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Kumagai New District Rep for Bauer-Kahan

Dublin Councilmember Shawn Kumagai has accepted a new job as District Director for Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan.

Posted: June 13, 2019
Immigration Issues are a Topic of Concern

According to speakers at a Livermore Immigration Forum, many immigrants end up in the U.S. because they are escaping warfare and religious persecution. In many cases this is due to U.S. intervention in their country.

Posted: June 06, 2019
Update on Valley Link Provided

The Tri-Valley – San Joaquin Valley Regional Rail Authority hosted a public meeting in Livermore on May 22 to inform residents about the Valley Link project, and to provide an opportunity for the public to share their thoughts and suggestions.

Posted: May 30, 2019
Thursday 05/23/2019
Countywide Count Suggests Upward Trend In Homelessness

The 2019 EveryOne Counts!, the biennial point-in-time count for Alameda County, found a total of 8,022 people experiencing homelessness countywide, including 1,710 sheltered and 6,312 unsheltered. This represents a dramatic overall increase of 43 percent compared to the last count in 2017, according to data reported by independent research company, ASR, and released May 16 by EveryOne Home. The full county report will be completed by the end of July and will include detailed information including jurisdictional and demographic breakdowns. The report will also contain an analysis of the survey responses of people experiencing homelessness. City reports for Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, and Hayward will be available at the end of August.

Posted: May 23, 2019
Tourism Continued To Support Alameda County’s Economy in 2018

Alameda County continued to thrive from visitor spending in 2018. Visit California’s latest economic impact report demonstrates visitor spending reached $4.3 billion and supported 30,700 jobs in Alameda County, a 4 percent boost from last year, equivalent to a $153 million increase. This growth highlights the ongoing importance of tourism to the region and California’s economy.

Posted: May 23, 2019
State Senate Bill With Local Land Use Mandates Is Frozen

SB 50, the bill that had upset Valley city governments because it threatened local land use planning, has been shelved for the remainder of the legislative session.

Posted: May 23, 2019
Thursday 05/09/2019
County Announces $1 Million Fund to Drive Affordable Housing

Partnership with LISC, San Francisco Foundation will support faith-based and community-based organizations as they address critical housing shortfalls

Posted: May 09, 2019
Newsom Eliminates One of the Twin Tunnels

The Newsom Administration officially ended plans to build the Twin Tunnels, a river water bypass 40 miles around the Delta. However, it still wants to build one of the tunnels.

Posted: May 09, 2019
County Registrar of Voters Director to Speak on Election Procedures

Livermore Indivisible will host speaker Tim Dupuis, Alameda County Registrar of Voters Director, at the Livermore Civic Center Library Community Room on Thursday, May 16, from 6:30-8:30 PM. With the primaries and 2020 election nearing, Dupuis will address any confusion community members may have about the election process.

Posted: May 09, 2019
Thursday 05/02/2019
Former Congressmember, Arms Negotiator Ellen Tauscher Dies

Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, who represented the 10th Congressional District from 1997 to 2009, has died. The district included Livermore and a portion of the I-680 corridor.

Updated: May 06, 2019 - 10:46 am
Swalwell Introduces Legislation Requiring Campaigns to Disclose Foreign Assistance

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced the Duty to Report Act – legislation to help protect elections from foreign interference by requiring federal campaign officials to notify law enforcement if offered assistance by agents of another government.

Posted: May 02, 2019

Night Harvest Kicks Off Tuesday Tunes

Tuesday Tunes opened its summer series on June 11 with Livermore native Jim Hurley and his jazz quartet, Night Harvest, performing on the Shea Homes Stage in front of the Bankhead Theater. Up next is Matt Finders & Friends, playing jazz, …