Eliahu has served as head of ENGEO since 1992
The longtime president/CEO of San Ramon-based engineering firm ENGEO, Inc., has been inducted into an Academy of Distinguished Alumni at UC Berkeley in recognition of his contributions to his industry, his alma mater and society as a whole.

January 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Local artist's Mount Diablo painting wins Award of Excellence

Danville artist Robin Purcell earned the Award of Excellence for Watermedia for her painting "After the Fire VIII" at the 16th annual American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition last fall.

January 26, 2016 | No comments yet
SRVUSD opens annual Student Recognition Project

Contest categories include arts, writing, design; $1,000 scholarships available
The San Ramon Valley school district has begun recruiting high school students to participate in its annual Student Recognition Project, which offers local teens the chance to submit original works in two-dozen competitive categories such as visual and performing arts, writing, multimedia, science, architecture and community service.

January 20, 2016 | No comments yet
'Bad Kitty' coming to Dougherty Valley stage

Play's Bay Area run stops in San Ramon in late February
San Ramon is set to host a stage production inspired by the children's book series "Bad Kitty" this month.

January 25, 2016 | No comments yet
Danville seeks applicants for Heritage Resource Commission

Danville officials have put out a call to residents interested in applying for two available spots on the town's Heritage Resource Commission.

January 22, 2016 | No comments yet
Dougherty Valley students capture 'Beauty in Age'

Art exhibit at senior center gallery through Jan. 26
A new art showing in San Ramon this month features the works of Dougherty Valley High students who drew inspiration from a group of local senior citizens.

January 18, 2016 | No comments yet
World audience for local miniatures

Artist hopes show will gain fans for petite paintings
Tri-Valley artist Barbara Stanton goes small in her paintings but is about to go large in her audience. She was the first American artist featured on the Australian television show "Colour in Your Life!" with host Graeme Stevenson.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Regional voters to decide proposed parcel tax for Bay restoration

June ballot measure would impose $12 annual tax on all Bay Area properties through 2037
Contra Costa County voters are among those set to weigh in on a Bay Area-wide measure on the June ballot that would impose a parcel tax over the next 20 years to raise funds for shoreline improvement projects.

January 18, 2016 | 5 comments
Bay Area gas prices lower than state average

Report: Regional average is $2.72 per gallon, 7 cents higher than last month
The average price for gas in the Bay Area is slightly lower than the state's average price, AAA officials said last week.

January 17, 2016 | 2 comments
Hap Magee Ranch dog park set to re-open this week

A dog park in Danville will be open about two months earlier than normal as a result of a drought-related decision, according to town officials.

January 17, 2016 | 1 comment
'Good People' comes to Danville stage

Production set to run three weekends at Village Theatre
The Role Players Ensemble is set to present the play "Good People" at the Village Theatre in downtown Danville through mid-February.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Teachers again turn out to call for pay raise

SRVEA members wear red, hold signs, speak to school board in support of union negotiators
More than 100 San Ramon Valley teachers packed into the district boardroom Tuesday night to implore the school board to agree to their union's proposal for a 6% raise.

January 17, 2016 | 63 comments
School board OKs lease for cell tower at Cal High, with a catch

High school math books, parcel tax committee updates, teacher turnout among other meeting topics
The San Ramon Valley school board endorsed a lease agreement with Verizon Wireless to allow the telecommunications company to install a cell antenna on a California High School light pole, but the board added a caveat to the contract proposal that could send the deal back to the negotiating table.

January 14, 2016 | 14 comments
200+ Alamo residents make EBMUD water-waster list

The East Bay Municipal Utility District on Thursday released another list of more than 700 customers who have been fined for wasting water.

January 14, 2016 | 8 comments
Dublin developer pleads guilty to violating Endangered Species Act

Agrees to pay $1 million to state, county, nonprofit wildlife agencies, provide 107-acre conservation easement
East Bay real estate developer James Tong, 70, has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to violating the U.S. Endangered Species Act by grading a Dublin development in a way that harmed the habitat of a threatened species.

January 14, 2016 | 1 comment
Survey: Most Americans want to own a home, but can't afford it

Uncertain economic future, stagnated wages keep renters from buying
Although only half of surveyed households believe the economy is currently improving, nearly all young renters eventually want to buy a home and a convincing majority still view home ownership as part of their "American dream." This was the finding in a new national consumer survey by the National Association of Realtors.

January 18, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville council endorses ban on marijuana cultivation, delivery

Final vote on new ordinance set for two weeks
The Danville Town Council gave initial support Tuesday to prohibiting the cultivation, processing and delivery of medical marijuana in a unanimous vote to help the town maintain regulatory control over the marijuana-related activities within its borders.

January 13, 2016 | 17 comments
Assemblywoman hosting San Ramon town hall

Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) is set to hold a public town hall and community coffee event in San Ramon this Thursday.

January 13, 2016 | No comments yet
'Good People' coming to Danville stage

Production set to run three weekends at Village Theatre
The Role Players Ensemble is set to present the play "Good People" at the Village Theatre in downtown Danville starting later this month.

January 13, 2016 | No comments yet
eBay Foundation awards Hope Hospice $10,000 for volunteer program

'Volunteers provide extra care to patients, families,' CEO says
Hope Hospice has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the eBay Foundation Corporate Advised Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

January 13, 2016 | No comments yet
DPD: Pair arrested with stolen vehicle

Man, woman booked in jail on several charges
Danville police arrested a Concord man and Martinez woman on suspicion of possessing a stolen car and committing other crimes Tuesday morning, according to a department spokesman.

January 12, 2016 | 7 comments
School board to debate cell antenna at California High

High school math books, parcel tax oversight, educator effectiveness grant, African American History Month also on agenda
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider approving a lease agreement Tuesday with Verizon Wireless to install cellular telecommunication equipment on a stadium light pole at San Ramon's California High School.

January 11, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville to weigh banning marijuana cultivation, delivery

Informational reports also on tap for council Tuesday night
The Danville Town Council is set to debate whether to prohibit cultivation, delivery and processing of medical marijuana in the town Tuesday night.

January 11, 2016 | 13 comments
Council to talk downtown Danville parking availability

Joining regional energy JPA also topic for morning study session
The Town Council is set to continue talking about options to improve downtown Danville parking conditions when town staff leads a presentation on a new parking utilization assessment study Tuesday morning.

January 11, 2016 | 2 comments
When was San Ramon founded? Council to say 1867

Marijuana cultivation ban, city manager raise, budget audit among other topics
San Ramon has gone without an official founding date for generations, but the City Council is preparing to change that Tuesday night.

January 11, 2016 | No comments yet
Conservation group acquires land with Mount Diablo's 2nd tallest peak

Save Mount Diablo announced Thursday that it has purchased an 88.5-acre property on Mount Diablo in unincorporated Contra Costa County for $1.1 million.

January 12, 2016 | No comments yet
World audience for local miniatures

Artist hopes show will gain fans for petite paintings
Tri-Valley artist Barbara Stanton goes small in her paintings but is about to go large in her audience. She will be the first American artist featured on the Australian television show "Colour in Your Life!" with host Graeme Stevenson.

January 12, 2016 | 2 comments
Andersen named chair of Board of Supervisors

Former Danville mayor says she's running for second supervisor term this year
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted the San Ramon Valley's representative, Candace Andersen, to serve as board chair for 2016 -- a year in which the former Danville mayor will also seek re-election as District 2 supervisor.

January 8, 2016 | 7 comments
Assembly committee votes down Baker's bill to prevent BART strikes

State Sen. Glazer to introduce his own strike-ban legislation 'in coming weeks'
Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker's initial attempt to halt future BART strikes in their tracks failed last week when Assembly Democrats voted down the first-term Republican's proposed legislation in a party-line committee vote.

January 8, 2016 | 6 comments
Residential break-ins, petty thefts lead Danville police log

Crashes, drug arrest, ID thefts also calls Dec. 27 to Jan. 2
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, omitting the more mundane.

January 10, 2016 | No comments yet
PG&E, San Ramon team up on streetlight replacement

Mayor: New LED lights reduce city power use by 50%
PG&E and the city of San Ramon collaborated last month to convert nearly 2,400 non-decorative, PG&E-owned streetlights into energy-efficient LED fixtures.

January 7, 2016 | 1 comment
Village Theatre set for Disney double feature

'Toy Story,' 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' each represented key moments in studio's history
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to show a pair of movies Saturday that proved to be key turning points for Walt Disney Animation Studios.

January 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Assemblywoman pushes for increased support for developmental disabilities services

Baker delivers pro-funding petitions to governor, co-authors bill to raise state funds for programs
Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) joined several colleagues to deliver thousands of petitions to the governor advocating more funding for developmental disabilities services Tuesday, a day after the introduction of a bill she co-authored to revamp and enhance the state funding system.

January 7, 2016 | No comments yet
School district to host kindergarten readiness, TK info nights

Hour-long sessions aim to help parents understand programs, curricula
School district officials are set to hold informational sessions later this month for parents of the youngest students set to enter San Ramon Valley elementary schools next year.

January 7, 2016 | 1 comment
California officially opens state tax season

2015 returns due by April 18, three days beyond the traditional deadline
The state's Franchise Tax Board announced this week that it is now accepting 2015 state tax returns for a filing season that extends through April 18, three days beyond the traditional deadline because of a federal holiday.

January 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Museum to highlight 'Historic Icons of the San Ramon Valley'

Danville Hotel, San Ramon store, Tassajara school among featured sites
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is set to highlight five historic local buildings in a month-long exhibit opening in downtown Danville.

February 7, 2016 | No comments yet
Central San board selects new leaders

San Ramon Valley rep Causey named president pro tem for 2016
The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Board of Directors recently held its annual reorganization, selecting a new board president and naming the San Ramon Valley's board liaison to serve as president pro tem for 2016.

January 5, 2016 | No comments yet
Personnel file: Danville home project earns landscape contractor award

A Livermore-based landscaping company was recently awarded with a trade association's Best of Show honor for its work on a residential project on Del Amigo Road in Danville.

January 5, 2016 | 5 comments
Danville museum set for staged readings of Eugene O'Neill's 'Beyond the Horizon'

1920 work earned playwright his first Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Local performers will re-imagine Eugene O'Neill's "Beyond the Horizon" with two staged readings this weekend at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in downtown Danville.

January 5, 2016 | No comments yet
String of holiday weekend break-ins reported in Danville

DPD: Residents should be on lookout for 'door-kick' burglars
Danville police reported five break-ins and one failed burglary attempt over the New Year's weekend to start 2016, coming off 2015 when the town experienced an uptick in property crimes.

January 4, 2016 | 9 comments
Danville forum to shine spotlight on human trafficking in Bay Area

'Hidden in Plain Sight' discussion set for Thursday at downtown vets hall
Two San Ramon Valley women's organizations are presenting a public forum on human trafficking this week, bringing together law enforcement officials, trafficking-prevention advocates and a trafficking survivor to highlight a crime they say is far too pervasive in the Bay Area.

January 5, 2016 | 1 comment
Museum to highlight 'Historic Icons of the San Ramon Valley'

Danville Hotel, San Ramon store, Tassajara school among featured sites
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is set to highlight five historic local buildings in a month-long exhibit opening in downtown Danville this week.

January 6, 2016 | 1 comment
Danville museum set for staged readings of Eugene O'Neill's 'Beyond the Horizon'

1920 work earned playwright his first Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Local performers will re-imagine Eugene O'Neill's "Beyond the Horizon" with two staged readings this weekend at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in downtown Danville.

January 4, 2016 | No comments yet
County seeks local candidates for Humanitarian of the Year

Contra Costa County officials are looking for San Ramon Valley nominees for the county's Humanitarian of the Year and Student Humanitarian of the Year, awards handed out by the Board of Supervisors each January in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 4, 2016 | No comments yet
Water district audit shows clean finances, footprint of drought

DSRSD financial practices follow appropriate rules, report says
After undergoing an annual audit review, Dublin San Ramon Services District's finances received a clean bill of health. But another year of the four-year drought left its mark on DSRSD's financials.

January 6, 2016 | No comments yet
Local CHP office gets new commander

Capt. Dan Seaman has spent 15 years with highway patrol
The California Highway Patrol has welcomed a new commander to its Contra Costa Area office, CHP officials announced last weekend.

January 4, 2016 | No comments yet
County elections office launches contest for voter guide photo

'It's a way to showcase the flavor and flair of where we live,' registrar says
Ahead of the 2016 elections, Contra Costa County will host a contest that will grant one photographer an audience of more than a half-million registered voters, according to county officials.

January 3, 2016 | No comments yet
Break-ins, thefts, DUIs lead SRPD log

Crashes, battery, drug possession among other top calls Dec. 15-21
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 15-21, omitting the more mundane.

January 3, 2016 | No comments yet

2015

Sierra snowpack above normal, but drought not over yet

More than 4 years of drought have left a water deficit that may be difficult to overcome, survey shows
The water content of Sierra Nevada snowpack is above normal levels, the California Department of Water Resources announced Wednesday.

December 31, 2015 | No comments yet
Deputies seek help identifying Alamo gas station robbers

Sheriff's Office: Two young men steal items, beat cashier before fleeing
Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help identifying two men who robbed a gas station and beat the cashier in Alamo early in the morning Dec. 27.

December 31, 2015 | 3 comments
Danville exhibit offers 'Journey Around the World'

Village Theatre to showcase social documentary photographers' works abroad
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to display the worldwide photographs of four social documentarians in an upcoming exhibit, "Journey Around the World."

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Local congressmen looking for tech-minded students in App Challenge

High schoolers nationwide asked to create app for chance to join Capitol display
The San Ramon Valley's congressmen are taking part in the second annual Congressional App Challenge, urging high school students in their districts to develop and display their own software applications.

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Dublin cop suffers broken leg in crash with fleeing car

Authorities: Driver of reportedly stolen car hit city motorcycle officer while trying to elude CHP
A Dublin police officer suffered a broken leg when a car fleeing California Highway Patrol officers hit his motorcycle Wednesday morning, a CHP spokesman said.

December 30, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville exhibit offers 'Journey Around the World'

Village Theatre to showcase social documentary photographers' works abroad
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to display the worldwide photographs of four social documentarians in an upcoming exhibit, "Journey Around the World."

