SRVUSD Recognizes Teachers of the Year

On March 13, 2018, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s (SRVUSD) Board of Education recognized Lynn Alamillo and Shanna Gagnon as the 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year. Lynn Alamillo joined the staff at Quail Run Elementary in 2008 and moved to Bella Vista Elementary when it opened last year. She has extensive experience teaching 1st and 2nd grade students; […]

County Continues adding Programs for Homeless

By Candace Anderson, Contra Costa County Supervisor Homelessness continues to be a serious issue across California and other parts of the country. In response, Contra Costa County provides connections to services for those in need in our community. As a result of our efforts, homelessness in Contra Costa County has declined over the past five […]

Three Appointed to Danville Town Council

Danville Town Council’s decision to forgo November election will save $40,300 In a special meeting Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Danville Town Council adopted a resolution cancelling the November 8, 2016 Municipal Election and appointing the only three nominated candidates to the three council seats that would have appeared on the ballot. After incumbent councilmember Mike Doyle […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Sell Your Business and Avoid the Taxes

By Rob Cucchiaro, CFP;                                        Often times our business owner clients are interested in selling their businesses and walking away, but fear that the tax bill will be so high that it won’t be worth it. When […]

Why Most Stock Investors Don’t Earn Stock Market Returns

by Robert Cucchiaro Recently a client who was going through a divorce asked me what the S&P 500’s annual rate of return had been over the past 25 years. She was astonished to learn that it was over 9% per year. This was pertinent to her divorce because the attorney for her ex-husband was suggesting […]

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 […]

2016 Alamo Walkabout Slated

By Steve Mick; Alamo News Update The Community Foundation of Alamo (CFA) announced the 2nd Annual Alamo Walk-About will take place on Thursday, May 19th from 5 PM to 8 PM. The first Alamo Walk-About took place last year in late October. The CFA board decided to move the date to the springtime to take advantage of the beautiful Alamo weather. The new […]

Hope Hospice elects new officers

Three members of the Hope Hospice Board of Directors have been elected as officers on the board. They are Danville resident Patrick Brown, vice president; Walnut Creek resident William Harvey, treasurer; and Danville resident Melanie Ridley, secretary. Pleasanton resident Captain Craig Eicher is the current president of the board. “We are fortunate that our board […]