Unemployment: The state Employment Development Department reported that the jobless rate in Contra Costa County had a slight increase, including San Ramon, where the unemployment rate is at 4.7 percent, a slight increase from February's 4.6 percent. Read more .
Water: The board of directors of the East Bay Municipal Utility District discussed plans for a 5 percent rate hike for both water and sewer services starting fiscal year 2012. Read more .
Hospital: opened its new wing. The new 8,900-square-foot wing includes the expanded hospital’s emergency department from nine to 16 beds. Read more .
San Ramon Valley Unified School District: The school board approved a reduction in hours for classified employees with possible layoffs for non-teaching positions. Read more .
City Council: The San Ramon City Council has proposed changes to San Ramon’s general plan. Read more .
School: will be losing its current principal Denise Hibbard after this school year.
Hibbard has resigned and accepted a position in Illinois to be closer to her hometown and family. Read more .
Pakistani Cultural Festival: The community gathered to celebrate the third annual Virsa Pakistani Cultural Festival. Read more .
Contra Costa teacher awards: The Warren W. Eukel Teacher Trust will be accepting nominations for its annual teacher recognition program that will award three instructors with $10,000 each.
The competition is open to any public or private school teacher at any grade level in Contra Costa County. Nomination forms can be found here.
School Auction: is seeking donations for its online auction to raise money for key student services. Read more .
Patch iPhone app: The official Patch iPhone app is now available in the Apple App Store.
The Patch app brings San Ramon Patch to your iPhone in a fast, easy and convenient way. Read more .