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Community college district names new chancellor

The Contra Costa Community College District's governing board members announced at a special meeting Friday that they have...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2017
Last comment by , on Feb 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments | 2268 Views

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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,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by SHale, on Feb 3, 2017 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 3315 Views

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BART to pay nearly $1.3 million in hazardous materials suit

BART has been ordered to pay $1.275 million in a settlement with three district attorney's offices in the region, including...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Long Term Resident, on Feb 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 913 Views

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East Bay Parks opens 24th annual trails challenge

A trails challenge kicked off this month in the East Bay, giving hikers the chance to earn a free commemorative pin for their...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by Walker, on Feb 2, 2017 at 5:35 pm | 2 comments | 1058 Views

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Contra Costa County unemployment at 4%

Contra Costa County finished last month with an unemployment rate of 4%, according to data from the California Employment...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 2, 2017 at 3:20 pm | 6 comments | 2683 Views

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Eshoo introduces bill requiring presidents, candidates to release tax returns

Bay Area Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) introduced a new bill on Thursday that would require presidents and presidential...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by I. Ronnie Abownds , on Feb 1, 2017 at 9:39 am | 10 comments | 985 Views

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Open house set for Swalwell's new Castro Valley office

San Ramon's Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) is celebrating his new district office in Castro Valley with an open house...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by American, on Feb 1, 2017 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 1678 Views

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EBMUD reservoirs full after winter storms

East Bay Municipal Utility District reservoirs are full after heavy rains this winter, one of the wettest in years. "We've...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Karin, on Feb 1, 2017 at 12:40 am | 6 comments | 2062 Views

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Danville's congressman to skip Trump presidential inauguration

Second-term U.S. Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord), whose district includes Danville and Alamo, has announced that he will...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by sponge_b0b_roundpants, on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:49 am | 90 comments | 5112 Views

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San Ramon Valley workshop set on community choice energy

Local government officials in the San Ramon Valley are hosting a public workshop later this month to receive feedback from...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by LC, on Jan 27, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 7 comments | 1591 Views

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Pulitzer-winning 'The Piano Lesson' coming to Danville stage

Danville's Role Players Ensemble is presenting its rendition of playwright August Wilson's 1990 drama "The Piano Lesson"...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
Last comment by Brfian Granville, on Jan 26, 2017 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 1825 Views

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Danville: License plate recognition cameras lead police to stolen car

Danville police arrested two people Monday afternoon after the town’s automated license plate reader camera system alerted...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Jan 26, 2017 at 9:01 am | 8 comments | 2000 Views

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Urban Sprawl Outside the Voter Approved Urban Limit Line will set precedent for more developments

“Hold the Line” Proposed high-end housing development in the Tassajara Valley would break the County’s Urban Limit...

Original post made by Tassajara Valley Preservation Association on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Tassajara Valley Preservation Association, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:49 pm | 4 comments | 622 Views

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San Ramon: Registration open for State of the City address

San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson is set to update the community next month on recent activities and future plans for San Ramon...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 24, 2017 at 8:34 am | 2 comments | 1235 Views

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County seeks legal professionals as volunteers for high school mock trial program

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is looking for Bay Area legal professionals interested in giving back to the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2017
Last comment by Peter j., on Jan 21, 2017 at 8:04 am | 1 comment | 868 Views

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BART announces pilot program for guaranteed parking at Dublin/Pleasanton station

Carpool commuters traveling by BART will have a new option for securing parking at the Dublin/Pleasanton station by the end...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 20, 2017 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 1263 Views

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San Ramon Valley congressmen receive committee assignments

The San Ramon Valley's two Democratic congressmen, U.S. Reps. Mark DeSaulnier and Eric Swalwell, recently announced their...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 19, 2017 at 3:39 pm | 4 comments | 861 Views

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Hospice East Bay receives $950,000 grant to help expand services

The Hospice of the East Bay announced last week it was awarded a $950,000 grant from the Walnut Creek-based Thomas J. Long...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Mrs. Jackson, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1137 Views

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Danville council approves stringent marijuana regulations

New regulations for marijuana-related activities are set to take effect in Danville next month as part of town officials'...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by 02BKellyG, on Jan 18, 2017 at 4:24 pm | 10 comments | 2940 Views

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Golden State Warriors break ground on new SF arena

The Golden State Warriors broke ground Tuesday on their $1 billion, privately funded San Francisco arena, further cementing...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Scott, on Jan 18, 2017 at 3:17 pm | 4 comments | 915 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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