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Harvest Park Middle School's Mentoring Through Agriculture class will welcome Pleasanton Unified School District preschool through 1st grade students to its pumpkin patch this week.The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 21, from 9 to 10 a.m. Students will receive a…

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Just like her 101 Dalmatians namesake, Perdita is a friendly 2-year-old pup who is observant and hesitant at first, then gets along great with other furry friends. She adores belly rubs and has a sweet, distinct howl. Add her to your circle of friends! Inquire about adopting today – send an …

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The Livermore Public Library will host a Halloween-themed Haunted Terrarium craft program for teens at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, on the sundial patio of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

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A Livermore home with twinkling fall decor brightens up the evening as days begin to shorten. Houses throughout the Tri-Valley have joined this resident in celebrating the onset of holidays and cooler California temps. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

Vinny is a happy, goofy boy who doesn’t let his handicap hold him back! He is affectionate and likes to lean on people to further the connection. Vinny is a huge fan of peanut butter! Deaf dogs can be taught hand signals instead of voice commands and can make wonderful pets and lead full and…

The Valley Humane Society will hold its seventh annual Tails at Twilight fundraising gala from 6 to 11 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Palm Event Center in the Vineyard, 1184 Vineyard Ave., in Pleasanton.

Bring down the house with your own feline superstar! This 3-month-old dilute tortoiseshell is ready to party with humans, felines or even canines. An active and playful kitten, Kitty Purry will be a hitmaker with any family! Inquire about adopting Kitty Purry today by sending an email to inf…

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Fremont Bank’s Livermore employees recently helped raise more than $17,000 for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) during the virtual 2021 Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS on Sept. 18. With about 40 staff and family members, the Fremont Bank Cycling Team started at the Fremont Bank in Livermor…

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LIVERMORE — In its five years of existence, the Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF) has not only funded research projects and scholarships for future scientists, but also has become a model for similar charitable organizations taking root across the nation.

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Culinary Angels held a Western-themed fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 11, at McGrail Vineyards and Winery in Livermore. The organization prepares and delivers nutritious meals at no cost to individuals undergoing a serious health crisis. The annual fundraiser provides critical financial support t…

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The community came out in full force to welcome the return of Dublin's Splatter Festival, which offers an array of food, wine, art and entertainment from places around the world. Organizers said Splatter aims to celebrate Dublin's diversity and make everyone who attends feel represented. Per…

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An early morning rainbow appeared over the Springtown Wetlands Preserve and Altamont Creek in Livermore last week. The arch was a sight to behold after desperately needed rain drizzled the thirsty land.  (Photo – Doug Jorgensen) 

Stunning and well-mannered, this independent lady is more than just cute. Dot is a young adult tortoiseshell who still has a playful streak, has perfect litterbox manners and seeks affection on her own terms. Inquire about adopting Dot today by sending an email to info@valleyhumane.org. Vall…

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Jolene Lampman is an outgoing, bubbly first-grader who attends Walnut Grove Elementary School in Pleasanton. Like most six-year-olds, Jolene has boundless energy and lots of friends. Her days are spent on the playground and with her family, enjoying a typical childhood.

Archibald is a delightful little gentleman. His impeccable manners and polite demeanor will delight any family who chooses to welcome in this adult dog. Weighing just twelve pounds, he's an easy addition to any household! Inquire about Archibald today by sending an email to info@valleyhumane…

Sandi is a girl-next-door kind of cat; don't let her get away! Easy going and affable, this one-year-old shorthair has made many friends, feline and human, during her stay in Valley Humane's communal cat room. Can she add you to her list of pals? Apply to adopt Sandi today by sending an emai…

Culinary Angels, a nonprofit that provides meals to residents of the Tri-Valley area with serious health issues, will host Cowboys & Cabernet, a fundraiser with food, wine, and live music, at McGrail Vineyards and Winery on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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Scavenger hunt enthusiasts have a chance to raise water conservation awareness and win a prize in the process, thanks to Zone 7 Water Agency’s virtual summer adventure.

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Handsome Tinsel shoulders his fancy moniker well. This active and athletic boy doesn't let much throw him off his game. He's open and affectionate to people from all walks of life and excited to meet other active cats who enjoy a game of follow-the-leader. At just one year of age, Tinsel is …

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Got milk? Make life a little sweeter with a pint-sized companion. Cookie is a five-year-old small mixed breed dog; with her polite manners, she is ready to join you for tea time or a coffee break. Whatever your choice of beverage, you'll be glad you paired it with this 10-pound tail wagger. …

What a good cat she would be! A spunky and affectionate kitten, once you meet this fine girl, you will surely make her your life, your love and your lady. To apply to adopt Brandy, please send an email to info@valleyhumane.org for more information. Valley Humane Society coordinates adoptions…

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LIVERMORE — The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce (LVCC) will welcome Livermore Mayor Bob Woerner who will present a State of the City address at its Wine Country Virtual Event on Thursday, June 24. This is Woerner’s first address to the Chamber since being elected mayor in 2020.