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon announces city committee openings

The city of San Ramon is recruiting applicants for seven city advisory committees to fill spots created by vacancies or expiring terms.

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Los Cerros earns digital citizenship honor

First SRVUSD school to receive distinction from education nonprofit
Los Cerros Middle School has been singled out as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School by a national nonprofit that recognized the Danville school's commitment to helping students succeed while using digital media and technology.

December 29, 2015 | 1 comment
Funeral arrangements pending for Goodguys founder Gary Meadors

Passion-based idea blossomed into America's premier automotive event
Gary Meadors, founder and chairman of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, died Sunday of natural causes. He was 76.

December 29, 2015 | No comments yet
BART fares set for 3.4% increase

Part of biennial hikes to support system safety and reliability, agency says
BART passengers can expect to pay more for a ride in 2016 as fares are set to increase around 3.4% starting Friday.

December 29, 2015 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Lifetime Achievement

Tony Macchiano ... community volunteer extraordinaire
For a good, down-home barbecue, sign up for one of the next Pleasanton community fundraisers where Tony Macchiano is cooking. He's been at it for more than 45 years, delighting thousands with his mouth-watering steaks, ribs and chicken. His good work has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Pleasanton outreach programs.

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
East Bay luxury home sales jump 26.4%

Danville boasts 2nd-most $1M+ sales in month; San Ramon 4th, Alamo 8th
East Bay luxury home sales jumped more than 26% last month from a year ago as the high-end market continued to roll.

December 29, 2015 | No comments yet
House passes Swalwell's terrorism-tracking bill

Bipartisan legislation referred to Senate Intelligence Committee
The House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill co-sponsored by local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) that calls for greater oversight by Congress on how national intelligence officials track foreign fighters who travel to and from terrorist safe havens abroad.

December 28, 2015 | 2 comments
Costco signs letter of intent to acquire 40-acre Pleasanton site

Hearings likely to start in February for city's new economic development zone
With 22,000 members in Pleasanton, it's no surprise that Costco Wholesale wants to build a store here to relieve the overcrowded conditions it has at its stores in Danville and Livermore.

December 28, 2015 | 5 comments
Drones banned in East Bay regional parks

Advisory issued as officials prep for people receiving drones as gifts
East Bay Regional Park District officials are reminding people that drones are illegal in the district's parks and open spaces.

December 27, 2015 | No comments yet
Technical difficulties

Multiple emails accidentally sent to some registered users
Our apologies to those loyal readers who received multiple emails yesterday. We meant to send one email prompting DanvilleSanRamon.com registered users to reregister.

December 23, 2015 | No comments yet
California housing market loses momentum

Statewide sales below 400,000 mark in November; first time in 8 months
California existing home sales fell in November from both the previous month and year for the first time in nearly a year as low housing affordability extended into Southern California.

December 27, 2015 | No comments yet
Retired flight attendants deliver furry friends for Hope Hospice patients

Organization of former Pan Am workers provides 'touch of comfort' for those under hospice care
Members of the Oakland chapter of Pan Am World Wings International donated bags filled with new stuffed bears and other cuddly animals this week to those in care of Dublin-based Hope Hospice volunteers.

December 23, 2015 | 1 comment
Regional water wholesaler feels pinch of meager flow of state water supply

Sign Tri-Valley isn't out of the drought yet
A Tri-Valley potable water wholesaler was recently notified that it will only get 10% of the water it requested from a state source, prompting questions about how the area will secure water for the dry months.

December 27, 2015 | No comments yet
State superintendent talks Common Core, exit exam elimination at San Ramon forum

Tom Torlakson discusses education policy with city, school district leaders
State superintendent of public instruction Tom Torlakson shared his vision for what California's education system will strive for in 2016 and reflected on goals achieved and lessons learned during 2015 while speaking at a forum in San Ramon on Monday night.

December 23, 2015 | 1 comment
Thefts, vandalism, DUIs top Danville cop log

Crashes, criminal threats among other incidents Dec. 13-19
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 13-19, omitting the more mundane.

December 28, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville town offices set for week-long furlough

Holiday closure to limit access to certain town services
Danville town offices will close between Christmas Day and New Year's Day for a mandatory furlough, limiting people's access to certain town services.

December 22, 2015 | 2 comments
East Bay real estate broker charged in mortgage scheme

Authorities allege he netted $1.6 million through sales of Danville, SF homes
An East Bay real estate broker faces charges in connection with an elaborate scheme to defraud homeowners and mortgage holders, including through the sale of a Danville home, federal prosecutors said Monday.

December 21, 2015 | 3 comments
State unemployment drops; Contra Costa sees slight improvement

County rate decreases to 4.6%, toward higher end in Bay Area
The state's unemployment rate decreased last month, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.

December 21, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon students' law proposal wins assemblywoman's video contest

Team to join Baker for bill drafting, introduction at State Capitol
Two San Ramon high school students were part of a team selected by YouTube voters as the winner of Assemblywoman Catharine Baker's first-ever "There Ought To Be A Law" video contest, which challenged local teens to propose legislation that she should pursue in the Assembly.

December 20, 2015 | No comments yet
SF man ID'd as driver killed in fiery Alamo crash

Investigators have identified the man killed in a fiery crash off Interstate 680 in Alamo last month as San Francisco resident Aaron Shepard, according to the county coroner's division.

December 20, 2015 | No comments yet
SRVUSD teachers push for new raise

District counters union proposal with offer of smaller raise and bonus, plus other incentives
Dozens of San Ramon Valley teachers packed the school board meeting Tuesday night to show support for their union amid contract talks with the district in which union negotiators have asked for a larger salary increase than the district bargaining team is willing to support.

December 20, 2015 | 9 comments
Water district selects new board president, vice president

DSRSD board also fills out committee appointments for 2016
The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors selected a new president and vice president for 2016 at its most recent board meeting.

December 21, 2015 | No comments yet
I-680 northbound ranked 5th most congested Bay Area commute

I-80 from Hercules to Oakland tops list; I-580 westbound in Tri-Valley is No. 8
A list of the Bay Area's top 10 most congested freeway commutes in 2014 was released Thursday by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, with the Interstate 680 northbound evening commute through the San Ramon Valley coming in the No. 5 spot.

December 17, 2015 | 12 comments
San Ramon chamber presents annual awards

'Night of the Stars' honors business, community leaders
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce recently recognized some of the community's top business, employee and volunteer leaders during its 31st annual "Night of the Stars" award ceremony.

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Man arrested by Danville police on targeted crime-prevention patrol

24-year-old from Castro Valley accused of having drugs, burglary tools, other illicit items in traffic stop
Danville police arrested a Castro Valley man for possessing burglary tools, drugs and a weapon early Wednesday morning following a traffic stop by officers working as part of increased and targeted patrols aimed at preventing property crimes in town, according to the police chief.

December 17, 2015 | 3 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Lifetime Achievement

Tony Macchiano ... community volunteer extraordinaire
For a good, down-home barbecue, sign up for one of the next Pleasanton community fundraisers where Tony Macchiano is cooking. He's been at it for more than 45 years, delighting thousands with his mouth-watering steaks, ribs and chicken. His good work has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Pleasanton outreach programs.

December 22, 2015 | No comments yet
Iron Horse finishes 2nd in inaugural youth cricket tourney

San Ramon middle schooler named Player of the Tournament
Pleasanton's Harvest Park Middle School Cricket Club took first place, with the Iron Horse Middle School Cricket Team finishing a close second, in the first-ever Inter School Cricket Tournament played in Dublin over the past two weekends.

December 17, 2015 | No comments yet
Chevron's Fuel Your School challenge raises $92,000+ for local schools

San Ramon-based company gave $1 for every eight or more gallons pumped in October
Chevron's school project fundraiser generated nearly $1 million for 1,102 classroom projects in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, nearly half of which focus on math and science instruction.

December 23, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville garbage rates set to rise

West El Pintado townhouses, Rose Street parking lot among other topics
Fees for solid waste and recycling services in Danville are expected to go up next year after the Town Council unanimously endorsed a proposed new rate structure Tuesday night.

December 16, 2015 | 4 comments
Little progress made in San Ramon's Harlan House relocation debate

Apparent miscommunication between city officials, project proponents prompts delay on move talks
Progress toward making a decision about whether to move San Ramon's Harlan House slowed to a near halt Tuesday because of an apparent lack of communication between San Ramon planning officials, the city's Open Space Advisory Committee and the family hoping to relocate and preserve the deteriorating 160-year-old home.

December 17, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville gift cards go virtual

Easy, secure and local: Gifts can be sent via text, email or Twitter
The Ttwn of Danville is offering a new twist on giving gift cards. More secure than traditional cards, these can be sent to recipients via text, email or a tweet, and redeemed via a mobile device.

December 16, 2015 | 1 comment
Thefts, burglaries lead Danville police log

Vandalism, DUI, battery among other incidents Dec. 6-12
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 6-12, omitting the more mundane.

December 22, 2015 | No comments yet
School board adopts calendar change

2016-17 instructional schedule ends first semester before winter break
San Ramon Valley schools will end their first semester before winter break starting next school year after the school board Tuesday unanimously approved the 2016-17 instructional calendar that implements the schedule shift for the first time in the district.

December 15, 2015 | 13 comments
Ex-agency official admits stealing millions related to San Ramon development

Former ABAG director says he embezzled $2.6 million in bond proceeds intended for capital improvements for Windemere Ranch project
A former financial services director for the Association of Bay Area Governments pleaded guilty to a fraud charge in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday and admitted to embezzling nearly $3.9 million from the agency, including money related to San Ramon's Windemere Ranch development.

December 15, 2015 | 8 comments
John Muir, San Ramon Regional open new outpatient center

Joint venture located on Owens Drive in Pleasanton
John Muir Health and San Ramon Regional Medical Center opened their new jointly-operated Pleasanton Outpatient Center this week at 5860 Owens Drive.

December 16, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville man charged in connection with hash-oil lab explosion

Prosecutors recently file felony charges for 2014 incident in Walnut Creek
Two men who nearly died when a Walnut Creek apartment building blew up last year have been charged with causing the explosion by manufacturing butane hash oil, police said Tuesday.

December 15, 2015 | No comments yet
Annual sing-along 'Messiah' Sunday

The annual sing-along performance of Handel's "Messiah" is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Canyon Creek Church, 9015 South Gale Ranch Road, San Ramon.

December 15, 2015 | No comments yet
John Muir Health Foundation raises record $1.4 million at benefit

Sold-out event sees 56% increase in financial support over last year
John Muir Health Foundation, the philanthropic branch of John Muir Health, raised a record $1.4 million at a recent fundraiser to benefit its comprehensive cancer services program.

December 28, 2015 | No comments yet
Assemblywoman hosting holiday open house

The San Ramon Valley's Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) is set to hold a holiday open house at her district office in Bishop Ranch on Wednesday evening.

December 14, 2015 | No comments yet
School board to consider approving calendar change

Employee unions sign off on proposal to end first semester before winter break starting in 2016-17
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to weigh final approval Tuesday of proposed changes to the district's traditional school calendar that focus on finishing the first semester before winter break starting next school year -- a shift that has now been endorsed by all three district employee unions.

December 14, 2015 | 3 comments
Danville council to discuss townhouse development proposal

Developers want to shift parcel to mixed-use to accommodate 38-unit project
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss a proposed 38-townhouse project for which the developers want to redesignate a roughly quarter-acre residential property on West El Pintado as a mixed-use site instead.

December 14, 2015 | 11 comments
San Ramon commission to debate Harlan House relocation

Family proposes to move 160-year-old home to their property, but issues with open space designation and costs remain
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to weigh a proposal Tuesday from a local family to move the Harlan House down the road to their property in the hopes of restoring the 160-year-old home that could face demolition after years of failed preservation attempts.

December 14, 2015 | 1 comment
SRVUSD moving forward with new solar projects

Officials: Added panels will nearly double solar production, save $16 million in energy costs
The San Ramon Valley school district is poised to expand its solar-energy program after the school board approved a contract with SunPower Corp. to add solar arrays at up to 16 schools with funding through tax-credit bonds.

December 13, 2015 | 6 comments
Marvel named school board president

Jewett becomes vice president; Mintz now board clerk
Fourth-term San Ramon Valley school board member Greg Marvel was selected unanimously by his peers Tuesday evening to serve as board president for the next year.

December 13, 2015 | No comments yet
Third-party diggers rupture gas line in Danville

Incident prompts shelter-in-place, road closure
A 1.25-inch gas main was ruptured in Danville today, according to PG&E officials, prompting a shelter-in-place order to be issued.

December 11, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville boy urges diabetes awareness with 'Get the Flock Out of Here!'

Blue flamingos on local lawns share 11-year-old's story, ask for donations to support research
A Charlotte Wood Middle School sixth-grader is now spreading his story across town, trying to increase awareness about Type 1 diabetes and raise funds for vital research -- all with the help of some colorful plastic birds popping up around Danville.

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
State superintendent to host education forum in San Ramon

Torlakson's talk to cover Common Core, high school exit exam
Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, is set to host an education forum on Monday in San Ramon about the impact of state policies on local education.

December 18, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon moves toward banning marijuana cultivation, delivery

Final vote on proposed ordinance set for next month
San Ramon appears on its way to prohibiting the cultivation and delivery of marijuana after the City Council gave initial support to a proposed ordinance establishing the ban Tuesday.

December 11, 2015 | 10 comments
Well-known figures make latest EBMUD water-waster list

Danville leads all communities with 580 violations in 2-month period
Popular athletes, including San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, as well as an exercise industry leader and a rock star are part of a who's who of water wasters identified Thursday by the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD).

December 10, 2015 | 3 comments
Hope Hospice names new permanent CEO

Announcement comes after nonprofit's 35th anniversary celebration
Pleasanton resident Bob Boehm has been named the permanent CEO of Hope Hospice, with the nonprofit's Board of Directors voting to remove his interim tag, Hope Hospice officials said Monday.

December 10, 2015 | No comments yet
Vandalism, theft incidents lead SRPD log

Burglary, DUI, embezzlement among other calls Dec. 1-7
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 1-6, omitting the more mundane.

December 21, 2015 | No comments yet
Residential burglaries, vandalism, ID thefts lead DPD call log

Drug and alcohol incidents among other top reports Nov. 29 to Dec. 5
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, omitting the more mundane.

