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The local Livermore Pleasanton Elks Lodge has been shut down during the current COVID-19 crisis, but they have been working hard to secure grants to help the local community.
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.
Local students who have been attending an online music camp this summer will perform a “mini-musical” version of "The Sound of Music” on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
Two members of the local DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Jose Maria Amador Chapter in Pleasanton were able to take part in the ‘No Regrets’ tour when it came through the Bay Area.
Tri-Valley Interfaith Interconnect, community members and clergy representing different faiths and cultures, will host an online event from 5-6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9.
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.
On Tuesday, July 28, CityServe conducted a free mask giveaway and food distribution at Inklings on Main St. in Pleasanton. Christine Beitsch-Bahmani, working with CityServe, plans to distribute masks at Marylin Avenue School in Livermore on Thursday, July 30. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)
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.
The first of three drive-in movie nights put on by the Dublin Parks and Recreation at Dublin High School took place on the 16th. The dates for the remaining movies are Thursday, July 23th, and Thursday, July 30th.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
Three Dublin High School students have received the Excellence in Water Research Award for their Alameda County Science and Engineering Fair project.
Alameda County is now accepting applications for its 2020 Youth Leadership Academy, a free program for high school juniors and seniors interested in learning about local government.
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.
Dimitri’s Taverna, along with other restaurant owners, set up tables for “picnicking” with takeout food in downtown Livermore June 9. (Photos – Doug Jorgensen)
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.
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.
Three Amador Valley High School graduates have been awarded scholarships by the Pleasanton-based Go Green Initiative, a nonprofit that promotes environmental awareness.
The Livermore chapter of the National Charity League is recognizing 11 graduating high school seniors for contributing nearly 1200 hours of volunteer work over the last six years.
The Alameda County Fairgrounds will become into a drive-in movie theater every Friday and Saturday night, beginning June 12 through July 25.
Sunflower Hill, a nonprofit that raises organic produce, said this week that it had donated nearly 400 pounds of produce to local organizations since the Alameda County shelter-at-home order took effect in mid-March.
The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) will see its graduates off this year in an explosive display.
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.
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)
The City of Dublin recently held a Community Cake Wars event, and the public is encouraged to vote for the best entries by Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m.
Dennis Fanucchi of Livermore sports a mask honoring his cats. Please share a photo of yourself wearing a mask with firstname.lastname@example.org. (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…
Z-Cares, a nonprofit foundation helping teens and families cope with severe anxiety, has launched a “What Makes Me Happy” challenge on social media for Mental Health Awareness Month during May, with the goal of receiving videos from every state.
On April 29, the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore (RFL) recognized its community grant recipients, awarding $65,022 to fourteen community organizations at the Rotary Club of Livermore online meeting.