A New Year in the Regional Parks

By Ned MacKay The East Bay Regional Park District will usher in the New Year with special programs at several of the parklands. For the energetic, there’s an ascent of Wildcat Peak in Tilden Nature Area near Berkeley. It’s from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, led by naturalist Anthony Fisher. The […]

Dynamo by Eugene O’Neill in January

Nursery rhymes have Mother Goose. The Gold Country has the Mother Lode. The Beatles have Mother Mary. India has Mother Teresa. Computers have Motherboards. Bertolt Brecht has Mother Courage. The Earth has Mother Nature and NBC even had My Mother the Car! Eugene O’Neill’s Dynamo is no exception. Ruben Light’s mother is a power generator […]

Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood

By Ned MacKay Programs featuring monarch butterflies continue at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, where the colorful insects are spending the winter in the eucalyptus groves. “Monarchs and Milkweed” is the topic of naturalist-led programs at 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 17, 24 and 31. The milkweed plant is the staff of life for monarch […]

Footloose in the Fall – Hiking in the East Bay

Autumn is a fine season for hiking in the East Bay Regional Parks and other public open spaces. The heat of summer has abated, the air seems fresher, and there’s even some fall color in the leaves.   With all this in mind, park district naturalists have planned lots of outdoor activities in the coming days.   One of […]

All Wars Memorial Public Apology

The All Wars Memorial was defaced last summer… please join with the Veterans – community Patriots & AWM supporters for a PUBLIC APOLOGY for AWM Vandalism scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20th, 7PM at Veterans Memorial Building of San Ramon Valley.   All Veteran Service Organizations – Community Leaders – Civic Organizations & the Public are encouraged to attend.

Poetry Live! with Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson

Bay Area Poets to Read and Discuss New Collection of Poems   Notable Bay Area poets Tess Taylor and Rachel Richardson will read and discuss their new collections during Poetry Live! on Wednesday, October 19, 7-8:30 pm, in the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 North Broadway. Moderated by poet and editor Cheryl Dumesnil, the conversations will explore themes that inspired […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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