Week in Review: Gas Station Robbery, Boy with Brain Tumor, Sbranti In Washington

Some of the stories that made news this past week in Dublin. Check out our congratulations tip-of-the hat and our blog of the week.

Driver Robbed at Gunpoint at Shell Station on Santa Rita Road

The victim was filling his tires with air at the Santa Rita Shell station in Pleasanton Wednesday night, when man with a gun threatened to shoot him if he didn't cooperate. The suspect, described as a white or Hispanic male 23 to 28 years old, 5’10”, 130-140 pounds, brown eyes, unknown color hair, left the scene with a woman driving a mid 2000s, two-door, Silver Acura CL, unknown California license plate, heading eastbound on Pimlico. Read the full story here.

Dublin Boy With Brain Tumor Finds Strength From the Community

Meet Sirous Sadaghiani, the 8-year-old John Green Elementary School third grader from Dublin fighting for his life. Sirous has a rare malignant brain tumor called Gliomatosis Cerebri—there is no surgical solution and the prognosis isn't encouraging. Find out how you can help Sirous and his family.

Tri-Valley Mayors Attending U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington

Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti is among the five Tri-Valley mayors attending the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors. Sbranti and the other mayors have taken local issues like

The Flu: Where Is It? Have You Seen It?

Other parts of the country have been besieged by this season's influenza virus, it hasn't shown up in any great numbers in the East Bay... yet. Find out how you can get free flu shots for students through the end of January and where to find flu shots in the Tri-Valley.

Other news you need to know:

  • You can donate: Patch Takes the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
  • Tri-Valley Scores Mixed in Latest Tobacco Report Card 
  • Energy Rebate Program for Alameda County Residents
  • Most Expensive and Least Expensive Homes in Dublin
  • BART Dealing With Crowded Trains As It Sets Ridership Records
  • TGIF: How to Make a Lemon Drop Cocktail
  • Check out this week's grocery specials on Patch.


  • California Gymnastics Academy Athletes Help NorCal Level 7 State Team Win National Judges Cup Team Challenge 2013

Blog of the Week: Priority Number One: Growing Economy & Creating Local Jobs

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Patch Associate Regional Editor David Mills contributed to this report.

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