Category Archives: About San Ramon

Cook and helper needed in san ramon

Hi, I am looking for someone to do vegetarian North Indian cooking and help with household work for 2-3 hrs a day, Monday – Friday. Please call 404-200-8215. Thanks

Family Law – Divorce lawyer serving the tri-valley

Law Offices of JAMES M. WILLIAMS – A Legal Practice Dedicated to Family Law – Serving the Tri-Valley. Free office consultation  –  Call us at 925-272-8171
• Divorce
• H4 visa divorce and legal status
• Legal separation & annulment
• Child custody & placement
• Spousal support
• Child support
• Restraining orders
• Paternity
Visit us at https://www.jameswilliamslaw.com/

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K Community Run and Walk Dec. 3

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K December 3, 2016 – 5K Run and Walk – Start Time 9:00am. Run Begins and Ends at: San Ramon Community Center at Central Park (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

Crunch Fitness will lead a pre-race warm up at 8:45am.
Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. All registered staff will receive a holiday long sleeved shirt and a Bah Humbug! ornament. The Bah Humbug! is a chip timed race on a 3.1 mile course. The course is a fun, flat, family friendly, paved route. Registration details are available online at www.active.com search Bah Humbug! San Ramon or visit the City of San Ramon website at Bah Humbug! 5K Run and Walk .

Spread Holiday Cheer: Runners are asked to bring a can of food to be donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank to assist those in need during the holiday season. Canned food donations will be collected at the registration table. New! San Ramon Police Department will collecting new, unwrapped toys as a part of their “Stuff the Cruiser” toy drive for Toys for Tots.

Costume Contest: Make sure to come dressed in costume and in the spirit of the run. Costume awards will be given for: Most Grinch-Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group Theme!

Awards: Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division. The Mayor’s Crown will award the lowest combined times of the 2016 Bah Humbug! and 2017 Run San Ramon pre-registered 5K runner. The Mayor’s Crown winner will be recognized at the 2017 Run San Ramon 4th of July event.

Packet Pick Up: All pre-registered participants may receive their shirt prior to the event start at a packet pick up hosted by the New San Ramon Sports Basement located at 1041 Market Place San Ramon, CA 94583, on Thursday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ornaments are given out at the completion of the run. 20% off at Sports Basement on packet pickup day, December 1st! Just show your bib at the register! Some exclusions apply.

Hiring – Cook Cum Cashier Coffee – Deli Shop

Looking for a Cook Cum Cashier to help at a Coffee Shop. The right candidate must be able to commit performing the following duties
Hours: Part Time or Full Time.
Location: Pleasanton, CA
– Shift Hours 6 AM – 2 PM / 8 to 4 PM / 2 PM to 10 PM.
– Able to Brew Coffee
– Make Sandwiches (Veg/Non Veg)
– Roast Coffee
– Manage cash Register
– Housekeeping
– Maintain Inventory / Alert on Inventory Shortage
– Able to switch duties between Cash Register or Cooking as desired by customer need
– Handle Telephone Orders/ Online Orders
– Maintain Clean transaction records at the start and end of shift.
Salary: Call for details.
Contact: 408-334-1367 OR 925-405-7017

Kuchipudi Dance classes in Dublin

http://kuchipudikalakar.blogspot.com/2014/09/sindhu-surendra-kandi.html
http://kuchipudikalakar.blogspot.com/2014/09/sindhu-surendra-kandi.html

Sindhu Surendra is the Founder and Artistic Director of Shiva Noopuram(School of Kuchipudi) established in Dublin,California in the year 2014, dedicated towards propagating the Indian classical dance form kuchipudi which has more than 2000 years old history and has originated from a small village by the same name, Kuchipudi, in Southern India. The mission of the school is to perform, spread and teach the dance form.
About Artistic Director : http://kuchipudikalakar.blogspot.com/2014/09/sindhu-surendra-kandi.html
Location: Safari Kids 4564 Dublin blvd Dublin CA 94568

Looking for Part-time help – Dublin

I am looking for a part-time helper between 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Monday to Friday and babysitting on weekends.  I prefer someone who can drive and lives close to Dublin area. I am looking for help with
1. Cooking/ Preparing, Cutting vegetables
2. Cleaning Kitchen and living room, and dishes
3. Vacuuming once a week
4. Babysitting (toddler) on Saturday (4-5 hrs – if needed)
Please contact me at souji…@g…com if interested.

