Born in Utopia, Texas on June 23, 1918, Mary has seen a lot of changes in this world. She amazes her family with the way she adjusts and continues to stay positive and alert. The Livermore resident has eight kids; three girls and five boys; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, with anot…

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Jody Amos, owner of Amos Productions, which provides audio and video production services and event management, was sworn in as chairman of the board of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2023 to 2024 at its first monthly meeting of the year.

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Although the recent winter storms have caused a lot of damage in the East Bay Regional Parks, lots of nature education programs and other enjoyable activities are still scheduled. 

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Livermore resident and world traveler Frank Rainer will talk about his five-week journey to the Antarctic for a session of the Armchair Travelers at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9.

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Inspired by the “Where’s Waldo” series of books, the Livermore Public Library will host a weekly scavenger hunt at the Springtown Branch Library, 998 Bluebell Drive, from Feb. 7 to May 25. 

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Livermore Girl Scouts from Troop #33241 celebrated Earth Day early this year by decorating flowerpots. The finished containers were then planted with flowers and delivered by the girls to local seniors in the community. The girls also spent a portion of the day cleaning up trash in a nearby …

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Giovanne Seavre and her 11-week-old puppy, with Pleasanton Puppy Raisers / Guide Dogs for the Blind, participated in the Make a Difference Festival at the Pleasanton Senior Center on Saturday, Jan. 14. The annual event brings together community and volunteer organizations throughout the Tri-…

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The Dublin Chamber of Commerce recently announced it will receive $100,000 in federal funding for its Emerging Business Community Outreach Program, which is designed to encourage development of new women-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned, and agriculture-related small businesses.

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The Livermore Warming Center opened on Dec. 17, 2022, as an overnight shelter for unhoused adult residents of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin. The warming center is open when overnight temperatures are forecasted at or below 45 degrees and/or a 20% chance or higher of rain is expected

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The Livermore Public Library and Livermore Area Recreation and Park District will offer an introductory program on birdwatching at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 4.

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The Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame (HOF), which recognizes contributions to the community in 13 categories, is now accepting nominations for induction this spring.

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On Friday, Feb. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the City of Dublin will host a community blood drive in the Regional Meeting Room at Dublin Civic Center (100 Civic Plaza). Every donation collected by the Red Cross can save up to three lives!

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The Livermore-Amador Symphony (LAS), together with the East Bay Holocaust Education Center, will present “Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust” at three concerts on February 5, 6 and 7 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. The Symphony, conducted by Lara Webber, will feature violinist L…

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Community officials and local representatives gathered last week, Thursday, Jan. 5, to serve hot homemade soup, salad and garlic bread to guests at the Livermore Warming Center. Sponsored by the nonprofit organization One Nation Dream Makers, the team was led by Dublin Mayor Melissa Hernande…

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The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Whether the death was sudden and tragic, or one with warning and preparation, the reality of death leaves most people in a state of shock, confusion and sadness. Grieving people need time and space to honor their grief and figure out how to …

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Crews work to clear mud and debris while repairing damage along Niles Canyon Road between Sunol and Fremont during the recent spate of storms. The National Weather Service predicts more rain and potential flooding into next week. 

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Axis Community Health, a Pleasanton-based nonprofit provider of health and medical services, is providing free assistance for Tri-Valley residents seeking to enroll in the Covered California Health Exchange, which offers subsidized health-care plans under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA.

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The Bay Area’s recent deluge may be just the tip of the iceberg, as more rain is expected to continue into next week. Those who have already experienced flooding during a prior storm will likely experience flooding again. Water flow is expected to exceed channel capacity.

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The Pleasanton chapter of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) recently hosted 20 families with special-needs children at a “Wrap for Respite” event at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore.

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Livermore Veterans Memorial Hall, 522 S. L St., will be available as a warming center for homeless adults when overnight temperatures fall below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, or there is a 20% chance of rain, according to Alameda County District 1 Supervisor David Haubert.

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Wreaths Across America (WAA) has wrapped up another successful Wreaths Across America Day on December 17, 2022, by coordinating 596 truckloads of wreaths to all 50 states and beyond, delivering to 3,702 locations a total of 2.7 million sponsored veterans’ wreaths. Although the organization’s…

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Global Leadership Initiatives for Youth (GLIFY), an East Bay nonprofit for middle and high school students, delivered 45 gift bags this year as part of the Pleasanton Community of Character’s annual “Adopt a Senior” holiday program.

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The Museum on Main has announced its themes for its 2023 preschool pre-literacy program, M.o.M.’s Reading Time. Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for this free monthly reading program on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m. B…

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The Livermore Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL), a mother-daughter volunteer organization, joined in the annual Wreaths Across America remembrance of military veterans on Saturday,

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From left, Laura Slyvan, Kelsey Korycinski and Stefani Knuppe, members of Livermore's Santa Run Club, spent Christmas Eve day spreading some holiday cheer to visitors downtown. They even brought along their fur babies Finn and Evie. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

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The Livermore Public Library will celebrate the Lunar New Year from Tuesday, Jan. 24, to Saturday, Jan. 28, with activities at all branch libraries.

