The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore and the Livermore Valley Education Foundation are teaming up to help the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District purchase more than 1,000 Chromebook laptop computers.

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Hayden Caulder shows off her flamingo costume during Downtown Livermore Inc.’s Halloween Costume Lunch and Shop, on Saturday, Oct. 24. Due to COVID restrictions, the costume contest was virtual, and the carnival and trick-or-treat events were cancelled. Livermore Downtown Inc. is a 501(c)3 n…

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John Lucas, Pat Marin and Jenise Bachelder walk down First Street in Livermore, on Saturday, Oct. 24, during East Bay Area’s 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year’s event wasn’t a large, in-person gathering. Instead, organizers invited participants to walk in small teams of friends and fam…

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The popular "Trick-or-Treat Trail" sponsored by the Livermore Police Department has been cancelled because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, but two new activities will take its place.

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Horse enthusiasts and pedestrians alike spent some time soaking in the sun on the South Livermore Valley Trail, along Wetmore Road in Livermore, on Oct. 12. The trail takes nature lovers through natural areas to enjoy colorful wildflowers, birds singing and beautiful vistas while walking wit…

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The City of Livermore, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) will recognize Unity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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This year’s Witches Night Out had a fantastic line-up of restaurants and retail shops participating, and due to COVID-19 compliance, it was a whole new event.

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With its annual pumpkin patch closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, G&M Farms in Livermore will be giving away an estimated 3,000 pumpkins on Saturday, Oct. 17, as a thank-you to the community for its past support.

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Social bubble friends Juliana Molinelli, Brady Olivia-Herrington, Jack Larson, Sophia Chopp, Tori Owens, Alexis Thompson, Cody Olivia-Herrington, Kyle Thompson, Nick Larson, Abby Owens and Zoe Larson stopped by TJ and Jay Spencer’s ‘Essential Worker Skeletons’ display in Livermore to offer t…

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Tri-Valley Interfaith Interconnect, a multi-faith organization formed to promote understanding in the community, will host a virtual Religion Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 14, to explore how congregations try to bridge political or social justice differences within their memberships.

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Local students will have an opportunity to compete in two national scholarship programs sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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Debra Lee Baldwin, an author and expert on succulents, will be the guest speaker for the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club’s second Zoom-based virtual meeting from 7-8:30 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The City of Pleasanton’s original Climate Action Plan (CAP), adopted in 2012, outlined a variety of local actions to help reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, enhance environmental sustainability, and prepare for climate change.

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After 38 years of sharing what grew to become one of the nation’s biggest neighborhood Christmas light displays with major holiday crowds, Deacon Dave Rezendes’ event will go dark this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Warren Slice, a longtime Livermore resident, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Sept. 27. His family is hoping to surprise him with a flood of birthday cards.

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The Daughters of the American Revolution are encouraging parents who are home-schooling this year because of the pandemic to have their children create posters celebrating the ideals embraced by the U.S. Constitution in honor of Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23.

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Best-selling author Rachael Herron will discuss how aspiring writers can attract attention to their work in a half-day virtual workshop hosted by the Tri-Valley chapter of the California Writers Club on Saturday, Sept. 19.

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The Taylor Family Foundation has cancelled its annual “Day in the Park” auction and fundraiser at Camp Arroyo because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A senior lunch program for those age 60 and above, will be served curbside daily, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more information, call 925-500-8241.

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St. Michael Catholic Church in Livermore will distribute milk, eggs, potatoes and fresh fruit and vegetables to those in need from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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Over the past several decades, young people have been leading the charge for change in every area of American life — now, a local high schooler is making his mark as well.

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A Pleasanton senior living community is jumping on the virtual bandwagon, and a couple of dedicated residents are behind the tech switch.

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Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle is sponsoring an online “poetry slam” for residents of District 2, from 11 to 24-years-old, to express their feelings about shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As a fundraiser for Livermore schools, the Livermore Lions Club will award prizes to the three most “liked” pet-in-a-costume photos posted to its Facebook page between now and Aug. 31.

