2017

Sales at a Glance December 2017

Home Sales Update December 2017

December 29, 2017 | No comments yet
DSRSD: Refinancing bonds will save $9.8M in future debt

Officials: Move comes just before Jan. 1, when new tax law prohibits such refunding
The Dublin San Ramon Services District's recent debt refunding will save the district nearly $10 million over the next few decades, officials said.

December 29, 2017 | No comments yet
'Days Without End' coming to Danville next weekend

Tickets already sold out for one of two staged readings
The Eugene O'Neill Foundation is set for its first performance of 2018 coming up next week in Danville, with staged readings of the playwright's intense personal drama "Days Without End."

December 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Blackhawk man pleads guilty to killing wife with hammer

Surprise admission in court came weeks before trial was set to start
A Blackhawk man charged with brutally killing his wife in their home last year pleaded guilty earlier this week to committing the crime, changing his plea weeks before his trial was set to start -- and making what attorneys on both sides described as an unexpected apology in court.

December 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Christmas tree pickup taking place next week

Republic Services customers can leave trees out on curbside
As the holiday season wraps up, Republic Services and Recycle Smart will be doing a special pick-up of used, natural Christmas trees for their San Ramon Valley customers.

December 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Counties: Consider paying property taxes before Jan. 1

Because new tax regulations take effect in 2018
County tax collection departments around Northern California are alerting the public about their option to pay their property taxes before the end of the year to avoid potential drawbacks of the new Republican tax plan.

December 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police arrest man accused of breaking into occupied home

Chief Shields: Walnut Creek resident caught red-handed with stolen items
A Walnut Creek man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to burglarize an occupied home in northern Danville before being caught red-handed walking out of the house holding stolen items.

December 27, 2017 | 3 comments
200+ young cricketers compete in Tri-Valley event

Inter-school tourney fields high school division for first time
Youth cricket players from San Ramon, Pleasanton and Dublin took part in the fifth Cricket for Cubs Inter-school Tournament earlier this month as the international sport continues to grow in popularity in the Tri-Valley.

December 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 recruiting for new general manager

Application deadline set for Jan. 8
Zone 7 Water Agency has begun the process of searching for its next general manager with the goal of making a hire by March.

December 27, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City recaps Christmas tree recycling options

Garbage pickup days bumped out one day due to holidays
San Ramon city officials issued a reminder this week about the options residents have for recycling their Christmas trees and about delays for garbage pickup because of the holidays.

December 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville town offices close for annual holiday furlough

Town will reopen for normal business Jan. 2
Danville town offices are closed this week for a mandatory holiday week furlough, limiting people's access to certain town services. This year's installment of the annual furlough runs from this Monday (Dec. 25) to Jan. 1, with the town offices reopening for normal business on Jan. 2.

December 26, 2017 | No comments yet
City staff, Cal High teacher honored for saving student's life

Divison manager: Rescue of teen who had a seizure in pool was an example of 'teamwork'
Four city staff members and one Cal High physical education teacher were recognized at a recent San Ramon City Council meeting for collectively saving the life of a student in late October.

December 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Identity of man killed in I-680 solo wreck released

Oakland man suffered apparent cardiac arrest before crashing
A man who died in a solo wreck on Interstate 680 in Danville earlier this month has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as 45-year-old Oakland resident Jason Comendador.

December 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Bank and Heritage Bank of Commerce announce merger

Transaction valued at $31.6 million
Tri-Valley Bank announced Thursday that it would be merging into Heritage Bank of Commerce.

December 22, 2017 | No comments yet
County Office of Education to coordinate local education programming

Content submissions to show on EdTV will be accepted soon
The Contra Costa County Office of Education announced Wednesday that they are starting to coordinate local education programming for the county's education channel, EdTV.

December 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Here comes Santa Claus: Visiting St. Nick is a Tri-Valley tradition

Sitting with Santa can mean laughter ... or tears
Whether a child is thrilled to meet Santa or bursts into tears at the proximity of the portly red-clad stranger, it is an experience to savor and recall with affection over the years. When the Pleasanton Weekly asked for Santa photos, several of you responded with oldies but goodies.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Water main break near I-680

Service outage affects 10 EBMUD customers
A small water main break reported this afternoon in Danville is affecting utility service in the Danville South and Greenbrook neighborhoods,
according to police.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police looking for suspects in package thefts

Residents' help solicited in finding duo
Danville police are searching for two men accused of taking packages along Valley Creek Lane on Thursday afternoon.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
DeSaulnier introduces four bipartisan bills

Legislation focuses on opioid epidemic, college financing, electric vehicle trucks, fatal truck collisions
In the past two months, U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) has been involved with introducing four bipartisan bills that are currently under review in Congress.

December 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council extends contracts for town manager, city attorney

Also: Disaster reimbursements, BART to ACE board appointment
The Danville Town Council approved contract extensions and raises for the town's longtime city attorney and town manager Tuesday night.

December 21, 2017 | 1 comment
Tree work scheduled for next week in Danville

Maintenance will affect parking, play area hours
Tree maintenance work will be taking place early next week in Danville, and as a result the play area at Danville South Park and part of the Danville Library parking lot will be closed.

December 20, 2017 | 1 comment
County shelters offer free animal adoptions through Saturday

The Contra Costa County Animal Services Department is offering free pet adoptions through this weekend at its shelters in Martinez and Pinole, with the option of free home delivery by request for the first 10 kittens adopted.

December 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Assemblywoman Baker announces staffing changes

Garcia named legislative director; Akin becomes new scheduler
Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) made two recent staffing changes for her office in Sacramento.

December 26, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville council postpones decision on new Old Blackhawk Road development

Neighbors express concerns about proposal for 19 homes
The Danville Town Council voted Tuesday night to continue a public hearing on a new development off Old Blackhawk Road to January after a discussion dominated by tree talk and density concerns.

December 20, 2017 | 4 comments
Police arrest driver after standstill near Stoneridge Mall

Allegedly intoxicated driver locked self in car with knife after traffic stop
Pleasanton police announced late Tuesday night they had taken a female driver into custody after she locked herself in her car at knifepoint for more than three hours after being pulled over by officers for suspicion of DUI.

December 19, 2017 | No comments yet
School district on AP District Honor Roll for eighth year

Award for increased participation, performance on AP exams
For the eighth year in a row, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District has been honored with placement on the AP District Honor Roll.

December 19, 2017 | 1 comment
SRPD: Prosecutors file charges against teens in flare gun shootings

Charges include felony arson, felony vandalism, misdemeanor vandalism
The four local teenagers arrested on suspicion of shooting flare guns into multiple San Ramon houses have been charged with felony and misdemeanor counts by the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, the San Ramon Police Department announced Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | 14 comments
Sales at a Glance

Sales at a Glance, October, 2017
Sales at a Glance, October 2017 for Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon

December 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to decide on 19-unit housing development

Contract extension for town manager, disaster reimbursement also on agenda
The Danville Town Council is set to consider approving the final plan for a proposed development along Old Blackhawk Road Tuesday night.

December 18, 2017 | 1 comment
CHP: Man dies after jumping from I-680 freeway ramp

Struck by two cars on I-580 connector; fatality being treated as apparent suicide
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a man who reportedly jumped from the shoulder of a freeway connector Friday night in Dublin as an apparent suicide.

December 18, 2017 | 2 comments
Local teens arrested for flare gun shootings in San Ramon

Police: DA's Office to review case Tuesday
Four local teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of shooting flare guns into multiple houses in San Ramon over the weekend.

December 18, 2017 | 11 comments
Fatal crash on I-580/I-680 interchange Friday night

No further details released on incident
The California Highway Patrol reported at least one person died in a crash on the freeway connector from southbound Interstate 680 to westbound I-580 in Dublin on Friday night.

December 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Holiday Traditions: The wonderful world of Widmer

Pleasanton family's Christmas lights display attracts thousands of visitors each season
Every night during the month of December, barring inclement weather, the Widmers' home at 3671 Chelsea Court -- where they've resided since moving to Pleasanton in 1979 -- becomes a spectacle of lights, sights and sound. The front yard and backyard transform into Widmer World, a Christmas display on a grand scale.

December 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa taking nominations for Humanitarian of the Year

Nominees should embody legacy of Dr. King
Contra Costa County is currently seeking nominations for the Humanitarian of the Year award, both in the student and adult category.

December 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Red flag fire warning issued for this weekend

Winds forecast to be high for East Bay hills through 10 a.m. Sunday
Breezy conditions and low humidity readings have led to very elevated fire weather concerns in the Bay Area, with a red flag warning in effect from Friday night to Sunday morning, weather officials said.

December 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Retired teacher named Alamo Rotarian of the Year

Award honors Beth Burlingame-Randall for dedication, encouraging young people
A retired San Ramon Valley teacher has been named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Alamo.

December 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon police looking for thieves who stole solar equipment

SPRD: Thousands of dollars worth taken from Sky Power Solar
San Ramon police are currently searching for two men accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of equipment from a solar power business last weekend.

December 15, 2017 | 1 comment
Falcon rises: Michael Smith's long road back to the court after horrific leg injury

'Every time (bad) thoughts came into my head, I kept telling myself not to think that and to stay positive,' Foothill senior recalls
"When I first realized I was hurt, I felt my ankle was just dangling there," recalled Smith, now a senior at Foothill. "I thought it might be a high-ankle sprain. Then when I found out I needed surgery, my heart dropped."

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo honoring veterans through national wreath ceremony

National Wreaths Across America Day taking place Saturday
Alamo is participating in the annual National Wreaths Across America Day, and locals are invited to honor the 111 veterans buried in Alamo Cemetery at a ceremony Saturday.

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
New Teen Zone opens at Danville Library

Area features lounge seating, collaborative spaces, charging station
Danville town officials recently ushered in a new Teen Zone at the downtown library with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Giant menorah to be lit at Blackhawk Plaza

Sunday event to feature music, crafts and food
This Sunday, Chabad of Danville and San Ramon will light a nine-foot menorah at Blackhawk Plaza for their Chanukah Concert & Celebration event.

December 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley team wins league's first girls hockey title

10-and-under Lady Blue Devils take SoCal championship in shootout
One of the Tri-Valley's youngest all-girls hockey teams has earned a place in Lady Blue Devils history by bringing home the program's first-ever tournament championship.

December 13, 2017 | No comments yet
State Bar charges Alamo attorney with misappropriating funds from PG&E deal

Reed also faces four felony counts, denies allegations
An Alamo lawyer who faces criminal charges of embezzling PG&E settlement funds from Yolo County clients has now been hit with State Bar disciplinary charges related to the same alleged actions.

December 13, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley joins containment efforts in Southern California blazes

Two engines, one battalion chief sent down from fire protection district
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District has joined the fight against the fires raging through Southern California.

December 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Full house again for SRVUSD personalized learning discussion

Community members oppose changing health class, eliminating world geography requirement
Personalized learning initiatives again dominated school board discussions Tuesday night, both by the trustees and community members.

December 13, 2017 | 10 comments
Danville police seeking suspect in car break-ins

Culprit took gym bag, busted into a total of three cars
Danville police are currently investigating vehicle break-ins from this past weekend, and are asking for community help in finding the person responsible.

December 12, 2017 | No comments yet
'Gambling With Death': Castlewood murders profiled on TV show ahead of 10th anniversary

ID series 'Married with Secrets' spotlights Cal High alum's killing of parents
One of the most infamous crimes in Tri-Valley history has been revisited in a television program with the 10th anniversary of the double murder on the horizon.

December 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville seeks community feedback on skate park project

Town debating Osage Station, Sycamore Valley or Diablo Vista parks
A new skate park may be coming to Danville, and the town is seeking residents' feedback on the project.

December 12, 2017 | 19 comments
Danville: Apparent cardiac arrest leads to fatal solo wreck on I-680

VW sedan strikes center divide northbound Monday evening
A 45-year-old driver died Monday evening after suffering apparent cardiac arrest and crashing his vehicle into the center divider on northbound Interstate Highway 680 in Danville, according to the California Highway Patrol.

December 12, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville commission considering amendment to correct 'mapping error'

Also: Acreage calculation for development potential, home renovation appeal
The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to discuss updating the town's General Plan to correct what town staff contends is a "mapping error" in the document.

December 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Man killed in crash on Crow Canyon west of San Ramon

A man was identified Monday by the Alameda County coroner's bureau following his death early Saturday morning in a crash several miles outside San Ramon.

December 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss new city software system

Also: Representative for BART extension board, cricket tourney winners
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider authorizing a new software system to replace its current financial, human resources and land management system Tuesday night.

December 11, 2017 | 4 comments
Personalized learning, cultural responsiveness among reports set for school board

Also: Board reorganization, district credit cards policy
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a handful of presentations on a variety of subjects, including personalized learning, cultural responsiveness and facilities.

December 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council talks 'friendship city' bond with Irish town

Also: Director for BART extension board, electronic filing officeholder forms
The Danville Town Council is set to consider talks on establishing a "friendship city" partnership with New Ross, Ireland on Tuesday morning.

December 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: 'Christmas Memories' exhibit now on display downtown

Museum resurrects Tassajara one-room schoolhouse for December
As part of its annual "Christmas Memories" tradition, the Museum of the San Ramon Valley has transformed its depot waiting room into the Tassajara one-room schoolhouse of the 1940s.

December 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Street Smarts 'Be Reel!' Video Contest now open

San Ramon Valley middle school students encouraged to submit traffic safety PSA's
The 13th annual Street Smarts "Be Reel!" Video Contest is now open to middle school filmmakers, actors and digital media enthusiasts in the San Ramon Valley.

December 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Two taken into custody after high-speed pursuit, collision on I-680

Incident blocked freeway lanes for two hours
Two men were taken into custody Thursday afternoon following a high-speed police chase that ended in a collision on southbound Interstate 680 near the Sycamore Valley Boulevard exit in Danville.

December 7, 2017 | 7 comments
New 'Teen Zone' opening at Danville Library

Space includes lounge seating, chairs, charging tower
The Danville Library is set to unveil a new "Teen Zone" at a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week.

December 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Hanukkah fare: Stories behind foods intrinsic to the Jewish Festival of Lights

Oil plays central role in treats commonly consumed during eight-day celebration
At the heart of the Hanukkah holiday, perhaps, is oil. Oil that has come to symbolize for the Jewish people light in the midst of darkness, faith that endures in the face of adversity. And it is oil that lives on in the foods commonly consumed over the eight days of the Hanukkah celebration.

December 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Pleasanton council finalizes rezoning for proposed Costco site

Referendum proponents have until next week to collect signatures for pending petition
The Pleasanton City Council on Tuesday completed the process of creating a new economic development zone on Johnson Drive near the I-580/I-680 interchange that city leaders hope will become home to Pleasanton's newest commercial center anchored by Costco, two hotels and other businesses.

December 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Mount Diablo beacon lighting to honor Pearl Harbor attack fallen, survivors

54th year that ‘Eye of Mount Diablo’ has been lit
In a commemorative ceremony on Thursday, the beacon on Mount Diablo will be lit by survivors of Pearl Harbor, as a way to pay tribute to those who experienced the Dec. 7, 1941 attack.

December 6, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville residents honored with council's Community Service Awards

17 individuals, groups recognized for contributions in town
Nearly 20 Danville residents and organizations were recognized Tuesday night as part of the Town Council's annual Community Service Awards presentation.

December 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Arnerich named Danville mayor for 2018

Longtime councilman’s sixth mayoral term, Storer selected as vice mayor
Longtime Danville Town Councilman Newell Arnerich was named mayor Tuesday night after fellow council members unanimously voted him to hold the post for the upcoming year.

December 5, 2017 | 2 comments
DA: 'The responsibility is mine' for any failures in Steinle case

Gascon defends work of his prosecutors amid criticism over acquittal
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon on Tuesday defended the work of prosecutors following last week's acquittal of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle, and said the blame for any failure in the case should rest with him.

December 5, 2017 | 1 comment
Swalwell talks tax bill, national security and more in San Ramon

Full house at Cal High for representative's last town hall of 2017
It was a packed house in the cafeteria at San Ramon's California High School Saturday morning, where local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) held his last town hall of the year.

December 5, 2017 | 20 comments
San Ramon among champions at youth cricket tourney

Tri-Valley hosts inaugural young cricketer showcase
Some of America's best young cricket players gathered in the Tri-Valley in the days before Thanksgiving to compete in the inaugural Pleasanton-San Ramon-Dublin national youth cricket tournament.

December 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton: Man arrested on suspicion of battery on BART train operator

Train operator uninjured, according to police
A Berkeley man was arrested early Sunday morning at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station on suspicion of battery on a BART train operator, police said.

December 4, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Commissioners in final stages of talks on zoning ordinance updates

Also: New spa at City Center, barbed wire fence next to Harlan House
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider adopting a resolution recommending approval of zoning ordinance updates at a public hearing Tuesday night.

December 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Annual sing-along 'Messiah' set in San Ramon

Performance is Dec. 17 at Community Center
The San Ramon Arts Foundation presents the opportunity Dec. 17 with the annual sing-along performance of Handel's "Messiah."

December 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Trump, ICE official deplore Steinle verdict

Garcia Zarate sentencing hearing set for Dec. 14
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday attacked San Francisco's Sanctuary City policies following a not guilty verdict in the high-profile trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented man charged with the fatal shooting of Pleasanton native Kate Steinle.

November 30, 2017 | 31 comments
Danville Town Council to name new mayor, present Community Service Awards

Annual event taking place at Village Theatre on Tuesday
The Danville Town Council is set to select a new mayor and honor exemplary community members at a ceremony downtown Tuesday night.

December 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police return stolen tricycle to Del Amigo High

Principal: Trikes are 'foundational to our program and delivering independence'
A side-by-side adult tricycle stolen from Danville's Del Amigo Continuation High has been recovered by Danville police and returned to the school.

November 30, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon-based Vitality Bowls sells 1 millionth acai bowl

National health food chain sees rapid growth, touts its 'healthy, nutritious food options'
San Ramon-based health food chain Vitality Bowls hit a milestone earlier this month, selling its 1 millionth açaí bowl.

November 30, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Bah Humbug run/walk coming up Saturday

Costumes encouraged at annual holiday event
San Ramon Parks & Community Services is gearing up for the annual Bah Humbug run/walk this Saturday.

November 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Lifetime Achievement, Pleasanton's Dolores Bengtson

Civic leader's devotion to outdoors leaving lasting impact on Tri-Valley
Dolores Bengtson estimates she has led more than 5,000 people on hikes, beginning in the late '70s. "I always hoped it gives them an appreciation of the outdoors and the natural world that will stay with them," she said.

November 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Swalwell holding last town hall of year in San Ramon

Citizen groups holding articles of impeachment rally before event
Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) will host his last town hall of the year this Saturday in San Ramon, an event preceded by a rally urging Swalwell to support articles of impeachment recently introduced against President Donald Trump.

November 28, 2017 | 8 comments
Diablo Valley College announces next president

Susan Lamb: 'I am so pleased and humbled to be selected'
The Contra Costa Community College District announced Monday that Susan Lamb, former interim chancellor at City College of San Francisco, will be the next president of Diablo Valley College.

November 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Santa's Mailbox now open in Danville

Letters dropped off by Dec. 8 will receive response by Christmas Eve
The Danville Community center officially opened a Santa's Mailbox on Monday for children to drop off Christmas wish lists and letters, according to town officials.

November 28, 2017 | No comments yet
$107 million contract awarded for I-680 northbound express lane

Construction anticipated to start early next year
Alameda County Transportation Commission (CTC), in conjunction with Caltrans, has awarded a $107 million contract for the construction of the Interstate 680 Sunol Northbound Express Lane project.

November 27, 2017 | 7 comments
City Council to discuss Iron Horse Overcrossing Project on Tuesday

Pension rate stabilization, awards recognition also on meeting agenda
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing and consider approving the environmental review for the city's Iron Horse Trail Bicycle/Pedestrian Overcrossing Project Tuesday night.

November 27, 2017 | 3 comments
Power restored in Blackhawk after early-morning outage

Incident impacted 2,522 customers; cause unknown
PG&E crews have restored power to all customers in Blackhawk following a power outage earlier Monday morning, according to PG&E officials.

November 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville workshop to help tweens make creative holiday gifts

Annual Homemade Holiday event coming up Dec. 7
To help tweens with the daunting task of gift-giving, the town of Danville is hosting a holiday craft workshop where they can create homemade, creative gifts for the holidays.

November 29, 2017 | No comments yet
'A Christmas Story' showing at VTAG in Danville

Holiday classic part of Thursdays @ the VT series
The Thursdays @ the VT series continues early December with a screening of the traditional holiday film "A Christmas Story."

December 1, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon youth orchestra holding auditions to perform at Carnegie Hall

Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum with openings for June tour
A youth orchestra in San Ramon will soon be holding auditions for musicians interested in performing with the group at Carnegie Hall in June.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Downtown Danville's Rose Street parking lot now open for use

'Parking is the lifeblood of business,' says town manager
Danville town officials and local dignitaries gathered Monday morning at the northwest corner of Rose Street and East Linda Mesa Avenue, to usher in the opening of a new, 78-space municipal parking lot with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

November 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Bishop Ranch tree lighting coming Friday

Santa Claus, live reindeer, donations to accompany ceremony
The 15th annual tree lighting ceremony at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch is coming up, scheduled for this Friday evening.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
School district seeks applicants for facilities oversight committee

Advises school board on current and future needs; deadline to apply Dec. 1
The San Ramon Valley school board is currently accepting applications for residents interested in serving on the Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
East Bay Parks waiving fees for 'Green Friday'

Effort encourages residents to enjoy great outdoors after Thanksgiving
The East Bay Regional Park District is again trying to turn this Friday from black to green by offering free park entrance district-wide the day after Thanksgiving for its "Green Friday."

November 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Holiday Stars: A classic rock Christmas

December People to play two benefit shows next month
What do you get when you have "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in the style of ZZ Top? Or a version of "White Christmas" that's strongly reminiscent of "White Wedding"?

November 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Holiday Stars: A holiday 'Sleigh Ride'

Recollections from high school orchestra
School orchestra can be all-consuming throughout the year, but during the holidays, it takes on a whole new dimension, with extra rehearsals and performances galore.

November 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Foothill's Maddy Wang, making an impact

Rising Star recipient raises support for those in need
A Foothill High School sophomore, Wang has given her time to a variety of volunteer efforts that have brightened the lives of people -- and pets -- young and old, as well as raised funds and awareness for Bay Area residents fighting to survive in the face of medical hardship.

November 26, 2017 | No comments yet
2017 Holiday Fund campaign now underway

12 nonprofits to benefit from this year's contributions
The Pleasanton Weekly's 2017 Holiday Fund launches today with 12 nonprofits slated to benefit from this year's campaign.

November 23, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD releases personalized learning survey

Survey open to parents, staff and 8th- through 12th-grade students
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has released its personalized learning survey, which will remain open for the next couple weeks.

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Chamber announces Business and Community Award winners

Deadline approaching to buy tickets to Dec. 7 awards dinner
The last day to buy tickets for the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce's annual Business and Community Awards Dinner is Wednesday this week.

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Apparent pipe bomb dismantled by police bomb squad

Incident caused Lusitano Street closure for about an hour
An apparent pipe bomb caused authorities to close access to a road near a fire station in unincorporated Danville late Tuesday morning before a regional bomb squad dismantled the device, according to officials.

November 21, 2017 | 3 comments
Guest Opinion: Holidays and underage drinking

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

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Road to see lane closures Tuesday

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

November 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville tree lighting set for Friday

Lighting of the Old Oak Tree in 41st year
An annual holiday tradition returns to Danville this Friday with the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree.

November 21, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to talk zoning ordinance updates

Barbed wire fence near Harlan House, bike master plan also on tap
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a public hearing on proposed updates to the city's zoning ordinance Tuesday night.

November 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council set to consider audited financial report

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

November 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Reward doubled for info on driver in Blackhawk hit-and-run

Insurance company now offering $5,000 for ID, arrest in August incident
An insurance company has increased its financial reward offer for information helping track a man who drove a Land Rover into a Blackhawk office building in August.

November 17, 2017 | 9 comments
San Ramon: City Center remains on track for October opening

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

November 19, 2017 | 5 comments
New downtown Danville municipal parking lot opening Monday

Ribbon-cutting ceremony will herald in 78-space lot on Rose Street
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the new Rose Street municipal parking lot in downtown Danville is set to open Monday with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

November 17, 2017 | 1 comment
Jurors now allowed to consider 1st-degree murder verdict in Steinle trial

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

November 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Ware honored for reaching state Teacher of the Year competition

Recognition not just for her, but for 'collective teaching profession,' she says
Danville elementary school teacher Marissa Ware was recognized by the San Ramon Valley school board and local officials on Tuesday night for advancing to the state level in the annual Teacher of the Year competition.

November 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Hospice Tree of Lights ceremonies arriving in San Ramon Valley

Annual event aims to support Hospice East Bay, honor loved ones
The 31st annual Hospice East Bay Tree of Lights ceremony is coming to Danville this Friday.

November 15, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Barbara Proctor, giving back to others

Role Model Award recipient fills her week with volunteer endeavors
"Volunteering is really a gift you give yourself." That's something you'll often hear Pleasanton volunteer extraordinaire Barbara Proctor say.

November 16, 2017 | 2 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Community Spirit, spearheading San Ramon 150

Gary Alpert, Heidi Kenniston-Lee co-chaired volunteer effort to celebrate San Ramon's 150th birthday
In summer of 2016, about 20 San Ramon leaders gathered together to brainstorm ways to celebrate San Ramon's 150th anniversary of existence one year later. It was a monumental milestone for the city, and leadership would be a hefty commitment.

November 20, 2017 | 1 comment
A foot forward for youth at Tri-Valley Turkey Burn

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

November 16, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD: Personalized learning initiatives met with opposition by parents, staff

Board says proposals still in discussion phase; new survey due out soon
The much-discussed personalized learning initiatives took center stage at a heavily attended San Ramon Valley school board meeting Tuesday night.

November 15, 2017 | 12 comments
Cricket showcase: Tri-Valley ready to host national youth tournament

Games run Sunday to Wednesday in San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin
Some of the country's top young cricketers will converge on the Tri-Valley starting this weekend as the area plays host to three divisions of the National Youth Cricket Tournament.

November 15, 2017 | 2 comments
Blood, Sweat & Tears performing in San Ramon

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

November 14, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville: Plaque unveiled at historic McCauley House

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

November 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Family suing city of Dublin over boy's injuries at The Wave Waterpark

10-year-old hurt going down slide on opening day; city seeks amicable settlement
A lawsuit was filed Tuesday on behalf of the family of a 10-year-old boy who was injured when he went down a water slide operated by the city of Dublin in May.

November 14, 2017 | 6 comments
Danville Planning Commission considering plans for Old Blackhawk Road development

Proposal would create 19 residential lots
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider adopting the environmental review, development plan and major subdivision request for a housing development at Old Blackhawk Road Tuesday night.

November 13, 2017 | 2 comments
School board to receive reports on personalized learning, district facilities

Also: Honoring Marissa Ware, classified position reduction, district self-assessment
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear a variety of presentations and informational reports Tuesday night, including talks on facilities, a recognition of the Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year and an update on the much-discussed personalized learning initiatives.

November 13, 2017 | 5 comments
Updates to General Plan on docket for Danville council

Firestorms, zoning text amendments, Community Service Awards event planning also on study session schedule
The Danville Town Council is set to hear a presentation on the status of and updates to the town's General Plan during a study session Tuesday morning.

November 13, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to talk resolving Dougherty Valley tree problems

Also: The Preserve development, new vice mayor, budget and city goals update
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider whether to approval the proposed Dougherty Valley Tree and Planting Strip Management Plan following a hearing Tuesday night.

November 13, 2017 | 5 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Danville's Jasmine Steele, life-saving information

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

November 13, 2017 | No comments yet
'Second Assault': Tri-Valley native revisits scene of her sexual attack for new film

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

November 14, 2017 | 3 comments
Remembering Arlie: Well-known Danville Costco greeter dies

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

November 10, 2017 | 14 comments
Traffic delays expected on Crow Canyon west of San Ramon

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

November 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Danville's Jasmine Steele, life-saving information

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

November 12, 2017 | 1 comment
Defense rests in Steinle murder trial

Rebuttal witnesses due next week; closing arguments set for Nov. 20
Defense attorneys rested their case Thursday in the trial of the man charged with shooting and killing Pleasanton native Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14 after presenting testimony from a translator who brought into question parts of the interrogation conducted by police.

November 9, 2017 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Jill Buck, keeping it green

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

November 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Four finalists chosen for Diablo Valley College president

College to hold public forums for each candidate this week
The Contra Costa Community College District has announced the four finalists for the position of president of Diablo Valley College.

November 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police searching for suspects in vehicle break-in

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

November 9, 2017 | 1 comment
Veterans Day Open House in Danville to honor 75th anniversary of Doolittle Raid

Military exhibits on display at Veterans Memorial Building
San Ramon Valley veterans will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid at the annual Veterans Day Open House in downtown Danville.

November 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville student-athletes commit to play for colleges around the country

Seniors at Monte Vista and SRV sign National Letters of Intent
Eighteen student-athletes at Danville high schools officially signed letters of intent with colleges and universities around the country at ceremonies held Wednesday, a national signing day.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo: Woman who fell down steep trail saved in dramatic air rescue

Helicopter had to hover 75 feet in air, lower paramedic down to hurt woman
A woman who fell off a horse on a trail northeast of Green Valley Road in the Alamo area on Wednesday was saved in a dramatic air rescue around noon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
New BART trains flunk safety inspection, making Thanksgiving rollout uncertain

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

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Goodguys set for fall finale car show at Pleasanton fairgrounds

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

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVEF awards nearly 200 grants to district teachers

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

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Cal High Model UN team takes top award at local conference

Student 'delegates' gather at DVC to talk global issues
Cal High students received high marks at the 27th annual Contra Costa County Model United Nations Conference that took place this past weekend.

November 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin names new police chief

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

November 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Hope 100 Golf Marathon

29 golfers play all day to raise money for Hope Hospice
A group of 29 golfers spent perhaps their longest day on the course last month -- all in support of a worthy cause close to their hearts.

November 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Two San Ramon grads serving aboard same Navy aircraft carrier

Kyong Weon Jang, Ryan Welch stationed on USS Vinson
Two graduates from San Ramon high schools are currently serving in the Navy on one of the world's largest warships, the USS Carl Vinson.

November 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Hero: Gary Winter, acknowledge your heart

Pleasanton artisan receives annual Arts & Culture Award
Gary Winter has his work in more Pleasanton homes than any other artist. He is the creator of the town's miniatures -- landmark buildings, businesses and homes, and the beloved Main Street arch.

November 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Martinez teacher accused of child sex offenses arrested in Alamo

Police: No indication young victim was student at Walnut Creek school where man taught
A 16-count criminal complaint was filed Monday against a 33-year-old Martinez teacher for alleged sex offenses against a child under 10 years old, Contra Costa county prosecutors said.

November 6, 2017 | 1 comment
Another Blackhawk burglary joins string of incidents

$25,000 reward offered for information on suspects
The Blackhawk Homeowners Association is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three suspects involved in a string of local burglaries, the latest of which took place last week.