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Dublin shut down access to its grass sports fields last week for maintenance and to regrowth for future use. The annual ‘resting period’ will extend through Tuesday, Feb. 28.

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The Livermore Public Library will host an Employment Resources and Job Fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

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Visit Tri-Valley, a destination marketing organization, is collecting coats to be distributed this winter to needy children and adults by the nonprofit CityServe of the Tri-Valley.

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The annual Giving Tree program sponsored by the Livermore Police Department (LPD) and the Livermore Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association received enough donations this year to benefit 40 needy families, 32 senior citizens, and 20 military veterans, according to the department.

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Scouts BSA Troop 924 in Livermore is offering curbside pickup of discarded Christmas trees for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 7. Trees should be set out for pickup by 8 a.m. To schedule a pickup, go to http://www.scoutgreen.org. The troop is requesting a $10 donation for every tree and $5 per w…

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The Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) has announced it will start the new year offering a new certificate program entitled ‘Top Performing Boards’ through The Philanthropy Institute.

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DUBLIN — Residents can expect in summer 2024 a new, heavily forested park in eastern Dublin, despite some concerns over water requirements.

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The Livermore Public Library and the Livermore Heritage Guild present the next installment of Then & Now: Livermore Stories, a local history lecture series. Jeff Kaskey, Hagemann Ranch Curator, will present a program entitled “Harvesting Hagemann Ranch History” on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7…

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It’s not too early to start thinking about how to recycle live Christmas trees after the holidays are over. Anyone can give their tree new life by recycling it. For a donation of just $10 per tree, local Boy Scout Troop 905 will pick up holiday trees from Dublin residences on Jan. 1. Reserva…

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Volunteers gathered at the Pleasanton Senior Center to help assemble wreaths in preparation for Wreaths Across America, set for Dec. 17. During the annual event, about 560 graves of veterans will receive a wreath.(Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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The City of Dublin is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year, and Organization of the Year awards.

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A local group making dresses for girls in third-world countries will hold its next sew-fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 14, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1020 Mocho St., in Livermore.

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The Wave will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 6, for essential pool maintenance. The Dublin facility will reopen for programming on Saturday, Jan. 7.

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The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD) Board of Directors held a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, to approve the activation of the Livermore Warming Center in partnership with Livermore-Based Nonprofit, One Nation Dream Makers, and Alameda County Supervisor David Haubert’s…

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Tri-Valley Haven will begin an in-person support group for survivors of domestic violence starting Monday, Dec. 12. Each session will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Monday for eight weeks, with the exception of holidays. Participants must register ahead of time as there will be no exce…

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Tilden naturalist Anthony Fisher will lead one of his Monday birding walks from 9 a.m. to noon, on Monday, Dec. 5, at Shimada Friendship Park, in Richmond. This is an easy walk to see the birds and enjoy some ornithological lore. The park is at Peninsula Drive and Marina Bay Parkway. For mor…

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Look for resident and migrant water birds with naturalist Gisselle Hernandez during a drop-in program from 9:30 to 11 a.m., on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Del Valle Regional Park. The program is for ages 8 and older, but adult participation is required. All levels of birding expertise are welcome. At…

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Bring the kids out to Dublin Heritage Park and Museums on Saturday, Dec. 10, from10 a.m. to noon, for “Weekend Wonders.” This month, families can create a winter wreath to display at home. Hot chocolate will be provided for all guests. To register, visit bit.ly/3Vy5GBC.

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Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton is the venue for the next meeting of the informal “Let’s Get Outside Club.” Naturalist Betty Villalta will lead a beginners-level hike there from 9 to 11:30 a.m., on Sunday, Dec. 4.

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Pleasanton will host the fourth annual Holiday Social for senior citizens from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Boulevard.

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In keeping with its annual Thanksgiving tradition, this past Saturday the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley donated turkeys and grocery gift cards to Livermore families whose children attend CAPE Head Start Preschool.

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The Veterans Affair’s Palo Alto Health Care System mobile medical outreach van will be at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 15.

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The Livermore Lions Club is holding its annual Student Speakers Contest next February in Livermore. This contest provides scholarships for high school students in grades 9-12. Each participant will give a 5 to 10 speech on the topic “Social Media: Connects Us or Isolates Us?”

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From left, Mony Nop and Sophie Mao got into the spirit of the season during Nop’s annual Turkey Drop in Livermore. All donations benefited Tri-Valley Haven.

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Dublin 4-H is an organization where young people can develop confidence and poise in front of groups, learn leadership skills and abilities, understand citizenship, and increase life skills through learning activities and group interaction, all while having fun and making new friends.

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The Livermore Police Department collected 94 guns during a buyback program on Saturday, Nov. 5, including a gun that had been reported stolen.

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Applications are now available for the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore’s annual Community Grant program.

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CityServe of the Tri-Valley will host the 10th annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Pleasanton.