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New Year will bring $1 toll hike on seven Bay Area bridges

New Year will bring $1 toll hike on seven Bay Area bridges

The increase is the second of three $1 toll hikes approved by the state Legislature in 2017 through state Senate Bill 595, and by voters through Regional Measure 3 in June 2018.
San Ramon to be under one congressional district in new map

San Ramon to be under one congressional district in new map

New state senate and assembly districts will divide portions of the Tri-Valley, with lines drawn through San Ramon Village.
Lawmakers call for vaccination or negative test requirement for domestic air travel

Lawmakers call for vaccination or negative test requirement for domestic air travel

Group includes Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Rep. Eric Swalwell
Valley Views: Christmases I have known

Valley Views: Christmases I have known

EDITORIAL: After last year's cancellation, 'The Nutcracker' is back. In 2016, we attended a performance of the ballet, and it became our special holiday tradition. With 7-1/2 decades behind me, I have experienced many types of Christmases...
Group challenges Alameda County supervisors' appointment of Dave Brown

Group challenges Alameda County supervisors' appointment of Dave Brown

Alleges Brown Act violation, discrimination, improper residency
California to implement nation's first recycled content standards for plastic CRV bottles

California to implement nation's first recycled content standards for plastic CRV bottles

Effective Jan. 1, all plastic California Refund Value drink containers in the state must be made with at least 15% recycled materials. Ultimately, the goal is to require all plastic bottles to be made of 50% recycled materials by 2030.
Gift of giving at Senior Support Program

Gift of giving at Senior Support Program

'This year Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, along with multiple community supporters, were able to provide over 220 seniors with Christmas gifts.'
California redistricting: What to know about the final maps

California redistricting: What to know about the final maps

California voters have the brand new districts they'll use to elect their members of Congress and state legislators, after the state's independent redistricting commission voted unanimously Monday night to approve its final maps.
County, state file lawsuit against Walmart alleging illegal disposal of hazardous waste

County, state file lawsuit against Walmart alleging illegal disposal of hazardous waste

Company denies allegations, says they are 'responsible corporate citizen'
Final environmental impact report released for possible new A's stadium in Oakland

Final environmental impact report released for possible new A's stadium in Oakland

City Council expected to debate EIR in February