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Board names new San Ramon school as Bella Vista Elementary

Original post made on Jun 27, 2014

The picturesque panorama from San Ramon's newest elementary school has become its permanent calling card, with the school board voting Tuesday to name the campus Bella Vista Elementary School.

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Posted by Lydia
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 27, 2014 at 8:03 am

Will Bella Vista be translated into Hindi and Chinese too?

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Posted by Matty
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 27, 2014 at 8:32 am

I see they took the boring, zero-chance-to-be-controversial, hollow, and weak "PC" approach to naming the school... Sad and unfortunately predictable that they chose not to honor a local San Ramon hero like Thomas Burnett. Another "Vista"-named school in the area...yeah, we were starving for that. Having read in the paper they were going to do this despite all the votes for Burnett in the naming process just goes to show that the outreach to the community didn't matter. They were going to go with some vanilla pablum name that no one could ever get in trouble for placing on a school. What a missed opportunity... again...just sad and pathetic.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Jun 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

I so agree with Matty on this one. Another "Vista" is pure pablum for sure. I have a satellite office in Brentwood and they have a long and proud tradition of naming their schools after those in the community, teachers or otherwise that have made lasting contributions to education. Sad that this horribly PC world here in the bubble of the San Ramon Valley they cannot break out of their mold formed by the fear of offending those that never had a history here in this Valley.

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Posted by Admin
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

System test

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Posted by Smitty
a resident of Danville
on Jun 27, 2014 at 11:29 am

Shame....shame. We have two great heroes in our community namely Sully and Tom Burnett and the board failed on this one. Not many towns have even one hero and we chose to ignore ours.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 30, 2014 at 6:27 am

Disappointing but not surprising

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Posted by The Original Dave
a resident of Danville
on Jul 2, 2014 at 2:44 pm

It is sadder that, in this nation of immigrants, we still have folks like Lydia who look for every opportunity to demonstrate their pathetic racism.

It must be tough to be so consumed by hatred for newer arrivals to this land of opportunity that she can't remember the dreams for a better life that brought her ancestors (whenever that was) to our shores.

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Posted by San Ramon resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 28, 2015 at 9:08 pm

Oh no! They should have chosen Thomas Burnett! A missed opportunity indeed. F grade for the board.

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on Jun 4, 2017 at 6:05 pm

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