Did you get a chance to read Danville Patch last week? Here are the top stories we covered, in case you missed them.
Solar panels are coming soon to four schools in the San Ramon Valley. Diablo Vista, Dougherty Valley, California, San Ramon Valley and Monte Vista schools will have solar panels installed over their parking lots. .
We remembered Ben Litman, a 19-year-old Venture School student who died in a fire at his family's Blackhawk home on June 22, 2010. Read Ben's sisters' wishes for him on his birthday last year, full story .
Local parents shared what summer means to them and their families. What does summer mean for your family? Tell us .
The Danville town council unanimously passed a $35.2 million budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year. The budget includes the first projected merit pay raises for town employees since 2008. Read more about the budget and .
Dozens of San Ramon Valley businesses were recognized in Diablo magazine's annual Best of the East Bay issue. Zachary's Chicago Style Pizza and Uncle Yu's were among several local establishments featured. .
Louis Lombardi, the most recent suspect arrested in connection with a police corruption case in Contra Costa County, pleaded not guilty Thursday to several charges related to the alleged conspiracy. Lombardi, 38, a former San Ramon police officer, has been charged along with former Central Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team Cmdr. Norman Wielsch, 50; former private investigator and Antioch police Officer Christopher Butler, 49; and former Danville police Officer Stephen Tanabe, 47. .
We gave you the latest update about lane closures on I-680 this week, as Caltrans repairs a stretch of freeway from Walnut Creek through Danville. Read about .