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Post office confessions: mailing in confessions
From tackling procrastination to trying on a positive attitude, Danville residents tell us their New Year's resolutions in Streetwise. Helen Apostolopoulos, above, resolved to help with her soon-to-be-born grandson and do more volunteer work at her church.


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Schools for Schools program changes the lives of Ugandans and Danville students
Sunee Washom has crossed oceans, sold jewelry and gone nights without sleep to hike through the Ugandan bush, brandishing a machete against foe weeds in what she deems the gre...
Last comment from Diane, a member of the San Ramon Valley High School community, on Dec 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm (Comments: 1)

San Ramon plans quick action to replace retiring City Manager Moniz
San Ramon's City Council plans to move quickly to replace retiring City Manager Herb Moniz, who will leave the job in three months. At $359,669 a year, he's highest paid city ...
Last comment from gone fishing, a resident of another community, 10 hours ago (Comments: 5)

Working Sick at Safeway
Why is Safeway management allowed to bully its workers into working when they are ill? Who wants to see obvious coughing, sneezing and running noses in the checkstand - or ge...
Last comment from Marie, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, 14 hours ago (Comments: 10)

SRVUSD gets aggressive with bullies
The San Ramon school district is getting tough on bullies. The district recently reviewed its policy and has established clear protocols to follow in case of "bullying, cyberb...
Last comment from Chava, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, 8 hours ago (Comments: 22)

Developer, opposition group awaiting impact study for Magee Ranch land
Both sides in the proposed new development of an area near Magee Ranch are awaiting the Environmental Impact Report to see if the project will go ahead. SummerHill Homes has p...
Last comment from Hal, a resident of another community, on Dec 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm (Comments: 2)


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The Monte Vista High School Jazz and Marching Bands performed at the Alamo Wine & Music Fest on Saturday September 11, 2010. Photo by: Perry Lentine

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Help Your Senior Neighbors (Volunteering)
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Danville Library Book Club (Clubs)
TVAR's Sixth Annual Claws for Paws Crabfeed Fundraiser Dinner and Auction (Fundraisers)


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Getting around safely on New Year's Eve
With the New Year nigh and outings (hopefully) solidified, local agencies are doing their part to make sure plans go off without a hitch -- unless you want one, that is. Both AAA and BART offer special services to ring in 2011 safely.

Repairs ahead for rutted section of Interstate 680
This spring, Caltrans plans to start work on the notoriously bumpy stretch of southbound Interstate 680 between southern Walnut Creek and Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon. This is the first comprehensive attempt to fix the 680 corridor since it opened in 1964.

Streetwise: What is your New Year's resolution for 2011?
Whether you make resolutions or not, someone will inevitably ask what yours are this time of year. In celebration of potentially steadfast resolve, roving reporter Stan Wharton caught up with folks at the post office to ask What is your New Year's resolution for 2011?

Runners celebrate 100 years of Bay to Breakers with ceremonial run
Organizers of the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco will be celebrating the event's 100th anniversary on New Year's Day with a special ceremonial run, organizers announced.The event was first held in 1912 and was called the Cross City Race.

Artists' Society donates $9,000 to San Ramon Valley School District
The Alamo Danville Artists' Society donated $9,000 in the form of grants to 27 San Ramon Valley Unified school arts programs this month. Since 1995, ADAS has doled out over $100,000 in grants to SRVUSD schools -- this year schools averaged $330 each.

'The best thing anyone could ever give away'
For Cyndee Ragan, donating a kidney to her cousin Michelle Ruffino was no big deal. "Because it was something that I could do for her and make an impact for her, it was not something I thought twice about," Ragan said. "Once I knew I was a match I knew I had to do it."

San Ramon and Danville take on San Francisco on KGO
My recent story -- "25 reasons NOT to go to San Francisco" -- got some play across the bay Tuesday as I defended this area on KGO. I think I won. Chris Brecher took San Francisco's side as we rolled through the top few reasons.

San Ramon plans quick action to replace retiring City Manager Moniz
San Ramon's City Council plans to move quickly to replace retiring City Manager Herb Moniz, who will leave the job in three months. At $359,669 a year, he's highest paid city manager in state.

SRVUSD gets aggressive with bullies
The San Ramon school district is getting tough on bullies. The district recently reviewed its policy and has established clear protocols to follow in case of "bullying, cyberbullying, harassment of students, hazing (and) other threats of violence against students and staff," according to a new policy.

Dueling Pianos: Not your parents' piano bar
It's not too late to find a great New Year's event
Schools for Schools program changes the lives of Ugandans and Danville students
Hallelujah! Flashmob at Nordstrom in the Stoneridge Mall
Offstage with Jeff Seaberg
This week's police log
Mrs. Doubtfire lives on in Danville memories
Gavin Newsome now 'likely' to delay swearing-in as lieutenant governor
Operation Welcome Home honors local heroes
Valley Concert Chorale seeks residents with pipes
Local philanthropist bankrolls MVHS library
Statewide holiday DUI arrests down, Bay Area follows trend
A Danville family's Christmas - African style
Developer, opposition group awaiting impact study for Magee Ranch land

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