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Leaders of Amador Valley High School's 2018-2019 21st Club won the Next Generation Recycler Award. They received the honor at the California Resource Recovery Association's annual conference in Rancho Mirage on Aug. 13.

Croce Elementary School students returned to campus on Monday to see newly painted planter boxes. The addition will give students at the kindergarten through fifth grade school an opportunity to work in the gardens and enjoy nature.

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Sponsored by the Livermore Lab Foundation, 12 students worked in Engineering, Computing and in Physical and Life Sciences as part of a scientific team, with assigned mentors for their projects. The internships culminated with a poster symposium so the students could present their findings to…

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On May 21, the California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) Division #85 awarded five $2500 scholarships to students from the Tri-Valley who are planning to become educators. Each of these young people submitted an application with an essay explaining her passion for this career. We wish…

BetterPT, a healthcare technology platform company providing end-to-end digital connectivity between physical therapists (PT), patients, and physicians, and BlueJay Mobile Health, a full-service mobile technology company transforming healthcare delivery and care team coordination through AI-…

Drivers For Survivors (DFS), a nonprofit organization that provides free transportation service and supportive companionship from suspicious findings through completion of treatments, expanded its service area, once again, to East Alameda County on July 1, 2019.

The following babies were born at Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton:

The Primrose School of Livermore will hold an open house on Saturday, August 10th, 2019, featuring tours of the school and information on their research-informed time-tested Balanced Learning approaches. The Primrose School of Livermore is part of a national system of accredited private pres…

Names of students who have made the Scholastic Honor Roll spring term 2019 have been announced by Oregon State University. Students on the Honor Roll included:

The Bay East Association of REALTORS® Foundation recently awarded scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 to $2,000 to area students attending colleges and universities in the Fall of 2019.

The Livermore Lab Foundation (LLF), a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of science and multidisciplinary research initiatives at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, has hired Sally Allen as its new Executive Director. Allen, a seasoned project manager and former foundati…

The American Civil Liberties Union hosted its annual Summer Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C. for rising junior and senior high school students that gave students the tools they need to engage in their communities on issues around civil liberties and civil rights.

The Livermore Knights of Columbus partnered with the Las Positas College Veterans First Program to sponsor a luncheon on the last day of the annual “Operation Gateway – A Veteran’s Transition to Success”. The Operation Gateway program provides orientation and training on education and career…

Four seniors who recently graduated from Granada High School and Livermore High School received scholarship awards from the Livermore Filipino-American Organization. The scholarship award requirements include: a Filipino-American graduating senior student from a high school in Livermore who …

Vericool not only gives materials a second chance, they also give people a second chance. Companies are often unwilling to hire individuals who were formerly incarcerated or gang members, making it hard for them to find jobs and increasing the likelihood they’ll be rearrested. Vericool CEO D…

Last month, I talked about commercials advertising supermarket products. Here’s a hybrid product, in this last column about commercials, that’s neither fish nor fowl, that is, neither food nor non-food, but a bridge between the two.

James Coombs of Livermore was named to the Dean's List at Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2019 Spring Semester. Coombs is in the computer science program.

The American Institute of Real Estate Agents has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s Real Estate Agent Wanda Thompson as a Three Years 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client Satisfaction.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patien…

UNCLE Credit Union has again earned a 5-Star Superior rating from Bauer Financial Inc. for financial strength and security. A rating that the credit union has held for thirty consecutive quarters, it is based on the independent research firm’s analysis of financial data obtained directly fro…

In May, SONIC® Drive-In recognized teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with nonprofit partner, DonorChoose.org. With the goal of helping teachers obtain much-needed classroom supplies and learning resources, S…

After more than 20 years of community support and involvement, the East Bay Regional Park District has accepted 2,216 acres of former Concord Naval Weapons Station land from the U.S. Navy for a future regional park. An additional 327 acres are set to transfer to the Park District at a later date.

The following babies were born at Stanford Health Care/ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton:

Lexus of Pleasanton held a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of its newly-renovated, high-tech facility. The full-service dealership is located at 4345 Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton.

