The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) received an updated credit rating from Standard and Poors, moving from an ‘A+’ to ‘AA-’, with a stable outlook, as it closes out another successful calendar year.

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Preston Bernardi, from Amador Valley High School, finished first in the Amador Valley Lions Club annual student speech competition, the first step in the California Lions Clubs statewide scholarship competition.

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Come and be entertained at the Sundays at Hagemann event, Music, Drama & Dance on Sunday, February 23 from 1-4 pm. There will be something for everyone. Two bands, Jon Hart and The Plain Gold Band, will be playing, the LHS Drama Class will give us a surprise performance and the Be Except…

This is the second installment in a look at the life of Bill Graham, the impresario who promoted many of the biggest names in folk and rock and roll during the 1960s, and who is credited with almost single handedly developing the iconic music scene that started an era.

The Alameda County Fair has received top awards from the Western Fairs Association and the International Association of Fairs and Expositions for innovation and excellence in competitive exhibits, agricultural programs, and marketing for 2019.

Livermore poet laureate Cynthia Patton announced this week that entries are due March 4 for “Poetry in a Test Tube,” the city’s fourth annual science poetry contest.

The United States Postal Service will hold a job fair to fill city carrier positions at the Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Ave., Dublin, on Friday, Feb. 21. Hiring will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Palo Alto Veterans Administration’s mobile medical outreach van will be at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Monday, March 3, for veterans and their families.

Bob Redell, Livermore resident and NBC newscaster from Today in the Bay, will emcee Mardi Paws, the Tri-Valley Animal Rescue’s annual fundraising gala, at the Castlewood Country Club on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Alexis Owen, a native of Livermore, joined the U.S. Navy in 2012, in part because of her history teacher at Granada High School. “He was former military and shared with us many stories that inspired me to serve," said Owen.

2020 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. In honor of this milestone, the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., will host a talk by Wendy Rouse, associate professor of history at San Jose State University, entitled…

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Richard and Mary Lou (Twist) Craig, formerly from Fremont and now residing in Livermore, will celebrate their 60 year wedding anniversary on February 14th on the Livermore Wine Trolley with close friends. They will also celebrate with a dinner hosted by their daughters, Kathy Hoyt, Karen Cra…

The City of Dublin is inviting professional artists, or high school student-artists working under the supervision of an art teacher or art professional, to submit designs for painted utility boxes, now through March 18, at 5 p.m.

The Livermore Area Parks and Recreation Department will offer a class for adults in acrylic painting, taught by Linda Beach, from 7-9 p.m., on four consecutive Wednesdays, March 3-25, at the Robert Livermore Community Center. All levels are welcome to try their hand at painting using thick b…

“Endgame: Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump,” Rep. Eric Swalwell’s account of the House impeachment and Senate trial of the president, will be released on April 7.

Roger Aines, chief scientist for the Energy Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, will give a presentation “Pathways to Zero: How California Can Have a Carbon Neutral Economy,” to Tri-Valley Citizens' Climate Education at the Livermore Library on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Lawrence Lapin, former professor at San Jose State University and author of the soon-to-be-published "Giant Leaps for Mankind: Space Threats and Planet Security," will presents the case for upgrading the security of the planet in a talk sponsored by the Tri-Valley Stargazers at 7:30 p.m., Fr…

Music for You, a Bay Area group of high school musicians, is again sponsoring the Music for Junior Artists Online Art Contest for students in kindergarten through 10th grade.

Concert pianist Daniel Glover will perform “Concertos Without Orchestra,” a collection of piano solo transcriptions from five well-known concertos from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and early 20th Century periods on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St., in L…

Students who will be entering Livermore High School next fall will have an opportunity to learn about the school’s Green Engineering Academy during the LHS Expo. The LHS Expo, which highlights courses, clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities available at the school, is set for 6-7:30 p…

Life Transitions for Aging Adults this month will discuss dementia awareness. The group, sponsored by St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore, will

Offered in conjunction with the 2020 Young Voices in Harmony Festival, the award-winning Cantabella Children’s Chorus is offering a workshop for teachers led by Prof. Tom Shelton of Westminster Choir College.

The Livermore Art Association Gallery will host a Valentine open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 8, and from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Las Positas College Theater Arts will hold open auditions for a performance of Disney's “Newsies: The Musical” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22, at the college’s Mertes Center for the Arts, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. The Tony Award-winning musical will be presented in the outdoor a…

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“Bravo! An Evening With Scott Kenison” celebrating the executive director’s five years at the helm of the Bankhead Theater and the Bothwell Arts Center brought over 300 attendees to the Bothwell on Jan.31.

