San Ramon Valley Events November 2014

Happy Halloween!

Our three year old is “so excited!!!” and just can’t wait to get out there and trick-or-treat. No amount of rain is going to stop her.  With that in mind, we prepared a list of ways to help keep everyone safe, 7 Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween and Beyond. There are lots of great events coming up this month, so make sure you take the time to get out there and have some fun. We wish you all a safe and very Happy Halloween and we hope to see you out there soon.

If you have an event coming up that you would like us to post in our next news letter please let us know, and please feel free to share this with your friends.

Thank you,

Mike Continillo

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Local Highlight: San Ramon’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

San Ramon, California may be a fast growing community but it continues to maintain a tight knit feel which families are drawn to. People still wave hello as they drive pass neighborhood children playing together in the street.  The local Starbucks barista always remembers your order even with the hundreds of faces he sees throughout the morning. It’s important to have that feeling of safety and comfort within your community. San Ramon truly strives for such an experience, and it does so through the actions of its citizens and encouraging community involvement.

To help strengthen that sense of community and belonging, San Ramon offers an array of programs that give people the opportunity to become involved and make a difference in times of need. September is National Preparedness Month.  Last week, we had the opportunity to attend the City of San Ramon’s Emergency Preparedness fair.

San Ramon Fire Department in action at the  San Ramon Emergency Preparedness Fair

San Ramon Fire Department in action at the San Ramon Emergency Preparedness Fair

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San Ramon Valley Schools – Are Your Children’s Immunizations Current?

San Ramon Valley Schools Vaccinations RequirementsI may be showing my age, but does anyone remember that grade school game called “butts up”? The one where for some unknown reason we would convince a group of friends to line up palms facing the wall?  Said friends would then bend in towards the wall to create a sort of target with their backsides, while we or someone else (if we found ourselves facing concrete) threw a tennis ball or racquet ball at our behinds – like shooting cans off a fence.  If you lasted long enough to avoid being hit, then you were rewarded by being the next person who could throw. If you were the thrower and missed, you quickly found yourself standing next to your friends. [Read more…]

San Ramon Valley Events – August 2014

 San Ramon Valley Events was created to bring all the fun and exciting events to you in one place. Our hope is that you will use the information to get out there and enjoy what San Ramon and Danville have to offer. From time to time this will also include raising awareness about important events that will have a large impact on our cities.

The hot topic of conversation for many of us these past few months has been the new proposed development called the “Faria Development”. This development will add 740 new homes to San Ramon and will drastically alter the hillside near Deerwood and Bollinger Canyon roads. The concern by many of the residents of San Ramon is that it is too big of a development and will put a large strain on the resources, environment, roads, and schools in the area. [Read more…]

Four San Ramon Valley Water Parks to Keep You Cool this Summer

San Ramon Water Parks

With the current drought and a promise of hot summer days ahead you may be wondering where you can take the kids this summer to stay cool.  While the drought has many cities restricting water use and even shutting down their water parks, here are four highly rated water parks in our area that are open.

San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Center, is rated 4.5 stars on Yelp, and is located at 9900 Broadmoor Drive in San Ramon. For a $4 daily swim pass, you have access to the Olympic sized pool for lap swimming, a splash play area for young kids, and another pool for lounging, diving, and water sliding fun.  They also have picnic tables for rent if you are looking for a venue to host your next event.  They are open weekends only until June 14, 2014; and then they will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

San Ramon Central Park is rated 4.5 stars on Yelp, and is 12501 Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon.  This park has a nice splash pad area for little and big kids. In addition, there is a nice playground for the young and older kids.

Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center is rated 4 stars on Yelp, and is located 10550 Albion Road in San Ramon.  This facility also features play area for children, albeit smaller than San Ramon Aquatic Center. It will operate from June 14th through August 23rd from 12:00 to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday and Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

On the south side of San Ramon in Dublin we have Emerald Glen Park.  Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, , sits on 40 acres at Tassajara Road and Central Parkway. Emerald Glen’s splash pad is operational through Labor Day weekend from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm when the weather is forecasted to be above 90 degrees.  This park also has a 4.5 stars on Yelp.

Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and be safe while having fun at one of these local water parks. Please confirm with your City’s Parks and Recreation Department prior to heading out as water availability may change without notice.

San Ramon Valley Events – May 2014

Hello Everyone,

This past weekend my girls and I went up to Las Trampas for a walk. It had been many years since I had been up there, so it was like visiting for the first time. We ended up spending a couple of hours there and had a lot of fun. We walked a couple different paths, stopped to blow bubbles  (at 3 year old Sophia’s request). We had an impromptu picnic off the side of the trail, and made a decent effort to get to the top of the Bollinger Creek Loop Trail which climbs about 2000 feet. Not the easiest task when you are pushing a double stroller, but the views are amazing and definitely worth the effort. In the end the kids had a blast, I got a decent amount of exercise, and was able to spend a couple of priceless hours with my girls. [Read more…]

San Ramon Valley Events – April 2014

Hello everyone,

A BIG thank you to all of you for your continued support and for making this newsletter a success. Our goal is to provide you with fun new events to get out and enjoy each month. If you have an event that you would like us to include, let us know. Please also help us spread the word, forward and share this with anyone you think would enjoy it.

There is a special event coming up this month that I encourage you all to participate in. This year’s Leadership San Ramon Valley class is hosting a charity event at Gianni’s Italian Bistro in San Ramon Monday April 7th. I recently ate there with a friend, and the food was amazing. I am very particular when it comes to authentic Italian food (Love you Grandma!) and they did not disappoint. Gianni’s has agreed to host this charity event in order to raise funds for Discovery Counseling Center [Read more…]

New Developments on the Rise Along Norris Canyon in San Ramon

New Developments on the rise in Norris Canyon EstatesWhen American settlers first laid claim to San Ramon in 1850, the first purchase of land was granted to Leo and Mary Jane Norris.  The Norris name still remains strong in San Ramon, as the city officially gave recognition to its founding family by naming Norris Canyon Road after them.  Today, the Norris family is once again being honored by having San Ramon Valley’s newest luxury estates named after them, the Norris Canyon Estates. [Read more…]

San Ramon Festival of Lights

San Ramon Festival of Lights

Home is Where the Heart Is, And Also Millions of Holiday Lights in San Ramon

Thanksgiving marks a traditional time for neighborhoods all over the San Ramon Area and beyond to start decorating for the holidays.  Families pile in their cars to stop by the Christmas tree lots, pick out the “perfect tree,” and take it home to decorate it. [Read more…]