December 16, 2015 | 1 comment
Council endorses Dougherty Valley tree and turf management plan

The San Ramon City Council voiced support Tuesday for a multifaceted plan to confront current and projected issues with overgrowing trees and burdensome turf in many planting strips in Dougherty Valley neighborhoods.

December 9, 2015 | 3 comments
Contra Costa resumes regular issuance of official records

Temporary security-paper shortage prompted copy limit in summer
Regular issuing of birth, death and marriage certificates has resumed following a temporary paper shortage, Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder officials announced last week.

December 9, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon chamber presents annual awards

'Night of the Stars' honors business, community leaders
The San Ramon Chamber of Commerce recently recognized some of the community's top business, employee and volunteer leaders during its 31st annual "Night of the Stars" award ceremony.

December 11, 2015 | No comments yet
County supervisors talk active-shooter preparedness

Security discussion held in wake of San Bernardino slayings
Whether Contra Costa County health and social service facilities have enough safeguards in place for potential active shooter situations was considered during a Board of Supervisors meeting in Martinez on Tuesday

December 8, 2015 | 1 comment
San Ramon students among finalists in Baker's video contest

Online voting for winner open through Dec. 17
Two San Ramon students are among the finalists in a contest in which State Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) challenged high school students across her district to make a video proposing a bill idea to address a problem in California that requires a legislative solution.

December 9, 2015 | No comments yet
Ex-Pleasanton councilwoman announces State Assembly bid

Cheryl Cook-Kallio set to challenge Republican incumbent Baker
Former Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio said Tuesday that she will enter the race for the 16th State Assembly seat in the state's June 7 primary.

December 8, 2015 | 7 comments
Council to debate Dougherty Valley tree damage, marijuana cultivation ban

New commercial recycling services, 5-year budget forecast, senior committee report also on agenda
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss options for dealing with thousands of trees in the Dougherty Valley that city staff say could cause millions of dollars in infrastructure damage over the next 20 years if not addressed.

December 7, 2015 | 5 comments
SRPD: Man arrested after being found in school restroom

Transient made no verbal or physical contact with students, lieutenant says
A man was arrested after allegedly being found in a girls' bathroom at San Ramon's Walt Disney Elementary School on Monday morning.

December 7, 2015 | 5 comments
SRVUSD board to talk educator effectiveness grant, award solar contract

Also new board president, developer fees, paid sick leave and no calendar-change proposal yet
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to debate enhancing teacher professional development through one-time state funding for educator effectiveness Tuesday evening.

December 7, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville council to discuss future of farmers market

Town investment policy, sample banners, parks and arts strategic plan update also on tap for study session
The Town Council is set to talk Tuesday about whether to modify the permit conditions for Danville's certified farmers market in light of the drought, downtown parking availability and vendor participation.

December 7, 2015 | 12 comments
Danville high schools' choirs finalists in radio contest

Voting ends this Monday in KDFC competition
Student singing groups from both Danville comprehensive high schools are finalists in a Bay Area classical radio station's "Local Vocals High School Choir Sing-Off" contest.

December 4, 2015 | 3 comments
Danville boy urges diabetes awareness with 'Get the Flock Out of Here!'

Blue flamingos on local lawns share 11-year-old's story, ask for donations to support research
A Charlotte Wood Middle School sixth-grader is now spreading his story across town, trying to increase awareness about Type 1 diabetes and raise funds for vital research -- all with the help of some colorful plastic birds popping up around Danville.

December 6, 2015 | 6 comments
DSRSD begins search for new GM

Agency accepting applications for new permanent leader
Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) is accepting candidates to be the district's new general manager after its former leader retired in November.

December 6, 2015 | No comments yet
Thefts, burglaries, suspicious persons lead Danville cop log

Traffic-stop arrests, vandalism also among top reports Nov. 22-28
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 22-28, omitting the more mundane.

December 9, 2015 | No comments yet
Injury crashes, thefts top SRPD call log

Criminal threats, vandalism, DUIs among other reports Nov. 24-29
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 24-29, omitting the more mundane.

December 13, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon readies for Bah Humbug 5K run/walk

Saturday event benefits city parks and community services programs
The city is set to get into the holiday spirit by hosting the annual San Ramon Bah Humbug 5K run/walk event this Saturday to benefit programs of the city's Parks and Community Services Department.

December 3, 2015 | No comments yet
Bishop Ranch set for annual tree-lighting

70-foot illuminated fir, Santa photos, snow play area, live music among activities at Friday event
Thousands are expected to head to San Ramon's Bishop Ranch business park Friday evening for the annual tree-lighting ceremony and holiday event.

December 3, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Youth Commission spurs smoking ban in city parks

2013-14, 2014-15 Pleasanton commissions earn Environmental Stewardship Award
Never underestimate the influence youths have in our community. Thanks to the recommendation of the Pleasanton Youth Commission, smoking is now banned in all Pleasanton parks, and Mayor Jerry Thorne was on a TV30 program this week suggesting that the ban might be extended to the city's downtown business district.

December 3, 2015 | No comments yet
Attorney general shares tips, warnings to avoid charitable donation scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has issued some tips and warnings to help consumers make sure their holiday-season donations go to worthy causes and not to swindlers.

December 2, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville opens annual Santa's Mailbox

Program lets children write Kris Kringle for delivery to North Pole
Danville town officials are again hosting their annual Santa's Mailbox, giving children a direct connection to the North Pole and jolly old St. Nick himself.

December 9, 2015 | No comments yet
SRVUSD earns AP honor roll for sixth straight year

88.94% of local students who took AP exams last year scored 3 or higher, district says
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District joined elite company last week when it was recognized as one of the top performing districts on the annual Advanced Placement tests for the sixth straight year.

December 2, 2015 | No comments yet
Karen Stepper named Danville mayor for third time

Renee Morgan becomes vice mayor; council hands out Community Service Awards
Fourth-term Danville Town Councilwoman Karen Stepper took the helm as the town's mayor for the upcoming year during a ceremony Tuesday evening.

December 3, 2015 | 2 comments
SRPD searches for man in connection with gas station robberies

Reportedly stole cash from local Valero, Chevron last month
San Ramon police are asking for the public's help in identifying an unknown man who stole cash from two local gas stations in the past few weeks, including an incident Monday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.

December 1, 2015 | No comments yet
Officials commemorate new Danville Hotel Town Center with ribbon-cutting

Town, developer, Chamber of Commerce representatives on hand for event
Danville officials joined developers and community members in ushering in a new era in downtown Monday evening with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the new Danville Hotel Town Center.

December 1, 2015 | 17 comments
Baker, Glazer discuss education issues at joint forum

San Ramon event covers topics from UC system enrollment to district rainy day funds
The Tri-Valley's state legislators held an education forum this week to answer residents' burning questions about overcrowding at schools, Common Core and other frustrations.

December 1, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Arlie Smith, for the children

Role Model recipient reflects on drive to raise money for Children's Hospital amid own battles with cancer, MS
Arlie Smith's face and smile are known to thousands throughout the San Ramon Valley, and now many of them in turn have helped his name become synonymous with a deep commitment to raising vital funds for children in need.

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission again set to weigh SAT prep center, religious facility

Interviews for Housing Advisory Committee also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is scheduled Tuesday to debate proposals from a property owner to bring an SAT tutoring business and a religious-meeting facility available for weekend services to the Sunset Business Park at the corner of Alcosta Boulevard and Crow Canyon Road.

November 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Livermore woman dies in San Ramon Valley police chase

DPD: Driver tried to flee police in car stolen from Dublin
A young Livermore woman was killed and two other people were seriously injured in a crash following a police pursuit that started in Danville and ended in San Ramon early Sunday morning, according to Danville police.

November 29, 2015 | 22 comments
Man killed in fiery Alamo crash

CHP: Acura goes off I-680 ramp, down embankment, bursts into flames trapping driver
A man died early Friday morning when his vehicle crashed and caught on fire near Interstate 680 in Alamo, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

November 27, 2015 | No comments yet
'Christmas Memories' exhibit open at Danville museum

Toy Hall of Fame items, original Winnie the Pooh books among collection
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is getting into the Christmas season early with a "Christmas Memories" exhibit.

December 8, 2015 | No comments yet
Thefts, injury crashes top SRPD call log

Break-ins, DUIs, vandalism among other reports Nov. 17-23
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 17-23, omitting the more mundane.

December 2, 2015 | No comments yet
Contra Costa buses now accept Clipper cards, set to offer Wi-Fi

County Connection now allows Clipper cards for payment
A bus service provider for parts of Contra Costa County will now accept Clipper card payment, connecting the bus with several other transit providers who use the prepaid, reloadable card.

November 29, 2015 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Danville teen is Rising Star

SRVHS junior Christina Adams helps 50 in-need kids get new bikes
Fifty sixth-graders are riding around on their first bicycles after a determined Danville teen decided to make a difference.

December 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Arlie Smith, for the children

Role Model recipient reflects on drive to raise money for Children's Hospital amid own battles with cancer, MS
Arlie Smith's face and smile are known to thousands throughout the San Ramon Valley, and now many of them in turn have helped his name become synonymous with a deep commitment to raising vital funds for children in need.

November 26, 2015 | 1 comment
East Bay parks to waive entry fee on Black Friday

District officials hope to encourage residents to enjoy outdoors after Thanksgiving
By offering free admission at all of its 65 parks on Black Friday, the East Bay Regional Park District hopes to encourage locals to spend the busiest shopping day of the year outdoors.

November 24, 2015 | No comments yet
Home break-ins, ID thefts, traffic-stop arrests lead DPD call log

Armed robbery, embezzlement, vandalism also top reports Nov. 15-21
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 15-21, omitting the more mundane.

November 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville commission to discuss ban on short-term rentals

Proposed ordinance would prohibit residential rentals of less than 30 days
The town of Danville is set to weigh prohibiting short-term residential rentals such as those offered through Airbnb, with the Planning Commission due to review a proposed ban ordinance and make a recommendation to the Town Council on Tuesday night.

November 23, 2015 | 24 comments
East Bay luxury home sales edge higher

Most expensive sale in Alamo; Danville posts 2nd-most overall sales at 38, San Ramon next with 29
East Bay luxury home sales edged up 5.3% last month from a year ago but the median sale price trended lower.

November 24, 2015 | No comments yet
Teenager rescued after sliding partway down ledge at Mt. Diablo

Boy 'got lucky he didn't slide all the way' down, SRVFPD deputy chief says
A teenage boy was rescued after sliding partially down a ledge at Rock City in Mount Diablo State Park late Monday morning, a San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District deputy chief said.

November 23, 2015 | No comments yet
Alamo Rotary donates dictionaries to local 3rd-graders

How do you spell that? Some Alamo third-graders will be able to answer that question the classic way thanks to contributions from the Rotary Club of Alamo.

November 23, 2015 | 3 comments
Danville council to select new mayor, announce Community Service Awards

The Town Council is set to name a new mayor and honor standout people and organizations for their contributions to the Danville community during a ceremony downtown Tuesday night.

November 30, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville opens annual Santa's Mailbox

Program lets children write Kris Kringle for delivery to North Pole
Danville town officials are again hosting their annual Santa's Mailbox, giving children a direct connection to the North Pole and jolly old St. Nick himself.

December 1, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville set for tree-lighting

Downtown Danville is set to host the annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree this Friday.

November 24, 2015 | No comments yet
Zone 7 general manager granted 15% raise

Regional water wholesaler's board votes 4-2 to approve pay bump
Zone 7 Water Agency's general manager was granted a 15% salary increase by the agency's Board of Directors at Wednesday's board meeting.

November 20, 2015 | 9 comments
Zone 7 gains official control over well permitting, fee collection in region

Long-waived fees to be charged for new well projects
With groundwater protection becoming an increasingly important issue, Zone 7 Water Agency officially adopted a new county that gives the agency authority over permitting for new well drilling, maintenance and other situations.

November 29, 2015 | 1 comment
Identity thefts top DPD call log

Break-ins, shoplifting, traffic-stop arrests among other incidents Nov. 8-14
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 8-14, omitting the more mundane.

November 24, 2015 | No comments yet
Auto burglaries, petty thefts lead San Ramon police call log

Crashes, vandalism among other top reports Nov. 10-16
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 10-16, omitting the more mundane.

November 26, 2015 | No comments yet
School board raises pay for substitute teachers

Paid sick leave for temporary workers, solar projects, Discovery Counseling Center among other meeting topics
The San Ramon Valley school board unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday to raise substitute teacher salaries across the board in the hopes of attracting more candidates amid an ongoing substitute shortfall.

November 19, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Danville teen is Rising Star

SRVHS junior Christina Adams helps 50 in-need kids get new bikes
Fifty sixth-graders are riding around on their first bicycles after a determined Danville teen decided to make a difference.

November 22, 2015 | 3 comments
Alamo Tree Lighting Festival set this weekend

Snacks, arts/crafts, Santa at Andrew H. Young Park from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday
The Community Foundation of Alamo is getting into the holiday spirit Sunday evening by hosting the Alamo Tree Lighting Festival.

November 19, 2015 | No comments yet
DUIs, thefts top San Ramon police log

Strong-arm robbery, car break-ins, missing persons also reported Nov. 3-9
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 3-9, omitting the more mundane.

November 23, 2015 | 3 comments
Supervisors approve new labor deal with county nurses

16% wage increase, benefit protections, no mandatory OT among provisions
More than a month after Contra Costa County nurses stated their case in a raucous Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors approved a labor contract believed to be favorable to the nurses on Tuesday.

November 19, 2015 | No comments yet
Grief workshop aims to make holiday season brighter

Hope Hospice hosting free seminar to help people manage sadness, anxiety
The joyous holiday season can serve as a painful reminder to some who have lost loved ones during the year. But there are ways to manage grief in order to get through the holidays. Hope Hospice will host a free grief workshop next month to help residents explore their grief and work on strategies to make the season bearable.

December 2, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville council shouts down cell tower proposal

Unanimous vote upholds residents' appeal, overturns Planning Commission's prior approval
The Danville Town Council voted against a Verizon Wireless cell tower proposed for the eastern part of town Tuesday night, siding with residents who opposed the imitation-tree telecommunications pole coming to their rural neighborhood.