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K Family Run and Walk

Bah Humbug! 5KStart the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. Participants will receive a holiday long sleeved shirt and the famous Bah Humbug Ornament! This year’s Bah Humbug will be a chip timed race on the certified 3.1 mile course. This is a fun, flat, family friendly paved route beginning at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Race day registration begins at 7:30am and the race starts at 9am. Registration details are available online at www.active.com search Bah Humbug! San Ramon or visit the City of San Ramon website.

Spread Holiday Cheer: Runners are requested to bring a can of food to be donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank to assist thosein need during the holidays. Canned food donations will be collected at the registration table.

Costume Contest: Make sure to come dressed in costume and in the spirit of the run. Costume awards will be given for Most Grinch-Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group Theme!

Awards: Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division. The Mayor’s Crown, which will award the lowest combined times of the 2015 Bah Humbug and 2016 Run San Ramon pre-registered 5K runner. The Mayor’s Crown winner will be recognized at the 2016 Run San Ramon 4th of July event.

Shirts & Ornaments: All pre-registered participants may receive their shirt prior to the event start at a packet pick up hosted by Sport’s Authority in San Ramon Thursday December 3rd from 11:30am to 7pm. All race day registrants and pre-registrants who wait to pick up will receive their shirts upon completion of the race on a “first come-first served” basis. Shirts are only guaranteed to pre-registered participants at the packet pick up. Ornaments are given out at the completion of the run.

For more information and to register please visit: www.sanramon.ca.gov/Parks/events/races.htm or www.active.com search Bah Humbug! San Ramon

Special thanks to our sponsors: Chevron, Sport’s Authority, Intero Chiropractic, Contra Costa Cou
nty Sherriff’s Office, San Ramon Golf Club and Peet’s Coffee.

Club Sport San Ramon Squash

I’m posting this for my husband, Saurabh. He is an avid Squash player and likes to play a couple of times a week, but sometimes work priorities/commute-time come in the way. We are not members of Club Sport San Ramon. We did the math and figured that a full membership would be wasteful, given his schedule.
Members get 2 guest passes a month. If any of you are members at Club Sport San Ramon and would like to sell off guest passes (they go for ~$15 a piece) to us, or invite him to a gruelling game of squash (his skill level is 4.5) :),  please contact me at g.akansh…@g…com
Thanks !

Run San Ramon 4th of July 10K and 5K Walk and Run

Run San Ramon 10K and 5K Walk and Run

Run San Ramon
10K Run, 5K Fun Run & Walk
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Register Now Online at www.active.com, search “Run San Ramon”.

Start & Finish:
San Ramon Central Park Community Center
12501 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon
Get a healthy start to your 4th of July with this Independence Day Classic. Enjoy the measured, paved and looped course. The 10K course is a double loop of the 5K course. Participants will receive a short sleeve commemorative shirt and goodies provided by local sponsors. This Run San Ramon 10K and 5K will be a chip timed race.

Registration Fee: $35 for online registration and postmarked registration by June 23rd . Registration fees increase to $40 starting June 24th through race day.Pre-registration for family race of 3 or more is $30 per person until June 23rd and increases to $40 June 24th. Must be immediate family only, and all entry forms must be submitted at the same time.Registration available online at www.active.com, search “Run San Ramon”. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted. Race day registration tables open 6:45-8:00am.

Awards: Mayor’s Cup trophies will be awarded to the winning pre-registered San Ramon resident, male & female of the 5K & 10K.

Mayor’s Crown trophy will award the lowest combined times of the 2014 Bah Humbug and 2015 Run San Ramon pre-registered 5k runner (male and female).

Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division.

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K Run and Walk December 6

Start the holiday season off with a healthy fun run or walk through San Ramon. This year’s Bah Humbug will be a chip timed race on the certified 3.1 mile course. This is a fun, flat, paved route beginning at the San Ramon Community Center at Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd, and right off the 680 freeway at Bollinger Canyon Road. Participants will receive a holiday long-sleeved shirt and back by popular demand the Bah Humbug Ornament!

Race day registration begins at 7:30am and the race starts at 9am. Registration is available online at www.active.com search Bah Humbug, San Ramon or on the City of San Ramon website www.SanRamon.ca.gov.For more information about this event call (925) 973-3200 or email park…@s…com.

Individual $35 postmarked or registered online by November 29th. Fees increase to $40 thereafter for everyone. Families of three or more, will pay $30 per person. (Must be immediate family only.) Family discounts are not available on race day.

Spread Holiday Cheer:
Runners are requested to bring a can of food to be donated to the Contra Costa County Food Bank to assist those in need during the holidays. Canned food donations will be collected at the registration table.

 Awards: Medals are given to the first three finishers in each age division.

 Costume Contest:  Costume awards will be given for Most Grinch-Like, Best Holiday Spirit, and Best Group Theme.

