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Born in Utopia, Texas on June 23, 1918, Mary has seen a lot of changes in this world. She amazes her family with the way she adjusts and continues to stay positive and alert. The Livermore resident has eight kids; three girls and five boys; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, with anot…

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San Ramon Regional Medical Center has introduced the first newborn of 2022. 

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Livermore residents Morgan Brizee and Frank Contreras have announced their engagement with plans for a June 25, 2022 wedding. The celebration will be held at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Dublin. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Earl and Marguerite Brizee of Livermore. The groom-to-be i…

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Congratulations to Phillip and Enid Holck, who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 19. The longtime Livermore residents were circulation managers at The Independent for over 20 years, Phillip as assistant circulation manager and Enid as circulation supervisor. Phillip is a…

Judy and Leon Fenton of Pleasanton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary four days early this week, on Wednesday, with family at the SideTrack Bar & Grill. The couple have three children, Julie, Asa and Tiffany, all living the Bay Area, and six grandchildren. They were married on Jul…

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Edith and Lee Asay of Livermore will celebrate their 80th anniversary, June 26. Congrats to the happy couple! (Photo courtesy of Connie Asay Lee)

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Marine Private Jacob D. Zayas, 19, of Livermore, has completed military combat training at Camp Pendleton and has been assigned to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for training as a motor transportation operator.

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Regina Molitoris, a junior at Granada High School in Livermore, took first place in the American Legion’s oratorical contest for California.

Nayanika Das Roy, a 10-year-old who attends James Dougherty Elementary School in Dublin, has won this year’s “What My Mother Means to Me” essay contest for fifth-graders sponsored by the California Association of American Mothers.

Nine members of the Distributed Education Clubs of America (DECA) program at Foothill High School in Pleasanton qualified for the worldwide student organization’s International Career Development Conference after placing among the top five in both written and roleplaying competitions last we…

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Competing at the junior varsity level, Romal Mitr, a sophomore at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin, finished third in two IAC National Championship examinations – the National Biology Exam and the National Ecology and Environmental Science Exam.

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Isaac Yee, a seventh grader at Mendenhall Middle School, won the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District’s spelling bee for seventh and eighth graders, held virtually last month, after seven rounds by correctly spelling the word “nihilism.”

Regina Molitoris, a junior at Granada High School in Livermore, took first place in the American Legion Oratorical Contest for Bay Area Legion posts held Feb. 21 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Martinez.

Pleasanton resident Beth Hostelter, a registered nurse and director of Medicare Services for Albertsons Companies, has been named secretary of the board for the National Medicare Secondary Payer Network, a nationwide nonprofit advocacy organization.

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Four students from the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District have qualified as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists based on the results of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Tests they took last fall.

The Alameda County Fair 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 2020.

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Sudharsan Gopalakrishnan, a sophomore at The Quarry Lane School in Dublin, has received a Golden Clover Award from the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program for an online coding project for 4-H members during the pandemic.

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Katelyn Storm, a fifth grader at Croce Elementary School in Livermore and a member of Troop 31209, has completed work on her Girl Scout Bronze Award by installing two bat boxes at Sycamore Grove Park.

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DongHeon (Brian) Yi completed the requirements and passed the Board of Review in August, qualifying him for the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award attainable for youth in the Boy Scouts of America Program.

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Ved Wadmark, a 2020 graduate of Amador Valley High School and a member of Boy Scout Troop 908 in Pleasanton, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

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Owen Mello, an incoming junior at Foothill High School, completed the requirements and passed the Board of Review on July 30, 2020, qualifying him for the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award attainable for youth in the Boy Scouts of America Program.