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LeAnn Rimes, Performing in San Ramon!

Don’t miss a chance to see, Grammy Award winner, LeAnn Rimes will be performing at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon, on 1/25/2020!

Purchase Tickets Here! Tickets go on sale, 9/10/19, at 10AM.

Rimes has sold more than 44 million units globally, won 2 Grammy® Awards; 12 Billboard Music Awards; 2 World Music Awards; 3 Academy of Country Music Awards; one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. LeAnn’s record “How Do I Live,” continues to rank #4 on Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time: Hot 100 Songs” and 15 of her multi-genre singles are top-10 hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” which went #1 in 11 countries.

LeAnn Rimes, Dougherty Valley Center, San Ramon, CA

4 Dead, 15 Hurt in Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooting

Garlic Festival Shooting in Gilroy - DanvilleSocial.com

Police and ambulances raced to a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday, with three people reported dead and several injured, and video posted on social media showing people at the event running for cover as shots rang out.

One suspect was arrested, Gilroy City Councilman Dion Bracco said.

The scene was still active as of 8:34 p.m. PST, Gilroy Police tweeted. Residents nearby the festival remained on lockdown, including Roman Faria, who sat down for dinner when he heard crowds running down the street.

“There were tons of people crying, they had scratches from diving and being knocked over,” Faria said. “It was intense to see because this is our town.”

Attendees could be seen fleeing and screaming in videos posted on social media. It was unclear how many people were involved in the shooting about 30 miles southeast of San Jose.

“As a reminder please do not come to Christmas Hill Park, this is still an active crime scene,” police tweeted.

San Jose resident Angela Escarcega was in line to get garlic bread with her family when shots rang out. She initially thought the gunshots were fireworksbecause it was near the end of the three-day festival. When she realized what was happening, Escarcega ran from the gunfire with her son in her arms.

Escarcega said her family has been going to the festival for over 10 years, but after meeting up at the reunification center at Gavilan College, they said now they don’t want to go anymore.

“My little one,” she said of her 9-year-old son. “He’s ready to go home.”

Evenny Reyes of Gilroy, 13, told the Mercury News that she spent the day at the festival with her friends and relatives when chaos erupted.

“We were just leaving and we saw a guy with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he got shot. And there were people on the ground, crying,” Reyes said. “There was a little kid hurt on the ground. People were throwing tables and cutting fences to get out.”

Reyes said the scene was “like the movies — everyone was crying, people were screaming.”

Seven people attending the Gilroy Garlic Festival were hospitalized, area medical center spokespeople confirmed. No information on their conditions was immediately available, and it was unclear if the 12 wounded included the three people who died.

source: USAToday.com

Safety Notice: School Shooting Message

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (KGO) — The California High School community remains on high alert after another message was discovered on-campus, threatening a May 9 school shooting.

The message found in a boys restroom at Cal High details when, where and who would be targeted in the shooting. The threat also used a racial slur to call out African Americans. “It may not just be tomorrow, and that’s the scarier part,” the parent added. He has two sons at Cal High, a graduating senior and a 10th grader.

He too has worries about his children being targeted, “I can see it specifically targeting Latinos, Mexicans, Indians, Asians. It could be anybody!”

The Cal High community remains on high alert.

“Unfortunately, that’s a terrible conversation to have with your child. This is a time when they’re finishing their school year, they’re getting ready to graduate,” the parent said. “Oh yeah, and by the way, ‘You also got to be careful because there might be a shooting tomorrow.'”

Parents admit concern will last far beyond May 9.

Birur said, “One thing my daughter said very cleverly is, ‘Mommy, they may be putting off. They may be saying May 9th and they show up on May 10th.’ So, what do you do for those things?”

source: https://abc7news.com/amp/message-threatens-may-9-school-shooting-at-cal-high-school-in-san-ramon/5292003/

Help Danville Police Support Special Olympics at Chipotle

One of the groups that the Danville Police Department supports is Special Olympics. They participate in the Torch Run each year, as well as the Polar Plunge and other events. Tonight, Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to Special Olympics.

Between 4-8pm tonight, come to the Chipotle at 33 Railroad Avenue. Bring in the flyer (picture on this post), show it on your mobile device, or simply let the cashier know that you are supporting Special Olympics, and they will donate 33% of the proceeds to Special Olympics.

Hope you can make it!

Do Good with Burritos chipotle

Source: Public Information Officer Geoff Gillette, Danville Police Department

California Avocado Recall

If you haven’t heard yet there’s a recall on all California avocados from Bravocado. Here’s everything you need to know to stay safe.

A major avocado producer announced a voluntary recall due to potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes.

California-based Henry Avocado Corp. says it has taken this step out of “an abundance of caution” based on positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection. The company claims there are no reported illnesses associated with the recall.

Youth Citizens Police Academy!

School Resource Officers are already accepting applications for this summer’s Youth Citizens Police Academy. The academy is for youth grades 9-12.

The academy will be held from June 10-13, 2019. Classes are held from 9 am – 2 pm, with training topics that include Traffic Stops, K9 demos, Search and Seizure laws, Officer Safety, Defensive Tactics, Building Searches and more.