 New! Introducing the Mayor’s Crown, which will award the lowest combined times of the 2014 Bah Humbug and 2015 Run San Ramon pre-registered 5k runner. The Mayor’s Crown winner will be recognized at the 2015 Run San Ramon event.

 Shirts & Ornaments:
All pre-registered participants may receive their shirt & ornament prior to the event start. All race day registrants, and pre-registrants who wait, will receive their shirts upon completion on a “first come-first served” basis. Shirts and ornaments are only guaranteed to pre-registered participants.

Elementary / middle / High school with good sports program

Hi, we are looking to move to either dublin or san Ramon CA .
I want to look for a school with good attention towards sports and other extra curicular activities along with academics.
Which elementary schools / middle / high schools are better .
Can anyone give individual review on the dublin and San ramon schools. I have seen greatschools website but the reviews are so much old.

any other pro-cons between dublin and san ramon ?

which is a better place between dublin and san ramon in terms of software jobs both opportunity vise and commute.
Does it get really hot in summer and cold and windy in winters compared to fremont or east bay ?

please help

Moving to San Ramon – Apartment / school suggestions?

Hi there,  we are a desi family moving to Trivalley region  and wanted to know of apartments in/around San Ramon with good desi community. We have 2 kids – age 3 and 5 – and hence want to be sure of (1) excellent elementary school and (2) reasonable play environment/company for kids.   Any suggestions or a short list to consider?   Thanks so much.

Fresh homecooked Indian food available daily. Pickup available in Dublin, CA.

Fresh homecooked Indian food available daily. Pickup available in Dublin, CA. Please call Holistic Kitchen to place order – 925-322-5526
Pls see blog for weekly menu – http://holistickitchen2013.wordpress.com
Delicious healthy and fresh food cooked in Olive oil. Catering for parties available upto 50 people
32 oz paneer dish – $16
16 oz paneer dish – $8
32 oz daal – $14
16 oz daal – $7
32 oz sabzi – $15
16 oz sabzi – $7.50

New menu everyday. 1  sabzi plus 1 curry available, freshly cooked from scratch everyday plus roti and rice. A variety of healthy homecooked meals available, Daal, rajma, punjabi kadhi, white chole, daal makhani, matar paneer ( peas with matar),matar aaloo (peas with potatoes), bhindi masala, mushroom matar(mushroom with peas), palak paneer, shahi paneer, aaloo gobhi(cauliflower with potatoes), capsicum with potatoes, methi aaloo, green beans with potatoes, rajasthani gatte ki kadhi, bhartha (roasted eggplant with tomatoes) chicken masala, karahi chicken

$11 for $22 Worth Food at Favorite Indian Restaurant in San Ramon

Treat your palate to a burst of Indian flavors with this deal. For only $11, enjoy $22 worth of fine Indian food at Favorite Indian Restaurant in any of their four locations: two in Hayward, one in Union City, and one in San Ramon. Sink your teeth into authentic Indian specialties in a comfortable and homey restaurant.

  • 21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA, 94583
  • Dine-in only, Limit 10 vouchers purchase per person, subject to one voucher per table visit limitation
  • Limit 1 voucher per table per visit
  • Not valid for drinks
  • Voucher(s) cannot be redeemed until after the deal closes midnight of February 24, 2013

Click here to see the deal.

First Time Ever Vibranze Jewelry Sale!

Hi Everyone – Most of you know us from last week’s Diwali Mela, thanks to all of the volunteers for your valuable time to make it a huge success.
For people who are not aware of us, me and my friend volunteered our time to start Vibranze where 100% profit goes towards Charity.
Vibranze is about great looking best quality ethnic jewelry at affordable prices. We have jewelry starting from $10 to designer silver jewelry up to $500.
We are having a huge sale on this coming Saturday and Sunday (Nov 3rd & 4th) from noon to 8 p.m at 5127 Holborn way, San Ramon.
Explore the elegance of Vibranze jewelry on facebook.
www.facebook.com/vibranze

See you all !  Cheers, Tanuja 925-553-7933

Clothing, Painting and Jewelry Sale

Hi all, we are having a huge exhibit/event in San Ramon. This includes Zaris (Traditional and casual Indian dresses for kids and adults), VijayKumar’s paintings including landscapes, portraits and abstracts(Famous artist in India) and Nuthana creations (Handmade Jewelry).

Visit http://www.facebook.com/ZarisForYou  for clothing collection
http://www.vijaysart.com/ for paintings.