Livermore students will have an opportunity to share their artistic talent with the community during the 2020 Teen Art Exposition and Competition, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library. The library is inviting students in sixth through the 12th grades to submit original artwork based on …

Author and former scientist Dan Linehan will talk about transforming experiences into compelling fiction at a meeting of the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club on Saturday, Feb. 15.

PFLAG Tri Valley will meet from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Amador Valley High School library, 1155 Santa Rita Rd, Pleasanton. In addition to member support, the meeting will focus on dues and upcoming community-building events. Dues for 2020 will be $25 per family, $15 of which goe…

The California Water Service Group is now accepting applications for its annual college scholarship program. The scholarships are open to students in areas served by any of the utility’s subsidiaries in California, Hawaii, Washington, and New Mexico.

Realtor and associate broker Jeff Katz has joined the J. Rockcliff Realtors office in Pleasanton. In addition to being a licensed real estate agent, Katz has spent six years as a consultant to seniors considering the move from their own homes to independent/assisted living facilities, and ha…

The Alameda County Fairgrounds will host the Goodguys 38th All American Get-Together, a two-day hot-rodding festival featuring more than 3,000 hot rods and custom cars, on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29.

Seniors are invited to celebrate the Big Band Era for Valentine’s Day with local musical duo, Bob Olness and Bev Faure, sponsored by the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District from 1:30-3:30 p.m., on Thursday Feb. 13.

The American Red Cross will hold a Livermore Community Blood Drive at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., from noon to 6 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 21. To schedule a time to give blood, go to www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code ASBURY925, or call Tony Gnecco at (925) 895-7794.

Suzi Parron, co-author of “The Story of the American Quilt Trail,” will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 8 general meeting of the Amador Valley Quilters.

A Crab Feed Fundraiser for the Livermore Lions Club will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5:45-8:00 p.m. at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore. Doors open at 5:00. All you can eat crab will be accompanied by pasta, salad, bread, soft drinks, dessert, and a cash bar. Tickets …

Livermore Knights Annual Crab Feed, Charity Auction. The Livermore Knights of Columbus will hold its 47th Annual Crab Feed and Charity Auction on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Robert Livermore Community Center. The fundraiser will also be a celebration of the charitable works by the Livermore Kni…

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is now accepting scholarship applications from college-bound high school students, as well as current college and continuing education students living in Northern and Central California.

Rose Loveall, owner of MorningSun Herb Farm, give a talk on “Herbs in Your Garden” for the Livermore Amador Valley Garden Club at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Alisal Elementary School, 1454 Santa Rita Road, in Pleasanton.

Although no local wineries took top honors, Livermore wineries garnered an impressive nine Best of Class awards at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition featuring North American wines. Several others Livermore wines received Double Gold from the judges. T…

Twelve Tri-Valley students were recognized this week at the annual Dreammakers and Risktakers Awards luncheon, sponsored by the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group, at The Palm Event Center in Pleasanton.

Celebrate Native Ways at Alviso Adobe Community Park in Pleasanton on Sat., Feb. 8. The free family event, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will provide a glimpse into the history of the first people to live in the East Bay area. In addition to the recently completed Tule River Indian replica hom…

This year on Thursday, February 13 from 5-7 p.m. at Junction Avenue K-8, LVJUSD will celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the Science Odyssey. At the family-friendly, free science and engineering extravaganza, LVJUSD students will display their scientific inquiry methods, experiments, data…

Shakespeare’s Associates, producers of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival at Darcie Kent Vineyards, has added two new staff members. Katie Anderson has been hired as administrative associate, while Lindsey Schmeltzer joins the team as education director. Both positions were added due to the …

The Livermore-Granada Boosters will host the 10th Annual “Race to the Flagpole” on Saturday, Jan. 25. The event offers several distances that include a 5K run/walk, 10K run, and one-mile fun run. All events start and finish at Independence Park and go through Livermore’s scenic Sycamore Grov…

Jerrod Otto Bireley, of Livermore, a junior majoring in information networking and telecommunications, was named to the Deans Honor Roll for the Fall 2019 semester at Fort Hays State University, in Hays, Kansas. To be eligible for the honor roll, students must have completed 12 or more credi…

Las Positas College will host a free seminar to learn about hosted national and international trips available this and 2021 at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in Room 101 of Building 100, at 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore. Las Positas College Community Education will discuss upcoming destina…

“Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out,” has been sitting on my bookshelf for years. It is the biography of the music impresario who promoted many of the biggest names in folk and rock at the Fillmore East in New York City and Fillmore West in San Francisco, and who is credited w…

Writers of all genres will have the opportunity to share and give voice to their work again this year during open-mic nights hosted by Whistlestop Writers at Swirl on the Square in Livermore. “Even if you don’t have something to read, come listen to talented local writers and poets,” said Cy…

The Valley Humane Society’s Tails at Twilight Gala which will raise funds for animal rescue, education, and community service efforts, will be held at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, 410 Vineyard Ave., in Pleasanton, on March 6. The evening will begin with a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvre…

Kiddie Academy of Livermore is inviting local families to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in a variety of interactive activities on Saturday, Jan. 25. The free program will begin at 2 p.m. at 1400 North Vasco Road in Livermore.

Livermore Public Library is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Livermore Teen Academy, a three-week summer program that includes a series of interactive workshops and a short internship with the City of Livermore. Applications must be received by Feb. 28.

Best-selling author Julie Lythcott-Haims, whose 2015 book, “Raising an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,” challenged the growing phenomenon of helicopter parenting, will be the guest speaker for the 4th Annual Community Education Series Parenting F…

Local residents will have an opportunity to meet with State Assembly member Rebecca Bauer-Kahan’s district staff to share their thoughts on legislation or receive assistance with casework when her mobile office comes to the Pleasanton Library on Thursday, Jan. 16.

Pleasanton Unified School District is inviting parents and guardians of incoming transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year to attend informational meetings in this month to help them prepare for a successful start to their children’s education.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews will celebrate the traditional Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat on Sunday, Feb. 9, with a potluck lunch and a presentation by the Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District on native trees and the animals that depend on them. Bay Area children will also be given nativ…

The Missing Man Ministry raised more than $50,000 at its fundraiser in October, including $13,500 for college scholarships. The organization, dedicated to helping families who have lost a father either suddenly or from a prolonged illness, also provided financial and emotional support to 26 …

Love is in the air as Museum on Main prepares for its 13th Annual Wines & Valentines fundraiser at Castlewood Country Club on Friday, Feb. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s Sweetheart Sponsor is the Republic Family of Companies.

Applications are being accepted by the Pleasanton Tulancingo Sister City Association for teens wishing to participate in the summer exchange program.

The second annual Tri-Valley Women’s March commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote will be held on Saturday, January 18 from 12–4:00 pm at the Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton. The expo begins at noon, with speakers beginning at 1:…

With more than 45,000 former Lawrence Livermore, Berkeley, and Sandia National Lab workers who may qualify for financial and medical benefits through the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Program Act (EEOICPA), Nuclear Care Partners is hosting an Atomic Heroes Breakfast to help former wor…

Livermore Indivisible, a grassroot political organization, will meet at the Livermore Public Library on Sunday, Jan. 12, to discuss plans for the year, including voter registration, Census, canvassing, phone/text banking, postcard/letter writing, and event organizing. The meeting will begin …

Weekend Ranger-Led Nature Programs are FREE drop-in programs for all ages with no RSVP required. *Select programs may request RSVP or require a small fee that can be paid to the Ranger at the time of the program. Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Call the Ranger Off…

The Hindu Community and Cultural Center of Livermore will again offer grants to local nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the elderly, abused women, and youth.

Two local students recently graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina. James V. Angst, of Pleasanton, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Amanda Lynn McKenzie, also of Pleasanton, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. …

Linda Schmidt, internationally known quilt artist and member of the Amador Valley Quilters, will be the feature speaker at the group’s regular meeting on Saturday, Jan. 11. Schmidt is known for her portrait and landscape quilts embellished with paint, sheer fabrics, Angelina fiber, Tinzl, be…

A new session of social dance classes begins Thursday evening, January 9 at the Veteran’s Building in downtown Livermore, offered by Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD).

Dublin Library is located at 200 Civic Plaza. For more information, call (925) 803-7252 or go to https://guides.aclibrary.org/dublin.

Events take place at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, or Rincon branch, 725 Rincon Avenue. For more information, see livermorelibrary.net, or call 925-373-5500.

All events take place at Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton. For more information, call the library at 925-931-3400.

Patelco Credit Union team members surprised and delighted their members and community food banks throughout Northern California during the week of December 16th distributing $61,000. The bulk of the donations were gifted to food-related organizations struggling to meet the needs of their com…

Anxiety disorders affect one in eight children and one in four teens. Research shows that untreated children and teens with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences, and engage in substance abuse and other self-destructive beh…