San Ramon

Bella Vista Elementary Welcomes Students for Fall 2016

Located at 1050 Trumpet Vine Lane, BELLA VISTA ELEMENTARY is the newest addition to the SRVUSD. Funded through the Measure D school bond, this elementary school will accommodate approx. 830 K-5th grade students on a 7.4 acre site. For enrollment: http://www.srvusd.net/bellavistaelem More info from Danville Patch: Bella Vista Elementary will be led by Principal Barbara Mallon, formerly principal at Twin Creeks Elementary, Ms. Mallon has been an educator for over 30 years. During her career, she has held a variety of positions including: Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Coordinator, Director … [Read More]…

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San Ramon’s New City Hall

Excerpt from San Ramon Patch: The new San Ramon City Hall on Bollinger Canyon Road is set to open in just a couple weeks, complete with a new council chamber, public conference rooms, city offices and a stunning glass rotunda. The city will host a grand opening event in May, however, 45,000-square-foot facility open in early April. According to the city’s spring newsletter, the opening of the new building is a catalyst for a number of improvements along Bollinger Canyon Road. “The $750 million City Center Bishop Ranch project, built … [Read More]…

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What is Green Building?

Contra Costa County  has implemented a program called “Green Building” in order achieve a “greener” approach to city projects and conserving resources. Since the drought, it is more crucial than ever to make sure we are being intelligent with our resources and living sustainably and efficiently. According the the Contra Costa County website: Green building is a “Whole-Systems” approach for designing and constructing buildings that conserve energy, water, and material resources and are healthier, safer, and more comfortable. In practical terms, green building includes: Using sun and wind to the building’s advantage for … [Read More]…

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San Ramon Valley Unified School District: Most Gold Ribbon Awards in Northern California

The California Department of Education presents The San Ramon Valley Unified School District with the most Gold Ribbon Awards in Northern California and the second most in California! (Second to the the Los Angeles Unified School District) Congratulations to the students, teachers, staff, and parents! What an amazing accomplishment! “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela SRVUSD Gold Ribbon Schools: California High Charlotte Wood Middle Diablo Vista Middle Dougherty Valley High Gale Ranch Middle Iron Horse Middle Los Cerros Middle … [Read More]…

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San Ramon: New Downtown City Center

San Ramon’s new City Center has been years in the making and we are one step closer to the completion. This exciting new project will feature an outdoor shopping complex that will be become the heart of Downtown San Ramon. Across from Bishop Ranch, there will be a new City Hall, Library, and 635,000 square feet of retail and entertainment space including a movie theater, restaurants, an ice-skating rink for the winter season, and a gorgeous plaza for local events and gatherings. There are also developments of business space, a … [Read More]…

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San Ramon: Windmere Ranch Middle School

Among the many prestigious schools in the Contra Costa county, one school has achieved academic excellence and received the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award for Exemplary High Performance. Windemere Ranch Middle School is one of the 25 middle schools in the nation among 337 school all together to receive the award. The API (Academic Performance Index) score which measures  overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing is 986. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 or higher as the state goal for all schools. Since opening in 2005, … [Read More]…

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Recreation & Family Activities in San Ramon CA

As it is a family-oriented city, there is no shortage of activities for all ages in San Ramon. There is a unique mix of historical sites, community events, parks and trails, and arts and culture. 13 years ago, the local government of San Ramon made a significant commitment to support the arts in this city. They developed a Five Year Cultural Arts Plan that has helped to develop the events, venues and programs that exist today in the visual and performing arts in San Ramon. Music performance is often in … [Read More]…

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Luxury Homes in San Ramon CA and Costra County Real Estate

San Ramon, home to many major corporations, has neighborhoods befitting the executive lifestyle. In this exclusive neighborhood, the prices of homes are ranked among the most expensive in California as well as in the United States. Some areas to explore when making the decision to move to San Ramon should include Norris Canyon Estates, Gale Ranch, the Camino Tassajara Road area and San Ramon Valley Boulevard and Westside Drive. Luxury Real Estate in San Ramon The only new, single-family homes in a gated community in the region are in Norris … [Read More]…

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Restaurants in San Ramon CA

San Ramon provides a world of tastes that you can experience without ever leaving the neighborhood. Choosing the best restaurants in San Ramon can actually be a challenge as there are many excellent and unique establishments providing a variety of cuisines and price ranges. Good restaurants in the San Ramon Area are able to accommodate different dining needs and depending on the mood, there is a cozy and romantic environment for a date night, a weekend brunch with family and an option for everything else in between. San Ramon is, … [Read More]…

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Schools in San Ramon CA

When choosing a new family home, one of the most important decisions is the educational opportunities that are available in the community. Fortunately, the city of San Ramon emphasizes education with an award-winning public school district, excellent options for private education and access to world-class universities. The public schools are part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. In addition to these 17 publically funded schools, there are five private schools in San Ramon that provide education up to the 5th grade. The breakdown for the public schools is … [Read More]…

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