Jeanita Lyman is a second-generation Bay Area local who has been closely observing the changes to her home and surrounding area since childhood. Since coming aboard the Pleasanton Weekly staff in 2020, the San Ramon Valley has been her primary area of focus and coverage.
In addition to regular coverage of officials and activities in Danville and San Ramon, Jeanita has gravitated towards stories surrounding education, policing, and local history. These have included coverage of turmoil resulting in the chancellor's resignation at the Contra Costa Community College District, personal accounts from the mother of Laudemer Arboleda and father of Tyrell Wilson, both victims of fatal police shootings by the same former Danville officer, and a historically accurate account of Dublin's Irish roots.
Prior to joining Embarcadero Media, Jeanita covered the Peninsula for the San Mateo Daily Journal, while studying journalism at Skyline College in San Bruno and Mills College in Oakland.
Dublin Police Services identified Kenneth Krainski as the decedent in a domestic disturbance in Dublin last month that escalated into his shooting death, with police continuing to believe that the shooting was in self-defense.
[Friday, December 2, 2022]
The beacon that has sat atop Mount Diablo since its installation before World War II is set to be illuminated next week in remembrance of the start of the United States' involvement in the war.
[Monday, November 28, 2022]
The Crayon Initiative, a Tri-Valley nonprofit organization that supplies crayons to children's hospitals throughout the country, has a new leader at the helm as of this fall.
[Monday, November 28, 2022]
Alamo resident and famed figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is set to join city and venue officials at City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon for the opening of the outdoor seasonal ice rink bearing her name at the shopping center.
[Wednesday, November 9, 2022]
The latest data on pavement quality in the Bay Area shows Tri-Valley cities keeping their high scores overall, despite a slight drop in points for two municipalities with the best-scoring roads in the area.
[Monday, November 7, 2022]
DA Diana Becton announced that she will not be filing criminal charges against ex-sheriff's deputy Andrew Hall for fatally shooting Tyrell Wilson in Danville in March 2021 -- the same former officer now incarcerated after...
[Friday, October 28, 2022]
Two of the four Dublin school board candidates in the contested races on this November's ballot met for an election forum aimed at providing a platform for voters to hear directly about their campaign priorities.
[Sunday, October 23, 2022]
City Center Bishop Ranch in San Ramon is set to see the return of its annual Diwali celebration this weekend, aimed at ushering in the fall season and providing a platform for Indian culture in the Tri-Valley.
[Thursday, October 20, 2022]
The East Bay Regional Park District has entered into an agreement to consider purchasing a 768-acre Finley Road Ranch property, the largest portion of unprotected open space adjacent to Mount Diablo State Park.
[Sunday, October 9, 2022]
A Vallejo man who owns a guitar instruction business was arrested by officers from the San Ramon Police Department this week on allegations of sexual abuse involving a child in a San Ramon home.
[Monday, October 3, 2022]