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On Friday, August 16th, the Purple Heart Tour will be proudly escorted through Pleasanton and Livermore by military motorcycle riders, Police and Fire Departments. Pat Frizzell, President of Pleasanton Military Families advises supporters to "Listen for the motorcycles, start waving American…

Each month, the Livermore Knights of Columbus recognizes at least one member and a family that models Christian family values, live their faith through action and make outstanding contributions to the council and the community.

Taste Our Terroir’s sold out lineup of seminars and outings this year ran the gamut from a rosé party at Retzlaff to a falconry demonstration with Kimmie Spears, of Embodied Wines, at el Sol. There were bubbles at Page Mill and Somm Secrets revealed at McGrail, but nothing had the Midas touc…

Now is the chance to apply for the city of Pleasanton’s literary arts ambassador . The position is a two-year term with a mission to raise awareness of the importance of literature as it relates to lifelong literacy and education for people in Pleasanton.

The VA Palo Alto Rural Health Mobile Medical Outreach Team in collaboration with Veterans Connect at the Library will be available at Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Charles Hertz of Livermore, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center.

The Livermore Public Library and the Livermore Heritage Guild present Then & Now: Livermore Stories, a local history lecture series.

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There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a belov…

Tri-Valley Youth View, an hour special TV program produced by middle and high school students who attended one of the TV30 Summer Camps is currently airing on TV30 and on the station’s website at tv30.org . This is the eleventh year Tri-Valley Community TV has offered a TV Summer Camp. Each …

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As Livermore students receive their Student Identification (ID) cards at the start of the new school year in August, they will also be receiving a new library card. The Student One Card is a result of a partnership between the City of Livermore Library and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified …

The Museum on Main has reopened to the public. The Museum was closed for 6 weeks in order to allow the Museum to renovate its permanent history gallery and to do some other building upgrades by the City of Pleasanton. The previous exhibit had not had a facelift in nearly 20 years. The overal…

On August 10th, World of Beer Dublin is traveling around the world with a WOB Beer Fest inside the Entertainment Village in Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center featuring beer, music and fun. The Beer Festival will feature nine different beer stands, highlighting more than 10 breweries. Enjoy …

Hope Hospice is offering grief support groups for children and teens at no cost to residents in the Tri-Valley and neighboring East Bay communities. Groups meet at the Dublin office during the school year on the first and third Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. The next session is September 5, 2019,…

Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the City of Pleasanton on Friday, August 2nd from 3:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. in the downtown.

The Niles Canyon Railway is partnering with several museums in Niles to bring a weekend full of fun, nostalgic, and historic adventures. From special presentations and films starting Friday evening at the Essanay Silent Film Museum to steam powered train rides Saturday and Sunday on the NCR.…

For the very first time in all the years of this event, parity was achieved on the number of white and rosé wines vs. red — eight of each. Had Darcie Kent Winery participated as planned, (unforeseen circumstances prevented their appearance), there would have been one more red offering, as th…

Las Positas College (LPC) students will soon see the literal fruits of their labor manifest in additional funding for LPC's Viticulture and Winery Technology programs. The college's Campus Hill Winery has earned its Viticulture and Enology Foundation license. The license, confirmed in May, a…

The Livermore Public Library will host the Wild Americas Animal Show on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10am at the Civic Center Library, located at 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

Discover the secret (and not-so-secret) treasures of the Livermore Public Library Civic Center. A 30-minute guided tour will be led by library staff members that will cover the library’s collections, never before seen areas, and little-known facts about the library. People of all ages are in…

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Gene Morgan Insurance Agency is once again gearing up for the school year by hosting a backpack and school supply drive for local students in need. The insurance agency is collecting new and gently used backpacks and school supplies at their downtown Livermore office located at 2020 Fourth Street.

The Salvation Army is holding school supply drives at approximately 3,000 locations across the country. In the Bay area media market, there are 13 Walmart locations participating.

The Go Green Initiative (GGI), a Pleasanton-based nonprofit organization, has partnered with the City of Pleasanton to create new educational materials to inform residents about recent changes in the community’s recycling and composting programs. The GGI has hired Pleasanton high school and …

Sunflower Hill recognized its founder, Susan Houghton, with their 2019 Rainmaker Award. The award was presented at the organization’s most important fundraiser of the year, Moonlight in the Vines, held on July 12 at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.