November 6, 2017 | 9 comments
Sheriff: Teens arrested after 'grab and run' robbery at Alamo Starbucks

Allegedly steal patron's laptop and flee scene before getting caught on Hwy 24
Four teenagers were arrested Saturday afternoon on suspicion of robbing an Alamo coffeehouse patron of her laptop and fleeing the scene before ultimately being apprehended near Orinda, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office.

November 6, 2017 | 4 comments
Danville council to vote on new 'friendship city' policy

Also: Farmers market update, Central San recap, historic Cooley House
After several months of discussion, the Danville Town Council is set to consider adopting a policy for establishing "friendship city" relationships during its meeting Wednesday night.

November 6, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon commissioners to weigh decision on 43-lot housing development

Possible tutoring center, new retail building also on tap
After months of talks, the San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider a final decision on a proposed 43-lot housing development on the northwest side of the city Tuesday night.

November 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Teen arrested in connection with assault at Dublin High

Police: Suspect says incident was impetus for bomb threat
Dublin police arrested a 15-year-old Dublin High School student in connection with an assault of another student that occurred at the school in October, police said Friday.

November 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Road lane closures planned in downtown Danville

Maintenance work scheduled for Old Oak Tree prior to tree lighting
Maintenance work on Danville's Old Oak Tree will lead to lane closures on Diablo Road on Thursday, a project that needs to be done in preparation for the annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree.

November 3, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High dedicates weekend shows to late alumna

Choral director: Brodie's 'beautiful spirit will linger on in choir room'
This weekend's San Ramon Valley High performances of "Treasure Island" were dedicated to a 2017 graduate who died last weekend after a soccer ball to her head triggered a severe brain injury.

November 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Ex-student arrested for reported bomb threat at Dublin High

Police: 20-year-old was upset with investigation into assault against current student
A 20-year-old former Dublin High School student has been arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the school on Thursday because she was upset about how the school investigated a recent assault on a current female student, police said Friday.

November 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Prosecution rests in Steinle murder trial

Defense set to begin presenting evidence next week
Prosecutors concluded their case Thursday in the trial of the man charged with the 2015 fatal shooting of Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Pier 14 with testimony from the medical examiner who conducted her autopsy.

November 2, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: 24 Hour Fitness to pay $1.2M in settlement agreement

DA alleges that company misled clients in pre-paid membership fees
The Contra Costa County District Attorney announced this week that San Ramon-based 24 Hour Fitness, Inc. will pay a $1.2 million penalty as part of a consumer protection settlement over allegations of misleading customers in membership fees.

November 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Hero: Gary Winter, acknowledge your heart

Pleasanton artisan receives annual Arts & Culture Award
Gary Winter has his work in more Pleasanton homes than any other artist. He is the creator of the town's miniatures -- landmark buildings, businesses and homes, and the beloved Main Street arch.

November 2, 2017 | 2 comments
Tri-Valley Hero: Bob Coomber blazes a trail

'Once (I) got started, it's almost like the possibilities were endless,' Courage Award winner says
Bob Coomber does not think of himself as courageous. The 30-year Livermore resident and recently elected City Council member considers the way he goes about his life "just me being me."

November 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Meet Meals on Wheels

Vital program brings nutritious food, social interaction to homebound seniors
Tucked away in dozens of neighborhoods are neatly kept homes where older men and women live but seldom leave. Confined to their properties for any number of reasons, these homebound -- and often overlooked -- residents cannot travel to restaurants or grocery stores to buy even the minimal amount of food they need to remain healthy.

November 2, 2017 | 1 comment
Honoring 2017 Tri-Valley Heroes

Residents lauded for positive impact on community around them
Nine Tri-Valley residents have been recognized for their outstanding actions, achievements and strength of character as recipients of this year's Tri-Valley Heroes awards, presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com.

November 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville seniors display art at annual San Francisco exhibit

Seven residents from Reutlinger Community showcase work through Art with Elders
Seven artists from a Danville assisted living community presented their artwork at the 25th annual Art with Elders Gala Exhibition in San Francisco in mid-October.

November 1, 2017 | No comments yet
College freshman from Danville dies after soccer ball to head triggers brain injury

Allie Brodie underwent two brain surgeries, spent weeks in coma, succumbed to pneumonia complications
A young woman who graduated from San Ramon Valley High last spring died on Saturday, three weeks after a soccer ball struck her in the head during a college retreat and ultimately triggered a severe brain injury.

November 1, 2017 | 2 comments
Alert issued for contaminated salads shipped to Trader Joe's stores

Tainted food could cause serious infection
Contaminated salads were shipped to some Trader Joe's stores in California and could cause health problems, officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday.

November 1, 2017 | 1 comment
Two San Ramon Valley seniors place at international rowing competition

Caroline Birdsall, Spencer Dettlinger represent Oakland Strokes rowing club at Boston regatta
Two San Ramon Valley High students competed in the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, the world's largest two-day rowing event.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD superintendent's last fall parent conversation set for Wednesday night

Series has presented opportunity to discuss personalized learning options
School district Superintendent Rick Schmitt is hosting his final fall parent conversation Wednesday night at Dougherty Valley High School.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD solicits feedback on school calendar changes

Online survey for parents, employees will close Tuesday
School district parents and staff are now invited to share their thoughts through an online survey on the changes made to the 2016-17 instructional year calendar.

November 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Stoneridge Shopping Center appoints new mall manager

Osip has 15 years experience in retail industry
Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton has hired a new general manager.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Jill Biden speaking at East Bay Women's Conference in San Ramon

Tickets expected to go fast for former Second Lady's appearance in March
Education leader, political advocate and former Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden is set to be the keynote speaker at the 13th annual East Bay Women's Conference coming up early next year in San Ramon.

October 31, 2017 | No comments yet
County offers costumed characters to officiate Halloween weddings

Ceremonies run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday
Couples who want to get married on Halloween in Contra Costa County can have their wedding officiated by a costumed character, officials with the county clerk-recorder's office said.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley teens named regional finalists for STEM competition

Foundation set to award $500,000 in scholarships
Two Tri-Valley teens have been named to this year's class of regional finalists for the Siemens Competition, a national contest in math, science and technology.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo welcomes new fire station

$4.9M station is modernized, aims to improve emergency response time
After over six years of planning and constructing, Alamo's new Fire Station 32 is officially open and running.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville house honored as historic site

McCauley House to receive commemorative plaque
Danville's McCauley House is next in line of the town's historic buildings to be honored with a commemorative plaque, set to be unveiled next week.

October 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Thank you, Charlie Brown and Linus

Grown family enjoys Halloween special in a new way
Last Oct. 31, I finally succeeded in convincing the two of our three grownup kids who were around and my husband to sit down with me and watch "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" -- just for old times' sake. If our eldest had been here, instead of working on his Ph.D. in New York, I'm sure he would have joined us as well.

October 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Bluegrass cello band performing at Village Theatre

Dirty Cello playing in Danville for Thursdays @ VT series
Blues and bluegrass music is coming to Danville this November with the San Francisco-based band Dirty Cello.

October 27, 2017 | No comments yet
City of San Ramon set to purchase Mudd's site for $1

Oversight Board: High cost of creek mitigation makes sale infeasible
The Mudd's property will officially belong to the city of San Ramon, after the Oversight Board approved a resolution last week authorizing the city to purchase the property for $1.

October 27, 2017 | 7 comments
SRPD arrests father of boy who brought gun to Twin Creeks Elementary

30-year-old faces three felonies, including allegation that it was a stolen gun
Police on Thursday morning arrested a man whose third-grade son allegedly brought a gun to Twin Creeks Elementary School two days earlier -- a firearm that police say had been stolen.

October 26, 2017 | 5 comments
Local police holding Drug Takeback Day this weekend

Residents encouraged to bring in unwanted, expired prescription drugs for disposal
Danville and San Ramon police, along with other departments within the Contra Costa County, will be hosting a "Drug Takeback Day" this Saturday, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

October 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Federal ranger testifies on theft of gun used in Steinle shooting

Off-duty ranger left weapon in backpack under seat
Jurors witnessed a series of tense exchanges between attorneys in San Francisco Superior Court Thursday as a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger whose stolen gun was used in the fatal shooting of Kate Steinle at Pier 14 two years ago took the stand.

October 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Honoring 2017 Tri-Valley Heroes

Residents lauded for positive impact on community around them
Nine Tri-Valley residents have been recognized for their outstanding actions, achievements and strength of character as recipients of this year's Tri-Valley Heroes awards, presented by Embarcadero Media's East Bay Division, which includes the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com.

October 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Veterans Day Open House in Danville to honor 75th anniversary of Doolittle Raid

Military exhibits on display at Veterans Memorial Building
San Ramon Valley veterans will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid at the annual Veterans Day Open House in downtown Danville.

October 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Governor signs series of Baker bills

BART to ACE, protecting crime victims, firearms warning among legislation
Among the 859 bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown over recent weeks were a variety of new laws authored or co-authored by local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker on topics including BART to ACE, protections for vulnerable victims and firearms warnings.

October 25, 2017 | 3 comments
San Ramon: Mayor's Breakfast to focus on proposed 'Walking District'

Residents asked to share thoughts on 200-acre district in center of city
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson invites residents to discuss the city's proposed "Walking District" at his next Mayor's Breakfast this Friday morning.

October 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Officials: Twin Creeks third-grader brings gun to school

No shots, threats or injuries reported in Tuesday incident
San Ramon police are investigating after a third-grade boy at Twin Creeks Elementary brought a firearm to school on Tuesday, according to police and school officials.

October 25, 2017 | 11 comments
San Ramon spotlighting diversity in community year-round

Beginning with Diwali, lights at City Hall to honor cultural holidays
The city of San Ramon kicked off a year-round celebration of diversity with its Saturday festivities for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

October 24, 2017 | 5 comments
Danville police arrest man in connection with pair of hit-and-runs

83-year-old out of custody pending end of investigation
An 83-year-old San Ramon man was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly causing back-to-back hit-and-run collisions with cyclists on Diablo Road in Danville on Saturday afternoon.

October 24, 2017 | 11 comments
Gilroy man ID'd as big-rig driver killed in San Ramon crash

Still unclear why semi truck veered off freeway; autopsy set for Tuesday
A big-rig driver who died in a crash off of Interstate 680 in San Ramon on Sunday morning has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Ermilo Gonzales Jr., a 62-year-old man from Gilroy.

October 24, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate commission's approval of senior housing project

Mayor Clarkson initiaties call for review with concerns about aesthetics
San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing Tuesday night on a Planning Commission-approved senior residential development proposed for Alcosta Boulevard.

October 23, 2017 | 5 comments
DPD: Driver in hit-and-run also responsible for earlier cyclist collision

Police looking for help in finding driver of Ford Escape
Danville police said Monday new information has come to light connecting a driver accused of striking two bicyclists in a hit-and-run collision on Saturday afternoon to a different hit-and-run crash with a cyclist earlier that day, also on Diablo Road.

October 23, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board to talk more about personalized learning initiative

Also: Student achievement, DVHS update, American Indian Heritage Month
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear an update Tuesday on the district's personalized learning initiative, an effort aimed at implementing institutional and instructional changes to create more flexibility for students, families and staff.

October 23, 2017 | No comments yet
SRPD releases sketches of suspect in lewd activity targeting students

Investigators seek residents help in tracking down man from October incidents
San Ramon police are continuing to look for a man accused of acting lewdly toward several children in separate incidents earlier this month, and to aid in their search, investigators released sketches of their suspect over the weekend.

October 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Driver killed after big-rig goes off I-680, hits tree in San Ramon

Fatal crash cleanup closes San Ramon Valley Blvd. for hours
A big-rig driver died when his truck went off the freeway and into a tree Sunday morning in San Ramon, California Highway Patrol officials said.

October 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Cyclists injured, driver at-large after hit-and-run in Danville

Police asking for public’s help in finding driver of silver Ford Escape
Two people on bicycles were struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon in a hit-and-run collision in Danville and police are asking for help finding the vehicle and the driver, the town's police chief said.

October 22, 2017 | No comments yet
County holding mental health forum

Mental Health Commission also hosting meeting in San Ramon next week
San Ramon Valley residents are invited to participate in a county forum on local public mental health services this Wednesday in Martinez.

October 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon welcomes new city attorney

Lysons makes move from Brentwood to replace longtime city attorney Saxe
Martin Lysons has now joined San Ramon city leadership team as the new city attorney, coming to San Ramon after five years as the top assistant for the city of Brentwood.

October 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Sheriff's deputies plead not guilty to inmate mistreatment charges

Four accused of allowing inmate to throw feces onto others at Santa Rita Jail
Three current Alameda County sheriff's deputies and one former deputy pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that they mistreated inmates at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

October 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Inmates at Dublin jail set to restart hunger strike this weekend

Protests center on inmate classification system at some Bay Area jails
A Bay Area inmate advocacy group announced Thursday that inmates in Santa Clara and Alameda county jails will restart a hunger strike -- that started and was paused in October 2016 -- this Sunday.

October 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Two teens arrested in sexual assault of Carondelet student

Incident occurred off-campus last month; one of accused is De La Salle student
Two teenage boys were arrested Wednesday night in connection with the sexual assault of an underage girl that allegedly occurred in late September in unincorporated Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies said Thursday.

October 19, 2017 | 5 comments
Opening statements in Steinle trial set for Monday

Jury selection complete in murder case that's spurred national debate on Sanctuary City policies
Opening statements will begin Monday in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting Pleasanton native Kathryn "Kate" Steinle as she walked on San Francisco's Pier 14 in 2015.

October 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 board approves new water rates, moves ozonation project forward

Residents raise concerns about scope, cost of water treatment project
The Zone 7 Water Agency Board of Directors approved an initial environmental review document for a Del Valle ozone filtration project and the agency's 2018 water rates during a three-hour meeting Wednesday night.

October 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Young San Ramon Valley artists featured in upcoming exhibition

High school students asked to artistically interpret phrase 'Face it!'
Artwork from high school students in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will soon be featured for over a month in a new exhibition at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery.

October 24, 2017 | No comments yet
'Romeo and Juliet' coming to Danville

Family-friendly show part of 30th annual tour
Shakespeare's famed tragedy about two "star-cross'd lovers" is coming to Danville next weekend for a free show.

October 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Five inducted into San Ramon Valley High's Athletic Hall of Fame

Alums, coach join ranks of dozens of former Wolves
The San Ramon Valley High School Alumni Association inducted four alums and one coach into its Athletic Hall of Fame, at a dinner last Thursday.

October 18, 2017 | 5 comments
San Ramon: DVC honored for high number of transfer degrees awarded

Part of program allowing community colleges to increase transfers to CSU
An education support nonprofit has recognized Diablo Valley College as the state's top-performing community college in a program designed to increase the number of students transferring into the California State University (CSU) system.

October 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Previously disciplined Contra Costa judge faces new misconduct charges

17-year judge has two weeks to respond to administrative allegations
A Contra Costa County judge who has previously been disciplined five times by a judicial commission now faces two new charges of ethics violations, the commission announced this week.

October 18, 2017 | 2 comments
Zone 7 board to discuss ozone filtration projects, new water rates

Residents lambaste proposed ozone plants in emails to board, Weekly
The Zone 7 board is set to consider moving forward with new ozonation projects and approving water rates for calendar year 2018 during its public meeting Wednesday night.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Central San's hazardous waste facility celebrating 20th anniversary

Sewer provider's facility a place for locals to safely dispose of materials
Central San is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility Wednesday morning.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Culture in the Community festival draws 1,700+ residents

Sunday event focused on diversity, multi-culturalism in community
Over 1,700 people came out last weekend for San Ramon's Culture in the Community celebration to enjoy food, fashion, music and performances from cultures around the world.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin grass fire causes brief evacuations

Firefighters fully contain 118-acre blaze around 12:30 a.m.
A vegetation fire that had prompted evacuations in Dublin on Tuesday was fully contained as of early Wednesday morning, Alameda County fire officials said.

October 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commissioners return to talk 43-home development

Wellspring Church meeting facility in Commons Office Park also on tap
Talks around the proposed Chang property housing development are set to continue at another open public hearing Tuesday night.

October 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council set for final reading of downtown land-use updates

Rose Street parking lot rules, subdivision improvements, Youth Council orientation
The Danville Town Council is set to consider an ordinance updating the downtown business district's land-use designations and regulatory processes, at the ordinance's second reading Tuesday night.

October 16, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon celebrating Diwali with community-wide event

Festival of lights to feature performances, food, raffles and more
For the second year in a row, the San Ramon Cultural Fests Committee will be hosting a community celebration for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

October 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Role Players Ensemble to perform 'Angel Street'

Thriller will run for two weeks at Village Theatre
The Role Players Ensemble will be bringing a suspenseful thriller to Danville in their two-week-long production of the play "Angel Street."

October 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Republic Services waste reduction grant apps due next Friday

Garbage company also to host canned food drive
The deadline for the Republic Services-sponsored waste reduction grant applications is fast-approaching, as is the organization's 11-day-long canned food drive.

October 15, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City holding collection drive for fire victims

Donations accepted through next Friday
The San Ramon Public Works Department is hosting a collection drive for victims of the North Bay fires.

October 13, 2017 | 2 comments
SRPD investigating reports of lewd activity targeting local students

Same at-large suspect accused of trying to lure kids on Bollinger Canyon
Several local students reported witnessing lewd activity by a strange man in a sedan along Bollinger Canyon Road last week, and the San Ramon Police Department is asking for help in finding the culprit.

October 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Local schools remain open as smoky skies persist in Valley

North Bay fires rage on, local responders join control and support efforts
Air quality remains poor throughout the San Ramon Valley due to smoke from the extreme wildfires burning through Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, and a health advisory, spare the air alert and red flag warning remained in effect Thursday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

October 12, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon home to I-680 corridor's first hydrogen fueling station

Public refueling station to encourage environmentally-friendly vehicles
The city of San Ramon has opened the first hydrogen fueling station along Interstate 680, in part of an effort to encourage hydrogen-cell fuel cars that help reduce auto-related emissions.

October 12, 2017 | 7 comments
40 years on the front lines of crisis

Tri-Valley Haven devoted to residents affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, homelessness
Now celebrating its 40th year, Tri-Valley Haven offers a multitude of services, including a 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling sessions, two shelters, a food pantry serving 1,700 families experiencing poverty, a thrift store, and programs at nearby jails and at local middle and high schools.

October 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Poor air quality continues locally amid destructive fires in North Bay

SRVUSD schools to remain open Thursday
The air quality in the San Ramon Valley, like the rest of the Bay Area, remains in very unhealthy conditions with smoke inundating the region's air basin from massive deadly wildfires raging in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Family History Discovery Day set Saturday in Danville

Event to teach residents genealogy tools, connect with family history
This Saturday, the Danville Stake Family History Center will be hosting a free fair focused on teaching community members how to connect with their family history.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Cal High honoring local Vegas shooting victims at homecoming game

San Ramon Valley High also set to celebrate homecoming this week
California High School in San Ramon is set to remember two alums who died in the Las Vegas mass shooting during a ceremony this Friday as part of the Grizzlies' homecoming football game.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon 10-year-old rescues father from drowning

Tevin Kuruvilla honored for 'heroism' at city council meeting
Heroes come in all sizes, they say, a quip brought to life by the latest recipient of two awards from local fire and police departments: Tevin Kuruvilla, a 10-year-old from San Ramon who rescued his father from drowning this past summer.

October 11, 2017 | 5 comments
Symphony awards for music students

Application deadline is Oct. 23
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association is inviting students who have made significant contributions to school and community musical activities during their high school years to apply for its annual $400 awards.

October 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Livermore ArtWalk set for this weekend

New cultural events added to annual showcase
More than 150 artists will be on hand to interact with visitors as ArtWalk returns to downtown Livermore for its 16th year, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday, sponsored by Bothwell Arts Center.

October 10, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Culture in the Community celebration taking place Sunday

Event to honor multiculturalism, local diversity
This Sunday, the city of San Ramon will be hosting its first-ever Culture in the Community celebration, featuring food, fashion, music and performances.

October 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton man launches third-party bid to challenge Swalwell

St. John running as Independent; incumbent Democrat seeking 4th term
A Pleasanton resident with a professional background in marketing for the medical industry has announced he is running to represent San Ramon and the rest of the 15th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

October 10, 2017 | 10 comments
Local high schoolers to be required to take class for on-campus parking

CHP, Street Smarts course for SRVUSD to focus on safety, laws
Teen drivers in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will now be required to attend a free two-hour "CHP Start Smart" class with their parent or guardian in order to be eligible for an on-campus parking permit.

October 10, 2017 | 8 comments
San Ramon council to discuss annexing The Preserve into community facilities district

Also: Fire and police award, GHAD public hearing, commission term cycles
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving the boundary map and annexation of The Preserve development to a San Ramon Community Facilities District at a meeting Tuesday night.

October 9, 2017 | 1 comment
Hit-and-run driver plows through Danville cyclists in charity ride

CHP: 21-year-old arrested hours later; all four bike riders expected to survive
A young man has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a group of bicyclists, including two from Danville, Saturday morning during a charity ride in unincorporated Marin County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

October 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk small cell wireless installations

New friendship city, town office improvements, collaborative work spaces
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss the installation of small cell wireless installations in public right-of-way during a study session Tuesday morning.

October 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Poor air quality in Tri-Valley from fires in Napa, Sonoma counties

Tens of thousands of acres burned so far in multiple wildfires
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory as a result of multiple fires burning in Napa and Sonoma counties.

October 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville woman’s death deemed homicide

37-year-old’s body found inside Byron home Friday
A homicide investigation has been opened by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office after the body of a Danville woman was found Friday in a home in the unincorporated community of Byron, sheriff's officials said Saturday.

October 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Bay Area director honored by Eugene O'Neill Foundation

Carey Perloff to receive Tao House Award, fellowship in her name
The longtime artistic director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater will be honored by the Eugene O'Neill Foundation, Tao House at a gala coming up mid-October.

October 8, 2017 | No comments yet
DanvilleSanRamon.com changes policy on naming people who are arrested

Publisher: With internet, reports of arrests linger for years
Concerned about the lasting impact that online search engines have on the lives of individuals arrested for crimes, DanvilleSanRamon.com is implementing new policies.

October 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Bishop Ranch hosting free concert Friday night

David Martin's House Party coming to San Ramon
Bishop Ranch is hosting a free outdoor concert on the green Friday night, featuring David Martin's House Party.

October 5, 2017 | No comments yet
John Tesh performing in San Ramon on Saturday

Pianist will be first in the 10th San Ramon Performing Arts Series
The 10th San Ramon Performing Arts Series will kick off Saturday with a performance by John Tesh, a pianist, composer, radio host and news anchor.

October 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police release surveillance videos of suspect in Walgreens robbery

Armed man stole prescription drugs last month, officials say
Police have released surveillance videos of a suspect who robbed a Walgreens store in Danville last month.

October 5, 2017 | No comments yet
BART to Livermore

Local leaders work to keep eastward expansion on track
BART to Livermore -- the comprehensive transit project that's been on the tip of Tri-Valley residents' tongues for decades -- received a boost of energy this summer.

October 5, 2017 | 1 comment
SRVUSD expected to see declining enrollment in years to come

Staff: Fewer students can present fiscal challenges, new opportunities
After years of a rising student population, it looks like the San Ramon Valley Unified School District will see declining enrollment in the next five years, based on recent data from demographers.

October 4, 2017 | 23 comments
Reported weapon at Las Positas College turns out to be Nerf gun

Police response prompts hour-long lockdown at Livermore campus
An emergency alert Wednesday morning at Las Positas College, causing the Livermore campus to go on an hour-long lockdown, turned out to be a false alarm, just a student who brought a colorful Nerf gun to school, police said.

October 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville church set for Serve Day event

Volunteers to go to organizations throughout Bay Area this weekend
The Community Presbyterian Church in Danville is set to host its second annual Serve Day weekend.

October 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Local officials raise awareness of 'Day Without Water'

Annual event happening Oct. 12
Local officials are raising awareness of a campaign that emphasizes the importance of water and related infrastructure.

October 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Two Cal High alums killed in Vegas shooting

Friends and family: Etcheber, Cohen will be sorely missed
Two California High School alumni were among those killed in Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

October 3, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commissioners holding public hearing on 43-home development

Zoning ordinance revisions, Crow Canyon update also on docket
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a public hearing on a proposed housing development at the Chang Property Tuesday night.

October 2, 2017 | 5 comments
Danville council to consider updating downtown's land-use designations

Town hoping to spur retail development
After ongoing talks that began over a year ago, the Danville Town Council is officially considering an ordinance that would update the Downtown Business District's land-use designations and regulatory processes at a public hearing Tuesday night.

October 2, 2017 | No comments yet
School board set to review enrollment projections

Textbook sufficiency, Bullying Prevention Month also on meeting agenda
The school board is set to hear a presentation on student enrollment multi-year projections Tuesday night.

October 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Announcing the 2017 Tri-Valley Heroes

RSVP now for award presentation ceremony set Oct. 23
Nine individuals have been named "Tri-Valley Heroes" in the Pleasanton Weekly and DanvilleSanRamon.com's sixth annual awards program, which recognizes residents who are making contributions to better our communities and their residents.

October 2, 2017 | No comments yet
DPD: Graffiti threat against schools deemed not credible

Investigation continues; extra police will be at schools Tuesday
Police are investigating a graffiti threat made against both Danville high schools that has been deemed not credible, according to local officials.

October 2, 2017 | 1 comment
JDRF One Walk in San Ramon to support type 1 diabetes research

Locals raise funds, awareness for advancements and cure
The San Francisco-based organization's annual San Ramon JDRF One Walk will take place at Bishop Ranch on Sunday, Oct. 15, with the goal of raising over $528,000.

October 3, 2017 | 2 comments
Reward offered for helping track man who drove into Blackhawk office building

Authorities still searching for searching for Land Rover, occupants
An insurance company is offering a financial reward for helping to track down and identify a male driver and female passenger of a Land Rover accused of crashing into a Blackhawk office building in August.

September 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Comedy fundraiser to benefit local cancer support nonprofit

Tommy T's hosting event for Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation
A comedic fundraiser to benefit the Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, a local cancer support nonprofit, is set to take place later this month at Tommy T's Comedy Club in Pleasanton.

October 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville teacher wins county Teacher of the Year award

Marissa Ware moving on to represent Contra Costa in state competition
Danville elementary school teacher Marissa Ware has been chosen as one of two Teachers of the Year by the Contra Costa County Office of Education.

September 29, 2017 | 1 comment
Man arrested after car chase that passed through Danville

Pursuit went from Lafayette to Hayward
A police pursuit involving a man who was allegedly driving a stolen SUV ended Thursday afternoon with the man's arrest, according to a Hayward police spokeswoman.

September 28, 2017 | 2 comments
Dougherty Valley grad selected for State Department scholarship

Anjali Mishra chosen to spend six weeks in Russia for language immersive program
A San Ramon native was one of 600 students across the country to be awarded a U.S. State Department scholarship to study a select foreign language overseas this summer.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Eugene O'Neill Foundation partners with Irish group for international festival

Festival to honor O'Neill's roots in Danville, New Ross
Danville's annual Eugene O'Neill Festival will be going international next year, with a new partnership between the town's Eugene O'Neill Foundation and a similar organization in New Ross, Ireland.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Backpacking the globe: Family of five sets out for worldwide adventure

Follow local Swensons via vlog when yearlong trek begins in China soon
The Swenson family of five will soon don their backpacks and take off for Beijing, the first stop in a year-long quest to make the entire world their home, their classroom -- their adventure.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Run for Education taking place Sunday

Race a fundraiser to benefit local schools
The 34th annual San Ramon Valley Run for Education is almost here, taking place this Sunday, the primary fundraising activity for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation.

September 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Friends close in on running every street in Pleasanton

Fellow residents invited on final leg through downtown Sunday
By Sunday, residents Sarah Holtzclaw and Betty Taylor will have accomplished the feat of running every street in town, racking up 360 miles over 20 months in doing so.

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon-based Meridian buys Phoenix medical center

Local developer closes first major transaction outside of California
San Ramon-based developer Meridian recently announced the purchase of a 51,150-square-foot medical office building in Arizona, their first major transaction outside California.

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Culturally responsive speaker series continues for SRVUSD

Lori Watson speaks Thursday on equity and opportunity
The San Ramon Valley school district's culturally responsive speaker series continues this week with Lori Watson, Ed.D., an educator and safe schools advocate who will give a presentation titled "Setting the Stage for Equity & Opportunity: An Introduction to Courageous Conversation."

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
I-680 express lanes opening Monday

Officials hope toll lanes will ease congestion; new petition argues they'll actually cause more gridlock
After over two years of construction, the opening date for San Ramon Valley's Interstate 680 express lanes are officially scheduled to open Monday.

September 26, 2017 | 1 comment
Two Democrats announce campaigns to unseat Assemblywoman Baker

Walnut Creek veteran, Orinda attorney running for 16th District spot
An attorney from Orinda and an Army veteran from Walnut Creek have recently announced that they plan to run against incumbent Catharine Baker to represent the Tri-Valley and the rest of District 16 in the State Assembly.

September 26, 2017 | 12 comments
DA's Office launches school outreach program

Program will focus on cyber-bullying, sexual assault awareness, online safety
Contra Costa County has launched a new outreach program for local school communities on the topics of cyber-bullying, campus safety and online child exploitation.

September 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Music, comedy lead upcoming shows at Village Theatre

Jeff Denson Quartet at 'Jazz Room' starts things off Friday
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery has a busy schedule in the next few weeks, with a smattering of shows and performances for residents to take advantage of.

September 26, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: New waste collection options under consideration by council

Retail development strategies, electric vehicles also on Tuesday's agenda
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider and offer feedback on various program options for the city's upcoming solid waste collection request for proposals (RFP) Tuesday night.

September 25, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley to host National Youth Cricket tourneys this fall

Annual Cricket for Cubs celebratory fundraiser draws hundreds
As participation in cricket continues to grow in the Tri-Valley, the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon are set to host the National Youth Cricket tournaments for the U13 and U15 age groups Nov. 19-22.

September 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Photos capture splendor of Tri-Valley's open space

Conservancy's annual contest opens everyone's eyes
A lovely landscape simply titled "Tree" by Anna Rouse of Livermore captured first place at this year's Tri-Valley Conservancy's Freeze Frame photography contest, which awards prizes to photographers who capture the area's open spaces with their unique perspectives.

September 25, 2017 | No comments yet
SAP, local dignitaries celebrate new regional office in San Ramon

Sales academy among features at company's new Bishop Ranch home
Officials, executives, students and local dignitaries gathered at San Ramon's Bishop Ranch Business Park to celebrate the opening of software corporation SAP's new office at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon.

September 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Deputy DA appointed as San Ramon Valley Fire board director

Dominique Yancey to fill vacancy left by abrupt resignation of board member
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District announced this week that Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Dominique Yancey will fill a recently vacated position on the fire board.

September 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville soliciting public comments for Magee Ranches development

Notice of preparation released for latest project proposal for 69 homes on site
The town of Danville is currently seeking public comments regarding the initiation of an environmental impact report for the Magee Ranches development, a housing project proposed for an oft-debated site near Diablo Country Club.

September 22, 2017 | 19 comments
EBRPD names new fire chief

Richard Seal spent last 25 years in San Jose
Richard "Rick" Seal, who's been with the San Jose Fire Department for 25 years, has been named the new fire chief of the East Bay Regional Park District, park district officials said.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Out of the Darkness: Survivor says removing stigma, igniting discussion are keys to suicide prevention

Pleasanton teen's life remembered during annual awareness walk in Oakland
"I know it won't bring Tricia back, but you can help me save someone else," Kathy Martin wrote of her late daughter when seeking donations for the awareness walk. "This is an awful disease and people don't know where to turn to for help."

