Need to catch up on news that happened in town last week? Here are some of the top stories we covered.
Save Mt. Diablo purchased some new land, including a volcanic dome and possibly one of the world's largest manzanita trees. The 7.4-acre property — bought for a buyer's market bargain of $125,000 — lies on Marsh Creek Road by Marsh Creek just east of Clayton. It's called Marsh Creek-V and it's the sixth parcel the nonprofit bought in the past year for $125,000 or less. .
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District's solar panels project made national news. CNN singled out the San Ramon Valley Unified School District's $25 million photovoltaic panel project in a recent report about cash-strapped public school agencies turning to solar to save money. .
We told you about a Danville native who is one of the top scorers in Major League Soccer. Chris Wondolowski had a breakout 2010 season with the San Jose Earthquakes and the Danville native also led to the North Coast Section Division-I soccer title in 2001, for which he was the Contra Costa Times' Player of the Year. .
We gave you an update in the St. Isidore Church embezzlement cases. The final person charged in the St. Isidore embezzlement cases, Evelyn Peinado of Alamo, will next appear in court on Nov. 17 for a preliminary hearing. The former church volunteer, charged with taking more than $90,000 from the church is waiting to find out how much, if any money she must pay back in restitution. .
An Alamo couple will be making their reality TV show premiere on The Amazing Race this Sunday night at 8 p.m. on CBS. Jeremy Cline and Sandy Draghi of Alamo will compete in Season 19 of the Emmy award-winning CBS hit reality TV show that takes contestants around the world. .