Author: Heather Ruiz

Coffee with Rock Star, David Victor

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with David Victor, formerly from the multi-platinum band, Boston. This American Rock Vocalist, and Guitarist currently resides in the East Bay with his beautiful wife and adorable rescue dogs. He continues to play and teach music, here in the East Bay. He stays busy with the various bands he currently is playing in and performs all over! For a list of upcoming shows, click here!

David has a big heart and loves to give back, he recently did a benefit from the Discovery Counseling Center’s anti-bullying campaign at Danville’s Village Theatre, in October 2019.

He expresses how playing music goes deeper than within himself, he enjoys playing music for people and seeing the responsiveness of how it has the ability to access happy memories and takes them back in time while the song plays. David started a charity, Harmony & Healing After working with a charity affiliated with a band, in Boston, he carried it over here to California. The mission is to bring live music to the bedsides and community spaces of patients and their loved ones in hospitals, healthcare facilities, Ronald McDonald Houses and more.

We lift spirits and take patient’s and family’s minds off their challenges with live musical performances. Music lowers stress levels, brings about positive associations, speeds healing and restores happiness to patient’s lives and the lives of their loved ones.

He loves being able to bring joy to patients and seeing the smile on their faces from the music he plays.

Don’t miss out on his inaugural benefit for Harmony & Healing! David Victor’s SUPERGROUP SF will be playing at the beautiful Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. To purchase tickets to this event, click here!

To learn more about David, click here!

FREE Movie Night!

Orinda Theatre has FREE Movie Nights, every 2nd Thursday of the month! This is perfect for; Date night, family night, or girls night out! Make sure to check their website for any updates.

Orinda Theatre


Tree Lighting Celebrations

We can’t think of a better way to kick off the holidays than at one of the area’s annual tree lighting ceremonies. Whether you live in Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton or Livermore, we have you covered with what to expect at your hometown celebration. So gather friends, family, and neighbors and get your merry on. If you go, be sure to send us your photos or tag us on social media at @danvillesocial

 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
Friday, November 22 • 5 – 9 p.m. San Ramon City Center, San Ramon
More info: here!

The countdown to Christmas starts in San Ramon! Head over to the City Center where Pride & Joy, the Monte Vista High School Marching Band, San Ramon Voices and Santa will help with the lighting of a magnificent 50-foot Mount Shasta Fir tree adorned with 14,000 lights and ornaments. Revelers can sip on hot cocoa and cider provided by Williams Sonoma while enjoying the evening’s festivities.

The Lighting of the Old Oak Tree
Friday, November 29 • 5 p.m. Danville Blvd., Danville
More info: here!

Father Christmas and the Snow Angel make their annual trek to Danville to sprinkle magic dust on the Old Oak Tree and bring it to light. Kids of all ages will enjoy holiday tunes sung by local choral groups and participating downtown businesses will have warm drinks and holiday refreshments sure to keep you cozy. It’s a magical evening perfect for families to enjoy together as well as a fun, seasonally inspired date night for grown-ups.

36th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, December 5 • 7 p.m. Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin
More info: here!

Seasonal entertainment, cookies and hot cocoa await guests at the annual Dublin Tree Lighting Ceremony. Featured guests include the Dublin High School Choir, the Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County and a sighting of Santa himself.

Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 7 • 5 – 7:30 p.m. Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton
More info: here!

Everything is merry and bright along Main Street in Pleasanton when the annual Holiday Parade featuring seasonal-themed floats, marching bands, community groups and more heads down Main Street bringing holiday cheer to all. Following the parade, gather over at the Museum on Main (603 Main Street) for the Tree Lighting Ceremony (around 6:45 p.m.) where Mayor Jerry Thorne will light the tree. Guests will enjoy musical entertainment and an appearance by the man with the bag!

Holiday Sights and Sounds Parade
Saturday, December 7 • 6 p.m. First Street, Livermore
More info: here!

Watch as Downtown Livermore turns into a Winter Wonderland when 50 holiday-inspired floats take over First Street in Livermore. The parade culminates when Santa arrives from the North Pole just in time to help light the tree.

 Alamo Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 8 • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Oak Tree Plaza, Alamo
More info: here!

Join host. the Alamo Rotary Club, for a special evening featuring school choirs, jazz bands, and a special visit from Santa Claus who will be ready to entertain little ones.

Garden of d’ Lights
November 30-December 29. Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery, Walnut Creek.
More info: here!

Whether you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, inspiration, or a fun day with loved ones, the Garden is the perfect getaway. Each season offers something new among the largest collection of succulents from around the world. Get lost in awe at the beauty of Ruth’s work, and walk away feeling refreshed and renewed. Bring your lunch or dinner along and make it a picnic! Read below to learn about our hours, admission fees, directions to the garden, and parking.

Macy’s Tree Lighting
November 29, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Union Square, SF
More info: here!

Performances are usually followed by the lighting of the tree! Every year, the Christmas tree is given to the city as a gift from Macy’s. This year’s reusable tree is 83 feet tall and will feature more than 30,000 lights and around 1,100 decorations. After the official ceremony, the tree will be lit each night through the end of the year.


DVHS Soccer Team Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Rape

SAN RAMON — Police said they were asking for possible additional victims to step forward after a youth soccer club director was arrested on suspicion of rape and subsequently fired.

San Ramon police said Tuesday that Luke Enna, the now-former director of the San Ramon FC youth soccer club, had been arrested Oct. 30, just days after the alleged assault was reported to them.

The police statement said officers had responded to a report by an 18-year-old woman, who had been housesitting on Oct. 26 for Enna, her former coach. He returned home on the early morning of the 27th, and committed multiple sexual acts against the girl without her consent, investigators said.

Police said an investigation into the case continues, and anyone with information about the incident or other suspicious activity involving Enna should call San Ramon police at 925-973-2779.