The Board of Trustees for the Dublin Unified School District has confirmed several key hires for the upcoming school year, including Mark Nelson to be principal of Fallon Middle School.

Sprinkle some pixie dust, and your wish for the perfect pet will be granted! Sweet three-yea…

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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.

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…

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.

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.

The Tri-Valley chapter of Citizens' Climate Education and Citizens' Climate Lobby is sponsoring several events from April 15-25 to celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day.

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The Kiwanis Club of Livermore, Pinot’s Palette, Eye of the Tiger, and the Kiwanis Literacy Club Foundation distributed more than 600 new children’s books to kids and families in the City of Livermore, March 27. The Livermore Kiwanis was also joined by Mayor Bob Woerner, former City Councilma…

The Inner Wheel Club of Livermore will hold a road rally on Sunday, April 11, to raise money for the Inner Wheel USA Foundation’s program providing children who have lost or were born without an arm or hand with myoelectric prostheses.

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Marine Private Jacob D. Zayas, 19, of Livermore, has completed military combat training at Camp Pendleton and has been assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for training as a motor transportation operator.

The Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry in the Mar Thomas Church of San Francisco in Livermore has expanded its hours for 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday and from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Dublin City Hall was lit up in green the week of St. Patrick's Day as part of the city’s celebration of its Irish heritage. Dublin took its name from the many Irish immigrants who settled in the area in the late 1880s, and its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration is generally one of the larg…

The City of Livermore recently sent a thank-you on Facebook to Cub Scout Pack 951 for a job well done on the Centennial Park sign. In coordination with the city’s Maintenance Division, Cub Scout Pack 951 brought the sign back to life when they stripped, sanded, prepped, painted, and re-insta…

CityServe of the Tri-Valley has started a pilot outreach called #GearsForGood, helping individuals in need within the community with minor bike repairs. According to a Facebook post by the City of Livermore, the group has partnered with Discovery Church of The Nazarene, and as the church ser…

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Regina Molitoris, a junior at Granada High School in Livermore, took first place in the American Legion’s oratorical contest for California.

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The Stanford Blood Center will host a TriValley Community Blood Drive from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, March 26, at the Stanford Health Care – Valley Care LifStyleRX fitness center, 1119 E. Stanley Blvd., in Livermore.

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The Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., has reopened for in-person services, including browsing, checkout, printing, and computer use, from 1-6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Nayanika Das Roy, a 10-year-old who attends James Dougherty Elementary School in Dublin, has won this year’s “What My Mother Means to Me” essay contest for fifth-graders sponsored by the California Association of American Mothers.

The Assistance League of Amador Valley is sponsoring a “Tea Party in a Box” fundraiser to benefit the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry and other community programs that help those in need.

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Wineries, now’s the time to get your entries in to the annual TVC Uncorked Competition.

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Eight cadets with the Civil Air Patrol’s Tri-Valley Composite Squadron, stationed at the Livermore Municipal Airport, received hour-long orientation flights last week aboard a Cessna 172.

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Giulia Telli, a freshman at Amador Valley High School, is the first Civil Air Patrol cadent from the Tri-Valley Composite Squadron in Livermore to be accepted into the NorCal Cadet Flight Training Program.

Dr. Mark Brunell, professor of biology at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento and past president of the California Botanical Society, will answer questions about gardening -- including planting, irrigation, and pest control – during a virtual meeting hosted by the Livermore Public Li…

The next meeting of the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) will feature C. Colston Burrell, acclaimed lecturer, garden designer, author and photographer.

The American Association of University Women (Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin Branch) is offering its local, annual scholarships to women who will be juniors or seniors in college during the upcoming academic year, and who were raised in the Tri-Valley, or now live in Pleasanton, Livermore, or…