It’s Time to Get Ready, San Ramon Valley!

The beauty of the San Ramon Valley was created by earthquakes, fire and flooding. It has and will happen again. It is never too soon to get prepared for an emergency. The San Ramon Valley Emergency Preparedness Citizen Corps Council invites the community to get prepared at the Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. to […]

Improvements in Medicare in California for 2017

Medicare in California continues to grow, while offering seniors and people with disabilities stable premiums and improved quality of care. Whether through Original Medicare (Parts A and B), Medicare Advantage, or the prescription drug benefit (Part D), 5,800,043 beneficiaries in California continue to have access to improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act, including:   Certain preventive […]

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell Honored as ‘Park Champion’

Event to discuss impacts of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay took place at Hayward Shoreline The East Bay Regional Park District will present Rep. Eric Swalwell with the 2016 Congressional Park Champion Award Monday, Sept. 19th in recognition of his tireless efforts to protect parks, shorelines and open space in the East Bay and beyond. The award, […]

Steffens to be Honored Sunday Sept 18

Danville Olympian honored for 2016 Gold Medal The community is invited to come to downtown Danville this weekend to celebrate and honor Danville resident Maggie Steffens. Steffens, a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team, won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. She and her sister Jessica won gold medals at the […]

Contra Costa’s Arts Recognition Awards

Join us at the Arts Recognition Awards Thank you to all of you who submitted nominations. We received many nominations from the community for deserving artists and art organizations. Contra Costa County demonstrates a wealth of artistic expression in every corner of the county. This year we present five Arts Recognition Awards to honor outstanding achievements in the Arts. This years […]

Bike Ride to Help Wounded Veterans

  Each year the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Foundation organizes a bike ride event that goes to benefit the local non-profit, Sentinels of Freedom. The event is held in two parts, a bicycle ride that starts in the morning and a Hopfest in the afternoon. This year’s event will take place on September 17th, 2016. […]

Ted Radke, East Bay Parks director, dies

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Ted Radke, who served on our Board of Directors for 36 years and was a key part of the East Bay Regional Park District’s expansion and growth during that time. Director Radke, a longtime Martinez resident, died last Sunday at age 71. He was the longest-serving board […]

Onstage Theatre opens with The Last Romance

“A crush can make anyone feel young again,” said Helen Means, Artistic Director at Onstage Theatre.  She directs the company’s opener of their 39th season, “The Last Romance,” by Joe DiPietro, opening Sept. 16 and running through Oct. 1 at the Martinez Campbell Theatre. According to Means, the play revolves around an 80-year-old widower (played by […]

Three Appointed to Danville Town Council

Danville Town Council’s decision to forgo November election will save $40,300 In a special meeting Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Danville Town Council adopted a resolution cancelling the November 8, 2016 Municipal Election and appointing the only three nominated candidates to the three council seats that would have appeared on the ballot. After incumbent councilmember Mike Doyle […]

Danville Native Enters U.S. Naval Academy

Donald P. Lofe, III, a graduate of De La Salle High School in Concord, California was inducted into the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2020 Thursday, June 30, 2016 and began six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer.   Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy’s “plebe” or freshman class, and each student is required to participate in Plebe […]