The Las Positas College Foundation (LPCF) was founded in January, 2003 by a dedicated group of Tri-Valley community leaders. Their mission is to promote Las Positas College to the Tri-Valley community; to encourage residents to invest in the future of their great asset, Las Positas College; …
Zoey Bost, a senior at Livermore High School, was awarded top honors at the Rotary Area 4 Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest in Pleasanton on March 6.
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With kids unexpectedly out of school and most activities cancelled, it might be a good time to pick up some reading material at your local book store. One recommendation from Julie Wheeler, owner of the Town Center Books in Livermore, is “One-Third Nerd,” by Newbery-award winning children’s …
Dublin High School seniors are encouraged to apply for the $1,000 Don Biddle Memorial Scholarship. Applicants must plan on attending a college or vocational school in Fall 2020.
The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation has announced five nonprofit organizations that will benefit from its 26th annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction on Sept. 26.
The Alameda County Arts Commission is asking residents to submit nominations for the county’s 2020 Arts Leadership Awards. Nominations are due May 15, and must be submitted online at www.acgov.org/arts/awards.
To promote his shows at the newly christened Fillmore West, Bill Graham plastered posters around Berkeley, California, at 3 a.m., because he couldn’t get owners to display them in their shops. Soon, though, young people began taking the posters down and hanging them on their walls at home.
Alameda County District 1 Supervisor Scott Haggerty will leave office this year at the end of a 24-year, six-term career. From an app on his phone, he will quickly cite the days, hours, and minutes remaining on his term and jokes, “But who’s counting?” But then he is also quick to note that …
The City of Dublin is proud to present its newest public art installation: "A Chair to Remember." The community is invited to view these 20 Adirondack chairs, beautifully painted by local artists, at Dublin Civic Center (100 Civic Plaza), March 12-15. Beginning Monday, March 16, the chairs w…
The City of Dublin is accepting applications to sponsor a banner honoring a local service member or veteran. The banners will be displayed along Dougherty Road from Memorial Day to Veterans Day 2020. The deadline to become a sponsor is March 25.
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The Big O Tires Concert Series returns to the Alameda County Fair, June 19 – July 12, with a little bit of country, some rock ‘n’ roll, alternative music, and more knock-out performances.
Based on the premise that adults should play too, Pleasanton recreation coordinator Mark Duncanson will teach an improvisation class at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave.
Pleasanton’s Museum on Main will display the work of local street photographer Tao Guan in an exhibit opening Wednesday, March 18. “The Pleasanton Ones,” named after Guan’s 2018 self-published photography collection, will feature more than 40 images of Pleasanton and its people, as well as o…
Tony Green, a motivational speaker focusing on environmental issues, will discuss Project Drawdown at a meeting of Tri-Valley Citizens’ Climate Education, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
The Pleasanton Library is now offering online registration to obtain a library card. Known as “eCard,” a new webpage streamlines the registration process for new members and provides immediate access to the library’s digital content providers.
The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club will hold its 34th annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 4, in the parking lot at Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
Pleasanton Military Families will be filling care packages for deployed troops at its Spring Pack Out, beginning at 8:45 a.m., on Saturday March 14, at the Veterans Memorial Building on Main Street in Pleasanton.
Art enthusiasts Nancy and Gary Harrington will lead two Pleasanton Public Art Walks, one in March and one in April. This is the 10th year the Harringtons will be leading the local art walks.
San Francisco Bay Area artist Gary Bergren will teach a class in painting landscapes intermediate students from noon to 3 p.m., the first and portraits from photographs for beginners and three Saturdays of the month, at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore.
The Stoneridge Shopping Center and Prom Dress Pop Up, a local nonprofit organization, are offering teens in need an opportunity to choose a dress for an upcoming prom or dance, along with shoes and other accessories, all for free.
The Pleasanton Downtown Association will sponsor its annual St. Patrick's Day Brew Crawl, with craft beer and snacks available at 25 locations, from 5-8 p.m., on Saturday, March 14.