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Edith and Lee Asay of Livermore will celebrate their 80th anniversary, June 26. Congrats to the happy couple! (Photo courtesy of Connie Asay Lee)

Jazz up your life with a spunky tortoiseshell! This two-month-old kitten is ready to join you for an all-night jam session or rockin' drum solo. Her boundless energy makes her the perfect bandmate for any genre!  If you are ready to riff with Hi-Hat, please send an email to info@valleyhumane…

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Gordo is a svelte and handsome boy with an easy-going personality.  At just one-year-young, he still has his nine lives ahead of him and he'd love to spend them with his best buddy, Kovu! Their previous owner lost her housing and surrendered her boys so they could have the best life possible…

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Las Positas College held a drive-thru graduation for its veteran graduates Saturday, May 22. The event was sponsored by Las Positas' Veterans First Program and included active military, veterans’ support groups and other veterans’ organizations. Seen here, Adeana Santos, Student Veterans Org…

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On Saturday, May 22, the Pleasanton VFW Post 6298 and American Legion 237, along with local Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout Packs, place veterans' markers and American flags on the graves of vets buried at Pioneer Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day.  (Photos - Doug Jorgensen) 

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Nine Livermore elementary school students were recognized last week for their winning entries in the annual Livermore Water Awareness Poster Contest.

On April 27, Gable Heart Beats teamed up with City of Pleasanton and Pleasanton RAGE Girls Soccer Club to place an automated external defibrillator (AED) at Val Vista soccer fields and another for Pleasanton Rage to have at Ken Mercer Sports Park. The Gable Heart Beats Foundation is a non-pr…

Livermore Downtown Inc.'s Makers Market ushered in a display of dancers and vendors to First Street May 15 and 16. Seen here are Livermore School of Dance performers. To view a photo gallery, visit independentnews.com/multimedia.   (Photo – Doug Jorgensen)

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One-eyed Jacky has been through the ringer in her short 10-month life. The nine-pound dog was found not only missing her eye but also suffering from parvovirus. Fully recovered from illness and trauma, this little lady is trying to make her way in the world despite being overwhelmed in new e…

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In celebration of its newly remodeled store in Pleasanton, Lucky on Hopyard Road and West Las Positas Boulevard held a light drone show Friday, May 14.   (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)

The Quest Science Center has opened registration for its “Volts & Bolts” summer camps for middle school students to be held at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore.

Tri-Valley Haven, a nonprofit organization that operates a shelter and provides other services for the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness, will offer a weekly online support group for survivors of domestic abuse beginning Monday, May 17.

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A group of senior citizens from Stoneridge Creek in Pleasanton are exploring their theatrical side as they prepare to portray some well-known film and fashion icons, including Frank Sinatra, Charlie Chaplin, and Elizabeth Taylor, in a celebrity-inspired photo shoot at Stoneridge Creek. 

The Gene Morgan Insurance Agency in Livermore is offering to shred personal paper documents for free on Saturday, May 22, in an effort to help prevent identity theft.

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Starting April 30, Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic each weekend beginning Fridays at 3 p.m. and will remain closed through 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Visit Tri-Valley is partnering with several East Bay cities -- including Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin – to encourage residents and visitors to forego shopping online or at big-box stores and spend at least $25 per week with local businesses.

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Dublin Parks and Community Services is offering a free class for seniors to improve their memory by playing online brain games with the California Game Girls from 10-10:40 a.m., on Wednesday, May 5.

Stoneridge Creek Senior Living Community in Pleasanton celebrated Earth Day on Thursday, April 22. The community hosted a resident event in one of the community’s gardens. More than 100 residents are involved in gardening at the community. This includes resident Audrey Lord-Hausman who plant…

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Dublin High School Junior Vivian Tseng adds mulch to a garden plot with Nathan Vuong's help at the Dublin Aquatic Center on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day. Both are members of the DHS Green Earth club, which participated in the day's events. (Photo - Stephanie Mollenhauer)

The Sanford Blood Center will host a Tri-Valley blood drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 30, on the LifeStyleRX basketball court at 1119 E. Stanley Blvd. In Livermore.

Girl Scouts from Daisy Troop 33241 in Livermore met in person this month for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. They celebrated Earth Day by picking up trash at a neighborhood park. They then potted daisies and delivered them to a nearby senior housing development. (Photo - Ma…

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Dublin Police will participate in National Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 24, by accepting pills, capsules, and other solid forms of expired or unwanted prescription medication at a drop-off site at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza.

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The Bring Back the Natives free virtual garden tour is preparing for its 17th showing, and founder Kathy Kramer said this year is more exciting than ever.

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The Dublin Senior Center will offer information on ways to protect the environment during a drive-thru events on Earth Day, April 22.

The Tri-Valley Haven's thrift store at 116 North L St. in Livermore is now open for indoor sales from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

The nonprofit Go Green Initiative will offer 38 high school and college-level students a seven-week, paid internship this summer to study the waste management infrastructure in Pleasanton.