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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
Final suspect in Heller Jewelers robbery now in custody
A joint operation by SRPD along with the U.S. Marshals' Fugitive Task Force and the Oakland Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Bureau this week yielded the arrest of the fifth and final outstanding suspect in a prominent jewelry heist...
[Thursday, September 28, 2023]

Pleasanton woman sets age-record for Tahoe swim
While Pleasanton's Stoneridge Creek retirement community offers its residents a range of fitness opportunities, its facilities might not be the first that come to mind as the daily training grounds for record-setting swimmers...
[Sunday, September 24, 2023]

26th annual Pace for Peace set for next month
Tri-Valley Haven's Pace for Peace is now open for registration, with the upcoming event aimed at recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October and raising funds and awareness to support survivors of domestic violence.
[Wednesday, September 20, 2023]

Up-and-coming local leaders recognized at State of the Tri-Valley
A number of young leaders and influencers from across the region gathered in San Ramon this month to have their present work and future potential acknowledged in the inaugural 'Tri-Valley 20 Under 40ish' list.
[Saturday, September 16, 2023]

Weeks of laughs ahead at Bankhead Theater
Livermore's Bankhead Theater is set to be filled with laughter in the coming weeks, with three high-profile events showcasing a range of comedians and ushering in Livermore Valley Arts' 2023-24 season.
[Sunday, September 17, 2023]

Tri-Valley prepares to remember 9/11
Tri-Valley organizers were preparing in recent weeks for the upcoming anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, seeking to commemorate the event and educate young people about recent history.
[Saturday, September 9, 2023]

Eugene O'Neill Festival to culminate with 'Anna Christie'
The cast and crew of the upcoming full production of a Eugene O'Neill play on the grounds of his former Danville home is preparing for opening night, as Tri-Valley residents rapidly snap up tickets. 'Anna Christie' is set to debut...
[Monday, September 4, 2023]

Five for Fighting in concert in Livermore
With the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks approaching, Tri-Valley residents also have the opportunity to reflect on some of the music that resonated throughout the world in the aftermath -- namely that of Five for Fighting.
[Tuesday, September 5, 2023]

Chow Food Bar exiting City Center Bishop Ranch
City Center Bishop Ranch is set to be down by one tenant following an announcement this week that Chow Food Bar -- which debuted in San Ramon last year, following the closure of a Danville location in 2018 -- will shut its doors...
[Wednesday, August 30, 2023]

Glazer won't run for reelection to State Senate, doesn't want to test term limit gray area
Tri-Valley State Senator Steve Glazer has announced his current term in the seat through next year will be his last, paving the way for a competitive race for an open seat representing local voters in California's upper house.
[Monday, August 21, 2023]