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.
Following unexpected news that the Oakland facility hosting Monte Vista High School's junior prom would now require that all attendees be vaccinated, the school's principal is asking city officials to a proposal to adjust the rules...
[Tuesday, February 1, 2022]
A Dublin preschool are seeking a return to normalcy this month following a difficult start to 2022 that was marked by a closure for an uptick in COVID-19 cases during which the school's premises were ransacked in two burglaries.
[Tuesday, February 1, 2022]
State Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) is set to host a virtual community forum on gun safety this week, alongside Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) advocates DaVonne Bogan and Shannon Watts.
[Monday, January 31, 2022]
Lack of confidence no longer posed an obstacle to the 12 original members of the group when it came to organizing their current exhibit "Threads of Change," which is now open at the Village Theatre and Art Gallery in Danville.
[Wednesday, February 2, 2022]
The San Ramon Police Department announced today that they had taken into custody two suspects they believe are responsible for a series of jewelry thefts using "sleight of hand techniques," targeting seniors in San Ramon.
[Tuesday, January 18, 2022]
Following months of hearings and deliberations at San Ramon Planning Commission and City Council meetings, developers are one step closer to completing the long-discussed City Village project.
[Sunday, January 16, 2022]
San Ramon Regional Medical Center has announced a blood drive set for next week, citing the Red Cross' worst blood shortage in over a decade, and dire impacts such as the delay of life-saving surgeries in hospitals nationwide.
[Wednesday, January 12, 2022]
A federal complaint filed against the City of San Ramon, its police department and chief, and several officers last month is one of at least two in 2021 alleging excessive use of force and constitutional violations by SRPD officers.
[Wednesday, January 5, 2022]
Eugene O'Neill's 1924 play "Welded" was not one of his biggest hits during his time, or following his death. The upcoming production marks just the third time it's been brought to the stage.
[Tuesday, January 4, 2022]