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Weekly Update: August 26, 2021
Posted on 08/26/2021

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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

Online Voter Registration Deadline for California Gubernatorial (Governor) Recall Election: Monday, August 30
Election Day: Tuesday, September 14

Secure Ballot Drop Boxes

  • Ballots for the 2021 California Gubernatorial (Governor) Recall Election have been mailed by Contra Costa County.

  • You can still register online to vote until Monday, August 30, 2021, and receive a ballot in the mail.

  • After August 30, 2021, you can register to vote using Conditional Voter Registration. The voter registration deadline is 15 days prior to Election Day (September 14, 2021). However, after that deadline and through Election Day you can still register and vote in person using Conditional Voter Registration. It is a one-stop opportunity to register and cast your ballot, and is available at Contra Costa County Elections office, Regional Early Voting sites, and all polling places on Election Day.

  • You have several secure options for returning your ballot: mail, drop box, or in person at your voting location, polling place, or county elections office.

  • There are four (4) secure ballot drop box locations in San Ramon (2 indoor, 2 outdoor):
    • San Ramon City Hall (7000 Bollinger Canyon Road) – indoor (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Alcosta Senior and Community Center (9300 Alcosta Boulevard) – indoor (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    • Dougherty Station Community Center (17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd) – outdoor (24 hours a day, closes September 14, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.)
    • San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd) – outdoor (24 hours a day, closes September 14, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
  • In-person voting takes place on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 7 a.m.– 8 p.m. To vote in person, find your local polling place, view a complete list of regional early voting locations in Contra Costa County, or view information on voting at the Contra Costa County Elections Office, click here.

> California Gubernatorial Recall Election - Frequently Asked Questions

> Contra Costa County Election Information

Watch Now: Live City Update on Return to School

City Update

If you missed San Ramon's live City Update on the return to school on August 20, with an introduction from Councilmember Perkins and updates from the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), the recording is available to watch on YouTube or the City website

Guests include SRVUSD Superintendent Dr. John Malloy, SRVUSD Board President Susanna Ordway, and SRVUSD Board Member Laura Bratt.

> Watch on YouTube

> Watch on the City of San Ramon website

Construction Alert: Alcosta Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project 
Updated Dates for Street Closure: Tue, Aug 31–Tue, Sep 14

Alcosta Blvd Pavement Rehabilitation Project Street Closure

As part of the ongoing Alcosta Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project, northbound Alcosta Boulevard between Veracruz Drive to approximately 400 ft north of Pine Valley Court will be closed from Tuesday, August 31 to Tuesday, September 14 to complete the proposed roadway improvements. Please follow detour signs during the closure and use caution while driving in the area.

> Learn more about the Alcosta Boulevard Pavement Rehabilitation Project

> View Detour Plan for Aug 31–Sep 14

> View Construction Updates

Open Gym Badminton Moving to Iron Horse Gym in September

Open Gym Badminton

Open Gym Badminton (ages 6+) is moving to Iron Horse Gym (12601 Alcosta Blvd) beginning Wednesday, September 1, with restriped lines and a freshly resurfaced floor.

Open Gym Badminton hours at Iron Horse Gym will take place on Wednesdays from 7–10 p.m. and Sundays from 8:30–11.30 a.m.

For more info and reservations, visit the link below.

> Open Gym Badminton Info & Reservations

September–October Encore! Senior Newsletter Now Available

Senior Newsletter

Filled with programs, classes, trips, senior information, volunteer opportunities, and the Senior Resource Fair, there’s something for everyone in the September–October Encore! Senior Newsletter. Click the link below to view the newsletter, along with the up-to-date drop-in class schedule.

Plus, Bingo is back! Enjoy an afternoon of Bingo and lunch with old and new friends on Saturday, September 25. Don’t miss out—click here to register now!

> Read Sep–Oct Encore! Senior Newsletter

Culture in the Community Celebration 2021: Performer Applications Close Friday, September 3

Culture in the Community

The 4th annual Culture in the Community Celebration will take place on Sunday, October 17 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

The Culture in the Community Celebration is a community event to celebrate San Ramon's rich diversity of cultures with food, crafts, booths, music, dance, and more. Culture in the Community is fun, family-friendly, and free!

Applications are currently being accepted to participate in the event as a performer, host a booth to share your culture, and more.

Learn more and apply by Friday, September 3 at the link below.

> Learn More and Apply

Fare-Free Transit throughout the Month of September

Free Fares in September

County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, and Wheels are going fare-free on all routes for the entire month of September! This includes Tri MyRide, Paratransit routes, and even WestCAT’s express Lynx service between Contra Costa and San Francisco.

> Learn More about Fare-Free Rides in September

Questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? Ask an expert.

Get Answers Contra Costa

Understanding that many people have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, John Muir Health and Kaiser Permanente recently launched The website includes answers to common vaccine questions and issues as well as an online portal where questions can be submitted and answered.

> Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at

San Ramon Performing Arts Tickets Now on Sale

San Ramon Performing Arts 2021-22

San Ramon Performing Arts is proud to present the upcoming 2021–22 Season!

This season will feature Jake Shimabukuro (November 6, 2021), The Purple Xperience (February 27, 2022), and The Underwater Bubble Show (March 27, 2022) at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center (10550 Albion Road).

Tickets are on sale now at the link below, or by calling (925) 973-3343.

> More Information & Tickets

Fall Recreation Registration Open to All

Recreation Guide Fall 2021

The Fall Recreation Guide is available online, and registration is open to residents and non-residents!

Register online, or in person at the San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd), Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., or at the Alcosta Senior & Community Center (9300 Alcosta Blvd), Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Questions? Call (925) 973-3200 or email [email protected].

> View Fall 2021 Recreation Guide

> Register Now

Apply Now for Free Student Bus Passes


Could your K-12 student use County Connection, WestCAT, AC Transit, or Tri Delta Transit to get to or from school? Apply now for up to two months of free student bus rides! Passes are available while supplies last; limit two (2) students per household.

> Learn More and Apply for Pass2Class

College students can ride free too! Apply for Try Transit and get a $25 Clipper card to take the bus or BART to campus.

> Learn More and Apply for Try Transit

Call City Hall at (925) 973-2500 or email [email protected]