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Fire near Mt. Diablo burns 800 acres, evacuations ordered

A grass fire in the Clayton area of Contra Costa County has grown to 800 acres and remains only around 10 percent contained...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Karen, on Sep 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm | 17 comments | 4265 Views

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BART management, unions trade barbs instead of meeting

With only five weeks left before a 60-day cooling off period expires, negotiators for BART management and its labor unions...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 4404 Views

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West Nile Virus found in third bird in Danville

The Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District announced that an American Crow infected with West Nile virus was found...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by FanDanville, on Sep 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm | 1 comment | 5917 Views

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Driver in June bicyclist death remains held without bond

Cody Hall, the young driver who ran down and killed bicyclist Diana Hersevort on June 9, will remain in jail pending a new...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 16, 2013 at 11:29 am | 5 comments | 2024 Views

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Mount Diablo fire 90 percent contained

Crews are taming the Morgan Fire, which has charred an estimated 3,133 acres in and around Mount Diablo State Park since...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Diane, on Sep 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 1462 Views

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Buchanan's teacher-firing bill passes Legislature

The state Legislature passed a locally authored bill Friday that aims to protect and ensure the safety of children. Assembly...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2013
Last comment by Conservator, on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:25 am | 12 comments | 3306 Views

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Catching a big one

Long-time Danville resident Charlene Trautner caught a 72 inch, 192 pound Halibut while fishing off Gustavus Island in Alaska....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Sep 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 4 comments | 2152 Views

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Hundreds attend funeral for Danville teen killed in crash

Hundreds of community members packed a San Ramon church on Tuesday to remember 17-year-old Robert Orlando, who died in a...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by becky, on Sep 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 1 comment | 1611 Views

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Mount Diablo State Park reopens following fire

Mount Diablo State Park reopened to visitors Monday and nearby roads are open with all trails accessible. Park visitors are...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by Dan Kibler, on Sep 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 4468 Views

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Danville man convicted of lying to get legal residency

A Danville man faces deportation after being convicted of lying to obtain citizenship. Jie Zhong's naturalization was revoked...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by C. R. Mudgeon, on Sep 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 8 comments | 5465 Views

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Rail foes seek to bar further spending on project

After scoring a victory in a Sacramento court last month, opponents of California's proposed high-speed rail system are now...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 4 comments | 4733 Views

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Safeway gives $3 million in grants to fight childhood obesity

The Safeway Foundation announced this week that it has given a cumulative total of over $3 million to community health programs...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by thanks, on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:56 am | 1 comment | 5441 Views

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No settlement in sight with BART 'cooling off' period ending shortly

The demands by BART's union for a 21 percent raise over three years is simply unaffordable for BART and unreasonable by any...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Julia, on Sep 25, 2013 at 9:42 am | 8 comments | 2365 Views

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Popular British pub The Crown closes

A popular downtown Danville business closed its doors to Anglophiles and fish and chips lovers in August. British pub and...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Brad, on Sep 25, 2013 at 9:57 pm | 5 comments | 10894 Views

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University founder facing federal charges blocked from opening new campus

Even as she was facing charges for running a bogus university, Susan Su was working to set up another non-credited university...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Sep 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 1960 Views

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Stay safe in traffic with Street Smarts

Do you and your children know how to be safe along the San Ramon Valley's roadways? To spread the word about traffic safety,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Frankly, on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:26 am | 1 comment | 5297 Views

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Learn about the Affordable Care Act at info fair

Congressman George Miller (D-Martinez) and State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-10) invite you to learn how the Affordable Care...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by family of 5, on Oct 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm | 17 comments | 2293 Views

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Police identify 4 teens present during Middleton Place attack

Pleasanton Police detectives have the identities of three teens who were present when a local man was attacked over the weekend...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Brian D' Angelo, on Sep 30, 2013 at 7:17 am | 7 comments | 6457 Views

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Streetwise: Helpful advice

Hindsight is 20-20 and life is full of woulda, shoulda, couldas. This week, Danville residents responded to the question...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by franklyu, on Sep 27, 2013 at 8:33 am | 1 comment | 4949 Views

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Divorce attorney pleads guilty to wiretapping car of client's husband

A San Ramon divorce attorney pleaded guilty Friday to arranging to have a concealed listening device placed in the car of...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Oct 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm | 6 comments | 13131 Views
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