After the sudden, heartbreaking loss of their husbands, many women have to fight through shock and sadness to pick up the pieces of their lives for their children. Losing a life partner can mean they don’t have anyone to turn to, to help sort through the rubble and rebuild.

Tri-Valley Haven is seeking childcare volunteers to support survivors of domestic violence, hunger and sexual assault. Get involved by providing supervision for children of survivors while their parents receive counseling services, life skills training and case management.

The Livermore Public Library hosts a “Create Lab” at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm every Saturday. Create Lab is a pop-up makerspace in the Storytime Room that is aimed at children in grades K – 6.

With another school year on the way, Tri-Valley Haven is seeking community support for an ever-rising need of school supplies. Since 2012, the number of children served by the Haven’s back to school distribution has risen by almost 20%. With many families in the Tri-Valley experiencing hards…

June was a busy month for the Livermore Lions Club. On June 2, the club started with a very big event, "2019 Citizen of the Year." President Ben Barrientos and the club's board voted unanimously to give the award to The Independent for 2 main reasons. First off, the topic for this year's Lio…

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On June 7, 2012, the California Senate voted to name the third Saturday in July as National Day of the Cowboy. California became the second state in history, (Wyoming is the first) to establish the Cowboy Day in perpetuity. The day recognizes and celebrates the cowboy culture and pioneer heritage.

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Tickets are available to the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association’s annual food and wine pairing contest that partners wineries with Bay Area chefs to compete for coveted honors.

Due to the overwhelming success of Feline Freedom Days, Valley Humane Society announces the extension of this special adoption event. Now through July 31st, take home any feline friend for only $25. It’s the last opportunity to join in the celebration of feline independence.

Hunger affects more than 700 households in the Tri-Valley. In a single month, local food providers will supply 25,000 meals for food-insecure families and individuals. This summer, take part in the movement to end local hunger by supporting Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore food providers and…

Whistlestop Writers will host an open mic for writers of all genres and abilities on Wednesday, July 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Swirl on the Square, 21 South Livermore Avenue, in downtown Livermore.

Poet, author and artist Matteo Musso will be at a home studio on Saturday July 20th at 11:00 am for a presentation with his mother, Annette Musso. Matteo is spreading his message loud and clear, "Assume intelligence and look beyond what you see to learn the truth about people." Matteo speaks…

The Pleasanton Library will host the VA Palo Alto Mobile Medical Outreach team to facilitate free examinations, consultations, and referrals for veterans. Additional VA resource information will be available. The event will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. The library is locat…

After the big 4th of July Holiday, with all its hot diggity excitement and overload of beer and cocktails, you might be looking for something a bit different to wag your fun meter. How about a luau at two of the most scenic spots in the Valley?

On June 18, the Pleasanton City Council proclaimed Jeffrey Williams the City’s 2019 Ambassadog. The title was auctioned at Valley Humane Society’s annual Tails at Twilight gala in March. Former Ambassadogs include Red Haas and Amber Hall.

The public is invited to join a free water-wise gardening workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in the Community Room at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza. “Grow Your Garden—Not Your Water Bill,” presented by the Dublin San Ramon Services District and Zone 7 Water Agency, will serv…

Wente Vineyards officially cut the ribbon on their newly remodeled dining space, now called the Vineyard Table and Tasting Lounge. Previously the site of their fine-dining restaurant, the new space is a place for friends and family to gather and make memories while enjoying Wente’s renowned …

More than 4,000 members of the Daughters of the American Revolution convened recently in the nation’s capital for the 128th Continental Congress, the latest gathering of the longstanding service organization’s annual meeting. The week-long convention consists of business sessions, committee …

Get ready to get in the game this July with LARPD, Agents of Discovery® and Parks Make Life Better!® Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the role local parks and recreation, such as LARP…

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The very fact that Concannon Vineyard wines still are made in a deliberate and intentional manner, with great respect to the land from which the grapes draw life, and in keeping with the longstanding tradition of this historical brand, is something of a miracle. They are effectively a small …

Lights for Liberty, a vigil to draw attention to the inhumane conditions faced by refugees being held in confinement, is scheduled for Friday, July 12, from 7:30 – 9 pm, at the Flagpole in downtown Livermore. The event is being hosted by Livermore Indivisible.

