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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
Dublin school board to consider changes to communications policy after texting scandal
DUSD trustees are set to discuss revisions to the board's policy on electronic communications, following controversy over conversations revealed by public records during the adoption of new trustee-area maps earlier this year.
[Tuesday, August 9, 2022]

Vegetation fire ignites on Greenville Road in Livermore
Firefighting crews were still on the scene of a small vegetation fire that was smoldering in east Livermore Friday afternoon, planning to remain for several hours as piles of debris smoldered.
[Friday, August 5, 2022]

Young Tri-Valley bassoonist seeks to increase instrument's popularity
Most probably aren't aware of what Dougherty Valley High School student Donovan Tong has come to learn is a worldwide issue -- a lack of young bassoonists rising to the forefront to replace longtime experts on the instrument.
[Sunday, August 7, 2022]

Swalwell bill aims to increase affordable housing for teachers
U.S. Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) have introduced a bill aimed at assisting teachers with homeownership, as impacts of a national teacher shortage rock the Tri-Valley and the rest of the country.
[Wednesday, August 3, 2022]

Golden Skate to remain open through end of year amid uptick in attendance
San Ramon's Golden Skate roller rink no longer has a firm closing date, following an uptick in attendance and community support for the facility, and delays with permitting and development for a townhouse project for the site.
[Friday, July 29, 2022]

Wieskamp to retire from East Bay Regional Park District
Tri-Valley parks director Ayn Wieskamp has announced her retirement from the East Bay Regional Parks District after more than 20 years representing Ward 5, which includes Pleasanton, Livermore, Sunol, and southern Dublin.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Danville firm acquires JCPenney building in Stoneridge Mall
A freshly minted real estate company based in Danville has acquired the Stoneridge Shopping Center property that houses the JC Penney storefront in Pleasanton. The terms were not disclosed.
[Thursday, July 28, 2022]

Two Tri-Valley men charged with insider trading
A Pleasanton man and a San Ramon man were among those arrested Monday on insider trading charges for activities that allegedly saw them generate more than $5 million in illegal profits alongside others involved in the scheme.
[Wednesday, July 27, 2022]

​​Construction begins on Mount Diablo bike turnouts
Following longtime advocacy for increased bike safety measures on Mount Diablo, workers began construction last week on a project that will provide 30 new bike turnouts on roads aimed at safely accommodating the flocks of cyclists...
[Monday, July 25, 2022]

Tri-Valley native killed while bicycling in D.C.
The family of Shawn O'Donnell, who was born and raised in Danville, is grieving her death Wednesday morning after being struck and killed by a truck while bicycling to work in Washington, D.C.
[Thursday, July 21, 2022]