The Pedrozzi Foundation is awarding $327,500 in scholarships to 86 local scholars this year.
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District will host a virtual public hearing on its American Indian Education Program at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 12.
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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.
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…
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.
In an effort to help the local community, the Mony Nop Real Estate Team in Livermore is launching a program called the “Mony Nop Grocery Drop.”
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home order, many people are finding more time to read, and the Alameda County Library System, which includes a branch in Dublin, has some “matchmakers” on staff to help with their selections.
Cattlemens Steakhouse and MeterSwap, a provider of smart meter services, have teamed up to feed over 2,000 frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including workers this week at Stat Med Urgent Care in Livermore and Falck Ambulance, which operates in Alameda County.
In mid-March when it became clear that many of the senior’s rites of passage wouldn’t happen, the Livermore community found ways to honor their 2020 graduates.
Due to the extension of the shelter in place order to June 1, the City of Livermore’s Thursday evening farmers’ market in Carnegie Park will postpone its opening to June 4.
The 80th annual edition of the Pleasanton Rose Show will be limited to online pictures this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the statewide shelter-at-home order.
With donations down dramatically since the statewide shelter-at-home order was issued, supplies at the AniMeals pet food pantry operated by the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton, are at an all-time low, just when the need is greatest.
Thomas M. Garberson, a 2002 graduate of Livermore High School, has been named general counsel at Eskaton, a Sacramento-based nonprofit providing senior living and care facilities at Northern California locations from Burlingame to Roseville.
Valerie DeClue and her daughter Danica are seen wearing masks in Pleasanton while attending the Stanford Health – ValleyCare nurses protest. Please share a photo of yourself wearing a mask with email@example.com (Photo – Doug Jorgensen)
Health care workers from Stanford Health in Pleasanton gathered to protest in what those present called a fight for their union contracts. "They're canceling our schedules to save (money), and we’re losing hours,” one protestor said. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)
In a time when the average first marriage lasts eight years, reaching a milestone anniversary like 65 is something to celebrate – unless there is a global pandemic scheduled, in which case, the party will have to wait.
On Tuesday, May 5, Livermore resident Betty Cockerill Lewis was surprised with a celebration in honor of her 106th birthday outside of her Heritage Estates residence.
With county orders for all workers and residents to wear masks effective April 17, locals in the Tri-Valley are making their own. Seen here, Pleasanton resident Jeanne Brophy, a member of Amador Valley Quilters, is one of many using her skills to follow the order. Please send us a photo of y…
Music Together Tri-Valley, an early childhood music program based on family and teacher interactions, is now posting online videos during the shelter-at-home order because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building on the success of its spring-break online art classes, the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center is launching a twice-weekly series of classes for children from 5- to 10-years-old, beginning May 5 and running into June.
Some of The Independent’s readers have shared with us how they’ve been coping since the shelter-in-place took effect. One reader offered a poem inspired by Edgar Allen Poe (below.) Another, Pierre Bierre of Pleasanton, has continued to develop a mathematical system.
Livermore Lions Club president Ben Barrientos and fellow Lions members are preparing food and grocery staples and IHOP breakfasts for families in need in Livermore.
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.