Over 1,800 students in grades K-5 experienced a live symphony orchestra this spring when the Livermore-Amador Symphony performed at school assemblies. Thirty volunteers presented concerts at Dougherty and Frederiksen Elementary Schools in Dublin and Hearst and Mohr Elementary Schools in Plea…

Hope Hospice is offering its Family Caregiver Education Series at no cost to residents in the Tri-Valley and East Bay communities. The 14-class series covers a variety of topics and provides training, education, support, and caregiver resources relevant to family caregivers. Individuals anti…

Eighteen students from nine Tri-Valley high schools were recently honored for their essays, poetry and short stories that won awards in a contest sponsored by the Tri-Valley Writers, a branch of the California Writers Club. The students were recognized at a Sunday ceremony in the Livermore L…

Tri-Valley TV is offering viewers an opportunity to win free stuff by signing up to be a TV30 “Lucky Fan.” During the month of July, TV30 Lucky Fans will have a chance to win free tickets to the Wente Vineyards Summer Concert Series and theater tickets to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District will host a Cardboard Regatta on Sat., July 27.

Las Positas College (LPC) is ready to help usher in the next generation of an educated workforce with degrees, certificates and transfer programs that are designed to help students and working adults further their career opportunities.

The July Religion Chat will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Ct., Pleasanton.

Viognier is an aromatic delight, typically with floral notes singing of white peaches, apricots, tropical fruits, sometimes grapefruit, jasmine, and, almost always, honeysuckle. The taste provides more of the same and has an undeniable sweetness but not an icky sweetness. You get a full roun…

Community members are invited to join in what has become a tradition for celebrating the birth of our nation at a free family-friendly concert and (optional) picnic in Lions Wayside Park from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. About 100 volunteers are involved in producing the celebration.

25 teams with over 150 people participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Tri-Valley Presented by Chevron on June22-23 at Granada High School. There were many visitors to the event and over 200 volunteers from the National Charity League, Boys Team Charity, PLAY Leadershi…

Kathy Young's journey with the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Association (TVNPA) began with a chance encounter in an elevator. Five years later, she has reached the top floor by being named TVNPA's first ever President & CEO.

Applications are being accepted for Alameda County’s 2019 Youth Leadership Academy (YLA), a free educational program for local 11th and 12th grade students interested in learning about local government, developing leadership skills and networking with peers from throughout the County.

Sign up for LARPD Ranger-Led Nature Programs for July on the LARPD website or call (925) 373-5700 to register. Visitors can also drop-in to a program and pay there, but by registering in advance, it would help ensure that the program will be held. Programs are subject to cancellation if ther…

Downtown Livermore will present the Red, White & Boom 4th of July Fireworks celebration on Thurs., July 4. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Streets will close at 4 p.m.: First St. Maple St. to L St., Railroad Ave. Maple St. to L St., Maple St. from First St. to Third St. & Liver…

Hunger affects more than 700 households in the Tri-Valley. In a single month, local food providers will supply 25,000 meals for food-insecure families and individuals. This summer, take part in the movement to end local hunger by supporting Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore food providers and…

The Livermore Heritage Guild will present Ranchero Days as the theme for June 30 “Sunday at Hagemann” from 1-4 p.m. This year the Guild is featuring the Cavallo Cowgirls featuring the artistry of the 2017 California State Champion drill team every 30 minutes in the horse arena.

During June, July, August and September the Music in the Orchard concert series in its sixth year will take place at the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax under the olive trees of Livermore’s finest resort at 4549 Cross Road.

The Museum on Main will welcome famous British statesman Winston Churchill back to Pleasanton on July 9th at 2pm and 7pm at the Amador Theater. The 7pm show is already sold out, but there are still tickets available for the 2pm matinee show. Winston Churchill will be portrayed by scholar and…

Twelve local students were awarded scholarships from the Livermore-Granada Boosters Organization. Bradley Archer (Livermore), Tyler Hattori (Granada), Natalie Hawkins (Livermore), and Colleen McCandless (Granada) each were presented with a $2,500 scholarship at the annual Livermore-Granada B…

Twenty five representatives from Pleasanton left to visit Sister City of Tulancingo in the state of Hidalgo Mexico to celebrate the 36th anniversary. The people of Tulancingo were awaiting to show their City and just enjoy and strengthen friendships. After all these years, deep life-long fri…

Tri-Valley Haven is seeking help from the community to assist the homeless in coping with the warm temperatures of the summer season. For those living on the street, it is hard to find relief from the warm temperatures of the summer season. Soaring temperatures often present serious health i…

Cancer Survivors are invited to celebrate by joining the Survivor Lap at the annual Relay for Life event, to be at Granada High School on Sat, June 22, 2019. The Tri-Valley Relay for Life is for Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol and Livermore.

