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The Independent

June 26, 2019

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Celebrating Diversity

Rally for Love represents a gathering of people who share a vision of the community as a place of tolerance — leading to acceptance, leading to friendship, and yes, leading to love. That was the description provided by one of the attendees at the event.

I am IN! How About You?

Joan Seppala's decision to establish The Independent newspaper here in 1963 turned out to be a gift to Livermore. At long last, one of Livermore's service organizations, the Lions Club, formally recognized her contributions and named her Citizen of the Year on June 2.

  • icon Posted: June 20

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11 Commandments for Borrowers

Michelle Elliott, a senior home lending adviser with Chase, has seen a lot in her 33 years of helping folks obtain funding for home purchases and refinancing – 11 of those years with Chase.

  • icon Posted: June 20

Notice to Readers

“Notice to Readers: California law requires that contractors taking jobs that total $500 or more (labor and/or materials) be licensed by the Contractors State License Board. State law also requires that contractors include their license numbers on all advertising. Check your contractor’s status at www.cslb.ca.gov or (800)321-CSLB (2752). Unlicensed persons taking jobs less than $500 must state in their advertisements that they are not licensed by the Contractors State License Board.”

  • icon Posted: June 20

More From Classifieds

Livermore Military Families

Livermore Military Families, a support group for families in Livermore who have a loved one serving in the Military, is intended to be a safe place for family members to come and share their experiences and concerns with others who understand what they are going through. All family members are welcome to attend meetings. Meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Livermore Veterans Memorial Building, 522 South L Street from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information, call Tami Jenkins, 925-784-5014 or email livermoremilitaryfamilies@yahoo.

  • icon Updated: June 13

More From Bulletins

Thursday 05/30/2019
Tourism has Positive Impact

Recently released tourism numbers show the importance of the industry. Visit California's latest economic impact report showed visitor spending reached $4.3 billion and supported 30,700 jobs, a 4 percent boost from last year, equivalent to a $153 million increase in Alameda County.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Thursday 05/23/2019
Foundation to Boost Valley Link

A Valley Link Foundation has been formed to finance efforts to acquaint the public with the Valley Link Project.

Posted: May 23, 2019
Thursday 05/16/2019
Three Important Facilities

On Monday, the official ribbon cuttings for Dublin Kaiser, and Workday in Pleasanton took place. Today, the groundbreaking for Sunflower Hill be held. All are important facilities.

Posted: May 16, 2019
Thursday 05/09/2019
Faith Leaders Speak Out

Following the violence at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue, Rabbi Laurence Milder from Congregation Beth Emek in Pleasanton noted that in the last three months, terrorism has been directed toward Muslims, Christians and Jews in places of worship around the world. Milder responded to the acts by imploring that the “scourge of hatred, bigotry and racism be removed from people’s hearts.”

Posted: May 09, 2019
Thursday 05/02/2019
Giving Help

Partners for Change seeks volunteers to boost its new collaboration with CAPE Head Start. They are needed to work with a number of families in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin with children attending pre-school at CAPE (Community Association for Preschool Education).

Posted: May 02, 2019
Thursday 04/25/2019
Valuing Teachers

We are pleased that the Dublin Unified School District avoided a strike by reaching an agreement with the Dublin Teachers Association (DTA). Discussions spanned more than a year.

Posted: April 25, 2019

Featured Events

Alameda County Fair Underway

Paula Hazell of Pleasanton attracted several colorful flying insects at the SkyRivers Butterfly Exhibit at the Alameda County Fair. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)