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.
Legislation aimed at protecting access to legal abortions in California, co-authored by Tri-Valley Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk after approval by the State Senate on Thursday.
[Thursday, June 23, 2022]
In the four-candidate race for a newly redrawn State Assembly district representing part of the Tri-Valley, voters chose longtime labor leader Liz Ortega as the top candidate and Dublin City Councilmember Shawn Kumagai in second place.
[Wednesday, June 22, 2022]
Officials at the Contra Costa Community College District have announced Micaela Ochoa as their new executive vice chancellor of administrative services, an education leader who worked earlier in her career at Pleasanton Unified.
[Tuesday, June 14, 2022]
At the end of the ninth episode of this season of "MasterChef Junior," then-10-year-old Abir Bhatia of San Ramon stood among his three other somber-faced teammates who placed in the bottom during that episode's baking challenge...
[Sunday, June 12, 2022]
Jacqui Berlinn had been quiet about her son's battle with drug addiction, until a picture she saw on social media -- and the comments on it -- made her stop short and drove her to break her silence. She wasn't able to let them go...
[Sunday, June 5, 2022]
Following the adoption of new district maps aimed at accounting for population changes reflected in the most recent census data, four candidates are campaigning for the open seat representing the new Assembly District 20.
[Friday, May 27, 2022]
A large housing development rejected earlier this year after facing a referendum petition is now back on the horizon in Dublin following the council's approval of an amendment to the project that will bind it to state housing laws...
[Thursday, May 19, 2022]
The Livermore City Council voted Monday to approve a resolution that charts the course for a new development consisting of more than 100 housing units and infrastructure aimed at utilizing and promoting cleaner energy use.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]
The Danville Planning Commission is set Tuesday to consider allowing a proposed development consisting of condos, commercial space and a below-ground parking garage near the center of downtown to replace the FAZ restaurant building.
[Tuesday, May 10, 2022]