November 19, 2015 | 15 comments
Danville police probe armed robbery

Authorities looking for multiple people in connection with theft of Rolex
Danville police are investigating an incident in which a man reported being robbed of his Rolex watch at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon, according to a department spokesman.

November 18, 2015 | 26 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Josh Burger, inspirational speaker

Pleasanton man beats the odds of rare disease, shares his story of perseverance and positivity with others
Josh Burger wasn't expected to get much out of life. The disease that made it unlikely he would live past birth also limited his growth and movement. But 24 years later, he's a high school graduate, a local public speaker and an inspiration to children and adults in the Tri-Valley.

November 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Driver plows into Dublin Goodwill store

Officials: No injuries in crash where driver mistook gas pedal for brake
A driver crashed into a Goodwill store in Dublin Wednesday afternoon, damaging the store but injuring no one, an Alameda County fire spokeswoman said.

November 18, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley native dies after donating kidney to sister

Vigil Thursday, services Friday for Anders Pederson
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton for Anders Pederson, who died Nov. 2 just over a week after surgery in which he donated a kidney to his sister Kelly.

November 18, 2015 | No comments yet
Swalwell bill aims to encourage college-student entrepreneurship

Legislation would create grant program to fund university business incubators
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) introduced a new bill this month aimed at spurring young entrepreneurs by creating a competitive grant program to establish, expand or enhance business incubators at universities and colleges.

November 17, 2015 | 12 comments
ID thefts, break-ins lead Danville cop log

Public nuisance, hit-and-run, traffic-stop arrests also top calls Nov. 1-7
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Nov. 1-7, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

November 22, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville council to hear cell tower appeal

Town staff recommends denying challenge, upholding Planning Commission's approval of faux-tree pole on Lawrence Road
The Town Council is set to weigh in Tuesday about a new Verizon Wireless cell tower proposed for eastern Danville that sparked several contentious public debates and ultimately an appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of the project.

November 16, 2015 | 1 comment
Contra Costa misses out on jail grant

Five other local counties receive funds from state corrections board
Five Bay Area counties were awarded state grants Thursday to construct new jail facilities through the Board of State and Community Corrections, but Contra Costa County was among the applicants denied funding.

November 17, 2015 | 2 comments
School board to debate increasing substitute teacher pay

Solar project update, policy for temporary certificated employees also on agenda
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider raising the salaries paid to substitute teachers in the hopes of attracting more candidates.

November 16, 2015 | 8 comments
San Ramon to discuss ban on restaurant-site conversions

SAT prep center, religious meeting space, Home Depot fuel-cell unit also on tap
San Ramon planning officials are set to talk Tuesday about whether to explore a local law prohibiting people from changing vacant restaurant sites into any other business use.

November 16, 2015 | 1 comment
San Ramon Government 101 registration underway

The San Ramon City Clerk's Office will host the eighth session of San Ramon Government 101 in the spring of 2016. The class goal is to enhance understanding of local government and departmental functions and encourage participation in the city's various committees and commissions.

November 17, 2015 | 11 comments
Danville explores crime prevention with license plate recognition cameras

Town Council gives go-ahead to police for further analysis of potential program
Danville police are looking into a new strategy to help deter potential crimes and solve those committed: license plate recognition technology.

November 15, 2015 | 33 comments
Comcast Business marks expanded San Ramon network

Ribbon-cutting at Coliseum Tile in honor of new business-Internet network
Representatives of Comcast Business joined city, business and community members in recognizing the company's extended fiber-based Internet network in western San Ramon during a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at Coliseum Tile -- one of the small businesses served by the new, higher-speed network.

November 15, 2015 | No comments yet
SRVUSD seeks feedback on local accountability plan

Survey asks for review of 2015-16 LCAP, input for drafting of 2016-17 LCAP
The San Ramon Valley school district is seeking citizen feedback on its Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) adopted for 2015-16 and the new plan being drafted for the upcoming term.

November 15, 2015 | No comments yet
EBMUD releases latest list of excessive water users

Top 10 includes 4 customers from Danville, 2 each from Alamo and Diablo
The East Bay Municipal Utility District released a set of names Thursday of excessive water users in the utility district's service area, with the top 10 featuring four customers from Danville and two each from Alamo and Diablo.

November 12, 2015 | 21 comments
Federal appeals court leaves California's death penalty system in place

California's death penalty was left in place by a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday.

November 12, 2015 | No comments yet
Local policy coalition issues marijuana opinion surveys

Questions aim to gauge perceptions, raise awareness among adults and teens
A group of San Ramon Valley advocates are seeking local opinions on marijuana through online public surveys as part of an upcoming awareness campaign.

November 12, 2015 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Ellen Aguirre, raising guide dog puppies

Community Spirit recipient founds Tri-Valley chapter of Guide Dogs for the Blind, still actively trains pups
When Ellen and Joe Aguirre turned off the freeway in San Rafael 22 years ago to check out Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ellen didn't know it would be a turning point in her life.

November 15, 2015 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Josh Burger, inspirational speaker

Pleasanton man beats the odds of rare disease, shares his story of perseverance and positivity with others
Josh Burger wasn't expected to get much out of life. The disease that made it unlikely he would live past birth also limited his growth and movement. But 24 years later, he's a high school graduate, a local public speaker and an inspiration to children and adults in the Tri-Valley.

November 12, 2015 | 2 comments
Tri-Valley Heroes: Saving lawns and water

Gallaghers presented with innovation award for prompting DSRSD's residential recycled water program
When Dan and Rosalie Gallagher came up with the idea for the Dublin San Ramon Services District to offer free recycled water to residents and businesses for landscaping, they were as concerned with saving the people in the Tri-Valley as they were with protecting the plants

November 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Arts connect people

William Doerlich presented with arts award for contribution to community
San Ramon's William Doerlich started piano lessons at age 4, next began to play the trumpet, and has been an arts enthusiast ever since.

November 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville's Athenian School opens anniversary art exhibit

Showing to feature works of alumni, current and former staff
The Athenian School in Danville is continuing its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration by opening a new art exhibit displaying a variety of works by graduates and current and former faculty and staff.

November 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley native debuts new feature film, 'Dating Daisy'

Foothill High grad's romantic comedy is a wrap, thanks to friends
Falling in love can be so easy -- and wonderful. But what if the timing is really, really bad? Screenwriter/director Neel Upadhye, a 2004 Foothill High grad, explores this idea in his film, "Dating Daisy," which was screened for friends and family in Beverly Hills earlier this month.

November 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Sheriff warns supervisors that deputies are ditching county

Less pay, lower benefits cited as primary causes of retention problems
Contra Costa County sheriff's officials sounded the alarm Tuesday at a Board of Supervisors meeting, warning that deputy recruits are ditching the county at a rapid pace.

November 11, 2015 | 2 comments
Student-teacher art exhibit opening at Danville gallery

2 SRVUSD teachers curate 'From Expressionism to Abstraction, Discovering Creativity Through Critical Thinking'
A new art exhibit highlighting works of San Ramon Valley youth and their teachers is now open at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville.

November 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville man interrupts home burglary

Police searching for culprits
A Danville man interrupted a burglary at his home Monday afternoon, during which a suspect brandished the homeowner's own firearm, according to police.

November 10, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville police investigate residential burglary

Suspects flee after being interrupted by resident
Danville Police are looking for two suspects involved in a Monday afternoon residential burglary, that was interrupted by the homeowner.

November 10, 2015 | 6 comments
Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell calls for immigration enforcement reform

Congressman sends letter to DHS, requesting update
Months after the fatal shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle by an undocumented immigrant, U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has called for renewed reform to immigration enforcement.

November 10, 2015 | 7 comments
Local students earn grand-prize honors in poster, essay contest

Two local students have received top honors in the Second Annual Contra Costa County Attendance Awareness Campaign poster and essay contest. Walt Disney Elementary third-grader Sabir Seth was the Grand Prize Winner of the Poster Contest, and Diablo Vista Middle School sixth-grader Michelle Chen earned top honors in the Essay Contest.

November 10, 2015 | No comments yet
Local coach, bystanders aided bicyclist in cardiac arrest

Martinez man recovering at home after collapsing
The high school softball coach drove down Foothill Road in Pleasanton, thinking how she should have taken a more direct route to the interstate. Instead, her detour put her smack-dab in the middle of a medical emergency that, thanks to her and a legion of responders, stopped short of a tragedy.

November 10, 2015 | 2 comments
Goodguys car show set for this weekend

Autumn Get-Together features holiday food drive, tribute to veterans
California hot rodders and classic car aficionados from all over the west will take over the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend for one last Goodguys Rod and Custom Association show before it's time to put the cars away for the winter.

November 11, 2015 | No comments yet
Housing markets continue to recover at modest pace

Market improving as economy strengthens, job creation continues
Markets in 79 of the approximately 360 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the third quarter of 2015.

November 9, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Arts connect people

William Doerlich presented with arts award for contribution to community
San Ramon's William Doerlich started piano lessons at age 4, next began to play the trumpet, and has been an arts enthusiast ever since.

November 5, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Heroes: Saving lawns, drinking water

Gallaghers presented with innovation award for prompting DSRSD's residential recycled water program
When Dan and Rosalie Gallagher came up with the idea for the Dublin San Ramon Services District to offer free recycled water to residents and businesses for landscaping, they were as concerned with saving the people in the Tri-Valley as they were with protecting the plants

November 9, 2015 | 5 comments
Danville Heritage committee seeks recruits

Nov. 12 application deadline fast approaching
The Town of Danville is looking for community-minded residents to fill vacancies on a Town Commission. The Heritage Resource Commission has two positions available. Terms are four years ang begin Jan. 1, 2016.

November 5, 2015 | No comments yet
Police arrest two suspects in connection with large marijuana grow houses

Nearly 700 marijuana plants were seized and two people were arrested this morning when police served search warrants at homes identified as grow operations in San Ramon and Dublin, police said.

November 4, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville officials rail against Diablo Road apartment proposal

Mayor Doyle: 'There will never be a three-story building as long as I have anything to say about it.'
In front of a crowded dais including the Danville Town Council, Planning Commission and Design Review Board, plus about 20 members of the community in the audience, representatives from ROEM Development Corp. pitched their plans for a large apartment complex just outside downtown Tuesday evening.

November 4, 2015 | 13 comments
Thefts, burglaries top DPD call log

Robbery, vandalism, hit-and-run among other reports Oct. 25-31
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 25-31, omitting the more mundane.

November 12, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville's Athenian School opening anniversary art exhibit

Showing to feature works of alumni, current and former staff
The Athenian School in Danville is continuing its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration by opening a new art exhibit this week displaying a variety of works by graduates and current and former faculty and staff.

November 3, 2015 | No comments yet
Alamo properties among those mistakenly taxed, eligible for refunds

64 sites deemed to be incorrectly included in special public-safety tax zone, county says
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan to refund certain property owners in greater Alamo and Walnut Creek who were assessed taxes that county officials later determined they should not have been charged.

November 3, 2015 | 4 comments
Swalwell, colleagues seek to cancel student loan debt for local lab employees

Workers at Livermore Lab, Sandia could be eligible
Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has called on the U.S. Education Department to forgive the student loans of employees at Livermore and Sandia national laboratories.

November 3, 2015 | 26 comments
County, nurses reach tentative labor deal

Union set to vote this week to ratify agreement through 2017
After protracted negotiations that led to a strike last month, Contra Costa County nurses have reached a tentative agreement on a labor contract with the county, California Nurses Association officials announced Monday.

November 2, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville council to talk Diablo Road apartment complex

Downtown parking, new smoking rules, disaster council among other topics
The Danville Town Council is set to meet with two other town groups Tuesday evening to review a proposed 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road adjacent to the southbound Interstate 680 on-ramp.

November 2, 2015 | 28 comments
San Ramon commission to debate SAT prep center, religious meeting space

Pair of alternative-energy projects also on tap for city planners
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider proposals to bring an SAT tutoring business and a religious-meeting facility available for weekend services to a commercial center along Alcosta Boulevard on Tuesday evening.

November 2, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville house fire deemed arson

Police: Witnesses say object thrown at home before fire started
Danville authorities are investigating a Halloween night house fire as a case of arson after witnesses reportedly told police they saw someone throw an object at the home and speed away right before the flames began.

November 1, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville vets hall to host 'Women in the Military' open house

Memorabilia, artwork, hands-on activities, panel talk part of weekend event
Danville's Veterans Memorial Building is hosting a two-day open house this weekend with a variety of military memorabilia and activities under the theme of "Women in the Military."

November 4, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville women among tennis team to finish 2nd at nationals

USTA League Adult 40 & Over 3.0 National Championships held in Arizona
Three Danville women were part of the Walnut Creek-based tennis team to place second in the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) League Adult 40 & Over 3.0 National Championships last month in Tucson, Ariz.

November 11, 2015 | No comments yet
Student art exhibit opening at Danville gallery

2 SRVUSD teachers curate 'From Expressionism to Abstraction, Discovering Creativity Through Critical Thinking'
A new art exhibit highlighting works of San Ramon Valley youth is set to open at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville on Saturday.

November 4, 2015 | No comments yet
Street Smarts opens annual traffic-safety video contest

Middle schoolers asked to create 1-minute PSA on 'School Zone Safety'
San Ramon Valley Street Smarts is calling on local middle school students to create short traffic-safety videos for its 11th annual "Be Reel!" contest.

November 3, 2015 | 2 comments
'Start Smart' program focuses on teen-driving safety

CHP presentation set for Wednesday night at Monte Vista High
California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials are set to offer a two-hour driver safety education class to new and future teenage drivers and their parents Wednesday night at the Monte Vista High School Theater in Danville.

October 30, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon Rotary donates record-setting $80,000 to education foundation

2015 Online Auction for Education raises more funds than ever
The San Ramon Rotary Club donated $80,000 to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation in Danville on Thursday after the service organization's annual Online Auction for Education raised more money this year than it ever had, according to Rotary officials.