Husband and wife team, Angie and Joe Nelson, founded eWaste Direct, Inc. on Earth Day in 2008. This green business was created to divert electronic waste from landfills, offering multiple services to businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Venture X — a membership-based workspace and community for entrepreneurs and businesses — continues its growth with the groundbreaking of a new 13,224-square-foot location at 4125 Hopyard Road suite 225.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center announced that it donated 2,650 servings of cereal to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, during its Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive, which ran from June 7-14, 2019.

UNCLE Credit Union announced Karl Goin has joined the organization as Vice President, Marketing and Fidela Hernandez has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. Responsible for overseeing the marketing team, Karl will provide strategic direction to strengthen brand awareness and member …

Nuclear Care Partners is hosting a free Ice Cream Social for former Lawrence Livermore, Berkeley, Sandia and other atomic workers. This social seeks to connect these former workers with one another as well as provide education and guidance regarding the no-cost medical benefits and financial…

On Saturday, May 11, on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) campus quadrangle, 1,019 bachelor's degrees were awarded during the university's 151st commencement ceremony. Kelly Borden of Livermore, was awarded a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

The following babies were born at Stanford Health Care/ ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton:

U.S. Air Force Airman Jack T. Turner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Department welcomed Taft Bradley as Pleasanton’s newest police officer. Taft was sworn in on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in a ceremony that included his 4-year-old son, Taft Jr., pinning his badge.

Cadette Girl Scout, Kali Spelts, has earned her Silver Award. Kali worked with Rangers Travis Vincent and Alex Collins from Del Valle Regional Preserve. Kali loves the parks and backpacking and wanted to do something to help out the park system. After researching about barn owls and their ha…

The first few years of teaching are the hardest. Transitioning successfully from student teaching to managing a classroom requires a lot of skill and support. The task got a little bit easier this spring for three Livermore teachers when they were awarded grants from the Zeta Mu chapter of t…

After winning accolades at the local council level in February, two students at St. Michael School have received the winning scores at the state level for exceptional essays in the 2018-19 Livermore Knights of Columbus (K of C) Essay Contest. First place awards were announced for Lela Gallo …

In the sixties, there were many TV commercials selling supermarket products of all kinds: cereals, drinks, personal grooming items, and household cleaning aids. Do any of the following scenarios and jingles brings back memories?

UNCLE Credit Union re-elected Chung Bothwell as Board Chairman for the 2019-2020 term. Now commencing her twelfth term in this role, Bothwell has served in varied capacities on UNCLE Credit Union’s Board of Directors for more than two decades. She has been highly instrumental in guiding the …

You’ve probably noticed there’s a Democratic primary coming up. Presidential candidates have been lining up since practically the day after the last election. They’ve mostly declared their intentions on TV shows or campaign videos, but some have opted for the perfect setting to kick off thei…

John, Mark and Tim Lester, sons of Tim and Elizabeth Lester of Pleasanton, have each earned their Eagle Scout award. John and Mark are twins. Tim is a year younger. They will be honored together at a joint Eagle Scout Court of Honor to be scheduled this summer. All three are members of Pleas…

Two sisters have achieved the honor of valedictorian of their graduating classes at Granada High School. Enikoe Bihari held the honor in 2015 and younger sister, Kinga Bihari this year for the class of 2019,

The Livermore Knights of Columbus recognized altar server, Xavier Pelican, for his outstanding service to St. Michael Church on Sunday May 19th. Xavier started participating in the 8 AM Sunday service in 5th grade and has been a dedicated server at that mass for 8 years through his entire mi…

Pacific Pearl, an Asian-American-themed shopping center in Pleasanton, has added three new restaurants and one insurance company. Dalian Club House opened earlier this month, while Bonchon Chicken, Yin Ji Chang Fen, and Allstate Insurance are each expected to open this spring.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Madison Perez of Dublin and Amador Valley High School has been selected as the Liberty League Women's Track & Field Rookie of the Week, the conference has announced. This is the first weekly rookie award in her career.

The following babies were born at Stanford Health Care -ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton:

Dublin 4-H’ers and friends spent their Saturday, April 27th, packing emergency food packets for victims of disasters. Kids Against Hunger of Pleasanton, was organized in 2010, after the earthquake in Haiti, and has also packed for Philippines, USA, India and Somalia. This past year they pack…