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The Independent

August 14, 2018

Valley Roundup


The story on the opening of the Alameda County Vector Control Service District Laboratory in the July 26 Independent contained uncorrect information. The Alameda County Vector Control Service District does not provide mosquito control services for Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, or Sunol and therefore will not be testing mosquitoes from these areas for West Nile virus, dengue, or Zika virus. These services are provided by the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District.

Posted: August 02, 2018
Climate Lobby to Meet

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

Posted: August 02, 2018

A story in the July 12 Independent that said that Dublin Councilmember Abe Gupta is a candidate for re-election erred by saying so. He has not revealed his plans for the Nov. 6 election. He is eligible for another term.

Posted: July 26, 2018
Thursday 07/26/2018
Laboratory Opens

The Alameda County Vector Control Services District (ACVCSD) held an open house on Wednesday at its newly constructed state-of-the-art laboratory.

Posted: July 26, 2018
Openings on Assessment Board

Alameda County is seeking to fill several vacancies on its Assessment Appeals Board. Created by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the Assessment Appeals Board hears appeals by Alameda County taxpayers who disagree with the taxable value assigned to their property by the County Assessor. This value determines the amount of property taxes to be paid by the property owner.

Posted: July 26, 2018
Profit from Position

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) introduced Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act on Monday to significantly improve upon the existing ban on America’s highest elected officials receiving financial benefits from foreign powers.

Posted: July 26, 2018
Thursday 07/19/2018
MTC Seeking Assistance

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) seeks Community-Based Organizations (e.g., not-for-profit organizations, non-government organizations or faith-based organizations) to assist MTC in reaching out to and engaging members of their community to participate in the update of Plan Bay Area. MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are seeking to tap into the expertise and relationships of Organizations that are already active in their communities and enlist their assistance in engaging their community residents. Organizations will be asked to attend meetings with MTC and ABAG staff; coordinate and participate in meetings and/or events; and promote and inform their communities about the Horizon initiative and Plan Bay Area 2050.

Posted: July 19, 2018
Thursday 07/12/2018
Property Assessments Go Up

The Alameda County Assessor’s Office has completed the 2018-2019 local assessment roll of $300.1 billion, reflecting a $19.9 billion or 7.11% increase above last year’s assessment roll. The net local roll, after all legal exemptions have been applied, totals $288.2 billion.

Posted: July 12, 2018
Tri-Valley Rising

Tri-Valley Rising, a report that contains data about the past, present and future of region, will be unveiled on July 18.

Posted: July 12, 2018
Thursday 07/05/2018
DSRSD Election

Two seats on the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Board of Directors are up for election on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Posted: July 05, 2018
Passing Grades for Weapons Refurbishment Plans

The program to extend the life of the W80 nuclear warhead recently passed a significant milestone when the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) gave passing grades to the plans to refurbish certain components and the proposed approach to developing component cost estimates.

Posted: July 05, 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…