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The Independent

August 14, 2018

Livermore News

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.

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
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
Thursday 08/09/2018
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
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
Manufacturing in Livermore Offers Wide Range of Careers

The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted “Made in the Livermore Valley,” the third in its 2018 Wine Country Luncheon Series, on July 26 at Garré Vineyards’ Bella Rosa Event Center.

Posted: August 02, 2018
Many Views Expressed on Pros and Cons of Drilling

As reported last week, an appeal of two oil drilling permits extending the operations of E&B Natural Resources for ten more years at Patterson Pass Road in Livermore was upheld by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors at its July 24 meeting. This action ended the permit extensions. The vote was 4-0 with Supervisor Nate Miley abstaining.

Posted: August 02, 2018
Immigration Forum Held in Livermore

On Sunday, July 29th, close to 100 Livermore residents attended an Immigration Forum at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Livermore to learn history and causes of migration and impact of family detention on families both at the border and in communities caused by the Trump Administration's immigration policies.

Posted: August 02, 2018
Bus Driver Retires After 40 Years at the Wheel

Diane Farner started driving buses in the Tri-Valley in January 1978 for the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. In 1980, she went to work for the Rideo bus service in Livermore, then transitioned to the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) when LAVTA absorbed the Rideo service in 1987. After 40 years of transporting area residents, Farner recently retired at age 80.

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…