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 […]

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 […]