MOWSOS Partners with Sky Power Solar

Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services (MOWSOS) is proud to announce that it has partnered with Sky Power Solar, the local SunPower commercial dealer, to install a solar electricity system at its Walnut Creek home office. “With funding from a Walnut Creek Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Thomas J. Long Foundation, we […]

Post Thanksgiving in the Parks

After the turkey dinner and televised football games, there’s lots to do outdoors in the East Bay Regional Parks during Thanksgiving weekend. For example, there’s a post-turkey day dog excursion from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch. Naturalist Kevin Dixon will lead well-behaved dogs and […]

San Ramon Sells Former City Hall for $6.1 Million

The City of San Ramon has closed on a sale agreement for the four City Hall parcels at 2220, 2222, 2226 and 2228 Camino Ramon. The final sale price to OlymBuilder Investment Company, Inc for these parcels was $6.1 million.   San Ramon staff originally placed these parcels on the market for sale in January […]

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 […]

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 […]

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