Bedford Gallery Introduces 2017-18 Season

Exploration of American history has put culture at the forefront of our national conversation. The Bedford Gallery’s 2017-18 season considers people and culture from the perspective of contemporary art, and delves into work that articulates our collective story and cultural portrait. From Bay Area women painters and renowned environmental artist Ned Kahn to the diverse […]

SRVUSD Presents Cultural Responsive Speaker Series

By Elizabeth Graswich As part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) ongoing efforts to support diversity and equity, the District is proud to present the Cultural Responsive Speaker Series featuring several renowned experts.  Education and communication are essential to help foster dialogue around the challenges that divide. The goal is to create a community that values […]

Abstract Sanctuary Features Paintings Bay Area Artists

The Town of Danville presents Abstract Sanctuary, an art exhibition opening on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery. Abstract Sanctuary invites the audience to take a journey back in time to revel in the ancient technique of painting called encaustic painting.  Encaustic painting dates back to the 1st Century Common Era […]

Donato Cabrera Leads the California Symphony into New Season

Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony into its LARGER THAN LIFE themed 2017-18 Season, kicking off with LYRICAL DREAMS at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek Sunday, September 24 at 4pm. The program features music that uses dreams as subject matter or inspiration, including Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 4.  American soprano and former Adler […]

One City One Book: African-American Tech Pioneers in Silicon Valley

WALNUT CREEK, CA—August 16, 2017—Learn about the little known contributions of African-American men and women in the Bay Area’s high tech industry in a presentation by digital storyteller Kathy Cotton on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway. “African-American Tech Pioneers in Silicon […]

San Ramon Celebrates 150 Years of Community

Yearlong sesquicentennial festivities continue to celebrate thriving East Bay community.   San Ramon, California — August 15, 2017:  “A birthday party for the ages” is how the San Ramon 150 planning committee is characterizing the September 9th cornerstone event to celebrate San Ramon’s sesquicentennial year as a community.   What:   San Ramon’s 150th Birthday Party […]

Superintendent Sakata Not Seeking Re-election in 2018

By Terry Koehne Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Karen Sakata announced today that she will not run for a second term in 2018. Sakata, who was elected to her first four-year term in June 2014, has decided to retire when her term ends in January 2019. “It is one of the great honors of […]

Street Closures for Hot Summer Nights Car Show

A street party like no other, Danville’s Hot Summer Nights Car Show combines classic cars, current rides and camaraderie to create an evening of summer celebration in picturesque downtown Danville.  The final Hot Summer Nights of the season is set for August 10, 2017. Hours of the show are 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A […]