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Swalwell, colleagues seek to cancel student loan debt for local lab employees

Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) has called on the U.S. Education Department to forgive the student loans of employees...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Dave, on Nov 17, 2015 at 11:37 am | 26 comments | 2267 Views

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Tri-Valley native's new feature film 'Dating Daisy' set for debut

Falling in love can be so easy -- and wonderful. But what if the timing is really, really bad? Screenwriter/director Neel...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by fanDanville, on Nov 6, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 1897 Views

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Regional groups considering merger to create streamlined Bay Area planning agency

Officials with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments last month voted to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Nov 10, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 3 comments | 1191 Views

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Local coach, bystanders aided bicyclist in cardiac arrest

The high school softball coach drove down Foothill Road in Pleasanton, thinking how she should have taken a more direct route...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by Joe Farrell, on Nov 11, 2015 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 3234 Views

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EBMUD releases latest list of excessive water users

The East Bay Municipal Utility District released a set of names Thursday of excessive water users in the utility district's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Todd Yanker-Getty, on Nov 23, 2015 at 12:13 am | 21 comments | 3693 Views

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Local policy coalition issues marijuana opinion surveys

A group of San Ramon Valley advocates are seeking local opinions on marijuana through online public surveys as part of an...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by FanDanville, on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1242 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: Josh Burger, inspirational speaker

Josh Burger wasn't expected to get much out of life. The disease that made it unlikely he would live past birth also limited...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2015
Last comment by Lynn, on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 2 comments | 1902 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: Ellen Aguirre, raising guide dog puppies

When Ellen and Joe Aguirre turned off the freeway in San Rafael 22 years ago to check out Guide Dogs for the Blind, Ellen...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by vicki hughes, on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 1750 Views

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School board to debate increasing substitute teacher pay

The San Ramon Valley school board is set to consider raising the salaries paid to substitute teachers in the hopes of attracting...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by NewSRVUSDsub, on Nov 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 8 comments | 2109 Views

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San Ramon to discuss ban on restaurant-site conversions

San Ramon planning officials are set to talk Tuesday about whether to explore a local law prohibiting people from changing...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Rick Pshaw, on Nov 17, 2015 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 2685 Views

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Danville council to hear cell tower appeal

The Town Council is set to weigh in Tuesday about a new Verizon Wireless cell tower proposed for eastern Danville that sparked...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by evironmentalist, on Nov 17, 2015 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 2060 Views

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Contra Costa misses out on jail grant

Five Bay Area counties were awarded state grants Thursday to construct new jail facilities through the Board of State and...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 18, 2015 at 6:31 am | 2 comments | 1687 Views

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San Ramon Government 101 registration underway

The San Ramon City Clerk's Office will host the eighth session of San Ramon Government 101 in the spring of 2016. The class...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:48 am | 11 comments | 1570 Views

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Danville council shouts down cell tower proposal

The Danville Town Council voted against a Verizon Wireless cell tower proposed for the eastern part of town Tuesday night,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Nov 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 15 comments | 4164 Views

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Zone 7 general manager granted 15% raise

Zone 7 Water Agency's general manager was granted a 15% salary increase by the agency's Board of Directors at Wednesday's...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Ratepayer, on Dec 6, 2015 at 12:24 am | 9 comments | 2147 Views

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Danville commission to discuss ban on short-term rentals

The town of Danville is set to weigh prohibiting short-term residential rentals such as those offered through Airbnb, with...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on Nov 27, 2015 at 11:10 am | 24 comments | 2511 Views

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Alamo Rotary donates dictionaries to local 3rd-graders

How do you spell that? Some Alamo third-graders will be able to answer that question the classic way thanks to contributions...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Jason, on Nov 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 1865 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: Arlie Smith, for the children

Arlie Smith's face and smile are known to thousands throughout the San Ramon Valley, and now many of them in turn have helped...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by FanDanville, on Nov 27, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2654 Views

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Contra Costa buses now accept Clipper cards, set to offer Wi-Fi

A bus service provider for parts of Contra Costa County will now accept Clipper card payment, connecting the bus with several...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Nov 30, 2015 at 8:35 am | 1 comment | 1274 Views

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Zone 7 gains official control over well permitting, fee collection in region

With groundwater protection becoming an increasingly important issue, Zone 7 Water Agency officially adopted a new county...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Joseph Hearst, on Nov 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 1104 Views
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