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  • March 30, 2015

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Dublin to Help Schools with $66 Million Savings

The Dublin City Council unanimously approved two actions that will lead to providing the city's school district with sites for elementary schools in the Jordan Ranch and Dublin Crossing development.

  • icon Updated: March 27

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The nights aren’t particularly cold right now, but if you’re lonely you might want something warm to come home to. Eight-month-old Tammy might be a tiny tabby, but she’ll make a mighty companion. Just give her all the love you can. Come stand by Tammy at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada Street in Pleasanton, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. For more info visit valleyhumane.org or call (925) 426-8656. Photo - Valley Humane Society/K. Jacoby

  • icon Posted: March 26

Livermore Resident Honored as Master Mechanic

John Phillips, a 40-year resident of Livermore, received the prestigious Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award for 50 years in aviation. Ken Kelley of the Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Standards District Office, Reno, Nevada, presented the award on March 12 at the Mariott Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. John is currently an employee of Attitude Aviation, Livermore.

  • icon Posted: March 26

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UNCLE Donates

UNCLE Credit Union has donated more than $3,249 in 2014 to two charitable organizations that serve the East Bay, Tri-Valley Haven and Children’s Miracle Network.

  • icon Posted: March 26

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Amador High Brothers Qualify for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Tournament

Two Amador Valley High School students have qualified for a world championship competition to be held in Abu Dubai.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Roads Closed During Race

The community can expect traffic delays in the morning on Saturday March 28th with thesecond annual Livermore Half Marathon taking place that day. The race starts at 8am in downtown Livermore. The runners will travel south from the downtown on South “L” St, over the Arroyo bridge and continue south on Arroyo Rd. They will then turn west on Concannon Blvd. to Holmes St. where they will turn and travel south on Holmes St. to Wetmore Rd. The race will turn onto Wetmore Rd. and then enter Sycamore Grove Park. The runners will exit the park onto Arroyo Rd. where they will travel north to Wetmore Rd.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Father's Death Inspires Effort to Buy Defibrillators

Greg Solberg has many memories with his father at the Livermore-Pleasanton Rod & Gun Club.

Posted: March 26, 2015
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Living with Elephants Called A Vacation to Remember

For Tamara and Christopher Warren, one vacation memory stands out among the rest.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Museum Talk Describes Hearst Connection to Pleasanton

Long before William Randolph Hearst strode into architect Julia Morgan's office in 1915 announcing he was tired of camping in tents on the hill in San Simeon and wanted to build "something a little more comfortable," he'd already mastered the art of understatement.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Sewer Curse One of Stories in Finalist for Book of the Year

The story of the curse placed on Livermore's sewer system has resurfaced. It is one of the tales included in "Scalping Columbus and Other Damn Indian Stories" written by Adam Fortunate Eagle (Nordwall).

Posted: March 26, 2015
Hike for Hope Taking Registration for May Event

Hope Hospice’s Fifth Annual The Hike for Hope 2015 will take place on Saturday, May 2, at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Participants can check-in and start their hike from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. The event ends at noon.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Earn a $5000 Scholarship For a Water Career

College students interested in water recycling, wastewater treatment, and other careers in the water industry, are encouraged to apply for $5,000 scholarships offered by the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) Education Foundation. Applicants must be California residents, attending an accredited college or university located in California, and studying engineering, environmental science, public administration, wastewater operator certification, or other fields pertinent to the water and wastewater industry.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Festivities Planned to Commemorate First GHS-LHS Football Game

Plans are underway to commemmorate the first time Livermore High School and Granada High School met on the Livermore High School Football Field to play avarsity football game.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Goodguys Get-Together Set at the Fairgrounds

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association is poised to kick off the car show season with the 33rd All American Get-Together on March 28 and 29.

Posted: March 26, 2015
Open Heart Kitchen a Beneficiary of CROP Walk

CROP Hunger Walk will be held on Saturday, April 18th at Amador Valley High School. The 2 mile walk will go through Downtown Pleasanton.

Posted: March 26, 2015