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Jeanita Lyman

Reporter, Pleasanton Weekly

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About Jeanita
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.
Stories by Jeanita
Latest storm leads to power outages across Tri-Valley
Thousands of residents across the Tri-Valley were without power Tuesday afternoon as the latest in a series of intense winter storms made its way across the region and beyond, with others who were out and about being impacted...
[Tuesday, March 14, 2023]

Walker & Dunlop finances San Ramon properties
Recently completed financing at two housing developments in San Ramon's Gale Ranch neighborhood by the national multifamily financing company Walker & Dunlop marks its first foray into the San Ramon Valley...
[Sunday, March 19, 2023]

Hike for Hope coming later this spring
Supporters of Hope Hospice are set to return to the trails at Del Valle Regional Park this May for the 2023 Hike for Hope fundraising event that the nonprofit first kicked off more than a decade ago.
[Sunday, March 19, 2023]

Las Positas College theater presenting 'Xanadu'
The Las Positas College theater building has been abuzz with commotion, as students entered the final stages of rehearsals for their department's upcoming spring musical. 'Xanadu' is set to debut this Friday for a two-weekend-long run.
[Monday, March 13, 2023]

Alameda County formally ends COVID-19 emergency measures
The public health emergency declared in Alameda County at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has come to an end nearly three years later, with the local decision coming in alignment with the end of California's state of emergency
[Wednesday, March 8, 2023]

Alamo teen faces federal charge of possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute
A joint investigation between Dublin Police Services and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has resulted in a criminal case against a young man from Alamo for allegedly possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
[Tuesday, February 28, 2023]

One for the books: Loud turnout as SRVUSD board discusses text acquisition and complaint policies
The SRVUSD board's meeting extended late into the night, with a presentation and hearing on the district's book acquisition guidelines and complaint processes drawing a large audience and vocal speakers from a range of perspectives.
[Sunday, February 26, 2023]

Guitar teacher in Tri-Valley pleads guilty to sex crimes against minors
A Bay Area guitar teacher and registered sex offender who taught classes in the Tri-Valley was found guilty earlier this month of additional felony crimes involving minors, following an arrest by San Ramon PD officers last fall.
[Wednesday, February 15, 2023]

San Ramon, Danville among plaintiffs in new lawsuit against Monsanto over contaminants
The San Ramon Valley municipalities, along with more than a dozen others in Contra Costa County, are seeking damages against Monsanto for alleged contamination of the San Francisco Bay, the Delta and areas in their jurisdictions.
[Tuesday, February 7, 2023]

Discover Diablo in 2023
Staff and volunteers with Save Mount Diablo are now in the throes of bringing expanded programming planned for the current year's Discover Diablo series to life, following the first event of the year-long series this winter.
[Sunday, February 5, 2023]