November 1, 2015 | No comments yet
Hit-and-run, theft, DUI reports top Danville cop log

Suspicious people, battery, reckless driving among other calls Oct. 18-24
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 18-24, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

November 9, 2015 | No comments yet
Save Mount Diablo welcomes new executive director

Former executive director retires after 4+ decades in nonprofit sector
Save Mount Diablo's new executive director, Ted Clement, has joined the organization, stepping into the role vacated by Ron Brown upon his retirement.

November 8, 2015 | No comments yet
DUI, petty theft, burglary calls lead San Ramon police log

Battery, robbery, ID theft among other top reports Oct. 18-24
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 18-24, omitting the more mundane.

November 8, 2015 | No comments yet
Variety of thefts top SRPD call log

Vandalism, crashes, drug arrests also reported Oct. 11-17
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 11-17, omitting the more mundane.

November 4, 2015 | No comments yet
'McFarland, USA' coach to speak at local foster family agency fundraiser

Agape Villages hosting third-annual Dinner and Auction Event next weekend
San Ramon-based Agape Villages Foster Family Agency is holding its annual Dinner and Auction Event this Saturday with the real-life coach who inspired the film "McFarland, USA" set to deliver the keynote address at the fundraiser in Pleasanton.

November 1, 2015 | No comments yet
Ex-Danville teacher sentenced for child pornography possession

Man gets 5+ years in prison for having 50,000 illicit digital files, prosecutors say
A former Danville middle school math teacher was sentenced to more than five years in prison Thursday for possession of 50,000 photos and videos of child pornography, federal prosecutors said.

October 29, 2015 | 6 comments
'Leading Ladies' comedy coming to Danville's Village Theatre

Show runs through Nov. 15
The Role Players Ensemble will present performances of "Leading Ladies" at the Village Theatre running through Nov. 15.

November 1, 2015 | No comments yet
PG&E maintenance to close San Ramon public pool Friday

Second closure at Broadmoor Drive facility in past week
The San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park will be closed for part of Friday (Oct. 30) while PG&E crews complete maintenance on the transformer supplying power to the public facility, according to city officials.

October 29, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley native's new feature film 'Dating Daisy' set for debut

Foothill High grad's romantic comedy is a wrap, thanks to friends
Falling in love can be so easy -- and wonderful. But what if the timing is really, really bad? Screenwriter/director Neel Upadhye, a 2004 Foothill High grad, explores this idea in his film, "Dating Daisy," which will be screened for friends and family in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

November 5, 2015 | 1 comment
Opinion: Moving soon? Keep costs under control

Even if you're only moving across town, it's likely to cost more than you think.

November 17, 2015 | No comments yet
Slamming pumpkins

San Ramon Slammers youth softball team visits Pleasanton senior facility to decorate with residents
The San Ramon Slammers, which draw young softball players from throughout the Tri-Valley, visited The Parkview Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Pleasanton last weekend to help the seniors with pumpkin decorating and other activities.

October 29, 2015 | No comments yet
Diablo resident tops latest EBMUD list of excessive water-users

Alamo most prevalent with 289 customers on list; Danville second with 254
The East Bay Municipal Utility District released Thursday nearly 1,100 names of customers who in a two-month billing cycle used more than 1,000 gallons of water per day and were penalized for it.

October 29, 2015 | 26 comments
Regional groups considering merger to create streamlined Bay Area planning agency

MTC, ABAG union would help transportation projects, use tax dollars more efficiently, official says
Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments last month voted to explore a merger that would create one streamlined regional planning agency.

November 8, 2015 | 3 comments
Tri-Valley Veterans Day parade set for Sunday afternoon

Area's largest salute to veterans paying tribute to K9s, 'Dogs that serve'
The 19th Tri-Valley Veterans Day parade, set to start at 1 p.m. Sunday in downtown Pleasanton, will feature more than 100 marching, walking and motorized units to make it the largest observance in Northern California.

October 29, 2015 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley leaders unified on regional issues

5 communities share concerns, opportunities in year ahead
The leaders of the five communities comprising the greater Tri-Valley showed continued unity last week as they agreed to work together on pressing water conservation, transportation and affordable- and workforce-housing issues.

October 28, 2015 | 1 comment
Winter Spare the Air season starting soon, tighter restrictions in place

The Winter Spare the Air season is starting soon, and Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials say it includes new restrictions this year.

October 28, 2015 | 5 comments
Earthquake storm continues, but USGS says likely no records broken

475+ temblors recorded near San Ramon-Danville border since Oct. 13, but fewer 1.0+ quakes than early weeks of 1990 Alamo swarm
With temblors arriving at a consistently rapid pace in the San Ramon Valley, the quake swarm would seem to be smashing records set by previous swarms -- but the U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday it likely isn't.

October 28, 2015 | 1 comment
Assemblywoman starts 'There Ought to be a Law' contest

Baker asks high school students to propose legislation through videos
In an effort to engage Tri-Valley teenagers, Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) has launched a video contest for high school students in her district to propose a bill idea to address a problem impacting California that they think requires a legislative solution.

October 27, 2015 | 10 comments
Police: Suspect in Livermore fatal shooting tied to Fresno homicide

Police searching for Oakland man in connection with slaying at First Street CVS
A suspect in a fatal shooting Saturday evening in Livermore is also wanted in connection with a shooting inside a Fresno restaurant last month, according to police.

October 26, 2015 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to discuss new City Hall project

Essay contest winners, new employees, summer camp recap also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving a contract with an Orange County-based company Tuesday to furnish and install audio-visual equipment at the new San Ramon City Hall.

October 26, 2015 | No comments yet
Critics call out SRVUSD lunches

Earthquake response, Cal High update, Native American Heritage Month among other topics
A group of San Ramon Valley residents lambasted the school district's lunch program last week, telling the school board the meals are unhealthy and unacceptable -- and swift changes are needed.

October 26, 2015 | 38 comments
Village Theatre gallery accepting exhibit proposals

Guest curators to be evaluated by gallery committee
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is accepting proposals for new exhibits by guest curators.

October 25, 2015 | No comments yet
Honoring Tri-Valley Heroes 2015

The fourth annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards were presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com, on Monday evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton Pleasanton at the Club.

October 25, 2015 | 1 comment
USGS: Swarm of earthquakes could last 2 more weeks

20+ quakes reported in Valley since Friday morning; 240+ in the past week
The San Ramon Valley experienced more than 20 earthquakes since Friday morning, the latest in a string of hundreds of small quakes in the area, according to the U.S. Geological Survey officials.

October 23, 2015 | 2 comments
County supervisors to look at sales tax hike for transportation

Board opts against pursuing tax measure for public safety in 2016
Contra Costa County supervisors on Tuesday agreed to lay the groundwork for a measure to increase the county's transportation sales tax next year.

October 22, 2015 | 5 comments
Teen sues SRVUSD, church over molestation

Lawsuit alleges negligence in oversight of ex-coach/youth group leader later convicted of lewd acts with minors
A teen boy and his mother have sued the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and New Life Church of Alamo, alleging the organizations failed to protect the teen from sexual abuse at the hands of a former coach and youth group leader who later admitted to molesting three boys.

October 22, 2015 | No comments yet
'Leading Ladies' comedy coming to Danville's Village Theatre

Show runs through Nov. 15
The Role Players Ensemble will present performances of "Leading Ladies" at the Village Theatre starting this week.

October 28, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon pool closed for emergency water line repairs

Alternative swim options available through Friday
The San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park will be closed Thursday and Friday due to a water line leak, according to city officials.

October 22, 2015 | No comments yet
Water wholesaler OKs 3-year rate increase

Zone 7 raises retailers' rates 28% for next year; votes to videotape meetings
A Tri-Valley water wholesale board decided Wednesday to raise rates for retailers, a move that will likely mean an increase in ratepayers' water bills in 2016 and beyond.

October 22, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville: Police department evacuated after failing HVAC unit started smoking

No threat of injury or damage to building, officials said
The Danville Police Department was evacuated Wednesday due to smoke emanating from a failing heating and air conditioning unit, according to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

October 22, 2015 | No comments yet
School board indicates support for calendar change

Proposal headed to bargaining table with unions; final board vote expected by December
The San Ramon Valley school board indicated initial support Tuesday for proposed changes to the district-wide instructional calendar that focus on shifting the end of the first semester to before winter break starting next school year.

October 22, 2015 | 11 comments
Danville Hotel, McCauley House named heritage resources

Hartz Avenue buildings date back to 1890s, being restored as part of site redevelopment
The Danville Hotel and McCauley House have been designated Danville heritage resources after receiving unanimous support by the Town Council on Tuesday.

October 22, 2015 | 1 comment
Live Oak Elementary to celebrate new shade structure

Ribbon-cutting set during Harvest Festival at San Ramon campus Saturday
San Ramon's Live Oak Elementary School is set to hold a special ribbon-cutting for its new shade structure during the school's Harvest Festival this Saturday.

October 21, 2015 | 2 comments
Vandalism, thefts, traffic-stop arrests top DPD call log

Property damage, burglary among other reports Oct. 4-10
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 4-10, omitting the more mundane.

November 2, 2015 | No comments yet
DSRSD slightly lowers 'water consumption' fee

Board cites 35% customer conservation as basis for scaling back drought charge
The Dougherty Valley's water supplier lowered its water rates by reducing a charge imposed due to the drought Tuesday.

October 21, 2015 | No comments yet
County hires new animal services director

Former VP at Humane Society Silicon Valley named to fill department-head vacancy
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday selected a new director of the county's Animal Services Department, filling the role after it was vacated by the previous director's retirement.

October 26, 2015 | 4 comments
Danville set for Children's Fall Fest

The Danville Community Center is set to play host to the town's 13th annual Children's Fall Fest, an evening of costumes, crafts, food and other activities later this month.

October 25, 2015 | No comments yet
String of quakes continues with pair of 3.5-magnitude shakers

USGS: 200+ earthquakes near San Ramon in past week, 13 largest between 2.5 and 3.5 magnitude
Consecutive 3.5-magnitude earthquakes near San Ramon shook large portions of the Bay Area on Monday afternoon, according to U.S. Geological Survey data, continuing the East Bay's torrent of temblors.

October 19, 2015 | No comments yet
School board to debate calendar change

Board members to receive update report and hear input from citizens, but not consider any decisions Tuesday evening
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss potential changes to the district's instructional calendar Tuesday that would end the first semester before winter break and shift the start of school back one week earlier in August starting in the 2016-17 school year.

October 19, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to discuss apartment project

Cell tower regulations also on tap for planners' meeting
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss the latest updates to a proposed four-story complex of residential and commercial units along San Ramon Valley Boulevard on Tuesday evening.

October 19, 2015 | 2 comments
Residents appeal Danville cell tower approval

Town Council to weigh in; hearing delayed to November
A group of residents have appealed the Danville Planning Commission's approval of a new Verizon Wireless cell tower on Lawrence Road, setting the stage for a Town Council debate on the proposed telecommunications facility in eastern Danville.

October 19, 2015 | No comments yet
Woman crashes car into Danville dojo

No injuries reported after 66-year-old mistakes gas for brake, town spokesman says
A 66-year-old woman crashed her sedan into Danville Karate International after mistaking the gas pedal for the brake early Friday evening, according to a Danville town spokesman.

October 18, 2015 | 2 comments
Alamo 'Walk-About' aims to bring residents downtown

Inaugural event set for Thursday, proceeds benefit Community Foundation
The Community Foundation of Alamo is hosting its first-ever "Alamo Community Walk-About" this Thursday, an evening event aiming to draw people downtown for sampling, shopping and socializing.

October 21, 2015 | No comments yet
Water wholesaler expected to raise rates at Wednesday meeting

Zone 7, which sells water to DSRSD, to vote on rate increase
Zone 7 Water Agency's Board of Directors will meet Wednesday evening to decide how much to raise wholesale water rates, a decision that will trickle down to affect water bills of local residents and businesses.

October 20, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Lawyer's hit-and-run conviction reduced to misdemeanor in Dublin fatality

Judge also allows Spencer Freeman Smith to delay jail time
A judge decided to downgrade the felony conviction of a lawyer who admitted to hitting and killing a man with his car in Dublin in 2012, reducing the felony hit-and-run count to a misdemeanor.

October 16, 2015 | 21 comments
EBMUD: 3 San Ramon Valley residents top excessive water-user list

Oakland A's VP Billy Beane 3rd highest, preceded by ex-Chevron exec and Alamo resident
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) officials fielded questions at a news conference Friday about the district's revelation of a list of 1,108 households that have been penalized for using more than 1,000 gallons of water per day.

October 18, 2015 | 12 comments
Cyberbullying film screening, panel discussion set in San Ramon

City's Teen Council hosting event Wednesday on National Unity Day
To promote bullying prevention, the San Ramon Teen Council is presenting a screening of the television movie "Cyberbully," followed by a panel discussion with local officials about the topic of online bullying this week.

October 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville set for Children's Fall Fest

The Danville Community Center is set to play host to the town's 13th annual Children's Fall Fest, an evening of costumes, crafts, food and other activities later this month.

October 16, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville police search for restaurant burglar

Danville police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of breaking into a downtown restaurant and absconding with cash early Wednesday morning.

October 15, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville seniors selected to compete in juried art exhibit in SF

Seven residents of Danville senior living community chosen
The artwork of seven residents of a Danville senior care community has been chosen for exhibition in the 23rd annual Art With Elders showing.

October 15, 2015 | No comments yet
County court to restore hours, services previously cut to reduce costs

The Contra Costa County Superior Court has announced it is reinstating courthouse hours that had been reduced as a cost-savings measure.

October 27, 2015 | No comments yet
3.4-magnitude quake strikes San Ramon as series of temblors continues

USGS: 45 earthquakes around Valley in past week, 15 at 2.0-magnitude or above
A 3.4-magnitude earthquake, now the largest temblor in a recent swarm of small shakers around the East Bay, was recorded Thursday morning near San Ramon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 15, 2015 | 4 comments
Woman charged in connection with San Ramon gym theft

Police: 34-year-old tied to crimes in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, South SF
A Pittsburg woman faces a dozen felony charges following her arrest on suspicion of stealing keys from a San Ramon gym patron and using the victim's credit cards to go on a shopping spree in Walnut Creek, a police spokesman announced Wednesday afternoon.