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
'First People' exhibit on display at Museum of San Ramon Valley

Tool-making presentation also happening Saturday
A new exhibit on California's first inhabitants is now on display at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
County supervisors weigh options for regulating short-term rentals

Board hears two reports Tuesday; topic expected to return in February
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors heard a pair of reports Tuesday morning on their options for new ordinances that would affect short-term rental operators like Airbnb hosts in unincorporated areas of the county, like Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo man named Rotary Club's 2017 Citizen of the Year

Nominating committee: Steve Polcyn embraced concept of 'Service Above Self'
A longtime Alamo resident has been named the 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Alamo Rotary Club, in light off his extensive work with local free medical clinics and general community involvement.

September 25, 2017 | 1 comment
Mobile recreation coming to Danville parks

Arts activities for children to pop up spontaneously
Arts recreation is going mobile in Danville, as community members can expect to see spontaneous appearances from a Mobile Recreation van at local parks.

September 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo man dies after skydiving accident near Lodi

FAA: Investigation focuses on parachute packing
An Alamo man died Friday from injuries sustained in a skydiving accident near the Lodi Airport the day before, officials confirmed.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Rotary's online Auction for Education now accepting bids

Proceeds go towards San Ramon Valley schools
The Rotary Club of San Ramon is now accepting bids for its annual Auction for Education.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
State Senate approves Glazer bill on school districts' rainy day reserves

Legislation would loosen restrictions established in 2014
Legislation co-authored by local State Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) that would loosen restrictions on school districts' rainy day reserves has been sent to Gov. Jerry Brown following unanimous approval from the State Senate.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police searching for armed robber

Man showed gun, took prescription drugs at Walgreens
An armed robbery occurred Wednesday morning at the Walgreens near downtown Danville, and police are searching for the culprit.

September 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton, Dublin residents among plaintiffs in BART lawsuit over mob attacks

BART attorney: 'There's no legal precedent for this lawsuit to go forward'
Six BART passengers who were beaten, threatened or robbed by mobs of young people in three separate incidents in March and April filed a lawsuit late last week against the transit agency, accusing it of failing to protect its passengers.

September 19, 2017 | 1 comment
Report: I-680 in San Ramon Valley returns to most congested freeways list

Local hotspot takes eighth place in ranking of worst regional commutes
Interstate 680 running through the San Ramon Valley has again made the list of the top 10 most congested Bay Area freeway segments, according to an annual ranking compiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

September 19, 2017 | 7 comments
Diana Becton sworn in as Contra Costa district attorney

Retired judge to serve out ex-DA Peterson's unexpired term
The newly appointed district attorney for Contra Costa County was sworn in at an informal ceremony in Martinez on Monday afternoon.

September 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Classic rock band The Fog City Swampers coming to Danville

First show in fall Thursdays @ the VT series
The Thursdays @ the VT series kicks off this week with live music by classic rock band The Fog City Swampers.

September 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa holding attendance awareness poster contest

Elementary students invited to illustrate importance of school attendance
The Contra Costa County Office of Education is sponsoring a county-wide poster contest in honor of Attendance Awareness Month and as part of the county's school attendance awareness campaign.

September 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Movie under the stars at Bishop Ranch

'Beauty and the Beast' screening at free event
Community members are invited to take in the summer's last official night with an outdoor movie night at the Bishop Ranch One Plaza in San Ramon.

September 18, 2017 | No comments yet
School board to discuss driver safety, dyslexia awareness

Provisional internship permits, expulsion cases also on agenda
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to hear several presentations and reports Tuesday night, with topics ranging from driver safety education class to dyslexia awareness.

September 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville senior resource fair set for Friday

Free event to offer health, retirement, investment guidance and more
Danville's fourth annual "Live Well, Age Smart" Health and Resource Day is coming up this Friday. The event will feature a smattering of health-related resources for seniors and those considering retirement.

September 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville home honored as historic building

Podva/Shuey home first in series of dedications to come
Danville's historic Podva/Shuey home will be honored with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque Saturday morning.

September 20, 2017 | 1 comment
Construction continues for local I-680 express lanes

Roadway markings to appear soon, temporary signage to come down
The opening date for the San Ramon Valley's Interstate 680 express lanes is still undetermined, but drivers will start to see "EXPRS LANE" markings popping up along the highway.

September 18, 2017 | 11 comments
Monthly comedy series debuts in Danville

Comedy is in-demand in the area, comedian Liz Grant says
Danville's new monthly comedy series Liz Grant & Friends kicked off Thursday night to a sold-out crowd at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider expediting process for EV charging stations

Parking lot contract, guide dog awareness, police report also on docket
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss an ordinance that would expedite the permitting process for electric vehicle charging stations Tuesday night.

September 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Nominations for San Ramon Community Awards accepted for one more week

Ceremony to honor commendable community members
Community members have one more week to submit nominations for the 2017 Community Awards, sponsored by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville d'Elegance taking place this weekend

Annual fundraiser featuring car show, gala and more
Fine cars are taking over downtown this Saturday and Sunday for the 13th annual Danville d'Elegance weekend.

September 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville native lends voice to prostate cancer initiative

Survivor Allen Larson speaking out for 'Many vs. Cancer'
Just over a decade ago, Allen Larson went to the doctor for his physical and learned through a blood test that he had prostate cancer. What made the diagnosis all the more frightening was that Larson, who was living in Los Angeles at the time, was only 41 with his first child's birth a month away.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville market analysis now available

Report aims to help spur business and economic development
The town of Danville has released an analysis of the town's demographics and market needs as a way to provide assistance to Danville business owners and to help concretize economic development plans in the works.

September 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa still accepting nominations for Arts Recognition Awards

Deadline for this year's program is Sept. 28
The Contra Costa County Arts and Culture Commission is still seeking nominations for the 2017 Arts Recognition Awards, with a submission deadline of Sept. 28.

September 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Traffic snarled west of San Ramon after early-morning deadly crash

Big-rig driver died in chain-reaction collision near Eden Canyon Road
All lanes of westbound Interstate 580 have reopened Thursday afternoon after a pair of big-rig collisions that turned fatal and blocked traffic for nearly 10 hours near Castro Valley in unincorporated Alameda County.

September 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Vista chosen as 1 of 4 in U.S. for study on character education

Danville middle school's second year participating in Character Day
Danville's Diablo Vista Middle School was one of four schools across the country chosen to participate in a case study on character education on International Character Day, which took place Wednesday.

September 14, 2017 | 3 comments
San Ramon council OKs housing density reduction in west Crow Canyon

GHAD formation not approved, directed to iron out details
Housing and natural disasters took center stage at the San Ramon City Council meeting Tuesday night, attended by about two dozen people.

September 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Deputies arrest man accused of beating pit bull puppy

Dog scheduled to undergo surgery to fix broken jaw
A 9-month-old pit bull is in serious condition and set to undergo surgery after she was beaten Monday, according to Alameda County sheriff's officials.

September 13, 2017 | 7 comments
Opinion: Time to defeat a bad bill on bridge tolls

SB 595 could see area bridge fees jump to $8 or $9
It is unusual to see a federal official weigh in on actions being taken in Sacramento, but Danville's Congressman Mark DeSaulnier felt compelled to do exactly that as the State Legislature considers a bill to raise Bay Area bridge fares during the final week of its session for 2017.

September 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Livery stores cleared to reopen after strange odor reported

SRVFPD: Monitors detect no gas leak during investigation
After a gas leak scare that took crews over an hour to investigate, all shops at the Danville Livery were back up and running Wednesday, the area having been cleared as safe.

September 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Retired judge selected to serve as county's interim DA

Diana Becton to complete disgraced ex-DA's unexpired term
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to appoint recently retired Superior Court Judge Diana Becton to serve as interim district attorney, making her the first woman and first African-American to hold the position in the county.

September 12, 2017 | 5 comments
Tri-Valley developer accused of illegal donations to Swalwell campaign

Second federal prosecution of James Tong in recent years
A prominent East Bay developer and Pleasanton resident was arraigned Monday on federal allegations he made illegal campaign finance donations to current U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's congressional campaign in 2012 and 2013.

September 12, 2017 | 9 comments
Small brush fire breaks out at Blackhawk golf course

Flames destroy golf cart; no injuries or house damage
One of the golf courses at Blackhawk Country Club saw a small brush fire late Tuesday morning.

September 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to vote on downtown ordinance updates

First of two phases intended to spur retail development
The Danville Planning Commission is set to consider approving an amendment that would update the downtown business district ordinance Tuesday night.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate approval of density reduction amendment

Also: New hazard abatement district, 5-year service award, parks updates
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider approving a resolution that would reduce housing density limits around western Crow Canyon Road on Tuesday night.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville considering 'friendship city' in Ireland

Mayor's Installation and Community Service Awards also on agenda
The Danville Town Council is considering establishing an official "friendship city" partnership with New Ross, Ireland.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon celebrates 150 years

1,000 residents show up to honor city's history, enjoy music and food
San Ramon celebrated its 150th birthday this past Saturday, at an event held at City Hall marked by music, dignitaries and cupcakes.

September 11, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD rolls out 10 proposals for more student, staff, parent flexibility

Ideas include multiple start/end times, changing class requirements, limiting online grade-checking
The San Ramon Valley school board is considering a variety of changes to implement in coming years that would offer more flexible options for students, families, faculty and staff.

September 8, 2017 | 29 comments
Alamo: Deputies investigate home burglary during open house

Similar incidents reported in Walnut Creek in recent weeks
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking two women suspected of burglarizing an Alamo home during an open house in July, officials announced this week.

September 8, 2017 | 6 comments
Bishop Ranch opens 'innovation accelerator'

Accelerator to help entrepreneurs with seed-stage companies in AI
Bishop Ranch in San Ramon has announced the launch of an "innovation accelerator" designed to help entrepreneurs develop companies that use artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning.

September 10, 2017 | 1 comment
School board talking personalized learning options at special workshop

Friday morning meeting to consider more flexibility for middle, high schools
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider options about how the district can offer more personalized learning choices, a discussion taking place at a special meeting Friday morning.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police holding open house

Residents can tour department, talk to officers Sept. 16
The Danville Police Department invites community members to attend its biennial open house later this month.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Your Muslim Neighbor: Tri-Valley mosque reaches out to dispel misconceptions, engage community

Next open panel talk set for Sept. 30 at Muslim Community Center
The "Your Muslim Neighbor" panels at the Pleasanton mosque aim to debunk misconceptions about Islam and to allow nearby fellow residents to get to know the local Muslim community.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
One of two escaped federal inmates spotted in rural Livermore

Pair walked away from Dublin prison camp Monday
Alameda County sheriff's officials have released additional photos of one of the two women who walked away from a minimum-security prison camp in Dublin on Monday evening.

September 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Fall horse racing returning to Pleasanton later this month

Special events added to seven-day meet starting Sept. 21
Live horse racing is coming back to the Alameda County Fairgrounds for the second fall in a row, with Oak Tree at Pleasanton hosting seven days of racing with $850,000 in prize money, including a $75,000 stakes race.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Marshals seek women who walked away from Dublin prison camp

Inmates were serving time on federal narcotics charges
Federal authorities are looking for two women who walked away from a minimum-security prison camp in Dublin on Monday evening.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD superintendent holding parent conversations this fall

Focus on choice, wellness, working conditions
San Ramon Valley parents are invited to attend a series of conversations this fall with Superintendent Rick Schmitt regarding school district priorities and future initiatives.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to honor first responders, veterans

Event host Exchange Club also opens essay competition to students
Sixteen years after the terrorist attacks in the U.S., the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley will host its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Danville on Monday.

September 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Attorney: Nomad 'Mule' released from jail after no charges filed

69-year-old traveler was arrested last week on suspicion of trespassing, obstructing officers
The California nomad known as "Mule" was released from the Santa Rita Jail last Friday, with no charges filed before his arraignment was scheduled to take place.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Alameda County sheriff's deputies formally charged with inmate mistreatment

Four appear in court, defer entering pleas to allegations
Three current Alameda County sheriff's deputies and one former deputy were arraigned Tuesday on charges including assault and conspiracy to obstruct justice for their roles in the alleged mistreatment of inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Eugene O'Neill Festival kicks off in Danville

Annual celebration features two plays, music, hikes
The 18th annual Eugene O'Neill Festival is now underway in Danville, featuring storytelling, music and history.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council considering new speed display sign on Green Valley Road

EV charging station permitting, MCE Clean Energy delegates also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to consider approving a neighborhood-inspired request to install a new radar speed display sign on southbound Green Valley Road between Diablo Road and Stone Valley Road.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
State AG warns of sham charities for Hurricane Harvey victims

‘Unfortunately, some are ... starting fake charities to line their own pockets’
Californians should be careful when donating money to charities purporting to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, the state's attorney general said last week.

September 5, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley firefighters help put out Rossmoor condo blaze

Officials: Propane barbecue grill sparked damaging fire
In Saturday evening's heat, firefighters worked in concert to extinguish a structure fire in Walnut Creek's Rossmoor community that caused about $500,000 in damage and could have done more, including crews from San Ramon Valley Fire providing mutual aid.

September 3, 2017 | 5 comments
San Ramon: Another public hearing set on senior apartment project

New Chang property housing development also on commission's agenda
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk about whether to approve a 95-unit senior residential development on Alcosta Boulevard on Tuesday night.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Richmond gang arrests linked to year-old Danville carjacking, robbery

Police: Swerve Team gang also tied to 3 killings, freeway shootings, more crimes
Police have released additional details on the multi-agency enforcement effort that captured seven members of a Richmond-area gang allegedly responsible for homicides and crimes around Contra Costa County, including a carjacking and robbery in unincorporated Danville last September.

September 1, 2017 | 11 comments
School board to discuss 2% bonus for unrepresented employees

Also: Iron Horse assistant principal, Chinese language course, school trips
The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday is set to consider approving a one-time, off-schedule salary payment for the upcoming school year for all unrepresented district employees.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Authorities search for man who drove into Blackhawk office building

Land Rover also hit two cars while fleeing before getting towed from Danville
Investigators are asking local residents for help in tracking down a male driver and female passenger of a Land Rover accused of plowing into an office building in the Blackhawk area earlier this month.

August 31, 2017 | 5 comments
SRVUSD halts all athletics through Monday due to high heat, bad air quality

Danville, San Ramon cooling centers activated amid triple-digit temps
All San Ramon Valley Unified School District middle and high school athletic activities have been canceled through Monday in light of the poor air quality and extreme heat predicted this Labor Day weekend, district officials announced Thursday.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
California nomad 'Mule' jailed after arrest in Castro Valley

69-year-old at Santa Rita awaiting arraignment
The nomadic man known as "Mule," who passed through the San Ramon Valley earlier this week, was arrested Wednesday night in Castro Valley. His travel mate, a mule named Little Girl, has been taken in by volunteers while he remains in jail.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Harvest Wine Celebration canceled due to high heat

All tickets to be refunded, according to winegrowers association
The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association announced Thursday afternoon the Harvest Wine Celebration events planned for Sunday and Monday have been canceled due to high heat forecast for the holiday weekend. All tickets will be refunded.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Park district seeks docents for Tri-Valley programs

Training sessions begin Sept. 19 at Sunol Wilderness
The East Bay Regional Park District is recruiting residents interested in becoming docents at the Tri-Valley, primarily to help lead lessons with school programs at parks here.

September 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Everything Scottish at Pleasanton fairgrounds this weekend

Actor McTavish is special guest at annual Highland Gathering and Games
From bagpipes to caber tossing to high-hopping Irish dancing, the 152nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games this holiday weekend will have something for everyone.

August 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Walnut Creek: County education board deals blow to Northgate secession effort

Matter heads to state for decision on rejecting petition or sending it to voters
The Contra Costa County Board of Education voted 3-2 early Wednesday morning to recommend denial of a petition to create a controversial new school district in the county.

August 30, 2017 | 1 comment
School district launches speaker series focused on diversity, inclusion

First talk to take place next week
The San Ramon Valley school district is launching a cultural responsive speaker series, starting at the end of next week.

August 30, 2017 | 14 comments
Danville antiques and upcycle market coming up

Event to take place behind museum on Labor Day
An antiques and "upcycle" market is coming to Danville this Labor Day. The 11th annual event, called "Relics on Railroad," will take place on Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. behind the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

August 30, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley I-680 express lanes now expected to open in October

MTC: Firm date dependent on pending software test conclusion
The upcoming Interstate 680 express lanes are now set to open in October, with the exact opening date pending the conclusion of a software test set to finish mid-September.

August 30, 2017 | 4 comments
California nomad: 'Mule' treks through San Ramon Valley

Man roams with mule spreading message, living simple life
The Tri-Valley has been graced with a visit from California's very own nomad this week, as he treks down to San Diego for his winter migration with a recognizable travel companion.

August 29, 2017 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Babe Ruth all-stars win third straight World Series title

Undefeated run in Tennessee caps 16-1 postseason this summer
Tri-Valley Babe Ruth has a long tradition of excellence stretching close to three decades, but this year's 15-year-old all-star team accomplished something never done before.

August 29, 2017 | 2 comments
West Crow Canyon density talks coming to close for San Ramon commission

Planners also to consider retail development at study session
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold the third public hearing on a proposed amendment that would reduce housing density limits around western Crow Canyon Road on Tuesday night.

August 28, 2017 | 3 comments
Danville considering downtown ordinance updates

Council, commission hope amendments will spur retail development
The Danville Town Council and Planning Commission are set to consider the first phase of proposed amendments to the town's downtown business district ordinance Tuesday night.

August 28, 2017 | 12 comments
Worldwide #CamilleStrong boosts recovery for Dublin woman

Camille Chabot graduates Cal Poly on time despite Stage IV Hodgkin's lymphoma
Camille Chabot, 22, credits the community with helping her beat cancer not once but twice as she endured the side effects of surgery, chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant -- and tenaciously pursued her degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

August 29, 2017 | No comments yet
President signs Swalwell's bipartisan bill to speed up DNA testing

Congressman: Pleasanton-based IntegenX Inc. is global leader in Rapid DNA technology
President Donald Trump has signed bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell that's aimed at helping law enforcement agencies perform real-time DNA testing to speed up justice.

August 28, 2017 | 3 comments
State high court upholds most of death penalty initiative

But justices rule five-year deadline is not mandatory
The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld most of a voter initiative intended to speed up death penalty appeals, but said a five-year deadline for resolving appeals is an advisory and not mandatory.

August 29, 2017 | 1 comment
County Sheriff's Office sued by victim in police sexual exploitation scandal

Ex-deputy charged with lewd acts with child; Contra Costa now 3rd jurisdiction sued by young woman
A victim of sex trafficking whose exploitation by law enforcement officers in as many as seven different agencies led to a massive scandal in Oakland and elsewhere sued the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office on Thursday for one of its deputies' involvement.

August 25, 2017 | 2 comments
Bollinger Canyon construction beginning this week

Widening project to accommodate upcoming City Center Bishop Ranch
Construction for the Bollinger Canyon Road widening project in central San Ramon is set to begin this week and is expected to last through fall 2018.

August 27, 2017 | No comments yet
School bus collides with cyclist in Danville

CHP: No children injured, cyclist reports minor leg pain
A school bus collided with a bicyclist Thursday morning at the intersection of El Cerro Boulevard and Diablo Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 25, 2017 | 4 comments
San Ramon Valley Fire board director steps down

District seeks candidates to fill vacancy after Stark's abrupt resignation
Shawn Stark resigned earlier this month from the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors less than a year into his first term, district officials confirmed this week while announcing plans for how to fill the vacant position.

August 24, 2017 | No comments yet
DPD: Unsafe lane change determined as cause of June fatal motorcycle crash

Massachusetts man swerved to avoid stopped cars on Camino Tassajara
The Danville Police Department has determined that the cause of a fatal motorcycle crash in June was an unsafe lane change by the motorcyclist, according to police chief Allan Shields.

August 24, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon teen dies in early morning I-880 crash

CHP: Honda went off freeway, hit tree just after 1 a.m.
An 18-year-old San Ramon man died when his vehicle went off of northbound Interstate 880 and crashed into a tree in San Leandro early Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol and Alameda County coroner's bureau.

August 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Moonlight on the Mountain taking place in September

Event to raise funds for preservation group Save Mount Diablo
The 16th annual Moonlight on the Mountain celebration is coming up, taking place at Mount Diablo's China Wall in early September.

August 24, 2017 | 2 comments
Two Monte Vista teachers to serve as cross-country head coaches

After Mustangs' difficulty finding head coach, ex-assistants to share position
School officials announced Tuesday that two Monte Vista High School teachers would be sharing the role of head coach of the Mustangs' cross-country team.

August 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Traffic, housing major issues for Tri-Valley mayors

Cities face similar challenging concerns, leaders say at annual Mayors' Summit
Traffic, transportation and housing dominated the discussion by the five area mayors at last week's 2017 Tri-Valley Mayors' Summit, held at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin.

August 23, 2017 | 1 comment
Total Wine & More opening in San Ramon next week

Store taking over old Sports Authority spot in Crow Canyon Commons
Contra Costa's second Total Wine & More store is set to officially open for business in San Ramon next week, taking over the prominent Crow Canyon Commons spot vacated by bankrupt Sports Authority last year.

August 24, 2017 | 1 comment
Congressman DeSaulnier holding district office hours

All constituents invited to come, discuss pertinent issues
Danville's Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) will be meeting individually with constituents during district office hours at his main office in Walnut Creek this Saturday.

August 23, 2017 | 4 comments
Pleasanton staff, Costco reach tentative plan to fund Johnson Drive EDZ roadwork

Council to review term sheet proposal next week; final consideration to follow Sept. 18
Pleasanton city staff and Costco officials have agreed to terms on a tentative proposal for how to fund roadway improvements around the Johnson Drive site eyed for the warehouse membership store, a deal that is scheduled to head the City Council for review next week and final consideration at a separate meeting next month.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon's 150th birthday bash coming up Saturday

Celebration to take place on sesquicentennial of schoolhouse opening
A celebratory extravaganza is planned for the city of San Ramon's 150th birthday this weekend. The sesquicentennial party includes events and activities that will commemorate the past century and a half of San Ramon history.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to interview city attorney candidates

Interim city attorney Bob Saxe set to retire
The San Ramon City Council is set to interview five candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant city attorney position at a special meeting Wednesday morning.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Firefighters battle grass fire at Camp Parks in Dublin

Blaze reached 200 acres amid windy conditions before crews stopped progress
Firefighters took on a vegetation fire that broke out at the Parks Reserve Forces Training Area in Dublin around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Encaustic painting exhibit to open in Danville

'Abstract Sanctuary' features three Bay Area artists using beeswax-oriented technique
A new art exhibit opens next week at Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery, featuring an ancient technique called "encaustic painting."

August 21, 2017 | 1 comment
Run for Education registration open

SRVEF event to raise funds for school district
The San Ramon Valley Run for Education is coming up, and runners are invited to register for the fundraising 10K , 5K or mini run that will take place this fall.

August 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Solar eclipse 2017: Tri-Valley watches in amazement

Adults, kids alike flock outside to gaze at sky as moon passes in front of sun
Across the Tri-Valley, thousands of residents donned special glasses and used other makeshift viewing devices to see the much-anticipated solar eclipse Monday morning.

August 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Cal High receives scholarship funds for blood donation efforts

Part of Blood Centers of the Pacific program
Blood Centers of the Pacific has awarded more than $3,000 total in scholarships to Bay Area high schools as part of its Heroes For Life program, including to San Ramon's California High School, the organization said Saturday.

August 20, 2017 | No comments yet
2017 Tri-Valley Heroes nomination period underway

Sponsorship opportunities available for 6th 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 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Monte Vista High cross-country in need of head coach

Parents, students call on district to find replacement to lead team
The Monte Vista High School cross-country team is currently without a head coach, and dozens of Mustang runners and their supporters crowded into the school district office to urge the school board to fill that void.

August 18, 2017 | 7 comments
Local water polo team earns silver at national tournament

Six Diablo Alliance teams qualify for National Junior Olympics in Irvine
Six Diablo Alliance water polo teams qualified for the sport's National Junior Olympics tournament this summer, with the 16 and under "A" team taking home the silver medal.

August 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Dead crow in Danville tests positive for West Nile virus

Officials urge locals to report dead birds, protect against mosquitoes
A dead bird in Danville has tested positive for West Nile virus, marking the San Ramon Valley's first virus activity of the season.

August 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Attendance awareness is September focus for San Ramon Valley schools

Monte Vista cross country, new hires, new courses also discussed
The San Ramon Valley school board passed a series of resolutions assigning various months throughout the year with specific celebratory or awareness designations Tuesday night.

August 17, 2017 | 4 comments
Police investigating armed robberies at Hopyard Road stores

Unidentified man stole money from Shell station, 7-Eleven at knife-point
Pleasanton police released suspect photographs Thursday as part of their ongoing investigation into armed robberies of neighboring businesses on Hopyard Road late last month.

August 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Goodguys' West Coast Nationals car show set for this weekend

Bringing hot rods, hearty times to Pleasanton fairgrounds
The 31st West Coast Nationals is set to gather over 3,000 hot rods, street rods, customs, muscle cars and trucks for a three-day celebration of the American hot rod at the Pleasanton fairgrounds this weekend.

August 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Lady laughs: Comediennes performing in Tri-Valley arts center fundraiser

Zhao, Stoops, Gustafson find humor in everyday life
Life is a funny thing, comedienne Margaret Zhao observes. Things that are uncomfortable, embarrassing or even disastrous when they happen often become humorous in hindsight.

August 21, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD board approves agreement with teachers union

Budget talk also dominates meeting discussion
The San Ramon Valley school board approved a new collective bargaining agreement with the teachers union Tuesday night.

August 16, 2017 | 19 comments
Former employees file whistleblower lawsuit against air district

Pair claim they were fired for refusing to illegally destroy BAAQMD documents
Two former employees of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have filed a wrongful termination lawsuit claiming they were fired after refusing to participate in the illegal destruction of documents critical to monitoring air quality and enforcing regulations, their attorneys said Wednesday

August 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Art & Wine Stroll returning to downtown Danville

Participants invited to wine-taste and enjoy local artwork Thursday
Danville residents can eat, drink and enjoy the work of local artisans at the 14th annual Art & Wine Stroll, taking place downtown this Thursday.

August 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Total solar eclipse happening Monday

Danville Library holding viewing event; San Ramon libraries handing out glasses
Millions of people will have their eyes on the sky Monday as a total solar eclipse takes place. In the Tri-Valley, residents will witness a partial solar eclipse as the moon will obscure approximately 75% of the sun at the maximum eclipse point, according to NASA.

August 16, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City's request to retain Mudd's goes to state

Oversight Board votes to move to next stage in process
The Mudd's saga treks on, as the San Ramon Oversight Board voted last Thursday to ask the State Department of Finance to include the property at 10 Boardwalk Place as a governmental purpose property or to approve its conveyance to the city of San Ramon.

August 15, 2017 | 1 comment
2017 Tri-Valley Heroes nomination period underway

Sponsorship opportunities available for 6th 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 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley set to 'Clear the Shelters'

Pet adoption fees being waived as part of annual event Saturday
Tri-Valley animal shelters will join nearly 700 across the country Saturday in hosting Clear the Shelters, a pet adoption drive in its third year.

August 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Hoots perform well at Connie Mack World Series

Also: Pleasanton residents reach podium at water skiing tournament
The Danville Hoots may have entered the recent Connie Mack World Series as underdogs, but didn't come out of the tourney that way.

August 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Through his lens

Pleasanton man has passion for photographing wildlife
For decades Ray Rychnovsky has enjoyed photographing scenery and wildlife he encounters on travels to different spots around the world, from Central America to Alaska.

August 15, 2017 | 3 comments
Seniors Series: Wheels for Meals Ride coming up

Fundraiser to support local nonprofit
The eighth annual Wheels for Meals Ride is soon approaching, and cyclists of all ages are invited to participate in the event as a team or as an individual.

August 14, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to hear plans for 30-unit apartment complex

Conceptual review for project at corner of Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hear a conceptual review for an apartment development proposed for the northwest corner of Crow Canyon and Bollinger Canyon roads.

August 14, 2017 | 4 comments
School board to consider tentative agreement with teachers union

New employee appointments, Attendance Awareness Month also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to vote on a collective bargaining agreement with the teachers union Tuesday night.

August 14, 2017 | 6 comments
Danville council to discuss sale of Hartz Avenue property

Plus: MCE board appointments, liaison reports, evaluation of city attorney
The Danville Town Council is set to consider the sale of a town-owned property located at 115-125 Hartz Ave. during a study session Tuesday morning.

August 14, 2017 | 2 comments
Seniors Series: Honor Flight takes veterans to 'their' monuments in D.C.

World War II vets find camaraderie in three-day excursions
As a salute to veterans of World War II, a nonprofit group called Honor Flight hosts visits to the monuments in Washington, D.C., erected in their honor. The organization, including a Bay Area chapter, leads all-expense-paid trips for the veterans several times a year and provides individual volunteer escorts if needed.

August 13, 2017 | No comments yet
PG&E, Dublin celebrate opening of new Center for Gas Safety and Innovation

New space will allow company to advance testing and operations
A new PG&E facility in the Tri-Valley held its grand opening Friday morning, with much fanfare and many dignitaries present. The 25,000-square-foot Center for Gas Safety and Innovation in Dublin is the second of three new centers for the company.

August 13, 2017 | 2 comments
String of burglaries in Blackhawk under investigation

Most recent break-ins occurred last week
The Contra Costa Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a series of Blackhawk burglaries, three of which occurred last Friday. Investigators have now released suspect photos with the hope of getting the public's help identifying the burglars.

August 11, 2017 | 18 comments
'The Playboy of the Western World' coming to Danville

Role Players Ensemble to perform satire for two weeks in September
The Role Players Ensemble is set to perform Irish playwright John Millington Synge's "The Playboy of the Western World" in Danville for a two-week run next month.

August 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon density talks continue at joint meeting

Specific plan amendment expected to head to commission Aug. 29
Density talks continued Tuesday night, in the second installment of discussion with the Planning Commission and City Council on the city's proposed amendment to reduce the housing density limits in western Crow Canyon.

August 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Seniors Series: Kottinger Gardens, rooted in Pleasanton

City, MidPen partner on affordable senior housing development on edge of downtown
Bordering an expanse of green grass that makes up Kottinger Village Park, the new homes sit side by side, painted in earth tones and adorned with decorations. Years in the making, the Kottinger Gardens affordable senior housing project is now toward the end of its first phase.

August 10, 2017 | No comments yet
County supervisor agrees to $14K penalty for Political Reform Act violations

Gioia's settlement marks latest campaign-finance probe for an elected county official
The state Fair Political Practices Commission and Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia have agreed to a $14,000 administrative penalty for violations of the Political Reform Act, according to a stipulated agreement filed by the commission's enforcement division.

August 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Talking trash: San Ramon council seeks new waste collection contract

Aqua Bears give thanks, grant-funded projects among other meeting highlights
The San Ramon City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to start a new competitive bidding process to select the city's next waste management provider.

