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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
Rep. Schiff, a Monte Vista alum, running for U.S. Senate
U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, who was raised in Alamo and graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, this week announced a bid for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by longtime California Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
[Thursday, January 26, 2023]

Swalwell fires back after removal from House Intelligence Committee
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell responded to newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's decision to reject him from reappointment to the House Intelligence Committee, defending himself against allegations from the Republican leader...
[Saturday, January 28, 2023]

New EBRPD directors sworn into office
The two newly elected Tri-Valley directors for the East Bay Regional Park District kicked off their four-year terms after a swearing-in ceremony at the board meeting earlier this month.
[Saturday, January 28, 2023]

Culinary Angels founder McNaney to step down as executive director
Tri-Valley nonprofit Culinary Angels is set to recruit for a new executive director after its founder and current leader announced plans to transition into a different role within the organization.
[Tuesday, January 24, 2023]

Massive Bishop Ranch solar project enters phase two
The Tri-Valley is now set to house another one of the world's most ambitious renewable energy projects to date, with thousands of new solar panels set for installation at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon.
[Wednesday, February 1, 2023]

John Muir Health poised to acquire San Ramon Regional Medical Center
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is set to be sold in full to John Muir Health, pending the approval and completion of a nine-figure deal with the current majority owner, Tenet Healthcare.
[Wednesday, January 11, 2023]

Ten in Tri-Valley named California Distinguished Schools; none from Pleasanton
Ten elementary schools in the Tri-Valley -- but none in Pleasanton Unified -- are among the 356 schools throughout the state to receive a recent recognition by the California Department of Education.
[Tuesday, January 10, 2023]

'The First Man' arrives in Danville this weekend
The latest Eugene O'Neill Foundation production from artistic director Eric Fraisher Hayes is set for a nearly sold-out run this weekend, with themes and dynamics in the play pointing to some universal tensions...
[Tuesday, January 10, 2023]

DA clears Pleasanton police of criminal wrongdoing for fatal shooting in February 2022
The District Attorney's Office has announced no criminal charges against the two police officers who shot and killed a man at a Pleasanton apartment while responding to a domestic violence call that turned into a standoff last year.
[Friday, January 6, 2023]

Friday Foreign Films back in San Ramon
The San Ramon Arts Foundation is preparing to kick off its upcoming Friday Foreign Film series on Jan. 13, with the screening of the first of the four movies in the series.
[Sunday, January 8, 2023]