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The Independent

August 14, 2018

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Livermore Set to Have a Mayoral Contest

Joshua Laine has filed his papers to run for Livermore mayor, bringing the prospect of a contest for the mayor's office.

  • icon Posted: August 09

Dublin City Council OKs Settlement Agreement

The Dublin City Council approved a lawsuit settlement and development agreement with Ashton at Dublin Station, LLC.

  • icon Posted: July 26

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Pleasanton to Vote on Rescinding Economic Zone Approval

The Pleasanton City Council will vote on rescinding approval of both the Johnson Drive Economic Zone Development and its Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR).

  • icon Posted: August 09

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New Businesses Announced at SF Premium Outlets in Livermore

San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore will be adding new stores.

  • icon Posted: August 09

Bipartisan Bill to Keep Emission Rules

Assemblywoman Catharine B. Baker (R-San Ramon) and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) introduced bi-partisan legislation (AJR 49) calling on the federal government to maintain California’s ability to set its own vehicle efficiency and emissions standards.

  • icon Posted: August 09

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Wine and Food Pairings Show Off Livermore Valley's Terroir

As the setting summer sun cast a golden light over the vineyards, a radiant moon rose in the lavender sky above the lush grapevines. It was as though nature itself conspired to grace the kickoff of Taste Our Terroir, Livermore Valley’s premier food and wine affair.

  • icon Posted: August 09

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Climate Lobby to Meet

The Citizens Climate Lobby will hold a series of community discussions in all three valley cities.

  • icon Posted: August 02

More From Valley Roundup

Bipartisan Bill to Keep Emission Rules

Assemblywoman Catharine B. Baker (R-San Ramon) and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) introduced bi-partisan legislation (AJR 49) calling on the federal government to maintain California’s ability to set its own vehicle efficiency and emissions standards.

Posted: August 09, 2018
Pleasanton to Vote on Rescinding Economic Zone Approval

The Pleasanton City Council will vote on rescinding approval of both the Johnson Drive Economic Zone Development and its Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR).

Posted: August 09, 2018
Resident Sues Livermore, Says Council Slanted Health Initiative’s Title

A Livermore resident has filed suit against the city, claiming that the City Council has shown “deliberate bias” against the Health Care Initiative that is heading for the city’s Nov. 6 ballot.

Posted: August 09, 2018
Thursday 08/09/2018
Appeals Court Sides With LLNL Retirees

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory retirees, who are suing to regain University of California healthcare, are a “class” once again following a decision last week in the Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Posted: August 09, 2018
Zone 7 To Discuss Water Bond Opposed by Sierra Club

Proposition 3, the $8 million bond issue on the Nov. 5 ballot, promises water-related programs to just about everyone, according to its backers.

Posted: August 09, 2018
Livermore Set to Have a Mayoral Contest

Joshua Laine has filed his papers to run for Livermore mayor, bringing the prospect of a contest for the mayor's office.

Posted: August 09, 2018
Second Hearing Set to Take Public Input on Districts

The second public hearing to receive input from the community regarding boundaries and composition of districts for district-based elections will be held during the August 13 Livermore City Council meeting.

Posted: August 09, 2018
City Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Mayor’s Wife

The wife of Mayor Jerry Thorne, Sandra Roy Thorne, passed away Friday morning.

Posted: August 09, 2018
Thursday 08/02/2018
Potential Challengers Take Out Papers for Some Seats

Livermore Mayor John Marchand and incumbent Councilmembers Bob Woerner and Steven Spedowfski have taken out nomination papers for the Nov. 6 election.

Posted: August 02, 2018
Work Begins To Draw New Districts

The effort to create four voting districts in Livermore began at the July 23 council meeting with a presentation on what a district might look like and criteria to consider in establishing a district.

Posted: August 02, 2018
Regional Rail Authority Selects Preferred Route

At their July 25 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority voted to adopt a preferred alternative to deliver new rail service connecting ACE to BART. The action means that the project will now undergo a feasibility study and environmental review, scheduled to be completed by July 2019.

Posted: August 02, 2018

Family Raises Money for Victims of Carr Fire

Pictured are (from left) Kaitlin Hendricks, Lily Yendrey, Lainey Hendricks, Emma Yendrey, and Sara Yendrey (mom). Ema and Lilys dad, Joseph Yendrey, is a San Jose Fire Battalion Chief at the Carr Fire. He has been there since August 4. The gi…