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The Independent

June 19, 2019


Brothers Earn Eagle Rank

John, Mark and Tim Lester, sons of Tim and Elizabeth Lester of Pleasanton, have each earned their Eagle Scout award. John and Mark are twins. Tim is a year younger. They will be honored together at a joint Eagle Scout Court of Honor to be scheduled this summer. All three are members of Pleasanton’s Troop 908.

Posted: June 13, 2019
Sisters Honored as Valedictorians at Granada High

Two sisters have achieved the honor of valedictorian of their graduating classes at Granada High School. Enikoe Bihari held the honor in 2015 and younger sister, Kinga Bihari this year for the class of 2019,

Posted: June 13, 2019
Altar Server Recognized

The Livermore Knights of Columbus recognized altar server, Xavier Pelican, for his outstanding service to St. Michael Church on Sunday May 19th. Xavier started participating in the 8 AM Sunday service in 5th grade and has been a dedicated server at that mass for 8 years through his entire middle- and high-school years. Grand Knight Wesley Arnold presented Xavier a special award and spoke on his behalf to the St. Michael parishioners. Xavier is graduating from De La Salle High School. He will be continuing his studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he plans to remain active in his faith life while pursuing a degree in business.

Posted: June 13, 2019
Thursday 06/13/2019
Pacific Pearl Adds Restaurants

Pacific Pearl, an Asian-American-themed shopping center in Pleasanton, has added three new restaurants and one insurance company. Dalian Club House opened earlier this month, while Bonchon Chicken, Yin Ji Chang Fen, and Allstate Insurance are each expected to open this spring.

Posted: June 13, 2019
Thursday 06/06/2019
Education Notes

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Madison Perez of Dublin and Amador Valley High School has been selected as the Liberty League Women's Track & Field Rookie of the Week, the conference has announced. This is the first weekly rookie award in her career.

Posted: June 06, 2019
New Faces

The following babies were born at Stanford Health Care -ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton:

Posted: June 06, 2019
Thursday 05/30/2019
Kevin Greenlee Honored as Rotary Youth Exchange Leader

Pleasanton resident Kevin Greenlee was recognized May 18 with the Ward Garing Youth Program Award from Rotary District 5170 for his leadership of the district’s International Youth Exchange program.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Dublin 4H Packs Food For Natural Disaster Victims

Dublin 4-H’ers and friends spent their Saturday, April 27th, packing emergency food packets for victims of disasters. Kids Against Hunger of Pleasanton, was organized in 2010, after the earthquake in Haiti, and has also packed for Philippines, USA, India and Somalia. This past year they packed 2-1/2 million food packets, and each packet feeds 6 people. The 4-H group was divided into teams, and each team packed a measure of soy, mixed vegetables, vitamin powder, and rice into a plastic bag, and monitored for quality control. A sample of the cooked mixture was even given to the group to assure them that it does taste good. The Pleasanton center on Quarry Lane is one of many KAH centers across the United States and Canada that helps feed hungry people in 70 nations round the world. In Pleasanton, youth and adult groups sign up to pack the food and pay $20 per person which pays for the supplies. The 4-H group worked 1-1/2 hours and packed over 700 packs of food.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

Valley Veterans Foundation announces 2019 Las Positas College Veteran Scholarship Recipients:

Posted: May 30, 2019
Livermore Knights of Columbus Award Scholarships to Three Veterans

Three Las Positas College military veterans received $500 scholarships from the Livermore Knights of Columbus. The recipients were Pedro Magana (USMC), Katherine Pagni (USMC) and Amy Smith (US Army). They all have outstanding academic records and a recent history of superior service to our country. The awards were presented on May 16th at the LPC 42nd Annual Student Scholarship Awards ceremony at Cornerstone Fellowship.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Thursday 05/23/2019
Firefighter Recruits Graduate

On May 17th the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) Recruit Academy graduated and celebrated their achievements after a grueling 17-week fire academy. Ten Recruits had their badges pinned and took their Oath of Allegiance in front of friends and family members at the Mertes Center for the Arts on the campus of Las Positas College.

Posted: May 23, 2019

Family Night at the Livermore Rodeo

Family Night at the rodeo included activities such as local team roping and wild cow milking, along with a performance by the Diablo Ladies Drill Team. ​(Photos – Doug Jorgensen)