Top 5 Danville Patch Stories for 2012
Lots of great stories in Danville last year, but our No. 1 story was an easy choice.
Six Danville girls, ages 7 to 12, came together over the summer to collect cans and bottles to raise money in honor of Danville fallen marine, Marine Lance Cpl. Joshua "Chachi" Corral.
Green Valley Elementary Welcomes Back Sandy Hook
Green Valley Elementary School students from Danville made snowflakes over the holiday break to send to Newtown, Conn.
Along with the snowflakes, 41 Green Valley students also posed for a photo, shot by professional photographer Sherman Chu, standing around the United States with their snowflakes connecting Danville to Newtown.
Why Are There Otters in Danville?
If you've visited Oak Hill Park recently, you may have noticed a few new members of the Danville community — otters. Click the link above and learn why.
De La Salle High Football Coach Bob Ladouceur Announces Retirement
Ladouceur, 58, will continue as a teacher at the Concord Catholic school, but the highly successful team will now be overseen by new head coach Justin Alumbaugh, a De La Salle alumnus who has been an assistant coach for more than a decade.
First Newborn in San Ramon Valley
The newborn girl, Deeya, is Pallevi Mehrotra and her husband Deepak's second child. She was born at 8:47 a.m. on Jan. 1.
Other news to know:
- 208 Drunken Driving Arrests in Bay Area Over Holiday
- Give Blood in Contra Costa County in January
- Higher Water Rates On Tap At Contra Costa Water District Board Meeting Wednesday
- New California Driving Laws Start Tomorrow
- Check out this week's grocery specials on Patch.
Blog of the Week: New Year's Resolution: Double Your Money (Legally)
What do you think of this week's top stories? Do you have a story idea for this week? Tell us in the comments section.