A champagne cork pops, launching our spirits into space. If we can’t see the bottle, we may imagine the bubbly’s bright path into our glasses and be drawn to the pour.
The Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club’s monthly meeting for March will feature Janet Sluis, horticulturist and program developer for the Sunset Western Garden Collection. Her presentation, “Bringing Back the Pollinators – One Yard at a Time,” will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 12, at Alisa…
Students from The Quarry Lane School recently shared their enthusiasm for robotics with children living at the McHenry House Family Shelter in Tracy, California.
Life in the Fast Lane brilliantly re-creates the harmonic sounds of the legendary Eagles. This production is truly the most authentic, spot on Eagles tribute yet. Fri., March 13 at 8 p.m. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Contact www.livermorearts.org or 925.373.6800.
Celebrate Women! Art that Honors Women, is in its sixth year. The mission of this art show is to exhibit art that honors women. This is a two-track art show - both are open to all to participate. Track 1 is a photo competition with awards. Track 2 is a place for anyone to submit an image (an…
Drivers for Survivors, a nonprofit that provides free transportation and companionship for ambulatory cancer patients in Alameda County, will host its sixth annual Black & White Ball on Saturday, April 18, at the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. Dr. Laura Esserman, director of the …
Chabot College in Hayward, California, is working with the East Bay Community Law Center to offer free immigration legal services to Chabot students.
The VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Rural Health Mobile Medical Team will provide veterans with examinations, consultations, and referrals at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Thursday, March 26. Additional VA resource information will also be a…
Single professionals are invited to meet new friends who appreciate fine wine and care about others at the Pat Paulsen Vineyards, 5143 Tesla Rd. in Livermore, from 4-6 p.m., on Sunday, March 15.
The 11th annual Livermore Valley Uncorked on Thursday, April 16, will offer winetasting, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to meet local winemakers and growers, all while helping the Tri-Valley Conservancy save more land.
Author and editor Sandra Tayler will talk about making time for creativity in a presentation to the Tri-Valley chapter of the California Writer’s Cub on Saturday, March 21.
Friends of Dublin Library, Inc., will hold its semi-annual used book sale on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29. New this year will be “Book and a Buddy” gift sets, children’s picture books paired with stuffed animals.
In honor of Women’s History Month and the 19th Amendment, Encore Players will perform a free show titled “Remember the Ladies,” celebrating the suffragettes who fought for women’s right to vote a hundred years ago.
Las Positas College is now offering a two-year certificate program, the Actors Conservatory, designed to provide actors with a deeper understanding of the craft of theater and the cultural importance of the art form. According to the college, those enrolled in the Actors Conservancy will lea…
PFLAG Tri Valley will meet at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, at the Amador Valley High School library, 1155 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton. The meeting will feature a youth panel from our GSA's discussing their concerns and difficulties they face in our local schools and communities.
Tri-Valley Interfaith Interconnect, representing different faiths and cultures in Alameda County, will hold its next Religion Chat at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3574 Vineyard Ave. in Pleasanton on March 11.
“Lives Well Lived,” a video featuring 40 “youngsters” from 75 to 100 sharing their wit, wisdom, and secrets for living a meaningful life, will be shown at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Livermore.
The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will recognize individuals, groups and businesses excellence and community leadership in business, volunteer activities and achievement in the community at the Firehouse Arts Center on Monday, March 23.
Musician Sean Gaskell will give a performance and educational demonstration on the kora, a type of West African harp, at Livermore’s Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., on Sunday, March 15.
The Tri-Valley will be seeing green at the City of Dublin’s 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, which includes a two-day festival, a 5K Shamrock Fun Run and Walk, a St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a pancake breakfast.
The Livermore Filipino-American Organization is offering three scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,000, to graduating seniors at Livermore and Granada high schools. Recipients must be members of the organization. Applications must be submitted by April 30, and are available at each high sc…