 

Address: 1017 S Wedgewood rd, San Ramon,  CA
date: July 21st
time: 11am – 6pm

Spacious grocey at Sikandar San Ramon

Sikandar Cash and Carry is a new grocery store in San Ramon – and its a little distinctive in its brightly lit aisles, large shopping carts, barcode scanners and its size – at 8,000 square-foot. The supermarket features food from all over India, Fiji, and the Middle East.

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The owners have stores and a distribution company in California for the last 30 years. There is another Sikandar branch in Sacramento. The family also have stores in Berkeley (Milan) and San Leandro (Santos).

Sikandar Cash and Carry is located at 2556 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA 94583; tel: (925) 838-2075. Hours of operation are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun.; closed Monday.
Source – indiawest

Painting classes from 6/18 in San Ramon

Hello all, My father, Vijay Somanchi, a renowned artist in India is visiting me for 3 months. He is planning to offer painting classes while he is here, this summer.
Painting classes for adults and kids above the age of 12 years will be offered.
Please RSVP by 06/15 or contact us on 510-456-5764 to register
The curriculum is as follows:

  •  Adults ($10/hr):  Oil painting and Water colors 10AM-12PM, Mon, Wed and Fri
  •  Children (ages 12-18) ($8/hr):  Drawing and Water colors 3-5PM, Mon-Fri

About the artist:Vijay' s Art
He did many art camps and presented at art seminars motivating the young talent in India. He was invited to be a Guest lecturer in Nagarjuna University, Guntur, in Art and Architecture 2009-10 and a guest speaker at NIFT, Hyderabad 2011-12 after he retired from Banking.

Please refer to the his website to know more about the artist and his paintings. Regards, -Anoop.
www.vijaysart.com

Windemere Friends – Dandiya for Education 2011

After last year’s overwhelming success, once again“Windemere Friends”- a neighborhood group of Indo American families is organizing “Dandiya for Education 2011″. 100% profits go to neighborhood schools!

  • When: Oct 1, 2011 – 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
  • Where: Windemere Ranch Middle School (Gym)
  • 11611 East Branch Pkwy, San Ramon, CA

Tickets: $12 each, $15 at the door (if there’s any left)(Kids 5 yrs & under free)

Contact: [email protected]

Dandiya For Education 2011 San Ramon
Dandiya For Education 2011 San Ramon

The Band: “Aseem and Madhvi”. The Bay Area’s most famous group for singing Dandiya. They have been performing in the Bay Area for more than 15 years!

  • Free dandiya training 7 – 7:30 PM
  • Popular Indian food served by Indian Restaurant
  • Dandiya will be available for purchase

So get your Indian outfits ready for the fun filled evening with family, friends and neighbors!
Come and relish a variety of Indian- food  and the bay-area’s best live Dandiya-music to go with it !!

Dandia or Raas and Garba, is a traditional dance popular in Western India. In India, this celebration occurs during the fall festival of Navratri (Nav-raa-tree). Dandiya is a dance with short sticks that promotes slow calorie burning. Many folks have tried Dandiya and enjoyed it. We will have a special training session from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM for all newcomers.
Windemere Friends – We are a group of concerned citizens that want to make a difference in our community. We have started this in August 2010 with the aim of organizing activities that we like right here in San Ramon while raising funds for the schools.
The group is 100% volunteer based with no administrative costs.

Summer Reading Camp

Language Essentials Announces Summer Reading Camp!
Catch up and accelerate reading skills through an intensive 5 week summer reading program that has shown to raise reading levels an average of 1.5 years!

Summer reading camp is:
• Used successfully with thousands of struggling readers, including those most at risk.
• Composed of proven, research-based strategies and programs.
• Designed specifically for students entering second and third grades in the fall.

Dates: 6/20 to 7/26 (no class 7/4 and 7/5)
Camp will meet at 9am

Contact: 925-743-3322, [email protected], www.languageessentials.net

Language Essentials offers Speech Pathology, Reading Intervention and Accent Reduction in San Ramon
Summer success prevents Fall failure!

Monthly House Concerts of Indian Classical Music

To initiate, nurture,and promote the Hindustani and Carnatic forms of Indian Classical Music, we will be hosting monthly House Concerts at our home in Windemere, San Ramon. If you would like to be kept informed about our upcoming concerts please let us know. We will add you to our Mailing list for further updates.

Please feel free to pass the information along to your interested friends and families.

Thank You.
Varsha and Satyan

Career Neworking Group in San Ramon

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WinCareerNetwork/

This group is primarily for people living in the San Ramon, Dublin & Pleasanton areas which include large communities like Windemere and Gale Ranch. The primary purpose is to provide a forum for people to meet other like-minded individuals face-to-face in a friendly environment and foster career-oriented professional networking..