October 14, 2015 | 6 comments
Downed power line causes fire near San Ramon homes

SRVFPD: Flames contained within 30 minutes; fences and shed damaged
A downed power line in San Ramon on Tuesday evening sparked a fire near homes that damaged fences and a shed, according to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

October 14, 2015 | No comments yet
Fourth West Nile virus-positive bird discovered in Danville

Officials urge prevention as end of mosquito season nears
A dead American crow discovered in central Danville on Tuesday tested positive for West Nile virus, becoming the fourth bird in the town found to be infected with the virus this year, according to the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.

October 14, 2015 | No comments yet
Petty thefts, drug arrests top SRPD log

Battery, DUI, hit-and-run, burglary among other reports Oct. 4-10
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Oct. 4-10, omitting the more mundane.

October 27, 2015 | No comments yet
All About Wine -- all about helping others

San Ramon chef joins Gretta Foundation in event to support nursing students in Africa
All About Wine promises to be a fun-filled fundraiser with great wine and culinary treats to match with San Ramon chef Rodney Worth as an event partner. But the evening is really all about helping the Gretta Foundation, which provides nursing scholarships and midwifery programs in sub-Saharan African countries with a dire need for medical personnel.

October 21, 2015 | No comments yet
Sitting down with Steve Glazer

Tri-Valley's state senator discusses first months in Sacramento, legislative goals ahead
Steve Glazer is starting to settle into his new role in the State Senate after whirlwind special elections and a quick turnaround into an abbreviated term just over four months ago.

October 15, 2015 | 2 comments
Small quakes hit San Ramon Valley

A series of at least 20 small earthquakes has struck in the San Ramon Valley in the last day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

October 14, 2015 | No comments yet
Teen detained amid SRVHS lockdown

Police: Threat of violence against fellow student prompts 30-minute shutdown
San Ramon Valley High School was placed on lockdown for approximately 30 minutes late Tuesday morning while Danville police investigated a threat of violence reportedly made by one student against another.

October 13, 2015 | 4 comments
Baker's child-abuse prevention bill becomes law

Legislation requires state to create guidelines, best practices for local schools
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bipartisan bill co-authored by local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) that requires the State Department of Education to establish guidelines and best practices for child-abuse prevention in schools and school programs.

October 13, 2015 | 1 comment
Local home care workers air grievances about negotiations with county

'You can't nickel-and-dime people who don't have nickels and dimes,' Danville worker says
Home care workers gathered Tuesday to ask that the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors boost their wages and drop a caveat proposed in negotiations that the increase come with a limiting of access to health care benefits.

October 13, 2015 | 2 comments
Danville council to discuss I-680 congestion

Super Bowl 50, mayor's installation among other study session topics
The Danville Town Council is set to talk about the Contra Costa Transportation Authority's Interstate 680 transit investment and congestion relief study during a Tuesday morning study session.

October 12, 2015 | 5 comments
Dublin woman killed after being hit by bus

Police: 78-year-old struck while trying to cross Fremont street
A woman killed when she was hit by a bus in Fremont on Friday evening has been identified as 78-year-old Nazifa Nazar of Dublin, according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau.

October 12, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate unattended fueling stations

Zoning administrator duties, Aging Council appointment, construction project updates also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider a proposal Tuesday to allow unattended alternative-fuel service stations in the city, contingent upon land-use permit approval.

October 12, 2015 | No comments yet
Vandalism, thefts top DPD call log

Traffic-stop arrests among other reports Sept. 27 to Oct. 3
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, omitting the more mundane.

October 25, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville music teacher sentenced for molestation at Daly City school

Man receives 3 years, 8 months in prison for groping three students
A 29-year-old music teacher was sentenced Friday to three years, eight months in state prison for molesting three students during piano and guitar lessons in Daly City last year, prosecutors said.

October 11, 2015 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Schubros Brewery to expand distribution across California, other states

Local company also hires head brewmaster, announces brewery expansion
San Ramon-based Schubros Brewery will be expanding its distribution area to across California and four other regions, as well as adding on to its local brewery.

October 11, 2015 | 6 comments
San Ramon woman crashes car into Marketplace building

Police: No injuries reported after 71-year-old mistakes gas for brake
A 71-year-old San Ramon resident crashed her Lexus into an empty, under-renovation storefront at The Marketplace after mistaking the gas pedal for the brake Thursday afternoon, according to city police.

October 8, 2015 | 30 comments
Village Theatre gallery accepting exhibit proposals

Guest curators to be evaluated by gallery committee
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is accepting proposals for new exhibits by guest curators.

October 25, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville seniors selected to compete in juried art exhibit in SF

Seven residents of Danville senior living community chosen
The artwork of seven residents of a Danville senior care community has been chosen for exhibition in the 23rd annual Art With Elders showing.

October 8, 2015 | No comments yet
Theft, hit-and-run, DUI reports lead San Ramon police log

Burglary, vandalism among other top calls Sept. 27 to Oct. 3
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, omitting the more mundane.

October 15, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville police arrest man on firearm charges

Seat-belt stop leads to officer finding 2 handguns in car, lieutenant says
A Byron man was arrested in Danville on Wednesday morning after police allegedly found a stolen gun and a concealed firearm in his car after a traffic stop on San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

October 7, 2015 | 3 comments
DSRSD fills board vacancy, selects interim general manager

Madelyne Misheloff to serve on board until 2016
The Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors filled two leadership roles this week by selecting a board member to fill an existing vacancy and confirming an interim general manager, who will step in when the current leader retires in November.

October 7, 2015 | No comments yet
Run for Education set for Sunday

32nd annual event raises money for San Ramon Valley schools
The 32nd annual Run for Education is set to take place Sunday morning, with competitive races and a family-oriented walk/run all while raising funds for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) to be distributed to schools throughout the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

October 7, 2015 | 2 comments
San Ramon home searched in illegal-gambling probe

Police: Resident owns San Leandro business at center of investigation; no arrests made
Investigators searched a San Ramon home and the resident's San Leandro business Tuesday, recovering "large sums of cash" believed to be illegal-gambling proceeds, according to San Leandro police.

October 6, 2015 | No comments yet
2015 Tri-Valley Heroes recipients named

Annual program recognizes contributions that benefit our community and its residents
The recipients of the 2015 Tri-Valley Heroes awards have been selected. In its fourth year, the program seeks to honor community members and organizations whose dedication to bettering our communities and the lives of local residents has helped make the Tri-Valley a wonderful place to live and work.

October 6, 2015 | No comments yet
DSRSD to close Dublin recycled water station this month

Pleasanton fill station to remain open to public
The Dublin San Ramon Services District will close its Dublin residential recycled water fill station on Oct. 30 as a cost-cutting measure as wetter weather approaches.

October 8, 2015 | 1 comment
School board to debate solar bond sale

Textbook sufficiency, state facilities bond, Bullying Prevention Month also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss Tuesday how to go about selling a series of tax-credit bonds to help finance new solar projects at more than two dozen schools.

October 5, 2015 | 5 comments
Live Well, Age Smart health fair coming to Danville

The Danville Senior Center is hosting the annual Live Well, Age Smart Health and Resource Fair this Friday morning.

October 7, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon man arrested for allegedly drugging, sexually assaulting women

Police allege 20-year-old met victims through social media from May-August
A San Ramon man was arrested last month in Illinois on suspicion of allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting at least four women and possibly more in the Bay Area, Fremont police said Monday.

October 5, 2015 | 3 comments
SRVFPD encourages residents to be prepared by checking smoke alarms

Fire Prevention Week has theme 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep'
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is encouraging residents to make sure their homes are fire safe by checking their smoke alarms this week as part of Fire Prevention Week.

October 6, 2015 | No comments yet
Partnership to launch driverless shuttle test at Bishop Ranch

Pilot program to bring two autonomous vehicle prototypes to San Ramon next summer
Driverless shuttles could be making a national debut at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch under an agreement announced Monday between public and private entities.

October 5, 2015 | 3 comments
Danville council looks to formally approve new smoking ban

Ordinance prohibits smoking at apartments, condos; expands all regulations to medical marijuana, e-cigarettes
The Danville Town Council is set to consider final approval of a new ordinance prohibiting smoking at apartments, condominiums and most other multifamily housing complexes Tuesday evening.

October 5, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to discuss hydrogen fuel station

City staff recommends continuing public hearing to future date after receiving revised plans
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk about a proposed hydrogen refueling station at Bishop Ranch Tuesday evening, but a final decision is not expected at the meeting after the project applicant recently submitted revised plans.

October 5, 2015 | No comments yet
Union workers at Rite Aid reach tentative contract agreement

After nearly two years of collective bargaining, UFCW 8-Golden State and its UFCW allies in Southern California announced they have reached tentative contract agreements with the Rite Aid drug store chain in the northern and southern regions of the state.

October 4, 2015 | No comments yet
Baker's psychology license bill signed into law

Legislation makes licenses valid for 2 full years, instead of tying expiration to licensee's birthday
Gov. Jerry Brown has approved a bill from local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) to make psychology licenses remain valid for two full years, replacing the existing process that tied license expiration to the holder's birthday.

October 2, 2015 | No comments yet
Governor urges purchase of 'Pink Ribbon' license plates

New specialty plate supporting breast cancer screenings is result of bill by ex-San Ramon Valley legislator
Gov. Jerry Brown ushered in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by urging residents to order the state's new "Pink Ribbon" specialty license plates, which support medical screenings for under-served women as a result of legislation authored by a former San Ramon Valley assemblywoman.

October 2, 2015 | No comments yet
SRPD awarded $90,000 grant for injury-crash prevention

Funds to target enforcement of DUI, distracted driving, seat belts, other violations
State officials have awarded the San Ramon Police Department a $90,000 grant for a yearlong program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts aimed at preventing deaths and injuries from traffic collisions, a department spokesman announced Thursday.

October 1, 2015 | No comments yet
EBMUD, EPA settle hazardous waste case

District agrees to pay $99,990 penalty for issues at Oakland treatment plant
The East Bay Municipal Utility District has agreed to pay a $99,900 penalty as part of a settlement with federal regulators over allegations of improperly managing hazardous waste at its West Oakland sewer treatment plant.

October 1, 2015 | 1 comment
Costco seen as potential buyer of Pleasanton development zone site

Johnson Drive being rezoned for 35-acre development
Pleasanton planners moved a step closer last week to creating the city's first Economic Development Zone along Interstate 680's Johnson Drive frontage road that could offer up to 35 acres of space suitable for a new hotel or, possibly, a new Costco retail store.

October 1, 2015 | 3 comments
ID thefts lead Danville cop log

Break-ins, vehicle thefts, missing person reports also calls Sept. 20-26
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 20-26, omitting the more mundane.

October 13, 2015 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Lawyer sentenced in case of fatal 2012 hit-and-run in Dublin

Smith gets one month in jail, 11 months under electronic monitoring
A lawyer was sentenced last week to a year under surveillance after he pleaded guilty to killing a Chinese man with his brand-new Mercedes-Benz in a 2012 hit-and-run in Dublin.

October 1, 2015 | 12 comments
Mustangs helping Mustangs: Monte Vista collects donations for Valley Fire families

Count the Monte Vista High School community among those finding ways to help residents affected by the destructive Valley Fire in Lake County.

September 30, 2015 | 2 comments
Luxury home sales climb 9% in East Bay

Danville boasts most $1 million-plus at 62; San Ramon fourth at 34
The East Bay's luxury housing market continued its strong performance in August with sales climbing more than 9% from a year ago.

October 11, 2015 | 2 comments
DUIs, thefts top SRPD call log

Drug arrests, crashes among other reports Sept. 20-26
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 20-26, omitting the more mundane.

October 6, 2015 | No comments yet
Dead bird in Danville tests positive for West Nile virus

Third confirmed case of virus activity in San Ramon Valley since July
A dead bird found in Danville over the weekend tested positive for West Nile virus, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District confirmed Wednesday morning.

September 30, 2015 | 1 comment
Neil Armstrong Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

Only SRVUSD school to receive award this year
San Ramon's Neil Armstrong Elementary School has been selected for a prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award, an honor given based on student and teacher achievement.

September 29, 2015 | 2 comments
County officials aim to shift fight against school truancy

New court proceedings focus on cause of absenteeism, not threat of harsh penalties, officials say
Contra Costa County is changing its strategy in the fight against school truancy among children by introducing court proceedings that attend to the responsibility of parents while also offering them services.

September 28, 2015 | 1 comment
Police: Teen arrested after chase from Danville to Orinda

16-year-old boy from Antioch booked into juvenile hall
A teenager from Antioch is facing a handful of charges after allegedly leading Danville police on a pursuit ending in Orinda on Saturday night.

September 27, 2015 | 4 comments
SRVHS junior wins gold on Team USA

Liebowitz competes with national junior water polo team
San Ramon Valley High water polo standout Lexi Liebowitz brought home a gold medal this summer as part of the U.S. women's junior national team.

September 29, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville native among trade club's International Student Chapter of 2015

Carondelet grad in final year studying civil engineering at Cal Poly
Danville native Monica Fiedler-Ross joined other student leaders of the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) in winning the trade organization's International Student Chapter of the Year award.

September 28, 2015 | No comments yet
Central San receives awards for wastewater treatment, deterring flushing of wipes

The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District won awards this month for sewer protection practices and exceeding wastewater treatment standards.

September 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Local author chronicles 'Murder in Pleasanton'

Tri-Valley native writes detailed narrative on teen's 1984 slaying
Joshua Suchon was in fifth grade at Pleasanton's Donlon Elementary in April 1984 when Tina Faelz, 14, was stabbed to death on her way home from Foothill High School, her body found on a path students used as a shortcut to the Valley Trails neighborhood. Finally, in 2011, classmate Steve Carlson was arrested on suspicion of the murder.

September 29, 2015 | No comments yet
Chelsea Clinton set for Danville book-signing

Chelsea Clinton is set to visit a Danville bookstore to promote her new book, "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!"

September 25, 2015 | 21 comments
Algae blooms, new water source blamed for strange-tasting water

EBMUD: Water is safe to drink, just tastes different
Some San Ramon Valley residents may have noticed a strange taste or bad smell in their water in recent weeks.

September 28, 2015 | 32 comments
Fire damages home in north Alamo

Smoke alarm credited with helping save resident from early-morning blaze
A one-alarm fire heavily damaged a home in northern Alamo early Thursday morning, according to fire district spokesman.

