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2020

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March 19, 2020 | 2 comments
Vote Yes on Measure Y in Danville to approve Magee Preserve project

We recommend a Yes vote on Measure Y on March 3, in favor of the Magee Preserve residential development with 69 houses clustered strategically on smaller portions of the property and the remaining 381 acres reserved as permanent open s

February 2, 2020 | 40 comments
Steinle case -- A complete miscarriage of justice

With the news last week that a U.S. magistrate has dismissed the family's lawsuit against the federal government, the Kate Steinle case continues to be a disheartening display of injustice.

January 16, 2020 | 6 comments

2019

Did a bunny book really lead to Dublin superintendent's ouster?

After nearly 7 months, final batch of public records reveal little about Boozer's sudden departure back in March
It's difficult to believe that it took that long to find three documents. It's easier to believe it took that long to figure out how to hide a multitude of other documents via one of the plethora of exceptions to disclosure ...

December 6, 2019 | 1 comment
Be sure to 'Shop Small' in your community this season

Quality of life in a community like Danville or San Ramon is closely tied to the local economy, which goes hand in hand with the health of the small businesses in our community.

November 24, 2019 | 1 comment
Dublin voters fail to turn out, again

Learn from DUSD residents' poor 2019 record. Get out and vote in every election
Public elections demand voter participation. Every vote matters is only relevant if every voter thinks every election matters. It's time for all of the Tri-Valley to always put their ballot where their mouth is.

November 13, 2019 | No comments yet
Let there be light (and power)

Thoughts on PG&E shutoffs, Amador parking lot & Livermore vaping referendum cancellation
Tens of thousands of Tri-Valley residents were without power during the weekend and into Monday because of a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff.

October 30, 2019 | No comments yet
Editorial -- 9/11: Never forget

New York City is more than 2,500 miles from the San Ramon Valley, but it didn't seem that far away on Sept. 11, 2001. Just about everyone lost something that day.

September 5, 2019 | 1 comment
Labor Day origin a far cry from a fun day off

Ah, Labor Day. A three-day weekend full of barbecues and fun in the sun. The unofficial end of summer. But few people reflect on, or even know, the origin of the holiday ...

August 29, 2019 | No comments yet
Nomination period starts for 2019 Tri-Valley Heroes

Awards honor residents who 'make a better world'
We are now accepting nominations online for the 2019 Tri-Valley Heroes awards in eight categories, open to all who live or work in the Tri-Valley communities

July 2, 2019 | No comments yet
Keep, or start, the tradition of visiting our Tri-Valley fair

As we prepare for the final week of the 2019 Alameda County Fair, we should reflect on what the fair brings to Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley.

June 27, 2019 | No comments yet
Crucial time for downtowns across Tri-Valley

A downtown has an important and unique role in a community's economic and social development. Downtowns are historically the epicenter -- the heart -- of a community and the hub of commercial, cultural and civic activities.

June 20, 2019 | No comments yet
Universal district-based elections do not make sense here

Many municipalities in the Tri-Valley are being forced to adopt district-based elections or risk being sued, which could result in costs of millions of dollars from a likely unwinnable case.

May 26, 2019 | 8 comments
Statewide journalism prize awarded for Coverage of Local Government in wake of Ben Curry's death

CNPA also honors Pleasanton Weekly for 'Around Pleasanton' columns, PUSD enrollment reporting, Chabad Center series
The Pleasanton Weekly took home seven awards, including first place for online Coverage of Local Government, for stories throughout 2018 when the California News Publishers Association handed out its annual California Journalism Awards last Saturday in Long Beach.

May 6, 2019 | 1 comment
Remember Ben Curry

Vigil to honor memory of teen who drowned in school pool; gov't agencies continue to deny public records requests
Accountability speaks of integrity, honesty and transparency, which is sorely lacking in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office in this case.

May 2, 2019 | 17 comments
Vote Yes on Measure E, Dublin Unified's parcel tax renewal

We recommend Yes on Dublin's Measure E. The annual tax of just $96 provides vital funding for Dublin students and school programs -- guaranteed revenue for DUSD that will be locally controlled over the next nine years, a time when federal and state education funding priorities could well change.

April 24, 2019 | No comments yet
Tri-Valley wisely teams up on housing legislation; state should listen

This banding together approach is unique to the Tri-Valley; we applaud our local councils for being pre-emptive, collaborative and creative in planning to combat this legislation that will give Sacramento control over land-use, with little or no input from the people we elected to represent our local interests.

April 11, 2019 | No comments yet

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