August 9, 2017 | No comments yet
DSRSD: Bacteria found in Dublin water; retesting shows water safe to drink

District also warns of odor in central Dublin due to pipeline construction work
The Dublin San Ramon Services District discovered bacteria in several Dublin water samples taken around town last week, though after flushing and re-testing officials found the water to be clean and safe to drink the next day.

August 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Families, residents camp out under the stars at Rancho San Ramon Park

Dozens of people registered for Saturday event
Almost 200 people showed up to the San Ramon Family Camp Out event over the weekend, to play games, barbecue and sleep under the stars.

August 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Hot Summer Nights car show returns to Danville

Cars, food and music on Thursday evening
Classic and contemporary cars will once again take over downtown Danville, at the second and final Hot Summer Nights car show on Thursday.

August 8, 2017 | 3 comments
Alamo's Sakata won't seek re-election as county schools superintendent

Countywide position up for regular election next June
Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata will not seek re-election for a second term in 2018. The Alamo resident announced Tuesday that she would be retiring after her term ends in January 2019.

August 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Defendant in Steinle slaying to stand trial under birth name

Jury selection scheduled to start in two weeks in San Francisco
The man accused of fatally shooting Pleasanton native Kate Steinle as she walked on San Francisco's Pier 14 with her father two years ago is set to go on trial as soon as later this month -- but he will do so under a different name than was previously reported.

August 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley Babe Ruth all-stars headed to World Series

Plus: Another strong run for Danville team at World Series in Livermore
The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars went to the great vacation destination of Lake Tahoe, but it was all business for the local boys as they brought home the title of the Pacific Southwest Regional Championships.

August 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Three grant initiatives open for SRVUSD teachers

Staff can apply for educator, music, science grants from education foundation
Educators in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have the opportunity to apply for three types of grants from the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation this year.

August 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Governor signs Baker's bill to streamline IHSS application process

Legislation aims to have more counties accept electronic filings
Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed into law a bill by local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) that offers more ways for home-bound residents to apply for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) benefits, including submitting their documents via computer.

August 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Town-wide garage sale coming to Danville

60+ individual sales register for Saturday event
Buyers and sellers alike are invited to join the inaugural Danville town-wide garage sale this weekend, with more than 60 individual sales registered to date.

August 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Density talks continue in San Ramon

New garbage service contract, Bollinger Canyon widening also on tap
The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission is set Tuesday to continue debating whether to lower the housing density in western Crow Canyon.

August 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Man severs hand while doing construction work on house

Worker hospitalized after serious medical emergency, police chief says
A 19-year-old man working construction on a home on El Cerro Boulevard was hospitalized Monday morning after cutting off his hand with a saw, according to authorities.

August 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Teen driver arrested after major-injury crash on Foothill Road

Police allege 18-year-old blew through red light while high on marijuana
An Oakland teen was arrested on suspicion of serious DUI after police allege he caused a crash in northern Pleasanton that sent three people, including himself, to the hospital with major injuries Thursday evening.

August 6, 2017 | 3 comments
Contra Costa County block party to offer residents variety of services

Clerk-Recorder: Event goal is for convenience and fun
Contra Costa County residents will be able to access a wide range of county services during a two-hour period at a "Summer Block Party" this Thursday night.

August 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Coffee & Cocoa with the Cops returning to Danville

Residents invited to meet with Danville police in friendly setting
The Danville Police Department's Coffee & Cocoa with the Cops program is back, with the first get-together scheduled for this week on Tuesday morning.

August 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Motown and R&B band playing in downtown Danville

Third concert in Music in the Park series, road closure set Saturday
The third concert in Danville's Music in the Park series will be taking place in downtown Danville this Saturday.

August 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Discovery Counseling Center receives pair of key donations

UPS Foundation, Katalyst Events give total of $15,000 for mental health
Danville's Discovery Counseling Center received two sizeable donations this summer, one from the UPS Foundation and the other from race company Katalyst Events, LLC.

August 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Downtown Pleasanton: Then and Now

Museum on Main offers glimpse into changes over past century-plus
Downtown Pleasanton 150 years ago was by no means the same as it looks during a stroll down Main Street in the 21st century. But even so, remnants of the small-town life and local culture are still seen in the historic monuments and buildings scattered throughout the corridor today.

August 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Three San Ramon Valley cyclists riding in Pan-Mass Challenge

192-mile ride to support cancer research
The Pan-Mass Challenge is a sight to see, with tens of thousands of cyclists winding their way through historical New England, spectators cheering them on every few hundred feet in the event to support cancer research.

August 3, 2017 | No comments yet
No decision reached on proposed San Ramon senior housing project

Commission: 95-unit Aspen Wood Apartments should return to review board
It's back to the drawing board for a proposed senior apartment development on Alcosta Boulevard, as San Ramon planning commissioners Tuesday instructed the applicants to return to the city's architectural review board for design revisions.

August 3, 2017 | 4 comments
Congressman holding town halls Saturday

Swalwell meeting constituents at Granada High at 10 a.m.
Local Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) is hosting two public town hall meetings in his district this Saturday, including one in the Tri-Valley.

August 3, 2017 | 19 comments
San Ramon man, two judges among finalists for interim DA post

County hosting moderated candidates panel discussion Aug. 15
The field of applicants to fill in as Contra Costa County's interim district attorney in the wake of Mark Peterson's resignation has been narrowed down to five finalists by the county Board of Supervisors.

August 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Cooling centers activated in San Ramon, Danville

Valley residents encouraged to escape heat in public buildings
As Tri-Valley temperatures try to creep up to the triple digits this week, a heat advisory is once again in effect and local cooling centers have been re-activated.

August 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Interrupted burglary in Danville under investigation

Man fled when he saw residents at home, according to police
An interrupted burglary that took place at a Danville residence Wednesday morning is under investigation, according to Danville Police Chief Allan Shields.

August 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: 'Active shooter' drill to take place Thursday

Aims to provide local police, firefighters with emergency response training
Officers from the Danville Police Department and San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District will take part in Danville's annual "active shooter" drill at The Rock Church on Thursday morning.

August 2, 2017 | 2 comments
National Night Out hits the San Ramon Valley

Danville and San Ramon see large turnout
National Night Out swept the San Ramon Valley Tuesday evening, with block parties taking place across both Danville and San Ramon from about 6-9 p.m.

August 2, 2017 | No comments yet
School board names new Bella Vista principal

Jen Torres from Windemere Ranch to take reins at district's youngest school
The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday selected local assistant principal Jen Torres to serve as the new principal of Bella Vista Elementary School.

August 1, 2017 | 10 comments
Town of Danville adds to social media presence with new Instagram accounts

Officials create @TownofDanvilleCA, @DanvilleParksCA
The town of Danville now has an Instagram presence to add to its list of social media platforms used to promote life around the town.

August 1, 2017 | 1 comment
Family Camp Out set Saturday night at Rancho San Ramon Park

Event sold out but spots remain on wait list
Community members are set to spend Saturday night at the Rancho San Ramon Community Park for Family Camp Out this weekend.

August 1, 2017 | No comments yet
New principal coming to Bella Vista

Barb Mallon leaves elementary school after taking it through first year
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider appointing a new Bella Vista Elementary principal at a closed-session meeting Tuesday morning, just over a year after the school first opened in the Dougherty Valley.

July 31, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to debate 95-unit senior housing project

Final decision close for proposed Aspen Wood Apartments on Alcosta Blvd.
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to consider making a final decision on the development application for a new senior apartment project Tuesday night.

July 31, 2017 | 15 comments
County's first West Nile virus activity of year includes dead birds in Walnut Creek

Officials urge precautions against virus-transmitting mosquitoes
Two dead birds found in Walnut Creek and a group of mosquitoes from Discovery Bay are the first cases of West Nile virus detected in Contra Costa County this year.

July 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Golf tourney raises $93,000+ for Hope Hospice

Inaugural Toll Brothers fundraiser more than triples initial goal
Tri-Valley nonprofit Hope Hospice recently received $93,747 thanks to an inaugural golf tournament fundraiser organized by home developer Toll Brothers Northern California Division.

July 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Veteran’s discipline appears to have paid off with lottery win

$1.2 million winning ticket purchased at bowling alley
A man is $1.2 million richer since winning the California Lottery's "Set for Life Scratchers" game with a ticket he bought in Dublin, lottery officials said Thursday.

July 31, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville native performs national anthem at SF Giants' Donate Life Day

Laura Michelle sings, advocates in honor of late father
On Wednesday, Laura Michelle performed the national anthem at AT&T Park at the 20th anniversary of the Donate Life Day, a baseball game played as a partnership between Donor Network West and the San Francisco Giants.

July 28, 2017 | No comments yet
State bar court temporarily suspends former Contra Costa DA convicted of perjury

Decision to take effect Aug. 21
Former Contra Costa County District Attorney Mark Peterson, who was convicted of perjury last month, has been placed on interim suspension from practicing law, the State Bar announced in San Francisco Friday.

July 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Federal agent to testify in Kate Steinle murder trial

Testimony will center on stolen gun used in shooting
A federal agent will testify in the upcoming murder trial of the man charged in the 2015 death of Kate Steinle about the stolen weapon that was used in her shooting, officials said in court Friday.

July 28, 2017 | No comments yet
School district holding job fair

SRVUSD hiring for open classified positions
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District will be hosting a classified job fair next Friday (Aug. 4).

July 27, 2017 | No comments yet
'Fantastic Beasts' to play at Town Green

Second of three-part Moonlight Movies series continues Friday
Moonlight Movies continues this Friday in Danville, as J.K. Rowling's fantasy film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will be screened at the Town Green.

July 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Congressional App Challenge kicks off

Congressman DeSaulnier of 11th District will host high school contest
The third annual Congressional App Challenge kicked off Wednesday, and Congressman Mark DeSaulnier of California's 11th District announced that he will be hosting the challenge for high school students in his district.

July 27, 2017 | 3 comments
Court is in session: New Dublin courthouse aims to improve efficiency, reduce costs

$147M facility on Gleason Drive offers more space for Tri-Valley courts, close proximity to jail, plus new county offices
After 20 years, $147 million and touch-and-go construction progress, Dublin's new East County Hall of Justice is finally open for business. "It's beautiful," said Alameda County Superior Court Presiding Judge Morris Jacobson. "It's a very good facility."

July 27, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon officials talk housing density

Reviewing amendment to limit units in Crow Canyon Specific Plan area
In the wake of the city receiving proposals for large complexes on the northwest corner of San Ramon, council members and planning commissioners debated an amendment that would reduce the density limit for the Crow Canyon Specific Plan area at a jointly held public hearing Tuesday night.

July 26, 2017 | 2 comments
Some new BART cars expected to be in service by September

Operator: Updated cars like upgrading from Model T to Tesla
New BART cars are expected to start carrying passengers in late September following final testing this summer, BART officials said Monday.

July 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Deal to buy Mudd's falls through; city pursuing permanent ownership

High cost of creek mitigation scuttles proposed sale, officials say
The city of San Ramon will now seek permanent ownership of the former Mudd's property after a potential buyer of the parcel withdrew their offer in light of the high cost of creek mitigation, city officials said Wednesday.

July 26, 2017 | 6 comments
Local firefighters respond to two Danville house fires

Vista Grande custodian also jumped in at Diablo Road garage fire
San Ramon Valley firefighters responded to two Danville house fires Monday night, one near Vista Grande Elementary School and the other on Mission Drive.

July 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Aces ready to represent Tri-Valley in World Series

Livermore hosts Little League Intermediate Division showcase starting Sunday
Getting to any level of Little League World Series action takes a special group of players and coaches. To make it to three straight is an incredible accomplishment.

July 25, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley woman killed in rollover on Niles Canyon Road

Police: Fatal crash occurred after 59-year-old sped from scene of earlier collision
A 59-year-old Pleasanton woman was killed in a rollover crash on Niles Canyon Road in Fremont on Monday afternoon, according to authorities.

July 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Applications open for new San Ramon Planning Academy

Twenty residents to be selected for inaugural course
Applications are now open for the inaugural San Ramon Citizen's Planning Academy.

July 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Planning Commission to discuss new housing on Old Blackhawk Road

Commissioners, neighbors to talk construction of 19 homes
The Danville Planning Commission is set to hold a study session Tuesday on a proposal that would allow for the construction of 19 single-family homes along Old Blackhawk Road.

July 24, 2017 | 1 comment
East Bay Parks board OKs electric bike pilot program on Iron Horse Trail

Among three regional trail selected for yearlong study
The East Bay Regional Park District board of directors voted earlier this month to allow electric bikes on three regional trails as part of a one-year pilot program.

July 24, 2017 | 1 comment
Deadly crash closes Niles Canyon Road

Commuters urged to avoid northbound I-680 from South Bay
A fatal car crash this afternoon has forced the closure of Niles Canyon Road from Interstate 680 to Mission Boulevard in Fremont for several hours, police said.

July 24, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon to consider capping density for western Crow Canyon

City Council, Planning Commission to debate proposal at joint hearing
The San Ramon City Council and Planning Commission are set to hold a joint public hearing Tuesday night on a proposal that would reduce the maximum residential density for the Crow Canyon Specific Plan area.

July 24, 2017 | 7 comments
Livermore: Historic train depot moved, rehabilitation started

$3 million project aims to restore depot to condition of decades ago
Livermore's historic train depot was moved early last Sunday morning to the city's transit center, where it will be rehabilitated to federal historic standards, a consultant for the city said Monday.

July 23, 2017 | No comments yet
New executive director named for San Ramon Valley Education Foundation

Former private sector manager, school volunteer Berastain tapped to lead nonprofit
Longtime local volunteer and education advocate Vanessa R. Berastain has been hired as the new executive director of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, the primary fundraising organization for the Valley's public school district.

July 23, 2017 | 2 comments
Bollinger Canyon Road widening set to start soon

Project to accommodate upcoming City Center Bishop Ranch
The Bollinger Canyon Road widening project in central San Ramon is set to begin soon, expected to last from next month through fall 2018.

July 26, 2017 | 7 comments
Real estate agent pleads guilty in resale scheme with Danville ties

Lafayette man faces up to 30 years in prison, $500,000 fine at sentencing
A former Lafayette real estate agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to a complicated scheme to fraudulently obtain the title to homes and then resell them at market prices, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

July 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo Rotary Club selects new president

Club also announces new officers for 2017-18 year
Attorney Joan Grimes has been elected president of the Rotary Club of Alamo for the 2017-18 Rotary year, succeeding 2016-17 club president Beth Burlingame-Randall.

July 23, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVHS senior rows his way to Junior World Rowing Championships

Spencer Dettlinger representing United States in Lithuania next month
Before a race, Spencer Dettlinger goes through his normal routine of shaking off his nerves, calming down and channeling his adrenaline into pure energy and aggression for the competition. Once he's on the water, he is focused on one thing: getting his blade in on the next stroke, with more strength and power than the last.

July 20, 2017 | 2 comments
National Night Out coming to Danville and San Ramon neighborhoods

Deadline to register block party for police visit is July 27
Danville and San Ramon neighborhoods are invited to sign up to participate in the National Night Out on Aug. 1.

July 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa supervisors mull options for recreational marijuana regulations

No action taken during Tuesday meeting
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors mulled their options for implementing the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, more commonly known as Prop 64, during their meeting in Martinez Tuesday.

July 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Authorities identify Danville man who died in crash near Monte Vista

Coroner's office: 69-year-old suffered medical event right before wreck
The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the man who died in Tuesday's crash on Stone Valley Road as Danville resident Anthony Coelho.

July 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council denies appeal, endorses 150-unit apartment complex

Mixed council response, residents still oppose project
The proposed Diablo Road apartment project was given the green light by the Danville Town Council Tuesday night, after a well-attended public hearing, with most residents in the room opposing the project.

July 18, 2017 | 24 comments
Tri-Valley Babe Ruth squad wins third straight NorCal title

Local teen all-stars now headed to South Lake Tahoe for shot at World Series
The Tri-Valley Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars won their third consecutive Northern California championship in Palo Alto last week.

July 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Driver dies after crashing into utility pole near Monte Vista High

Stone Valley Road closed for PG&E repairs
One person died Tuesday morning after the Jeep he was driving struck a utility pole on Stone Valley Road in Danville, according to police.

July 18, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon commission set for conceptual review of new office building

Proposal would be constructed within existing Laborers Training Facility
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set Tuesday to consider a conceptual review application for an office building within the existing Laborers Training Facility.

July 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley church hosting suicide prevention, awareness workshops

Dual event Aug. 1 geared toward teens, parents of middle- and high-schoolers
Next month, St. Augustine Church & Hall in Pleasanton will host suicide prevention and awareness workshops for teens and parents.

July 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to continue debate on Diablo Road apartment project

Staff, applicant respond to appeal seeking to halt near-downtown development
The Danville Town Council on Tuesday is set to consider the fate of an appeal aiming to stop the development of a 150-unit apartment project just outside downtown.

July 17, 2017 | 1 comment
Cal High runner reflects on winning state for second straight year

Alyssa Brewer recognized by City Council after another 800-meter victory
Before the state track and field finals, San Ramon's Alyssa Brewer told herself it was just another race, another 800-meter run.

July 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Eugene O'Neill Festival sure to tell some tales this September

Festival includes two plays, other Irish themed related events
Celebrating its 18th year, the annual Eugene O'Neill Festival promises a lively mix of Irish "blarney," music and two plays this September, with a focus on this year's theme "telling tales."

July 14, 2017 | No comments yet
County homeless tally drops overall, rises in central Contra Costa

1,607 people found living without housing in single-day count
Homelessness dropped 7% in Contra Costa County last year, according to a report on the annual Point in Time Count released by the county's Health, Housing and Homeless Services Division.

July 18, 2017 | No comments yet
County board supports restricting flavored tobacco sales

Ordinance affecting unincorporated Contra Costa set for final approval this week
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit the selling of flavored tobacco products near parks and schools in unincorporated areas of the county.

July 16, 2017 | No comments yet
MTC: I-680 express lanes set to open in early fall

'We're doing this for mobility,' agency rep says of $45M project
Express lanes on the Interstate 680 between San Ramon and Walnut Creek are nearing completion, scheduled to open in early fall, though a hard date has not yet been specified.

July 14, 2017 | 6 comments
Livermore: '4 Wheel Bob' blazes a trail

Longtime resident, new City Councilman Bob Coomber is subject of documentary
Bob Coomber was walking on a beach at Lake Almanor in 1989 when, as he puts it, "my left leg just kind of blew up."

July 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Local symphony announces 45th Competition for Young Musicians

Applications period runs Sept. 1-10
The Livermore-Amador Symphony Association will be accepting applications Sept. 1-10 for its 45th Competition for Young Musicians.

July 20, 2017 | No comments yet
'Forks Over Knives' screening to take place at Village Theatre

Danville event features documentary promoting healthy diets and food sampling
A free feature film screening of "Forks Over Knives," an acclaimed documentary advocating a whole foods plant-based diet, is scheduled to take place on July 27 at Danville's Village Theatre.

July 20, 2017 | No comments yet
County Elections Division holding voter information guide photo contest

Photographers of all skill levels and ages welcome to participate
The Contra Costa County Elections Division is encouraging photographers of all skill levels and ages to participate in its Voter Information Guide Photo Contest for a chance to have their photo seen by over 600,000 Contra Costa residents next June.

July 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: ‘Improv for Everyone’ teaching adults how to think on their feet

Classes to occur every Monday starting Aug. 14
"Improv for Everyone," a beginner adult improvisation class being offered through the town of Danville, promises to teach residents to think on their feet, practice spontaneous communication skills and have fun while doing so, starting Aug. 14.

July 16, 2017 | No comments yet
New Police Chief Allan Shields takes the reins in Danville

Shields to be formally introduced at Town Council meeting
After a week on the job, new Danville Police Chief Allan Shields is set to be formally introduced to the community in his new role at the Town Council meeting next Tuesday.

July 13, 2017 | 2 comments
Keeping cool in the Tri-Valley

Residents look to the water to beat the summer heat
For the true, time-tested way to escape the heat, look to the water. Tri-Valley residents have many different options at their disposal, from parks with water features to large-scale aquatic centers to beaches.

July 13, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley High junior teeing it up at U.S. Women's Open

Akabane starts major run at 5:57 a.m. Pacific, playing in group with MVHS alum
Danville teen golfer Ty Akabane is set to test her skills among the world's best on one of golf's biggest stages starting Thursday morning when she competes in her first U.S. Women's Open.

July 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Wildlife officer honored for Dublin Ranch investigation work

CDFW's Nicole Kozicki receives Officer of the Year award
A California Department of Fish and Wildlife employee has been recognized nationally for her efforts to protect endangered species on a Dublin property.

July 13, 2017 | 2 comments
Swalwell again targets student loan debt

Series of bills focuses on forgiveness, repayment process, tax deductions
Local U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell continues to set his sights on student loan debt, spending a week earlier this summer reintroducing four bills designed to tackle different aspects of what the Dublin Democrat refers to as "a $1.3 trillion crisis" impacting the lives of millions of Americans.

July 12, 2017 | 10 comments
Armed robbery reported at San Ramon Walgreens

Man with gun stole medication worth over $300; remains at-large
An unknown man with a gun walked into a San Ramon Walgreens store and stole opioid medication Wednesday morning before fleeing the area, according to San Ramon police.

July 12, 2017 | No comments yet
City of San Ramon requests feedback on youth programs

Residents can share experiences through online survey
The San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department is requesting residents to provide feedback on the city's youth programs via an online survey.

July 13, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon takes action on old Mudd's property sale

Successor agency chair now authorized to sign agreement with potential buyer
The San Ramon City Council, acting as the board of the Successor Agency to the former San Ramon Redevelopment Agency, took action during closed session Tuesday night toward advancing the prospective sale of the old Mudd's restaurant property at 10 Boardwalk Place.

July 12, 2017 | 6 comments
Town Council members break ground on new downtown parking lot

Parking project to create additional 78 parking spaces on Rose Street
Danville Town Council members broke ground on the planned new Rose Street municipal parking lot Tuesday morning to celebrate the project's initiation.

July 11, 2017 | No comments yet
EBMUD board votes to increase rates nearly 20% over two years

Faced with customer objections, district says rate hikes needed to cover rising infrastructure costs
East Bay Municipal Utility District directors voted 6-1 at a contentious three-hour meeting Tuesday to approve a water rate increase totaling nearly 20% for the next two years.

July 11, 2017 | 8 comments
Danville: Officials to talk transportation at public roundtable

Saturday event an opportunity for residents to learn about transportation issues
Danville community members are invited to the Mayor's Town Hall this Saturday, where the topic of discussion will be state, regional and local transportation.

July 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Hot Summer Nights car show to take over downtown Danville

Two nights of cars, music and food at 23rd annual event
For two select nights this summer, classic and contemporary cars will take to the Danville streets for the 23rd annual Hot Summer Nights car show.

July 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Groundbreaking for new Rose Street parking lot Tuesday morning

Express lanes, EV charging stations also to be discussed during later council study session
The Danville Town Council is set to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Rose Street parking improvement project at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

July 10, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to again talk sale of old Mudd's property

Express lanes, Marin Clean Energy also scheduled for Tuesday meeting
The San Ramon City Council is scheduled to talk in closed session Tuesday night about the price and terms of payment for the sale of the city-owned property on Boardwalk Place that used to house the old Mudd's restaurant.

July 10, 2017 | 20 comments
Livermore's Goddu named Veteran of the Year

Assemblywoman Baker singles out local Marine Corps sergeant
Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) recently recognized Livermore veteran Destiny Goddu as the Veteran of the Year for her 16th Assembly District.

July 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Eugene O'Neill Festival sure to tell some tales this September

Festival includes two plays, other Irish themed related events
Celebrating its 18th year, the annual Eugene O'Neill Festival promises a lively mix of Irish "blarney," music and two plays this September, with a focus on this year's theme "telling tales."

July 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Man charged in double-fatal Concord crash arrested previous weekend in Tri-Valley

Accused of threatening workers at Stoneridge Mall store days before collision
A man charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed two boys on Highway 4 in Concord last week was arrested six days earlier in Pleasanton after allegedly threatening workers at Nordstrom in the Stoneridge Shopping Center.

July 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Bill to extend alcohol sales hours advances in state legislature

Glazer among those to back 'LOCAL Act' in State Senate
A bill that would allow local communities across California to extend alcohol sales hours past 2 a.m. is one step closer to becoming law.

July 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Police Chief Steve Simpkins says goodbye to Danville after seven years

Last day Friday, begins work at coroner's office Monday
Friday will be the last day for Steve Simpkins as Danville police chief, and at the Town Council meeting Wednesday night, council members, police officers and family members alike took the podium to share memories, crack jokes and even tear up as they thanked Simpkins for his seven years of service.

July 6, 2017 | 1 comment
Young Alamo sisters publish children's book

Monte Vista junior, Los Cerros 7th-grader poke fun at idioms in new book
Many grandparents wouldn't want to be immortalized on the cover of a children's book riding a tandem bicycle in a chicken suit -- but after all, CiCi and Sienna Cowing's grandpa has lost his marbles. At least, that's what the title of their published book says.

July 7, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon police investigate series of car break-ins on west side

Lieutenant: 13 incidents overnight believed to be related
San Ramon police are investigating more than a dozen vehicle break-ins that occurred overnight Wednesday, mainly in neighborhoods west of San Ramon Valley Boulevard between Pine Valley and Bollinger Canyon roads, according to a department spokesperson.

July 6, 2017 | 10 comments
Alameda County Fair closing weekend

Annual summer showcase wrapping up 20-day run now through Sunday
Pleasanton's annual summertime spectacle is celebrating its final three days of the season, giving residents and visitors one more weekend to take in the carnival favorites, tasty treats, marquee shows and other attractions that define the Alameda County Fair.

July 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Local firefighters face two Tri-Valley fires on Fourth of July

Causes still unknown for Danville structure fire, Livermore vegetation blaze
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRVFPD) dealt with two Tri-Valley fires this Fourth of July.

July 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 initiates eminent domain, hit with new claim in Verona Reach creek erosion

'We never quit living the nightmare,' homeowner says
The Tri-Valley may be in the midst of dry summer months, but issues resulting from the record rainy season still linger.

July 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Sunflower Hill named Nonprofit of the Year

Assemblywoman Baker honors Tri-Valley organization at State Capitol
Tri-Valley nonprofit Sunflower Hill has been recognized at the state level for its efforts to provide vocational, educational and residential opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in the region.

July 5, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon seeks feedback on new city website design

Users can share suggestions through online survey
San Ramon city officials will be revamping the city's website this year, and they are reaching out to the community for feedback through an online survey.

July 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Music in the Park to feature four bands in outdoor concerts

Shows to take place at Oak Hill Park, Danville Town Green this summer
Returning for its 32nd season, Danville's summer outdoor concert series Music in the Park is scheduled to provide four nights full of free concerts and fun, with the first one occurring this Saturday.

July 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Young Alamo sisters publish children's book

Monte Vista junior, Los Cerros 7th-grader poke fun at idioms in new book
Many grandparents wouldn't want to be immortalized on the cover of a children's book riding a tandem bicycle in a chicken suit -- but after all, CiCi and Sienna Cowing's grandpa has lost his marbles. At least, that's what the title of their published book says.

July 4, 2017 | 2 comments
Jazz Room series bringing three renowned musicians to Danville stage

Performances this Friday at the Village Theatre
During a night of unique music and culture, internationally renowned jazz harpist Motoshi Kosako and the duo of Bay Area guitarist Mike Williams and bassist Marc Levine will take the stage at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery on this Friday as the first part of the ongoing music series, The Jazz Room.

July 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Home burn permits suspended in rural unincorporated county areas

Officials cite increased fire danger in State Responsibility Areas
Starting Monday, Cal Fire is suspending permits for outdoor residential burning in rural, unincorporated areas in Contra Costa, Alameda and Santa Clara counties, the agency said this weekend.

July 2, 2017 | No comments yet
State water board reaches settlement with local company accused of fraudulent billing

Aqua Science Engineers denies allegations but agrees to pay fine
State water officials announced Friday that they have reached a settlement agreement with a Contra Costa County company over allegations of fraudulent billing related to underground storage tank clean up work.

July 2, 2017 | No comments yet
7-year-old golfer hits ace at Canyon Lakes

San Ramon 7-year-old Parker Lee scored a hole-in-one during the US Kids Bay Area Tour Tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in his hometown last weekend.

June 30, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville council to discuss new rules for accessory dwelling units

Parks and Rec strategic plan update, farewell to DPD chief also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to hold a public hearing on a new ordinance that would modify the requirements for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) this Wednesday evening.

July 3, 2017 | No comments yet
BART finishes installing security cameras on all of its cars

$1.4M project follows criticism of agency using decoy cameras on some trains
BART officials said last week that they have completed installing security cameras in all of their train cars at a cost of $1.42 million, with the money coming from the transit agency's operating budget.

July 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Moonlight Movies returning to Danville

At Town Green on July 14, July 28 and Aug. 11
Promising fresh air, fun and a great flick, Danville's Moonlight Movies series, a summer tradition, welcomes the community to gather for three evenings of family-friendly films under the stars at the Danville Town Green.

July 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police chief Simpkins leaving post after seven years

Second-in-command Lt. Shields picked to lead DPD
After seven years serving as Danville's police chief, Steve Simpkins will return to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office to lead the coroner's division next month.

June 29, 2017 | 1 comment
Kate's Law: House passes immigration bill inspired by shooting death of Kate Steinle

San Ramon's congressman among 24 Democrats to support Republican-sponsored legislation
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed "Kate's Law," a bill inspired by the 2015 shooting death of Pleasanton native Kathryn "Kate" Steinle on a San Francisco pier by an oft-deported undocumented immigrant with a history of criminal convictions.

June 29, 2017 | 11 comments
'And they're off!' Fair track announcer is rising star in horse racing

Chris Griffin on the call for Oak Tree meets at Pleasanton fairgrounds
That Chris Griffin is the track announcer for the two Oak Tree at Pleasanton horse racing meets is not a surprise. But the journey that Griffin took to reach his current level is not your traditional route, even though he was exposed to the sport early in life.

July 2, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD: Restructuring Educational Services Dept. will save money, enhance efficiency

Department moves among slew of new hires OK'd by school board Tuesday
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is in the midst of reorganizing the Educational Services Department, a move Superintendent Rick Schmitt says will save the district $500,000 in general fund expenditures and improve department efficiency.

June 29, 2017 | 1 comment
Warriors GM Bob Myers honored at alma mater Monte Vista

Forward Draymond Green also takes part in NBA Awards press conference
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers found himself at a familiar place Wednesday afternoon in Danville -- and with familiar company and a familiar award.

June 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo residents escape injury in morning house fire

Flames contained to attic but smoke, water damage reach living area; cause unknown
Two people escaped injury when their home caught fire in Alamo on Thursday morning, according to a deputy fire chief.

June 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Free 'Hamlet' performances 'to be' opening in Pleasanton this weekend

Join the celebration! 35 years of Free Shakespeare in the Park
Something may be rotten in Denmark but all is well in Pleasanton as San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's "Hamlet" opens its three-week run Sunday at Amador Valley Community Park. This is the 35th year for the annual Free Shakespeare in the Park productions.

June 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Annual Kiwanis 4th of July parade taking to Danville streets Tuesday

Event expected to draw in over 40,000 spectators to downtown
As the holiday weekend approaches, so too does the Kiwanis Club's annual Fourth of July parade, set to take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Danville.

