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 […]

Why Should You Become a Civil Grand Juror?

by Candace Anderson   Have you ever wanted to help local government become more effective? Consider applying to be a Civil Grand Juror. Dedicated community volunteers are needed to serve on the next Contra Costa County Civil Grand Jury. The Superior Court is accepting applications for Civil Grand Jury service for the 2016-2017 term now […]

Alamo’s Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement in Alamo – Who You Gonna Call? By Steve Mick;                                      Security and law enforcement are increasingly important to Alamo residents so it is appropriate to examine how law enforcement is organized in the Alamo community. Since Alamo is […]

Sentinels of Freedom Gala Not to Miss

Sentinels of Freedom to Host Four-Star General and Medal of Honor Recipient at Annual Gala The local non-profit that serves wounded and injured veterans through multi-faceted scholarships has announced the guests of honor at their upcoming annual gala. The April 9th event will feature four-star General Joseph Votel, US Army, and Medal of Honor recipient, […]

And the Awards Go To…

On Tuesday, December 1, The Village Theatre and Art Gallery on Front Street in Danville was packed for the annual presentation of community service awards for longtime volunteers. Hundreds of people enjoyed the evening of recognition and the following reception. The five-member Town council presided over the event, which honored people for their service to […]