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Bills Made Clear, a public-service project organized by Harvard University freshman and Pleasanton native Alexander Chen, and CityServe of the Tri-Valley, a local nonprofit organization, will host a webinar on Aug. 8 focusing on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the payment of medical bills.

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Novelist George Meredith encouraged us all when he said, “Don't just count your years, make your years count.” But Manuel R. Moreno, retired Army Master Sgt., has truly lived up to the sage advice.

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Five young Alameda County authors, including one from Pleasanton, received top awards this year in the Alameda County Fair creative writing competition.

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This August, Girls Math Association (GMA) at Dublin High School will host the 2020 GMA Math Contest, an online math competition for girls in grades 5 to 8.

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Seen here at J & R Sports Supply, a gun shop in downtown Livermore, the sign instructs patrons to not wear a mask upon entry. When contacted by a reporter, the sales associate who answered the phone hung up. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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10-year-old Chloe Botrous of Livermore decided to make her voice heard after seeing George Floyd’s arrest on the internet, so she created chalk art statements. Shown above is her chalk art reminding people to be safe over the July 4th weekend. (Photo - Claudia Berrios)

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Critter Camp, the Valley Humane Society’s summer program for children 9-14, has gone virtual this year because of health concerns and Alameda County restrictions on in-person gatherings.

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Teachers and students from the Pathways Program at Murray Elementary School in Dublin recently participated in a food drive to benefit Tri-Valley Haven, a vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic or economic upheaval.

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The Interfaith Community Pleasanton Blood Drive will be held Saturday, July 11, at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, and Friday, July 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Two Livermore seniors rising received a surprise last week when Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District board member Anne White presented them with the Brown Book Award.

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Beginning Wednesday, June 3, Dublin Library will begin "no contact" service, where patrons can pick up materials from the library by appointment, Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Visit bit.ly/NoContactPickUp for more information.

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The Livermore Public Library will be encouraging reading this summer with game boards, downloaded from the internet, that can be completed for free books and awards.

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A celebration of graduating eighth-graders took place in front of East Avenue Middle School in Livermore this week. “We needed to do something to celebrate the kids,” said Mistee Guzman, Principal. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

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Dennis Fanucchi of Livermore sports a mask honoring his cats. Please share a photo of yourself wearing a mask with editor@independentnews.com. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Fanucchi)

The coronavirus targets everyone, but I fall into that most vulnerable segment of the demographic: people over 65. My contemporaries and I are the ones everyone was looking out for in the beginning of the quarantine with slogans like, “Please don’t kill my grandmother.” But as this lockdown …

Social distancing was not a barrier to Dave Pitcher, Pleasanton North Rotary president-elect, as he presented a $5,000 donation to Vicki Gordillo, president of the nonprofit Assistance League of Amador Valley, on May 20. Funds will support the league’s Operation School Bell, which in 2019 sp…

Alden Lane Nursery celebrated 65 years in business in Livermore on May 14. Founders Ruth and Jack Williams first opened the go-to place for plants and gardening advice in 1955 in the Livermore countryside. Their daughter, Jacqueline Williams-Courtright, continues to operate the business. (Ph…

The Robitaille brothers – Connor, 12, Ethan, 10, and Aidan, 7 – decided to thank first responders in their Pleasanton community by writing a giant thank-you note in chalk on their court. It ended up being so big, they needed their grandfather to take pictures with his drone. (Photo - Courtes…

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This Memorial Day, Livermore residents who got to know him will be missing the late Walter Hughes, who passed away April 26 at the age of 98.

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Students from William Mendenhall Middle School in Livermore and Thomas S. Hart Middle School in Pleasanton were recognized in California’s annual National History Day competition, which was held online this year because of the state’s shelter-in-place regulations.

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As the Tri-Valley continues to shelter in place, many people have turned to gardening to fill their time and beautify their yards.