Latest Pleasant Hill Stories

2008-09-19 15:00:33

By Sally Hogarty ONSTAGE THEATRE in Pleasant Hill begins its 31st season with Mark Dunn's "Helen's Most Favorite Day." The romantic comedy takes place at a small town's summer carnival, where Helen meets and falls in love with a carnie worker who saved her and her sister from disaster on top of the Ferris wheel many years before. A magic wish dooms Helen to repeat the best day of her life forever unless she can be rescued by those nearest and dearest to her. Directed by Helen Means, the...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mt. Diablo Region YMCA announced today it has named Judith Parker as Vice President of Financial Development. Ms. Parker's addition comes as the YMCA nears completion of its capital campaign that will allow for the charity to add two new branch facilities in the Alamo and Oakley communities and remodel the Irvin Deutscher Family YMCA in Pleasant Hill. Ms. Parker's long-standing relationships in the community, strong expertise in donor...

2008-09-04 12:00:16

By Elisabeth Nardi Citing money concerns, the Walnut Creek City Council Tuesday night derailed a plan for a residential shortcut to the Pleasant Hill BART station, leaving some Walnut Creek residents cheering and some Concord residents angered that a plan in the works for five years has now been axed. The trail, which falls within Walnut Creek city limits, would have created an almost straight shot from Las Juntas Way to Bancroft Road at David Avenue, linking pedestrians and bicyclist to...

2008-09-04 12:00:04

By Lisa P White It may seem obvious today, but 28 years ago it was hard to convince people that building high-density housing next to a BART station was a good idea. As suburban tract homes sprouted across the East Bay like kudzu vines, developers, employers, city leaders and residents resisted the idea of a mixed-use housing and commercial development near the Pleasant Hill BART station. "Everybody fought it; this was not an easy thing to do," said former Contra Costa County...

2008-08-11 21:00:44

By PETE SHERMAN The Springfield School Board ultimately will decide whether to follow School Superintendent Walter Milton's proposal to close the Laketown and Pleasant Hill elementary schools. But whatever the board's decision - which probably is months away - it seems certain to provoke wide-ranging reactions. Under Milton's plan, Laketown and Pleasant Hill students would be moved to two other schools in the district, both of which would be rebuilt and expanded. Milton's proposals are...

2008-07-15 15:00:28

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 17, 2008, at 10:30am, AvalonBay Communities, Inc., Millennium Partners, the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), and the County of Contra Costa will host a groundbreaking ceremony for a innovative public/private transit- oriented development, Avalon Walnut Creek at Contra Costa Centre. The four partners are jointly investing $400 million in this residential/mixed-use Transit Village, which is adjacent to BART's...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.