June 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Parents' open letter continues debate over SRVHS student campaign video

Speakers tell school board they oppose letter that blames SRVHS teachers, administrators for 'institutional bullying'
Students and parents showed up at Tuesday night's school board meeting to speak out in support of the leadership program at San Ramon Valley High School in light of a new GoFundMe letter that railed against SRVHS teachers and administrators for mishandling the case of a student campaign video criticized as Islamophobic.

June 28, 2017 | 24 comments
New Dublin courthouse now open

$147 million project includes five stories of courts, adjoining county offices
The new Dublin courthouse opened for business this week, with its first cases heard on Tuesday. The Alameda East County Hall of Justice has been a few decades in the making, and will help to consolidate courtrooms countywide.

June 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Fourth of July fireworks in the Tri-Valley

Big shows set in Pleasanton, Livermore; fireworks being sold in Dublin
Whether it's a vibrant fireworks spectacular or an intimate fireworks lighting at a local park, the Tri-Valley provides plenty of opportunities for residents to gather for fireworks and celebration this Fourth of July.

June 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: 'Totally Trains' exhibit showcases models, memorabilia and more

Exhibit by Museum of the San Ramon Valley open until Aug. 7
"Totally Trains: Models and Memorabilia" is rolling through the Freight Room at the Danville Southern Pacific Railroad Depot -- better known now as the home of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

June 28, 2017 | No comments yet
'Pleasing to the Palette' juried art exhibition coming to Danville

Village Theatre gallery showcases food through the eyes of artists
Danville's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is presenting its seventh annual juried exhibition "Pleasing to the Palette," which will open this Friday.

June 27, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville Planning Commission to focus on Building Code efficiency standards

Project and subdivision approvals also on the docket
The Danville Planning Commission is set to hear a presentation about California Building Code efficiency standards, the California Green Building Code and renewable energy requirements for new construction at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 26, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to consider joining MCE Clean Energy

Potential overlay zone for Crow Canyon, Landscaping and Lighting District assessments also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a public hearing on the city's proposed plan to join MCE Clean Energy as a community choice energy provider at its meeting Tuesday night.

June 26, 2017 | 2 comments
Best. Snacks. Ever: Snackdown Fryday takes center stage at fair

Doritos corn on the cob wins annual fun-food competition
Snackdown Fryday at the Alameda County Fair last week drew a variety of creative food concoctions, but the Doritos corn on the cob took the cake.

June 26, 2017 | No comments yet
School board looking at reorganizing Educational Services Department

Raises for administration, final budget approval also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about restructuring the district's Educational Services Department on Tuesday night.

June 26, 2017 | 11 comments
County board begins process for selecting new district attorney

Supervisors hope to pick Peterson's replacement by September
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors met Friday to determine the process for hiring the county's new top prosecutor, a position that became vacant earlier this month when Mark Peterson resigned as district attorney after a perjury conviction stemming from his campaign spending scandal.

June 25, 2017 | No comments yet
EBMUD to evaluate new water treatment options in face of higher THM concentration

Berkeley Hills, Orinda sees greater concentration of disinfectant byproduct
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is evaluating new water treatment options in response to an increased concentration of a disinfectant byproduct in the water system in recent years.

June 23, 2017 | No comments yet
CHP: Driver arrested after hitting two cyclists on Blackhawk Road

Bike riders sustain major injuries in nighttime collisions
A Danville man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after authorities allege he hit two bicyclists with his car on Blackhawk Road on Wednesday night.

June 23, 2017 | 1 comment
BART board OKs sanctuary policy, fare increase; repeals 'seat hog' ordinance

Directors also approve youth rider discount, surcharge for paper tickets
BART's Board of Directors at its meeting in Oakland on Thursday morning passed a sanctuary resolution declaring the agency's commitment to being a secure and inclusive transit system for all passengers regardless of demographic or immigration status.

June 22, 2017 | 7 comments
San Ramon: City still negotiating sale of old Mudd's property

Community members urge council to keep site under city control instead
San Ramon city officials remain in negotiations regarding the sale of city-owned property on Boardwalk Place that used to house the old Mudd's restaurant.

June 22, 2017 | 3 comments
Spare the Air alert issued for Friday

Heat wave expected to ease into weekend
A Spare the Air smog alert has been issued for Friday in the Bay Area, the second day in a row that regional air district officials have warned of unhealthy air quality expected.

June 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Motorcyclist killed in solo crash on Camino Tassajara

Victim was 21-year-old man from Massachusetts
A 21-year-old Massachusetts man was killed in a solo motorcycle crash on Camino Tassajara in Danville on Wednesday evening.

June 22, 2017 | 3 comments
Monte Vista High teacher selected for national fellowship

Kimberley Gilles to participate in year-long program
A Monte Vista High English teacher was named a Global Learning Fellow by the National Education Association (NEA) Foundation last week.

June 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley author spotlights social media savvy

'#GetSocialSmart' teaches businesses how to effectively use tech tools
Katie Lance was already in marketing, working mainly with real estate agents, when social media exploded -- and she immediately grasped the impact.

July 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Opening day of fair horse racing canceled because of heat

Alameda County Fair still running as scheduled through weekend
And they're off ... almost. Oak Tree at Pleasanton will wait an extra day before kicking off horse racing at the 2017 Alameda County Fair, with officials postponing opening race day until Friday because of high heat forecast for Pleasanton on Thursday.

June 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo man inducted into Vietnam veterans' 'In Memory' program

Hal Bailey honored posthumously in D.C. for his Army service
A late Alamo resident last weekend joined the ranks of over 2,800 Vietnam veterans who have been honored for their service as part of the nonprofit "In Memory" program.

June 21, 2017 | 4 comments
Cooling centers offer respite from triple-digit temperatures

Local officials encourage residents to take shelter from heat
It's been a sweltering few days for the Tri-Valley, and temperatures are still climbing, projected to reach triple digits in San Ramon and Danville on Wednesday and Thursday. But never fear, cool breezes are on the horizon! Friday's high is expected to dip to the low 90s and next week's forecasts suggest that maybe -- just maybe -- next week will see temperatures in the mid-70s.

June 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Podcast series aims to introduce residents to Mt. Diablo's history, beauty

Newly updated videos being released over 14 weeks
Audible Mount Diablo is releasing its newly updated program “Introducing Mount Diablo " -- a podcast series of 14 videos -- over the course of 14 weeks on its Facebook page, seeking to educate viewers on the cultural and natural history of the East Bay's highest peak.

June 20, 2017 | 1 comment
Registration underway for annual July 4th Run San Ramon event

San Ramon race at Central Park open to runners and walkers alike
The city of San Ramon will kick off the Independence Day holiday with its annual Fourth of July Run San Ramon 10-kilometer run/5K run and walk early that morning.

June 21, 2017 | 1 comment
School board to review superintendent's performance

Evaluation of Rick Schmitt comes after a year on the job
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to conduct a public employee performance evaluation of the superintendent at a special meeting Wednesday morning.

June 20, 2017 | 7 comments
San Ramon seeks community feedback on energy provider

City Council looking to join MCE Clean Energy
The city of San Ramon is requesting feedback from community members regarding the city's potential move to join MCE Clean Energy as the default energy provider for electricity in San Ramon.

June 20, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon eighth-grader takes seventh in National Spelling Bee

Shrinidhi Gopal advances to TV rounds in Washington, D.C.
An eighth-grader from San Ramon's Gale Ranch Middle School spelled her way to the finals of the 90th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, ultimately taking seventh in the final championship round.

June 19, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon Planning Commission to talk retail policy changes

Commissioners set to discuss ways of stimulating economic growth locally
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss three potential retail land-use alternatives that could help spur economic development in the city Tuesday.

June 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County unemployment at 3.5%

Most of Bay Area well below statewide rate of 4.7%
Four San Francisco Bay Area counties had unemployment rates below 3 percent last month and four more had unemployment rates between 3 and 4 percent, including Contra Costa County, according to the California Employment Development Department.

June 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Cattle drive downtown ushers in start of Alameda County Fair

Steer spectacle draws huge turnout for morning parade
Thousands of residents crowded in and around downtown Pleasanton on Friday morning to watch as dozens of steers were herded down Main Street to mark the start of the Alameda County Fair at the nearby fairgrounds.

June 16, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley author spotlights social media savvy

'#GetSocialSmart' teaches businesses how to effectively use tech tools
Katie Lance was already in marketing, working mainly with real estate agents, when social media exploded -- and she immediately grasped the impact.

June 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider contract for new bike lanes on key roadways

Commission appointments, maintenance services report, Brain Awareness Month also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to consider awarding a construction contract to a landscaping company for bicycle lane marking improvements to three major roads Tuesday night.

June 19, 2017 | 3 comments
Danville: Role Players examine race relations with staging of 'Honky'

Production takes place next weekend at the Peace Lutheran Church
Role Players Ensemble brings the conversation about race relations to center stage at the Peace Lutheran Church next weekend with script-in-hand performances of “Honky," a comedic play spotlighting racism and advertising in America.

June 18, 2017 | 8 comments
Diablo Vista sixth-grader reaches National Geographic Bee finals

Ahilan Eraniyan takes seventh place in national competition
A sixth-grader from Danville's Diablo Vista Middle School recently advanced to the National Geographic Bee finals, taking seventh at the event held in Washington, D.C. last month.

June 15, 2017 | 1 comment
RIP, Cabo: Tri-Valley canine volunteer touched the hearts of many

Yellow Lab served as therapy dog throughout region
As the purple balloons lifted slowly into the sky at Smith Elementary School in Livermore last week, the children called out. "Bye, Cabo!" "Bye, Cabo!"

June 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Competitions galore at Alameda County Fair

Residents show off interesting talents, hobbies in exhibition hall displays
The Alameda County Fair is opening in Pleasanton on Friday, offering its familiar array of carnival rides, horse races, fireworks and concerts, but it also features a multitude of intriguing annual contests that span diverse interests, unusual hobbies and extraordinary talents.

June 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Board selects new principal for Montevideo Elementary School

Live Oak assistant principal Cavanaugh taking reins at campus across town
Local assistant principal Kathleen "Katie" Cavanaugh has been appointed as the new principal of San Ramon's Montevideo Elementary School, effective July 1.

June 15, 2017 | 13 comments
Board talks school climate in wake of SRVHS campaign video backlash

Speakers turn out in support of student criticized for ASB election promo
School climate took center stage at Tuesday night's school board meeting, among board members and audience members alike.

June 14, 2017 | 21 comments
Health officials warn of salmonella risks linked to backyard poultry

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning to residents about the risk of salmonella infection from contact with live poultry.

June 14, 2017 | No comments yet
An American classic: Pleasanton restaurateur wins James Beard Award

Miguel Jara owns famed La Taqueria in SF's Mission district
Some have called him "The General." Others, "The King of Tacos." But now, Pleasanton resident Miguel Jara has a new moniker -- James Beard Award winner.

July 7, 2017 | No comments yet
County district attorney resigns after pleading no contest to perjury

Peterson steps down after being hit with criminal charges for campaign spending scandal
Contra Costa County's embattled District Attorney Mark Peterson resigned Wednesday and pleaded no contest to a single charge of perjury amid the fallout from a political misconduct scandal that's plagued him for months.

June 14, 2017 | 6 comments
San Ramon seeks input for city's first-ever Bike Master Plan

WikiMap comment period open through June 26
San Ramon is in the process of developing the first citywide Bike Master Plan, to improve bicycle safety and access and encourage biking throughout the city.

June 15, 2017 | No comments yet
DSRSD board to vote on sewer rate increase

Agency details plans for infrastructure spending, new staffing next fiscal year
Next Tuesday the Dublin San Ramon Services District board of directors will consider a proposed five-year wastewater rate increase that would take effect July 1 for customers in Dublin and south San Ramon.

June 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Ceremony to commemorate new Alamo bocce courts

Recreational courts opening at Livorna Park
The new Livorna Park bocce ball courts will be unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony this Friday evening.

June 13, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon's Doggie Day returns Saturday

Dog contests, costume parade, K-9 unit taking over Memorial Park
San Ramon's second annual Doggie Day in the Park is set to take place in the San Ramon Memorial Park dog park this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Summerfest to take place downtown this weekend

Art, car show, food will be featured on Hartz Avenue Saturday and Sunday
Danville Summerfest 2017 will be taking over downtown this weekend. The event will be held on Hartz Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, featuring artwork, food and beer, a train and other family attractions.

June 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo summer series begins Friday

Movies, concerts to take place at Livorna Park throughout the season
Friday's showing of "The Secret Life of Pets" will kick off Alamo's movie under the stars program, one of two that will be featured at Livorna Park throughout the summer.

June 12, 2017 | 1 comment
School board to consider approving salary increases for classified workers

Also: Labor talks with teachers union, public hearings on LCAP and budget
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider approving tentative agreements for salary increases and other provisions with the district's classified employee unions Tuesday night.

June 12, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss selling old Mudd’s site

Redevelopment agency assets, energy provider, emergency dispatch center update also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is scheduled to talk in closed session Tuesday night about selling city-owned property on Boardwalk Place that was once home to the old Mudd's restaurant.

June 12, 2017 | 6 comments
County jail expansion receives $70M in state funding

CoCo Board of Supervisors expected to vote on allocating another $25M to project June 20
A state board that administers grants to counties for jail construction projects voted Thursday to approve $70 million for Contra Costa County's planned expansion of Richmond's West County Detention Facility.

June 11, 2017 | 5 comments
Danville council to interview for commission spots, talk office improvements

Special meeting and study session scheduled for Tuesday morning
The Danville Town Council is set to interview applicants for arts, recreation and transportation-related commission positions as well as hear a report on the improvement project to renovate the town offices during a pair of meetings Tuesday morning.

June 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Ex-employee files racial discrimination suit against Tri-Valley construction firm

'No one should be treated this way in America in the year 2017,' says plaintiff
A former project manager for a Pleasanton construction company filed a lawsuit against the company and its owners today accusing them of racial discrimination and harassment and subjecting her to unwanted racial commentary and differential treatment.

June 8, 2017 | 1 comment
Alameda County Fair opens Friday

Cattle drive downtown kicks off opening day
The Alameda County Fair is set to open its extended 2017 run this week, ushering in the opening day with a cattle drive and other cowpoke activities on Main Street from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday as part of Western Weekend at the fair.

June 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Special symphony event at Blackhawk museum

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres or seating onstage surrounded by musicians
California Symphony supporters are about to be surrounded by sound -- and classic autos -- a celebration of the orchestra's 30th anniversary at the Blackhawk Auto Museum next week.

June 9, 2017 | No comments yet
An American classic: Pleasanton restaurateur wins James Beard Award

Miguel Jara owns famed La Taqueria in SF's Mission district
Some have called him "The General." Others, "The King of Tacos." But now, Pleasanton resident Miguel Jara has a new moniker -- James Beard Award winner.

June 9, 2017 | 3 comments
Las Trampas to expand public acreage, trails

Park district presents on new plans for wilderness preserve in San Ramon Valley
New trail developments are in the works for the southern portion of the Las Trampas Wilderness Regional Preserve, from San Ramon's northwest corner up through Danville.

June 8, 2017 | 4 comments
SRVHS special education teacher receives Lifetime Excellence in Service award

Blake honored by Developmental Disabilities Councils of Alameda/Contra Costa
John Blake, a longtime special education teacher at San Ramon Valley High School, was recognized with the 2017 Lifetime Excellence in Service award at a ceremony on Tuesday.

June 8, 2017 | 1 comment
Developers to continue reworking designs for apartments at Golden Skate site

Planning Commission asks developers to consider project's impact on city
It looks like developers will have to continue revising the architectural designs for their proposed apartment complex at the Golden Skate roller rink site, after Tuesday night's sparsely attended San Ramon Planning Commission workshop on the project.

June 7, 2017 | 7 comments
Staying Healthy: Danville woman receives cancer support nonprofit's 1,000th grant

Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation celebrates milestone
When Danville resident Minay Bowers received the call to come back to the doctor's office for additional testing after a suspicious-looking mammogram result, she thought she could skip it. Ignorance is bliss, after all.

July 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Motorcyclist killed in collision on I-880 identified as San Ramon man

CHP seeking witnesses to Tuesday afternoon crash
A motorcyclist who was killed on Tuesday afternoon after colliding with two different vans on Interstate 880 in San Leandro was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as 33-year-old Matthew Newman of San Ramon.

June 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Local students honored for excellence in career prep classes

Seven SRVUSD students receive awards from county's Office of Education
Seven San Ramon Valley Unified School District students were among the 42 students from Contra Costa and Alameda County honored at the annual CTE/ROP Students of Excellence Awards ceremony last month.

June 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon schools compete in regional cricket tournament

Local middle-schoolers earn Best Batsman, Best Bowler, Best Fielder
A team from Pleasanton's Harvest Park won the middle school division in the inter-school youth cricket tournament hosted by Cricket for Cubs throughout the Tri-Valley last month.

June 6, 2017 | 6 comments
Diablo Road set for lane closure

Guardrail replacement work rescheduled for Thursday and Friday
Diablo Road is now scheduled to have a single lane closure Thursday and Friday so that maintenance crews can replace a guardrail alongside the road, after rain damage took place this spring.

June 6, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to again discuss apartments at Golden Skate site

City staff: Proposed 227-unit complex still raises concerns despite changes
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to hold a workshop on a proposed 227-unit apartment project at the site of the Golden Skate roller rink on Tuesday evening.

June 5, 2017 | 11 comments
Staying Healthy: Recipes feature time-honored ingredients for nutrition

Danville author analyzes herbs and teas in latest cookbook
As the creator of more than 900 recipes, Tri-Valley resident Parisa Z. Ambwani obviously loves to cook. But her kitchen skills go beyond satisfying meals and tasty treats. She undertakes to provide nutrition via fresh ingredients and seasonings, served with a dose of philosophy.

July 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider approving 2017-18 budget

Lighting/landscape district assessments, Disaster Council update also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set to consider adopting the town's budget for 2017-18 at its meeting Tuesday.

June 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Injured mountain biker airlifted from Mount Diablo

Cyclist may have broken leg near North Peak Trail
An injured mountain biker was rescued Saturday from Mt. Diablo in unincorporated Contra Costa County by a Contra Costa County sheriff's helicopter, sheriff's officials said.

June 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Police: Man arrested with burglary tools, shotgun at Dublin park

25-year-old from Salida booked into jail
Police patrolling a park in Dublin on Thursday arrested a man they found with burglary tools and a sawed-off shotgun in his duffel bag, city officials said.

June 4, 2017 | 7 comments
District: Students at center of SRVHS bullying case won't attend same school anymore

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District announced Friday that district officials have taken action to make sure the two students involved in a recent high-profile case of cyberbullying at San Ramon Valley High School would never be enrolled at the same district campus again.

June 2, 2017 | 11 comments
Zone 7 purchases administrative building for $9 million

'It's going to save us a bundle,' board president says
Zone 7 Water Agency has purchased the administrative office building in Livermore that it currently occupies, a move officials say will save millions of dollars.

June 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Guard children against sun exposure

Protect delicate skin, keep kids hydrated, watch out for heat exhaustion
The risk for skin damage and skin cancer is directly related to the cumulative sun exposure a person experiences throughout his or her lifetime and the risks are additive over time. So, during summertime, while the rays are at their strongest and most dangerous, parents must be even more vigilant about sun protection.

June 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Donation to help launch new youth concussion baseline program

Stanford-ValleyCare benefits from Gander estate gift
Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare is starting a new effort to complete baseline-testing for youth to help better study concussions thanks to a financial contribution from the estate of former Tri-Valley resident and longtime ValleyCare volunteer Phyllis Hardon Gander.

June 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Hike for Hope sets record with $107,000+

Annual Del Valle fundraiser supports Hope Hospice
The seventh annual Hike for Hope last month raised more than $107,000 in cash and in-kind donations to support Tri-Valley nonprofit Hope Hospice, making it the highest-grossing installment to date.

June 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Danville woman receives cancer support nonprofit's 1,000th grant

Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation celebrates milestone
When Danville resident Minay Bowers received the call to come back to the doctor's office for additional testing after a suspicious-looking mammogram result, she thought she could skip it. Ignorance is bliss, after all.

June 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Recipes feature time-honored ingredients for nutrition

Danville author analyzes herbs and teas in latest cookbook
As the creator of more than 900 recipes, Tri-Valley resident Parisa Z. Ambwani obviously loves to cook. But her kitchen skills go beyond satisfying meals and tasty treats. She undertakes to provide nutrition via fresh ingredients and seasonings, served with a dose of philosophy.

June 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police holding Junior Youth Academy

Middle-schoolers can learn about law enforcement in four-hour workshop
Middle school students in Danville can experience what it's like to work in law enforcement in a free, one-day camp sponsored by the Danville Police Department.

June 1, 2017 | No comments yet
ARF in Walnut Creek offering free adoptions through June 11

Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek is waiving adoption fees for all dogs and cats through June 11, shelter officials announced Wednesday.

June 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Local Kiwanis Club awards $27,000 in grants

27 nonprofits receive contributions at breakfast ceremony
The San Ramon Valley Kiwanis Foundation has awarded $27,000 worth of grants to local nonprofits this year, which were recently presented at the club's annual grants breakfast ceremony.

June 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin man accused of fraud in Ross Stores insider trading

Faces eight counts for allegedly taking in millions worth of illegal profits
A Dublin financial analyst was arrested and brought to federal court in Oakland on Wednesday on charges of an insider trading securities fraud that allegedly generated $8.2 million in illegal profits.

June 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Educators, students honored at Alamo Rotary award ceremony

More than 75 people attend event at Blackhawk Country Club
The Rotary Club of Alamo honored educators and students from five local schools last month during a meeting and celebratory luncheon at the Blackhawk Country Club.

June 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Goodguys set for 'muscle car madness' in Pleasanton this weekend

AutoCross shootout, Camaro 50th anniversary among highlights for 24th Summer Get-Together
Get ready for "muscle car madness" at the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend as the Goodguys 24th Summer Get-Together arrives Saturday and Sunday featuring more than 2,500 American-made or -powered hot rods, customs, classics, street rods and of course, muscle cars.

May 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Board names new Rancho Romero principal

District still recruiting for chief business officer, chief technology officer, director of educational services
At last week's meeting for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, the school board announced the appointments of four new public employees. They are still hiring for three key positions: chief business officer, chief technology officer and director of educational services.

May 31, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVHS parents criticize district for punishment in bullying case

Parents say school did not take appropriate action after video of daughter urinating was posted on social media
A recent case of bullying in Danville has gained national attention, as parents of a San Ramon Valley High School sophomore are accusing the school district of not taking appropriate actions after their daughter was harassed on social media, including a video of her urinating getting posted online.

May 31, 2017 | 29 comments
San Ramon: Children in car seats escape injury in rollover collision

Morning crash closed San Ramon Valley Boulevard for an hour
Two children in car seats escaped a rollover collision "without a scratch" in San Ramon on Wednesday morning, police said.

May 31, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville launches new visual brand

Town promotes itself with new 'Live Locally' mantra
Danville has launched a new branding campaign, designed to unify the town and attract more visitors under the umbrella tagline: Live Locally.

May 30, 2017 | No comments yet
School board to hold special closed session Thursday morning

Board members will be discussing two unspecified items
The San Ramon Valley school board will be holding a closed-session special meeting Thursday morning to discuss unidentified anticipated litigation and an undisclosed case of student discipline.

May 30, 2017 | 6 comments
Martinez men arrested in sting after Danville residential burglary

Police: Detectives set up pair with sting to buy road bike stolen during break-in
Danville police arrested two Martinez men Sunday in connection with a residential burglary in town, allegedly nabbing the pair after setting up a sting operation to purchase a high-end road bicycle stolen during the break-in the day before.

May 30, 2017 | 11 comments
Robbery, thefts, injury crashes lead Danville cop log

DUIs, vandalism, shoplifting among other reports May 7-13
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 7-13, omitting the more mundane.

June 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council reviewing student commissioner applicants

Special meeting Tuesday for interviews, appointment
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a special meeting Tuesday evening to interview applicants and consider making an appointment for a new student commissioner on the Parks and Community Services Commission.

May 29, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville South Park play area closed for maintenance

Three-day project focusing on routine work on footings
The play area at Danville South Park on Camino Ramon is scheduled to be closed Tuesday through Thursday while crews conduct routine work on playground footings, according to town officials.

May 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Art and Wind Festival attracts visitors, kite flyers from near and far

Annual event features art, performances, carnival rides, and of course, kites
San Ramon's Central Park was a bustling hodgepodge of art vendors, carnival games, performances and, most importantly, kites, this weekend at the city's annual Art and Wind Festival.

May 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Boy ejected from slide at new Dublin water park

Multiple rides closed during opening weekend
On opening day Saturday, a water park in Dublin closed a thrill slide after a boy was ejected from it, a city official said Sunday. The boy appeared shocked, according to Dublin assistant city manager Linda Smith.

May 28, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVHS students stage walkout to protest lack of inclusivity

About 200 Wolves participate in protest Friday afternoon
A group of students at San Ramon Valley High School staged a walkout from class on Friday afternoon -- the first day of finals -- to protest racially charged occurrences during the past school year that they say have left them feeling threatened by the environment on campus.

May 26, 2017 | 33 comments
Pleasanton Weekly earns 7 statewide awards

Parent company's CEO installed as CNPA's 2017 president
The Pleasanton Weekly took home seven first- or second-place awards among all California weekly newspapers in its circulation category Saturday in the annual California News Publishers Association's (CNPA) 2016 Better Newspaper Contest.

May 25, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD schools get ready for graduations

Comprehensive high schools take place Friday; middle-schoolers graduate on Wednesday, Thursday
It's graduation season, and San Ramon Valley Unified School District middle and high schools are preparing for their ceremonies, most of which will take place in the days ahead.

May 29, 2017 | 1 comment
Memorial Day in Danville

Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley's 26th annual ceremony at Oak Hill Park
This Monday, the Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley will commemorate Memorial Day by holding their annual remembrance at Oak Hill Park in Danville.

May 25, 2017 | 2 comments
Man indicted for cyberattack on DanvilleSanRamon.com appears in court

Ross Colby is accused of multiple charges in July 2015 hack
A San Francisco man accused of a cyberattack on DanvilleSanRamon.com and other websites owned by Embarcadero Media appeared in federal court in San Jose on May 24.

May 24, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Art and Wind Festival set for this weekend

Annual event at Central Park on Sunday and Monday
The annually held San Ramon Art and Wind Festival will be held this Memorial Day weekend, on Sunday and Monday in San Ramon's Central Park from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on both days.

May 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Woman accused of Danville bank robbery ID'd as former SoCal police officer

McClary worked for LA, Placentia police departments
The Danville woman arrested Tuesday on suspicion of robbing a local bank while disguised with a fake beard has been identified as a former police officer who worked in Southern California until about seven years ago.

May 24, 2017 | 2 comments
Speakers protest reinstatement of SRVHS student leader at center of video controversy

Board meeting flooded with speakers who disagree with district's decision
It was standing-room-only with students and parents spilling out into the hallway at the school board meeting on Tuesday night as speakers protested a student body leader at San Ramon Valley High School who was elected despite creating a campaign video criticized as Islamophobic.

May 24, 2017 | 58 comments
San Ramon man appointed as superior court judge

Rhyne most recently worked as trial attorney for SEC
Gov. Jerry Brown Monday announced the appointment of three new superior court judges in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, including San Ramon resident Wade Rhyne to the Contra Costa court.

May 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Woman pleads not guilty to charges for freeway crash that killed toddler

40-year-old remains in custody with bail set at $3 million
A Pleasanton woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony driving under the influence in connection with a crash that killed a 3-year-old last September.

May 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Theft, hit-and-run, burglary reports top San Ramon cop log

Vandalism, stolen vehicle, elder abuse also calls May 2-15
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from May 2-15, omitting the more mundane.

May 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville woman arrested for allegedly robbing Diablo Road bank

Police: 36-year-old wore painted-on beard during robbery
Danville police arrested a local woman for allegedly robbing a bank on Diablo Road while disguised with a painted-on beard Tuesday morning.

May 23, 2017 | 7 comments
School board to discuss budget, LCAP, hiring administrators

Retiree reception, classified layoffs, special presentations also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to talk about the district's budget and accountability plan for next year, filling more than a half-dozen administrative vacancies and approving a handful of layoffs during its meeting Tuesday night.

May 22, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to hear presentation from MCE Clean Energy

Teen Council report, Animal Services update, Public Works Week also on agenda
The San Ramon City Council is set to receive a presentation Tuesday night from MCE Clean Energy, the community choice energy program that Danville and Contra Costa County are looking to join to offer electricity-sourcing options other than PG&E to local residents and businesses.

May 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Woman turns self in to face charges for crash that killed toddler

Bail set at $3 million for Yarenit Malihan
A Pleasanton woman is now in custody after being charged in connection with a crash that killed a toddler on Interstate 680 in San Ramon last September, law enforcement officials confirmed Monday.

May 22, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville council to talk budget, downtown viability at workshops

Morning budget session followed by evening joint meeting with Planning Commission
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss potential changes to downtown regulations and plans for next year's town budget during a pair of study sessions Tuesday.

May 22, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Arrest warrant issued for woman in I-680 crash that killed toddler

Charges come after more than eight months of investigation
Authorities announced Friday afternoon they've obtained an arrest warrant for a Pleasanton woman in connection with the crash that killed a toddler on Interstate 680 in San Ramon last September.

May 21, 2017 | 5 comments
Star-studded Wente summer concert series starts July 12

Enjoy fine dining along with musicians in the vineyards
For the 31st year, Wente Vineyards is hosting a summer of big-name entertainers, combining well-known performers and fine dining in a beautiful outdoor setting.

May 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Ceremony ushers in start of San Ramon Valley High School modernization

$64 million transformation of Danville campus is largest Measure D project
The San Ramon Valley High School community gathered on sunny Wednesday afternoon for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on the $64 million effort to modernize the century-old campus just outside downtown Danville.

May 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Congressman Swalwell, wife celebrate birth of first child

Son Nelson born Thursday night in San Ramon
San Ramon's U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) and wife Brittany welcomed their first child on Thursday night with the birth of their son Nelson.

May 19, 2017 | 1 comment
Shots fired during armed robbery at Danville Costco

Friday incident marks second smash-and-grab at wholesale store this month
Danville police are investigating a robbery with shots fired at Costco on Friday afternoon, with three unknown culprits still at-large.

May 19, 2017 | 5 comments
Tassajara Hills students headed to Destination Imagination global finals

Group raising funds to help offset trip expenses
Six students from Danville's Tassajara Hills Elementary School are poised to travel to Tennessee this week to represent their school in the global finals of the Destination Imagination innovation competition.

May 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: The Reutlinger seeks donations for resident assistance fund

Program helps subsidize longtime residents who've outlived assets, including Holocaust survivors
The Reutlinger Community, a senior living complex in Danville, is working to raise awareness and funds this weekend for its resident assistant fund, which helps pay for longtime residents to continue living at the facility after they've outlived their assets.

May 18, 2017 | No comments yet
CHP: Teens arrested after chase starting in Fairfield ends near Alamo

No injuries reported after nearly 40-minute pursuit
Authorities nabbed two teens who led law enforcement on a pursuit that started in Fairfield and went down freeways into Danville before ending near Alamo with the help of spike strips late Wednesday night, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman.

