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.
Cousins Kyle Moore and Eric Lessard, both from Livermore, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouts of America program. Both are members of Troop 924, sponsored by American Legion Post 237 in Pleasanton.
Several area residents were named to Deans' List at Azusa Pacific University, after achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for fall 2019 semester.
More than 100 apprentices graduated from Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California workforce training program in Livermore earlier this month.
Dancers from the Xtreme Force Dance Co. competed in the Imagine National Dance Challenge regional competition in San Jose Feb. 28 – March 1, and received the highest cumulative score among all groups for the weekend.
Shannon Faulkner, of Dublin, was one of more than 2,800 University of Iowa students who participated in the school’s 26th annual student-led Dance Marathon, which raised more than $2.8 million for the university’s Stead Family Children's Hospital.
Three area students were named to the Dean’s List at Wheaton College for the Fall 2019 semester. Earning the academic honor were Isabella Olfert and Caitlin Curry, of Livermore, and Matteson De Pretis, of Pleasanton. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must achieve a 3.5 grade point ave…
Audrey Kang, a senior at Dublin High School, received the DAR Good Citizen Award from the José Maria Amador Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at its annual awards ceremony on Feb. 8. Jessica Gudino, from Foothill High School in Pleasanton, received honorable mention. The aw…
Kathleen Minser, a former columnist with The Independent, has been named operations manager at Legacy Real Estate & Associates, a San Francisco East Bay brokerage with its home office in Fremont.
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.
Amador Valley High School has received an AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award from the nonprofit College Board for its efforts to engage more young women in computer science. Out of 20,000 eligible schools nationwide, Amador was one of only 639 to receive the award.
Richard and Mary Lou (Twist) Craig, formerly from Fremont, California, and now residing in Livermore, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 14 with close friends on the Livermore Wine Trolley.
For the third consecutive year, competitive civics teams from both Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School will represent California at the We the People national finals to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 24-27. Amador Valley placed first in the state competition on Feb. 10,…
Florence Gordon celebrated her 100th birthday with a family reunion dinner over the weekend, then celebrated again on Tuesday, Feb. 11, sharing cake and ice cream with friends and residents at Rosewood Gardens in Livermore.
Two-dozen students from Foothill High School in Pleasanton finished third or better in 27 categories last month at the DECA Northern California Career Development Conference in San Ramon, California
Rangers at Del Valle Regional Park have installed the remaining owl boxes built by Kali Spelts as part of her Girl Scout Silver Award project last year. Installing the boxes was put on hold until the old owl boxes were uninhabited. Pictured are Rangers Evan Butler, Gisselle Hernandez, and Kr…
Monica Joglekar, of Livermore, was among the student leaders who organized the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine's first Lunar New Year's celebration, held on Jan. 22. The students who organized the celebration are members of the college’s Asian Pacific American Medical Student Assoc…
Granada High School student Regina Molitoris will move on to the third round of the American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Pro gram after finishing first in the 10th District competition held Jan. 25 in San Leandro. Amador Valley High School student Nora Youn finished second.
The Amador Valley High School Avengineers made it to the quarter finals of the Tracy Triangle Vex Robotics Competition at Merrill F. West High School in Tracy, California, on Jan. 25, placing 14th in a field of 38 teams.
Regina Molitoris of Granada High School was the winner of the oratorical contest held earlier this month by Livermore American Legion Post 47. Molitoris, who received $250 for winning, will now compete in the District 10 (Alameda County) completion in San Leandro on Jan. 25th.
At a regional cybersecurity competition (Bug Bounty) at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Granada High School's Cybersecurity Club won two of the top three rankings: both 1st Place (Team Code Red) and 3rd Place (Team CyberDucks).
Two students from Livermore High School and two from Granada High School have been named National Merit semifinalists for 2020, and are eligible to complete a rigorous application process to become National Merit Scholars. Earning the academic honor were Elliot Ha and Sai Pryanka, from Liver…
The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Department welcomed Police Officer Justin Qualle and Teri Yan, Community and Public Relations Coordinator.
The Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Boards of Directors have named Gregory A. Adams as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
FormFactor, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORM), a leading semiconductor test and measurement supplier, announced the appointment of Sheri Rhodes to its Board of Directors and the departure of Mike Zellner. FormFactor serves customers through its network of facilities in Asia, Europe, and North America
Natalia Custodio, marketing project manager at UNCLE Credit Union in Livermore, was among those honored recently at the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ REACH 2019 Conference.
Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) superstar Earl Anthony, who died in 2001 at age 63, was perhaps the greatest athlete without a biography. That's no longer the case, however, as Luby Publishing recently published “EARL: The Greatest Bowler of All Time,” by Barry Sparks.
Local pianist Annelyse Combitsis, 15, was recently awarded the prestigious Paderewski Gold Medal from the American College of Musicians, also known as the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
Three young ladies of Girl Scout Troop 30321— Clara Faria, Grace Blanchard and Tatyahna Munoz — spent the summer meeting, planning, researching, designing and creating a Little Library. On Sept. 21, the Little Library was unveiled and dedicated to the First Responders of Livermore for their …
At the Rotary Club of Livermore meeting on October 9, the Rotary Club of Livermore and Livermore Educational Foundation awarded $12,800 in in the first round of mini-grants to teachers and community groups.
Morgan Laughlin, 20, of Livermore was crowned Miss Rodeo California 2020 on Oct. 6, after a five-day pageant. The pageant was held in conjunction with the California Circuit Finals Rodeo, and had a total of five contestants. The competition included the following categories: Horsemanship, Sp…
The Livermore Knights of Columbus hosted the first-ever East Bay Spanish Language Knighthood Degree Ceremony on Oct. 5 at the St. Charles Borromeo Hall. A Spanish language degree team, led by Enrique Quinonez, travelled to Livermore from Sacramento for the occasion.
A 2011 graduate of Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton is serving with the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines, USS Key West.
The Tri-Valley Conservancy’s annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser this year features a “Rockin’ the Ranch” theme, and will include local wines, cocktails, delicious cuisine, line dancing with lessons, and auctions that include unique experiences and one-of-a-kind items.
Family and friends gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of Tressie (Richards) Kirkman on September 14. A longtime Livermore resident, she has lived at the Heritage Estates for several years. Tressie graduated from San Jose State College in 1940 and taught Home Economics at Livermore High…
Cadet Eric Beal, currently serving as the Cadet Commander of the Tri-Valley Composite Squadron 156 in Livermore, has earned the Amelia Earhart Award.
A former Livermore High School student is attending graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this fall on a U.S. Department of Energy fellowship.
The start of the school year brought two Pleasanton educators together in a special way after more than 20 years. New Fairlands’ Principal Heidi Deeringhoff began her career in Pleasanton schools in 1995 as a kindergarten teacher at Lydiksen Elementary School. In 1998, she had Megan Soldati …
Livermore girls (pictured L to R) Claire McGinnis on Limerick, Avery Aluzzi on Midnight Musing, and Izabelle Gnovel on Miss Ebony, competed in the California Dressage Society Junior Championships of Northern California on July 26-28 in Rancho Murieta. The girls supported each other as a team…
The Quarry Lane School (QLS) has been ranked as the #5 Best Private K-12 School in California by Niche.com as part of their 2020 Best School Rankings. Quarry Lane also ranked among the top 1% of Best Private K-12 Schools, Best College Prep Private High Schools, and Best High Schools for STEM…
Livermore author Ann Parker is among 21 authors who comprise the first group of inductees into the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. The official induction took place on Sept. 14 in Denver.