CNET scandal seeps into San Ramon Police Department

A San Ramon Police officer and former Contra Costa County Narcotic Enforcement Team (CNET) member was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the CNET scandal. Patrol officer Louis Lombardi, 38, was arrested at 9 a.m. inside the San Ramon Police office, said Police Chief Scott Holder. Holder was made aware of Lombardi’s connection to the […]

Prescription drugs: Abuse can be lethal

On Dec. 18, 2009, April Rovero and her family were blindsided by an epidemic. Just a day before he was set to come home to San Ramon for Christmas break from Arizona State University, her 21-year-old son Joey died of a lethal combination of prescription drugs and alcohol and became a statistic in the growing […]

New program gives extra support for students in need (Pleasanton Patch, CA)

After five years of planning, continuation schools in Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore will receive funds from Proposition 63’s Tri-Valley Adolescent Health Initiative to increase mental health services among at-risk youth. In the Tri-Valley, mental health issues, such as depression and substance abuse, accounts for 28 percent of hospitalization among youths between ages 15 and 24. […]

Starving students find new ways to cope

Mark D. sits in a crowded social services building in San Diego, lamenting the mistake of arriving at 4 p.m. – only an hour before the offices close. It’s an unusually muggy day and the air is made heavier by the sound of crying babies and the rising voices of disgruntled people waiting in a […]