Aside from major Bay Area publications like the San Francisco Chronicle, the Town of Danville in California also has locally centered newspapers that are available online, in print, and sometimes both. Each has its own unique voice and features stories that will cater to a wide range of audiences, but the one thing they share is a special focus on the community of Danville and its outlying neighbors.
Contra Costa Times
The Contra Costa Times is a comprehensive publication that is part of the Bay Area News Group. Its sister publications include the East County Times, San Ramon Valley Times, Tri-Valley Times and West County Times. Aside from the typical news, weather, and politics, the Contra Costa Times also has sections for business, entertainment, sports and living. Readers can narrow down content to stories specifically related to their cities in the “My Town” tab of the website. Some of the towns included are Alamo, Lafayette, and Pleasant Hill, among others. The Danville tab takes you to stories from the San Ramon Valley Times as well as “Valley Life” columns and “Around Danville” segments. While the Contra Costa Times offers access to a wide array of content, a print edition is also offered to those you prefer the traditional paper versions and having their newspapers delivered to their homes. Subscriptions can be made on their website.
The Danville Express encompasses Danville and the surrounding areas of Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo. Its website includes archives of the Danville Weekly, as well as a forum for community members to post on topics revolving around the news and community lifestyle concerns like college and restaurants. Its sister publications include the San Ramon Times, Pleasanton Weekly, and Tri-Valley Views. Besides the news, the Danville Express aims to provide local advertising with an audience and a place in which their ads are relevant. Its focus is on local news, local businesses, and local people. The Danville Express is available online only, with a subscription service that delivers daily newsletters to readers’ emails.
The Valley Sentinel is a crime-free newspaper. Instead of reporting on criminal and tragic events, it focuses instead on stories that promote goodwill and send a positive message to the people of Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill. Topics include community service efforts, schools, and local businesses. Each issue is available online in an e-version on their homepage, with free access to all the articles and content.
The Danville Patch devotes itself solely to the Danville and Alamo areas. It provides information on public events, businesses, sports, and news. Its archives extend back into February of 2010, and all of its content can be found online. Subscribing offers both daily and weekly newsletters, as well as breaking news alerts and the opportunity to receive discount deals from local businesses. To subscribe is as easy as entering your email address and clicking subscribe on the Danville Patch website.