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Top 5 SPR Stories of the Week

A look back at the top stores on San Ramon Patch in the last week.

1. Video: Buffalo Wild Wings Opens in San Ramon

The national chain restaurant that specializes in wings and televisions that show every sporting event you can imagine, opened on Wednesday.

Its located in the Marketplace Shopping Center off Bollinger Canyon Road, where the old Izzy’s Steaks & Chops used to be located.

Restaurant owner Hardy Samara said patrons can expect the "ultimate social experience" allowing friends, co-workers and families to come together, watch the game and have fun.

2. Are You in Favor of More Smoking Restrictions in San Ramon?

The San Ramon City Council is expected to make a decision early next year on an ordinance that would restrict outside smoking.

We asked residents what they thought. Click the link to read the reaction and give us your opinion in the comments section.

3. GE's 'Industrial Internet' Revolution Centered in San Ramon

A technology advancement that could have huge implications on every day life around the world is being created right here in San Ramon.

General Electric, which opened a Global Software Center in Bishop Ranch last year, is investing about $1 billion and hiring hundreds of computer scientists and software engineers to increase the digital intelligence of the physical world.

Click the link to read more about the story first covered by the New York Times.

4. City Monitoring Creek Water Levels Due to Storm

San Ramon has prepared and is ready for possible flooding that could arise from storms this weekend, according to Public Services Director Karen McNamara.

The city will be monitoring the town's creeks and 40 "hot spots" in the city where flooding has been a problem in the past. Crews will be working almost 24 hours a day through the weekend.

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Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district.

Is there a story in San Ramon we should know about this week? Let us know in the comments section or send me an email at Patrick.Creaven@patch.com.

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Debora Killeen December 02, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I would like to share that with the rising usage of drugs in our community that there is hope for Friends and Family Members of Drug Addicts and that there is a Nar-anon Support Group that meets every Monday evening at 7:30pm at the Danville Grange on Diablo Rd. in Danville. We have just celebrated our 1 year of being here in this community and have shared our experience, strength and hope with many family and friends. Also when you come it is best to park in back of building where we meet and come in the rear entrance. See you there!
Debora Killeen December 02, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Also Patrick Creaven if you could put thus meeting in your Community Announcements section of the patch including Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Akamo that would be great! We are ooen to
Debora Killeen December 02, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Sorry hit the send button too soon. Please correct Alamo. Also to complete the comment and request please note that we are open to all friends and family members from all areas not just those I have listed. Thank you.

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