September 24, 2015 | No comments yet
Express yourself

I-580 toll lanes opening delayed; I-680 projects on the way
With jam-packed freeways an all-too-common roadblock for many drivers in the area, the Tri-Valley is on track to soon find itself nearly surrounded by one of regional traffic officials' go-to strategies for congestion relief.

September 25, 2015 | 8 comments
Verizon cell tower gets green light from Danville commission

Planners approve faux tree proposal in 5-2 vote Tuesday evening
Verizon Wireless has received the go-ahead to build a new cell tower designed as an imitation tree off Lawrence Road in Danville.

September 24, 2015 | 5 comments
Theft, alcohol charges lead DPD call log

Hit-and-run, fight, burglary among other reports Sept. 13-19
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 13-19, omitting the more mundane.

October 4, 2015 | No comments yet
Home break-ins, petty thefts lead San Ramon police log

Vandalism, battery, missing person, DUI among other top calls Sept. 13-19
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 13-19, omitting the more mundane.

September 30, 2015 | No comments yet
DSRSD's GM announces retirement

Michalczyk joined DSRSD in 1990, held top spot since 2001
The Dublin San Ramon Services District's general manager has announced his retirement, effective early November.

September 22, 2015 | No comments yet
Man charged in I-680 crash that killed motorcyclist

Martinez resident died in chain-reaction wreck near Bollinger Canyon Road exit
A Fremont man was arrested after a multiple-vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist on southbound Interstate 680 in San Ramon on Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

September 22, 2015 | 7 comments
Verizon cell tower returns to Danville commission

Town staff recommends approval of new proposal for faux tree design
The Danville Planning Commission is set to revisit the debate about a new Verizon Wireless cell tower proposed for eastern Danville, with the latest discussion to center on a revised plan to design the telecommunications structure as an imitation tree.

September 21, 2015 | No comments yet
School board to discuss solar project, state testing

Child abuse prevention curriculum, Charlotte Wood Middle School among other topics
The San Ramon Valley school board is scheduled to receive a presentation about a potential new solar project for the district Tuesday evening.

September 21, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to talk 'mixed-use' definition, zoning administrator

Joint workshop with Planning Commission to precede regular City Council meeting
The definition of mixed-use zoning in San Ramon and potential changes to the city's zoning administrator ordinance are set as the topics of a workshop between the City Council and Planning Commission on Tuesday.

September 21, 2015 | No comments yet
Alamo teen charged in fight outside SRVHS

Police: Danville man released from hospital following altercation
A 16-year-old Alamo boy was charged with battery causing serious bodily injury in connection with a fight late Saturday night in the San Ramon Valley High parking lot that sent a man more than twice his age to the hospital, according to Danville police.

September 21, 2015 | 21 comments
Motorcyclist killed on I-680 in San Ramon

Crash jams southbound traffic for four hours during morning commute
A 39-year-old motorcyclist died in a crash involving two big-rigs and another vehicle on southbound Interstate 680 in San Ramon early Monday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

September 21, 2015 | 3 comments
School board talks final budget figures

Assistant superintendent contract, Coyote Creek principal, teachers union negotiations among other topics
The San Ramon Valley school district finished last school year with a balanced budget and general fund reserves slightly higher than originally estimated, according to a recent report to the school board.

September 20, 2015 | No comments yet
Regional water wholesaler could raise rates by 33%

Zone 7's final decision on rate increase expected at Oct. 21 public meeting
The Zone 7 Water Agency, which sells treated water to the Dublin San Ramon Services District and other Tri-Valley water providers, is looking at raising its wholesale rates because of massive infrastructure needs and declining sales due to water conservation during the drought.

September 23, 2015 | No comments yet
Council: Danville won't further appeal SummerHill Homes case

Airbnb support, 'urgent' Camino Tassajara paving, IT manager resignation among other meeting topics
The Danville Town Council has decided not to challenge a state appellate court's recent ruling in the lawsuit over the council's 2013 approval of a 69-home development in the northeast part of town.

September 19, 2015 | 2 comments
Danville poised to ban smoking at apartments, condos

New law would expand all regulations to medical marijuana, e-cigarettes; wouldn't extend prohibition to downtown
Danville appears on track to ban smoking at apartments, condominiums and most other multifamily housing complexes after the Town Council gave initial support to the proposed regulations Tuesday evening.

September 19, 2015 | 2 comments
DanvilleSanRamon.com back online after cyber attack

Hacker's message used language associated with the hacktivist group Anonymous
The five online news sites of Embarcadero Media Group, including DanvilleSanRamon.com, were hacked Thursday night at about 10:30 p.m. but are now back online.

September 18, 2015 | 3 comments
Danville police hosting open house Saturday

Event coupled with Drug Takeback Day promoting safe medication disposal
Danville police are offering residents an insider's look at the department this weekend during an open house complete with tours, demonstrations, meet-and-greets with officers and children's activities.

September 17, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville mayor to present on downtown projects, recreation programs

Mike Doyle set for Morning with the Mayor
Danville Mayor Mike Doyle is set to present a status update about downtown projects and highlight town recreation programs during Morning with the Mayor on Friday morning (Sept. 18).

September 17, 2015 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: What about the side effects?!

Work with your doctor to manage medications and unwanted byproducts
All medicines have side effects, said Mustafa Kazemi, a physician who deals in primary and pulmonary medicine as well as pulmonary intensive care at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Usually side effects from medications are mild, although occasionally they can be serious, even life-threatening, which is why people must work with their doctors to determine the best option.

September 23, 2015 | 1 comment
Battery, theft calls top Danville cop log

Animal cruelty, vandalism, burglary among other reports Sept. 6-12
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 6-12, omitting the more mundane.

September 29, 2015 | No comments yet
SRPD says teen fabricated abduction-attempt story

Police halt investigation after deeming incident near schools never occurred
San Ramon police announced Wednesday that an abduction attempt reported earlier in the week never took place, with investigators determining a 13-year-old girl made up the original story.

September 16, 2015 | No comments yet
Alamo native killed trying to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

MVHS grad founded Web-based company Live Your Legend
Scott Dinsmore, an Alamo native known for creating an online community advocating seeking one's passions, was killed Saturday by falling rocks while he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.

September 16, 2015 | 2 comments
Break-ins, thefts lead SRPD call log

DUIs, vandalism, crashes also top calls Sept. 6-12
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Sept. 6-12, omitting the more mundane.

September 24, 2015 | No comments yet
DSRSD opts to fill board vacancy by appointment

Recruitment underway; new official to serve through 2016
The Dublin San Ramon Services District board has decided to appoint a new representative to fill the open seat on the board, rather than hold a special election.

September 16, 2015 | No comments yet
Caltrans to focus cleanup work on I-680 in San Ramon

Agencies coordinating efforts on Litter Enforcement Day
Caltrans maintenance crews are set to conduct sweeping, graffiti removal and litter cleanup around Interstate 680 between the Crow Canyon Road and Bollinger Canyon Road exits Wednesday as part of state agencies' efforts on Litter Enforcement Day.

September 15, 2015 | No comments yet
SRPD: Man tried to pull teen girl into van

Incident occurs in afternoon on residential street between two schools
Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to pull a 13-year-old girl into his van while she was walking in San Ramon on Monday afternoon.

September 15, 2015 | 1 comment
Local agencies honored for cooperation

San Ramon, DSRSD among those recognized for sharing resources, personnel during lean times
Six Tri-Valley cities and water management agencies were recently honored by a state commission for their ability to share resources related to water management.

September 27, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville council to weigh smoking ban for apartments, condos

Proposed ordinance would include medical marijuana, e-cigarettes; wouldn't extend to all of downtown
The Danville Town Council is set to debate expanding the town's smoking regulations to include a ban at apartments, condominiums and most other multifamily dwellings Tuesday evening.

September 14, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon considers allowing unattended fueling stations

Commission to debate recommending zoning ordinance text amendment
The Planning Commission is set to discuss changes to the San Ramon's zoning ordinance Tuesday that would allow unattended fueling stations in the city contingent on permit approval.

September 14, 2015 | No comments yet
Appellate court: Danville did not violate planning law in SummerHill Homes approval

Justices do uphold lower court decision that town failed to address bike-safety impacts of project
The First District Court of Appeal has ruled Danville officials did not violate state planning law when approving the SummerHill Homes development at Magee Ranch in 2013, reversing a county judge's earlier finding that the town's approval of the 69-home project was inconsistent with its general plan.

September 14, 2015 | 13 comments
UPDATE: San Ramon man killed in Crow Canyon crash

Two others injured in head-on collision west of San Ramon
A San Ramon man was killed when his Nissan was struck head-on by a pickup truck just outside of San Ramon on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

September 14, 2015 | 5 comments
Person killed in crash west of San Ramon

One person died Sunday night after a traffic collision on Crow Canyon Road a little more than a mile west of the intersection with Bollinger Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

September 13, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville seeks input on downtown farmers market

Online survey remains open until Sept. 26
Danville town officials are looking for feedback about the weekly downtown farmers market, releasing an online survey for local residents with the goal of helping with future planning of the regular Saturday event.

September 13, 2015 | 22 comments
UPDATE: Woman pleads not guilty in Danville cyclist's death

Manteca resident due back in court for pretrial conference in November
A Manteca woman pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter stemming from a May traffic collision that killed a Danville bicyclist, a Contra Costa County prosecutor said Friday afternoon.

September 13, 2015 | 1 comment
Police recover racecar stolen from San Ramon

1967 Mustang Fastback discovered undamaged in Oakland
Police on Friday found a highly valuable racecar that was stolen from in front of a San Ramon home on Tuesday parked in an Oakland storage yard.

September 13, 2015 | No comments yet
SRPD seeks info on SUV parked in area of home break-in

Wrangler Road house burglarized during daytime in late-August
San Ramon police Thursday released a photograph depicting a "vehicle of interest" in an ongoing investigation into a residential burglary reported late last month.

September 10, 2015 | No comments yet
Woman charged with manslaughter in Danville cyclist's death

26-year-old from Manteca faces misdemeanor count for May 5 crash
Prosecutors have charged a Manteca woman with a single count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter stemming from a fatal traffic collision on Crow Canyon Road that killed a Danville bicyclist in May, Danville police announced late Thursday afternoon.

September 10, 2015 | 6 comments
Local author chronicles 'Murder in Pleasanton'

Tri-Valley native writes detailed narrative on teen's 1984 slaying; book-signing Thursday in San Ramon
Joshua Suchon was in fifth grade at Pleasanton's Donlon Elementary in April 1984 when Tina Faelz, 14, was stabbed to death on her way home from Foothill High School, her body found on a path students used as a shortcut to the Valley Trails neighborhood. Finally, in 2011, classmate Steve Carlson was arrested on suspicion of the murder.

September 22, 2015 | No comments yet
Local cycling event to help feed home-bound seniors

Registration open for 7th annual Wheels for Meals Ride
Cyclists from across Bay Area are set to take part in the seventh annual Wheels for Meals Ride fundraising event this fall in the Tri-Valley.

September 15, 2015 | 2 comments
Car break-ins, ID thefts top DPD call log

Vandalism, welfare-check arrests also reported Aug. 30 to Sept. 5
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, omitting the more mundane.

September 23, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon advances marijuana dispensary ban ordinance

Final consideration set for two weeks
San Ramon appears on its way to banning medical marijuana dispensaries after the City Council gave initial support to the prohibition ordinance Tuesday evening and scheduled final approval to occur later this month.

September 9, 2015 | No comments yet
Art exhibit on winged creatures comes to Danville

'Float, Flutter, Fly' focuses on winged and feathered animals
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is hosting a new art exhibit on the beauty and wonder of flying creatures into October.

September 11, 2015 | No comments yet
Sycamore Valley welcomes new kindergarten playground

Danville elementary school holds ribbon-cutting last week
The Sycamore Valley Elementary School community celebrated its new kindergarten playground with a ribbon-cutting event at the Danville campus last week.

September 11, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville's Athenian School celebrates 50 years

Private school set for year of activities to honor golden jubilee
The Athenian School is commemorating a milestone anniversary all school year long, and the festivities kick off with a Golden Jubilee Celebration at the Danville campus this weekend.

September 10, 2015 | No comments yet
SRVUSD students score high marks on new state testing

Local results far exceed statewide average
About 75% of district students who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the new state test meant to check if students are learning Common Core standards, either met or exceeded state standards, according to testing data released Wednesday.

September 9, 2015 | 3 comments
Burglaries, DUIs, vandalism top San Ramon police log

Thefts, injury crashes, arson among other calls Aug. 30 to Sept. 5
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, omitting the more mundane.

September 22, 2015 | No comments yet
SRPD arrests pair in Dougherty Valley break-in

20-year-olds face felony burglary, conspiracy charges
San Ramon police arrested two people after interrupting a residential burglary in the Dougherty Valley on Labor Day morning, a department spokesman said.

September 7, 2015 | 9 comments
Festival in Danvile focusing on 'desire'

Eugene O'Neill Festival to feature plays, classic films, artistic discussions
The 16th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival's "Season of Desire" will feature Tennessee Williams' drama "A Streetcar Named Desire," and O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" and "The Iceman Cometh."

September 11, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville commission to debate 4-home subdivision

Zoning text amendments also on agenda Tuesday night
The Danville Planning Commission is set to weigh a proposed new four-home subdivision on Podva Road and recommended zoning text amendments to the Town Municipal Code on Tuesday night.

September 7, 2015 | No comments yet
School board to talk final 2014-15 budget figures

HR assistant superintendent contract, teachers union negotiations, Hispanic Heritage Month also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss the district's 2014-15 annual financial report, the employment contract for the new assistant superintendent of human resources and a new bargaining topic for negotiations with the teachers union Tuesday night.

September 7, 2015 | No comments yet
Marijuana dispensary ban heads to San Ramon council

'Stems from the community's health, safety and welfare concerns,' deputy city attorney says
The San Ramon City Council is set to introduce a proposed ordinance Tuesday that would formally ban medical marijuana dispensaries from operating within the city limits.

September 7, 2015 | 7 comments
Danville council to examine short-term rentals

Study session to allow discussion about potential regulations or complete ban
The Danville Town Council is set to tackle the issue of whether to regulate short-term residential rentals during a study session Tuesday morning.