May 18, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: City hosting open house with new swim instructors

San Ramon Swim and Sport now leading swim lessons at city pools
City officials are holding an open house this Saturday at the San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Center to give residents the chance to interact with the city's new swimming instructors.

May 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville holding public safety town hall on Saturday

Mayor, police chief, sheriff, fire chief set to present downtown
Danville Mayor Renee Morgan is set to host three key local public safety leaders for a roundtable discussion with the community on Saturday morning at the Veterans Memorial Building.

May 18, 2017 | No comments yet
DSRSD board lowers water rates

Changes for Dougherty Valley, Dublin take effect June 1
The Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors on Tuesday unanimously authorized the cancelation of a stage 1 water shortage and lowered potable water rates from stage 1 to normal, moves that will take effect June 1.

May 17, 2017 | 3 comments
Danville: Down Syndrome Connection artists showcased in new exhibit

'Recycle-Abilities' runs through June 17 at Village Theatre gallery
Downtown's Village Theatre and Art Gallery is set to highlight the artistic talents of members of the Danville-based Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area with its new exhibit, "Recycle-Abilities."

May 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Police: Teens arrested after stealing from Danville store, fleeing scene

One sustains minor injuries while trying to escape in nearby creek
Danville police arrested four East County teens late Tuesday night, alleging the quartet tried to evade authorities after stealing from a local supermarket.

May 17, 2017 | 13 comments
Robbery, thefts, crashes lead Danville police call log

Break-ins, DUIs, missing persons also reported April 30 to May 6
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 30 to May 6, omitting the more mundane.

May 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville police open 'exchange zone' for safer transactions

Parking spots at town offices designated as neutral site for private-party deals
The upper parking lot at the Danville town offices on La Gonda Way now has parking spaces designated by the police department as an "exchange zone" designed to create a safer setting for residents conducting private-party transactions.

May 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Woman arrested in I-680 crash that killed toddler cited for new public intoxication

DA's office still reviewing San Ramon case from September
Yarenit Liliana Malihan, the Pleasanton resident arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter after a fatal crash on Interstate 680 in September, was arrested in Pleasanton for public intoxication on Friday afternoon.

May 16, 2017 | 5 comments
Report: Amazing economic growth in East Bay may not benefit everyone

Housing shortfall is biggest impediment, economist says
Economic growth in the East Bay is amazing but not everyone may benefit because of the housing shortage, an economist said following the release Friday morning of a report written by his firm.

May 17, 2017 | 2 comments
Assemblywoman hires new chief of staff

Donnette joins Baker's office after working for SoCal representative
The San Ramon Valley's Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) recently announced that she has appointed Erin Donnette as her new chief of staff.

May 16, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville poised to join MCE Clean Energy

EBMUD update, new police dog, budget workshop also on tap for Town Council
Danville appears on its way to joining MCE Clean Energy later this year, with the Town Council scheduled Tuesday to consider moving forward with a request to enroll the town in the regional alternative electricity program.

May 15, 2017 | 5 comments
San Ramon commission to review General Plan annual report

Planners also to discuss five-year capital improvement program
The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday is set to talk about an annual report that analyzes the city government's efforts to implement San Ramon's General Plan over the past year.

May 15, 2017 | No comments yet
School board to discuss labor negotiations in closed session

Special meeting called for Tuesday morning
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to meet in closed session Tuesday morning to confer with district negotiators about ongoing labor talks with district employee unions.

May 15, 2017 | 2 comments
Memorial service Tuesday for Dougherty Valley developer Dan Hancock

Hancock led Shapell Homes to build quality neighborhoods
There are a few people who through their business activities changed the face of the Tri-Valley. When it comes to residential builders, few people will have a stronger legacy that Dan Hancock of Shapell Homes.

May 14, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville art gallery seeks entries for 'Pleasing to the Palette' exhibit

Submissions due May 19; showing opens June 30
The longtime pairing of food and art will be on display at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery next month in a new exhibition for which gallery officials are accepting submissions through Friday.

May 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Science experiment gone wrong causes MVHS building evacuation

23 people medically evaluated but no injuries, fire district says
A classroom building at Danville's Monte Vista High School was evacuated for more than two hours after a teacher's science experiment had an unexpected outcome Friday morning, according to a San Ramon Valley Fire spokesman.

May 12, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set for budget workshop Monday

Special meeting at 4 p.m. at City Hall
The San Ramon City Council is set to discuss next year's city budget during a special afternoon workshop on Monday.

May 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Grand jury recommends removal of county district attorney

Group calls Peterson’s inappropriate campaign spending ‘willful misconduct’
A Contra Costa County civil grand jury is citing District Attorney Mark Peterson's misuse of campaign funds in seeking his removal from office.

May 11, 2017 | 3 comments
BART lays out plans for spending $3.5B in Measure RR funding

McPartland: 'We've got an awful lot of money here and an enormous amount of data to process'
BART staff laid out plans for spending more than $3 billion of Measure RR funding on repairing and replacing critical safety infrastructure with a focus on "urgent fix-it-first needs" during a special board of directors meeting in Oakland on Thursday morning.

May 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Major sewer pipeline rehabilitation set to begin locally next month

DSRSD board authorizes $6.7 million for project
A major sewer pipeline project set to begin next month is expected to impact traffic in parts of Dublin and Pleasanton through October and improve sewer service in south San Ramon upon completion.

May 16, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon hosting senior resource fair this Saturday

Info available on health, travel, finance, housing, safety and more
San Ramon seniors, along with their families, caregivers and friends, can take part in the city's Senior and Community Live Well Resource Fair this Saturday at the Alcosta Senior and Community Center.

May 11, 2017 | No comments yet
DVHS juniors among top finishers in Congressional Art Competition

Pleasanton teen's pencil drawing 'Chinatown' wins Swalwell's contest
Two high school students from San Ramon will have their paintings displayed in U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's district office after finishing second and third, respectively, in the congressman's annual art contest.

May 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo set for annual Jewelry, Fine Art and Craft Show

Event runs Saturday and Sunday at Alamo Plaza
Arts-and-crafts aficionados are set to arrive at the Alamo Plaza Shopping Center this Mother's Day weekend for the annual Alamo Jewelry, Fine Art and Craft Show.

May 11, 2017 | No comments yet
EBMUD considering water rate hikes

Record-low water sales from drought conservation causing revenue shortfall
East Bay water users could see rate hikes totaling nearly 20 percent over the next couple of years if the East Bay Municipal Utility District board approves them next month.

May 10, 2017 | 17 comments
'Fly Guy, the Musical' coming to Dougherty Valley stage

Children's musical show lands in San Ramon for short weekend stint
San Ramon will be abuzz this weekend as the family production of "Fly Guy, the Musical" stops by the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center for morning and afternoon performances Saturday and Sunday.

May 10, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley schools designated as 'No Place for Hate'

Anti-Defamation League honors 7 campuses for promoting safe environments
Seven public schools in the San Ramon Valley have been recognized by the Anti-Defamation League as "No Place for Hate" sites for their efforts throughout this school year to create a safe and respectful learning environment and bring awareness to bullying and bias, district officials announced this week.

May 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville Youth Council holding Mother's Day celebration

Kids can make special gifts for mom Saturday morning
The Danville Youth Council is hosting a special event on Saturday in honor of Mother's Day weekend to give families the chance to make crafts, play classic outdoor games and have a picnic lunch together.

May 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin family files $3 million claim against BART for mob attack at Coliseum station

Attorney: 'My clients were terrified'
Three members of a Dublin family who were beaten and robbed by a mob of teenagers at BART's Coliseum station in Oakland last month have filed a $3 million claim against the transit agency accusing it of failing to protect its passengers.

May 10, 2017 | 4 comments
San Ramon ready for Bike to Work Day

City officials also seeking feedback on Bike Master Plan
This Thursday is Bike to Work Day, when commuters around the Bay Area are encouraged to get out of their cars and instead bicycle to work to promote a healthier lifestyle with more exercise and less vehicle emissions.

May 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Man arrested, two others at large after Costco robbery

Police arrested a man on suspicion of robbing a Costco store in Danville on Monday night but say that two more suspects remain at large.

May 9, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Officials celebrate ceremonial groundbreaking for City Center

New retail, entertainment hub set to open in October 2018
San Ramon community members gathered Tuesday to mark a milestone at the heart of the city -- the ceremonial groundbreaking for the City Center at Bishop Ranch.

May 9, 2017 | 2 comments
Fallen tree, electrical pole cause Danville road closure

The 100 block of Verde Mesa Drive in Danville was blocked Tuesday morning due to a downed tree and electrical pole, according to town officials.

May 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Congressman DeSaulnier holding town hall meeting in Danville

Thursday evening event at Danville Community Center in downtown
Second-term U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) is set to host a public town hall meeting at the Danville Community Center this Thursday night.

May 9, 2017 | 11 comments
Danville: Volunteers pack 200,000+ meals for children in need worldwide

'Manna Packs' to be shipped to more than 70 countries
Hundreds of San Ramon Valley volunteers of all ages spent part of last Friday and Saturday packing more than 200,000 meals for children in need across the globe, according to event organizers.

May 8, 2017 | 2 comments
DVHS juniors among top finishers in Congressional Art Competition

Pleasanton teen's pencil drawing 'Chinatown' wins Swalwell's contest
Two high school students from San Ramon will have their paintings displayed in U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell's district office after finishing second and third, respectively, in the congressman's annual art contest.

May 8, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss community choice energy program

Mental Health Month, Purdue Road closure, selling 10 Boardwalk Place also on tap Tuesday night
The San Ramon City Council is set to talk Tuesday about whether the city should join a community choice energy program to allow for electricity-sourcing options other than PG&E.

May 8, 2017 | 5 comments
Danville council set for budget workshop

'Town continues to operate on very positive fiscal ground,' town manager says
The Danville Town Council is set to host its second workshop of the month Tuesday morning to review the recommended town budget for next fiscal year.

May 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Injured hiker rescued by helicopter from Mount Diablo

Hiker sustains broken ankle on remote trail Saturday afternoon
A hiker who broke her ankle Saturday on a remote Mount Diablo trail was airlifted to safety and taken to a hospital, sheriff's officials said.

May 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Battery, theft, burglary among top reports in Danville cop log

Domestic violence, crashes, alcohol charges also reported April 23-29
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 23-29, omitting the more mundane.

May 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Car break-ins, crashes, thefts lead San Ramon PD call log

Robbery, vandalism, missing persons also reported April 18-24
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 18-24, omitting the more mundane.

May 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Teachers turn out to board meeting in support of union negotiators

600-plus SRVEA members show solidarity with bargaining team as labor talks with district continue
Hundreds of San Ramon Valley teachers converged onto the school district's administrative complex and into the board chambers Tuesday evening in Danville to show support for their union's bargaining team amid ongoing labor negotiations with district officials.

May 3, 2017 | 37 comments
Pleasanton Ridge: What a sight

Spring in full swing at Augustin Bernal Community Park
The sun has been shining. The skies clearer. Flowers in bloom and natural grasses lush green. And more hikers, bikers and pooches -- not to mention, resident critters -- are turning out on trails that are starting to dry out after winter rains. That's the scene you'll find these days at Augustin Bernal Community Park.

May 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville set for annual Devil Mountain Run

39th annual event raises funds for Discovery Counseling Center
The East Bay's oldest foot race will once again take to the streets of Danville, starting at 8 a.m. Sunday.

May 4, 2017 | No comments yet
East Bay Parks urges caution following rattlesnake bite

'We just want the public to be aware … We just want to make sure everyone's safe'
A rattlesnake bite of a hiker Monday on Mission Peak east of Fremont prompted officials with the East Bay Regional Park District to issue a statement Tuesday about safety around rattlesnakes in district parks.

May 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Report: Bay Area home sales strong in March

Alameda County sees heavy sales, with 10.6% increase year-over-year
The number of Bay Area homes sold in March hit a five-year high, with the region's media sales price creeping up toward last summer's all-time high, according to real estate research firm CoreLogic.

May 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Rep. Swalwell nominates two San Ramon teens to U.S. service academies

Among nine high-schoolers recognized from across congressman's district
Nine students from Rep. Eric Swalwell's 15th Congressional District, including two who hail from San Ramon, were recognized at a reception in Pleasanton last week as his nominees to the United States service academies.

May 2, 2017 | 3 comments
San Ramon: Commission holding another workshop on 200-apartment proposal

Developer adds more 1st-floor retail; city staff thinks more work still to be done
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set for a second workshop this year on a proposed four-story, mixed-use complex with 200 apartment units and 21,000 square feet of commercial space on San Ramon Valley Boulevard at the north end of the city.

May 1, 2017 | 8 comments
Danville council to talk town budget, community choice energy decision

Community Branding and Marketing Plan, heritage designations for Root houses also on tap for meetings
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to begin reviewing the proposed 2017-18 town budget, with Danville poised to be in sound financial condition for another year while offering high-quality municipal services and improvement projects, according to town officials.

May 1, 2017 | 1 comment
SRVUSD board sets workshop to discuss school traffic

Superintendent seeks input on flexible scheduling, district becoming bus provider
With school-related traffic on the minds of many residents in the San Ramon Valley, the school board is hosting a public workshop Tuesday afternoon to debate several options district administration is exploring in the hopes of easing congestion and improving safety around local schools.

May 1, 2017 | 4 comments
Police: Walnut Creek homicide suspect surrenders after 19-hour standoff

Man accused of killing woman he was dating Thursday afternoon
The man involved in a 19-hour standoff after he allegedly fatally shot a woman he was dating was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of homicide, Walnut Creek police said.

April 28, 2017 | 3 comments
Danville: Car crash damages awning in front of downtown business

Cause of incident remains under investigation
No one was injured when a man drove into the posts supporting the awning of a downtown commercial building Friday morning, according to Danville police.

April 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Petty theft, identity theft frequent on Danville cop call logs

The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 16-22, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

May 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Thefts, missing persons, suspicious activities top San Ramon cop log

Burglaries, car crashes, vandalism among other reports April 11-17
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 11-17, omitting the more mundane.

May 2, 2017 | No comments yet
SRPD's Youth Academy now accepting applications

Apply now to the San Ramon Police Department's Youth Academy to learn about the services that law enforcement provides to the community.

May 3, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD sets town halls on special education department changes

Superintendent shifting special ed under education services dept.; search underway for new executive director
San Ramon Valley school district officials are seeking parent feedback at two town hall meetings in Danville on Wednesday as they prepare to institute new changes to special education next school year.

April 27, 2017 | No comments yet
East Bay Gives ready for blitz of donations Thursday

Online contributions support hundreds of nonprofit groups
Nonprofit groups in the Tri-Valley are among the hundreds that will benefit from East Bay Gives, a 24-hour online day for donating that takes place this Thursday.

April 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Police: San Ramon teen arrested after trying to flee in stolen car

Pursuit started on SRV Blvd. around midnight before crash on Deerwood
A 15-year-old from San Ramon was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to evade police in a stolen car before crashing and being caught while running away.

April 26, 2017 | 1 comment
Gale Ranch student earns honorable mention in national video contest

Ranganathan's documentary urges President, Congress to mandate computer science education in schools
A San Ramon eighth-grader was honored by C-SPAN and Comcast at her school Wednesday morning after her short-form documentary earned honorable mention in the organizations' StudentCam national video contest.

May 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley set for Drug Take-Back Day this weekend

Danville, San Ramon PDs collecting unwanted medications for safe disposal
Law enforcement agencies in San Ramon and Danville are joining others across the nation this Saturday in collecting unwanted, unused or expired pills and medications to help ensure the materials are safely disposed of.

April 26, 2017 | 1 comment
Identity theft, hit-and-run reports lead Danville police log

Animal cruelty, vandalism, burglary among other calls April 10-15
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 10-15, omitting the more mundane.

April 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Black Men's Group golf tourney raising funds for scholarships

Applications still being accepted through this weekend
The Diablo Black Men's Group (DBMG) will hold its 13th annual Scholarship Golf Tournament June 16 at Canyon Lakes Golf Course, San Ramon. Applications for the scholarships are being accepted through April 30.

April 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Police: Danville man arrested after fleeing officers trying to serve warrant

Hour-long incident reportedly included driver speeding on wrong side of I-680
A Danville man was arrested after allegedly fleeing from police for nearly an hour Tuesday afternoon during a pursuit that included wrong-way driving on Interstate 680 and forcing two nearby schools into brief lockdowns.

April 25, 2017 | 5 comments
Tri-Valley Commerce Con taking 'cyber-savvy' turn

Local cities join to present small business summit this week
Danville and San Ramon are teaming up with the other Tri-Valley cities and their chambers of commerce to present Tri-Valley Commerce Con: Cyber-Savvy Edition this week in Dublin.

April 25, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon polling residents on preferred programs for seniors

Online survey open through May 21
The city of San Ramon and its Senior Citizens Advisory Committee have released an online survey seeking feedback from residents about what programs to offer for local seniors.

April 27, 2017 | No comments yet
'Mary Poppins' sing-along set in San Ramon this weekend

Musical event also features costume contest
The San Ramon arts community is encouraging local families to step in time with Mary, Bert, the Banks family and the rest of the gang from "Mary Poppins" during a sing-along screening this Saturday in the Dougherty Valley.

April 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Regional chorus Chromatica celebrating 5th anniversary

Concert set for Sunday evening at Peace Lutheran Church
Chromatica is celebrating five years of bringing wide-ranging musical performances to the East Bay, and the regional choral group is marking the occasion this month with a series of concerts, including this Sunday at its original home in Danville.

April 26, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD releases homework survey for parents

Online questionnaire open through this Friday
San Ramon Valley school district officials are in the process of surveying parents, teachers, site administrators, and middle and high school students about homework conditions in the district.

April 24, 2017 | No comments yet
High school artists' talents on display in Village Theatre gallery

Student Recognition Project exhibit runs through May 6
The artistic prowess of San Ramon Valley high-schoolers is being showcased at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville for the next two weeks.

April 24, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council set to adopt new marijuana regulations

New city website host, municipal service fee changes, Teen Council appointments also on tap
The San Ramon City Council on Tuesday is set to consider giving final approval to a proposed ordinance to expand the city's current restrictions on medical marijuana to also include recreational marijuana activities in the wake of voters statewide approving Proposition 64 last fall.

April 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Alamo’s Stone Valley Middle School earns Gold Ribbon award

All SRVUSD middle and high schools have now won state award
Stone Valley Middle School was named a California Gold Ribbon School, being recognized for its strides in implementing state education standards.

April 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Analyst: Bay Area appears to be at full employment

Contra Costa posts 4.1% unemployment rate last month
Unemployment rates in the Bay Area were among the lowest in the state in March indicating the region is at full employment, according to a state labor market analyst and labor market data.

April 23, 2017 | No comments yet
BART hires new police chief

Carlos Rojas expected to start in next month or so
BART General Manager Grace Crunican announced Friday that BART is hiring Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas to be the transit agency's new police chief.

April 23, 2017 | 5 comments
Gale Ranch student earns honorable mention in national video contest

Ranganathan's documentary urges President, Congress to mandate computer science education in schools
A San Ramon eighth-grader was honored by C-SPAN and Comcast at her school Wednesday morning after her short-form documentary earned honorable mention in the organizations' StudentCam national video contest.

April 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Walnut Creek council endorses election framework in effort to form new school district

Advocacy group wants to separate from Mt. Diablo USD, create new Northgate district
The Walnut Creek City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to endorse an election framework in the effort to create a new school district out of the existing Mt. Diablo Unified School District.

April 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Bay Area ranked in top 10 for worst air pollution nationwide

American Lung Association says area had sixth-most 'unhealthy days' in U.S.
The San Francisco Bay Area ranks among the top 10 most polluted regions in the country, according to a report issued Wednesday by the American Lung Association.

April 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville set for Earth Day Celebration

Educational displays, eco-friendly activities, nature walk at Town Green event
Danville is hosting its seventh annual Earth Day Celebration this Saturday, offering people the chance to learn a little more about -- and engage with -- the natural world around them.

April 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Thefts, burglaries, crashes top San Ramon cop log

Armed robbery, fraud, missing persons also reported April 4-10
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 4-10, omitting the more mundane.

April 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Two arrested after overnight stabbing, robbery in Danville

Police: 18-year-old stable in hospital after attack, knew assailant
A pair of East County residents were arrested after allegedly stabbing a young Danville adult after the three were hanging out in town Tuesday night.

April 19, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville council debates Diablo Road apartments, delays decision on appeal

Council asks for more details from developer on site planning, landscaping
The Danville Town Council started its discussion on an appeal from residents challenging the Planning Commission's approval of a 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road but postponed making a final decision Tuesday on the project after asking the developer for more information on the proposal.

April 19, 2017 | 5 comments
School board picks Pleasanton principal to lead San Ramon Valley High

Board also hires new DVHS assistant principal, recruiting for district's chief business officer
Jason Krolikowski is coming back to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, with the school board on Tuesday night choosing the one-time Dougherty Valley High assistant principal to become the new principal of Danville's San Ramon Valley High School.

April 19, 2017 | 3 comments
San Ramon: Assemblywoman to co-host 'walk and talk town hall' Saturday

Baker also announces Erin Donnette as new chief of staff
Local Assemblywoman Catharine Baker is joining forces with the East Bay Regional Park District to present a "walk and talk town hall" during an Earth Day morning hike in San Ramon.

April 18, 2017 | No comments yet
RoboGames coming to Pleasanton fairgrounds

Worldwide teams taking part in Olympics-style robotics competition
Pleasanton is going to the robots this weekend. RoboGames, the world's largest open robotics competition, is returning to the Alameda County Fairgrounds from April 21-23, bringing together teams from throughout the globe to take part in dozens of events in an Olympics-style competition.

April 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Stitch by stitch: Quilt show this weekend

Amador Valley Quilters hosting show in Livermore
Quilts have come a long way in the last century. For a look at the latest -- and a chance to win a gorgeous creation -- visit the Amador Valley Quilters show, "Colors of the Vineyard," from April 22-23 in Livermore.

April 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Hike for Hope: Annual fundraiser benefits Hope Hospice

Event starts at 8:30 a.m. May 6 at Del Valle park
Put on your hiking shoes to remember your loved ones and benefit an organization that provides comfort to patients and families during their final days.

April 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Exhibit to feature 150 years of San Ramon history

"Celebrate San Ramon Rancho-Village-City," an exhibit exploring the rich 150 year history of San Ramon, will run this Saturday through June 11 at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley in Danville.

April 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville set for 'May the 4th' celebration this Thursday

Kids' activities, plus 'Star Wars' Cantina Crawl for adults
Join the Rebellion, or the Empire if your tastes run more toward Vader than Kenobi, for "May the 4th Be With You."

April 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County elections office to launch texting service aimed at teens

New program rolls out today
Teens in Contra Costa County will soon be able to register to vote by using their smart phones, according to county elections officials.

April 16, 2017 | 5 comments
Thefts, burglaries, strong arm robbery on Danville incident report

The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from April 2-8, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

April 17, 2017 | 2 comments
Suspect charged in 2015 DanvilleSanRamon.com hacking case

Federal grand jury indicts San Francisco man
A 34-year-old San Francisco man was arraigned on April 11 in federal District Court for the Sept. 17, 2015, hacking of DanvilleSanRamon.com and other websites operated by Embarcadero Media.

April 13, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Injured worker rescued from 6-foot trench at job site

Man removed just before noon, according to police
An injured man was rescued after falling into a 6-foot trench at a job site in San Ramon Wednesday morning, according to police.

April 12, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Library's reopening celebration set Saturday

Expanded second level, new technology among changes
After nearly two years, the San Ramon Library renovation is complete and a grand re-opening, which will include entertainment and events for all ages, will be held Saturday.

April 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to hear apartment complex appeal Tuesday

Town staff to recommend denial, affirming commission’s approval
The Danville Town Council is set for a public hearing next week on the appeal filed by a group of residents who opposed the Planning Commission's approval of a 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road just outside downtown.

April 12, 2017 | 5 comments
Pleasanton Middle School mourns the loss of Mrs. Boerman

English teacher died after 3-car crash at Hopyard and Owens last week
The cards, flowers and signs have been multiplying along a wall in the 700 building of Pleasanton Middle School ever since students and staff returned from spring break Monday.

April 11, 2017 | 1 comment
John Baldwin Elementary's Ware named county Teacher of the Year finalist

Second-grade educator now competing for chance to advance to state level
Marissa Ware, a second-grade teacher at Danville's John Baldwin Elementary School, was selected this week as a finalist for Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year, continuing the San Ramon Valley's strong record in the annual countywide competition.

April 11, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Grand theft, missing youths on cop log

The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 28-April 3, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

April 16, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon man killed in suspected DUI crash in San Jose

Other driver held on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, fatal DUI
A San Ramon man who was killed in a suspected DUI collision early Sunday morning in San Jose has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as 22-year-old Matthew Tang.

April 10, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to debate stricter marijuana regulations

Seven special presentations, budget workshop also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to consider a proposed ordinance Tuesday night that would largely extend the city's restrictions on medical marijuana activities to also include recreational marijuana.

April 10, 2017 | 6 comments
Assault with deadly weapon, identity theft on Danville cop log

The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 26-April 1, omitting the more mundane, such as routine traffic stops, service requests, noise complaints and domestic disturbances.

April 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk alternative electricity, green infrastructure

Sister city program conversation also set for study session
The Danville Town Council is set to hear the latest update Tuesday on the town's process for considering whether to join a community choice energy program to allow for electricity-sourcing options other than PG&E.

April 10, 2017 | No comments yet
State legislature approves new $52.4 billion gas tax plan

Local Democrat Glazer explains ‘no’ vote on proposal
The California Legislature Thursday approved a $52.4 billion, 10-year gas tax and new annual vehicle fee increase intended to fix the state's roads and make other transit improvements.

April 9, 2017 | 5 comments
Alamo: Rotary's annual Easter egg hunt set for Saturday morning

Hundreds of kids to look for 6,000-plus eggs hidden at Livorna Park
The Rotary Club of Alamo is set to host hundreds of children and their parents this Saturday morning for the group's annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day.

April 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Street Smarts “Be Reel” winners honors

Winners of the Street Smarts "Be Reel" video contest for San Ramon Valley middle school students were honored recently for their 60-second public service announcement videos on traffic safety with this year's theme of “Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Seen!"

April 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Crews to start work on Camino Tassajara/Sycamore Valley soundwall

Officials: Construction expected to last 3 months, with minimal traffic impact
Construction crews are scheduled to begin work on Monday to remove and replace parts of the soundwall along the Sycamore Valley Road and Camino Tassajara corridor, according to Danville town officials.

April 7, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley teachers award excellence in local education

Teachers union hands out SRVEEAs to educators, parents, admin and more
More than 360 people dedicated to the local education community recently gathered in the Blackhawk Automotive Museum as the San Ramon Valley Education Association honored top teachers and other education supporters during its third annual award ceremony.

April 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Pleasanton Middle School teacher dies after crash Tuesday night

Boerman was passenger in 3-car collision near Hopyard-Owens intersection
The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has identified the victim of a fatal traffic collision in Pleasanton Tuesday night as Pleasanton resident Carla Boerman.

April 6, 2017 | No comments yet
The show must go on: 'Laughing Stock' coming to Danville stage

Role Players Ensemble production running through April 30 at Village Theatre
Saving a fledgling theater company is the backdrop for "Laughing Stock," the latest comedy being taken to the Village Theatre stage later this month by Danville's Role Players Ensemble.

April 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Fashion show fundraiser to benefit youth trips to Blackhawk Museums

Luncheon event starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday
The Friends of the Blackhawk Museums is hosting an "April in Paris Fashion Show" fundraiser next week to support its efforts to help students visit the Blackhawk Museums.

April 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Rock 'n' roll memories to be displayed at Crow Canyon CC

Alamo woman showing off private collection of rock star photos
A longtime fan of rock 'n' roll with a passion for the camera, Alamo resident Donna Paula will showcase a variety of her own photographs of rock stars and other music memorabilia as part of an exhibit at Crow Canyon Country Club next week.

April 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Town again offering business promotion funds

Individual grants of up to $2,500 available; application deadline April 21
Danville town officials are now collecting applications from local businesses and organizations interested in receiving a grant from the town through this year's round of business promotion funds.

April 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Staying Healthy: Colorectal cancer, a time for action

Colonoscopies no longer the 'dreaded' procedure of yesteryear
Colorectal cancer is both the nation's second-leading cause of cancer mortality and one of its most preventable cancers. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that 134,490 cases of colorectal cancer will have occurred in 2016 and an estimated 49,190 deaths.

April 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville officials seek feedback on alternative electricity program

Online survey open now; public workshop downtown April 13
Danville town officials are looking for public input about whether the town should join a community choice energy program.

April 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Congressman DeSaulnier opens annual student art competition

Local high-schoolers can submit original artwork through May 3
U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), whose district includes Danville and Alamo, is again looking for local high school students interested in taking part in the annual Congressional Art Competition.

April 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Jumpin' at the Sun dancers performing at Dougherty Valley theater

'Together as One' shows set for Saturday and Sunday
San Ramon's resident professional dance company Jumpin' at the Sun is set to perform its newest show, "Together as One," next weekend at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center.

April 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Roadside work set on Diablo Road this Thursday

One-lane traffic control will be in effect
Danville town officials announced that vegetation work along Diablo Road will lead to periodic delays for motorists on Thursday.

April 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Vandalism, identity thefts lead Danville police call log

Crashes, petty thefts, missing person among other reports March 19-25
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 19-25, omitting the more mundane.

April 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Thefts, burglaries, traffic-stop arrests top San Ramon police call log

Armed robbery, rape, fraud, vandalism among other reports March 21-27
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 21-27, omitting the more mundane.

April 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Car break-ins, ID thefts, vandalism lead Danville cop log

Brandishing weapon, DUIs, injury crashes also reported March 12-18
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 12-18, omitting the more mundane.

April 4, 2017 | 9 comments
Trash talk: San Ramon survey on garbage, recycling service ends Friday

San Ramon officials have posted a new online survey seeking feedback from residents about garbage, recycling and composting service in the city, with the current contract with Waste Management set to expire in 2019.

April 4, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville council to consider requesting disaster-relief funds

American Red Cross Month proclamation, informational reports also on tap
The Danville Town Council is set Tuesday to formally request disaster-relief money from the state to help offset costs of fixing damage caused by January storms.

April 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Local CHP focusing on distracted driving enforcement

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
This month is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and California Highway Patrol officers in the Dublin area will be educating people and enforcing distracted driving laws, CHP officials said.

April 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Former county schools superintendent Joseph Ovick dies

Spent 45 years as educator, including 18 as elected leader of Contra Costa’s Office of Education
Joseph A. Ovick, Ed.D., who served for nearly two decades as Contra Costa County's superintendent of schools until retiring in 2014, died unexpectedly early Thursday morning, according to county officials. He was 69.

April 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Second man sentenced to prison in investment fraud case

Pair made ‘many false representations’ about non-existent investments, prosecutors say
A San Leandro man was sentenced to two years and six months in prison on Wednesday for his role in a scheme with a Danville man to defraud investors out of more than $3 million, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

April 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Poll: Support for new housing differs by age, support overall rises in Bay Area

‘We're shutting the door on future generations,’ council CEO says
Older voters who have lived in the Bay Area the longest and own their own home are less likely to want new housing built in their neighborhood than younger voters who rent and have lived in the area for a shorter time, according to poll results released Sunday.

