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 […]

State Assembly Remembers Mary C. Warren

Assemblywoman Baker Leads Assembly In Adjourning In Memory Of Mary C. Warren   Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) led her colleagues in adjourning today’s Assembly session in memory of Mary C. Warren, a local and national leader who passed away on August 6, 2016, at the age of 94.   “Mary Warren was a dedicated […]

Concord Library to Close August 22 for Facility Upgrades

The Contra Costa County Library and the City of Concord have approved a two-week closure as part of a facility refresh project for the Concord Library at 2900 Salvio Street. The Library will close from August 22 through September 5. During the closure improvements will include replacing the carpet and new paint in several areas. […]

Discovery Bay Water Samples Test Positive for Algae Toxin

Samples taken from the waters around the Discovery Bay community have tested positive for microcystin, a potentially harmful toxin produced by certain algal species, according to laboratory results from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lab in Richmond. Contra Costa Health Services’ Environmental Health Division (CCHSEH) and the California State Water Resources Control Board (State […]

Mayor’s Town Hall Set for August 20

Mayor Stepper to discuss economic development and downtown retail at Town Hall   Mayor Karen Stepper invites the community to the Mayor’s Town Hall on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The program will focus on retail and economic development. At the event, community members will hear presentations from: Mayor Karen Stepper on how shopping locally reinvests in the […]

San Ramon business brings mobile, inkless fingerprints to you

Valley Sentinel Staff   In the mid-1800s, William Herschel, working as a British officer in India, recognized the value of fingerprints as unique and permanent forms of identification and recorded clients’ fingerprints on contracts. In 1892, Buenos Aires police officer Juan Vucetich successfully matched bloody fingerprints found at a murder scene, signaling the first time […]

Alamo Loses an Old Friend

By Steve Mick “I think that I shall never see…” Alamo lost an ancient friend recently. The large oak tree in the meadow at Hap Magee Ranch Park suffered a catastrophic failure in the middle of the night and split right in two. One side fell immediately to earth. The remaining section stayed erect but […]

Tri-Valley Commerce Con Set for Oct 4

Business conference to be held at Shannon Center Starting and growing a business can be both inspiring and challenging. Tri-Valley Commerce Con is designed to help with information and access to resources to help build a successful company. A collaboration between Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore, this free event includes three featured sessions, […]

Tasting Wine, Raising Money

Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Hosts Twilight Tasting Fundraiser at Page Mill Winery on September 15   Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation invites the public to attend a Twilight Tasting at Page Mill Winery on Thursday, September 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Page Mill Winery is located at 1960 S. Livermore […]

Challenge Grant Kicks off Education Center Goal

Ruth Bancroft Garden Visitor and Education Center Receives New Challenge Grant By Gretchen Bartzen The Ruth Bancroft Garden has just received a new $25,000 Challenge Grant to help the Garden reach its goal of raising $2.5 million to build a much needed first-time Visitor and Education Center! This Challenge is offered by The Garden Conservancy, a national organization which […]