September 7, 2015 | 15 comments
Governor signs Baker's veteran-assistance bill

New law focuses on increasing awareness about financial aid for post-service education
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill from local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) that aims to better inform and assist veterans of the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve and the Naval Militia about financial aid opportunities available for their post-service education.

September 8, 2015 | No comments yet
Art exhibit on winged creatures coming to Danville

'Float, Flutter, Fly' focuses on winged and feathered animals
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to host a new art exhibit on the beauty and wonder of flying creatures into October.

September 9, 2015 | No comments yet
Sycamore Valley welcomes new kindergarten playground

Danville elementary school holds ribbon-cutting last week
The Sycamore Valley Elementary School community celebrated its new kindergarten playground with a ribbon-cutting event at the Danville campus Wednesday.

September 6, 2015 | 1 comment
San Ramon dance company to perform 'Limitless'

Jumpin' at the Sun scheduled for show Friday and Saturday
The Jumpin' at the Sun Dance Company is set for its next performance, "Limitless." The company will perform at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon and will perform lyrical, contemporary, jazz and ballet pieces.

September 8, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon issues survey on parks department

Officials seek feedback on service delivery through this week
The city of San Ramon is asking for public input on the Parks and Community Services Department in an online customer-service survey available through this week.

September 4, 2015 | No comments yet
EBRPD buys land in San Ramon Valley to connect popular parks, trails

Former Wiedemann Ranch parcel acquired for about $2 million
The East Bay Regional Park District board decided Tuesday to acquire 362 acres of land in the San Ramon Valley that will connect two popular East Bay parks.

September 6, 2015 | 2 comments
Chevron donation program to give $1 million to area schools

Schools in Contra Costa, Alameda counties eligible to receive money for projects
Chevron launched its annual school donation program last week to provide funding to schools in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

September 8, 2015 | 1 comment
Vandalism, thefts lead Danville cop log

Burglaries, fights among other top calls Aug. 23-29
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 23-29, omitting the more mundane.

September 15, 2015 | No comments yet
Paws in Need to the rescue

Nonprofit group helps with vet bills, spaying, neutering
Teddy, a Chihuahua mix living in San Ramon, thought he'd found freedom when he squeezed through the little hole in the fence in his backyard. Instead he found disaster when he was hit by a car -- and left for dead.

September 16, 2015 | No comments yet
BART set to close Transbay Tube for Labor Day weekend

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and the East Bay this holiday weekend, with officials closing the Transbay Tube to repair a key section of track near the tube.

September 3, 2015 | No comments yet
New Walgreens given commission approval

Construction in Dougherty Valley expected to last nine months max
The San Ramon Planning Commission approved the proposal for a new Walgreens to be constructed in the Dougherty Valley with a unanimous vote Tuesday.

September 3, 2015 | 2 comments
Utah teen charged in Danville memorial vandalism case

Single felony count filed for June 8 graffiti at All Wars Memorial
An 18-year-old man now living in Utah has been charged with a felony vandalism count stemming from a June graffiti incident at Danville's All Wars Memorial, town police announced Wednesday.

September 2, 2015 | 12 comments
DUIs, thefts, crashes lead SRPD log

Spousal abuse, break-ins, robbery among other calls Aug. 23-29
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 23-29, omitting the more mundane.

September 9, 2015 | No comments yet
DSRSD board member elected to state sanitation post

Vonheeder-Leopold named to board that advocates for wastewater agencies
Dublin San Ramon Services District board director Georgean Vonheeder-Leopold has been elected to serve a three-year term on a state sanitation board.

September 3, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville council to hear tree-removal appeal

Police department update, informational reports among other agenda items
The Danville Town Council is set to debate a request to overturn the town's previous denial of a residential tree-removal application Tuesday evening.

August 31, 2015 | 11 comments
San Ramon commission to again debate Walgreens project

New Wendy's drive-thru, zoning ordinance update also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set for another public discussion on a proposed Walgreens store and drive-thru pharmacy in the Dougherty Valley.

August 31, 2015 | No comments yet
ID thefts, home break-ins top DPD log

Indecent exposure, vandalism, other thefts also calls Aug. 16-22
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 16-22, omitting the more mundane.

September 3, 2015 | No comments yet
SRV Exchange Club receives $10,000 from PG&E

Check presented at unveiling of company's new Concord electric grid center
The Exchange Club of the San Ramon Valley received a $10,000 contribution to boost its scholarship fund from PG&E earlier this month.

August 31, 2015 | No comments yet
SRPD steps up social media game

Department introduces official Facebook, Twitter accounts
The San Ramon Police Department has entered the world of social media, establishing Facebook and Twitter accounts aiming to increase engagement with the San Ramon community.

September 1, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville seeks scouts to lead Pledge of Allegiance

Danville town officials are recruiting local scout troops to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of Town Council meetings.

September 1, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to interview Planning Commission candidates

Six applicants seek to fill seat vacated earlier this summer
The San Ramon City Council is set to host a special meeting Monday evening in its effort to name the city's newest planning commissioner.

August 28, 2015 | No comments yet
Festival in Danville to focus on 'desire'

Eugene O'Neill Festival to feature plays, classic films, artistic discussions
The 16th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival's "Season of Desire" will feature Tennessee Williams' drama "A Streetcar Named Desire," and O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms" and "The Iceman Cometh."

September 3, 2015 | No comments yet
International billing company signs lease for Bishop Ranch office

ACI Worldwide expected to begin operating here by October
ACI Worldwide has signed a lease for an 8,000-square-foot space in Bishop Ranch. The offices are expected to open by October.

September 1, 2015 | 2 comments
Forest Home Farms to hold training session for volunteers

Historic home museum, agricultural program docents needed
San Ramon's Forest Home Farms Historic Park is encouraging residents to volunteer for agricultural and museum programs.

August 30, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville set to host Home Expo

40+ home improvement vendors, designers, landscapers coming to Community Center on Sunday
Residents from across the Tri-Valley will have the chance to meet with more than 40 home improvement and design professionals during the second annual Danville Home Expo this Sunday.

August 27, 2015 | No comments yet
Water wholesaler talks rate increase, agency transparency

Zone 7 board discusses why raising wholesale prices might be necessary
While the final plan is still a ways off and fairly amorphous, the writing is on the wall for the future of the Zone 7 Water Agency: They're probably going to have to raise their wholesale rates.

August 27, 2015 | No comments yet
Local 14-year-old all-stars finish 2nd in World Series

Tri-Valley team loses on walk-off in Arkansas title game
A fierce late-game comeback fell just short for the Tri-Valley all-stars, who lost an 8-7 heart-breaker to New Jersey in the championship game of the Babe Ruth 14-year-old World Series last weekend in Pine Bluff, Ark.

August 27, 2015 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism, break-ins lead San Ramon cop log

Battery, arson, DUI among other reports Aug. 16-22
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 16-22, omitting the more mundane.

September 3, 2015 | No comments yet
Water district seeks comment on long-term goals

DSRSD honing in on alternative water sources in updated supply policy
The Dublin San Ramon Services District is inviting the public to comment on the district's long-term water supply goals.

August 31, 2015 | 1 comment
Sex trafficking defendants set for arraignment Friday

Danville couple, Oakley man charged in alleged cross-country operation based in San Ramon Valley
Three people arrested and charged in connection with an alleged large-scale sex trafficking ring based in the San Ramon Valley are scheduled to appear in court for arraignment on Friday.

August 26, 2015 | 1 comment
Local boys win Babe Ruth World Series

Tri-Valley 13-year-old team takes national tournament title
The Tri-Valley all-stars finished their summer as the nation's best, winning the Babe Ruth 13-year-old World Series last weekend in Jamestown, N.Y.

August 26, 2015 | 2 comments
East Bay luxury home sales up 28%

San Ramon sees 55 high-end sales; Danville has 51
Luxury home sales in the East Bay climbed more than 28% in July from a year ago while the median sale priced edged lower.

August 30, 2015 | No comments yet
DA: Trio arrested in San Ramon Valley-based sex trafficking ring

Couple accused of leading nationwide operation netting five-figure profits per week
A local couple and another man have been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a large-scale sex trafficking ring centered in San Ramon and Danville over the past 14 years, authorities announced Tuesday afternoon.

August 25, 2015 | 21 comments
San Ramon tech worker accused of stealing trade secrets

Authorities: Man arrested while preparing to board flight for China
A tech worker from San Ramon suspected of stealing trade secrets was arrested last Thursday at San Francisco International Airport as he prepared to board a flight for China, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag.

August 25, 2015 | No comments yet
Water agency to discuss rates, transparency

Zone 7 to talk water rate study, grand jury recommendations at special meeting
The Zone 7 Water Agency board will meet Wednesday to discuss an ongoing study that will impact whether the agency changes its water rates, as well as a report from a civil grand jury regarding a transparency debate.

August 25, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville man pleads guilty in $200 million fraud scheme

Admits role in causing banks to approve mortgage loans for unqualified buyers based on misleading applications, prosecutors say
A Danville real estate executive has pleaded guilty to a $200 million mortgage fraud scheme that took place during the height of the housing crisis, according to an unsealed plea agreement.

August 24, 2015 | 8 comments
SRVUSD names new assistant HR superintendent

Rogenski comes to San Ramon Valley from Dublin Unified
The San Ramon Valley school board voted unanimously to appoint Keith Rogenski as the district's new assistant superintendent of human resources during a special meeting Friday evening.

August 24, 2015 | 3 comments
Mountaintop ride to benefit conservation efforts

Riders will summit Mount Diablo
The Save Mount Diablo Challenge on Oct. 4 is an 11.2-mile timed bike ride that starts at The Athenian School in Danville, climbs up Southgate Road to the summit of Mount Diablo -- a 3,249-foot ride.

September 11, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate library construction contract

Streamlining solar projects, special recognitions, legislative update also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving a nearly $5 million construction contract for the library expansion and renovation project Tuesday night.

August 24, 2015 | No comments yet
Glazer bill aims to let school districts store more money for hard times

Local state senator among 18 legislators backing move to designate up to 17% for 'rainy days'
Local State Sen. Steve Glazer has introduced a bill that would allow state school districts to put away more money for difficult financial years than is currently allowed.

August 25, 2015 | 1 comment
Danville golfers reflect on US Amateur experience

Blick, Petefish, Yount miss cut at national championship
Three Danville golfers saw their runs in the U.S. Amateur come to an end, with each shooting higher in his second stroke-play round en route to missing the cut.

August 23, 2015 | No comments yet
Baker's veteran-assistance bill heads to governor

AB 1401 focuses on alerting vets to financial aid for post-service education
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to consider a bill from local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) that aims to improve notification and assistance to certain military veterans about financial aid services available for collegiate education.

August 21, 2015 | 1 comment
Ex-Cal High principal takes temporary post in Benicia

Corti steps out of retirement, into interim principal role at BHS
Former California High School principal Mark Corti has headed back to the office, agreeing to become interim principal at Benicia High School a little more than a year after he retired from the San Ramon campus following 15 years at the helm.

August 21, 2015 | 1 comment
Personnel file: Sewer district hires new manager

Barnett, of Pleasant Hill, comes from ClearEra Communications
The Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD) has announced the hire of a new communication services and intergovernmental relations manager.

August 27, 2015 | No comments yet
9/11 remembrance ceremony in Danville to feature talk by survivor

Event set at All Wars Memorial in Oak Hill Park
The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley and local veterans' organizations will hold a Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony on Friday, the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

August 23, 2015 | 2 comments
School board talks budget revisions

Calendar-change support, child-abuse prevention education, Attendance Awareness Month among other topics
The San Ramon Valley school board approved a series of adjustments to the district's 2015-16 budget Tuesday, with some of the key changes due to budget moves at the state level, added sick-leave costs and medical premium increases coming in lower than originally expected.

August 20, 2015 | No comments yet
DSRSD board member resigns to pursue job within district

Benson was first elected to the board in 2010
Dublin San Ramon Services District board member Dawn Benson resigned from the board this week to apply for an employment position within the district, which provides water and wastewater services to parts of San Ramon.

August 20, 2015 | 12 comments
Vandalism, thefts top DPD call log

Subject-stop arrests, burglaries, missing persons also reported Aug. 9-15
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 9-15, omitting the more mundane.

August 30, 2015 | No comments yet
DSRSD reopens popular recycled water program

Anyone can participate; no longer restricted to residents of service area
The Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) has reopened its popular recycled water program to anyone who wishes to participate.

August 26, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon solid-waste surveys remain open

City officials seeking online input until Sept. 1
Two online surveys remain open through the end of the month for San Ramon residents and businesses to provide feedback about the current state of the city's garbage and recycling programs and several proposed new services.

August 19, 2015 | No comments yet
DUIs, thefts, crashes top SRPD call log

Burglary, battery, vandalism among other reports Aug. 9-15
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Aug. 9-15, omitting the more mundane.

August 24, 2015 | No comments yet
Danville reschedules Morning with Mayor

Scheduling conflict bumps Friday's presentation to next month
Danville's upcoming Morning with the Mayor presentation, originally set for this Friday, has been postponed because of a scheduling conflict, town officials announced.

August 19, 2015 | No comments yet
CoCo supervisors OK jail expansion, but not funding for project

Approval given to sheriff's grant application; not enough votes in support of appropriating funds
During a raucous, standing room-only meeting that lasted several hours, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve a proposal to expand a jail in Richmond but did not have the votes necessary to approve county funding for the plan.

August 18, 2015 | No comments yet
Goodguys' 29th West Coast Nationals starts Friday

3-day show to feature 3,000 hot rods, classics, street rods, muscle cars
The Goodguys 29th West Coast Nationals hot rod and custom car show opens Friday for a three-day run in the Tri-Valley at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.

August 19, 2015 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to debate senior-care facility

Summit Senior Assisted Living/Alzheimer Memory Care proposed for church-owned site on Alcosta
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider giving its stamp of approval Tuesday evening to a new senior-care residential facility along Alcosta Boulevard.

August 17, 2015 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk budget changes

Stone Valley easement, Attendance Awareness Month, 'Speak Up Be Safe' also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to discuss revisions to its $300 million-plus budget for the new school year Tuesday evening.

August 17, 2015 | No comments yet