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 […]

Financial Executives International Announces Board of Directors

Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for CFOs and other senior-level finance executives, announced today the election of a new slate of executive officers and members of the Board of Directors for the fiscal year, effective July 1, 2016. Prat Bhatt, SVP, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Cisco Systems will serve […]

Volunteer at Forest Home Farms Historic Park

If you have an interest in local history, gardening or how people lived in Victorian times, we are looking for you! Join us for an orientation on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 10:00am to learn about the exciting volunteer opportunities at Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Volunteering is fun, easy and flexible……weekday and weekend opportunities include: Farm Life Education Program Docents introduce 3rd grade […]

Dougherty Road Opens August 12

San Ramon – Dougherty Road Opening and Closure of Old Dougherty Road   Friday, August 12, 2016 (Dougherty Road Opening) Monday, August 29, 2016 (Closure of Old Dougherty Road)   The long awaited opening of Dougherty Road south of the Plaza at Gale Ranch Shopping Center to Rancho San Ramon Community Park will take place Friday, August 12, 2016. […]

Save Mount Diablo Honored as Nonprofit of the Year

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) honored Save Mount Diablo as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 16th Assembly District during a special Assembly ceremony at the State Capitol.   Save Mount Diablo’s mission is to preserve Mount Diablo’s peaks, surrounding foothills, and watersheds through land acquisition and preservation.   “As an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, I […]

Danville’s New Plastic Bag Ban

Ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags Beginning Friday, July 1, 2016, a new ordinance in the Town of Danville takes effect that will ban retailers and restaurants from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customers. The ordinance was first discussed by the Town Council in summer of 2014. In collaboration with the Danville Area […]

Surf’s Up Exhibition

A New Art Exhibition Featuring Surf Boards and Sea Life The Town of Danville presents Surf’s Up, an art exhibition opening Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery. Surf’s Up showcases the artwork of fifteen sun and sea loving artists who hail from the tropics of Hawaii to secluded Marin County Beach Towns to the famous […]

Quarry Lakes Re-Opens for Swimming

Grab your beach towel and sunscreen – Quarry Lakes re-opens this weekend for swimming!   The East Bay Regional Park District announced Friday that the popular swim facility in Fremont will re-open on Saturday, June 25, after it closed in early March due to toxic algae. The Alameda County Environmental Health Department cleared the lake to re-open […]

Recycled Water Coming to Danville

Recycled water to be provided for irrigation Water is a natural resource that we need to survive and now has become a restricted commodity due to the past drought-stricken years in the bay area. Public awareness of this problem has grown and the community understands the importance of water conservation for present and future needs. […]

Eighteen SRV Elementary Schools Named Gold Ribbon Schools

Eighteen elementary schools in San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) have received the prestigious “Gold Ribbon Schools Award” for 2016. The announcement came from California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson on April 14, 2016. The SRVUSD schools are among the 772 elementary schools in California to receive the honor. “These awards are a testament to […]