This Group will help those who want to improve their careers as well as those who are looking for work.. Topics of discussion include, typical interview questions/answers, technical discussions, presentations, work-place issues, job sectors etc.Occasionally, we have guest speakers as well.
The members also notify the group of important career oriented topics, seminars, networking opportunities that they become aware of, from time to time.

If you are interested or if you think you can contribute something to this group, please let us know…This is a voluntary and non-profit activity and all programs are free to the participants.

How we decided on Dublin Emerald Glen as the best place to live!

Its not an easy situation to be in. We finally decided that we are ready to uproot from Burbank (Los Angeles), and would settle down somewhere else. I started travelling to projects to make the transition easy. Now the deal was to find an ideal place to live in the entire US, for us as an Indian family with two little ones 5 and 2.
It wasn’t easy to figure out what that some place could be. The place needed to be liberal and cosmopolitan such that we as immigrants feel comfortable.
Away from vagaries of weather and snow meant that east coast was not the best. And Chicago and Minneapolis. Florida and Texas was too hot and humid, though the real estate prices were enticing. And places like Austin fell out of the list based on economic opportunities.
California still seemed golden. If not south, we decided to consider the bay area. As we focussed more, it just seemed too expensive. A good school district and nice houses couldnt just seem to come together. Palo Alto, San Jose, Fremont. Then San Ramon came into picture. Though a litle away from center of action in the silicon valley, this city seemed to have it all – excellent schools and parks, new, nice, houses, a lot of Indians. Seemed like this was where the silicon valley was new and growing. So one day, we searched on internet to find the options for a three bedroom apartment on the ground floor – and it just so happened that we found availability in the small city of Dublin, next to San Ramon; signed up on the lease for six months, and within two weeks, moved there just in time before the schools started.
The idea was to continue scouting for houses as they came on sale, primarily, but not limited to San Ramon. As we started driving through the city we really liked the plenty of parks and schools, the library – it looked like a beautiful city with good roads, slightly hilly and scenic. The newer San Ramon, the Windermere and Gale Ranch and all, were either too expensive or too small. And with a higher tax rate. But then we found out that shopping and entertainment was a challenge in San Ramon. Going up to Walnut Creek or coming down to Dublin didn’t seem very practical – taking Dougherty Road all the way down didn’t seem easy. The idea of driving many miles for anything but schools didn’t seem very appealing, and we started questioning the very idea. Then some realtor gave us the long and short of living the tri-valley area. San Ramon afterall was designed as a family, residential community, with no plans for a mall or big shopping, other than plans for a high end shopping square. We weren’t so sure if we liked that. Even access to the BART system or nearest freeways seemed at least 20 minutes away. We heard the concentration of Indian and other Asian students was very high in the otherwise above par schools of the city. The schools were great, but we then also wondered if we instead would prefer a more rounded and cosmopolitan group in the schools…
We next checked out Danville; the downtown was cute, but the communities, many gated, seemed to have an over-emphasis on golf. If golf was not important, the city which was anyway even farther off from commute perspective didn’t seem very appealing in terms of the value of the houses.
We started checking out Fremont again, and Pleasanton. But couldn’t seem to be find a right balance between size, age, schools and location. By this time, we had already increased our price range by 25% since we had come to the bay area.
Then, we thought why not Dublin – we kind of seemed to like the town. Specifically the Hacienda-Tassahara area in the east. We saw that a lot of collataral benefit of the growth of San Ramon and surrounding area was actually coming to Dublin. It had in its catchment area big parts of San Ramon, Pleasanton, and probably even Livermore and Danville. We realized many people were actually coming down to the Hacienda area for restaurants, shopping or spending the evening. And some new, exciting developments were about to take shape – Whole Foods, the super new and up coming shopping area called TheGreen, The Promenade, etc. And that is where our daughter’s elementary school was as well – at no less than 945 API. And not to forget BART and the fact that 580 was right there. We quickly started scouting the Emerald Glen and Dublin Ranch area for any houses coming on sale. Dublin Ranch seemed like good value – but for some reason it just seemed to much of an extension or a new development and seemed a little far out there on the hill. Luckily a house came up for sale in a street right facing the Emerald Glen park within the main Dublin city, and we wasted no time in snapping it up.
We are all set to move in there with the closing around Thanksgiving this year (09). Only time will tell if east Dublin is really the best value in terms of weather, reasonable commute to an area of immense opportunity, good schools, and good value for the home in terms of age and style, in the entire US of America, or not. We have made out bet that it is!