In the past twenty-two months, one hundred men joined the Livermore Knights of Columbus. On May 25, Father Sergius Propst became the newest member. The council now has 412 Knights with 25 more awaiting induction in the months ahead.

The California Knights of Columbus presented the prestigious Mexican Martyr Award to Father Carl Arcosa, pastor of Livermore’s St. Michael Catholic Church. Out of 75,000 Knights in the state of California, Father Arcosa received this award for exceptional service as Chaplain for the Livermor…

Thursday, June 6, 2019, marked Go Green Initiative’s World Environment Day celebration, which raised money for its summer internship program. Students, PUSD staff, and community members gathered for a luncheon at the Veterans Memorial Building to recognize and support students who are workin…

Nichaolas Giacalone, MD, Radiation Oncology from the new Kaiser Cancer Center in Dublin, will be the guest speaker at the Opening Ceremonies of the Tri-Valley Relay for Life event, this Saturday, June 22, at Granada High School. It will begin at 9am on the football field, followed by the Sur…

The Special Olympics Torch will be traveling through Livermore and Pleasanton on Monday, June 17, starting at the Livermore Police Department at 10 am. Local police officers participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, moving the torch through selected cities as it makes its way to the Spec…

With pomp and circumstance, speeches from proud principals and honored valedictorians, a short walk across the stage, and a toss of the hat, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) Class of 2019 concluded its school year and its K-12 education.

Children are usually on the receiving end of instruction and education from adults. But from time to time, it is beneficial for parents to get some education on parenting. That’s why on April 13, a group of teenagers organized a seminar to educate parents on using positive psychology to help…

Dine on an Italian dinner and help prevent animal overpopulation by attending the Paws In Need fundraiser on Monday, June 24th, 2019. Dinner and raffle baskets will be available from 5pm – 8pm at Gianni’s Italian Bistro, 2065 San Ramon Blvd., San Ramon.

“Would you like to learn about women’s rights?” “Can we tell you what we learned about plastic pollution in our oceans?” Joe Michell K-8’s multipurpose room and several classrooms buzzed with questions and calls to action as students eagerly presented their Fifth Grade Exhibition on the topi…

Gary Drummond Memorial History Walks return on Thursday, June 13 at the Livermore Farmers Market. The walks are free. Call 925-449-9927 or stop in at the History Center in the Carnegie Library, 2155 Third Street in Livermore, to give the organizers a head count.

The Livermore Public Library will host the BikeMobile for a free bike repair day on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Civic Center Library, located at 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

The Hope Hospice and Home Health community returned to Livermore’s Del Valle Regional Park on May 4 for the ninth annual Hike for Hope, which raised more than $90,000 for Hope’s patient care and community services.

In honor of International Yoga Day, a free outdoor yoga and mediation session will again be offered to the community on the Shea Homes Plaza outside the Bankhead Theater from 5 to 8 p.m. Now in its fourth year, the event has attracted participants of all ages for the free outdoor yoga sessio…

The ancient art of bonsai (miniature trees in the Japanese style) will be on display Father's Day weekend, June 15 & 16, from 10 AM to 4 PM at Alden Lane, corner of Holmes St. and Alden Lane in Livermore. Admission is free.

TV30 will be giving away tickets to Alameda County Fair "TV30 Lucky Fans" for admission to the Fair. The last TV30 drawing date for 2019 Fair tickets will be held on June 19th.

The Alameda County Fair is paying homage to the Bay Area’s deep multicultural roots through several exciting new cultural festivals which will debut this year at the Fair.

Eloise Hamann, local author from Dublin, has announced publication of her second novel in the Ocean Worlds trilogy, Lost Sea. Her character-driven novels are multi-genre and laced with a bit of mystery, romance, and social commentary.