Assemblywoman Baker Endorses Public Education Bond Initiative

Assemblywoman Catharine Baker (R-San Ramon) has announced her endorsement of the Public Education Facilities Bond Initiative. This initiative will allow the sale of $9 billion in bonds to fund the construction and modernization of facilities in California K-12 schools and community colleges. “Before the school bond initiative was first announced, I sat down with many […]

Brooke Starn (MVHS) named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

The Rotary Club of Danville also recognizes Three Other Athletes   The Rotary Club of Danville has named Monte Vista High School’s cross country and track & field standout, Brooke Starn, as outstanding female athlete of the year 2015-2016.   Starn was selected for the honor from a field of four candidates representing the San […]

Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year Gather for Reception

Recently the Contra Costa County Teachers of the Year (TOY), class of 2016-2017, gathered at the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in Pleasant Hill, for a special event held in their honor. “The annual TOY Reception is a great opportunity for the 21 revered teachers to meet each other in person,” reports CCCOE […]

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 […]

One Pair of Breeding Osprey in Contra Costa County

Erecting artificial nest platforms could help the Osprey by James Hale The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) is a fish-eating, diurnal bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. Sometimes called fish eagle, sea hawk, river hawk, or fish hawk, this large raptor is found in a wide variety of habitats on all continents except Antarctica. It nests […]

Too Little Sleep ? Emotional Wreck ?

Could it be that you need more sleep? by Dr. Robert Brown; Science can help explain why too little sleep makes us so emotional. In 2015 2000 Swedish adults, without sleeping problems, were found to become far less able to manage their emotions after being subjected to sleep deprivation. Another study found that the subjects, […]

Exercise Your Right to Vote!

Election season is coming up, so don’t miss your chance to vote! While driving to the beach in my childhood home of Hawaii a few years ago, I saw a hand painted sign in the town of Waimanalo. It quite simply stated, “NO VOTE, NO GRUMBLE!”   The sentiment was straightforward, reinforcing the principle that voting […]

SRVUSD has Superintendent Replacement in Sights

Finalist Selected for Superintendent Position in San Ramon Valley Unified School District Following a series of all-day candidate interviews last Friday and Saturday, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education has selected Rick Schmitt as the finalist to replace retiring Superintendent Mary Shelton.  Mr. Schmitt is currently the Superintendent of the […]

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