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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…

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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.

Livermore Girl Scout Sarah Peters earned her Gold Award for her project, “Museum for the Ranch: Today and Tomorrow’s History,” on Oct. 1.

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…

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…

Blake Kenney, a Troop 908 Boy Scout and Amador High freshman, is an avid reader, and he knows the comfort and distraction books can bring. Blake wanted to share his love for reading with his greater community, so for his Eagle Project he organized and supervised the collection of around 360 …

Miranda Heckman, local standout swimmer and recent 2019 graduate of Granada High School, became a USA Junior National Champion last week and will begin her college swimming career at one of the top swim programs in the nation, the University of Texas Wednesday, August 28. Heckman a top 5 rec…

Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare announced that Kyle Wichelmann will be the new Chief Financial Officer as of September 3. He brings more than 20 years of experience in operations, financial management, and strategic planning to his new position.

The Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary at their Thursday, September 12 meeting. Visitors are welcome. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Alisal School in Pleasanton.

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.

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…

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…