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Weekly Update: October 14, 2021
Posted on 10/14/2021

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City of San Ramon News & Information Update

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Culture in the Community
Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
San Ramon Community Center

Culture in the Community

Join the festivities at the 4th annual Culture in the Community Celebration this Sunday, October 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Ramon Community Center (12501 Alcosta Blvd).

This community event will bring families from different backgrounds together to share and celebrate our cultures and nationalities. Enjoy cultural performances including dance and music from all over the world. There will also be interactive games and activities to experience.

Bring the whole family to this exciting community event that you do not want to miss. Everyone is welcome!

Highlights include:

  • Vibrant multicultural performances on 2 stages 
  • Cultural booths from around the world
  • Children’s crafts, activities, and games
  • Henna Tattoos
  • Food available for purchase
  • Free parking & admission

Co-Sponsored by the City of San Ramon, Chevron, and the San Ramon Arts Foundation

More Information on Culture in the Community

San Ramon Symphonic Band Fall Concert
Sunday, October 17 at 3 p.m.
Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center

San Ramon Symphonic Band Fall Concert

Enjoy wonderful music on stage at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. The San Ramon Symphonic Band has been in existence for over 30 years and has more than 30 musicians! Concerts are enjoyable for both adults and children.

 More Info & Tickets

Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt Returns to Central Park
October 2231

Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

Scarecrows will once again be taking over Central Park (12501 Alcosta Blvd) this Halloween! This family-friendly event is great for all ages. So come on down October 22–31 and see which scarecrows have come to visit, and engage with them through fun missions in the GooseChase App. For more information, or to download the app, please visit the links below.

> Learn More about the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

> Download the GooseChase App in the Apple App Store

> Download the GooseChase App in the Google Play Store

Picnic Rentals Extended through November 30

Picnic Rentals

Searching for that perfect picnic spot? Look no further than the City of San Ramon!

We're extending picnic season through TuesdayNovember 30! You can now book online to reserve a picnic area in November. Reservations are only available for full day rental permits from sunrise to sundown. Pricing starts from $111 for San Ramon residents and $204 for non-residents.

> More Information about Picnic Rentals & Online Reservations

General Plan Update Community Survey
Respond by Sunday, October 31

Plan San Ramon

How you envision San Ramon evolving over the next two decades? There's still time to share your thoughts!

Residents are invited to complete a Community Survey on how you envision San Ramon evolving over the next two decades. The survey contains 30 short questions, should take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, and is available online until Sunday, October 31.

To learn more about the General Plan update, visit

> Respond to Community Survey

Free Online Bike Safety Courses from 511 Contra Costa


Learn skills and gain confidence for safer biking on city streets. Learn the rules of the road to become a safer cyclist (and driver).

511 Contra Costa is hosting a free online class which will include tips and techniques for using your bicycle confidently for everyday trips, errand-running, and commuting to work or school.

The instructor will demonstrate simple bike adjustments for safety and comfort, basic handling skills for confident starting, stopping, turning, and riding, and easy ways to remember where to ride on the street between and through intersections. You’ll learn how to take your bike on BART and use transit bus bike racks, and hear about other local resources for in-person and on-bike learning and practice.

Presentations are led by a certified League of American Bicyclists instructor, and classes will be held on Wednesday, October 20 and Saturday, October 23.

> Learn More and Sign Up

> Register for Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.

> Register for Saturday, October 23 at 10 a.m.

Resident Survey on Contra Costa Animal Services

In their efforts to provide the services Contra Costa County residents most desire of their Animal Services Department, Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) is soliciting feedback about what services residents would like prioritized. Please take a few minutes and complete the brief survey below to help CCAS make informed decisions about their services.

> Respond to Survey

CA Eviction Moratorium Ended; Rent Relief Still Available for Tenants and Landlords

The State of California's eviction moratorium expired on September 30, and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted not to extend the County’s eviction moratorium for small businesses and residents. Newly enacted State law has provided significant rent relief for tenants and landlords, and new protections for tenants.

Contra Costa County was awarded $147,427,324 in Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) dollars between two rounds of funding and has partnered with the State to operate the ERAP program.

New evictions protections took effect on October 1, 2021 and continue through March 31, 2022 in the following circumstances:

  • A household with unpaid rent must show proof it has applied for rent relief and are waiting to find out if assistance will be approved.
  • Prior to a Landlord filing a complaint to initiate eviction proceedings with the Court, the Landlord must have submitted a completed application for rental assistance on behalf of the Tenant and the application must have been denied.

The Court is not allowed to issue judgement until it finds:

  • A Landlord completed their application for rental assistance prior to filing the complaint; AND
  • The Landlord’s application was denied because:
  1. The Tenant was ineligible for the program;
  2. No more rental assistance funds were available; OR
  3. The Tenant failed to complete their portion of the application within 15 business days of the Landlord completing their portion.

How to Apply

  • Renters and landlords can find out if they’re eligible and apply for rent/utility relief directly at
  • If you don’t have access to the internet and have questions, need help determining if you are eligible, or to apply, you can call the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Call Center, 1-833-430-2122.
  • For assistance in another language, for help determining eligibility, for help with an application, or help uploading required paperwork, applicants can schedule an appointment with a local organization near them by calling 833-687-0967.

If you need further assistance, please dial 2-1-1 or text “HOPE” to 20121.

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