School Board Invites Community to Apply for FOAC

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education is seeking members for the Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee (FOAC). Through this committee, the community as a whole is able to participate in the process of reviewing school facilities and of planning for the future. A key priority for the committee will be […]

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 […]

Career Online High School at County Library

Career Online High School Program Available for Free to Residents   The Contra Costa County Library is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School. The program is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education […]

Contra Costa to Expand Computer Science Education

The Contra Costa County Office of Education is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Code.org Professional Learning Partner, and will be the designated provider of Code.org Professional Learning Programs in Contra Costa County. CCCOE will provide quality professional development to educators through local district partnerships with Code.org and act as a regional hub of the […]

Orinda library to host technology event

Contra Costa County Library (925) 646-6423  The Orinda library is hosting a Rad Tech Exploration Station on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.The interactive, science-based festival includes presenters, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. The event is free and open to library visitors of all ages. Guest presenters include CUBIT, showing off their new CUBIT racer, Aerial […]

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 […]

Happy Preschoolers Slip on Backpacks at Kidango

Yours Humanly, a local nonprofit that provides access to education to underserved children, recently donated 80 backpacks filled with school supplies to delighted children at Dublin’s Kidango Emerald Vista Center, which serves preschoolers from subsidized households in the Tri-Valley. For some children, this was their first backpack—and the joy showed on their faces. Teachers and […]

New Bella Vista Elementary to Open

Newest Dougherty Valley Elementary School to celebrate with ribbon cutting   On Monday, August 8, 2016, San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), staff, parents, students and community members will celebrate the grand opening of SRVUSD’s newest school–Bella Vista Elementary. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the new campus at 1050 Trumpet […]

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 […]

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