April 3, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville chamber hands out annual Community Service Awards

Organization names year's top citizen, business, business person, charitable group and employee
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, joined by key business and community leaders, recognized some of the most dedicated local residents and contributors with its annual community awards Thursday afternoon at Blackhawk Country Club.

April 3, 2017 | 2 comments
Mayor Morgan delivers Danville's State of the Town address

'The state of our town continues to be strong, and the future will even be better'
By remaining in solid financial condition and focused on promoting high-quality public services and amenities, the town of Danville is well-positioned to again see positive outcomes for the community in 2017 and beyond, Mayor Renee Morgan said while presenting the annual State of the Town address Thursday afternoon.

March 31, 2017 | 22 comments
MTC: Testing signs for I-680 express lanes ahead of summer opening

Agency also announces plans for future express lane to Benicia Bridge by 2020
Drivers along Interstate 680 through the San Ramon Valley may have noticed messages appearing this week on the new toll signs for the future express lanes.

March 30, 2017 | 2 comments
Humor helps: Sense of fun sees Pleasanton writer through health challenges

Langer's short story featured in new 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' book
"I think you have a choice of how you want to respond," Annette Langer said. "You can choose to be happy or you can choose to be sad. You cannot always control your pain but you can control your suffering -- and I choose not to suffer."

April 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Victim of fatal crash Wednesday identified as Dublin man

Driver overcorrected on Dumbarton Bridge, according to CHP
A man killed late Wednesday morning in a crash on the westbound entrance to the Dumbarton Bridge near Fremont has been identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau as Terrance Culhane, 64, of Dublin.

March 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville's water play features set to reopen Saturday

Amenities found at Hap Magee Ranch, Sycamore Valley parks
Danville town officials announced this week that the water play features designed for kids at Hap Magee Ranch and Sycamore Valley parks are set to reopen this Saturday.

March 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa unemployment dips to 4.1%

Each Bay Area county sees rate drop in February
The unemployment rate in each of the Bay Area's nine counties dropped in February compared with January, with Contra Costa County seeing its rate at 4.1%, according to data from the California Employment Development Department.

March 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Report: Bay Area home sales down slightly, prices up last month

Sales restrained by declining affordability, higher mortgage rates
The median price for a home in the Bay Area increased 7.6% in February compared to the same month last year, according to the real estate research firm CoreLogic.

March 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley kindergartner showing off kung fu skills on NBC

Calleigh Tsay is 2nd Pleasanton girl on 'Little Big Shots' this season
Martial arts are a popular activity for children throughout the Tri-Valley. For 6-year-old Calleigh Tsay, kung fu is a passion that runs in the family and something she looks forward to every week.

March 29, 2017 | 1 comment
County leaders edge closer to joining ‘green’ electricity supplier

Supervisors express interest in partnering with existing organization other than PG&E
Residents of Contra Costa County could soon have the option of buying electricity from largely renewable sources, outside the current supply offered by PG&E.

March 28, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville mayor to deliver State of the Town address Thursday

Chamber of Commerce also handing out Community Service Awards at event
Danville Mayor Renee Morgan is set to update the community on the town's accomplishments and activities from the past year and highlight what residents can look forward to in the year ahead when she presents her State of the Town address Thursday afternoon.

March 28, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to hear update on City Center, Bollinger Canyon widening

City fee increases, new police officers, EBMUD presentation also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to receive a report Tuesday night on the status of Sunset Development's City Center Bishop Ranch complex and associated roadway improvements on Bollinger Canyon Road through the area.

March 27, 2017 | 2 comments
Horses run amok in Alamo, halt freeway traffic

Incident snarls Monday morning commute on northbound I-680
Two horses running loose in Alamo evaded authorities for more than an hour Monday morning and brought northbound Interstate 680 to a standstill after they made their way onto the freeway.

March 27, 2017 | 1 comment
Monte Vista High briefly locked down over graffiti threat

Campus searched, threat deemed not credible
Danville's Monte Vista High School was placed on lockdown for just under a half-hour early Monday afternoon while police investigated a potential threat that was later deemed not credible.

March 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Registration open for Mount Diablo's Junior Rangers

Five-week program explores wildlife, geology, history and more
Registration is open for Mt. Diablo State Park's spring 2017 Junior Ranger Program, which is for children ages 7 to 12 accompanied by an adult.

March 28, 2017 | No comments yet
BART's long-awaited Warm Springs station opens in Fremont

New station paves way for service to Silicon Valley, agency says
After years of delays, BART officials and other community leaders Friday celebrated the opening of the new Warm Springs station in southern Fremont, which brings the transit agency one step closer to San Jose.

March 26, 2017 | No comments yet
UPDATE: San Jose man dies in I-680 crash in Pleasanton early Saturday

Solo-car rollover remains under investigation, CHP says
The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau has identified San Jose resident Matthew Tia, 33, as the man killed in a crash on northbound Interstate 680 in Pleasanton just after 3 a.m. Saturday.

March 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Police think same man robs San Ramon bank for second time

Unidentified armed robber remains at-large
San Ramon police allege a man has robbed the same local bank while armed with a gun for the second time in just over a month.

March 23, 2017 | 1 comment
Carlson named SRVUSD Classified Employee of the Year

School board ceremony honors 46 workers nominated across district
Family members, friends, colleagues and school officials came together to celebrate the San Ramon Valley school district's Classified Employees of the Year during an evening ceremony Tuesday in Danville.

March 26, 2017 | 2 comments
Personnel file: Six-time LPGA winner moves into real estate lending in Danville

Hurst says transition to new career 'smooth as my putting stroke'
Sealing the deal is taking on a brand new meaning for Danville resident Pat Hurst. After nearly two decades as a professional golfer that included closing out six LPGA victories, Hurst has now transitioned into a career in real estate lending. And she's chosen her hometown of Danville to make her start.

March 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Signs of the times

For Pleasanton man, postings give warnings, instructions, information -- and entertain
When John Deus, 74, takes to the road, he doesn't just keep an eye on the traffic and other hazards. He's also alert for interesting signage. "I think I've photographed about 75 different signs during my travels," said Deus (pronounced the German way, "Doyce").

March 23, 2017 | 1 comment
Holi festival set at Bishop Ranch on Friday

Colorful celebration marks end of winter, promotes friendship
More than 1,400 people are expected to commemorate the start of spring as part of a colorful Holi festival at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon on Friday evening.

March 22, 2017 | No comments yet
'Jazz Room' returning to Danville stage with Finnish performer

Young musicians can work with Kari Ikonen before concert
The Village Theatre's bimonthly jazz series "The Jazz Room" is set for its next presentation at the historic downtown Danville venue this week featuring award-winning Finnish pianist and composer Kari Ikonen.

March 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Identity thefts, burglaries, drug arrests top Danville cop log

Car break-ins, vandalism, crashes also reported March 5-11
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from March 5-11, omitting the more mundane.

March 26, 2017 | 5 comments
DUIs, stolen property, dependent adult abuse lead DPD call log

ID thefts, vandalism, injury crash also reported Feb. 26 to March 4
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 26 to March 4, omitting the more mundane.

March 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Fired PUSD superintendent denies accusation of inappropriate conduct

Rubino says he is 'deeply disappointed' by termination
Speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired as PUSD superintendent, Rick Rubino has denied an accusation of inappropriate behavior that came to light Friday from documents the Pleasanton Weekly obtained from the district.

March 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Man ordered to stand trial for fatal shooting of Dublin resident

2015 incident occurred during robbery attempt in Oakland, prosecutors say
A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence to have a West Oakland man stand trial on a murder charge for the fatal shooting of a Dublin man during an attempted robbery in downtown Oakland in November 2015.

March 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Ex-Pleasanton Unified superintendent was accused of inappropriate conduct before firing

'I have never had someone of this stature be this disrespectful,' female district employee says in email
A female PUSD employee accused Rick Rubino of inappropriate behavior less than a month before he was fired as the district's superintendent, according to documents the Pleasanton Weekly has obtained from the district.

March 20, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville council to weigh raising parking fee for new development downtown

Presenting town's Design Awards, informational reports also on agenda
The Danville Town Council is set to consider approving increases Tuesday to fees charged for new development projects in parts of downtown where businesses rely on public lots to provide parking for their patrons.

March 20, 2017 | 2 comments
School board to consider Day of Silence support resolution

Classified Employees of the Year, Autism Awareness Month also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board on Tuesday is set to discuss approving a resolution for the second year in a row in support of voluntary student participation in the National Day of Silence, which aims to raise awareness about youth who face harassment because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

March 20, 2017 | 25 comments
San Ramon Planning Commission hosting workshop with staff

Special meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall
The San Ramon Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a workshop with city planning staff on Tuesday evening.

March 20, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville seeks volunteers to help seniors for Lend a Hand Day

150 helpers expected for annual service event April 29
Danville town officials are recruiting local teens and adults interested in volunteering for this year's Lend a Hand Day, which provides seniors with free yard cleanup and minor home repairs.

March 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 declares local flood emergency

Agency pursuing assistance to cover at least $10 million in damages
Zone 7 Water Agency has declared a local state of flood emergency within its service area, allowing it to seek financial assistance from the state for winter storm recovery efforts.

March 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Officials praise I-580 express lanes for first-year results

'Huge relief to the commuters ... a great game-changer,' Haggerty says
Interstate 580's toll express lanes through the Tri-Valley marked their one-year anniversary last month, and so far, the numbers show they're providing much-needed traffic congestion relief as planned, according to Alameda County officials.

March 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 board OKs support to address creekside erosion threatening homes

Workers to bring in sandbags before rain returns
The Zone 7 Water Agency board of directors unanimously authorized spending $1.7 million for emergency repairs to an eroding slope threatening Foothill Road houses after hearing from emotional residents at its meeting Wednesday evening.

March 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Hazmat incident prompts evacuation of 20 homes in Danville

Fire crews ultimately determine hazardous material did not leak
A possible hazardous materials spill that prompted the evacuation of about 20 homes in Danville has been resolved Thursday evening.

March 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Goodguys car show taking over Tri-Valley fairgrounds this weekend

35th All American Get-Together runs Saturday and Sunday
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is set to kick off its 2017 show season with the 35th All American Get-Together this weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

March 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Irish spirit: Dublin set to welcome 80,000 revelers for St. Patrick's Day celebration

Festival, parade, pancake breakfast, 5K walk/run among event highlights
It's nearly 5,000 miles -- or a roughly 12-hour flight -- between neighboring Dublin, California and its international namesake Dublin, Ireland. But this weekend, the distance will feel like it has almost disappeared as the Tri-Valley city hearkens back to its roots with its 34th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.

March 16, 2017 | 1 comment
Central San Academy shows residents wastewater treatment behind the scenes

Applications for spring program available through Tuesday
Central San, the agency that provides sewer service to most of the San Ramon Valley, is looking for residents interested in joining its citizens academy program to learn more about wastewater treatment, recycled water and how the local district operates.

March 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Norovirus case confirmed at elementary school

Other students miss class, but some could be out for reasons besides sickness
One case of norovirus, a serious stomach flu, was reported on Monday to Alameda County health officials by a doctor of a Dublin elementary school student, county health officials said.

March 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Residents appeal commission's approval of 150 apartments on Diablo Road

Timetable uncertain for when Town Council will debate project
The Danville Town Council is set to weigh in on a proposed 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road just outside downtown after a group of residents last week appealed the Planning Commission's approval of the project.

March 15, 2017 | 7 comments
Thefts, vandalism, DUIs lead Danville police call log

Car break-ins, crashes, missing persons also reported Feb. 19-25
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 19-25, omitting the more mundane.

March 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville town hall to feature federal, state, local legislators

Mayor Morgan holding quarterly event March 25
Danville Mayor Renee Morgan is hosting key federal, state and county elected officials as part of a public town hall this weekend.

March 14, 2017 | 8 comments
County board OKs new Tasers for sheriff’s office

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the $800,000 purchase of hundreds of new Tasers for the sheriff's office.

March 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Eroding backyards alarm Pleasanton residents

Zone 7 board to weigh options for assistance Wednesday
There are signs of the wet winter visible everywhere in Pleasanton, from the tarps and bulldozers drivers on Interstate 680 can see along the Arroyo de la Laguna to the sandbags and signage warning of flooding on Foothill Road, still out in they're needed again.

March 13, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon council to appoint Dougherty Valley tree committee

Other committee assignments, sale of old Mudd's site, revenue enhancement workshop also on agenda
Committee appointments are set to be the main theme of Tuesday's San Ramon City Council meeting, with the elected officials to consider appointing residents to serve on the Transportation Advisory Committee, Architectural Review Board and new Dougherty Valley Citizens Tree Committee.

March 13, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville commission to weigh second-floor addition on downtown building

Granny units policy, cell tower modifications also on tap for planners
The Danville Planning Commission on Tuesday will consider a proposal to expand the second floor of a downtown building at the northeast corner of Hartz and Linda Mesa avenues.

March 13, 2017 | 3 comments
Danville council to talk alternative energy, emergency response

Community Branding and Marketing Plan among other workshop topics
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss an alternative electricity study, updates to the town's emergency response plan and new local branding strategies during a workshop Tuesday morning.

March 13, 2017 | No comments yet
St. Patrick’s Day luncheon Wednesday at Danville Senior Center

44 seats remain available for event
The Danville Senior Center is getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit two days early with a traditional Irish luncheon for seniors on Wednesday afternoon.

March 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville recruiting for commission seats

County posts, poet laureate among other vacancies
Danville officials are looking for civic-minded residents interested in serving on town commissions or in other positions available representing the town.

March 12, 2017 | 4 comments
Service to BART’s new Warm Springs station set to start March 25

Project part of agency’s long-term effort to extend service to San Jose
BART officials said Friday that service on its long-delayed extension to the new Warm Springs station in southern Fremont would finally begin in two weeks.

March 12, 2017 | No comments yet
BART board declines to study 25-cent minimum fare increase

‘We can't keep spending like drunken sailors,’ director Keller says
The BART Board of Directors decided last week not to study increasing the minimum fare by 25 cents in an effort to balance the 2018 fiscal year budget and offset a projected 10-year budget deficit.

March 14, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD set for Student Recognition Project open house

Competition winners, honorable mentions to be announced Monday
The San Ramon Valley school community is set to come together Monday to check out the creative works of local students who took part in this year's Student Recognition Project.

March 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Blackhawk author's personal tale of hope, faith and resilience

Memoir details journey from Hungarian orphanage to good life in the Tri-Valley
In the 1950s, young Ildiko would sit on a bench in the yard at her Budapest orphanage, staring at the sky and daydreaming about the world outside. Where would she go in life? Would she find the love that her mother refused her?

March 9, 2017 | 2 comments
BART moving forward in 2017, but not yet to Livermore

Board member provides update on transit agency
Recently re-elected BART board member John McPartland, fresh off a year that saw the transit agency negotiate a new four-year contract with its unions and gain voter approval of a $3.5 billion bond for capital improvements, told a real estate group last Friday that better days are coming for Tri-Valley commuters.

March 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Local youth orchestra holding auditions

Ages 10-20, especially wind instrumentalists, encouraged to apply
A young musicians orchestra that made its Pleasanton debut at a fundraiser for arts in the schools is holding tryouts next weekend, March 18-19.

March 9, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD selects Giotta, Ware as Teachers of the Year

Gale Ranch, John Baldwin educators advancing to countywide competition
The San Ramon Valley school board Tuesday honored the district's 2017 Teachers of the Year: Kelly Giotta, sixth-grade core teacher at San Ramon's Gale Ranch Middle School, and Marissa Ware, second-grade teacher at Danville's John Baldwin Elementary and a district literacy coach.

March 8, 2017 | No comments yet
'BART Perks' program persuades some commuters to change travel times

A program offering cash incentives to BART riders who commuted outside of the busiest hours successfully persuaded some riders to change their travel behavior, transit agency officials said Wednesday.

March 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Meet the artist in Alamo

Internationally known oil painter Susan Sarback will be at next week's Alamo Danville Artists' Society meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Alamo Women's Club, 1401 Danville Blvd., in Alamo.

March 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton Military Families leader named Woman of the Year

Pat Frizzell recognized at State Assembly award ceremony in Sacramento
Pat Frizzell, chairwoman of the military support organization Pleasanton Military Families, was honored at the State Capitol on Monday as Assemblywoman Catharine Baker's Woman of the Year for the 16th Assembly District.

March 8, 2017 | No comments yet
County declares emergency in effort to fix Morgan Territory mudslide

Some impacted residents detour all the way to San Ramon due to road closure
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to declare a state of emergency in response to the massive mudslide that has closed Morgan Territory Road since Feb. 24.

March 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Holi celebration returning to Pleasanton this weekend

Local 'Festival of Colors' benefits eye care for needy in India
A colorful springtime celebration common in India is coming again to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

March 7, 2017 | 1 comment
Thefts, car break-ins, crashes lead San Ramon PD call log

'Promiscuous shooting,' vandalism also reported 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 7, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon considering new day care center, church expansion

Planning Commission to weigh in on separate projects Tuesday night
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to discuss a proposed new day care center on San Ramon Valley Boulevard and a revised expansion plan for a church on Alcosta Boulevard on Tuesday night.

March 6, 2017 | 1 comment
Driverless shuttles being tested at Bishop Ranch

Officials hope to operate short-distance autonomous vehicles there by late 2017/early 2018
Bishop Ranch could be moving that much closer to featuring driverless shuttles. Public and private transportation officials gathered Monday morning to demonstrate small shared autonomous vehicles now being tested in a parking lot at the San Ramon business park as part of a pilot program that could begin operating with up to 12 passengers per shuttle by year's end.

March 6, 2017 | 4 comments
School board to receive budget update

Teachers of the Year, negotiations with classified workers also on agenda
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to review the second midyear update on the district's 2016-17 budget on Tuesday night.

March 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to consider continuing PEG television fee

Police Department report, Prescription Drug Awareness Month, committee recruitment also on tap
The Danville Town Council on Tuesday is set to discuss reauthorizing the fee charged to cable television providers to support local public-access TV.

March 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Fallen deputy remembered as hard-working model for others

‘Mike rose to every challenge,” sheriff says
Alameda County sheriff's deputy Mike Foley, who died after he was hit by a prisoner-transport bus at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin last month, was remembered Friday as a hard-worker who was a model for other law enforcement officers.

March 5, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville: 150-apartment complex approved by Planning Commission

Commissioners give lackluster, but full, support; project faces other hurdles
The Danville Planning Commission signed off on an 150-unit apartment complex proposed for just outside downtown on Diablo Road Tuesday night.

March 3, 2017 | 6 comments
'Little Rock Nine' member speaks to SRVUSD on discrimination, tolerance

Civil rights activist reflects on desegregating Arkansas school, offers advice on confronting intolerance today
Dr. Terrence Roberts, a central figure in the civil rights movement as a teenager in Arkansas in the 1950s, is appearing at Monte Vista High School this week, highlighting his message about tolerance and the need for dialogue to students and educators in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

March 2, 2017 | 2 comments
New Danville art exhibit explores color

‘Color Play’ runs through April 15 at Village Theatre gallery
Works by artists exploring personal and emotional interactions with color are at the heart of “Color Play," the newest exhibition at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville.

March 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley girl appearing on NBC's 'Little Big Shots' this weekend

Kindergartner shows off her Lincoln love for TV
Not only does Lucy Szela know the iconic 1863 Gettysburg Address, the Pleasanton 6-year-old recently recited it for the world to hear on television -- all while dressed like Honest Abe and entertaining host Steve Harvey with her knowledge and adoration of America's 16th president.

March 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Speaking jazz: Talented teens in All-Stars Band offer 'spectacle'

Tri-Valley high school stars performing locally this weekend
Spencer Sussman, a tenor and bass trombonist, knows how to improvise. He jams weekly with three or four others, each bringing an original piece to play, and he also teaches, both at schools and privately.

March 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Teen Esteem: Empowering students for life

Nonprofit helps Tri-Valley youth prepare to face challenges of today
Creekside Elementary School fourth-graders sat on the floor for almost an hour, laughing, clapping and repeating key messages that their choices count at a recent assembly presented by Teen Esteem.

March 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville grass fields, dog park remain closed after rainstorms

Oversaturation leads town officials to extend winter moratorium; could reopen mid-month
Several athletic fields and a dog park at a popular site in Danville remain closed to the public because of the effects of heavy rain this winter, according to town officials.

March 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville mayor set to deliver State of the Town address

Chamber of Commerce also handing out Community Service Awards; nomination window closes next week
Danville Mayor Renee Morgan is set to update the community on the town's accomplishments and activities from the past year and highlight what residents can look forward to in the year ahead when she presents her State of the Town address later this month.

March 1, 2017 | 1 comment
State legislators holding bipartisan town hall in San Ramon

RSVPs already exceed seating capacity in City Hall
The San Ramon Valley's representatives in the State Legislature, Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker and Democrat State Senator Steve Glazer, are co-hosting a public town hall this Thursday in San Ramon.

February 28, 2017 | 1 comment
SRPD arrests man accused of having stolen vehicle, burglary tools

Vehicle thefts have been higher than normal in San Ramon, police say
An Antioch man was arrested Monday night in San Ramon after officers allegedly discovered him in possession of a stolen vehicle in a parking lot, according to police.

February 28, 2017 | 3 comments
Identity thefts, burglaries lead Danville police call log

Vandalism, petty thefts among other top reports Feb. 5-18
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Feb. 5-18, omitting the more mundane.

March 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Services set for fallen sheriff's deputy

Funeral for Michael Foley at Concord Pavilion on Friday morning
The funeral service for Alameda County sheriff's deputy Michael Foley, who died last Thursday from injuries he suffered when an inmate bus struck him at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin a day earlier, will be held at the Concord Pavilion on Friday, sheriff's officials said.

February 28, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon gearing up for 150th birthday celebration

Birthday bash, multicultural celebration, 'Pioneer Profiles', museum exhibit all part of sesquicentennial happenings
The San Ramon community is joining together throughout this year to commemorate San Ramon's 150th birthday, with a series of local events planned throughout 2017 as part of the sesquicentennial celebration.

February 27, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton school district considering ‘safe haven’ status

Resolution would reaffirm commitment to nondiscrimination, describe PUSD response to ICE agents
The Pleasanton school board is set to debate a resolution Tuesday that would declare the district a “safe haven" for students and families facing immigration enforcement or discrimination.

February 27, 2017 | 3 comments
San Ramon council to discuss police staffing levels

Retail analysis report, landslide repairs, midyear budget update also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to talk Tuesday about staffing changes proposed by the police department for the next several years as the city prepares for new housing and commercial developments to open.

February 27, 2017 | 4 comments
Danville: 150-apartment proposal back before Planning Commission

Town staff recommends approval of project near Diablo Road/I-680 on-ramp
The Danville Planning Commission is poised to consider Tuesday whether to approve a proposed 150-unit apartment complex on Diablo Road just outside downtown.

February 27, 2017 | 21 comments
SRVUSD recruiting residents for Parcel Tax Oversight Committee

Applications due March 15; appointments expected April 18
The San Ramon Valley school board is looking for area residents interested in helping make sure the district uses funds from the annual $144 parcel tax in ways the voters intended when they approved Measure A almost two years ago.

March 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to meet with all town commissions at workshop

Annual meeting to include discussion on community branding
The Danville Town Council is set to meet with town commissioners Monday afternoon as part of an annual workshop during which the local leaders discuss key topics relevant to the town government.

February 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Sheriff's deputy dies from injuries after being struck by jail bus

Michael Foley was veteran in local law enforcement
Alameda County sheriff's deputy Michael Foley died Thursday from injuries sustained a day earlier when he was struck by an inmate-transport bus at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, the sheriff's office announced Thursday afternoon.

February 23, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville: Reutlinger reception recognizing artists 80 and older

Sunday event looks back at 'Around the World at 80' exhibit
The Reutlinger Community, a senior living facility in Danville, will join the Lamorinda Arts Council to honor the works of local artists between 80 and 99 years old during a reception Sunday afternoon.

February 23, 2017 | 2 comments
Theft, battery, burglary, vandalism lead San Ramon police log

Robbery, car crashes, suspicious incidents also reported Jan. 31 to Feb. 13
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 31 to Feb. 13, omitting the more mundane.

February 23, 2017 | 2 comments
Irish dance spectacular headed for San Ramon

20 years after being hooked, dance prodigy tours with his own company
Justin Boros -- a 15-year-old basketball player in Akron, Ohio -- took to Irish dancing as surely as if he'd been born to it. After catching Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" on TV in the mid '90s, Boros began going to local Irish dance performances, and he watched when Flatley appeared on Larry King.

February 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Cities teaming up for teen job fair

Young Tri-Valley job seekers can meet employers, have mock interviews, hear career panel
The city of San Ramon and town of Danville are partnering with Dublin, Pleasanton and the Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club to present the annual Teen Job and Career Fair this weekend in San Ramon.

February 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Congressman Swalwell reflects on priorities for new term

Local Democrat talks transportation, national security, President Trump
His third term in the House of Representatives is already shaping up to look quite different for Eric Swalwell. 2017 brings a variety of changes professionally, including new committee posts, new legislative issues and a new Republican president -- not to mention a big one personally, due this spring.

February 23, 2017 | 14 comments
Dublin: Sheriff's deputy seriously injured by jail bus

CHP's major incident team to reconstruct crash to find out exactly what happened
A veteran Alameda County sheriff's deputy remains in critical condition after being struck by an inmate bus that was being driven by another deputy at the transportation division at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin early Wednesday morning, a sheriff's spokesman said.

February 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville set for Dr. Seuss birthday celebration

Event includes storytime, arts and crafts, face painting, games
The Danville Community Center is set to celebrate the birthday of Theodor Geissel, better known as children's author Dr. Seuss, during an annual event scheduled for next week.

February 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Whistleblowers allege air district improperly destroys pollution records

'It's about our health,' former employee says
Two former employees of the agency responsible for protecting the Bay Area from air pollution say they were improperly fired for trying to prevent the illegal destruction of important records.

February 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Local court officials appeal to state for additional funding

'Court pockets are empty and the cupboards are bare,' CoCo court CEO says
The Contra Costa County Superior Court has joined with 48 other trial courts across California to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to provide additional funding for the state's judicial branch.

February 21, 2017 | 18 comments
San Ramon council hosting goal-setting workshop

Special meeting scheduled for Wednesday afternoon
The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a goal-setting workshop during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

February 21, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon reviewing pair of proposed apartment complexes

One would see The Golden Skate torn down; second would be mixed-use facility just blocks away
The San Ramon Planning Commission on Tuesday is set to take an early look at design concepts for two apartment complexes proposed to sit a couple blocks apart on the northwest side of the city.

February 20, 2017 | 26 comments
School board to hear Parcel Tax Oversight Committee's annual report

Preschool teacher job description, Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month among other meeting topics
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to receive an annual report Tuesday from the district's Parcel Tax Oversight Committee, which concludes the nearly $6.8 million in tax revenue generated last school year was used appropriately.

February 20, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville council set for midyear budget review

Committee appointment, Street Smarts recognition, informational reports also on tap Tuesday night
The Danville Town Council is set to hear a positive report Tuesday evening about the town's budget situation midway through the fiscal year.

February 20, 2017 | 1 comment
Tri-Valley Lunar New Year gala set in Blackhawk this weekend

Event also raises funds for Asian-American nonprofit's internship program
Scores of Tri-Valley residents and officials are ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend during a gala at the Blackhawk Museum that will feature Chinese gong fu, Indian dance, music and more entertainment while also serving as a fundraiser for a local internship program.

February 19, 2017 | No comments yet
Street Smarts honors traffic-safety storybook's young artists

Hidden Hills, Golden View, Live Oak among schools represented
Hundreds of San Ramon Valley community members recently gathered to recognize 11 elementary school artists whose works won Street Smarts' 13th annual storybook poster contest and are featured in this year's traffic-safety storybook, "The Super Summer Scavenger Hunt with Safety Sam."

February 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Police looking for man who rammed stolen van into patrol car

Pursuit starts in Pleasanton, continues into Dublin and San Ramon before ending with van in creek
Law enforcement officials are looking for a man accused of ramming a stolen vehicle into a patrol car in an attempt to evade police during a pursuit that later went into San Ramon before ending with the van in a Dublin creek.

February 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Local nonprofit set for annual Ragin' Cajun fundraiser

Proceeds benefit Sandra J. Wing foundation
Local nonprofit Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation is hosting its Ragin' Cajun Goes to Trinidad fundraiser next month in Pleasanton.

February 21, 2017 | No comments yet
Creatures of comfort: Program provides pet therapy throughout region

Valley Humane Society takes dogs for visits to schools, senior living homes, emergency situations and more
Started over 15 years ago by the Pleasanton nonprofit, the program takes Tri-Valley residents and their dogs to schools, businesses, assisted living facilities and other spots around the East Bay.

February 16, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon recruiting residents for Dougherty Valley tree committee

Applications due by 5 p.m. Feb. 24
The city of San Ramon is searching for Dougherty Valley residents interested in joining a new citizens committee to help the city as it works to handle tree and turf problems in planting strips in Dougherty Valley neighborhoods.

February 17, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon: Local PTAs holding parent education conference

Seminars on family dynamics, nutrition, online safety, college planning, multicultural parenting and more
The San Ramon Valley Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) is hosting its annual parent education conference this weekend with information on topics pertaining to students in preschool to high school and targeting parents, educators and other community members.

February 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Robberies, thefts, crashes top San Ramon police log

Vandalism, burglary, missing person among other reports Jan. 17-30
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 17-30, omitting the more mundane.

February 19, 2017 | 3 comments
Hope Hospice expands services by acquiring home health agency

CEO: 'Our goal is to help people remain independent at home for as long as possible'
Hope Hospice recently announced it acquired Hayward-based St. Claire's Home Health in a move aimed at improving the local nonprofit's services by allowing its patients to transition seamlessly between home care and hospice care as their illnesses progress.

February 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: Pedestrian killed on I-580 on-ramp identified

A pedestrian who was struck and killed by a car on an Interstate Highway 580 on-ramp in Dublin early Tuesday morning was identified by the Alameda County coroner's bureau today as 63-year-old Jessie Lazos.

February 15, 2017 | No comments yet
'Pippi Longstocking' coming to Dougherty Valley stage

San Ramon performances this weekend only as part of show's Bay Area run
Her famed red pigtails and outrageous adventures are headed to San Ramon this weekend as the Bay Area Children's Theatre production of "Pippi Longstocking" comes to the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center during its regional run.

February 14, 2017 | No comments yet
Identity thefts, car crashes, DUIs top Danville cop log

Burglary, vandalism, drug charges also reported Jan. 22 to Feb. 4
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, omitting the more mundane.

February 14, 2017 | No comments yet
BART board votes for more bike parking, fewer seats on trains

Agency also to consider sanctuary policy
More bikes and fewer seats on trains continue to be priorities for the BART board of directors, which voted Thursday to increase the number of bike parking spaces and to remove thousands of seats from hundreds of trains.

February 13, 2017 | 4 comments
Legislation would make it easier to pass local transportation funding measures

Bill comes three months after Contra Costa's Measure X tax failed
Proposed legislation announced by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) this week would make it easier for local governments to pass transportation funding measures.

February 14, 2017 | 6 comments
Danville council considers raising parking fee for new downtown development

Town Design Awards, Community Branding and Marketing Plan also topics for morning study session
The Danville Town Council is set to weigh options Tuesday for potentially increasing the fee charged to new downtown businesses who rely on municipal lots to provide parking for their patrons.