For those interested, contact Officer Darren Alcantara at [email protected] or Officer Kyle Rhoton at [email protected].


Danville Youth Police Academy

SRVUSD & SRVEA Negotiations Update

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) Board of Education and the San Ramon Valley Education Association (SRVEA) are pleased to announce that representatives of the two parties met Monday evening, March 4, 2019, at which time they discussed and developed a framework to get back to the negotiations table. SRVUSD and SRVEA are mutually hopeful that the parties will reach a tentative agreement during the scheduled negotiations session on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

“I am hopeful about this current development in the negotiations’ process. We are discussing incredible enhancements that will provide the best education for our students. I appreciate working collaboratively in partnership to create educational experiences and opportunities where our students can excel and recognizing our professional educators’ role in providing a stellar education for all of our students in the San Ramon Valley,” SRVEA President Ann Katzburg said.

“We are very pleased with the progress made this week through heartfelt conversations with SRVEA leadership,” SRVUSD Superintendent Rick Schmitt said. “The conversations that have occurred exemplify how this community consistently comes together in support of students and staff. We are grateful to both teams for focusing on identifying common goals and finding creative solutions to support our students, staff, parents, and community.”

Once a tentative agreement is reached, SRVUSD and SRVEA will release a joint statement to the public.


Rick Schmitt
SRVUSD Superintendent

Ann Katzburg
SRVEA President

Suspect in Shooting Death on Fostoria Way Found Dead

Murder Suspect Mark Allan Sypien Dead Suspect found in Illinois suburb dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound The three-day search for a Dublin man suspected in the shooting death of a Danville resident has ended with the suspect found dead in an Illinois suburb.

Detectives from the Danville Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff this afternoon received notification from the Kane County Sheriff’s Office in Illinois that 51-year old Mark Allan Sypien was found dead after apparently killing himself near his parents’ home in St Charles, Illinois. Sypien was being sought in connection with the killing of Danville resident John Moore. The shooting occurred Sunday, February 24, 2019, at about 2:25 p.m.

Danville officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of Fostoria Way for a report of gunshots. Officers arrived finding Moore suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators identified Sypien as the suspect in the killing, and an arrest warrant for murder was issued.

Detectives continue to work with their counterparts in Illinois on the case. “While we regret the further loss of life, we are pleased that we were able to resolve the case,” said Police Chief Allan Shields. “We are very grateful for the collaboration and assistance of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in investigating this crime and bringing closure to the family and friends of Mr. Moore.”

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message or email: [email protected].

source: Danville Police Department

Shooting in Parking Lot 3420 Fostoria Way

San Ramon Police Department investigating an incident in the parking lot of 3420 Fostoria Way in which a subject was found deceased near a trailer after a citizen reported hearing several gunshots – a suspect reportedly fled in a vehicle – the area is an active crime scene.

source: Danville PD

UPDATE: 2/27/19

Attempted Kidnapping – San Ramon

On Friday, February 22, 2019, at approximately 6:05 p.m. the parents of a 13-year old female juvenile reported that their daughter had been the victim of an attempted kidnapping.  The victim was walking in the 500 blocks of Fallen Leaf Circle (a residential neighborhood) at approximately 5:30 p.m., when an Asia Indian male driving a white 4-door vehicle (possibly a Nissan Rogue or Versa) pulled up alongside the victim and told her, “Your dad asked me to pick you up and drop you off at your house.”  The victim declined to get into the vehicle after the suspect opened the door for her (from the inside, still seated in the driver seat).  The male then reached across the vehicle and attempted to grab hold of the victim by her clothing but was unsuccessful.  The victim ran away and hid in some nearby bushes until she saw that the suspect had left the area.  The victim immediately phoned her parents and was unharmed.  Officers from the San Ramon Police searched the area extensively but were unable to locate the suspect or the suspect vehicle.

The suspect is described as an Asia Indian male between 35-50 years old.  The victim said he has a dark complexion with a light blue circle around one of his eyeballs (between the white portion and the iris), shaggy hair and a mustache.  The suspect was said to speak with an Asia Indian accent and had a lisp.  He was wearing a grayish-blue shirt (with a white Nike logo on it) and a black hooded jacket.  The victim also said the suspect was wearing a ring on his right hand with a design of two overlapping snakes.

The suspect vehicle is described by the victim as possibly a white Nissan 4-door hatchback (similar to a Rogue or Versa) with dark tinted back passenger windows and a yellow star (containing a smiley face) on the front windshield.  A partial license plate was provided as 7HM….6.

The San Ramon Police Department would like to remind parents to always maintain an open dialogue regarding child safety with their children.  Parents can get information to help their children at https://www.kidsmartz.org/ParentTips (US Dept. of Justice) and at the San Ramon Police Department website.

The San Ramon Police Department is actively investigating this crime.  Anyone having any information pertaining to this described incident is encouraged to contact the San Ramon Police Department at (925) 973-2779.

source: San Ramon Police Department