February 13, 2017 | 4 comments
San Ramon council to hear update on Iron Horse Trail overcrossing at Bollinger

Reserve policy changes, arts report, Street Smarts recognition also on tap
The San Ramon City Council is set to receive an update on city grant applications for the proposal to bring an overcrossing for the Iron Horse Regional Trail at Bollinger Canyon Road, as well as consider allocating $2 million in city general fund money toward the planned project Tuesday night.

February 13, 2017 | 4 comments
Roadwork set in Danville this week

Sycamore Valley, Diablo among impacted streets
Crews will be performing roadwork in several areas around Danville over the next few days, according to town officials. Work will begin on Monday and continue through Wednesday. Projects will include fixing potholes, repaving streets and slide repair.

February 12, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Partnerships, projects among themes in State of the City address

Public safety, traffic congestion, new city manager, budget reserves also talking points in Clarkson’s annual speech
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson highlighted key city accomplishments and public projects from the past year during his State of the City address Thursday afternoon, with partnerships a common thread throughout much of this year's speech.

February 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Valentine's Stroll coming to downtown

Patrons can also check out winners of 'Why I Love Danville' photo contest
Downtown Danville is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit this weekend, with 27 downtown merchants teaming up for a "Valentine's Stroll" during the final shopping weekend before the holiday Tuesday.

February 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Dougherty Valley High senior to perform in symphony's 'Inspirational Journeys'

Concert will feature winning young musicians on piano and violin
Livermore-Amador Symphony's 54th regular season continues Feb. 18 with "Inspirational Journeys" conducted by Music Director Lara Webber at the Bankhead Theater. The performance will feature the winners of the symphony's 2016-17 Competition for Young Musicians, including Dougherty Valley High pianist Sehyun (Eunice) Lee.

February 9, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Comedian Henry Cho returning to East Bay

Show features clean -- yet adult -- humor
Comedian Henry Cho makes one thing clear right up front when he takes the stage: In his east Tennessee drawl, he announces that he is from the south, hence the accent, and he is Korean. "I'm south Korean," he quips.

February 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Valentine's Day Angels: Patrolling the Golden Gate to help save lives

Volunteer group with Tri-Valley roots focuses on suicide prevention on high-risk holidays
A day that is for many a chance to celebrate love and affection is for others a difficult one that can bring on feelings of loneliness, isolation and despair.

February 9, 2017 | 1 comment
Portion of Diablo Road reopens after storm-related closure

Tree fell, knocking down utility lines, causing day-plus shutdown
A portion of Diablo Road in Danville has reopened in both directions Thursday afternoon after a tree knocked power lines into the road Wednesday morning, causing the closure of the thoroughfare for more than 24 hours, according to a police spokesman.

February 9, 2017 | 1 comment
Community Center to host Danville Home Expo on Sunday

30+ home improvement vendors coming to downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Local residents will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with leading home improvement vendors, designers and contractors during the Danville Home Expo this Sunday at the Danville Community Center.

February 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Young family's foundation aims at the heart

Gable Heart Beats holds screenings for 200 young athletes Saturday
After her 38-year-old husband Michael suddenly died of cardiac arrest Sept. 17, 2009, Michelle Gable learned that he had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which could have been detected with a screening.

February 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Assemblywoman Baker announces staffing changes

The San Ramon Valley's Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) announced this week a series of staffing changes in her Sacramento and district officials.

February 8, 2017 | 3 comments
County supervisors approve jail expansion

Andersen: Plan would provide much-needed mental health, re-entry services
During a crowded and occasionally unruly meeting that lasted several hours, the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a proposal to expand a jail in Richmond.

February 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Part of Diablo Road closed after large tree falls, knocks down power lines

A portion of Diablo Road in Danville will be closed to through traffic all day because of a downed tree and power lines, according to police.

February 8, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Mayor set to deliver State of the City address

Clarkson to give updates on city accomplishments at Thursday luncheon
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to update the community on recent activities and future plans for San Ramon on Thursday afternoon while delivering the annual State of the City address.

February 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Theft, vandalism, car crashes lead Danville police log

Embezzlement, burglary, elder abuse among other calls Jan. 8-21
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 8-21, omitting the more mundane.

February 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Westbound Crow Canyon at Bollinger in San Ramon closed due to flooding

Westbound Crow Canyon Road is closed at Bollinger Canyon Road due to flooding. San Ramon Police Department asks that drivers avoid the area until further notice.

February 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Crow Canyon Road reopens west of San Ramon after flooding closure

Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon reopened Tuesday afternoon after facing a closure earlier in the day due to flooding conditions.

February 7, 2017 | No comments yet
Officials offer tips for recognizing, reporting tax identity theft

Local law enforcement and federal officials are warning citizens to watch out for tax-related identity theft as they prepare their filings this season.

February 7, 2017 | No comments yet
School board set to recognize Women’s History Month

Arts Education Month, library plan update also on tap
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider adopting a resolution Tuesday night designating next month as Women's History Month.

February 6, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to talk revenue enhancement, strategic visioning

The San Ramon City Council is set to hold a workshop Tuesday evening during which council members will discuss revenue enhancement and conduct a strategic visioning exercise.

February 6, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville: Traveling exhibit highlights veterans' private correspondence

'War Comes Home: The Legacy' open at downtown museum through April 9
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is hosting a new exhibit featuring private correspondence from military members from almost every major conflict in American history.

February 8, 2017 | No comments yet
Informational reports lead Danville Town Council agenda

The Danville Town Council is set to hear a handful of informational reports during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

February 6, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon police investigating armed bank robbery

Suspect at-large, described as mid-40s white man
Police are looking for a man who robbed a US Bank in San Ramon on Monday afternoon. According to police, the robbery occurred just after noon at the US Bank located at 2821 Crow Canyon Blvd.

February 6, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon, Pleasanton doctors team up for heart health event

Afternoon raises awareness of cardiovascular disease in women
Doctors, patients and others affiliated with Join Muir Health and the San Ramon Regional Medical Center gathered in Pleasanton Friday for an event meant to bring awareness to heart disease.

February 7, 2017 | No comments yet
‘Brilliance’ art exhibit coming to Blackhawk Gallery

Works include paintings, sculptures, photos, wearable art and more
The Alamo Danville Artists' Society is set open a new exhibit, “Brilliance," at the Blackhawk Gallery this Friday. Featuring the works of 41 member artists, the showing runs through April 23.

February 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Young family's foundation aims at the heart

Gable Heart Beats holds screenings for 200 young athletes Saturday
After her 38-year-old husband Michael suddenly died of cardiac arrest Sept. 17, 2009, Michelle Gable learned that he had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which could have been detected with a screening.

February 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Report: December Bay Area home sales drop, prices climb

December Bay Area home sales and prices moved in opposite directions on a year-over-year basis, research firm CoreLogic announced. New and existing home sales fell 9.1% to 7,136 sales while the median home prices jumped 4%.

February 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Sewer district hosting community workshop in downtown Danville

Agency answering residents' questions Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Building
Central San, the sewer district for most of the San Ramon Valley, is holding a workshop for residential customers Wednesday evening in downtown Danville to educate them about the agency's services and answer their questions.

February 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Dublin: 2-year-old girl among injured in head-on crash

Three people were injured, including a 2-year-old girl and her mother, in a head-on crash in Dublin on Thursday morning, according to the Alameda County Fire Department.

February 2, 2017 | 2 comments
Thefts, vandalism, traffic-stop arrests lead San Ramon police log

Armed robbery, assault, burglary, fraud also reported Jan. 3-16
The San Ramon Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 3-16, omitting the more mundane.

February 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council holding goal-setting workshop Friday

Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at Crow Canyon Country Club
Downtown parking, town finances, capital improvements, and the parks and recreation strategic plan are among the key talking points set for the Danville Town Council's annual goal-setting and planning workshop Friday morning.

February 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Zone 7 managers field questions, complaints from residents at workshop

Water agency hosts informational meeting on rates
Residents of Tri-Valley communities peppered Zone 7 Water Agency managers with questions and complaints about its rates and expenditures at a workshop Monday evening.

February 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism top Danville police log

Alcohol charges, burglary, resisting arrest among other reports Jan. 1-7
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Jan. 1-7, omitting the more mundane.

February 1, 2017 | No comments yet
BART to pay nearly $1.3 million in hazardous materials suit

Deal settles civil environmental prosecution with three DA's offices, including Contra Costa County
BART has been ordered to pay $1.275 million in a settlement with three district attorney's offices in the region, including Contra Costa County's, for failing to implement hazardous materials business plans at facilities throughout the transit system, prosecutors said Tuesday.

January 31, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville set to host Recreation Expo

Learn more about town programs Feb. 11 at Community Center
Danville-area residents have the chance to learn more about classes and activities offered by the town during its eighth annual Recreation Expo downtown this weekend.

January 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton Weekly names new editor

Associate editor Jeremy Walsh to succeed founding editor Jeb Bing
Jeremy Walsh will begin his new role as editor of the Pleasanton Weekly on Wednesday, succeeding the Weekly's founding editor, Jeb Bing, who is retiring.

January 31, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Traveling exhibit highlights veterans' private correspondence

'War Comes Home: The Legacy' open at downtown museum through April 9
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley this week began hosting a new exhibit featuring private correspondence from military members from almost every major conflict in American history.

January 30, 2017 | No comments yet
Open house set for Swalwell's new Castro Valley office

Congressman consolidates district operations previously split between Pleasanton, Hayward
San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) is celebrating his new district office in Castro Valley with an open house there Saturday morning.

January 30, 2017 | 6 comments
Personnel file: San Ramon Fastsigns earns company sales award

San Ramon Valley Blvd. store among top performing franchises
Fastsigns of San Ramon recently received national recognition as a top performing store among the company's nearly 650 locations worldwide.

January 30, 2017 | No comments yet
East Bay Parks opens 24th annual trails challenge

Hikers earn commemorative pins for finishing five trails or 26.2 miles
A trails challenge kicked off this month in the East Bay, giving hikers the chance to earn a free commemorative pin for their efforts, East Bay Regional Park District officials said.

January 31, 2017 | 2 comments
EBMUD reservoirs full after winter storms

Board president calls it 'incredible first half of the rainy season'
East Bay Municipal Utility District reservoirs are full after heavy rains this winter, one of the wettest in years. "We've been frankly relieved to have such an incredible first half of the rainy season," EBMUD board president Lesa McIntosh said.

January 27, 2017 | 6 comments
Officials celebrate start of Tri-Valley recycled water plant expansion

Project aims to boost facility's production capacity by 70%
Tri-Valley officials and representatives of 11 public agencies gathered at the recycled water plant in Pleasanton Wednesday for a ceremony kicking off a construction project that will significantly increase the facility's output.

January 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Decision delayed on Diablo Road apartment complex

Commissioners want more info on traffic signal, tree report, flood control, live/work units
The Danville Planning Commission delayed decision-making on a proposed 150-apartment complex on Diablo Road near downtown, continuing the hearing indefinitely following a three-hour meeting on the project Tuesday night.

January 26, 2017 | 22 comments
UC regents approve first tuition hikes since 2011

Resident tuition going up $336 to $12,630, plus fees
The University of California Board of Regents voted 16-4 Thursday to raise student tuition for the first time in five years, university officials said.

January 26, 2017 | No comments yet
Protestors call for county DA's resignation, sheriff's office to end contract with ICE

A rally Wednesday outside the Contra Costa County Administration Building in Martinez called for the sheriff's office to end its collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as the resignation of District Attorney Mark Peterson, according to organizers.

January 26, 2017 | 31 comments
Zone 7 to host water rates workshop Monday evening

Meeting scheduled in light of customer concern over bills
At the city of Pleasanton's request, Zone 7 Water Agency officials will host a workshop at 5 p.m. Monday to provide information and answer customers' questions about water rates and the agency's overall function.

January 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Governor declares state of emergency for Contra Costa County after storms

Proclamations lay path for assistance for local governments, Caltrans
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for counties in the Bay Area and across the state on Monday due to severe winter storms.

January 25, 2017 | No comments yet
Contra Costa County unemployment at 4%

All Bay Area counties but one below 5%
Contra Costa County finished last month with an unemployment rate of 4%, according to data from the California Employment Development Department.

January 29, 2017 | 6 comments
San Ramon: CHP completes investigation into I-680 crash that killed toddler

DA's office mulling charges for driver; decision due in 'at least a week or two'
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has begun reviewing the case and is considering whether to file charges against Yarenit Liliana Malihan, the Pleasanton resident arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter after a crash on Interstate 680 in San Ramon in September that killed a toddler.

January 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Daytime work set for Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon

Emergency road repairs Wednesday, Thursday
Construction crews are set to conduct emergency road repairs on Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon on Wednesday and Thursday, causing daytime delays on the popular non-freeway route between parts of the East Bay.

January 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Gas leak capped near Sprouts store in San Ramon

PG&E: Incident resolved within 40 minutes
PG&E crews have capped a broken gas line that was damaged by a third-party construction company digging near a Sprouts Farmers Market store in San Ramon on Tuesday afternoon.

January 24, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: License plate recognition cameras lead police to stolen car

Two Contra Costa residents arrested in incident
Danville police arrested two people Monday afternoon after the town's automated license plate reader camera system alerted officers to a stolen car, according to a department spokesman.

January 23, 2017 | 8 comments
School board to talk district finances, state budget proposal

11 new courses, Words Matter Week, Venture School report also on tap
Finance is set to be the main theme when the San Ramon Valley school board meets in Danville on Tuesday evening.

January 23, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon council to discuss alternative electricity study

City presentation comes two days before public workshop in Danville
The San Ramon City Council is set to receive a presentation Tuesday night about the possibility of San Ramon and other Contra Costa County communities joining together to purchase energy for local consumers as an alternative to PG&E.

January 23, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville commission to debate proposed Diablo Road apartment complex

Plan calls for 150 units among trio of three-story buildings
The Danville Planning Commission is set to discuss whether to approve a new, 150-unit apartment complex on Diablo Road near the freeway Tuesday night.

January 23, 2017 | 23 comments
San Ramon: Registration open for State of the City address

Mayor Clarkson to give update on city accomplishments Feb. 9
San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to update the community next month on recent activities and future plans for San Ramon in his State of the City address, with tickets for the annual event on sale until this Wednesday.

January 23, 2017 | 2 comments
Fire damages Aquarium Concepts store in Dublin

Officials: Electrical malfunction causes Saturday morning fire
A fire that broke out at a Dublin aquarium store Saturday morning was caused by an electrical malfunction, according to Alameda County Fire Department officials.

January 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Diablo Road closed this afternoon

Crews to do flood prevention
Diablo Road in Danville will close from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. today for flood prevention work. Crews will be placing sandbags.

January 20, 2017 | No comments yet
SRVUSD opens Student Recognition Project

Program offers awards in visual/performing arts, technology, writing categories
The San Ramon Valley school district has starting 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 and community service.

January 19, 2017 | No comments yet
County looking at state-of-emergency declaration amid storm damage

Board of Supervisors to consider ratifying declaration next week
Contra Costa County Administrator David Twa called Thursday for the Board of Supervisors to declare a state of emergency in the county due to infrastructure damage caused by recent storms.

January 19, 2017 | No comments yet
BART announces pilot program for guaranteed parking at Dublin/Pleasanton station

Carpooling riders using Scoop app will have a spot for sure until 10 a.m.
Carpool commuters traveling by BART will have a new option for securing parking at the Dublin/Pleasanton station by the end of January, BART officials announced Tuesday.

January 19, 2017 | 1 comment
East Bay Parks PD names Officer, Dispatcher of the Year

Police agency patrols district's 65 parks, 1,250 miles of trails
Two veteran employees of the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department have been honored for their service.

January 29, 2017 | No comments yet
Discover Diablo: Nonprofit launching free Mt. Diablo hike series

Twice-monthly program starts this weekend
Local nonprofit Save Mount Diablo is kicking off its new series of free guided public hikes on Mount Diablo with a pair of events this weekend.

January 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Pulitzer-winning 'The Piano Lesson' coming to Danville stage

Wilson drama centers on African-American siblings' dispute over family heirloom
Danville's Role Players Ensemble is presenting its rendition of playwright August Wilson's 1990 drama "The Piano Lesson" for a three-weekend run on the Village Theatre stage early next month.

January 22, 2017 | 1 comment
Series of storms, high winds to lash Bay Area for several days

Rain forecast on and off through Monday
A series of storms will be moving through the Bay Area over the next several days, bringing heavy winds and more rain to an already saturated region, according to the National Weather Service.

January 18, 2017 | No comments yet
Golden State Warriors break ground on new SF arena

State Supreme Court declines to review lawsuit challenging Chase Center approvals
The Golden State Warriors broke ground Tuesday on their $1 billion, privately funded San Francisco arena, further cementing the team's decision to leave Oakland where they've played for more than 40 years.

January 17, 2017 | 4 comments
Tri-Valley Muslim group to host post-inauguration neighbors panel

Saturday event aims to address misconceptions, find common ground
Members of the Tri-Valley's Muslim community are joining together to present a neighbors panel the day after Inauguration Day aimed at educating people about Islam in the hopes of finding common ground and fostering mutual understanding.

January 18, 2017 | 4 comments
Pleasanton 2017: Building boom continues

Major corporate, commercial, apartment complexes to wrap up this year
For a city that only a few years ago elected a slow-growth City Council, voted for a measure limiting the number of apartments and homes to 29,000 and even stalled the planned extension of Stoneridge Drive to Livermore by nearly a decade, times have changed. Just look at what's in store in 2017.

January 16, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council approves stringent marijuana regulations

Ordinance bans delivery, sales, outdoor grows; allows indoor cultivation of up to six plants per home with rules
New regulations for marijuana-related activities are set to take effect in Danville next month as part of town officials' response to statewide voters approving recreational marijuana use under Proposition 64 in November.

January 16, 2017 | 10 comments
Street Smarts award ceremony to honor young SRVUSD artists

11 youth illustrations picked for annual storybook contest
The San Ramon Valley education community and traffic-safety advocates are set to come together this week to honor 11 young artists who have been chosen as the winners of this year's Street Smarts storybook poster contest.

January 22, 2017 | No comments yet
Hospice East Bay receives $950,000 grant to help expand services

Organization provides end-of-life care to San Ramon Valley families
The Hospice of the East Bay announced last week it was awarded a $950,000 grant from the Walnut Creek-based Thomas J. Long Foundation to help support the organization's end-of-life services in the San Ramon Valley and surrounding communities.

January 17, 2017 | 1 comment
New CoCo Supervisor Burgis recruiting applicants for committee, board seats

Blackhawk Service Area, County Library Commission among openings
Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis, who was sworn in this month to represent Blackhawk, Diablo and the rest of District 3, is looking for residents in her area interested in serving on citizen advisory boards that cover a range of topics relevant in the county.

January 25, 2017 | No comments yet
County seeks legal professionals as volunteers for high school mock trial program

Human trafficking, false imprisonment at center of this year's featured case
The Contra Costa County Office of Education is looking for Bay Area legal professionals interested in giving back to the future of their field by volunteering as part of the county's 36th annual high school mock trial program, which begins next month.

January 16, 2017 | 1 comment
Commission to discuss new memory care facility, school expansion at church site

Proposed Alcosta 55 senior apartments also on tap for San Ramon planners
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk Tuesday about an early proposal to build a new senior memory care center and expand the existing private school at the Church of the Valley property along San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

January 16, 2017 | No comments yet
County sheriff’s deputy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy was arrested early Friday morning in Sacramento on suspicion of attempted murder, police said Sunday.

January 15, 2017 | 1 comment
Danville's congressman to skip Trump presidential inauguration

DeSaulnier criticizes president-elect for 'one polarizing action after another'
Second-term U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), whose district includes Danville and Alamo, has announced that he will not attend the presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump next Friday in Washington, D.C.

January 13, 2017 | 90 comments
New jazz series coming to Village Theatre

Kick-off concert set for Friday in downtown Danville
Danville's Village Theatre is set to host some of the finest jazz entertainment in the area starting this week when a new bimonthly jazz series launches at the historic downtown venue.

January 15, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: Creative quilts on display in upcoming 'Uncommon Thread' exhibit

Showing runs through Feb. 18 at Village Theatre gallery
The artistic design prowess of the Creative Fiber Artists Quilting Group is set to be on display for the public starting later this week when its "Uncommon Thread" exhibition opens at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in downtown Danville.

January 17, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville: High schooler organizes bone marrow registry drive in mom's honor

'Everyone in need of a donor deserves to have that chance and hope'
With her late mother's memory close in her heart, local teen Ciara Chow is leading a bone marrow registry drive for the public next weekend at The Athenian School in Danville.

January 13, 2017 | 2 comments
East Bay Parks sets workshop on disaster plan draft

The East Bay Regional Park District is holding a public workshop next week to gather feedback and suggestions from residents to create a local hazard mitigation plan, a long-term guide to preparation for earthquakes, wildfires, floods, landslides, drought and other natural disasters within the 120,000-acre district, including the San Ramon Valley.

January 17, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon Valley congressmen receive committee assignments

DeSaulnier appointed to Transportation/Infrastructure, Swalwell to Judiciary
The San Ramon Valley's two Democratic congressmen, U.S. Reps. Mark DeSaulnier and Eric Swalwell, recently announced their new committee assignments in the nation's capital.

January 18, 2017 | 4 comments
SRVHS boys lacrosse holding thriller film screening, producer talk

Event runs 7-9 p.m. Thursday in school's performing arts center
The San Ramon Valley High School boys lacrosse team is hosting a screening of filmmaker Warren Miller's 2016 ski-adventure movie "Here, There & Everywhere" as a fundraiser next Thursday night.

January 12, 2017 | 2 comments
San Ramon Valley workshop set on community choice energy

Officials: Program goals include local control, more options, reduced costs
Local government officials in the San Ramon Valley are hosting a public workshop this week to receive feedback from residents, business and community groups about the possibility of some Contra Costa County communities joining together to purchase energy for local consumers.

January 11, 2017 | 7 comments
Joe Gorton named San Ramon's permanent city manager

Council approves three-year contract; Pratt takes over as interim police chief
The San Ramon City Council voted unanimously in closed session Tuesday to appoint police chief Joe Gorton as the permanent city manager, just over six months after Gorton began pulling double duty as interim city manager.

January 12, 2017 | 1 comment
Thefts, alcohol charges lead Danville police call log

Burglaries, restraining order violations also reported Dec. 25-31
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 25-31, omitting the more mundane.

January 12, 2017 | No comments yet
Flooding closes Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon

Crow Canyon Road west of San Ramon, between Bollinger Canyon Road and Norris Canyon Road in Castro Valley, has been closed due to localized flooding at mile marker 6.25, according to Alameda County public works officials.

January 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Court rules Steinle's parents can sue feds, but not SF or ex-sheriff

Pleasanton native Kate Steinle killed July 1, 2015 on Bay pier
The parents of a Pleasanton native who was allegedly fatally shot by an undocumented immigrant in San Francisco in 2015 can proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government, a U.S. magistrate judge has ruled.

January 10, 2017 | 4 comments
CHP: Danville man dies after crashing truck into empty house

Unclear if medical emergency precipitated crash
A 77-year-old Danville man died after veering off Interstate 680 and crashing his truck into an unoccupied house in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

January 10, 2017 | 2 comments
Burglaries, thefts top San Ramon cop log

Crashes, vandalism, missing persons also reported Dec. 27 to Jan. 2
The San Ramon 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 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Council to consider consultant, committee for Dougherty Valley tree problem

City manager appointment, annual city audit, new vice mayor also on agenda
The San Ramon City Council is set to talk Tuesday about how best to handle tree and turf problems in city planting strips in Dougherty Valley neighborhoods, including possibly contracting with a landscape consultant to develop a master plan and creating a citizens' committee to provide community input during the process.

January 9, 2017 | 6 comments
School board to appoint members to facilities oversight committee

Soundwall access easement, African-American History Month, labor negotiations also on tap Tuesday
The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider appointing residents Tuesday to serve 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.

January 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council to talk marijuana rules, alternative electricity program

Public study session set for Tuesday morning at town offices
The Danville Town Council is set to discuss marijuana regulations, an alternative electricity program and town branding during a study session Tuesday morning.

January 9, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon: Authorities ID woman killed by fallen tree

A 56-year-old woman who died in San Ramon on Saturday after a tree fell and struck her has been identified as Deborah McKeown, according to the Contra Costa County coroner's office.

January 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Thefts, vandalism lead Danville cop log

Burglary, battery, DUI among other reports Dec. 19-24
The Danville Police Department provides DanvilleSanRamon.com with a record of its calls each week. This is a sampling from Dec. 19-24, omitting the more mundane.

January 10, 2017 | No comments yet
Pleasanton school board fires 1st-year Superintendent Rick Rubino

Decision comes less than three weeks after administrator was placed on leave
Less than three weeks after being placed on paid administrative leave and barely six months into his tenure, Rick Rubino has been removed from the position of Pleasanton school district superintendent, effective immediately.

January 9, 2017 | No comments yet
Woman killed by fallen tree at Canyon Lakes Golf Course

A woman was killed Saturday morning after a tree fell on her as she was walking through a San Ramon golf course, according to fire officials with the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District.

January 7, 2017 | 2 comments
DSRSD board approves water rate increase

Decision made in response to Zone 7 action, agency says
In response to increased and restructured wholesale water rates, Dublin San Ramon Services District's Board of Directors unanimously approved a rate increase for its water customers in the Dougherty Valley and Dublin that will take effect Feb. 1.

January 8, 2017 | No comments yet
County health officials warn flu activity widespread in Bay Area

Urge residents to get vaccine as influenza season peaks in winter
Contra Costa health officials joined colleagues across the North Bay on Friday urging residents to get vaccinated for influenza as the flu has reached "widespread levels" in California and areas with the most flu activity in the state include the Bay Area.

January 6, 2017 | No comments yet
Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Bill requires Secretary of the Treasury to release copies if the candidate/president refuses
Bay Area Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) introduced a new bill on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential candidates to publicly release their tax returns.

January 10, 2017 | 10 comments
SRVUSD readying for kindergarten, TK enrollment window

Info nights set for next week, registration begins Jan. 23
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is preparing to welcome its youngest students to the earliest grade levels for next school year, with the 2017-18 kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) enrollment period set to open later this month.

January 11, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville council set to confirm stringent marijuana regulations

Ordinance would ban sales, deliveries, outdoor cultivation; allow growing up to six plants per home indoors
As Danville enters the new year, the Town Council is on track to implement new regulations on all marijuana-related activities in response to statewide voters approving recreational use in November.

January 6, 2017 | 13 comments
Vallejo couple arrested on suspicion of Danville package thefts

Police: Man, woman had evidence of thefts in truck, home
Police arrested a Vallejo couple earlier this week on suspicion of committing package thefts in Danville, police chief Steve Simpkins announced Thursday.

January 5, 2017 | 4 comments
San Ramon Valley prepares for weekend rainstorm

Sandbag stations open in Danville, San Ramon
With heavy rain expected to fall throughout the Bay Area this weekend, San Ramon Valley officials are encouraging residents to take precautions and prepare ahead of the weekend storm.

January 5, 2017 | No comments yet
New county supervisor for Blackhawk, Diablo holding open house

Burgis represents District 3 on Board of Supervisors
Diane Burgis, the new Contra Costa County supervisor for Blackhawk, Diablo, Tassajara Valley and East County, is looking to meet her new constituents during a community reception and open house on Tuesday.

January 5, 2017 | No comments yet
Danville hosting free electronics recycling drop-off event

Runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Danville Park and Ride
The town of Danville is offering to help people looking to de-clutter their homes or businesses at the start of the new year, sponsoring a free electronics recycling drop-off event this weekend.

January 4, 2017 | 2 comments
Danville police seek woman accused of credit card theft

Department releases surveillance video showing suspect
Danville police are looking to identify on an unknown woman who was allegedly caught on video stealing a credit card at a downtown business last week.

January 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Local CHP office names new commander

20-year veteran Capt. Sherry takes helm at Dublin-area office
The California Highway Patrol Dublin-area office, which covers Pleasanton and other Tri-Valley communities, has announced Capt. Christopher Sherry as its new commander.

January 4, 2017 | No comments yet
Court reduces conviction of man's killing of Pleasanton teen to 2nd-degree murder

Foothill freshman Tina Faelz was killed in 1984 on her way home from school
A state appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday upheld a jury's determination that a 14-year-old Pleasanton girl was murdered in 1984 by a then-16-year-old fellow high school student.

January 4, 2017 | 2 comments
Experts optimistic about drought, despite early reads for weak snowpack

Water content in Sierra snowpack measures 53% of normal
Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range is less than average for this time of year, however recent storms suggest an increase by late January, the Department of Water Resources announced Tuesday.

January 3, 2017 | 1 comment
San Ramon: Live Oak school honored for focus on physical activity

Elementary school receives $1,000 for success in national program
San Ramon's Live Oak Elementary School recently received two financial awards for its participation in "Fire Up Your Feet," a national program that aims to increase physical activity among students, parents, teachers and school staff before, during and after school.

January 3, 2017 | No comments yet
Woman awaiting possible charges for fatal I-680 crash sentenced in other DUI case

Prosecutors haven't received investigative report from CHP with coroner's analysis still pending
Yarenit Liliana Malihan, who was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter following a crash on Interstate 680 in San Ramon that killed a 3-year-old boy, has not yet been formally charged nearly four months later with investigators still awaiting a coroner's report.

January 3, 2017 | 4 comments
Hidden Hills Elementary wins youth cricket tournament

Ravi earns MVP; Trivedi named Best Batsman
A team from San Ramon's Hidden Hills Elementary School recently won its division in the third inter-school cricket tournament, defeating Dublin's Amador Elementary School in the final match.

January 3, 2017 | No comments yet
San Ramon commission to review retail analysis report

City concerned about commercial properties moving away from sales tax-generating businesses
The San Ramon Planning Commission is set to talk Tuesday about a consultant's draft retail analysis report as part of the city's effort to create an updated retail strategy and continue to spur economic growth in San Ramon.

January 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Celebration of life set for former Danville mayor Dick Waldo

Remembered as 'kind and gentle man who really wanted to help make the town the best place to live'
Former Danville Town Councilman Richard "Dick" Waldo, who served two terms on the council around the turn of the 21st century, including two years as the town's mayor, died Dec. 14 after a brief illness. He was 91.

January 2, 2017 | 2 comments
PG&E offers tips for safe home heating

Utility issues advisory to customers as temperatures drop
As winter chills the Tri-Valley, PG&E is offering tips to remind customers to be cautious when heating their homes.

January 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Personnel file: Velasquez joins San Ramon’s Meridian as project manager

Overseeing pre-development, construction phases of firm’s Bay Area projects
Real estate development and management firm Meridian recently announced it hired Christine L. Velasquez as a new project manager for its San Ramon office.

January 1, 2017 | No comments yet
Simple ways to make your appliances last longer

Tips for maintaining fridges, dishwashers, dryers and washing machines
'Tis the season for overflowing refrigerators, never-ending loads of laundry and hopefully visiting family who will lend a hand. Many people ask their appliances to work a little harder than normal during the holidays, and proper maintenance throughout the year might be the key to avoiding an untimely breakdown.

January 2, 2017 | No comments yet
Car crashes, thefts, vandalism lead San Ramon police log

Burglary, missing persons, fraud among other reports Dec. 13-19
The San Ramon 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.

January 1, 2017 | No comments yet

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 celeb